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  • Thursday, December 8: All schools and offices closed due to weather

    All after-school and evening activities, including athletics, are also cancelled. 

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  • PTA Meeting: Tuesday, December 13, 6:30 p.m.

    Please join us for the monthly PTA meeting, Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Duniway Library. 
     
    Free childcare is provided in the Cafeteria.
     
    Beginning this month we will introduce a new discussion portion of the meeting, where attendees are invited to ask questions, discuss, and engage with a particular topic facing the Duniway community. This month's topic will revolve around the new climate and behavioral expectations that are being implemented school wide.  
     
    We will also hear a school update from Principal Matt Goldstein, a Foundation update from John Pontefract, committee updates from the Holiday Home Tour and Boutique, as well as Oregon Battle of the Books, Book Fair, Community Giving, Art and Volunteer Needs.
     
    All are welcome to attend, only members vote.
     
    Please contact PTA President Meeka Kullberg at: meeka.kullberg24@gmail.com with any questions. 
     
     
  • 2016-17 Community Giving Project Campaign

    One great tradition during this time of year is the Community Giving Project.  This year we have 18 families (the greatest number of families in 10 years) who will be receiving gifts and food for the holidays. We truly appreciate the generosity of our wonderful Duniway community.  Thanks again for participating in this project – it embodies many of our core values. 

    Artists from Patty Calvillo's 5th grade classroom: 
    Matthew Lee, Grant Kloeppel and Eugene Jones
     
  • Duniway Launches Annual Campaign

    The Annual Giving Campaign is one of two major Duniway Foundation fundraisers for Duniway teaching positions not covered by Portland Public Schools.

     The money raised through the Annual Giving Campaign supports:

    • Classroom Assistants
    • Library Services
    • Physical Education
    • Reading Results
    • Small Classes

    To keep these programs in place, the Duniway School Foundation must raise at least $225,000 this school year. This Annual Giving Campaign, the bedrock of the Foundation’s fundraisers, aims to raise $75,000 through direct donations.  We encourage every family to contribute as these programs benefit all Duniway students.  

     The Duniway Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for supporting Duniway Elementary School.
     
  • Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program

    Families enrolled in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program will receive an email on June 8th directing them to re-link their Rewards Card to the Duniway Educational Foundation. Please remember to do this then, or to take care of it now, by logging on to your account at https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/community-rewards-4

    If you fail to re-link your Rewards Card by July 1st, you will be dropped from the program and Duniway will no longer get any support based on your purchases.

    Last year our school received nearly $700 just because people like you took 30 seconds to link their Rewards Cards to Duniway (#82148). Please do so again, and tell all your friends, neighbors and relatives to do the same! 
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Principal's
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  • From Principal Matt Goldstein

    October 7, 2016

     

    Dear Families,

    Today I had the opportunity to sneak away for a couple hours and join our kindergarten friends on their field trip to the Apple Festival at The Portland Nursery.  It was a really enjoyable experience and as always, it is great to see our students continue their learning outside the walls of Duniway.  I hope to have the time to join other classes on field-trips in the coming months.  As a student, teacher, and administrator, some of my fondest memories of learning are connected to times when I was “away” from school.

    It is becoming more and more apparent that our students benefit and grow (academically, socially, and emotionally) when we offer a wide array of experiences.  For example, research continues to demonstrate the importance of social-emotional learning.  A recent article in the NY Times discussed the importance of students developing the ability to navigate through the inventible emotional struggles that we all face.  As parents (and perhaps sometimes as teachers) our tendency might be to protect them from such experiences.  If you are interested, take a look at the article: https://goo.gl/Jfmhuc

    Most of you have received information about the Duniway Foundation’s annual pledge drive which just got started.  Our foundations support is incredible and the dollars that are donated benefit all students at Duniway.   In addition to staffing vital positions, for the 2nd year, the foundation is paying for Reading Results.  Reading Results is a not-for-profit organization that provides tutoring support for students who are having challenges in reading.  This year they will serve 24 students.  Not only does this intervention serve those 24 students, but it also provides the teacher additional time to work with other groups of students.  In the end, all 1st and 2nd graders benefit from this program.

    I want to thank those of you who have already made a contribution and I encourage each of you to consider making a donation – every dollar counts.

    Fall conferences are fast approaching.  They will be held on November 9th and 10th.  If you have not signed up for a conference, please contact Lynn or Bonnie in the office.  Parent-Teacher conferences provide a great opportunity for you to hear more about your child’s progress as well as ask questions and hear more about the year ahead.

    I hope everyone has a nice weekend.  I hear the sun might make an appearance!

    Regards,

    Matt Goldstein

    Principal

     

     

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  • ODE school and district performance reports available

    The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) issues annual report cards for every school and school district. The report cards offer families and the community valuable information about student attendance and achievement and teacher experience, among other things.

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  • Chapman Elementary to unveil restored mural

    The newly restored 1938 wood marquetry mural at Chapman Elementary School “Send Us Forth to be Buil
    On Thursday, Dec. 1 from 6-8 p.m. the Chapman PTA, Neighbors West-Northwest and Heritage Conservation Group will unveil its newly restored mural in the entrance foyer of Chapman Elementary.
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  • PPS Board passes resolution affirming district’s protection of rights of undocumented students

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    Resolution also outlines plan for training staff for ICE activity at schools

    Citing its commitment to providing for the physical safety and emotional well-being of all children in Portland Public Schools, the Board of Education on Thursday, November 17 considered and unanimously passed a resolution that clarified the District’s procedures relating to Immigration Control Enforcement (ICE) activity in PPS schools.

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  • PPS Pulse, November 2016

     Interim Superintendent Bob McKean and board member Pam Knowles visited a class at Jason Lee School
    Portland Public Schools invites you to read the latest edition of our newsletter Pulse. Included in November’s issue are updates on the 2012 School Building Improvement Bond, boundary review and invitations to participate in the superintendent search and Successful Schools Survey. Also a link to the newly adopted 2017-18 school year calendar.
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