PTA Programs + events

Below is a calendar listing and details about PTA programs and related events. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events. For the most up-to-date information, we invite you to subscribe to our email newsletter. 

We also have a local Cultural Events Calendar that we add upcoming community and cultural events to as they are shared with us.  If you have an event you would like to share with the community, please reach out to our Communications Chair (comms@tc-pta.org)

National PTA Resource: Multicultural Calendar - In English 2023-24, 2024-25  /  En Español 2023-24, 2024-25 

2023-24 Calendar of Events

Note: Dates and Events in italics are not hosted by TC PTA unless otherwise noted

Common Acronyms Used:
TC (Thornton Creek Elementary School)
TC PTA (Thornton Creek Parent Teacher Association)
SCPTSA (Seattle Council Parent Teacher Student Association)
SSEPTSA (Seattle Special Education Parent Teacher Student Association)
SPS (Seattle Public Schools)
RARE (Roosevelt Alumni for Racial Equity)
TCPG (Thornton Creek Parent Group)


June 2024


June is Pride Month
Jun 4, 4-5:30pm - SPS/SEA Training for School-Site Based Interviews - Preregistration Required
Jun 4, 7pm - TC PTA Special Education Parent/Caregiver Meet-up - on Zoom
Jun 5, 6-7:30pm - SPS School Board Special Meeting - Visions and Values
Jun 6, 6:30-8:30pm - SCPTSA General Meeting + Elections , Hybrid Event - Zoom link coming
Jun 8, 1-4pm - Pathways Park Grand Opening (5201 Sand Point Way NE)
Jun 10, 4:15-8:30pm - SPS School Board Meeting
Jun 9, 3-4:30pm - TC PTA Playdate, General Meeting + Elections @ TC Playground
Jun 12, 6-7:30pm - Virtual SPS School Board Special Meeting: Vision and Values - Community Engagement - hosted by SCPTSA - on Zoom - Register by June 7
Jun 18 - 6-8pm - TC PTA BIPOC-luck Dinner, Thornton Creek Commons
Jun 19 - Juneteenth Holiday - No School
Jun 21 - Last Day of School (1 hour early dismissal) & 5th Grade Promotion
Jun 25, 4-5:30pm - Incoming Kindergarten Playdate - TC Playground
Jun 26, 4:15-8pm - SPS School Board Meeting (rescheduled from June 10th)

Jun 26, 8-9pm - SPS School Board Special Meeting - 2024-25 Recommended Budget
Jun 30, 11am - Seattle Pride Parade - March with SPS

JuLY 2024


Jul 2, 4:15-8pm - SPS School Board Meeting
July 9, 4-5:30pm - SPS/SEA Training for School-Site Based Interviews - Preregistration Required
Jul 23, 5-6:30pm - RARE Open Discussion: Closing the Literacy Gap - Register on Zoom




Past Months 2023-24 Calendar

September 2023


Sept 4 - Labor Day
Sept 6 - First Day of School 1st - 5th grade students
Sept 10, 1-3 pm - TC PTA + TCPG - Community Playdate @ TC Playground
Sept 11 - First Day of School Preschool and Kindergarten students
Sept 11, 8-9:30pm - TC PTA Board Meeting - contact for details
Sept 13, 4:15-8:30pm - SPS School Board Meeting
Sept 15 - Oct 15 - Latinx Heritage Month - SPS Resources
Sept 18, 5-6pm - SCPTSA + RARE - Open Discussion: Racial Equity in Seattle Public Schools - Register on Zoom
Sept 19, 7-8:30pm - SCPTSA General Meeting - on Zoom
Sept 23, 12-2pm - CANSSPA Fall Picnic @ Volunteer Park
Sept 26, 5:30-7pm - SPS - Well Resourced Schools Online Community Meeting - on Zoom
Sept 27, 4:15-8:30pm - SPS School Board Meeting
Sept 29 - Mid Autumn Festival


October 2023


Thru Oct 15 - Latinx Heritage Month - SPS Resources
October is Filipino American History Month - SPS Resource & FANHS
October is Disability History Awareness Month - WA State Law & SSE PTSA Resource
Thru Oct 31 - TC Gear Swap - Halloween Costumes
Oct 3, 6:30-7:30pm - TC PTA Fall General Meeting - on Zoom
Oct 4, 4-5:30pm - SPS Special School Board Meeting - Ad Hoc Policy Manual Review  
Oct 6, 8-9am - TC PTA Sip n' Chat for Parents and Caregivers of Students with Disabilities
Oct 9 - Indigenous Peoples' Day  - SPS Resources
Oct 10, 6-8pm - SCPTSA: Bites & Ballots Candidate Forum on Education
Oct 11,  2-3pm - SPS Special School Board Meeting - Ad Hoc Community Engagement
Oct 11, 3:30-4pm - SPS School Board - Executive Session: Performance Review
Oct 11,  4:15-8:30pm - SPS School Board Meeting
Oct 12, 7-8pm - TC PTA Zoom Meetup for TC Parents and Caregivers of Students with Disabilities - on Zoom
Oct 12, 6-7pm - SCPTSA: Restorative Practice Community Coalition - Register on Zoom
Oct 13 - No School - WA State Inservice Day
Oct 16, 7-8pm - TC PTA Legislative Advocacy Committee Meeting - on Zoom
Oct 17, 7-8:30pm - SCPTSA General Meeting - on Zoom
Oct 19, 8-9pm - TC PTA Board Meeting - contact for details
Oct 21-22 - WSPTA’s 45th annual Legislative Assembly
Oct 25, 3-4pm - SPS Special School Board Meeting - Ad Hoc Community Engagement
Oct 25, 4:15-8:30pm - SPS School Board Meeting


November 2023


November is Native American Heritage Month - SPS Resource
Nov 2, 7-8pm - SCPTSA Engagement: SPS Draft Financial Policy Register Here
Nov 6, 8-9:30pm - TC PTA Board Meeting - contact for details
Nov 7 - ELECTION DAY
Nov 7 - SPS/SEA Training for School-Site Based Interviews - Preregistration Required
Nov 10 - No School - Veterans Day
Nov 13-30 - TC Gear Swap - Coats & Snow Gear
Nov 13, 7-8:30pm - TC PTA - Special Education Committee Meeting on Zoom
Nov 14, 7-8:30pm - SCPTSA General Meeting - on Zoom
Nov 15, 4:15-8:30pm - SPS School Board Meeting
Nov 16,  6-8pm - TC PTA Families + Staff of Color Potluck
Nov 20 - Transgender Day of Remembrance - BLM at School Resources
Nov 20, 7-8pm - TC PTA Legislative Advocacy Committee Meeting - on Zoom
Nov  20-22 - No School - Conference Days
Nov 23 - No School - Thanksgiving
Nov 24 - No School - Native American Heritage Day - SPS Resource
Nov 29, 5:30-6:30pm - SPS School Board Special Meeting - Oath of Office Ceremony


December 2023


Through Dec 15 - TC Gear Swap - Winter Gear Extended
Dec 5 - SPS/SEA Training for School-Site Based Interviews - Preregistration Required
Dec 7, 7–8:30pm - SCPTSA Family & Community Engagement Committee: Money Talks with Dr. Kurt Buttleman, SPS Assistant Superintendent of Finance - On Zoom - Register Here
Dec 10, 3-5 pm - SSEPTSA - Festive Social End of Year Celebration, Columbia City Library - RSVP
Dec 11, 8-9:30pm - TC PTA Board Meeting - contact for details
Dec 12, 12-1pm - WSPTA - Focus on Advocacy Day Q&A - on Zoom
Dec 12, 5-7pm - TC Winter Book Swap
Dec 13, 4:15-8:30pm - SPS School Board Meeting
Dec 13, 7-8:30pm - WSPTA 2024 Legislative Session Preview: Legislator Panel on Zoom - Register Here
Dec 19, 7-8:30pm - TC PTA Legislative Advocacy Committee Meeting + Time with State Representative Darya Farivar - on Zoom


January 2024


Jan 6, 2-3pm - SCPTSA Legislative Advocacy Committee: Drop-in Hour - on Zoom
Jan 8, 8-9:30pm - TC PTA Board Meeting - contact for details
Jan 9 - SPS/SEA Training for School-Site Based Interviews - Preregistration Required
Jan 15 - Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service - No School
Jan 15 - 41st Annual Seattle MLK Jr March - PTA Meet Up to March in Community
Jan 15 - WSPTA Focus on Advocacy Day - Learn More + RSVP here
Jan 15-19 - WSPTA Focus on Advocacy Week - Subscribe to WSPTA Action Network
Jan 17, 4:15-8:30pm - SPS School Board Meeting
Jan 18, 7pm - TC PTA Special Education Committee Meeting - on Zoom
Jan 23, 7-8:30pm - SCPTSA General Meeting - on Zoom
Jan 29, 5:30–6:30pm - SCPTSA - DEI Committee: School to Prison Pipeline Open Discussion, Co-hosted with RARE - on Zoom, Register Here
Jan 31 - WA State PTA Great Sign-up Day - State-wide Membership Drive - JOIN TC PTA


February 2024


February is Black History Month
Feb 1, 7-8pm - SCPTSA: Money Talks w/Dr. Kurt Buttleman, SPS Assistant Superintendent of Finance - on Zoom
Feb 5-9 - Black Lives Matter at School: National Week of Action
Feb 5, 6-7:30pm - TC PTA Black Live Matter at School + Lunar New Year Potluck + General Meeting
Feb 6 - SPS/SEA Training for School-Site Based Interviews - Preregistration Required
Feb 7, 4:15-8:30pm - SPS School Board Meeting
Feb 9 - TC's Artifact Day
Feb 15, 7pm- TC PTA Special Education Committee Meetup: Summer Activity Fair - on Zoom
Feb 19-23 - Mid-Winter Break - No School
Feb 26, 6-7:30pm - SCPTSA DEI Committee + RARE: Restorative Practice Community Coalition - Register for Zoom link
Feb 26, 7-8:30pm - SCPTSA General Membership Meeting - on Zoom


March 2024


March is Women's History Month
Through May 4th - 💐🌷Order Mother's Day Bouquets to support SPS Schools + Local Hmong Farmers
Mar 4, 8-9:30pm - TC PTA Board Meeting - contact for details
Mar 5 - SPS/SEA Training for School-Site Based Interviews - Preregistration Required
Mar 6, 4:15-8:30pm - SPS School Board Meeting
Mar 18, 7-8pm - 2024 WSPTA Legislative Recap, Register on Zoom
Mar 19, 7-8:30pm - SCPTSA General Meeting - on Zoom
Mar 20, 4:15-8:30pm - SPS School Board Meeting
Mar 21, 7pm - TC PTA Special Education Committee Meeting - on Zoom
Mar 27, time TBD - SPS School Board Meeting - District 2 & 4 Director Candidate Forum
Mar 28, 5:30-8pm - TC PTA Social - Pack-the-Pantry Fundraiser at Burke-Gilman Brewing Co.
March 31 - International Transgender Day of Visibility


April 2024


April is Earth Month
April is Arab American Heritage Month
Through May 4th - 💐🌷Order Mother's Day Bouquets to support SPS Schools + Local Hmong Farmers
Apr 1, 8-9:30pm - TC PTA Board Meeting - contact for details
Apr 2 - SPS/SEA Training for School-Site Based Interviews - Preregistration Required
Apr 3, 4:15-8:30pm - SPS School Board Meeting
April 8-12 - Spring Break - No School
April 18, 4:30-5pm - SPS Special Board Meeting
Apr 19, 6-8pm - TC PTA Potluck, Family Game Night + Spring General Meeting
Apr 25, 4:15-8:30pm - SPS School Board Meeting
Apr 29, 5-6:30pm -  RARE, NAACP Youth Coalition + SCPTSA: Developing a Sense of Belonging Open Discussion - Register Here
Apr 30, 7pm - TC PTA Special Education Parent/Caregiver Virtual Meet-Up with Arc of King County - Register Here
Apr 30, 7-8:30pm - SCPTSA General Membership Meeting, on Zoom


May 2024


May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian + Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May is Jewish American Heritage Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Through May 4th - 💐🌷Order Mother's Day Bouquets to support SPS Schools + Local Hmong Farmers
May 6, 8-9:30pm - TC PTA Board Meeting - contact for details
May 7 - SPS/SEA Training for School-Site Based Interviews - Preregistration Required
May 8, 4:15-8:30pm - SPS School Board Meeting
May 11, 12-2pm - TC PTA Hosts Pick-up of Mother's Day Bouquets @ Thornton Creek
May 14, 7-9pm - Seattle Special Education PTSA May General Meeting - on Zoom
May 21, 7-8:30pm - SCPTSA General Membership Meeting, on Zoom (Rescheduled to June 6)
May 22, 4:15-8:30pm - SPS School Board Meeting
May 23, 5:30pm - We the People - Legislative Review for WA State
May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday - No School
May 30, 8-9:30pm - TC PTA Board Meeting - contact for details



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