The first day of school for the 2017/18 School Year is Wednesday, August 30, 2017 for 1st - 5th Grade students. Kindergartners will start on Tuesday September 5th.
Notice of School Hours Change for Next Year 2017-18
PPS will be changing school start and end times at a number of schools, including Woodstock. As of the start of school in fall 2017, we will start at 8:00 and release at 2:15 p.m. This minor adjustment is part of a district-wide alignment of schedules. Please take note of this change.
I would like to remind you of some important events and updates for the the fall.
Project Community Care - This year, Community Care Day is scheduled for August 26 from 9:00 to 11:45 AM. This will be a great opportunity to help spruce up the school by spreading bark dust, pulling weeds, and doing some general landscaping. Our Sustainability Committee will also be embarking on the first steps to create a Learning Garden for our school. Please come and join us for this event to help our school and reconnect with other Woodstock Families.
Kindergarten Ice Cream Social - The Annual PTA/Shu Ren Incoming Kindergarten Family Ice Cream Social will follow the Community Care Day starting at noon. This event is for families of incoming kindergarten students and will take place in the Woodstock City Park, adjacent to the school grounds. Please help spread the word if you know any incoming kindergarten families!
First Day of School (and new school hours) - The first day of school for 1st-5th grade students is August 30. As noted below, the new school hours are from 8:00 AM to 2:15 PM...be prepared!
First Day of School for Kindergarteners - Kindergarten students will have an individual appointment on August 30, 31, or September 1. Their first day of school is September 5.
I hope you have a great summer and we are already excited for your return in the fall.
Seth Johnson, Principal
Portland Public Schools’ Multiple Pathways to Graduation has been awarded a $3.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The five-year grant gives an infusion of resources to Multiple Pathways, which helps high-needs students graduate and move into college and careers.
Rachel Stagner, Madison High School chemistry teacher, and Amy Sutton, Benson High School biology teacher, recently returned from San Diego, where they presented research to other science educators as part of the Murdock Partners in Science program.
The Portland Interscholastic League will hold four basketball doubleheaders on Saturday, and the headline game will feature the league’s top two girls teams. Benson will play Grant at Marshall High School at 7:15 p.m. in the second game of a twin bill that starts with the schools’ boys teams playing at 5:30 p.m.
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM PTA Dine-Out: Ate Oh Ate
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM DLI Connect to Kindergarten @ District Offices
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Movie Day at The Academy Theater
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Dual Language Immersion Connect to Kindergarten
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Board Finance, Audit and Operations (FAO) Committee Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Dual Language Immersion Connect to Kindergarten
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Board Teaching and Learning Committee meeting
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM PTA Dine-Out: Laughing Planet