Thank you PTA members!
All parent organizations are not PTAs. When you join a PTA or PTSA you join the largest child advocacy organization in the nation and the largest association of any kind in the state.
In Seattle, we have 14,000 members in 75 schools. Our success lies in advocating at all levels and using the insight we gain by volunteering in our local schools to speak up for kids and sponsor cost-effective programs.
1897: National PTA founded. Today: 6 million members
1905: Washington State PTA founded. Today: 150,000 members
1909: Seattle Council of PTSA founded. Our charge: to support, coordinate and facilitate local PTAs and PTSAs. If you are a member of a PTA or PTSA in Seattle, you are part of our coalition. SCPTSA gives you the opportunity to speak with a unified voice, and SCPTSA officers represent you on district, city and state committees.
The SCPTSA board targets five key areas: Enrichment, legislative advocacy, outreach, district information, and region support and collaboration. We:
- Provide training, networking and support to local PTA and PTSA officers.
- Send out email bulletins to unit leaders to keep members informed on district and state issues.
- Send out quarterly reports to all members
- Organize grassroots support to improve the quality and funding of our public schools.
- Sponsor Reflections, a National PTA program, encouraging students in all grades in creative growth using all types of artistic media including writing, music, photography, and more.
- Offer family engagement, leadership and arts grants to PTAs and PTSAs in good standing, as well as start-up funds for new PTAs and PTSAs.
Seattle Council PTSA mission: To be a strong, effective voice to promote the health, education and welfare of all children.
Seattle Council PTSA goals:
- Empower local units and develop leaders.
- Lead legislative advocacy and ensure local voices are heard.
- Strengthen the partnership between SCPTSA and Seattle Public Schools
- Increase parent involvement through outreach efforts and partnership with the Seattle Public Schools