It’s time to order your Duniway yearbook!
Don’t get stuck without a book in June! It’s time to order your 2016-2017 Duniway Yearbook! A year’s worth of memories for $17.
The PTA ensures that all 5th graders
receive a book, but if families are able to pay the $17 it is appreciated and
Ordering this year will take place online-only-- please click on the link below to order your book!
FINAL day to order is Saturday, May 13th
Please contact Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
From Principal Matt Goldstein
May 5th, 2017
Happy May! I am happy to report that the Fund Run was a great success. After an early downpour and a shift of 3rd grade to the afternoon, everything went off according to plan. It was wonderful to see many of you out there, cheering and encouraging. I saw lots of encouraging, caring, and positive behavior while running and walking. A big thank you to Sara McMahon, Christina Waldron, and Lindsay Wyant for their leadership and thanks to President Meeka Kullberg and the entire PTA Board for a great day.
As some of you may have heard, 3rd grade teacher Joanne Chow will be retiring at the end of this school year. Joanne has had an incredible career at Duniway, spanning more than three decades. Joanne tells me she is excited to enjoy the freedom of being retired and already has a road trip planned to Yosemite in, you guessed it, September! Joanne will be greatly missed and we wish her only the best.
If you have not completed a classroom placement form for next year, please take a few minutes to do so. All forms must be turned into the office by May 11th. Forms can be sent into the office, given to your child’s teacher, or feel free to email the forms to Lynn or me. Thank you for taking the time to complete this form – we will do our best to use your insights to help better inform our process.
I hope you all have a great weekend!
At the end of every school year, the
School-family Partnership program sponsors Student Recognition Award ceremonies
for successful students across the district. These award ceremonies are
essential to honor and reward students whose achievements represent the best of
PPS, and to inspire their fellow students in the coming school year. We’re
excited to celebrate these students and are looking forward to sharing their
stories with you.
Please congratulate all who participated. They all were fantastic and made Benson Tech proud!
Hello PPS families and staff,
On April 4 I presented my proposed budget for the 2017-18 school year to our School Board. I want to make sure you know what our spending priorities are, and what they will mean for you and your PPS student or students.
This is a budget of difficult choices. We made extra cuts to central administration to prioritize direct services for students, but we still must make some painful cuts to our schools. Although the cuts will affect each school differently, they will be noticeable. This proposed budget is the first step in a long process, and we will be seeking your input and engagement as we manage this difficult fiscal climate.
CORRECTION: 2nd budget listening session is Tuesday, April 25
We want to hear from you about the 2017-18 budget for PPS! The Portland School Board has scheduled three listening sessions to take your comments on how we should allocate our dollars in the coming year.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Volunteer Reception
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Spring Showcase
2:15 PM Duniway Parade
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Duniway Carnival
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM New Parent Meet and Greet
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM PTA Meeting
1:00 PM Jr. Rose Parade