Sellwood Middle School Foundation

    New Website as of April 27, 2020: 

    Update from Foundation:

    The purpose of the SMS Foundation is to raise funds to put more adults in the school to support teachers and students.

    • Check out our new website 
    • The Sellwood 5K has been tentatively rescheduled for September 13, 2020. Here is the pre-registration form.  ( The Sellwood 5K has been tentatively rescheduled to the spring of 2021)
    • The PPS Fund is also raising money to help our students and their families during this unpredictable time for our community and world. Here is that link: 
    • Please support all the local businesses during this time. The following businesses are SMS business sponsors: Meyer Wealth Management, Senestraro Family Orthodontics, Lee Cannon Insurance, Rothermel Financial Services LLC, Moreland Neighborhood Dental, Cronen Building, Reverend's BBQ, Healthy Nails, Whittemore Family Dentistry, Westmoreland Cleaners, PDX Sliders, and Moreland Vision Source, and OnPoint.
    • If you are interested in Blue Bags to collect bottles and cans you can get them and support The Portland Bottle Shop and Wallace books, or send an email to and Foundation will contact you. 

    Thank you. 

    The Foundation Board 

    Amy Bourne,



    Commom Questions and Answers

    What is the Foundation?

    The Sellwood Middle School Foundation is the only school organization that can raise funds to support teaching and staff positions to benefit students. These funds have been historically used to provide students with new electives, including foreign languages, art, and music. These opportunities would not be possible without foundation funds and are dependent on your support. 

    How Do I Donate? 

    • Visit to explore donation opportunities, including employer match funds. 
    •  You are encouraged to make either a one-time donation or better yet become a monthly donor. Monthly donors provide a critical and dependable base of support.  
    • Donate your cans and bottles using the Bottle Drop. You can get blue Bottle Drop bags from the front office. Once full, you drop them at any Bottle Drop location and the money is deposited into the Sellwood Foundation account.  For more info visit: 

     Who is the Foundation board? How do I contact Foundation and the Board?


    Amy Bourne, President       

    Chris Timberlake, Vice President 

    Erin Black-Mitchell, Secretary  

    Caitlin Stauffer, Treasurer  

    When does the Foundation meet?

    While school buildings are closed during Covid 19, the Foundation will meet once a month either outdoors, or by zoom. If you would like to attend our meetings please email Amy Bourne for the date/time and method of the meeting. All are welcome!


    Thank you for your continued BottleDrop bag support. These businesses have bags for you to take and use any time of the year: Wallace Books and The Portland Bottle Shop.


     Wallace                The Portland Bottle Shop