THORNTON CREEK PTA
SPRING 2023 Highlights
May 24, 7-8:30pm - TC PTA Virtual Meetup for Families of Color
Jun 2, 8-9am - TC PTA Sip-n-Chat for Parents and Caregivers of Students with Disabilities
Jun 10, 10-11:30am - TC PTA Playdate, General Meeting + Election
Jun 16, 6:30-8:30pm - TC Family Education Night - Beyond Black and White: Film, Discussion + Dinner
Learn more about TC PTA Family Affinity Connections
Check out our PTA Partners - Seattle Council PTSA & Seattle Special Education PTSA
Thornton Creek PTA (#6.15.80) was founded in 2018 by a group of dedicated anti-racist advocates. Our job as an equity-based PTA is to create space and opportunities for all families to feel welcome, empowered and see themselves reflected in our public school. Our primary goal is to foster and model equity while we advocate for educational justice for all students. We invite you to join us on this path of solidarity.
To learn more about the founding of TC PTA, click here.
Thornton Creek PTA:
Celebrates Black Lives Matter at School
Hosts Families of Color playdates, potlucks, and events
Organizes families to attend local marches and cultural festivals
Advocates at the state legislative level for the educational justice of all students
Rallies for equitable systematic change
Advances the call for centering Ethnic Studies in our children’s education
Supports under-resourced families with a community pantry
Aligns with environmental justice and student-led campaigns
Contributes to the Real Rent campaign in support of the Duwamish Tribe
Thornton Creek PTA would like to recognize the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish people, including the land of the Duwamish People, past present and future, on which we are organizing, learning, and reflecting. We gather together with the common goal of creating an open, safe space to discuss issues important to all families in our community. Issues including equity in education, social justice, environmental justice and student advocacy. Thornton Creek PTA honors the land of the Duwamish tribe and acknowledges the Duwamish people as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land. In addition, Thornton Creek PTA stands in solidarity with the First Peoples of this land by paying Real Rent in support of maintaining the vitality of the Duwamish Tribe.
- Matilda N. Luttrell, TC Parent, October 2020
Map of indigenous nations within the territory of what is today known as Washington State. For more information, visit https://native-land.ca/
Paying Real Rent to the Duwamish Tribe
We are the Thornton Creek Elementary School equity-based PTA from the unceded territory of the Duwamish and Coast Salish region in NE Seattle, and we are proud to be Real Renters.
In the Fall of 2020 TC PTA made our first payment to Real Rent Duwamish in recognition of the indigenous peoples who inhabited and cared for these lands before us. Each school year, we budget to participate in this opportunity to redistribute resources to the Duwamish Tribe who continue to call for the restoration of their treaty rights.
Engage with our work
We are excited to hear your ideas and partner with you to support and thoughtfully engage in building environments where all our young people can thrive. We look forward to growing together and collaborating with you.
Support Our Work
Additional funds that we collect through memberships, donations or event sales are used to supplement our community pantry, redistribute to indigenous and youth-led BIPOC organizations, assist local PTAs with immediate community needs, contribute towards professional development opportunities around race and equity, and support our annual operating expenses, which includes childcare and family activities when we are able to host onsite events. Each year, our annual membership is invited to participate in identifying where our additional funds are redistributed. If you would like to further our financial reach, please use the links below to support our work through a direct donation and/or designate TC PTA as your Amazon Smile beneficiary. Thank you!
Donate To Thornton Creek PTA
Donations can be made online using the Paypal link above, or by mailing a check to:
Thornton Creek PTA
c/o Thornton Creek Elementary
7712 40th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Thornton Creek Elementary PTA 6.15.80 (EIN: 83-2167029)
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