Update: PTA ’18-19 budget, officers OK’d

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UPDATED! The Thurgood Marshall PTA Board on June 5 will seek membership approval ofPTA members on June 5 approved a $188,010 spending plan for 2018-19, a 2 percent decrease compared to this year’s $191,200 budget.

The Annual Giving Fund’s goal is to be reduced to $158,700 (as compared to $170,000 in 2017-18) due to lower enrollment projections. Board members expect to continue seeking grant funding from foundations and businesses.

As staff salaries continue to rise, the Board chose to decrease spending in several categories, with the significant cuts being a reduction in theater-artist residency hours and elimination of classroom libraries support.  Continue reading

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Ready for disaster?

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Ms. Cole

 The next PTA General Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, will open your eyes on how to be ready for emergencies. Don’t miss “Being Prepared for the Big One,” with guest Melanie Cole of the City of Seattle Office of Emergency Management. Free child care is available with RSVP (details below).

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It’s picnic time

Bring your own dinner, blanket and outdoor toys to the playground for fun 5:30-7:30 p.m. on your grade’s day. Picnics will be canceled in the event of rain. Please invite any families that you know may be joining us at TM next year.

Mon., June 11: Grades K-2
Tues., June 12: Grades 3-4

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Cheer the Ms & Dads!

Join dozens of TM families in cheering the Mariners as they take on the Boston Red Sox at 1:10 p.m. on Sunday, June 17. Special free gifts on Father’s Day: BBQ gloves to the first 10,000 dads, plus “Youth Baseball Day eye-black patches for all kids 14 and under. 

Special price per ticket is $15 (scholarships available). Bring friends and relatives, too! Ordering deadline is May 25. UPDATE: absolute deadline is Wednesday, May 30.  Continue reading

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