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  • Come Celebrate!

    Back to School Picnic and Duniway 90th Birthday Celebration!
    Happy Birthday

    Join us for a Back to School Picnic and Birthday Celebration. Students and families are invited to bring a picnic and sit with others from their new class. Get to know your new classmates, catch up with old friends and meet some new friends.  Then we will celebrate Duniway’s 90th birthday with a short program and birthday cake!  We hope you can join us for this celebration of our school and community!

    ●    Where:  Duniway Elementary School (Field & Blacktop)
    ●    When: Monday, August 28th 4pm-6pm
    ●    What: Welcome Picnic and Duniway 90th Birthday Celebration!

    Welcome Picnic 4pm-5pm
    ▪      Bring your own picnic dinner
    ▪      Meet and mingle with your new classmates

    Celebrate Duniway’s Birthday 5pm-6pm
    ▪      Celebration, group photo & birthday cake

    RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/QjfPjOohlcnwK0Vm2
                         (not obligatory but would be appreciated!)

     

     

     

  • School Supplies **NEW!**

    Dear Families,

    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.

    Regards,

     The Duniway Staff

  • Reed College FunD Run/Walk - 9/16/2017

    Last year's run/walk was an amazing success, with Reed donating more than $8,000 to Duniway. The event begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 16th (This is a new date).  The event is open to all ages and skill levels. You can walk, jog, run, volunteer, or cheer at the finish line. Enjoy a free pancake breakfast, vendor booths, music, face painting, and games from 9:30–11:30 a.m.  Let's get out there and support Duniway!
     
    For more information and to register go to reed.edu/5k.  
     
  • Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program

    Families enrolled in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program will receive an email on June 8th directing them to re-link their Rewards Card to the Duniway Educational Foundation. Please remember to do this then, or to take care of it now, by logging on to your account at https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/community-rewards-4

    If you fail to re-link your Rewards Card by July 1st, you will be dropped from the program and Duniway will no longer get any support based on your purchases.

    Last year our school received nearly $700 just because people like you took 30 seconds to link their Rewards Cards to Duniway (#82148). Please do so again, and tell all your friends, neighbors and relatives to do the same! 
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Principal's
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  • From Principal Matt Goldstein

    Summer 2017

    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.  

    • Families will be notified of teacher assignment by mail, during the week of August 14th.  If you are away, you can call the school.  
    • As mentioned earlier, there are no school supply lists for this year.  All families are asked to make an optional contribution of $45.00 per student.

    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


    Regards,

    Matt 

     

     

District News

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  • Free school meals: Get your application in by October 11

    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.

  • PPS Board names Guadalupe Guerrero as next superintendent

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    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.

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  • PPS Pulse, August 15, 2017

    Welcome to our weekly newsletter PPS Pulse. The current issue has great information on how PPS is preparing for back to school, introductions to our new board members and exciting news about our next superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero.
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  • Meet your new PPS Board members

    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.

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