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Buy Tickets online for the Senior Grad Night! -- Click here
Put your student's name in the box marked "Company" on the payment form
Next PTSA General Meeting: , May 20 -- 7:00 PM in the commons.
Agenda Items: Vote on board for next year, Review of PTSA Initiatives for next year and budget review
PTSA Statement supporting Garfield Teachers on MAP Testing -- Click hereDonate to the Annual Fund -- Donate on line
Our Mission Statement: To advocate and act for the health, education, and general well-being of all students at Garfield High School and beyond.
Garfield High School is unique among Seattle public high schools in our diversity of families, classofferings, sports and activities, and exceptionally talented students.
The PTSA has been Garfield's most enduring school support organization. Besides the source of volunteer energy in the classrooms, the PTSA also contributes almost $200,000 in annual giving for school projects, and provides political advocacy for enhanced district and state funding for education.
With over 1600 students, 130 faculty, and a host of volunteers, Garfield is a big and busy place! There are many tools to help you navigate the building, including the school handbook, the Bark (PTSA's newsletter), the website, and e-mail updates.
Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year! Garfield High School is proud of its community: one of the most vibrant and diverse in Seattle. Its rich and rigorous learning environment and the many programs that help nurture the best in every student make Garfield one of the top-ranked schools in the state.
Yet, year after year, we find that funds provided by the School District aren’t sufficient to sustain the quality that has become Garfield’s hallmark. The PTSA Annual Fund helps bridge the gap between District funding and the needs of the Garfield community. This year, we hope to raise $100,000 to enhance education and extracurricular opportunities for all GHS students.
Donated funds help programs that enhance the success of every student at Garfield, including:
- Student achievement programs – such as the Read Right reading intervention program, College Access Now for disadvantaged students, Scholars at Garfield, which mentors African-American students, and the Writers in the Schools writing success program
- Classroom needs - such as science lab & math supplies, library and text books, drama and art resources, and musical instruments.
- Communication with families – the Bark newsletter, email communications, the family directory, and more.
The Annual Fund is Vital to Garfield. It depends 100% on the generosity of our extended community of family and friends—you! Please take a moment now to show your support for the special Garfield High School student(s) you know by making a tax-deductible donation to the Garfield PTSA Annual Fund. Simply click this link to make a secure online donation: Donate on line.
Or send your check (payable to Garfield High School PTSA) to:
Garfield High School PTSA Annual Fund
P.O. Box 22748
Seattle, WA 98122-0748
Garfield’s students, faculty and staff thank you for your donation; every dollar will help to maintain and strengthen all the traits that make Garfield unique among Seattle’s schools. Thank you in advance for supporting this great school of ours! Go Bulldogs!
Karen Stewart & Denise Paley, 2012-13 PTSA Annual Fund Co-Chairs
“Raise the Woof” All-School Auction
Friday March 1, 2013 -- Showbox (SODO)
Winning Ticket for the Tesla was 513 -- King 5 News Article
Thanks for supporting Garfield High School’s 8th annual all-school auction! PTSA auction proceeds support a wide and evolving range of student activities and teacher needs—all with the intent of providing a diverse range of quality experiences, opportunities, and methods of learning to help all Garfield students succeed.
The PTSA communicates with the Garfield Community in the following ways:
The Bark newsletter is now all electronic
May 15 Edition
May 1 Edition
April 17 Edition
April 3 Edition
March 20 Edition
March 6 Edition
Feb 20 Edition
Feb 6 Edition
Periodic email announcements from class representatives and the communications committee
Past Bark Issues
The Garfield High School PTSA Board meets on the third Thursday of every month in the school library, with discussion about PTSA current and upcoming business. These board meetings are open to all who would like to attend.
Also during the school year, the PTSA holds four General meetings, which feature speakers on topics of interest to GHS families and the community. The PTSA extends a warm invitation to our families to attend one or all of our General meetings and/or our Board meetings. We very much welcome the input, interest, and opinions of the Garfield High School community.
Next PTSA Board Meeting: February 21, 2013, 6-8pm in the GHS Library
PTSA Master Calendar for 2012-2013 -- Master Calendar
2013 Approved Budget
President - Phil Sherburne
Vice President - Eric Downs
Secretary - Susan Barley
Treasurers - Kirk Wohlers & Vanessa Bowker
Email for treasurers -- firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Advocacy - Stacey Andersen
Communications - Marie Doyle
Community Building - Thu-van Nguyen
External Relations - Sarah Finney & Martha Layzer
Counseling, Student Support & Welfare - Caroline Perkins & Margo Jones
Academic - Polly Davis
Student Activity Support - Amma Anang
Sports Boosters - Dave Richardson & Barb Staley
To volunteer for a committee contact Martha Layzer -- firstname.lastname@example.org
The PTSA will be printing a Family Directory to be distributed to all Garfield families. Forms to provide your information were included in the first day packets, but you can also submit your information via the following on line form:
On line Information Form
If you have questions or are unable to access the form, email us at GHSfamilydirectory@hotmail.com
Amy Barnett & Jill Harris, Family Directory editors
The Garfield PTSA urges you to volunteer to work with our students, faculty, and administrators so that Garfield High School is a place where every student thrives. We welcome and encourage the involvement of all parents and guardians, as well as members of the community. View more information on volunteering at Garfield.
Fall grant applications are due September 28, 2012 (for staff & faculty) and October 26, 2012 (for student grants). Spring applications (for all grant requests) are due February 4, 2013.
Please use the following forms to complete your grant requests:
Student Small Grants Application information
Student Fall 2012 PTSA small grant application
Staff Fall 2012 Small Grants application
Request for Small Grant Funds or Reimbursement
Gretchen Jacobsen, Michelle Marchant, Amma Anang & Mig Schaaf
2012-13 Small Grants Team
For information and announcements about your student's class, click the link below:
Class of 2013 -- Parent Rep -- August Drake-Erickson
Class of 2014 -- Parent Rep -- Edna Bravo Sawyer & Amy Summers
Class of 2015 -- Parent Rep -- Marie Doyle
Class of 2016 -- Parent Rep -- Leslie Stocker