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Woodmere School

School Grade Levels: K-5

7900 SE Duke St.Portland, OR 97206Ph 503-916-6373Fx 503-916-2687

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  • Principal: Katherine Polizos Secretaries: Dianne Robb &  Melinda Kralicek
    Grade levels: K-5 15-16 enrollment: 310
    Middle school: Lane High school: Franklin
    Voice: (503) 916-6373 Fax: (503) 916-2687
    Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN): (503) 734-5423 e-mail: kpolizos@pps.net

    Woodmere Vision Statement

    collaborative community  

    embracing diversity and 

    empowering learners today

    and into the future.

     

    Extended Day Program

    In partnership with Portland Impact, Multnomah County Library, Community Cycling Center,Oregon Zoo, RACC (Regional Arts & Culture Council) and Chess for Success, Woodmere provides the SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) Extended Day Program Monday-Friday from 3:00-5:00.

    Classes include

    Chess Club, Sports Club, Homework Club, Junior Great Books, Drama, Basketball, Computer, Spanish Culture, Ceramics, Crafts, Table Tennis, Bike Club, Urban Nature Overnight Program (with Oregon Zoo) and a variety of other classes.

    Business Partnerships

    Business organizations support the school through direct resources and through employee time volunteering in SMART (Start Making A Reader Today). We have 60 volunteers on a weekly basis.

    In addition, Woodmere enjoys a business partnership with Portland Impact, a non-profit service agency for family support. The following organizations also support programs at Woodmere:

    Curriculum Components:

    A variety of teaching methods target students with different learning styles. Early reading and math intervention are built into the schedule and supported by our What I Need reading block which takes place 5 days a week k-5.  Instructional support for students through services from Special Education, Chapter I, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Talented and Gifted (TAG) programs. Opportunity for mixed-age learning environments within classrooms and school.

    Parents/Family Support

     Families are welcomed and supported at Woodmere in the education of their children. Woodmere families have formed a Woodmere Parent group. This group meets monthly in the cafeteria. Dates and times can be found on the school calendar and all families are welcome and encouraged to come.  Families are encouraged to volunteer at school and are welcomed in the Parent/Community Volunteer room daily. The school and SUN hosts several Family curriculum nights and performance events throughout the year. These may include: picnics, learning to read with your child, clothing give-aways, all-school dance, math, science, and game nights, book fairs, multicultural family festivals and a carnival. Family participation and school success are recognized and fully encouraged.

    Special Programs

    SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods)- Woodmere partners with Impact NW to provide Fall, Spring and Winter sessions of SUN classes. While class offerings shift each term students are offered a wide array of enrichment and intervention classes to take part in. The SUN coordinator also runs a food backpack program for families in need of food assistance. More information about our SUN program by following their link. 

    SMART-Woodmere has a large community (45%) of children coming from families whose home language is not English and whose cultural background is varied. Staff support diversity of backgrounds, encourage participation of all families at school. Project SMART (Start Making a Reader Today)provides business volunteers who read with primary students twice a week. The reading program enhances individual support and encouragement to young readers. Learn for Life program supports students in Grades 3-5 with special weekly activities focusing on responsibility, opportunity and cooperation. Peer Helper Program, coordinated by Woodmere's child-development specialist's office, provides support, opportunities for students to get involved in community service and assisting others at school. Activities include peer helper, safety patrol, cafeteria assistance, recycling, tutoring, library and classroom assistance.


    Please send comments or suggestions to: woodmere@pps.net

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