Thornton Creek Elementary

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Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Thornton Creek PTA

Purpose & Structure

TC PTA’s goals are to foster and model equity. In our ongoing journey towards educational justice for all students, we partner with a large network of PTAs working on district-wide initiatives and align with the work of the Seattle Council PTSA, led by women of color. Our job is to hold space, create community, and advocate for those traditionally marginalized.

Activities & Events

TC PTA General meetings are open to everyone and are held 3-4 times a year. Each meeting incorporates a family activity and student voice. As a community, we will learn about educational inequities and explore practices to address them. 

We host Families of Color events, support activities surrounding Black Lives Matter at School, gather to strengthen our knowledge of diverse cultures and inclusive practices, build upon our understanding of social and environmental justice, advocate for equitable, practices, policy, and legislation, and foster local partnerships like our award-winning Pantry program, to support and uplift our community. 

We invite you to engage with us in this joyful, meaningful work by subscribing to our monthly newsletter.

Membership & Fundraising 

TC PTA prioritizes community-building and advocacy over fundraising, and welcomes everyone to participate in our events. Pay-What-You-Can memberships are available, and faculty, admin & staff can join for free. Funds are used to pay PTA network & administration fees and support our Community Justice Fund, which contributes to indigenous and youth-led BIPOC organizations, professional development opportunities around race and equity, and more.

Learn more about PTA membership