Everett PTSA Council is proud to host WSPTA Approved Trainings!
Training is essential to the success of every PTA. Per WSPTA Standards of Affiliation, each PTA has an annual training requirement of at least one elected officer attending "PTA and the Law," and all other elected officers each attending at least one WSPTA-approved training before the WSPTA Convention (May 21-23, 2021). Each PTA must maintain documentation indicating each elected officer has satisfied the annual training requirement. Council-led WSPTA-approved Trainings follow our Council Membership Meetings. All PTA leaders in the Everett School District are encouraged to participate in our meetings (6:30pm Call to Order) and Council-led trainings (7:30pm start)! Until further notice and unless otherwise noted, Council Meetings & Trainings will be held virtually. Each meeting will have its own dedicated login/password information.
May 18-23, 2021:108th Annual WSPTA Convention Per WSPTA announcement: Last year’s virtual convention was a big success, and we’re excited to build upon those ideas this year! We’re still finalizing details, but here are a few things to look forward to:
Lots of live webinars – take some or all from the comfort of home!
Subject area panels offering expert advice on a variety of topics.
Keynote speakers to inform and inspire you!
For voting delegates at our May 22nd annual meeting, we will cover association business by:
Having live debate and voting on proposed amendments to our WSPTA Uniform Bylaws.
Electing and installing the 2021-2023 WSPTA Board of Directors.
Providing reports on association finances, membership, advocacy, and more.
Because of the generous support of our sponsors, we’re able to offer all of this amazing content for just $65 per person. This year has been tough on many of us, so for those requesting a subsidy, we are offering a reduced price of $35.
June 24-27, 2021:National PTA Annual Convention and Expo Connect with PTA leaders, educators and parents to ignite your outreach and impact in your school community—and make a difference for every child—at the 2021 National PTA Convention! More information coming soon.
FORMER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES: Wednesday, November 18, 2020: "Negotiating Conflict" Training (WSPTA-Approved Training)
Saturday-Sunday, October 24-25, 2020: WSPTA Legislative Assembly Saturday, October 17, 2020: "PTA and the Law" Training, Hosted by WSPTA
Per WSPTA Standards of Affiliation, annually, at least one elected officer must attend "PTA and the Law" training before the year’s WSPTA convention. Maintain documentation showing each elected officer satisfied the annual training requirement.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020: Region 7 "Zooming Into Membership" Training
Wednesday, September 30, 2020: Reflections Training
Thursday, August 27, 2020: Region 7 & 8 Training (virtual event) Each Fall, PTA leaders from the different Regions across Washington, gather at Fall Conferences for leader development/training, resources and networking; all designed to help leaders start their new year on a strong foundation. This year, Region 7 partnered with Region 8 for a Fall Conference that was virtual! Leaders had the opportunity to listen to Region PTA leaders on a variety of topics and participate in breakout Q & A panels to get ideas and tips for a successful start to the school year.
Look for this training opportunity at the end of each summer to help your PTA start off the year strong!
Saturday, August 1, 2020: Washington State PTA Leadership Conference (virtual event)
Friday-Sunday, May 15-17, 2020: 107th Annual WSPTA Convention This WSPTA-hosted event offers PTA leaders from across Washington state an opportunity to collaborate and network together. This event includes classes and training sessions to help attendees develop new skills and new levels of knowledge related to PTA, as well as speakers discussing diversity and inclusion, student recognition and displays, and exhibitors and sponsors who provide opportunities for PTAs. For more information about this great event, please visit the official website. LOCATION: Lynnwood Convention Center - 3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Wednesday, November 20, 2019: Membership Meeting and "PTA Boards and Administrators" Training Our Council Board Members and Committee Chairs will provide updates to those in attendance. Also, Dr. Sally Lancaster, Assistant Superintendent for the Central Region, will provide updates from the district and will be available to answer questions. Before the Council meeting, we will host a memberplanet question-and-answer session in our Council office. After the Council meeting, we will hold a WSPTA-approved training for all leaders in attendance: PTA Boards and Administrators - Building Strong Relationships. This training is appropriate for any and all PTA Board members to attend.
PRE-MEETING MEMBERPLANET QUESTIONNAIRE: 5:30 - 6:30 PM (in the Council office at CRC) COUNCIL MEETING: 6:30 - 7:30 PM (feel free to come earlier than 6:30 PM for introductions and to get meeting handouts) TRAINING: 7:30 - 8:30 PM, "PTA Boards and Administrators - Building Strong Relationships" LOCATION: Everett Community Resource Center (CRC) - 3900 Broadway, Everett, WA
Wednesday, September 18, 2019: Membership Meeting & "Roles and Responsibilities of the Board" Training Dr. Sally Lancaster, Assistant Superintendent for the Central Region, provides updates from the district and is available to answer questions. After the Council meeting, we will hold a WSPTA-approved training for all leaders in attendance: Roles and Responsibilities of the Board. This training is appropriate for any and all PTA Board members to attend. COUNCIL MEETING: 6:30 - 7:30 PM TRAINING: 7:30 - 8:30 PM, "Roles and Responsibilities of the Board" LOCATION: Everett Community Resource Center (CRC) - 3900 Broadway, Everett, WA
Monday, August 26, 2019: Region 7 Fall Conference & Training TIME: 5:00 - 9:00 PM LOCATION: Everett Community Resource Center (CRC) - 3900 Broadway, Everett, WA Not able to attend the Fall Conference? That is OK. Leadership Packet can be downloaded here.
ADVANCED TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES In addition to training offered for local PTA leaders, those who continue on to Council, Region, and State-level positions are invited to attend WSPTA Leadership Conference each August to further develop their leadership skills. Everett Council encourages local leaders to continue their service beyond their local PTA to have a broader impact on children's lives around Washington State and work with other experienced PTA leaders in the mission of improving the lives of all children.
The 2020 WSPTA Leadership Conference was held virtually on August 1. Our Council was represented through attendance and participation by Jen Hirman, Craig Willis, Amanda Cabana, Jonelle Radford, Laura Peterson, and Denise Constantineau.