Atkinson Elementary in southeast Portland, Oregon, has a very active PTA with dozens of activities that support our kids, our school, and our community. The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a non-profit organization of parents, educators, students, and community members active in our schools. To read more about the PTA, visit our parent organizations: Oregon PTA and National PTA.
2012-2013 PTA Meetings
Meetings are generally the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.: 9/18, 10/16, 11/13, 1/15, 2/19, 3/19, 4/16, 5/21, and 6/4 (budget presentation & approval meeting); check the FYI or reader board as dates are subject to change. You do not need to be a member to attend! Please see the Next Meeting page for details.
Atkinson PTA budget 2012-13, last updated November 2012.
Keep informed by joining the Atkinson PTA Yahoo Group (listserv). You do not need to be a member; anyone in the Atkinson community is welcome to join!
Join the PTA
The Atkinson PTA supports our local families and community with a range of programs and activities. The state and national PTA organizations support all schoolchildren and their parents with information, aide programs, and political lobbying at the state and national levels. Membership dues for Atkinson PTA are annual using an affordable sliding scale currently set at $1–$15. All are welcome to PTA meetings; to have a vote in Atkinson’s PTA, you need to become a member. Print out the Membership Form from the Forms page with simple instructions on how to become a member.
Our 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.
Escrip: Easy Fundraising for our PTA
You can raise money for Atkinson while you do your regular shopping. You just need to register your credit card with escrip. Go to www.escrip.com, fill in the group name, Atkinson, and the ID# 8560848. For more information, please contact Pia Nicastro.