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Friends of Ingraham

 

Friends of Ingraham (FOI) is the non-profit parent organization created to lift up our students and give them the best high school experience possible.  Thanks to your support we spend over $120,000 each year directly supporting our students, teachers, staff, and our Bright Futures program. Your donations help FOI fill the funding gap by allowing us to offer generous grants.


REPLACEMENTS to update educational materials that are worn out and broken from many years of use

BOOKS to keep the curriculum modern, interesting and inclusive

BIG THINGS like microphones, stage lights, and kilns

LITTLE THINGS like scientific calculators and craft supplies

CRITICAL SUPPORT for students needing food and basic supplies through the Bright Futures program.

There isn't a department FOI hasn't funded!    

In the past we have relied on both the Annual Appeal and an auction to fund our work, unfortunately we will not have an auction this year, so we are asking for your help now.

This year’s Annual Appeal has a goal of $70,000 and we are asking you to join us in making a financial contribution to Friends of Ingraham.  Your gift will make a direct impact and allow us to continue to support our dynamic Ingraham community. 

For more information on FOI check out this video we compiled with the help of the IHS team.  

An online donation is easiest - but we will happily accept a check which can be mailed to:

Friends of Ingraham

1819 N. 135th St.

Seattle, WA 98133

 
 

Latest News

 

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!

Friends of Ingraham (FOI) is the parent-teacher organization that supports all Ingraham High School’s wonderful students and staff. By coordinating with Ingraham administrators, teachers, counselors, and other parent groups, FOI helps keep families informed, connected, and engaged.

Friends of Ingraham operates as a nonprofit charitable organization, independent from the national Parent-Teacher Association. Because we consider ALL Ingraham families valuable members of Friends of Ingraham, regardless of their ability to contribute financially, we have decided to forgo membership dues. Instead, we simply ask that you contribute to the community in personally meaningful way, whether through financial donation, volunteering, joining a committee, or simply attending meetings. 

If you would like to donate, you can do so here: 

Stay Connected & Informed!

Ever wonder what’s happening at Ingraham? Are you uncertain about where to get information? If so, you are not alone! Here are some of the ways to stay informed:

The FOI Website provides information about FOI and its efforts to support the school, upcoming events, and volunteer opportunities.

The IHS Website  is an excellent resource. In addition to academic and program information, you can access the school calendar, the Teen Health Center, Naviance, college and counseling information, and information about the school booster clubs.

The Bulletin is sent out on Fridays. In it you’ll find news from FOI, the Ingraham Performing Arts Booster Club (IPAB), Ingraham Athletics Booster Club (IABC), and the administration. Topics will include upcoming meetings, fundraising, calendar events, and news from around the school. Contact the Ingraham Main Office to sign up. 

The Ingraham Athletic Booster Club website provides sports-specific information such as game times and results, coach contact information, fundraising, and paperwork.

If you're on Facebook, you can join one of our many Ingraham community groups – Friends of Ingraham CommunityIngrahamRamFans, and Ingraham Performing Arts Boosters are just a few!

Attend a FOI meeting: At general meetings, you’ll (virtually) meet other families, hear the Floe Report, discuss issues, and learn about topics relevant to your family. The FOI community is encouraged to attend the FOI board meetings, as well. There you’ll hear about the work FOI is doing and be able to participate in the grant approval process. As a bonus, Principal Floe will be on hand for Q&A!

Go to The Source: You can check your student’s schedule, academic progress and contact teachers on The Source. This is an invaluable resource, available from the Ingraham High School website.

Listen to your messages: Seattle Public Schools utilize a messaging service to keep families informed of upcoming breaks, inclement weather reports, and student absence and tardiness. 

 
Calendar

2022-2023

Schedule subject to change.

Meeting location to be determined.

General Membership Meetings 7-9 pm

in the IHS Library

  • Sept 20

FOI Board Meetings 

7:00 p.m. in the IHS Library

All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Meetings with an asterisk (*) next to the date will coincide with grant cycles.

  • Sept 13

  • Oct 18*

  • Nov 8

  • Dec 13*

  • Jan 10

  • Feb 14*

  • Mar 14

  • Apr *

  • May 9 

  • June 13


Seattle Schools Calendar 

September 7 First Day of School

October 14 State In-service Day (no school)

November 11 Veterans Day (no school)

November 24 – 25 Thanksgiving break (no school) Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Day

December 16 1-hour early dismissal (winter break)

December 19 – January 2 Winter break (no school)

January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)

February 2 Day Between Semesters (no school)

February 20 – 24 Mid-winter break including Presidents Day (no school)

April 10 – 14 Spring break (no school)

May 29 Memorial Day (no school)

June 26 Last day of school (1-hour early dismissal)

 

Land Acknowledgment

We respectfully acknowledge that we are in the homelands of the Coast Salish people, specifically the Duwamish people, who have been here since time immemorial and still live here today. We pay respect to the first peoples who gathered here, to elders past and present, and to all indigenous people. We thank the Coast Salish peoples, for their generations of stewardship over our natural resources.  Let us all work together to create inclusive partnerships, that honor indigenous people.

 
Teenage Students Raising Hands

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."

Malcolm X