The Parent Teacher Association is a volunteer organization that strives to provide a sense of extended community and to support the school, teachers, parents and each individual child. PTA hopes that when each child comes to school they have an equal opportunity to be successful learners.
The Laurelhurst PTA coordinates several community events during the year and participates in other projects including Passport Club, Teacher Appreciation Week, a school-wide student directory, garden/outdoor classroom, Newsnotes, and this website.
PTA + VOLUNTEERS = ADDITIONAL SUPPORT AND FUNDS FOR LAURELHURST SCHOOL!
The PTA board meets monthly and general membership meetings are held bi-monthly.
Our fundraising activities: PTA funds its programs through various school-based activities. The main fundraisers include the selling of SCRIP, our fall Carnival (October), Book Fair, Chinook Book sales, gift wrap sales, Dance Party, Winter Bazaar, and Pizzicato Pizza nights.
PTA funds are critical to supplement the ever-shrinking PPS budgets. Every teacher is given an allotment of PTA grants to fund their classroom needs every year. Take a look at this list of some of the items we’ve been able to provide to our school!
Chromebook carts so that every child at Laurelhurst gets to use technology for learning
Curtains to make our stage performances even more fabulous
An instructor to teach in our garden
Scholarships so every child at Laurelhurst can attend field trips
Material Teaching Resources such as: Wordly wise, 1st grade Sitton Spelling, 3rd and 4th grade Quick Words, Map of the Month, Handwriting without Tears
Teacher Professional development
Eighth grade promotion support
Staff Retirement party
Back-to-School Ice Cream Social
Teacher Appreciation Week
Women in History lunch
Contact the PTA: board@laurelhurstschoolPTA.org
What is the Laurelhurst PTA?
PTA Executive Board (2019-2020)
President - Amanda Sorrell
Vice President - Darcy Grant
Treasurer - Jason Young
Secretary - Emily Spurlock
Equity Chair - Aaron Leftiz
Membership Coordinator - Aaron Mullan
Volunteer Coordinator - Willy (Emily) Lynn
Legislative Chair - Emily Henkle
Enrichments Chair - Thessie Fujihira
How to Join
Joining the PTA is the easiest way to become involved, and isn’t just limited to parents and teachers -- friends, grandparents, and other interested parties are all invited to join!
Membership is $15 per person.
If you prefer to pay by check, membership envelopes are available in the office. Please fill out the form, include a check for $15 (made out to "Laurelhurst School PTA") and put it in the PTA Mailbox. You may also become a member by paying your dues at any General Meeting.
LAURELHURST PTA EQUITY STATEMENT
The Laurelhurst PTA is committed to nurturing a climate that sees diversity as an asset and works towards equity and inclusion in the following ways as a collective body:
We support our school community and its staff in promoting our students’ understanding of, and efforts to recognize and dismantle, the institutional and cultural barriers to individual achievement because of race, class, gender, national origin, ethnicity, culture, disability, age, faith, gender identity and sexual orientation.
We support use of PTA funds to purchase resources, host school-wide events, and provide professional development opportunities for staff and families that intentionally foster institutional and cultural equity, diversity, and inclusion by creating educational opportunities, raising awareness, and providing strategies and tools to dismantle bias to the collective benefit of all children of Portland.
As a body, we will continue to develop within our own operations and policies a purposeful spirit and discipline that advances equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Volunteer with the PTA
PTA Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at 7 pm in the Laurelhurst Library