Alki PTA Advocacy: Prejudice

      By Vanessa Longacre-Wilcox, Advocacy Chair (advocacy@alkipta.com) In 1946, a parent advocate and PTA representative named Ruth Benedict wrote an article for the National Parent-Teacher magazine addressing tolerance and racism entitled, “Let’s get Rid of Prejudice.” I have only seen quotes of this article but what I have seen was bold (for the…

5th Grade Breakfast Volunteers needed this Wednesday!

5th Grade Breakfast (Wednesday, June 19) 5th grade families are invited to celebrate graduating Alki students the morning of Wednesday, June 19th in the Alki Cafeteria. There will be a special graduation ceremony and potluck breakfast to celebrate the end of their tenure at Alki! The 5th Grade Breakfast is fast approaching and we need…

There is still time to pledge (Extended until Friday, June 14th!)

Alki-A-Thon is over, but the pledging continues! What a fun day! The sun was shining, sprinkler was working, the tunes were blaring, and kids were having a blast! Thank you to everyone that made this day possible! Donate Online:  https://tinyurl.com/alkiathon2019 Donors can make a flat pledge, pay by credit card, and enter the name of the student(s) they…

HURRY! Running Club Registration Open until Tuesday!

REGISTER FOR RUNNING CLUB BY APRIL 16TH! CLICK HERE to register! It is time for a new season of Alki Elementary Running Club! If your child would like to participate in the PTA sponsored fundraiser, here is what you need to know: Who can participate? All grade levels K-5 What is running club? An after…

POSTPONED: Focus Day Postcard Writing Party (TBD)

PTA Focus Day WA State PTA Focus Day is an opportunity to connect with legislators and to advocate on priorities near and dear to you, Alki, Seattle Schools, and WSPTA. Although the ad news is that Focus Day in Olympia was cancelled due to weather, The good news is that our Advocacy Week electronic messages will…

Black Lives Matter At School Week

Black Lives Matter At School Week (February 4-8, 2019) For Black Lives Matter Week resources from Seattle Education Association, Click Here. Alki teachers will be teaching a lesson on inclusion using the following resource: https://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources/tolerance-lessons/antiracism-activity-the-sneetches The organization Kids & Race have set up a Black History Month scavenger hunt across Seattle to celebrate local history.  Click Here…

PTA Reflections Recognition Ceremony

We want to celebrate everyone who participated in this year’s Reflections Art program. Join us as Reflections Chair, Lindsay Yost, hands out ribbons and shows a slideshow of all entries during a recognition ceremony in the Alki Elementary Library.    Please stick around for the PTA General Membership Meeting to follow (6:30 – 7:30 PM).  Free Childcare…