PTA SOE 2020 – 2022

Congratulations Alki PTA!

Alki Elementary PTA is named a National PTA School of Excellence for the 2020 – 2022 Term!

National PTA’s School of Excellence program provides a framework to strengthen family school partnerships and promote a welcoming school climate. The program celebrates PTAs and schools that worked together to make progress to empower families and improve the educational experience for every child. Alki PTA and Alki Elementary have been actively participating in the program since the Fall of 2019, and last week we were notified that we have been awarded the designation. The School of Excellence designation translates to Alki being regarded as a national leader in family engagement. Five PTA’s in Washington have received the designation, Alki is the only school in the Seattle School District to successfully complete the program.

As a National PTA School of Excellence, families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success. Last year, in an unfamiliar landscape, we worked in unison with staff to expand all student’s access to the Arts using virtual programming for Art & Fitness Week. We weren’t afraid to think outside of the box, and successfully produced Super Happy Awesome News! This volunteer driven production carried on Alki’s ten year tradition to offer theater as an enrichment to our students, and it truly was something special and awesome.

We are grateful for the success of these and the many other experiences during school closures, and we will draw on them to carry it forward for all Alki students next school year. This fall will feel different than previous years and will likely look different. Whether Alki Elementary was a part of your lives this past year and a half or whether you’re joining us for the journey starting in September, as a School of Excellence you can be sure that Alki PTA and Alki educators are partnering to create a space families are empowered to engage in their student’s education and provide opportunities to intentionally build relationships. Alki’s progress was measured by comparing responses of family and staff surveys from Fall 2019 and Summer 2021. The links below show where we gained ground, and where we can improve. Everyone has a place at the table! As a parent, an advocate, a member of the greater Alki community, and on behalf of Alki PTA we whole-heartily welcome you to the journey and look forward to getting to know you and your family.

Mel Spiker
Family & Community Engagement

2019 School of Excellence Survey

2021 School of Excellence Survey