Dear Arleta Community,
I am pleased to announce that Diana Kruger will serve as interim principal at Arleta School. Diana is a veteran educator who has been with Portland Public Schools for the past decade, during which she has established herself as a culturally-competent instructional leader with proven expertise in teaching, curriculum and program development, data evaluation, and collaborative teamwork.
Arleta's Spring Book Fair is coming up!
Monday through Friday 2:30-3:15
Link to online fair:
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Arleta School! I want to thank everyone for the warm Arleta welcome. From students to staff to families, everyone has greeted me with a smile on their face and a kind word. I couldn't be happier to be a part of the Arleta community.
My primary goal as an administrator will always be to ensure the physical and emotional safety of our students. Along with staff, families and parents I will be reviewing and reflecting on all the systems we use at Arleta to ensure that they are meeting the needs of all our students and families. Along with safety, we will be focusing on building strong and healthy relationships and creating rigourous expectations for academic achievement. I believe that all students have the right to academic success and with the right support they are able to reach that goal.
Please know that if you want to share a story, discuss an issue or just say hi, I will do my best to be available to you. The best time to catch me informally is in the morning or after school on the porch. If you want a more formal sit down time, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at 971-347-4566 and we can set up a time. Please know that I will be spending a lot of time in the classrooms where the important work takes place, so I might not always be in the office if you drop-by, but you can always make an appointment in the office with one of the secretaries.
The beginning of the year always brings a sense of hope and possibilities. New teachers, new friends and new opportunities to learn and grow. Have a great year!
~ With Gratitude, Ms. Kruger
Students at Grant High School were invited to attend a flag-raising ceremony during lunch Thursday to recognize Native American Heritage Month, and school officials weren’t sure how many students would go outside on a chilly day. What they saw was a huge throng of students filing through the front door at the Marshall campus (Grant’s temporary home) to watch.
Matthew Bacon-Brenes, a teacher mentor and a leading advocate for dual language immersion in Portland Public Schools, has been awarded a Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence for 2019 from the NEA Foundation and Horace Mann.
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
6:00 PM Board Work Session