About Your PTA

We need Fundraising and Spirit committee chairs! Email president@fairmountparkpta.org.

Welcome!

Participating in the PTA is the best way to create a great school community! 

Members stay informed of the events and decisions taking place at our school, volunteer when possible, and have a vote in how fundraising dollars are spent.

Membership is just $15 for the year.
Register for an account and then join!

What does the PTA do?

We support our school community, from putting on fun events to providing food for families in need. Our initiatives include:

Spirit

Do you like fun?! Our Spirit committee organizes Falcon Fest, Teacher Appreciation Week, and more.

Enrichment

The PTA organizes enrichment activities after school, a fun way to expand children's interests and provide childcare.

Equity

The Equity committee works to ensure that our education events, communication, and school are welcoming and inclusive to everyone.

Advocacy

We are part of the largest advocacy organization for children in the state. Focus areas include DEI and special education.

Fundraising

Through the Annual Auction, Direct Give, Dine Out and holiday sales, we raise money for The Backpack Program (food assistance), enrichment scholarships, parent education, and spirit events.

Community

We help make Fairmount Park Elementary a community!
Together we can engage in our children's education, get to know each other, and support our wonderful teachers and principal.

Welcome, Falcon families! 
We look forward to another fantastic year.

Kristine Chastain, PTA president

Mission

The Fairmount Park Elementary PTA exists to promote the social, emotional, and academic well-being of all students by working in synchronized collaboration with school families, teachers, and administrators to raise funds and develop programs that support engaging enrichment opportunities, efficient systems for coordinating volunteers, best practices in education and advocacy, and relevant resources for the Fairmount Park Elementary community.

Affiliation

Fairmount Park Elementary PTA (Unit 6.15.11) is a volunteer-run, nonprofit organization that is an affiliate of both the Washington State PTA and the Seattle Council PTSA.

Leadership

The Fairmount Park Elementary PTA Board of Directors (board@fairmountparkpta.org) consists of an executive committee of elected officers, appointed standing committee chairs, and non-voting members and representatives. Per the vote of the membership at the FPE PTA General Meeting in June 2023, we are thrilled to announce the 2023-24 team of leadership volunteers. If you have the opportunity, please thank these folks for making time in their busy lives to strengthen our shared community, on behalf of every student at Fairmount Park Elementary.

Executive Board

Alicia Saka

Alicia Saka

PAST PRESIDENT

Tejus Parkh

Tejus Parkh

VICE PRESIDENT

Eva Talbot

Eva Talbot

SECRETARY

Ryan Baum

Ryan Baum

COMMUNITY CHAIR

Committee Chairs

Walter Chen

Walter Chen

EQUITY CHAIR

Joan Miller

Joan Miller

LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CHAIR

Tristan Cook

Tristan Cook

COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR

Sylvia Moss

Sylvia Moss

ENRICHMENT CHAIR

Mallory Heeger

Mallory Heeger

VOLUNTEER CHAIR

Open

Open

FUNDRAISING CHAIR
SPIRIT CHAIR

Committee Members

Communications

Tristan Cook, Chair
Falcon Flyer – Leah Hammack
Website & Email – Amanda Carter Gomes
Student Directory – DJ Yu
Social Media – Sarah Martin
Yearbook – Sarah Martin

Enrichment

Sylvia Moss, Chair
Adult & Parent Education – Amanda Morris

Equity

Walter Chen, Chair
Special Education – OPEN

Fundraising

Chair – OPEN
Auction Committee – OPEN

Legislative Advocacy

Joan Miller, Chair
Falcon Food Program – Fawn Coussens & Alan Haskel
Food Bank Volunteer – Jennifer Burland

Spirit

Chair – OPEN
Reservations Coordinator – OPEN
Teacher Appreciation Week – Aricca McReynolds

Volunteer Committee

Mallory Heeger, Chair
Cohort Coordinator – OPEN

Other Key Volunteers

School Supplies – Krystal Puga-Martinez

Membership Directory – Damiana Smith

Lost & Found – Christy Gunter

Bank Statement Reviews – Brian Goodnight (non-PTA member for compliance)

Website Maintenance and Administrator

Amanda Carter Gomes

Non-Voting Members

Julie Breidenbach, Fairmount Park Elementary Principal

We need you, too!

Each year, elections are held for open positions on the PTA Board of Directors executive team. Previous Board or PTA experience is not required. Positions are open to any PTA member.

Why Join the PTA Board

⭐ Help us build a more welcoming school community for current and future Falcons!

⭐ Stay up to date about important issues impacting our school and community

⭐ Get the opportunity to form better relationships with staff, teachers and other parent volunteers

⭐ Help advocate for more equitable student resources

⭐ Grow your leadership skills and build your resume