We are excited to announce the new dates for a few of our events. See below for important details!
We are holding our annual Middle School Winter Dance December 21st, 5:00pm – 7:00pm. There is no required dress theme. Additionally, we would LOVE to have chaperones!!!! Interested & available to chaperone at this amazing event? Let Dr Williams know!!
As you are aware, Winter Break was shortened this year to create space to make-up instructional days from
November’s no school days. This was to ensure there were make-up instructional days placed during semester 1. Please know that we realize many students and families had plans booked for the Dec 18 – 22 period. If have plans booked, please do not worry and enjoy this time.
As we cruise into December and move passed the events of November, please know that we must center healing and support in our community. What we do know is that educators and professionals who choose a career supporting young people are invaluable. We are blessed to have an incredible staff here at Faubion. Always know that it is never a bad time to send kudos or words of appreciation to an educator or support specialist. Our community is better with them!
Dr. Karmin Williams
Faubion PK-8 Principal
Nos complace anunciar las nuevas fechas de algunos de nuestros eventos. ¡Vean a continuación para obtener detalles importantes!
Celebraremos nuestro baile anual de invierno de la escuela secundaria el 21 de diciembre de 5:30 p. m. a 7:30 p. m. No hay ningún tema de vestimenta requerido. ¡Además, nos ENCANTARÍA tener acompañantes!
¿Interesado y disponible para ser acompañante en este increíble evento? ¡¡Hágaselo saber a la Dra. Williams!!
Como ustedes ya sabán, las vacaciones de invierno se acortaron este año para crear espacio para recuperar los días de instrucción de los días sin clases de noviembre. Esto fue para garantizar que se colocaran días de instrucción de recuperación durante el semestre 1. Tengan en cuenta que sabemos que muchos estudiantes y familias tenían planes reservados para el período del 18 al 22 de diciembre. Si tienen planes reservados, no se preocupes y disfruten de este tiempo.
A medida que avanzamos hacia diciembre y superamos los eventos de noviembre, sepan que debemos centrar la curación y el apoyo en nuestra comunidad. Lo que sí sabemos es que los educadores y profesionales que eligen una carrera que apoye a los jóvenes son invaluables. Tenemos la suerte de contar con un personal increíble aquí en Faubion. Sepan siempre que nunca es un mal momento para enviar felicitaciones o palabras de agradecimiento a un educador o especialista de apoyo. ¡Nuestra comunidad es mejor con ellos!
Dra. Karmin Williams de Faubion PK-8
One day in late October, second grader Carter Lee Buyas grabbed a pair of pom poms from a pile of objects laid out on a bench in the Kelly Elementary School courtyard.
“I like the sound pom poms make,” Carter said. “I like how they shake, shake, shake. Maybe I’ll mop with them. You know, clean the ground. Or I could be a cheerleader.” He pointed to a group of three girls doing a lively cheer on the sidewalk. “Or I could plant them. The pom poms could be flags. Or plants.”
He paused and looked thoughtful. “They can be whatever I want them to be.”
Last spring, when Portland Public Schools moved to ensure that every middle school in the district had an active advisory program, the focus was on relationship building and giving students and teachers the tools needed to nurture a sense of belonging.
The goals for the advisory programs were clear. What the district had yet to arrive at was a curriculum that would help everyone achieve those goals.
Harrison Park, which transitioned from a K-8 to a middle school this fall, recently held a school-wide vote for a new mascot. According to Principal Leah Dickey, these first few months as a middle school have been pivotal for students as they navigate the new exciting normal and establish an identity as a school and community. Picking a mascot has been an important part of that journey.
Principal Phu Dao is many things to the students and staff of Roseway Heights Middle School: mentor, role model, champion, friend. Ask anyone who has learned from and worked with him and they will tell you that he has dedicated his entire career to advocating for students, families, and educators. And now he’s being honored for that dedication.
Courageous Conversation, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that works with individuals and institutions to address racial disparities through sustained, fruitful dialogue, has named Principal Dao this year’s recipient of the Dr. Charles Hopson Racial Equity Principal Leadership Award.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board- Regular Meeting
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM School Board - Student Success Committee
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board- Regular Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM School Board - Executive Session
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board- Study Session with vote on a consent agenda
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM School Board - Facilities and Operations Committee meeting