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  • Connect to Kindergarten- Parent only event

    • Thursday, February 20th 6:30 to 7:30 PM school auditorium
    • Thursday, April 30th 6:30 to 7:30 PM school library

    During Connect to Kindergarten, parents will be given information on other school events for the whole family to attend.

    School Tours – Please contact the office to register

    Tuesday, February 25th 9:00 to 10:00 AM

    Tuesdays, March 3rd, 10th and 17th 9:00 to 10:00 AM

  • Thank You!!!

    Books
     
    Just a few of the books gifted to Markham by employees with the SAIF Corp.  Ms. Lincicome spearheaded this effort after being our guest as Principal for Almost a Day.  She is the SAIF Diversity and Inclusion Director for the organization.  Thank you  SAIF Corp! 
  • Round-about Safety

    round-about Map
  • Literacy Adoption

    Follow this link to explore information on our new literacy adoption- Equity Based Balanced Literacy, EBBL

Principal's
Message

  • November 1, 2019

    Welcome to November Markham Families,

    Congratulations on another successful, fun filled and festive carnival!  Thanks to our PTA and all the volunteers it took to make it happen.  It was so nice to see so many former Markham students lend a hand along with Lewis and Clark and Portland State students.

    Every three years the Wilson Cluster gets to display artwork from our schools. Ten students’ pieces will be a part of the exhibit. These pieces will be displayed at the BESC (Blanchard Educational Service Center) located at 501 N. Dixon from October 15th through January 15th.  Big thank you to: Suri, Mia, Hashim, Beck, Toby, Skye, Grayson, Mihal, Aziiza and Nolan for allowing their artwork to be displayed for many others to enjoy. 

    Please join me in welcoming Barry Pullen to our night custodian staff.  Joshua Sevier transferred to another Wilson cluster school. We appreciate all of his hard work and effort during his time at Markham. 

    We are also welcoming a new School Health Assistant, Denise Fransen.  Terese Ueland transferred to a school closer to her home.  We are thankful for her time at Markham.

    The next Sharing with Shawn is Friday, November 15th from 9:00 to 10:00 in the Neighborhood House Head Start classroom, Rm. 113.  This is an informal get together where school information is shared, questions answered, as well as suggested ways to get involved at school.  Come and get important information about your school while meeting other Markham parents.  Childcare is sponsored by our SUN School/Impact NW.

    Reminders:

    • There is no school on Monday, November 11th in honor of Veterans’ Day.
    • Conferences are scheduled to run from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Monday and Tuesday of November 25th and 26th. Report cards are not filled out for 1st quarter grading period.  You will receive a PPS Parent –Teacher Conference Form.  These forms are filled out by your child’s classroom teacher and are discussed and presented at the parent/teacher conferences.
    • There is also no school on November 27th, 28th and 29th in celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday.  
    • Mark your calendars: The Scholastic Book Fair will run from December 2nd through December 6th. It will be held in the small gym. Grandparents and Special Friends Day will also take place on the last day of the Book Fair, Friday, December 6th from 1:30 to 3:00 PM.

    Below is a message from PPS and SafeOregon

    The SafeOregon Tipline aims to increase student safety

    Keeping with our commitment to student safety, PPS joined school districts across the state a couple years ago in using the SafeOregon Tip Line. We want to remind you about this important resource.

    SafeOregon was funded by the Oregon Legislature as part of a statewide effort to improve school safety. It provides a secure means for anyone to anonymously report suspicious or imminently unsafe situations, such as threats of violence, fights, drugs and alcohol, weapons, bullying, harassment, intimidation or self-harm. Anyone, from students to parents to community members, can access the system in a variety of ways, including:

    • The “Report unsafe behavior” button found on every PPS school’s website
    • The SafeOregon website
    • A live call/text (844-472-3367)
    • An email to tip@safeoregon.com
    • The mobile app that can be downloaded from your Smart Phone via iTunes or Google Play

    Trained staff are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to respond. Please be sure to share this information with your friends and family. Remind your

    students: If you see or hear something, say something - immediately. Let’s work together to keep our community safe.

    The attached document is information on our very important renewal levy, which will be on the November ballot.

    Even though this is, a month set aside to emphasize being thankful, I am thankful for the Markham Community year round.  Words cannot express my gratitude and pleasure in seeing how students are put first in words and actions.  I am wishing you all endearing times with family and friends during this Thanksgiving season. 

     

    Gratefully,

    Shawn Garnett

    Principal

     

     

     

     

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