Somerset PTSA

Annual Fall Fundraising Drive


Somerset PTSA annual Fall Fundraising Drive to raise funds for the current school year is officially kicked off and runs through 10/4/2019.  Instead of asking you to buy/sell items, PTSA is asking that you PLEASE make a direct donation to help us fund our programs for the whole school year. Remember that at Somerset we don’t nickel and dime you by asking for payments for each individual field trip or enrichment activity. All the money raised by the PTSA goes straight back to teachers and students. Your donation is 100% tax deductible. Your support is critical to maintain and improve Somerset’s high quality academic, extracurricular and social programs. We need you to participate.

Suggested donation is at least $200 per student attending Somerset Elementary.

Our goal is 100% participationDonations in any amount are meaningful and appreciated.

If you're PTSA member, Please Donate Here 

If you're guest, Please Donate Here

Why Donate?

In 2019-20 school year, Somerset PTSA will fundover $300 per student to support their education (assuming 680 students in 2019-20):

Instructional Aides

$150,000/ 680 students = $220/student

  • Hiring Six additional full-time teaching support for all classrooms to allow teachers to focus more on individual need. One more teaching staff per grade
  • Minimize the impact of large class sizes.
  • Smaller classes lead to higher test scores and happier teachers


Curriculum Enhancement
(Field Trips, Inhouse activities, Guest Speakers, etc.)
 $44,200/ 680 students = $65/student

Somerset Elementary has the highest amount of enrichment programs in the district due to generous donations from parents, engaging teachers, and countless hours by volunteers to make it happen.  Activities Highlights:

  • Marine Science Afloat - hands-on scientific expedition boat trip
  • Biz Town - a day-long visit to a simulated town to experience real world jobs
  • Toymaker Visit "Solids and Liquids", "Sound and Light", and "Ideas and Inventions"
  • Seattle Children's Theatre trip “Snow White” “Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane”
  • Village Theatre @ Meydenbauer Center "Snowy Day"
  • Pacific Science Center "Physics on Wheels Exhibit” and ”Electric Magnets Workshop"
  • Guest Speaker: Peter Donaldson "The Dramatic Story of Independence"
  • Woodland Park Zoo "Learning Experience Program"
  • And much more



School Supplies, Bookroom, Capital Equipment Enrichment
Library Book Funds
35,000/ 680 students = $51/ student

  • Teacher Development
  • Music and Art Supplies
  • Bookroom Resources
  • Tech Equipment
  • Playground Equipment

Programs, Community Building Programs, Safety and Wellbeing
35,000/ 680 students = $51/ student



For more information about our Fall Fundraising Drive please go to or email us at somersetptsa@gmail.comThank you for supporting your Alcott PTA! Your donations help to make Alcott a public school that provides a rich education for all its students.