From the Desk of the Principal:
Dearest Lent Families,
I have missed you all so much over the summer! Your commitment to the safety, the education, and wellbeing of all of our students has never been so evident as over the last few months. We are ready to move forward with a sparkling new building inside and out; a huge thank you to everyone! As we move forward, there will events for us to get to know each other better and to celebrate the dreams and aspirations of this community.
Please make sure to put on your calendars the following dates and join us!
August 25th- Back to School BBQ 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a special presentation for the incoming 6th graders from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Rose Garden Auditorium.
August 27th-Community Care Day: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lent School
August 29th-The first day of school for Grades 1-8. Registration packets with the Parent Handbook and August/September Calendar go home. Please return them by September 2nd to your child’s teacher.
August 29th-August 31st- Kindergarten Assessments and Meetings (Your teacher will be contacting you to schedule)
September 10th: Lent Beautification and Garden Party, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
September 15th-Back to School Night 6th to 8th grade-6-7 p.m. Dinner 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in Cafeteria
September 20th- Back to School Night 3rd to 5th grade-6-7 p.m. Dinner 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in Cafeteria
September 22nd- Back to School Night K to 2nd grade-6-7 p.m. Dinner 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in Cafeteria
Please carefully read your Parent Handbook, there have been a few changes. Website information should be available soon!
Within this first communication, you should receive your child’s schedule for the first day of school. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the office at 503-916-6322.
I have waited all summer to see you again or for the first time. Here’s to a year of dreaming big and collaborating to have every child reach their greatest potential. I am honored to be a part of your child’s life and this community!
Empowering students to dream,
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.
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.