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    Dear Faubion Families,

     

    February will be a busy month here at Faubion school!  Over the next few weeks, our student body will be preparing a Black History Celebration which will be performed on February 23, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.  Our students will have the opportunity to share their learning or sing a song that celebrates African American culture.  Kindergarten through fifth grade will be performing.  Classroom teachers will continue the learning in their classrooms through conversations and exploration. 

    It is important to note that while we are highlighting African Americans and signifant historical events during February, we recognize that one cannot separate Black history from American history as a whole.  Though we are choosing to highlight certain African Americans through Black History Month, it is important to us that students learn about famous, and not as well known, African Americans through our regular curriculum and their own exploration of history. 

    We are also be celebrating Valentine’s Day with our annual “Friendship Dance.”  Family members are invited to come dance with their students during their assigned grade level time.  Please be sure to sign in at the office and then meet the class in the gym.  Friendship Dance times are publiciczied on the Friendship Dance flyer attached.  We would love to have parents volunteer to help us turn the Faubion gym into a fun-filled friendship zone with lots of hearts and streamers!  If you are interested in assisting in decorating, please contact the Faubion office at 503-916-5686. 

    The month of February is also when we begin looking ahead ot the 2018-19 school year.  We are holding two special events for families with incoming pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students.  If you know a family with a student who will be 3, 4 or 5 years old by September 1, please pass on a special invitation to visit Faubion.  Please pass on the PK & Kindergarten Open House flyer and encourage them to contact Faubion as soon as possible.

    February is also cold and flu season and we have been hearing many questions about when to send students to school. Luckily, here at Faubion we have plenty of hand soap and tissues to help with runny noses and coughs. We want your child here each and every day!

    You only need to keep your child home if their symptoms include:

    • Fever higher than 100.5
    • Vomiting 
    • Diarrhea (more than 2 loose stools in 24 hours OR sudden onset of loose stools)
    • New skin rash, sores, or wounds (not previously diagnosed by a health care provider)
    • Live lice infestation

     

    Please help us keep our school healthy by encouraging your children to wash their hands frequently, cover their coughs, and avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth.

    Lastly, have you checked Faubion’s Facebook, Instragram or Twitter lately?  We are posting great examples of learning at Faubion on an almost daily basis and would love to have you follow us! 

    Yours in Education, 

    Principal McCalley, Assistant Principal Williams and Assistant Principal Gregoricka

     

    To stay up to date on information regarding Faubion School, please follow our Facebook page @FaubionSchool, follow @3toPhDpdx and @Faubionbulldogs on Instagram and #faubionbulldogs on Twitter, and watch Faubion’s webpage at https://www.pps.net/Domain/114.

     

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  • A message from Deputy Superintendent Dr. Yvonne Curtis on 2018-19 staffing levels

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    Portland Public Schools is in the process of allocating teaching staff at schools throughout the district. As has been true for many years, we are working within a budget that has been chronically underfunded by the state, and we are doing our utmost to make the most of the resources we have. Understandably, parents, students and PPS staff want to know what will happen at their specific schools. While precise allocations won’t be known until enrollment figures become clear in the fall, we can share what we know at this point, and answer many of the questions we have heard to date.

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  • A message about the April 20 National School Walkout Day

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    Dear PPS families,
    The topic of school safety will once again be in the national spotlight on Friday, April 20, which has been designated by some groups as National School Walkout Day. The date has significance as the anniversary of the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado. At PPS, we support student-driven conversations and actions to make our schools as safe, welcoming and inclusive as possible. With safety as our top priority, however, we are not able to authorize activities in which students leave campus.
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  • PPS Pulse, April 17, 2018

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Benson’s Curtis Wilson is state HS Principal of the Year; Martin Luther King Jr. School celebrates 50th anniversary of name change
  • Martin Luther King Jr. School celebrates 50th anniversary of name change

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    It’s been 50 years since some impassioned students led the movement to rename their school after Martin Luther King, Jr. Last Friday, the community turned out in force to show appreciation, and to honor Dr. King with a huge celebration at the school.

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    STEAM Family Night: Tonight!! April 19, 2018 at 6pm 
    Noche Familiar de Ciencias: 19 Abril a las 6pm
    Volunteers Needed / Necesitamos Voluntarios: 
    Set-up / Preparar: 5:30-6pm. Meet in / reunirse en Welcome Hall.

    Experiment assistants / Ayuda con Experimentos: 
    Break down / Limpiar: 8-8:30pm

    Hello, Faubion families!  

    1) We are partnering with Legacy Health to host a bicycle helmet sale at Faubion from 7:30-9:00am on May 22.  We need 10 volunteers to make the event work.  If you are interested, please email Brenda Eads at beads@pps.net.  (Note: Volunteers are required to attend a short training session beforehand, either on May 5 or May 20.)

     

     

     
     
    Reminder

    Just a reminder that ALL Faubion students are expected to be in standard dress every day.  Standard dress includes:

    *collared shirt in red, navy, grey, white

    *Pants, skirts, shorts, etc. in khaki, navy or black

    *Sweatshirts and sweaters MUST be in dress code colors if worn in the classroom.

    *Faubion or Concordia University swag is allowed

    *ALL ITEMS MUST BE LOGO/PATTERN FREE

     

    Thank you!

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     The Parent Equity group will hold meetings the first Monday of April, May and June at the same time and in the same place, (5:30pm in the Family Resource Room)so you can join us when your schedule permits.
     
    We are all parents and get it, so if you need to leave early or show up late, please join us if you'd like to. And bring those little ones along--they are welcome, too!

    Childcare (5 & up--the little ones will stay with parents) and dinner will be provided. We look forward to seeing you on Monday!
    ps: Please RSVP to faubionfamilyequity@gmail.com, or text or call (971) 263-5542 with the number of meeting attendees and ages of children for whom you will need childcare. 

    Warmly,
    The Family Equity Group
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    El grupo de equidad de padres de Faubion va a tener su próxima reunión este lunes, 5 de marzo de 2018 a las 5:30 p.m. en el Family Resource Room. ¡Tuvimos una discusión increíble durante nuestra última reunión, y esperamos que pueda unirse a nosotros el lunes!
     
    Si no puedes venir, tendremos reuniones el primer lunes de abril, mayo y junio al mismo tiempo y en el mismo lugar, para que pueda unirse a nosotros cuando su horario lo permita.
     
    Todos somos padres y los entendemos, así que si necesita irse temprano o llegar tarde, únase a nosotros si lo desea. Y traiga a los más pequeños, ¡también son bienvenidos!
     
    Cuidado de niños (5 y más: los pequeños se quedarán con los padres) y para proporcionará la cena. ¡Esperamos verte el lunes!
     
    ps: Por favor confirme su asistencia a faubionfamilyequity@gmail.com, o envíe un mensaje de texto o llame al (971) 263-5542 con la cantidad de asistentes a la reunión y las edades de los niños para quienes necesitará cuidado de niños.
     
    Con gusto,
    The Family Equity Group

     

      

    Visit Faubion’s New Book Nook and Take Home Some Free Books!

    What is it?  book

    The Book Nook for children’s books is a community space for families to share books with one another.  No library card needed!  Please take some books home for your family to enjoy and keep them as long as you would like.  You may also donate books your family no longer uses for others who may be ready to read them by placing them in the book nook space. 

    Where is it? 

    The Book Nook for children and teens is located in Faubion’s Welcome Hall, just to the right inside the main entrance of the building.   There is also a Book Nook for the grown-ups in the Parent Resource Room #161.

    For large book donations or questions, please contact 

    Carrie Kondor 

    503-493-6230  ckondor@cu-portland.edu

     

    ¡Visita el nuevo rincón de libros de Faubion y llévate a casa algunos libros gratis!

    ¿Qué es? 

    Book Nook para libros infantiles es un espacio comunitario para que las familias compartan libros entre ellos. ¡No se necesita una tarjeta de biblioteca! Lleve algunos libros a casa para que su familia los disfrute y consérvelos todo el tiempo que desee. También puede donar libros que su familia ya no use para otros que puedan estar listos para leerlos si los coloca en el espacio del rincón del libro. ¿Dónde está?

    El Book Nook para niños y adolescentes está en el Welcome Hall de Faubion, a la derecha dentro de la entrada principal del edificio. También hay un rincón de libros para los adultos en la sala de recursos para padres, #161.

    Para grandes donaciones de libros o preguntas, contáctese con Carrie Kondor

    503-493-6230  ckondor@cu-portlandBook Nook

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