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,
Portland Public Schools is excited to provide free summer enrichment and extended learning. These opportunities are for students of all ages and include academic support, credit completion for high school students, enrichment activities, and culturally specific learning experiences. These programs are offered by our community partners and this catalog lists programs by each community partner. We also posted these opportunities on this website, where you can search listings by school and subject.
May 27, 2022
Dear PPS Community,
Earlier this year, the PPS School Board unanimously adopted one of the most aggressive school district climate crisis response policies in the nation.
We are now looking for PPS students and members of our community to join the district’s efforts to cut greenhouse gas emission in half by 2030 and make other meaningful progress on important sustainability initiatives.
Dear PPS Community,
As images have emerged of the 19 fourth-grade students and their teachers killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, they break my heart. As a parent and educator, hearing of this latest tragedy brings up heavy emotions for me. I share the grief and anger at the death of innocent children and selfless educators. This is a tragic and senseless act, and I keep each of the victims’ families in my heart.
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.