Welcome! 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.