PALS (Partners at Lowell School) PTA welcomes you to the Lowell Elementary School community! We support the students, families, and staff at Lowell with community-building events and raise money to supplement school needs and ensure that all students are able to go on field trips, attend before- and after-school activities, and have the essentials for weekends as well as weekdays. Our school is wonderfully diverse, and our goal is to make sure every aspect of that diversity is supported and celebrated.

We also do a great deal of volunteering both as a board (by holding events, getting before- and after-school programs in place, channeling and prioritizing PTA funds, running a food pantry for students who might need extra over the weekends) and as a larger community (volunteering in classrooms, chaperoning field trips, etc.).

We communicate with the Lowell community via the Friday Flyer newsletter and emails (sign up here and “Lowell Parents” on Facebook Please get in touch with us directly at We aim to keep families informed about school and district events and issues that affect them, and we keep school administration and staff informed about families' concerns and priorities.

You are welcome to attend any PTA board meeting or the two general membership meetings we hold each year. If you really want to get to know us, please come to this next event:

The BIG EVENT! March 24, 6-8:30pm at Sole Repair (behind Quinn's Pub at 1001 E. Pike).
This is our annual school auction and our biggest fundraiser of the year. It is for grown-ups only, but not just Lowell please invite your friends, family, and neighbors. It takes a village to provide enrichment opportunities for our kids!
The theme is food and fitness. We have some wonderful auction items lined up, including dinner for 8 at Café Flora, a Lego playdate for 8, winery tours, barre and pilates classes, lunch for 4 at Monsoon, and snowboarding gear. You can also bid on a spot for a pizza/dance party at Capitol Hill Fire Station #25.
Tickets are $45/person until March 19. After that they will go up to $75, so register early. Ticket price includes all food and drink at the event. Food has been generously donated by Ravishing Radish Catering, Quinn's Pub, Hello Robin, Witness Bar and many others.
Hope to see you there!

PTA Sponsored Events:

  • Summer Social (August)
  • Pumpkin Prettying
  • Cookie decorating and winter crafts
  • Cultural Heritage Night / Lunar New Year Celebration
  • Valentine's Dance
  • Many Dine-outs throughout the year
  • Move-a-thon
  • The Big Event!
  • Fifth Grade Promotion (June)
PTA-Sponsored Services:
  • Drama Program for All Grades by Seattle Children's Theatre
  • Free music lessons for grades 3-5 with Seattle Music Partners
  • Reading Buddies
  • Field trips (transportation)
  • Overnight trip to Islandwood (for 5th graders)
  • Music Therapy
  • Classroom & Opportunity Grants for Teachers

Download PTA Membership form here.

Co- President: Marina Gray
Vice-Presidents Shine Sun and Sandra Stehling
Secretary: Brenna Westervelt
Treasurer: Madison Weldon
Book Keeper: Sadie Frederick
Communications Chair: Kristin Fitzpatrick
Fundraising Chair: Grace Kim
Membership Chair: Sheila Kelley
Food Pantry and Volunteer Coordinator: Suzanna Mak
School Events: Laura Rosenberg
Before- and After-School Programs: Tarika Denny
Member at Large: Katy Banahan

PTA Board meetings are monthly and open to any parent. Please contact the PTA at if you have an agenda item to discuss at a meeting or are interested in being on the board. Board members are nominated and affirmed at a General Meeting toward the end of the school year.

Financial Report, December 2015

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