The Terrace Park PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) is a non-profit volunteer organization which serves to support all of the students, teachers and staff at Terrace Park Elementary.
Terrace Park PTA's Mission
Terrace Park PTA works to enhance the educational experience of our students by providing support and resources for academic programs and social activities that foster and strengthen our sense of school and community. We believe that the responsibility for successful education is shared among the school, the families and the students and together we can help make every student's potential a reality.
WHAT DOES THE TERRACE PARK PTA DO?
Here is just a sampling of the items and services the PTA contributes to our school:
- Music Classroom Supplies
- P.E. Equipment
- Funds for 6th Grade Camp
- Field Trip Funds
- Teacher Grants
- Classroom Stipends
- Staff Appreciation
- Website, Email, Backpack Fliers & Other Communication
- Library Books
- Student Enrichment: STEAM Club, Chess Club, After School Activities, Art Camp, Sports Camp, Missoula Children's Theater
- Roller & Ice Skate Nights
- School Clean Up
- Two biggest annual fundraising events: Wolf Pride Fundraiser & Read-a-thon
- Other fundraisers: Scholastic Book Fair, Sponsorships, Amazon Smile, Fred Meyer Community Rewards, Box Tops for Education, etc.
- Family Nights: Back-to-School Social, Math Night, Carnival, Neon Dance Party
- School Improvement: Playground Equipment, Outdoor Covered Area, Electronic Reader Board, Sound System, etc.
- Bazaar & Pancake Breakfast
- Pool Party
- Movie Night & Book Swap
- Talent Show
- Toy Drive
HOW DO WE DO IT ALL?
WITH YOUR HELP!
As you can see, the PTA does a LOT of great stuff for Terrace Park, but we need a LOT of help in order to do it all. We therefore encourage every Terrace Park community member to please find some time to volunteer throughout the school year. Whether it be assisting in the classroom, weeding at a school clean up work party, pitching in during a school event, researching or writing grants from home, or spearheading a fundraising activity, there are countless fun, worthwhile ways to step in and get involved!
Without everyone's help, students and teachers would have to miss out on things like treasured annual events, field trips, enrichment programs, or more. Many hands make light work - the more community members (like you) get involved, the more vibrant our school becomes, so please share your time and talents with us whenever and however you can!
WHO ARE WE?
Meet your 2021-2022 Terrace Park PTA Board Members
Co President : Janelle Logan
Hello Terrace Park! I'm so excited to get more involved in the school that all three of my sons are now attending. My husband and I have lived in Edmonds for 11 years now, and love the community here. I've worked in Interior Design, Museum Exhibit Design, Scenic design, and various other jobs ranging from painter to firefighter. Looking forward to learning a lot, and helping our kids have a wonderful year.
Co President: Vonita Francisco
Vonita has been a Terrace Park parent for the last 6 years. She's a passionate volunteer interested in community engagement to make the world a better place.
Treasurer: Melissa Wasserman
My husband and I grew up in Northern CA and met as students at UC Davis. We moved to the Orlando area where we spent 17 years and had 3 kiddos. Our family moved to the PNW 4 years ago. We currently live in Edmonds and look forward to raising our family here. I have an eclectic background, working in the gymnastics, veterinary, and real estate fields before spending a decade helping to grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Orlando. I love learning about new things and gaining new perspectives. Who knows what adventure is next!
Secretary: Andrew McCollum
My name is Andrew McCollum (he/they), PTA secretary. I have been a PTA member for 3 years now but this is my first year as a PTA board member. I have one child at Terrace Park, Wyatt, Grade 3. My hobbies include 3D printing, green energy, free/open software, digital art, and robotics. I’m really looking forward to working together to make this unique school year great for our kids.
Membership Chair: Rachel Powell
I grew up in Eugene, OR before moving to Bellevue where I met my partner in Jr. High. We moved to MLT in 2016 in time for my oldest to start kindergarten. We are excited to be part of the amazing community of Terrace Park!
Vice President: Open
Communications Chair: Open