The vision of the Lake Forest Park PTA is to promote high standards for the education and welfare of the children in the Lake Forest Park Elementary School community and the larger Shoreline School District community.

Our Mission:

  1. Promote and support enrichment opportunities for the education, health and safety of students, staff and parents.
  2. Encourage family involvement in PTA, Lake Forest Park Elementary School and community activities.
  3. Advocate for the care and education of children and keep our membership and community informed regarding legislative issues.
  4. Strengthen involvement and outreach with other schools and the larger community.
  5. Create a safe learning environment for all children.


2016-2017 Goals

  1. Increase LFP PTA membership to a minimum of 400 through expanded membership-building strategies.
  2. Continue to explore strategies for building a strong family and school engagement component at LFP, including:

    a) Supporting the Family Engagement Coordinator with his/her work to effectively welcome, include and engage new and existing LFP families.

    b) Working with the POD Liaison Committee Chair and POD Liaisons to further develop and refine the role of POD Liaison, including the exploration of how technology can support increased communication within classrooms and across grade bands. 
  3. Expand the concept of enrichment at LFP to include:

    a) An effort toward more free or low-cost after-school classes and clubs for students through the development of increased partnerships with parents, community volunteers and high school students. 

    b) Exploring opportunities for parent enrichment, such as classes/gatherings during the school day, in the evenings and/or on the weekends (e.g. walking groups, yoga, art classes, parent education, etc.).  Consider whether there is a need for a separate committee chair to fulfill this role.   
  4. Continue to improve communication of our PTA by increasing our social media following, along with exploring strategies for highlighting more personal profiles and perspectives of our PTA.  
  5. Continue to work with school staff to implement and evaluate defined strategies for creating a positive playground and recess experience for all LFP students.   
  6. Advocate that the State Legislature fulfill its constitutional obligation to fully fund education in Washington State and comply with the State Supreme Court’s orders in the McCleary case.  Legislation and policies should not divest funding for health and human services, higher education or early learning programs, nor should it simply redistribute existing education funding sources.  Strategies will include informing and educating our school community on the issues and the importance of individual action, along with providing opportunities for collective action to advocate for a fully funded education system.

 

The LFP PTA Board of Directors has identified a lead person to address each of these goals, but your energy, ideas and input would be greatly appreciated! Please contact the PTA Co-Presidents at president@lfppta.org if you would like to participate in furthering any one of these goals. Thank you!


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