Please join us! On Tuesday, April 24th George Middle School is having their very first Cultural Day Celebration. We will be serving a vegetarian red enchilada bake, confetti corn salad, broccoli salad, kiwi, and pineapple. Family members are encouraged to join their students for lunch and engage in conversations about their own cultural meals and traditions. The first meal is at no charge to all George students, $4.30 for adults, and $3.65 for visiting siblings. Please bring exact cash or a check as we cannot provide change. Hope to see you there!
Por favor únase a nosotros! El martes, 24 de Abril, la Escuela Secundaria George tendrá su primera Celebración del Día de la Cultura. Serviremos enchiladas rojas vegetarianas, ensalada de maíz confeti, ensalada de brócoli, kiwi y piña. Se les invita a las familias para que vengan y tengan almuerzo con sus alumnos y participar en conversaciones sobre sus propias comidas y tradiciones culturales. La comida es gratuita para todos los estudiantes de George, $ 4.30 para adultos y
$ 3.65 para hermanos que visiten. Por favor traiga efectivo exacto o un cheque ya que no podemos proporcionar el cambio. ¡Esperamos verles Vengan!
Parents: The start of the second semester is a great time to help your child clean out and reorganize their binder. It’s also a perfect time to inventory school supplies and make sure that your student has everything he/she needs. Your student should have the following items:
___Several #2 pencils __ _Eraser __Several blue or black pens
___3” three ring binder Pencil pouch Dividers
_ Notebook paper Highlighters Glue stick
Please ask your student if there are any other supplies they need for specific classes.
George M.S. has purchased DreamBox Learning's Math Program, an online, Intelligent Adaptive Learning program that helps all students achieve better, faster math proficiency. Your student can access DreamBox Learning from any computer, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using this link: https://play.dreambox.com/login/axfp/rhb7
DreamBox is an online program - there's no software to download! All you need is a high-speed Internet connection and Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is free and is included with many Internet browsers. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Silas
6Th Grade Open House on February 12th
We would like to welcome our incoming 6th graders to our annual George MS 6thgrade open house.
Who: 5th Graders from our feeder schools Where: George MS
When: Monday, February 12th 6PM-7PM
Agenda: Meet and greet with teachers and staff
Short Presentation W/ Q&A
School and classroom tours
Light refreshments will be served - Hope to see you there!!
We have just started 4th quarter. It is a good time to go through your student's binder and help them reorganize it. Students received new purple planners on the first day of the quarter. We encourage parents to check your student's planner weekly to support them with their organizational goal. If your student needs to replace any binder materials they can use their Mustang Bucks at the AVID store.
As the first semester drew to a close, the 6th graders in AVID were presenting their college research projects and hung their college pennants in the back hall. It was an exciting time for all students as they were enthused about creating a final set of Cornell notes, and saying goodbye to our AVID family- For now! Many of these bright stars hope to continue in AVID in 7th and 8th grade. Interviews will be happening this April for next yearś placement.
Current 7th and 8th grade AVID students are working on the Minoru Yasui Legacy Project. They’re excitedly anticipating the conclusion of the project which will include an essay contest. The award for first place is $150 and the runner-up gets $50.
Growth over time, is of central importance to help us make informed, data-based decisions regarding the extent to which students are benefiting from intervention or regular classroom instruction, or whether changes are warranted. As we recently completed a round of key benchmark assessments for Math and Language Arts, we want to share additional information.
George students completed their Winter benchmark assessments during the week of January 18th and January 22nd. Once our benchmark assessments have been tabulated, we will send home a copy of each students’ winter benchmark growth report for Math and Language Arts. If you need additional assistance interpreting the report, or feel your student needs additional support, please contact Ms. Silas. We can discuss various supports we offer at George for servicing students that may be struggling academically particularly in reading and/or Math.
Exclusion day for state required immunizations is Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Students who are not current will not be able to attend school until their records are complete. Letters will be mailed the first week of February to parents whose children are incomplete and will be excluded if not updated by February 21, 2018. Please arrange for your child to receive needed immunizations so that they can remain in school. If you need assistance in locating a health care provider or clinic site, please contact your school nurse.
Be proactive…not hesitant.
Here at George Middle School we use an online student management system that allows parents to see their child’s progress. This system is known as “ParentVue.” You can check grades, as well as attendance. I’d suggest making it a weekly event, maybe during homework time, that you sit down with your child and review what’s online in the student management system. Teachers have well over 100 students they are dealing with on a daily basis. Parents, generally, have only a couple of students they are in charge of. We strongly encourage you to stay on top of your child’s grades, and to contact teachers when they have questions/concerns.
To receive your login information please contact our school’s secretary, Maria Elena Alvarado at 503.916.6262.
Be a parent…not a friend.
Being a parent means setting boundaries, setting rules, having expectations that stick, and allowing your child to suffer the consequences of their actions. If your child flunks a test, don’t blame the teacher. Your child should be the first one you talk to. If the teacher says your child isn’t doing homework and your child says s/he is, make them show it to you each night.
Wednesday Grocery Give Away – UPDATE for 2018
Did you know that on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, Wednesday of each month a variety of delicious and nutritious food items from local stores are available to George students and their families? Starting at 3:30 on each of those Wednesday’s George’s own Amy Davis works with other school staff to distribute fresh breads, vegetables, and other items in the front hall next to the office.
George students and their families are welcome to stop by and stock up. In addition to breads and vegetables there are often pastries and salads available too. We look forward to seeing you there-
Bring your own bag or take one of ours!
Dear PPS community,
Six months ago, the Board of Directors and the Portland community entrusted in me the privilege and responsibility to help build and transform a public school system that guarantees equitable access, opportunity, and outcomes for all of our students. With your support and leadership, we are on a forward mission to build a system that is equity-focused and student-centered. Our challenge is to ensure that every student in our district receives an outstanding educational experience, one that prepares them to work, live and thrive in our incredible city.
Dear PPS Community,
Please know that in collaboration with school administrators, district leadership actively monitored the hundreds of mostly middle and high school students who walked out of our schools today as part of a national demonstration against violence in schools. I am pleased to say that, by all reports, this was a peaceful and respectful event with no serious incidents. While these actions were not district-sponsored activity, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all who helped keep students safe, starting with the students themselves who remained organized, calm and intentional throughout. Others who helped include Portland police, PPS security, and other PPS staff. Thank you all.
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Board Finance, Audit and Operations (FAO) Committee Meeting
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Board Budget Work Session
6:00 PM Board Budget Hearing
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Middle School Dual Language Program Info Session
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Kellogg School pre-demolition open house
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Board Teaching and Learning Committee meeting
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Board Legislative Committee meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Board Health, Safety and Accessibility Committee
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Harriet Tubman community meeting at Sabin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Roseway Heights community meeting
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Board Finance, Audit and Operations (FAO) Committee Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting