Our community partner, the Coalition of Black Men, invites boys in grades 6-8 to join their DREAM BIGGER Mentoring Program.
What: This program provides academic support, mentoring, cultural enrichment and personal development to our young men!
When: Begins September 28th
Every Tuesday from 1:45 - 2:30 pm
Where: Room 63 (portable 3)
How do I join?: Scan the QR code on the flyer below or visit https://forms.gle/F3RA3/1Q8ePn2aGV97
Questions?: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find information for enrolling at www.pps.net/kinderenroll or in the announcement below.
Dear Astor Families and University Park Community,
I am greatly honored and excited to take on the role of Astor Principal. I’m a school leader focused on racial equity, and I’m committed to creating welcoming spaces for students and families. I strongly believe that all children deserve an exceptional education that is personalized to their individual needs while preparing them to graduate from college. For many of our students, Astor is the first step in this journey.
I have worked for the last 14 years in Portland Public Schools, first as a paraeducator, then as a teacher, and now as a school leader. I’ve taught throughout the district, including at SEI, Beverly Cleary, Astor, and Ockley Green. For the last four years, I was the Assistant Principal at Jason Lee. Prior to moving to Portland, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Fiji Islands with my wife, Miranda. I’m also an Astor parent and have two daughters who attend our school and have loved their experiences so far. I am so happy to be back in North Portland and to be joining the incredible teachers, staff, Dr. K, and all of you for the 2020-2021 school year.
Finally, I have an open door policy; please bring concerns to me at any time. Know that I will approach every situation striving to do what is best for students and putting students first. This has been a difficult and uncertain time for our students, community and world at large. There will be challenges that face us in the coming months, but I’m confident that with your partnership and support we can provide our students with an excellent education.
This will be my 15th year in public education. I have taught in Portland, Estacada, and Oregon City. In Oregon City I co-created and led a successful in-house high school support program that included credit recovery, dropout prevention, and advocacy. Most recently I spent 3 years as Dean of Students at Tualatin High School, where I worked to promote restorative practices across the school and built strong partnerships with teachers and families in support of students. Over the years, my students have taught me that every student will succeed when we remove the barriers. I am passionate about culturally responsive education and building strong partnerships with students, families and community partners. I am also a long-time Portland resident, and I am so excited to be joining the wonderful Astor community!
Dear PPS Families and Community,
If you plan to visit a Portland Public Schools campus, you need to be aware of COVID-19 health and safety measures that will go into effect starting Monday, October 18.
PPS wants to hear from you to weigh the impacts of requiring all students 12 years and older to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Next week we will host a series of virtual listening sessions for students and families. They will be conducted via Zoom.
Guadalupe Guerrero has been named the recipient of the national Superintendent of the Year Award by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS).
Superintendent Guerrero, who this month is celebrating his four-year anniversary in Portland Public Schools, will be honored Saturday in Washington D.C. at the ALAS 18th Annual National Gala Awards and Dinner.
Dr. Alfonso Garcia Arriola, a teacher at ACCESS Academy, will help explore and map the ocean floor as part of a fellowship with the Ocean Exploration Trust (OET). He earned one of 12 spots from a competitive pool of educators and communicators who applied.
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Board Facilities and Operations Committee Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Board Charter Schools and Alternative Programs Committee Meeting
Astor students will learn to be compassionate critical thinkers, able to collaborate and solve problems, and be prepared to lead a more socially just world.
The Mission of Astor K-8 School is to educate, inspire, challenge and empower our students to reach their highest potential. In partnership with our families and community members, we are committed to daily excellence in a kind, inclusive, and supportive environment that values equity, individuality, collaboration, and creativity. Our students strive to be compassionate, responsible, critical thinkers who bring positive changes to our world throughout their lifetimes.
We all belong at Astor. We honor diversity, celebrate differences, and seek to understand all perspectives. We strive to be an inclusive, safe, and respectful school community.
We all belong at Astor, and together we are stronger.