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César Chávez School

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

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  • Weekly Announcements 06.12.17

    Good Morning Chavez Families!

    We have a busy week and get a chance to celebrate our students hard work!  Thank you for another great year and we are already looking foward to preparing for another year.  

    We still have a few spots in our summer school program if you are interested.  See Maria with SUN ASAP if you still want to sign up.  We also have an additional summer opportunity for our immersion students sponsored by the Dual Langague Department.  More info can be found here in Spanish and English and a flyer will be in your child's back pack this week.  

    This week at Chavez

    Monday June 12th

    • Field Day 
      • K-2 8:30-9:30
      • 3-5 9:45-11:00
      • 6-8 1:00-2:15
    • Fly Up Day
      • K-5 grade students will have a preview of what their new grade will be like.  They will not meet their teacher, but will meet a teacher at that grade level.

    Tuesday June 13th

    • COLORES 8:00 AM
    • Arts Night 5:30 PM

    Wednesday June 14th

    • Kinder Promotion 1:00
    • 8th Grade Trip (all 8th graders need a signed permission slip and their $15)

    Thursday June 15th 

    • K, 2nd, 3rd Field Trips to Columbia Park
    • 8th Grade Promotion 3:00 (doors open at 2:40 for seating)
    • Last day of school.
  • Student Art for Sale!

    These student created cards can be purchased at No Wave Coffee Shop or directly from Ms. May. $10.00 for a set of 6 cards.
    Estudiantes crearon las tarjetas. Se pueden comprar en  No Wave Coffee Shop o directamente desde Ms. May. Las tarjetas son $10.00 para un conjunto de 6.

    Yearbooks are $18.00 and can be purchased in the main office.  Come get yours today!
    Los anuarios son $18.00 y se pueden comprar en la oficina principal. !Ven a buscar el tuyo hoy!
  • Family Handbook



    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

District News

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  • Summer Scholars: Hard Duty, High Reward

    Check your common perceptions of summer school at the door.  Because at Benson High School, the site of PPS’s Summer Scholars program, the sheer numbers, structure and atmosphere is not what you’d expect.
  • Interviews under way for PPS superintendent

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    Dear PPS staff and families,

    The search and recruitment for our new superintendent is well underway.

    The community, board and search firm recommended more than 40 educational leaders for consideration. The search firm and the Board reviewed the prospects and candidates and the Board selected a diverse group with deep educational experience to interview. They included individuals from within and outside Oregon, current superintendents as well as senior education leaders from large districts.

  • Meet Yousef Awwad

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     Yousef Awwad, Interim PPS Superintendent

    From a remote town in Jordan to leading Oregon’s biggest school district

    At the age of 5, Yousef Awwad joined his older brothers in the streets of Ghweria, Jordan, a small city outside Zarqa, to sell sesame candies and balloons to keep food on his family’s table.

    Yousef’s dad was serving in the Jordan military and was stationed in an area of the desert so remote that he wasn’t able to send money home while he was deployed.

    Today, Yousef is serving as the new interim superintendent of the largest school district in Oregon. How did a boy living in poverty in a remote town in Jordan wind up here?

  • Board hears update on superintendent search

    The new PPS Board of Education held its first regular meeting Tuesday to discuss the search for a permanent superintendent and hear from a community group about the future of Tubman Middle School.

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