Capitol Hill Emergency Preparedness
Please join us for an informative night as Mercy Corps make a presentation to our community. There will be snacks and childcare in the gym provided by PTA.
April 24th, 2017 - Principal’s Message
I hope you are all doing well as we near the month of May. There are many events happening, so please stay informed through your classroom news and/or our website.
This week is Volunteer Appreciation week. A special thank you goes out to all of you! Your support of our students, staff, and school in general, is greatly appreciated. We could not do what we do without all of you volunteers and the help you provide!
This coming Friday is our Dash for Dollars run. All students will participate according to the schedule. The dollars raised in this fundraising event, will provide our students with many opportunities to participate in additional Arts activities. This year we’ve had numerous Arts assemblies and residencies that have greatly added to our program here at Capitol Hill. We sincerely thank you for your generous support.
We are just about done with the Language Arts portion of State Testing. In May, students will begin the math portion of State Testing.
I encourage you to mark your calendars so that you don’t miss the Earthquake Emergency Preparedness information night on Wednesday, May 3rd, presented by Mercy Corp.
Again, I encourage you to stay informed through the website and PTA FishTales, to stay abreast of ongoing events.
Finally, I want to let you know that I am out of town, due to urgent family business in Florida. I have great confidence in our Capitol Hill staff and know that they will “keep things going” as usual. We also have the support of the district. A retired principal, Allison Couch, will be at Capitol Hill several days this week, during my absence. Please know that Heidi and I communicate regularly and that you can see her with questions or concerns.
Thank you for your continued support,
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.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Dash4Dollars Makeup
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Emergency Preparedness Presentation
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM PTA Meeting
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Field Day (Make Up)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM PTA Meeting