Principal Office: 503/916-6308 E-mail: email@example.com
March 18, 2019
Dear Maplewood Families,
Even though the calendar says spring doesn’t start until Wednesday-it appears to be here-what a beautiful day! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.
We have an abnormally high rate of absences this Monday. Some students have a reported fever, others are out due to upset stomach and vomiting. Currently there is a high rate of colds, flu and other common illnesses being reported in our community. Please take a few moments to go over the following information with your child:
* Do not share food, drinks or personal items
* Cover your cough, wash your hands
* Cough or sneeze into the elbow bend of the arm or into a tissue then wash your hands
* Wash your hands after recess or gym, before eating or preparing food, after using the restroom, blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
The teachers have reviewed this information in the classroom as well.
Please keep your child home if they have the following symptoms:
* A fever of 100 degrees or higher
* A new or sudden onset of a rash, or unusual marks on the skin with or without a fever
* Skin lesions or sores that are “weepy” or draining and cannot be covered with a bandage
If your child has any of the above symptoms while at school, we will contact you to take them home.
We have one week until spring break and many classes are trying to wrap up units they have been studying so encourage your students to hang in and stay focused this week. Next week I hope you all have great family time together!
Run for the Arts - Run for the Arts is an annual event to help raise money for offering our students a variety of educational arts programs. Funds are used for expenses such as visual arts and music supplies, arts-related field trips and artists working with the students. Thank you all for your support with this event!
We are doing Run for the Arts on April 16th in the morning rain or shine. Please mark your calendars and if you are able to volunteer we really could use your help. More information to come.
Native Plant Sale - It's that time again to add some native plants to your landscape! Please join us in front of the school for the annual native plant sale on Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Come support our school and see our collection of ground covers, shrubs, perennials, and small trees for both sun and shade for your garden. There will be new varieties and old favorites. 100% of the proceeds benefit the PTA at Maplewood. Hope to see you there...rain or shine!
Hanging Plant Sale:
Support Maplewood fundraising and get some beautiful spring color for your house and garden! Order flowers, veggies or hanging baskets using the flyer that went home last week or with the link below. You can order now and pay when you pick up the plants. Orders are due by March 22nd and flowers will be available to pick up on April 20th at the Native Plant Sale at Maplewood. Share this link with local friends, family and neighbors! https://form.jotform.com/MaplewoodSchoolFundraiser/flowerorder.
Get your orders in! Veggie Starts, annuals, flowering baskets... They will arrive in time for Mother's day🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷
Kindergarten Registration Forms - If you are the parent of an incoming kindergarten student or know someone who has an incoming kindergarten student please remember to get your registration form in as soon as possible. We are already beginning to plan for next year and want to get registrations completed as soon as possible.
News from the Nurse: GET A MOVE ON!!!
Active living helps your family enjoy life! Moving more boosts energy and promotes sound sleep. It's a lifelong way for you and your child to enjoy healthy activities and maintain a healthy weight. In fact, active living lowers the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease? For you and your children.
Easy ways to raise an active child:
· Get moving yourself! Children often mirror their family's lifestyle. If you do active things, your child will likely participate or do active things as well. Adults set the tone for active living in the family.
· Fit activity in your family life! No money is needed for a walk to the park or a jog around the neighborhood. Doing active things everyday can become a habit and be very fun.
· Do more than watch! Play with your children! Playing is for any age, and actively playing with your children is a great way to feel young and energetic. If you forgot how to play, your child can show you. Be enthusiastic and supportive of your child's active play.
· Set limits on TV, computer, and video game time! Limiting electronic time leaves more time for active play for the whole family.
· Parent alert! Children need at least 60 minutes of physical activity most days. Allowing them to choose the type of activities they enjoy is helpful.
SOME WAY'S TO MOVE MORE:
> Walk to the playground, school, store, or a friend's house
> Use the stairs whenever possible
> Do yard work/gardening
> Park at the far end of the parking lot and walk
> Wash the car
> Help an older neighbor or relative with chores
Because we have all next week off, we only have one main entrée menued throughout the week. As in previous years, I’m trying to use up food in my freezer so I will be adding small amounts of a 2nd entrée option. I will still offer PBJ and Yogurt.
Tuesday: Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Chicken Alfredo
Wednesday: Mozzarella Bread sticks or Bean & Cheese tacos
Thursday: Pizza day
Friday: Chicken Sandwich or Orange Chicken.
As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Thanks.
Ms. Amy, Lunch Lady
503.916.2000 ext. 72463 Nutrition Services
Portland Public Schools Find us on Facebook
Educating palates, inspiring culinary curiosity, and nourishing the health of the community through delicious, nutrient-rich school meals
Just a reminder- Our PTA meeting is cancelled this week- March 20. We will have our PTA meeting on April 17th from 6:30-7:30pm.
Please look for more information coming out regarding April/May events needing volunteers. Here are some of our upcoming events:
April 20th- Native Plant Sale
May 6-10- Staff Appreciation
May 7- Field Day (May 21 alternate)
May 17- Bookbaggers
Thanks for your continued support! Please let us know if you have any questions.
K.T. Emerson firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bias Conversations presentation has been rescheduled for April 11th at 6:30 pm. Please mark on your calendars, we hope to see you there.
Mar. 21 – 5th Grade to Biz Town
Mar. 22 – Spirit Wear Maplewood Shirts
Apr. 2 - 4th Grade to Oregon Trail
Apr. 3 - 4th Grade returns from Oregon Trail
Apr. 4 - Class Picture Day
Apr. 5 - Grading Period Ends
Apr. 8 - Planning Day - No Students
Apr. 9 - 2nd Grade Field Trip – Rock ~Paper ~ Scissors
Apr. 11- Bias Conversations 6:30 pm
Apr. 16 – Run for the Arts
Apr. 17 – PTA Mtg. 6:30
Apr. 20 – Native Plant Sale 9:00-1:00 pm
Apr. 26 - Spirit Day – Crazy Hair Day
Apr. 27 – Auction
Apr. 29 - Site Council
The Portland Public Schools Board of Education approved a significant revision to the district policy on student field trips and out-of-town travel, and passed a resolution to offer comment on proposed construction work on Interstate 5 that would affect Harriet Tubman Middle School.
Dear PPS Families,
With hopes that inclement winter weather is done for this school year, we wanted to touch base with you regarding making up snow days. We thought it was important to share an update with you before Spring Break.
Lincoln High School senior Sagarika Ramachandran has been selected as the winner of the Oregon Student Journalist of the Year Award. Sagarika, who serves as editor-in-chief of Lincoln's student newspaper, the Cardinal Times, became the first journalist from a PPS school to win the award, which started in 2005.
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Special District Board Meeting
6:00 PM Board Work Session
6:00 PM Distrit Board Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM PTA @ 6:30 pm
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Native Plant Sale
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM Maplewood Auction 2019