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School News

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  • Equity Based Balanced Literacy

    Click on the link below to take a look at the literacy curriculum that our school will be adopting next year! 
  • Attendance Messaging Project

    Our school is excited to be participating in the Attendance Messaging Project this school year! 
    Click on the link below to read more about this project! If you choose to not participate in the project please stop by the office and fill out an op-out form.  
  • Just a couple reminders....

    After School Programs
    Mad Science: Project Earth ends on November 13th 2017
    Mad Science: Brixology ends on November 14th 2017  
    Kids Like Languages ends on December 12th 2017 
    Ukulele class ends on December 14th 2017
    Book Fair Is Coming! 
    November 27th-December 1st 
    Special Friday Hours
    Despicable Me 3
    Friday Dec 1st from 6-8pm 
    Free Popcorn
    Snacks for sale (bring your quarters!) 
    Book Fair will also be open! 


  • We had a very productive PTA/PTO meeting last week. Thank you Elizabeth, and the board, for taking on this important leadership responsibility, and thank you to all who were able to attend. One point of discussion was how to elicit all voices when making decisions for the community, and improving our communication to ensure everybody has access to what’s happening in the school and with the PTA. To that end, I’d like to share some important links for accessing PTA information:

    • Chief Joseph PTA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/chiefjosephschool/
    • Chief Joseph PTA website: http://www.chiefjosephschool.org/links
    • Flower Bulb Fundraiser: http://www.flowerpowerfundraising.com/campaign?campaign_id=24137

    This is going to be a busy week, with many opportunities for community involvement. Thursday night is Open House. Our students and teachers have been working hard to get ready, and they are excited to share their classrooms with you. Doors will open at 6:00; classrooms will close at 7:30. This is a great opportunity to meet the teacher, have your student show you how their classroom works, and sign up for conferences. We will also be having a TAG informational meeting from 7:30 ­8:00, in the library, for parents who are considering nominating their students for TAG, or want clarification on TAG programming.

    Friday is the Principal Coffee. We will meet at 9:00 am in the library. I will be sharing information about our partnerships and Continuous Achievement Plan. We’ll also have time for you to share your ideas with me. We will have donuts and coffee. I look forward to seeing you there!

    I would like to clarify a few issues around pick up and drop off. The cafeteria doors open for breakfast at 8:15. If your student is eating breakfast, please make sure they have time to eat. We dismiss students to classrooms at 8:38. Buses no longer use the entire bus loading zone on Saratoga St. If you would like to drop your student off, without parking your car, you may do so near the front entrance. It is important that you do not park in the bus zone.

    In the afternoon, students are picked up either at the classroom doors for K­1, or outside on the blacktop for 2­3. For student safety, we ask that you follow these procedures. Please do not pick up your student from inside the building.

    Another safety concern is parking on the North side of Delaware St. This is a “No Parking” area. There is minimal visibility when backing out of this area and we do not want an accident. Please obey all parking signs.

    Thank you,


District News

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  • Refugee Adjustment Day

    Refugees can get advice on how to apply for a green card, Saturday Nov. 18, 9am-3pm, at Catholic Charities, 2740 SW Powell. Volunteers are also needed to help support this event in a variety of ways. Attorneys and interpreters will be needed, but all who wish to lend a helping hand are welcome.
  • Invitation to help develop K-5 ELA standards resources

    Dear teachers,

    We are in the process of developing K-5 ELA standards resources. The next step in the process is aimed at ensuring a guaranteed and viable curriculum for all students by creating standards maps for the prioritized Reading: Informational, Reading: Literature, and Writing standards and completing a crosswalk of where the prioritized standards are emphasized within the current adopted curricular tools.

    Listed under "read more" is the work and dates to be completed. After reading through the opportunities for involvement, please complete the following survey to express what you are interested in participating in. If you need a substitute, one will be provided by ICA.

    Please complete ASAP, even if you can only attend 1 day. 

  • New Chromebook Login Screen

    Reminder: On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the login screen for all Chromebooks across the district is changing. All student and staff login credentials will remain the same. Check out this poster to see the new look. Everyone can login by clicking on the left-side link, even though the login screen says “Sign in with a different account”. ONLY K-3 students using a Clever Badge can login by clicking “Next” on the right side. This change will allow K-3 students with Clever Badges to have an easier Chromebook login experience. More information about using Clever Badges will be coming soon to all K-3 staff. Questions? Read the New Chromebook Login & Clever FAQ at bit.do/ppsclever.  
  • PPS Board moves ahead with opening two middle schools

    Portland Public Schools will move forward with plans to open two middle schools in 2018-19.

    The PPS Board of Education on Tuesday passed Resolution 5534, by a 7-0 vote, directing Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero to establish Roseway Heights and Harriet Tubman as middle schools, with students in grades 6-8. The board also directed that eight schools be converted into elementary schools with students from kindergarten to fifth grade.

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