Dear Students and Parents/Guardians of Cesar Chavez K-8,
Welcome to the Cesar Chavez family! Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our Cesar Chavez School community. We are so excited for the 2018-19 school year! Our staff is working hard to prepare engaging and rewarding learning experiences for all students. We look forward to seeing our returning families, and we are excited to get to know our new kindergarten families and their students. At Cesar Chavez, we place high value on our partnership with parents, families, community and we invite you to be an active part of helping students to achieve their full potential.
We consider it a privilege to work with your kids every day to help them be their very best selves. We believe that each and every student has a gift to share with the world and we work hard to unlock their highest potential. We have high expectations of our students, and we have high expectations of ourselves to help all Cesar Chavez students learn and grow into well-rounded citizens and critical thinkers. Cesar Chavez aims to develop leadership skills, social and emotional skills, academic skills to prepare students for success not only in middle school but also in high school, career, relationships and life-long learning.
Cesar Chavez students will be taught to view themselves as learners and to think about what it looks like to be an active learner and thinker. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are as important as content knowledge. According to a recent Department of Labor report, 65% of students will be employed in jobs that do not yet exist, so it will be important for all students to acquire the analytical, evaluative, and creative skills to apply such thinking toward becoming successful in the jobs of the future.
To help your student be successful in our school, we need to help them understand what is required to be a good learner both inside and outside of the classroom. Talk about qualities and learning behaviors such as: taking positive risks, viewing errors as opportunities, working to recover from a mistake, giving and receiving feedback, asking questions, collaborating with peers, setting goals, planning with a purpose and tracking their own progress. Students need both high challenge and high support to grow as learners. We look forward to helping students maximize their growth at Cesar Chavez K-8.
Please continue to visit our website for updates throughout the year. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-916-6451. We invite you to be our partners in our work. We look forward to working with families to accomplish great things for our students!
Cesar Chavez School
“You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.” ~Cesar Chavez
The Portland Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to extend PPS Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero's current contract by another two years during its Tuesday, June 25 meeting. Since he will be entering the third year of his original contract, the Board has committed to a total of five years through June 2022 with Guerrero at the helm. The approval came after board members offered a comprehensively positive review of his performance.
A public hearing will be held by the Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission on the budget approved by the Budget Committee for Portland Public School District 1J, Multnomah County, Oregon for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The hearing will be held in the Board Auditorium at the Blanchard Education Service Center (BESC), 501 North Dixon Street, Portland, Oregon, on the 25th day of June at 3 p.m.
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Liane Kehaulani O’Banion has accepted our offer to become Portland Public School’s Director of Title IX Policy, Training & Compliance.