April Events (save the dates)
April 7: We DO have school (teacher planning day was cancelled).
April 10: Spring SUN begins
April 11: PTA meeting (8:15 am)
April 12: Black Family Gathering (6:00 pm)
April 21: Multicultural Night (6:00 pm)
April 27: Special Education Family Night (6:00 pm)
April 28: Monthly Community Celebrations
Welcome to Vestal--thank you for visiting our new website!
We are focused this year on the vision statement: “One community. Every child.” What does that mean?
It means that, at Vestal, we believe every adult--administrators, teachers, staff, parents and guardians, community partners--shares responsibility for the success of every child.
It means that, at Vestal, we come together as a community to celebrate our successes and we come together as a community to navigate our struggles.
It means that, at Vestal, every child matters. We work to make every child feel included, valued, challenged, and engaged. Children’s needs differ, so our approaches and responses must differ. If we don’t get the approach right the first time, we are obligated to try again.
Families and partners, I invite you to check this site regularly so that you can stay in the loop on community events, happenings, celebrations, and needs. We also post regularly on our school Facebook page (PPS Vestal School)--feel free to follow us there as well.
Please know that my door is always open. I am best reached by phone (503.916.6437) or email (email@example.com). You can also find me at the Front Door almost every morning during arrival and in and out of the Main Office during most school days.
Emily Glasgow, 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.