The PTA Clothing Bank


Before school starts, The PTA Clothing Bank will be open Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 – 9:00-11:00 am & 2:30-5:00 pm. 

During the school year, PTA Clothing Bank is open to shoppers on most Thursdays (2:30-5:00 pm) and one Saturday* (9:00-11:00) per month (except February).

Volunteers are needed from 9am – 5pm on Thursdays that we are open and from 9am – 11pm on Saturdays we are open.  Local Unit PTAs, please send as many volunteers as you can on your school’s assigned day; however, volunteers can work any day for any amount of time that they are available.  Thank you!

August 2018:  16, 23, 25* and 30

September:  6, 8*, 13, 20 and 27

October:  4, 6*, 11, 18 and 28

November:  1, 8, 10*, 15 and 29

December:  1* and 6

January 2019:  17, 24 and 31

February:  7, 14, 21 and 28

March:  2*, 21 and 28

April:  4, 6*, 11 and 25 (last day)

*denotes Saturdays

The PTA Clothing Bank is located at 2343 W. Olive Street, Springfield MO 65802 inside the Study Alternative Center.  The Clothing Bank has a separate entrance behind the school, on the northeast side of the building.  Look for the double doors with our sign above the doors.

2017-2018 SCPTA General Meeting Minutes

Use the links below to access the SCPTA General Meeting Minutes for the 2017-2018 school year.

General Meeting Minutes 9/6/2017

General Meeting Minutes 10/4/2017

General Meeting Minutes 11/1/2017

General Meeting Minutes 12/6/2017

January 2018 – No Meeting Held

General Meeting Minutes 2/7/2018

General Meeting Minutes 3/7/2018

General Meeting Minutes 4/4/2018

General Meeting Minutes 5/2/2018

Ready, Set, Supply!


Each August, about 25,000 Springfield Public Schools students show up for school ready to learn. Because many of these students don’t have the resources to purchase their own supplies, teachers often use their own funds to supplement the paper, pencils, glue and other items needed.

 This year, a new community-wide initiative called Ready. Set. Supply! will collect donations of specific school supplies so that SPS students and teachers can start the year off right on Aug. 15.

Several faith-based organizations contacted SPS seeking to develop a more streamlined approach to collecting school supplies. “They were among the first to step forward and offer to help,” explained Marty Moore, executive director of learning support and partnerships. “Working together, we developed a focused plan that would meet the specific need and support those who have the greatest need.” 

 “Churches, church groups, and other faith groups now have a well thought out plan to come alongside SPS teachers and students with a meaningful way to help with back to school,” said Rev. Mark Struckhoff, executive director of Council of Churches of the Ozarks. “I’m so grateful for SPS leadership that is organizing efforts with Ready. Set. Supply!” 

 To find out more about the list tailored to the school you would like to support, contact Lisa Searles at 523-0315 or

2018 School of Information



The Springfield Council of PTAs will be hosting a School of Information on Thursday, May3, from 5:30-8:30pm at Central High School.  Those who attend will learn more about their PTA duties through informational workshop sessions and interactive discussions with other PTA units.

Workshops will be offered for officers: President, Treasurer, Secretary; committee chair positions: Reflections, Membership and Fundraising and points of interest: Parliamentary Procedure, Bylaws, Advocacy, Parent Engagement and Communication.

Council will be available to assist with any questions and lead the workshops.  All units are encouraged to send your officers as you prepare for the upcoming school year.  PTA/PTSA Presidents watch for an email with a complete schedule for the evening and how to sign up for workshops!

Thank you Central High School for hosting this yea’s School of Information Training Session!