Support a local business and local schools

This year for Thanksgiving Weekend, Fleet Feet Ballard (owned by a local public elementary school family) is donating $10 per pair of shoes sold in-store to neighborhood elementary schools. At the register, they’ll ask which school should receive the donation and will include Lawton among the choices.

This will take place Thanksgiving Weekend from Friday, Nov 27 – Sunday, Nov 29.

Spirit Wear is Here!

Spirit wear is now available for purchase! T-shirts and sweatshirts are available in youth and adult sizes, with improved sizing of the graphic on the smaller youth sizes this year. Orders can be placed HERE and will be shipped directly to your home approximately two weeks after our campaign closes on Sunday, November 22nd.If you have questions, please contact Carrie Bruno [email protected].

2020 Direct Drive Partner School

Did you know that this year you have the opportunity to donate to a partner school along with your support of Lawton Elementary?

Lawton PTA has chosen Bailey Gatzert Elementary as our SPS partner school and we hope that this is the beginning of a long-term partnership between our schools.  Our partnership with Bailey Gatzert developed out of an existing relationship cultivated by Lawton’s PTA Outreach Committee.  Located in the Central District, Bailey Gatzert serves a population of ~300 pre-K through grade 5 students. At Gatzert, 94% of the population are students of color, 33% of students are English Language Learners, and 18% are students with disabilities. You can help Bailey Gatzert’s Family Partners Group break down education barriers by ensuring families have access to key learning resources, such as translation services, critical materials to improve at-home learning and additional academic assistance for their diverse population of students.

Watch these videos to learn more about a Day in the Life of a Bailey Gatzert student. The Kindergarten Welcome video is an introduction to the teachers and administrative staff. You may find this to be a good way to connect with the Bailey Gatzert community.

Please help support our partner school with a supplemental donation to the Bailey Gatzert’s Family Partners Group here. Your contribution to Bailey Gatzert is in addition to any donation you make to the Lawton PTA Direct Drive. 

Direct Drive 2020 is Live!

Our Dolphin Dreams direct drive fundraiser is an important opportunity for the community to come together to support programs such as library books & support, school counselor, student technology licenses and so much more.  The primary goal of the Dolphin Dreams campaign is to reach 100% participation so that all members of our community come together to support the students, teachers, staff, and families at the school. Please participate today!

Washington State PTA eSurvey 2020!

Member voice matters — please take a few minutes and complete our Lawton Elementary PTA e-survey. There’s a wide range of advocacy issues and we need your voice to help our PTA delegates vote on the Top 5 issues that are most important to us. The survey also includes other proposed positions that delegates will vote on to develop the WSPTA platform. The issues all support the health, education, and welfare of children and youth but the proposed platform covers a wide spectrum of advocacy positions and legislative policies from increasing access to mental health to preventing gun violence and suicide to closing the digital divide. There are also eight resolutions with topics ranging from access to recess and unstructured play to improving outcomes in special education to dismantling institutional and systemic racism. Plus one new principle against racism, discrimination, and oppression. Take the e-survey and let us know what’s important to you.

There’s also a WSPTA Voters’ Guide to give you more information on all the issues as the survey just has the titles. Take a few moments to review that information as you take the e-survey.

Your replies will help guide our PTA’s delegates when they vote at the upcoming WSPTA Legislative Assembly in late October where the new 2020-2021 Platform will be set.  The e-survey closes on October 9.

Represent Lawton PTA at the State PTA Assembly Oct 24!

Interested in representing Lawton PTA as a delegate at the WSPTA Legislative Assembly on October 24th and 25th?
Any PTA member is welcome to attend the WSPTA Legislative Assembly. The registration cost of $25 includes access to all classes, educational opportunities, caucusing and materials. For an attendee to also have the privilege of participating in the debate and vote during general session, they must be designated as an authorized voting delegate by the president of their PTA by 11:59 pm, October 6.

Please contact Mikelle Nuwer if you are interested in being one of the delegates from Lawton Elementary.

Join the Lawton PTA!

Without members, there wouldn’t be a Lawton PTA. Without a Lawton PTA, there wouldn’t be:

The Lawton PTA provides enriching educational opportunities and improves the well-being of our students and school community. Many of the experiences and support that our children enjoy are funded directly by the PTA budget. We are run by volunteers and mobilize countless volunteer opportunities at Lawton throughout the year.

When you join the Lawton PTA each year, you become part of the largest child-advocacy association in the state, and you show your support for all that the Lawton PTA does collectively to help our children, families, and school. PTA membership funds support PTA activities at the National, State, and City levels, with the remaining portion of funds covering the cost of trainings, insurance, banking, and general administration expenses here at Lawton.

Joining the PTA supports all of these PTA activities, strengthens parent and teacher involvement at Lawton, and allows you to vote on important issues to decide how you want PTA funds allocated to support Lawton Elementary programs and resources.

PTA members can also benefit from discounts from a variety of participating businesses, including Great Wolf Lodge, and offers on leadership training, subscriptions and more.Join us! Become a member and get connected by filling out the forms and purchasing your membership on the PTA Store –

Logging in to Outlook and Seesaw

Class meeting links are posted to your child’s Outlook account/email and calendar. All assignments will be posted in Seesaw. To access both, log on using Clever the Student Portal. Your child’s username and password information were on a sticker on the outside of the manilla envelope you received with your learning kits. Please follow the login instructions shown below:


Welcome Letter from PTA President

Please see the PDF for important information at the start of “a school year that is guaranteed to be like to no other.” Welcome!