January 26, 2021

February Checklist for Running Your PTA

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Washington State PTA understands that PTAs are working through the realities we are all living under during this unprecedented time. The following list outlines the things that a PTA, as a nonprofit corporation, should be doing at this time under normal circumstances. It is not a level playing field and we understand that some PTAs are capable of doing more than others. Please do your best and ask for help if you need it. Our focus is as it has always been, on advocating for every child. We do that best with strong PTAs and know that together we can get beyond this and continue the amazing work of PTA for years to come.

Ongoing Tasks

  • Attend any board and membership meetings
  • Read meeting minutes and offer corrections
  • Prepare reports for board and membership meetings
  • Attend training
  • Be familiar with your responsibilities and fulfill them
  • Review and ask questions about monthly financial report
  • Prepare articles for newsletter/social media
  • Update website
  • Participate, help, and communicate
  • Review the Standards of Affiliation Checklist

Monthly Tasks

Apply for a WSPTA Award of Excellence this month
Due March 15.

Apply for a WSPTA Membership Achievement award – 100% membership or 100% staff
Due March 15.

Encourage your leaders to participate in WSPTA’s Leadership Service Award
Due March 15.

Launch the WSPTA Essay Contest
Deadline for submissions is March 1.

High school PTAs should advertise the WSPTA scholarship program
Deadline for students: March 1.

High school PTAs should advertise the deadline for the WSPTA//Game Development Competition final submission
Deadline for students: March 1.

Participate in a webinar or take a National PTA eLearning

Celebrate PTA’s Founders’ Day on February 17, 1897

Make sure your nominating committee is in place

Was your PTA Incorporated in February?  If so, then your annual Corporation Renewal is due on 2/28. The annual corporation report is due regardless of your PTA’s annual income and is separate from the Charitable Organization Registration/ Renewal.

Category: Leadership

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