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.
Dear Portland Public Schools Community,
I accepted the role of Interim Superintendent of Portland Public Schools (PPS) at a challenging moment in time. During my first month on the job, I initiated an assessment of the programmatic and system priorities identified by the Board of Education for the 2016-17 school year. After these priorities were established, a number of additional priorities emerged that also require attention:
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