What Does It Mean to Join the PTA? 

Signing up for a membership is the simplest (and most beneficial) way to show your support for the many programs and opportunities that PTA funds during the school year.  While our PTA at Sawyer Woods does encourage our members to find a volunteer position, no matter how big or small, we understand that not everyone has the availability to do so. When you join PTA, you support local, state and national efforts to improve the lives of children and their families. 
The PTA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students, as well as many discounts, both locally and nationally.  PTA functions are also opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind. 

General Membership Meetings:

Tuesday October 2
Tuesday December 4
Tuesday February 5
Tuesday April 2
Tuesday June 11
All meetings are at 6pm in the Sawyer Woods Library.
Meeting Minutes are available upon request.
Please email swpta.president@gmail.com for more information.

Board Meetings:

Tuesday September 4
Tuesday November 6
Tuesday January 8
Tuesday March 5
Tuesday May 7


Our legislative representative at Sawyer Woods is Kris Ruyeras. To reach Kris, please send an email to swpta.president@gmail.com.

Our Regional Representative at KAC is Lannette Sargent. She can be reached at: legislation@kacpta.org

Our State Representative at WSPTA is Nancy Chamberlain. She can be reached at: ptalegdir@wastatepta.org

About Kent Area Council PTA

Kent Area Council PTSA represents 28 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, 4 high schools and 3 academy schools in the Kent School District in Kent, WA.  KAC is a resource that offers the latest news, events, training opportunities, and programs available to the PTAs within our district. 

Important Dates

General Meeting: Nov 27 @ 7pm 
General Meeting:  Jan 22 @ 7pm

About Washington State PTA

Founded in 1905, the Washington Congress of Parents and Teachers, now known as the Washington State Parent Teacher Association (WSPTA), is the largest non-profit, volunteer organization in Washington. As the premier parent organization, with more than 130,000 members in more than 875 local PTAs, the association is an innovative, forward-thinking and effective advocate for children.

Our mission is for PTA to be:

  • A powerful voice for children,
  • A relevant resource for families, schools and communities, and
  • A strong advocate for the well-being and education of all children.

When you join your local Parent Teacher Association (PTA) or Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), you become part of our state association and the larger National PTA. Your voice joins tens of thousands across Washington and millions across the United States, including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Europe and Puerto Rico, as advocates for children.

WSPTA Convention - April 26 - 28, 2019

Training Dates

November training - PTA and the Law Webinar 11/7 7:00p-9:30pm

Nominating Committee Webinar 11/16 7:00-8:30pm

About National PTA

For more than 100 years, National Parent Teacher Association (National PTA®) has worked toward bettering the lives of every child in education, health and safety. Founded in 1897 as the National Congress of Mothers by Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, National PTA is a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education.

Today’s PTA is a network of millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. 

Becoming a PTA member helps support your children,

their teachers, and the school.  


membership platinum award

Sawyer Woods Reaches Platinum Level Membership!

Congratulations Sawyer Woods PTA 9.7.57 on achieving the Platinum Level Membership Award with Washington State PTA!
You have grown Sawyer Woods PTA 9.7.57 by 20% over last year. I am so proud of your efforts! Your membership growth is integral to our mission* of being a powerful voice for children.
Thank you for all you have done and will continue to do at Sawyer Woods PTA 9.7.57 to grow your membership. Please share any tips and suggestions so we can help grow all of our PTAs across Washington.