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Bellingham, WA



Parent Teacher Organization Mission

We strive to foster student learning and community building at Parkview Elementary School by coordinating fundraising campaigns, supporting curriculum enrichment, facilitating communication and social involvement among families and staff, and helping students and families in need.

What is a pto?

The Parkview Parent Teacher Organization is a coalition of families, teachers, and staff dedicated to enhancing the student experience at Parkview Elementary school.

In 2016 we transitioned from our relationship with the Parent Teacher Association of America to a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to allow greater flexibility to suit the specific interests of our school community.

By restructuring to a board consisting of President, Treasurer, Secretary and co-equal Vice Presidents the PTO is better able to direct communication and allocate the limited resources (time and money) in ways that fulfill the PTO’s  mission.

Ultimately, the PTO is you: parents and guardians of Parkview Elementary students who work to craft and fulfill goals designed to enhance the student experience on campus, at home, and in the community. We hope to see a whole lot from you throughout the year and look forward to sharing this experience with you and your family.

Please join us

PTO hosts a general meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except December and a different date in October on the 15th) in the Parkview library 6:30-7:30pm. Meetings include PTO business and a featured speaker. Childcare for grades K through 5th aged kiddos is provided in the gym.

We also love volunteers!

2019-2020 volunteer Board of directors

President: Jennifer Seltz
Treasurer: Margo Gillaspy
Secretary: Alison Schepper
VP Fundraising: Justine Waymire
VP Enrichment: Jessyca Arthur-Cameselle
VP Communication: Gina Gobo Austin
VP Community Engagement : Emily Frazier

areas of focus


Fundraising is essential for programs and for creating community. Funding is gathered through a mix of one time events and ongoing initiatives including, Jog-a-thon!, Social / Silent Auction, Book Fair, Panda Wear, and Coffee sales, SCRIP Pre-Paid Shopping Cards, and Box Tops for Education.


Complementing and adding to the school day through a variety of activities including After School Enrichment, Science Fair, Downtown Art Walk, Whole Child, Common Threads School Garden and Assemblies.


We seek to inform without becoming overwhelming; to share, create opportunities for participation, and build a community network. Find out more about your student’s experience through the Parkview Website, Newsletter, our Facebook Group, Flyers/Handouts/Presentations, Student Directory, and Yearbook.

Community Engagement

We seek to create an equitable student experience for all by supporting the following programs and initiatives: Parkview Gives Back, Hearing and Vision Screening, Parkview Cares Food Box Delivery, Winter Wishes, Kindergarten Open House, and Family Education. The student experience is a family and community experience. Join us for Winter Carnival, Movie Night, Teacher Appreciation, Jr. Ski to Sea Parade, 5th Grade Commencement Celebration, and the End of Year BBQ.


Parkview PTO has developed a process for funding requests from teachers, families, or other interested individuals or groups. Proposals may be for projects, events, activities, books, equipment or anything that enhances the academic lives of children and/or builds community at Parkview. While preference is given to proposals that offer school-wide access, teachers and/or parents are also encouraged to submit proposals that will benefit their individual classrooms or grade level. Review of proposals will take place on a schedule determined by the PTO board members. Please place your completed form in the PTO mailbox in the school office. A sub-committee of the PTO will review requests. We look forward to hearing about your project!

PTO Grant Funding Request Form


The Parkview Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is pleased to offer one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who has attended Parkview Elementary School, served their community and is continuing their education. The award can be used for tuition, books, gas/airfare to travel to school, or supplies needed for the first year of school.

Scholarship form and application guidelines



Welcome to Parkview 

Fall Newsletter 2018

Winter Newsletter 2019

Spring Newsletter 2019

Fall Newsletter 2019