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! Learn more.

Meetings

Generally every 2nd Tuesday of each month
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., details here

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

Read Minutes from a Past Site Council Meeting

Governance

The Site Council is the administrative body representing the 501(c)3 organization named Thornton Creek Parent Group. Principal Board positions (Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer) are described in the by-laws.

Committees

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

Communications Committee*

Curriculum Committee*

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

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.
  • districtrel@thorntoncreek.org

Equity, Diversity and inclusivity 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 celebration of differences.
  • edi@thorntoncreek.org

Enrichment Committee

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

Facilities Committee

Fundraising Committee*

Grant Writing Committee

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

Hospitality Committee*

Recruitment and Hiring Committee

Safety Committee

  • Organizes Health and Medical Safety Committee.
  • Organizes all disaster preparedness, including earthquake supplies.
  • safety@thorntoncreek.org
Read Minutes from a Past Site Council Meeting

 

Site Council contacts

Chair*
Chelsea Lin 

Vice-chair*
++Unfilled

Treasurer*
Roddy Theobald

Secretary
Jessica Prince

Communications*
Emily Mitchell

Curriculum*
++Unfilled

District Relations*
Matt Mitchell

Equity, Diversity & Inclusivity (EDI)
++Unfilled

Enrichment
Lisa Berman
Megan Tremain

Facilities
Jana Dilley
Sarah Stempski

Fundraising*
Kathleen Phan
++Co-Chair Unfilled

Hospitality*
Karen Wirkala

Safety
Courtney Bell
Erica Seddig Carter

Parent Education
++Unfilled

Special Education
Christie Robertson

Recruitment and Hiring
++Unfilled

Grant Writing
++Unfilled

Volunteer coordinators
Jenny Pinto

Ombudsperson
++Unfilled

Yearbook Coordinator
Sarah Tien

*Position or committee has voting responsibility.

++Position is unfilled. Contact Chelsea Lin if interested.