The Wilson PTA serves Wilson School by organizing and funding many school functions and programs. These include: artist-in-residence program (such as tie-dye shirts, Majestic drama classes, clay, and paper-mache puppets), special school assemblies, the Volunteer Center, craft night, the dance of the decades, back-to-school picnic, field day, variety night, family literacy night, turn-off TV week, kindergarten social, staff appreciation, and a carnival if we can find a coordinator this year. Programs, supplies, and activities that we fund (but don’t organize) include the knowledge fair, the Wildcat Trail, the summer reading program, safety patrol appreciation, Time Magazine for Kids, library books, school supplies for students-in-need, and Wildcat copying/printing. We also supplement the school’s budget by providing funds for classroom technology, classroom supplies, teacher conferences, and special teacher requests. Fundraising activities to support these programs include the annual Fun Run, Wilson Dine Outs, and the Scrip Program.
Participating in the PTA is a wonderful way to stay connected with the school and its staff, help decide how funds are spent, and be a part of many of the fun events during the year. PTA meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm in the Wilson library. Everyone is welcome to come and see what the PTA is up to. You do not have to be a member to attend meetings; however you do need to be a member to vote. Childcare is available during meetings upon request.
Please consider membership in the PTA. It only costs $9.50 a year, and being a member allows you help shape our priorities for Wilson with your input and vote. Join online at OregonPTA.org or pick up a PTA form in the Wilson Office and return it to PTA box in the office. Scholarships are available for those in need. Please contact the Wilson office for assistance.