Lawton Elementary School

Seattle, WA

Lawton Elementary photoLawton is a public elementary school located in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood. We're focused on academic achievement and cultural enrichment. We've served this community for over 100 years, and proudly continue to offer an excellent K-5 learning experience in a healthy and caring environment. - Learn More about Lawton

Announcements - January 27, 2016

Family Fun Dance Coming, Feb. 5th – 6 -8 pm

If you haven’t already marked your calendars, it’s not too late. Join other Lawton families for a night of good old fashioned fun through dancing and socializing.

Family Fun Dance 2016



Announcements - January 19, 2016

Sandwiches for Hope – Donations Needed

Sandwiches For Hope is a project that was started by a mom, years ago, when her children attended Lawton. The project was resumed five years ago with Ms. Kelly’s fourth grade class. Every week, the class would make 150-200 sandwiches that were delivered to the St. Francis House to feed some of Seattle’s homeless population.

This tradition continued in our fourth grade classes since then and is led by volunteer parents each year. In the past, families helped fund this project by donating time and sandwich making supplies. The project has grown and now all the fourth grade classes make sandwiches weekly and a project leader from each class purchase all the supplies to make things easier. We are currently making 200 sandwiches a week which equates to approximately $0.62 a sandwich. Along the way, Windermere Real Estate Foundation, started donating money to this project by request from Barbara Jones, the founder of Sandwiches For Hope. Their generous donation of $6,000.oo has fueled this project for the past few years but funds have run out and we need your help. You do not need to be a fourth grade family to donate!   If we keep funds in this account, children of the lower grades will be able to participate in this amazing humanitarian project when they reach the fourth grade. Please help us keep Sandwiches For Hope alive!

We have approximately18 weeks left of sandwich making at $125.00 per week. That means we need $2250 in our fund to cover the rest of the year! All checks are made out to the Lawton PTA and are tax deductible. Please consider donating to this special project to keep the spirit of helping others alive at Lawton Elementary!

Here’s how families can help:

  • $10 gives 16 homeless individuals a meal
  • $25 gives 40 homeless individuals a meal
  • $50 gives 80 homeless individuals a meal
  • $75 gives 120 homeless individuals a meal
  • $125 covers our sandwiches for one whole week and gives 200 homeless individuals a meal!

Donations can be left in the office of given to one of us. Thank you for your support!

If you have questions, please contact one of the following parent leaders:

Julie Hunsucker –

Rebecca Jansson –
Rebecca MacLeod

Announcements - January 18, 2016

Register now for PTA sponsored Spring Before and After School Enrichment!

Register your child now for the PTA sponsored Spring Before and After School Enrichment programs.

Timeline for Lottery Drawing:

  • January 19-22: All forms turned in during this time will be registered for classes. However, if any of the classes have more interest than spots available, the class will go to lottery drawing.
  • January 25th – Enrichment class confirmation and balance due will be sent home with your child via kid mail.

Post Lottery Timeline:

  • January 25 – 29: Forms turned in during this time period will be registered on a first come first served basis for classes that are not full.
  • February 1st – Enrichment class confirmation and balance due will be sent home with your child via kid mail.

To see the full list of class offerings you can either click here for a PDF copy or go to the Before and After School Enrichment page listed Programs & Curriculum.

For a registration form, you can download one here. If you do not have access to a printer, hard copies will be available in the front lobby or office.

Please make all checks payable to “Lawton PTA”


Announcements - January 7, 2016

School Tours Coming Up

Thank you for your interest in Lawton Elementary School. Unfortunately, we will not have childcare available during the tours and we do not accommodate private tours. This year will be hosting two tours on the following dates:

  • Evening Open House Tour, Tuesday Feb 23 – 6:00 pm start – will include an introduction by our Principal, PTA Representatives,  Q & A Session with the Kindergarten teachers and a look at one of kindergarten classrooms.
  • Morning Tour- Friday, Feb 26th 9:00 am start – will include an introduction by our Principal, PTA Representatives,  Q & A Session and a tour of the school so you can see the kids during a typical day.

If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 206-252-2130 or the School Tours Chair, Vanessa Gregory.

Announcements - January 6, 2016

You’re Invited…

Seattle Schools  would like to extend the opportunity for parents to join representatives from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for a special education parent focus group.  The event will be held at Stevens Elementary, January 27th, at 6:00 PM.  We have capacity for the first 30 respondents to participate.

Click here for more information.

Announcements - January 4, 2016

Ballard High School One Day Gymnastics Camp

If your child has an interest or is possibly to try out gymnastics, then the Ballard High School one day Gymnastics Camp may be what you are looking for! Check out the flyer here for more information.



Announcements - December 16, 2015

McClure Informational Open House

Calling on all incoming 6th grade families (currently 5th grade) to save January 28th on your calendar now. From 6:30 – 8:00 McClure Middle School will be holding it’s annual Open House for families as an informational night to get to know your neighborhood middle school.

For more information, you can click here.

Announcements - October 27, 2015



The Playground Project Committee is looking for volunteers to join the committee that is working towards building a better, more interactive, and joyous playground for our children. A portion of our fundraising comes from matching volunteer hours and the success of this project comes from you! Please consider joining.

Any questions, please contact Kathryn Ficarra at

Announcements - October 5, 2015

Ballard Food Bank provides Needed Weekend Meals to Lawton Students

Lawton Families,

The Ballard Food Bank/Lawton Back Pack Program is dedicated to providing needed weekend meals for students at Lawton. Each Friday, students served by the program are sent home with paper grocery bags full of kid-friendly, easy-to-prepare meals for the weekend. If you would like your child to participate, please return the blue, double-sided form sent home last week to our counselor, Constance Hutchinson, or Laura Thomas in the main office and complete the form. For further information, additional forms, or questions, please contact Constance Hutchinson:, 206-252-2140.

Announcements - January 20, 2016

PTA General Membership Meeting – Thursday, January 21, 2016

Announcements - November 29, 2015

Lawton Community Outreach

Announcements - November 11, 2015


Announcements - October 30, 2015


Announcements - October 30, 2015

A Very BIG Thank You!

Announcements - October 17, 2015

Direct Drive Update

Announcements - October 15, 2015

Lawton Family and Student Calendar

Announcements - October 11, 2015

Why the Direct Drive Matters to Your Children

Announcements - October 3, 2015

Direct Drive Update

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