The 2017 Washington State PTA convention was held April 28-30 at the Hilton SeaTac & Convention Center. The sessions were informative. I took so many notes the papers filled a small binder clip. Save the date for next year, May 18-20, 2018 at the Hilton Vancouver.
The vendors were cool. I found out the reason the vendors at WSPTA conventions were so cool was because they were hand picked to be there. They were so cool I picked up 35 pounds of flyers. I’m going to list them here so I can recycle the flyers and not forget about them!
- Pacific Science Center has Exhibits on wheels that can travel to your location.
Book in Oct 2018, Mar or May 2018 to waive travel fees
- Kid’s Korner Northwest – Holiday Shop
contact Rhonda Armstrong 253-507-0028
- All Play Systems
Freenotes Harmony Park – outdoor musical instruments
contact Danielle@allplaysystems.com 360-808-5925
- The get movin’ crew – Collect online donations, for Jog-a-thon, maybe even Wooten? Keep about 95% of donated $
- Think Kindness assemblies
Kindness Crew – be a kindness ninja, how cool is that? A group/team/club of kid kindness leaders in your school.
- School Spirit Vending – Stickers designed for your school as well as other fun & cute stickers, licensed and non-licensed.
- Class packs by Apperson, create school supply lists online. Parents can buy all or some of the supplies and have them send directly to school. 5% of proceeds come back to PTA/PTO
- LEO’s Photography – Bill Robertson, sales manager, 509-924-3600
- Alex Zerbe does fun science & reading school assemblies.
- Rick Anderson STEM magic assembly
- Panda Express
Panda’s Pawsibilities Reading Program (think book-it) earn free kids meal certificates
And they had a school lunch program
- Start a Drama Kids International Franchise
- Mountain America credit union $1500 PTA grants
- Seattle Seed Co. Fundraising – earn 50% on every sale
- watch Biz Kid$ on TV or online- show kids how to make and manage money.
- Tupperware fundraising
- Online book fair many publishers with over 250K titles, earn 30%?
Reader Zone online reading goal programs
- Monthly art box subscription
- Rick Hartman school of toy – assemblies, family nights, grade level workshops
- Taproot Theatre bullying prevention, friendship, empathy and problem solving
- Movie Licensing USA all the way from St. Louis, MO
This is how our movie nights are possible!
- Museum of Flight on & off-site education programs
- Value Village does a fundrive like Goodwill
- SimplyFun educational games fundraiser earn 30%
- GameTime play equipment, cool net climbing structures, and unique structure looks.
- SITELines climbing wall, play ground equipment, benches & tables
- Play & Park Structures
- UPC Parks
- Play Creation Landscape structures playgrounds for schools
- Cascade Recreation, INC
little tikes commercial
Wabash Valley plastisol, Urban scape powdercoat, Green Valley recyled
USA Shade & Fabric Structures
I’m sure I missed some vendors. I feel like I was constantly running to sessions and trying to squeeze in the Exhibitors. Maybe I’ll get a chance to go again. You should sign up to go though, it’s a great experience!