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César Chávez School

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Levels: k-8

5103 N. Willis Blvd.Portland, OR 97203Ph (503) 916-5666Fx (503) 916-2663

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  • Weekly Headlines 01.09.17

    Good Morning Chavez Families-

    I hope everyone is staying warm and dry on this snow/ice day.  Last week we hosted the Oregon Symphony for a concert with our Bravo! Students.  It was such a great event.  If you missed it, we streamed it live on our facebook site (you can follow us at   Also, this week, our COLORES Parent group is postponing their meeting until next week, so folks can attend a community meeting on James John to talk about the recent eviction notice that some of our families and others in the neighborhood have received.  

    We are actively getting ready for Multicultural Night on February 2nd.  If you plan on attending and bring food or a display, please sign up in the main hall or fill out this quick survey.  It is not at all required to sign up ahead of time, it just helps us plan.

    Finally, the school board is going to vote on Tuesday about moving the Grading day from January 27th to February 3rd.  With the snow days, the district needed to move the end of the semester to February 2nd, and it is hard for teachers to do grades, if there is still four days left in a semester.  We will let families know if they do move the date, but we wanted to let you know of the possiblity sooner rather than later.  

    This week at Chavez:

    Tuesday, January 10th

    • Colores Meeting 6 PM Meeting Postponed to 1/17.  
    • 7th Grade Makers Faire Field Trip (1/10-1/12, during the day)
    • 8th Grade Night- RHS Preview- Flyer in Spanish and English 

    Wednesday, January 11th

    • Bravo Winter Concert 6-7 PM
    • 7th Grade Makers Faire Field Trip (1/10-1/12, during the day)
    • 8th Grade Info Night- For 8th Grade Parents

    Thursday, January 12th

    • 7th Grade Makers Faire Field Trip (1/10-1/12, during the day)

    Monday, January 16th

    • No School- Martin Luther King Day

    Wednesday, January 18th

    • Late Opening- Classes Start at 10:00.

    Have a great week!

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  • Friendships, Cliques and Bullying Workshop at James John School




    Chávez Families,

    Welcome back to school!  We are excited for another great school year.  We have added some new staff to our school and made great plans for this upcoming year.  Some big changes to remind families of some of our big changes-

    1. Middle School stays in class until 2:30.  K-5 students will still be dismissed at 2:15.  Students who walk with middle school siblings and bus riders will wait in homework club in the library.
    2. Chavez Homework folder.  All students will have homework four days a week, including 20 minutes of reading every night.  Students will have a bright red folder for homework and school-home communication.
    3. Water.  We have large water dispensars at every fountain for students to use.  We are encouraging all students to bring a reusable water bottle to refill every day.
    4. Morning Dropoff- Morning dropoff for 1st-5th graders will occur in the cafeteria.  Parents who wish to enter and wait with their studnets will need to sign in. 

    Here is to a great first day and year.  We are On Time, On Task and On a Mission.  We are Chavez.  Somos Chavez. 

    Elisa Schorr

    Principal César Chávez K-8


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  • School conditions update

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    We want to update you on the status of our work to prepare our schools for the safe return of staff and students. Since Wednesday, our dedicated custodians and maintenance staff have been working very long hours to clear pathways, manage building power, plumbing and heat to ensure all of our utilities are operational given the freezing conditions that can impact pipes and electricity.

  • Friday, January 13: All schools and offices closed

    Schools will be closed tomorrow Friday, January 13.  Our teams have been out today clearing school sidewalks and parking lots and putting the chains on buses, however it is still unsafe on the streets and sidewalks for all of our students and staff to get to school.   All weekend activities including athletics are also canceled.

  • End of semester date change

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    Tuesday, January 10: The Board of Education made the decision to:

    Extend the semester by one week so that the last day of the semester will be Thursday, February 2nd (instead of the original schedule of Thursday, January 26th); AND

    Move the teacher planning day to Friday, February 3rd (from the original schedule of Friday, January 27).

  • Thursday, January 12: All schools and offices closed

    Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declared a local emergency as a result of the near-record snowfall last night and through today. Temperatures are expected to remain low overnight leaving significant amounts of snow on city roads and sidewalks. Power is also a concern in certain parts of the city and some of our schools. Because of the continued weather impacts, all PPS schools and district offices will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 12.

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