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  • The May Newsletter is Out

    First, I want to start by thanking Timber Joey for stopping by Jason Lee this past week. He spent his Monday morning reading books to our elementary school students, including a student favorite, The Book With No Pictures by BJ Novak! It was a fun and laugh-filled morning, and Timber Joey imparted pearls of wisdom upon our students about staying healthy and growing our minds and bodies.  

    This Monday, May 1st, marks the start of our Teacher Appreciation Week! This is a great time to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of Jason Lee’s wonderful teaching staff. Feel free to stop by and thank your student’s teachers all week.

     

    Teachers will have notes on their doors starting on Tuesday where students and parents can write positive notes or “thank yous”.

    On Tuesday morning, the PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is also organizing a parent potluck where you can bring a favorite dish or dessert for our staff luncheon. Thank you to the PTA for organizing such a great event year after year. We appreciate your support!

    There are quite a few updates in this newsletter, including the opportunity to weigh-in on Jason Lee’s dress code, so please keep reading. Thanks!

     Principal Cardona

    May Jason Lee Newsletter
  • Mayor Wheeler holds public inauguration at Jason Lee

    Ted Wheeler was officially inaugurated Jan. 1 as mayor of Portland. But he held a public inauguration Wednesday morning at Jason Lee Elementary in East Portland.

    Wheeler was ceremonially sworn in by a number of students at the school.  Jason Lee Elementary teacher Nichole Watson, Jon George of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, T. Allen Bethel and Leroy Haynes of the Albina Ministerial Alliance’s Coalition for Justice and Police Reform, and Carol Turner of the Interfaith Alliance on Poverty also spoke during the event.
  • Classroom Newsletter for October

    Please Click Here for the October 2016 Classroom Newsletter
  • Jason Lee 2016-17 Supply List

    Please click here for the supply lists.
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Principal's
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  • Welcome!

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    Principal Isaac Cardona

    I am thankful that I get to continue working with the students, staff, and community at Jason Lee K-8, and I am honored that I get to do so as Jason Lee’s new principal.  I originally began my teaching career in Houston, Texas, teaching 7th grade English/Language Arts, but I have had the pleasure of serving in a variety of roles since that time.  I have been an instructional coach, working to coach and develop new teachers, a Dean of Students, Executive Director of an Oregon non-profit, and most recently I served as the Assistant Principal of Jason Lee K-8.  
     
    My wife, a Portland native, and I have worked as educators for over a decade, working in schools throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Oregon, and in Taipei, Taiwan.  This past year we welcomed our first child, so we are excited to settle down in Portland, and to lay strong roots within our community.   I’m originally from New Mexico, where I graduated with degrees in Criminology and English, and I hold a Master’s degree in Public School Administration from the Teacher’s College at Columbia University in New York.  As a first generation college student, I believe that there is nothing more important than a quality education.
     
    I look forward to working with Jason Lee students, families, and community members for years to come, and I welcome you to stop by my office anytime.
      
    Isaac G. Cardona
    Principal 
     
     

     
     Blake Robertson
     

    Assistant Principal Blake Robertson

    Hello Jason Lee School students, families, and staff! Words cannot express how enthusiastic I am to serve your rich community.

    My wife and I have called Portland home for the past 11 years. We have two daughters who are both PPS students at Astor School in North Portland. I was born and raised in Virginia. I graduated with a degree in Biology and, afterwards, served in the U.S. Peace Corps as an Environmental Educator. After moving to Portland and working as an animal keeper and youth mentor at the Oregon Zoo, I acquired my Master’s degree from the University of Portland and began my teaching career in PPS. I come to Lee School after having taught in 3rd through 8th grade classrooms and, most recently, supporting students and staff as a School Climate Coordinator at Ockley Green.

    The work I do is driven by a mission to create a caring and safe environment for all students while providing rich opportunities that allow them to reach their fullest potential. I believe that school should be fun, dynamic, and supportive to our students in ways that cultivate life long learners. I feel so fortunate to be part of the Lee team this year as we continue the wonderful work already occurring. I look forward to seeing you in the hallways at school and around the community!


    Blake Robertson

    Assistant Principal

District News

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  • Benson Tech rocked the SkillsUSA State Competition

     Benson Tech team at the SkillsUSA State Competition, April 2017
    During the SkillsUSA State Competition, this April 20-21, the Benson team landed a bucket full of medals!  All gold medalists qualify for the National Skills USA conference in Louisville, Kentucky June 19th - 23rd.

    Please congratulate all who participated.  They all were fantastic and made Benson Tech proud!

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  • Important budget message from the Superintendent

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    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.

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  • PPS budget: We want to hear from you

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    CORRECTION: 2nd budget listening session is Tuesday, April 25

    Budget overview
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    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.

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  • From Tom Koehler, Chair of the Board of Education: Budget and Bond

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    Dear PPS Families and Staff:

    Spring is approaching and it’s that time of year when we begin building budgets and plans for the next school year.

    I spent Monday in Salem with a fellow board member, PPS principals and educators and school districts from across Oregon to advocate for additional resources to support K-12 education and our local schools. The state is facing a shortfall of approximately $1.7 billion and the budgets proposed for K-12 from the Governor and Legislature are not adequate to maintain current levels of services.

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