membership

Thornton Creek PTA membership powers advocacy at the legislative level in support of ALL students, rallies for equitable systematic change in our school and district, and supports alignment with environmental justice and student-led campaigns.

TC PTA Annual Membership

We believe every voice has value, and the success of our organization is measured by our ability to create community around educational justice. Anyone can join the TC PTA – teachers, parents, grandparents, family friends, community members, alumni, even members of other PTAs.

pay what you can Membership

Available to all families and individuals. Simply fill out this form, and we’ll be in touch.

individual membership

$20 via credit card. For payment via cash or check, please use the Pay What You Can Form.

Faculty / Admin / Staff membership

FREE for all Thornton Creek Faculty, Admin & Staff. Sign up today!

TC PTA 2021-22 school year memberships are active July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

Collective Advocacy

When you become an annual member of the TC PTA, you join the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America, with more than 4 million US parents, teachers and community members collaborating to create positive environments for ALL children. This nationwide network provides parent and teacher members a forum and tools to collectively influence the decisions that affect children not only at Thornton Creek, but also throughout our district, within our state, and across the nation.

BENEFITS

By simply joining the TC PTA, you are adding your voice to the larger PTA community and helping to foster:

  • Positive environments where all our young people and families can thrive

  • Inclusive and equitable systems in our school and wider community

  • Strong, meaningful community connections and support systems

Your membership also:

  • Allows you to vote at our TC PTA general meetings

  • Gives you access to city, state and national PTA events, workshops and conferences throughout the year

  • Provides discounts at many local and national businesses

Community Justice FUND

TC PTA pays $11.50 in Regional, State and National PTA fees for each membership. Any excess funds we collect via memberships or donations 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

  • Support our annual operating expenses

Each year, our annual membership actively participates in identifying where our additional funds are redistributed within our Community Justice Fund. In the fall of 2020 we made our first payment to the Real Rent campaign in support of the Duwamish Tribe, and contributed to the local chapter of the NAACP Youth Council. If you would like to further the financial reach of our Community Justice Fund, please use the link below to support our work through a direct donation. Questions? Send us a note at hello@tc-pta.org

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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)

Note: If your employer matches charitable donations, please consider increasing the impact of your contribution. Thank you!

Washington State PTA Recognizes Thornton Creek PTA with the Platinum Membership Growth Award for 2020-2021
Thornton Creek PTA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Silver Membership Growth Award recipient! PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling at least 20% more members than last year. That means our PTA is growing! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTA achieved this award! If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2020-2021 PTA membership, please consider joining today! By doing so, you are demonstrating your support for our PTA and work with Thornton Creek Elementary. Memberships are available on a pay-what-you-can basis, and are free for all TC staff, admin and teachers.