What a year! Through all of our struggles and triumphs this past year, we’ve persevered, come together as a community, and supported each other in our greatest time of need, even if it has been at a distance.  

As things begin to return to “normal”, Eccles Elementary PTA is in dire need of your help! Without you we will not survive another year!!! 

Eccles Elementary PTA has provided our school community with Family Fun Nights (pumpkin night, bingo for books, color dash), Oregon Battle of the Books, field trips, kindergarten welcome gifts (this has been a Eccles t-shirt in past years), Scholastic News, BizTown, Staff appreciation, 6th grade celebration, Artists in Residence, and this is only the tip of the iceberg!  Without participants, such as you, the Eccles Elementary community will lose these great programs.

Who can join (or participate with) the Eccles PTA? Almost anyone! Parents, grandparent, aunts, uncles; teachers, staff, administration, current & former; community leaders and members; alumni. If you have a desire to help our school community thrive, you are perfect for our association. No weird rituals, long boring meetings, catty social groups, or volunteer requirements. You don’t even have to be a member, although members receive benefits through the state and national PTA as well as voting rights on all matters, and board members are required to be paid members. Volunteers must have a current background check on file with the school for any interaction with students. 

WE NEED YOU! Come to a meeting (second Tuesday of the month – membership not required to attend and meetings are currently virtual), chair an event, become a board member, donate your time or money. We can’t do it without you!

Current Open Chair Positions: 

Teacher Appreciation Week Chair: May 3-7, 2012. With a PTA budget and creativity help celebrate our wonderful hardworking teachers. Board members are here for help and support. 

6th Grade Celebration Chair: This is a moving up to middle school celebration. With board and committee member help, plan a fun few hours to celebrate a big milestone.

2021-2023 Open Board Positions:

President: lead the PTA in a successful year. Be the boss! Work directly with committees, board members, school administration and staff, parents, and students to do what is best for our fantastic community; lead meetings; inspire board members to effectively succeed in their position; be a check and balance for treasurer; monitor website, social media, and presidential emails. Time commitment: 1-2 hours a week, or less.

Treasurer: maintain monthly financial records via quick books online, fulfill reimbursement requests, deposit received money, work with committee to establish an annual budget; monitor treasurer email and respond accordingly. Time commitment: 1 hour a week

Secretary: keep detailed minutes from any meetings; send out agenda, documents, and meeting invites; maintain pta records in accordance with state requirements; maintain meeting sign in logs; monitor pta email and respond accordingly. Time commitment: 1 hour a week

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