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The Port Townsend Education Foundation is a 100% volunteer-based organization.  If you have a few free hours that you can dedicate to others, or a skill that can be shared, we will be happy to channel it in the right direction.
There are many ways that you can help support our mission of enhancing academic programs in the PT Schools:
Attend PTEF board meetings. Occurring the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Contact us at pteducationfoundation@gmail.com for location and details.
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The Port Townsend Public School District welcomes volunteer help in any capacity. You can visit the PTSD website to find opportunities that fit your time and talent

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By Melissa Nielsen 16 Oct, 2017

The Benji Project is a local non profit organization missioned to "Help teens navigate emotional ups and downs with greater ease"

Adolescence is a time of growth and self-discovery. But it is also often fraught with confusion, anxiety or depression. Mindfulness and self compassion can help teens cope more effective.   The Benji Project provides programs focused on students ages 11-to 19 and their parents. The workshop "Making Friends with Yourself" shares specific tools to build greater resilience.

Join honorary host Holley Carlson of PTEF or a special evening of theater in support of The Benji Project. 

Enjoy Key City Public Theatre’s production of “The Book Club Play” and a festive champagne and dessert reception at intermission.

The Book Group Play Fundraiser

When:   October 21 at 7:30 p.m
Where:   Key City Public Theatre, Port Townsend
Cost:   $65


“Book Club is like Lord of the Flies with Wine and Dip”

By Melissa Nielsen 26 Sep, 2017
Check out the construction update from the Port Townsend School District. The gym and cafeteria are starting to take shape- you can just about  hear the squeak of tennis shoes and smell the pasta being served up in the cafeteria. Take a peek here.
By Melissa Nielsen 12 Jul, 2017

The Port Townsend School District would like to announce Patrick Gaffney as the new Blue Heron Principal. Mr. Gaffney has 19 years of service in public education and has been a teacher, counselor, and administrator; most recently he taught mathematics in Memphis, Tennessee.

He was a 7-12 Assistant Principal/Athletic Director in Chewelah, Washington prior to his Tennessee experience. He began his teaching career in Ocean Shores, Washington.

By Melissa Nielsen 20 Jun, 2017
Thanks to all who came out to celebrate summer's arrival and raise funds for the Port Townsend Education Foundation. The dancing was epic, the sunset was stunning, the food outrageous and the superheros were in full force, busting their moves for a cause. Thanks to all who came out to support our efforts to enrich the educational experiences of our students.

Check out the moves for a cause!
By Melissa Nielsen 06 Jun, 2017

During Tales, Texts & Theater , the entire sixth grade student body of Port Townsend’s Blue Heron Middle School will work with vital, contemporary artists in a variety of disciplines—creative writing, theatrical movement, music, and visual art—for a weeklong immersion in creativity.

Beginning each day with a core subject, students get an in depth concentration on a genre of their choice. Then they explore by learning about other art forms in their other three classes, seeing how the different arts interconnect.

Each afternoon, the core artist faculty show and talk about the work they do. At the end of the week, students share their creative experiments with the community in a student showcase performance

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