Everett Council Star Awards

Everett PTSA Council is bringing back the Star Awards to recognize and highlight some of the great work done by our local PTAs throughout the year! ​If you know a local PTA that is implementing an innovative and successful idea, we want to hear from you! Email: info@everettptsacouncil.org


2022-2023 School Year

​Congratulations to Woodside Elementary PTA for receiving the November Star Award. Our first Star Award recipient of the 2022-2023 school year is Woodside Elementary PTA, in recognition of their successful “Monster Mash Glow-In-The-Dark Dance Party” held on October 21. Their PTA tried to make the event inclusive and welcoming for every child and family member, including the event being free to attend, introduction of a “music down low” time for children with sensory considerations, the PTA provided enough popcorn, balloons, and glow sticks for every child in attendance, students got to show off their artistic sides by coloring pumpkin pictures and creating candy corn pictures out of tissue paper, the PTA hired balloon artists at no cost for attendees, and some Woodside Elementary staff members also participated in events. Great job, Woodside Elementary PTA!

2020-2021 School Year

Congratulations to Tambark Creek PTSA for receiving the May Star Award. They have been hard at work this spring connecting families and students with assemblies and programs. Since April, Tambark Creek PTSA has offered a Parents & Pastries drive-through with Scavenger Hunt, a Rainforest Assembly, a Multicultural Virtual Event, Virtual Bingo, Aquasox Reading Program, a Draw Along Assembly, and more!

Family and Community Engagement Award of Excellence

“The purpose of this award is to promote family and community engagement at local PTAs, community PTAs, and councils by recognizing programs, projects, and activities/events that increase family and community engagement and involvement. What does family and community engagement look like at your local PTA or council?”

March Star Award

Congratulations to our March Star Award recipients, Gateway Middle School PTSA and Silver Lake Elementary PTA! Gateway Middle School PTSA organized and hosted the online musical production of Dear Edwina. Coordinating an online production this year shows true dedication. The middle school and high school drama programs have been dearly missed this past year so thank you to all for providing the opportunity for students to perform! Silver Lake PTSA hosted an online weekly Bingo night, giving the opportunity for students to play games, interact, and win prizes in a fun, relaxed setting. These online Bingo nights provided a unique way to keep membership engaged in an otherwise challenging school year.

November Star Award:
Congratulations to our November Star Award recipient: ESD Special Education PTSA! Their PTA is recognized for their huge efforts in encouraging connection, communication, and engagement. Their Community Run, Walk, or Roll Virtual 5K encourages students of all abilities to get active, fundraises for teacher grants and shares proceeds with local PTAs. Thanks to the Special Education PTSA efforts, every single PTA in the district has a registered participant and will receive funds. In addition, their team has hosted two Q&A sessions with the district’s new Director of Special Education and continues to host events to facilitate communication and connection. Congratulations!

December Star Award

Congratulations to our December Star Award recipients, Everett High PTA and Forest View Elementary PTA! Everett High PTA was recognized for their membership efforts. They have exceeded all expectations for this challenging year, with membership over 120% when compared to the previous school year. Forest View Elementary PTA was recognized for their creative “Frankie & Friends Community Holiday Lights” event nights, which encouraged Forest View families to go into their local school community areas, see holiday decorations and lights, and find the school mascot (Frankie the Falcon) who was waiting with free candy canes and toys.

Awards of Excellence
Does your PTA follow best practices as outlined by WSPTA?  Do you have a great PTA website or send out regular newsletters?  Consider applying for one or more of the WA State PTA Awards of Excellence to highlight these achievements to your members and school community.  Award applications are February 28, 2022 but are now available and provide a list of judging criteria and point values.

By reviewing the award standards early you may find that they also give your PTA Board ideas to improve upon the work they are already doing. PTAs can earn either Bronze, Silver or Gold level for these awards with the exception of the Standards of Excellence Award which also has a Platinum level.

If you have questions or would like to see examples of applications, join us at one of our Council Meetings to speak with our Council team, or contact Everett PTSA Council to have a Council member come out and meet with your PTA individually. All PTAs are encouraged to apply!

​Click HERE for information and judging rubric. 

WSPTA Leadership Service Award
Volunteer Recognition Award
​Washington State PTA is a volunteer organization. The differences made in the lives of children are because of volunteers who are committed to being a voice for every child. In gratitude for many hours of service and training, the WSPTA Board of Directors created a leadership program. The purpose of the program is to recognize and acknowledge leadership skills attained by PTA leaders throughout all levels of the association. PTA leaders are encouraged to apply for the Leadership Service Award (formerly known as the Leadership Academy) and submit their activity annually to create a record of their leadership in the association.
The program awards leadership points for leadership positions held in both PTA and other educational committees, classes presented, conference attendance, and other WSPTA and National PTA events. The award identifies four leadership levels from bronze to crystal. All levels are recognized with a certificate and a pin. Crystal awardees are recognized at the WSPTA annual convention each spring.

Leadership Service Award online application is due February 28, 2024
This program is free to join. It is a great way to create a record of your leadership development that can be included in your professional résumé, as you gain the skills to become a leader in your community. View the list of past crystal level recipients.

More information for the Leadership Service Award: click HERE
Leadership Service Application: Click HERE
Note: Points will only be accepted for up to five years, including the current PTA year. View the points system PDF

Individual Awards


individual_awards_and_celebration_timeline___tips_2022.docxPTA is a volunteer organization. Each year, PTAs have the opportunity to recognize and thank their volunteers through individual awards. The culmination of these awards is the Everett PTSA Council Awards Celebration. 

The Timeline and Tips document (link below) is a suggested timeline that will assist your PTA in organizing the nomination process, presentation and celebration of your Golden Acorns, Outstanding Educators, Outstanding Advocates, Outstanding Student Advocates and Honorary Life Membership recipients. Please keep in mind deadlines for nominations, ordering awards, and presentations. The Everett PTSA Council looks forward to celebrating your volunteers this Spring.

​Council Timeline and Tips for Individual Awards, click HERE.
​For more information on Individual Awards, click HERE.
​PTA store for award certificates, pins, and certificate holders, click HERE.