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    The Thornton Creek newsletter is operated by the TC Parent Group and funded by parent and community donations. The newsletter is distributed to families who have "opted in" to receiving communications, and is not an official Seattle Public Schools communication venue.

    The newsletter is distributed weekly and includes information from the school community, including school administrators, staff, and parent volunteers.

    Please sign up for the newsletter to receive news and updates about school activities!

    Newsletter Criteria:
    • TC Parent Group, and Site Council news and sponsored programs
    • Links to school-related events and meeting minutes
    • School administration announcements
    • Staff and teacher programs, news, and events

    Other topics must go through the Seattle Public Schools process for approval prior to being included in the Thornton Creek Newsletter. You can find this process detailed here. Once approved, SPS will send you a form. Please include this with your content request.

    Weekly Newsletter Publication Schedule:
    Content for 1st Draft Due: 7pm on Thursdays
    1st Draft Sent: by 11am on Fridays
    1st Draft Edits Due: 7pm Saturdays
    2nd Draft Sent: by 10pm on Saturdays
    Final Edits Due: 7pm on Sundays
    Newsletter Published: 11am on Mondays

    Please Note: Following school holiday breaks of a week or more, publication date will be 11am on Tuesdays. These holidays include: Thanksgiving, Winter Break, Mid-Winter Break, and Spring Break.

    Email Newsletter submissions to:

    Article Submission Guidelines:

    • Thornton Creek’s weekly newsletter publishes messages from the office, and updates and announcements from teachers, staff, students and parent volunteers. Examples of this content include: school-wide events, notices of community and committee meetings, links to meeting minutes, school sponsored student and parent enrichment opportunities, school fundraising, safety messages, interviews and district sponsored or approved events.
    • Submissions should be short and succinct (200 words or fewer). Submission in excess of 200 words are subject to copy editing by Communications Committee
    • If you have the need for a detailed communication, please contact us about a special edition newsletter specific to your need.
    • The newsletter is intended to provide new content each week. If you have news that warrants being repeated, please submit an updated version of your content on subsequent weeks.
    • We do not “host” outside or temporary documents (i.e. attach a flyer); if you have information you’d like linked in your article, please include the link with your submission. If you need assistance in creating a linked document, please contact the communications team (
    • Embedded links are often lost in email formatting. To prevent errors and make sure we don’t miss these, please include the actual link in your submission, i.e. "Thornton Creek Elementary School ("
    • Due to federal privacy laws, we cannot include any information about individual students, including names and photographs, without approval from the office. If your submission includes personal student information, please include office approval along with your submission.

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