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 - December 4, 2014

Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

Are you and your family prepared if a disaster hit your neighborhood? Chances are you are not. Download the Disaster Preparedness Handbook here.

Announcements - December 4, 2014

School Board President delays vote on permanent Superintendent

“School Board President Sharon Peaslee is moving to delay a vote on selecting a permanent superintendent for one week in order to allow the public to weigh in on the item.

Originally, “Action to select a permanent superintendent” had been listed for the regular December 3 meeting. Approval of the item would have authorized the Board President to negotiate a contract with current Interim Superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland for the permanent position of Superintendent. The item will, instead, be introduced at this week’s board meeting, with action slated for a special meeting of the board on December 10 at 4:30 p.m.

Interested parties can provide input via the School Board email address, More information is available via the posted agenda for the December 3 board meeting.”

Announcements - November 11, 2014

Your PTA Thanks You For Your Support!




THANK YOU to the 216 families and friends who returned Direct Drive Pledge Cards during the Enrich our Community campaign.

This year we had 64% of our families’ pledge their support for the Lawton PTA and Lawton Elementary. We raised $11,775.00 in company matches!

Thank you to our matching companies… Adobe, Apple, Boeing, Citrix, The Gates Foundation, Home Depot, JLL, The Metropolitan Companies, Microsoft, Milliman, Inc., OAC Services, Inc., Real Networks, Salesforce, Starbucks, and Wells Fargo.

With a total of $116,326 we worked together toward our common goal of providing enriching, dynamic and engaging programs for all our children. To date we have raised 80% of our school year budget.

To maintain fiscal responsibility we will freeze some line items until we raise the rest of our budget.

Join us at the Spring Soirée on April 24, 2015 to eliminate our budget short fall.

Thank you for your generous support.

We are moving towards the financial security to fully fund all our programs and enrichment for this school year!



Your Lawton PTA

Family thank you Final 2014

Announcements - November 2, 2014

Direct Drive Update

The Lawton PTA would like to thank all the families and friends for their generous donations to the Direct Drive during this last month. As of October 31st we have raised $114,216, 79% of our total budget for the school year. We will send out the official total in next Monday’s newsletter. If you were not able to turn in your pledge card this past week, we would appreciate it very much if you turned it in this week.

Announcements - October 30, 2014

Is my child too sick to come to school?

Our school nurse, Mary Minor, has provided the following document that has guidelines to help you decide whether your child is too sick to come to school.

Announcements - October 29, 2014

Top Ten Reasons to Pledge Your Support

Thank you to the many Lawton Families who have made their impact on the Lawton Direct Drive. We cannot make Lawton the terrific school that it is without your help. The programs we support could not happen without PTA funds.

You have 3 days left to make it happen!


10. Art Materials for the Art Docent Program
9.    Professional Visual Artists for World Cultures Studies
8.    Arboretum, Tilth Garden, Discovery Park and State Capitol Field Trips
7.    Kindergarten Small Group Instruction Blocks
6.    1st – 5th Grade Small Group Tutoring
5.    Non Fiction Resource Materials for the Library
4.    New Instruments and Repair of Instruments for the Robust Music Program
3.    New P.E. equipment such as flower sticks, diablos and maintenance/repair of P.E. equipment such as    rollerblades, archery, tumbling mats, etc. for one of the top P.E. programs in the district!
2.    Story Works, Raz Kids, Reflex Math, Time For Kids, Licenses and Subscriptions


3 days left, help us reach our goal. Send in that pledge card today!

Announcements - October 28, 2014

Winter Outreach Program

The holidays can be a bit overwhelming for many but even more so for those who may may need assistance. Families, groups, and individuals are given the opportunity to adopt a family from Lawton who may need assistance with the winter holiday! See attached forms to request anonymous assistance, adopt a family, or an individual family member. No contribution is too small or too great!  Winter Holiday Gift Request forms may be found here.

Announcements - October 28, 2014

Direct Drive Message from PTA Co-Presidents

Dear Lawton Families,

Thank you to all of our families who have pledged their support of Lawton by turning in their pledge card for the direct drive!  We appreciate your support!  We are now at $100, 050 which is 69% to our goal of $145,000.  This is the last week and we hope to reach more families to increase our participation and work our way to that goal.  Join us in supporting Lawton!  

Thank you,
Kathryn and Carrie
Lawton PTA Co-Presidents


Lawton Direct Drive:  Why? 

You asked, we delivered!  The Direct Drive is the requested preferred fundraising strategy as opposed to other methods by an overwhelming 98%!

Every $ Supports the School – $1.00 donated = $1.00 towards Lawton!

$145,000:  Why? 

The District does not supplement the individual schools with ancillary programs (i.e. field trips, art programs, music programs, PE equipment, playground supervision, tutoring, arts enrichment, scholarships, etc). These come from the PTA funds.  What makes Lawton special is the opportunity we give our children to learn outside of the classroom, this is not possible without the funding from our community.

How do fundraising goals compare to other QA and Magnolia elementary schools?



4 days left, send in that pledge card!

Need a Pledge Card? Click here!

Want to donate online? Look to the left and you can click the “Donate” button.


Announcements - October 28, 2014

Fall Food and Grocery Gift Card Drive

Our annual Fall Food & Grocery Gift Card Drive Starts Today! All donations benefit Lawton families who have requested assistance for Thanksgiving.

Nonperishable Foods: Your nonperishable food donations may be placed in the barrel near the main doors or delivered to school via your child’s backpack. Please consider contributing food items that your own kids love such as pasta, cereal, fruit snacks, granola bars, apple sauce and mac & cheese.

Grocery Gift Cards: You may bring grocery gift cards (or cash donations to purchase grocery gift cards) to the school office. (Please make checks payable to “Lawton PTA” and write “community outreach” on the memo line.) Another option is to send your donation to your student’s classroom in an envelope for “Laura Thomas”. Fred Meyer gift cards are recommended, but any and all cards will be a huge help!

The drive ends Monday, November 17th. Thank you for supporting your school community! Questions? Contact one of your PTA outreach coordinators: Alice Shepard at or Meagan Green at

Announcements - October 19, 2014

Direct Drive Annual Appeal Update

Announcements - October 19, 2014

Lawton’s 1st “STEAM” Challenge – Friday, October 24th

Announcements - October 19, 2014

Transportation Issues

Announcements - October 12, 2014

Direct Drive Update – Thank You!

Announcements - September 29, 2014

Support Lawton’s Direct Drive

Announcements - September 28, 2014

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

Announcements - September 23, 2014

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

Announcements - September 9, 2014

Before and After School Enrichment classes updates

Announcements - September 9, 2014

Chess Club back at Lawton!

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