It is the mission of the North Beach Elementary PTA to foster community inclusion, child advocacy and academic excellence by facilitating communications, supporting teachers and staff, and enhancing the educational, social and physical environment of North Beach Elementary School
WELCOME TO NORTH BEACH FROM THE PTA
Hello new and returning families! The PTA is an organization composed of North Beach parents, teachers and staff. Our mission is “to foster community inclusion, child advocacy and academic excellence by facilitating communications, supporting teachers and staff, and enhancing the educational, social and physical environment of North Beach Elementary School." For more than 100 years PTA has advocated for kids on the local, state and national level. Child labor laws, universal kindergarten, school breakfast and lunch programs and universal immunization are all things we take for granted today but each were hard-fought victories for PTA.
We are excited to have you here! Over the summer we have several PTA volunteer organized play dates to give you and your child an opportunity to get to know other incoming families. We also have a Parent Buddy Program to connect you with North Beach "veterans" for assistance with questions you have during your first year (e.g. to bring or buy lunch, the first day, after school programs, etc.). Feel free to contact them!
We need your support! It really does take a village to raise a child. State funding of our schools has been negatively impacted by the economy and North Beach families and friends now wholly fund essential programs such as art and music. North Beach families also contribute volunteer hours for those necessary things that ensure our kid's educational experiences are optimized. Visit the Volunteering page for opportunities to contribute. Volunteer opportunities are also posted in our weekly newsletter. Every little bit helps...volunteer today!
How can you help?
Join. 100% PTA membership as it is a concrete indicator of parent support and is useful in interactions with the Seattle School District. The membership form is available online and will also go out in early September.
Donate. The Academic Giving Campaign (AGC) has been a primary fundraiser for our school. This is a simple ask for money. Our parents, over the years, have considered it a hassle-free way to raise money, as it does not require selling car washes, wrapping paper or coupon books. Every donated dime directly funds our school programs. The AGC funds essential academic enhancements such as tutors, professional development for North Beach teachers and staff, and programs that the Seattle School District no longer funds. This past year we also held a successful auction that raised over $101,000 for school programs. It was a fun, social night for parents, which raised money that directly impacted the classroom and our children.
Volunteer. We need volunteers! The PTA is recruiting for committee members and short-term volunteer opportunities. Do you have experience fund raising, coordinating, or planning? Do you have a special interest or skill? Do you have neither but want to help? Join us! There are volunteer opportunities in the classroom, library, around the school and from your home. We are very aware that most of us are working full time and this year we are focusing on providing a streamlined volunteer process and opportunities to reflect this reality.
Participate in Community events. Our PTA hosts a ton of fun events for our families. As we get closer to the beginning of the school year, our website will be the best place to find information on what is coming up next. To whet your appetite, we will likely have a fall carnival, a back-to-school wine and cheese event (parents only), the ever-popular Beach Party and a Spring Auction & Gala (parents only).
How to Stay Informed.
Check out our website at www.northbeachelementary.org for more information on PTA programs, volunteering and donating.