WHAT IS THE TERRACE PARK PTA? 

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.


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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 2020-2021 Terrace Park PTA Board Members

Erica White / President

We have officially been in Mountlake Terrace for two full years, and we are loving the community and amenities!  We love being able to walk or bike to school, the library & the pie shop. I am a third generation Seattlite, and Snohomish county is the furthest out of King county I have ever lived. This will be our 6th grade year, and the third school year at Terrace Park Elementary.  I enjoy crafting, reading, and Spartan races.  I also have a passion for equity and inclusion and hope to help bring changes to our events to help more people feel welcome. Please email me or talk with me about any suggestions or needs that I can help bring to the attention of others.  

Jessica McCollum / Vice President

Originally from various parts of the Pacific Northwest, our small family of three has lived in Mountlake Terrace since 2012. This is our third year at Terrace Park and we are proud parents to a energetic 2nd grader. This year I'm very excited to begin my 2nd year as the PTA Vice President. I've loved getting to know the parents, teachers, and staff at Terrace Park starting as a Kinder mom and look forward to the next 5 years at Terrace Park. In my spare time, away from the school, I enjoy cooking, baking, painting, doodling, and craft making- along with performance art. I'm also an avid runner and biker. I have worked as a barista and pediatric receptionist in the past as well. Have any questions, thoughts, or ideas about Terrace Park PTA? Feel free to ask me, I'm always happy to help!

vice_president@terraceparkpta.com

Navaneetha Vishnumolakala / Secretary

I studied my Masters in Business Administration, worked as an assistant accounts manager, and as a software consultant in Hyderabad, India. Married and moved to San Jose, California as my husband was based there. Later moved to Bothell, then Lynnwood because of my work. 

I have two girls going to 6th and 5th grades this year. Have been at TP for the past 4 years. Love both Hilltop and Terrace Park schools. Always felt my kids were in great hands at school.  

Wanted to chip in my share of help in volunteering. Everything has been new and a great experience for me in the last two years as a co-treasurer and as a Treasurer. I have made some wonderful friends on the course. Would love to extend help this year as a Secretary, willing to improvise and make it easier for transitioning to the future PTA members. I believe in Team Work and hoping to have a wonderful year with the team. This year is going to be a challenging one for all of us. Let's work together, pool up great ideas to make it a better experience for the teachers, staff, and the kids.

Melissa Wasserman / Treasurer

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!

Katie Fingeroot / Communications Chair

My husband Joel and I moved to Mountlake Terrace from Seattle 9 years ago. We had our son, Jackson, shortly after- he is 8 and a third grader at Terrace Park. We also have a daughter, Hannah, who is 5 and will start school at TP this year. I love that my job working for barre3 allows me the flexibility to be involved with my kids' lives, and I'm excited to get more involved in the Terrace Park PTA. 

communications@terraceparkpta.com

Gillian Gordon-Smith / Membership Chair