Lane Middle School

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as courageous and compassionate global citizens.

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  • Letter to the Community

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    Michael Rowell


    Good Evening Families,

    Third quarter is well under way and kids and teachers are working hard. Please note important information below.
    Important Dates
    February 13 - Lane Food Pantry Open
    February 14 - School Dance 3:50 - 4:50
    February 17 - No School - Presidents' Day
    February 20 - Lane Solo and Ensemble Concert 7:00-8:30pm, Immunization Exclusion Day
    February 27 - Lane Food Pantry Open

    Successful Schools Survey: Your Voice is Needed!
    Please give us feedback about your student’s experiences at Lane. We use this information to improve the work we do at school. We need to hear from you. The survey is short and available in multiple languages. At this time only 2% of Lane families have responded. You can even take it on your phone! Take the survey here, or go to surveys.panoramaed.com/portlandor/ppsfamily and select Lane MS.

    Russian Language Immersion Program Now Enrolling
    Russian Language Immersion Program at Kelly Elementary is enrolling kindergarten students now. If you have a child entering kindergarten next fall, consider the benefits of a bilingual education. See the attached flyer for more information about an upcoming informational meeting on February 18. Russian Language Immersion Flyer

    Attendance Message
    It is cold season and we have been hearing many questions about when to send students to school. Luckily, here at Lane Middle School we have plenty of hand sanitizer and tissues to help with runny noses, sore throat, and cough. 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)
    • 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.
    Please remember that February 20th is Oregon's Immunization Exclusion Day. Our school nurse has been communicating with families that have students who need to update their immunization records.
    If you have any questions, please call the main office (503-916-6355).

    Sincerely,
    Michael Rowell, Principal
    Lane Middle School

     

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  • Dear Lane Middle School Families,

    Welcome the 2019/20 school year! It is with great excitement and a deep sense of responsibility that I step into the role of building principal at Lane, after spending three years in the role of assistant principal here. We have been working hard, preparing the school, the classrooms and our staff to make this year the most positive, inviting and productive year for your students.

    We have assembled a strong team of teachers and support staff, all of whom are committed to providing rigorous, student-centered instruction and support, in order to ensure that every student has a fun-filled year of learning and growth. Sarah Waltrip will be returning as our assistant principal, and we have added Carolyn Garciaguirre as student management specialist. She comes to us with deep skills in supporting teachers and students in building classroom community and leading us in positive, constructive responses to unexpected behaviors. Kathy Starlyn will be available to assist you in the office as our new school secretary. We have added other teaching staff as well: Will St. John will lead our Intensive Skills Classroom, Sarah Trapido is joining our Special Education team, Mary Lugg will teach 8th grade science, Allison Warren will teach 6th grade math and social studies, and Mario Gonzalez will teach Spanish. We are currently hiring a language arts teacher, replacing a teacher who recently transferred to another school. We have also added Hannah Abusneineh and Kristian Young to our student support team, and Fran Barth as our IT support.

    This year we are shifting some of our staff resources to provide more support to students in language arts and math classes by having two teachers “co-teach” some sections of these classes, meaning that they will both be in the classroom at the same time, instructing students. We will also be providing our teachers with more time to collaborate on a weekly basis. We are confident that these shifts will ensure that all of our students achieve at high levels.

    Students have picked up a new schedule on their first day of school, as we have made some changes to our course offerings and schedules. Changes to elective classes (band, choir, art, technology and leadership) will be allowed during the first full week of school, upon student request and pending administrator approval. Please remember that health and PE are both required courses in Oregon.

    I am honored to be the principal of Lane Middle School and look forward to partnering with you for the benefit of your students. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns, or if you just want to say hello. My secretary, Marnie Davis (mdavis5@pps.net) would be happy to schedule an appointment if you need more than a few minutes.

    Go Quasars!

    Michael Rowell, Principal
    503-916-6355
    mrowell@pps.net
    Lane Middle School

     

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