Welcome to Irvington Elementary School PTA

We’re glad you’re here!

 
WHAT IS PTA?
The Irvington Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a partnership between parents/guardians and educators who care about supporting the learning of all students. We meet once a month, online, to talk about what events are going on, how to spend funds raised to support students and teachers, and planning fun community events. 
 
WHY DOES PTA MATTER?
Gentrification has changed our once diverse neighborhood.  What sets Irvington PTA apart is the willingness to keep racial equity, non-binary and neurodiverse perspectives at the forefront when making decisions, but we don’t always get that right.  We remain curious about the needs of EVERY student, but without representation, we cannot be certain our intentions are truly equitable. 
 
Post-Covid, we have many volunteer positions available for activities and community engagement events we put on yearly. Some of these events will not be possible this year; some will take on a different approach. Our biggest fundraiser is our Auction. Held in the spring, it is the main source of fundraising for our yearly budget. The auction pays for school supplies, reading supports, field trips, community engagement events, after school activity scholarships and has even allowed us to support staff positions.  Last year, much of our budget supported the Westminster Learning Pod, in conjunction with the YMCA.
 
HOW CAN YOU BE INVOLVED?
A great way to stay involved is to stay connected. Our work is on a volunteer basis and if you want to help, opportunities will arise at the meetings.  If not, ask how you can get involved. If you’re not sure how you want to be involved, talk to a board member. Everyone has a place here; we can help you plug into something that feels right for you.  Contact ptapres@irvingtonschool.com for more information.
 

Get connected  

The online Irvington School directory is now available! This year we are using AtoZ Connect, an app and online tool. To access the directory, you’ll be asked to create an AtoZ Connect account. The app is free to use. If you haven’t yet submitted your contact information, you can do so after creating your account.  Contact directory@irvingtonschool.com with any questions.

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Donate

Your donation to the Irvington PTA is tax deductible and directly supports students and staff by funding essential learning programs including:

  • Arts Enrichment
  • Field Trips
  • Garden and Grounds
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Scholarships
  • Music
  • Technology
  • Cultural Events
  • Family Gym and Art Nights
  • Staff Appreciation
  • Advocacy
  • Library Support
  • …and much more
This is a year of recovery for all of us, and the PTA also needs to fully recover from our fundraising shortfalls over the past school year. This will ensure that we can continue funding all of the above programs for our students and staff, now that they’re finally back in the building. 
 

Join the PTA

PTA is a great way to connect with other families, make a difference in our school and build our community resilience.  This year is unlike any we have experienced and we need your voice at the table.  Our goal is to support students in learning and teachers in teaching.  For all of our students to be successful, we need YOU!

The fee for membership is $12.50 if you join online and membership is good for one school year.  If this is in any way a hardship for your family, please let us know.  No family will be prevented from joining because of funds.

2021-2022 Irvington PTA General Meeting Schedule

This year’s meetings are on the following dates and are currently conducted via Zoom:

  • September 13,  6:00pm – 8:00pm, Zoom
  • October 11,  6:00pm – 8:00pm, Zoom
  • November 1,  7:00pm – 8:00pm, Zoom
  • December 6,  7:00pm – 8:00pm, Zoom
  • January 10,  7:00pm – 8:00pm, Zoom 
  • February 7,  7:00pm – 8:00pm, Zoom
  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2
  • June 6

Important Forms and Documents:

Oregon PTA Bylaws

PPS Volunteer Background Check (online) Application (required for all school volunteers)

2022-2023 Budget Proposals are due on Feb 11.  Here is a proposal template that you can optionally use.