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.


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

  • Passport Club

  • Teacher Professional development

  • Eighth grade promotion support

  • Staff Retirement party

  • Back-to-School Ice Cream Social

  • News Notes

  • Safety Patrol

  • Teacher Appreciation Week

  • Women in History lunch

  • Magazine Subscriptions

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. 

Click here to sign up online right now.

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.


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

© 2019 Laurelhurst PTA

School address: 

840 NE 41st Ave. Portland, OR 97232

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