PTSA partners with local organizations to recognize student grit

Clara Barton Elementary PTSA, in partnership with local businesses and organizations, recognized student perseverance throughout the 2020-21 school year with Grit Goodie Bags. With the help of 20+ volunteers and priceless volunteer hours, 588 bags were assembled and distributed to students. PTSA would like to thank its members and these 17 partners for coming together to support students with their generous donations.

Jay Lippe, PTSA Fundraising VP & Nomita Yadav, PTSA Extended Curriculum

Yearbook cover contest, last call to order

Announcing the Yearbook Cover Contest! Bobcats may submit a work of art that represents this year’s theme, “Together We Rise”. The winning collage, computer-generated image and graphics, drawing, painting or printing will be featured on the yearbook cover. The time to pounce is now. The submission deadline is Monday, May 10. Click below for contest rules.

Student photos, Virtual Costume Parade, Bobcats Fun Run, Art Docent, Book Fair Extravaganza, and more. This is a year to remember! The 2020-21 Clara Barton Yearbook is available for pre-order until Monday, May 10.

Contest rules and yearbook orders here:

Get active, submit a Fun Run pic, support PTSA programs

Spring into action for the Bobcats Virtual Fun Run! Run or walk anytime during the week of April 12-16 and help fund PTSA programs including Pacific Science Center events, The Toy Maker, Nature Vision, new playground benches, The Zania Show, and Pirate School.

Here’s how your student may participate:

  • RUN or WALK for 20 mins. Fun and safe places include Clara Barton playground (after 4:00PM), Smith Woods Park, neighborhood playgrounds, RMS or Einstein Elementary fields, and Anderson Park.
  • Take a picture of your Clara Barton Bobcat walking or running in their grade color or  spirit wear and send it to Mrs. Horner for the PE Sway and Yearbook. Include name, grade and teacher when sending a picture. Click the button for grade colors.
  • Set a goal and pledge to raise at least $20. Ask parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends to sponsor you through donations from the link below.

Bobcats Virtual Fun Run – Clara Barton Elementary PTSA (

Questions? Contact PTSA Fundraising VP, Jay Lippe.

Eat to support PTSA on March 7

On Sunday, March 7 from 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM, MOD Pizza at 8900 161st Ave NE is donating back 20% of sales from Takeout, Delivery & Pick up orders to Clara Barton PTSA!
RSVP & all details here:
Why we’re raising:  We hope you can join us in eating out for a good cause!
P.S. Please feel free to invite your friends and family!

More information about how to participate is available here. Questions? Contact the PTSA Eats & Treats Chair, Jem Hilborn.

Order MOD Pizza on Jan 24, support PTSA

Pickup or delivery, on Sunday, January 24, ANYTIME, MOD Pizza Bella Bottega will donate 20% of the proceeds from your order to Clara Barton PTSA. Use promo code “GR169149C” when ordering online or mention “Clara Barton Elementary” if ordering by phone/walk-in. Pickup options include a Grab&Go station or curbside delivery at MOD Pizza, 8900 161st AVE NE, Ste 165, Redmond. Home delivery is also available.

Questions? Contact Jem Hilborn, Eats & Treats Chair

Thank you for supporting Clara Barton library programs

We hope you enjoyed the CBE PTSA Scholastic Book Fair! Proceeds from your purchases raised $432 for the CBE Library! Winners of Book Fair Extravaganza photo drawing were Sachin R. (Johnson) and Evan C. (Sidel). Each received a $25 gift card to shop at fair. We’ll see you again next school year at the Scholastic Book Fair Extravaganza!


In related news, the Clara Barton PTSA 2020-21 Bobcat Grant of $2000 was awarded to Librarian Amy Waldroup to purchase additional popular e-book titles that reduce or eliminate long wait times for students to borrow books while learning remotely.