RGMS & PTA Chromebooks Fundraiser
RGMS students and teachers love Chromebooks and we are fundraising to increase our collection. You received a Heads in the Cloud 2017 letter and remittance envelope in the mail recently asking for donations to reach our goal of $12,000. This will purchase 48 new Chromebooks. Thanks so much to parent volunteer, Meagan Tuhy, for the fantastic promotional artwork for the past three years!
To donate online, please go to https://pps.schoolpay.com/, or THIS LINK if you don't and have an RGMS Schoolpay account, and look for Chromebooks Donation. We also gladly except checks and cash and matched donations and all of that! Thank you for your support of this important initiative. RGMS is a PPS leader in instructional technology thanks to the support from our RGMS community.
What is a Chromebook? Instead of using Windows 10 or Mac OS X, Chromebooks run Google's Chrome OS. These machines are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and documents living in the cloud. They are small, lightweight, durable and inexpensive. Using Google Apps for Education, students and teachers can share their work, which has become a schoolwide strategy. We currently have 11 Chromebook carts of 32 each and they are used daily. The demand is very high and we hope to become a 1:1 school in the next few years.
Beginning Fall 2017, library fines/charges will show up in School Pay, the popular online payment system, so that students and families will be able to pay for lost or damaged materials online. The fines/charges will still show up in Destiny, our library catalog, but syncing between the two systems will allow for accounts to be updated nightly. Students with outstanding charges for overdue books will be notified of the titles to look for and return before the school year ends, thus ensuring that their library account will be clear of fines for the start of the 2017-18 school year. Students can log on to DESTINY to check their accounts now.
Please congratulate all who participated. They all were fantastic and made Benson Tech proud!
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.
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Panache's Day in the Community
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Wilson Booster Board
12:30 PM - 3:40 PM AVID/Leadership Field Trip to Restaurant Tour
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM PTA Scrip orders available for pick up
9:15 AM - 3:45 PM Dress Up Theme: Color by Grade
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Talent Show Applications Due
9:15 AM - 3:45 PM NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM 7th Grade Maker Experience #1
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM 7th Grade Maker Experience #2
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM 7th Grade Maker Experience #3
9:15 AM - 3:45 PM Dress Up Theme: Wilson HS Wear
9:15 AM - 3:45 PM TAG Field Trip to Oregon State University