Kindergarten - First bell 8:35, in class 8:45-3:00
Beverly Cleary Rose City:
1 & 3 - First Bell 8:35, in class 8:45-3:00
Beverly Cleary Fernwood bell schedule:
2, 4, 5 - First Bell 8:45, in class 8:55- 3:10
6, 7, 8 - First Bell 8:37, in class 8:45-3:15
Well, that was quite a bit of excitement yesterday afternoon with all of the fire trucks heading over to Grant High School. What I found out was that a hydraulic component on one of the machines a contractor was using caught on fire. Since they were not sure the extent of the fire, they called in a two alarm, hence the 8-9 fire vehicles. Luckily no one was injured and none of the physical structure of the school was harmed.
This week I have kind of a mish mash of topics and I tried to label them for easier reading.
Team Response Drill
Yesterday Fernwood and Hollyrood had a Team Response Drill (RCP had a real event earlier this month). This type of drill is utilized if we need to isolate a portion of the building because there is some kind of an event that we want to avoid having students see or we just need to contain the students on one location for a period of time. For example, if someone were having a seizure in the hallway. The response for the classroom teachers is to close their doors and keep teaching. Students are not allowed to leave their classrooms until the event is over. Our students and teachers did a great job and I appreciate the patience of the parents who arrived to pick up or drop off their children during this time.
Rose City Park Principal Announcement
The district announced this week that the principal for Rose City Park for next school year will be Jeremy Cohen. Jeremy is currently the principal at Roseway Heights K-8. He has extensive educational experience and he is very excited to be working at RCP next year. He and I have already scheduled some strategy sessions to help make the transition easier for our students and I will let you know dates, times and activities as soon as we get them firmed up.
Student Drop Off and Pick Up
It has come to my attention that some parents are utilizing the bus zone on Hancock for pick up and drop off. I need to remind everyone that it is difficult enough for our buses to maneuver these narrow streets without having to dodge around passenger cars.. I am especially concerned some of the students are getting out on the driver’s side of the vehicle. I realize that the parking lots are limited but I need folks to be more mindful of the amount of traffic that is being created on Hancock and help us to cut down on the safety risks that are occurring. Thank you!
Parent Information Emails
There is some concern that emails coming from our parent organizations may not be landing in your inboxes. Please make sure that you check your Junk and Spam folders for emails from our PTA, Foundation and Scrip folks and change your Contacts setting so they land in your inbox. Thank you!
We have had a couple of incidents lately regarding student backpacks. One happened at QFC where a student left his backpack at the front of the store unattended and someone walked off with it, and the other happened right in our own building where the student left their backpack in the hallway unattended and someone rifled through it. I think the key word is unattended. Please remind your child that no matter where you are, you should never just leave your belongings sitting around where someone could take it or get in to it. I wish we lived in Mayberry, but we don’t, and some students have learned that the hard way.
Kindergarten Coffee Talk February 2 8:55ish Hollyrood Library
Kindergarten Connect February 15 6:30-7:30 Hollyrood (for incoming kinders)
8th Grade Parent Coffee Talk February 16 9:00-10:00 Fernwood Cafeteria
5th Middle School Info Night February 22 6:30-7:30 Fernwood Cafeteria
That is all for this week. Have a great weekend!
Beverly Cleary Middle School ONLINE Elective Forecasting Directions 2017-18
Please complete by: April 28th
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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.
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.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Pioneer School Community Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM NO LATE OPENING FOR BCS STUDENTS
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Board Finance, Audit and Operations (FAO) Committee Meeting