Be Involved

We encourage parents to volunteer in whatever capacity they can. Please explore this section to learn how you can volunteer for either long or short term roles.

Our school community is successful thanks in part to our families who, both physically and financially, support staff and students.

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Building Leadership Team

The Building Leadership Team (BLT) is tasked with collaborative work in the areas of academic achievement, school budget and professional development. The Bylaws and Task Matrix (last updated August 2017) offer more explanation. The school Principal and Assistant Principal are permanent members, joined by staff and parent representatives who serve terms of two school years. Affiliation and term …

Equity Action Teams

Equity Action Team initiatives at Thurgood Marshall grew out of a staff “Equity Team” created in 2014-15 to better ensure that the school offers all students equity in educational opportunities. The fact that TM hosts three distinct programs – Scholars, Accelerated Curriculum Scholars [aka Highly Capable Cohort] and PEACE Academy – offers challenge and potential …

Tutu’s Pantry food bank

Tutu’s Pantry is a PTA program that provides families with food for weekend meals during the school year. Students whose families have asked for Tutu’s Pantry assistance will take home a backpack of items each Friday. There is no charge. We are grateful to our many supporters at Thurgood Marshall, and also at the French-American …

Bullpup Parents Group

The Bullpup Parents Group is for every parent and guardian at Thurgood Marshall! No signup is needed. WHAT is the Bullpup Parents Group? An informal, online and in-person social group with the purpose of sharing ideas, thoughts, and issues pertaining to our children’s school experience. WHY a Bullpup Parents Group? In a school as large …

Volunteering

The PTA helps coordinate and publicize volunteer needs that range from one-time brief tasks to year-long commitments. Without the thousands of hours contributed by students, staff, parents and other community members, Thurgood Marshall wouldn’t be the outstanding school it is. If you have a special talent to contribute, let us know! OR, if you want …

PTA Membership

Know you want to join the Thurgood Marshall PTA? (Not sure? Read this!) Annual dues are $12 for an Individual; $24 for Family Membership. You will also become a member of Washington State PTA and support the national PTA. Note: You do not have to be a member to participate in PTA-sponsored events at Thurgood …

Join PTA Board

PTA Board Volunteer Positions Note: PTA Board members are expected to attend PTA Board Meetings  (6-9 during the calendar year) and PTA General Meetings (4-5 during the school year).  In the spring, the PTA membership elects the next year’s Executive Committee: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. This group appoints additional members of the Board. …

Black Family Advocacy Support Group

The Black Family Advocacy Support Group (BFASG) works to create a safe, supportive place for parents and students to voice concerns and/or offer suggestions to make the school environment more welcoming to Black families. The group is identifying ways to effect positive change. Meetings feature guest speakers and special topics to help everyone stay engaged with …

Bullpup Dads

Bullpup Dads is making it easier for men to have an impact on our student’s education. This informal group is open to any father-figure in the life of a TM student. (That includes dads, grand-dads, uncles, step-dads, foster dads and adult brothers.) What does Bullpup Dads ask from you? Small amount of volunteering – We hope …