The PTSA is an organization designed to complement our children's excellent school experience by providing additional services, enrichment programs and family events.    


'Paid for by you, made possible by the PTSA'

The PTSA Provides or supports:

 Accelerated Math & Reading Programs • Explore Art Program • Nature Vision • After School Enrichment Programs • Scholarships • Student Leadership Development • Emergency Supplies • Health Screening • Reflections Program • WatchDOGS Program • STEM Night • International Night • Staff Appreciation • Yearbook • Student Directory • Campus Beautification • Equipment for the school • Parent Education • Special Needs Students • And much, much more!


 By Joining the PTSA You... 

 Get Connected: There is no better way to know what’s happening in your school. 

 Read our newsletter, visit the website and check in with our Facebook page so you get all the relevant information, find out about volunteer opportunities if you're interested, and stay connected.  This year, Membership is the only way to access the 2017-2018 Online Smith Student Directory (great for party planning & contacting new friends).


 Help Your Child Succeed: Parent involvement has been proven by three decades of research to be the greatest predictor of student success. 

Be part of the largest non-profit volunteer organization in Washington with more than 130,000 members in more than 875 local PTA/PTSAs. We've had the same focus for over 100 years: everychild.onevoice.® 


 Enjoy Member BenefitsAs a member you qualify to receive lots of discounts, such as at FedEx, Wild Waves, Great Wolf Lodge, and much more… See below.

PTA is a national association and as a member you are part of all levels of PTA/PTSA: national, state, Council and local school. Member benefits can be found at the national level as well as the state level. 


Speak Up and Tap Into a Network: Our PTSA is a forum for exchanging ideas. It essentially provides a platform through which to effect change at your child’s school. To this end, PTA/PTSA offers resources, training, and many experienced parents to talk to and learn from. Everyone is welcome to a Voice and a Vote!!!

PTA/PTSA is critical to getting key legislation passed to support children in Washington State.  When we have 100% membership, we send a strong message to Olympia that our school and district are made up of parents who are concerned and involved.  You can play a vital role in making decisions that affect students at Smith Elementary and around the State.


Be a Role Model: By becoming a PTSA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education. 

Washington State Parent Teacher Association (WSPTA) was founded in 1905. How many organizations are you a part of that can boast such a long tradition? PTA/PTSA is an association that is innovative, forward-thinking, and an effective advocate for children. 


 State PTA Benefits: 

Discounts on Admission, Rides, and More at the Washington State Fair
30% Off Room Rates at Great Wolf Lodge (water park passes included) 
Discount on admission to Wild Waves Theme Park 
10% Off Admission and Membership Rates at LeMay – America's Car Museum 
Discount at Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, ID  
Summer Ticket Savings - with Seattle Storm (WNBA) 
Discounts at Key Arena, McCaw Hall, Xfinity Arena, and the Tacoma Dome (discounts vary with each event). 
Discounts with Ticket Monster which allows you to access up to 40% off theme park, movie, and outdoor event tickets (discounts vary with each perk) 
Special Rates at FedEx Office (B/W copies $0.04 each; Color copies $0.39 each; 15% off production services) 
Up to 25% Off Rentals at Avis Car Rentals and Budget-Rent-A-Car 
Up to 15% Off per Rental at Hertz Car Rentals 
20% Off Publisher Prices for enrolled educators at Barnes & Noble 


National PTA Benefits: 

50% off Sylvan Insight Assessment at Sylvan Learning   
15% discount on AARP membership
15% off + free shipping on your first order at  
12-month subscription discount on Good Housekeeping  
Discounts at Lifetouch 
Free Trial with TeenSafe 
30-day free* trial plus 10% off membership at LifeLock  
Up to 20% off on Hertz Car Rentals 
Discounts with MetLife Auto & Home Insurance 
 Discounts on closing costs with Quicken Loans