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October 5, 2017

MEMBERSHIP: Keep Recruiting Members Long After Back-to-School Night

In this week’s “Membership Monday” Facebook post, we encouraged local PTAs to keep recruiting members long after Back-to-School Night. You already set up the membership table once for your back-to-school event; why not make use of those supplies by setting up at other PTA events this fall? Here are a few more ways to maximize…
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Category: Membership


October 2, 2017

Guest Post: Youth Advocacy Resources

Washington State PTA is a member of the Washington Healthy Youth (WHY) Coalition. The following was shared by fellow coalition member Julie Peterson, Senior Director of Policy at Foundation for Healthy Generations. The Youth Advocacy Guide and Hannah’s Tips, featuring youth advocate extraordinaire Hannah Stewart, are resources aimed at encouraging the youth of Washington to make their voices heard. Created…
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Category: Advocacy

September 29, 2017

Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal Submits Washington’s Federal Education Plan (ESSA)

Washington State’s plan grants schools more flexibility over meeting the needs of every student and places an intentional focus on historically underserved populations of students. According to OSPI, student success will be gauged using many variables, not just test results. Schools will create improvement plans that identify and close gaps in student success. And districts…
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Category: Uncategorized

September 26, 2017

October Checklist for Running Your PTA

October 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…
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Category: Leadership , Training


September 7, 2017

September Checklist for Running Your PTA

Ongoing Tasks to be Completed Each Month 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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Category: Leadership , Training , Uncategorized

August 10, 2017

August Checklist for Running Your PTA

Ongoing Tasks to be Completed Each Month Attend board and membership meetings Read meeting minutes and offer corrections Prepare reports for board and membership meetings Attend region conference/training, council training, WSPTA training as applicable Be familiar with your responsibilities and fulfill them Review and ask questions about monthly financial report Prepare articles for newsletter/social media…
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Category: Leadership , Training

August 9, 2017

Membership Database Ready for 2017-2018

PT Avenue Member Database Year End Complete The PT Avenue membership database end of year process has been completed for all PTAs. Your account is ready for 2017-2018 membership. Before Entering Members for 2017-2018 There are a few things your PTA should do before entering paid members for 2017-2018: Check your Board Roster: Are all…
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Category: Leadership , Membership , Training

July 20, 2017

Washington Capital Budget

Dear WSPTA Member, Many schools in Washington are overcrowded or in desperate need of updating in order to provide a healthy and safe learning environment.  One billion dollars in School Construction Assistance is at stake! We are asking you to contact your legislators to do the right thing in supporting Washington’s children and bring the…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative