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Maplewood School

Teaching and Challenging the Whole Child

7452 SW 52nd Ave.Portland, OR 97219Ph (503) 916-6308Fx (503) 916-2654

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  • Welcome to Maplewood's New Website!

    We have made the switch to our new mobile-responsive web site. Within the next few weeks our site should be up-to-date with useful information to get you ready for the start of school. Please check back regularly.


  •                Maplewood

                     Principal Newsletter   


                                           Jill Bailey   Principal

                       Office:  503/916-6308               E-mail:

                              November 28, 2016


    Dear Maplewood Families,

    It was great to see our students back at school this morning! I hope everyone had a nice break and were able to spend time with family. It was a soggy Thanksgiving and so great to see staff and students safe and back at school. We have a short three weeks until winter break.

    December is a busy time in our school. I know it is a busy time for many families also. Children often feel our stress, I find it helpful to maintain a routine as much as possible and ensure children are getting enough rest during this busy time.

    It is COLD-Time to Bundle Up: It's getting really cold out there! The district has a clothing closet that can provide coats, warm clothes, and other clothing items to students who need it. If your student could use this, please contact either school counselor, Kendall Cunningham at or Kathleen Sturges at

    Stay warm! Please continue to have your children dress in layers as the weather gets colder and wetter. We want to be able to get students outside for fresh air breaks and recess as often as possible. Hats, gloves or mittens are a good idea!  

    School Messenger:  We sent out our first “test: last Tuesday, November 22nd.  If you did not receive a text, email and/or a voicemail that day stating the dates of the Thanksgiving Break, please contact the office to update your information.


    Wilson Documentary: 


    Tuesday, December 13, 7pm

    Wilson Auditorium

    $5 admission at the door

    Recommended for grades 5 and up


    Please join us for a screening of this insightful documentary looking at kids and screen time. Through poignant and unexpectedly funny stories as well as surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, Screenagers reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. This is a film that parents and students alike will want to see (recommended for grades 5 and up). A facilitated discussion among parents, students, and teachers will follow the screening.

    For the trailer and more information on the film, go to


    Valeurie Friedman

    Wilson High School



    Please help us spread the word about the superintendent search. As part of encouraging community engagement around the superintendent search, we are launching a Facebook campaign to drive interest in the superintendent search survey. 

    Below are detailed instructions:

    1. Make sure you are logged into Facebook and then follow this link:
    2. Choose the “Share” option, it will have a grey curved arrow icon, then click one of the following options:
      • Share on your own Timeline
      • Share on a Page you manage
    3. If you'd like, write a message to accompany the post. This is optional.
    4. Click “Post”

    If you have issues following the link above you can go to our Facebook page: and find the post, then share it. It will remain near the top of our stream for some time.

    Thank you for your help with this critical project. 

    Antonio Lopez, Assistant Superintendent, Office of School Performance




    Upcoming events/dates: 

    Nov 28:     Site Council 2:30pm

    Dec 09:      3rd, 4th and 5th Grades Wizard of Oz – Field Trip

    Dec 19-Jan 02:      Winter Break

    Jan 03:       First day back to school after Winter Break (Tuesday)

    Jan 16:       Holiday Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No School

    Jan 18:       Two hour late opening Spirit Day Favorite Sports Team

    Jan 18:       PTA meeting 6:30pm

    Jan 26:       Grading Period Ends

    Jan 27:       Teacher Planning Day, No School

    Jan 30:       Site Council 2:30pm



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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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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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