Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School

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  • Black Family Night Photos

    Black Family Night

  • Important Dates and Reminders:

    Thursday, September 22nd- Black Family Night, 6-7:30 PM

    Friday, September 23rd- Teacher Development  Day- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

    Thursday, September 29th- Cafe Latino 8:45 AM

    Thursday, September 29th - 5:30 pm to 7 pm  Back to School Information Night

    Friday, September 30th- Toolbox/Dream Assemblies (PM)

     

     

     

     

Principal's
Message

  • September 16, 2022

     

    Hello Dr MLK Jr Families,

     

    Huge shout out to Nordstrom, Shoes that Fit, and Ms. Peake for bringing 330 pairs of brand new sneakers to our students. Click here for some photos! I love seeing matching shoes on the kids’ feet, and their smiles of pride when they show off the swag. Also thanks to Sung Kokko our photographer and Ms. Peake again for a seamless picture day. There will be a spring picture session for those who want more! Hats off to Mrs. G, Chris in the front office and Ms. Thomas, for orchestrating a nearly whole school field trip on the third week of school. I know it was tough, but I hope we can all agree there is no better way to launch into Hispanic Heritage Month than a play about young Frida directed by our very own Mrs. G. 

     

    Staffing updates: It’s official: Ms. Beck is our official art teacher! We are now in search for a Community Agent, here is the job description. apply at this website: https://www.pps.net/jobs Job ID: 24545

     

    Mark your calendars for Open House on Thursday, September 29 from 5:30-7pm. For some classrooms, this event may be geared towards adults however kids are always welcome. Here is the schedule:

    • 5:30-5:55 - Round 1 Pk-5 main classroom sessions, specials presentation in the gym 

    • 6:00-6:25 - Round 2 Pk-5 main classroom sessions, specials presentation in the gym  

    • 6:30-7:00 - Principal message, Title I report, ESL and TAG presentations

    There will be parent/teacher conference sign ups available at Back to School Night. If you are unable to make it to Back to School Night, your teacher will connect with you later to schedule a conference time. Conferences this year are  in person or virtual on November 21st and 22nd

     

    State Test Scores: We will be mailing Individual Score Reports to families in the next few weeks. The reports will have results from OSAS and MAP testing for 2021-2022.

     

    Donate to our school: Many of our teachers welcome donations for special projects. See this website if you would like to donate to some of these projects! On Tuesday, September 20th, all of your donations will be DOUBLED!! 

     

    Lockdown drill: I would like to give you advance notice that we will be practicing our lockdown drill on Monday, September 26 at 9am. A lockdown is activated when there is a threat inside the school building. We will practice this twice a year. Every PPS school is mandated to practice a number of drills, from fire drills, earthquake drills (ORS 336.071). Details on all of our emergency drills can be found at https://www.pps.net/Page/208. I know that emergency drills, and lockdown drills in particular, can be scary for children. Our teachers will prep the students before the drill and we will focus on safe behavior and adults we can go to if we need help. After the drill teachers and students will debrief and answer any questions or concerns that arise from students. We encourage families to do the same once students arrive home. Thank you for partnering with us to keep your kids safe.

     

    Site Council: Are you interested in joining the Dr MLK Jr site council? This group will serve as a principal advisory board, help to write our school improvement plan, and give feedback and input on our community engagement events. Please fill this form out to share your interest. I will reach out later in October to form this important team. 

     

    Attendance: A reminder that school runs from 8:45-3:00. We encourage families to arrive on time, pick up at 3pm, and to avoid picking up your student early if at all possible. 

     

    September 15-October 15, is National Hispanic Heritage Month. If you would like to be a guest speaker in your child’s/children’s classrooms, we invite you to let your child’s teacher know you are interested in being a guest speaker. All guests must be COVID vaccinated or have a negative test.  One of my favorite books is “Just Ask” written by Sonia Sotomajor (first Hispanic and third woman to serve on the US Supreme Court) and illustrated by Rafael Lopez. The tagline is “Be Different, Be Brave, Be You” and I instantly fell in love with the following passage:

     

    Kids are all different too. 

    Some of us are in a hurry and others take more time. 

    Some of us seem shy and quiet, while others are chatty and loud. 

    Some of our differences are easy to spot. 

    Others take longer to notice. 

    Each of us grows in our own way…

     

    A reminder that next Thursday, we have Black Family Night, including our staff & their families who identify as such as well! We will have food from Po’Shines and entertainment from Nikki Brown Clown. We’ll also take some time to connect with one another and chat with the principal. 


    Hope everyone has a great weekend.

     

    Warmly,

    Teresa 

     

    Important Dates and Reminders: 

    Important Dates and Reminders: 

    • 9/16, 10:00am: 1st grade & De Lara-Vargas to Milagro 

    • 9/20, 6pm: PTA Meeting 

    • 9/22, 6-7:30: Black Family Night, Dr MLK Jr 

    • 9/23: Teacher Professional Development, NO SCHOOL 

    • 9/26, 9:00am: Lockdown Drill 

    • 9/29, 8:45am - Cafe Latino

    • 9/29, 5:30-7pm - Back to School Night

    • 10/1-2: PTA Restaurant Night - Wild Thing

    • 10/4: Move toward the DREAM 

    • 10/7, 3:00-4:30pm: PTA Community Gathering and KSMOCA Planton Movil 

    • 10/10: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    • 10/10: First day of SUN grades 1-3

    • 10/12, 6pm: JinRen New Family Orientation

    • 10/14: NO SCHOOL, teacher planning day 

    • 10/17: SUN open for grades 1-5

    • 10/25: Jin Ren Restaurant night - Sparky’s Pizza 

    • 10/27, 8:45am: Cafe Latino

    • 10/28: NW Noggin Visit

    • 10/28-29: SUN Registration for winter term

    • 10/31: DREAM Assemblies, AM 

     

    District news: 

    PPS is partnering with OHSU again this year to offer free weekly COVID-19 testing for students. Participation in this program is completely optional, but encouraged, and is offered regardless of vaccination status. Participating students will drop off spit samples in pre-labeled tubes at school on their designated day each week, whether they have symptoms or not. Schools will begin collecting spit samples starting September 27th-29th.

    What’s new?

    • Registration: Beginning today Parents/Guardians can start enrolling their students through OHSU’s NEW Online Portal. If you are unable to enroll for any reason, please call OHSU support at (503) 418-8500.​

    • Test Tubes: New, pre-labeled test tubes with a scannable barcode will be mailed directly to your mailing address and should arrive within a week of enrollment. Test kits from last year cannot be used, so please throw them away.

    • Spit Samples: Spit tests can be collected either the night before or the morning of their school’s testing day. Please use this spreadsheet to know what day to drop off your student’s spit sample.

    • Test Results: When the test results are available, you will receive an email telling you to log into the online portal www.labfinder.com/ohsu to view the results.

    • Additional drop-off locations: If you miss your weekly testing day, OHSU has added 3 drop-off sites around the Portland metro area.

      • Doernbecher Child Development Rehabilitation Center - 707 S Gaines Street, Portland, OR 97239

      • Primary Care Clinic at Gabriel Park - 4411 S Vermont Street, Portland, OR 97219

      • Richmond Family Health Center - 3930 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97202

     

    What stays the same?

    • There is no cost to families to participate.

    • OHSU uses highly accurate molecular testing, known as PCR.

    • Students will continue to bring their spit samples to school on the designated testing day.

    • OHSU nurses will call parents of all students who test positive or whose tests are  inconclusive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.

    For more information about OHSU's K-12 Screening Program, visit their website at http://www.ohsu.edu/k12testing or contact the OHSU support team at k12covidtesting@ohsu.edu​ or (503) 418-8500​.

    Letisia Ayala Guillen, Health Services Coordinator, layalaguillen@pps.net

     

    Vibe of Portland Fall Classes

    Portland Parks & Recreation Preschool 2022-2023 Registration

     

     

    Esta carta está escrita en español e inglés

    August 25, 2022

    Dear Dr MLK Jr Community,

    We are getting very close to the start of the school year. Teachers have been busy getting their classrooms ready for the kids. Our building has undergone significant changes since this summer, including technology upgrades, new walls and floors in our common areas, a freshly painted basketball court, and so much more. Huge shout out to our custodial DREAM team, Lamon, Terrell, Walter and Earl, along with special support from Coach Kaufman and Mr. Monty for working around the clock this week in preparation for the opening of school.

    Please join us SATURDAY, August 27th from 9am-noon, for Project Community Care Day, an annual tradition and a wonderful opportunity to help beautify our school grounds. We encourage you to bring your gardening gloves and tools and a water bottle. Students are welcome to join and we’ll just ask that you supervise your own child. We look forward to seeing you Saturday, August 27th, 9 am to 12 pm! Following Community Care Day, project “City Wide” is hosting a back to school event with free haircuts, school supplies, and fun activities. See this flyer for more details.

    Back to school social: Come meet your teacher, see old and new friends, pick up a new backpack, find your drop off and pick up spot, and enjoy some Shave Ice on Monday, August 29th from 2-3pm.

    We are still hiring: We need help finding an Educational Assistant for Kindergarten MIP. Please share this with your Mandarin speaking networks and encourage folks to reach out to me if they're interested? The job is posted on the PPS website as position #25134.

    School hours, breakfast, line up spots: Grades PK-K will have breakfast in the cafeteria from 8:30-8:45. Grades 1-5 will have breakfast served outside. Students will line up outside and be brought into the school by their teacher. On the first day of school, any adult with a staff badge will be able to help your student find their line spot. This will be the same spot for dismissal. Students in grades PK-3 must be picked up by a designated guardian. Students in grades 4-5 may be dismissed on their own as long as there is approval from the family beforehand. The school day ends at 3:00pm.

    Communication: I will send out a principal’s newsletter every other week, typically on a Friday. These will also be posted to our school website. At the end of every newsletter I will highlight important events and dates for the next two months. We also use “red folders” that will be sent home every week. In those folders, you will find quarterly school calendars, report cards, permission slips, SUN registration forms, and much much more. The school will also periodically send out text message reminders for community events. Classroom teachers will send home monthly newsletters about our academic program, classroom updates, and reminders. You should also hear from your classroom teacher before school begins on Tuesday.

    New staff bios: We have a number of new staff who are joining us this year. To get to know them more, click here.

    Thank you so much everyone for getting your student(s) ready and excited for the start of another amazing school year! Below you’ll see a few more reminders from SUN, the district, and our events for the next 2 months. See you all soon!

    Sincerely, Teresa

    Principal

    SUN news: Go to www.selfenhancement.org/registration to sign up. Registration on site will be August 29th. See this flyer for more information. We’re also looking for Mandarin-speaking tutors or volunteers to help out during SUN school.

    OHSU Screening Testing Program: The OHSU screening testing program will continue this year. The enrollment process will be online, and OHSU will send test kits directly to families. Schools will collect specimens on identified days (TBD) Resources to share with families:

    Self Screening Tool
    Diagnostic (BinaxNOW) Test Permission sheets
    OHSU Testing Information

    Important dates and reminders:
    August 27 9am-noon Community Care Day 9am-noon, CityWide Back to School Event
    August 29 2-3pm Back to School Social, Meet the teacher
    August 30 First day of school grades 1-5
    September 1 & 2 First days for kindergarten
    September 5 Labor Day, Holiday - NO SCHOOL
    September 6 First day for ALL Kindergarten
    September 12 First day for PreKindergarten
    September 14, 6pm Jin Ren Board Meeting
    September 15, 1st day of Hispanic Heritage Month
    September 14 & 15 School Pictures
    September 16 K-5 field trip: el Grito, a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
    September 20, 6-7pm PTA Meeting
    September 22, 6-7:30pm Black Family Night with Nikki Brown Clown
    September 23 Teacher Development - NO SCHOOL
    September 26 & 27 Rosh Hashanah
    September 29, 6-7pm Back to school night Dr MLK (ESL, TAG and Title I Night)
    September 29, 8:45am Cafe Latino

    Repeat information:

    Office hours: our office is open from 8am to 4:00pm. Reach out with any questions that you might have. Call 503-916-6456, or email Chris (our Office Admin Assistant 1) at csugura@pps.net. Nancy, our other Office Admin Assistant and Project Coordinator is out and will return to school on September 6th.

    Back to School Social: Monday, August 29 from 2-3pm on our blacktop. You will have the opportunity to meet your teacher, pick out a new backpack and school supplies, learn about our SUN program and other partnerships, pick up some Kona Shave Ice, and play with friends on the playground. Students will also be fitted with new shoes the 2nd week of September, thanks to a partnership we have with Nordstrom.

    COVID Protocols: The school district is still planning for a full 5 days a week and full day schedule. The safety protocols that many of you became familiar with last year (e.g. masks, social distancing, expanded and on-site testing options, etc.) will still be an option, however not required. Schools will no longer be contact tracing. We will continue to space out our seating during eating times in the cafeteria and there will still be a quarantine period for people who are testing positive.

    Cell Phone Policy: We have noticed more elementary students having access to cell phones. Our policy is Off and Away while at school. If a student has their phone out, a staff member will first give a gentle reminder to put it away. If the phone is out a second time, the phone will go to the teacher until the end of the day. We know that cell phones are used for connection and safety, however often they are sources of distraction and are not supportive to the learning environment. If families need to reach their student we ask that they call the front office to connect with the student. Please reach out to your teacher if you need a plan that is different from ours at school.

    PTA: Get connected with others in your school's community with the PTA (Parent Teacher Association)! Sign up to join our contact list and our Facebook group. You can also email stephen.osserman@gmail.com (PTA Communications Chair) to find out about more ways to connect.

    At Dr MLK Jr School, we have free breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack available to every student. We also provide all school supplies, although you will see many of our teachers welcome donations for special projects. See this website if you would like to donate to some of these projects!

    Esta carta está en español e inglés

    25 de agosto de 2022

    Estimada comunidad del Dr. MLK Jr: Estamos muy cerca del comienzo del año escolar. Los maestros han estado ocupados preparando sus aulas para los niños. Nuestro edificio ha cambiado significativamente desde este verano, incluyendo actualizaciones tecnológicas, paredes y pisos nuevos en nuestras áreas comunes, una cancha de baloncesto recién pintada y mucho más. Un gran agradecimiento a nuestro equipo DREAM de conserjes Lamon, Terrell, Walter y Earl, junto con el apoyo especial del entrenador Kaufman y el Sr. Monty por trabajar día y noche esta semana en preparación para la apertura de la escuela.

    Únase a nosotros el sábado 27 de agosto de 9 am al mediodía para el Día del Proyecto Community Care, una tradición anual y una maravillosa oportunidad para ayudar a embellecer los terrenos de nuestra escuela. Le recomendamos que traiga sus guantes y herramientas de jardinería y una botella de agua. Los estudiantes pueden unirse y sólo le pediremos que cuide a su propio hijo. ¡Te esperamos el sábado 27 de agosto de 9 am a 12 pm! Después del Día de Cuidado Comunitario, el proyecto "City Wide" está organizando un evento de regreso a la escuela con cortes de cabello gratuitos, útiles escolares y actividades divertidas. Consulte este folleto para obtener más detalles.

    Evento social de regreso a la escuela: venga a conocer a su maestro, vea viejos y nuevos amigos, recoja una mochila nueva y algo de Shave Ice el lunes 29 de agosto de 2 a 3 p.m.

    Todavía estamos contratando: Necesitamos ayuda para encontrar un asistente educativo para Kinder MIP. Comparta esto con las personas que conoce de habla mandarín y diga a las personas a comunicarse conmigo si están interesadas. El trabajo está publicado en el sitio web de PPS como posición #25134.

    Horario escolar, desayuno, lugares para hacer fila: Los grados PK-K desayunarán en la cafetería de 8:30 a 8:45. Los grados 1-5 comerán el desayuno servido afuera. Los estudiantes formarán una fila afuera y serán llevados a la escuela por su maestro. El primer día de clases, cualquier adulto con un gafete del personal podrá ayudar a su estudiante a encontrar su lugar en la fila. Este será el mismo lugar para el despido. Los estudiantes en los grados PK-3 deben ser recogidos por un tutor designado. Los estudiantes en los grados 4-5 pueden salir solos siempre que haya una aprobación previa de la familia. La jornada finaliza a las 15:00 horas.

    Comunicación: Enviaré un boletín informativo del director cada dos semanas, normalmente los viernes. Estos también se publicarán en el sitio web de nuestra escuela. Al final de cada boletín destacar eventos y fechas importantes para los próximos dos meses. También usamos “carpetas rojas” que serán enviadas a casa cada semana. En esas carpetas, encontrará calendarios escolares trimestrales, boletas de calificaciones, formularios de permiso, formularios de registro de SUN y mucho, mucho más. La escuela también enviará periódicamente recordatorios de mensajes de texto para eventos comunitarios. Los maestros enviarán a casa boletines informativos mensuales sobre nuestro programa académico, actualizaciones del salón de clases y recordatorios.

    Nuevas biografías del personal: Tenemos una cantidad de personal nuevo que se unirá a nosotros este año. Para conocerlos más, haz clic aquí.

    ¡Muchas gracias a todos por preparar a sus estudiantes y entusiasmarse por el comienzo de otro año escolar épico! A continuación, verá algunos recordatorios más de SUN, el distrito y nuestros eventos para los próximos 2 meses. ¡Nos vemos pronto!

    Atentamente, Teresa
    Directora

    SUN news: Vaya a www.selfenhancement.org/registration para registrarse. El registro en el sitio será el 29 de agosto. Consulte este folleto para obtener más información. También estamos buscando tutores o voluntarios que hablen mandarín para ayudar durante la escuela SUN.

    OHSU: El programa de pruebas de detección de OHSU continuará este año. El proceso de inscripción será en línea y OHSU enviará el equipo de prueba directamente a las familias. Las escuelas recogerán muestras en días identificados (por definir). Recursos para compartir con las familias: Herramienta de autoexamen Hojas de permiso de autoevaluación diagnóstico (BinaxNOW) Información de pruebas de OHSU

    Fechas y recordatorios importantes:

    27 de agosto 9 9am a 12pm Día de Ayuda Comunitaria, el evento del regreso escolar de CityWide
    29 de agosto 2-3pm Evento de regreso escolar, conocer al maestro
    30 de agosto El primer día de clases grados 1-5
    1 y 2 de septiembre Los primeros días para kindergarten
    5 de septiembre día del trabajo por los maestros, feriado - NO HAY CLASES
    6 de septiembre Primer día para TODO el kinder
    12 de septiembre Primer día de Pre Kinder
    14 de septiembre, 6pm Reunión de la Junta de Jin Ren
    15 de septiembre Primer día del Mes de la Herencia Hispana
    14 y 15 Fotos escolares
    16 K-5: el Grito, una celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana
    20 de septiembre, 6-7pm PTA Reunión
    22 de septiembre, 6-7: . Noche de familia negra (tentativa)
    23 de septiembre Desarrollo de maestros: NO HAY CLASES
    26 y 27 de Rosh Hashaná
    29 de septiembre, 6-7 p. m. Noche de regreso a la escuela Dr MLK (ESL, TAG y Noche de Título I)
    29 de septiembre, 8:45 am Café Latino

    Repita la información: Horas de oficina: nuestra oficina está abierta de 8 am a 4:00 pm. Comuníquese con cualquier pregunta que pueda tener. Llame al 503-916-6456 o envíe un correo electrónico a Chris (nuestro asistente administrativo de Office 1) a csugura@pps.net. Nancy, nuestra otra asistente administrativa de la oficina y coordinadora de proyectos está fuera y regresará a la escuela el 6 de septiembre.

    Regreso a la escuela social: lunes 29 de agosto de 2 a 3 p. m. en nuestro asfalto. Tendrá la oportunidad de conocer a su maestro, elegir una nueva mochila y útiles escolares, aprender sobre nuestro programa SUN y otras asociaciones, recoger un poco de Kona Shave Ice y jugar con amigos en el patio de recreo. Los estudiantes también recibirán zapatos nuevos la segunda semana de septiembre, gracias a una asociación que tenemos con Nordstrom.

    Protocolos COVID: El distrito escolar todavía está planeando un horario completo de 5 días a la semana y de día completo. Los protocolos de seguridad con los que muchos de ustedes se familiarizaron el año pasado (p. ej., máscaras, distanciamiento social, opciones de prueba ampliadas e in situ, etc.) seguirán siendo una opción, pero no obligatorios. Las escuelas ya no serán rastreadoras de contactos. Continuaremos espaciando nuestros asientos durante las comidas en la cafetería y aún habrá un período de cuarentena para las personas que den positivo.

    Política de teléfonos celulares: Hemos notado que más estudiantes de primaria tienen acceso a teléfonos celulares. Nuestra política es Apagado y Ausente mientras está en la escuela. Si un estudiante tiene su teléfono fuera, un miembro del personal primero le recordará amablemente que lo guarde. Si el teléfono se apaga por segunda vez, el teléfono pasará al maestro hasta el final del día. Sabemos que los teléfonos celulares se utilizan para la conexión y la seguridad, sin embargo, a menudo son fuentes de distracción y no apoyan el entorno de aprendizaje. Si las familias necesitan comunicarse con su estudiante, les pedimos que llamen a la oficina principal para comunicarse con el estudiante. Comuníquese con su maestro si necesita un plan diferente al nuestro en la escuela.

    PTA: ¡Conéctese con otros en la comunidad de su escuela con la PTA (Asociación de Padres y Maestros)! Regístrese para unirse a nuestra lista de contactos y nuestro grupo de Facebook. También puede enviar un correo electrónico a stephen.osserman@gmail.com (Presidente de comunicaciones de la PTA) para conocer más formas de conectarse.

    En Dr MLK Jr School, tenemos desayuno, almuerzo y merienda gratuitos disponibles para todos los estudiantes. También proporcionamos todos los útiles escolares, aunque verá que muchos de nuestros maestros agradecen las donaciones para proyectos especiales.Vea este sitio web si desea donar a algunos de estos proyectos!

     

     

    August 10, 2022

    Dear Dr Martin Luther King Jr Elementary Families,

    I would like to officially welcome you to the 2022-23 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School year. The school year begins August 30th  for 1st-5th graders and September 1st or 2nd  for kindergarteners. Pre-K begins on September 12th. This will be the first of several communications from the school that you will receive this year. All of these communications will also be posted to our school website at https://www.pps.net/mlk. We also use text messages, and the REMIND app to communicate with our families. As long as your information is updated with correct phone numbers and emails in our Student Information Database, you should receive our communications. Please know that my door is always open and that I am always available through school email, as well as before and after school on the blacktop. 


    Office hours: On Monday, August 15, our office will be open from 8am to 4:00pm. Reach out with any questions that you might have. Call 503-916-6456, or email Chris (our Office Admin Assistant 1) at
    csugura@pps.net. Nancy, our other Office Admin Assistant and Project Coordinator, is out and will return to school on September 6th.

     

    Community care day: On August 27, we have a great community opportunity to participate in community care day from 9-noon. Join us if you want to help spruce up our grounds with beautification tasks like raking, mulching, and weeding. Be sure to bring your rakes, gloves, and other yard equipment.

     

    Teachers return to work: Teachers will all be back on August 24th. They'll be preparing their rooms, making connections with families, and engaging in professional development. Teacher assignments were shared with families at the end of last year. You should expect communication from your teacher(s) prior to the first day of school. Feel free to reach out to your child's teacher with any questions that you have about the upcoming school year.

     

    Back to School Social: Monday, August 29 from 2-3pm on our blacktop. You will have the opportunity to meet your teacher, pick out a new backpack and school supplies, learn about our SUN program and other partnerships, pick up some Kona Shave Ice, and play with friends on the playground. Students will also be fitted with new shoes the 2nd week of September, thanks to a partnership we have with Nordstrom.

     

    COVID Protocols: The school district is still planning for a full 5 days a week and full day schedule. The safety protocols that many of you became familiar with last year (e.g. masks, social distancing, expanded and on-site testing options, etc.) will still be an option, however not required. Schools will no longer be contact tracing. We will continue to space out our seating during eating times in the cafeteria and there will still be a quarantine period for people who are testing positive.

     

    Cell Phone Policy: We have noticed more elementary students having access to cell phones. Our policy is Off and Away while at school. If a student has their phone out, a staff member will first give a gentle reminder to put it away. If the phone is out a second time, the phone will go to the teacher until the end of the day. We know that cell phones are used for connection and safety, however often they are sources of distraction and are not supportive to the learning environment. If families need to reach their student we ask that they call the front office to connect with the student. Please reach out to your teacher if you need a plan that is different from ours at school. 

     

    PTA: Get connected with others in your school's community with the PTA (Parent Teacher Association)! Sign up to join our contact list and our facebook group. You can also email stephen.osserman@gmail.com (PTA Communications Chair) to find out about more ways to connect. 


    At Dr MLK Jr School, we have free breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack available to every student. We also provide all school supplies, although you will see many of our teachers welcome donations for special projects. See this
    website if you would like to donate to some of these projects! 


    That's it for now! I hope that the rest of your summer is wonderful. Reach out if your family needs anything or has any questions. I am looking forward to seeing all of your students and families in a few short weeks. 

     

    Warmly,

     

    Teresa Seidel

    Principal


    Important dates and reminders: 

    August 18, 6pm

    Jin Ren Board Meeting and Community Hangout - blacktop

    August 27 9am-noon

    Community Care Day 9am-noon, CityWide Back to School Event

    August 29 2-3pm

    Back to School Social, Meet the teacher

    August 30

    First day of school grades 1-5

    September 1 & 2

    First days for kindergarten 

    September 5

    Labor Day, Holiday - NO SCHOOL

    September 6

    First day for ALL Kindergarten

    September 12

    First day for PreKindergarten

    September 14, 6pm

    Jin Ren Board Meeting

    September 15

    1st day of Hispanic Heritage Month

    September 14 & 15

    School Pictures

    September 16 

    K-5 field trip: el Grito, a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

    September 20, 6-7pm

    PTA Meeting

    September 23

    Teacher Development - NO SCHOOL

    September 26 & 27

    Rosh Hashanah

    September 29, 6-7pm

    Back to school night Dr MLK (ESL, TAG and Title I Night) 

    September 29, 8:45am

    Cafe Latino

     

     

    Hello Dr MLK Families,

    Thank you to all of our performers, staff, partners, volunteers and family members who were able to join us last week for our Global Celebration! The growth continues on as our students learn about notable figures in the Black Community, both past and present for the month of February and beyond.  

    Vaccine clinic: I wanted to share with you a vaccine event that we will be hosting at Self Enhancement Inc. on Friday February 18th from 2pm-7pm. Anyone over the age of 5 is welcome, we will have 1st, 2nd, 3rd and booster doses available, as well as the flu shot. Appointments are encouraged but not required. www.selfenhancement.org/vaccine

    Lost and Found: Tomorrow will be the last day that the lost and found will be outside. After Friday, all items will be donated.

    Connect to Kindergarten: Do you have an incoming kindergartener or know of someone who is planning to send their kindergartener to Dr MLK Jr Elementary? If so, please pass along this flyer detailing our Connect to Kindergarten events! One of our goals is to increase our enrollment so that we are able to provide a full scope of service (including art, PE, music, dance and world language exposure to everyone). Please share widely the reason why just a few weeks ago we were all fighting to keep the DREAM, and our school, alive!

    We have an in person tour and info session on FEBRUARY 16th, 2022   6:00 PM

    and a  Virtual event: March 1, 2022, 6:00 PM Meeting link: meet.google.com/yyn-nvji-ihj or call ‪617-675-4444‬ PIN: ‪136 677 702 3623‬#

    MIP 1st grade lottery: We will be opening up 24 spots to 1st graders who want to join our Mandarin Immersion Program. Do you know of a family who wants to share the benefits and wonders of learning a second or third language? Please encourage them to apply to our lottery! 

    National school counselors’ week: Please join me in showing your appreciation to Ms. Peake, our dedicated, passionate, fun and caring school counselor. School counselors are the unsung heroes of today’s school system, agents of social change. Ms. Peake touches the lives of every single child in this school, and advocates for them every single day. 

    Take care everyone,

     

    Teresa

     

    Important Dates and Reminders:

    • 2/1-2/28: Black History Month

    • 2/21: Presidents’ day, no school 

    • 2/25, 3pm: blacktop PTA celebration 

    • 3/17, 9am: principal chat, Link to join here

    • 3/19-3/27: spring break, no school 

    More opportunities and programs: 

     

    Hola familias del Dr. MLK:

    ¡Gracias a todos nuestros artistas, personal, socios, voluntarios y familiares que pudieron unirse a nosotros la semana pasada para nuestra celebración global! El crecimiento continúa a medida que nuestros estudiantes aprenden sobre figuras notables en la comunidad negra, tanto pasadas como presentes durante el mes de febrero y más allá.  

    Clínica de vacunas: Quería compartir con ustedes un evento de vacunas que organizaremos en Self Enhancement Inc. el viernes 18 de febrerode 2 pm a 7 pm. Cualquier persona mayor de 5 años es bienvenida, tendremos disponibles la 1ra, 2da,3ra y dosis de refuerzo, así como la vacuna contra la gripe. Las citas son recomendadas pero no obligatorias. www.selfenhancement.org/vaccine

    Lost and Found: Mañana será el último día en que los objetos perdidos y encontrados estarán afuera. Después del viernes, todos los artículos serán donados.

    Conéctese al jardín de infantes: ¿Tiene un niño de jardín de infantes entrante o conoce a alguien que planea enviar a su niño de jardín de infantes a la escuela primaria Dr MLK Jr? Si es así, ¡envíe este folleto que detalla nuestros eventos Connect to Kindergarten! Uno de nuestros objetivos es aumentar nuestra inscripción para que podamos brindar un alcance completo de servicio (que incluye arte, educación física, música, danza y exposición a idiomas del mundo para todos). ¡Por favor comparta ampliamente la razón por la cual hace solo unas semanas todos estábamos luchando para mantener vivo el SUEÑO y nuestra escuela!

    Tenemos un recorrido en persona y una sesión de información el 16 de FEBRERO de 2022 a las 6:00 p

    y un evento virtual: el 1 de marzo de 2022 a las 6:00 p. -675-4444 PIN: 136 677 702 3623#

    MIP Lotería de primer grado: abriremos 24 lugares para estudiantes de primer grado que quieran unirse a nuestro programa de inmersión en mandarín. ¿Conoces a una familia que quiera compartir los beneficios y las maravillas de aprender un segundo o tercer idioma? ¡Anímelos a aplicar a nuestra lotería! 

    Semana nacional de los consejeros escolares: Únase a mí para mostrar su agradecimiento a la Sra. Peake, nuestra consejera escolar dedicada, apasionada, divertida y cariñosa. Los consejeros escolares son los héroes anónimos del sistema escolar actual, agentes de cambio social. La Sra. Peake influye en la vida de todos los niños de esta escuela y los defiende todos los días. 

    Cuídense todos,

     

    Teresa

     

    Fechas y recordatorios importantes:

    • 2/1-2/28: Mes de la historia

    • afroamericana 2/21: Día de los presidentes, no hay clases 

    • 2/25, 3 p. m.: celebración de la PTA en el asfalto 

    • 3/17, 9 a. m.: charla con el director, enlace para unirse aquí

    • 3/19-3/27: vacaciones de primavera, no hay clases 

    Más oportunidades y programas: 

     

    Hello Dr MLK Jr Families, 

    Thank you so much to our student leaders and for all of the families and staff members who were able to attend the community engagement meeting last night on the relocation of Harriet Tubman Middle School. As the process unfolds and the district reaches out to the Dr MLK Jr community for feedback and engagement, I will keep everyone updated. Anytime schools and communities are reconfigured there will be pros and cons. Part of my job is to share with you all of the information we have, with as much clarity as possible, and to direct any feedback that our community has back to the district. However, I do arrive at these conversations not only as your school leader, but also as a colleague, community member and fellow parent. I acknowledge the deep emotions that this process is likely to raise and share those sentiments with many of you.

    Principal Chat and Connection: Since the beginning of the year I have been meeting monthly with our Spanish Speaking families at Cafe Latino. It is a great way for us to get to know one another and for parents to ask questions and get answers straight from the principal! I now want to invite everyone to a virtual Principal’s Coffee meeting. Pre-pandemic we would host these types of engagement events in person. While we are limited in how we can meet, I still want to offer a way for us to connect. Please join me on Thursday, January 6 at 10am at this google meeting link. We can discuss whatever comes up and topics may include: staffing updates, merging our two programs and how that is going, COVID protocol questions, instructional programming, the relocation of Tubman, and much much more. I’ll move the Principal Chat times around from month to month for folks who have conflicting work schedules. 

    Meals at school: After winter break, we will be changing some of our eating protocols. Breakfast and afternoon snack will remain the same however for lunch, all of our students will be eating inside beginning the new year. With the colder weather, more student and community COVID vaccinations, and updated guidance from local health authorities, I feel confident that we can maintain COVID protocols while eating inside. When the weather is nice, we may still eat outside, however our staff have worked hard to figure out a plan to make inside lunch safe for all. Shout outs to Ms. Peake, Ms. Lefferts, Mr. Monty and our amazing custodial staff for puzzling together how to feed 320 children in 90 minutes seated 6 feet apart! 

    COVID testing at school: At the end of this newsletter, there is a message from the district about the new “Test to Stay” program that will allow students to remain in school even if there is an on-site COVID exposure. 

    Shout Outs: On another note, I have to give a huge shout out to Ms. Peake our counselor, Ms. Marlo and Issa our SEI/SUN partners, Ms. Nancy, our school secretary, the fine folks at the Irvington Tennis Club and our amazing, devoted, giving and caring PTA. With all of their support, our school was able to pull together winter holiday gifts to over 50 students! It reminds me of the words that our student leaders shared with our district office staff last evening: At Dr. King school, the dream is alive!

    I hope to see many of you at our end of year PTA Blacktop Celebration happening here at school, 3pm-4pm today. Happy new year everyone. May your winter break be restful, relaxing and filled with happiness. 

    Warmly,

    Teresa

     

    Important Dates and Reminders: 

    • 12/17: SPIRIT DAY - wear your school spirit colors red and black

    • 12/17, 3pm: PTA Blacktop celebration

    • 12/18-1/2: winter break, no school

    • 1/3: Back to school

    • 1/17: Dr MLK Jr Holiday, no school

    • 1/28: Grading day, no school

    • 2/1: First day of Black History Month

    • 2/4, 2:30pm : Lunar New Year parade

     

    Test to stay information: 

    As part of our ongoing commitment to increase in-person learning for all students, we are pleased to announce that in partnership with OHA/ODE we will start the Test to Stay program the first week of January of 2022. 

    Benefits of Test to Stay: Given the lower level of COVID-19 in schools, students exposed at school will have the opportunity to stay in in-person learning and minimize the impact quarantine has had on their education. This is called a modified quarantine and requires students to continue to wear masks during any activity that does not require its use, for example band, athletics, etc., until day eight (8). Students must remain symptom free and will be provided two tests during their quarantine period. You can help expedite the process by signing and returning the consent form for the BinaxNOW rapid nasal swab test, unless you already did it this year. Forms are available in the front office of each school. 

    For students who were exposed outside of the school day (at home, extracurricular activities, etc), we will have available the Test to Return process. This process will allow students to return on Day 8 after an exposure with any negative antigen or pcr COVID-19 test performed between days 5-7.  

    As always, vaccinated students who do not have symptoms do not have to quarantine or Test to Stay. We will share more specifics about this program in early January. 5-Step Process for Parents and Families

     

    ONGOING FAMILY IMMUNIZATION CLINICS 

    The Multnomah County Health Department is offering twice-weekly Immunization Clinics for families and children to obtain COVID-19 and school-required vaccines. Clinics will be held on Wednesdays from 11 am - 2 pm & 3 pm - 6 pm at the Gateway WIC Building, 131 NE 102nd Ave., Portland; and on Saturdays from 9 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - at the NE Health Clinic, 5329 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. #322, Portland.

     

    Appointments are required for children aged 5 - 11. No appointment is required for family members to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and flu shots.

    Call 503-988-8939 to make an appointment. More info is available at: multco.us/vaccineclinics.


    Hola, familias del Dr. MLK Jr:

    Muchas gracias a nuestros líderes estudiantiles y a todas las familias y miembros del personal que pudieron asistir a la reunión de participación comunitaria anoche sobre la reubicación de la escuela secundaria Harriet Tubman. A medida que se desarrolle el proceso y el distrito se comunique con la comunidad del Dr. MLK Jr para obtener comentarios y participación, los mantendré informados. Siempre que se reconfiguren las escuelas y las comunidades, habrá pros y contras. Parte de mi trabajo es compartir con ustedes toda la información que tenemos, con la mayor claridad posible, y dirigir cualquier comentario que nuestra comunidad tenga al distrito. Sin embargo, llego a estas conversaciones no solo como líder de su escuela, sino también como colega, miembro de la comunidad y padre de familia. Reconozco las profundas emociones que probablemente suscite este proceso y comparto esos sentimientos con muchos de ustedes.

    Conexión y charla con la directora: Desde el comienzo del año me he reunido mensualmente con nuestras familias hispanohablantes en Cafe Latino. ¡Es una excelente manera de conocernos unos a otros y para que los padres hagan preguntas y obtengan respuestas directamente del director! Ahora quiero invitar a todos a una reunión virtual de Café del Director. Antes de la pandemia, organizaríamos este tipo de eventos de participación en persona. Si bien estamos limitados en cómo podemos reunirnos, todavía quiero ofrecer una forma de conectarnos. Únase a mí el jueves 6 de enero a las 10 a. M. En este enlace de reunión de Google. Podemos discutir lo que surja y los temas pueden incluir: actualizaciones de personal, fusión de nuestros dos programas y cómo va, preguntas sobre el protocolo COVID, programación de instrucción, la reubicación de Tubman y mucho más. Cambiaré los tiempos del chat principal de un mes a otro para las personas que tienen horarios de trabajo conflictivos.

    Comidas en la escuela: Después de las vacaciones de invierno, cambiaremos algunos de nuestros protocolos de alimentación. El desayuno y la merienda seguirán siendo los mismos, sin embargo, para el almuerzo, todos nuestros estudiantes comerán adentro a partir del nuevo año. Con el clima más frío, más vacunas COVID para estudiantes y comunidades, y la guía actualizada de las autoridades de salud locales, estoy seguro de que podemos mantener los protocolos COVID mientras comemos adentro. Cuando hace buen tiempo, podemos comer afuera, sin embargo, nuestro personal ha trabajado duro para idear un plan para que el almuerzo en el interior sea seguro para todos. ¡Saludos a la Sra. Peake, la Sra. Lefferts, el Sr. Monty y nuestro increíble personal de conserjes por pensar juntos cómo alimentar a 320 niños en 90 minutos sentados a 6 pies de distancia!

    Pruebas de COVID en la escuela: Al final de este boletín, hay un mensaje del distrito sobre el nuevo programa "Test to Stay" que permitirá a los estudiantes permanecer en la escuela incluso si hay una exposición a COVID en el sitio.

    Gritos: En otra nota, tengo que dar un gran reconocimiento a la Sra. Peake, nuestra consejera, la Sra. Marlo e Issa, nuestros socios de SEI / SUN, la Sra. Nancy, la secretaria de nuestra escuela, la buena gente del Irvington Tennis Club y nuestra PTA asombrosa, dedicada, generosa y solidaria. ¡Con todo su apoyo, nuestra escuela pudo reunir regalos de vacaciones de invierno para más de 50 estudiantes! Me recuerda las palabras que nuestros líderes estudiantiles compartieron con el personal de la oficina del distrito anoche: ¡En la escuela Dr. King, el sueño está vivo!

    Espero ver a muchos de ustedes en nuestra Celebración Blacktop de fin de año de la PTA aquí en la escuela, hoy de 3 pm a 4 pm. Feliz Año Nuevo a todos. Que sus vacaciones de invierno sean tranquilas, relajantes y llenas de felicidad.

    Calurosamente,

    Teresa

     

    Fechas y recordatorios importantes:

    17/12: DÍA DEL ESPÍRITU: usa los colores rojo y negro de tu espíritu escolar

    17/12, 3pm: celebración del PTA Blacktop

    12 / 18-1 / 2: vacaciones de invierno, no hay clases

    1/3: Regreso a clases

    17/1: Dr MLK Jr Holiday, no hay clases

    1/28: día de calificaciones, no hay clases

    2/1: Primer día del Mes de la Historia Afroamericana

    2/4, 2:30 pm: Desfile del Año Nuevo Lunar

     

    Prueba para mantener la información:

    Como parte de nuestro compromiso continuo de aumentar el aprendizaje en persona para todos los estudiantes, nos complace anunciar que, en asociación con OHA / ODE, comenzaremos el programa Test to Stay la primera semana de enero de 2022.

    Beneficios de Test to Stay: Dado el nivel más bajo de COVID-19 en las escuelas, los estudiantes expuestos en la escuela tendrán la oportunidad de permanecer en el aprendizaje en persona y minimizar el impacto que la cuarentena ha tenido en su educación. Esto se llama cuarentena modificada y requiere que los estudiantes continúen usando máscaras durante cualquier actividad que no requiera su uso, por ejemplo, banda, atletismo, etc., hasta el día ocho (8). Los estudiantes deben permanecer libres de síntomas y se les proporcionarán dos pruebas durante su período de cuarentena. Puede ayudar a acelerar el proceso firmando y devolviendo el formulario de consentimiento para la prueba rápida con hisopo nasal BinaxNOW, a menos que ya lo haya hecho este año. Los formularios están disponibles en la oficina principal de cada escuela.

    Para los estudiantes que estuvieron expuestos fuera del horario escolar (en casa, actividades extracurriculares, etc.), tendremos disponible el proceso Test to Return. Este proceso permitirá a los estudiantes regresar el día 8 después de una exposición con




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    September 3, 2021

    Hello Dr. MLK Jr Students and Families,  

    We are up and running! It’s been a great first couple days. I’ve enjoyed getting to meet students and families and joining classrooms to see communities coming together. I had a chance to read a few stories and do a few activities with several classrooms this week and I’m pleased to report a loving, inclusive, and highly creative bunch of kids! I can tell already that Dr. MLK Jr is a place where students and staff like to come to school. I feel so grateful to be here.

    A few reminders about pick up and drop off:

    • Breakfast will be served outside at 8:30. Students will have until 8:40 to eat outside, and then their teachers will walk them into class. After 8:45, all tardy students will need to enter through the main entrance.  
    • All students PK-3 must be picked up at 3:00 by an adult. 
    • Please do not park in our bus loading zone on 6th Avenue.

    Did you know that at Dr. MLK, there is a FREE, full day pre-k? Do you have a 3 or 4 year old that you want to sign up for PreK? If so, please contact Edison Bee (ebee@pps.net) or see the flyer attached. 

    I am sad to share that Nancy, our school secretary and project coordinator, has lost her father and will be out on leave for some time. We are sending her love and support as she gets through these challenging times. Because of that, our office is short staffed so thank you for your patience as we work to catch up.

    Take care everyone,

    Teresa

    Important dates and reminders: 

    • September 6 - NO SCHOOL  Labor Day Holiday
    • September 13 - Pre-K - First day of school
    • September 23: Back to School virtual event 
    • September 23: S.U.N Programming Registration- Day 2- Last Day!
    • October 4: first day of S.U.N Programming

     

    Hola, estudiantes y familias del Dr. MLK Jr,

    ¡Estamos listos! Han sido unos primeros días fantásticos. Disfruté conocer a estudiantes y familias y unirme a las clases para ver cómo las comunidades se unen. ¡Tuve la oportunidad de leer algunas historias y hacer algunas actividades con varios salones esta semana y me complace informar sobre un grupo de niños cariñosos, inclusivos y muy creativos! Ya puedo decir que Dr. MLK Jr es un lugar donde a los estudiantes y al personal les gusta ir a la escuela. Me siento muy agradecido de estar aquí.

    Algunos recordatorios sobre recoger y dejar:

    El desayuno se servirá afuera a las 8:30. Los estudiantes tendrán hasta las 8:40 para comer afuera, y luego sus maestros los acompañarán a clase. Después de las 8:45, todos los estudiantes que lleguen tarde deberán entrar por la entrada principal.

    Todos los estudiantes de PK-3 deben ser recogidos a las 3:00 por un adulto.

    No se estacione en nuestra zona de carga de autobuses

    ¿Sabía que en Dr. MLK hay un pre-kindergarten GRATUITO de día completo? ¿Tiene un niño de 3 o 4 años que desea inscribirse en PreK? Si es así, comuníquese con Edison Bee (ebee@pps.net) o vea el volante adjunto.

    Me entristece compartir que Nancy, la secretaria de nuestra escuela y coordinadora del proyecto, perdió a su padre y estará de licencia por algún tiempo. Le estamos enviando amor y apoyo a medida que atraviesa estos tiempos difíciles. Por eso, nuestra oficina tiene poco personal, así que gracias por su paciencia mientras trabajamos para ponernos al día.

    Cuídense, todos,

    Teresa

    Fechas importantes y recordatorios:

    6 de septiembre - No hay clases; Día Festivo

    13 de septiembre - Pre-K - Primer día de clases

    23 de septiembre: Evento virtual de regreso a clases

    23 de septiembre: Registro de programación de S.U.N - Día 2- ¡Último día!

    4 de octubre: primer día de programación S.U.N

     

    你好 MLK Jr 博士学校的学生和家长,

    学校已经正在运作了!前几天过得很好。我很高兴见到学生和家长参观学校及课堂,并看到社区团结在一起。本周我有机会在几间教室里阅读了一些故事并进行了一些活动,我很高兴看到一群充满爱心、包容性和极富创造力的孩子!我已经可以看出 Dr. MLK Jr学校 是学生,老师和职员喜欢来学校的地方。我很感激能来到这里。

    关于上车和下车的几点提醒:

    早餐将于 8:30 在校外供应。学生们必须在 8:40 之前在外面吃完,然后他们的老师会带他们走进课堂。 8:45之后,所有迟到的学生都需要从正门进入。

    所有 PK-3 学生们必须在 3:00 由成年人接走。

    请不要把车停在我们的巴士装载区

    您是否知道 MLK 博士学校提供全天免费的Pre-K学前班吗?您有 3 岁或 4 岁的孩子想报名参加 PreK 吗?如果是,请有的话,请您联系本校社区服务员 Edison Bee (ebee@pps.net) 或查看随附的传单。

    我们学校的秘书和项目协调人南希Nancy,刚刚失去了她的父亲和需要休假一段时间以便度过这个充满挑战的期时,我们向她表达爱意和支持。在此期间我们的办公室人手不足,因此感谢您的耐心和等待。

    大家保重,

    特蕾莎

    重要日期和提醒:

    9 月 13 日 - Pre-K - 开学第一天

    9 月 23 日:返校虚拟活动

    9 月 23 日:S.U.N 最后报名登记注册!

    10 月 4 日:S.U.N 第一天活动开始

     

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    August 27, 2021

    Hello Dr. MLK Jr. Families, 

    Monday at 6pm, I hope to see you for our virtual meeting where you will meet some of our support and leadership team, and also learn about the measures we are taking to keep students and staff safe for our full reopening of schools. I will email this information to families unable to attend.

    Also, Tuesday, we have an in person, masked, outside back to school event on the playground from 2-4. All students will receive a backpack with school supplies, meet some of their teachers, and enjoy some free take out food. If your student is new to MLK, we will be offering limited tours of the building as well. 

    Self Screening: Do not come to school and instead contact your primary care provider if your student has:


    Been in close contact with a positive COVID case

    New cough


    New loss of taste or smell


    Shortness of breath


    Diarrhea, vomiting, unexplained rashes

     

    Meals: The district has directed that whenever possible, all meals be eaten outside the first 6 weeks of school. This poses significant challenges at Dr. MLK Jr as we do not have an enclosed covered area. The plan we have right now is for all 2-5  students to eat lunch outside, on the ground. K and 1 will eat inside, one grade level at a time, 6 feet apart for 15 minutes or less. We want to offer breakfast outside for grades 1-5. We know that COVID-19 is much less transmissible while outside. Free breakfast will be served at 8:30am and be eaten outside at the line up spots. Kindergarten breakfast will be eaten in the cafeteria for 10 minutes or less, 6 feet apart. 

    Arrival: Our first day of school for students grades 2-5 is Wednesday, September 1! Arrive at 8:30 to line up with your teacher outside of the building. We are limiting the number of folks who enter the building so line up and dismissal will all happen outside. Families must self screen for COVID symptoms before coming to school.

    Dismissal: Teachers will take their classes outside for dismissal. Students in grades k-3 must be picked up by a guardian at 3pm and families in grades 4-5 must communicate with the teacher what their student’s dismissal plan is. Students not picked up by 3:10 will wait in the office. There is no supervision after school and families are in charge of their students after dismissal. This means that any play on the playground after school must be supervised by the family. 

    Lastly, I hope to see you tomorrow, Saturday to help spruce up our grounds. We are so excited and ready to welcome the kids back to school! 

    Warmly,

    Teresa Seisel

    Principal

     

    8/29: 9am-11am: Community Care Day


    8/30: 6pm: Virtual Back to School meeting.


    8/3: 2-4pm: End of summer cookout and supply giveaway!!!
    S.U.N Programming Registration Day 1- Very Limited space. Grades 1-5 only*


    9/1: Grades 2-5  First day of school

    9/2: Grade 1 - First day of school


    9/8: Kindergarten - First day of school


    9/13 - Pre-K - First day of school


    9/23: Back to School virtual event 


    923: S.U.N Programming Registration- Day 2- Last Day!


    Oct 4: first day of S.U.N Programming

     

    Hola familias del Dr. MLK Jr.,

    El lunes a las 6 pm, espero verlos en nuestra reunión virtual en la que conocerán a algunos de nuestro equipo de apoyo y liderazgo, y también aprenderán sobre las medidas que estamos tomando para mantener seguros a los estudiantes y al personal para nuestra reapertura completa de las escuelas. Aquí están las diapositivas que usaré esta noche para nuestra reunión virtual, junto con un documento rápido de preguntas frecuentes que también creé.

    Además, el martes, tenemos un evento de regreso a la escuela en persona, enmascarado, afuera en el patio de recreo del 2 al 4. Todos los estudiantes recibirán una mochila con útiles escolares, conocerán a algunos de sus maestros y disfrutarán de comida para llevar gratis. Si su estudiante es nuevo en MLK, también ofreceremos recorridos limitados del edificio.

     

    Autoevaluación: No venga a la escuela y en su lugar comuníquese con su proveedor de atención primaria si su estudiante tiene:

    Estado en estrecho contacto con un caso positivo de COVID

    Tos nueva

    Nueva pérdida del gusto u olfato

    Dificultad para respirar

    Diarrea, vómitos, erupciones inexplicables.

     

    ComidasEl distrito ha ordenado que, siempre que sea posible, todas las comidas se consumen al aire libre por las primeras 6 semanas de clases. Esto plantea desafíos importantes en Dr. MLK Jr, ya que no tenemos un área cubierta cerrada. El plan que tenemos ahora es que los estudiantes de segundo al quinto almuercen afuera, en el suelo. K y 1 comerán adentro, un nivel de grado a la vez, a 6 pies de distancia por 15 minutos o menos. Queremos ofrecer desayuno al aire libre para los grados 1-5. Sabemos que COVID-19 es mucho menos transmisible en el exterior. El desayuno gratuito se servirá a las 8:30 am y se comerá afuera donde forman las filas. El desayuno de kinder se tomará en la cafetería durante 10 minutos o menos, a una distancia de 6 pies.

    Salida: Los maestros llevarán sus clases afuera para la salida. Los estudiantes en los grados k-3 deben ser recogidos por un tutor a las 3:00 p.m. y las familias en los grados 4-5 deben comunicarle al maestro cuál es el plan de salida de su estudiante. Los estudiantes que no sean recogidos a las 3:10 esperarán en la oficina. No hay supervisión después de la escuela y las familias están a cargo de sus estudiantes después de la salida. Esto significa que cualquier juego en el patio de recreo después de la escuela debe ser supervisado por la familia.

    Por último, espero verles mañana, sábado, para ayudar a arreglar nuestros jardines. ¡Estamos muy emocionados y listos para dar la bienvenida a los niños a la escuela!

    Calurosamente,

    Teresa Seidel

    Principal

     

     8/29 9 am-11am: día de cuidado comunitario

    30/8, 6:00 p. M .: Reunión virtual de regreso a clases

    31/8, 2-4pm: ¡¡¡Fin de la comida al aire libre de verano y obsequio de suministros !!!

    Programación de S.U.N Día de inscripción 1- Espacio muy limitado. Grados 1-5 solamente *

    9/1: Grados 2-5 Primer día de clases

    9/2: Grado 1 - Primer día de clases

    9/8: Kindergarten - Primer día de clases

    13/9 - Pre-K - Primer día de clases

    23 de septiembre: Evento virtual de regreso a clases

    23 de septiembre: Registro de programación de S.U.N - Día 2- ¡Último día!

    4 de octubre: primer día de programación S.U.N

     

     

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    August 20, 2021

    Hello Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Families,

    Next week we welcome teachers back to the building and I wanted to offer a few opportunities for us to get together before school begins. There are a lot of emotions with the full re-opening of schools and I want to direct you to the PPS website that has all of our policies and guidelines to support a safe re-opening for staff and students. I want to bring to your attention that some of the regulations may change, but for all school-wide events that will be outside, masks are required.

    Virtual Safety Meeting: I will be hosting a virtual google meeting on Monday, August 30, to share with families what our safety plans are. I will also share that information by email for folks unable to attend the meeting. You will also have a chance to meet the staff new to Dr. MLK Jr at this meeting, including our new assistant principal.

    End of Summer Cookout and Backpack Giveaway: on Tuesday, August 31 from 2-4pm, the playground will be open for free supply and backpack giveaways, meeting your teachers, free haircuts, free shoes and grab and go free food! Masks are required at this event and we can’t wait to see you then

    Meal Plans: There is a lot of anxiety around mealtimes, and I want to assure you that the team at Dr. MLK Jr is in full preparation mode to ensure for safe mealtimes. Students will either wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before and after all meals. As a reminder, all meals for all students are free.

    Kindergarten families: the kindergarten team will be reaching out to you by the end of next week for a 1-on-1 visit. These visits will either happen in the classroom, virtually, on the playground, or another place that works for the teacher and family. At these visits, students will have a chance to connect with their teacher, play some games, and get their schedule for their first day of kindergarten.

    1st grade families: Nancy Rios, our incredible School Secretary and Project Coordinator, will be calling families to set up their 1-on-1 meetings with their 1st grade teacher. There will be in classroom, playground, or virtual options for these meetings. The first day of school for 1st graders is Thursday, September 2. I’m looking forward to welcoming you all back to school soon!

    Warmly, Teresa Seidel Principal

    ● 8/28, 9am-11am: Project Community Care Day - masks required

    ● 8/30, 6pm: Virtual back to school meeting

    ● 8/31, 2-4pm: End of summer BBQ and supply giveaway!!! S.U.N Programming Registration Day 1- Very Limited space. Grades 1-5 only*

    ● 9/1: Grades 2-5 First day of school

    ● 9/2: Grade 1 - First day of school

    ● 9/8: Kindergarten - First day of school

    ● 9/13:Pre-K - First day of school

    ● 9/23: Back to School Night - Virtual 5:30 pm

    ● 9/23: S.U.N Programming Registration- Day 2- Last Day!

    ● 10/ 4: first day of S.U.N Programming

     

    Dr. MLK Jr. Hola, familias del Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,

    La semana que viene les damos la bienvenida a los maestros al edificio y quería ofrecer algunas oportunidades para que nos reunamos antes de que comiencen las clases. Hay muchas emociones con la reapertura completa de las escuelas y quiero dirigirlos al sitio web de PPS que tiene todas nuestras políticas y pautas para apoyar una reapertura segura para el personal y los estudiantes. Quiero señalarles que algunas de las regulaciones pueden cambiar, pero para todos los eventos escolares que se realizarán al aire libre, se requieren máscaras.

    Reunión de seguridad virtual: Seré el anfitrión de una reunión de Google virtual el lunes 30 de agosto para compartir con las familias cuáles son nuestros planes de seguridad. También compartiré esa información por correo electrónico con las personas que no puedan asistir a la reunión. También tendrá la oportunidad de conocer al personal nuevo del Dr. MLK Jr en esta reunión, incluido nuestro nuevo subdirector.

    Comida al aire libre de fin de verano y mochila: el martes 31 de agosto de 2 a 4 p. M., El patio de recreo estará abierto para obsequios gratuitos de suministros y mochilas, reuniones con sus maestros, cortes de cabello gratis y comida para llevar y llevar gratis. Se requieren máscaras en este evento y estamos ansiosos por verte en ese momento.

    Familias de jardín de infantes: el equipo de jardín de infantes se comunicará con usted a fines de la próxima semana para una visita individual. Estas visitas ocurrirán en el salón de clases, virtualmente, en el patio de recreo o en otro lugar que funcione para el maestro y la familia. En estas visitas, los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de conectarse con su maestro, jugar algunos juegos y obtener su horario para su primer día de jardín de infantes.

    Familias de 1er grado: Nancy Rios, nuestra increíble Secretaria Escolar y Coordinadora de Proyectos, llamará a las familias para programar sus reuniones individuales con su maestra de 1er grado. Habrá opciones en el salón de clases, el patio de recreo o virtuales para estas reuniones. El primer día de clases para los estudiantes de 1er grado es el jueves 2 de septiembre.

    28/8: 9 am-11am: Project Community Care Day - se requieren máscaras

    30/8: 6:00 PM .: Reunión virtual de regreso a clases

    31/8: 2-4pm: !!!Fin de verano y entrega de mochilas !!!

    1/9: Grados 2-5 Primer día de clases

    2/9: Grado 1 - Primer día de clases

    8/9: Kindergarten - Primer día de clases

    13/9:2Pre-K - Primer día de clases

    23/9: regreso a clases 4 de octubre: primer día de SUN MLK Jr.

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    August 6, 2021

     

    Hello Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Families,

     

    The month of August is here, and that means that we’re getting ready to welcome staff back to the building! I have enjoyed being the Summer Academy principal the past few weeks and have gotten to know some of the students and staff already. What an amazing school and community this is, thank you for welcoming me with open arms! I look forward to meeting as many of you who can make it on Monday from 5-6pm on the playground. In this newsletter, you'll find some updates regarding the summer timeline and the return to school.

    Office hours: On Monday, August 9th, our secretaries, Chris and Nancy will return to the office. The hours of the office will be 8am to 4:00pm (with the exception of a closure for training on Aug 11 and 12). Reach out with any questions that you might have. 

    Community care day: On Saturday, August 28th, we have a great community opportunity to participate in community care day from 9-11am. Join us if you want to help spruce up our grounds with beautification tasks like raking, mulching, and weeding. Be sure to bring your rakes, gloves, and other yard equipment.

    Teachers return to work: Teachers will all be back on August 25th. They'll be preparing their classrooms, making connections with families, and engaging in professional development. You should expect communication from your teacher(s) prior to the first day of school. Feel free to reach out to your child's teacher with any questions.

    First day of school: The first day of school for Grades 2 through 8 is on Wednesday, September 1. Grade 1 will begin on September 2 as there are parent-teacher meetings prior to the first day of school. Kindergarten first whole group day is Wednesday September 8. You can find more information about this "Ramp-Up to K-1", as well as a K-1 Connect event below. Students should arrive at school from 8:30-8:45 for breakfast, and the regular school day ends at 3:00. Here is information on bus routes. 

    COVID Protocols: The school district is planning for a full 5 days a week and full day schedule. The safety protocols that many of you are familiar with (e.g. masks, social distancing, cohorts, etc.) will still be a part of our plan. Also, please know that in-person community events are subject to change based on community health and safety guidelines.

    That's it for now. I hope that the rest of your summer is wonderful. Reach out if your family needs anything or has any questions. I am looking forward to meeting all of your students and families in a few short weeks. 

    Warmly,

    Teresa Seidel, Principal

     

    Ramp Up to Kindergarten and 1st Grade

    Hello Kindergarten and 1st Grade Families!

    This year, we are excited to be participating in our district-wide Ramp Up to K-1!

    The Ramp Up will allow (1) all Kindergarten students to participate in a small-group “warm-up” day prior to the first day of Kindergarten and (2) all Kindergarten families to have a one-on-one connection with their teacher prior to the first day of Kindergarten. “Warm-up” days will be scheduled on either September 3rd or 7th and the first full day of Kindergarten for all students will be September 8th.

    For our 1st Grade families, each student's family will receive a 1:1 relationship based and student centered conversation with your teacher.

    The school will be in touch with each family in the next few weeks to assign you to a specific “warm-up” day for kindergarteners and to schedule a time slot for your one-on-one family connection for all students.

     

    Important dates and reminders:

    • 8/9 5pm-6pm: Principal meet and greet 

    • 8/25: Teachers return to work

    • 8/28, 9am-11am: Project Community Care Day

    • 9/1: Grades 2-5  First day of school

    • 9/2: Grade 1 - First day of school

    • 9/8 - Kindergarten - First day of school

    • 9/13 - Pre-K - First day of school

    • September 23 - Back to School Night

     

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    Hola, familias del Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,

     

    El mes de agosto está aquí, y eso significa que nos estamos preparando para dar la bienvenida a los empleados al edificio. He disfrutado ser la directora de la Academia de Verano durante las últimas semanas y ya he conocido a algunos de los estudiantes y los empleados. ¡Qué escuela y comunidad tan increíble es esta, gracias por recibirme con los brazos abiertos! Espero conocer a muchos de ustedes que puedan asistir el lunes de 5 a 6 pm en el patio de recreo. En este boletín, encontrará algunas actualizaciones sobre el cronograma de verano y el regreso a la escuela.

    Horario de oficina: El lunes 9 de agosto, nuestros secretarios, Chris y Nancy, regresarán a la oficina. El horario de la oficina será de 8:00am a 4:00p.m. (Con la excepción de cierre para entrenamientos el 11 y 12 de agosto). Comuníquese con cualquier pregunta que pueda tener.

    Día de cuidado comunitario: el 28 de agosto, tenemos una gran oportunidad para la comunidad de participar en el día de cuidado comunitario de 9 a 11am. Únase a nosotros si desea ayudar a arreglar nuestros jardines con tareas de embellecimiento como rastrillar, triturar y deshierbar. Asegúrese de traer sus rastrillos, guantes y otros equipos de jardinería.

    Los maestros regresan al trabajo: Todos los maestros regresarán el 25 de agosto. Estarán preparando sus habitaciones, haciendo conexiones con las familias y participando en el desarrollo profesional. Debe esperar la comunicación de su maestro (s) antes del primer día de clases. No dude en comunicarse con el maestro de su hijo si tiene alguna pregunta.

    Primer día de clases: El primer día de clases para los grados 2 a 8 es el miércoles 1 de septiembre. El primer día de clases comenzará el 2 de septiembre, ya que hay reuniones de padres y maestros antes del primer día de clases. El primer día de grupo completo de kindergarten es el miércoles 8 de septiembre. Puede encontrar más información sobre este "Aceleración a K-1", así como un evento K-1 Connect a continuación. Los estudiantes deben llegar a la escuela de 8:30-8: 45 para el desayuno, y el día escolar regular termina a las 3:00. Aquí hay información sobre las rutas de los autobuses.

    Protocolos COVID: El distrito escolar está planificando un horario completo de 5 días a la semana y día completo. Los protocolos de seguridad con los que muchos de ustedes están familiarizados ( máscaras, distanciamiento social, cohortes, etc.) seguirán siendo parte de nuestro plan. Además, tenga en cuenta que los eventos comunitarios en persona están sujetos a cambios según las pautas de salud y seguridad de la comunidad.

    Eso es todo por ahora. Espero que el resto de tu verano sea maravilloso. Comuníquese si tu familia necesita algo o tiene alguna pregunta. Espero conocer a todos sus estudiantes y familias en unas pocas semanas.

    Calurosamente,

    Teresa Seidel, Directora

     

    Acelerar el kinder y primer grado

    ¡Hola familias de kinder y primer grado!

    ¡Este año, estamos emocionados de participar en nuestro programa Rampa hasta K-1 en todo el distrito!

    El Ramp Up permitirá que (1) todos los estudiantes de Kindergarten participen en un día de "calentamiento" en grupos pequeños antes del primer día de Kindergarten y (2) todas las familias de Kindergarten tengan comunicación individual con su maestro. antes del primer día de kindergarten. Los días de “calentamiento” se programan para el 3 o el 7 de septiembre y el primer día completo de kindergarten para todos los estudiantes será el 8 de septiembre.

    Para nuestras familias de 1er grado, la familia de cada estudiante recibirá una conversación 1: 1 basada en la relación y centrada en el estudiante con su maestro.

    La escuela se pondrá en contacto con cada familia en las próximas semanas para asignarle un día específico de "calentamiento" para los estudiantes de kindergarten y para programar un horario para su conexión familiar uno a uno para todos los estudiantes.

    Fechas importantes y recordatorios:

    8/9 5 pm-6pm: encuentro y saludo del director

    8/25: los maestros regresan al trabajo

    8/28, 9 am-11am: Project Community Care Day

    9/1: Grados 2-5 Primer día de clases

    9/2: Grado 1 - Primer día de clases

    9/8 - Kindergarten - Primer día de clases

    9/13 - Pre-K - Primer día de clases

    23 de septiembre - Regreso a clases Noche

     

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    您好,小马丁路德金博士家庭,

     

    八月来了,这意味着我们准备好欢迎员工回到大楼!在过去的几周里,我很享受担任暑期学院的校长,并且已经认识了一些学生和教职员工。这是一个多么了不起的学校和社区,谢谢你们张开双臂欢迎我!我期待着在周一下午 5 点到 6 点在操场上见到尽可能多的人。在本时事通讯中,您将找到有关夏季时间表和返校的一些更新。

    办公时间:8 月 9 日星期一,我们的秘书 Chris 和 Nancy 将返回办公室。办公室的工作时间为上午 8 点至下午 4:00(8 月 11 日和 12 日的培训关闭除外)。提出您可能有的任何问题。

    社区关怀日:8 月 28 日,我们有很好的社区机会参与上午 9 点至 11 点的社区关怀日。如果您想通过耙草、覆盖和除草等美化任务来帮助美化我们的土地,请加入我们。一定要带上你的耙子、手套和其他院子里的设备。

    教师复工:8月25日教师全部复工。他们将准备自己的房间,与家人建立联系,并参与职业发展。在开学第一天之前,您应该期待与您的老师进行交流。如有任何问题,请随时与您孩子的老师联系。

    开学第一天:2 至 8 年级的开学第一天是 9 月 1 日星期三。一年级将从 9 月 2 日开始,因为在开学第一天之前有家长会。幼儿园的第一个全班日是 9 月 8 日星期三。您可以在下面找到有关此“Ramp-Up to K-1”以及 K-1 Connect 活动的更多信息。学生应于 8:30-8:45 到校享用早餐,正常上课日于 3:00 结束。这里是有关巴士路线的信息。

    COVID 协议:学区计划每周安排整整 5 天和全天安排。你们中许多人熟悉的安全规程(例如口罩、社交距离、队列等)仍将是我们计划的一部分。此外,请注意,现场社区活动可能会根据社区健康和安全指南而有所变化。

    暂时就这样了。我希望你剩下的夏天都是美好的。如果您的家人需要什么或有任何疑问,请联系。我期待在短短几周内与您所有的学生和家人见面。

    热烈地,

    Teresa Seidel,校长

     

    升读幼儿园和一年级

    你好幼儿园和一年级的家庭!

    今年,我们很高兴能够参与我们的学区范围的 Ramp Up to K-1!

    Ramp Up 将允许 (1) 所有幼儿园学生在幼儿园第一天之前参加小组“热身”日和 (2) 所有幼儿园家庭与他们的老师进行一对一的联系在幼儿园的第一天之前。 “热身”日将安排在 9 月 3 日或 7 日,所有学生的幼儿园第一天将在 9 月 8 日。

    对于我们一年级的家庭,每个学生的家庭都会与您的老师进行基于关系且以学生为中心的一对一对话。

    学校将在接下来的几周内与每个家庭联系,为幼儿园的孩子安排一个特定的“热身”日,并为所有学生安排一个时间段进行一对一的家庭联系。

    重要日期和提醒:

    8/9 5pm-6pm:校长见面会

    8/25:教师重返工作岗位

    8/28, 9am-11am:社区关怀项目日

    9/1:2-5 年级开学第一天

    9/2:一年级 - 开学第一天

    9/8 - 幼儿园 - 开学第一天

    9/13 - Pre-K - 开学第一天

    9 月 23 日 - 回到学校

     

    August 2, 2021

     

    Hello Families of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School!

     

    I hope you are all having a great summer so far. In my lifetime being born and raised in Portland, I have never experienced such warm weather. It is different, and something some folks handle more gracefully than I do! 

    I have spent the last few weeks at the Dr. MLK Jr. campus with our Summer Acceleration Academy, SUN school, and Early Kindergarten Transition programs. It has been delightful getting to know some of the students and staff while settling into the building. I am really looking forward to opening up our school this fall, which for some students will be a brand new experience for them. Before that though, I would like to invite all of you to a meet and greet in the school’s library on Monday, August 9 from 5-6pm. It will be a chance for us to get to know one another and for me to hear directly from you what your hopes and dreams are for your children. 

    I hope you are able to join me, but if you are not, please know that my door is always open and I am always available through email as well - tseidel@pps.net 

    I will be sending out more detailed information on the opening of schools later in August. Until then, stay cool and I can’t wait to meet all of you. 

    Sincerely,

    Teresa Seidel, Principal 


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    ¡Hola familias de la escuela primaria Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!

     

    Espero que todos estén teniendo un gran verano hasta ahora. En mi vida, nací y crecí en Portland, nunca había experimentado un calor tan extremo. ¡Es diferente, y algo que algunas personas manejan con más gracia que yo!

    Pasé las últimas semanas en el campus de Dr. MLK Jr. con nuestra academia Summer Acceleration, la escuela SUN y los programas de transición el kinder. Ha sido un placer conocer a algunos de los estudiantes y al personal mientras se establecen en el edificio. Tengo muchas ganas de abrir nuestra escuela este otoño, lo que para algunos estudiantes será una experiencia completamente nueva para ellos. Sin embargo, antes de eso, me gustaría invitarlos a todos a reunirse y saludar en la biblioteca de la escuela el lunes 9 de agosto del 5 al 6. Será una oportunidad para que nos conozcamos y para que yo escuche directamente de usted cuáles son sus esperanzas y sueños para sus hijos.

    Espero que pueda unirse a mí, pero si no lo está, sepa que mi puerta siempre está abierta y también estoy disponible por correo electrónico: tseidel@pps.net

    Enviaré información más detallada sobre la apertura de escuelas a finales de agosto. Hasta entonces, mantén la calma y no puedo esperar para conocerlos a todos.

    Atentamente,

    Teresa Seidel, Directora


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    马丁·路德·金博士小学的家人大家好!

     

    我希望到目前为止你们都度过了一个美好的夏天。在波特兰出生和长大的一生中,我从未经历过如此极端的炎热。这是不同的,有些人比我处理得更优雅!

    过去几周,我在 Dr. MLK Jr. 校园度过了我们的暑期加速学院、SUN 学校和早期幼儿园过渡计划。在入住大楼时结识了一些学生和教职员工,真是令人愉快。我真的很期待今年秋天我们学校开学,这对一些学生来说将是一种全新的体验。不过,在此之前,我想邀请大家于 8 月 9 日星期一 5 日至 6 日在学校图书馆见面并打招呼。这将是我们相互了解的机会,我也可以直接从您那里听到您对孩子的希望和梦想。

    我希望你能加入我,但如果你不是,请知道我的门总是敞开的,我也总是可以通过电子邮件联系到 - tseidel@pps.net

    我将在八月晚些时候发送有关开学的更多详细信息。在那之前,保持冷静,我迫不及待地想见到你们所有人。

    真挚地,

     

    Teresa Seidel, 校长

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