2018 National Reflections Winners Announced

Congratulations to the student artists on their national achievements in the arts! Visit pta.org to view the complete list.


Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Reflections program. The 2018-19 theme is "Heroes Around Me".




Fernwood Field Day!
There will be tons of fun for the whole school and a great kick off to the first days of summer. We'd love your help.
Session #1 - Kindergarten - 2nd Grade: 9:00am to 10:45am. 
Session #2 - 3rd Grade - 5th Grade: 1:30pm to 3:10pm. 
Please sign up to volunteer!  
Click this LINK to signup!
Thank you to all our volunteers! We couldn't do this without you.


Welcome Fernwood Volunteers! 

Thank you all for signing up to be a volunteer at Fernwood. Here is some basic volunteer info as the school year goes on: 

  • We will be using SignUp.com to sign up all our volunteers for the events and any other needs for volunteers throughout the school year.  So be on the look out for those emails.  You will NOT need to register an account or keep a password to use SingUp.  Just sign up for the spots you want, only required info is your name, email and phone #.  Then if needed feel free change, swap or cancel your spots. 
  • An email will be sent out to those that signed up for the specific event and then out to the general list if there is still a need for volunteers.  
  • For classroom volunteering, here is the LINK to the Required Volunteer Forms that need to be filled out and turned into the office: the sooner the better!  
  • SignUps will be sent out prior to an event or when the chairperson is ready to gather their volunteers.  
  • If you have any questions, comments or concerns, feel free to email me: Susan Tait

  Susan Tait
  Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Opportunity Date/Time   Signup Questions/Info


2018-2019 School Year

Volunteer Signup


Year End Carnival
June 8, 6PM-8:30PM

Volunteer Signup



5th Grade Celebration

June 19,


Location: Fernwood cafeteria for 5th grade parents (immediate family only due to space constraints)

Field Day

June 20th during the school day

Volunteer Signup


2018-2019 PTSA   Chair Positions

2018-2019 School Year

Email Coordinators

 Job Description Info

Jun 17
6:00p 5th Grade Celebration
5th Grade Celebration

Tuesday, June 19
6:00p - 7:00p
Fernwood Gym
Schedule Change - Dismissal at 3:30 PM
Schedule Change - Dismissal at 3:30 PM

Wednesday, June 20

Today is a full-day Wednesday. Dismissal is at 3:30 PM
9:00a Field Day
Field Day

Wednesday, June 20
9:00a - 3:00p
Fernwood Playground
Last Day of School - Dismissal at 11:00 AM
Last Day of School - Dismissal at 11:00 AM

Thursday, June 21

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Thanks to Our Community Partners!

Thanks to the following community partners

for their generous donations to our

Year-End Carnival!









2017-2018 WSPTA Awards of Excellence

Congratulations, Fernwood!

Washington State PTA recognizes local PTAs through their annual Awards of Excellence Program and Fernwood PTSA received five awards at the recent Washington State PTA convention last weekend.  We were awarded the following:

  • Standards of Excellence Award - SILVER- recognizing the effective use of WSPTA best practices as a guide for local PTAs and community PTAs to be child-focused, responsible to members, knowledgeable, fiscally responsible, involved, and well-trained.    

  • Outstanding Communications Strategy Award - SILVER- recognizing the effective use of multiple communication channels to reach members and community.

  • Family and Community Engagement Award - SILVER- recognizing programs, projects, and activities/events that increase family and community engagement and involvement.

  • Outstanding Newsletter - BRONZE- recognizes newsletters as they are an important and effective form of communication.

  • 100% Staff Membership Award - recognizes school staff participation.


THANK YOU to all of our members who do so much to support our PTSA either by helping out with an event, chairing a committee or simply becoming a member! We could not do it without your support!


A complete list of Washington State PTA awards can be found here . Staff Membership awards can be found here



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We Appreciate YOU!

With the end of the school year approaching, the PTSA would like to thank all of you who have contributed your time, talent or money to help us provide so many things to our students at Fernwood Elementary. THIS is what your membership pays for. Here are some of the programs and activities we have provided. We would not have been able to do this without your support.  Thank you for helping make Fernwood the great community it is!


  • Host the Ice Cream Social and teacher meet and greet
  • Host Welcome Back BBQ and Resource Fair
  • Host the Watch D.O.G.S. Welcome Night
  • Host the Harvest Festival which raised over $4,000 for our PE program and purchase over $1,200 of new PE supplies
  • Participate in the PTSA Reflections Program
  • Provide nearly $3,000 to purchase new books for the library
  • Purchase over $1,200 of new instruments and materials for the music program
  • Recognize our Outstanding Educator and Golden Acorn recipients
  • Provide $750 to purchase new recess supplies
  • Host our Annual Bingo Night
  • Host our Annual Science Fair and Art Walk
  • Host our Annual Variety Show where our students get to showcase their many talents
  • Host our Second Annual Cultural Night
  • Host our Annual Year-end Event
  • Host the popular Annual Field Day event for students
  • Host the annual lunch for Teacher Appreciation Week to honor all our wonderful staff/teachers
  • Provide $500 to 5th Grade science for rockets and other learning projects
  • Provide over $3,000 to our teachers and specialists for classroom supplies
  • Provide popcorn once monthly to every one of our students and staff
  • Hold Family Fun Nights, including Skate Night, Silvertips’ Game, Mariners’ Game
  • Provide an Art Docent in every classroom for students to experience different types of art
  • Offer Spirit Wear to all students and staff
  • Provide funding for field trips
  • Approve $6,640 via our Student Enrichment Grant Committee for special grant requests
  • Host Spelling Bee 
  • Offer Math Challenge Program to all students
  • Invite Watch D.O.G.S. participation on campus

Reflections 2017-18 Winners Announced
  2018 National Reflections Winners Announced Congratulations to the student artists on their national achievements in the arts! Visit  pta.org  to view the complete list.   Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Reflections program. The 2018-19 theme is "Heroes Around Me". ... read full article

Congratulations to our 2018 Golden Acorn / Outstanding Educator Winners!

Congratulations to Stacy Rus and Donna Fischer on being named the 2018 Golden Acorn winners! And congratulations to Mrs. Wyrwitzke on being named the 2018 Outstanding Educator! This is a big honor that is well deserved!  They have been outstanding volunteers at Fernwood Elementary and in the community, and this award recognizes the endless giving of their time and talents.

Their names are now engraved on the Golden Acorn / Outstanding Educator plaque that is displayed in the main office.A contribution will be made in their names to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Program that benefits students.

2018 GA Winners


2018-19 Board of Directors
Introducing your 2018-2019 Board of Directors for Fernwood PTSA! For office of President: Karrie Palis; For office of President-Elect Jules Kolb; For office of Secretary: Mary Khouzam; For office of Treasurer: Serena Xu; For office of Assistant Treasurer: Kim Stevens; For office of Membership: Donna Fischer; For office of Fundraising Co-Chair: Pauline Wray and Tamara Brust; For office of Legislative Chair: Jen Pirak. Thank you for sharing your talents with us!! We look forward to an exciting year! ... read full article

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