Gear up for the garden work party

Join us this Saturday November 18 for the garden work party at Meany Middle school. Everyone is welcome, kids too! Kids with community service requirements can log some time for participating. We'll be weeding, mulching, and prettying up the campus from 9am – 12pm rain or shine. Seattle Public Schools will be providing tools, materials, and even gloves, so just bring yourselves and weather-appropriate clothing. Sign up here.

Budget update

The parent budget survey results are in and, in a ranking of importance, academic and teacher classroom support was the overwhelming priority for parents who completed the survey.  

Student-led academic grants, specific in-school programs, and teacher grants were the next group of priorities, with teacher professional development close behind.  Community building- and social events, after-school programs, and community support were the next group of important items. Teacher appreciation came in at the bottom with suggestions that this could be supported via in-kind donations or other non-financial means. 

The Budget Committee is using these results to drive our 2017-2018 spending priorities. We are working closely with Ms. Oatis and will present budget recommendations to the PTSA Board on Thursday, November 9th.  Please contact Anne Friedlander with questions or for more information.