Office: 503/916-6308 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
December 10, 2018
Dear Maplewood Families,
Winter break is almost here,It seems like we were just welcoming students back from summer. Many classes are wrapping up projects and preparing for Winter Break. I wish you all a safe and happy holiday.
Helping Hands - We are accepting food and donations until 8:30 a.m. December 13th or use the links below for donations. Thanks you to all who have given!
GoFundMe for Cash donations
Google Doc for food sign-up
After School Plans-Reminder- If your child is going home with another student, we MUST have a note or an email from a parent letting us know who they are going home with and how they are getting there.
BUS? Even if it is your child's SAME bus but a different stop we must have a note or e mail authorizing this. **The driver will not allow your student to depart the bus at a different stop other than their own without a temporary bus pass from the office.
Maplewood Garden Committee Awarded a Grant- Good news, we received a $2,000 grant from the West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District! Our plans are to create a pollinator garden behind the 5th grade portables, where the butterfly garden exists now. We really hope to create something special for Maplewood. Lloyd (Garden Committee Co-Chair) and Andrea Beyer wrote the grant and are taking the lead on this project.
It is COLD-Time to Bundle Up - Please continue to have your children dress in layers as the weather gets colder and wetter. We want to be able to get students outside for fresh air breaks and recess as often as possible. Hats, gloves or mittens are a good idea.
Certain IMMUNIZATIONS are required by law. If you received a notice in the mail, from the state, that your child’s immunizations are not up-to-date, please check with your child’s doctor to arrange a time for them to be given.
Winter break is an excellent time to obtain the needed immunizations.
Please bring the needed information from the doctor or clinic, to the school office as soon as you obtain the needed immunizations.
NOTICE: Your child will not be allowed to continue the school year as of Wednesday, February 20th, if the immunizations are not up-to-date.
Year book order forms will be going home after the Winter Break. Fifth grade parents please start looking for those baby photos and thinking of quotes to put in the yearbook! Deadline will be February 1st to get orders in!
Nutrition Services:Starting the week of January 14, 2019, the Nutrition Services department will be utilizing School Messenger to notify families by phone and email about student meal account balances. Kitchen staff will continue to provide personal phone call reminders and/or paper letters home. If you have questions about student meal accounts or other information, please visit our webpage www.pps.net/nutrition or call our department 503-916-3399.
Whitney Ellersick, Senior Director, Nutrition Services
Dec 17 – Jan. 1 - Winter Break
Jan. 02 - Back to School from Winter Break
Jan. 11 - Auction Adult Game Night 6-8pm
Jan. 17 - Safety Committee Mtg. 6:00-9:00pm
Jan. 18 – Grading Per. Ends
Jan. 21 – No Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday
Jan. 22 – Teacher Planning Day – No School for Kids
Jan. 25 – Spirit Day, Favorite Sports Team
After School Classes: - See Facebook for registration information
Monday: Basketball, Soccer, Watercolor
Tuesday: Tennis effective 1/29/18
Wednesday: Basketball, Drama,
Thursday: Clay, Tennis effective 1/24, Math effective 1/31
Friday: Spanish effective 1/25/18
Students in Portland Public Schools’ Community Transition Program will get to learn valuable culinary skills, thanks in a part to a donation from a legendary singer.
Student and staff safety is a primary concern for Portland Public Schools. As part of the 2017 Health, Safety and Modernization Bond, approximately $5 million was allocated to upgrade school security systems across the district. That work, known as the Secure Schools Project, uses national best practice recommendations that focus on securing school perimeters and controlling access.
Fifth-grade students will have the opportunity to visit their future middle school during open houses scheduled from January to May. This is a great opportunity for families to visit neighborhood schools, focus option and alternative programs.
Portland Public Schools marked a significant milestone in the work to bring a long-term vision to the district earlier this month, with the first meetings of the PPS Guiding Coalition. The meetings, which included about 100 participants and were themed “Let’s Dream Together,” took place Dec. 7 at the Blanchard Education Service Center and all day Dec. 8 at Faubion School.
6:00 PM District Board Meeting