General TC PTA Meetings

TC PTA hosts at least three General Meetings during the school calendar; one in the Fall, Winter and Spring. When possible, these events include a potluck family meal, PTA updates, general business, and a child-focused activity. 

Note: All community members are welcome to attend TC PTA meetings, and current members are eligible to vote on resolutions, our budget and other items requiring approval. TC PTA membership is available to all members of our community - please visit our membership page to learn more. 

Spring 2024 - Potluck, Family Game Night + General PTA Meeting


Friday, April 19, 2024, 6-8pm, Thornton Creek Commons

All are invited to gather with TC PTA the evening of Friday, April 19th in the TC Commons to share a potluck meal, play some games and conduct our Spring General Meeting. We will have a craft inspired by the emergence of Spring (hint, it includes bird seed), play some BINGO and conduct a brief PTA business meeting including the election of our Nominating Committee. All are welcome!

Potluck Note: Please consider those with food allergies and restrictions by labeling any home-made dishes (i.e. Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Contains Nuts, Nut Free, Legumes, etc). We will have sticky notes and pens available on site.

Accommodation: Please let us know if there are any accommodations that would help your family access the event by emailing hello@tc-pta.org.

Agenda and Supporting Documents: TC PTA will share an agenda and documents for the voting portion of the meeting via email - stay tuned!

Join our Growing Membership: If you would like to vote at PTA General Meetings, we invite you to join the TC PTA as an Annual Member. Memberships are available on a Pay-What-You-Can basis, and all Thornton Creek Teachers, Admin and Staff can join for Free. (Current memberships are valid through June 30, 2024.)

Check out the Membership Page on the TC PTA website for more info.

Thornton Creek PTA logo
Nature Heals by Troy Chafin for Amplifier Art

Winter 2024 - BlM AT School + lunar New Year Potluck Celebration + TC PTA General Meeting


Monday, February 5, 6-7:30pm, Thornton Creek Commons

Thornton Creek PTA is hosting a Black Lives Matter at School + Lunar New Year celebration on Monday, February 5th from 6-7:30pm in the TC Commons.

This year’s Black Lives Matter at School National Week of Action is February 5-9. The BLM at School theme for this year is Collective Value.

The Black Lives Matter at School Guiding Principles share that through Collective Value 

“We are guided by the fact that all Black lives, regardless of sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, economic status, ability, disability, education, location, age, immigration status, religious beliefs or disbeliefs, matter. None of us are free until we are all free.”

“Everybody is important, and has the right to be safe and happy, no matter what they believe, where they are from, or who they love.  Another way to say that is collective value.”

This event will also center the celebration of Lunar New Year - the Year of the Dragon! What better way to celebrate Lunar New Year, Collective Value and TC’s theme of Intergenerational than by having a potluck and being in community with each other! We would enjoy having you come share a meal with us and other TC families. In addition to food, there will be arts and crafts activities, and a short PTA business meeting that evening.

Please join us, and if you choose, bring some food to share.

Potluck Note: Please consider those with food allergies and restrictions by labeling any home-made dishes (i.e. Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Contains Nuts, Nut Free, etc…). We will have stick notes and pens available on site to list ingredients.

Accommodation: Please let us know if there are any accommodations that would help your family access the event by emailing us: hello@tc-pta.org 

Agenda and Supporting Documents: TC PTA will share an agenda for our brief business meeting and documents for the voting portion of the meeting via email. If you are not yet subscribed to the TC PTA mailing list, you can do so here: https://www.tc-pta.org/news 

Join our Growing Membership: If you would like to vote at PTA General Meetings, we invite you to join the TC PTA as an Annual Member. Memberships are available on a Pay-What-You-Can basis, and all Thornton Creek Teachers, Admin and Staff can join for Free. (Current memberships are valid through June 30, 2024.) Check out the Membership Page on the TC PTA website for more info.

We Come in All Shades of Power - Black Lives Matter at School 2024. Artwork by Zorah

FALL 2023 - TC PTA Fall General Meeting


Tuesday, Oct 3, 6:30-7-30pm - on Zoom
Meeting ID: 876 0660 4813 / Passcode: 249040

We invite you and your family to TC PTA's first general meeting of the school year. Grab your dinners, or get cozy with your kids as TC Librarian, Kristen Eason shares some stories with us to help us honor and recognize Disability History Awareness Month. After some picture books, we'll welcome guest speaker Samantha Fogg, the Immediate Past President of SCPTSA, to share what being a PTA is all about. Samantha currently serves on the Washington State Family Engagement Center Advisory Board, and on the Washington State Special Education Advisory Council. We'll finish the meeting by introducing TC PTA Board members and report some new business and upcoming events. All community members are welcome to join us, and PTA members are eligible to vote on our budget, position alignments, and elections throughout the year.

Accessibility: We will do our best to provide access and interpretation as needed. Please contact us to make a request: hello@tc-pta.org 

Belonging Begins with Us, by Stevie Shao for Amplifier Art

Spring 2023 TC PTA GENERAL MEETING, ELECTIONS + PLAYDATE


Saturday, June 10, 2023, 10am-11:30am, All Are Welcome!
Thornton Creek Playground or Zoom (Weather dependent) *

TC PTA Playdate, General Meeting + Elections: Please join us for our last General PTA Meeting of the school year! If the weather cooperates, we will gather on the playground with coffee & donuts, music, and a craft or two! At 11am adults will gather for PTA member business including voting for our 2023-24 Executive Officers, our Community Justice Fund, and our preliminary 2023-24 Budget.

Join our Growing Membership: If you would like to vote at our General Meetings, we invite you to Join TC PTA as an Annual Member. Memberships are available on a Pay-What-You-Can basis, and all Thornton Creek Teachers, Admin and Staff can join for Free. Please Note: current memberships are valid through June 30, 2023. Check out the Membership Page on our website for more info.

*RAIN CHECK: In the event of heavy rain, we'll move online  - check back for link

Questions? Please reach out: hello@tc-pta.org

Winter 2023 - TC PTA Potluck + General Meeting


Wednesday, March 15, 6-7:30pm
Thornton Creek Commons

Thornton Creek PTA is hosting a family potluck to kick-off this month’s all-school community meeting. We will gather to share some food and social time with the community as we celebrate the beginning of Spring and Women’s History Month. Please join us, and if you choose, bring some food to share. 

Potluck Note: Please consider those with food allergies and restrictions by labeling any home-made dishes (i.e. Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Contains Nuts, Nut Free, etc…). We will have index cards and pens available on site.

The potluck gathering will be followed by TC's monthly Community Meeting where parent leaders in TC PTA and TCPG will share updates, art teachers Piper & Kerri will introduce the visual arts curriculum, grade band teachers will show off some expeditionary work, and Mr. Kischner will share a principal update. We aim to wrap up the meeting by 7:30 so that families attending with students aren’t out too late.

During the meeting, TC PTA volunteers will facilitate a variety of child-focused activities with an emphasis on Women's History Month. Students are invited to engage in these activities while the adults attend the business portion of the meeting.

Accommodation: Please let us know if there are any accommodations that would help your family access the event by emailing hello@tc-pta.org 

Agenda and Supporting Documents: TC PTA will share an agenda and documents for the voting portion of the meeting via email. If you are not yet subscribed to the TC PTA mailing list, you can do so here: https://www.tc-pta.org/news 

Join our Growing Membership: If you would like to vote at PTA General Meetings, we invite you to join the TC PTA as an Annual Member. Memberships are available on a Pay-What-You-Can basis, and all Thornton Creek Teachers, Admin and Staff can join for Free.

(Current memberships are valid through June 30, 2023.)

Check out the Membership Page on the TC PTA website for more info.

2022 TC PTA General Meeting, Elections + PLaydate

Saturday, June 11, 2022, 10am-12pm, All Are Welcome!
Thornton Creek Playground or Zoom (Weather dependent) *

TC PTA Playdate, General Meeting + Elections: Please join us for our last General PTA Meeting of the school year! If the weather cooperates, we will gather on the playground with coffee & donuts, music, a PRIDE collaborative chalk mural, and perhaps, dare we say, pogo! At 11am adults will gather for PTA member business including voting for our 2022-23 Executive Officers, our Community Justice Fund, and 2022-23 Budget.

Masking Encouraged: Given the recent uptick in Covid-19 cases in our region and our school, we ask that attendees plan on wearing a mask at this event. We will supply hand sanitizer near the coffee and donuts station, and encourage social distancing when eating and drinking.

Join our Growing Membership: If you would like to vote at our General Meetings, we invite you to Join TC PTA as an Annual Member. Memberships are available on a Pay-What-You-Can basis, and all Thornton Creek Teachers, Admin and Staff can join for Free. Please Note: current memberships are valid through June 30, 2022. Check out the Membership Page on our website for more info.

*RAIN CHECK: In the event of heavy rain, we'll move online
RAIN CHECK - PTA General Meeting + Election, Saturday, Jun 11, 11am - Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 867 8676 2384 / Passcode: TCPTA

Questions? Please reach out: hello@tc-pta.org

Spring 2022 - 3/26/2022

TC PTA Spring Playdate + General Meeting - Save the Date!
Save the date for our next General PTA Meeting. If the weather cooperates, we will gather for a playdate to celebrate Women’s History Month and the beginning of Spring! We are planning for some crafting, creating a chalk mural together, a small snack, and some PTA member business to include voting in our nominating committee to help select our 2022-23 Executive Board. If you would like to be a part of the Nominating Committee, please reach out and let us know: hello@tc-pta.org  

Let Equality Bloom by Brooke Fischer for Amplifier Art 

Fall 2021 - 10/20/2021

Please join us for our Fall General Meeting Wednesday, October 20th at 6:30pm via Zoom. We look forward to gathering for our first PTA General Meeting this month! To honor Filipino American History and Disability History Awareness Month, we will dance and share a family read-aloud before transitioning into PTA business. All community members are welcome to join us, and PTA members are eligible to vote on our budget, position alignments, and elections throughout the year.

We are excited about the year ahead where we are committed to continuing to learn together, build community, challenge norms, share resources and cultivate joy.

2021 TC PTA Election + Family Dance

It's the end of the year! Let's celebrate! For our closing General Meeting of the 2020-2021 school year, we will gather online for some family fun with Kreativ Dance Fit and a brief slide show highlighting our 3 year together as an advocacy driven equity based PTA. The business part of the meeting will include voting for the incoming 2021-2022 Executive Board, finalizing our Community Justice Fund allocation, and voting on our proposed budget for the 2021-22 school year. 

We hope you and your family can come and revel in the hard good work we have done this year!

Title: Invest in Communities by Stat the Artist Description: Black Woman with a yellow cap and gown holding a diploma, with bright colors in the background
artwork by Stat the Artist for http://amplifier.org 

Spring 2021 - 5/4/2021

During our Spring 2021 General Meeting we will host the NAACP Youth Council. We will hear from our guests about their current work, and have time for questions from the audience - specifically centering student voices and our BIPOC community. A small portion of the meeting will address PTA business, including voting in the PTA Nominations Committee, who will gather interest for 2021-2022 TC PTA board positions. If you have interest in learning more about the Nominating Committee, or holding a TC PTA board position, please get in touch (hello@tc-pta.org)!

The NAACP Youth Council is a Seattle-based organization that advocates for racial equity and sensitivity policies in the Seattle Public School System. Founded in 2017 with the goal of bringing youth voices into discussions on issues that affect them, they now represent over ten high schools in Washington State, with members representing many ethnicities across those schools.

Meeting Agenda
6:30 pm – Welcome, Land Acknowledgement, Introductions
6:45 pm – NAACP Youth Council Panel
7:15 pm – Large group conversation
7:30 pm – TC PTA Member Business and Voting (Nominating Committee)
7:45 pm – TC PTA Overview and Updates
8:00 pm – Closing

Title: Aprat, Yet Closer Together by artist Bonnie Brown - Description: three woen's faces with varying skin tones on a colorful background with the title written in white over the graphics.
artwork by Bonnie Brown for http://amplifier.org 

Winter 2021 - 1/25/2021

While in the past our general meetings have included potlucks and guest speakers, due the Covid-19 pandemic and public health guidelines, are gathering via Zoom. At the meeting on January 25th, we will introduce new board members, adopt WA State and National PTA anti-racist resolutions, provide updates on our community justice fund, engage in meaningful discussion around Black Lives Matter at School, and give general updates on various school, district, and PTA initiatives. We hope to see you there!

artwork by Josh MacPhee for https://amplifier.org/ 

Fall 2020 - 10/20/2020

While in the past our general meetings have included potlucks and guest speakers, this time we'll be hosting a community dialogue on Zoom. We want to hear how your family is doing! We also want to have a meaningful discussion around the inequities we are collectively facing during the pandemic as a school, a district, and more broadly. Let's explore how we can step up to shift funds, plan outreach, and advocate for and with historically underserved students. Please join us and help shape the PTA priorities for the year. We hope to see you!

photograph of dragonfly jack-o-lantern

Spring 2020 - 4/30/2020

Due to school campus closures responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, our Spring 2020 General Meeting was delivered via zoom. TC PTA connected with SPS Director, Chandra Hampson, Seattle School Board Vice President, and Thorton Creek Administrative leadership.

Thornton Creek PTA, April 30, 2020