Dear Laurelhurst Families,
Welcome to a new school year at Laurelhurst! Whether you are new to our school or a returning family, we are happy that you have joined our learning community. I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve as your principal and feel honored to work with our dedicated staff, our wonderful students, and all of the supportive families. Our entire learning community works together to create an inclusive and equitable environment where students develop the curiosity, critical thinking skills, and courage needed to imagine a better world along with the drive toward realizing it. I anticipate a wonderful year, full of opportunity as we collectively foster a strong culture of learning at Laurelhurst.
We believe that families play a critical role in the success of our students, in many ways, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. You know your student better than anyone else and we invite you to work in partnership with our staff since you have rich insight into your student’s unique needs, talents and interests. Please feel free to share any information that you believe will help us guide your student’s success at school. I hope you will see that our teachers also provide a unique perspective on your child. They will see your student as a member of the class and watch as they interact with peers, face the challenge of new learning, respond to setbacks, ask questions, and solve problems. Parent and teacher perspectives, working in partnership, are critical to ensure that your child’s experience at Laurelhurst is robust and rewarding.
Finally, we invite you to become an active participant in our school community through volunteering, joining our PTA, and supporting our school events and initiatives. Research clearly supports that when families participate and are involved in their child’s education, there is a greater likelihood of academic success. Thank you for partnering with us in making this a memorable and remarkable year for all our students.
PPS Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero answered questions from moderator J.T. Flowers, a Rhodes Scholar and former Lincoln High School student, on what he’s learned in his four months on the job, how he plans to tackle longstanding issues, and his vision for what the district can become. Guerrero opened the presentation with a speech covering his trajectory from English Language Learner at schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley to obtaining two Harvard degrees and leading Oregon’s largest school district.
Portland Public Schools has added four members to Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero’s leadership team.
Dear Families and Staff,
My heart goes out to all of those touched by the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida on Wednesday. I want our community to know that the foundation of what we do every day at Portland Public Schools is to provide a safe learning environment for our students. PPS continuously strives to prepare our students and staff on how to respond efficiently and effectively to emergency situations.
Dear PPS Community,
I was shocked and saddened to hear about the shootings today at a high school in Broward County, Florida. Our thoughts and grief go out to the victims and their families and to the students and families whose lives have been so tragically impacted.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Board Finance, Audit and Operations (FAO) Committee Meeting
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Board Teaching and Learning Committee meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Harriet Tubman community meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PTA Meeting
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Board Charter Committee Meeting
10:45 AM Late Opening 6-8
11:00 AM Late Opening K-5
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Theme: Problem Solving
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Connect To Kindergarten
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Connect To Kindergarten
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Metropolitan Learning Center Information Session (K-8)