The FPE PTA Auction “The Great Gatsby” is coming soon so Save the Date for Saturday March 4th!  The doors will open at 5:00 PM for cocktail/raffle tickets.  Dinner and live auction starts at 7pm.

Tickets on Sale now:

Purchase by February 11th @ $45.00/person (includes light buffet dinner and 1 drink ticket) or to secure a table of 10 for $500 (complimentary bottle of champagne).  After February 11th tickets will go up to $55/person, and no option to purchase a table.  Note – teacher tickets are offered at reduced cost, why not sponsor a teacher!

This is the biggest fundraiser for the school which goes directly to supporting our students, teachers and community.  The auction provides essential services for our students. These funds provide resources which include but are not limited to: our School Counselor, program support for the school’s library, physical education, visual arts and music grants, scholarships for families experiencing hardship, school supplies and classroom support, educational field trips and assemblies, and much, much more! On a lighter note, this is a FUN event and provides a way to foster our community spirit.

Where:  The Hall at Fauntleroy – 9131 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136

It will take a lot of dedicated volunteers to make it a success.  To volunteer go to the volunteer page here and sign up for Auction Preparation and/or Auction Night.

HELP needed!!!  Please contact [email protected] if you can help!

  • Procurement
  • Classroom Art Coordinators
  • Business Sponsorships
  • Dessert Dash

To learn more about the auction and opportunities to donate, please visit the auction site to donate goods, money or experiences.  All donations need to be received by February 17th, 2017.  You can find ideas to donate at AUCTION WISH LIST 2017.


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Are you up for the challenge?


Deadline Set for December Donor Challenge!

The December Donor Challenge has arrived! If the PTA can raise $6,000 in donations for our school before the end of December, a small group of Fairmount Park families, including many PTA board members, will match the money with an additional contribution of $6,000. Every donation made between December 15 and December 31st will count in this challenge.

This is a great chance to “double your donation,” and support the important programs and resources that help all our students grow and thrive in this first, crucial year and beyond. Please consider making your donation today to help us meet this goal!

There are several ways to give:

  • Place a check in the ‘Annual Give’ folder in the main office.
  • Visit to make a donation online.
  • Check with your employer to see if they will match your donation.

If you have questions, please contact Sarah Lenssen and Sarah Popelka, Fundraising Chairs, at [email protected].

Thank you for your generous support!

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What would you give?


Dear Friends of Fairmount Park Elementary,

What would you give for your child to have an educational support system designed to expose them to the arts, cross-cultural ideals, creative thinking, problem-solving and life skills — life skills that will help them not only succeed in their careers and their lives, but will help them find their own paths to success? Since you are part of the family at Fairmount Park Elementary, you may not realize that most public schools do not have this kind of support system. Many schools in our city do not have enrichment programs, art programs, music programs or the classroom opportunities that Fairmount Park has been able to implement. Part of the school’s ability to provide this is based on the focus of our principal and our amazing teaching staff, but also in large part because of the community support that the school receives from donors like you. Your donation to the Fairmount Park Elementary PTA supports extra opportunities in and outside of the classroom, it supports our wellness program at the school, it supports music and arts opportunities.

When children are exposed to things like the arts, cross-cultural ideals and creative thinking – their perspectives expand and they are able to become the community-minded, sensitive and forward-thinking citizens that we all want to be ourselves. By giving our children the opportunity to be enriched, we are giving them the tools to reach their unlimited potential.

It is difficult to pinpoint a limit on what one might give to create that path of opportunity for their child. It can start with a donation to FPEPTA.

If every family were to support the FPEPTA at $290 or more, we would meet our goal of $100,000 for the year; we would be able to fund a permanent wellness program, our music and all of the class and school-wide enrichment opportunities. Any donation is appreciated, and as an extra incentive, any donor of $500 or more by the end of December will be given a chance to purchase up to two of the first 20 tickets to the FPEPTA Auction to be held February 21. General tickets (which will sell out fast, as the donated venue has a capacity of 150) will go on sale January 12. Don’t miss your opportunity – make your gift of $500 or more today.

Donations can be made online at, where you can either make a lump sum donation that will count toward your end-of-year charitable contributions or establish a manageable monthly donation plan. Help us create the educational support system that every child deserves. Thank you for your support!







Sarah Lenssen and Sarah Popelka
Fairmount Park parents and Fundraising Co-Chairs

Remember to check with your employer about matching gifts to double your charitable impact!


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