Our Impact

Through your generous support of time and money, the McGilvra PTA is able to ensure McGilvra is remains the special place our children love. Many programs that significantly contribute to  the McGilvra experience are funded through our PTA, not by Seattle Public Schools.

Student Learning Enrichment We underwrite, in whole or in part, the school’s art instructor, school counselor, math specialist, reading specialist and reading tutors. We’ve provided teacher training including Greg Tang Math training, inclusion and bullying training and literacy.

Student Programs – Over one-third the our students participate in after school enrichment programs including STEM, mandarin, chess, art, pottery and more.

In-School Community Events – The PTA sponsors a number of all school community events. Fall Carnival, Bingo Night, Spring Science Night, and Celebrate McGilvra night all bring students, parents and staff together for fun, community-building events.

External Community Events – Each year we join in the Madison Valley Spring Clean, where 40 community members come together to spruce up one of the school’s key neighborhoods.

Operations & Safety and Security – Our grant ensures emergency supplies will be refreshed and provides for other  improvements to the schools’ safety and security.

Legislative Advocacy – As needed we advocate for such things as special education, safety and security, and funding.