Advocacy is at the heart of what we do - focusing on the health, well-being and safety of our children. 

 

FAMILY ASSISTANCE

If your family is need of assistance for back to school items, Pantry Packs and food, scholarship support for school events, clothing or other items please contact our school counselor directly. The PTSA works closely with the school to support and meet these needs once they have been identified.


 

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
Ella Baker PTSA is committed to bridging the disparities in our communities by being more diverse, equitable and inclusive in our mission efforts.

View our 2021/22 Multicultural, School & PTSA Calendar
Please read our Black Lives Matter Statement


COMMUNITY BOOK STUDY

PTSA will be supporting a Book Study for families and students. More info to come!

NOTES FROM THE BACKPACK PODCAST
Notes from the Backpack features real conversations with real parents, experts and educators who offer real-life advice, ideas and strategies parents can use to help their children succeed in and out of school. Listen to podcasts here.

CRITICAL RACE THEORY

National PTA’s Position on Critical Race Theory
National PTA does not have a position on critical race theory as a specific methodology, but we do believe students should have an honest and fair understanding of how our nation’s history has unfolded, and we encourage the implementation of diverse and inclusive curricula in K-12 public schools nationwide.

In September 2020, National PTA’s Board of Directors adopted a position statement on Inclusive Curricula in K-12 Education, which expresses our association’s commitment to the creation and implementation of diverse and inclusive curricula in K-12 schools as well as the necessary accompanying professional development that supports culturally and linguistically-responsive teaching and learning so that the history of all students—including but not limited to African American, Latino(a), Native American, Asian and LGBTQ groups—is accurately represented and taught.

National PTA’s Board of Directors also adopted a position statement on Addressing Systemic or Institutional Racism in July 2020, which states that our association strongly urges federal, state and local public officials to invest in educating students and teachers on the history and impact of institutional racism. The position statement also indicates that our association believes professional development and training must be provided for all school staff on implicit bias and culturally appropriate curriculum.

Further, National PTA has a position statement on Shared Responsibility in Educational Decision Making, which outlines that National PTA supports the concept of shared responsibility in the development of school policies and in curriculum decisions, and that PTA urges all school boards to cooperate with parents, teachers, students, principals, administrators, business, civic and community leaders, and the general public in this process.

National PTA’s goal is to clearly state what we believe is in the best interest of our students while avoiding the polarizing debates that are more about politics than education.

 



SUSTAINABILITY
Our goal is to promote sustainable practices witin PTSA and our school community through raising awareness, collaboration and student empowerment.

Contact the Sustainability Chair with any questions/suggestions or to get involved.

KING COUNTY GREEN SCHOOLS
This year, we hope to support our school in achieving Level 3 status as a King County Green School by focusing on Water Conservation efforts. Previously, focus has been on Waste Reduction and Energy Conservation.

WASTE REDUCTION BEST PRACTICES
LWPTSA Council's Waste Reduction Best Practices Guide is a great resource on learning ways to reduce waste when planning events/activities.



SPECIAL EDUCATION
Our goal is to help foster a community of families of children receiving services and/or accommodations. We advocate for meaningful inclusion and promote Disability Acceptance.

Contact our Special Education Chair for more information.

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