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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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.
Nominations to the Oregon PTA Board of Directors:
Oregon PTA is looking for people willing to help build Oregon PTA in the service of children and our community. They are looking to fill some key roles on the Oregon PTA Board of Directors in April 2017. The success of Oregon PTA rests on providing the best possible leadership for our members and local leaders. If you are team oriented, enthusiastic and value the mission of PTA, they'd love to hear from you. Find more information on the positions and description of duties 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.
Opportunities: Leaders and community members, do you know someone who wants a new career helping kids? First Student is looking for new drivers! There is another plus- If a PTA successfully recruits a school bus driver and the driver completes the training course and 90 working days, then First Student will write a check for $500 to your school. Read more 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.
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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.