We are always looking for volunteers to fill positions of committee chairs, co-chairs, apprentices or helpers. A few of the committees need an apprentice for the up-coming year (affectionately called a “shadow”) — someone to learn the ropes of the position in preparation for becoming a committee chair the following year.
If you haven’t volunteered before, no worries! Training opportunities are offered throughout the year. We have a Committee Chair Training session each Fall here at Cedar Wood when we start the school year.
In addition, we have many PTA resources available to us. Some training opportunities that the current PTA officers have utilized include:
WSPTA Annual Convention offers many training courses and discussions
Everett PTSA Council hosts trainings from time to time
Region 7-WSPTA hosts an annual training conference attended by many PTA leaders each August, prior to the start of school. Trainings offered by Region 7 in August 2017 that members of our PTA Executive Board attended were:
6:10 – 7:20 pm – Class Session 1
- Foundations of Family and Community Engagement
- Branding and Marketing your PTA for success
- Parliamentary Procedures
7:30 – 9:00 pm – Class Session 2
- Goodbye Binders: Leveraging Digital Tools for PTA Business
- Treasurer Basics
- Standing Rules
Let us know if you’d like to get involved!