Our next General PTA Meeting will be
Thursday, October 17th
Terrace Park Elementary Commons
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the General Meeting on Friday September 13th!
Everyone is welcome at the PTA meeting!
You do not have to be a PTA member to listen in and participate in the activities*
PTA Reflections Art
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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.
PTA meetings will be held in September, October, January, March, May & June. Locations will be announced within 2 weeks of the meeting date. Everyone is welcome to come listen and take part in discussions at meetings (membership is not required to attend meetings or events, but it is required to vote). Coming to meetings is a great way to get to know fellow Terrace Park parents, learn and talk about happenings at and around school, and hear updates from administration, teachers, and occasionally other guest speakers.
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
Fun Fact: The Terrace Park PTA was incorporated in 2002
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!
For information about volunteering, visit our website at: www.terraceparkvolunteers.com
WHO ARE WE?
Meet your 2019-2020 Terrace Park PTA Board Members
Julie Keating / President
This is our family's 7th year at Terrace Park and we have lived in the neighborhood since 2009. We now have a 3rd grader and 6th grader in the neighborhood program at Terrace Park Elementary. I have enjoyed getting to know all of the teachers, families and staff as a parent, volunteer and last year's Vice President of Membership. I am very excited to take the helm as President this year. In my spare time, away from Terrace Park, I work as a school nurse for the Edmonds School District at Alderwood Early Childhood Center. I have previously worked as a mother/baby nurse and, before nursing, as an emergency and specialty veterinary technician. I am currently taking classes to finish my Masters Degree in Nursing Education. Feel free to stop me in the halls, call or email me to chat about Terrace Park and the PTA.
Originally from various parts of the Pacific Northwest, our small family of three has lived in Mountlake Terrace since 2012. This is our second year at Terrace Park and are proud parents to a energetic 1st grader. This year I'm very excited to take part of the PTA board as the Vice President. I've loved getting to know the parents, teachers, and staff at Terrace Park starting last year as a Kinder mom and look forward to the next 6 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!
We moved to the neighborhood in 2005 and with the intentions of developing more neighborhood community - my husband created MLTnews, NextMLT and the Mountlake Terrace Community Foundation. Its our 7th year at Terrace Park Elementary. My girls will start 2nd and 6th grade this year. Ive enjoyed getting to know teachers and volunteering in their classrooms every week and seeing the growth all kids make from beginning to end of the year. In my spare time, I enjoy researching disability law and ways to make schools and communities more inclusive. I also love to run! I was thrilled when my oldest joined Girls on The Run and being her running buddy every year and my fingers are crossed for my youngest to join too!
We have officially been in Mountlake Terrace for a full year, 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 5th grade year, and the second 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.
We are in our third year at Terrace Park as my son enters third grade. We have loved his teachers, learning support, OT and paras he has had so far, and they have given him so much support! This school is filled with staff and volunteers who genuinely love our students, which makes everyone feel like family. The first year we were here, I wasnt able to help out much more than chaperoning a field trip because my son was needing lots of support. But as he formed roots and support systems at the school, it allowed me to expand my volunteering by dropping in on the PTA Board meetings most months. I found this incredibly helpful to understand what was happening and how I could help with small things. I saw an opportunity to step into fully supporting the volunteers here at our school and also helping with membership activities. I am now both the VP of Membership and Volunteer Coordinator here at Terrace Park. In my work hours I help kids (and adults) with sensory needs feel more calm in their living spaces, while also finishing up my web design projects for my clients. I have always been an entrepreneur at heart, which provided a way for me to work from home and support my son and is needs at school. I now use my marketing skills to inform and reach out to families at Terrace Park to keep them informed and understand how they can lend their skills and interests to their students strengths. I am around the front office a lot in the mornings so feel free to stop me and ask me any questions you may have.
Everyone is welcome at the meeting! You do not have to be a PTA member to listen and participate in activities*
My husband Joel and I moved to Mountlake Terrace from Seattle 8 years ago. We had our son, Jackson, shortly after- he is 7 and a second grader at Terrace Park. We also have a daughter, Hannah, who is 5 and will start school at TP next 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.