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  • “Understanding Our Kids Online and Social World: Friendships, Cliques, and Power Plays.”

    Dear Ainsworth Parents,

    We have very exciting news, Trudy Ludwig is coming to Ainsworth to do a school assembly and a parent night! Trudy Ludwig is a children’s book author who focuses on friendships, conflict, and bullying.

    Save the date for Trudy Ludwig! She is coming to Ainsworth April 11th. In the parent evening event she will talk to parents about “Understanding Our Kids Online and Social World: Friendships, Cliques, and Power Plays.”

    We plan to have an opportunity to buy her books before and at the event and she will sign them. Remember save the date for Trudy Ludwig and we will send more information soon!


                                                                             Hannah Robertson

                                                                           Ainsworth Student Council

  • Ainsworth Science Fair

    Mark your calendars…

    The Ainsworth Science Fair is Saturday, March 17th, 9am to 1pm

    Students of all grades can enter a project, and all families (whether or not you have a project) are welcome to attend Science Fair to view the project displays, do the hands-on activities and watch the science show in the auditorium.

    Booklets and project entry forms will be available by March 5th in classrooms. When students turn in their project entry forms to the office, they will receive a tri-fold presentation board to use for their project.

    For more info, and to preview the Science Fair booklets, visit the PTA website at: http://ainsworthelementary.org
  • Portland Green Schools Committee

    Who doesn't want greener, healthier schools for our children - but can this be done on a budget?  The Portland Green Schools Committee in association with Energy Trust of Oregon has assembled a panel of key stakeholders experienced in the planning, designing, engineering and managing of Oregon K-12 school projects to discuss "Sustainable Schools - Limited Budgets, Maximum Benefits."

    As Lincoln High and other schools in the Portland Metro area plan for renovations or new facilities, the need for these schools to take a more sustainable approach while being challenged by tight budgets and a growing student population is at an all-time high.

    This diverse panel will take on the challenging topic of building green and healthy schools utilizing limited

    budgets with maximum benefits! Panelists will provide real world examples of measures and decisions that have gotten positive results working within tight budgets. Q&A to follow.

    Parents, teachers & students are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

    This event is FREE, but please register:  http://bit.ly/2Djxceg

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Thursday, March 1st

    Lincoln High School Cafeteria

    1600 SW Salmon St. Portland, OR 97205

  • Canceled - Mindfulness Night & Celebration of Light

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  • Reflections on March 14th

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    On Wednesday, students across the nation chose to speak out on the issue of school safety. In many school communities, students observed a moment of silence and walked out of class to give voice to their thoughts and feelings. We should all listen.The horrific mass shootings that have taken student lives in recent years have provoked an incredibly important dialogue and created a valuable “teachable moment” for all of us. 

  • PPS Pulse, Mar. 13, 2018

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Grant’s title highlights PIL dominance in basketball; advice on health, safety
  • Guidance for March 14

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    Dear PPS families and staff,

    On Wednesday, March 14, schools across the U.S. will participate in activities to honor the 17 students and educators who were killed during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Here in the Portland Public Schools, Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero has shared with school leaders, students and families that he supports acknowledgement of this tragedy and encourages student-centered and developmentally appropriate school-wide activities, as well as classroom lessons and resource-sharing on the topic of safe, supportive and inclusive schools. 

  • Middle schools: Progress report

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    The District is opening new middle schools at Roseway Heights and Harriet Tubman as part of an effort to offer more equitable middle grades education in those communities. This is a large and complex task that involves dozens of PPS schools, programs and departments. A look at the progress: