Kids Coming Together Events

Kids Coming Together is a program that provides opportunities for local youth in grades 3–8 to make new friends and connect with their community through service events led by high school students.

  • June 8: Legos & Cards
  • June 14: Cookie Decorating for Father’s Day
  • June 21: Invasive Specifics Event

Register now for an upcoming event!

Volunteer on Field Day – June 15th

Volunteers Needed for Field Day

Clara Barton will be holding the fun-filled event on Wednesday, June 15th. Mrs. Horner needs volunteers for set up, running the primary and/or intermediate level stations, and clean up. If you would like to volunteer, you need to be vaccinated and a LWSD approved volunteer.

Please sign up to help on Field Day through SignUpGenius and choose the time slot(s) you are available.

Questions? Contact Michelle Horner at

Clara Barton PTSA Receives GOLD for Outstanding Website

The Local PTA and Council Awards of Excellence Program recognizes local PTAs, community PTAs, and councils whose level of effort in specific areas help them make a difference in their community.

Washington State PTA announced its 2021-22 Awards of Excellence and Clara Barton PTSA was awarded GOLD for Outstanding Website. Websites are judged on their content, including appropriate messaging, useful resources and links, site usability and appearance. This is the second year Clara Barton PTSA has earned GOLD for their website. Amazing!

Thank you to all the PTSA leaders and volunteers who contributed to building our website and making it an important and effective form of communication for the Clara Barton community this year.

Volunteer for ‘Bobcats Fun Run’

The Bobcats Fun Run fundraising and fitness event is back this year on Friday, May 20! We are looking for volunteers to help with race stations, setup/cleanup and also to cheer on all the students. Rain or shine, all Bobcats will be encouraged to participate by running or walking laps on the school grounds for 20 minutes and to secure family, friend and neighbor sponsorship support for their participation. Go, Bobcats!

The success of this all-school event requires volunteers like you! You can sign up now to help with the Fun RunTHANK YOU for your support.

Kristina Spooner and Ingrid Haugaard, Fun Run Co-Chairs

Scholastic Book Fair: May 16-20

“Today a reader, Tomorrow a leader.“–Margaret Fuller.

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Clara Barton the week of May 16-20. Join us before or after school to buy some amazing books for your child. A percentage of sales goes to the school library.

Where: At the heart of the school, (Library)

When: Before school – M-F 8:30-9:20 am,

After school: M, T, Th 3:50-5:00 pm, W 2:20-4:00 pm, F 3:30-5:00 pm

Set up an ewallet, so your student doesn’t have to carry cash. It is free to set up the account, funds are immediately available, parents can decide the limit, and any unused funds will be refunded.

Help make the Book Fair a success by signing up to help out the Book Fair. There are several open shifts available and your child can accompany you.

Saima Maniar, PTSA Book Fair Chair

May 4: Bring a Favorite Treat for the Educator Dessert Potluck

May 4 is Super Sweets Wednesday

Parents, kids! We need your help! Please bring a favorite treat for our wonderful educators to enjoy. Drop treats off in the cart outside in front of the school any time Tuesday, May 3rd or Wednesday, May 4th by 9:30 AM. Please put in a disposable container and label dessert with any pertinent dietary information (contains nuts, gluten-free, vegan, etc.)

Sign up now to bring a favorite treat for the educator dessert potluck

Educator Appreciation Week: May 2-6

Join us the week of May 2-6 to celebrate our amazing Clara Barton educators! They have worked so hard and we want to let them know how much we appreciate them. There are many ways you can show our office staff, specialists, teachers, IAs, custodians, and every Clara Barton educator that you care.

Munchy Monday: The PTSA will provide lunch for all educators.

Flower Power Tuesday: Bring a flower (fresh or hand drawn) to an educator. PTSA will be selling flowers before school for $1 (while supplies last).

Super Sweets WednesdaySign up to bring a favorite treat for the educator dessert potluck.

Thankful Thursday: Send an email, card, or note of appreciation to an impactful educator.

Friday Gifts of Gratitude: Give an educator something from their favorites list or wish list.

You are welcome to join in as many days as you choose. Thank you for helping us show our educators our appreciation this week!

Neeti Jain, PTSA Staff Appreciation Chair

Send nominations for Clara Barton PTSA Awards

Do you know a volunteer that is always ready to help? A parent that is always there to make the PTSA community a success? A teacher going above and beyond? Now is the time to recognize our dedicated volunteers, teachers and staff by nominating deserving individuals for a PTSA Award.

Fill out the nomination form. Nominations are due by Monday, May 16th.

Contact us if you be willing to serve on our Awards Committee to help select the recipients from those that have been nominated.

Melissa Sutton, PTSA Awards Committee Chair

School Lunch Hero Day – May 6

Did you know that the kitchen staff at Clara Barton cooks and serves about 250 students every day at school? Our Lead Food Worker, Dylan Thompson, works full time. Angel Davis, our Food Service Worker, works part time during lunch service every day and our helper, Emily Hammond, comes in for a few hours on Tuesdays and Thursday to help with food preparation. The kitchen staff works tirelessly, without complaint, to provide nutritious meals for students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating food allergies for half the student population at Barton each day. This is no easy task.

On Friday, May 6, 2022, we will celebrate the 10th Annual School Lunch Hero Day! On this day, we would like to recognize our school nutrition employees, Dylan Thompson, Angel Davis, and Emily Hammond and our Lunch Supervisor, Louisa Case, for all their hard work and dedication at Clara Barton. They are our unsung heroes and we greatly appreciate them! THANK YOU!


Louisa Case, Dylan Thompson, Angel Davis

Community Event Alert: BAKE SALE!

Community BAKE SALE in support for Ukraine

This Sunday April 17th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm, homemade treats will be sold at the following locations in the neighborhood:

  1. Northstar Neighborhood Park (along 167th place),
  2. Clara Barton Elementary School (near the exit) and
  3. Greystone (162nd and 116th intersection)

A group of kids in Education Hill, concerned and saddened over the violence in Ukraine, want to help raise funds for Ukrainian refugees. If you are in the neighborhood near any of the three locations above, please come show your support and purchase a homemade treat or two. The kids have worked tirelessly over the past few weeks to organize this bake sale and will all be present to show off their treats! All proceeds go to the Red Cross International Committee in support of Ukrainian refugees.

If you have any questions, you may email Susan at

Note: this is not a PTSA event.