We just learned from reading the PPS Pulse that the last day of school has changed. We want to make sure you are aware of this change.
Last day of school is now June 13, 2017
Due to inclement weather on December 8 and 9, the PPS Board of Directors voted at their December 13 board meeting to add two days to the end of the school year. The last day of school is now June 13, 2017. View a PDF of the 2016-17 calendar here. The impact of the snow days on December 15 and 16 will be reviewed in January.
As we move into October I wanted to make you aware of a calendar change for the month.
We are moving the book character spirit day from Wednesday, October 19th to Monday October 31st. We would love to see your creativity with a book character costume. Most characters are in book so it shouldn't be an issue. If you run into a situation where it causes drama, we will happily accept you in your chosen halloween costume. Please remember that this is a family friendly event. Avoid anything that will make our youngest friends cry. Also, do not include any weapons (knives, guns, swords…) with your costume. Teachers also ask that masks are not worn during the school day. You can put them on for the parade.
At the end of every school year, the
School-family Partnership program sponsors Student Recognition Award ceremonies
for successful students across the district. These award ceremonies are
essential to honor and reward students whose achievements represent the best of
PPS, and to inspire their fellow students in the coming school year. We’re
excited to celebrate these students and are looking forward to sharing their
stories with you.
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.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 5th Grade Band at Oaks Park
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 5th Grade Continuation