Welcome to the Atkinson Elementary PTA website! Here you can find the latest information about PTA programs and activities at Atkinson Elementary School in Portland, Oregon. Being a part of the PTA makes a difference for your school community.
Virtual Kindergarten Meet-Ups: Learn about Atkinson and meet other incoming kindergarten parents and kids.
Contact The PTA President for questions regarding events.
15th: First PTA Meeting for 2020-2021, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., via Zoom
We’ll spend some time getting to know each other, adopt new bylaws, elect our new diversity, equity, and inclusion co-chairs, and review the revised budget for the year during the business portion. Then we’ll spend the rest of our time together in a roundtable discussion of antiracism efforts at Atkinson.
18th: September PTA Coffee Chat, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., via Zoom
We’ll follow up from Tuesday’s meeting with an overview of the business topics. This is a more informal opportunity to ask questions, check in with each other, and continue the roundtable discussion.
Atkinson PTA meets on the second Tuesday of every month and the second Friday morning of almost every month. Tuesday meetings will be held virtually starting at 6:30 pm. They will begin with a 30 minute business agenda followed by an hour-long roundtable discussion on various topics. Friday meetings will be an informal coffee chat and will begin at 9:00 a.m. You do not need to be a member to attend! All parents and staff are welcome, though voting is done by members. Click on the “Meetings” tab for next meeting’s info and agenda.
Donations are tax-deductible and can be made at any time throughout the year by leaving a check made out to “Atkinson PTA” in the PTA lockbox in the school office. You can also donate to PTA online through PayPal by clicking here. Thank you for your support!
Become an Atkinson PTA Member today! Whether you have time to volunteer with PTA or not, your membership allows PTA to fund classroom field trips, new PE and music equipment, supplies and books, outdoor learning opportunities in the gardens, fun social and cultural events, and so much more. Becoming a member of PTA is also the best way to stay informed about what’s going on in the school and how to plug in to volunteer opportunities that fit your life and schedule.
PTA Mission Statement
Oregon PTA Mission: To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children; to assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children; and to encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation.
Atkinson PTA Mission: The Atkinson PTA, an affiliated constituent of Oregon PTA, is an independent body composed of family members, staff, and members of our extended community. We embrace and support the diversity of culture and background found in our community. We strive to promote student achievement, well-being, and success by supporting equitable, accessible, high benefit enrichment opportunities, suited to our community. We encourage family involvement in PTA, school, and classroom programs and activities.