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 - September 29, 2014

Support Lawton’s Direct Drive

The 2014-15 school year is off to a great start and we hope your children have been enjoying their time back. We have had change in leadership and staffing but the one constant we’ve always had at Lawton has been the parent and community support. With this support we are able to enrich the lives of our students in ways we wouldn’t be able to without your support. Please take a moment to read the letter explaining what the Direct Drive is and how it it funds the many wonderful things that Lawton does for all it’s students.

Click here to read the letter from Principal Manza and our two PTA Co- Presidents Carrie Wheeler and Kathryn Ficarra.

Click here to view the Direct Drive pamphlet and see the many ways the Direct Drive supports our school.

Announcements - September 28, 2014

Join Us for “It Takes A Village” General Membership PTA Meeting

Please join us for our first General Membership PTA meeting this Thursday, October 2nd from 6:30 – 8:00. Childcare is available for children who are 4 years old and up (must be potty trained).

Agenda for the evening:

6:30-7:30 – PTA general membership meeting

  • Our first guest will be former Seattle School Board member Michael DeBell who will share information on the measure for early childhood education.
  • Next, Principal Manza will be there for meet and greet and to provide an overview of the year and how to be actively involved in the PTA this year.

7:30-8:00 – Room Parent Training


Reward for the class that gets the most parents to the PTA meeting!

Announcements - September 23, 2014

Lawton Family Health, Fitness & Fun Night – October 9, 2014 – 6-8 p.m.

Join us for an evening of fun, fitness, and health as you explore the different ways you and your family can lead a healthier, holistic, and fun lifestyle. This fall event is not to be missed because it’s for the whole family!

In addition to local health and wellness providers in our community, the Lawton PTA is proud to be bringing you the fun and entertaining W.E. C.A.R.E. Sports. Our students will be receiving lessons in juggling and perseverance throughout the day on October 9th in P.E. classes from W.E. C.A.R.E. Sports and the fun will continue throughout the evening.

Come dressed & ready to move!! No watching from the sidelines this night! Click here for a quick glimpse of guests.

In order to get an early start, please consider bringing a nonperishable food donation for the food drive, which benefits Lawton families in need. We will have a collection box at the front entrance. See you there!


Announcements - September 9, 2014

Before and After School Enrichment classes updates

If you haven’t registered your child for an enrichment class there is still time.  The deadline for the PTA sponsored programs is September 26th but the sooner you do it the better. Several of our classes are already full and others are getting close. Click here for the most recent class information.

Good news regarding the Creative Coding class. Because of the high interest, we were able to add second class on Friday. If you were interested and Wednesdays didn’t work for you, Friday is now an option.

Language Link is proud to be offering Spanish Language class again. Click here for more information.

Chess4Life is also back with Chess before school. Click here for more information.

Announcements - September 9, 2014

Chess Club back at Lawton!

Chess4Life is excited to be back at Lawton to offer Chess club to our students. Please click here to view information on how to register for this before school class.



Announcements - September 5, 2014

Spanish Language Class

The Language Link is proud to be able to offer Spanish to Lawton students during the 2014-15 school year. Click here for more information about the class and registration.

Announcements - August 27, 2014

2014-15 PTA Fall/Winter Before and After School Enrichment Classes

The  long awaited registration packet with the PTA  before and after school enrichment offerings is ready to go!  We are pleased to say that we have 19 different classes to choose from and 3 new ones.

Please click here to view the full offering of classes plus registration information.

Announcements - February 10, 2014

New Volunteer Requirements

See new volunteer criteria below.  As volunteers complete these new requirements, they must provide Annette with a copy via email/in-person that they have completed the online course and the hand book.


All volunteers must complete the online course on Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention: and sign off on the Volunteer Hand Book.  Because we are transitioning into this new online requirement phase, existing volunteers have until the end of the school year to view the Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention video and complete the online course.  This requirement regarding the online course is new as of Feb. 1, 2014.  All volunteers are required to read and sign the Volunteer Handbook at the time they sign up to volunteer.  Reading and signing-off on the Volunteer Handbook is not a new requirement.

The volunteer is required to take the online course on Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention only once.   If an existing volunteer plans to continue as a  volunteer at SPS,  they will need to complete the online course by next school year. It will be helpful for the volunteer to complete the course sooner rather than later.  There is very helpful information in the video that protects them as a volunteer.

The volunteer will provide you with a copy via email/in-person that they completed the online course.  I hope this helps and please let me know if I can answer any additional questions.   Thanks!

Ronald I. McGlone
District Ombudsman
Office of the Superintendent
Seattle Public Schools
2445 3rd Ave South, Seattle, WA 98124
206.252.0529 phone
206.743.3000 fax

Announcements - August 18, 2014

A message from Principal Manza

Announcements - August 14, 2014

Lawton PTA welcomes Mr. Manza!

Announcements - August 14, 2014

Leadership change message from the Superintendent

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