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  • Fund Run Pledge Forms now available - Please get pledging!

    The PTA Fund Run is Friday, May 5th. Students will run/walk laps with their grade level to raise funding to support enrichments such as art, science, musical instruments, library books, technology, teacher classroom funds, sensory items, playground updates, field trips and many more.
    This is the PTA's largest fundraiser and we rely on our community to raise money in order to continue this support.
    Students obtain pledges and those who return their forms on time will be entered into random drawings. All students are asked to return their forms, regardless of number of pledges, as these forms also function as permission slips.
    For the second year in a row, students are also receiving training forms that they fill out themselves based on their own active choices. Students who return these by the deadline are entered in a  drawing for Thorns tickets.
     On the day of the run students will be on the course, while a live DJ spins music and their schoolmates cheer them on. Parents and families are welcome to attend, but are asked to stay off the course. Teachers will check laps.  At the end, all students receive a popsicle.
    The Duniway Fund Run is not only a fundraiser, but a vibrant community event that emphasizes community, health and fitness and educational enrichment. We share with kids that everyone is a winner at the Fund Run, because regardless of prize incentives, all students receive art, access to technology, field trips, etc.
    We can't wait for this wonderful event. Please get your forms in and feel free to contact us with questions at: 
  • Volunteer at Duniway

    There are many volunteer opportunities at Duniway - all available in one convenient place.
    Please visit: Volunteer at Duniway
    Available now:
    • Teacher/Staff Appreciation
    • Carnival
    • Plant Sale
    • Lunch Buddies 
  • Join the Advocacy Committee

    Duniway PTA has recently started an advocacy committee. This committee works to advocate for the needs of not only students at Duninway Elementary, but across PPS and the state of Oregon. If you are interested in helping meet the challenges that students face and make a difference - or are simply interested in getting more information about public education and PPS - please contact Advocacy Co-Chairs Kayla Gulbranson, or Dana Hepper,
  • PTA Meeting: Tuesday, May 9, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Library

    The monthly PTA meeting will be held Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m .in the Duniway Library.
    Free childcare will be provided.
    All are welcome to attend, but only members vote.
    A school update will be provided by Matt Goldstein and there will be additional discussion around the PPS School Bond on the upcoming May 16 ballot. The advocacy and other PTA committees will also give updates.
    Please contact Meeka Kullberg, with questions, comments or concerns. 
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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:

    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!


    Matt Goldstein




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