Marie Reed Elementary School

We are Panthers! We are Proud! We are Powerful!

Welcome!

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Welcome to Marie Reed!  It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Panther family! My name is Hallie Shuffler and I have proudly been serving as your PTO President for the past 3 years. Hazel, Max, and Liam started their education at Marie Reed almost 4 years ago and at that time, I decided I wanted to be involved. The PTO was small at the time but was the perfect place to make a difference and give back to a community that welcomed us with open arms. I’m extremely proud of our growth and accomplishments and hope you will join our efforts in creating a strong Panther community!

Marie Reed Elementary School is a diverse and multi-cultural community. Our PTO represents students and families spanning over 37 countries. We work closely with Principal Lundgren and her staff to provide educational and learning opportunities for all of our students. Our commitment is to make parents feel welcome and to recognize the value that each of you bring to our school. Through the PTO, a parent can serve and advocate for all Marie Reed children and families while being part of a community committed to our school’s success.

At Marie Reed, PTO membership is granted to every parent and teacher and every member has a voice and a vote.  As parents and teachers of Marie Reed students, the PTO is our forum to organize, volunteer, network and donate.  We hope you will consider participating with your time and/or money.  All types of participation matter!

It’s amazing what a positive impact you can make!  I hope you will consider joining a PTO committee (Events, Fundraising, Communications, or Membership/Parental Engagement), running for a PTO officer position, serving as a Room Parent, volunteering at an event, attending an event or sharing a skill you have with the school and our students.  More detail on these volunteer opportunities is included on this site.

Sign up for a committee or to offer your other skills here

Please consider an annual or monthly donation to the PTO that will help fund programs aimed at enriching our children’s educational experience.  Such programs include:

  • FoodPrints – Integrates gardening, cooking and nutrition education into the school’s curriculum.
  • After-school enrichment programs – Programs such as Creativity First, which provides drama-based enrichment for Early Childhood Education.
  • Summer camp for grades 1-5
  • Other special teacher projects, field trips, our before school-care program and much more.

Make a donation here

You can support the PTO in other ways as well!  Learn about the campaigns we are participating in: Safeway Foundation’s SCHOOL SPIRIT Program, the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, Boxtops for Education and Amazon Smile.

Stay Informed!  Please join our Google Group here to be sure you are receiving all PTO communications.  Note that the Google Group is an open forum for PTO members and does not reflect the any official PTO position unless explicitly stated.

Please follow us on social media too: search @PTAMarieReedElementary on Facebook and marie_reed_pta on Instagram. Social media always has current information on our events and also boosts teacher projects posted on www.gofundme.com, www.donorschoose.org, www.generosity.com or similar sites.

Another great way to meet new parents and deeply explore issues of race and equity in our school system, is to join a Kindred discussion group. These group typically meet for 12 weeks starting in October.

Finally, please mark your calendar for our general PTO meetings, which occur on every 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:45pm in the “Living Room” area of the school.

Sincerely,
Hallie Shuffler

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