We have mentioned to you on several occasions but wanted to remind you that you will be receiving packets of materials to share with your school community about the proposed Health, Safety and Modernization capital construction bond that will be on the May 16 ballot.
Mercy Corps is hosting an event that will feature information on how you can help prepare your home, your school and your community for the next big seismic event. You and your family are invited to attend:
Where: Roosevelt High School
New Auditorium (Entrance on N Ida & N Hudson)
6941 N Central Street
When: May 2, 6-7:30PM
US Director for Disaster Preparedness and Community Resilience
The Buckman choir will provide a special performance for BESC staff on Thursday, April 27 from 11-11:30am in the BESC foyer. We hope you can stop by and enjoy the music!
Where: Cleveland High School
3400 SE 26th Ave., Portland, OR 97202
When: 6-7:30PM, April 27
Interpretation will be provided
Please join us Wednesday, April 19th, 5:30 - 7:00 pm at the PPS district office for an information session regarding Dyslexia Legislation, Senate Bill 612. Our agenda will include an explanation of current and future implementation steps, time for questions and answers and an opportunity for families to network. We look forward to seeing you, April 19th, 5:30-7pm, at 501 North Dixon Street.
Dear Lent families,
As many of you know, Principal Len Reed is taking a temporary leave to help with the care and recovery of her daughter, who was in a serious car accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they go through this difficult time.
I understand that Lent has undergone a number of changes in leadership, and that has led to some frustrations. To make sure that the school continues to function and thrive, I have placed Senior Director Jennifer Patterson in a temporary position as interim principal until Len returns. Jennifer knows Lent well and will help provide necessary stability.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to make sure your students are learning in a welcoming and supportive environment.
Assistant Superintendent for School Performance
Hello Vestal families,
We would like to invite you to attend a special event. Portland Public Schools, in partnership with Resolutions Northwest, is hosting a Community Healing Dialogue for all Vestal families and interested staff. The dialogue will be facilitated by a trained, neutral group leader from Resolutions Northwest, a local mediation firm. The goal is to have a meaningful conversation about events of the past few months and to begin to reunite as one school community focused on the education and success of every child.
Where: Vestal School, 161 NE 82nd Ave., Portland, OR 97220
When: 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 17th
Childcare will be provided.
We look forward to seeing you there and contributing to this important conversation.
Portland Public Schools
Dear PPS Staff,
This message is an update on the 2016-17 school calendar and employee work year.
After the March 7th PPS Board of Education vote to extend the school year to June 15th, below is a detailed chart of the change to the employee work year for 2016-2017.
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.