Thank you to all who generously donated to our Annual Fund. Thanks to your support, we exceeded our goal of $17,000 and raised just over $18,000. We are blown away with the generosity of our school community!!! In addition to your donations, many companies offer to match donations through company matching programs. Please see the attached list of companies we are aware of who match donations. Ask your HR department about their company matching process. Annual Fund donations are accepted all year long and can be made in the front office with a check made out to Stafford PTSA.
Thank you again Stafford community!!!
Please consider donating to the PTSA’s Annual Fund and joining the PTSA Membership. Rather than asking children to sell products to raise money for PTSA funded programs, Stafford PTSA asks families to contribute to an Annual Fund. PTSA has budgeted over $60,000 to pay for this year’s programs, which is over $100 per student. However, any donation is greatly appreciated. By joining Stafford’s PTSA, you can help decide which programs PTSA offers for your child.
PTSA funded programs and services include – Science Teacher in Residence and supplies, Art Literacy, OMSI Night, Artist in Residence, grade level grants for special projects, outdoor research center, visiting authors, public speaking and leadership programs, music and PE updates, and courtyard improvements.
Donate by September 30 and you will be entered to win a $50 SCRIP card and Nike Employee Store Pass.
The Stafford Stampede is Friday, September 16. We still have many volunteer spots that need to be filled. Just one or two half-hour shifts makes a big difference. We couldn’t have this fabulous event without all our wonderful volunteers. Thank you for your support!
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! The PTSA has already started planning and we’re excited to continue many of the wonderful programs our students, teachers, and parents enjoy here at Stafford Primary.
On behalf of our executive committee, we would like to invite you to become a member of the Stafford PTSA. Your voice and vote are not only encouraged but important in the shaping of our children’s future in education. Please know that no matter where your talents or interests lie, there is a place for you in the Stafford PTSA. The PTSA meets once per month and all are welcome! There’s a calendar of scheduled meetings and events located in the Calendar section on our website at http://www.staffordptsa.com. Board members, parents, our Teacher Representative, Amy Gilkey, and our Principal, Sara McCarney, attend these meetings to field questions and encourage new ideas and input.
The single envelope in the back-to-school packet lets you return your forms and write one check for all of the PTSA areas in which you choose to participate. While it’s not required to pay for everything at once, we hope that this will simplify the process and save you time. Again this year is the ability to donate to the PTSA Annual Fund and become a PTSA member ONLINE! Go to: staffordptsa.com . Complete the PTSA Annual Fund/PTSA Membership Form online before September 30, 2016 and you will be entered to win a $50 SCRIP Card and Nike Pass.
Please join us in positively impacting the lives of our children by supporting Stafford’s PTSA organization.
Shane Fuller and Amy Brandvold, Stafford PTSA Co-Presidents
Meagan An, Stafford PTSA Vice President
Andrea Howorth, Stafford PTSA Treasurer
Kristy Kamali, Stafford PTSA Secretary
Hello Stafford families!
For over the past 16 years, Stafford Primary has kicked off the start of the school year with the STAFFORD STAMPEDE. This is an incredible opportunity to meet new families, teachers and administrators. This year the Stampede is scheduled for Friday, September 16 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Each year we celebrate with food, games, bounce houses, and even a DJ. Our kids look forward to it every year as a chance to catch up with friends and let off a little steam before the school year really gets underway.
Below you will find links for ticket purchases as well as volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are very crucial to the success of this event and help make this event a very joyous and memorable experience for our children. There are numerous shifts throughout the evening, please consider helping for 30 minutes.
We look forward to seeing you and your family at the 2016 Stampede.
Stafford Stampede Co-Chairs
Thank you to our retiring executive board members! Please help the PTSA in welcoming our new PTSA executive board members!
Vice President-Meagan An
Stafford Primary’s Family Engineering Night will be on May 19th, from 6:00 to 7:30!
Students will engage in hands-challenges that focus on engineering and scientific inquiry. Please plan on bringing your family and friends!
Thank you to Taylor Wealth Management and Louis Taylor for becoming our Platinum Sponsor!
Taylor Wealth Management is a comprehensive firm specializing in retirement strategies, college, life insurance and estate planning for all levels of net worth individuals.
A $1,000 Allison Inn & Spa Gift Card to include
1 Night’s Stay for 2 at the Luxurious Allison Inn in Newberg
Spa Services for 2 at the Allison’s own Indulgent Oregon Spa
Dinner for 2 at the Allison’s, Garden to Table Restaurant, Jory
Wine Tasting Certificates to nearby Archery Summit, Domaine Drouhin & Domaine Serene
$100 dollars per ticket puts you into a drawing to win this decadent prize! Only 100 tickets sold in total!
Click here HERE for your opportunity to a fabulous local retreat! You do not need to be present to win.
[You must be an Oregon resident to win]
Duck Fans… The Country Social has UofO tickets for 4 different football games to bid on!
Beaver Fans… We need you to answer this challenge! Now is an excellent time for some friendly school rivalry! Help PTSA to find Beavers tickets! Email Julie Sepp firstname.lastname@example.org
Timbers Fans… We have you covered with both tickets and apparel for the whole family!
(Apparel courtesy of Adidas)
Party Boards… Many regular party boards such as the Grill-Off, Dinner Party, Bunco, Splash Party and Wine Tour will be returning along with some fresh boards including Cookie Decorating for 1st Graders, A Homemade S’mores Party and Wiffle Ball for Adults. It is NOT too late to sign up to host a party board! Email Amy Brandvold: email@example.com
Golden Ticket… This year’s amazing Golden Ticket prize will be unveiled soon, stay tuned!
Entertainment… Wild Bill’s Casino — Limelight Photo Booth — Dancing w/ DJ Leslie Taylor
Oregon Heritage Farms is ONLY
8 miles West on Scholls Ferry Road from Hwy 217
Take Exit 4 off Hwy 217 to Oregon 210/Scholls Ferry Road
If you are looking to head to the social early, there are several close wineries.
Only a 4 mile drive to Ponzi from the barn!
Ponzi Historic Estate – Open weekends, 11-5pm
Want to leave the driving to someone else? Purchase your tickets at
and sign up for a bus ride from Stafford Primary to Oregon Heritage Farms
Uber is always a convenient option too!
Stafford Country Social
May 14th @ 5:30pm
Purchase your tickets soon as space is limited!
Get your Tickets Here
Want a ride to the event?
When purchasing tickets sign up for a spot on our reserved bus running from Stafford Primary to Oregon Heritage Farms.
Enjoy a country-chic event with dinner, dancing and dessert for all.
Fundraising efforts will go towards playground improvements for Stafford students.
Yearbooks are now on sale! Follow the link to order online.
Calling all heroes big and small!
Join Walk for Wishes® benefiting Make-A-Wish®
Oregon in PORTLAND at WASHINGTON
PARK and the OREGON ZOO on
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 at 9:00 A.M.
This family-friendly two-mile walk honors our Wish Heroes, local
wish kids bravely battling the biggest villain of all – a
life-threatening medical condition. We invite you to put together a
team, fundraise and come dressed as your favorite hero to support
these brave fighters. Together, we can make wishes come true for
more local children in our community.
The route starts and ends in Washington Park and weaves through
the Oregon Zoo. Enjoy activities, games and prizes – all while you share the power of a wish®.
$10 for all ages to register; fundraising is encouraged!
Click on ‘Join the Walk Today’
Click on ‘Register’
Check box for ‘Join a Team’ and select Stafford Stars
Pancakes and Pajamas!
Stafford’s annual Pancake Breakfast and Pajama Day is coming soon! You are welcome to enjoy pancakes, sausage and juice with your friends!
*** March 4th @7:00am-8:00am $2pp***
Volunteers are needed! Find a friend and come flip pancakes! Please contact Shane Fuller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a reminder, numbered parking spaces are for staff only. Please park at Athey once the Stafford lot is full.
Please join us in celebrating Ms. Holly Menoher.
February 28th at 2 pm at ATHEY CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL
Stafford primary lost one of their dear family members, Holly Menoher, to brain cancer this last Monday. Ms. Menoher was a special friend to many staff members and parents, but above all she was a phenomenal teacher who profoundly touched the lives of many students in our district. Holly had a gift for connecting with and inspiring a thirst for learning in her students. In honor of her passion, Stafford PTSA plans to help create The Holly Menoher Outdoor Classroom. The courtyard situated between the principal’s office and the hallway that leads to the playground will undergo a major renovation to include additional hardscaping around the perimeter, large boulders for students to sit on, ornamental trees, low maintenance plants, picnic tables, a rolling white board and more.
Justin Leblanc, a former Stafford student, will be heading this renovation as his Eagle Scout service project. Many of the materials are being donated by local business, however to help ensure costs are covered, the PTSA Community Service dine-out funds that normally go towards an international community service project in the spring will stay at Stafford this year to construct the Holly Menoher Outdoor Classroom. The PTSA also held a special vote on Wednesday morning to release up to $1,500 in funds to cover additional costs. If you have ideas about specific features for the courtyard that you feel would honor Holly, please let us know so we can take those into consideration during this project. We are also happy to accept any donations to be earmarked for the Holly Menoher Outdoor Classroom as it is PTSA’s hope to make this unique learning space one that will be as inspirational as Ms. Menoher was to her students.
If you are looking for an early childhood program, then check out Willamette Children’s Academy. They offer an early childhood program that provides for the development and growth of the whole child, ages 3 years through Pre-Kindergarten.
Open House – Tuesday, February 9th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Please also see the flyer: WCA Open House
OMSI night is Monday, February 8th starting at 6pm. Stafford Primary students and their families get all of OMSI to themselves at No Charge!
All you have to do is show up and have a great time!
OMSI is located at:
1945 SE Waters Ave. Portland http://www.omsi.edu/visitor-info
Doors open at 6:00 ~ Bingo starts at 6:30pm
50¢ a game or 5 games for $2.00
Raffle Tickets ~ 6 for $5 or $1 each
Papa Murphy’s Pizza – large (14″) pizzas or by the slice
Whole pizzas sold night of $15 – Slice $2.50
Water, soda and candy available for sale