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  • Supplies for 2018-2019

    We asking for a voluntary contribution of $45.00 for each student in lieu of shopping for school supplies. Teachers will use funds to purchase all needed materials that are critical to student learning in the classroom. Students will need to supply their won backpack and water bottle. If you are able to also send a box of tissue and disinfectant wipes, that would be greatly appreciated. Payments can be made by check (made out to Duniway School) or on-line by visiting www.schoolpay.com
  • Register For Kindergarten

    Don't forget to register for kindergarten! Please take a minute to complete the process and bring the documents to the office. We are open every school day from 7:30 am until 4:00pm.
    Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance, Sarah Erickson School Secretary serickson@pps.net 503-916-6343 

     

    You will need to bring:

    Registration form

    2 proofs of address

    Birth Certificate or passport

    Immunization records

    Vision and dental screening

    Duniway Kindergarten questionnaire 

  • African dance with Habiba

    Thank you PTA for the artist and residence Habiba who spent the week talking and teaching the kindergarten students the importance of African dance. Here are some beautiful pictures of the performance.
  • AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES


    Due to district restrictions, we are no longer allowed to advertise before and after school classes sponsored by non-PPS, nongovernmental organizations on our website or school bulletin board.  

    To see what classes are available, go to: http://sites.google.com/view/enrichmentatduniway/home

    To add your class to the website, go to:

    https://goo.gl/forms/o6SevAeowKg20Xwx2

    Another site to check out is:  https://pdxafterschool.com

Principal's
Message

  • From Principal Matt Goldstein

     

    Dear Families,

    It was great to see many of you at our annual parade.  The sun was out, the sidewalks were crowded, and many great story book characters made their way down Reed College Place.  A big thank you to the Sellwood Band, our very own 5th grade band, and parade organizer Heather Austin. 

    On Tuesday, Josh Pontefract was the Principal for the Day.  Josh has attended Duniway for EIGHT years (two years at DAS pre-school, followed by K-5)!  I asked him to try and sum up his years at Duniway in one paragraph.  Here are his reflections:

    “At my first day at Duniway I was 3, and now I’m 11 and going to be leaving Duniway in two weeks.  I remember my first day of pre-k pretty well.  When I walked in the door I saw Pre-K red letters.  Kindergarten was different, but much easier than the years to come. First grade was the start, and I learned to read and write. Second grade was fun - we all learned how to use the web and people skills.  Third grade was hard, as we had to learn our times tables which was not easy.  Fourth grade was awesome - we had a lot of fun and you found out who your good friends were. Now fifth grade; it’s fun being the oldest grade in the school, but I will miss Duniway.”

    Although we only have a week of school left, I want to reiterate Duniway’s cell phone policy.  It is pretty simple:  All phones, once students have arrived for school should be off and away.  This includes waiting outside of the building before the bell rings.  As summer approaches and students have more “free-time,” I also want to remind parents to monitor your child’s cell-phone/screen use.  We are being made aware of a number of apps, videos, and sites that students are viewing and many of them are not appropriate.  Here is one link from common sense media you might want to visit:  https://www.commonsensemedia.org/cell-phone-parenting .  As the parent of two teenagers, I fully recognize the challenges that exist.  I also know how vital it is for all of us to engage in critically important conversations (and in some cases really hard ones) with our children.

    I wanted to provide you with a few staffing updates for the 2018-2019 school year: 

    • Meghan Austin has been hired to work as our part-time PE teacher.  Meghan will be at Duniway on Tuesdays and Thursdays (she will be working at Woodstock Elementary School the other three days).  Most recently, Meghan has been teaching Yoga at Jason Lee K-8 School.  We are excited to have Meghan working alongside Mr. Donahoe next year.
    • Heather McDaid will be joining Erica Warren in our Learning Center.  Heather has many years of teaching experience and will be a wonderful addition to our Special Education team.  Heather will be working half-time (schedule TBA) at Duniway and half-time at Llewellyn.
    • Bonnie Robb will be looping up to 2nd grade with her 1st graders.
    • We are in the middle of interviewing for the 4th grade position.  I will do my best to keep you informed on our hiring progress.

    Thanks for your on-going support throughout the year.  Have a wonderful weekend and rest up for the final week of school!

    Regards,

    Matt Goldstein

    Principal

     

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