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

Board Meetings

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

Current Board members include:
Chi Moore - Board Chair
Marsha Johnson
Jennifer Niemann
Mara Indra
Collin Jones

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.


In addition to the public Shining Star Facebook page, there is a private parents group on Facebook, which is a great place to see and post photos, keep up with news, and share your news or needs.

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!


Fundraising For Shining Star with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card

Shining Star was accepted into the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program! That means, every time you use your Fred Meyer Rewards card at check-out, Fred Meyer will donate to Shining Star with no added cost to you. 

How to sign up:

-To link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Shining Star, go to
- Click “link my rewards card”  
- Look up Shining Star! Easy!