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June 24, 2022

Tip of the Week – June 23

Financial Review Every PTA must conduct a year-end financial review, as specified in the WSPTA Uniform Bylaws. This is a PTA requirement, through the WSPTA Standards of Affiliation, required by fidelity bond insurance, and an important business practice. The year-end financial review should be completed no later than August 31 and should cover the period…
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Category: Leadership , Uncategorized

June 10, 2022

Tip of the Week – June 9

Spring is a Great Time to Reflect Spring is a great time to reflect on the past year and contemplate plans for the new year. A great goal for the upcoming year would be to improve relationships and engagement between the PTA and the school. Working together for the success of all students will be…
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Category: Leadership

June 6, 2022

Tip of the Week – June 2

Board Retreats Taking the time to organize and hold a board retreat helps put your new PTA board on the same ship sailing for the same destination of success. Gathering leaders over break can infuse enthusiasm in the incoming board, giving them an opportunity to get to know one another and to think about their…
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Category: Leadership


May 13, 2022

Tip of the Week – May 12

What should a PTA do if they have been unable to recruit and elect new officers this spring? As we continue to recover, this year has been another stressful one for families, and it may take some extra time to identify and elect a new board of directors.¬†One question to ask is whether the current…
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Category: Leadership

May 6, 2022

Tip of the Week – May 5

Sharpen the Saw “We must never become too busy sawing to take time to sharpen the saw.” -Dr. Stephen R. Covey To sharpen the saw means to seek balance in your life and to take the time to enhance your tools to become more effective in your efforts. In our busy day to day lives…
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Category: Leadership

April 29, 2022

Tip of the Week – April 28

Gift Cards, Families in Need & Appreciation Gifts PTAs are currently in the season for volunteer recognition, staff appreciation, and plans for supporting families through the summer. Many PTAs are considering gift cards as community support, recognition, or gifts. For a PTA, using gift cards is not the simple solution many would like it to…
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Category: Leadership

April 22, 2022

Tip of the Week – April 21

Discussions About Change Should Be Uncomfortable The effects of the COVID pandemic should lead us to a broader discussion on change and what change is best for our members and our association. These discussions should feel uncomfortable. If they do not, then you are not willing to ask the hard questions. Always remember that the…
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Category: Leadership

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 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