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    Welcome to the Ballard High School PTSA Overview

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    The Ballard High School PTSA Mission Statement

    Create an inclusive, supportive community that cultivates a tradition of excellence for all students

    BHS Parents we need youThe PTSA is actively seeking BHS parents who want to get involved and volunteer. Visit the current volunteer needs page for ways you can help out. In addition, come check out the next PTSA Board or General Teams Meeting too!

    What Does the PTSA Do? Fundraising Awards Current Openings 21-22  Volunteer

    Thank You To All That Attended!
    PTSA General Meeting Recap

    BHS Health Team and supporting student health.  The Ballard Teen Health Center (BTHC) is a partnership between Swedish and BHS, providing students with medical and mental health services virtually and at our school campus. At our Winter General Meeting, BTHC staff answered pre-selected parent questions and shared helpful resources for these challenging times.

    Speakers: BTHC staff, Mental Health Counselor Chelsea Clark, MSW, LICSW and Karen Boudour, ARNP. The evening also included an introduction to new BHS School Nurse Laurie Tirtanadi, RN, MS, ARNP who shared thoughts on stress reduction for the community as a whole. One of the BHS School Counselors Sonja Petersen also shared her expertise and how the Counseling Center is often a student's first step to reaching out for help when they're needing assistance.

    General Meeting Recap & Video

    Speaker Resources For Families

    Who We Are

    The Ballard HS PTSA promotes and supports the social, emotional, and academic well-being of all students. The work we do raises funds to run programs that provide academic opportunities, teacher and staff support, and backing for student activities. You can make a difference!

    Join * Donate * Get Involved * Volunteer 

    What We Do

    We provide financial and volunteer support for the students, parents, and staff of Ballard High School. We also offer educational opportunities to parents several times per year, with education nights ranging from Suicide Awareness to raising and supporting healthy students. Check out some of the ways your BHS PTSA supports your school.

    Become A Member 

    Anyone who supports Ballard High students, staff, and families is welcome to join the Ballard High PTSA and volunteer to support our endeavors. This includes everyone our name implies (Parents, Teachers, and Students), as well as alumni, grandparents, extended family members, community members, and more! 

    PTSA Welcome Letter | Join the BHS PTSA
    Online Volunteer Interest | Volunteer Info Flyer

    BHS PTSA Fundraising

    We raise money through fundraising events such as our annual Direct Appeal Campaign and BASH Dinner and Auction typically held in the spring. Simply becoming a member also supports every student in the school and a way to contribute. The BHS PTSA is a non-profit 501 (c)(3). If you donated to the BHS PTSA, your donation is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law, BHS PTSA Tax ID #91-1303069. Want to help us fundraise? Contact us at to learn more.

    PTSA Board Meetings

    PTSA Board meetings are held monthly and are open to all, although only board and committee members may actively vote. View the 20-21 PTSA Standing RulesFor a PTSA meeting link, email Gloria Kruzner at

    Thursdays at 7PM: April 8 & May 6
    Thursdays at 5:30PM: June 10

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    PTSA General Meetings

    The BHS PTSA General Meetings are held quarterly and are open to anyone within the Ballard HS Community. We hope to have some speakers on educational and parenting topics, staff presentations, and school-related discussions.

    Fall |Teacher Forum - Q & A pdf icon

    Spring General Meeting: 7PM Thurs, June 10, 2021 

    Connect With Us!

    PTSA Social Media call outFollow us on the school's PTSA social media sites.

    PTSA Legislative Corner

    Visit the Seattle Council PTSA website for current updates and information for families to stay up to date on issues.

    Current Call to Action: 2021 Budget Advocacy - Enrollment Stabilization | March 3, 2021.

    If interested, please view the BHS PTSA Sample Letter posted in the Legislative Corner section of the PTSA newsletter.  

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    Current School Year Ballard High School PTSA Board 2020-21

    Executive Committee

    President: Gloria Kruzner,
    Vice President: OPEN
    Treasurer: Carolyn Stalter,
    Secretary: Michelle Renn,

    Executive Board

    Executive Committee (listed above)
    Volunteer Coordinator: Sarah Visser,
    Membership Chair: Lisa Vanderford,
    Legislative Liaison: Brian Duncan,
    Nominating Committee Chairs: Michelle Renn, Sarah Visser, and Carol Cheyne,
    Principal: Keven Wynkoop,
    BLT: Glory Frodesen,
    Family & Community Engagement (FACE) Co-Chair: Brenda Savage,

    Standing Committees

    PTSA Newsletter/Communications Contact: Gloria Kruzner,
    Stand Alone News: Chuck Fuller,
    Social Media: Kimball Mullins,
    Grants: Kelly Norton,
    Direct Appeal Fundraising: Heather Bioren,
    Senior Celebration (SPREE): Committee filled. Details coming soon.
    Staff Appreciation:
    Phyllis Rosen,
    BASH/Auction Coordinators: Ilka Lauermann, and Carol Cheyne,
    PTSA Website Management
    Interim Editor: 
    Diane Taylor,
    PTSA Website Editor: OPEN

    Ballard High School Communication Liaison
    BHS Website Editor:
    Diane Taylor,

    Updated 3/8/21