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  • Good morning Ockley families and students,
    I hope you are doing well and staying healthy. I miss you all very much and I want you to know that Ockley staff have been working extremely hard this week to plan for distance learning to start next week. I will be reaching out later this week with more information once the district communicates more about the exact plan, and in the meantime, I wanted to share one update with you right away. The device survey has opened back up today! If you need to borrow a district laptop or device during the closure to support student learning while schools are closed, please click on the link hereThere are several language options available at the beginning of the survey. 
    I also wanted to share that Advisory teachers have been reaching out to families and students and checking in on them this week. Advisory teachers can also help complete the device survey if you need help. Please reach out to your student's Advisory teacher or me if you have any other questions. As I shared above, I will be communicating more information later in the week as I receive it from the district. Thank you and I appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time!
    Kristina Howard


    Happy Friday Ockley Green Families and Community,


    I hope everyone had a great week. In addition to important dates, I wanted to provide some information about Student Led Conferences on 11/25/19 and 11/26/19. By now, you should have already heard from your student's first period Advisory teacher by either email, postcard in the mail, phone, or text to schedule your student's conferences.  Advisory teachers will be reaching out again next week and the week after to continue scheduling conferences. Student Led Conferences will take place from 9 AM - 8 PM except 12 PM - 12:30 PM for teacher lunch and 5 PM - 6 PM for teacher dinner. Please bring your student with you to conferences so that they can share their hard work and presentation with you. If you would like to meet with teachers other than advisory teachers, please reach out to the individual teacher to schedule conferences. If you have any questions, please reach out to your student's first period teacher. The Ockley Green Newspaper is located here.  https://www.smore.com/7k920-ockley-green-newspaper


    Upcoming dates:

    • 11/11/19 - No School- Holiday
    • 11/12 Shared Revenue Day with Pizzicato Pizza at their NE Fremont location ( 4217 NE Fremont St) all day. 20% of all sales that day go to Ockley Green! You can also pre-order pizzas from the PTA and pick them up at the school on the day of 11/12, if you don't want to go to the restaurant. The pizzas are par-baked, which means you finish baking them at home, so they're nice and hot. They can be picked up between 4:30-6pm on 11/12. Orders for par-baked pizzas need to be placed by Thursday, 11/7. You can pick up order forms at the office, or download them with the link below. Payment can be made at this paypal link: http://tinyurl.com/OGPTA
    • Wreath Fundraiser: Order forms are available in the it at this link: https://ogmsptawreathfundraiser.ecwid.com/ Orders due by 11/12
    • High School visits for Ockley kids during the school day:
      • JEFFERSON:Tuesday, Nov. 19th 9-11:30 a.m. for all 8th graders.
      • ROOSEVELT: (A-J) Tuesday, Nov. 12th 12:30-1:30 p.m. (K-Z) Monday, Nov. 18th 12:30-1:30 p.m.
    • 2019-20 Eighth Grade Information Nights:
      • Benson Polytechnic High School:
        • Tuesday, Oct. 22nd 6-8 p.m.
        • Tech Show, April 16 & 17, 2020 6-9 p.m.
      • Cleveland High School:
        • “Bridging the Gap” Thursday, Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m.
      • “Discover Franklin” High School
        • Wednesday, Dec. 4th, 6-8:30 p.m.
      • Grant High School
        • Thursday, Nov. 14th 6:30-8:30 p.m.
      • Jefferson HS-Middle College for Advanced Studies
        • Tuesday, Nov. 19th 6-8 p.m.
      • Lincoln High School
        • Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6-8 p.m.
      • Madison High School
        • Tuesday, Nov. 5th 6:15 – 8 p.m.
      • Metropolitan Learning Center
        • Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6-7:30 p.m.
        • Thursday, Nov. 14, 6-7:30 p.m.
      • Roosevelt High School
        • Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 6-8pm
      • Wilson High School
        • Wednesday, Nov. 6th 6-9 p.m.
    • Upcoming Ockley events:
      • 11/22/19 - Student Vs. Staff Olympics
      • 11/25-11/26 - Parent Teacher Conferences
      • 11/27-11/29- Thanksgiving Break
      • 12/18/19 - SITE Council Meeting 5 PM - 6 PM 
      • 12/20/19 - 2nd Dragon Auction of the Year
      • 12/23/19- 1/3/20 - Winter Break





    Kristina Howard (she/her)


    Ockley Green Middle School

    (503) 916-5660

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  • Update on Enrollment and Program Balancing

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    Dear PPS Families,

    We want to update you on our progress on the Enrollment and Program Balancing project we have undertaken. As we have previously announced, our initial work is focused on schools in Southeast Portland in advance of the reopening of Kellogg Middle School.

  • Important Update Regarding MAP Assessments

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    Dear PPS Families,
    Whether in more typical circumstances or during our current Comprehensive Distance Learning mode, it’s important for our educators to have the best possible understanding of their students’ learning needs (this is one of the reasons we began the school year with our soft start, which prioritized student-teacher connections). One of the tools PPS uses to help teachers with that understanding is the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment. 
  • Clarifying Expectations for Middle School Instruction

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    Dear PPS Middle School Families,

    We apologize for the confusion many students and families are feeling with regard to middle school schedules and expectations for distance learning instruction. We have worked with educators and administrators throughout this week to come to a more clear understanding related to middle school learning experience, and want to make sure you know what to expect as well.

  • MAP Assessments for PPS Students: September 28-October 23

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    Dear PPS Parents and Guardians,

    As we welcome students back to the new school year, an important step for teachers is to understand your student’s most essential learning needs. To collect this valuable information, students will take Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments. The MAP assessment is a low stakes test – this means that the results are not used for grading students or for school accountability purposes. 


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