Art4Life Enrollment Packets for the 17/18 school year will be available Monday April 10th at 7am outside the Art4Life office in the Auditorium.
Packets can be turned-in starting Monday May 1st at 7:00am in the Auditorium of Abernethy School.
Returning families are given priority enrollment and have until the last day of school to turn-in their packet(s).
If you have questions, please feel free to email Zack, the Site Director, at ABERNETHYA4L@GMAIL.COM, or check the informational poster outside the Art4Life office for more information.
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.
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.
8:20 AM - 8:40 AM Volunteer Appreciation
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Community Mtg.
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Carnival
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Conversation about Race
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Spanish Fiesta
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Safety Patrol Picnic @ Oaks Park
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Site Council
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Community Mtg.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 5th Grade Band at Oaks Park