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!

The Southwest PTA plays a crucial role in our school’s success, and we can’t do it without the help of parents! Participating in the PTA connects you with fellow parents, school staff, and teachers, while giving you many ways to make a positive impact on your child’s education. We hope you will join us!

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!

Parent FAQ

This helpful FAQ is designed to cover the most frequently asked questions about having a student at Southwest.

If you have any suggestions for anything you’d like to see added to the FAQ, please contact webmaster@southwestelementary.org.

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!