Spring is just around the corner and the days are getting longer. So much to celebrate at this time of year. Holidays such as Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day and Mardi Gras are some that are more conventional. February also marks National PTA Founder’s Day. It’s a day to commemorate the founding of PTA which started as the National Congress of Mothers. On Feb 17, 1897, more than 2000 people – mostly mothers, but also fathers, teachers, laborers and legislators – attended the first convocation of the Congress is Washington D.C. Today, Founder’s Day is when we celebrate the legacy and work of our founders, Alice McLellan Birney, Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Selena Sloan Butler, to better the lives of every child in education, health and safety. On January 20, over 6500 people from various groups that include Washington State PTA members, assembled in Olympia to bring the message to legislators that the education, health and welfare of our children remains at the top of PTA’s priorities and should remain at the top of theirs.