Membership

The strength of PTA lies in its membership—the parents, teachers, school administrators, business leaders, and community members who devote themselves to making a positive difference in the lives of children. Members are the foundation of PTA and provide voice, passion, leadership, and hard work needed to fulfill PTA’s mission. Our membership goal is to provide resources and support to all our local PTAs so that they can achieve their individual membership goals. Consequently, we have built a Membership Toolkit and a page of Membership Themes and Ideas to get you on the road to a wonderfully successful membership campaign!

Important Information for Membership Chairs

Washington State PTA announced some changes to the membership service fee payment process. Membership Enrollment Instructions explain the new procedures and provide step-by-step directions. The enrollment website is accessible by clicking on “membership enrollment” in the top right corner of the WSPTA website.

Membership Service Fees

  • $2.25 for National PTA
  • $5.75 for Washington State PTA
  • $1.00 for the Lake Washington PTSA Council
  • There is also a required $5.00 WSPTA annual per-unit fee

Each month, WSPTA will email a remittance form to every local unit which has enrolled new members since the previous remittance form. The form will show membership fees due for council, state, and national as well as the list of members and where to remit payment. All PTAs in Lake Washington PTSA Council will send payment for council, state, and national membership dues directly to WSPTA.  More membership service fee remittance information is posted on the WSPTA website.

Please make sure you have submitted $9.00 per membership to WSPTA. To view your local PTA’s current status, log on to the WSPTA membership database, click on “Membership Reports” and select “Registered Members by Invoice Number”. You can also contact Denise Hines at WSPTA to find out if your local PTA has an outstanding balance due.

Membership Cards

Once members have been entered into the membership database, they will receive a welcome email including their unit name and number, information about membership benefits, a link to activate their membership to take advantage of those programs, and a membership card to print at home if they’d like.  In order for members to get the welcome letter, their email address must be accurately entered in the database. This welcome letter for any member whose email address is not in our membership database will be sent to the unit president. Local PTA membership chairs will no longer be responsible for printing and distributing membership cards.

Washington State PTA Member Benefits

Washington State PTA offers many discounts and benefits for PTA members! Visit the WSPTA Membership Benefits page for more information about these offers.

Barnes & Noble
Ongoing
Local/Community PTAs, councils, and teachers each benefit from Barnes & Noble with discounts on books.

FedEx Office
Ongoing
Local PTAs and individual members can receive B&W copies at 4¢ each (single sided), color copies at 39¢ each (single sided), and 15% off all other production services. Members can use these special rates for all printing needs.

Great Wolf Lodge
Through December 31, 2016
PTA members can save up to 20% on available rates through 2016! Upon check in, please provide your valid PTA member card.

KeyArena/McCaw Hall
Ongoing
Get priority access to some of the best sports and entertainment in Seattle! From discounted tickets to a family event or a private suite for your friends, Key Arena/McCaw Hall has what you are looking for!

MyForce
Ongoing
MyForce is a complete personal security system used through your smartphone and provides you the ability to instantly notify a live response team member by the touch of a button.

Orlando Employee Discounts
Ongoing
WSPTA has teamed with Orlando Employee Discounts to offer attraction ticket discount specials exclusively for WSPTA members.

Xfinity Arena at Everett
Ongoing
Get priority access to some of the best sports and entertainment north of Seattle! From discounted ticket rates for family fun, Xfinity Arena has the event for you!

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National PTA Member Benefits

Whether you’re buying school supplies for the kids or renting a car for your next family vacation, PTA members can save money on everyday purchases thanks to National PTA’s Member Benefits Provider Program.**

National PTA teams up with the following businesses committed to supporting PTA’s mission of serving all children by offering our members special discounts, fundraising opportunities and other unique deals.

AARP · Boxed  · Hertz · LifeLock · Lifetouch · MetLife

Quicken Loans · Schwan’s Cares · Staples · Sylvan · TeenSafe

Visit the member benefits page at www.pta.org for more information about these benefits and discounts.

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