Thurgood Marshall Elementary School

Thurgood Marshall ES is a central Seattle public school serving 530 students in grades K-5.

Thurgood Marshall ES is a central Seattle public school serving 530 students in grades K-5. It offers three approaches to learning: General Education, Highly Capable Cohort (aka HCC, an accelerated learning program) and PEACE Academy (Preschool and Elementary Autism Center for Education). The building opened in 1991 as Colman ES, and was renamed for Justice Marshall in 1996. Our mascot is the Bullpup, and school color is purple.

[02/12/17]   Don't forget - tomorrow is National African American Parent Involvement Day!

On Monday, Feb. 13, TM will have activities throughout the day in recognition of both National African-American Parent Involvement Day and our own annual Thurgood Marshall Day, in recognition of the late Supreme Court Justice. This event is co-planned and co-sponsored by TM staff and our Black Family Advocacy Support Group.

Come see what a day in your child’s life at school is all about! Join us all day or for any part. We look forward to your visit!

8:30-9:15 – Light breakfast; Principal welcome; Book Talk with Librarian Merilee Hudson about children’s literature highlighting diversity.

9:35-10:20 – TM Day Assembly in the Cafeteria. Presentations from several classes, judges and lawyers in recognition of our first African-American Supreme Court Justice, the late Thurgood Marshall.

10:30-11:20 – Visit 4th- and 5th-grade classes to hear judge presentations and Q&A sessions with students OR parents may visit their child’s class.

11:20-1:05 – Join your child for recess and lunch!

11:20-12:05 – Grades 4-5
11:45-12:30 – Grades K-1
12:20-1:05 – Grades 2-3

1:05-1:35 – Art Class open to parent visitors

1:40-2:10 – Music Class open to parent visitors

2:15-2:45 – PE Class open to parent visitors

2:45-3:15 – Tour of the Building (meet in Cafeteria at 2:45)

3:15-3:45 – Presentation from Assistant Principal Sabrina Kovacs-Storlie: “Supporting School Success at Home” (in Library).

A team from Thurgood Marshall attended UW's Summit for Equity in Gifted Education. Thank you to Trinia Washington, Devin Bruckner, Kate Poux and Sam Egelhoff. It was a privilege to learn together with you this week.

Sound Discipline February 2017 Newsletter

Check out the Sound Discipline newsletter, with Positive Discipline champion Debby Halperin. Four Thurgood Marshall teachers just complete 15 hours of Positive Discipline training this month! Learning how to manage your own feelings is as or more important than many of the academic subjects that our children learn. Reading and writing may help them get a job; their ability to get along with others and solve problems is what helps them keep their job, be good neighbors, great parents and…

[02/07/17]   HCC Parent Information Night and Tour still on for tonight!
HCC presentation and Q&A- 5-5:45pm
General Tour for all programs- 5:45-6:15
Optional Q&A session for all programs- 6:15-6:30

Inspiring Picture Books about Fear and Courage

Looking for something to read on a snow day? Talk to your kids about big feelings with these classic and new picture books about fear and courage. Choose from funny, sweet, serious and quirky.

The scene outside our school was amazing this morning. What a wonderful show of support from our community.

Practice Partner

Volunteering as a Practice Partner is a fun way to get involved with the Girls on the Run and to see first-hand the positive impact of the program. This is a perfect opportunity for people who would like to directly interact and support the girls in the program; want more engagement than offered as a Running Buddy; but are unable to commit to coaching for ten weeks.

Practice Partners assist the Coach(es) by attending a minimum of six 90-minute practices over the course of the ten-week program. While the Practice Partner is not responsible, nor authorized, to facilitate the Girls on the Run curriculum, they are there to support the Head Coach and the whole team of girls at their assigned program site.

What is the expected time commitment for Practice Partners? During the program season, Practice Partners will be expected to volunteer for a minimum of six 90-minute practices plus attend the end-of-season 5K, approximately 15 hours total. Most practice partners commit to one practice per week for six weeks and often for the full ten weeks.
What are the requirements for being a Practice Partner?
§ Submit a Practice Partner Application to GOTRPS
§ Consent to a background check.
§ Practice Partners must be 16 years or older
§ Participate in an online training session and read training materials provided by GOTRPS
Can males be Practice Partners?
Yes, males may volunteer as Practice Partners. As with male coaches, there must always be a minimum of two additional qualified female leaders (Coaches, Practice Partners) at every practice with male Coaches or Practice Partners.
What are some important qualities of Practice Partners?
Practice Partners are supportive, enthusiastic, and able to inspire positive social dynamics amongst team members. Practice Partners do not have to be runners but should have the ability to run or power-walk a 5K.
Who do I contact if I have questions about Practice Partners? Contact Vivian Syme, Program Coordinator, at or 206-528-2118 2017 Practice Partner Application NOW Available! For a list of practice locations and times, click here. Volunteering as a Practice Partner is a fun way to get involved with the Girls on the Run an…

[02/01/17]   A message from parents at our school:
Inspired by the action at Kimball Elementary on Monday where people held signs of welcome and support for their immigrant and Muslim neighbors, and in reaction to the events of the weekend, some parents from across the district decided to try to put together an action of welcome and support for all families at every school in the district for this Friday, 2/3.

If you are interested in joining, please bring signs of support and join us at 9:10 (or any time before 9:35) in standing by the flag pole gate out to 23rd (depending on numbers). There will be some Hate Has No Home Here signs available if you don't have the time or supplies to make them, but homemade signs are more personal.

We will not be chanting, but simply welcoming all kids and families to school. The idea is to show the Thurgood Marshall community's support for all kids and families, no matter their gender, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.

Thank you for being a part of making our school a place of warm welcome for all our families and our neighbors!

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