Family Education (Formerly Parent Education)

2023-2024 Family Education Chair: Danish Majeed (he/him) – Family.Ed {at}

We work with our local PTAs and PTSAs to support parent and family education at the school level. Our goals include:

  • Award grants to support parent and family education programs for our local PTAs.
  • Work with Lake Washington School District to provide education programs open to all across the district.
  • Provide resources and support to our PTA members to help facilitate parent and family education at the local level.
  • Provides assembly grants to local PTAs for arranging student assemblies at schools to support student enrichment.

Have an idea for a great speaker, workshop or community outreach event? Need help finding a speaker, or just new and want to brainstorm? We’d love to hear from you! Contact our Family Education Chair at Family.Ed {at}

Family Education Grants

2023-24 grant information will be available soon. (The below is from the previous year, for informational purposes only.)

The LWPTSA Council has two grant opportunities available to local PTSAs for the 2022-2023 school year.

Please note that for both grants you must apply a minimum of 45 days in advance of your event.

For questions, please contact Council’s Family Education Chair at Family.Ed {at}

Family Education Articles & Updates

See previous parent and family education articles and updates.

Family Education Events

Resources for Your Community

  • Washington State Family and Community Engagement Trust — A nonprofit dedicated to building the capacity of schools, families and communities to work together for the education and well-being of children and youth
  • Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) — OEO promotes equity in education by working with families and schools to remove barriers so that every student can fully participate in and benefit from public education in the State of Washington.
  • Notes From the Backpack — Podcast from the National PTA for parents with answers to questions about homework, bullying, school discipline, school transitions and more
  • ParentMap — Provides trusted, innovative and award-winning editorial content through a variety of media to support Seattle-area parents in their most essential role: that of their child’s first and most important teacher
  • Friends of Youth — Providing shelter and resources to homeless teens
  • Youth Eastside Services (YES) — One of the largest providers of youth and family counseling and substance abuse services in the Puget Sound
  • Be SMART — The Be SMART campaign was launched to raise awareness that secure gun storage can save children’s lives. Through sharing informational resources and training, Be SMART emphasizes that it’s an adult responsibility to keep kids from accessing guns, and that every adult can play a role in keeping kids and communities safer.
  • Safe Kids Worldwide — Resources, tips and guides to help families and communities keep kids safe
  • All Pro Dad — A group of people passionately committed to bringing intentional focus to fathers around the world. Provides guidance and practical tips in raising your kids in a life-giving way.