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"Bobcat Cave is an alternative recess program that allows students to participate in a quieter environment during their lunch recess. Some students find themselves alone or overstimulated in the average recess setting. At Bobcat Cave, our volunteers build Legos, play board games and do crafts with students. Some students come to Bobcat Cave because it is fun and something different." - Christine Elledge, Brier PTA #7.2.15


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WSPTA is the oldest and the largest nonprofit grassroots children’s advocacy association in Washington state. Together we can strengthen our voice to improve the quality of our children’s health, welfare, safety, and education.

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Membership Benefits

WSPTA teams up with businesses and associations that align with WSPTA’s mission and vision to serve the whole child by offering members special discounts. All Washington State PTA members can save money through these benefits and discounts.

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Leader Resources

WSPTA's annual convention is a perfect time to attend in-person training and provides valuable networking opportunities. In addition to training at various locations, WSPTA provides handbooks and other resources to help PTA leaders in their roles.

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Upcoming Events


Mar 31

Annual Corporation Renewal

If your PTA incorporated this month, the annual corporation renewal is due; regardless of the income your PTA earns. This is separate from the Charitable Organization registration/renewal. When you are about to file, click File Online for Nonprofits. You can check the status of your renewal on the Secretary of…

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Apr 12

Reminder: Monthly Membership Invoicing

Please take time before invoices are generated to check your PTA’s membership roster for duplicates and erroneous entries. Once a member has been included on an invoice, staff is unable to delete them from the database. As a result, your PTA will owe payment for that person, regardless whether that…

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Apr 14

WSPTA Founder’s Day

Washington State PTA was founded in 1905 by Abby Williams Hill of Tacoma, an artist who saw the need for an organization to support Washington’s children. Thanks to Abby’s leadership and vision—and that of thousands of parents and teachers who have carried her vision forward—Washington State PTA has been a…

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WSPTA Legislative Session – Week 10

Legislature past half-way point but many bills remain Prepared by Marie Sullivan, WSPTA Legislative Consultant, legconsultant@wastatepta.org Wednesday, March 13th at 5 PM was the deadline for bills to have passed the chamber in which they started. In other words, House bills needed to pass the House, and…

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WSPTA Testifies on Social Emotional Learning and Anti-Harassment

Tacoma parent Lisa Keating traveled to Olympia March 14 to testify in favor of two bills supported by the Washington State PTA: SB 5082 (social and emotional learning) and SB 5689 (anti-harassment, intimidation and bullying related to transgender students). On SB 5082 Lisa shared her experience working with Tacoma youth…

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WSPTA Legislative Session – Week 9

Floor action a flurry of education policy and funding bills Prepared by Marie Sullivan, WSPTA Legislative Consultant, legconsultant@wastatepta.org Lawmakers hit the floor last week for bill action, starting early in the day and going late many nights to address a variety of bills that range in topics…

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