Who are we and what do we do? Everything we can friends. From building the school playground (zipline, yes please), to raising money to get groceries to our families that need them, planting the garden, staying connected (and getting our quarantined bodies moving) with zoom dances. We love our community and work to do everything we can to make our school the best it can be and give our kids great experiences. We're Friends of Roxhill Elementary, also known as FORE, your school PTO and a 501c3 organization. Come join us! All are welcome and translation services are available.
What we've done in 2020/2021:
Friends of Roxhill Elementary (FORE) raises funds to support our school, community, and students in a variety of ways. In 2020 and 2021 we:
Hosted a family skate night at Southgate Roller Rink in February (little did we know it would be our last Roxhill community gathering before lockdown!)
Organized a drive through graduation in the spring for kindergartners and 5th graders to celebrate safely.
Learned how to use Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
Hired interpreters to attend meetings and events so that all families can participate in conversations.
Distributed school supplies for students to use during remote learning, including styluses for students in special education.
Raised over $25,000 to buy grocery store gift cards for Roxhill families facing food insecurity.
Partnered with We Move To Give to provide free Zumba classes on weekends.
Established partnerships with Hello Schoolmates x The Notch Kids and West Seattle Food Bank to support clothing and food needs for families at our school.
Organized dine out fundraisers so that a percentage of the dollars you spend at local restaurants are donated back to our school.
Gave thank you gifts to our public-facing essential workers (Roxhill's kitchen staff and custodians) and to our amazing City Year team last spring.
Hosted an epic dance party on Zoom with DJ Hero (Roxhill parent Nelson Macetas).
Launched an online store so families can show off their school spirit with Roxhill gear.
We are planning even more events and enrichment opportunities for students in 2021. It is through the generous donations from our community that this possible.
"This is the school you want your child to attend!"
- Roxhill Parent / Guardian
We support the education and enrichment of our multicultural public school in Seattle.
Our nonprofit is focused on building equity for students through fundraising, community building and other projects important for our kids' school success.
*We are currently examining our bylaws. If you would like to be part of the new bylaws committee please contact us here.
There are many different ways you can help and have your voice can be heard. From joining a general meeting, specific committee, volunteering and more. You can make a difference right now!
About our School
Roxhill Elementary is AWESOME. Yes, we love our school. We've got the best teachers. We've got the best kids. (We know, we know, everyone says that.) Well, it's true! Yay for us. Our building is even an official historic landmark. Click below to find out more about our great school.