First PTSA Meeting – Friday, Sept. 13th 9:30am-10:30am

Hello Athey parents & teachers,

Come and join us for our first PTSA meeting:

Date: Friday, Sept. 13th
Time: 9:30-10:30am
Location:  Staff Lounge just behind the Secretaries desks in the front office

First Day of School – Monday, August 26th (9:15am-3:45pm)

6th graders only on Monday, Augt. 26th
7th & 8th Graders start on Tuesday, Aug. 27th

6th Grade Sneak Peek – Friday, August 23rd (12pm-6pm) – NEW TIME

We know it can be stressful going to a new school, learning where your classes are and figuring out how to open your lockers, this is why Athey Creek Middle School has created the “Sneak Peek”.

We know parents have just as many questions such as where to drop off and pick up students, how to get signed up for the Athey Notes newsletter,  how to connect with other parents on Facebook, Instagram, Athey Creek’s PTSA, and much more.

We would like your first experience at Athey Creek to feel welcoming and stress free, that is why The Sneak Peek is designed to ease any anxiety or concerns you might have before starting school.

Please consider us as your extended family and come and join us any time from 12pm – 6pm.

Last PTSA meeting – Wednesday, June 5th @ 9am

Hello Athey Parents,

We are having our last PTSA meeting on Wed. June 5th at 9am in the Staff Lounge.
We will be voting on our summer budget, and new PTSA board.
Everyone is welcome!

We are also celebrating Volunteer Appreciation at the same place and time.
Come and drop in for some coffee and doughnuts…

Athey Creek PTSA


Monday, May 13th, 2019

The PTSA voted to fund $24,490.90 in teacher grants! The money we raised from the Garage Sale, grants that were not spent last year and other budgeted funds that were not spent allowed us to fund these grants:

Each teacher had to apply for the grant and the PTSA voted on them.  Here is what the PTSA voted for:

*ORCA/OBOB Books, Avid Reader FT, Grandparents Day & Parents & Pastries

* Band Instrument Cleaning & Repairs for 21 Instruments

* Rock Tumbler for learning concepts of weathering and erosion

*Timing Service for Home Track Meets

* Athletic Equipment repairs

* Class Set of High Quality Lab Grade Hot Plate Stirrers

* 60 Graphing Calculators & storage cases for 8th Grade Students

* Golf Unit for Wellness Students

* Track Equipment: Parachutes, running ladders / mini-hurdles

* 16 Chrome Books

* Leadership Enrichment Program

* Independent Reading / Writing Folders

* School Supplies

* Homework Club Snacks

* Career Day Presenter Lunch

These teacher grants not only help our teachers but ultimately benefit our kids!

PTSA Meeting – Monday May 13th @ 9:30am – Staff Lounge


Come and join us for our second to last PTSA Meeting today.

We will be voting on teacher grants, so come and join us!

All are welcome to come….

Garage Sale begins Saturday, April 27th  & Sunday April 28th

Our biggest garage sale needs:
(If you are taking an 8:00am shift we need you there by 7:30am to brief you on your job duties)

8:00am-10:00am 1 more cashier
8:00am-10:00am 2-3 more people in commons/gym

10:00am-12:00pm 5-6 people commons/gym

12:00pm-2:00pm 2 greeters
12:00pm-2:00pm 3-4 people commons/gym

2:00pm-4:00pm 4-5 people commons/gym

Here is the official link to sign up!!!  

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a 6th Grader


Remember Kindergarten? How it felt like you stepped on a moving a walkway, they started growing up so
fast? Middle school is faster. You’re only in for three years and in that time the growth spurts alone are
amazing (be prepared to be looking up to make eye contact by 8th grade). They will hit the ground running to cover incredible amounts of curriculum, have new opportunities for enrichment, sports and gain confidence and independence. To help you begin your navigation of Athey Creek, we put together some informational helpful tidbits:

  • Being connected is KEY to know what’s happening at Athey Creek. First sign in to the West Linn / Wilsonville List Serve Make sure you subscribe to
    ACMS-Homes. Communication from the school arrives in your inbox every Monday entitled – Athey Notes, it’s usually long but full of useful information.
  • You can also follow the Athey Creek Middle School PTSA on Facebook, check out our webpage at to read minutes and learn more. If you are not on Facebook you can find us on Instagram – athey_creek_ptsa
  • To help students gain that needed independence, parents aren’t in the classroom any more. There are still lots of opportunities to help out from 15 min to a few hours, be sure to fill out the volunteer interest form that will come home the first day of school.
  • PTSA – sign up, we’re a pretty friendly group, you won’t be forced to volunteer if you show up to a meeting, you’ll get to hear the principal update us on the school events and if you find an event you’d like to help in, you just might meet like-minded new friends!
  • TASA – Teacher and Staff Appreciation, a luncheon put on by the PTSA and volunteers each month.
  • Turkey Trot – Athey Creek’s fundraiser, students ask for donations and then run an obstacle course in themed costumes. Tons of fun and raises $10- $17K for student services.
  • Garage Sale – PTSA’s Biggest fundraiser – Drop off donations starting in December for our sale in April, we raise $14- $20K, which go toward TEACHER GRANTS. This benefits all our kids at Athey.
    Our Garage Sale is Saturday April 27th 8-4pm & Sunday April 28th 9am-1pm 2019
  • Turning Point – 6th grade only event in September to help meet and bond with friends. Sign up your child & up to volunteer. Great way for you to meet parents of kids from other schools, start a network. A great social/bonding event for kids & parents. See packet mailed this summer for more info.
  • Dances – we have a Back to School Dance and Winter Dance and a Spring Dance, tickets are generally $5 all money raised goes to pay for 8th grade Graduation party.
  • Outdoor School – an amazing science program, 4 days, 3 nights, there is a parent meeting beforehand to give you more information. Kids LOVE it and learn quite a lot.
  • Enrichment – typically in the mornings before school, chess, guest lecturers etc. For afterschool sports that are ran by Athey, there will be an activity bus.
  • There is a lot of information on the Athey webpage especially on the calendar use it to mark your home calendars. If you get a chance, try to attend drama productions, robotics competitions, etc.
  • School Store is open a few times a week (this year it was Mon, Wed, and Fri) selling snacks and school supplies. Volunteer and you get to see your kiddo at lunch and meet their new friends.
  • Grades are available online, be sure to check into your child’s account. Most homework assignments and project guidelines are posted. Doesn’t hurt to check on binder organization once a month.
  • Parent Teacher Conferences and Back to School Night – the three times you get to meet your child’s teachers and ask questions – GO, be organized, have questions ready.


Athey Creek PTSA Board Positions

President – Tracy Gilday
Vice President – OPEN
Secretary – Tiffany Santoso
Treasurer – Shana Mesinovic
Membership Coordinator – Lisa Newbore
Volunteer Coordinator – OPEN
Student Store – Kim Jordan & Anne Emerson
TASA (Teacher & Staff Appreciation) – Rachel Stevenson & Heather Anderson
Parent Education – Elaine Morelock
Directory – OPEN
Turning Point – Girls  – Amy Olson & Julie Henry
Turning Point – Boys  – Tara Smith & Cindy Anderson
Dances – 1. Dee Putnam – 2. OPEN
Spirit Wear – OPEN
8th Grade Celebration – Rachel Stevenson & Laura Greyerbiehl
Decorate Display in front entrance of school – Dee Putnam
Website Coordinator – Sydney Cadwell
Garage Sale – Jennifer Teague

If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Tracy Gilday –

PTSA Meeting – April 10th, 2019 @ 9:30am

Hello parents,

We are having our next PTSA meeting on Wednesday, April 10th at 9:30am in the office conference room.

We are discussing PTSA grants, and would love it if you can join us.

Sponsor an Advisory Class to receive Kindness Bars

As you may have heard, Athey’s Be Kind Campaign and fundraiser with the Unity Club was a complete success!

There were so many kids writing Kindness notes to each other and purchasing Kindness Bars for their friends, teachers, siblings etc. as a way of showing acts of kindness.

Our Kindness Bars were so successful that we SOLD OUT 1,008 Hershey’s Kindness Bars.
That’s a lot of Kindness!

The PTSA, Unity Club and Athey Creek Middle School set a GOAL to include 100% of the students in our Be Kind Campaign.

To reach our goal of 100% of inclusiveness we wanted to include parents in this Be Kind campaign.

We have setup an option for parents to sponsor an Advisory Class with the end goal of having ALL 28 of the advisory classes sponsored.

This would ensure that ALL Athey Creek Kids and teachers would receive a Kindness Bar.

We need 11 more parents to sponsor an Advisory Class to reach our goal.

Would you be willing to help us out?

Please download this form and turn into the front desk at Athey.

We are extending our deadline until we reach 100% of our students and teachers.

Tracy Gilday

Next Garage Sale – DROP OFF!

  • Next Garage Sale – Drop OFF

  • THURSDAY, Jan. 10th (8:30-9:30am) & SATURDAY, Jan. 19th (10:30am-12pm)

  • Drop off site is to the right hand side of the school. 

  • You will see three large storage pods. 

  • You can drive up to the pods to drop off your things.

PTSA Meeting Wed. Jan 9th @ 9:30am & Garage Sale Drop off – Thursday Jan. 10th @ 8:30-9:30am

Welcome back parents, staff & kids….  Our next PTSA meeting is Wed. Jan 9th at 9:30am in the teachers lounge.
All are welcome to come!

Our next Garage Sale Drop off is Thursday January 10th from 8:30-9:30am.
If you are able to help sort please sign up here –

Hope to see you there!

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.

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!

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.

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

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!

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 Parents from all WLWV schools are invited to attend this free event.

A Q&A panel will complete the evening

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

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 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: or 503-819-0400

Girl’s Afternoon:

Boy’s Afternoon: