For Parents

Board Meetings

Board Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of each month, at school 6:30 pm, current focus Budget & Finances, May fest and Enrollment for the coming school year 2017/18. All are welcome to attend.

Faculty Meetings

Faculty Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of each month, 3:30 pm to 5 pm, current focus, Open Houses, Festivals, Role of Parent Reps & Council.

Parent Council Meetings

Parent Council Meetings are scheduled once a month, times vary, current focus has been Festival of the Bees, Organization of Committees, School Beautification, Safety Concerns, and more.  Parent Kirstin Owens is our current Parent Council President.

Become a Parent Rep!  Each class needs 2 Parent Representatives to come to Parent Council.  Its fun, and you can represent your child’s class, while drinking coffee and chatting with friends! Win-Win!

Amazon Smile

Don’t forget to use the Amazon Smile Site to help return $ to our school…easy to find and sign up at: Indicate that you want the funds to go to Shining Star School in Portland, OR – so easy!


This is a private parents page on FB, it is a great place to see photos, keep up with news, and share your news or needs.

Shining Star Parents Facebook Page


Shining Star is on Instagram! Check us out!


Fundraising For Shining Star with your Target Credit or Debit Card

Did you know? If you shop at Target with your Target Credit or Debit Card you can easily make money for Shining Star School! Our school is signed up for Target’s Take Charge of Education Program.

1% of EVERY purchase you make with your Target Credit or Debit Card will come to us! Wow!

How to sign up:
Target Visa Credit Card or Target Debit card account holders can sign up by calling 1-800-316-6142 or by visiting You can search for our school by name or by our school number #154057.

An effortless way to donate to our school! Once your Target Credit Card is signed up, you are all set! The 1% is automatic and ongoing, thanks to you!

2016-17 School Calendar