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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 13, 2022

April 2022 – Executive Director Message

Dear Members, Our job at Washington State PTA is two-fold. We advocate at the state level on behalf of our members as directed in the principles, issues, and resolutions that are approved by the membership. We also support, train, and empower the members and volunteer leaders of local and council PTAs to fulfill their mission…
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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 6, 2022

What to Know About PTA Insurance

Guest post provided by Platinum Sponsor, Association Insurance Management Inc (AIM) You belong to a PTA for a very important reason: you want to support and improve your child’s school community. It also helps you raise money for supplies, field trips, uniforms and so much more, as well as meet like-minded parents who care just…
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Category: News

April 6, 2022

Council Spotlight – April 2022

Thank you to Edmonds PTA Council 7.2 for sharing their council event highlighting a fantastic community event! Keep reading to learn more about this annual event which demonstrates the value of PTA. On February 18-19, the Edmonds PTA Council hosted the 14th annual Edmonds Comedy Night. The two-night, in person event, gathered more than 900…
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Category: Leadership

April 4, 2022

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…
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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 28, 2022

April 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…
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Category: Leadership

March 21, 2022

PTA Advocacy is Year-round!

Advocacy is at the heart of the PTA mission! Does advocacy happen in Olympia when the legislature is in session? Yes! But that is not the only time or place because PTA advocacy is year-round. Advocacy is our most significant opportunity to positively impact our community and its future. To create a better world for…
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Category: Advocacy