What a wonderful first week of school for our older kids. We are thrilled to be welcoming our kindergarteners today. It is a pleasure to see all of the kids so excited to have a great school year. As we get moving into the school year I wanted to highlight a calendar change. We try so hard to stick to the calendar that was set, but in this case, we need to move the date of Curriculum Night. Curriculum Night has been moved to Thursday, September 14th from 6:00 to 7:30. We apologize for the inconvenience of this change, but the original date fell on Rosh Hashanah. This event is only for adults. There will be two sessions for each classroom (6:00-6:25 and 6:30-6:55). Teachers will be presenting information about the curriculum, expectation, and routines. We ask that you do your best to be present for the beginning of the presentation to minimize disruptions for the group. At 7:00 pm there will be a short presentation to share information about Talented and Gifted (TAG) identification and testing.
The Auction date was inadvertently left off of the calendar. It is scheduled for 5:30 pm on Saturday, February 10th. Mark the date so you don’t miss the fun.
Since we have another grade level starting in the building this week I thought it would be good to repeat the information shared last week about our morning routine:
In order to maintain peaceful, safe hallways in the morning, students and their families are expected to be in the cafeteria, on the playground, or in the main hallway before 8:40. In the morning, teacher plan time allows them to create meaningful, engaging activities for students. Please allow teachers uninterrupted plan time before 8:40. As in the past, there is no supervision in any area except the cafeteria for breakfast. Here are the following changes:
We are all excited to have a truly amazing school year. I look forward to all the learning and growth that is in store for all of us.
The 2019-20 school year in Portland Public Schools will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 28, and end (barring weather makeup days) on Friday, June 5.
That became official Tuesday night when the PPS Board of Education passed Resolution 5821, which approved Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero’s proposed 2019-20 school calendar. The calendar was presented to the Board at its Jan. 15 meeting, with public input invited in the period before Tuesday’s final Board vote.
If you are the parent or guardian of a Portland Public Schools student, ask yourself: How is the educational climate at the school? Portland Public Schools is looking for answers to this and other key questions from family members of PPS students as part of the Successful Schools Survey. Students in grades 5, 7 and 10 also are being surveyed, and school-based staff will participate starting Feb. 19.
The recent outbreak of measles serves as a reminder about immunizations, with an important deadline coming up.
Students in Portland Public Schools who have not gotten all of their required immunizations face a Wednesday, Feb. 20 deadline. That is the “exclusion date” set by the state for 2019, when any student who is not fully immunized may be barred from attending classes or district-provided child care.
6:00 PM Board Work Session
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM OBOB Battle
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Connect to Kindergaten
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Spirit Day - Portland/Oregon Spirit
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Conversation about Race - Book Study Parent/child Read Aloud
6:00 PM District Board Meeting