Friends of West Seattle Elementary, also known as FOWSE, is our school’s parent/teacher organization (PTO). We are a group of parents, teachers, administrators and community members. We collaborate to foster opportunities for parent involvement and leadership.
We plan and implement extracurricular events that encourage a love of learning and sense of inclusion in our wonderfully diverse school. We fund-raise in order to enrich academic opportunities for our students (e.g. additional field trips). We are an active and essential component of our school community at West Seattle Elementary.
What's a Parent Teacher Organization?
A Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is formal organization composed of parents, teachers and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation in a school to improve the school and help students succeed.
What are Title I schools?
Title I schools have high numbers or percentages of disadvantaged students who:
live in poverty,
are homeless or lack stable housing,
live in foster homes,
regularly experience food insecurity,
lack access to after-school academic supports.
* Based on 2017/18 school year data for K-8 schools.