November 21-22 - Conferences (No Classes for Students)
November 23-25 - No School (Holiday Break)
November 28 - PTA Dine Out: Hopworks
December 2, 6:00-8:00 PM - PTA Movie Night
December 5, 6:00 AM - Winter After School Program Registration Window Opens (Winter After School Program Offerings)
December 19-January 2 - Winter Break
January 3 - School Resumes After Winter Break
For the winter holidays, we are offering some assistance for families that are having difficulty making ends meet. We are currently collecting holiday wish lists from families needing support.
Here is how the program works:
We will be taking referrals for families during the month of November. Families wishing to participate in the program will fill out a wishlist for each child in their home. Please return your child’s wish list by November 12th. Each wishlist item will be coded, written on a tag and placed on the bulletin board across from Room 1. All names of program participants will be left off the tags and kept confidential. Families that are able to give will take one or more wishlist tags from the bulletin board and shop for those items. They will then bring the wrapped gift(s) or gift card(s) to the office with the tag attached. The tags are very important because they will have the family code written on it to be sure that the gifts go to the appropriate families. I will contact participating families and distribute the gifts
This is a confidential program. To inquire about participation, please call me at 503-916-6380 or talk to your child's teacher. During the weeks of Nov 12 - Dec 6th, check out the Season of Sharing bulletin board if you would like to fulfill someone's wish! Thank you for your care and concern for our school community.
Ponny Kosmas and Shannon Nicolas
November 17, 2022
Dear PPS families and students,
Every week, I am filled with joy and gratitude when I visit our school communities. We have a community that continues to demonstrate a commitment to the success of our children and youth. We have adults who care deeply for our students, and who work hard to ensure each child thrives.
Dear PPS Community,
I want to recognize, on this Veterans Day, all those individuals who have served our country, especially those members of our families and local community who have previously worn a uniform. I want to take this moment to also thank the many veterans who continue their public service by choosing to work in the Portland Public Schools.
Dear PPS Families,
There has been a surge in pediatric respiratory illnesses other than COVID-19 such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), rhinovirus/enterovirus, and influenza around the country this fall. Health departments in other states have seen children presenting with multiple respiratory illnesses. According to the Oregon Health Authority, rates of respiratory disease are currently relatively low in our state, but that could change based on the arrival of winter weather, and any increase in rates has the potential to overwhelm our hospital system.
PPS takes these steps to ensure healthy school environments so that in-person learning can continue. In accordance with CDC guidance, we are also urging families to take steps to protect themselves and minimize the spread of communicable diseases in our schools.
Dear PPS Families,
Every special education student deserves a high-quality and equitable learning experience. This belief is born from my lived experiences as an educator, and from my relationships with students receiving special education services and their families. Students that receive special education services are our community’s children, and the reason why many of us became educators.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Board of Education - Intergovernmental Committee
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM PTA Dine Out at Hopworks
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM School Board- Facilities and Operations Committee (Board of Education)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM School Board- Policy Committee Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PTA Movie Night
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM School Board- Audit Committee Meeting
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM School Board- Work Session
8:20 AM - 9:20 AM Coffee Conversation with Principal
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM School Board- Levy Committee
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board- Regular Meeting
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM School Board- Intergovernmental Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM School Board- Facilities and Operations Committee Meeting