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
Tuesday June 13th
Wednesday June 14th
Thursday June 15th
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-
Here is to a great first day and year. We are On Time, On Task and On a Mission. We are Chavez. Somos Chavez.
Principal César Chávez K-8
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.
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?