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July 9, 2019

July 2019 – WSPTA Executive Director Message

Dear Members, One of the messages I have heard repeatedly when I started working with the Washington State PTA seven months ago was how quiet it gets in the summer time. The story goes that with the end of the school year we stop hearing from you, the leaders and other members of the PTAs…
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Category: Leadership

June 28, 2019

2019 Legislative Session End of Session Report

Prepared for the Washington State PTA By Legislative Consultant Marie Sullivan Legislature ends session on time, passes $52.4 billion operating budget For the first time since 2009, the Washington State Legislature ended a 105-day budget session on time with just minutes to spare. This was the second year in a row, however, for lawmakers to…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative



June 6, 2019

June 2019 – WSPTA Executive Director Message

Dear Members, It has been a busy month for us at the Washington State PTA office. After wrapping up the Convention we dived right into preparations for the various meetings and retreats we will be holding over the summer to prepare for the 2019-2020 year. New volunteer leaders will be forfeiting part of their summer…
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Category: Leadership

June 4, 2019

Washington State PTA Announces Newly Installed Board of Directors for 2019-2021 Term

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Andrew Estep Washington State PTA (253) 214-7410 www.wastatepta.org WASHINGTON STATE PTA ANNOUNCES NEWLY INSTALLED BOARD OF DIRECTORS Board of directors to meet for strategic planning session. Tacoma, WA (June 1, 2019): The Washington State PTA (WSPTA), the oldest and largest grassroots child advocacy association in Washington state, announced the 2019-2021 board of…
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Category: Leadership

May 29, 2019

June Checklist for Running Your PTA

Ongoing Tasks During the Month of June 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 the monthly financial report Prepare articles for newsletter/social media Update website Participate, help, and…
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Category: Leadership

May 8, 2019

May 2019 – WSPTA Executive Director Message

Dear Members, The following is derived from my Executive Director Remarks to the membership at the Convention on April 28, 2019. Thank you, President Michelle Nims and the entire Board of Directors, for hiring me. Being the Executive Director of the Washington State PTA is an incredible privilege and I am filled with gratitude at…
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Category: Leadership


May 1, 2019

2019 WSPTA Convention Wrap-up

On behalf of your Washington State PTA board of directors, thank you to everyone who attended the 106th Annual WSPTA Convention this past weekend. We learned a lot, laughed a lot, and danced a lot, so thank you for joining us! If you were not able to attend this year’s convention, here is a recap…
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Category: Events