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March 20, 2017
Dear Maplewood Families,
Happy first day of spring!! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. It was fun to see all the students in green on Friday. We have one week until spring break and many classes are trying to wrap up units they have been studying so encourage your students to hang in and stay focused this week. Next week I hope you all have great family time together!
Run for the Arts - Run for the Arts is an annual event to help raise money for offering our students a variety of educational arts programs. Funds are used for expenses such as visual arts and music supplies, arts-related field trips and artists working with the students. Thank you all for your support with this event!
We will not be holding our Run for the Arts this year as we have funds left from last year and as a staff, we decided we have a lot of fundraisers coming up this spring so we will be taking a break this year.
Native Plant Sale - It's that time again to add some native plants to your landscape! Please join us in front of the school for the annual native plant sale on Saturday, April 22 from 6:00 am - 3:00 pm. Come support our school and see our collection of ground covers, shrubs, perennials, and small trees for both sun and shade for your garden. There will be new varieties and old favorites. 100% of the proceeds benefit the PTA at Maplewood. Hope to see you there...rain or shine!
This month's Lifeskill is Responsibility - Our focus this month is on learning from your mistakes, taking ownership of your school climate, and following directions and fulfilling expectations. Ask your student how they can show responsibility. How do you show that at home? What about school? What happens as a result of showing that you are responsible?
Kindergarten Registration Forms - If you are the parent of an incoming kindergarten student or know someone who has an incoming kindergarten student please remember to get your registration form in as soon as possible. We are already beginning to plan for next year and want to get registrations completed as soon as possible.
Registration for Art4Life's two summer arts camps are now open! There will be camps in Southeast Portland at Winterhaven and another in Southwest at Maplewood. All kids ages 6 and up are welcome to join the fun! Go to Art4Life.net for more information!
Thank you for supporting our program and the work we do!
Art 4 Life Maplewood
News from the Nurse: GET A MOVE ON!!!
Active living helps your family enjoy life! Moving more boosts energy and promotes sound sleep. It's a lifelong way for you and your child to enjoy healthy activities and maintain a healthy weight. In fact, active living lowers the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease? For you and your children.
Easy ways to raise an active child:
SOME WAY'S TO MOVE MORE:
Mealtime as a family is very important. It can be a special time each day when you and your family can grow and create closer relationships. This time is an opportunity to teach healthful eating, discuss feelings and openly share. It's a chance to be a good role model and create lifetime memories around the dinner table.
The routine of daily meals together can be fun and easy.
Here are some tips to keep this family time pleasant.
Family meals together are a fun way to celebrate one another and become closer to those you love.
Mar. 20 – Mar. 24 5th Grade Bike Safety
Mar. 27 – Mar. 31 Spring Break
Apr. 03 Dairy Hill - Dine Out, Benefits Maplewood Foundation
Apr. 06 Spring Walk to School Bus - Begins
Apr. 11 Laughing Planet/Sunny’s Legendary Frozen Yogurt – Benefits Raise Our Roof
Apr. 19 Spirit Day – School Shirts
Apr. 19 PTA Meeting 6:30 pm
Apr. 20 Class Group Picture Day
Apr. 20 Earth Day
Apr. 20-21 4th Grade to Oregon Trail
Apr. 22 Plant Sale 6:00 am-3:00 pm
Apr. 24 Site Council
Apr. 29 Maplewood Auction
Dear PPS Families and Staff,
I am pleased to announce that Kristie Lindholm will become a Senior Director in the Office of School Performance on July 1.
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.