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  • After School Classes Winter Term

    After school classes at Duniway:

    Please check our website for all of the after school classes and more information.

    PeachJar Flyers:

    All current Peachjar flyers are posted on our website as well.

  • Connect to Kindergarten

    Fall 2018 families, welcome to Duniway. The Kindergarten Connect Event is February 15th at 6:30-7:30pm, all incoming kindergartners are welcome to the event. 
    During this event families will be able to see classrooms, hear from staff about curriculum, day to day routines, and tour the building. This is a very exciting time for families and children.
    To prepare for the event please use this link to verify that your address is within the attendance boundary of Duniway. To complete registration the office will need a variety of things, registration form, birth certificate or passport, two proofs of address (utility bills, bank statements, insurance documents, etc.), vision & dental screening, Immunization Records. We are happy to help with any questions that you might have. 
    Welcome to Duniway,
    Sarah Erickson serickson@pps.net 
  • Fancy Friday

    Fancy Friday did not disappoint!  There was plenty of positive and caring energy that made its way through the halls, classrooms, and beyond.  Of course, there were also plenty of sparkling dresses, finely pressed suits, creatively constructed tiaras and ties, and of course, many who came dressed in their “ordinary” wear, complete with a smile and a positive attitude.  Within all the excitement and fancy flair, we hope our students and staff were left thinking about the importance of staying connected and building community.  

    Fancy Friday Photos
  • Winter Weather

    When bad weather hits, here’s how PPS keeps families informed

    With winter quickly approaching and memories of last year’s snow deluge still fresh, it’s a good time for a refresher on how Portland Public Schools lets families know when weather forces delays and closures. 

    There are three ways PPS sends messages to families about delays, closures and other weather-related decisions:

    ·         Phone calls: Automated calls, in all supported languages, will be placed to the primary number listed on each student’s registration. If you’ve changed your number recently, please update it with your school.

    ·         Email: An automated message will be sent to the email address you listed in your child’s registration.

    ·         Text message: You will receive a text message on your cell phone, but first you’ll have to opt in to the SchoolMessenger system by texting “Yes” or just “Y” to 68453. Note: If you opt in, you will still receive an auto-dialer call, so sorry if you’re someone who hates that.


  • From Principal Matt Goldstein     


    Dear Families,

    Clearly, fall is upon us - the cool air, leaves, steady rain, puddles, and of course, those precious slivers of sunshine all have arrived. During our late opening meeting this past Wednesday, several of us commented on how the pace of the year is picking up, with parent-teacher conferences on the horizon. Speaking of conferences, if you have not signed up, please call Lynn or Sarah in the office and they will take care of finding a slot for you to meet with your child’s teacher. As I have said before, conferences provide a wonderful opportunity to hear about how the year is progressing, to ask questions, and to learn about what to expect in the coming months.

    One of our goals this year is to improve how we provide social-emotional support to all our students. We fully recognize that school can be stressful and we want all our students to feel comfortable and safe at Duniway. Each day, students are learning how to handle conflicts, both big and small. In some cases, families are made aware of situations that happen during the school day before the school is aware of the incident. While it is tempting to immediately reach out and directly contact another child’s family, it is very important to contact the school, and allow us time to look into the situation first. We can then look into the matter further and facilitate the necessary conversations. In many cases, there may be an opportunity for parents to connect with each other, but when this occurs without the school knowing, it hampers our ability to support all children. Thanks for your understanding and your willingness to work with our staff.

    Today, the PTA hosted the first of four “coffee with the principal” conversations. Thanks to those who attended. One topic of discussion centered around gathering community input and insight as related to our efforts to improve the school climate at Duniway. There are four sub-committees/work-groups that will be meeting after school on 11/28, 1/23, 2/27, 3/20, and 4/24. The four groups are: Playground Improvement; Staff/Community Professional Development; School-Wide/Community Events; and Restorative Justice. If you are interested in joining one of these discussions please contact me and I will give you additional details.

    The School-wide events committee has done a great job lining up some exciting activities this year. Coming up on Friday, 10/27/17 is Mix-it-up-Day. This is a fun opportunity for students to sit with lots of new friends during lunch. For more information on this fun day, please see additional information in this week’s update.

    I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend!



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