MLC PTSA’s mission is to develop community and ensure that any opportunity available through MLC is available to any student, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a part of the Oregon PTA.
True to our name, all parents*, teachers, and students are invited to attend and contribute to our meetings. Membership with MLC PTSA is required for voting but not required for attendance. Join here: PTSA Membership.
Dinner and childcare are provided for all meetings.
Here are the meeting dates for the 2018/19 school year: September 12, 2018 from 6-7:30 p.m. @ MLC (See the minutes here.) October 17, 2018 from 6-7:30 p.m. @ MLC (See the minutes here.) November 14, 2018 from 6-7:30 p.m. @ Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave., Portland (See the minutes here.) December 12, 2018 from 6-7:30 p.m. @ MLC (See the agenda here.) January 16, 2019 from 6-7:30 p.m. @ MLC (See the agenda here.) February 20, 2019 from 6-7:30 p.m. @ MLC March 20, 2019 from 6-7:30 p.m. @ MLC April 17, 2019 from 6-7:30 p.m. @ MLC May 15, 2019 from 6-7:30 p.m. @ MLC
*Parents include caregivers, guardians, friends, and community members present for any MLC student.
How does the PTSA raise money?
The PTSA raises funds through our community (monthly contributions AND MLC Champions), merchandise such as our super cool t-shirts and our largest fundraiser, the annual auction. We also raise funds through these programs:
Box Tops for Kids: Drop your box tops in collections boxes outside K-3 classrooms and in the front office.
Amazon Smile: Be sure to indicate MLC PTSA as the recipient of the Smile funds.
SCRIP is a program that allows the MLC PTSA to make a percentage on the sale of gift cards for popular retail stores. Online scrip is an online fundraising that tracks your purchases for you and automatically forwards the donations to MLC PTSA. You register your credit cards and your Safeway Club Card and the rest happens automatically. Go to www.escrip.com and our group ID number is 8564732.
Don't forget, your donation to the MLC PTSA is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law! Our tax ID# is: 93-1026405
Where does the money go?
Because of MLC's mission of experiential learning, field trips and activities off-site are a major component of what makes MLC great. The majority of the PTSA budget goes towards scholarships to students making sure that all of the children in our community are able to participate--regardless of their family's ability to pay.
MLC PTSA’s mission is to develop community and ensure that any opportunity available through MLC is available to any student, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. We are stewards of these fundraising dollars and will spend them in a way that benefits the greatest number of students. METROPOLITAN LEARNING CENTER Celebrating 50 years of K x 12 Student-Centered Education A PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL 2033 NW Glisan St.•Portland, OR 97209•Ph (503) 916-5737•Fx (503) 916-2658
Questions or comments about the PTSA website? Email webmaster and MLC parent, Alisa Welch