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Lincoln High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)

Welcome back Lynx family! And, a special welcome to our Class of 2027; we’re so happy to see you on campus!

The Lincoln Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) welcomes you to the Lincoln community and we look forward to seeing you at our meetings, events, and volunteer activities.

Welcome to the Lincoln High School PTSA information pages.

Our Mission

The Lincoln High School PTSA strives to be a powerful voice, a relevant resource, and a strong advocate for students, families, and teachers. We seek to be in community and bring all voices, perspectives, and experiences to the table. We recognize that historic and current institutional privileges are barriers we must actively address in order to foster a safe, transparent, and inclusive environment–and that only by centering and serving the needs of historically marginalized and underserved populations can we serve the needs of our community at large. We invite all students, families, school staff, and community members to join us in supporting our students so that they can learn with passion, act with courage, and improve the world.

Become a PTSA Member

Anyone who supports Lincoln High students, staff and families is welcome to join the Lincoln PTSA. This includes everyone our name implies (Parents, Teachers and Students), as well as alumni, grandparents, extended family members, community members, and more. Go to our PTSA Membership page to learn more. All are welcome to become members of the Lincoln PTSA!

What do we do?

Along with communicating the legislative and budget priorities of our community to the state PTA and legislators, we will provide financial and volunteer support for the students, parents, and staff of Lincoln High School. Some ways we hope to enhance the Lincoln experience include:

Community-building events for students and families + Support for after-school sports and programs + Grade-level events + Parent education events + College information nights + Lincoln PTSA newsletter + Graduation celebrations + Reflections cultural arts competition  + Professional development support + Library books and classroom supplies support  + Teacher and staff appreciation events + Student scholarship fund + Grants to teachers and staff + and more!

Overall, the Lincoln PTSA will be a powerful voice for children, a relevant resource for families, an ardent supporter of the school and community, and a strong advocate for the well-being and education for all children.

PTSA Meetings

Board Meetings are held monthly on the second Monday of the month and are open to all, although only board and committee members may actively participate. If you would like to have an issue addressed at a board meeting, we ask that you email us at to have your item added to our meeting agenda.

Membership Meetings are held quarterly and are also open to all in our community. We hope you’ll come to hear speakers on educational and parenting topics, staff presentations, and school-related discussions.

Please check the PTSA News & Events page or the Lincoln online calendar for more information.


There will be many opportunities throughout the year to help the Lincoln PTSA raise funds, to fill the gaps where state and district funding fall short in meeting the needs of our school. As a registered Washington State Charitable Organization, donors can rest assured that all the money we raise will go to support our school, students and community. We hope to make it easy for parents and community members to donate in whatever ways or amounts they desire.

The Lincoln PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please go to our PTSA Fundraising page for more information.

Want to help us fundraise? Contact us at to learn more!

The Lincoln PTSA Board

Want to get involved? We’d love to have you join us! We are always looking for committee members and additional hands; we are growing as Lincoln High School grows.

The current Lincoln PTSA Board:

Co-Presidents : Margaret Steck and Camilla Layman

Vice President: Ann Burratto

Co-Secretaries: Crystal Thornton and Amy Boelter

Treasurer: Todd Williams

Fundraising Chair:  Allison Broadgate

Events Chair: Open position

PAL Chair: Jennifer Ayre

Athletics Chair: Open position

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Co-Chairs: Kristina Bernhardt

Membership Chair: Lisa Schafer

Communications Chair: Open position

Advocacy Chair: Meredith Grigg

Staff Appreciation Co-Chairs: Erin Thakkar and Jane Yeh

Newsletter Editor: Suzie Hanson

Volunteer Coordinator: open position

9th Grade Representative: Lisa Schafer

10th Grade Representative: Emilee Murphy

11th Grade Representatives: Sherene Ottoson, Emily Crone, and Karen Semyan

12th Grade Representative: Heidi Roth

BLT Parent Representative:  Tarah Helliwell

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Lincoln PTSA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee supports Lincoln families whose children may not be receiving equal education opportunities due to factors such as race, religion, special education, health conditions, gender identity, sexual orientation, poverty, homelessness, and other normal aspects of being human.

The DEI helps families network with other families facing similar issues, seeks to identify and share with the Lincoln community what improvements need to be made at our school, and seeks to contribute toward solutions.

We encourage you to attend our Zoom meetings – every Tuesday at 7pm – whether you will just be sitting in or you wish to become more actively involved.

Learn more about our activities and events on our DEI page. Contact us at for more information.

Links of interest: 

Te-Nehisi Coates on words that don’t belong to everyone (YouTube video)

Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain (book)

Subscribe to the PTSA Newsletter

The Lincoln PTSA regularly sends out newsletters and emails to keep our families informed about school and PTSA news. We do not share our list and you may unsubscribe (or re-subscribe) yourself at any time.Thank you for signing up, and Go Lynx!

Contact Us

You may also find us at:

Questions? Contact us at

We look forward to hearing from you!

You can reach the following board members via email:

President : Margaret Steck and Camilla Layman –

Vice President: Ann Burratto

Co-Secretaries: Crystal Thornton and Amy Boelter

Treasurer: Todd Williams –

Fundraising Chair: Allison Broadgate –

Events Chair: open position –

PAL Chair: Jennifer Ayre –

PAL Treasurer: Amy Barrett –

Athletics Chair: Open position –

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Chair: Kristina Bernhardt –

Membership Chair: Lisa Schafer –

Communications Chair: Open position –

Advocacy Chair: Meredith Grigg –

Staff Appreciation Co-Chairs: Erin Thakkar and Jane Yeh

Newsletter Editor: Suzie Hanson –

Volunteer Coordinator: open position –

9th Grade Representative: Lisa Schafer

10th Grade Representative: Emilee Murphy –

11th Grade Representatives: Sherene Ottoson, Emily Crone, and Karen Semyan –

12th Grade Representatives: Heidi Roth –

General Inquiries –