Families of Color

Families of color face unique challenges on a daily basisWe focus on connecting, advocating powerfully for our children, sharing our parenting experiences, attending cultural events together, and reflecting on social issues that impact our families. These gatherings are open to all to attend, and are designed to center families who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, bi-racial, multi-racial, and/or a people of color. If you have an idea for a gathering, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at hello@tc-pta.org.

Please Note: In a typical year, we host a series of events centering Families of Color including community potlucks, play dates, listening sessions and group outings. As we navigate Covid-19, we continue to use public health guidelines to guide our programming. If you have any symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home to protect the health of our community.

TC PTA - Latinx Families Playdate


Sabado, 17 de Junio, 10am, View Ridge Playground

Hola familias! El sábado 17 de Junio los invitamos a un playdate para familias latinas e hispanohablantes. Nos encontraremos en View Ridge Playground a las 10 de la mañana. Les esperamos! Cualquier pregunta contactar a Ruth Martin Losada: latinx@tc-pta.org Aunque este evento se centra en familias Latinas y que hablan español, cualquiera en la comunidad de TC es bienvenido.

Saturday, June 17, 10am, View Ridge Playground

Hello families! On Saturday June 17th we invite you to a playdate for Latino and Spanish-speaking families. We will meet at View Ridge Playground at 10 am. We look forward to seeing you! If you have questions, please contact Ruth Martin Losada: latinx@tc-pta.org Although this event is designed to center Latino and Spanish-speaking families, anyone in the TC community is welcome to attend.

Spring 2023 - PTA Families of Color Meet Ups


Families of Color Meetup @ AAPI Celebration at Seattle Center
Saturday May 6, 2023, 11am - 5pm

Thornton Creek PTA invites Families of Color to an outing to the Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration on May 6, 11AM-5PM at the Seattle Center Armory. BIPOC students and parents and their white relatives are welcome to join us. Please RSVP to hello@tc-pta.org if you would like to meet up. We will give you a number to text so we can find each other at the event. The event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.


Zoom Meetup for Families of Color
Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 7pm - 8:30pm

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Meeting ID: 257 425 0673 | Passcode: PTA

Thornton Creek PTA invites parents and caregivers in families of color to attend an online Zoom Meetup on Wednesday, May 24 at 7PM. This is an opportunity to check in, connect and share how the year is going. BIPOC parents and caregivers and white parents and caregivers with BIPOC children are welcome in this space. Questions? Please contact hello@tc-pta.org 

FALL 2022 - TC Community playdate

Sat, Oct 8, 10am - 12pm TC Playground

This year, TC PTA and TCPG are partnering up to host Community Playdates on the TC Playground. Gather with familiar friends and meet some new ones! We will provide name tags, a few snacks, music, and some activities for families to engage in - including a chalk mural and a small craft.

TC PTA’s Latinx Families Group will host a table for caregivers to sign up for new or existing affinity groups (Latinx Families, Families of Color, and Families of Students Receiving Special Education Services). In past years, these groups have met for potlucks, playdates, and/or zoom listening sessions. Here’s a message from TC PTA Latinx Affinity Group Lead Ruth Martin Losada…

Hola familias! Desde el grupo de Familias Latinas nos queremos enfocar en crear una  comunidad donde los niños y las familias puedan compartir experiencias, tradiciones, un lenguaje en común y pasarlo bien! Un lugar seguro para apoyar a familias que quieran que sus hijos crezcan aprendiendo y usando el idioma español. Nuestra primera reunión será el Sábado 8 de Octubre a las 10am - 12pm en Thornton Creek Playground. Esperamos veros allí a todos. Si se puede!

Cualquier pregunta contactar a Ruth Martin Losada: latinx@tc-pta.org

Hello TC families! From our Latinx Families group, we want to focus on creating a community where kids and families can share experiences, traditions, common language and have fun! This is a safe group intended to support families who want their kids to grow up using and learning Spanish. Our first meet up will be Saturday, October 8th at 10am - 12pm at Thornton Creek Playground. We hope to see you all there!

If you have questions, please contact Ruth Martin Losada: latinx@tc-pta.org 

Spring 2022 - Latinx Family Affinity Group play date

Viernes, 15 de Abril, 10:30am, Dahl Park
Si te gustaría conocer a otras familias latinas en nuestra comunidad, por favor contacta con nosotros en latinx@tc-pta.org. Estamos organizando un playdate el 15 de Abril a las 10:30 AM en Dahl Park, os esperamos!

Cualquier pregunta contactar a Ruth Martin Losada: latinx@tc-pta.org 

Friday, April 15, 10:30am at Dahl Park

If you want to meet more Latinx families in our community, please reach out to us at latinx@tc-pta.org. We are organizing a playdate on April 15 at 10:30 AM at Dahl Park.

If you have questions, please contact Ruth Martin Losada: latinx@tc-pta.org 

Winter 2022 - Latinx Family Affinity Group play date

Lunes, 21 de Febrero, 10am at View Ridge Playground
Si te gustaría conocer a otras familias latinas en nuestra comunidad, por favor contacta con nosotros en latinx@tc-pta.org. Estamos organizando un playdate el 21 de Febrero  a las 10:00 AM en View Ridge Playground, os esperamos!.

Cualquier pregunta contactar a Ruth Martin Losada: latinx@tc-pta.org 

Monday, February 21, 10am at View Ridge Playground
If you want to meet more Latinx families in our community, please reach out to us at latinx@tc-pta.org. We are organizing a playdate on Feb. 21st at 10:00 AM in View Ridge Playground.

If you have questions, please contact Ruth Martin Losada: latinx@tc-pta.org

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TC PTA Latinx Affinity Group - Si se puede!

Si te gustaría conocer a otras familias latinas en nuestra comunidad, por favor contacta con nosotros en latinx@tc-pta.org 

If you want to meet more Latinx families in our community, please reach out to us at latinx@tc-pta.org 

Fall 2021 - Latinx Family Affinity Group Meetup

Primera reunión de familias latinas
Sábado 9 de Octubre a las 3:00 en Dahl Park

¡Hola familias de TC! Estamos muy contentos de anunciar un nuevo grupo para familias Latinas e Hispanohablantes. Nos queremos enfocar en crear una  comunidad donde los niños y las familias puedan compartir experiencias, tradiciones, un lenguaje en común y pasarlo bien! Un lugar seguro para apoyar a familias que quieran que sus hijos crezcan aprendiendo y usando el idioma español. Nuestra primera reunión será el Sábado 9 de Octubre a las 3:00PM en Dahl Park. Esperamos veros allí a todos. Si se puede!

Cualquier pregunta contactar a Ruth Martin Losada: latinx@tc-pta.org 

Latinx Families Affinity Group Meetup
Sat, Oct 9, 3pm at Dahl Park

​​Hello TC families! We are happy to announce a new affinity group for Latinx and Spanish speaking families. We want to focus on creating a community where kids and families can share experiences, traditions, common language and have fun! This is a safe group intended to support families who want their kids to grow up using and learning Spanish. Our first meet up will be Saturday, October 9th at 3:00 PM in Dahl Park. We hope to see you all there! 

If you have questions, please contact Ruth Martin Losada: latinx@tc-pta.org

WINTER + Spring 2021 - Families of Color Play dates

Wed, Feb 3, 3pm - View Ridge Park
Wed, Mar 3, 3pm - View Ridge Park
Wed, Apr 7, 3pm - View Ridge Park
Wed, May 5, 3pm - View Ridge Park
Wed, Jun 2, 3pm - View Ridge Park


Connect with other Families of Color for masked and socially-distanced outdoor play dates at View Ridge Park. Come hear about upcoming PTA events and resources, chat about ways we can support each other during this unprecedented time, and let PTA know how we can help you!  Email hello@tc-pta.org in you have any questions.

Please Note: We understand that every family makes health and safety choices based on their own specific family needs. During these outdoor play date gatherings, we follow the Play Area Public Health Guidelines provided by Seattle Parks and Recreation. Leading up to each event, we will continue to monitor local Covid-19 transmission rates, and review how the City of Seattle asks public park visitors to interact. As necessary, we are prepared postpone or cancel events as recommended.

Fall 2020 - Families of Color Meet and Greets

Thurs, Sept 24, 2020, 7-8pm
Sun, Sept 27, 2020, 5-6pm
Wed, Sept 30, 2020, 3-4pm

Email hello@tc-pta.org for Zoom link

As families of color, we face unique challenges daily, and these challenges are more pronounced during a global pandemic. These virtual gatherings can provide a home base for you and your family to build community with other people of the global majority. We will focus on connecting, advocating powerfully for our children, sharing our parenting experiences, and reflecting on social issues that impact our families. If you or a family member identifies as a person of color, multi-racial, Latinx, or native heritage, you are welcome to join us for any or all of these dates.