2021-2022 Board of Directors

Executive Board:

President: Suzanne Howell
Co-Vice Presidents: Gwen Reider
Co-Treasurers: Danielle Baer and Soraya Bailey


Paul Franklin-Bihary & Lenny Simon

Appointed Board Members:

Volunteer Coordinator: Bebeth Steudel
Advocacy Chair: Frances Coppa
Events: Ann Hennessey
FACE (Family and Community Engagement): TBD

2019-2020 Committee Chairs 

Communications:  Rebecca Bliquez
Fundraising:  Michelle Seligman (Chinook Book) and Dana Feaver (Holiday Wreath Sale)
Enrichment: Adam Savage
Building Leadership: Amy Franklin-Bihary
Website & Social Media: Bebeth Steudel
Friends of VETPSA
Supporters of VETPSA
Thank you to the local organizations below who gave a contribution to the Fall 2015 Viewlands Playground Project!!!

Avid Landscaping Design
and Development LLC
Owner: Robert Boyker
1413 N 136th St.
Seattle, WA 98133

Broadview Garden Club
Boeing Matching
Childish Things
Creative Kids Learning Center
Frock Boutique
Greenwood Hardware
KBA, Inc.
Livingway Foursquare Church
Microsoft Matching
North Seattle Pediatrics
Paris Plumbing, Inc.
Salvation Army Seattle Temple
Seattle Foundation
Shoreline Central Market
Starbucks Matching
Swansons Nursery
Viewlands Elementary PTSA
Veraci Pizza, Inc.
Veranda Montessori
Windermere Foundation
Check out Events or Fundraising for volunteer opportunities:
– Holiday Wreath Fundraiser

– Spiritwear

– Movie Night

– Spring Auction

– Family Dance

Volunteer at Viewlands
Even a small amount of time can make a big difference.

You can make a significant impact through volunteering! Whatever your desired level of involvement, there is a place for you at Viewlands. Right now we are not able to volunteer physically within the school, unless there is an imminent need as determined by the Viewlands’ Principal, due to the covid-19 Safety Protocols in place. However, VEPTSA sponsors programs and events, and needs your contributions to be successful. Volunteer contributions of time and talent strengthens the school community and benefits every student. Join us to help build a better Viewlands!

In order to volunteer at Viewlands, you must complete the volunteer application process designed by Seattle Public Schools. You can find all of the information, forms and the brief required online course here. Turn your application in at the Viewlands Office where your ID will be copied for the background check. This must be done every school year – so get your paperwork updated as soon as you can.

Current Volunteer Needs

  • Family Ambassador – provides opportunities for direct connections within your child’s classroom, with other parents and the teacher, to support students. It’s not an “in-person” volunteer position, but still offers excellent ways to connect within the classroom. Family Ambassador Job Description
  • FACE Chair – someone who is passionate about or wants to work more on Family and Community Engagement issues. They won’t be alone, and will work with other board members to foster connections and build community at Viewlands. FACE Chair Job Description


The VEPTSA sponsors several fundraisers during the school year to help support some of the great programs and activities at Viewlands. Music with Mary K, after school activities, 5th grade camp, Jog-a-thon, classroom grants, scholarships, playground supervision, parent education and more. Membership dues alone can’t cover it all, so your support in our various fundraisers is greatly appreciated.

Box Tops for Education

We participate in the national Box Tops for Education program. If you see this label on any products you have at home, please cut it out and bring them to school.

Brown Bear Ticket Fundraiser for Camp Islandwood

5th graders are selling Brown Bear Car Wash (tunnel only) tickets for $10 each. It’s better for the environment and you can go whenever you want!

VEPTSA helps to ensure that all 5th graders can go to
Camp Islandwood in April (after spring break)

You can find more information about Islandwood here:

2021 Spring Auction

Alibi Room
21 and Over Only

Admission Includes 1 beverage and appetizers

Come as a Flapper or come as you are.
Dress as a gangster or a silient screen star!
It’s going to be fun, no matter the dress.
Just bring yourself and we’ll do the rest!

$40/person or $70/couple through April 1st or $50 at the door
**Special pricing available to Viewlands teachers and staff**

Member Planet:
Why and How To?

Member Planet is a place you can join the VEPTSA online and support our fundraisers such as:

  • Enrichment Scholarships
  • Music w/ Mary Kay
  • 5th Grade Camp
  • More!