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  • September 5, 2019

     

    Dear Peninsula Families,

    It is wonderful to have everyone back in school, I truly missed your children!  The new Kindergarten faces are super-cute and I can’t wait to get to know them.

     

    Upcoming Events

    We will have our official Back to School Night next Thursday, September 12th at 5:30pm.  This event will begin in the cafeteria with introductions and announcements and then parents will then be dismissed to classrooms.  In an attempt to accommodate families with multiple children, we will have two short sessions in the homerooms at 5:45 pm and 6:15 pm.   At 6:45 pm we will have the ESL (room 117)
    and TAG (room123) services presentations.

    The first Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meeting will be held on September 11th in the Library from 6:00pm-7:30pm.  Free dinner and child-care will be provided. The PTA is one of the best ways to actively volunteer here at Peninsula so I hope you’ll consider joining.

    The first Principal’s Coffee will be on September 17th in the cafeteria at 8:05am. I will give a brief overview of the school year and then be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you might have.

     

    Safety Procedures

    Maintaining the security of all students and adults in the school building is our number one priority.   We have over 275 students in attendance and over 100 adults that enter and exit daily.  Peninsula staff hold a particular responsibility to act as “in loco parentis” with all minors at school.  In order to maintain security, we have developed procedures that apply to all community members.

    Students (and parents) may enter the building after 7:45am through the orange doors on Emerald Street.  Please only enter through the main/front doors if you have official business in the main office.  Keep in mind that the morning time is a busy time in the office as our secretaries’ priority is to check staff attendance and assure that we have substitute teachers and substitute paraprofessionals for all absent staff. 

    All parents are encouraged to say goodbye to their students outside the school.  Our cafeteria is not large enough to host all parents, students and staff.  However, parents are allowed to join their children in the cafeteria until 8am.  When you enter through the orange doors, please proceed directly into the cafeteria.  Parents may leave through the cafeteria doors or through the main/front doors.  

    Kindergarten parents are allowed to walk students down the hallway but only after they have checked in and obtained a sticker from one of the Kinder Assistants in the cafeteria

    After 8 am, all adults must be checked in and display a sticker with their name.  If you are planning to stay in the building past 8 am, please register your visit and wear the sticker.  You can register in the cafeteria or in the office.  

    In the near future, all PPS schools will be moving to a new check-in system called Raptor.  Please carefully read the attached information about this new system (click on the link "Raptor Information" below).  It will require that visitors register for the first time with a state issued identification card. Please see the enclosed flier for more information. Thank you for your cooperation.

     

    I am looking forward to a wonderful school year. As always, check the Peninsula Website (www.pps.net/Domain/144) for information and always feel free to call our office if you need assistance.

    Sincerely,

     

    -Debbie

    Debbie Armendariz

    Peninsula School Principal

    darmenda@pps.net

    Raptor Information - English


    5 de septiembre de 2019  

     

    Estimadas familias de la península, Es maravilloso tener a todos en la escuela, ¡realmente extrañé a sus hijos! Las nuevas caras de Kindergarten son súper lindas y no puedo esperar para conocerlas.

     

    Próximos Eventos

    Tendremos nuestra noche oficial de regreso a clases el próximo jueves 12 de septiembre a las 5:30 pm. Este evento comenzará en la cafetería con presentaciones y anuncios y luego los padres serán despedidos a las aulas. En un intento de acomodar a familias con varios hijos, tendremos dos sesiones cortas en los salones a las 5:45 p.m. y a las 6:15 p.m. A las 6:45 pm tendremos el ESL (salón 117) y presentaciones de servicios TAG (room123).

    La primera reunión de la Asociación de Padres y Maestros (PTA) se llevará a cabo el 11 de septiembre en la Biblioteca de 6:00 p.m. a 7:30 p.m. Se proporcionará cena gratuita y cuidado de niños. La PTA es una de las mejores maneras de ser voluntario activamente aquí en Peninsula, así que espero que consideres unirte.

    El primer café del director será el 17 de septiembre en la cafetería a las 8:05 am. Daré una breve descripción del año escolar y luego estaré disponible para responder cualquier pregunta o inquietud que pueda tener.

     

    Procesos seguros

    Mantener la seguridad de todos los estudiantes y adultos en el edificio escolar es nuestra prioridad número uno. Tenemos más de 275 estudiantes en asistencia y más de 100 adultos que entran y salen diariamente. El personal de Peninsula tiene una responsabilidad particular de actuar como "in loco parentis" con todos los menores en la escuela. Para mantener la seguridad, hemos desarrollado procedimientos que se aplican a todos los miembros de la comunidad.

    Los estudiantes (y los padres) pueden ingresar al edificio después de las 7:45 a.m. a través de las puertas naranjas en Emerald Street. Ingrese solo por las puertas principales / frontales si tiene asuntos oficiales en la oficina principal. Tenga en cuenta que la hora de la mañana es un tiempo ocupado en la oficina, ya que la prioridad de nuestros secretarios es verificar la asistencia del personal y asegurar que tengamos maestros suplentes y paraprofesionales sustitutos para todo el personal ausente.

    Se alienta a todos los padres a despedirse de sus alumnos fuera de la escuela. Nuestra cafetería no es lo suficientemente grande como para albergar a todos los padres, estudiantes y personal. Sin embargo, los padres pueden unirse a sus hijos en la cafetería hasta las 8 am. Cuando entre por las puertas naranjas, proceda directamente a la cafetería. Los padres pueden salir por las puertas de la cafetería o por las puertas principales / delanteras.

    Los padres de Kindergarten pueden caminar con los estudiantes por el pasillo, pero solo después de que se hayan registrado y obtenido una pegatina de uno de los asistentes de Kinder en la cafetería.

    Después de las 8 am, todos los adultos deben registrarse y mostrar una pegatina con su nombre. Si planea quedarse en el edificio después de las 8 am, registre su visita y use la pegatina. Puede registrarse en la cafetería o en la oficina.

    En un futuro cercano, todas las escuelas de PPS se mudarán a un nuevo sistema de registro llamado Raptor. Lea atentamente la información adjunta sobre este nuevo sistema (haga clic en el enlace "Información de Raptor" a continuación). Se requerirá que los visitantes se registren por primera vez con una tarjeta de identificación emitida por el estado. Consulte el folleto adjunto para obtener más información. Gracias por su cooperación.

    Espero un maravilloso año escolar. Como siempre, consulte el sitio web de Peninsula (www.pps.net/Domain/144) para obtener información y no dude en llamar a nuestra oficina si necesita ayuda.

    Sinceramente,

    -Debbie

    Debbie Armendariz

    Peninsula School Principal

    darmenda@pps.net

     

     Información de Raptor

     

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    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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