Dec
12

Garage Sale Drop Off – Thursday, December 13th 8:30am-9:30am

Friendly Reminder – Garage Sale drop off dates start THIS Thursday, December 13th 8:30am to 9:30am and THIS Saturday, December 15th 10:30am to 12:00pm. Please help support ACMS by donating your household items for our BIGGEST fundraiser of the year. The actual Garage Sale will be held on April 27th and April 28th.

Dec
06

Wednesday, December 12th -PTSA Meeting 9:30am

Hello Athey Parents,

Our next PTSA meeting is Wednesday, December 12th at 9:30am in the staff lounge.

Come and join us!

Nov
14

Parent Education Night – November 28th @ 6:30pm

The PTSA is sponsoring a joint parent night with Rosemont Ridge on Nov 28th. Join Donny Wright and Pam Pearce with Community Living Above on November 28th, 6:30pm at Rosemont Ridge Middle School in the Commons for “Strong Voices, Smart Choices”.  They will be sharing tips on how to start the tough conversations about Mental Wellness and Substance Abuse with your middle schooler and provide information on where to seek support if needed. See attached flyer for details.

Nov
14

PTSA Meeting Today – 11/14/18 at 9:30am

Come and join us for our November PTSA meeting.  We meet in the staff lounge at 9:30am.
If you are not able to attend, please tune in to a live video on our Facebook Page – Athey Creek Middle School PTSA

Nov
07

TASA – Wednesday, Nov. 7th

Welcome to our 2nd monthly TASA (Teacher and Staff Appreciation) Luncheon. We have a colorful, warm, harvest themed lunch planned for the November 7th TASA It’s an easy, fun way to treat our teachers & staff to a delicious lunch! Please have your contributions to the Staff Lounge by 10:30 am or you can drop them off earlier labeled “TASA”. Each dish should feed about 8-10 people. Your dishes will be cleaned & ready for pick up after 2:30 pm! Please click the link below to learn more and sign up to help. Thanks for making a difference! http://signup.com/go/GkquMmg

Oct
14

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Screen Time / Device Use and Social Media’s Impact on Your Child’s Well Being and Safety. 

Parents are Invited to Education Night –

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Screen Time
Device Use and Social Media’s Impact on Your Child’s Well Being and Safety. 

When:  October, 17th – 7pm

Where: Rolling Hills Church – 3550 SW Borland Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062

Cost: FREE

Info: You don’t want to miss an evening with social internet crusader, Collin Kartchner, and national internet safety expert Katey McPherson as they share their wisdom and expertise as parents, educators, and child advocates. They will focus on balancing screen time and device use; protecting and cultivating our children’s self-worth and devising a sensible family plan of screen time and device usage. For more information about the presentation, please go to www.savethekids.us. Parents from all WLWV schools are invited to attend this free event.

A Q&A panel will complete the evening

Oct
09

TASA – BBQ/Picnic – Wednesday, October 10th 3-7pm

Athey TASA Picnic BBQ- Wednesday – Oct. 10th, 2018

Come and welcome our teachers & staff back to school with our first TASA on Wednesday, October 10! This is the only afternoon luncheon, so the food items need to be in the staff lounge by 3:00 pm. They can be dropped off earlier, just label them “TASA”. Each dish should be enough for 8-10 people.
If you have any questions, please contact Rachel at perfectwedding@hotmail.com

Sep
19

We need volunteers for Turning Point

Hello parents,

We need volunteers for this special event, please come and sign up to make this a wonderful day for your 6th grader.

The 6th graders, are invited to attend Turning Point. This is an afternoon of games, pizza, and to get to know other 6th graders. This is split into a girl’s afternoon on Tuesday, September 25th and a boy’s afternoon, Thursday, September 27th. Orange flyers will come home this week inside the PTSA packet with full information and paperwork to fill out to attend. The cost is $25 and they receive a t-shirt, snack, and pizza.

Both afternoons will need volunteers so I have set up a signup.com website for anyone to volunteer to help. If your child refuses to let you volunteer, then feel free to sign up for the opposite afternoon.

Please contact me with any questions: clarissa@aoyama-us.org or 503-819-0400

Girl’s Afternoon: http://signup.com/go/YVYaaYo

Boy’s Afternoon: http://signup.com/go/fuZFjwP

Sep
10

Athey Creek PTSA Meeting – Wednesday, Sept. 12th – 9:30am

Hello Athey parents,

We are having our first PTSA on Wednesday, Sept. 12th at 9:30am.  This will be in the staff lounge located in the front office.  Just ask the secretaries to guide you to the staff lounge if this is your first time.

Aug
12

Welcome Athey Parents! – Stay Informed

We want to set you up for SUCCESS by Staying informed at Athey Creek Middle School!

#1 – Subscribe to the School District’s Email Listserv (*Important)
http://www2.wlwv.k12.or.us/News/LatestNews/ListservSS/

This subscription will give you all the information you need to know at Athey Creek Middle School.
This includes school events, sports, district programs, tryouts, pictures, homework and much more…

Make sure you SUBSCRIBE to ACMS-Homes AND your Child(REN)’s Grade Email list:

6th grade parents choose:  ACMS-2025
7th grade parents choose:  ACMS-2024
8th grade parents choose: ACMS-2023

#2 – Follow us on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/groups/ACMSPTSA/

This is a private group where parents can ask lots of questions and receive information about Athey Creek PTSA events such as dances, bringing meals to teachers, garage sale etc.

#3 – Not a Facebook person, then Follow us on Instagram

Search for Athey_Creek_PTSA

#4 – Subscribe and Bookmark our PTSA website
http://www.atheycreekptsa.com

 #4 – Join PTSA and complete the envelope forms or complete ONLINE

This year you are able to go online and donate to the Annual Fund, Purchase a PTSA membership, Order a School Directory, Order your Spirit Wear Online and Pay VIA CREDIT CARD!

Click Here – To become a PTSA Member! – (Use this link if you want to pay via Credit Card)

If you want to pay via check then please fill out the envelope that was passed out to your child at school.
There will be additional copies in the office if you need them.

 

 

Jun
06

Volunteer Appreciation – Thursday June 7th, 3:30pm-5:30pm Corner Saloon

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION!
All volunteers! Please join us on June 7th from 3:30-5:30 PM at the Corner Saloon for appetizers provided by the PTSA to thank you for helping us make this school year a great success. We look forward to seeing you there!

May
07

Shop Amazon Smiles for Mother’s Day

Mothers Day is just around the corner, so why not shop at AmazonSmile and help make money for Athey Creek Middle School.  Amazon donates .05% for every transaction to Athey Creek.

Click Here to Link to Amazon Smiles for Athey Creek.

May
04

Garage Sale Total – Drum Roll Please….

The ACMS PTSA Board wants to thank you!

It was the deep dedication of the Athey Creek community that motivated the garage sale this year.  It was the desire to raise the funds to continue to support our children and their beloved teachers.  It was the knowledge that this was a true community event, reaching beyond our district boundaries and various socioeconomic levels with people from all walks of life walking through the doors of our school.  Finally, a thank you to the same Athey Creek community who donated their treasures, their time and their support that raised over $14,000 during our annual garage sale.

Donators:  we couldn’t have done this with out you, so thank you for continuing to think of ACMS.

Garage Sale Minion Crew: ACMS PTSA board.  Thank you for taking on this mammoth of a project despite having little to no garage sale experience!  We rocked it! J

Drop-off and Sorting Volunteers:  THANK YOU! This was the hardest part of the garage sale.  Sorting through our donated “treasures” was a unique experience and we couldn’t have done it without the dedication of our small force.  Laura Greyerbiehl, Dee Putnam and Victoria O’Kain you made the Tuesday drops that much more bearable.  Kara Unruh and Shelby Lotspeich diligently gave up their time Saturday mornings to help us accept some of our larger drops of the year. Kara Unruh, Sharon Williams, Stacie Beecham, Emily Vanderipe, Rachel Stevenson, Cari Darcus, Laura Greyerbiehl, Dee Putnam, Rachel Klinger who all were willing to step up and help us sort and repack the containers when the donations were in abundance.

Garage Sale Weekend Crew: This would not have been possible without the continued support of our Athey Creek community. Thanks to all of you who came out to make this a successful weekend!  Alaina Kuehn, Alex Tedrow, Amy Schauer, Andrea LeGare, Anika Ortiz, Beth Stuart, Bethany Wurtz, Betty Reynolds, Camille Rule, Cari Darcus, Cat Black, Clarissa Aoyama, Darlene Good, Deb Melnychenko, Dee Putnam, Emily McClelland, Erica Hironimus, Ginger Highland, Ingrid McKinley, Isabel Salas, Jenny Gabler, Kenna Gabler, Jinlin Li, Julie Fritz, Julie Gibson, Kara Unruh, Kate Hoots, Kathy Rozes, Kerry Mason, Kimberly Coke, Krista Badger, Laura Bock, Laura Greyerbiehl, Lisa Durbin, Maggie Gould,  Mark Tabor, Mary Meikle, Melody Aanderud, Michelle Johnson, Mickie Handegard, Mike Rusk, Nicole Rusk, Nikki Kobliha, Patti Sedgwick, Patti Caveney, Rachel Klinger, Rachel Stevenson, Sarah Kuysk, Sharon Williams, Shelby Lotspeich, Stacie Beecham, Tiffany Santoso, Toni Cacciatore, Tracy Gilday, Victoria O’Kain, Viv Kiss, Wendy Ingle.

SPECIAL THANKS:

Mr. Joel Sebastian: He continued to be a strong supporter of such a great community event. Not only did he provide ongoing encouragement, but also he took a few shifts, including bringing his wife, Amy, to help us with the clean-up.  You may find him wrestling with boxes in the recyclable dumpster.

Saleen Chenevert: you ARE the Beyonce of Garage Sales!  You provided so much support to us throughout this entire process.  You were always there behind the scenes rooting for us and answering all of our questions, no matter how silly or early they came through (4 AM email J)

Front Office: Jocye Liden and Debbie Kieling: they were always there to handle the influx of garage sale phone calls and continue to provide much support.  We couldn’t do it without you.

Mr. Chris Berg and Ms. Sarah Bray: AND all of the 7th and 8th grade Wellness classes.  Not only do we disrupt their class schedules for an entire two days, but they also offered up their students who helped us unload and unsort EVERYTHING!!!  Strong work! You were all absolutely amazing!

Mr. Ryan Yeaman: our new Mr. Washington.  He had big shoes to fill and he did just that!  From getting their early on Saturday to helping us organize, man the doors, move furniture and staying until the not so bitter end, he was there and always happy to help!

Night Janitors, Mr. Ron Moser and Ms. Nancy Bettinski:  Ron helped us all day on Sunday.  He was there before we opened and stayed until the last box was packed onto the truck. They were both great supporters!

Mr. Bruce Tabor and Mrs. Janice Tabor: they came through for us in a pinch.  When we didn’t have the usual Goodwill pick-up crew, they generously offered up their racing box truck to help us transport the last of our goodies to Goodwill.  Thank you!!

Norlift: who continued to generously offer their shipping containers, free of charge for us to store all of our rummage.  Thank you!

Our ACMS community is just amazing, thanks for another successful garage sale in the books!

What are we doing with these funds that we have raised?

These funds are being put to good use!  All Teacher’s who have applied for Grants have been approved for next year’s budget.

Chris Berg & Sarah Bray – P.E. equiptment –  $1,000.00
Library – School wide read, Books, OBOB, and Reading Field Trip – $8,420.00
Art Room – Supplies, Storage, and Shelves – $688.92
Band Instrument Repairs – All Woodwind Instrument tune ups – $4,000.00
Track Meet Timers – $1,200.00
Athletics – Fix or replace equiptment – $500.00
Science Experiments – Special Supplies – $1,000.00

Total Amount Requested: $16,808.92

Jen Tabor and Jen Drew

May
04

Star Wars Dance

This stormtrooper can’t wait for the spring dance! Come celebrate Star Wars Day, Friday, May 4th, 6:30-8:00 pm at Athey Creek. $5 at the door. Concessions and glow items for sale. Students are invited to dance in the commons, play basketball/volleyball in the gym or hang out at the photo booth. Star Wars attire is welcome, but NO light-sabers or weapons of any kind. This dance is for Athey Creek students only. Proceeds go towards the 8th grade graduation party. Parent chaperones can sign up to help at http://signup.com/go/Bkfrivg. Hope to see you there!

May
04

Feed the teachers – TASA

Our final TASA luncheon of the school year is next Wednesday, May 9–Let’s celebrate with a Fiesta party! This is one of the most favorite themes of the year–lots of easy choices! Please have food contributions to the staff lounge by 10:30 am or you can drop off earlier, just label it “TASA”. Each dish should feed about 8-10 people. Click on link below to get your spot! THANK YOU for a great year of luncheons. Your generosity is inspiring and SOOO appreciated.

https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2319818/false#/invitation

 

Apr
25

Athey Creek Annual Garage Sale – We Need CASHIERS!

Calling on all Athey Creek Parents & Teachers
we need your help with the
ATHEY CREEK GARAGE SALE

 

Hello Athey Creek Parents & Teachers,

URGENT:  We need cashiers for Saturday & Sunday!  PLEASE sign up…

Sign Up to Help this GARAGE SALE become a SUCCESS!

(Saturday April 28th – 8am-4pm) and (Sunday, April 29th, 9am-3pm).

IMPORTANT:  If you VOLUNTEER or are ACMS staff you will be able to shop 1 day before the sale.
This special shopping day begins on Friday, April 27th at 4pm.

 

Apr
12

Welcome Incoming 6th Grade Parents!

Welcome parents to Athey Creek Middle School!  We wanted to you to be in the loop right from the get go regarding Athey Creek’s activities and Athey Creek’s PTSA activities.

First, we wanted to recommend you signing up for the List Serve –http://www2.wlwv.k12.or.us/News/LatestNews/ListservSS/  – Select (ACMS-2025 & ACMS-Homes)
The list serve will keep you up to date with all the dates, activities, performances, sports and much more regarding Athey Creek Middle School.

Second, we wanted to recommend you sign up to join Athey Creek’s PTSA.  There are many reasons to join:  The funds raised through your membership help pay for Dances, Socials, Lunches for Teachers (TASA), Spirit Wear, Garage Sale (Biggest Fundraiser of the year), special projects for teachers, instruments, books, and PE Equipment.
These wonderful activities need volunteers to continue with these great traditions.

Apr
05

Bring Food for Teachers (TASA)

TASA at Athey Creek

(Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheons)

TASA is a great tradition here at Athey Creek Middle School. It is a once a month appreciation program, from October through May. Athey Creek families provide a luncheon for the teachers and staff in the Athey staff lounge. Each month has a fun theme (see below for 2018-19 dates and themes). The teachers and staff look forward to these luncheons, it’s a super fun and easy way to volunteer for the school.

TASA dates for 2018-19:

  • October 10, 2018 (Evening): Picnic BBQ/Burger Bar
  • November 7, 2018: Harvest Dinner
  • December 12, 2018: Holiday Appetizers
  • January 9, 2019: New Year’s Brunch
  • February 13, 2019: Al Fresco Vegetarian Lunch
  • March 13, 2019: Dine Around the World
  • April 10, 2019: Spring Soup/Salads
  • May 8, 2019: Taco Bar

During each luncheon volunteers donate food, set-up buffet, decorate, keep the buffet stocked, and dishes washed. We appreciate all the volunteers time and talents in making this a fantastic year of TASA luncheons.

If you are interested in receiving emails about TASA opportunities throughout the year, please contact Rachel Stevenson at perfectwedding@hotmail.com or Heather Anderson at cmheather@gmail.com

 

Mar
13

Amazon Smile – Triple donation rate to Athey Creek PTSA

Athey Creek PTSA has earned $25.86 from AmazonSmile Foundation from July 1-Sept. 30th, 2017.

Feb
06

Screenagers – Growing Up in the Digital Age

Screenagers – Growing Up in the Digital Age

Hosted By: Athey Creek PTSA & Rosemont Ridge PTO
When: February 7th, 2018 at 6:30pm
Where: Athey Creek Middle School Commons

 

 

 

 

 

 

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