Parent Council Meetings

Parent Council meetings are open to all and scheduled once a month, at varying times to accommodate different schedules. Meetings are focused on supporting Shining Star students and faculty through helping with classroom activities, festivals and celebrations, fundraising, school beautification, safety concerns, and more.  Parent Kristin Owens is our current Parent Council Chair. To find out more or to be included in the monthly Parent Council updates, send an email to Next meeting: Tuesday, October 10th 7:00 pm!

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! Additional representatives are needed for our Kindergarten and 1st grade classes. Contact your classroom teacher for more details!

Board Meetings

Board Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of each month, at school 6:30 pm. 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.

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

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!