October 26, 2020

What should WSPTA members expect this upcoming legislative session?

Marie Sullivan, WSPTA Legislative Consultant, shares a look ahead at 2021 and topics that are likely under consideration by the 66th Legislature. House and Senate will be holding virtual winter “Assembly Days,” with committee work sessions the week after Thanksgiving. (Note, they already held virtual fall “Assembly Days” in September, but no public comment.) Governor’s…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative

October 21, 2020

Governor Supports National Media Literacy Week

Governor Jay Inslee has issued a proclamation in support of National Media Literacy Week, October 26 – 30. Inspired by Canada’s Media Literacy Week, the 6th annual U.S. Media Literacy Week, is hosted by the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). The mission is to highlight the power of media literacy education and its…
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Category: News

October 12, 2020

Getting to Know Memberplanet – Tools for Councils

As memberplanet evolves, it is fast becoming a vital tool in the council leader toolbox! *new!* Find your local leaders’ contact information via Committees — Shared Committees. Pull up-to-date membership reports, see membership trends, and get all the details on each of your local units via Reports — Group Profiles Report. Record check payments received…
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Category: Membership

September 30, 2020

October 2020 – WSPTA Executive Director Message

Dear Members, PTA was founded as an advocacy organization and for over 120 years has advocated on behalf of children and youth at the school, district, state, and national levels. It is an amazing history of a grassroots organization changing the course of history and making our world a better place. Most incredibly, almost all…
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Category: Leadership