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



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.


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


We are happy to announce that our membership voted to support the LWPTSA Equity Resolution, Advocating for an Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusion in Education Policy, in response to the LWSD Board of Directors' approved Resolution No. 2318: Anti-Racism, Anti-Discrimination, Equity, and Inclusion in Education. LWSD Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, will be interpreting Resolution 2318 by developing a policy and indicators for compliance, for LWSD Board approval.

Resolutions are official documents that guide the PTSA's advocacy efforts to address an issue of concern related to the education, health, safety, or welfare of children and youth, or parental education and family engagement. 

Voting to approve support of this resolution allows us to advocate for a strong equity policy that addresses current areas that need to change and reform; commits to ongoing review and examination of policy and procedure; and is centered around the underserved and marginalized students, families and educators. Our goal is to advocate for a policy that will bring about change that results in an inclusive and equitable culture where all students have a sense of belonging, navigate a safe learning environment and are equipped to succeed. Questions or want to get involved? Please contact our DEI Chair, Thea Warner.

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.


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.


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.

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.

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

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.

Special Education Resources

Sharing resources with our Ella Baker community for families that may have find this helpful. These resources were recommended by families who attended the October LWPTSA Special Education Meeting.  

Outdoors for All – Enriching the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through outdoor recreation.

Game to Grow – Using games of all kinds for therapeutic, educational, and community growth.

Athletes for Kids – Enhancing the lives of children who have disabilities and special needs and the high school athletes who mentor them.

Friendship Circle - Leveraging the positive impact of friendship, understanding, and shared experience to transform the lives of children and teens with special needs and typically developing teens.

Aspiring Youth – Helping students as they navigate their social world.

Basic Beginnings - Providing children with autism and other special needs the opportunity to gain the necessary basic life and social skills to build confidence and independence for his or her future.

Social Skills Lab - Home-based and virtual teletherapy speech sessions, evaluations and virtual peer/friendship groups.

Washington Autism Alliance - Access to healthcare, education and services for people with autism spectrum disorders & related intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Arc of King County To further the civil rights movement for all persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities to thrive as equal, valued, and active members of the community. 

Contact our Special Education Chair for more information.

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