• As one of the largest districts in Georgia, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) serves approximately 52,000 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. More than 75% of APS students qualify for free and reduced-price meals. Our district’s population is diverse and the needs are great.  

    During the 2020 - 2021 school year, the PTA will organize service projects with goals of giving back to our Morningside Elementary community and our larger Atlanta Public School community. Look for information about COVID-safe volunteer and service opportunities in the Digital Dolphin and from your Room Parents.

  • October / November: Housing and Food Insecurity

    Posted by Brian Baron on 10/21/2020

    October / November Community Service Focus: Housing and Food Insecurity

    Non-Perishable Food & Hygiene Kit Drive to benefit Intown Collaborative Ministries

    October 26 - 31, 2020

    Drop off at 1820 Meadowdale Ave (bin will be available daily until 8pm for drop-off)

    Hygiene Kits (please enclose in a clear zip lock bag)

    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Soap
    • Washcloth
    • Socks
    • Handwarmers (if possible)

    Please - no razors or mouthwash, at the request of the organization 

    Non-Perishable Food Needs

    • Packets of Tuna
    • Canned Chicken or Tuna
    • Pop-top Beans
    • Canned Ravioli
    • Canned Soups
    • Cereal boxes
    • Pasta / Pasta Sauce
    • Vienna Sausages
    • Shelf Stable Milk
    • Pop-top Vegetables
    • Peanut Butter and Jelly

    Coat Drives

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities:

    Resources and Information - Food Insecurity (from the Atlanta Community Food Bank)

    Resources and Information - Housing Insecurity (from Love Beyond Walls)

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  • August/September : Back to School + Virtual Learning

    Posted by Brian Baron on 9/1/2020

    August/September Community Service Focus: Back to School + Virtual Learning

    MES Community Service projects at the start of the school year focused on Back to School and Virtual Learning support including three exciting options to get involved and give back: 

    Back to School + Virtual Learning: Volunteer Opportunities

    While APS get involved virtually:

    Back to School + Virtual Learning: Financial Support  

    There are many ways to support APS students, families and teachers during this Virtual Back to School time. Supporting the following programs will make a big difference to APS students and teachers.  

    Ongoing opportunities to Support APS Students & Teachers:

    • The Get Our Kids Connected campaign is closing the digital divide and giving greater access to Atlanta Public Schools students. Atlanta Public Schools (APS) has partnered with Comcast to support thousands of students attending APS who do not have an internet connection and/or appropriate equipment in their home. This creates a significant disadvantage to academic progress and consequent economic mobility that is only exacerbated by community emergencies like the current COVID-19 situation. Donate now 
    • Did you know that you can help make an APS teacher’s wish come true? Since 2014, support through Donors Choose has generated $5.4 million for nearly 7,000 projects across APS, connecting teachers and classrooms with some 15,533 donors. Check out the APS classroom requests and choose something that you’re excited about. Every little bit helps students in our district. 
    • Right here in our own Cluster, Grady High School has nearly 1500 students and a great number transition in and out during the school year, especially those experiencing poverty or homelessness.The Grady PTSA has created a fund for school supplies. You can donate an entire kit with supplies covering the school year for $75, or just make a general donation to the school supply drive. Whatever you can contribute will make a difference. Please click here to help.
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