Civic Engagement

**We are always looking for volunteers! Interested? Email Kathy (civic.engagement.coepta@gmail.com)**

Coe CARES Committee

This team organizes programs supporting those in times of financial or emotional hardship: filling backpacks with supplies, pick up/delivery of groceries from Ballard Food Bank, providing food gift cards and other items as requested for Coe families/students in need.  Events include: Food, Hygiene, and Book Drives.

DREI (Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion) Committee

The Coe PTA is committed to creating a school community that is equitable, proactively practices and promotes anti-racism, and embraces the value of diversity. Coe Elementary school staff and leadership are committed to and have been acting on this shared goal. The community is constantly changing, however, and we are all part of a life-long journey to be better and do better for our kids.

The Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion (DREI) Committee was established in 2020 to facilitate a partnership between the PTA and Coe staff around this commitment, to develop clear, shared goals, to inform priorities, and to develop and support implementation of strategies that help achieve those goals.

We welcome your participation and thoughtful contribution to this conversation and life-long journey. We must all continue to learn and improve together. Lean more here.

Journey to An Afghan School

This committee creates/supports student-led educational and fundraising events in support of our sister school in Afghanistan, create an opportunity to help Coe students learn about giving and their responsibility as global citizens, while encouraging leadership and planning skills.  Traditional events: Bake Sale, Month of Giving Assembly with One-Day Coin Drive, Booth at Multicultural Night, and an all-school Community Spring Bake Sale.

Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion (DREI) Committee

Survey Results UPDATE In October 2020, the Coe PTA Diversity, Racial Equity and Inclusion Committee surveyed Coe families about their experiences and wishes for creating a more inclusive and anti-racist culture at our school. The survey (open October 14-28) was promoted to families via the school bulletin, to parents through their classroom teacher and room parent, and …