Agenda: Portland Council Board Elections for 2016-2018 will be held and special guest PPS Superintendent Carole Smith, will be giving a District update and speaking to the 2016-2017 Budget.
GPA & WVDO Grants Conference – Increasing Community Impact through Grants
Location: Kellogg Building, Portland Public Schools, 3330 SE 69th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97206
Cost: $85 Grant Professionals Association (GPA) and Willamette Valley Development Officers (WVDO) members. All educational attendees may register for $85. Please indicate that you are a K-12 attendee so that a choice session specific to K-12 education may be added to the workshops.
Registration: will open in mid-March.
Registration can be found here soon.
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.
Safe Routes to School:
When it is safe, convenient, and fun to walk to neighborhood schools, our children are healthier, streets are safer for everyone, and communities thrive. When children are healthy, they are ready to learn The fact is that not every community has a safe route to school for all students.
Safe Routes to School programs can assist you in setting up a program in your community and promoting . Whether you are a PTA Leader or a Member, you can help with creating a community of students who are mobile citizens.
Start a School Walking Program:
1. Engage- ask parents in your school community to join you for an organized walk.
2. Brainstorm- think of fun ways to promote walking such as walking clubs or asking administrators to lead a walk.
3. Motivate- encourage friendly competition such as class vs. class challenges and recognize those who walk the most days per month
Sign up to participate in
Fire Up Your Feet to earn rewards for your school during the month of May. Register today!
If you are a volunteer in Portland Public Schools, you need to process a criminal records screen (background check). This is an easy process that you can complete
online. Once approved, background checks are good for 3 years. There is a backlog of requests in the fall after school begins. Consider renewing your background check now, when it doesn't take as long. PPS requires a background check on any volunteers who have the potential for direct, unsupervised contact with students such as in the classroom or on field trips.