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August 10, 2017

August Checklist for Running Your PTA

Ongoing Tasks to be Completed Each Month Attend board and membership meetings Read meeting minutes and offer corrections Prepare reports for board and membership meetings Attend region conference/training, council training, WSPTA training as applicable Be familiar with your responsibilities and fulfill them Review and ask questions about monthly financial report Prepare articles for newsletter/social media…
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Category: Leadership , Training

August 9, 2017

Membership Database Ready for 2017-2018

PT Avenue Member Database Year End Complete The PT Avenue membership database end of year process has been completed for all PTAs. Your account is ready for 2017-2018 membership. Before Entering Members for 2017-2018 There are a few things your PTA should do before entering paid members for 2017-2018: Check your Board Roster: Are all…
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Category: Leadership , Membership , Training

July 20, 2017

Washington Capital Budget

Dear WSPTA Member, Many schools in Washington are overcrowded or in desperate need of updating in order to provide a healthy and safe learning environment.  One billion dollars in School Construction Assistance is at stake! We are asking you to contact your legislators to do the right thing in supporting Washington’s children and bring the…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative



July 13, 2017

National PTA STEM + Families Math Grants Available

  Webinar:  July 18    Application Deadline: August 31 National PTA and Mathnasium are partnering to empower families to support student success and fill a critical gap in STEM education. The 2017 National PTA STEM + Families Math Grants, sponsored by Mathnasium, will award local PTAs $1,000 to host a STEM + Families Math Event at…
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Category: Programs

July 10, 2017

July Checklist for Running Your PTA

Ongoing Tasks to be Completed Each Month Attend board and membership meetings Read meeting minutes and offer corrections Prepare reports in a timely manner Attend training Be familiar with your responsibilities and fulfill them Participate, offer help, and communicate with your board and members Corporation renewal is due in the anniversary month of when your PTA…
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Category: Leadership , Training

June 29, 2017

Central Kitsap High PTSA One of Five Nationally to Earn NPTA Flash Funding

Congratulations to Central Kitsap High School PTSA 1.3.50 in Silverdale for being one of five PTAs across the country to receive “flash funding” from National PTA. GoFundMe enabled the local PTAs to receive the surprise funding during PTA Teacher Appreciation Week after reviewing narratives from a number of PTAs. Congratulations especially to Principal Stephen Coons…
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Category: Awards , Education , Leadership

June 22, 2017

Inslee calls 3rd special session, tells legislature it’s time to get their work done

Wednesday, June 21st marked the end of the 2nd special session and the start of the 3rd special session. Governor Inslee called the third special session, clearly frustrated with the lack of progress. Under intense media questioning, Inslee said that he would veto a 30-day budget bill if one came to his desk. “The differences…
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Category: Legislative