Broadway Elementary PTO


Just $8!

If you ordered a Spirit package at the beginning of the year you have already paid and your order will automatically be placed.  If you have any questions please contact Shani Newkirk by text at 509-879-4608 or by email


2017-2018 Calendars

PTO Meetings April 12th 5:30pm May 3rd 5:30pm Events Art Night April 27th 5:30pm Carnival May 18th 5:30pm Popcorn Friday May 4,2018

Mom Jeans Not Required

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We are looking for new members and volunteers to help us make our events even better.  But we understand that kids, work, and extracurricular activities make life really busy and can make it difficult to find time to volunteer.  We want to make things easier for you so we have set up volunteer plans with different options so you can pick which is right for your family!


If you only have one hour you can donate this year we will take it!  Text #1hour to 44950 to fill out a form on your smart phone and receive text notification instructions before the event you sign up for!


Maybe you don't want to join PTO but you'd like to volunteer for a whole event or maybe even a couple then we have the plan for you!  Text #whenIcan to 44950 to fill out a form on your smart-phone and receive text notifications with instructions before the event(s) you sign up for!


It's not too late to join PTO!  If you can't make it to meetings you can email our President Shani Newkirk at to find out how you can help out.   Memberships are only $5 and we accept dues year round.  You can find an envelope to fill out in the office or sign up in our Online store!


Our next meeting is on October 5th at 5:30pm in the library.  We will be serving light snacks and have free babysitting. After we will be hosting a paint and pizza night for parents after the event and we only have 30 spots open so if you are interested email right away to reserve your spot.


Stay In Contact!


Text #ptoinfo to 44950 to be notified about fundraisers and upcoming events.

Meet the PTO

Shani Newkirk



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Shani's son Drake is in the third grade and this will be her fourth year as a member of the PTO.  It is her first year as PTO President after 18 months of being PTO Treasurer.  She works from home doing marketing, building websites and videos for social media.



LaShara Davis



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LaShara is a long standing member of the PTO but this is her first year on the board.  LaShara owns her own business as a Nail Tech and works part time at a podiatrist office.  She has two children Trevor who will be in the 6th grade and Dakota who is entering 3rd grade.

Jen Blanford



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Jen joined PTO last year and  this will be her first year on the board as Treasurer.  She is well qualified for the job as she is as an accountant.  Jen has three kids, two twins Nick and Ethan who attend Broadway entering into the 1st grade.

Lori Johnson



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Mrs. Johnson has been principal at Broadway since the fall of 2011. She has been a principal for 21 years and has degrees from Dartmouth College, Eastern Washington University, and Gonzaga University. She is married,  has a big furry dog and two cats, and likes to run, read, and garden in her spare time.




Jaimie Kaiser

Teacher Liaison/Kindergarten teacher


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Mrs. Kaiser has been a kindergarten teacher and the PTO's teacher representative since 2002.  She also has two teenagers who both attended Broadway when they were young.  Mrs. Kaiser plans all of the crafts for our Ornament night and the baskets for our silent auction in the fall.

Tabatha Copeland

Former President


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Tabatha dedicated six years to being President of the PTO.  She brought wonderful traditions to Broadway like the annual Back to School BBQ, the Barnyard Coin Drive and added Trunk or Treat to the annual Harvest Night.   The PTO was nominated for the Meritorious Service Award twice and she herself was nominated last year. Tabatha spearheaded fundraising efforts to upgrade the playground equipment TWICE, and installed two buddy benches to mention a few. Thankfully Tabatha has decided to take a step back rather than stepping away and will still be helping with the PTO and staying on as a member of the board.  She has three children Sam at North Pines,  Ben who goes to Broadway as a 3rd grader and her youngest Jackson is almost two.




We are looking for sponsors for this years Spring Carnival and Silent Auction.  In exchange for your sponsorship we can offer you advertising on this website, our Facebook page, newsletter, flyer's and advertising during our event.  The continued support from our community is what makes our Spring Carnival and Silent Auction the special event that it is!



If you are interested email us at!

Broadway Elementary

11016 E. Broadway Ave.

Spokane Valley, WA

99206      509-558-4100