August 3, 2019

August 2019 – WSPTA Executive Director Message

Dear Members, As you are probably aware, our membership database is about to change. About 5 years ago Washington State PTA switched to PT Avenue from the prior database program. This was a dramatic change for both the state office and for local PTA leadership. Some of the results were great, some not so good.…
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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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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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