Newport Heights PTA Advocacy 101

What is advocacy?

Advocacy for the PTA is supporting and speaking up for children, families, and schools! 

Have you ever...

Helped spread the word about something a classroom or school needs?
Invited others to an event at school or in the community that might benefit them?
Met with school leaders to discuss a topic of importance to the families?
Attended a school board meeting and/or serve on the school board?
Sent a message to your members of Congress?
Encouraged someone to vote in an election?
Joined and/or supported PTA?

Congratulations! All of these actions and many others are Advocacy!



Washington State PTA Legislative Platform

Newport Heights PTA is affiliated with Washington State PTA, a branch of the National PTA. These are WSPTA’s legislative priorities for the current state legislative cycle.

Top Five Legislative Priorities

1. Increase Access to Nursing, Mental Health, and Social Emotional Learning Staff

2. Support Students and Preserve Education Funding

3. Increasing Educations Equity by Closing the Digital Divide

4. Supports and Funding for Students with Disabilities and Their Families

5. Prevent and Reduce Gun Violence and Suicide


Also Supported (listed alphabetically)

• Equitable Identification and Services for Highly Capable Students

• Mitigating the Adverse Impacts of Climate Change

• Safe School Plans and Emergency Preparedness

Learn More (PDF)


Newport Heights PTA 2.3.60 is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization 

Tax ID #91-1208399 

We are a volunteer-powered association of NHE families, staff, and community supporters,
who act collectively on behalf of our children.

Our mission is 
to make every NHE student's potential a reality by promoting partnerships between home, 
school and community, engaging 
and empowering families and supporters to advocate for all children.


 Newport Heights PTA is affiliated with the Washington State PTA, a branch of the National PTA.

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