Adams PTA Fundraising
Your donation directly supports Adams Elementary. This year the PTA will give $122,000 in grants directly to Adams, and will use any additional funds raised for PTA programming that supports our families and school. We are grateful for every contribution.
Please Give What You Can
Our primary fundraiser is our Big Give campaign in the fall. We aim to raise the total amount we have promised to the school in the form of two direct grants. These grants cover math and literacy tutors, and paid lunch and playground staff. For 2021-22 only, the PTA is providing partial support for our Student and Family Support Teacher, to enable this position to be full time at Adams.
Fundraisers in the winter and spring will aim to cover the balance of funding needed for these grants, and for PTA community events and operating expenses.
Your Donation to Adams PTA
Supports Our Teachers
Playground & Lunch staff. These positions free up hours for teachers to prepare lessons, connect with families, give extra attention to any student who needs it, and run to the bathroom!
Math & Literacy tutors for all grade levels provide additional support to students. Tutors supplement individual learning progress so teachers can continue with their planned lessons in the classroom and support group activities.
Together, these positions provide teachers with more than 6,000 hours of time.
For 2021-22 only, the PTA will support 50% of our Student and Family Support Teacher following district funding cuts. Heather McQuarrie is developing a school-wide social emotional learning (SEL) plan and is also providing support to families and children.
Each teacher is allocated funding to help cover classroom supplies and field trips. “I appreciate how the PTA supports teachers because it helps us provide supplies for students in need and scholarships for after school programs.” --Lisa Woodside, 4th grade teacher.
Supporting our teachers helps teachers support:
Our students learn in arts-infused classrooms. Adams teachers have been trained to build art into the study of math, reading, writing, science, and social studies. The PTA provides funding to support arts-infused curriculum, supplies, assemblies, and instruction.
Growing healthy students helps us grow...
The PTA hosts many free all-school events each year. These include monthly coffee meetups, a fall festival, and the carnival in the spring. The PTA publishes a family directory and hosts regular grade-level meetups. We provide funding for building, playground, and landscaping improvements. We support the 5th grade yearbook, graduation, and a trip to Islandwood camp.
And that’s just the beginning. Our PTA is also involved in city and state-level advocacy efforts to help improve Seattle schools for all students. We share news and information that impacts our school with parents, and we invite speakers to help us learn more. The PTA also maintains emergency water and food supplies, and pedestrian safety efforts to keep our kids safe.
Come to our PTA general meetings to learn more about everything the PTA does, and share your ideas!
Concerned that our public school needs our donations?
(1) Contact your local, state, and federal legislators.
(2) Get involved with lobbying for school funding by joining our legislative committee
For more information email our executive team