A Few Thoughts from Principal-for-a-day Ferguson
Sweaty, fun, silly and busy. These word describe being Principal for the Day. It was sweaty because it was hot outside at lunch recess! It was fun because I got to meet a lot of people. I met Superintendent McKean and he gave me a few gifts. It was silly because people kept on fist bumping me and a fifth grader told us a lot of riddles. He kept trying to trick us! It was interesting to go to Starbucks for cocoa because I don’t usually get to do that during school hours.
It made me feel important to meet the Superintendent.
If I could make one big change in the school, I would give teachers donuts every day after school. For kids, they would get to watch a movie each day. I think Mr. Galati loves Buzz Lightyear because he loves space. I like Buzz because he is a superhero. He says “To infinity and beyond!” I had a great day as Principal for a Day!
At the end of every school year, the
School-family Partnership program sponsors Student Recognition Award ceremonies
for successful students across the district. These award ceremonies are
essential to honor and reward students whose achievements represent the best of
PPS, and to inspire their fellow students in the coming school year. We’re
excited to celebrate these students and are looking forward to sharing their
stories with you.
Please congratulate all who participated. They all were fantastic and made Benson Tech proud!
Hello PPS families and staff,
On April 4 I presented my proposed budget for the 2017-18 school year to our School Board. I want to make sure you know what our spending priorities are, and what they will mean for you and your PPS student or students.
This is a budget of difficult choices. We made extra cuts to central administration to prioritize direct services for students, but we still must make some painful cuts to our schools. Although the cuts will affect each school differently, they will be noticeable. This proposed budget is the first step in a long process, and we will be seeking your input and engagement as we manage this difficult fiscal climate.
CORRECTION: 2nd budget listening session is Tuesday, April 25
We want to hear from you about the 2017-18 budget for PPS! The Portland School Board has scheduled three listening sessions to take your comments on how we should allocate our dollars in the coming year.
7:30 AM PTA Volunteer Appreciation
6:00 PM Campout Under the Stars
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM 5th Grade Continuation
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM kindergarten Continuation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 5th Grade Party