PTA Council is actively engaged with the Shoreline School District and our local PTAs to provide support for all families during the COVID-19 situation. Please see the information below for ways to lend a hand or receive support. Please also connect directly with your PTA leadership or email Co-Presidents Silje Sodal and Amy Reed here. The District web page is an excellent resource for up to the minute information for Shoreline and Lake Forest Park students and families and includes a broad range of topics including childcare, financial assistance, food access, health care and much more. We are grateful to our incredible PTA volunteers and the broader community who have all stepped up and engaged in important and meaningful ways at every level. What an amazing and strong community we have!
Food Drive! Help ensure that Shoreline/Lake Forest Park students receive weekend food bags throughout the summer! Share the flyer here.
When: May 27-June 12 Where: Drop off the following items between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the boxes in front of the Shoreline School District’s Central Kitchen Office (2003 NE 160th St. – inside Hamlin Park off 15th Ave. NE)
Cans of tuna, chicken or Vienna sausage cans
4oz (minimum size) 100% fruit juice pouches/fruit boxes
Instant oatmeal pouches
Individual pouches of dried fruit (e.g. raisins, Craisins)
Canned Fruit (packed in light syrup, water or fruit juice)
Individual packets of peanut butter or other nut butter (e.g. SunButter)
Individual packets of sunflower seeds or roasted legumes (e.g. garbanzo beans)
Individual packages of whole grain crackers
Individual sized packages of whole grain chips (e.g. Tostitos, Sunchips) *Costco has Sunchip variety packs of 1 1/2oz bags that are ideal
BelVita breakfast biscuits * Costco has 1.75oz packs that are ideal
Canned vegetables (corn, peas, carrots, etc.)
Canned beans/refried beans
Instant potato pouches (small serving sizes)
8oz shelf-stable milk (chocolate or white soy milk only)
Cans of beans with hot dogs
Individual sealed beef jerky bags (dried meat)
Small packages of rice, lentils, whole grain pasta and small cans of soup or chili also welcome!
2020 Shoreline PTA Council Scholarship Seniors, could you use a financial boost for post-high school studies? Apply for the Shoreline PTA Council Scholarship (up to $500). You must be a Shorecrest or Shorewood graduating senior, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, and have post-high school plans to study at a college, university or vocational/technical school.
Fill out this Google form by 2:59 PM on June 4th to apply. A winner from each high school will be chosen at random and announced the week of June 8th. Deadline: June 4th, 2020.
Questions? Contact Mrs. Monson (Shorecrest), Mrs. Stephens (Shorewood) or the Shoreline PTA Council Scholarship Committee: email@example.com.
Family Supports During Shoreline School Closures
Shoreline PTA Council is pleased to be working with our community partners to support students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic and building capacity for serving the broader community. If you are in need of support (or can lend support), please check out the information below. You can also reach out to your school’s Family Advocate to learn about other supports. If you’re not sure who your Family Advocate is, check here.
Food Bank Home Delivery! United Way of King County, Food Lifeline, the City of Seattle and Metro Access are offering home deliveries of emergency food across Seattle, North King County and East King County during COVID-19. Our Shoreline families are now able to access this resource, connecting them to a larger food network. Below is a little more information. Sign up here! - May be able to provide a more customized food selection to clients, including produce. - Ordering is now open (first delivery started Wednesday, May 20th). - One box is estimated to feed a family of four for approximately 2-4 days. - Households can order as often as they need. - Phone line includes nine different languages. - You can order online. - Boxes will be delivered within 2 days of request.
Little Free Pantries
Ballinger: On the corner of NE 198th St. & 14th Ave. NE (Facebook Page)
Briarcrest Little Free Pantry (14511 25th Ave. NE, in front of Shoreline United Methodist Church)
Echo Lake/Northridge: 20008 6th ave NE (park on 200th side)
Shoreline: 20346 21st Ave. NE. (Corner of NE 205th St. & 21st Ave. NE)
St. Barnabas Anglican Church/Parkwood: 2340 N. 155th St. (across from Twin Ponds Park)
The Triangle Little Free Shed: 14544 Evanston Ave. N.
Stay SAFe Pet Pantry: 14717 Aurora Ave. N in front of the Seattle Area Feline Rescue (take what you need for your pets or leave supplies for others)
The Y is offering full-day break camps at the Dale Turner Family YMCA and Ridgecrest Elementary School (with prioritization for families of first responders, health care providers of direct services, and parents/guardians who need to work). To register, use these links for programs by location:
Here's a link to Visual Instructions to assist with registering. This is a NEW process to allow flexibility for families by providing daily options.
The daily fee is $45 and includes full-day programming, AM and PM snack and lunch, and swimming (pending). Financial assistance is available. First responders and health care providers of direct services will have $0 fees for this program. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before registering to receive your special coupon code.
There are many preventative health practices in place to ensure the well-being of Y staff, youth and families. Learn more and ask questions about childcare support by contacting email@example.com.
Are you in need of utility support, rental assistance or transportation funds? Contact: - Hopelink (206-440-7300) - Shoreline Community Cares (Call 206-496-3116 to schedule a phone interview; no eviction notice or utility shut off required. Includes funds from City of Shoreline grant, as well as other funds from local churches and individuals.) - Your school's Family Advocate. If you’re not sure who your Family Advocate is, check here.
Donate funds for the purchase of grocery or gas cards for families in need! Shoreline PTA Council is is working with Embrace Shoreline Schools and Kinder Konnection to collect funds for this purpose and partnering with school Family Advocates for the distribution of these cards. * To donate online, go to https://embraceshorelineschools.org/. If you have cards that you've already purchased and you'd like to donate them, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
Drop off food donations at one of the Little Free Pantries listed above (or build your own Little Free Pantry!).
Help provide food, rental assistance and utility support by donating to Hopelink.
Donate food items (preferably only what you already have on hand) and provide funding support for food and rent assistance through North Helpline(12736 33rd Ave. NE, Seattle). 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Tues., Thurs., & Fri. Ring doorbell next to double doors on side of the top of driveway - do not enter warehouse.
Have questions? Email email@example.com. Thank you!
The WORKS closed until further notice
The WORKS will remain closed until further notice due to the ongoing school closure. The WORKS is open *when school is in session* on Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm. For urgent needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 206-393-4916 or contact your local school Family Advocate.