About Creston PTA

WHAT IS PTA?

PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation. It works on behalf of it’s members to unite parents, teachers, and the community for the common good of ALL children.  

Creston PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association, which means your donations are tax deductible.

Learn more about the National PTA and Oregon PTA.

OUR MISSION

To engage and empower families in our community to support and advocate for our students so that they can reach their full potential. We aim to holistically enhance every student's school experience with family-friendly and culturally-relevant events. We are dedicated to collaborating with the school to promote student health, well-being and educational success through strong parent, family and community involvement.

Family Engagement

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Research shows that children whose parents and families are engaged in and hold high expectations of their education tend to earn better grades, have higher graduations rates, and are more likely to enroll in post-secondary education.

Creston PTA is committed to engaging parents in meaningful ways, so that families can actively support their children’s and adolescent's learning and development.

MEMBERSHIP 

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We invite you to join Creston PTA! Members aren’t obligated to attend meetings or volunteer. Membership dues are $10 per year and give you a vote (and voice) on how we use PTA funds. Please don't hesitate to reach out here for scholarship if member dues are cost prohibitive for you.

Learn more about PTA membership.

Become a member or renew annual membership.

WHAT WE DO

You don’t need to have a PTA membership to be involved! Here are some of the many things we do to support the Creston community:

  • Organize community building events (movie nights, ice cream socials, etc.)
  • Organize educational events like STEAM Night.
  • Organize fundraising events (Run for the Eagles, fall wreath and spring plant sales) Learn more about our fundraisers.
  • Volunteer in classrooms, the lunch room, in the gardens, on committees, etc. Learn more about volunteering.Organize volunteers to support food and family security programs like Urban Gleaners, food drives, and the PPS Clothing Closet.
  • Search and apply for grants and other funding sources to pay for programs like Grow Portland and events like the Walking and Bike Fair.
  • Allocate donations to programs and materials that support student success.
  • Advocate for students and teachers as related to specific needs for support within the school community such as Safe Routes to School.

PTA BOARD MEMBERS

Our Board consists of 9 elected members. We welcome feedback about how we can best serve and support the Creston community. Interested in becoming a board member? Contact our current PTA President.

Jenna Charton - President - president@crestonschoolpta.org

Jennica Stephenson - Vice President - vicepresident@crestonschoolpta.org

Amber Porter - Secretary - secretary@crestonschoolpta.org

Tanya Gilbert - Treasurer - treasurer@crestonschoolpta.org

Laura Bartroff - Fundraising Chair - fundraising@crestonschoolpta.org

Wendy Haile - Volunteer & Membership Chair - volunteercoordinator@crestonschoolpta.org

Josh Roll - Health & Safety Chair - healthandsafety@crestonschoolpta.org

Xochilth Franklin - DEI Co-Chair - socialjustice@crestonschoolpta.org

Jan Snyder - DEI Co-Chair - socialjustice@crestonschoolpta.org

STAY IN THE LOOP 

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Find out about upcoming community meetings and other PTA events on the PTA Google Calendar.

PTA Calendar.doc

PTA file archives can be viewed in the public Givebacks (formerly known as MemberHub) file folder. You will need a Creston Givebacks account to view this content.

Community Meeting Minutes Archive

PTA Newsletter Archive

GIVEBACKS

Givebacks is the PTA’s main platform for communicating with families and fundraising. 

The PTA uses Givebacks for:

  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Event and fundraising reminders
  • PTA memberships and donations
  • Fundraising sales such as wreaths, plants, and school swag

If you have questions about your Givebacks account, please reach out to volunteercoordinator@crestonschoolpta.org.

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