Committees

The Coe PTA runs on hardworking and dedicated volunteers! There are a number of committees and programs that have varying degrees of involvement throughout the school year.  These programs are designed to enhance the district-provided curriculum with additional outside learning opportunities.

Unless specified below, please click here to connect with us about your interest  in helping out.

Back-To-School-Bash  This team organizes and coordinates a one-day event in September for all Coe families.  Think games, food trucks, and booths promoting activities and volunteer opportunities at the school.  2019-2020 Chairs: Ashley Stroup and Devon Atchinson.

Book Fair  Supports the school librarian to run a week long book fair in October to help raise money for the Kearns Library, its only fundraising event.  Click here to see volunteering needs.

Building Leadership Team  As a school, we believe that we make better decisions in school governance if we work on issues together.  The BLT meets monthly to discuss a variety of topics including upcoming events, challenges as they present themselves, budgeting issues, and organizational issues.  2019-2020 Chairs: Susan Campbell and Shawn Perkins

Coe Cares  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: Food, Hygiene, and Book Drives.  Friday popcorn sales help fund this program.  2019-2020 Chairs: Lori Wilken, Angie Lai and Colby Wallace.

Fall Fund Drive  The first fundraising event of the year (October 1-31), the FFD is a 2-3 month organizing, executing and promotional effort to raise $100k for the PTA.  2019-2020 Chairs: Katie Kirsch, Monica Andrus, and Bethany Juchem.

Jog-A-Thon  Team coordinates this student-led fundraising effort each Spring.  Students compete to run the most laps while families cheer them on, followed by popsicle treats.  2019-2020 Chairs: Misty Nau and Katrina Frank.

Journey to An Afghan School  Student-led educational & 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.  Events: Back to School Bake Sale, Month of Giving Assembly with One-Day Coin Drive, Informational Booth at Multicultural Night, and All School Community Spring Bake Sale. 2019-2020 Chairs: Jessica Calhoun and Elizabeth Peterson.

Kinder Outreach  Team welcomes incoming Kindergarten families to and organizes tours to help prospective families decide whether Coe is the right fit for their family.  2019-2020 Chair: Sarah Fitzgerald.

Monster Mash  Team organizes a night of fun for all Coe families with music, dancing, costumes, games and food.  2019-2020 Chair: Anna Moren

Multicultural Night  Celebrating the diversity of backgrounds and customs represented at Coe, this event showcases vibrant displays, delicious food offerings, and performances, taking students and families on a global expedition just by walking through the school.  Volunteers are always needed to transform the atrium and hallways into a “bazaar” showcasing the rich cultures that make up Coe.  Families are invited to participate and share their culture by setting up a table display, preparing delectable dishes representative of their heritage, or via other creative means. 2019-2020 Chair: Anh Nguyen

Safety Patrol  Safety Patrol is an opportunity available to fourth and fifth graders who have demonstrated a track record of reliable and responsible behavior and who are able to rotate before and after school patrol duties.  Safety Patrol is managed by Ms. Goodin (kagoodin@seattleschools.org).

Silent Auction and Gala  This important fundraising and community building 2-part event (in mid-March) typically raises 45% of PTA’s annual donation goal and thus requires commitment/support of varying degrees throughout the year.  A coordinated effort between volunteers and staff ensures this event’s success.  2019-2020 Chair: Shawn Perkins