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 - May 15, 2016

Science Fair – Thursday, June 9th 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

A mini version and a hard copy of the registration form should have been sent home Friday, May 13th  or Monday, May 16th with students. Both the science fair packet and the registration form can be downloaded if you did not receive one via kid mail. In an attempt to save paper we are not sending home hard copies of the full science fair packet.

Registration forms are due Friday, May 20th!

Guidelines for each grade:

Kindergarten Students – Whole Class Projects with OPTIONAL individual projects if students/families choose (registrations only required for individual projects as the teacher completes the whole class project registration)

1st Grade Students – Encouraged Individual Projects with family support but NOT REQUIRED

2nd Grade Students – Individual Projects

3rd Grade Students – Individual Projects

4th and 5th Grade Students – STEAM Career/Job Projects (click here for the 4th & 5th grade packet)

We will be looking for parent volunteers to help during science enrichment (Science On Wheels) Friday, June 3rd, and for the open house science fair event the afternoon of Thursday, June 9th.  Save the dates to volunteer if you are interested/available! If you have any questions please contact Carrie Wheeler,


Announcements - May 14, 2016

Art Docent Thank You Party! Come Join Us!


The docent logoArt Docent program had another wonderful year of creative curriculum and truly beautiful artwork! All current docents and anyone interested in joining our team for next year are cordially invited to a casual wine and cheese “thank you” gathering on Monday June 20 from 7pm to 8pm at the home of outgoing Chair Tracy Pozil. Please join us! To RSVP and for more information, email Joely Johnson Mork or Tracy Pozil.

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Announcements - April 27, 2016

Summer Camp Openings at Lawton Boys & Girls

If you are still looking for summer activities for your child, look no further! Lawton Boys and Girls Club offers a whole summer of fun! Click here to view the whole list of summer weekly offerings.

Announcements - April 26, 2016

Lawton Community – We Hear You!!

Thank you for taking our 2015-2016 PTA Survey.  We had amazing responses from so many of you and we are grateful for your kind feedback. We also received some concerns/questions from you, which we would like to address.

Staying Informed About Classroom Activity:

Based on the PTA survey, we will continue to keep you informed about what your child is learning.  Specific areas you mentioned are the math curriculum, classroom activities, RULER, music, technology, and P.E. The teachers do a wonderful job sending out emails to parents and we are grateful for your continued desire to stay on top of your child’s education.


Safety is very important to the Lawton staff.  Lawton Elementary has a safety committee that meets monthly, and we have communicated all of your safety-related responses to them with the goal of supporting their efforts to enhance the safety of our school community.


Based on the current survey responses, many of you are interested in seeing the PTA budget more clearly and regularly. We will be presenting the 2016-2017 preliminary budget (which is put together by the budget committee, feedback from the school survey and staff input) at April’s General PTA Meeting on Thursday, April 28th beginning at 6:00pm (click here for meeting Agenda). At this meeting, the budget will be voted on.  We will send out the approved, final budget to all members of the PTA. If you have any questions on the budget anytime during the year, please send an email to for an up-to-date budget.  We are more than happy to share it with you!

Communication Channels:

Based on feedback from the survey, the PTA is currently revamping its website ( to make it a substantive channel of communication.  The new website will be the authoritative source for ways to get involved at Lawton, PTA committee sign-up forms, upcoming events, online enrichment registration, and more.  We will also have a new page on the site specifically geared toward incoming kindergarten families and other families who are new to Lawton. Be on the lookout for updated site – we are really excited about this endeavor!

New Ideas:

You all brought up some really fantastic ideas, and we are eager to introduce them next year. Some of these ideas included parent social nights, school talent show, community service opportunities, new family orientation, and a kindergarten liaison program.  These are all fantastic ideas just waiting for the help of our parent volunteers.  Please be on the lookout for new opportunities/committees to implement these ideas on our updated website this fall!



Lawton PTA Board

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 - April 26, 2016

Last PTA General Meeting – April 28th

Announcements - April 26, 2016

Lawton Playground Project Update

Announcements - April 19, 2016


Announcements - April 1, 2016

Family Input Requested by Seattle Schools: Bell Times Implementation

Announcements - March 16, 2016

Spring Art Auction is this Friday, April 1st

Announcements - March 1, 2016

Playground Update

Announcements - February 25, 2016

Morning Volunteers Needed

Announcements - February 17, 2016

WEAR RED Thursday February 18th

Announcements - February 6, 2016

Last chance to register for PTA sponsored Spring Before and After School Enrichment!

Announcements - January 27, 2016

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

Announcements - January 20, 2016

PTA General Membership Meeting – Thursday, January 21, 2016

Announcements - January 19, 2016

Sandwiches for Hope – Donations Needed

Announcements - January 7, 2016

School Tours Coming Up

Announcements - January 6, 2016

You’re Invited…

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