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October 31, 2019

November 2019 – WSPTA Executive Director Message

Dear Members, As the song goes, the days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting longer. We are midway through autumn – that crazy season of wet, warm, blustery days alternating with beautifully sunny but cold days. This has always been my favorite time of year. I loved school growing up and by now…
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Category: Leadership

October 31, 2019

November 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 the monthly financial report Prepare articles for newsletter/social media Update website Participate, help, and communicate Monthly Tasks Insurance payments…
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Category: Leadership


October 3, 2019

October 2019 – WSPTA Executive Director Message

Dear Members, Wow – what a month! The 2019-2020 Strategic Plan Listening Tour got off to a great start in September. I was absolutely delighted to participate in four region conference and hold Listening Tour sessions. So far I have met so many members and heard so many stories. Some stories were heartbreaking and others…
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Category: Leadership

October 1, 2019

October 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 Monthly Tasks Review tasks from…
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Category: Leadership

September 25, 2019

Welcome to WSPTA’s 41st Annual Legislative Assembly

Dear PTA leaders and members, On behalf of your Washington State PTA board of directors and staff, I would like to invite you to attend the 41st annual WSPTA Legislative Assembly taking place October 26-27, 2019 at the Bellevue College in Bellevue. At legislative assembly, you will discover the power PTA has to advocate for…
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Category: Advocacy , Events , Legislative



August 28, 2019

September Checklist for Running Your PTA

Governance. Powered by 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 Monthly…
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Category: Leadership

August 28, 2019

September 2019 – WSPTA Executive Director Message

Dear Members, It’s the end of August and we have hit the ground running. There is so very much to do this time of year! Families are engaged in the annual “back to school” ritual, preparing children and youth for school. PTAs are gearing up membership drives and planning their events and activities for the year. WSPTA Region Directors and other…
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Category: Leadership