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January 31, 2023

February Checklist for Running Your PTA

Ongoing Tasks

  • Attend any board and membership meetings
  • Read meeting minutes and offer corrections
  • Prepare reports for board and membership meetings
  • Get educated: take advantage of in-person and online training opportunities
  • Be familiar with your responsibilities and fulfill them
  • Review and ask questions about monthly financial report
  • Actively engage in a plan for membership growth
  • Prepare articles for newsletter and social media
  • Review and update website
  • Participate, help, and communicate
  • Review the Standards of Affiliation Checklist

Monthly Tasks

Apply for a WSPTA Award of Excellence this month
Due March 15.

Apply for a WSPTA Membership Achievement award – 100% membership or 100% staff
Due March 15.

Encourage your leaders to participate in WSPTA’s Leadership Service Award
Due February 28.

Launch the WSPTA Essay Contest
Deadline for submissions is February 15.

High school PTAs should advertise the WSPTA scholarship program
Deadline for students: February 15.

High school PTAs should advertise the deadline for the WSPTA Game Development Competition final submission
Deadline for students: March 1.

Participate in a webinar or take a National PTA eLearning

Celebrate PTA’s Founders’ Day on February 17, 1897
This is National PTA’s 126th Anniversary!

Make sure your nominating committee is in place

Was your PTA Incorporated in February?  If so, then your annual Corporation Renewal is due on 2/28. The annual corporation report is due regardless of your PTA’s annual income and is separate from the Charitable Organization Registration/ Renewal.

(originally posted January 30, 2019; revised January 27, 2020; revised January 26, 2021; revised January 31, 2023)

Category: Leadership

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