Celebrate Latine Heritage Month

September 15th is the beginning of Latinx Heritage Month. 

The PAT Racial Equity Committee has pulled together a wide variety of resources including:

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Bargaining Proposal Showcase- March 16 and 18

UPDATE: Due to school closure, this event is postponed and will be rescheduled.

Since last May, PAT members have been volunteering ideas for new contract language via email, calls, and through work with the Bargaining Committee. In addition, the Bargaining Team has been meeting to bring all those suggestions together into an Initial PAT Bargaining Proposal.

SIGN-UP HERE On Monday, March 16th and Wednesday, March 18th, from 4:30 to approximately 6:30, the PAT Bargaining Team will present the PAT initial proposal to PAT MEMBERS ONLY. The presentation will be held here at the PAT. Because space is limited, we ask that you SIGN-UP HERE if you plan to attend.

Report Your Building Organizer

Please report your building organizer by filling out this form. Thank you!

RSVP for IPD- K-5 Report Card Re-Design (March 4)

RSVP for K-5 Report Card Re-Design: Wednesday, March 4th, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Dinner provided, please RSVP here (and select "Instruction and Professional Development" as the committee meeting).

Thanks to all who came to the IPD meeting on Jan. 8th to give your feedback on how to improve our K - 5 report card. From that group we now have our initial report card redesign committee members. We are also looking for a 3rd or 4th grade DLI teacher to join the team if anyone is interested.

Before we meet with District leadership and parents will be Tuesday, March 10th, if you have ideas you would like to share about improving the K-5 report card, please attend the next Instruction and Professional Development (IPD) committee meeting on Wednesday, March 4th, 4:30 - 6:30 PM at the PAT office. 

During that time we will be consolidating the ideas gathered at the January meeting and can also incorporate anything new which may be brought up.

Dinner provided, please RSVP here (and select "Instruction and Professional Development" as the committee meeting).

New Educator Social- March 13

UPDATE: Due to school closure, this event has been postponed. 

New Member Social: Friday, March 13th

Calling all Educators new to PPS in the past 4 years-
You are invited to come and meet and mingle with other new educators from across PPS. Come learn more about your union, the Portland Association of Teachers (PAT). You can get your questions answered, play trivia, or just eat, drink, and enjoy a Happy Friday with other educators.

Date: Friday, March 13th 
Time: 4:30-6:30 PM
Place: Great Notion Brewery NW 
2444 NW 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97210

Appetizers and drink tickets provided, register here.

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Teach Climate Justice: Friday at the Movies

Join the Portland Public Schools Climate Justice Committee and the PAT for a social and educational gathering to view and discuss the new film, Necessity: Oil, Water, and Climate Resistance.


Necessity traces the fight in Minnesota against the expansion of pipelines carrying highly toxic tar sands oil through Native lands and essential waterways in North America. The film offers an intimate look at what happens when people of conscience disobey the law, but stand up for Indigenous rights, environmental justice, and our future.

Panel discussion after screening. Refreshments provided. Free admission.

Teach Climate Justice: Friday at the Movies

When: Friday, Feb. 21, 4 to 6 pm (4 - 4:30 pm social; 4:30 to 6 pm program)

Where: Portland Association of Teachers, 345 NE 8th Ave.

Printable Flyer available here.


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Host a Guest Teacher for a Day

One of the most important events that PAT hosts is Teacher for a Day. We invite policy makers, community leaders, and other partners to see our classrooms first hand. This year it will take place on Thursday, December 12th.

If you are interested in hosting a guest teacher in your classroom, please sign up here or contact Madeleine Allen at [email protected].

Student Loan Debt Forgiveness & Basic Financial Planning Workshop - 12/02/19

Do You Have a Student Loan?

PAT members are invited to attend a Student Loan Debt & Basic Financial Planning Workshop on Monday, December 2, 2019, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., at the PAT office.

Please RSVP here.

Learn about the various types of federal student loan forgiveness programs and how to use the new NEA Student Loan Forgiveness Navigator Tool (SAVI) to determine your eligibility for a federal forgiveness program and the potential reduction in your loan debt.  Information on basic financial essentials and financial planning will also be provided. 


For more information, please see our flyer.

Saving for Retirement Seminar: November 14th at PAT

Are you a new or newer educator looking for advice on planning for retirement?

PAT is excited to host another Financial Planning Seminar as a benefit for our members. Topics for this seminar will include pensions, IAP accounts, TSAs/403B, Roth and Traditional IRAs, and much more.

RSVP here and get a jump on your planning.

Thursday, November 14th, 4:30-6:00pm at PAT (345 NE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97232)

Not quite for you, but still curious about retirement? Please stay tuned as we will have other seminars coming up for mid-career educators.   

We hope to see you there!

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PAT Game Night for Educators of Color: October 17th

PAT's Racial Equity Task Force invites all Educators of Color to our upcoming Game Night. Please join us for an evening of games, food, drinks, fun, and an opportunity to connect.

Thursday, October 17th, 4:30-6:30 at PAT (345 NE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97232)

RSVP here if you can come, and select "Racial Equity Task Force" as your committee. Please contact Nichole Watson ([email protected]) with any questions.

We hope you can make it! Please help spread to word to other educators of color.

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