McGilvra Elementary is an exceptional public school, thanks to our hard working teachers, staff and parents like you! A significant part of our success rides on PTA-funded staff and programs that we consider high priority for enriching our children’s education, but which are not funded by Seattle Public Schools.

McGilvra PTA-funded staff and resources:

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  • Math Specialist
  • Reading Specialist
  • Sound Partners Tutor Program
  • School Counselor
  • … and more!

This year we need to raise close to $1,700 per student in order to maintain these programs – a bargain for the quality of education and enrichment we are able to provide for our children. We understand that not all families can give this full amount, and we appreciate the generosity of many families who can give more.

We highly encourage you to support your kids and local education by making McGilvra PTA a priority charity this year. All contributions are 100% tax-deductible.

If you would like to know more about fundraising and how you can help or volunteer, please contact our fundraising  chairs Shanna Kritser or Rosemary Petrone at

Thank you for your support and we look forward to a successful school year!