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May 31, 2018

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 monthly financial report Prepare articles for newsletter/social media Update website Participate, help, and communicate…
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Category: Leadership

May 2, 2018

2017-18 WSPTA Men’s Essay Winners Announced

by, Laura Peterson, committee chair For the fourteenth year, Washington State PTA conducted a statewide essay contest so that young people could describe, from their unique perspectives, how males in their lives make positive differences for them. Essays were scored based upon the Common Core Standards for Writing and by content of the essay. We…
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Category: Programs

May 2, 2018

WSPTA//Game Development Competition Results

by, Roberta Conti, committee chair The Game Development Competition Committee is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s competition. The awards ceremony was held April 28th, 2018 at Green River College. Our first place Team winner with Best Game is Team Calypso, with “A Gravity Adventure”. Team Calypso is Linkai Shao and Yifan Xu,…
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Category: Programs

April 24, 2018

May Checklist for Running Your PTA

May 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 Submit delegate…
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Category: Leadership

April 9, 2018

What does a Budget Committee do?

As your PTA’s treasurer and chair of the budget committee, you’ll want to start developing next year’s (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019) budget now. Who should you ask to join you? Good choices are often the incoming president and treasurer, and outgoing president because they understand the past and future needs of your PTA. This…
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Category: Leadership

April 4, 2018

Joint Select Committee on Article IX Litigation

In a short session today, the Joint Select Committee on Article IX Litigation unanimously approved a report to the Supreme Court describing the 2018 session’s accomplishments towards meeting the McCleary lawsuit. Two major elements of the 16-page report include expediting educator salaries to the 2018-19 school year and establishing a $105 million “penalty account,” which…
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Category: Advocacy , Education , Legislative


April 2, 2018

Education Funding Changes Signed into Law

On Tuesday, March 27, Governor Inslee signed E2SSB 6362, the “fixes” to last session’s EHB 2242 on education funding. For a summary of the changes, see our Week 9 recap.  Details on the effects on funding statewide and for each school district can be found by downloading the “Updated Multi-Year Budget Comparison Tool” from the OSPI…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative