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December 8, 2021

Family and Community Engagement News

Hello PTA Friends and Colleagues! As we enter a very busy and festive holiday season, I encourage all of you to consider how to make your PTA’s winter events, meetings, and communications inclusive.  Inclusivity and diversity are terms that are often used interchangeably but mean different things.  Our friends at National PTA have shared a…
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Category: Family Engagement


July 27, 2021

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: How to Make Your PTA a Welcome Place for Every Parent

Guest post provided by Platinum Sponsor, Association Insurance Management Inc (AIM) As our communities become more diverse, we should take extra care to ensure our PTAs are an open and welcoming place for all parents. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are necessary components for continued group success. The benefits of creating an inviting environment only further…
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Category: Family Engagement

December 10, 2020

Community, Advocacy, and Membership

Synergy. Powered by PTA. Imagine your PTA as a triangle with Membership, Advocacy, and FACE (Family And Community Engagement) at each of its corners. Imagine all the results of having a PTA at your school or in your community are within the triangle. Now, if one of the points of the triangle didn’t exist, you…
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Category: Advocacy , Family Engagement , Membership

November 11, 2020

PTA Gratitude

PTA Gratitude. Now More Than Ever. With Thanksgiving on the horizon, I find myself feeling sentimental and thankful for my family and my PTA family, which has been a big part of my life for the past 14 years.  I still treasure the friendships made when my child was in kindergarten, and those people are…
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Category: Family Engagement

March 29, 2020

Family and Community Engagement During This Time of COVID-19

Guest Post Provided by Judy East, WSPTA Family and Community Engagement Committee member COVID-19 has infiltrated every aspect of our lives. Daily routines interrupted. Shopping is a daily adventure now. Trips canceled. And our children are with us all the time as “social distancing” doesn’t include our own kids, sadly. (Only kidding…mostly!) Our PTA lives…
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Category: Family Engagement


May 4, 2017

104th Annual #WSPTAconvention Summary

It was such a pleasure to welcome so many members to our 104th Annual #WSPTAconvention! Enthusiasm and energy filled the days and helped make this year’s event fun and gratifying. As in years past, we developed a program full of opportunities for PTA leaders to learn and grow in their leadership skills, discover the power of…
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Category: Advocacy , Awards , Education , Events , Family Engagement , Leadership , Legislative , Membership , Programs , Reflections , Training

April 24, 2017

Legislature Adjourns, Budgets/Education Unfinished

After a week of mundane business, punctuated with bill signings in the Governor’s office, the 2017 105-day session adjourned “sine die” Sunday around 11 a.m. Governor Jay Inslee is expected to officially call for a special session Monday. At a press conference April 21st, the Democratic governor expressed frustration that the Senate Republicans and House…
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Category: Advocacy , Education , Family Engagement , Health & Well-being , Legislative