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 - April 5, 2014

Seattle Public Schools Seeks Feedback on Proposed Elementary Math Instructional Materials

The Seattle Public Schools elementary math adoption committee work has reached a critical stage.  In looking to partner with parents and community to find the best possible math program for Seattle Public School students for the 2014-15 school year and beyond, the committee invites you to provide your thoughts and opinions.

The committee is excited to have three possible math programs as viable candidates:

  • enVision
  • Go Math!
  • Math in Focus

So how can you get involved and help?

You can provide direct feedback at one of our display locations. There will be forms prepared for you to fill out at each site, as well as forms online.  This is an opportunity to compare the programs and consider what type of program you think would be a good fit for your family and community, and most importantly, for your student.

From April 1 through April 25, please come to one of these schools during the school day:

  • Catherine Blaine K-8, 2550 34th Ave W, 252-1920
  • Bryant Elementary, 3311 NE 60th St., 252-5200
  • Northgate Elementary, 11725 1st Ave NE, 252-4180
  • West Seattle Elementary, 6760 34th Ave SW, 252-9450
  • Wing Luke Elementary, 3701 S Kenyon St., 252-7630

Or visit the Douglass-Truth Public Library, 2300 E Yesler Way, during open hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 206-684-4704

While the math committee prefers community members review the materials in person, we know that’s not always an option. You can review materials online starting April 1. Visit

Secondly, if you would like to consider how well the programs align to the standards by which the students will be learning, the committee invites you to consider the transition to Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The state has adopted this new set of standards, which will replace Washington Performance Expectations in English/Language Arts and Mathematics beginning next year.  Your input is sought on how far you think these programs go to help your students, their teachers, and our community best meet the demands of these 21st century skills.

More information about the Common Core is available online at:

If you have any specific questions about how these programs were selected for the final round, please don’t hesitate to email

Announcements - March 23, 2014

Kindergarten – Jumpstart, August 18 – 22

This summer, Lawton will again be offering Jumpstart for our incoming Kindergarten students. This year we will be offering Jump Start: August 18-22 in the mornings.

Last summer we were one of 33 schools participating with overwhelmingly positive results from parents and students.  Students felt more connected to their schools, parents and guardians were able to begin to form relationships with school personnel, and teachers were able to model school behaviors that inspired children to start school with joy and excitement.

If your student will be joining Lawton for Kindergarten, we hope you are able to join us for this week in August.

Click here for flyer page 1

Click here for flyer page 2

Announcements - March 18, 2014

The PTA Board Needs You!

The PTA Board is seeking several volunteers to fill key positions for the 2014-2016 school years.  Open positions include: Co-President, Vice President, Cashier, Communications – Newsletter, Communications – Website/Facebook and Recording Secretary.  Please click HERE to view job descriptions.  The PTA Board meets once per month and time commitment varies throughout the year.  Board members are elected at the last general PTA meeting of the year for two-year terms.  If you are interested or have questions, please contact Kelly Esterberg.

Announcements - September 25, 2013

Lunchroom Helpers – Volunteers Needed

Have you ever experienced the frustration of trying to tear open a Gogurt tube?  Ended up wearing an applesauce container?  Stood in front of recycling, compost and garbage bins and wondered “what goes where”?

Your kids probably have!

And the lunchroom staff could use a hand, helping them out.  If you could spare an hour to open containers, excuse students to recess after they have eaten, and wipe down tables, please sign-up by clicking on the link below.

Announcements - April 10, 2014

Breakfast with Kam Chancellor – May 2

Announcements - March 31, 2014

Lawton PTA Board meet and greet: Saturday, April 5, 8:30am

Announcements - March 26, 2014

PTA Budget Planning – Your input requested!

Announcements - March 17, 2014

Lawton Gala Tickets – Don’t Miss Out!!

Announcements - March 17, 2014

Watercolor class – start date change to March 26

Announcements - March 17, 2014

Seattle Public Schools Seeks Feedback on Proposed Elementary Math Instructional Materials

Announcements - March 16, 2014

Lawton Gala Tickets – Buy NOW!!!

Announcements - March 16, 2014

Mindfulness in K-12 Education, Brody LaRock, AP at John Hay

Announcements - March 10, 2014

Dyslexia: the Movie – March 27

Announcements - March 10, 2014

Lawton Gala Tickets – March 22nd

Announcements - March 5, 2014

Workshop dates announced for Large Projects Fund applicants

Announcements - March 3, 2014

Urinetown – The Musical: Ballard High School

Announcements - February 12, 2014

The PTA Board Needs You!

Announcements - February 10, 2014

New Volunteer Requirements

Announcements - February 10, 2014

Spring Social – 2014 Disco Fever at Day Break Star; March 22, 7 pm – 11 pm

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