Email Etiquette

“There are four ways and only four ways in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: What we do, how we look, what we say and how we say it.” Dale… Read More »Email Etiquette

Back To School Responsibilities for PTA’s

It’s back-to-school season, and a key to getting a great start to a new school year is to ensure that the end-of-the-year responsibilities were fulfilled.

  • Has your outgoing treasurer completed the financial year-end report?  This report will be essential in completing tax-filing requirements that all nonprofits, including PTAs, must file 5.5 months after the close of your fiscal year.
  • Have the required PTA officers – president, treasurer and secretary – been elected?  Be sure to share their contact information with your council and/or district PTA so they receive support, resources and information.

Another essential component for the new school year is to make sure your PTA is in compliance with its bylaws.

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Transition Basics for Every Officer

Finish the term Complete all responsibilities (including updating your procedure book). Meet with current board to evaluate the term. Send new board contact information to your council or district. Meet with successor; introduce successor to key individuals. Turn over all PTA materials and resources that relate to position. Incoming and outgoing boards meet together. To learn… Read More »Transition Basics for Every Officer


PTA opposes the use of a national, mandated, standardized test as the sole criterion for measuring a school’s or student’s progress. An assessment system should evaluate higher-order skills, including students’ abilities to use technology, conduct research, engage in scientific investigation, and solve… Read More »CALL TO ACTION: MT. WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY PTA ADOPTS HIGH STAKES TESTING RESOLUTION