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May 20, 2024

June 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 the monthly financial report Actively engage in a plan for membership…
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Category: Leadership


May 7, 2024

Seeking Candidates for the 2024-2026 WSPTA Nominating Committee

We are now accepting applications from those interested in serving on the 2024-2026 Washington State PTA Nominating Committee. This committee will be responsible for the identification, vetting, and nomination of qualified candidates to serve on the 2025-2027 Washington State PTA Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee’s selections, plus any self-declared candidates, will appear on the…
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Category: Governance

May 2, 2024

Notes from the Capitol: Here’s what WSPTA asked our U.S. representatives

WSPTA advocates Heather Gillette, Angela Steck, Nigar Suleman, and Danica Noble meet Senator Patty Murray’s aide Abby Laver. By Nigar Suleman, Federal Legislative Committee Note: This is part 2 of 2 blog posts covering WSPTA’s experience at the 2024 National PTA Legislative Conference. You can read part 1 here.  On the morning of March 6,…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative , Special Education

April 29, 2024

WSPTA Delegation Makes an Impact at the 2024 National PTA Legislative Conference

By Nigar Suleman, Federal Legislative Committee Note: This is part 1 of 2 blog posts covering WSPTA’s experience at the 2024 National PTA Legislative Conference.  Washington State PTA was well represented at this year’s Legislative Conference (LegCon) and Hill Day hosted by National PTA in Washington D.C. from March 5 to March 7. Our delegation…
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Category: Advocacy , Leadership , Legislative , Safety

April 10, 2024

May 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 the monthly financial report. Actively engage in a plan for membership…
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Category: Leadership

April 10, 2024

May 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…
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Category: Leadership