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    For more King PTA info, 
    go to our PTA site:
     https://drmlkjr.new.memberhub.store/
     Join the King PTA group
    on facebook:

     

    YOUR PTA BOARD President - Tiffany Robinson, president@mlkjrpta.org Co-Vice Presidents - Angelique Davis and Tyler Brown, vice.president@mlkjrpta.org Treasurer - Rosy Boyer, treasurer@mlkjrpta.org Communications - Christina Sweany, welcome@mlkjrpta.org

    Membership  Become a member! Membership - go to https://drmlkjr.new.memberhub.store/store/items/136168 to become a PTA member. The cost is $10. You must be a PTA Member to vote at PTA meetings. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. PTA is committed to having every parent have access to voting rights, regardless of the ability to pay.  Contact Rosy, our treasurer, with requests for membership scholarship.   

    You can also join online now.  Go to https://www.oregonpta.org/cgi-bin/join.pl and select "King Elem PTA" from the dropdown list and pay with check or card.

    About PTA Meetings  Our meetings take place every third Tuesday of each month from 6-7pm virtually this year.  Spanish interpretation available. 

    2020/21 FOCUS Our newly elected PTA board is dedicated to helping Dr. MLK Jr. School families, particularly as many are still suffering from ongoing systemic inequality and racism in this country. Our board acknowledges that Dr. MLK Jr. School sits at an epicenter of Portland gentrification that has exacerbated that systemic inequality. Further, we know that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has hit our families particularly hard since much of our school community is still reeling from this terrible history. With this, our focus is on helping our school community through the pandemic and the difficulties with remote learning. We want to hear from you, are committed to listening to you and want to work together to get through this difficult time. Highlight of our budget adjustments for this year include: ● Funding for childcare grants ● Increased support of SUN Programming ● Increased resources for reading support

    What the PTA Does  The King School PTA raised over $25,000 last year to pay for student activities and academic enrichment. The PTA is developing the courtyard garden project and planting the school surroundings.   Each year has seen a increase in volunteering and parental participation.

    Other PTA Functions

    Committees

    The PTA is active with the Site Council to improve school achievement, working to organize Parent Nights and increase parent involvement, and to do outreach to the community and recruit families to King School. If you want to volunteer or you or someone you know has questions about King, contact us and we will put you in touch with the right person.

    If you have specific interest or strengths in the following areas, please feel free to be a part of one or more of these committees:

    Event Planning - Plan and oversee PTA events and the timeline for events as they approach.

    Auction - Help plan the party of the year!  King will hold its second auction this year so that the PTA can better support the IB program, field trips, afterschool activities and the expansion of the garden.

    Fundraising - Find new ways to fundraise throughout the year and maximize the fundraising for our annual signature fundraising efforts.

    Welcoming - Make sure member interest is followed up on personally. Walk new members through the PTA’s goals for the year, explain the role of committees, and identify how they would like to serve.
    Parent/Community Outreach - Network with parents, businesses and organizations in the community to bring resources to King School and build new partnerships.

    Grant Writing - Find creative avenues to leverage additional money. Stay current on grant opportunities and keep PTA informed.

    Nutrition - Research and initiate changes to our students’ nutrition program. Offer educational information on healthy lifestyles and eating habits.

    Exterior/Interior/Décor Maintenance - Stay on top of appearance of the school, keep flowers/trees watered, beds planted with seasonal flowers, keep weeds pulled. Create a schedule to water plants, and walk the halls to assist with keeping the halls decorated.

    Grade Level Liaisons/Teacher Appreciation and Support-Each committee member is assigned to a few grade levels to maintain constant communication between parents and teachers. The committee will also serve to support teachers on Teacher Appreciation Day.

    Volunteer Coordinator– Solicit an ongoing list of volunteers and create a database. Coordinate them with tasks matching their skills.

    info@kingpta.org

    PTA Clothes Closet

    For a full range of used and new clothing for those in need, the district-wide PTA clothing closet is located at Marshall High School, 3905 SE 91st St., Room C-56, Portland, OR 97266. Clothing center hours: Monday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (school days.)  The King PTA needs 4-5 volunteers to help out twice each year at Marshall High School.  Contact us if you can help.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

King PTA's Kenneth Butler Honored

King PTA's Kenneth Butler Honored

Portland Council PTA/PPS Volunteer Celebration honors PTA volunteers

L to R Kenny Butler of King PTA, Superintendent Carole Smith, Beryl Morrison of PortlandCouncil PTA, Jackee Duvall President Oregon PTA, Otto Schell of Grant PTA