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  • Correction on end of the year Material Pick-Up

    Dear Sellwood Community,

    I apologize, but I inadvertently put the wrong date in my newsletter for the second material drop off pick up date.  It is Monday, June 14, 1 -4 PM and Thursday, June 17 3-6 PM  (not Tuesday)

    Sorry for the confusion - I need to wear my reading glasses!


    Please see information about date, time, and items to pick up or return as we end the school year.

    Date: Monday, June 14, 2021

    Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Location: By the bike racks on the South side of the building next to the parking lot


    Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021

    Time: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Location: By the bike racks on the South side of the building next to the parking lot


    Items to Return

    • Library books
    • Textbooks
    • Chromebooks/Cords (Only if not returning to a PPS school in the fall)
    • Hotspots (Only if not returning to a PPS school in the fall)

    Items to Pick Up

    • Yearbooks (We have some extra for purchase if you didn’t order in advance. You can pick up for $20- please bring cash)
    • 8th Grade- Pick up Certificate and T-Shirt if you did not already



  • Principal's Newsletter 6/11/2021

    Sellwood Principal’s Newsletter – June 11, 2021

    Greetings Sellwood Community,

    It is the last day of school, and I hope this summer provides the opportunity for all of us to rest and rejuvenate, and maybe enjoy a little adventureJ.

    It was wonderful to see all of our 8th-grade students and families on Wednesday for our drive-thru promotion celebration.  It was a truly unique event and I hope everyone enjoyed it.  We wish all of our departing 8th-graders a wonderful high school experience and successful future.

    We will have two “materials drop off-pick up” events next week (yearbooks, library books, etc.): Monday – from 1-4 PM, and Tuesday – from 3-6 PM.  See details below.  Please note that your student does not need to return their PPS Chromebook if they are returning to any PPS school, even high school.  If your child is leaving the district, please return the Chromebook on one of the dates mentioned, or bring it to the district office at the BESC.  Yearbooks will also be available for pick up.

    For students attending Sellwood next year, we plan to mail individual schedules home by the end of next week.  Our main office will be closed after Tuesday, June 22nd, when our secretaries go on summer break, and will reopen on Monday, August 9th.

    The first day of school, September 1st, will be here before we know it!  We realize that our new 6th-graders, and many 7th-graders, have never been inside the school and have many questions about how middle school works.  We will provide an opportunity on August 20th for 6th and 7th graders to have a special school tour, orientation, learn how to open their lockers, etc.  We also know that many students will be on vacation at that time and not able to attend on August 20th, so we plan to provide a similar orientation on September 1st.  Unfortunately, we have been notified that we will not be allowed to have a special 6th-grade only first-day next year, which is how we had traditionally provided an orientation for our new students in past years.  That being said, on September 1st, ALL students may feel like new students, even returning 8th graders!  We will send out the specific details about the 6th/7th grade orientation before June 22nd.

    Have a great summer, and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

    Jeandré Carbone

    Sellwood MS Principal


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  • Principal's Newsletter 6/04/2021

    Sellwood Principal’s Newsletter – June 4, 2021 

    Greetings Sellwood Community,

    The last week of school is upon us.  I anticipate the week with mixed emotions, mostly feeling both relief and hope.  We will celebrate the end of a year unlike any in our lifetime.  It has been hard, but we have learned, grown, and persevered together.  As I write this, Kate Brown has announced the end of most COVID restrictions when the state reaches the threshold of 70% of those 18 and over receiving one dose of the vaccine, which should happen before the end of June.

    Today we started making plans for next year, deciding on the date for Back-to-School Night, September 23rd.  I sincerely hope we will be together in-person, as I do not want a repeat of our Zoom experience from this year :-)  I look forward to adding more dates, such as band concerts and marimba concerts to the calendar.  Won't that be amazing? Here is a link to next year's calendar, in case you have not seen it yet.

    Have a great weekend,  

    Jeandré Carbone
    Sellwood MS Principal


    • June 9: 8th-grade Drive-through Promotion Celebration 3-5:00 PM
    • June 11: Last Day of School
    • September 1: First Day of School 20201/22
    • September 23: Back-to-School Night
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  • Principal's Newsletter 5.28.2021

    Sellwood Principal’s Newsletter – May 28, 2021

    Greetings Sellwood Community,

    Memorial Day is here with a three-day weekend.  The weather should be lovely and I hope everyone enjoys it!

    Please see the schedule for next week below.

    Have a great weekend J

    Jeandré Carbone

    Sellwood MS Principal



    • May 22nd through May 29: Sellwood 5K (Virtual)
    • May 31st: Memorial Day – No School
    • June 9th: 8th-grade Drive-through Promotion Celebration 3-5:00 PM
    • June 11th: Last Day of School
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