Friday, Feb. 23: All schools open, some westside buses on snow routes
Debido a las persistentes condiciones heladas, la(s) siguientes ruta(s) estarán funcionando como rutas de nieve durante la mañana del día viernes, 23 de febrero: Skyline - 21 & 14, Lincoln - 31, Chapman - 14 & 13 and Bridlemile - 205
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:30-11:00 am
Tuesday February 27th, 6:00-7:30 pm
Thursday, March 1, 2018 6:00-7:00 pm (Kindergarten only)
The High School Leadership class is doing fundraising in conjunction with the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CommuniCare foundation. Each dollar that the we raise will be matched by $10 from the foundation. Your donation of $10 becomes $100. A donation of $50 becomes $500!! The money we raise we will then be granting out to local non-profit organizations in the Portland area. This both serves our broader Portland community, but also gives us students the professional experience of evaluating grant proposals and interviewing representatives from the non-profits that apply. Our goal is to raise $1,500 so we have $15,000 to distribute to these non-profits. An added bonus is that up to 25% of the matching funds we receive can be used to support programs or projects at MLC. (That could be $3,750!) Please read our mission statement below to get a sense of the type of non-profits we are looking to fund, and then make a donation today!
The Leadership Class, with the support of the Metropolitan Learning Center community, is interested in working with you to promote environmental stewardship and equitable housing in the Portland metropolitan area. We believe that quality shelter and a healthy environment are fundamental rights that all living beings deserve and are imperative to our collective future. We wish to create a safer and more equitable urban environment for people of all races, genders, and classes as well as for domesticated and wild animals. Our Leadership Class will achieve these goals by funding programs such as animal shelters, homeless shelters, protections for renters, park services, and community services. We want to prioritize organizations that serve marginalized communities.
You can use School Pay if you prefer to use a credit card, or you can send your donation check to the school office; made payable to “MLC”.
Thank you for your support.
Sincerely, The Leadership Class
Welcome to a new school year at Metropolitan Learning Center! The word cloud on to the right was created using words from our mission and grade-level statements. You will notice the three words that are largest are: community, students, and learning. I am thrilled to be a part of this community where students and learning are at the center and community is valued.
Whether you are new to MLC or a returning family, we are happy that you are a part of our MLC community. You have made a great choice for your child’s education. MLC consists of a dedicated and collegial staff who will care for your children and support them in learning with an experiential influence that fosters creativity, rigor, and meets the learning needs of every student. Our school character traits of respect, courage, compassion, integrity, and self-discipline are driving principles and are embedded in the instruction and expectations we have for all students, staff, and families. Our entire learning community works together to create an inclusive and equitable environment where children develop curiosity, skills, knowledge, and courage. Our school community and students are taught to critically examine dominant cultural norms, seek multiple perspectives and counter stories, and our staff is committed to culturally responsive teaching practices to meet the diverse needs of all students.
We believe families play a critical role in the success of our students, and as a parent/guardian, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. You know your child better than anyone else and we invite you to work in partnership with your child’s teachers since you have rich insight into your child’s needs, talents, and interests. Please feel free to share any information that you believe will help us guide your child’s success. Additionally, teachers provide a unique perspective on your child. They will see your child as a member of the classroom community and watch as they interact with peers, face the challenge of new learning, respond to setbacks, ask questions, and solve problems. Parent and teacher perspectives, working in partnership, are critical to ensuring that your child’s experience at MLC is robust, exciting and rewarding.
Please feel free to call me at (503) 916-5737 if you have any questions about our program, procedures, or school policies. As a loving community, we hope to problem solve together when needed. I look forward to a wonderful year of learning and working collectively with all of you!
Alexa Pearson, Principal
The game was close again, but the Jefferson boys basketball team wrapped up a Portland Interscholastic League title, this time with a 72-68 victory over Grant at a packed Jefferson High School gym on Friday.
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Metropolitan Learning Center Information Session (K-8)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Harriet Tubman community meeting
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Board Teaching and Learning Committee meeting
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Board Legislative Committee meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting