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    Orca K-8 PTSA website


    At Orca K-8 we have a very active Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), which allows us to have a tremendous impact on the day-to-day lives of our students. There are many ways to be involved, from being an active PTSA member, to fundraising, to volunteering in the classroom and the community. 

    Participating in PTSA meetings can keep you informed, and affect important program decisions. You can support and speak on behalf of our students on important issues affecting them in many different ways. Your fundraising efforts support many of the unique programs we offer at Orca. Volunteering contributes to a greater sense of community, provides more one-on-one instructional time for our students, and furthers our greater mission as a progressive educaton school to serve the community and educate our children in social justice and responsibility.  

    PTSA membership forms are sent home in your students' PTSA Welcome Packets at the beginning of the school year.  Additional copies are available in the school's main office.  There is financial support available to cover PTSA membership dues if needed.  At Orca we all belong, whether we have enough money to pay membership dues or not. 

    You can also support the PTSA while you shop at Amazon.com, by coming to this page a clicking on our Amazon referral link before you shop. Depending on what you buy, Orca K-8 PTSA may receive a rebate of up to 10% of your purchase price.

    Click the following link to support the Orca K-8 PTSA

    Please join us for our upcoming meetings:

    The PTSA meetings are generally held once per month, usually on Wednesdays or Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  The next meeting is on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. As usual, the middle-school PTSA group will have an additional meeting just before, starting at 6:00 p.m. Childcare for both meetings will be provided at no cost. 

    You can find our most up-to-date meeting schedule and much more on our own website at https://orcaptsa.wordpress.com.

    Some Orca K-8 families are also involved in the Seattle Special Education PTSA.  Their website has more information and a copy of their current newsletter.


    Orca K-8 PTSA 2015-2016 Board Members

    Want to contact us? You can leave messages in ourmailbox at the school or email us.  We are always happy to answer any questions you might have.

    President: Tiffany Crosby, president.orca.ptsa@gmail.com
    Vice President: Lisa-Marie MacKenzie, vice.president.orca.ptsa@gmail.com
    Treasurer: Rena Konomis, OrcaPTATreasurer@gmail.com
    Secretary: Heather Culver, secretary.orca.ptsa@gmail.com
    Asst. Secretary: Justin Kalm, asst.secretary.orca.ptsa@gmail.com
    Accts. Payable/Receivable: Lisa Higley, ap.ar.orca.ptsa@gmail.com
    Grade Band Reps.

    K-2 Rep.: Torie Baker k2.gbr.orca.ptsa@gmail.com
    3-5 Rep.: Kathy & Larry Liechty,  35.gbr.orca.ptsa@gmail.com
    6-8 Rep.: Kari Kaufman & Karen Hashmi, 68.gbr.orca.ptsa@gmail.com

    Fundraising: Jennifer Cooper, fundraising.chair.orca.ptsa@gmail.com
    Garden Liaison and EEC Chair: Laura Grow, garden.liaison.orca.ptsa@gmail.com
    Playground Committee Chair: Betsy Lyons, projectorcaplayground@gmail.com
    Volunteer Coordinator: Joanne Davis, jcdavis@seattleschools.org