Monday, Nov. 12th & Tuesday, Nov. 13th are Parent Teacher Conferences. You can find tips for a successful conference here. This brochure helps you think of questions to ask your student prior to the conference and questions to ask teachers during the conference. I also want to remind parents that the days set aside in the calendar for conferences are important. Our teachers work very hard, please take advantage of these dedicated times, and avoid asking teachers to schedule your conference on a different day.
Yesterday was our second Golden Awards Assembly of the year. Our 4th and 5th grade Leadership students successfully MC’d the assembly, leading an all school review of our expectations: Be Respectful! Be Responsible! Be Safe! and Be Kind! I am very proud of our students for taking leadership and creating a positive school climate.
Students in Portland Public Schools’ Community Transition Program will get to learn valuable culinary skills, thanks in a part to a donation from a legendary singer.
Student and staff safety is a primary concern for Portland Public Schools. As part of the 2017 Health, Safety and Modernization Bond, approximately $5 million was allocated to upgrade school security systems across the district. That work, known as the Secure Schools Project, uses national best practice recommendations that focus on securing school perimeters and controlling access.
Fifth-grade students will have the opportunity to visit their future middle school during open houses scheduled from January to May. This is a great opportunity for families to visit neighborhood schools, focus option and alternative programs.
Portland Public Schools marked a significant milestone in the work to bring a long-term vision to the district earlier this month, with the first meetings of the PPS Guiding Coalition. The meetings, which included about 100 participants and were themed “Let’s Dream Together,” took place Dec. 7 at the Blanchard Education Service Center and all day Dec. 8 at Faubion School.
6:00 PM District Board Meeting