2600 SE 71st Ave•Portland, OR 97206•Ph (503) 916-6504•Fx (503) 916-2713
2704 SE 71st Ave•Portland, OR 97206•Ph (503) 916-6506•Fx (503) 916-2713
We have a smattering of breaks in November, Veteran's day, Fall Break, Parent/Teacher conferences and, of course, our annual feast for families is back on the menu!
We look forward to all the opportunities to get to know your families deeper as we race towards the holiday season.
Thank you so much for your continued support as we continue to serve our students and their families.
- Chris Burns & Shannon Wardrop
November is officially Native American Heritage month!
The equity team at Pioneer, with the help of the Salmon Homecoming Alliance, have put together a lesson plan for teachers, accessible to all students, to educate and celebrate the local Salmon Homecoming.
If you are interested about learning about the Salmon homecoming, along with our students, please feel free to visit their website here.
One of our amazing teachers, Alex Buckwald, has recruited a Native American speaker to put on a presentation for all grade levels. Their presentation will include Native American Traditions, how folklore is passed through generation to generation in the Native American community, and will be talking about ceremonial and traditional garb.
We are looking forward to their presentation.
There will be no school on Nov. 11th to observe Veteran's Day.
There will be no school for students on Nov 21st and Nov 22nd. Parent/Teacher conferences will be occurring on these dates.
The Feast will be held on Nov 18th.
There will be no school the following days, Nov 23rd - Nov 25th for Fall break.
Teachers will be reaching out to you to schedule a time for you to attend parent/teacher conferences. If interested, please feel free to reach out to the main office at 503-916-6506.
Staff will have phone calls coming out this week as well.
The Pioneer family feast is back. Details will be sent out to you in a flyer through your email. However, the details are as follows:
Date: Friday, November 18th
Time: K-5 10:45ish - 11:30ish / 6-12 11:45ish - 12:30ish
Place: Pioneer Gym on the Youngson Side
We look forward to seeing you there.
Dear PPS Community,
Saturday night, gunshots were fired outside of a district-wide basketball tournament held at Franklin High School. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured and the suspect is now in custody, but if you have any information about the incident please call 503-823-3333 or utilize the SafeOregon tipline.
Dear PPS Families,
As we prepare for the winter sports season, we want to share a few reminders for our spectators.
Dear families, students, and colleagues,
It has been a joy to visit learning spaces over the past four months and see our students reengaged in their classroom learning and school activities. I am pleased to observe our students interacting with peers and diving into new curriculum materials.
This has been a very productive time for Portland Public Schools. My appreciation to all the dedicated Team PPS members who work everyday to make our school system better and stronger.
Dear PPS Community,
Every single person in Portland Public Schools believes that our learning spaces must be safe, stable, and secure, and that we have a shared responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of the students under our care. We recognize that recent events, both locally and nationally, have rattled our community.
Superintendent Guerrero issued a broader statement about gun violence and its impacts on our schools, but we also want to explain how we both keep schools safe, and keep you informed.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM School Board - Special Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM School Board- Work Session with Vote on a Consent Agenda
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM School Board- Audit Committee Meeting
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Canceled- School Board- Work Session with a vote on a consent agenda
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM School Board- Facilities and Operations Committee Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Board and Community Working Session on Fundraising
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board- Regular Meeting
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM School Board- Intergovernmental Committee