From the Desk of the Principal:
Dearest Lent Families,
I have missed you all so much over the summer! Your commitment to the safety, the education, and wellbeing of all of our students has never been so evident as over the last few months. We are ready to move forward with a sparkling new building inside and out; a huge thank you to everyone! As we move forward, there will events for us to get to know each other better and to celebrate the dreams and aspirations of this community.
Please make sure to put on your calendars the following dates and join us!
August 25th- Back to School BBQ 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a special presentation for the incoming 6th graders from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Rose Garden Auditorium.
August 27th-Community Care Day: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lent School
August 29th-The first day of school for Grades 1-8. Registration packets with the Parent Handbook and August/September Calendar go home. Please return them by September 2nd to your child’s teacher.
August 29th-August 31st- Kindergarten Assessments and Meetings (Your teacher will be contacting you to schedule)
September 10th: Lent Beautification and Garden Party, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
September 15th-Back to School Night 6th to 8th grade-6-7 p.m. Dinner 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in Cafeteria
September 20th- Back to School Night 3rd to 5th grade-6-7 p.m. Dinner 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in Cafeteria
September 22nd- Back to School Night K to 2nd grade-6-7 p.m. Dinner 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in Cafeteria
Please carefully read your Parent Handbook, there have been a few changes. Website information should be available soon!
Within this first communication, you should receive your child’s schedule for the first day of school. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the office at 503-916-6322.
I have waited all summer to see you again or for the first time. Here’s to a year of dreaming big and collaborating to have every child reach their greatest potential. I am honored to be a part of your child’s life and this community!
Empowering students to dream,
Dear PPS staff and families,
The search and recruitment for our new superintendent is well underway.
The community, board and search firm recommended more than 40 educational leaders for consideration. The search firm and the Board reviewed the prospects and candidates and the Board selected a diverse group with deep educational experience to interview. They included individuals from within and outside Oregon, current superintendents as well as senior education leaders from large districts.
From a remote town in Jordan to leading Oregon’s biggest school district
At the age of 5, Yousef Awwad joined his older brothers in the streets of Ghweria, Jordan, a small city outside Zarqa, to sell sesame candies and balloons to keep food on his family’s table.
Yousef’s dad was serving in the Jordan military and was stationed in an area of the desert so remote that he wasn’t able to send money home while he was deployed.
Today, Yousef is serving as the new interim superintendent of the largest school district in Oregon. How did a boy living in poverty in a remote town in Jordan wind up here?