Programs and Activities
We look forward to resuming fun, in-person activities this year!
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Wow!! Terrace Park collected 4664 pairs of socks for Clothes for Kids during our annual Socktober Sock Drive!
Thanks to our 4th-6th grade ASB Reps for helping with this event. Families, thank you for the generous donations. Clothes for Kids was so appreciative!
ROOM PARENTS communicate with the teacher to help with classroom needs, coordinate volunteering assignments. Each class will have different needs, from reading help to photocopies, so be prepared to be flexible. We are hoping to have a lead parent and an assistant for each class. The Terrace Park PTA is happy to help you be the best room parent you can be!
Math Night Postponed Due to Weather Concerns
We will reschedule for early in 2023
MATH NIGHT RETURNS Tues. Nov. 29th and needs your help!
- The more volunteers we have, the more actives we can offer at this loved event!
- Please sign-up early, to help us best organize our biggest family event! Math Night Volunteers get a free meal (pizza and a drink) and front row seats to making learning fun!
Math night started as a sponsored event of the PTA in 2000! It is a family friendly event that allows students and parents alike to play, learn and have fun - with math! Students participate in hands on activities, construction and art projects, games, puzzles and more. There are booths for local vendors of educational and math supplies and exhibits from school classes. Every student who attends Math Night receives a certificate for "One Free Math Homework Assignment" (teacher's rules apply). Students also have the opportunity to earn prizes in multiple challenges, including estimation and remembering the most digits of pi. How many digits can you remember? Concession items are sold at the event, to raise money for 6th grade activities.
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Toy Drive November 28th - December 1st
Let's help all the kids have happy holidays this year! Bring new, unwrapped toys to school from Nov. 28 - Dec 1st to donate to the Holly House. They give pajamas, socks, underwear, and toys to kids in the Edmonds School District who otherwise might not have them. Our mascot Howler will be collecting donations in the morning and after school. Holly House has a list of gift ideas on their site as well as an Amazon Wish List.
Holly House is also looking for adult volunteers for their packing parties. The dates to help are:
- Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 10 am to 4 pm
- Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 3 pm to 8 pm
Located at the Holly House Headquarters, 17214 Hwy 99, Lynnwood, WA 98037
Celebrate our school at the Holiday Bazaar
December 15th from 6-8 p.m.
New this year, the PTA is hosting a Holiday Bazaar during their General Meeting.
Enjoy music, food and shopping! Students, their families, and teachers are welcome to reserve a table to sell your wares. Food, hot chocolate, and snacks will be available for sale, with proceeds going to support the 6th Grade activities. You are welcome to come and sell any handmade items or baked goods, or just come to shop and eat. There will also be a Cake Walk, with delicious cake, cupcakes, and other dessert prizes.
Applications are due Dec. 9th.
Link to the Reflections Rules and Guidelines here.
The National PTA Reflections program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Through the program, National PTA, the Terrace Park PTA and PTAs across the country urge students in preschool through grade 12 to create and submit original works of art in the medium of their choice reflecting on a specific theme. Students are recognized each year for their artistic ingenuity to bring the theme to life in a way that is personal and meaningful.
Reflections helps preschool to 12th grade students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful not only in school, but in life. A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas are:
- Literature – works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories and lyrics.
- Music Composition: original musical composition, with or without words.
- Photography: color or black and white, included techniques: photogram, negative sandwich, and multiple exposure.
- Visual Arts: drawing, painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, computer generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling.
- Film/Video production: original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film.
- Choreography/Dance: originally choreographed dance composition.
Some of the events the PTA has planned and is looking forward to this year:
- Sept 7-9th - Teacher Appreciation coffee & breakfast treats
- Regular other Teacher Appreciation events through out the year
- Our annual Directory that connects families outside of school
- Sept 10th - Campus Clean Up for the National Day of Service
- Sept 30 - Skate Party
- Sept 30 - Oct 13 - Wolf Pride Fundraiser that funds our PTA magic
- Oct 14th - Wolf Walk
- Oct 24 - 28 Return of Conference Week Camps for after school 12-3 pm each day
- Nov 29th - Math Night returns! Volunteers needed!
- Nov 28 - Dec 1st - Toy Drive for Holly House
- Dec 9th - Reflections art submissions due
- Dec 15th - Winter Bazaar & PTA General Meeting in the Commons - Please join us!
- Jan - return of Chess Club
- Jan 6th - Yearbook Art Contest
- Jan 19th - Movie Night
- Supporting our Para Educators hard work by funding their recognition T-shirts
- Feb - Pet Food Drive
- Feb 10,17,24th - Swim Party
- March 6-17th - Scholastic Book Fair
- March 16th - Glow Dance
- June 9th - Carnival & PTA General Meeting!
- Earth Day clean up the weekend of April 22nd
- May 8-19th - Read-a-thon fundraiser and literacy event
- June 25th - 6th Grade Moving On Ceremony
- And of course, continuing our funding $300 to each classroom to fill the needs of our teachers
More to come! Please stay tuned, become a member, volunteer how ever you can, follow us on social media for opportunities to participate and know what is happening at Terrace Park! Thank you for being a part of our community! Sign up to help out by contacting Volunteer@TerraceParkPTA.com
Watch D.O.G.S. Program
Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is one of the nations largest and most respected school- based, family, and community engagement organizations in the country. Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator. During the day, WatchDOGS may read, work on flashcards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well. If you are interested in being a positive male role model for students and demonstrating, by your presence, the importance of education, consider being a WatchDOGS!
After School Enrichment
Whether your student has never played chess before or started before they could walk, they will have a great time at Chess. Taught by an outside company with Chess experts, your student will learn basic and be challenged to improve. Tuition based class with scholarships, partial tuition and payment options available.
S.T.E.A.M. club - on hold for now...
Science. Technology. Engineering. Art. Science.
Games, art, science projects, building and more! There is something for everyone. Tuition based class with scholarships, partial tuition and payment options available. Parents are request to volunteer for one session per child or pay small fee.
All School Event Nights
Come join the fun twice this year! We have 2 skate nights planned this year - ice skating in winter and roller skating in spring. PTA members receive a discount. Just another great reason to join the PTA!
Back to School Social
Every year on the Tuesday before the first day of school, teachers open their classrooms for supply drop off and use this as an opportunity to meet students and parents. During and after the event, Terrace Park PTA provides popsicles for all kids in attendance. Kids are encouraged to meet and play with friends old and new. This is also the beginning of our Fall PTA membership drive. Parents have an opportunity to meet the PTA board members, learn about what PTA is and does, and become a PTA member!
Parents, do not worry about missing the Scholastic book fair. Your children will be far too excited to keep quiet about all the fun details of this event. For one week the Terrace Park library is transformed into a beautiful bookstore. The book fair hopes to ignite every students love of and passion for reading. Kids will find books for every age and reading level. Teachers select books and create wishlists, allowing parents to purchase book gifts for their child's classroom. We also hope to earn enough from book fair sales to buy every book on our teachers' wishlists.
The all school pool party is a time for students to be active and have fun. Held over the winter break, children are able to reconnect with friends they missed over the holidays. Parents can swim with their kids or sit back and socialize with other parents in the Terrace Park community. All PTA members receive free admission. Just another great reason to join the PTA!
Carnival will return with Covid precautions and adjustments
In late Spring the Terrace Park PTA wraps up the school year with a seriously fun event - the School Carnival! There are carnival games, bouncy houses, a cake walk, obstacle courses, and food trucks. The most popular event of the carnival is always the dunk tank, where kids have the opportunity to dunk their teachers. So come have a delicious meal and let the kids run wild for a couple hours.
Conference Week Camps
Fine art classes provided by ArtWise NW, a mom-owned and teacher-run program based out of Edmonds, Washington. ArtWise NW workshops are held during afternoons from 11:40pm-3:10pm on early dismissal conference days in Fall and Spring. These class provide students with the opportunity to learn true art techniques and encourage the artist inside everyone. Tuition based class with scholarships, partial tuition and payment options available.
This fun camp changes every year! Sometimes it's yoga, other times it's a sports sampler. What will it be this year? Your student will have a chance to be active on early dismissal conference week days in Fall and Spring from 11:40pm-3:10pm.Tuition based class with scholarships, partial tuition and payment options available.
K-2 STEAM Activities
Just because they can't participate in our fall and spring After School Activities doesn't mean we've forgotten about our littlest students. Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade students have the opportunity to work through stations with the Mukilteo based company STEMTree, all from the comfort of their classroom. STEMTree provides science, technology, engineering and math based activities that work with the common core curriculum. Kids will be able to see STEM come to life and do hands on activities. We are currently working on the ability to provide art activities.
As times have changed, so has our dance party. What used to be our sock hop has morphed into a bright blinding, black light shining, glow bracelet wearing neon dance party. Pull out your brightest colors, snap and shake those glow sticks and get ready to dance the night away. This year's neon dance party will kick off for our week long scholastic book fair.
Missoula Children's Theatre - will return...
During early dismissal days of Fall conference week, students are given the opportunity to audition for and participate in live theatre! Missoula Children's Theatre, the largest touring children's theatre in United States will direct student actors in roles both large and small. Students then show off their acting chops during two performances on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. Tuition based class with scholarships, partial tuition and payment options available.
Movie Night & Book Swap
What do you get when you mix some used books, popcorn, and a giant movie screen? A family fun event with literacy and entertainment. The family movie night and book swap is the merging of two great events. Over a week students bring in gently used books that they have enjoyed and are ready to pass on and receive a ticket for each book. Come books swap night, students are able to shop the gently used books and pay with their tickets. Every student receives 2 tickets, whether or not they bring in any books to exchange. After the book swap ends, families are invited to stay for movie night, with a movie played on the big screen in the commons.
PTA Reflections Art Program
National PTAs Reflections program has helped students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life. Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response a student-selected theme. Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.
Terrace Park PTA and the city of Mountlake Terrace had have the opportunity to pair up for a few clean up events. These events include Earth Day in the spring and National day of Service. Additionally, in the summer before school starts, the PTA hosts a School Beautification Day where families help clean up the school grounds by weeding, planting and barking the flower beds around the school.
Talent Show is on hold for now...
Did you know Terrace Park is full of talent? The Terrace Park Talent Show is an opportunity for students to show off that talent. The show is a joint effort between the PTA and ASB. The talent show is student run, from the acts on stage, to the music and decorations, to the stage hands. Students spend hours rehearsing and perfecting the show over several weeks. It is a great opportunity for kids to try their hand at something new, be part of a team, and gain confidence.
Every child should receive a toy during the holidays. Generally the Terrace Park community helps to make this happen through a week long collection of toys, socks and pajamas in the week before winter break. These items are collect for Holly House.
Wow!! Terrace Park collected 4664 pairs of socks for Clothes for Kids during our annual Socktober Sock Drive in 2022.
Thanks to our 4th-6th grade ASB Reps for helping with this event. Families, thank you for the generous donations. Clothes for Kids was so appreciative!
This is a high energy event at the conclusion of the Wolf Pride Fundraiser to celebrate the student's hard work. All students complete laps by walking, skipping or jogging around the school track for 30 minutes of exercise and fun! Our goal is to motivate our Terrace Park students through movement and friendship regardless of age or athletic ability.
Yearbook Cover Art Contest
Every year the PTA sponsors an art contest among the students for the cover of that year's yearbook. The guidelines are often that the art has to follow the theme for the year and include a wolf. While one student wins the cover, many students have their artwork featured throughout the yearbook. It's just another opportunity to encourage the arts!
The classroom parent idea was brought about by the need for more communication between the PTA and teachers regarding events, teacher needs, etc. The classroom parent, and an assistant, can help teachers volunteer needs, and who helps the teacher communicate their needs to the PTA and vice versa.
Have you ever been interested in reaching out to parents in your students' class for any reason, be it to get assignments while your student was out sick, to ask about a playdate, or to go in together on a teacher gift? Those and many other reasons are why the directory was born. While the directory is put together by the PTA, it is not a PTA member directory. We do not use the numbers or emails in the directory to contact you for PTA business. It is simply a list of names, numbers and email addresses of parents that are in your students classroom. Participation is completely voluntary. We just know how much easier life can be when you are able to communicate with each other.
The Quarterly Newsletter
The PTA provides students with a quarterly newsletter that tells families the events and goings on at school. Keep an eye out for your digital Terrace Park newsletter every Wednesday with weekly updates from the school that includes PTA events. Our office manager, Mrs. Karlberg, includes PTA events and links in the digital Wednesday updates.
School Improvement Projects
Classroom & Library Books
Through donations, the scholastic book fair, allocated classroom monies and teacher grants, the Terrace Park PTA has been able to provide books for teacher classrooms and the school library. Each year during the book fair teachers create wishlists for classroom books. Every year the PTA has made enough through book fair earnings to buy all the books on every teachers' wish list. In 2022, the PTA also funded and distributed additional books on diversity.
Classroom Supplies & Enrichment
Terrace Park PTA works to support classroom teachers through annual stipends, grants and additional enrichment funds. This money allows teachers to ready their classrooms, not worry about running out of supplies, and provide snacks for their kiddos. It also contributes to programs such as Friday activities.
Covered Play Canopy
The covered play canopy in the Terrace Park playground was a joint effort between the PTA and school. The completion of this project allowed for kids to get outside and move in any type of weather. Prior to the canopy, students would often have to stay inside on rainy days, working on sedentary activities. This limited healthy exercise and gross motor play. The canopy has been an amazing addtion to the school.
Electronic Reader Board
An electronic reader board has been on the school and PTA wishlist for many years. Through a partnership with the city, the PTA was able to contribute a significant portion of funds to refurbish the previous pavilion reader board on 56th and 228th. The school is now able to announce early dismissals, upcoming events and emergency messages along with the city display.
Nearly every year the PTA has been able to provide some sort of playground equipment for the school. We recently provided soccer goals for students to use during recess and a new "ball cart" to hold smaller equipment including balls, jumpropes, hula hoops, etc. In previous years the PTA was able to purchase and build the playground structures the students use today.
New for the 2019-2020 school year, Terrace Park students will now have a sound systems that works in both the commons and the gym. Before this new system the school used a two speaker portable system. While it did the job, it was often difficult to hear, even in the same room. Forget about events that used both spaces. The PTA hopes this new system will get lots of use!