Principal: Katherine Polizos Secretaries: Teresa Pfenning & Melinda Kralicek Grade levels: K-5 18-19 enrollment: 290 Middle school: Lane High school: Franklin Voice: (503) 916-6373 Fax: (503) 916-2687 Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN): (503) 734-5423 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodmere Vision Statement
A collaborative community
embracing diversity and
empowering learners today
and into the future.
Extended Day Program
Business organizations support the school through direct resources and through employee time volunteering in SMART (Start Making A Reader Today). We have 60 volunteers on a weekly basis.
In addition, Woodmere enjoys a business partnership with Portland Impact, a non-profit service agency for family support. The following organizations also support programs at Woodmere:
- Southpark Seafood
- Pay it Forward Portland
- Portland Schools Foundation
- Wells Fargo
- Portland General Electric
- Oregon Community Foundation
- Portland Police
A variety of teaching methods targeting students with different learning styles. Early reading and math intervention are built into the schedule and supported by our What I Need reading block which takes place 5 days a week k-5. Instructional support for students through services from Special Education, Chapter I, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Talented and Gifted (TAG) programs. Opportunity for mixed-age learning environments within classrooms and school.
Families are welcomed and supported at Woodmere in the education of their children. Woodmere families have formed a Woodmere Parent group. This group meets monthly in the cafeteria. Dates and times can be found on the school calendar and all families are welcome and encouraged to come. Families are encouraged to volunteer at school and are welcomed in the Parent/Community Volunteer room daily. The school and SUN hosts several Family curriculum nights and performance events throughout the year. These may include: picnics, learning to read with your child, clothing give-aways, all-school dance, math, science, and game nights, book fairs, multicultural family festivals and a carnival. Family participation and school success are recognized and fully encouraged.
SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods)- Woodmere partners with Impact NW to provide Fall, Spring and Winter sessions of SUN classes. While class offerings shift each term students are offered a wide array of enrichment and intervention classes to take part in. The SUN coordinator also runs a food backpack program for families in need of food assistance. More information about our SUN program by following their link.
SMART-Woodmere has a large community (45%) of children coming from families whose home language is not English and whose cultural background is varied. Staff support diversity of backgrounds, encourage participation of all families at school. Project SMART (Start Making a Reader Today)provides business volunteers who read with primary students twice a week. The reading program enhances individual support and encouragement to young readers. Learn for Life program supports students in Grades 3-5 with special weekly activities focusing on responsibility, opportunity and cooperation. Peer Helper Program, coordinated by Woodmere's child-development specialist's office, provides support, opportunities for students to get involved in community service and assisting others at school. Activities include peer helper, safety patrol, cafeteria assistance, recycling, tutoring, library and classroom assistance.
The Shadow Project- The Shadow Project has been collaborating with Woodmere Elementary since 2012, providing to its special education teachers an innovative, incentives-based goal-setting program to help build a growth mindset—the idea that struggle and perseverance and, even failure, grow the brain. Children work toward academic and social goals, and celebrate small milestones. They can earn ‘Shadow Bucks’ to buy books, sensory tools, gifts, and literacy supplies, at the ‘Shadow Store,’ building confidence, courage, and critical thinking. In 2016, Shadow installed a SuperSensory Literacy Space in Woodmere’s Learning Center, a special quiet area with an array of print and audiobooks and sensory materials for timed breaks, reading, classwork, and testing. Shadow volunteers regularly visit Woodmere students in special education to provide 1:1 coaching on audiobooks specially designed for children with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, ADHD, and autism. In 2017, Shadow trained all Woodmere teachers on how to incorporate sensory materials into their curriculum so children with special needs have access to the tools they need throughout their school day.
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