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  • Ainsworth Kinder Important Information

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    Ainsworth Kinder: Important Dates


    Dear Ainsworth Kinder Parents and Students: There are a few events coming up! 


    Kinder Connect - Aug 26

    This community building event is  a fun way for families to connect to their teachers, staff, and other families and peers. We would love to see you!  Come join us for a fun scavenger hunt in the back field! 

    • Wear something weather friendly as we will be outdoors 

    • Fun stations with scavenger hunt 

    • Meet Ainsworth Specialists, Teachers, and your Principal/Assistant Principal

    • Connect with other Kindergarten students and their families

    • Meet PTA and Foundation and learn how you can get involved

    • Where: Ainsworth backfield

    • Date: August 26      Time: 1:00-2:00 PM


    Ramp Up to Kindergarten Aug 30-Sept 2: 

    This year, we are excited to be participating in our district-wide Ramp Up to K! The Ramp Up will allow:

    *All Kindergarten students to participate in a small-group “warm-up” day prior to the first day of Kindergarten and 

    *All Kindergarten families have a one-on-one connection with their teacher prior to the first day of Kindergarten

    Tuesday, August 30

    1:1 Family Connections (~25min)

    • What are your hopes and dreams for your child this year?

    • What do you want us to know and understand about your child?

    • What questions can we answer that will help your family feel ready for Kindergarten? 

    Wednesday, August 31

    1:1 Family Connections Continued 

    Thursday, September 1st

    ½ of the class - full day “warm-up”

    • Introduce basic routines

    • Community building 


    September 2nd

    Other ½ of the class - full day “warm-up”

    • Introduce basic routines

    • Community building 

    Tuesday, September 6th

    First full day of Kindergarten for ALL students 


    *Our school office will be in touch with each family to assign you to a specific “warm-up” day and to schedule a time slot for your one-on-one family connection.  


    We look forward to seeing you!!


    ¡Ainsworth conéctese a Kinder y RAMP-UP(Entrando) a Kinder!


    Estimados padres y estudiantes de Kinder de Ainsworth: ¡Se acercan algunos eventos!


    Conéctese Kinder - 26 de Agosto: 

    Este evento forma divertida para que las familias se conecten con sus maestros, personal y otras familias y compañeros de Ainsworth. ¡Nos encantaría verles! ¡Únanse a nosotros para una divertida búsqueda de tesoro en el campo trasero!

    • Tomen en cuenta el clima y vístanse para estar al aire libre

    • Habrá estaciones divertidas con búsqueda de tesoro

    • Conozca a los especialistas, maestros y a su director/subdirectora de Ainsworth

    • Conéctese con otros estudiantes de kinder y sus familias

    • Conozca a la PTA y aprenda cómo puede participar

    • Dónde: campo trasero de Ainsworth

    • Fecha: 26 de agosto

    • Hora: 1:00-2:00 PM

    Entrando a Kinder - 30 de agosto- 2 de septiembre: 

    ¡Este año, estamos emocionados de participar en el  programa Entrando a K en todo el distrito! El Ramp Up permitirá-

    * Todos los estudiantes de kindergarten participen en un día de "calentamiento" en grupos pequeños antes del primer día de kindergarten 

    * Todas las familias de kindergarten tienen una conexión individual con su maestra antes del primer día de kindergarten.


    Martes 30 de agosto

    Conexiones familiares 1: 1 (~25min)

    ¿Cuáles son sus esperanzas y sueños para su hijo este año?

    ¿Qué quiere que sepamos y entendamos sobre su hijo?

    ¿Qué preguntas podemos responder que ayudarán a su familia a sentirse lista para el jardín de infantes?

    Miércoles 31 de agosto

    Conexiones familiares 1: 1 (continuación)

    Jueves 1 de septiembre

    ½ de la clase - "calentamiento" de día completo

    Introducir rutinas básicas

    Construcción comunitaria

    Viernes 2 de septiembre

    La otra mitad de la clase: "calentamiento" de día completo

    Introducir rutinas básicas

    Construcción comunitaria

    Martes 6 de septiembre

    Primer día completo de jardín de infantes para TODOS los estudiantes


    La oficina de Ainsworth se pondrá en contacto con cada familia en las próximas semanas para asignarle un día específico de "calentamiento" y programar un horario para su conexión familiar uno a uno.


    ¡¡Esperamos verles!!

  • 2022-23 Kindergarten Registration


    Connect to Kindergarten 2022
    If your child or a child you know will be 5 before September 1st, this message is for you! Today, PPS is kicking off the Connect to Kindergarten campaign. Our goal is for every kindergarten 2022 family to feel connected to their school community and confident about starting school in the fall. 

    To learn more about our Connect events, please watch our Welcome to Kindergarten, School Choice and Dual Language Immersion videos (see link below). And, on behalf of the Early Learners Department, welcome to PPS!

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  • Upcoming Kindergarten Events

    Please join us for the following Kindergarten events. .

    • Wednesday, June 15th
      • Popsicles + Art @Ainsworth
      • 2pm.
      • On the back soccer field.

District News

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  • Ventilation and Air Quality in Our Schools

    Recently, we have received several questions from staff, families, and a media outlet, asking us to detail our efforts at maintaining optimal air quality in our schools. We understand the concern and the need for reassurance from our students and employees – that as a school system, we are taking prudent measures to promote a safe and healthy learning environment.

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  • Center for Black Student Excellence

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    On September 20, 2022, the Portland Public Schools (PPS) Board of Education unanimously approved a historic agreement that centers Black students, and embarks on the development of a community plan for their future by making the voter-approved Center for Black Student Excellence (CBSE) a reality.

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  • Announcing COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

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    We are pleased to announce that we will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority. The clinic will be open to all, and offer first, second and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available. Additionally, this clinic will include access to the new bivalent vaccine (12+). The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older, and boosters for everyone 5 years and older.

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  • PPS Racial Equity and Social Justice Community Advisory Committee

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    We are currently seeking membership applications for the district’s inaugural PPS Racial Equity and Social Justice Community Advisory Committee (RESJ CAC). This committee will advise both the Superintendent and School Board about about the racial equity and education impacts of policy decisions and work collaboratively to increase understanding and progress towards the PPS Racial Educational Equity Policy and the PPS RESJ Plan and Framework, PPS reImagined, and the PPS Strategic Plan.

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