Tapteal Elementary PTA

Home of the Hawks


On July 28, 2020 the Richland School District announced that the 2020-2021 school year would start in a distance-learning format.  Consequently, Tapteal PTA meetings will be conducted online via Zoom and all other PTA events will be held virtually, postponed, or cancelled as appropriate until conditions change.  Please watch our Facebook page, school emails, and Class Dojo messages for updates. 


 As of July 28, 2020, meetings will be held virtually
until the district allows in-person events in schools.

2020-21 PTA Meeting Dates
September 3     6:30 p.m. virtual
October 1     6:30 p.m. virtual
November 5     6:30 p.m. virtual
December 3     3:30 if in person, 6:30 if virtual
January 7     6:30 p.m.
February 4     3:30 if in person, 6:30 if virtual
March 4     6:30 p.m.
April 1     3:30 if in person, 6:30 if virtual
May 6     6:30 p.m.
June 3     3:30 if in person, 6:30 if virtual

Everyone (member or not) is welcome to attend any PTA meeting.
Dates and times are subject to change. Fliers will be sent home before events with more detailed information.


Events that happen throughout the school year:

-Newsletter (1 chairperson)--All year
-Yokes Community Card eScript (1 chairperson)--All year
-Restaurant Nights (1 chairperson)--All year
-Movie Night (1 chairperson, 1 volunteer)*--Three to four times a year
-Skate Night (1 chairperson)--Several times a year
-Box Tops (1 chairperson, volunteers)--Three to four times a year
-Yearbook (1 chairperson, volunteers)*--All year
-Membership (1 chairperson)*--All year
-Volunteer Coordinator (1 chairperson)--All year
-Legislative (1 volunteer)--Attend meetings, all year

Events that happen once a year
(some events require planning weeks or months ahead of the actual event):

-Jog-A-Thon (1 chairperson or planning committee, 20+ volunteers)*--August, September, October
-Scholastic Book Fair (1 chairperson, 10+ volunteers)*--October, February
-Reflections (1 chairperson)--February, September, October
-Coat and Food Drive (1 chairperson, volunteers)--November
-Goodies for Grownups (1 chairperson, 8-10 volunteers)*--Fall and Spring
-Craft Night (1 chairperson or planning committee, 15-20+ volunteers)*--November, December
-PTA Officer Nominating Committee (3 volunteers)--January
-Talent Show (1 chairperson, volunteers to sell concessions)*--December, January
-Sack it to Goodwill (1 chairperson, volunteers)--April
-Spring Carnival and Safety Fair (1 chairperson or planning committee, 20+ volunteers)--April, May
-Teacher and Staff Appreciation (2 co-chairs, volunteers)--April, May
-Financial Review (3 volunteers)--June

*These events may involve cashiering or counting donations.
Volunteers must be PTA members to handle money. Non-PTA members can volunteer for jobs that do not require money handling.

In accordance with RCW 43.43 .830 (Regulatory Code of Washington), Richland School District is required to register all volunteers and perform a background check through the Washington State Patrol. View the online volunteer application.

All information will be kept confidential.

Please note that the processing of your volunteer application may take up to ten days to complete.

Your application must be renewed each school year.

Visit the Volunteer page at the Richland School District web site to register as a volunteer or update your existing registration.