August 9, 2016
Dear Sitton Families:
Welcome to the new school year! We are so excited to have the privilege of partnering with each of you this year to ensure each of our students experiences amazing learning and growth.
The first day of school is Monday, August 29, 2016. Our Kindergartners will engage in Kindergarten assessments and parent meetings from August 29-31, 2016 and will enjoy their first full day of school on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Please see the attached information regarding the scheduling of these meetings.
We are eager to deliver high quality learning experiences for each of our students every day and this starts with on time attendance each day! Breakfast starts for all students at 7:45 am and class starts at 8:00 am. School is dismissed at 2:15 pm daily. Every child is served free breakfast and lunch through our delicious and nutritious cafeteria at school every day. We will be providing filtered water to students throughout the day, please send your child to school with a reusable water bottle, labeled with his or her name, to minimize trash.
Each Friday we publish a family newsletter, The Sitton Star, in English and Spanish to keep all of our families informed of the variety of events at our school.
Thanks to the generous donation of our community partners, we will have free, brand new backpacks for each of our students on the first day of school. We request each family donate $10, or what you are able, for classroom supplies for each child who attends our school. It is easiest to deliver this donation directly to your child’s teacher.
Parents and families are a child’s first teacher and we are eager to partner with you. There are many ways you get involved including:
We have a terrific volunteer opportunity to help spruce up our school before the first day:
On Thursday, August 25 from 2:00-3:00 pm we will welcome students to Popsicles on the Playground, an informal opportunity to say hello before the first day of school.
As your child’s principal, I am eager to partner with you. Should you have any questions, worries, or wonders, please do not hesitate to call me at 503.916.6277 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. On behalf of the Sitton faculty and staff we look forward to a marvelous school year.
Tonight’s 8th Grade Family Night at Roosevelt has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for Monday, February 13th at 5:30 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience this second cancellation may cause. MLC’s 8th Grade Family Night set for this evening at 6pm is happening as scheduled.
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.