Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Bridger School

Home of the Wildcats!

7910 SE Market | Portland, OR 97215
Phone: (503) 916-6336 | Fax: (503) 916-2612

Board Positions & Committees

Bridger PTA Structure 2014-15

Board/Committee Positions & Volunteers

(Titles in bold with the * are board positions - attendance at monthly board meetings is important)

If you are interested in filling an open position or providing volunteer support for any event, please reach out to a board member or team lead, or email the board.

President* - Denise Wright

  • School Leadership Team
  • Upper Grade Enrichment & Readiness for High School
  • Site Council Liaison

Vice-President* - Katy Prewitt

  • Fundraising  Committee Guidance
  • Teacher & Parent Engagement
  • Events Committee Guidance

Treasurer* -  Amelia Caldwell

  • Budgeting & Banking

Secretary* - Dina Whitke

  • Communication Committee Guidance
  • Legislative/Advocacy
  • Membership - Kim Olsen

Members-at-Large - Simon Acton (Treasurer Support), Jean Fendick (Middle School), Veronica Banuelos (Latino Connection)

Communications Committee Coordinator* - [Open]

  • External: Bridger PTA Website – [Open]
  • External: Bridger PTA Facebook page – Jenn Mahoney
  • External: Bridger PTA Buzz - [Open]
  • Internal: School Directory – Diana Marshall & Tara West
  • Internal: Bulletin boards/Display Case – Kim Olsen

Fundraising Committee Coordinator* - [Open]

  • Auction – Vivian Fiallo (Board Member) & [Open] (Team: Katy Prewitt, Tanya Mead, Jenn Carlson, Jessica Guernsey, Jennifer Owens, Vanessa Selph, Amy Neitzel & [Many more spots open.)
  • Fall Direct Appeal (letter writing/marketing) – Katy Prewitt
  • Escrip – Marieke Mertz
  • Box Tops – [Open]
  • Art Sales - [Open]
  • Dine Outs - Stacy Johnson
  • Chinook Book - Molly Jimenez
  • Beat Feet Bridger - Cheryl McClure & [Open]
Events Committee Coordinator* [Open]
  • Summer Play Dates – Stacy Johnson, Kim Olsen & Dina Whitke
  • Community Care Day – Tye North 
  • Kinder “Boo Hoo Breakfast”  - Amelia Caldwell & Molly Jimenez
  • Fall Event: Fall Ball (Oct) – Julia Collins & Dina Whitke & Megan Kirsc-McMaster
    • Upper Grade Social/s – Jean Fendick & [Open]
      • Teacher Fall Dinner – Denise Wright
      • Staff Appreciation Week: Rebecca Fernandez & [Open] (Team: Dina Whitke, Brian Christiansen, [Open])
        • Spring Event: Mt Tabor Blast (May) – Tanya Mead

        Academic Excellence -  Ellen Lancaster

        • Math: Morning Math Club  – Ellen Lancaster & Elizabeth Schnieder
        • Reading: Battle of the Books – Tanya Mead, Tara West, Jean Fendick

        Green Team Coordinator*-  Tye North & [Open]

        • Class Support & Education – Aliesje King 
        • Monthly Care Days – [Open]

        Family, Teacher & Community Involvement (Volunteer) Coordinator * [Open]

        • Volunteer Training - Veronica Banuelos
        • Logging/processing applications/background checks - Jennifer Mahoney
        • Creating Electronic Sign-ups  [Open]
        • Volunteer Communication: [Open]
        • Room Parent Lead - [Open]
        • Student Council - [Open]
        • Montavilla Neighborhood Association – Dina Marshall
        • Multnomah University – [Open]
        • Grace Baptist Liaison – [Open]
        • Warner Pacific Liaison  [Open]
        • PCC Liaison - Tanya Mead
        • SUN Liaison – Meredith McClemons

        School / Family Support Programs 

        • Copy Shop  – Denise Wright
        • Safety Patrol  [Open]
        • Clothing Closet - [Open]
        • Food Insecurity Advocacy (Backpack Program/Meals Mind) - [Open]
        Site Council Member Liaison to Board* - Pending Vote