November News You Can Use
Greetings MLC Community,As we enter this season of thanksgiving, the PTSA wants to bring awareness of those in our community who need assistance. Food scarcity, housing insecurity, financial stress, and other obstacles to learning are faced daily by MLC students and their families.
You can help. Please consider contributing to the annual holiday meal fund drive. Your financial donation will allow MLC families to purchase food and other necessities during the holiday season.
If you need assistance or would like to request a grocery card for your family, please contact MLC's school social worker, Clement.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
The MLC PTSA Board
Our 4x5 classes on their adventure to Camp Hancock Field Station earlier this month. Your support of the MLC PTSA makes these field trips possible for all students, regardless of their family's ability to pay. Photo by Kenneth Kreuscher
Get involved with MLC! Join our PTSA meeting Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 6:30PM in the MLC library. Free pizza and childcare will be provided. RSVP for childcare here. The meeting will be simulcast online. Please see mlcptsa.org for the link.
It's hoodie order time! Youth and adult size black Bella+Canvas sweatshirts printed by New Avenues Ink in Portland, OR. New Avenues is a screen printer with a social mission: since 2013, they have offered paid internship hours and career mentorship to young adults experiencing homelessness and housing instability.
Your purchase supports the students of MLC and the mission of New Avenues Ink. It's a win win and you'll be so cozy! Put in your order now!
Last call...Get your name in the MLC directory
October News You Can Use
Greetings MLC Community,
So many fun goings-on at MLC in October! Dana has put together a fantastic slate of 1x8 electives that start this month. If you want to take a look, here are links to the 1x3, 4x6, and 7x8 electives catalogs. Other MLC traditions to look forward to: the Halloween Parade, the Kindergarten trip to the Pumpkin Patch, and Anna and Betsy will be taking their 4x6 to Camp Hancock in Eastern Oregon.
All of these opportunities are made possible by PTSA funding and our biggest fundraiser is the MLC annual auction. We are looking for an auction coordinator and team to organize our 2023 event. If you are interested, please email Jeremy for more details.
There's never been a better time to get involved with MLC! Join our PTSA meeting this Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 6:30PM in the MLC library.
All are welcome and membership is not required to attend meetings. Annual PTSA membership fee is $12. Click here to begin or renew your membership. Free pizza and childcare will be provided. RSVP for childcare here. The meeting will be simulcast online. Please see mlcptsa.org for the link.
The MLC PTSA Board
September News You Can Use
Greetings MLC Community,
Do you want to get involved at MLC but not sure how? We have lots of opportunities but ask yourself, how much time do I have...?
I have 15 minutes per week:
Our BottleDrop coordinator, TJ is looking for someone to commit to handing out BottleDrop blue bags to parents waiting to pick up their kids after school. Only 15 minutes a WEEK. Email her to help out!
I have 45 minutes per week:
Teach an elective! MLC's Electives are an integral part of what makes MLC magical. Electives are hands-on, activity focused classes that introduce students in the 1st-8th grades to new topics, information, and learning experiences while at the same time giving caring adults and older students the chance to share their talents, passions and interests. If you sign up to teach an elective, you decide what you would like to offer. Email our amazing electives coordinator, Dana Lipson for more information!
I have an hour per week:
The PTSA Clothing Center and Food Pantry (CCFP) needs volunteers to help fold and organize clothing and be there to assist students one hour per week. Email Alisa to sign up!
I have two hours per week:
Host an intern! MLC’s Work Based Learning Program is an experiential opportunity for our high school students to learn outside of the classroom. Our program runs from September through May. Students commit to 2-hour shifts on Wednesday afternoons between the approximate hours of 1pm-3pm. Days and times of the week may be flexible if student's schedules permit. If you are interested in hosting one or more students and/or in supporting our students through one time career related learning activities, please let Tanya, our coordinator know!
I have a few hours on the weekend:
Be a parking attendant during Timbers and Thorns games! This is a very lucrative and easy fundraiser--we have already raised $1,300 from two games. The next game is Sunday, September 25 with shifts from noon-2PM and 2PM-4PM. Sign up for a two hour shift here!
Don't miss out! Get your name in the MLC directory!
Next all-school PTSA meeting
Join us Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 6:30PM in the MLC library.
All are welcome and membership is not required to attend meetings. Annual PTSA membership fee is $12. Click here to begin or renew your membership.
Free pizza and childcare will be provided. RSVP for childcare here. The meeting will be simulcast online. Please see mlcptsa.org for the link.
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