Very excellent – Two LWSD elementary schools recognized nationally as a PTA School of Excellence

    PTA School of Excellence

    National PTA has recognized both Peter Kirk and Norman Rockwell Elementary schools as 2021-2023 Schools of Excellence. They received this recognition for their accomplishments in building a strong, effective family-school partnership that is enriching the educational experience and overall well-being of all students.

    “Family-school partnerships are essential to children’s education and success. And it is more important than ever for families and schools to establish strong partnerships,” said Anna King, president of National PTA. “We are thrilled to honor the accomplishments of Peter Kirk and Norman Rockwell Elementary schools. Their efforts have and are continuing to make a positive impact for all students, families and their school.”

    National PTA’s School of Excellence program is a year-long commitment to improving family-school partnerships. Throughout the year, PTAs and schools collect feedback from their school communities to create and implement plans of action to make a difference for every child. Through the School of Excellence program, PTAs and families become key partners in decision-making and school improvement efforts. The program opens the lines of communication and critical thinking within school communities to make data-driven decisions that yield positive, long-term results.

    These two schools are part of a select group of PTAs and schools nationwide to be designated 2021-2023 Schools of Excellence. Only three total were chosen in Washington state.

    To celebrate their achievements, National PTA presented Kirk and Rockwell with a certificate and a National PTA School of Excellence banner to hang in their school. For more information about the National PTA School of Excellence program, visit