Maplewood School

Teaching and Challenging the Whole Child

7452 SW 52nd Ave.Portland, OR 97219Ph (503) 916-6308Fx (503) 916-2654

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  • Principal's Newsletter October 15, 2018

        Jill Bailey



                        Office:  503/916-6308               E-mail:

                               October 15, 2018


     Dear Maplewood Families,

    Last week was another good week at Maplewood.  Thursday the Kindergarten went to the pumpkin patch and then students had a break on Friday.   Things were busy last week but all went well.  Please remember, Picture Day is this Thursday, October 18th,2018.

    Also this week we will have our first earthquake drill on Friday.  As a district we participate in “The Great Shakeout” which is a day where schools across the nation practice the procedures in case of an earthquake.  Teachers take time to review the process and practice procedures with their students. 

    Vermont Road Construction is Impacting Buses- We’ve learned that the road crews have closed sections of SW Vermont and are impacting buses and local traffic.  They anticipate this to continue for the next two weeks.

    Reminder Conferences-  Please don’t forget to sign up with your child’s teacher for Parent/Teacher conferences. Parent/Teacher conferences are a great opportunity for the home and the school to help gain insight into a child’s progress, goals, achievement, grades, and behavior. When adults are equipped with mindsets to facilitate learning, kids have a higher chance of success in school. .Remember conferences are on Monday, 11/19th & Tuesday, 11/20th.    No School on Wednesday 11/21, Thursday (Thanksgiving Day)11/22, or Friday 11/23.

    PTA News-  Please mark your calendar- The next PTA meeting is October 17th 6:30-  7:30 pm in the Maplewood Library.

    On the agenda

    ·         New projects to discuss- PA system, teacher's microphones needs, curtain replacement

    ·         Raise the Roof update

    Want to become a voting member of the PTA- Please sign up at: - go to the "join" tab. It is a fundraiser as well that gives money directly back to the Maplewood PTA. 

    School Carnival – October 26th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm  keep an eye out for more information and mark your calendars, and bring the whole family for a night of fun together! Carnival info has gone home in backpacks and you can pre-purchase tickets to avoid lines.

    We are looking for parent/adult volunteers for our Maplewood Carnival, October 26. Shift times vary and we have specific times and assignments listed. It takes a village and we need your help! To sign up, please go to:  

    Dine Out:

    Monday, 10/15 there will be a dine-out fundraiser at Chez Jose from 4 to 9 p.m  This includestake out and gift cards!

    Proceeds from the event will help reduce the cost of Maplewood’s 4th grade Oregon Trail overnight field trip.

    Box Tops-This is a reminder that each Box Tops you clip is worth 10 cents for Maplewood. The funds are used for things such as Chromebooks, curriculum items, books, Type to Learn, and MobyMax. There is a collection bin for Box Tops in the front hallway near the copier room. Contact with any questions. Thank you for supporting the school with your clipping!

    School Nurse – Please continue to bring in updated immunization information if you have not done so.  This information must be provided to the school for input into the district’s immunization database so that your child’s record will reflect that they are up to date.

    Lost and Found: Our Lost and Found is overflowing.  If you are in the building, please take a moment to stop by and check for any of your child’s missing items. 

    Upcoming Events/Dates:

    Oct. 15:    Dine Out – Chez Jose

    Oct  17:    PTA Mtg. 6:30pm

    Oct  18:    Picture Day

    Oct  22:    Site Council 2:30pm

    Oct  26:    Carnival

    Oct  26:    Grading Per. Ends

    Oct  29:    Teacher Planning Day – NO SCHOOL 

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