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    Join us! 

    Friends of Northgate meets at 9:30 am once a month on  Tuesday at Northgate Elementary (in the library).  All are welcome.  See the School Calendar for the next meeting date.

    Friends of Northgate is an arm of the community that wants to see public schools thrive. We love all public schools, but we also understand that we live in a distinct location with specific needs. Therefore, we are particularly focused on supporting the needs of Northgate Elementary School. It is our hope and goal that Northgate Elementary would not only have the funding that it needs, but that it would also have the community support. We know that through community support and partnership, we will be able to offer the best future for the whole city. So join us. Join us through funding or through volunteering. Join us through sharing your story and through sharing your hopes for the city. Join us in discovering how one community member can make a world of difference.

    About Northgate Elementary

    Northgate Elementary School finds itself in a passionate community with unique needs. Northgate has about 250 students. Over 20 different languages are spoken in our diverse community. Northgate houses the area’s BOC (bilingual orientation center) for newcomers.

    Northgate is one of the most growing regions in the entire country. The next 5-10 years will reveal several new additions to this neighborhood, such as the light rail, a entire village community at the Northgate Mall, a new professional hockey training arena and offices. So now is the time to strengthen our core. As we move forward and include new partners, let us ensure that we hold onto the pieces of the community that help make up our future, our children. We invite you to become a Friend of Northgate Elementary. 

    2019-20 Goals

    We want to be the best public school that we can be. We want to serve our students and our community. We can’t do this without community partners and supporters. The changing budget of the Seattle School District provides a difficult landscape for sustained growth and development. We need advocates at every level, including at the state. Today, every dollar counts. We cannot allow more years to go by without the necessary resources to make this school everything that it needs to be. We seek sustainable resources to enhance and enrich our school community.  We are assisting the Northgate Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) in fundraising for the 2019-20 and the  2010-21 school year.

    We are also working to create campaign in the Haller Lake neighborhood to help the community see Northgate Elementary for what it is:  a loving, safe place where the teachers are amazingly dedicated to helping the students who attend the school.  There are many "option" schools around Northgate Elementary and many parents opt to send their children to the option schools.  We would like to get the word out that this may be the best "option".  Please come and tour the school and talk to some teachers and see what this amazing community is like.  Don't "opt-out" without seeing the school and making an informed decision.  

    Communication

    If you would like to receive email updates about the Friends of Northgate meetings or activities, please email Northgate Elementary PTO and request to be added to the mailing list.