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Coe PTA Parent Education Nights

[OCT 20, 2021]   Fund Sharing

Coe PTA hosted a community call with Coe families, staff and PTA members — plus representatives from schools within and beyond our district — to hear from parents involved in and leading fund sharing programs:

–   Erin Conery, representing Friends of Roxhill Elementary, a Coe PTA partner PTO that is seeking funds to purchase grocery store gift cards for families facing food insecurity; hire Somali and Spanish interpreters so all Roxhill families can participate in meetings and events; and build a Learning Garden, the school’s first green space.

–   Christina Jimenez, representing Southeast Seattle Schools Fundraising Alliance, which hosts the largest cooperative fundraiser in the district, serving students at 15 elementary and K-8 schools.

–   Vivian Van Gelder, representing the PTO Giving Coalition, a group of stakeholders from across the district advocating around racially equitable resource distribution in Seattle Public Schools.

<<Download and Watch the live presentation>> recorded with permission.

Follow the links for additional info on the SPS Budget2021-22 Funding Allocations, and School Equity Tiers.


[APR 28, 2021]   School Funding with Mary Fertakis

Mary Fertakis, a member of the Washington State Board of Education and 22-year veteran of the Tukwila School Board (a school district that has been called the most ethnically-diverse in the US), led an information 1-hour+ session that covered the basics of where public school money comes from, the policies that drive funding formulas, and how families can ask for the kind of school district they want.

<<Watch the live presentation>> recorded with permission. Pre-reading and reference materials are available here.


[FEB 4 & 10, 2021]   Reading (K-2, and Grades 3-5) with Coe’s Reading Specialists

The PTA hosted Coe’s Reading Specialists, Amy Fleisher, Julie Bedell and Bente Fernandi, for two parent education nights in February 2021. Together they shared the science of learning to read, actionable advice on how to encourage and support children as they become skilled readers, plus book recommendations and links to other helpful resources.

Click the images below to view and download each presentation.