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  • October PTA Newsletter

    Dear Sabin Families,

    Happy Fall from the PTA! So much fun is ahead. Here are your PTA updates for October. 


    Run for Sabin School is Friday!
    Friday is our sixth annual run-a-thon, Run for Sabin! Drop your students off as usual. When it’s their class’s turn to go to the starting line, the music will be pumping, families will be cheering, kids will be hustling, and for each lap around the field, students will raise money from family, friends and neighbors to support educational excellence at Sabin. 
    TO REGISTER: If you haven’t already, please set up your student’s pledge page at When you sign up, we’ll enter your student/s in a giveaway for 1 of 3 Sabin zip hoodies! Every sign-up helps, and fundraising is totally optional—this event is for all students!
    • Friday’s Run for Sabin start times are as follows: 
    • K + 1st at 8:55 a.m.    
    • 2nd, 3rd and SES K-3 at 9:45 a.m.   
    • 4th, 5th + SES 2-5 at 10:35 a.m.
    Volunteer Opportunities
    • Run for Sabin Oct. 7 Morning: Sign up here as a Run for Sabin volunteer —a couple more slots need filling, and thanks!
    • Website Help: We’d like to revamp, moving some of the old site over and streamlining content. Does this short-term project interest you? If so, email
    • Picture Day: Ms. Lori is looking for volunteers for Picture Day on Wednesday, 10/5. If you are available, please inquire at the office. 

    • Apple Tasting Event: Sabin parents Jessica and Josh Alsberg from Rubinette Produce Market are hosting an apple tasting event for students on Wednesday, 10/19 from 12:30-3:00. Volunteers are needed to help kids move through the tasting, and hand out delicious apple samples. Email Eliz Roser if you’d like to help! 

    • General Volunteer Interest: Please fill out this one-page survey (which some of you completed this past spring… some new roles have been added). Thanks!

    How to Volunteer at Sabin
    Sabin’s families are so generous with their time. Whether it is five minutes or five hours you offer, it doesn’t go unnoticed! To become an adult volunteer at the school building, you must fill out a PPS background check at This lasts for 3 years. Every time you arrive at the school to volunteer, please bring an ID card to the office to check in upon arrival. Finally, please plan to attend the recommended Equity Training for Volunteers. If you didn’t attend the first one, the next one will be on October 18th, from 5:30-6:30 at Thank you!


    Renée Watson Visit—WOW!
    It’s not every day Sabin gets a NY Times bestselling author on campus! Renee Brown visited our students Friday with her latest book, “Ways to Make Sunshine,” which is all about NE Portland where she grew up! Your support and donations helped make this possible, so THANK YOU! And thank you to our Librarian, Ms. Rolfe, and Mrs. Lathan (who was classmates with Ms. Watson) and school staff for this opportunity to inspire students as writers and storytellers!
    Fundraising at Sabin — how does it work?
    There are two organizations that raise funds for Sabin - the Sabin PTA and the Sabin School Foundation. Both organizations are committed to supporting our amazing community of students, families, and staff, but there are some differences in how funds are used. To help clarify how fundraising works at Sabin, we made this graphic (pdf)— please take a look! Let us know if you have any thoughts or questions, or bring them to the next PTA meeting 10/19 from 7–8pm. 


    Amazon Smile: Easy $$ for Sabin!
    Support Sabin through your Amazon purchases (for no extra cost)! Use this link to buy stuff at and the Sabin PTA will receive 0.5% from most purchases—it adds up!

    Open PTA Board positions

    • Secretary (we have one nomination)

    • Chair, Social Media/Technology (we have one social media star)

    • Chair, Equity and Inclusion (we have one nomination, and co-chair would be great)

    If these leadership roles interest you, or you’d like to learn more—or even design your own role—email or come to the October PTA meeting. 


    Join the PTA
    Become a member of the Sabin PTA online for $12.50 by visiting Scholarships are available, just let us know and we’ll get you signed up. 


    October Events at Sabin

    PTA Google Calendar   |   Calendar for your iphone

    • Picture Day: Wednesday, October 5

    • Run for Sabin: Friday, October 7 - See times above

    • SES Parent Night (Social Emotional Skills Classrooms): Tuesday, October 11, 6:00-7:00 

    • Latinx Family Night: Wednesday, October 12, 6:00-8:00 

    • NO SCHOOL - Teacher Planning Day: Friday, October 14 

    • Volunteer Equity Training (virtual): Tuesday, October 18, 5:30-6:30

    • PTA Meeting: Wednesday, October 19, 7:00-8:00

    • BBPAC Meeting (Black and Brown Parent Advisory Council): Wednesday, October 26, 6:00-7:00 

    • Pie Sale Starts! Wednesday, October 26 

    • Family Dance Party! Thursday, October 27, 6:00-8:00 

    • Harvest Festival and Garden Party: Saturday, 10/29, 9:00-12:00

    Grateful to be in this community together!

    - Your Sabin PTA


    Jenny DuVander, President
    Eliz Roser, Vice President



    P.S.  If you have any ideas or questions, email

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