What the PTA Supports


Thurgood Marshall PTA is able to provides a wide range of volunteer and financial support to the school.  View the 2016-17 budget here.

We help fund the following:

  • 100% of the salary for Ms. Meghan Kaloper, School Counselor, who runs our Conflict Mediator program, Kindness Klub and social skills groups, and who is available to help all students three days per week.
  • 50% of the salary for our librarian, Ms. Merilee Hudson, enabling her to be full time. Ms. Hudson provides literacy and computer education, keeps our shelves full of wonderful books, and runs the Global Reading Challenge program and book exchanges.
  • Seattle Children’s Theatre Artist-in-Residence, who brings a rich drama curriculum to our classrooms, teaching our children about storytelling, improvisation, character development and other dramatic techniques.
  • Grants available to teachers and staff for classroom and school-wide needs, including instructional materials, art supplies, playground equipment, and books for the main and classroom libraries.
  • Dedicated recess aide to provide additional guidance on the playground.
  • Literacy tutors to ensure that younger students improve to grade-level reading by no later than 3rd grade.
  • Special performances at school assemblies, including Book-it Repertory Theatre, Taproot Theatre and musical groups.
  • and more, including outreach efforts such as this website!

Volunteers are recruited and coordinated by a PTA volunteer, and account for thousands of hours in classroom, logistical and event support.

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