Community Bulletin Board

What you need to know about the proposed changes to bell times.
Comments and questions may be emailed:
* for Bell Time Analysis to:
* Or mail to: Bell Time Analysis, Seattle Public Schools, M.S. 32-150, P.O. Box 34165, Seattle, Washington, 98124-1165.
For additional information about the Bell Time Analysis, please visit the Bell Time Analysis Home Page
Contact: Sam Markert, Project Manager, at

Seattle Council PTSA General Meeting Monday, October 5th, 2015


What new with SPS  (40 min w/ Q&A)
*Dr. Larry Nyland SPS Superintendent: SEA contract impact and changes, Opportunity GAP

*Jacque Coe, SPS Chief Communications Officer:  SPS website

*Carmen Rham, SPS Executive Director of Technology: Schoology

What’s happening with the City and State  (20 min w/ Q&A)
*   Eden Mack, SCPTSA Leg Chair:  School Board candidate forum, Leg Assembly, WA State funding update
*   Kerry Coulee-Stroum, Schools First;  renewing our education levies Feb 2016

What’s new with PTA (30 min w/ Q&A)
*   Iris Okimoto Nielson, PT Ave, New WSPTA Membership system
*   Dianne Casper, SCPTSA Treasurer:  WSPTA Statement of Affiliation Form (Due 10/31/15)
*   Kim Enoch, Student Hunger Coordinator:  Food For Schools Initiative


Seattle Public schools to host five community meetings in late September and early October of 2015 on the Bell Time Analysis


School Board Candidate Forum 

League of Women Voters and Seattle Council PTSA Thursday, October 8th, 2015 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Seattle is the largest school district in the state, serving over 53,000 students (and growing).  The School Board makes vital decisions about how the Seattle Public Schools operate and oversees many aspects of district funding.  Four of the seven Seattle School Board positions will be elected citywide this November.  Come and learn more about the candidate’s positions and skills.

This forum is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County and the Seattle Council of Parent, Teacher and Student Associations.

There is no cost for admission, and RSVP’s are not required.

posted 9/28/2015


Letter from the Fairmount Park PTA President about the Teacher Strike

posted 9/12/2015


Large Projects Fund Supports Neighborhood Projects

Neighborhood Matching Fund, a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, helps neighborhood groups fund community-building projects.  Interested applicants must attend a mandatory workshop and apply by May 4.