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    About Our PTA 

    The Wedgwood Parent Teacher Association (PTA) welcomes you to Wedgwood Elementary

    Vision and Mission Statement

    Our Vision

    The Wedgwood PTA's vision is to bridge the relationship between our school and our families by engaging and empowering our community to support our students in achieving their full potential.

    Our Mission

    The Wedgwood PTA is committed to:

    • image of a word cloudPromoting activities that enhance the joy and well-being of Wedgwood students and staff in a way that complements and enriches our excellent learning environment;
    • Advocating on behalf of students, staff, families and the school;
    • Building community within the school, and enriching the relationship between the school, families, and the wider community; and
    • Encouraging the community's investment of time, energy and financial support into Wedgwood Elementary.

    These statements drive the PTA’s decision making in the various functions that the PTA serves at Wedgwood. Importantly, it is our desire that our vision and mission complement and work in conjunction with the vision, mission of Wedgwood Elementary.

    Activities


    The PTA provides in-classroom support, such as funding the tutors and an intervention specialist, helping with field day and maintaining our unique garden, teacher supplies and playground toys. 

    In partnership with the school, PTA volunteers write our weekly electronic newsletter (to subscribe send an e-mail to wedgwoodweekly@gmail.com); and plan fun, educational afterschool events (ranging from Science Night, Lunar New Year’s Celebration and annual DJ Dance). 

    For a complete calendar of our activities click here

    Fundraising


    In order to fund the activities and opportunities listed above and many, many more, the PTA needs to raise at least $120,000 annually.  To do this, the PTA needs support for three key fundraising events:

    • Money in a jar Move-a-thon during the school day every fall
    • Annual Pledge Drive (December)
    • Spring Fundraising Auction and Party

    Additionally, there are smaller activities that help raise funds and build community including selling t-shirts & sweatshirts, organizing a used children’s books sale and by shopping through other purchase links that benefit our school.


    Membership

    image of buttons, the largest saying Membership Matters

    Annually, over 200 families join our membership.  By joining the Wedgwood PTA, you add your voice to not only the hundreds of Wedgwood families who are PTA members, but to the millions of other national PTA members across the country who stand up as child advocates.

    We have 2-3 General Membership meetings per year, attendance is voluntary and is not a requirement for joining; come when you are able. Joining the PTA gives you a vote when items such as our annual budget, election of officers and standing rules are put before the General Membership. Click here to find the membership form whenever you are ready to join.


    Budget

    Together as a community, we work to ensure the continuation of all the programs and activities that make Wedgwood Elementary such a special place, and strive to grow them and build something even better.  There are so many ways to get involved!

    If you have any questions or want to get more involved please contact the PTA President or join us at our monthly PTA board meeting. The meetings are usually the second Monday of the month but check the calendar for any changes. We are always looking for insightful input, new ideas, and people to make events a success.You are always welcome.

    Wedgwood PTA President


    Quick Links:

    Budget: Pie charts and descriptions of current financial activities.

    Calendar: For a complete list of Wedgwood School, PTA and District activities click here.

    Fundraising: To raise funds for our school while you shop.  To learn more about our fundraising activities: please click on: move-a-thon, pledge drive, or annual auction & party.

    Membership: If and when you are ready to join, please complete the membership form.

    Newsletter Subscription:The Wedgwood Weekly is our school Principals and the PTA primary form of communication. To receive a copy you must subscribe submitting an email to wedgwoodweekly@gmail.com

    Standing Rules 2017-18: The current Standing Rules were approved by the general membership on September 23, 2014.

    Volunteering: To learn more about volunteer activities at our school and to volunteer on a regular and routine basis in the school, the Seattle Public Schools requires parents to complete several forms. (Click here to learn more)

    For additional information, you can read the Washington State PTA’s FAQ about the purpose behind PTAs.