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2409 N. Saratoga St.Portland, OR 97217Ph (503) 916-6255Fx (503) 916-2618

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  • We had a very productive PTA/PTO meeting last week. Thank you Elizabeth, and the board, for taking on this important leadership responsibility, and thank you to all who were able to attend. One point of discussion was how to elicit all voices when making decisions for the community, and improving our communication to ensure everybody has access to what’s happening in the school and with the PTA. To that end, I’d like to share some important links for accessing PTA information:

    • Chief Joseph PTA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/chiefjosephschool/
    • Chief Joseph PTA website: http://www.chiefjosephschool.org/links
    • Flower Bulb Fundraiser: http://www.flowerpowerfundraising.com/campaign?campaign_id=24137

    This is going to be a busy week, with many opportunities for community involvement. Thursday night is Open House. Our students and teachers have been working hard to get ready, and they are excited to share their classrooms with you. Doors will open at 6:00; classrooms will close at 7:30. This is a great opportunity to meet the teacher, have your student show you how their classroom works, and sign up for conferences. We will also be having a TAG informational meeting from 7:30 ­8:00, in the library, for parents who are considering nominating their students for TAG, or want clarification on TAG programming.

    Friday is the Principal Coffee. We will meet at 9:00 am in the library. I will be sharing information about our partnerships and Continuous Achievement Plan. We’ll also have time for you to share your ideas with me. We will have donuts and coffee. I look forward to seeing you there!

    I would like to clarify a few issues around pick up and drop off. The cafeteria doors open for breakfast at 8:15. If your student is eating breakfast, please make sure they have time to eat. We dismiss students to classrooms at 8:38. Buses no longer use the entire bus loading zone on Saratoga St. If you would like to drop your student off, without parking your car, you may do so near the front entrance. It is important that you do not park in the bus zone.

    In the afternoon, students are picked up either at the classroom doors for K­1, or outside on the blacktop for 2­3. For student safety, we ask that you follow these procedures. Please do not pick up your student from inside the building.

    Another safety concern is parking on the North side of Delaware St. This is a “No Parking” area. There is minimal visibility when backing out of this area and we do not want an accident. Please obey all parking signs.

    Thank you,

    Amber

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  • Submit Nominations for Classified & Non-Represented Employee Appreciation Week

    Classified & Non-Represented Staff Appreciation Week is March 6-10, 2017. Nominations are currently being accepted for outstanding Classified and Non-Represented Employees. Click HERE to complete the online nomination form. If you need to sign in, use your PPS Google Account (@apps4pps.net) and regular PPS password. Nominations are due no later than Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
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  • 3rd Annual Educators of Color Networking Event

    PPS Educators of Color (EOC) Retention Advisory Group invites you to the 3rd Annual Educators of Color Networking Event on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from 4:30pm-6:30pm, in the Marion Miller Gallery at the Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Ave, Portland 97205). 
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  • School Board approves boundary changes for Peninsula and Chief Joseph

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    The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors voted unanimously last night to approve boundary changes to Peninsula and Chief Joseph schools, both feeder schools for Ockley Green Middle School. The 7-0 vote endorses one of two proposals from the District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC), which was formed in 2014 to help with enrollment balancing across Portland Public Schools.
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  • Nine of our schools earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR rating

    At a ceremony on February 10 at Wilson High School in SW Portland, nine PPS schools were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for achieving ENERGY STAR certification. To receive this certification, a building must perform in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency, and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. ENERGY STAR schools use an average of 35% less energy, and also release 35% less carbon dioxide.

    Read the full press release here.

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