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    Participating in Site Council, the governing body of our school, is a terrific way to get involved in your child’s school, meet great people, and make a difference in our school community.

    Everybody is invited to participate!


    2nd Tuesday of each month
    7:00 to 9:00 pm
    Please check calendar to confirm!

    Site Council meetings are open meetings. Childcare can be provided if arrangements are made at least one day before the Site Council meeting. To make arrangements, contact the Site Council Chair.


    The Site Council is the administrative body representing the 501(c)3 organization named Thornton Creek Parent Group.


    Site Council committees and their functions are described below. Committees with voting rights are noted with an asterisk.

    Auction Committee

    • Plans and holds the annual school auction.

    Communications Committee*

    • Maintains the Thornton Creek website.
    • Produces the Thornton Creek newsletter, directory, and handbook.

    Curriculum Committee*

    • Organizes parent education events about expeditionary learning and other curricula used in our unique program.
    • Compiles and produces the yearly expedition newsletter.

    District Relations Committee*

    • Monitors proposals that are under consideration by the Zone and School District.
    • Fosters and maintains relationships with other schools and educational groups.
    • Represents the views and concerns of the Site Council to the larger Seattle Public School community.

    Diversity Committee

    • Plans and implements school-wide diversity events for students, families, and staff.
    • Supports and encourages discussions about diversity at Thornton Creek to facilitate understanding and celebration of differences.

    Enrichment Committee

    • Coordinates before- and after-school activities with parent volunteers and vendors.
    • Compiles and distributes registration information at the start of each session.

    Facilities Committee

    • Proposes and implements improvements to and maintenance of facilities, including landscaping, water quality, and earthquake preparedness.

    Fundraising Committee*

    • Plans and coordinates events to raise funds to support Site Council programs.

    Grant Writing Committee

    • Identifies and seeks funding from a variety of sources to support specific programs at Thornton Creek.

    Hospitality Committee*

    • Organizes the welcoming events for new families.
    • Plans a variety of appreciation events for teachers and staff.

    Recruitment and Hiring Committee

    • Plans and coordinates recruitment of staff members for Thornton Creek.

    Safety Committee

    • Organizes Health and Medical Safety Committee.
    • Organizes all disaster preparedness, including earthquake supplies.

    Meeting minutes - 2016-17 school year (PDFs)

    As of June 2017, we are no longer able to post on the website .pdf files that do not pass ADA compliance checks. All our past meeting minutes are in .pdf format and do not all pass the check, so we have removed them. We are currently working on a solution to this. In the meantime, please email if you need specific minutes.

    Minutes from the June 2017 meeting should be available soon, in the form of a web page.

    Sorry about the inconvenience.

    Site Council contacts

    Stacy Earlywine

    Cathy Reidy Liermann

    Co Treasurers*
    Robin Belz
    Dana Bright

    Cassie Condon
    Laura Cooper
    – Jacob Kosman
    – Anna Marshall
    – Vincent Célié
    – Molly Shumway
    – Beth Anderson
    – Becky Howsmon
    Bill Reilly

    Culture and Community
    Piper Carling

    Satcha Dearborn Graham
    Amelia McGee

    District Relations*
    Dion Hutchings

    Jay Mas Gilvydis


    Greg Williams


    Heather Sorenson


    Recruitment and Hiring


    Scrip coordinator
    Leslie Cary

    Volunteer coordinator
    Emily Wong

    Yearbook Coordinator
    Anna Farr

    *Position or committee has voting responsibility.