Tonight’s 8th Grade Family Night at Roosevelt has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for Monday, February 13th at 5:30 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience this second cancellation may cause. MLC’s 8th Grade Family Night set for this evening at 6pm is happening as scheduled.
A huge THANK You to our PTSO and Event Coordinators, Miranda Robertson and Sofia Yrazabal, for hosting a wonderful Teacher/Staff Appreciation week for us. Each day, staff is enjoying special treatment thanks to Astor families. Please know these kindnesses are greatly appreciated and mean a lot to all of us.
I am so pleased to share some compliments Astor student received this week. A sub who has worked in many of our schools told me during cafeteria duty how polite the students were as they told her "please" and "thank you" when she helped them. Another visitor said it "felt good" to walk into the building. WOW! What great news to hear. Please compliment your children for me.
The year is racing to an end. Please make extra efforts to get your children to school on time and NOT pick them up early for appointments, etc. We need them to be here the entire day to ensure maximum learning. We're aiming for 95% or higher for the last quarter of the year.
Dear PPS staff and families,
The search and recruitment for our new superintendent is well underway.
The community, board and search firm recommended more than 40 educational leaders for consideration. The search firm and the Board reviewed the prospects and candidates and the Board selected a diverse group with deep educational experience to interview. They included individuals from within and outside Oregon, current superintendents as well as senior education leaders from large districts.
From a remote town in Jordan to leading Oregon’s biggest school district
At the age of 5, Yousef Awwad joined his older brothers in the streets of Ghweria, Jordan, a small city outside Zarqa, to sell sesame candies and balloons to keep food on his family’s table.
Yousef’s dad was serving in the Jordan military and was stationed in an area of the desert so remote that he wasn’t able to send money home while he was deployed.
Today, Yousef is serving as the new interim superintendent of the largest school district in Oregon. How did a boy living in poverty in a remote town in Jordan wind up here?
Julia Brim-Edwards elected chair; Julie Esparza Brown, Rita Moore are co-vice chairs
Two newly elected members and one current member of the Portland Public School Board will assume leadership roles following a special July 7 board meeting.