March 24, 2024

April Checklist for Councils Supporting Local PTAs

Ongoing Tasks

  • Offer support to local PTAs who may be struggling with any of the SOA requirements.
  • Encourage local PTAs in their membership campaigns.
  • Work with your region director to support any local PTAs with fewer than 25 members.
  • Work with your region director to support any local PTAs on the “no president list”.
  • Remind local PTA leaders to pay their membership invoices promptly (encourage autopay to simplify the process).
  • Share training opportunities with local PTA leaders.
  • Discuss the health of local PTAs in your council at board of directors’ meetings. What support do they want/need?
  • Encourage local PTAs to keep their officer and key position contact information up to date on the committees’ tab in the WSPTA membership database.
  • Provide a mini-training or roundtable at council membership meeting addressing timely SOA requirements.
  • Encourage local PTA leaders to read Leadership News and share information about other WSPTA newsletters.
  • Remind local PTA leaders about the Annual Report for Nonprofit Corporations.
  • At each council membership meeting, share the SOA items that your council has completed.
  • Remind local PTA leaders of important deadlines.


April Monthly Tasks

  • Continue assisting with items from the “every month list”.
  • Share election processes – encourage elections before the end of the fiscal year.
  • Continue to share information regarding budgets, budget committees, and best practice of membership approval of the budget before the end of the fiscal year.
  • Celebrate WSPTA Founder’s Day on April 14 (WSPTA was founded in 1905 by Abby Williams Hill).
  • File your Washington State Department of Revenue Sales Tax Form by April 15.
  • Encourage leaders to complete WSPTA Standards of Affiliation training requirement prior to WSPTA Convention and Annual Meeting.
  • Encourage leaders to attend WSPTA Convention and Annual Meeting May 17-19.
  • Consider opportunities for council volunteer recognition. Check your standing rules for applicable individual volunteer recognition awards such as the Golden Acorn. Awards can be purchased from the PTA store. Begin planning for awards recognition of local PTA award recipients, and awards celebration, if applicable.
  • May 6-10 National Teacher Appreciation Week.
  • Share information regarding Charitable Organization Registration renewal and that it must be received by date of May 31.
  • June 27-28 National PTA Virtual Convention.
Category: Leadership

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