Donate to Move-a-thon

Students are seeking donations to help make the Thurgood Marshall Move-a-thon the most fun fundraiser!

On Friday, June 3, each class will walk laps on our playfield. Students are to seek  donations from friends and family members to support their participation. The money collected goes into the “Self-Help Account,” which funds field trips and 5th-grade camp for students who would not otherwise be able to afford these activities.

We want every child at our school to benefit from all the educational resources in our community, but we cannot provide this without help. Students have received info and donation packets. Teachers are responsible for sending parents more information, such as the time slot when the class will “move”!

Parent volunteers are needed to help direct classes and other tasks. Students also love to have parents just cheer! Sign up online!

Make sure your child wears appropriate footwear and comfortable clothing for walking. Also think about packing a water bottle on that day.

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‘Birds + Bees’ at PTA meeting

Learn what to say, and when at the May 24 PTA Meeting. The special topic will be “The Birds + Bees for Elementary Parents: Simple Tips To Help You Start,” presented by author and parent educator Amy Lang. There will also be the Principal’s Update from Katie May and presentation of the PTA 2016-17 budget.

AmyLangMs. Lang’s talk will help us learn why, when and how to have easy, effective and age-appropriate conversations with our kids about puberty, sexuality and related issues!  You will discover:

  • The ideal age to start the talks and how to get the conversation started
  • The best ways to answer their questions
  • Tips and tricks to make the talks easier and effective
  • How to confidently keep the conversations going, even when they don’t want to talk!

About Amy Lang: Since 2005 Amy Lang, MA, has been helping parents of all beliefs turn conversations they dread into a regular (and fun) part of their family lives. More about Amy at

Everyone welcome! You do not need to be a PTA member to attend the meeting. Child care and pizza dinner is offered for school-age children (in the YMCA building). Free for the first 30 children whose parents/guardians RSVP (required) to

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Bike to school in May

Bike to School Month has arrived (including Bike-to-School Day on May 4)! Parents and guardians, help students use one of the off-street bike paths leading to school. Have you started recording minutes biked on the special form sent home with Pup Press? There are prizes to be won!

Thurgood Marshall will be competing in May to bike the most minutes of any Seattle elementary schools, in a contest coordinated by Cascade Bicycle Club. So, keep track of your student’s riding!

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