Clothing Center

Portland Council operates the PTA Clothing Center to assist students at Portland Public Schools with clothing needs.  Over 2000 students were served last school year.  All work is performed by volunteers and with generous donor assistance.

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NEws and Events:


Portland Council PTA Selects Teacher and Principal of the Year( May 2017): Portland Council selected the 2017 Teacher of the Year and the 2017 Principal of the Year.Read about these amazing educators here.

Largest School Bond in state history is passed in Portland (May 2017): ​Portland Council PTA participated in the Bond Stakeholders Advisory Group and the 2017 Bond Campaign. We are thrilled that voters came out to support and invest in the health and safety of our schools. Read more here.

New Report shows Oregon schools falling behind: Over the course of the last two decades investment in Oregon’s public schools has declined to a point where independent rankings place Oregon schools near the bottom in the nation for school funding. You can read more here or download the full report here. 

Common Core: Still mystified by Common Core? Want to know more about student success and Common Core?  You can read more information HERE.

Family Engagement: Are we engaging every family like we should? Dr. Steve Constantino has a great presentation on Family Engagement HERE. 

Leader Resources: Leaders, have you visited our Blog yet? Check out the tips and hints we have for you specific to leading your PTA HERE.


National PTA and Education News:

  • “Equitable, high-quality public education for all students is essential to children and the nation’s long-term success,” said Laura Bay, president of National PTA. “Federal funding for education has remained at 2% of the federal budget for decades. Cutting funding for public education programs by an astounding $9.2 billion would further undermine opportunity for all children." Read more.
  • National PTA's Commitment to Positive, Safe Environments for All Students: Bullying in schools can prevent many students from reaching their full potential. National PTA® offers resources to help students, parents and educators prevent bullying behavior and create positive and safe school environments with supportive, inclusive peer relationships. Read more.
  • National PTA Commends House Passage of Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act​​: The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act, which would reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) and strengthen the nation’s juvenile justice system. National PTA issued this statement on the passage of the bill. Read more HERE. 
  • National PTA and Mountain America Credit Union Team Up to Help Families Achieve Their Financial Dreams- National PTA is pleased to announce that Mountain America Credit Union has become the association’s newest Member Benefit Provider. Through the alliance, all PTA members can join Mountain America Credit Union. The credit union is also offering PTA members and PTAs a cash incentive when they open an account. Read more HERE
  • Read National PTA President, Laura Bay's latest blog post HERE.


Portland Council Newsletter Archive:

January 2016 Portland Council PTA Newsletter

February 2016 Portland Council PTA Newsletter

March 2016 Portland Council PTA Newsletter

April 2016 Portland Council PTA Newsletter

May 2016 Portland Council PTA Newsletter

Summer 2016 Portland Council PTA Newsletter

September 2016 Portland Council PTA Newsletter

October 2016 Portland Council PTA Newsletter

November 2016 Portland Council PTA Newsletter

February 2017 Portland Council PTA Newsletter

April 2017 Portland Council PTA Newsletter

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Student Aid Fund

Portland Council operates the Student Aid Fund to assist Portland Public School students with eyeglasses, shoes and other clothing items that cannot be found at the Clothing Center.