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    Dear Peninsula Community, 

     

    Goodbye to Nelson

    This week we say goodbye to Nelson Perez-Gonzalez who will be taking on a new challenge in the Department of English as a Second Language (ESL) as a Community Agent.  We are so sad to see Nelson go but we are also proud to be sending him to all the Spanish speaking families in PPS who will surely benefit from his skills and commitment.  We have been lucky to count him as part of our community since 2006.  Nelson will be back at Peninsula for the Harvest Fest and one last time for Parent Teacher Conferences on November 25th.  If you have a note you'd like us to send him, you can drop it off in the front office.  We hope you come by the front office during Harvest Fest and sign a giant card for him. 

     

    Harvest Fest! 

    Our annual Harvest Fest is this coming Thursday, October 24th from 5:30-7:00pm at the school.  Dinner will be provided as will  games, candy, and fun for all ages.

     

    Head Lice

    Head lice is a common problem for children of all ages, races, and socioeconomic status. PPS has posted the following position on head lice in the schools:

    “Throughout the year we are dealing with head lice. The CDC and the EPA emphatically do NOT consider head lice a disease or a health hazard. Work with your school nurse or clinic if you suspect lice.

    Although head lice is not categorized as a communicable disease, it is recognized as a health issue that can affect a student’s focus and comfort and can be passed on to other students in a classroom setting if the students are not following good health practices. PPS follows this protocol if head lice are found:

     

    • A student with live lice should be excluded from school, and sent home with lice treatment information.
    • A student with no live lice may return to school, even if nits are present. Parents are strongly urged to remove all nits from their child's hair to help prevent re-infestation.
    • Students will be re-checked for lice and nits upon initial re-entry and at 7 and 14 days after re-entry into school.

    If live lice are present, the student will be excluded from school again. After 14 days if live lice remain present, the student will be excluded again and must remain out of school until there are no lice or nits.”

    Medical and community health experts recommend that parents and caregivers check their children for head lice at least weekly. They also recommend that you talk to your children about not sharing personal items such as combs and brushes, hats or scarves. As a rule, the school will not send out notices informing parents that classmates have lice. As a parent or guardian, assume that lice are present in the school, as it is in a movie theatre, a carpool, or a friend or neighbor’s home, and get into the habit of checking weekly for head lice.

    Some additional resources are:

    MESD https://www.multnomahesd.org/headliceinformation.html http://www2.epa.gov/managing-pests-schools/about-lice-and-their-control https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/parents.html

     

    Attention 5th Grade Parents!

    Middle School applications are being released MUCH earlier this year.  Middle School applications will be available November 5th through December 3rd. Middle school lottery transfers will be on the same schedule as high school transfers this year. Please contact Enrollment & Transfer at PPS for more information.

     

    Run 4 the Arts

    Is coming up!!! You should have received a Registration and a Pledge Form (same form) that went home with your student a few weeks ago. Please pick up one in the office if you’ve mislaid yours. See the attached flier for information on how to support your student during this event.

     

    Stay Connected With Peninsula:

    There are several ways to find out what’s going on in Peninsula!

    • Email Blasts from the School
    • Phone Call Blasts from the School
    • Paper in Your Student’s Take-Home Folder (Thursdays)
    • Front Office Bulletin Board
    • Peninsula Website (pps.net/Domain/144)
    • Bulletin Board Outside of Morning Drop-Off (by Cafeteria)

     

    Principal’s Coffee:

    Principal’s Coffee is an opportunity to chat with me in person every month.  This year we will move this monthly event to Monday mornings after dismissal in the cafeteria.  I realize that this is not the best time for working parents.  If you need to speak to me after work, please send me an email and I will happily reach out by phone in the evening.  We have volunteers to take notes and we will post the notes on the school website. 

    The dates for this year’s Principal’s Coffee are:

    October 14, November 18, December 16, January 13, February 10, March 16, April 13, May 18

     

    Student Rights & Responsibilities Handbook

    Be informed about discipline policies, safety protocols, and more at this link on the Peninsula Website: https://www.pps.net/Page/4038

     

    Important Calendar Reminders:

    • October 24th: Harvest Fest at 5:30pm
    • October 28th: Pledge monies due for Run for the Arts
    • November 7th: Picture re-takes
    • November 11th: Veteran’s Day Holiday- School Closed
    • November 25-26: Parent Teacher Conferences
    • November 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday- School Closed

     

    Thank you for reading!

      

    -Debbie

    Debbie Armendariz

    Peninsula School Principal

    503-916-6275

    Portland Public Schools

    darmenda@pps.net

     


    ¡Saludos Familias de la Escuela Península!

     

    Adios a Nelson

    Esta semana nos despedimos de Nelson Pérez-González, quien asumirá un nuevo desafío en el Departamento de Inglés como Segundo Idioma (ESL) como Agente de la Comunidad. Estamos muy tristes de ver a Nelson irse, pero también estamos orgullosos de enviarlo a todas las familias de habla hispana en PPS que seguramente se beneficiarán de sus habilidades y compromiso. Hemos tenido la suerte de contarlo como parte de nuestra comunidad desde 2006. Nelson regresará a Peninsula para el Harvest Fest y por última vez para las conferencias de padres y maestros el 25 de noviembre. Si tiene una nota que desea que le enviemos, puede dejarla en la oficina principal. Esperamos que vengas a la oficina principal durante el Harvest Fest y le firmes una tarjeta gigante.

     

    Harvest Fest!

    Nuestro Harvest Fest anual es el próximo jueves 24 de octubre de 5: 30-7: 00pm en la escuela. Se proporcionará una cena al igual que juegos, dulces y diversión para todas las edades.

     

    Piojos de la cabeza

    Los piojos son un problema común para niños de todas las edades, razas y niveles socioeconómicos. PPS ha publicado la siguiente posición sobre piojos en las escuelas:

    “Durante todo el año estamos lidiando con piojos. Los CDC y la EPA NO consideran enfáticamente que los piojos sean una enfermedad o un peligro para la salud. Trabaje con la enfermera o clínica de su escuela si sospecha que tiene piojos.

     

    Aunque los piojos no se clasifican como una enfermedad transmisible, se reconoce como un problema de salud que puede afectar el enfoque y la comodidad de un estudiante y puede transmitirse a otros estudiantes en un salón de clases si los estudiantes no siguen buenas prácticas de salud. PPS sigue este protocolo si se encuentran piojos:

     

    • Un estudiante con piojos vivos debe ser excluido de la escuela y enviado a casa con información sobre el tratamiento de piojos.
    • Un estudiante sin piojos vivos puede regresar a la escuela, incluso si hay liendres presentes. Se recomienda encarecidamente a los padres que retiren todas las liendres del cabello de sus hijos para ayudar a prevenir la reinfestación.
    • Los estudiantes serán revisados nuevamente para detectar piojos y liendres en el reingreso inicial y a los 7 y 14 días después del reingreso a la escuela.

     

    Si hay piojos vivos, el estudiante será excluido de la escuela nuevamente. Después de 14 días si los piojos vivos permanecen presentes, el estudiante será excluido nuevamente y deberá permanecer fuera de la escuela hasta que no haya piojos o liendres ".

     

    Los expertos médicos y de salud comunitaria recomiendan que los padres y cuidadores revisen a sus hijos por piojos al menos semanalmente. También recomiendan que hable con sus hijos sobre no compartir artículos personales como peines y cepillos, sombreros o bufandas. Como regla general, la escuela no enviará avisos informando a los padres que los compañeros de clase tienen piojos. Como padre o tutor, suponga que los piojos están presentes en la escuela, como en una sala de cine, en un automóvil compartido o en la casa de un amigo o vecino, y adquiera el hábito de revisar semanalmente los piojos.

      

    Algunos recursos adicionales son:

    MESD https://www.multnomahesd.org/headliceinformation.html http://www2.epa.gov/managing-pests-schools/about-lice-and-their-control https://www.cdc.gov/parasites /lice/head/parents.html

     

    ¡Atención padres de 5to grado!

    Las aplicaciones de la escuela intermedia se lanzarán MUCHO a principios de este año. Las solicitudes para la escuela intermedia estarán disponibles del 5 de noviembre al 3 de diciembre. Las transferencias de lotería de la escuela intermedia estarán en el mismo horario que las transferencias de la escuela secundaria este año. Comuníquese con Inscripción y Transferencia en PPS para obtener más información.

     

    Run 4 the Arts

    ¡¡¡Se acerca!!! Debería haber recibido un Registro y un Formulario de compromiso (mismo formulario) que se fue a casa con su estudiante hace unas semanas. Recoja uno en la oficina si extravió el suyo. Consulte el folleto adjunto para obtener información sobre cómo apoyar a su estudiante durante este evento.

     

    Manténgase conectado con la península:

    ¡Hay varias formas de averiguar qué está pasando en la Península!

    • Explosiones por correo electrónico de la escuela
    • Llamadas telefónicas desde la escuela
    • Papel en la carpeta para llevar a casa de su estudiante (jueves)
    • Tablón de anuncios de la oficina principal
    • Sitio web de Peninsula (pps.net/Domain/144)
    • Tablón de anuncios fuera de la entrega de la mañana (por la cafetería)

     

    Café del director:

    Principal’s Coffee es una oportunidad para chatear conmigo en persona todos los meses. Este año trasladaremos este evento mensual a los lunes por la mañana después de la salida en la cafetería. Me doy cuenta de que este no es el mejor momento para los padres que trabajan. Si necesita hablar conmigo después del trabajo, envíeme un correo electrónico y con gusto me comunicaré por teléfono por la noche. Tenemos voluntarios para tomar notas y las publicaremos en el sitio web de la escuela.

     

    Las fechas para el café del director de este año son:

    14 de octubre, 18 de noviembre, 16 de diciembre, 13 de enero, 10 de febrero, 16 de marzo, 13 de abril, 18 de mayo

     

     

    Manual de Derechos y Responsabilidades del Estudiante

    Infórmese sobre las políticas disciplinarias, los protocolos de seguridad y más en este enlace en el sitio web de la Península: https://www.pps.net/Page/4038

     

    Recordatorios importantes del calendario:

    • 24 de octubre: Harvest Fest a las 5:30 pm
    • 28 de octubre: se debe entregar el dinero de la promesa para Run for the Arts
    • 7 de noviembre: toma de fotografías
    • 11 de noviembre: Día de los Veteranos - Escuela cerrada
    • 25-26 de noviembre: conferencias de padres y maestros
    • 27-29 de noviembre: Vacaciones de Acción de Gracias - Escuela cerrada

     

    ¡Gracias por leer!

     

     -Debbie

    Debbie Armendariz

    Director de la escuela península

    503-916-6275

    Escuelas públicas de Portland

    darmenda@pps.net

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    Field Trips & Website Calendar

    We do not post class field trips on the main Peninsula Calendar. For questions about dates, times, & details of your student's trip, please speak with the homeroom teacher directly.


    Find Your Teacher!

    As a change from last year, in order to protect the privacy of each student we will no longer publicly post student classes. This year, parents and guardians will access this information through the ParentVue portal which can be found below.  If you have not set up ParentVue before, you will need an activation code that you should have received via letter from Portland Public Schools. If you cannot find the code please call or email the Peninsula Front Office and we will happily support you in setting up ParentVue.

     


    ParentVue

    ParentVue is a website that offers secure, private access to school and student inforamtion, including class assignments, attendance, emergency contacts on file, the school calendar, and teacher contact details. Parents and guardians can see information for all of their students who attend Portland Public Schools in one place. At the Middle School and High School levels student's assignments and classes grades are also available in ParentVue. 

    Click on the following link to get started using ParentVue. Each parent or guardian will need an Activation key (that is linked to the email address that is on file).  The school secretary can supply the activation key. Note: if you are calling the school for the activation key, you must call from a phone number on file.

    ParentVue start up information

     

    Each student also has an account to access the student version of this website, called StudentVue.

     


    Suggested Supply List
     
     

    Click here for the 2019-20 Suggested School Supply List for all grades

     

    Drop-off and Pick-up

     

    Morning Drop-Off

    7:45am:  Breakfast doors open (breakfast served)*

    7:55am:  Teachers pick students up from the cafeteria

    8:00am: Tardy Bell (students must be in class at this time)

    8:00am (and later): Students are tardy and must report to the office

    • All students will enter the set of double doors south of the cafeteria doors (to the left if you are looking at the cafeteria doors).  Students will go through the cafeteria line for breakfast.  Even if students are not eating school breakfast, they should enter through these doors and wait for their teacher to pick them up at their class' table. 

    Afternoon Pick-up

    2:15pm:  Dismissal

    • Kindergarten students are picked up on the northwest end of the school outside of their classrooms on the playground. 
    • Grades 1 and 2 are dismissed on the front porch.
    • Grades 3-5 will be dismissed in front of the school from the door on the south side of the cafeteria. Teachers will walk students out and students who walk home can do so. 

     


    School Office Hours 

    Monday - Thursday:     7:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Friday:                          7:30 am - 3:00 pm

     


    Parking and Driving

    The portion of N. Emerald Avenue between Halleck and Kilpatrick will be closed at pick-up and drop-off. We ask that N. Halleck be used as a one way (eastbound) at drop off and pick up.  

    To help reduce traffic and increase health and safety, if possible, please park a block or two away from the school and walk.

    Click the link to view a Peninsula Drop-off and Pick-up Traffic Map

     


    Registration Verifications

    Look for a verification form to be sent home with your student in the first weeks of school. It is very important that this form be looked over, any updates made, signed and returned to the school. This confirms your student's rollover enrollment in our school as well as ensures that we have the most up to date contact and emergency information for each student.  

     


    Visitors and Volunteers

    New Visitor Check-in system for 2019-20 School Year

    Portland Public Schools is implementing a new procedure for visitor/volunteer sign-in/out at all PPS schools, utilizing new software and equipment called Raptor. Part of keeping students and staff safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times, and the Raptor system will allow us to do that.
     
    If you are going beyond the front office, please be prepared to present a government-issued ID. The front office will scan the ID and issue a name badge. 
     
     

    Volunteer Background Checks

    Volunteers must visit www.pps.net/volunteer to view a Mandatory Volunteer Training and to access the online volunteer application. The new volunteer training and application will be available starting August 10th, 2019. 

    Remember that it can take 3-4 weeks to process at the beginning of the year, so the sooner the better. You will be notified of its completion via email.

     


    Free and Reduced Lunch

    One Free and reduced lunch application need to be completed per family, per year. The application must be processed and approved prior to students receiving lunch at a reduced cost. If the student is not approved before the first day of school they will have to pay full price until it has been approved (approve is not retroactive). Submitting the application early can help to ensure that you won’t end up with an unexpected lunch balance. 

    Free and Reduced Lunch forms are found at SCHOOLCAFE.COM You will need your student's ID number to complete the paperwork. If the student is a returning Portland Public Schools student their ID number can be found on their report card or in ParentVue. If the student is new to Portland Public Schools, you can get an ID number form the school office.

    *Please note that if you have students at schools where lunch is free for all students, you still need to apply for students attending Peninsula.

     


    School Lunch Accounts

    You can add money to a student's school lunch account at SCHOOLCAFE.COM You will need your student's ID number to complete the paperwork. If the student has already attended Portland Public Schools, their ID number can be found on their report card (or other district communication). If the student is new to Portland Public Schools, you can get an ID number form the school office.

     


    SchoolPay 

    SchoolPay is an easy way for parents to pay for school-related items from home- no more searching for cash and hoping your child turns it in! It is an online program that allows parents, guardians and other community members to use their credit or debit card to pay for school-related items. It costs nothing to use (no service fees) and 100% of the money goes to the school for use in only the specified way.

     
    All parents and guardians with an email address on file already have a SchoolPay account created for them and all of their connected students at a PPS school are under the same account. To get started go to password recovery and reset your password. 
     
    Buy yearbooks, pay for a field trip, donate money to an arts program, or put a deposit on an instrument rental are just some of the things that you can pay for using school pay.  Have a family member or neighbor who would like to make a donation or a purchase? Just open the item in School Pay, send them the link and they can check out as a guest. 

    Click here for a SchoolPay Guide. 

     


     

     

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