Back to School
Picnic and Duniway 90th Birthday Celebration!
● Where: Duniway Elementary
School (Field & Blacktop)
● When: Monday, August 28th 4pm-6pm
● What: Welcome Picnic and Duniway 90th Birthday Celebration!
▪ Bring your own picnic dinner
▪ Meet and mingle with your new classmates
Duniway’s Birthday 5pm-6pm
▪ Celebration, group photo & birthday cake
RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/QjfPjOohlcnwK0Vm2
(not obligatory but would be appreciated!)
Last year our 2nd grade team “piloted” a plan where a voluntary donation was requested instead of bringing in school supplies. The response, from families and teachers, was overwhelmingly positive. It was convenient, cost-effective, and provided a more equitable learning environment for all students. As a result, we are going to offer this option school-wide for the 2017-2018 school year. Here are a few more details:
We are asking for a voluntary contribution of $45.00 per student in lieu of shopping for school supplies. Payments can be made to the office (Check payable to Duniway) or through our new on-line payment system called School Pay beginning in August. Money will be used to buy all classroom supplies as well as subscriptions to any magazines or publications that a grade level team decides to purchase.
We believe this choice supports the following values that are important to the Duniway Community.
· Equity: By contributing financial support to the whole class, all students have equal access to the supplies they need for school.
· Environmental Awareness: By ordering supplies in bulk, we save on packaging; and one truck delivers supplies instead of hundreds of cars visiting multiple stores in search of those hard to find items.
· Cost Effectiveness: For every dollar a family spends on school supplies at retail prices, we can get up to three dollars worth of supplies through Portland Public Schools suppliers. In this way, we maximize your contribution for the educational benefit of all students in the class. When priced out at retail prices, most school lists cost families between $60 - $90 per student. We feel $45 is a reasonable amount, providing teachers with enough to purchase what is needed for the year, while saving families time and money.
All of our teachers are excited about this new approach and we hope it makes late August a bit less stressful for families. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at 503-916-6343.
We hope you have a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing many of you at our Welcome Back to School Picnic and 90th Birthday Party for Duniway School on Monday, August 28th from 4 – 6 PM.
The Duniway Staff
From Principal Matt Goldstein
Dear Students and Families,
I hope you are all enjoying summer. Although we are all relishing this break, we are already gearing up for the start of the 2017-2018 School Year. Teachers are attending trainings for the new literacy adoption, the building is getting all cleaned up, and class placements are being finalized.
Enjoy the warm, sunny days that still lay ahead. Play, have adventures, and find a quiet shady spot to read a great book.
Looking forward to seeing you all at our Welcome Back Picnic/Duniway's 90th Birthday Celebration on Monday, August 28th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
All students who were receiving free or reduced-price meal benefits at the end of last year must complete a NEW meal application for the 2017-18 school year. Students who have not submitted a new application will be required to pay full price starting Thursday, October 12th.
Applications are available at your school office, cafeteria and online at www.pps.net/nutrition.
If your child attends a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school, you do NOT need to submit a free or reduced-price meal application. All students at CEP schools do not pay for school meals. The CEP schools are: Alliance @ Meek, Boise Eliot/Humboldt, Cesar Chavez, George MS, Harrison Park, King, Lent, Pioneer @ Youngson, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton and Woodmere.
The Portland School Board on Friday unanimously voted to hire Guadalupe Guerrero to lead Portland Public Schools as its next superintendent.
Guerrero, now a deputy superintendent in San Francisco Unified School District, has dedicated himself to ensuring that all students – especially those traditionally underserved – have access to a well-rounded education that sparks learning and success in school.
Three new members joined the PPS Board after the May 16 election, bringing a wealth of experience, activism and passion to the job. Julia Brim-Edwards, Scott Bailey and Rita Moore were inaugurated last month and will serve the PPS community for at least the next four years. Brim-Edwards was elected chair. Moore was elected co-vice chair along with Julie Esparza Brown.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Project Community Care Day
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Welcome Picnic- Duniway 90th Birthday Celebration
6:00 PM Board Meeting
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM First Day of School/ PTA Coffee
8:45 AM - 3:00 PM Kindergarten Starts Today!
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM PTA Coffee on Blacktop
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Volunteer Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Back to School Night
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Field Day
6:00 PM Board Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM PTA Meeting
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Reed College FunD Run/Walk
7:00 PM Foundation Meeting