Save the Date January 29th!!

Middle Schoolers & Sexuality
What Parents REALLY Need to Know!

Middle schoolers think, learn and talk about everything related to sexuality. It’s safer for your child to be super-well informed as they encounter all kinds of information about the birds & the bees.

Parents will learn:

­What Kids need to know by the time they start middle school
You’ll learn the #1 unavoidable fact about teen sexuality
What typical middle schoolers are up to in the sexual activity department
The key to getting them to listen to you when you talk about this part of life!



No Magazines

No Cookie Dough

100% Investment in Hosford

NO STUFF to sell, and NO STUFF to buy! Back by popular demand! Our NO STUFF fall fundraiser. The Hosford PTSA is getting rid of extras and going straight to you.

100% TO HOSFORD! Instead of spending a lot of money on “stuff” like magazines and cookie dough, we are asking everyone to make a $25 tax-deductible donation per student (or give what you can). ALL of the money raised goes directly to the HOSFORD PTSA to help teachers & students. In return, there is no stuff to buy, sell, or deliver.


OR MAIL/DROP OFF cash/checks to “Hosford PTSA” memo: “NO STUFF.”

Fundraising for the Hosford Community

Our community raises money for Hosford to help make it a stronger school and to fill in the gaps at this public middle school. For those able to contribute, we hope you will consider making an investment with your time or your financial support.

DONATIONS DUE November. 30, 2018.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Where should the PTSA invest its resources this year? Join the board for an upcoming meeting and share your thoughts. Find out more at hosford

Hosford Middle School Office, ATTN: PTSA, 2303 SE 28th PL, Portland, OR 97214. (Donations by


Save the Date!!  

Hosford Middle School PTSA Presents




Monday, October 15th

6:00-8:00 pm


Family Science Night is a unique experience for Hosford’s families and teachers to visit the museum as a community and spark an interest in science. This exclusive event for Hosford Families is designed to foster community between teachers, parents, and students, and strengthen parent family involvement in science exploration and discovery. Our school will explore OMSI’s popular exhibit halls, as well as the Physics Lab and Life Science Lab, engaging in exciting hands-on activities. PLUS, the King Tut Exhibit is open as a special add on for our exclusive night!  See you October 15th at OMSI!


PTSA General meeting: Sept 19th at 6:30 pm

PTSA General meeting. We will discuss the budget in light of family survey results, prioritize our work for the year, and have a guest, Representative Rob Nosse. 

(We are aware that this unfortunately falls on Yom Kippur, but could not avoid the date due to conflicts with other Cleveland Cluster meetings)

We hope families unable to join us for our September meeting can join us October 15th for OMSI Family Science Night.

Social Media and Your Kids POSTPONED to March 21st

In order to provide a quality opportunity for families and a possible guest speaker,we need a bit more time for planning this session out.

**Session 2 POSTPONED to March 21st**

Our HMS counselors and IT specialist have heard it all and will use the lingo (prepare yourself) to teach us.

Join us in learning about different types of social media students are actively using, how they are using it and what you can do to manage their access.

Topics will include: Online bullying, sexual harassment, PPS policies and procedures, managing home access and plenty of time for Q and A!

Session 2 POSTPONED to March 21st- please join us!

Presented by: Touk Keo, HMS School Counselor,
Kim Anderson, HMS School Climate Specialist &
Margie Suydam, HMS IT Specialist (and Husky-parent!)
....and sponsored by the HMS PTSA


Upcoming 6th Graders Info Night 2/7/18

The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) welcomes you to Hosford Middle School,
Home of the Huskies!  
Our mission is to support teachers, staff, parents and our students.  
Your participation at Hosford helps us do that!

Plus, when you add the STUDENT to PTA, a PTSA becomes a whole lot more fun!
Why get involved with Hosford PTSA?
Here’s a small list of what we do:

o Staff Funding Requests: Up to $10,000 for supplies & classroom resources:

2017-18 we helped Hosford purchase: new computers & tech carts; educational
software, classroom supplies, DJ equipment for DJ club, books for the library, new
sound system for activities and performances; leadership flags, Aquarium supplies, language lab headphones, Lego Mindstorms Education Kits, etc.

o We also sponsor many Community Events:

Ice Cream Social
Teacher Appreciation Week
Community Care Days
6 th Grade Jump Start Day

Hosford Husky Hustle 5K

7 th Grade End of Year Party
8 th Grade End of Year Activities; Promotion

We also provide Community Support:

HEAT Scholarships
Portland PTA Clothing Closet
Portland PTA Student Aid Fund
Student & Family Needs Fund
Sports & Clubs


To find out more about getting involved with the many opportunities for next year, LIKE us on Facebook at Hosford Parents or check out our website.  

  Thank you and Welcome to HOSFORD!! 

9/27/17 DRAFT- -general meeting agenda

HMS PTSA General Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Hosford Library, 2303 SE 28th Place


  • 6:30 – 6:40 -- Introductions/Updates


  • 6:40 – 6:45 – Vote on FY 17-18 Budget – Vanessa, Lucretia

  • 6:45 – 6:50 – Vote on Standing Rules for Hosford PTSA Bylaws – Larissa (See draft attached)



  • 6:50 – 7:15 – Principal Westphal – what’s new this year at Hosford
    (new staff; goals for new year, etc.)


  • 7:15 – 7:25 – Q & A with Principal – Ask your questions


     - 7:25  Officer Shadron

7:40 -- Upcoming Events & Announcements; volunteer opportunities, etc.





NEXT PTSA General Meeting, Wed., Oct. 25 @ 6:30 p.m. in Hosford Library;

Dedicated to equity, inclusion, and school climate.  Hosford talk race, HAND and our HMS community will be coming together in solidarity against hate.



Next Board Meeting Oct. 12 @ 6:30 p.m. in Hosford Library
(Our board will review teacher funding requests)

All are welcome at any and all meetings.