Welcome to the Southwest Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association

We are an all-volunteer group of parents, teachers, and school staff working together to make Southwest the best school possible for all of its students. The Southwest PTA strives to be a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families, and a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.  We welcome ALL families to join us!

Staff Appreciation Breakfast

Help say THANK YOU to our teachers and staff with a special appreciation breakfast on Wednesday, December 18! We need YOUR help to make this event successful. Learn more and sign up to give monetary gifts or food

Dec. 9 Meeting: School Improvement Input

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Southwest Elementary School

  • Media Center
  • Spanish interpretation available
  • Child care available

Community Schools Coordinator Lexus Walker will lead parents through small group sessions to further work on improving Southwest Elementary’s:

  • Parent & Family Engagement
  • Culturally Relevant Curriculum
  • Communications
  • Health and Wellness

Everyone is encouraged to attend, even if you haven’t joined a goal team yet. You will be invited to join a team that interests you when you arrive. The more input we get, the better for our school!


Join Our Facebook Group

The Southwest PTA has a very active Facebook group, where we post announcements, events, share ideas, and answer questions.

We encourage new Southwest families to join us there and check in regularly. Feel free to ask a question or two, we are happy to answer!

New Families Guide

The enthusiastic participation of our parents and families help make Southwest Elementary the best school it can be. We can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to the PTA community.

To help with your transition, we have created this introductory guide (Word) to our school for new and returning families.

Get Involved

To become a field trip chaperone or volunteer in a classroom, you must first become a DPS-approved volunteer by registering through the DPS website. Approval can take up to 2 weeks.

We also welcome parents and families to share their time and talents with us, and you can do so by joining a committee or goal team.

Southwest Sustainers Fund

The Southwest Sustainers Fund was created to meet urgent classroom needs for Southwest teachers, as well as improve technology access in our school all while avoiding burdensome, less profitable school fundraisers (such as selling candy, wrapping paper, and donuts). For as little as $5 per month, you, your friends, families, neighbors, and colleagues can all pitch in a to make a BIG difference in our school!