Your Washington School PTA

  • The all-volunteer Washington School PTA is an active and engaged group that supports the students and school community. The PTA creates and provides the school calendar, the school directory,  the Thunderbird Times newsletter and maintains the website and Facebook pages. We hold Brave Spaces/Diverse Voices and principal's coffees. We coordinate community connectors and after school clubs and rely on volunteers to help with dozens of other activities, including the school garden, Fall Fest, book nook, the bulk school supply program, the science fair, mentoring youth and supporting summer book boxes. 
     
    We can use all types of volunteers, whether you have one hour a week to volunteer in the lunch room or at recess or are simply available to translate a paragraph of English into Spanish. To get involved, contact any of the executive board members, listed below.

    Did you know?

    Joining the PTA doesn't mean you have to volunteer or chair a committee. (Though we might ask.) It simply means you believe in our mission of supporting our children, the teachers and the Washington community.

2019-2020 PTA Volunteers

PTA Agenda and Minutes

  • Washington PTA Exec Team Meeting 10-29-2019

    Washington PTA Exec Team Meeting 10-29-2019

    Washington PTA Executive Committee Meeting
    October 29, 2019


    In Attendance: Kate Ellison, Norah Utley, Kelly Spence, Ursula Aresenault, Tracy Olasimbo, Katie Brick, Lisa Applegate

    Volunteers
    Many thanks to Tracy, Ursula, Katie, and other board members who have helped out when club leaders have been absent or other confusions arouse. We are in desperate need of someone to volunteer as chair, an

    d agreed it’s time to communicate in as many ways as possible:

    Tracy and Katie will develop language that includes the fact that we are now at risk of not having Winter Clubs if someone doesn’t volunteer. The job is seasonal, can be done at home and doesn’t require meetings or set hours, and the systems have already been put in place (and club organizations have already been recruited) so the process is simple. We are looking for someone who is organized and able to communicate in a timely manner with club organizers and parents.
    Lisa will then use that language to ask community connectors to email their families. Norah will post language on Facebook.

    We also noted that other key volunteers will have to be recruited next year for Fall Fest, Bird Bash, and a school supplies coordinator.

    2. Planning for Friday’s Principal Coffee:
    Kate will start Q&A and open-ended discussions, and then members of the exec board will give update on open slate positions (especially Clubs) and PTA activities. Kelly will have a treasury update available too.

    3. School Supplies:
    This is the first year of using Cheddar Up for the school supplies, and we are still working out the kinks. This year, to avoid sending bills home with kids, Kate had been emailing families - she’s had to follow up with about half of the families who hadn’t paid. We were about $4,000 short this fall.

    Spring may have to include a more visible push to make sure parents pay, and we may need to boost the amount we give teachers. Are we covering the amount needed for teachers? (We’ve always had surplus in past years.)



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  • Washington PTA Exec Team Meeting 10-18-2019

    Washington PTA Exec Team Meeting 10-18-2019

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  • Washington PTA Exec Team Meeting 3/18/19

    Washington PTA Exec Team Meeting 3/18/19

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  • Washington PTA Exec Team Meeting 2/25/19

    Washington PTA Exec Team Meeting 2/25/19

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  • Washington PTA Exec Board Meeting Jan 18, 2019

    Washington PTA Exec Board Meeting Jan 18, 2019

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  • Washington All school PTA Meeting Nov 28, 2018

    Washington All school PTA Meeting Nov 28, 2018

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