May 3, 2018
Hello Grout Community,
How did May 2018, arrive already? Everything is in bloom and allergies are in full bloom too. It seems to me that every year goes by more quickly than the last. I'm sure your are wondering the same. I had the honor of watching our kindergarten students sing old folk songs with the Red Yarn artist-in-residence we had work with our students. Mrs. Crouser, Teacher Wendy and Teacher Chris' students were amazing singers, loud and proud, and their puppets are just priceless.
We had the Children's Shine Choir of Portland perform for the school on Tuesday and they were magnificent. Two former Grout students were in the choir and said hello to all.
Due to conflicting dates, all Grout Arts Run Monday is due on Friday, May 4th to be considered for prizes. We will accept money after the due date through May 20th. As soon as we know the students who ran the most laps and brought in the most money, we will announce these winners.
Come join us on May 18th from 6:00 - 7:00 for the PTA Ice Cream Social.
June will be springing up before we know it.
Annie Tabshy aka Principal Annie
During summer break, when many of our schools are closed,
parents can still register their students for the coming year by visiting the
Enrollment and Transfer Center at the PPS central office.
Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero and his staff have completed the 2018-19 budget for Portland Public Schools. The $655 million budget reflects the Superintendent’s priorities, including increasing investment in core instruction, staffing schools equitably, advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion, and enhancing student safety and wellbeing. The PPS Board of Education is expected to formally adopt the budget at its June 26 meeting.
The school year was over, but more than 500 K-5 teachers were hard at work preparing for the 2018-19 academic year at the PPS Summer Institute at Roosevelt High School. The two-day training gave teachers the opportunity to dig into the new language arts curriculum, and hear from teachers who are already using it. The teachers also learned how the curriculum aligns with state standards and the district’s newly adopted scope and sequence — an academic term for what will be taught and in what order.