Sellwood Middle School Supply List: 2018-2019
Required for all:
Every student in every grade level must have a binder with the following items every day:
Zipper pouch to store supplies, two pens, two pencils, one highlighter, college ruled loose-leaf paper, and 5–6 colored tab subject dividers to separate classes, graph spiral notebook* (for math).
Every student will also be receiving a spiral bound planner in their Back to School packet.
We are asking all students and staff to use these planners so that we can have a unified organizational tool that is consistent for every classroom.
Recommended for all:
We strongly recommend you also keep the following supplies in your binder (many teachers require the items on this list--please see below):
Glue stick, tape, big eraser, scissors, small pencil sharpener, ruler, and a small set of colored pencils or pens.
Required if you have the following teachers**:
Cusack: scissors, glue stick, colored pencils, 100 sheet college ruled composition book, highlighter, 1 package of 3x5 note cards, and 5 subject dividers for block class
Hall-Ramirez: composition book
Kriska: scotch tape, scissors, glue stick, colored pencils, 100 sheet college ruled composition book, 150 3x5 unlined notecards, 5 pocket dividers for Block class, fine tip black sharpie
Kluss: two spiral notebooks, plus pink, blue, and yellow highlighters
Lossner: three separate spiral notebooks, three different colored highlighters, skinny Sharpie, fat Sharpie
McCulloch: two composition books
Reisman: colored pen (other than black)
Souther: two composition books
* Please purchase 2-3 graph paper notebooks (¼ inch grid). They are difficult to find later in the year.
Dear Sellwood Parents and Students,
It is with great joy that we welcome you to the 2017-18 schoolyear! I am very excited to be your principal and to be working with such an incredibly gifted staff and equally supportive community. Our staff is one of the best to be found in the entire District, and we share the same vision of committing ourselves to ensure that each Sellwood student reach their full potential.
Doors open for the school day at 9:05 and the tardy bell is 9:15 each morning. Being on time is crucial to your child’s success. We take tardiness very seriously and will be working hard to get every student to school on time. Your help is greatly appreciated and expected.
We look forward to getting to know you and we are excited with you as we begin the new schoolyear together. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Karl Newsome, Principal Marylyn John, Assistant Principal
The school year has been over for nearly three weeks, and your student is settling into a summer routine. But the time off can harm academic gains made during the school year. A number of studies point to weeks or months of learning loss, particularly for students who were already struggling. For some the “summer slide” can snowball over time, leaving them chronically below grade level.
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero has hired two educational leaders to play major roles in the district’s senior leadership team. Claire Hertz will serve as Deputy Superintendent for Business and Operations, and Dr. Kregg Cuellar will join the district as Chief of Schools, the district announced.
During summer break, when many of our schools are closed,
parents can still register their students for the coming year by visiting the
Enrollment and Transfer Center at the PPS central office.
Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero and his staff have completed the 2018-19 budget for Portland Public Schools. The $655 million budget reflects the Superintendent’s priorities, including increasing investment in core instruction, staffing schools equitably, advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion, and enhancing student safety and wellbeing. The PPS Board of Education is expected to formally adopt the budget at its June 26 meeting.