The Goal of the Parent Teacher Association is to promote the welfare of children in school, at home, and in the community. There is a local, state, and national organization. There is also a Seattle Special Education PTSA formed in 2006
The Laurelhurst PTA is an association of parents and teachers dedicated to ensuring that our children receive a quality education. The PTA is governed by an elected Board of Directors made up of parent volunteers and staff representatives. The PTA Board works closely with the school principal and staff to ensure that the needs or our school community are being met.
The PTA Board generally meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the library. Meetings are open to all parents, guardians, and staff.
The PTA holds three all-school meetings during the year. These meetings are designed to inform and unite our parent base. Please make a point of attending these events. Nominations for PTA Board positions are made in April by a Nominating Committee. The new Board is approved at the All-School PTA meeting in May.
Washington State PTA
This organization is dedicated to improving the education opportunities and quality of life for all children by helping communities within the state establish local PTAs. It is a visible child advocate in local, regional, and state government and offers scholarships and grants. http://www.wastatepta.org/
This group is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States that encourages parents and public involvement in the public schools of this nation. It supports and speaks on behalf of children in school before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children. http://www.pta.org/