We meet on the first Tuesday of each month (September through May) at 6:30PM in the MLC library
MEETING SCHEDULE FOR THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR: Tuesday, September 6, 2022 @ 6:30 PM Agenda & Minutes Tuesday, October 4, 2022 @ 6:30 PM Agenda & Minutes Tuesday, November 1, 2022 @ 6:30 PM Agenda & Minutes Tuesday, December 6, 2022 @ 6:30 PM Agenda & Minutes Tuesday, January 10, 2023 @ 6:30 PM Agenda & Minutes Tuesday, February 7, 2023 @ 6:30 PM Agenda & Minutes Tuesday, March 7, 2023 @ 6:30 PM Agenda & Minutes Tuesday, April 4, 2023 @ 6:30 PM Agenda & Minutes Tuesday, May 2, 2023 @ 6:30 PM Agenda & Minutes
OUR MISSION: MLC’s PTSA supports a diverse community of students, teachers, and families by: -Promoting MLC’s legacy of alternative education as a pathway towards personal, academic, and creative success; -Engaging volunteers to enrich MLC’s school environment and programs; -Providing financial aid for experiential learning opportunities; -Sponsoring events that encourage cross-age interaction and foster community; -Assisting with the material needs of our teachers and staff. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a part of the Oregon PTA. A copy of our standing rules is available here.
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. PTSA membership is only $12. (Click here and search for MLC under the Local Unit button.) Dinner and childcare are provided for all meetings.
*Parents include caregivers, guardians, friends, and community members present for any MLC student.
Where does the money go?
Our 2021-22 budget was approved in our September, 2021 meeting. To see the budget, please click here.
The MLC PTSA is committed to building a vibrant learning community by funding experiences that benefit the most students. Our commitment to equity remains and no student will ever be excluded from an activity due to their family's ability to pay.
What we're asking of MLC families this year: be mindful that there are students at MLC of modest means. When paying for your own student's field trip or class expenses, consider giving a little bit more to assist another family.
The MLC community is enormously generous and we thank you for your commitment to all of our students!
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. This year we're trying something new for our annual fundraiser, our Backyard Concert Series. We also raise funds through these programs:
Amazon Smile: Be sure to indicate MLC PTSA as the recipient of the Smile funds.
Bottle Drop: Bring your refundable cans and bottles to MLC and we'll take care of the rest!
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
2018/2019 September 12, 2018 (See the minutes here.) October 17, 2018 (See the minutes here.) November 14, 2018 (See the minutes here.) December 12, 2018 (See the minutes here.) January 16, 2019 (See the minutes here.) February 20, 2019 (See the minutes here.) March 20, 2019 April 17, 2019 (See the minutes here.) May 15, 2019
2017/2018 September 7, 2017 (minutes) October 12, 2017 (minutes) November 16, 2017 (minutes) December 14, 2017 January 11, 2018 (minutes) February 15, 2018 March 15, 2018 April 12, 2018 (minutes) May 17, 2018 ( minutes)
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