Read Across America Grants Available Through PAT

Read Across America is a fun and exciting activity sponsored by the National Education Association to encourage reading and support community involvement in our schools. On Monday, March 2, 2017 we would like for every child to be reading in the company of a caring adult.

NEA provides a wealth of materials and ideas for activities. Grant applications are due online to PAT by February 10th by 4:30 p.m. You can find directions and more details here and apply online here.

Teaching In a Time of Trump

The Critical Educators Collective and PAT’s Social Justice Committee invite you to a Saturday Teach-In: "Teaching in a Time of Trump", Saturday, February 11, from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Lincoln HS

Worried about the threats the Trump administration poses to our students and their families? Unsure how to address the root causes of racism, xenophobia, misogyny, economic inequality, and climate change in your classroom? Unsure of how to teach for truth and justice in a “post-facts” world?

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Save the Date: Student Loan Debt Forgiveness and Basic Financial Planning Workshop

Do you have outstanding student loan debt? Please mark your calendar for Thursday, April 27, 4:30—7:00 PM at the PAT office, to learn about your options to manage or erase them.

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Retirement Planning Seminar

Thinking of retiring in five years or less? Join us March 1, 2017, from 4:30-6:00 PM at PAT. Topics include:

  • How does my pension work?
  • What can I do to prepare now?
  • Is it too late to start saving for retirement?

Refreshments provided. Please RSVP at pdxteachers.org under “For Members” or by filling out this RSVP form