The Mission of the SES PTSA

1. To advocate for students and families of SES with the school, the Snoqualmie Valley School District and community.

2. To assist and communicate with the parents of SES students in developing the skills and knowledge they need to support their children at school and in the community.

3. To support and assist teachers and school staff in providing the best education possible for our students.

The SES PTSA actively seeks to support programs, materials, and equipment that enhance & extend current district curriculum opportunities for our children by ….

  • Providing teacher grants to support teacher-determined classroom needs.
  • Providing monies toward classroom experiences.
  • Providing monies for technology and academic goal support.
  • Supporting schoolwide (and district-wide) assemblies.
  • Continuing “Cougar Trail” to promote student participation in regular exercise routines.
  • Promoting student participation in schoolwide incentive and reward programs.
  • Providing art enrichment lessons for all students grades K-5


The SES PTSA will raise money to help fund programs that support and assist teachers and school staff to provide the best possible education for our children by …

  • Coordinating a fall and spring fundraising campaign.
  • Coordinating mini fundraisers throughout the year (e.g., winter bazaar).
  • Participating in corporate fundraising opportunities such as Box Tops for Education, Office Depot rebates, Amazon, and Microsoft.
  • Researching other community & corporate fundraising possibilities.
  • Researching and utilizing alternative funding sources such as grants.

The  SES PTSA will work to promote family involvement in PTSA events, fundraisers, school wide functions, and district meetings by …

  • Presenting general meetings.
  • Offering parent education opportunities.
  • Encouraging co-chairs and increased volunteer base at PTSA events.
  • Organizing Watch D.O.G.S. and Reading Buddy Programs with parental involvement.

The SES PTSA will strive to enhance communication among PTSA officers, the general membership and student families by …

  • Providing a welcome packet to kindergarten and new SES families.
  • Creating and maintaining a front entryway bulletin board that communicates upcoming PTSA events and general information.
  • Distributing information regularly through email, flyers, social media, and district sources.
  • Attending PTA conference workshops and district council PTA meetings and training.
  • Maintaining an SES PTSA website (http://septsa.com), Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SnoqualmieElementarySchoolPtsa), and Twitter feed (@supportSESptsa).
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