Principal Hiring Process

On March 5, parents are invited to discuss the characteristics most desired for our next principal with Sarah Pritchett, the Seattle School District’s Executive Director. Join us at 6:30 pm in the Library.

We are looking for four parents to serve on the principal hiring committee. No training is required. The hiring committee will evaluate, interview and pick three finalists. Email the PTA at

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Shop for Our School

You can earn 6% of each purchase for the Thurgood Marshall PTA. Simply use the link below to start  – at no additional cost to you!


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Will New ‘Bell Times’ Affect Our School?

The District has proposed a small change to ‘bell times’ at Thurgood Marshall for the 2014-2015 school year. Proposed NEW start time is 9:40 am, and the NEW bus departure time is 4:00 pm.  Existing bell times are 9:25 am and 3:40 pm.The Seattle PTSA argues that research shows a link between adequate sleep and many positive health and learning outcomes.  Younger students are typically awake and ready to learn well before 9:40 am, additionally late start times are inconvenient for working families.  The Seattle PTSA advocates for bell times that prioritize student learning, health and safety for all students.  If you have concerns about the District’s proposal, email them at:   and/or You can read the entire proposal here.


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Lunar New Year Celebration

Join us for the Lunar New Year Celebration and Potluck on Feb.7 at 5:30 pm in the Cafeteria. Bring a family favorite dish to share. Please label your dish if it contains nuts. There will be arts & crafts, food and entertainment!  Let’s celebrate the Year of the Horse.

We are asking for volunteers to help set up and clean up for this event. Set up at 4:50 and clean up at 7:15. Please contact Cindy Gano, if you are interested in helping out.

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