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2245 NE 36th Ave | Portland, OR 97212
Phone: (503) 916-5160 | Fax: (503) 916-2695

News

Next PTA Meeting - October 14, 2014

Join us in the Grant Library for the Parent Community Meeting at 6:30, where all of the parent groups come together to hear from the Principal about items of common interest and to share information from each group.  This will be followed by the PTA meeting (at the same time as other parent group meetings) at about 7:00.  We encourage all Grant parents and interested staff members to attend.


There are many wonderful local businesses that a partnering with the Grant PTA to provide great services and help us raise money for our kids.  Click here to see current offerings from Fred Meyer, Eb & Bean, Local Farmers Delivery, Pizzicato, and Pastini's.  Have a great outing and help our kids at the same time!


The Grant PTA book sale will be October 29 & 30.  You can help by getting the word out, donating books, and volunteering to work a shift at the sale.  To volunteer, enter your name on the Volunteer Sign Up Sheet.  Click here for more details about the book sale and donating.

PTA Officers

Your Grant High School PTA Officers for 2014-2015:

PTA Meeting Information

PTA Meetings are normally held on the second Tuesday of the month.  We start out with a joint session with the other Grant parent groups (Boosters, Foundation, etc.). The joint program typically includes a topic of shared interest and an update from the principal. The groups then break out and address their group-specific business and topics. 

Everybody is welcome to join us at any meeting (though only members can vote -- click here if you'd like to become a member online or check below for a form to print out and send in).

[Note that all files below are in PDF format unless otherwise indicated.]

Date Time Room Minutes Other Materials
9/9 6:30 Library Minutes (draft) June Meeting Minutes (approved)
2014-2015 PTA Budget (approved)
Standing Rules  (approved)
10/14 6:30 Library
Agenda
11/18 6:30 Library
*  (Note 3rd Tuesday due to holiday)
12/9 6:30 Library

1/13 6:30 Library

2/10 6:30 Library
3/10 6:30 Library

4/14 6:30 Library
5/12 6:30 Library
* 6/2 6:30 Library
(Note 1st Tuesday due to graduation)


PTA Book Sale

The 2014 BOOK SALE will be October 29 & 30
Donate Now, Shop Later!


This annual event benefits our school library and is the ONLY funding they receive for books.  Last year we raised nearly $3,000.

We are gathering book donations NOW for sale at this year's Book Sale.  If you have books to donate, you can drop them off in the library or contact Jo or Jennifer and we'll be happy to pick them up.  Any gently used books are appreciated, but please no magazines, textbooks or out-of-date reference books. We also happily accept DVDs, CDs and audiobooks.

It's easy to volunteer to work at the Book Sale -- just enter your name in the appropriate location(s) of the Volunteer Signup Sheet.

If you have ideas, books, or other suggestions, please contact Jo or Jennifer.

Jo at 503-284-6642 (jo@jolandefeldarchitect.com) or
Jennifer at 503-335-0357 (paulxochihua@yahoo.com).

100% of the proceeds from this annual event support the Grant library.

Shop WIth Scrip

Remember the scrip programs from elementary and middle school?  They worked because you were at the school often and could order and pick-up your scrip on site.  That doesn't happen in high school.  Here's an alternative that may work for you.  

Grant HS is now a member of Shopwithscrip.com.  Once you register and set up a "Prestopay" account you can print your own gift card vouchers at home with "ScripNow" and Grant HS will earn a percentage of your gift card voucher. You still get to spend the entire amount purchased. These vouchers can be used online and in stores and you can even send one electronically as a gift. 

Examples of scrip offerings:  Whole Foods, Amazon, Groupon, Starbucks, Best Buy plus 200 more.

Please note: we will not be ordering plastic cards.

Our Enrollment number is 659C157D3789L. Contact Monica Mueller if you have questions.

Earn $$$ for Grant effortlessly with eScrip

It’s quick and easy!  Just register your existing grocery club cards and/or credit and debit cards at eScrip.com.  A percentage of all your purchases from participating merchants will be given back to Grant, automatically, with no more effort on your part.  Join the more than 500 families, friends and relatives already supporting Grant through eScrip!

It’s easy to sign up!  Here’s how…

  1. Go to www.escrip.com.
  2. Click on Sign Up.
  3. Search for our group by name, Grant High School, or use our group number, 8562824
  4. Sign up your Safeway card and/or debit/credit cards.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$

eScrip really is the 'gift that keeps on giving'.  We earned $2,000 from this last year, but look at the dates that people first enrolled (below).  Most of our participating is a long tail from 2004-2007...probably the last time we actively promoted.

Year How Many Supporters
1999 2
2000 1
2001 1
2002 7
2003 5
2004 74
2005 174
2006 55
2007 59
2008 39
2009 36
2010 24
2011 17
2012 8
Grand Total 502

PTA Fundraising Opportunities

Select local businesses are donating to the Grant PTA!

With your help and patronage, local businesses will benefit, and they will be donating to Grant.  This program is constantly changing, so check back here again for new opportunities.  Please support our local businesses and thank them for donating to Grant.  (If you happen to know of a business that might be interested in donating to Grant PTA, please let Sharon Wynde know).


Current Opportunities

  • Fred Meyer.  The Fred Meyer Community Rewards program is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give.  All you need to do is link your Fred Meyer Reward Card to Grant HS PTA at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.  You can search for us by name or by our non-profit number 86178.  And, you will still get your full benefit from the rewards program -- this just provides additional benefits for our kids!  We only started with this program at the end of last year, and yet we have already been rewarded with $916!  Keep up the good work!
  • Local Farmers Delivery is working with Grant High School PTA to raise money for the school. They are offering free home delivery of milk, bread, eggs, juice, coffee, and more. There is no contract and no delivery charge. It's all about local products, local schools, and creating jobs in the local community. If you decide to try the free service, Local Farmers Delivery will donate $25 in your name to Grant PTA (select Grant High School from the dropdown at the bottom of the form). Just click the link below and fill out the simple form with your contact info, and someone from Local Farmers Delivery will be in touch to answer any questions you might have, and help set up your first delivery. https://localfarmersdelivery.wufoo.com/forms/local-farmers-delivery/
  • The Pastini Pasta-Thon it on! On December 15th & 16th, Pastini's on Broadway & 15th will again host a Grant fundraiser.  Be sure to mention Grant to your server -- at lunch or dinner -- and Pastini's will donate 50% of their net proceeds to the Grant High School PTA.  

         Past Activities

  • Pizzicato Dough for Dollars.  On Tuesday, October 21st, Pizzicato at the 4217 NE Fremont location sponsored a Grant fundraising night. Together we raised $601 for the Grant PTA!  Thank you!
  • Eb & Bean, locally owned frozen yogurt shop located at 1425 NE Broadway, held a fundraiser for Grant PTA on Tuesday, 10/7. They generously donated 20% of our purchases to Grant. Eb & Bean serves the finest local, organic dairy, paired with awesome, artisanal toppings, all in a probiotic-rich package.  Together we raised $226!  Thank you!

PTA Clothing Closet

WANTED: Gently Used Clothing, Shoes, and Accessories! 

As the new school year begins, many of you are cleaning out closets. Please consider donating to the PTA Clothing Center. Your donations will be given directly to PPS families in need, K-12 grades. You can receive a tax receipt for your donations.

It's simple, contact Nancy Schaumberg 503-284-1627 (nancy.schaumberg@gmail.com) to make arrangements for clothing pickup or drop off.

Also, mark your calendars now for Dec. 11, Thursday 10:00-1:00 (stay a few hours or for the duration).  Grant HS volunteers will help at the center by sorting clothes, restocking shelves/racks, and assisting families as they choose clothes.  For more information about volunteering, please click here.

The PTA Clothing Center is located at:

Marshall High School
3905 SE 91st street
(cross streets are SE 92nd and Powell)
Portland OR    97266

For more information, please click here.  Details for volunteers are here.


PTA Forms

Join the PTA and get active
PTA Money Matters

Last Year's PTA Fundraisers

PTA Fundraising Activities from 2012-2013 

  • Laurelwood Public House.  On February 5th, Laurelwood Public House at 5115 NE Sandy hosted a Grant Day -- all day long.  Besides being a fundraiser for the PTA, we connected families of next year's Freshmen with seasoned Grant parents to provide information about Grant from the parents' perspective.
  • Pizzicato Dough for Dollars.  On February 19th, once again, Pizzicato at the 4217 NE Fremont location sponsored a Grant fundraising night.  (See flyer here.)
  • The Pastini Pasta-Thon is was on!  On December 3rd & 4th, the Pastini's on Broadway & 15th hosted a Grant night.  Click here to see the flyer.  Together we raised $420 for the Grant PTA.  Thank you!!
  • Grant Book Sale.  With the hard work of many people, and generous donations and shoppers, we raised $3,000 for the Grant Library!  Thank you all!!
  • Pizzicato Dough for Dollars.  In our first Pizzicato fundraiser this year, Grant received 20% of the day's sales on October 23rd from the 4217 NE Fremont location. We raised $575 for the PTA. Thank you!!