Hello and welcome to Scott School! I am Principal/la Directora Thu M. Truong.
Incoming Kindergarten Story Time: Join us on May 3 and May 17 from 8:15-8:45AM in the school library for story time. Incoming students will get to meet our Media Specialist, Craig Hallman, and Library Assistant, Laura Milway, and listen to a story. Meanwhile, parents will get a tour of the building.
Street Safety Improvements: Through the Portland Bureau of Transportation's Fixing Our Streets program, Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is expecting to make a large investment in safety improvements around Portland schools in the next few years. This spring we're asking families to help us figure out what is needed most. In collaboration with PPS, we will be hosting open houses in each high school cluster.
We are excited to invite your school community to participate in the SRTS Fixing Our Streets open house for the Madison Cluster - Wednesday, April 12, from 6-8 pm at Scott School, 6700 NE Prescott. This event will help inform where and how the City’s Bureau of Transportation will spend $695,000 in the cluster.
The purpose of the open house is to listen to families and school staff about safety concerns around their school and to identify major routes used to walk and roll to the schools. Safe Routes to School is excited to help make these routes safer and more enjoyable for your families.
You are also invited to join me on our Community Walk on Wednesday, April 19 at 2:30PM where we will actually walk the route between Scott and Hacienda to experience the route and give specific input.
Connect to Kindergarten Events: Come learn about Scott School, our program offerings in English and Spanish Immersion, and register for school
PPS Lottery for Transfer: Transfer to focus options such as language immersion programs and arts/science-based schools occurs through an annual computerized lottery. The high school lottery cycle opens February 1 with an application deadline of February 22, 2017 for the 2017-18 school year. The K-8 lottery cycle opens February 8 and the application deadline is March 3, 2017.
We have 24 slots for native Spanish speakers and 24 slots for non-native Spanish speakers. All families new to Spanish Immersion are required to attend a Connect to Kindergarten event and submit a lottery application for entry.
Here are the notes from the November 22 meeting Adelante Juntos: Healing through dialogue and standing strong together
In case you were unable to attend our Parent Information Night on October 19, here are the PowerPoint Presentations.
Dear PPS staff and families,
The search and recruitment for our new superintendent is well underway.
The community, board and search firm recommended more than 40 educational leaders for consideration. The search firm and the Board reviewed the prospects and candidates and the Board selected a diverse group with deep educational experience to interview. They included individuals from within and outside Oregon, current superintendents as well as senior education leaders from large districts.
From a remote town in Jordan to leading Oregon’s biggest school district
At the age of 5, Yousef Awwad joined his older brothers in the streets of Ghweria, Jordan, a small city outside Zarqa, to sell sesame candies and balloons to keep food on his family’s table.
Yousef’s dad was serving in the Jordan military and was stationed in an area of the desert so remote that he wasn’t able to send money home while he was deployed.
Today, Yousef is serving as the new interim superintendent of the largest school district in Oregon. How did a boy living in poverty in a remote town in Jordan wind up here?