For more information about Region 7, check out their page on the WSPTA website.

April 2024: Region 7 April News

Hello Region 7 PTA leaders!

For all of those getting back from spring break this week, we hope you had a good one!  And for those in districts that are just now starting their break – ENJOY! 

Here are some updates for this month of April, including some new​ training opportunities on the role of FACE (Family and Community Engagement) and a preview of the upcoming new WSPTA database system: Givebacks, which will be replacing MemberPlanet next year.  Also, don’t forget to plan on sending some of your current and upcoming board members to Convention next month.  

IMPORTANT: Annual Convention and Business Meeting

111th Convention and Annual Meeting

May 17-19, 2024,  Lynnwood Event Center

This event is for all PTA leaders to attend and participate in the annual business of our association as well as receive in-person training, get inspired, browse popular PTA vendor booths, and meet with other PTA leaders from around the state!  Make sure to reserve your spot today!

Subsidized rates are available – see convention link for more details.

2024 Rates:

Regular Registration    $175.00

Student Registration    $50.00

1-Day Registration      $100.00

Upcoming Trainings:

Givebacks Prelaunch Webinar

April 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm AND April 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Registration links on the WSPTA Events calendar here)

Join us for an exciting and informative webinar as we proudly introduce Givebacks, the innovative membership management software chosen by Washington State PTA to revolutionize our organizational efforts. We will delve into the motivations behind the selection of Givebacks and explore how this partnership aligns with our mission to support our PTA community.

Effective Budgets

April 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Register here)

Building a goal-based budget is key to the success of PTAs. Learn how to assess your PTA’s financial management practices and how to develop and amend budgets. Topics discussed in this class are not covered in the class Managing Your Nonprofit PTA.

PTA & the Law – Last Chance this Year!

April 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Register here)

This is the most important and useful class of them all, as it will prepare you and your fellow officers to run your PTA with an eye toward the important legal and fiscal requirements in running a nonprofit. PTA and the Law deals with state and federal rules and regulations relevant to running a charitable, tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation in the state of Washington and will explain how these rules impact your PTA. PTA and the Law is a required class for at least one PTA officer each year.

NOTE: This is the final time we will offer PTA and the Law as a statewide webinar in the 2023-24 school year.

Family-School Partnership Standards: Foundation of F.A.C.E. (Family and Community Engagement)

Apr 18, 2024 04:00 PM

We are excited to share this upcoming FREE online event with you to learn more about the role of Family and Community Engagement in your PTA.  Presented by Lizzy Sebring (WSPTA FACE Director), and Hosted by Craig Willis (WSPTA Area E Vice President)

Check out your email from Jen and Hai for Zoom information.

April Checklist for Running Your PTA

Don’t forget to read through this checklist for the month to see if you’re on track!

Take care,

Jen & Hai
Hai Evans and Jen Hirman
Region 7 Co-Directors

Region 7 Co-Directors
Jen Hirman and Hai Evans
Region Advocacy Chair
Service Specialist – Programs
Service Specialist – Membership
Beenish Iqbal
Service Specialist – F.A.C.E.
Service Specialist – Financial Specialist
Jonelle Radford
Arlington Area PTA Council 7.1 Representative
Jodi Hopkins
Edmonds PTSA Council 7.2 Representative
Katy Bernhardt
Everett PTSA Council 7.3 Representative
Valerie Cunningham
Lake Stevens Representative
Michelle Vonderau
Marysville PTA Council 7.4 Representative
Amber Buehler
Mukilteo PTA Council 7.5 Representative
Amberley Snyder
Stanwood / Camano Island Representative
Whidbey Island / Oak Harbor Specialist
Pauleen Brechtefeld