February 4, 2019
Happy February. A little snow is trying to come down as I write today. Please remember to check local television channels for any delays or closures due to inclement weather. Remember to have your students wear cold weather garments including coats. We are forecasted to have multiple cold days coming our way.
There are many things going on at Grout Elementary. Please join us on Thursday, February 21, 2019, for our Kindergarten Connect and STEAM Night Open House. Prospective kindergarten families are invited to come and meet Principal Annie Tabshy and our kindergarten team. There will be a short power point presentation at 6:15 about kindergarten at Grout and then time to meet the classroom educators. All current family’s kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to come and explore a variety of STEAM activities.
All families are invited to join us in the cafeteria and gym for STEAM activities. If you don’t know what STEAM is, it is science, technology, engineering, art and math. Educators will have activities set up for students and families to explore together.
Currently, we continue to do our mindfulness work and are seeing more students able to self-regulate. Students are noticed doing the right things throughout the building and all staff are handing out tickets for their great behavior. We try to acknowledge every student trying their best. Students also are earning a variety of different “swag tags” for their spirit necklaces. Students earn “swag tags” by having good attendance, for being a kind, safe and responsible student and for great behavior in Art, Library, and PE. Ask your child about the “swag tags.”
Annie Tabshy, Principal
The Portland Public Schools Board of Education approved a significant revision to the district policy on student field trips and out-of-town travel, and passed a resolution to offer comment on proposed construction work on Interstate 5 that would affect Harriet Tubman Middle School.
Dear PPS Families,
With hopes that inclement winter weather is done for this school year, we wanted to touch base with you regarding making up snow days. We thought it was important to share an update with you before Spring Break.
Lincoln High School senior Sagarika Ramachandran has been selected as the winner of the Oregon Student Journalist of the Year Award. Sagarika, who serves as editor-in-chief of Lincoln's student newspaper, the Cardinal Times, became the first journalist from a PPS school to win the award, which started in 2005.
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Dine Out at Oregon City Brewing
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Special District Board Meeting
6:00 PM Board Work Session
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM PTA Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PTA Movie Night
6:00 PM Distrit Board Meeting