We just wanted to remind families that as part of the terms with Portland Association of Teachers (PAT) to turn a planning day into an instructional day to make up for school closures this winter, the district agreed that third quarter report cards/progress reports will only be mandatory for students that meet the following criteria:
Please know that at any time you can communicate directly with your child’s teacher to discuss your child’s progress and understand how your child is performing in school.
In this week's Newsletter
Our annual Run For the Arts was a great success. Thank you so much to all the people who showed up to encourage and cheer on our runners and thank you especially to all the volunteers. These events run smoothly because of the help of our wonderful volunteers and I am so thankful for each and every one of you.
Please remember to collect donations from your sponsors and get those turned in by Monday April 24th. We are excited to bring in gifted art enrichment teachers next year and this run allows us to do that.
I am very excited to start my second year as the Principal of Woodstock Elementary. I look forward to continuing our work to make your child’s school experience rich, meaningful, and successful!
As we are eager to see returning and new students, I would also like to introduce staff new to the Woodstock School Community:
Please be sure to say hello to our new members of the Woodstock Staff!
As we all return to school, please take a moment to review the Arrival and Dismissal Procedures in this packet of information. With student safety being our first consideration, please cooperate with the Arrival and Dismissal Procedures.
In preparation for a year full of learning and growth, the Woodstock School Community participated in a survey last spring to identify our school values. In addition to our school expectations that students are Safe, Respectful, and Responsible, this year we will be emphasizing our community’s values of Compassion, Curiosity, Integrity, and Perseverance. Through these expectations and values, we look forward to another great year!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to send me an email, give me a call, or stop by the office.
With Woodstock Pride,
Seth Johnson, 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.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM TAG FAMILY NIGHT in Partnership with OMSI
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Coffee Conversation with PBOT
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Junior Science Fair Information Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Woodstock Art Show
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Shine Children's Chorus Performance
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Shu Ren HK Café 5th Grade Gala
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Hosford Husky Hustle 5K Fun Run/Walk