Advocacy is the heart of PTA

Since its inception in 1897, PTA has been a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Washington State PTA began in 1905 and was instrumental in many issues, from creating preschool to promoting seat belts. Today, Seattle Council PTSA and its members continue the work of those that came before us, centering our advocacy around equity so that all kids in SPS can meet their potential.

 
 
SCPTSA members bus to Olympia in 2017

SCPTSA members bus to Olympia in 2017

Focus day and advocacy 2019

Due to snow and inclement weather, Washington State PTA Focus Day 2019 was canceled. But you can still make your voice heard! SCPTSA has made translated advocacy postcards available, and we will be hosting a local advocacy event before the end of the legislative session.

 
Board members and their children being recognized by the Superintendent and School Board 2018

Board members and their children being recognized by the Superintendent and School Board 2018

YOUR VOICE MATTERS

Advocacy is central to every local unit’s mission. The role of Seattle Council PTSA is to represent and support the PTA units in the District, and that means helping to organize our collective voices to advocate for the well-being of all children.

Every individual unit in Seattle can play an important role, and there are many tools available to support you.

 
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Resolutions and positions

As a PTA member, you can strengthen your influence when you advocate for positions that are supported by resolutions adopted by Seattle Council, State, and National PTA. You can also adopt SCPTSA, WSPTA, and NPTA resolutions individually as a PTA to solidify your commitment to a position.

 
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PTA Advocacy History

We stand on the shoulders of giants! We are honored to carry on the legacy of our founders, champions for the needs and rights of children and families.