Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! I am very excited to be your principal, working with a wonderfully dedicated staff and an extremely supportive community. Our staff is one of the best in the District, and we are all committed to assisting every student reach their full potential within a supportive learning environment.
Doors open for the school day at 9:05 and the tardy bell is 9:15. Being on time is crucial to your child’s success. We take tardiness very seriously and will be working hard to get all students to school on time. Your help is greatly appreciated and expected.
We are so excited to get to know you and look forward to many years together. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Brian Anderson, Principal Marylyn John, Assistant Principal
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.
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.
9:00 AM MESD Vision Screening
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM 8th Grade Pan Pic
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Marimba Spring Concert
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Band Spring Concert
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Foundation Mtg.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PTA Mtg.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Ambassador Awards
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Volunteer Tea
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Celebrate Sellwood MS Parade
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PEAK Drama: "Mary Poppins"