Laurelhurst School

School Grade Levels: K-8

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  • Middle School Distance Learning Schedule 2020-2021

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  • 8th Grade Promotion 2020

    Dear Laurelhurst Families,

    We are excited to share the following celebrations of our 8th-grade students with you.  Please join us in recognizing all the hard work, dedication, and joy our students have shared with us.  Many of our students have been a part of our community for nine years!   They are amazing individuals and they will be missed.  

    Our K-5 students wanted to recognize our 8th-grade students with a clap out.  Below is a video of a virtual clap out to honor them.  We would like to thank Kristin Lasher and Jeff Rood for their work in making this video.

     

    In addition,  we have a slide show presentation that our 8th-grade community created to celebrate their accomplishments.   Thank you to our 8th-grade students and staff for helping to put together this presentation.  

     

    I also want to thank you,  parents and guardians, for sharing your amazing kids with us.  We are very fortunate to work with you and your students at Laurelhurst.   Thank you for being great partners for their education and for all the support you are always giving to our teachers and school.

    Congratulations 8th-grade students!

    Dr. Amor and Ms. Brant

  • Student Emails

    Dear Laurelhurst Community,


    Our first week of launching distant learning for all has passed. We all have learned new ways of doing things and we all have gone through a lot of learning knowing that going through these difficult times is going to help us be stronger, smarter, and a more united community for the time to come.

     

    I would like to thank all of you for your patience and take the opportunity to let you know how grateful I am for your encouragement and support emails. I truly feel honor and blessed to be able to be part of this community.


    In order to help facilitate communications between our teachers and students, PPS has enabled a PPS specific email for students in grades 4-8. These email accounts have protections enabled and will only allow students to send and receive email from PPS email accounts. This includes students and staff at PPS.


    Students can now access their email by going to mail.google.com and signing in with their PPS student username (studentusername@student.pps.net) and password.


    I know our teachers are looking forward to working with your students next week!



    Thank you,

    Dr. Amor

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    Dr. Amor
    Laurelhurst Principal
    (503) 916-6210
  • Digital Resources

    Dear Laurelhurst Families,
     
     
    I would like to share with you all the different links and places where you, or someone you may know, can ask for assistance or get additional resources during these difficult times. 
    • A list of urgent resources for families can be found on the PPS website here, including in translation in the five supported languages.
    • Multnomah Country has a large number of resources specific to the current crisis posted on their COVID-19 community resources page. Multilingual page for health info is here (this is only stay healthy/transmission prevention information, not community resources). 
    • APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon) has a list of resources here.
    • Latino Network has a list of resources in Spanish or English
    • NAYA Family Center has a list of resources here.
    • SEI (Self-Enhancement Inc.) has Community Food Resources listed here.
     
    There are Oregon Food Bank partnerships at the following PPS locations:
     
    Franklin HS, 5405 SE Woodward, (Friday, 11:30 - 1:30)
    Lent K-8, 5105 SE 97th Ave (Monday, 11:30 - 1:30)
    Rosa Parks Elementary, 8960 N Woolsey Ave (Thursday, 12:00 - 2:00)
    Scott Elementary, 6700 NE Prescott St (Tuesday, 11:00 - 1:00)
    Woodmere Elementary, 7900 SE Duke St (Wednesday, 11:00 - 1:00)
    Sitton Elementary, 9930 N Smith St (Monday, 11:00 - 1:00)
    Dr. King Elementary, 4906 NE 6th Ave (Thursday, 11:00 - 1:00)
    Here's the link to the food resources from Oregon Food Bank.
    You can also find the link for the technology request here in all five languages. 
     
     
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend
     
    Thanks!
     
    Dr. Amor
    Laurelhurst Principal
    (503) 916-6210

Principal's
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    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.

     

    With gratitude,

     

    Vanessa Martinez

    Laurelhurst Principal

     

District News

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  • Update on Enrollment and Program Balancing

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    Dear PPS Families,

    We want to update you on our progress on the Enrollment and Program Balancing project we have undertaken. As we have previously announced, our initial work is focused on schools in Southeast Portland in advance of the reopening of Kellogg Middle School.

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  • Important Update Regarding MAP Assessments

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    Dear PPS Families,
    Whether in more typical circumstances or during our current Comprehensive Distance Learning mode, it’s important for our educators to have the best possible understanding of their students’ learning needs (this is one of the reasons we began the school year with our soft start, which prioritized student-teacher connections). One of the tools PPS uses to help teachers with that understanding is the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment. 
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  • Clarifying Expectations for Middle School Instruction

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    Dear PPS Middle School Families,

    We apologize for the confusion many students and families are feeling with regard to middle school schedules and expectations for distance learning instruction. We have worked with educators and administrators throughout this week to come to a more clear understanding related to middle school learning experience, and want to make sure you know what to expect as well.

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  • MAP Assessments for PPS Students: September 28-October 23

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    Dear PPS Parents and Guardians,

    As we welcome students back to the new school year, an important step for teachers is to understand your student’s most essential learning needs. To collect this valuable information, students will take Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments. The MAP assessment is a low stakes test – this means that the results are not used for grading students or for school accountability purposes. 

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