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The Gatewood Elementary PTA Board

We are a group of parents who share the goal of supporting our students, families, educators, and broader community through education, advocacy, events, fundraising, and fundshifting with other West Seattle schools through West Seattle Public School Equity FundThe PTA Board is elected by PTA members for two-year terms. The current Board will serve through June 2024.

If you have an idea, question, or feedback for the PTA to address during our next general meeting,

please submit an online form or email us!

Co-President: Robin Rosenberg

My kids:

Jacob who will be in 2nd grade, Harper in preschool

 

One thing I'm excited about doing with the PTA this year:

I'm looking forward to getting to know the school community and identifying where I can support our educators and learners (and the surrounding community). I hope that in my role I can help to connect the dots between resources and needs.

 

Questions I have for the Gatewood community:

What resource do you need in our Gatewood Community?

Or what resource do you think is most needed by others?

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Co-President: Zanna Pechera

My kids:

Kaiyah and Ani (2nd grade), and Mavia (preschool)

 

One thing I'm excited about doing with the PTA this year:

This upcoming year, I am most excited to get to know the

other parents, teachers, staff and work with the (mostly) new leadership team to do what we can for our kids.

 

Questions I have for the Gatewood community:

What do you see as Gatewood's greatest strength? What do you see as Gatewood's greatest need?

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Vice President of Advocacy: Amy Carlson

My kids: 
Tristan (3rd grade) and Cora (Kindergarten)

One thing I'm excited about doing with the PTA this year: 
Advocating for our kids and for our Gator teachers and staff. Also - I am super excited about all those events! 

Questions I have for the Gatewood community: 
If there was a news report written in June of 2023 about this 2022-2023 school year, what would you want the headline to be?

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Vice President of Events & Activities: Sara Shinoda

My kid:

Logan, 2nd Grade

 

One thing I'm excited about doing with the PTA this year:

I am excited about in-person events!

 

Volunteer roles on my committee:

Our committee is in charge of school events such as:

Serve-a-Thon, Literacy Night, Math Night, Movie Night and more! We haven't been able to do these for the past few years-- we need your ideas and help to make them happen!

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Vice President of Communications: Michelle Green Arnson

My kids:

Cooper is in 1st grade, and Maya is in preschool

 

One thing I'm excited about doing with the PTA this year:

I'm really looking forward to finding new ways to help all our Gatewood families feel welcome and involved. There are so many opportunities to grow and support our community and I can't wait to get started!

Questions I have for the Gatewood community:

How do you want to receive information (Email, text, Facebook, print newsletter, etc.?) What ideas do you have for Gatewood?

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Secretary: Susannah Vetter

My kids:

Cyril and Amalia, both 8 in 3rd grade, Valencia, 12 in 7th grade

 

One thing I'm excited about doing with the PTA this year:

I enjoy volunteering at the school and getting to know other parents and

families. I’m excited to help out with events throughout the year, love the

auction and field day, and hope to see our PTA membership grow and

to see new people step forward to help out on committees.

 

Questions I have for the Gatewood community: As Secretary, part of my job is to grow membership. I’d like to know what is a barrier keeping folks from joining the PTA? As the Building Leadership Team representative, it’s my job to represent the PTA and the perspective of families at Gatewood in meetings with school leadership. How would you like to share your thoughts so that I can help your voice be heard?

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Co-Treasurer: Liz Brock

My kids:

Brennan, who will be in 3rd grade, and Wake, who is in preschool
 

One thing I'm excited about doing with the PTA this year:

Now that I've been a part of the PTA for two years and have seen the support we've been able to give, I'm looking forward to engaging more proactively with our community and educating them on the benefits of having a strong PTA. I am simply in love with this school and our community and just want everyone to

experience the feeling of solving problems within a welcoming and cohesive group.

 

Questions I have for the Gatewood community:

What information do you want to know about the PTA before deciding whether to join?

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Co-Treasurer: Chris Messoline

My kids:

Oliver (3rd grade) and Violet (K)

One thing I'm excited about doing with the PTA this year:

Learning all of the sources of funds and thinking about how we can best use those to support Gatewood!

 

Questions I have for the Gatewood community:

If you had a chunk of money that you could use to help the school, what would you do with it?

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Committee Leaders

After-School Clubs Coordinator: Katy Thomas

 

Auction Chair: Nicole Stanton
 

Backpack Program Coordinator:

Sarah Johnson
 

Building Leadership Team Representative: Susannah Vetter

 

Spiritwear Coordinator: Amy Colavito
 

Equity Committee: Gary Cooper

Gatoraide Coordinator: Angelina Watson

Passport Club Chair: Katie Hoyt
 

Grounds Committee: Jessica Glassman, McKenzie Messoline, and Emma Vielbig
 

Green Team: Elsa Klein and Susannah Vetter