PTSA and STEPS work side by side with the same ultimate goal: to make Sammamish High School the best place for our kids to experience high school!
The PTSA's mission isto support the health, education and welfare of all children in our community
Our focus is on providing information, training, education, and support to the entire Sammamish High School community. PTSA at high school level is service based; we do very little fundraising and the majority of our income comes from our membership campaign.
In order for our PTSA to be successful we need the same support from you that you have provided to PTA throughout the years. The best ways that you can support the mission of our PTSA at Sammamish High School are:
The following are some of the services and programs our PTSA provides at Sammamish High School:
PTSA Membership Myth & Fact:
Myth: If I join PTSA then I will have to volunteer and go to meetings
Fact: We can’t tell you how many times we have had people say to us, “I wanted to join PTSA but I’m just too busy. Joining PTSA does not come with any “strings” attached. As a PTSA member, you are entitled to a voice and vote at our meetings, and although we would love to have every member attend meetings, we know this would be a completely unrealistic expectation (and the library wouldn’t hold us all anyway!). As for volunteering, we’re not going to lie to you, if you are on the email list, you WILL receive the request for volunteer emails. However, when we send these out we do so with the understanding that the opportunity will only work for a small number of people, and that the responses change each and every time.
Our philosophy on volunteering is that if it works for you, great! If it doesn’t then maybe it will the next time, or the next, or the next. We know that each person has unique interests, talents and schedules. It is important that as a community we embrace this knowledge and respect each other for any involvement whether it is through physical volunteering, food or monetary donations, attending meetings, staying informed, or talking to your kids.
By reading this page, you have already shown that you care about and are contributing to our community, and we thank you!!
STEPS (Sammamish Totems' Enrichment Program Supporters) is the parent group whose purpose is to encourage, promote and support access to cultural, social, academic and athletic activities at Sammamish High School. STEPS accomplishes this purpose through a grant process for teachers, administration and school groups. Funds for grants are primarily raised through our Pass the Hat fundraiser, concessions sales and Totem merchandise sales. STEPS also organizes fundraising opportunities which groups can participate in and share in the profits through their efforts.
STEPS is a great way for you to make a difference at Sammamish, meet other parents (we encourage both moms and dads to be involved), and get to know the students, teachers and administrators. Step up for S.T.E.P.S. today and get involved.