About Us

The Thurgood Marshall PTA

Welcome to the Thurgood Marshall Parent Teacher Association (PTA) website.  We are an organization of parents, teachers and staff members who strive to support the intellectual, social and emotional needs of all our students and families.  The Thurgood Marshall PTA is part of the national PTA organization, and along with state and local organizations, we advocate for our students through educational outreach, fundraising and community involvement. While we hope TM parents will  join us by becoming a member, all activities we sponsor are open to every TM family.

What your PTA does…

We support our students, staff and families through community building events and fundraising efforts needed to support our many programs. Here are some examples of what the PTA supports within the school:

  • School Counselor (100% of salary for part-time position)
  • Librarian (covering 50% of salary, so position is full time)
  • Tutors and recess aides (partial funding)
  • Drama: classes taught by Seattle Children’s Theatre and assemblies by Book-It Rep and Taproot Theatre
  • Classroom grants for every teacher and staff member to support the needs of students
  • “Opportunity” grants to fund a new idea that any teacher or staff member feels could benefit their classroom or the school
  • School Directory compilation and publication
  • Before- & After-School Enrichment Program
  • Support for Equity Action Teams
  • Recruitment and coordination of most volunteers

Examples of community-building events, open to all families and staff, include:

  • Grade-level potlucks in the Fall
  • Fall Dance
  • Pancake Breakfast and Winter Art Walk
  • Bingo Night and Spring Art Walk
  • Games Night
  • Grade-level picnics in the Spring
  • PTA General Meetings, featuring topics important to parents and our school
  • TM at the Mariners; TM at the Storm

Our success depends on the energy, enthusiasm and interest of our many volunteers. We hope you will consider joining our team! Please share your ideas to help support our mission of serving all students, staff and families at Thurgood Marshall Elementary. New ideas are always welcome.

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FAQ

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