Site Council

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.

Past meeting minutes - 2016-17 school year (PDFs)

September 2016
October 2016
November 2016
No December meeting
January 2017
February 2017
March 2017
April 2017
May 2017

Past meeting minutes - Past years

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.

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