Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Kent schools are closed, but we’re right here!

The Glenridge Elementary PTO is committed to supporting our school community during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Please see the information below for ways to lend a hand or receive support.

Can you help out?

Our support of the Glenridge community is as strong as we are!  Can you help manage PTO volunteers or do you have an idea for a great project to support our community?  Email to join the incredible group of PTO volunteers stepping up to get us get organized!

Glenridge community video call

Join the Glenridge PTO for a weekly community video call for families connected to Glenridge Elementary School.  Check in with your neighbors, share resources, and stay connected as we practice safe social distancing!

Thursday March 19
Join from your phone or computer using this Zoom link:

This will be our first time with this kind of call, so please be patient as we figure out how to use the technology. Depending on the number of people who join, we may break into smaller groups within the call.

Kent supports currently available

  • Free Breakfast and Lunch provided by the Kent School District to all children, up to age 18, whether or not on the Free or Reduced Meal Program. Available for pickup Monday-Friday between 10-11am at ten locations around the district. The child or teen must be 18 years old or younger and present to receive free meals. Details and the full list of pick up sites is available HERE

  • The PTO has started a Mutual Aid Network as a way for neighbors to help neighbors in the Glenridge community!  Grocery delivery, emotional support check-ins, pet care, video playdates, meal prep – there are lots of ways we can support each other while still staying safe!

Do you have a need?  Fill out our Request Support Form
Can you help fill a need?  Fill out our Offer Support Form

  • Kent Food Bank and Emergency Services is distributing food in pre-packed boxes at the East Food Bank entrance Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am-1pm.  The Clothing Bank is currently closed.  More information available HERE.

  • We are working on other ideas, including stand-alone food pantries and a way to accept donated gift cards and cash – stay tuned for updates and email us at to help out!

Please check back here for updates to this information and check out for daily updates, resources and community connections!

Friday, March 13, 2020

Yesterday, Governor Inslee ordered the closure of all schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties; Glenridge and all other Kent schools will be closed until April 24th. 

We know this will have a big impact on our community, and the Glenridge PTO is actively working on ways to offer support.  In addition to working with school administrators, we will be posting community resources here and on our Facebook page, and we welcome your ideas and partnership for other efforts to offer emotional support, share resources, and keep connected.  

Please contact us at with any ideas or if you have a need we can help with.  We are a community, and we will get through this together!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

In an effort to help our community stay healthy, we are canceling the in-person PTO meeting this evening.  Kelly and I will do another kitchen Facebook video tonight at 6:30, so tune in to our Facebook page for PTO updates and info!

March PTO Meeting agenda is HERE

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The PTO MOD Pizza Fundraiser is tonight! Show the paper flyer that went home in folders, this page, or the event page on the PTO Facebook page to participate!

March 5th

MOD Pizza
13030 SE Kent-Kangley Rd
Kent, WA 98030

20% of the proceeds will come back to Glenridge! See you there!

The Glenridge PTO Spring Dance, originally scheduled for Thursday March 12th, has been canceled.

While we are sad to miss out on the fun, the health and safety of the Glenridge Elementary community is our highest priority. 

We hope to find a date to reschedule later in the Spring!