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César Chávez School

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Levels: k-8

5103 N. Willis Blvd.Portland, OR 97203Ph (503) 916-5666Fx (503) 916-2663

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  • October Announcements

    Good Morning Parents-

    I hope everyone stayed warm and dry this weekend.  We have a few busy weeks ahead as we finish the first quarter.  Please make sure you are checking in with your students about their homework and upcoming events.  Please also look for the Run for the Cyclones flyers.  We will be running on 10/31.  We are collecting money to fund key school projects, including safety improvements.  

    I also wanted to let parents know that we had a brief lockout today.  We had a group of students from Astor that were protesting outside our school.  We went into lockout to make sure our students could continue with class without interruption.  A few of our middle school students had signed permission to participate from parents and left class to do so.  We had heard about it possibly occurring last week and sent a letter home Thursday with all middle-schoolers.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

    This week at Chavez:

    Tuesday, October 18th 

    • Family Movie Night- 5:30 in the Cafe.  We will be showing Hotel Transylvania.  We will have pizza, popcorn and drinks for sale to help fund our safety upgrades.  All are welcome to attend.  Bring blankets, pillows, etc for comfy seats.   

    Wendesday, October 19th

    • Late Opening- Classes begin at 10:00.
    • Earthquake Drill

    Friday, October 21st

    • Parent Work Crew 2:15

    Monday, October 24th

    • Kinder Field Trip

    Friday October 28th

    • Principal's Coffee 8:00-9:00
  • Friendships, Cliques and Bullying Workshop at James John School




    Chávez Families,

    Welcome back to school!  We are excited for another great school year.  We have added some new staff to our school and made great plans for this upcoming year.  Some big changes to remind families of some of our big changes-

    1. Middle School stays in class until 2:30.  K-5 students will still be dismissed at 2:15.  Students who walk with middle school siblings and bus riders will wait in homework club in the library.
    2. Chavez Homework folder.  All students will have homework four days a week, including 20 minutes of reading every night.  Students will have a bright red folder for homework and school-home communication.
    3. Water.  We have large water dispensars at every fountain for students to use.  We are encouraging all students to bring a reusable water bottle to refill every day.
    4. Morning Dropoff- Morning dropoff for 1st-5th graders will occur in the cafeteria.  Parents who wish to enter and wait with their studnets will need to sign in. 

    Here is to a great first day and year.  We are On Time, On Task and On a Mission.  We are Chavez.  Somos Chavez. 

    Elisa Schorr

    Principal César Chávez K-8


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  • PPS High Schools Welcome 8th Grade students

    Prospective high school students can visit their neighborhood high school or a focus option school at information sessions being held district-wide November through February.
  • Next Steps: Enrollment Balancing

    Dear Portland Public Schools Community,
    I accepted the role of Interim Superintendent of Portland Public Schools (PPS) at a challenging moment in time. During my first month on the job, I initiated an assessment of the programmatic and system priorities identified by the Board of Education for the 2016-17 school year. After these priorities were established, a number of additional priorities emerged that also require attention:

  • Indoor rowing education comes to Portland Public Schools

     Recent Erg Ed event in Seattle WA.
    PPS has been awarded the 2016-2017 Erg Ed Grant. This grant provides erg equipment, access to the Erg Ed Curriculum, and comprehensive teacher training throughout the year.
  • PPS employee recognized as a hero

     Bryan Meyers (left) and Steve Barton (right), courtesy Gladstone Fire Dept.
    Union painter Bryan Meyers has received a Citizen Life Saving Award from local Gladstone police. Bryan’s quick thinking and actions saved his neighbor’s life during a cardiac arrest earlier this year. Click more for a local news story that includes gripping audio of the 911 call.
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