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May 13, 2022

Tip of the Week – May 12

What should a PTA do if they have been unable to recruit and elect new officers this spring? As we continue to recover, this year has been another stressful one for families, and it may take some extra time to identify and elect a new board of directors. One question to ask is whether the current…
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Category: Leadership

May 6, 2022

Tip of the Week – May 5

Sharpen the Saw “We must never become too busy sawing to take time to sharpen the saw.” -Dr. Stephen R. Covey To sharpen the saw means to seek balance in your life and to take the time to enhance your tools to become more effective in your efforts. In our busy day to day lives…
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Category: Leadership

April 29, 2022

Tip of the Week – April 28

Gift Cards, Families in Need & Appreciation Gifts PTAs are currently in the season for volunteer recognition, staff appreciation, and plans for supporting families through the summer. Many PTAs are considering gift cards as community support, recognition, or gifts. For a PTA, using gift cards is not the simple solution many would like it to…
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Category: Leadership

April 22, 2022

Tip of the Week – April 21

Discussions About Change Should Be Uncomfortable The effects of the COVID pandemic should lead us to a broader discussion on change and what change is best for our members and our association. These discussions should feel uncomfortable. If they do not, then you are not willing to ask the hard questions. Always remember that the…
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Category: Leadership

April 15, 2022

Tip of the Week – April 14

What Will Your Legacy Be? Springtime is a time of transitions for many PTAs. Leaders will be concluding their term of office and moving on. As a leader, now is a perfect time to sit back and reflect upon the goals you had at the beginning of your term versus the realities you face at…
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Category: Leadership

April 7, 2022

Tip of the Week – April 7

Communicating with the 3 C’s So much goes into running a PTA. Every detail, no matter how small it seems, is important, especially how we communicate with our members, students, their families, and communities. It is important to note some of the questions they may be asking you as leaders. Do you care for me?…
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Category: Leadership

April 1, 2022

Tip of the Week – March 31

Review the Requirements for Your Nonprofit for the Department of Revenue Depending on its activities, some PTAs may need to file annually with the Washington Department of Revenue. A PTA’s 2021 Annual Tax Return for the Department of Revenue is due April 15, 2022. You must file and pay sales tax electronically. If you have…
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Category: Leadership


March 15, 2022

Tip of the Week – March 10

What Does a Budget Committee Do? As your PTA’s treasurer and chair of the budget committee, you’ll want to start developing next year’s (July 1 -June 30) budget soon. Who should you ask to join you? Good choices are often the incoming president and treasurer, and outgoing president because they understand the past and future…
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Category: Leadership

February 25, 2022

Tip of the Week – February 24

3 Considerations When Applying for the Leadership Service Award The Leadership Service Award program (formerly known as the Leadership Academy program) was created to honor and acknowledge PTA leaders across the state. Not sure this is really worth your time and effort? Here are some things you might consider: Being acknowledged for the extremely important…
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Category: Leadership