Ainsworth PTA strives to:
- Work together with school administration to provide a positive and safe school environment for all students and families.
- Provide curriculum support (via materials and volunteers) to our teachers.
- Grow our strong sense of community with engaging family events and activities.
- Encourage involvement from all families and celebrate the diversity in our school community.
- Recognize the contributions and work of teachers, staff, and volunteers.
- Facilitate community service opportunities for students and families.
- Raise sufficient funds to support our programs and activities.
- Take an active role in coordinating and supporting a wide range of enrichment opportunities for students.
An evening event in May which showcases our students’ best art pieces, salon style, in the gym and throughout the school, and includes fun art activities for students and their siblings.
The annual Science Fair is held on a Saturday morning in spring and features science projects from over half of Ainsworth students. Combines student-completed science exhibits with hands-on science activities, an exciting live science show, and the always popular Egg Drop contest.
Held in the fall (2nd-5th graders) and spring (Kinder and 1st graders) our PE teacher and a hard-working group of parent volunteers lead the children through relay races and active games for a fun-filled day of exercise and activity.
Battle of the Books (OBOB)
The Oregon Battle of the Books, OBOB, is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries. Students are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints. The mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students.
A favorite Ainsworth tradition with performances of all kinds by students from every grade level. This two-night show, usually held during February is emceed by Ainsworth fifth graders.
BizTown, or JA (Junior Achievement)
5th grade students learn the basic concepts of business and economics and how education is relevant to the workplace. The program combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to this fully-interactive, simulated town facility.
Family Math AND CODING Night
Students and families play with math games and puzzles and are introduced to the basics of coding.
Like the Spelling Bee, this competition engages students in naming capitals, mountain ranges, and countries, among other geographical facts. In 2008, Ainsworth student Sam Flecker went to the national finals in Washington DC. In 2012 Ethan Bankowski, a 4th grader, placed 9th out of 100 in OR in a competition which included middle school students.
A small group of parents who promote green or ecological habits and involve Ainsworth students and staff. The group’s initiatives have included reducing power usage, enhanced recycling in the cafeteria, and Walk to School Day.
Run For The Arts
Run For The Arts is an opportunity for schools to raise the funds that make it possible to bring artists into their classrooms, pay for field trips to see performances and exhibitions, and purchase art supplies. It is an annual jogathon conducted by individual schools throughout Oregon & SW Washington and coordinated by Young Audiences. Students secure pledges for laps run, earn points, win prizes and raise funds to ensure the arts are present in their school.
This contest gives Ainsworth students the opportunity to participate in elimination rounds of word spelling, live, with a chance to go to state and national championships.
A student group made up of two students from each class in 3rd-5th grades. Advised by an Ainsworth staff member.