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June 24, 2022

Tip of the Week – June 23

Financial Review Every PTA must conduct a year-end financial review, as specified in the WSPTA Uniform Bylaws. This is a PTA requirement, through the WSPTA Standards of Affiliation, required by fidelity bond insurance, and an important business practice. The year-end financial review should be completed no later than August 31 and should cover the period…
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Category: Uncategorized


June 10, 2022

Tip of the Week – June 9

Spring is a Great Time to Reflect Spring is a great time to reflect on the past year and contemplate plans for the new year. A great goal for the upcoming year would be to improve relationships and engagement between the PTA and the school. Working together for the success of all students will be…
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Category: Leadership

June 8, 2022

Council Spotlight – June 2022

Thank you to Shoreline Council PTSA 6.12 for sharing their council’s strategic plan to prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion. Keep reading to learn more about what they have done. Since adding a Family & Community Engagement Chair to our Board a few years ago, our Council has been prioritizing working to become a more diverse,…
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Category: Leadership


June 6, 2022

Tip of the Week – June 2

Board Retreats Taking the time to organize and hold a board retreat helps put your new PTA board on the same ship sailing for the same destination of success. Gathering leaders over break can infuse enthusiasm in the incoming board, giving them an opportunity to get to know one another and to think about their…
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Category: Leadership

June 1, 2022

June 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 Get educated: take advantage of in-person and online training opportunities Be familiar with your responsibilities and fulfill them Review and ask questions about the monthly financial report Actively engage in a plan for membership…
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Category: Leadership



May 13, 2022

Tip of the Week – May 12

What should a PTA do if they have been unable to recruit and elect new officers this spring? As we continue to recover, this year has been another stressful one for families, and it may take some extra time to identify and elect a new board of directors. One question to ask is whether the current…
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Category: Leadership