Nominating Committee Training

Monday, Jan. 30, 10:00-11:30 a.m. LWRC Sammamish Room Want to start out your officer election process smoothly? Send your Nom Comm to training! And Presidents, you are highly encouraged to attend as well. You can’t be on the Nom Comm, but understanding the process is crucial. In the meantime, if you have questions about electing your nominating committee check out…

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Year End PTA Board Transition

The PTA year ends on June 30th and the new one begins on July 1st! One of the most stressful and difficult times of the year can occur during the transition of one PTA board to another as they change leadership. The sharing of leadership information should begin as soon as the new officers are elected. Remember that the single…

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Best Way to Get Started: A Retreat!

Why set aside time during the summer months for a PTSA Board of Directors retreat? Just how much time do we need for a retreat? What should we accomplish during a retreat? These are questions that are often asked by both new and experienced boards. A retreat need not be a complicated event; just a few hours together can go…

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Presidents and Principals Workshop

The relationship between your PTA and your principal is one of the most important partnerships your PTA can cultivate.  Please join us on Friday June 3rd from 9:30-11:30 am to learn about the roles and responsibilities we each play in maintaining this partnership.  Budget, building use and communication information will be presented and there will be time for independent discussions between…

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End-Of-Year PTA Leader Checklist

By Judy East, Council President This is a time of transition, where we all are wrapping up this year’s activities, but also planning for next year. Here is a checklist for you to get you through ‘til June: Register for Convention – this is the best way to jump start next year. Get trained: Convention counts toward next year’s training so…

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Middle School Fundraising: Lessons Learned

Secondary PTAs (middle and high school) are very different than elementary schools.  Fewer volunteers and fewer volunteer opportunities sometimes leaves organizations feeling strapped to be relevant to their schools and wondering how to fit into the landscape between active ASB activities and booster clubs.  At council we are always looking for ways to share more information about running middle and…

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Saying THANKS is always great, no matter how you do it

Here are some examples of local PTAs around the district say “thank you” to their members. I just started choosing a parent or two to feature in our on-line newsletter with a weekly blurb called “Behind the Scenes”. My reason is twofold. I’m trying to educate our population of all the different roles necessary to keep a PTA running smoothly and I…

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Spring Training for New Officers

Save the date!  Wednesday May 20th from 9:30-11 am LWPTSA Council will sponsor a training for newly elected officers.  The training will be held at the Lake Washington Resource Center in the Redmond Town Center and will feature a quick overview of board member fundamentals followed by classes that will be appropriate for any officer on your board.  Not only…

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