Forest View has a thriving school community that combines the efforts of a strong PTA, local chapters of organizations, involved parents, and small businesses.  Forest View PTA offers multiple events, programs, and teams throughout the year.  Listed below are several clubs and programs offered on a regular basis. Contact volunteers@forestviewpta.org for more information.

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WATCH D.O.G.S.

WATCH D.O.G.S.®(Dads of Great Students) is the father involvement initiative of the National Center for Fathering that organizes fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer in order to provide positive male role models for the students and to enhance school security.
 

Reflections Arts Program

The Reflections Art Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. Each year, Reflections challenges students to create art that supports a specific theme. Themes are selected from thousands of ideas submitted by students to National PTA's Reflections Theme Search. You can find more information about the Reflections Art Contest here.

 

Art Docent Program

Kids love art! Forest View does not have an art class for every classroom-- that's why your PTA delivers an Art Docent Program.  Art docents have fun exposing children to different artists and different styles of visual art!  Please consider being an art docent for your child’s class!

 

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs that make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities. Each school year Forest View teachers choose if they want to have the Junior Achievement curriculum taught in their classroom, and PTA volunteers deliver the lessons according to the teacher's schedule in the April-June timeframe.

Humanitarian Efforts

Our Humanitarian Team makes plans throughout the school year to help others in need.  Past efforts included clothing, undergarment, and shoe drives to benefit Clothes for Kids, Coins for Kids coin drives, book drives for libraries at needy schools.  Announcements for future efforts will be made via "kid mail" flyers and the Falcon Flash email newsletter. 

Running Club

Forest View kids love to run!  Students meet before school to run for fun and fitness.  Parent coaches help cheer the kids on and supervise drills and exercises that count toward participation in the Seattle Kids Marathon.  In its first year, 30% of the student club members went on to complete the last stretch of the Seattle Kids Marathon.  Sign-ups are sent home in September; space is limited.