Jill Bailey Principal
Office: 503/916-6308 E-mail: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathleen Sturges at email@example.com
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.
Tuesday, December 13, 7pm
$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 http://www.screenagersmovie.com.
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:
If you have issues following the link above you can go to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pps.homepage 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
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
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.
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.