July 28, 2023

Student Programs Submission Dates

The WSPTA student programs submission dates for 2023-2024 have been announced. The submission information for each student program is below. Reflections Due Date – Jan 18 All entries to the state Reflections contest must be submitted via the online application (located here: by this date. These may only be submitted by council Reflections chairs…
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Category: Events , Programs , Reflections

January 20, 2023

Advocacy in Action! January 19, 2023

Prepared by Marie Sullivan, WSPTA President Nancy Chamberlain thanked Senator Lisa Wellman, D-Mercer Island, SB 5311 bill sponsor, for updating her original bill on funding for the state’s special education program to include increases to the multiplier for students with disabilities in general education and non-general education classes. In the Senate Early Learning & K-12…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative , Reflections

September 28, 2022

Introducing Our New Awards Submission System

Let’s dive right in! We are very excited to announce the launch of our new submission portal for awards of excellence, student programs, and the Reflections arts contest. This new system, powered by SM Apply, will be a simple and centralized home for most WSPTA programs moving forward. Before 2020, WSPTA was still dependent on…
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Category: Awards , News , Reflections

October 6, 2021

That’s a Wrap! – Autumn Leadership Launch 2021

It’s time to celebrate a successful introduction of the first-ever virtual Autumn Leadership Launch (A.L.L.)! Many thanks to all who attended and volunteered. Registration exceeded what we had anticipated. Between attendance and the number of views of recorded sessions, this proved to be a popular training option for leaders statewide. If you missed it this…
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Category: Events , Training

February 10, 2021

Three Reasons to Go for Bronze

Awards. Powered by PTA. “Let’s go win a bronze award!” is not a phrase that you may be familiar with, but the Programs and Awards Committee would like that goal to become mainstream. It may seem like going against the grain, but there are very specific reasons why this just might the key to creating…
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Category: Awards

September 8, 2020

Reflections Kickoff – Virtually

Reflections may look a little different this year, as we navigate in a virtual environment, but this program is more important than ever. For more than 50 years, this National PTA arts recognition program has helped students explore their own thoughts, feelings, and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning.…
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Category: Reflections

August 5, 2020

Utilizing WSPTA Programs Virtually

Student Programs WSPTA has many great programs to offer students. These are all programs that students can actively work on both at school and at home. Reflections The Reflections program is a National PTA art contest that students in grades K-12 can participate in along with other students from their community, from the state, and…
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Category: Awards , Programs , Reflections