Spotlight Your PTA

"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


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

Dec 14

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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Dec 25

Winter Break Office Closure

The Washington State PTA office will close for winter break from December 25 through January 1, and will re-open Wednesday, January 2, 2019. If you have any questions, please send your email to:

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Dec 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 State’s website. Enter…

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Latest News

Media Release: Washington State PTA Hires New Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington State PTA Hires New Executive Director TACOMA, Wash, 11/26/2018 – The Washington State Parent Teacher Association has selected Andrew L. Estep, CAE, as their new Executive  Director starting December 1, 2018. The Board of Directors conducted a nationwide search and are delighted to bring Estep on…

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WSPTA Welcomes New Executive Director to the Team

WSPTA is welcoming Andrew Estep, CAE, to become a member of our PTA family. Andrew will be joining WSPTA as the new executive director starting on December 1 and would like to share an open letter to our members: Dear Members By Andrew L. Estep, CAE I am delighted…

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December Checklist for Running Your PTA

Ongoing Tasks Attend any board and membership meetings Read meeting minutes and offer corrections Prepare reports for board and membership meetings Attend training Be familiar with your responsibilities and fulfill them Review and ask questions about monthly financial report Prepare articles for newsletter/social media Update website Participate, help, and communicate…

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