Get Involved at MLK, Jr. School!

Volunteers needed right now!

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don’t have to know Einstein’s “Theory of Relativity” to serve. You don’t have to know the Second Theory of Thermal Dynamics in Physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.”

- from “The Drum Major Instinct”, a sermon by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr, 1968.

PTA Clothing Closet - Our next day to staff the store is Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m! Let us know if you can help:  Interested? Click here to sign up or email welcome@mlkjrpta.org

Every year, we send volunteers to other PTA Auctions to help their gala events run smoothly. Faubion's is February 24 & Irvington's is March 3. 

Needs: Serve food or beverages, check attendees in or out, coat check, etc. In turn, these PTAs will send volunteers to help at our auction! This is a fun opportunity to see how other school PTAs raise funds. 
 
Interested? Click here to sign up or email Kenny at auction@mlkjrpta.org.

PTA Nominating Committee (TBA March-May)

The PTA board elections take place each year in May and we need a group of volunteers to help set up and run the election. This is a fun and easy way to help out the PTA! Meeting times and locations to be determined by the group. The slate of candidates needs to be finalized by the April PTA Meeting (4/10) and the ballots/election will take place at the May meeting (5/8) 

Interested? Click here to sign up or email welcome@mlkjrpta.org

If you have an hour a day, any day of the week, Ms. Ruby in the cafeteria would love some help at the salad bar - especially with first lunch (K-1 @ 11:45 a.m.) Come take a peek into your child's school day! Email welcome@mlkjrpta.org

Can you pick up Franz Bread on Tuesday mornings? Email welcome@mlkjrpta.org

Help in the garden and keeping up the grounds of Martin Luther King, Jr. School! Email welcome@mlkjrpta.org

Want to help out? We need volunteers to start planning for our 2018 Auction. For more info talk to Kenny Butler or send an email to welcome@mlkjrpta.org

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration for the upcoming school year is planned for Spring 2018.  Want to help? Contact Nancy Rios, 503-916-6155 nrios1@pps.net or MLK, Jr. PTA at welcome@mlkjrpta.org

Got a few minutes to shelve and alphabetize books in the library? Just drop in and ask a librarian what needs to be organized or email welcome@mlkjrpta.org

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RED FOLDERS! Do you have time once a week to help the Mandarin teachers stuff red folders? Email welcome@mlkjrpta.org

Do you read and write in Spanish or another language spoken at MLK, Jr. School? Want to help translate PTA documents and newsletter? Email Wendie at web_admin@mlkjrpta.org

Are you interested in volunteering for the Martin Luther King, Jr. School PTA? Complete the volunteer interest form here. If you've never volunteered in the classroom for PPS before you'll need to have a background check. You can do it online here. 

“When parents and adults are engaged in schools, students achieve at higher rates, the schools receive grants at higher rates and recruiting for outstanding teachers is more successful. ”Take time to volunteer. Schools are better, students are better and you are better."

- Sandy Bell, Oregon PTA President