Llewellyn School

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Principal Pam's Friday News

  • Friday  5/07/2021 

    Dear Llewellyn Families,


    Teacher Appreciation Week: Today we are filled with gratitude for the many wonderful ways that you, our community of parents and caregivers, have spoiled the Llewellyn Staff this week during Staff Appreciation week. From the star mural, sign out front, and Monday’s clap for teachers, to the incredible lunches, donuts, delectable baked treats, and the heart felt cards. Your kindness has lifted our spirits and filled our hearts! Thank you so very much!


    School Photo Volunteers: Thank you Nycole Ferguson, Debbie Conrad, Jonathan Ascher, Allie Beard, Dena Sayama and Emily Pitts so much for helping during Tuesday’s School Photo Day! Your help allowed everything to run efficiently and smoothly! I can’t wait to see the photos! A BIG thank you to the PTA for covering the cost of the tent so pictures could happen!!!

    Vision & Mission-Community Meeting: Thank you to our parents who were able to attend last night’s virtual meeting. The values you shared and the reflections discussed will help us greatly as we bring what matters to our community into the drafting of our new vision and mission statements. Next up? As soon as the drafts are written, we will share them with you and ask for your feedback once again.


    We recognize that this is a busy time of year with student sports events and other activities opening up again, so if you were not able to attend, we have recorded the meeting and have a Google Form that you can complete in order to share your thoughts and values. You can complete the Google Form without having watched the video. We really need and value your input and participation in this process as these statements will help guide our focus and future decisions for our school. We want our Vision and mission to truly reflect our school community as a whole.

    Video Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wbnrLtRSY9Y0PIxvemDDf7YreQ-Ikb27/view?usp=sharing

    Vision Form Link: https://forms.gle/wvXjZXeBzb1DKmDP7



    Safety Reminders!

    When on the school grounds EVERYONE must always wear a mask, even if school is not in session.

    Also, all visitors must stop and buzz the office, even if the front door is open. Thank you for helping us to continue to keep our school safe!


    From the Counselors

    Happy first week of May!

    The Llewellyn counseling team is continuing to teach identity lessons, and discussing all the amazing and unique traits that make us who we are. Talk to your child and ask them about their identity!

    A quick reminder that lunch bunch and Mindful Monday times have changed (see below, they all start at 11:15 am) - come join us!

    Ms. Allie teaches Kindergarten – 2nd Grade - Meeting Code: MsAllieCounseling  / Wednesdays:  1st grade / Thursdays:  2nd grade  /   Fridays: Kindergarten

    Ms. Brittany teaches 3rd – 5th Grade - Meeting Code: MsBrittanyC  /  Tuesdays:  5th grade / Wednesdays:  4th grade / Thursdays:  3rd grade / Fridays:  All Grades

    Mindful Monday, open to all students K-5:  Code:: LlewellynCounseling

    We hope that you have a wonderful weekend,

    Ms. Brittany and Ms. Allie


    From the Llewellyn Office

    Next Year Planning

    We have started our 2021-2022 school year planning. With that comes the creation of class lists. The following are two Google forms that will aid us in this process. 

    Llewellyn Planning Form  Please let us know if your child is planning to return to Llewellyn in the fall.  

    Llewellyn Parent Information Form  If you feel we need additional information on your child when making our classroom placement decision, this is your chance to let us know.

    Both of these forms are due by Friday, May 21, 2021.

    Thank you for your time. 

    Stacey Lovett

    School Secretary

    503-916-6216, slovett1@pps.net


    Impact of Memorial Day on All Schedules

    Since Monday, May 31st is a no school holiday for Memorial Day, we will be shifting Cohort days for all grades and there will be no Asynchronous day that week. This means our students will attend in-person on Tuesday-Friday (June 1-4).


    From the Gym

    Hello Llewellyn Families,

    It has been great to get to see all of our students either virtually or in person. I know personally I have missed them greatly. 

    Thinking ahead to next school year. Wouldn't it be great to have ALL our students come back to a freshly painted playground? Please continue collecting and turning in the blue bottle drop bags. It has been a great help to us being able to supply our students with the equipment they need for the playground and PE.

    If you have any questions about the bottle drop program or would be willing to volunteer so we can do a collection at the school please let me know: abernardo@pps.net

    Thank you,

    Ms. B

    From the Library

    The 2nd and 3rd graders had a great visit with Aron Nels Steinke on Wednesday.  You can still order one of his signed books until Monday, 5/10 at noon. Remember, fulfilling 30 book orders with our friends at the independent bookstore, Green Bean Books, is what allows us to have these author visits.

    Use this link to order and select "Pick up at Llewellyn Elementary" for free delivery to school: https://greenbeanbookspdx.indielite.org/aron-nels-steinke-author-visit

    Books will be available by the end of the week for pick-up at the library or will go home with any students learning in-person.


    Please return any Llewellyn library books your student is done with. We have thousands of books out with families, which is great, but the library needs to start inventory and no one wants our books lost forever under beds and in the back of closets! Last day for book bag checkout will be Tuesday, May 18.


    Upcoming events:

    Harry Potter Celebration- May 19 (K-2 at 9:00 and 3-5 at 10:00 *new time*).  Meeting code: Meeting code: HarryPotterLlew

    Book Recommendations and Summer Reading Promotional event-May 26- Get book recommendations from peers and the librarians and hear about Multnomah Countty's Summer Reading Program (K-1 at 9, 2-3 at 10, and 4-5 at 11). Meeting code: Llewreads


    -Nancy Gilkey, Teacher-Librarian 

    ngilkey@pps.net  https://sites.google.com/pps.net/llewellyn-library-at-home


    Future Kindergarten Art Night

    Join us for a (virtual) Future Kindergartener Art Night. Erin, our Parent Led Art volunteer, will facilitate an art project for you and your kindergartener. You will then enter Breakout Rooms to work on the project and chat with other kindergarten families. Below is all the important information.


    Thursday May 13, 2021


    Google Meets link  meet.google.com/cdp-mjjp-iqn


    Supplies needed:

    white paper
    drawing tool (pencil, marker, crayon)
    one dice (preferred) OR a coin for flipping

    Contact School Secretary Stacey with questions: slovett1@pps.net 

    From The Foundation  Sellwood 5K

    We are joining fellow SE schools (Duniway, Lewis, Woodstock, Llewellyn, Sellwood Middle) for a virtual 5K fun run fundraiser. Run/Walk your 5K during May 22-29. All funds will be distributed equally across participating schools. Llewellyn's portion of the funds raised will support our Llewellyn Foundation efforts. Cost is $100 per family or $25 for individuals (t-shirts included).

    Register Now Sellwood 5K Flier.pdf  How to Sellwood 5K.pdf  Llewellyn Foundation_Spring 2021 Fundraising_Printed Flyer (2).pdf 


    Important Dates:

    May 13 Kindergarten Connect- Family Art Night (virtual)

    May 14 Spirit Day - Comfy Day

    May 22-29 Sellwood 5K

    June 11 Last Day of School

District News

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  • Read the CBRC’s Budget Review Shared at the May 11 Board of Education Meeting

    Note: The following was presented May 11 by the Community Budget Review Committee. We are thankful for the hard work and commitment shared by these volunteers.

    Background and Purpose of the Community Budget Review Committee (CBRC)

    The Community Budget Review Committee (CBRC) reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations to the Portland Public School Board of Education (Board) regarding the Superintendent's Proposed Budget and any other budgetary issues the CBRC or the Board identify. The CBRC also monitors and advises the Board on the allocation and expenditure of Local Option Levy funds, which will be completed under separate cover.

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  • 2021-22 Budget Focus Groups on May 18 and May 20

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    Dear PPS Community,

    Portland Public Schools is in the process of developing and finalizing our 2021-22 budget for approval by the Board of Education, and we want to hear from you. Please join us for the 2021-22 Budget Focus Groups. Both opportunities are available to PPS students. 

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  • Reminder: COVID-19 Vaccinations Available for Students 16+

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    Dear PPS High School Families,

    This is a reminder that COVID-19 vaccinations are available again this Wednesday, May 12 at the Oregon Convention Center for students 16 and older and their family members. 

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  • A Note from the Superintendent: Appreciating our Teachers and School Administrators

    Dear Colleagues, 

    As Teacher and School Administrator Appreciation Week comes to a close here at Portland Public Schools, I want to share an additional personal note of gratitude to all our hard-working and dedicated professional educators and school leaders. While your commitment to our students is always evident, this past year with all of its challenges was truly unlike any other in our careers. The impact of this pandemic, economic crisis, and racial uprising, has required incredible flexibility, adaptation, and perseverance on your part. 

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