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  • August Newsletter

    Dear Jason Lee Families,

    As we mark the start of the new school year, I am so excited for our middle school students who will now be joining peers from Vestal, Scott, and Rose City Park to form the new Roseway Heights Middle School. It’s been years in the making, but I am overjoyed that our students will now be able to attend a large, comprehensive middle school filled with new friends, courses, and classroom experiences. We will miss them but we wish them the best of luck on their new journey!


    With additional space in our building, we are now able to spread out and grow! As you enter the building each day, I hope you will take advantage of our new Parent / Community Room, where we have computers set up for internet access and printing, in addition to a gathering space for families as they pick up or drop off their students. We’re hoping that parents will use the space as often as they need, and that it will foster greater connections between members of our school community.  


    We are also thrilled that our students will get to utilize some of our new spaces, including: a new art studio, computer lab, classroom for speech pathologists and occupational therapists, a sensory space, reading room, and a student store.


    The possibilities for this year are infinite and I cannot wait to undertake them together.


    Thank you,

    Principal Cardona

  • Champions will be new child care provider for Jason Lee

    For the 2018-19 school year, Jason Lee School will have a new child care provider – Champions. Champions will provide high-quality before- and after-school child care services. This is a known and well-regarded organization, providing child care in schools in the Portland area and across the country.
  • May Newsletter

    Dear Jason Lee Families, 

    Thank you for all of the wonderful support that our PTA and parent community put into our Teacher Appreciation Week celebration. From breakfasts and lunches to flowers and cards, our parent community really showed up to show their appreciation for our hardworking and dedicated teachers. Thank you so much!

    This year’s Teacher Appreciation Week had a Superhero Theme, so we had a “Soup-er powered lunch,” and a “Flower Power day” where teachers received vases and students were able to pick out flowers to make beautiful floral arrangements. It was a big success and that’s in large part to the wonderful work of our PTA!

    All year our PTA shows their support for Jason Lee students, with weekly popcorn Fridays, our monthly movie nights, and some great events like our Harvest Festival and upcoming Carnival. Jason Lee would not be the wonderful and family friendly place we love to come to each day without the support of parents like you!

    We want to welcome our new PTA officers, including our incoming President, Ginger Huizar and our Vice-President, Brie Schneider! We’re looking forward to the wonderful things that you’ll do together next year!

    Please read through this newsletter to learn more about upcoming events, including our end of year promotions, field day, and our community carnival.

    Principal Cardona

  • Newsletter April 2018

    Dear Jason Lee Families,

    I hope your students had a wonderful spring break! It’s hard to believe that we’re heading into our final stretch of the school year as we begin our fourth quarter in just a couple of weeks. Our students and staff have a lot of wonderful things to look forward to as we close at the year, including an upcoming OMSI Science Night, our Celebration of the Arts, and our end of year Community Carnival.

     This past month, our Arts Committee secured drum lessons for our all of our students in K-8 through the Obo Addy Legacy Project. Obo Addy "was a Ghanaian drummer and dancer who was one of the first native African musicians to bring the fusion of traditional folk music and Western pop music known as “Worldbeat” to Europe and then to the Pacific Northwest of the United States in the late 1970s."

    The program brought in drums and a few drummers to teach Ghanian traditions, dance, and rhythm.  Our teachers and students all got the chance to experience multiple sessions with our Obo Addy instructors, and we’re excited to be able to offer more experiences like that in the future. Thank you to our Arts Committee for putting that together!

    I hope to see you at our next Coffee Connections as we start to plan for next year and our conversion into a K-5 elementary school. Your voice is important and we’d love to hear your thoughts. 

    Principal Cardona 


  • Welcome!

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    Principal Isaac Cardona

    I am thankful that I get to continue working with the students, staff, and community at Jason Lee K-8, and I am honored that I get to do so as Jason Lee’s new principal.  I originally began my teaching career in Houston, Texas, teaching 7th grade English/Language Arts, but I have had the pleasure of serving in a variety of roles since that time.  I have been an instructional coach, working to coach and develop new teachers, a Dean of Students, Executive Director of an Oregon non-profit, and most recently I served as the Assistant Principal of Jason Lee K-8.  
    My wife, a Portland native, and I have worked as educators for over a decade, working in schools throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Oregon, and in Taipei, Taiwan.  This past year we welcomed our first child, so we are excited to settle down in Portland, and to lay strong roots within our community.   I’m originally from New Mexico, where I graduated with degrees in Criminology and English, and I hold a Master’s degree in Public School Administration from the Teacher’s College at Columbia University in New York.  As a first generation college student, I believe that there is nothing more important than a quality education.
    I look forward to working with Jason Lee students, families, and community members for years to come, and I welcome you to stop by my office anytime.
    Isaac G. Cardona

     Blake Robertson

    Assistant Principal Blake Robertson

    Hello Jason Lee School students, families, and staff! Words cannot express how enthusiastic I am to serve your rich community.

    My wife and I have called Portland home for the past 11 years. We have two daughters who are both PPS students at Astor School in North Portland. I was born and raised in Virginia. I graduated with a degree in Biology and, afterwards, served in the U.S. Peace Corps as an Environmental Educator. After moving to Portland and working as an animal keeper and youth mentor at the Oregon Zoo, I acquired my Master’s degree from the University of Portland and began my teaching career in PPS. I come to Lee School after having taught in 3rd through 8th grade classrooms and, most recently, supporting students and staff as a School Climate Coordinator at Ockley Green.

    The work I do is driven by a mission to create a caring and safe environment for all students while providing rich opportunities that allow them to reach their fullest potential. I believe that school should be fun, dynamic, and supportive to our students in ways that cultivate life long learners. I feel so fortunate to be part of the Lee team this year as we continue the wonderful work already occurring. I look forward to seeing you in the hallways at school and around the community!

    Blake Robertson

    Assistant Principal

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