Site Council

Everybody is invited to participate!

The governing body of our school, Site Council, is a terrific way to get involved in your child’s school, meet a lot of great people, and really make a difference in our school community!

Meetings

2nd Tuesday of each month
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Please check calendar to confirm.

Site Council meetings are open meetings. Child care can be provided if arrangements are made at least one day before the Site Council meeting. To make arrangements, contact the Chair.

Governance

The Site Council is the administrative body representing the 501(c)3 organization named Thornton Creek Parent Group.

Committees

Committees with voting rights at Site Council are noted with an asterisk.

Auction Committee

  • Plans and holds the annual school auction.

Communications Committee*

  • Maintains the Thornton Creek website.
  • Produces the Thornton Creek newsletter, directory, and handbook.

Curriculum Committee*

  • Organizes parent education events about expeditionary learning and other curricula used in our unique program.
  • Compiles and produces the yearly expedition newsletter.

District Relations Committee*

  • Monitors proposals that are under consideration by the Zone and School District.
  • Fosters and maintains relationships with other schools and educational groups.
  • Represents the views and concerns of the Thornton Creek Site Council to the larger Seattle Public School community.

Diversity Committee

  • Plans and implements school-wide diversity events for students, families, and staff.
  • Supports and encourages discussions about diversity at Thornton Creek that facilitate understanding and celebraton of differences.

Enrichment Committee

  • Coordinates before- and after-school activities with parent volunteers and vendors.
  • Compiles and distributes registration information at the start of each session.

Facilities Committee

  • Proposes and implements improvements to and maintenance of facilities, including landscaping, water quality, and earthquake preparedness.

Fundraising Committee*

  • Plans and coordinates events to raise funds to support Site Council programs.

Grant Writing Committee

  • Identifies and seeks funding from a variety of sources to support specific programs at Thornton Creek.

Hospitality Committee*

  • Organizes the welcoming events for new families.
  • Plans a variety of appreciation events for teachers and staff.

Recruitment and Hiring Committee

  • Plans and coordinates recruitment of staff members for Thornton Creek.

Safety Committee

  • Organizes Health and Medical Safety Committee.
  • Organizes all disaster preparedness, including earthquake supplies.

Meeting minutes

2013 to 2014 school year:

May Apr Mar  Feb  Jan
Dec  Nov  Oct   Sept   Aug

2012 to 2013 school year:

May  April  March  Feb  Jan
Dec  Nov  Oct  Sept  Aug

Site Council contacts

Chair*
Tim Fonken

Vice-chair*
Open

Treasurer*
Robin Belz
Krista Zitnick

Auction
Lissa Armato

Communications*
Valerie Mehring
Website editors
Newsletter submissions

Curriculum*
Open

District Relations*
Elliot Curtis
Dion Hutchings

Diversity
Open

Enrichment activities coordinator
Anne Holland

Facilities
Greg Williams

Fundraising*
Elle Bunch

Grant Writing
Open

Hospitality*
Polk Prud’homme
Shannon Ratner

Ombudsperson
Open

Recruitment and Hiring
Jennifer McDowell
Emily Wong

Safety
Open

Scrip coordinator
Leslie Cary

Secretary
Open

Volunteer coordinator
Open

Yearbook Coordinator
Anna Farr

*Position or committee has voting rights at Site Council.