Office: 503/916-6308 E-mail: email@example.com
May 22, 2017
Dear Maplewood Families,
Thank you to all who supported the Bond! It is great to work in a community that values our schools!
This has been a while in coming, but now that the sun is out and the weather is getting warmer, you may want to apply sun screen to your child before sending them to school. Also, during warm days our building heats up quite a bit so please take that into consideration when they are dressing for the day. Tomorrow is Field Day and it is going to be warm. Please send your child with a water bottle and shoes that are good for running.
Even though we held our “Kindergarten Social” inside due to weather, we had another great turnout for a community event at last week’s event. I saw families making connections with each other and students who were seeing friends from other places. Thank you to Ms. Thomas, Ms. Anderson and Ms. Dowden for opening their classrooms for students and parents to stop in for a short visit. I also want to thank Ms. Cunningham for welcoming students and families to our school. We are very excited about our incoming kindergarten class! Continue to mark your calendars for upcoming events it gets busy near the end of the year!
Lost and Found Items - Be sure to check the table in the front foyer and the clothes rack near the stairs to the cafeteria for any lost clothing items we have many unclaimed items that will be donated at the end of the year.
Reading Friends Party/Celebration - On Monday, June 5th, between 11:15 and 12:00 pm, the Reading Friends and their students, will be having Pizza to celebrate their year of working together. If your child has been receiving this weekly help, you can encourage your child to show appreciation by having them write a note or a card for their Reading Friend. Our Reading Friends volunteers are such an important, vital part of supporting our students. I am so grateful to them for their warm, dedicated, thoughtful work here!
Ally Burr, Reading Friends Coordinator
Thank you Ally Burr for all the work you have done over the years with Reading Friends!! We will miss you at Maplewood!!!
Year End Cafeteria Account Balances - Any remaining account balances (positive or negative) on students’ meal accounts at the end of the year will be automatically held for students at their current school or transferred to students’ new schools within the district. If your student is leaving the district, then you may call Amy Silvia, Cafeteria Manager at 503-916-6308 to arrange for a refund.
- Do nothing -- leave the funds in the account to pay for future school meals
- Request the balance be transferred to a sibling meal account
- Request a refund via the Amy (check will be sent within 4-6 weeks)
- Request the funds be donated to help cover money owed on other student meal accounts
For more information, go to www.pps.net/nutrition, or call 503-916-3399.
Gitta Grether-Sweeney, Sr. Director, Nutrition Services
Rummage Sale for Raise Our Roof
Help Maplewood Elementary build a playground shelter to keep kids dry during recess!
Drop off quality items on Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Maplewood Elementary gym (7452 S.W. 52nd Ave.). Additional dropoff times will be announced soon. Or contact the organizers below to make an appointment.
The sale is one day only, Sunday, June 11, in the Maplewood gym.
8 a.m.: Early bird special – $10 to get in early
9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Open to the public – free admission
1-3 p.m.: Everything is half off
Questions? Want to help?
Stef Kondor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz Jones: email@example.com
All proceeds go toward funding a playground shelter at Maplewood. Check out
MaplewoodRaiseOurRoof.com for more ways to help.
Girls on the Run:
A big KUDDOS to the young ladies from Girls on the Run. They had a bake sale and raised $90.16 which they donated to Raise our Roof. Great community spirit. Thank you!
Dear Maplewood Families,
This Spring we are “Showcasing” some of students favorite songs from different times and Seasons of the year.
WHEN: Friday June 9th!
TIME: Gr. K, 1 2 - 12:15p.m.
Gr. 3, ,4, 5 – 1:15p.m.
Most songs will be presented as a “Sing-A- Long” lasting approx. 40 min. (We have enjoyed our “Sing-A-Longs in December with the exception of this year do to snow days). Each Grade level will present a song on risers as well. Although this is somewhat more casual, we want to celebrate together some of our learning and fun in music class the past 4 years.
As always I have very much enjoyed working with and getting to know each and every K-5 Gr. girl and boy in our music classes. They have been a joy as they have all grown in their musical knowledge, skills, and experience!
Please come if you can!
All my best,
Elizabeth VanEngel PPS
May 23: Field Day, K-2 / 9:00-10:15, 3-5 / 12:30-1:45
May 29: Holdiay – No School
June 05: Reading Friends Pizza Lunch 11:15-12:00
June 09: Music Program k-12 / 12:15, 3-5 /1:15
June 13: Talent Show
June 14: 5th Grade Promotion Clap out 12:30, Assembly 1:00
June 15: 5th Grade Aloha BBQ
June 15: Last Day of School
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.