Help us support community-building activities, events that salute student achievement, grants for teachers, promote equity in education, and so much more that is not funded by the Seattle School District.

  • Every level of support is valued and appreciated!
  • Please alert us if an employer will match your donation
  • WMS PTSA tax ID is: 91-1251060
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What Does Your Donation Support?

Some planned expenses will be altered by the pandemic. For example, the PTSA Board in May 2020 approved a special emergency allocation of $10,000 to directly support families in financial stress. (Funds were distributed as Safeway and Target gift cards through the WMS family outreach and counseling staff.)

  • 50% of PTSA budget is spent benefiting our kids directly in the classroom through enrichment grants, arts and academic support.
  • Events honoring academic achievement, including the Science Showcase, Math Town and more.
  • Community-building events such as the 2019 Community Meetings led by LaKesha Kimbrough, the annual August Open House, Multicultural Night and 8th-Grade Promotion.
  • Parent/guardian education events, such as 2019’s Advocacy Night with activists and elected officials, and the spring 2018 screening of “Angst,” the documentary that focuses on the stresses faced by our students.
  • A $300 grant to each teacher to pay for classroom supplies, and other expenses that the District can’t cover.
  • “Opportunity Grants” that make possible major equipment purchases, field trips and initiatives suggested by teachers and others in the WMS community.
  • Many “small” items that may escape your attention, including equipment such as the large-size color poster-maker used by teachers; learning opportunities for teachers, and communications efforts such as this website.