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November 18, 2020

Give the Gift of Membership

Membership. Powered by PTA. As PTA leaders, you know the value of membership. And you realize that PTA membership is a voice for a child. As a membership organization, our PTAs need members so we, as an association, can accomplish the work we do to advocate for the education, family engagement, safety, health, and well-being…
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Category: Membership


November 11, 2020

PTA Gratitude

PTA Gratitude. Now More Than Ever. With Thanksgiving on the horizon, I find myself feeling sentimental and thankful for my family and my PTA family, which has been a big part of my life for the past 14 years.  I still treasure the friendships made when my child was in kindergarten, and those people are…
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Category: Family Engagement

November 9, 2020

Five Key Resources for Council Leaders

Have you visited WSPTA’s online leader resources?  The WSPTA website, under the “PTA Leaders” tab, has a variety of resources to help councils educate and support local PTAs.  The “Leadership Guides” page has been recently reorganized to help you find what you need faster than ever.  Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us to suggest…
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Category: Leadership

November 9, 2020

Seven Actions for Council Advocacy

Councils play a critical role in encouraging and mobilizing advocates for children and youth.  Here are seven steps for councils to support and grow community advocacy. Learn about WSPTA’s Top 5 Legislative Priorities (and also supported issues) for 2020 – 2021 and encourage local leaders to sign up for Action Alerts. These legislative priorities have…
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Category: Advocacy , Leadership




October 26, 2020

What should WSPTA members expect this upcoming legislative session?

Marie Sullivan, WSPTA Legislative Consultant, shares a look ahead at 2021 and topics that are likely under consideration by the 66th Legislature. House and Senate will be holding virtual winter “Assembly Days,” with committee work sessions the week after Thanksgiving. (Note, they already held virtual fall “Assembly Days” in September, but no public comment.) Governor’s…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative