Programs and Activities
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Our popular Holiday Bazaar is back Friday, Dec. 8th from 6 to 8pm
Join us for cocoa, community and appreciation of our families handmade crafts and baked goods! A brief PTA General Meeting will kick off the event.
Reserve a table to sell your crafts or baked goods, or to volunteer at the Bazaar HERE. Various table spaces are available to fit your needs: 6ft full tables, 3 ft half tables to1.5ft quarter tables. Concessions sold will benefit 6th grade class activities. We look forward to seeing you!
TOY DRIVE - Thank you to those that helped spread cheer to those that are struggling this holiday season.
Holly House is a Children's Gifting program that provides gifts and necessities to over 2,200 low-income children from 16 schools in our Edmonds school district. They accept new or looks new stuffed animals and books. Check out their Gift Ideas page or their Amazon Wish List for donation ideas.
Thank you to those that joined this years PTA Directory. Directory information should be e-mailed to those that chose to sign up soon. Organized by teacher, the directory is a wonderful way to share family contact information and arrange playdates. You must opt-in by October to be included!
The PTA hosts a Facebook parent group for each grade level: ie. (Terrace Park Class Of 2030 (6th Grade 2023-2024)).
Click below or use Facebook search to find your grade group, fill out a few easy verification questions and request to join. Once approved, you'll be able to connect with other families and ask questions. Want to find out who else is in your child's class, have a question about homework or the upcoming fieldtrip, or are looking for one more kid to join the soccer team? This is the place to do it.
National PTA Reflections program
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, 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— dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts — reflecting on a student-selected theme. There also is a special artist division option for students with disabilities to ensure that all students have the opportunity to participate in the program. Students are recognized each year for their artistic ingenuity to bring the theme to life in a way that is personal and meaningful. The 2023-24 theme is: I am Hopeful because...
Some of the PTA events for 2023-24:
- Sept 6-8th - Teacher Appreciation coffee & breakfast treats
- Regular additional Teacher Appreciation events throughout the entire year
- Our annual Directory that connects families outside of school. Sign up now!
- Campus Clean Up for the National Day of Service
- Oct. 3rd - Skate Party 6-8pm
- Sept. 25th - 29th - Wolf Pride Fundraiser that funds our PTA magic
- Sept. 29th - Wolf Walk 9am- 2:30pm.
- Oct. 23rd - 26th - Conference Week Camps for after school 11:50-3:20 pm each day. These included Mizzoula Childrens Theatre, Art Wise, and a Board Game/ D&D camp. These happen right after the half day early release.
- Oct. 23 - 27th - The Scholastic Book Fair was open to families after school during parent teacher conference times from noon to 3:30 Mon to Fri with late hours on 10/24 until 6:30pm. Continue to shop online using our Scholastic Homepage. $18,000 was raised & all teacher wish lists were fulfilled!
- Nov. 18th - Glow Dance party from 6-8pm
- Nov 28 - Dec 1- Toy Drive for Holly House
- Dec 8th - Reflections art contest entries are due! The theme this year is "I Am Hopeful Because..." See event HERE
- Dec. 8th - Winter Bazaar & PTA General Meeting
- Jan - Yearbook Art Contest
- Jan. 19th - Math Night!
- Jan - Lego League - 12wks of after school fun for 1st & 2nd graders
- Feb - Movie Night
- Spring - Scholastic Book Fair
- March - Art Walk & Book Swap (PTA Concessions, Book Fair open)
- April 20th - Earth Day School Clean Up
- May - BINGO Night & PTA General Meeting
- March 6th-20th - Read-a-thon fundraiser and literacy event. Packets due 3/27th
- June 7th - Carnival & PTA General Meeting
- June - 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
The Terrace Park staff lounge was updated to provide a more welcoming place for our teachers, paras and staff to gather, relax and eat. A cozy new couch has been a popular place to take in the new paint, artwork and plants. Staff friday breakfasts are reconnecting our community after pandemic isolation, and your PTA is thrilled to offer a physical respite to support them.
Thanks to your donations, our PTA recently approved a nearly $600 grant for sensory aids to create a calming & safe space for students to deal with stressful situations. A toolbox of these aids can also be loaned out to teachers and students within their classrooms.
We cannot thank the community and volunteers enough for supporting the 2022 Terrace Park Scholastic Book Fair. We wildly exceeded our goals and had over $20,000 in sales! That means we earned $10,000 in Scholastic dollars that can be invested in books for the library, teachers, students and specialists at Terrace Park. All 329 of the books on the teachers wish lists were purchased!
Our WINTER BAZAAR was such a fun community building event! Thank you sipping cocoa, playing games, supporting our students and families by purchasing their amazing products and socializing with us! We look forward to continuing this tradition!
Terrace Park collected 4664 pairs of socks for Clothes for Kids during our annual Socktober Sock Drive! Thank you for the generous donations!!
Thanks to our 4th-6th grade ASB Reps for helping with this event. Clothes for Kids was so appreciative!
Our Holly House Toy Drive also boosted the spirits of Edmonds School District families that really need the cheer! If you missed out on supporting this local non-profit that makes a big impact, visit their How to Help page for list of gift ideas or volunteer opportunities.
We support Dr. Torazzi in hosting her Coffee with the Principal gatherings (in-person & ZOOM) to connect with families, discuss current topics and see what's on your mind. Thanks to participants who are taking advantage of this opportunity, getting to know our new principle, and showing her who we are!
Math Night returned! Volunteers and participants helped spread the joys of Math and explored its uses with games, projects and art.
Thanks to your donations, our PTA recently approved a nearly $600 grant for sensory aids to create a calming & safe space for students to deal with stressful situations. A toolbox of these aids can also be loaned out to teachers and students within their classrooms. We were able to donate balance balls, noise cancelling headphones, sensory mats, breathing balls, weighted blankets, fluorescent light covers, balance boards, and seat cushions.
Thank you to everyone who contributes to our fundraisers! Would you like to help decide where our money goes? Consider joining next year's board.
Math Night Returned!
Math night started as a PTA sponsored event 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" that can be applied with teachers limits. Students also have the opportunity to earn prizes in multiple challenges, including estimation and remembering the most digits of PI.
ROOM PARENTS communicate with the teacher to help with classroom needs, coordinate volunteering assignments with parents. 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! Check the link to see who is coordinating helpers in your class.
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. Sign up for e-wallet if you'd rather not send your child to school with cash when they visit between classes and during their library time.
When adults make a purchase, they may be asked if you want to round up for All For Books which is a fund to help make the book fair a positive experience for everyone. The staff has ways to support kids whose family budgets may not include the book fair. All For Books can help a student who doesn't have quite enough for tax or a child who loses their Ziploc of dollar bills between the classroom and the library.
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!
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, obstacle courses, and food trucks. The most popular event of the carnival is eating donuts on a string! So come have a delicious meal and let the kids have fun for a couple hours. We welcome former students who frequently come back to volunteer.
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 11:50pm-3:20pm 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 11:50pm-3:20pm.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.
Dance Party hopes to return next year
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 generally kicks off for our week long scholastic book fair.
Missoula Children's Theatre
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.
Digital entries are due on December 1st, 2023, and can be sent to email@example.com
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 in fall. 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 to kick off the year.
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!