Advocacy

Olympic View PTA is part of the Seattle Council PTSA, the Washington State PTA, and the National PTA. These organizations advocate for children at the local, state and federal level. Please see below for more information!

 

Seattle Council PTSA

The Seattle Council PTSA represents over 80 PTAs and PTSAs in Seattle Public Schools. Centering the voices of those furthest from educational justice, they support, inform, and advocate for and with school communities all over Seattle. Please visit the Advocacy section of the Seattle Council PTSA website to learn more.

 

Washington State PTA

The Washington State PTA has more than 100,000 members in more than 875 local PTAs. The association is an innovative, forward-thinking, and effective advocate for children. For more information about their priorities, issues, and resolutions, please visit the Advocacy section of the Washington State PTA website.

 

National PTA

National PTA comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. Please visit the Advocacy page of the National PTA to learn about what's going on at the federal level. In addition, check out the National PTA Advocacy Blog.


Racial Equity Resources

Olympic View Race and Equity (RET) Team - a team of staff, admin, and caregivers working to create a more equitable school experience for our BIPOC students and families. Please email OV RET lead, Heather Pierce-Maiani, at hapiercemaia@seattleschools.org with any questions, concerns, ideas, or to find out more.

 

SEA Black Lives Matter at School - Resources including book lists, articles and curriculum guides

https://www.seattlewea.org/Black%20Lives%20Matter%20Week%20Resources/

 

PBS Talking to Kids about Race - Articles, books recommendations and videos to help caregivers discuss race and racism with children

https://www.pbs.org/parents/talking-about-racism


Other Inclusion Resources

SPS LGBTQIA+ Resources

https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/health-education/lgbtq-programs-curriculum-and-support/

 

Welcoming Schools - Created by the Human Rights Campaign, includes age appropriate kids books, resources for understanding LGBTQIA+ issues, and creating more inclusive schools. 

https://www.welcomingschools.org/