• Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Sarah Erickson on 12/9/2019

    Duniway Update

    12/6/2019

     

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    A note from the Principal

     

    Dear Families,

     

    I hope everyone has done well adjusting back to a “normal” week after our Thanksgiving break, and that you enjoyed time with family and friends.  In addition, I hope that you enjoyed the time to conference with your child’s teacher. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any follow-up questions or wish to discuss things further.   

    Our students did a really nice job getting back into their routines, especially at the beginning of the week … by Friday, there was a bit of something in the air, but alas we pushed through for another successful week.

     

    Today is the 41st Duniway Holiday Home Tour, one of our PTA’s major fundraisers for the year.  Thanks to Co-Chairs Erin Black-Mitchell and Sarah Lewis for their leadership and effort. Additional thanks to the homeowners, sponsors, and the many volunteers who make this event possible.  And of course, a big thank you to the hundreds of people who have purchased tickets to attend today’s event.

     

    As you may know, Duniway is one of a handful of schools that is participating in a yearlong pilot project focused on providing clean and safe drinking water to our community.  As a part of the pilot, water has been tested for lead levels on a weekly basis since the middle of August. I recently met with the program manager and I am pleased to report that the pilot has thus far been a success.  Test results have ranged from no detectable lead to just under 3.0 Parts Per Billion (PPB), with all samples collected falling well below the action levels set by district, state, and federal policy. While the team is happy with these initial results, testing will continue and PPS will be looking for ways to further decrease the amount of detectable lead in our drinking water.  For more information and for detailed results on all the testing that has taken place you can visit the water pilot web site.

     

    I hope you all have a great weekend.

    Regards,

     

    Matt Goldstein – Principal

     

    School News

     

    Please check your lunch account

    We have hundreds of dollars owing on lunch accounts. Please go to www.schoolcafe.com and add money to your student’s account today!

     

    Duniway “Community Giving Project”

    The Duniway school community is once again coming together to support our own families that are in need.  We will deliver a food basket and gifts to families in hopes of making the holidays a bit merrier.  You can help in one or more ways!

    • Donate non-perishable food.  Boxes will be outside each classroom.
    • Purchase a gift.  Snowmen with gift ideas will be posted outside the office. 

    Wrap, tape the snowman label to the gift and deliver it to the office.

    • Hate to shop?  Donate gift cards for grocery stores in the area.
    • And if you love to shop – volunteer do help shop for needed food and gifts!

    There are loads of ways you can make a huge difference in many lives.  If you have questions, please contact Lynn in the office at 503-916-6343 or lterhaar@pps.net

     

    ** Please have all donations at school no later than Monday, December 16th**

     

    ***Food Drive

    The Food Drive is a huge part of our Community Giving Project.  Not only do we put together gifts for our families in need, we have a Food Drive that helps create a good store of foods that families can use to get them through the holidays.  This is something everyone can take part in and know that you are touching many lives with your donations.

     

     

    Dining for Duniway

    Dining for Duniway is on Wednesday December 11th at Ate-oh-Ate Grill on Woodstock from 11am-9pm! The restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds during this time to the Duniway PTA, dine in and take out. A delicious way to take the night off from cooking and support your child's school. If you have any questions regarding the Dining for Duniway

    program please contact Jen Lincoln at jenniferhlincoln@gmail.com

     

     

    Bottle Drop Fundraiser 

    Hello Parents. It's that time of year when Bottle Drop offers its Bottle Drop Gives incentive event. From now until December 16th, fill your blue bags with returnable cans and bottles and drop the bags by any convenient Bottle Drop Location- 6100 SE King Rd Milwaukie, OR 97222 is the closest. For all the funds collected during this time period, Bottle Drop will match us 20%.

     

    If you are all out of blue bags, check in at the office where there is a fresh stack. 

    Questions? Molly Klein yomol@hotmail.com

     

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events       

    Tue    12/10         PTA Meeting 6:30

    Thu   12/12         Music Concerts  4th grade 6:30 & 5th grade 7:00 

     

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

    http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/duniway/203.htm

    Community News

     

    CHS Modernization Forum

    Please join your friends and neighbors at the upcoming Cleveland Conceptual Master Planning Forum on Tuesday, December 10, from 5-7 pm at Cleveland High School – room location TBD.

    See several concepts of what a modernized Cleveland campus would look like and share your thoughts with the project team and your local School Board member Eilidh Lowery.  More information can be found at the Cleveland CMPC website

     

    Day with the Tenacity Dance Team

    Cleveland Tenacity Dance Team invites your child to spend the day with the team.  The clinic is open to grades K-8 and will be held on Saturday, December 14th from 9:00-2:30.  For questions, email areiser42@gmail.com.  Registration forms are in the Parent Information area in the main hall.

     

    Free Lacrosse Clinic

    EPL is offering a FREE CLINIC for beginners and newer players to the sport.  Please see the attached flyer.EPLFreeClinic.pdf 

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  • Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Sarah Erickson on 11/22/2019

    Duniway Update

    11/22/2019

     

    PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES Monday 11/25-Tuesday 11/26

     

    SCHOOLS CLOSED – Wednesday 11/27-Friday 11/29

     

    Happy Thanksgiving!

     

     

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    A note from the Principal

     

    Dear Families, 

    It takes an incredible amount of energy to provide the support, care, and daily instruction for all 512 of Duniway’s students.   As we head into our Thanksgiving Break, I want to take a moment to thank our incredible teaching and support staff, our families, and our students.  This is not an easy task and I am very grateful to be a part of such a strong team.

     

    This morning’s whole school assembly was a real joy.  We sang songs together, recognized some 5th grade leaders, learned about our core values from Ms. Munoz’s class, and got the final results in the dragon naming contest (the winning name was Sparky).  We also were entertained by Zoey Wilcox, who sang a beautiful rendition of “A Whole New World” and Kaia and Milo Davidson who played a piano piece together. As we ready for the holiday break, it was great for our entire school community to gather and to celebrate and give thanks to one another.

     

    The annual campaign wrapped up this past week, with more than 65% of our community participating.  Ms. Levine’s 5th grade class had a 96% participation rate - leading all classrooms. The other classrooms who celebrated on Thursday with Ice Cream Sundaes were Ms. Newton, Ms. Mildenberger and Ms. Dugan (they tied!), Ms. Neff, Dr. Robb, and Mr. Vogel.  Again, thanks to all of you who made the annual campaign a success. The annual campaign has already brought in more than $66,000 and our foundation will be announcing the total amount raised in the coming days.

     

    As you know, the money raised by the foundation is used to fund positions.  One such position that was being funded was a small “piece” of Ms. Austin’s K-1 PE position.  I am pleased to announce that PPS has given this portion of FTE back to the school, which will allow us to hire a new Educational Assistant. If you, or someone you know is interested in applying for the EA position, please contact me in the next few days.  I am hoping to hire someone as soon as possible.  

    The foundation is one of many ways to support Duniway.  Volunteering your time is another great way to lend a hand.  The PTA is still in need of volunteers for the Holiday Home Tour which takes place on December 6th.  This event is one of two big fundraisers for our PTA and it cannot be successful without volunteers. Click HERE to sign up. 

     

    In the next week or so we will welcome Christine Conway to our 1st grade teaching staff.  Christine will be taking over for Ms. Iverson who is heading out on maternity leave. Ms. Conway has already been working with this class of first graders and is excited to take over.  We wish Lindsay the very best as she and her family get ready to welcome a new baby girl.

     

    Speaking of families, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving break, filled with good food, time with family and friends, and perhaps a bit of time to enjoy a quiet moment.

     

    Regards,

     

    Matt Goldstein – Principal

     

     

    School News

     

    Duniway “Community Giving Project”

    The Duniway school community is once again coming together to support our own families that are in need.  We will deliver a food basket and gifts to families in hopes of making the holidays a bit merrier.  You can help in one or more ways!

    • Donate non-perishable food.  Boxes will be outside each classroom.
    • Purchase a gift.  Snowmen with gift ideas will be posted outside the office. 
    • Wrap, tape the snowman label to the gift and deliver it to the office.
    • Hate to shop?  Donate gift cards for grocery stores in the area.
    • And if you love to shop – volunteer do help shop for needed food and gifts!

    There are loads of ways you can make a huge difference in many lives.  If you have questions, please contact Lynn in the office at 503-916-6343 or lterhaar@pps.net

     

    ** Please have all donations at school no later than Monday, December 16th** 

    ***Food Drive

    The Food Drive is a huge part of our Community Giving Project.  Not only do we put together gifts for our families in need, we have a Food Drive that helps create a good store of foods that families can use to get them through the holidays.  This is something everyone can take part in and know that you are touching many lives with your donations.

     

     

    Duniway Holiday Home Tour and Boutique

    The annual Duniway Holiday Home Tour and Artisan Boutique is back for the 41st year!  The Duniway PTA and gracious members of our community have organized six beautiful Eastmoreland homes available to tour.  This is Duniway Elementary’s biggest fundraiser, and all proceeds go back to our students to support their Arts Education and Cultural Development.

     

    The Artisan Boutique (free admission) will be open from 9am-7:30pm in the school's gymnasiums.  Stop in before or after school to browse dozens of local vendors and get your

    holiday shopping done early!

     

    The event takes place Friday, December 6.  The Home Tour runs in two sessions: 10am-3pm, 5pm-9pm.  A complimentary trolley will circulate on a loop so you can house-hop at your leisure! Food carts, live music, shopping and holiday fun- you don't want to miss this festive Duniway tradition!

     

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events      

    Wed   12/4           Wreath distribution in the south gym 2-4  pm    

    Fri     12/6           Duniway Home Tour and Boutique

              

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

    http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/duniway/203.htm

    Community News

     

    Day with the Tenacity Dance Team

    Cleveland Tenacity Dance Team invites your child to spend the day with the team.  The clinic is open to grades K-8 and will be held on Saturday, December 14th from 9:00-2:30.  For questions, email areiser42@gmail.com.  Registration forms are in the Parent Information area in the main hall.

     

    Free Lacrosse Clinic

    EPL is offering a FREE CLINIC for beginners and newer players to the sport.  Please see the attached flyer.EPLFreeClinic.pdf 

     

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  • Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Sarah Erickson on 11/8/2019

    Duniway Update

    11/8/2019

    REMEMBER:  SCHOOL CLOSED - MONDAY, NOBEMBER 11 – Veteran’s Day

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    A note from the Principal

    Dear Families,

    I hope the post Halloween week has “treated” you all well.  Thank you for the huge bags of candy - it should keep the staff very happy in the months ahead!  While donations of candy are much appreciated, our staff is even more grateful for the work the Duniway Foundation does on behalf of our students and school community.

    We are now in the midst of the Duniway Foundation’s Annual Campaign.  Have you seen a green envelope lying around your home?  If you have not turned in your green envelope yet, please do so, even if you are unable to make a donation, your participation is appreciated!  And, if you can’t find it, we have more in the office.

    The Annual Campaign is one of two fundraising events the foundation has during the year.  This fundraising effort marks a critical time to begin raising the money that will be needed to maintain our current staffing.  Although we are optimistic about the additional money coming to PPS from Salem and we are excited about the recent passage of the Operating Levy (THANK YOU VOTERS!), it is unlikely that our situation will change significantly, and yet again, we will be counting on donations to the foundation to help fund Educational Assistants, Counseling, Library, and more.  Thanks to Annual Campaign Chairs Elizabeth Super and Brit Cutsforth Dawkins, the entire Foundation board, and all of you who have supported our students and staff. 

    This Tuesday, November 12th at 6:30 PM our PTA is hosting a panel presentation focused on Social-Emotional Learning, student behavior, and how our school is responding to the needs of our students.  Panelists will include Nina Levine, Kala Goodman, Christine Dugan, Jessy Gretzinger, and PPS Teacher on Special Assignment Drew Laurence.  I am excited about the evening and hope that you can attend.

    One issue that surfaces every year, especially in late summer and early fall, is before and after care for students.  If this is something that is in your orbit, please take a moment to complete this confidential online survey.  Your input is valuable. Survey results will be used as part of an annual program evaluation. Please complete the survey by December 13, 2019.

    Wishing you all an enjoyable Veteran’s Day Weekend.  See you on Tuesday!

    Regards,

    Matt Goldstein – Principal

    Duniway Annual Campaign – Please turn in your GREEN ENVELOPES! 

    We're more than halfway through the Annual Campaign! It kicked off last week and we have an ambitious goal of raising $85,000 to support teaching positions and additional educational programs at Duniway. 

    Please complete the green envelope sent home with your child, whether you choose to donate now or not. If you can't find the green envelope, extras can be found in the parent information area in the hall outside the auditorium.  

    You can also donate online at www.duniwayelementary.com/give or by check made payable to “Duniway Foundation.” Please also share this campaign with your family and friends who may want to donate! 

    Thank you for supporting Duniway: Any contribution, at whatever level possible, makes a difference in the quality of your child’s education! We encourage every family to contribute, as these programs benefit all Duniway students.  Thank you so much for participating in the Duniway Annual Campaign.

    Questions? Reach out to the Annual Campaign Chairs Britt Cutsforth Dawkins (brittdawkins@gmail.com) or Elizabeth Super (elizabethsuper@hotmail.com). We welcome feedback and questions about the campaign. 

     

    School News 

    Be sure your lunch account is current

    We have an unusually high number of students that owe money on their lunch cards.  Notices go home with students and the district auto-dialer calls families to remind them they have a negative balance. Families are encouraged to enroll in the online prepayment service www.schoolcafe.com for convenient online payments and account tracking.  

     

    Wreath sale Deadline is TODAY Friday, November 8th!

    Please help support the 5th grade by purchasing beautiful, locally grown wreaths, swags and garland. Share the love and give a beautiful NW grown wreath as a gift or share our link with

    Friends & family over email or Facebook!  UPS delivery is available within the continental US.

    Order forms are on the bulletin board outside the main office OR you can order online at: http://duniwayelementary.com/wreath

    Orders must be received by:  Friday, November 8th.  Orders will be ready for pic up in the South Gym on Wednesday, December 4th from 2:00-4:00 pm.

     

    Holiday Home Tour Drawing Contest Due Tuesday, November 12th

    If your child would like to participate in the Home Tour Drawing Contest, please have them draw the house that was sent home with them on Wednesday on the provided piece of paper and return it to their teacher by Tuesday, November 12th. The winners for each grade will be given an ice cream token to Cloud City.

    Don’t forget to have your child put their name, grade and teacher’s name on the back of their drawing.

    If you have any questions, please contact Amelia Groves.

    ameliahgroves@gmail.com 

     

    Rag donations!

    The Climate Team is organizing two Clean Up days this year. The entire school works together to clean up our school. In the past, it has been something that our students love to do! It also allows us to work together as team and see results! We are asking for a donation from families to help support this activity. If you have any old rags to donate to the school, please give them to the office before December 1st.  Our goal is to be more mindful of the environment and also decrease the costs of this activity by requesting used rags. Thank you so much! If you have any questions, please e-mail Margie Doern mdoern@pps.net

     

    Variety Show emcee auditions - November 21st after Safety patrol!

    Follow these links to learn more about the show and the requirements:

    Variety Show Emcee Guidelines and Expectations

    2020 Variety Show Format

    Pre-Register for your audition (walk-ins will still be accepted)

    Questions? duniwayvariety7700@gmail.com

     

    Duniway Holiday Home Tour and Boutique

    The annual Duniway Holiday Home Tour and Artisan Boutique is back for the 41st year!  The Duniway PTA and gracious members of our community have organized six beautiful Eastmoreland homes available to tour.  This is Duniway Elementary’s biggest fundraiser, and all proceeds go back to our students to support their Arts Education and Cultural Development.

    The Artisan Boutique (free admission) will be open from 9am-7:30pm in the school's gymnasiums.  Stop in before or after school to browse dozens of local vendors and get your

    holiday shopping done early!

    The event takes place Friday, December 6.  The Home Tour runs in two sessions: 10am-3pm, 5pm-9pm.  A complimentary trolley will circulate on a loop so you can house-hop at your leisure! Food carts, live music, shopping and holiday fun- you don't want to miss this festive Duniway tradition!

     

    PPS Before and After School Child Care Survey, 2019-20 Please take a moment to complete this confidential online survey or go to pps.net, departments, child care. Your input is valuable. Survey results will be used as part of an annual program evaluation. Please complete the survey by December 13, 2019.

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events      

    Mon   11/11         SCHOOL CLOSED – Veteran’s Day  

    Tue    11/12         Goodman’s fieldtrip to Cooley Gallery 9:30-12

    PTA Meeting 6:30 pm

    Wed   11/13         Levine’s fieldtrip to Cooley Gallery 9:30-12

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

    http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/duniway/203.htm

     

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  • Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Sarah Erickson on 10/31/2019

    Duniway Update

    10/31/2019

     

    REMINDER:  NO SCHOOL TOMORROW - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST

    IT’S A TEACHER PLANNING DAY J

     

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    A note from the Principal

     

    Dear Families,

     

    There was a bit of added excitement in the air today - it kind of built up as the day went on.  As I walked around and visited classrooms this morning, there was lots of focus on literacy and math.  Students were working independently, teachers were facilitating lessons, and students were collaborating.  

    One project 5th graders were working on was 3D artwork that goes with a writing piece they have completed.  The work is connected to students learning about Dia De Los Muertos. Each student has written a narrative piece about a deceased family member (or pet).  If you get a chance, please stop by the main hallway (outside the library) in the coming days and take a look at the student work. The sculptures are great and the writing is powerful.

     

    In the afternoon there was plenty of fun.  It was especially great to see many of the classes celebrating with their “buddy” classrooms.  While we have traditionally done buddy classes at Duniway, this year, we have ensured that all 19 classrooms (and our Pre-K) are participating.  In addition, we are trying to be a bit more intentional with this time. Teachers have spent time co-planning lessons - providing opportunities for students to connect socially and work on a variety of projects.  If you have not already talked with your child about their buddy, I encourage you to do so.

     

    A quick safety reminder.  Please avoid using SE Rex Street during the busy drop off and pick up time.  As you know, this street is very narrow. We are seeing students dart across the street, sometimes when there is a bus parked on Rex.  It is very dangerous and very scary. If you drive your child to school and do not want to park and come into the school, the best option is to drop them off on SE Lambert, away from both the front of the school and from SE Rex.

     

    On that note, I wish you all a safe and exciting Halloween and a great long weekend!

     

    Regards,

     

    Matt Goldstein – Principal

     

     

    School News

     

    New volunteer sign in process

    A new visitor / volunteer system (Raptor) is up and running! A photo ID WILL BE REQUIRED to sign in the first time as both a visitor OR volunteer.  Thank you for your patience as we scan each new person into the system!  Need more information?  Check this out: Raptor Parent Letter

     

     

    Rag donations!

    The Climate Team is organizing two Clean Up days this year. The entire school works together to clean up our school. In the past, it has been something that our students love to do! It also allows us to work together as team and see results! We are asking for a donation from families to help support this activity. If you have any old rags to donate to the school, please give them to the office before December 1st.  Our goal is to be more mindful of the environment and also decrease the costs of this activity by requesting used rags. Thank you so much! If you have any questions, please e-mail Margie Doern mdoern@pps.net

     

     

    OBOB Info Night: Thursday, November 7th 6:30 in the library

    Oregon Battle of the Books is open to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students at Duniway that are interested in participating! Parents/guardians are welcome to attend our family info night to learn more about the competition, rules, procedures, and timelines for this year's competition. 

    The book list for 2019-2020:

    • The Ark Plan by Laura Martin
    • Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
    • Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia
    • Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
    • Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
    • Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos
    • Just Dance by Patricia MacLachlan
    • Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls’ Rights by Malala Yousafzai
    • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
    • Out of Left Field by Ellen Klages
    • Paper Wishes by Lois Sepahban
    • Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
    • Riding Freedom by Pam Muñoz Ryan
    • Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres
    • Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
    • The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

    Have questions? Please feel free to contact Erin Black-Mitchell at blackerinm@gmail.com or Meryl Riddle at merylrf@yahoo.com.

     

     

    ALL about the Variety Show

    If you have any questions about the upcoming Variety Show in January, check out last week’s Update!  More information will be coming out, closer to the date.

    Questions? duniwayvariety7700@gmail.com

     

     

    Duniway Holiday Home Tour and Boutique

    The annual Duniway Holiday Home Tour and Artisan Boutique is back for the 41st year!  The Duniway PTA and gracious members of our community have organized six beautiful Eastmoreland homes available to tour.  This is Duniway Elementary’s biggest fundraiser, and all proceeds go back to our students to support their Arts Education and Cultural Development.

     

    The Artisan Boutique (free admission) will be open from 9am-7:30pm in the school's gymnasiums.  Stop in before or after school to browse dozens of local vendors and get your

    holiday shopping done early!

     

    The event takes place Friday, December 6.  The Home Tour runs in two sessions: 10am-3pm, 5pm-9pm.  A complimentary trolley will circulate on a loop so you can house-hop at your leisure! Food carts, live music, shopping and holiday fun- you don't want to miss this festive Duniway tradition!

     

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events      

             

    Tue    11/5  Ms. Calvillo’s class to Cooley Gallery 9:30-12

    Wed   11/6  Mr. Chasse’s class to Cooley Gallery 9:30-12

    Thu   11/7  OBOB Parent Info Night – 6:30 pm in the library             

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  • Duniway Community Updates

    Posted by Sarah Erickson on 10/25/2019

    Duniway Update

    10/25/2019 

     

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    A note from the Principal

     

    Dear Families,

    It is hard to believe we roll into November next week.  And what better way to kick off the first of November (the day after Halloween of course) then with a quiet, child-free teacher work-day! I am confident you will enjoy a little extra time with your children. 

     

    The other day I was drawn into the gym by joyous cheers and screeches.  As I entered, Mr. Donahoe and Ms. Mildenberger’s class were loving their time with the parachute.  The best part was watching groups of students run across the open space, exchanging places, as the parachute stayed aloft just long enough.  Surely an activity that has been around for many, many years - good old fashioned (with no competition) fun! 

     

    If you have not already done so, please put the next PTA meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, November 12th at 6:30 PM, on your calendar. The meeting will be the first in our Panel Series. On tap for November is a discussion about Social-Emotional Learning and Student Behavior.  Panelists will include district staff as well as several Duniway teachers - please come and check it out.

     

    A bit of news regarding Talented and Gifted (TAG):   Please remember that if you are interested in nominating your child for TAG the deadline to turn in your completed form to your child’s teacher is Tuesday, November 26th.  Based on this date, waiting to discuss this matter with your child’s teacher during conferences will likely not give you enough time to complete the paperwork. You can access the forms by visiting the district TAG website.  Please reach out to your child’s teacher with any questions or, do not hesitate to contact TAG Building Coordinator Kala Goodman.

     

    Have a great weekend!

     

    Regards, 

     

    Matt Goldstein - Principal

     

     

    School News

     

    New volunteer sign in process

    A new visitor / volunteer system (Raptor) is up and running! A photo ID WILL

    BE REQUIRED to sign in the first time as both a visitor OR volunteer. Thank you for

    your patience as we scan each new person into the system! Need more information?

    Check this out:  Raptor Parent Letter

     

    Rag donations!

    The Climate Team is organizing two Clean Up days this year. The entire school works together to clean up our school. In the past, it has been something that our students love to do! It also allows us to work together as team and see results! We are asking for a donation from families to help support this activity. If you have any old rags to donate to the school, please give them to the office before December 1st.  Our goal is to be more mindful of the environment and also decrease the costs of this activity by requesting used rags. Thank you so much! If you have any questions, please e-mail Margie Doern mdoern@pps.net

     

    Lunch Buddies are back!

    Want to volunteer but don't have more than 30 min and/or don't have a regular day or time you can commit to?  Want to remember what it was like to eat in a Cafeteria?  Want to know what the hot topics of lunch conversation are in 1st-3rd grade?  Yes?!  Then Lunch Buddies is for you.  Come spend 20 minutes sitting with 1st, 2nd or 3rd graders and chatting while you eat your lunch!   Sign up for 1 day all year, or sign up for weekly or anything in between--it's your choice.   Here's how it works.  Every Friday (with the exception of some 'special' lunch days) groups of 3 or 4 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders are selected in advance to get to eat lunch with a Lunch Buddy.  These grades eat lunch at different times, but often with a little bit of overlap.  It is possible, therefore, to volunteer to sit and eat with 2 groups (2 grades) on a given day, but usually not all 3.  When you arrive, you pick up your 'grade' clipboard with names on it in the office and head to the cafeteria.  Staff on site in the cafeteria help you gather the selected students and you all sit together for the duration of lunch and eat together.  Each week will likely be different students, though in time, because some students really love it, you may see some repeat faces. Then, simply return the clipboard to the office and you're on your way.  It's super easy and fun!  Feel free to sign up on Konstella under Lunch Buddies or click here: https://www.konstella.com/app/school/5b104b30e4b027a9f5765faf/recurring-signups/5d9f5a76e4b082fbec1e89a7

     

    Lunch Buddies promotes community at Duniway by helping kids realize that MANY adults in the community care about them, not just their parents or teachers.  The kids love it, and its fun for adults to get to know kids that they might not otherwise get to know. Please feel free to email Rachel Sdrulla atbullenrachel@hotmail.com for any questions.  Also, please note that Lunch Buddies not the time to have lunch with your child--that's something you can do outside of the Lunch Buddy program whenever you want!  Thanks!

     

     

    OBOB Info Night: Thursday, November 7th 6:30 in the library

    Oregon Battle of the Books is open to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students at Duniway that are interested in participating! Parents/guardians are welcome to attend our family info night to learn more about the competition, rules, procedures, and timelines for this year's competition. 

    The book list for 2019-2020:

    • The Ark Plan by Laura Martin
    • Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
    • Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia
    • Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
    • Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
    • Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos
    • Just Dance by Patricia MacLachlan
    • Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls’ Rights by Malala Yousafzai
    • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
    • Out of Left Field by Ellen Klages
    • Paper Wishes by Lois Sepahban
    • Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
    • Riding Freedom by Pam Muñoz Ryan
    • Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres
    • Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
    • The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

    Have questions? Please feel free to contact Erin Black-Mitchell at blackerinm@gmail.com or Meryl Riddle at merylrf@yahoo.com.

     

    ALL about the Variety Show

    If you have any questions about the upcoming Variety Show in January, check out last week’s Update!  More information will be coming out, closer to the date.

    Questions? duniwayvariety7700@gmail.com

     

     

    Duniway Holiday Home Tour and Boutique

    The annual Duniway Holiday Home Tour and Artisan Boutique is back for the 41st year!  The Duniway PTA and gracious members of our community have organized six beautiful Eastmoreland homes available to tour.  This is Duniway Elementary’s biggest fundraiser, and all proceeds go back to our students to support their Arts Education and Cultural Development.

     

    The Artisan Boutique (free admission) will be open from 9am-7:30pm in the school's gymnasiums.  Stop in before or after school to browse dozens of local vendors and get your

    holiday shopping done early!

     

    The event takes place Friday, December 6.  The Home Tour runs in two sessions: 10am-3pm, 5pm-9pm.  A complimentary trolley will circulate on a loop so you can house-hop at your leisure! Food carts, live music, shopping and holiday fun- you don't want to miss this festive Duniway tradition!

     

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events      

             

    Wed   10/30         2nd graders field trip to Reed College

                                 5th graders to Biz Town 9-2:30                   

    Fri     11/1           NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day

     

     

    Community News

     

    Calling all Goblins, Fairies and Ghosts!

    The Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance (SMBA) invites creatures of all ages to the 19th Annual Monster March, starting at 3pm on Sunday, October 27th. Costume parade begins and ends (with free cookies and juice) at Llewellyn Elementary School. For more information: SellwoodMoreland.com

     

     

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  • Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Sarah Erickson on 10/18/2019

    Duniway Update

    10/18/2019

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    A note from the Principal

    Dear Families,

    This week brought our very first indoor recess of the year.  We all made it and fortunately, the days that followed brought a break in the rain and allowed us to get outside.  This morning, I spent a little time at the Portland Nursery Apple Festival with our kindergarten friends. There were many big smiles, lots of laughter, plenty of popcorn consumed (and a few apples too), and even some slivers of sun.

    One area of focus for our staff this year is around improving our math instruction.  Grade level teams have each identified a goal that focuses on improving student growth around a specific math standard.  Teams have been meeting weekly to look at data and to plan the most appropriate instruction. Our 4th and 5th grade teams are tapping into a new resource called Engage NYC.  For those of you with students in 4th and 5th grade you have probably seen some of this work coming home. Teachers (and some students) report the curriculum as being very detailed, robust, and challenging, in a good way.  If you want to take a closer look at this resource follow this link.  

    Towards the end of next week you will be receiving some important information about the Annual Campaign from the Duniway Foundation.  The foundation has two fundraisers during the year, the annual campaign in the fall and the auction, which will be held on March 6, 2020. The financial support that our foundation provides directly to Duniway and indirectly to schools throughout PPS is incredibly critical. Please be on the lookout for those materials and take a few minutes to look things over.  Even if you are unable to make a financial contribution, we hope you participate - there are many ways to help our foundation and our school community!

    I hope everyone has a great weekend.  Go Timbers! 

    Regards, 

    Matt Goldstein - Principal

     

    School News 

    New volunteer sign in process

    A new visitor / volunteer system (Raptor) is up and running! A photo ID WILL

    BE REQUIRED to sign in the first time as both a visitor OR volunteer. Thank you for

    your patience as we scan each new person into the system! Need more information?

    Check this out:  Raptor Parent Letter

     

    Free and Reduced Meals- you can sign up any time

    PPS families who qualified for free and reduced-priced meals last school year have 30 days at the start of the school year to re-apply without incurring meal charges.  If complete meal applications are not approved by October 9, meal charges will begin on October 10.  Please note, meal benefits begin the date the application is approved. The eligibility date cannot be backdated to cover meal charges incurred prior to the approval date.

    It is not too late!

    Families can apply online at www.pps.net/nutrition or request a paper application from the cafeteria or office. Meal applications denied during the grace period will result in a loss of carryover benefits 10 calendar days thereafter. Families do not need to submit a meal application if they only have students that attend a CEP school, do not meet the 2019-20 federal income guidelines, or do not want meal benefits.

    Questions? Call the PPS Meal Benefits Office at 503.916.3402 or email mealbenefits@pps.net.

     

    Mix-It Up Day!!

    National Mix It Up at Lunch Day is this Tuesday, October 22nd and Duniway will be participating as usual!  Students nationwide consistently identify the school cafeteria as the place where social boundaries are most clearly drawn.  During Mix It Up, students are asked to take the simple step of sitting and talking with someone new.  As kids learn to connect with those who may be different from them, biases and misconceptions fade.  Mix It Up’s purpose is ultimately to help create a more welcoming, friendly and inclusive school climate – and have fun!  Here is some more info about Mix It Up at Duniway:

    • This week, 5th grade volunteers visited all classrooms to talk about Mix It Up at Lunch.  These volunteers will be in the cafeteria on Tuesday throughout lunchtime to help students find the table they are assigned to, to help     students read and ask the many “get-to-know-you” questions posted in the cafeteria, and to facilitate conversations.
    • Students are encouraged to wear their grade-level color that day to add to the festivity: kinder = red & pink, 1st = orange, 2nd = yellow, 3rd = green, 4th = blue, 5th = purple.
    • Teachers and staff are excited to support students in being courageous, flexible and friendly at Mix It Up at Lunch on Tuesday.  We appreciate your conversations at home around how students can be welcoming to others and participate meaningfully in Mix It Up at Lunch this Tuesday.
    • For more info visit https://www.tolerance.org/mix-it-up or contact one of Duniway’s school counselors, Emory Oeding or Jessy Gretzinger.

     

    Dining for Duniway

    Dining for Duniway is on Monday, October 21st at Hopworks on Powell from 5-9pm! The restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds during this time to the Duniway PTA, dine in and take out, including merchandise purchases. A delicious way to take the night off from cooking and support your child's school. If you have any questions regarding the Dining for Duniway program please contact Jen Lincoln at jenniferhlincoln@gmail.com

     

    Lunch Buddies are back!

    Want to volunteer but don't have more than 30 min and/or don't have a regular day or time you can commit to?  Want to remember what it was like to eat in a Cafeteria?  Want to know what the hot topics of lunch conversation are in 1st-3rd grade?  Yes?!  Then Lunch Buddies is for you.  Come spend 20 minutes sitting with 1st, 2nd or 3rd graders and chatting while you eat your lunch!   Sign up for 1 day all year, or sign up for weekly or anything in between--it's your choice.   Here's how it works.  Every Friday (with the exception of some 'special' lunch days) groups of 3 or 4 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders are selected in advance to get to eat lunch with a Lunch Buddy.  These grades eat lunch at different times, but often with a little bit of overlap.  It is possible, therefore, to volunteer to sit and eat with 2 groups (2 grades) on a given day, but usually not all 3.  When you arrive, you pick up your 'grade' clipboard with names on it in the office and head to the cafeteria.  Staff on site in the cafeteria help you gather the selected students and you all sit together for the duration of lunch and eat together.  Each week will likely be different students, though in time, because some students really love it, you may see some repeat faces. Then, simply return the clipboard to the office and you're on your way.  It's super easy and fun!  Feel free to sign up on Konstella under Lunch Buddies or click here: https://www.konstella.com/app/school/5b104b30e4b027a9f5765faf/recurring-signups/5d9f5a76e4b082fbec1e89a7

    Lunch Buddies promotes community at Duniway by helping kids realize that MANY adults in the community care about them, not just their parents or teachers.  The kids love it, and its fun for adults to get to know kids that they might not otherwise get to know. Please feel free to email Rachel Sdrulla at bullenrachel@hotmail.com for any questions.  Also, please note that Lunch Buddies not the time to have lunch with your child--that's something you can do outside of the Lunch Buddy program whenever you want!  Thanks!

     

    ALL about the Variety Show

    The Variety Show is changing in 2020! If your student loves the Variety Show, please read carefully.

    This is the last year that either Chris Timberlake or Amanda Valley will be at Duniway. Therefore, the show needs to be restructured to make it more sustainable for future parent volunteers.  The Variety Show has lasted over 30 years. Chris and Amanda would like for it to last another 30+ years, but it's current model is not sustainable. We appreciate your flexibility in advance and we look forward to you signing up!

    WHAT'S NOT CHANGING:

     - 5th graders will still audition to be emcees

     - Emcees will be selected and will rehearse with a coach by appointment  

     - 5th graders will still be able to do backstage "crew" assignments

     - Acts will not have to audition to be in the show, if you have an act YOU'RE IN!

     - If we have enough sign ups, we will still have two shows

     - Volunteer for the show your kid is not in and get a seat for the show your kid IS in.

    WHAT IS CHANGING:

     - Act sign up and music turn in dates will be final

     - All music will need to be cut down by the acts or with the help of an enlisted Variety Show committee member. (Which may or may not be available)

     - Acts will rehearse on their own time 

     - Acts will need to give an accurate description of what they are performing and not change the act

     - Show rehearsals will be confined to the week of the show. Show orders will be drawn up according to the description handed in by the act participants. The week of the show will be used to help with last minute polishing, suggestions and how to enter/exit the stage. These rehearsals will also be used to fine tune emcees and train backstage crew/volunteers.

    - All acts will need to commit to coming to rehearsal on their assigned day(s) since it is just the one week.  

    We need volunteers to take this show over for 2021! Chris and Amanda will train you while the 2020 show is being put together. If you have a kid who loves the Variety Show, please consider being part of the Committee.

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    • November (date TBD) - emcee auditions
    • December (date TBD) -  act sign up forms will go out via email/link

              Backstage crew sign up form will go out to 5th grade families via email/link

    • January 10th - act sign ups and recorded music DUE, no exceptions
    • January 17th - acts get their show orders, parents get their "night of show" volunteer duties

    IMPORTANT - Life happens, and we get that. We will need all acts to come to these rehearsals if possible. SICK KIDS STAY HOME, but your student may need to miss sports or a piano lesson in order to get some on-stage practice

    • January 24th - run through both shows, parent volunteers available to help out acts in halls
    • (Monday the 27th is an in service day, therefore no rehearsal - REHEARSE AT HOME!!!)
    • January 28th - run through both shows, parent volunteers available to help out acts in halls. All backstage crew must be in attendance.
    • January 29th - Show one tech rehearsal ONLY
    • January 30th - Show two tech rehearsal ONLY
    • January 31st - SHOW DAY! Times are 6pm and 7:30pm 

    Questions? duniwayvariety7700@gmail.com

     

    Duniway Holiday Home Tour and Boutique

    The annual Duniway Holiday Home Tour and Artisan Boutique is back for the 41st year!  The Duniway PTA and gracious members of our community have organized six beautiful Eastmoreland homes available to tour.  This is Duniway Elementary's biggest fundraiser, and all proceeds go back to our students to support their Arts Education and Cultural Development.

    The Artisan Boutique (free admission) will be open from 9am-7:30pm in the school's gymnasiums.  Stop in before or after school to browse dozens of local vendors and get your

    holiday shopping done early!

    The event takes place Friday, December 6.  The Home Tour runs in two sessions: 10am-3pm, 5pm-9pm.  A complimentary trolley will circulate on a loop so you can house-hop at your leisure! Food carts, live music, shopping and holiday fun- you don't want to miss this festive Duniway tradition!

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events       

    Tue    10/22         Mix-It Up day at lunch

    Thu   10/24         2nd grades TAG testing 

               

    Community News

    Calling all Goblins, Fairies and Ghosts!

    The Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance (SMBA) invites creatures of all ages to the 19th Annual Monster March, starting at 3pm on Sunday, October 27th. Costume parade begins and ends (with free cookies and juice) at Llewellyn Elementary School. For more information: SellwoodMoreland.com

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

    http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/duniway/203.htm

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  • Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Sarah Erickson on 10/10/2019

    Duniway Update

    10/10/2019

     

    REMINDER: NO SCHOOL TOMORROW – Statewide In-Service Day

     

    Please add Duniway’s web page to your favorites list

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    A note from the Principal

    Dear Families

    Another busy week at Duniway has come and gone.  I know I say this quite frequently, but it is about this time in the year where things begin to move really fast!  Our classrooms are in full swing - students are working hard and teachers have a growing understanding of each child in their classroom.

    One of the greatest challenges our teachers face is how to personalize the educational experience for each child in their class.  The ability to differentiate instruction requires a wide range of well-developed instructional strategies, a strong classroom community, the ability for our students to be independent workers and thinkers, and a complete set of curricula and tools.  A new tool that we will be rolling out in the next few weeks is an online application called Lexia.  

    Lexia is a computer adapted application that provides online instruction to a wide range of abilities, providing a personalized experience.  After a quick assessment, students are given a sequence of lessons at their level. Thanks to our PTA we now have one chromebook cart (with 30 computers) in all of our 3-5 grade classrooms.  We have some additional chromebooks and other devices in our K-2 classrooms and will be looking to increase the amount of hardware in those classes in the coming months.

    One final suggestion:  If you have not already done so, please take a few minutes to complete a survey regarding how the district will spend the money coming from the Student Success Act.  Or if you prefer, there are community meetings scheduled for you to voice your opinion. The dates of those meetings and the survey can be found at this page.   As many of you know, K-5 schools have struggled to maintain district funding.  Each year the staffing ratio seems to be going up. Although the dollar amount (Around $40 Million) coming into PPS for next year is not huge, it can help with class size and additional supports at K-5 Schools.

    I hope everyone has an enjoyable three-day weekend.

    Regards, 

    Matt Goldstein - Principal

    School News 

    Parent TAG Night

    TAG Information Night is Wednesday, October 16th from 6:30-7:30 in the library. Matt Goldstein and Kala Goodman (Building TAG Facilitator) will host this meeting for any parents of current TAG identified students or parents who are interested in learning more about the TAG Identification process and timelines. Please e-mail Kala at kgoodma1@pps.net with any questions. 

     

    Be sure your lunch account is current

    We have an unusually high number of students that owe money on their lunch cards.  Notices go home with students and the district auto-dialer calls families to remind them they have a negative balance. Families are encouraged to enroll in the online prepayment service www.schoolcafe.com for convenient online payments and account tracking. 

     

    Free and Reduced Meals

    PPS families who qualified for free and reduced-priced meals last school year have 30 days at the start of the school year to re-apply without incurring meal charges.  If complete meal applications are not approved by October 9, meal charges will begin on October 10.  Please note, meal benefits begin the date the application is approved. The eligibility date cannot be backdated to cover meal charges incurred prior to the approval date.

    Families can apply online at www.pps.net/nutrition or request a paper application from the cafeteria or office. Meal applications denied during the grace period will result in a loss of carryover benefits 10 calendar days thereafter. Families do not need to submit a meal application if they only have students that attend a CEP school, do not meet the 2019-20 federal income guidelines, or do not want meal benefits.

    Questions? Call the PPS Meal Benefits Office at 503.916.3402 or email mealbenefits@pps.net.

     

    Nurse’s clothing needs

    As the seasons change and things get wet outside kids fall and get muddy. If you have any boys or girls pants small or medium pants (sweats are perfect), small and medium boy’s underwear and unisex socks, you can drop them off in the nurses office at your convince. Thank you in advance, Adrienne

     

    Lunch Buddies are back!

    Want to volunteer but don't have more than 30 min and/or don't have a regular day or time you can commit to?  Want to remember what it was like to eat in a Cafeteria?  Want to know what the hot topics of lunch conversation are in 1st-3rd grade?  Yes?!  Then Lunch Buddies is for you.  Come spend 20 minutes sitting with 1st, 2nd or 3rd graders and chatting while you eat your lunch!   Sign up for 1 day all year, or sign up for weekly or anything in between--it's your choice.   Here's how it works.  Every Friday (with the exception of some 'special' lunch days) groups of 3 or 4 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders are selected in advance to get to eat lunch with a Lunch Buddy.  These grades eat lunch at different times, but often with a little bit of overlap.  It is possible, therefore, to volunteer to sit and eat with 2 groups (2 grades) on a given day, but usually not all 3.  When you arrive, you pick up your 'grade' clipboard with names on it in the office and head to the cafeteria.  Staff on site in the cafeteria help you gather the selected students and you all sit together for the duration of lunch and eat together.  Each week will likely be different students, though in time, because some students really love it, you may see some repeat faces. Then, simply return the clipboard to the office and you're on your way.  It's super easy and fun!  Feel free to sign up on Konstella under Lunch Buddies or click here: https://www.konstella.com/app/school/5b104b30e4b027a9f5765faf/recurring-signups/5d9f5a76e4b082fbec1e89a7

    Lunch Buddies promotes community at Duniway by helping kids realize that MANY adults in the community care about them, not just their parents or teachers.  The kids love it, and its fun for adults to get to know kids that they might not otherwise get to know. Please feel free to email Rachel Sdrulla at bullenrachel@hotmail.com for any questions.  Also, please note that Lunch Buddies not the time to have lunch with your child--that's something you can do outside of the Lunch Buddy program whenever you want!  Thanks!

     

    Buy and sell Chinook Books and help support the PTA

    Help support the Duniway PTA and save all year at your favorite local, sustainable businesses like Laughing Planet, Cloud Cap Games, OMSI, Pizzicato, Oodles and so many more! 

     Visit the Chinook Book Fundraiser in Konstella

    https://www.konstella.com/app/school/5b104b30e4b027a9f5765faf/sales-sheets/5d6f3bf3e4b05ee8fdf4676b and purchase Book/App Combos for $25 or app subscription cards for $15.App subscriptions can also be purchased at https://chinook.co/duniway (partner ID is duniway)

    Tell your friends and family. App subscriptions are also valid in Seattle, San Francisco Bay Area, Denver and Minneapolis. 

     

    School Pictures

    LAST CHANCE TO ORDER TO AVOID SHIPPING FEES.

    Final Orders Due by 9pm PST October 13th, 2019 

    If you haven’t already done so, photos are available to view online.  Instructions to access the class photos are as follows:

    Viewing & Ordering Instructions:

    1. Log on to: www.3likemindsphotography

    2. On menu, click on school photos|find & buy link.

    3. Click on your school’s icon

    4. Input your student’s last name in the field

    5. Click on the link to your child’s name

    6. Password: PPS Students use your student ID number.

    DAS students input your room classroom number in lowercase all one word.

    7. Click on photo you wish to purchase

    8. Click on buy button, choose package & complete buying process.   When filling

        out the information form, please put your child’s full name & teacher under

        Company Name.

    9. All packages will be delivered to the school once processed.

    Any orders received after 9pm PST October 13th will be subject to a $10 shipping & handling fee and those photos will be sent directly to your home.

    We expect to deliver the photos to the school by the end of October 2019.

    Thank you for your patronage.

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events       

    Wed   10/16         TAG Parent Night 6:30-7:30  

    Community News

    Calling all goblins, fairies and ghosts!

    The Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance (SMBA) invites creatures of all ages to the 19th Annual Monster March, starting at 3pm on Sunday, October 27th. Costume parade begins and ends (with free cookies and juice) at Llewellyn Elementary School. For more information: SellwoodMoreland.com

     

    Wrestling at Cleveland

    I wanted to introduce myself, I am Kellie Cook the new AD over at Cleveland High School. We have an upcoming parent meeting for wresting that is open to all K-8 students. 

    We have a parent meeting happening soon:

    Wednesday 10/16

    Has you students wrestled before? Meet at 6pm

    New to wrestling? Meet at 7pm

    Both meetings take place in room 235 @ Cleveland

     

    Cleveland Youth Boys Basketball Winter League Information for grades 3rd-8th

    Goldenball Recreational Basketball through PPR:  The Cleveland Youth Basketball Program is organizing Boys REC Teams for grades 3rd-5th.  Registration opens October 1st, space is limited and registration is first come first serve.  All REC league teams require parent volunteer coaches.  REC season practices will begin in November, Pre-Season Jamboree is in December and League games are on Saturdays Jan-Feb.  Cost is $195.  More information and REC registration is available here:  https://www.cleveland-warriors.com/rec-warriors

    Warrior Prep:  Cleveland Youth also offers a club tournament/travel team option for advanced skilled 5th-8th grade boys.  Tryouts for Warrior Prep teams are REQUIRED and will take place, November 2nd & 3rd. Register to tryout here:  https://www.cleveland-warriors.com/warrior-prep  

    PIL Middle School League:  PIL team tryouts for grades 6th-8th, are happening in mid November.  Tryouts for PIL teams are also required, tryouts will be mid November.  Players interested in playing on a PIL team, must pre-register to tryout here:  https://www.cleveland-warriors.com/pil-youth  Players must reside within the CHS Boundary and have current sports physical, signed by physician.  Youth PIL Coaches are needed for all grade levels.  PIL Youth Coaches are PAID positions, clearance through PPS is required.  For more information about coaching a Cleveland Youth Boys team, please email us at:  info@cleveland-warriors.com

     

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

    http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/duniway/203.htm

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  • Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Sarah Erickson on 10/4/2019

    Duniway Update

    10/4/2019

      

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    A note from the Principal

    Dear Families,

     

    October has arrived and it is definitely feeling like fall.  As much as I enjoy our long, warm and sunny days, I have always loved the fall - cooler crisp mornings, a dampness in the air, and the great colors on the trees.

     

    The first quarter ends on October 31st.  As with the last several years, students will not receive a report card for the first quarter.  However, all families will receive a one page form that highlights how your child is doing thus far.  You will receive this form at your child’s conference. Conference sign-ups are now live - thanks to the many of you who have already signed up.  If you did not receive an email with the link to the online sign-up please contact your child’s teacher or School Secretary Sarah Erickson.  Conferences will take place on Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th.

     

    I am excited to announce that the Duniway PTA will be hosting a series of panel discussions during their regularly scheduled monthly PTA meetings.  The first topic will be focus on the ongoing work related to School Climate and Social-Emotional Learning. Panelists will include staff members who serve on our School Climate/SEL Steering Committee.  We hope these informal conversations provide insights into the work going on at Duniway and give families a forum to ask questions, and provide feedback and suggestions. We hope you can join us on Tuesday, November 12th, beginning at 6:30 PM for our first panel discussion of the year.

     

    On Wednesday morning we had our first lockdown drill of the school year. We fully recognize that the lockdown drill (and other drills) are not easy for our students.  Our teachers do their very best to provide developmentally appropriate information to help explain/teach why we do these drills. As I have said before, our goal is to balance an appropriate level of preparedness with the fact that the drills and discussions can themselves be difficult for some of our students. 

     

    While I am on the topic of emergency preparedness, I do want to mention one piece of important information regarding evacuations.  If there is a case where after an evacuation it is determined that we cannot re-enter Duniway, all staff and students will walk to the Holy Family School Gymnasium.  All students will remain with Duniway staff until they are picked up by a parent, guardian, or another adult listed on your child’s registration form. This process is referred to as parent reunification.  For a bit more information on this process, please take a look at this document.
     

    It looks like we might hit 70 degrees with a bit of sun on Sunday.  I hope you are able to get outside and enjoy a dry and maybe even sunny fall weekend!

     

    Regards, 

     

    Matt Goldstein - Principal

     

     

    School News 

    Be sure your lunch account is current

    We have an unusually high number of students that owe money on their lunch cards.  Notices go home with students and the district auto-dialer calls families to remind them they have a negative balance. Families are encouraged to enroll in the online prepayment service www.schoolcafe.com for convenient online payments and account tracking. 

     

     

    Duniway Spirit Gear – LAST DAY TO ORDER IS TODAY

    Duniway has an online spirit gear store until today, October 4th. You can order youth and adult T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, zip hoodies, and trucker hats and beanie hats all with the Duniway logo! You will receive the orders by the end of October. If you cannot afford to purchase gear for your child please let the office know and we can make sure all students have Duniway spirit. lterhaar@pps.net or serickson@pps.net

    http://stores.inksoft.com/duniway_spirit 

     

     

    Nurse’s needs

    As the seasons change and things get wet outside kids fall and get muddy. If you have any of the items below that you are ready to pass on the nurse could use them. You can drop them off in the nurses office at your convince. Thank you in advance, Adrienne

    Boys and Girls pants (sweats are perfect) or shorts: small and medium, boy’s underwear: small and medium, and unisex socks.

     

     

    Buy and sell Chinook Books and help support the PTA

    Help support the Duniway PTA and save all year at your favorite local, sustainable businesses like Laughing Planet, Cloud Cap Games, OMSI, Pizzicato, Oodles and so many more! 

     Visit the Chinook Book Fundraiser in Konstella

    https://www.konstella.com/app/school/5b104b30e4b027a9f5765faf/sales-sheets/5d6f3bf3e4b05ee8fdf4676b and purchase Book/App Combos for $25 or app subscription cards for $15.App subscriptions can also be purchased at https://chinook.co/duniway (partner ID is duniway)

    Tell your friends and family. App subscriptions are also valid in Seattle, San Francisco Bay Area, Denver and Minneapolis. 

     

     

    School Pictures

    Photos are up and ready to view.  Instructions to access the class photos are as follows:

    Viewing & Ordering Instructions:

    1. Log on to: www.3likemindsphotography

    2. On menu, click on school photos|find & buy link.

    3. Click on your school’s icon

    4. Input your student’s last name in the field

    5. Click on the link to your child’s name

    6. Password: PPS Students use your student ID number.

    7. Click on photo you wish to purchase

    8. Click on buy button, choose package & complete buying process.  When filling out the information form, please put your child’s full name & teacher under Company Name.

    9. All packages will be delivered to the school once processed.

    10.  Orders are due by October 13th, 2019.  Any orders received after October 13th, will be subject to a $10 shipping & handling fee and those photos will be sent directly to your home.

     

    Retake signups are now closed.  IF you have not received an email confirmation from 3 like minds photography your child will not have their pictures retaken.  This does not apply to absentees.

    Absentee day/Retake day will be coming up on Tuesday October 8th, 2019.  Once you have seen the new photo please email us at threelikemindsphotos@me.com to let us know which photo or photos you wish to fulfill your order.  

    All those who were absent during photos will have their photos taken that day. 

     

     

    Auction Kick-Off Party

    Wednesday Oct 9, 7-8:30 pm, Roberts residence (address below)

    Looking for a way to get involved at Duniway? Join us on Wednesday to find out about opportunities to help with this year’s fundraising auction. This is Duniway’s biggest fundraiser and there are plenty of ways to help out, both big and small. Stop by for a glass of wine and see what it’s all about. See you there!  Where: Roberts’ residence: 3721 SE Nehalem Street

    Hosted by Katka Howland & Betsy Roberts.  Please contact betsy.s.roberts@gmail.com if you have any questions.

     

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events      

     

    Mon   10/7  Picture Retake Day

                       PTA Meeting 6:30 pm in the Library

    Fri     10/11 SCHOOL CLOSED – Statewide In-Service Day

             

     

    Community News

     

    Come cheer on the Portland Marathon

    Join us to cheer for runners during the Portland Marathon!  Sunday, October 6th 8am-12pm

    On the Duniway blacktop, corner of SE Reed College Place and Rex.

    Bring yourself, your family, your friends, and your neighbors!  

    Bring your lawn chairs and umbrellas, cowbells, costumes, and face paint... 

    We'll provide the coffee and donuts, music, sidewalk chalk, and materials for making signs! 

     

    Show your support for the runners, and possibly win money to support your community. 

    $1000 or $500 will be awarded to the top neighborhood cheering sections based on runner votes tallied after the race. Any prize money received will be shared between the Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association and the Duniway PTA.

     

     

    Cleveland Youth Boys Basketball Winter League Information for grades 3rd-8th

    Goldenball Recreational Basketball through PPR:  The Cleveland Youth Basketball Program is organizing Boys REC Teams for grades 3rd-5th.  Registration opens October 1st, space is limited and registration is first come first serve.  All REC league teams require parent volunteer coaches.  REC season practices will begin in November, Pre-Season Jamboree is in December and League games are on Saturdays Jan-Feb.  Cost is $195.  More information and REC registration is available here:  https://www.cleveland-warriors.com/rec-warriors

    Warrior Prep:  Cleveland Youth also offers a club tournament/travel team option for advanced skilled 5th-8th grade boys.  Tryouts for Warrior Prep teams are REQUIRED and will take place, November 2nd & 3rd. Register to tryout here:  https://www.cleveland-warriors.com/warrior-prep  

    PIL Middle School League:  PIL team tryouts for grades 6th-8th, are happening in mid November.  Tryouts for PIL teams are also required, tryouts will be mid November.  Players interested in playing on a PIL team, must pre-register to tryout here:  https://www.cleveland-warriors.com/pil-youth  Players must reside within the CHS Boundary and have current sports physical, signed by physician.  Youth PIL Coaches are needed for all grade levels.  PIL Youth Coaches are PAID positions, clearance through PPS is required.  For more information about coaching a Cleveland Youth Boys team, please email us at:  info@cleveland-warriors.com

     

     

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  • Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Sarah Erickson on 9/27/2019

    Duniway Update

    9/27/2019

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    www.pps.net/Domain/113

    A note from the Principal

    Dear Families,

    I hope that everyone has had an enjoyable week.  Our final week of September has been a busy one. I had the opportunity to visit a number of classrooms this week and have been impressed with our teachers and our students.  Here are a few highlights: 

    • Mr. Vogel’s kindergarten class is truly embracing being writers and are learning how to put “motion” into their drawings.  In addition, they treated me to a great ABC song, filled with letter sounds and sign language.
    • Mr. Chasse’s 5th graders were wrestling with a problem during math time.  They were working collaboratively and coming up with creative ways to turn the problem (filled with lots of confusion) into a visual drawing to help move towards a solution.
    • In Ms. Newton’s and Ms. Cudjoe’s classes students were working with Words Their Way - examining the roots of words, learning new vocabulary, and working closely with a small group.
    • I visited Ms. Iverson’s class today and was able to read the story, Stone Soup to the class during their community meeting.  After the story, students shared how the story connected to some of Duniway’s core values, especially being curious, trustworthy, and caring.

    It was so nice to see many of you this past Saturday at the Reed College 5K FundRun.  With over 500 participants, the event was a great success. Once all the money is collected and proceeds tabulated, the college will be donating Thousands of dollars to Duniway.  Thanks to those of you who participated in the 2019 FundRun and thanks to Reed College for their support of Duniway.

    On Tuesday, you will be receiving an email with details on how to sign up for fall conferences through “Sign-Up Genius.”  Conferences will take place on Monday and Tuesday, November 25th and 26th. Contact Sarah Erickson if you do not receive the link to sign-up.  Please remember that teachers will not be rescheduling conferences at other times if families choose to travel during this week. You will receive a conference report and if you have questions, you are always invited to reach out to your child’s teacher.  Thanks for your understanding.

    As a child of the 1970’s, it is wonderful to see that the skateboard is alive and well.  Although I was never one of those kids dropping into the neighbor’s empty swimming pool, I do appreciate the incredible passion that our young boarders have.  However, our staff is a bit concerned about the level of skateboarding and scootering (and cycling) that is happening around the school, especially on the blacktop during morning drop off.  Please remember that there should be no skateboarding or scootering anywhere on school grounds after 8:30 AM. If your child is bringing a skateboard or scooter to school, please take a few minutes to discuss this with them.

    Have a great weekend.

    Regards,

    Matt Goldstein - Principal

     

    School News 

    Be sure your lunch account is current

    We have an unusually high number of students that owe money on their lunch cards.  Notices go home with students and the district auto-dialer calls families to remind them they have a negative balance. Families are encouraged to enroll in the online prepayment service www.schoolcafe.com for convenient online payments and account tracking.  

     

    Duniway Spirit Gear

    Duniway has an online spirit gear store until October 4th. You can order youth and adult T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, zip hoodies, and trucker hats and beanie hats all with the Duniway logo! You will receive the orders by the end of October. If you cannot afford to purchase gear for your child please let the office know and we can make sure all students have Duniway spirit. lterhaar@pps.net or serickson@pps.net

    http://stores.inksoft.com/duniway_spirit 

     

    Buy and sell Chinook Books and help support the PTA

    Help support the Duniway PTA and save all year at your favorite local, sustainable businesses like Laughing Planet, Cloud Cap Games, OMSI, Pizzicato, Oodles and so many more! 

    Visit the Chinook Book Fundraiser in Konstella and purchase Book/App Combos for $25 or app subscription cards for $15.

    App subscriptions can also be purchased at https://chinook.co/duniway (partner ID is Duniway)

    Tell your friends and family. App subscriptions are also valid in Seattle, San Francisco Bay Area, Denver and Minneapolis. 

     

    School Pictures

    Photos are up and ready to view.  Instructions to access the class photos are as follows:

    Viewing & Ordering Instructions:

    1. Log on to: www.3likemindsphotography

    2. On menu, click on school photos|find & buy link.

    3. Click on your school’s icon

    4. Input your student’s last name in the field

    5. Click on the link to your child’s name

    6. Password: PPS Students use your student ID number.

    7. Click on photo you wish to purchase

    8. Click on buy button, choose package & complete buying process.  When filling out the information form, please put your child’s full name & teacher under Company Name.

    9. All packages will be delivered to the school once processed.

    10.  Orders are due by October 13th, 2019.  Any orders received after October 13th will be subject to a $10 shipping & handling fee and those photos will be sent directly to your home.

    LAST WEEK TO SIGN UP & PAY FOR RETAKES:  CLOSES TUESDAY OCTOBER 1ST, 2019

    Absentee day/Retake day will be coming up on Tuesday October 8th 2019.  

    All those who were absent during photos will have their photos taken that day.  

    Retakes are only available with a prepaid order.  Please go to your child’s gallery and click on the Duniway Dragon retake button to select the package you wish to purchase.  Please make sure to include your child’s name when filling out the order details under company name.  This is particularly important if your last name does not match your child’s last name.   Once we receive your order we will place your child on the retake list.  You will then receive an email confirmation.   Please note there will only be one additional retake photo, however you will be able to pick from all the images to fulfill the order.    If you wish to have your child’s photo retaken, please contact 3 like minds photography for payment by (Tuesday October 1st, 2019).  If you have not informed 3 like minds photography that you wish to have your child’s photo retaken and received a confirmation from 3 like minds photography, your child will not have their picture retaken. (This only applies to retakes not absentees).  Once you have seen the new photo please email us at threelikemindsphotos@me.com to let us know which photo or photos you wish to fulfill your order.

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events       

    Mon   9/30  Volunteer Day at the PTA Clothing Center

                       Scholastic Book Fair 3-6

    Tue    10/1  Book Fair 8-9 & 3-4:30

    Wed   10/2  Book Fair 3-6

    Thu   10/3  Book Fair 3-4:30

    Fri     10/4  Book Fair 3-7

             

    Community News

    Come cheer on the Portland Marathon

    Join us during the Portland Marathon for the OHSU Neighborhood Cheer Challenge on

    Sunday, October 6th 8am-12pm on Duniway blacktop, corner of SE Reed College Place and Rex. 

    Come join your friends and neighbors to support runners, have fun, and possibly win money to support your community.  $1000 or $500 will be awarded to the top neighborhood cheering sections based on runner votes tallied after the race. Any prize money received will be shared between the Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association and the Duniway PTA.

     

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  • Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Sarah Erickson on 9/20/2019

    Duniway Update

    9/20/2019

    Please add Duniway’s web page to your favorites list

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

    A note from the Principal

    Dear Families,

    I hope everyone had a good week.  I continue to be impressed with the work that is already taking place in all our classrooms.  Our kindergarten friends are quickly learning the routines of school and at the other “end” of the continuum, our 5th graders are already demonstrating positive leadership as they enter their final year at Duniway.

    As September rolls on by and the weather begins to turn to fall, I want to remind everyone to send a jacket with your child.  We do our very best to go outside for recess, even on the days when there is light rain (or in some cases, like earlier in the week, heavier rain).  When more jackets begin to appear, so grows the lost and found. With that in mind, please write your child’s name on their jackets and sweatshirts - we thank you in advance for helping with this.

    This past Tuesday the Duniway PTA had their first meeting of the year.  It was nice to see some new faces as well as those who regularly attend these monthly meetings.  During the meeting, the PTA approved the purchase of an additional cart of 30 chromebooks. This will allow all of our 3rd-5th grade classrooms to have 1:1 computer to student ratio.  In addition, our library also has a cart of 30 chromebooks. This will allow for more consistent and meaningful technology integration throughout the year. I want to thank our PTA for their incredible support.  This level of technology would be impossible without the generosity of Duniway families.

    Over the last number of years, Reed College has organized a running event to benefit five neighborhood K-5 Schools, including Duniway.  Not only is this a great event for the entire family (fun run/walk and a great breakfast to follow), but the event results in thousands of dollars donated to Duniway.  Last year those proceeds helped to pay for Reading Results, a program that helps support the 1st and 2nd grade students in reading. This years run is tomorrow, Saturday, 9/21/2019 on the Reed College Campus.  The race starts at 9:00 AM and you can register on-site tomorrow. I hope to see you there!

    I hope everyone has a great weekend!

    Regards,

    Matt Goldstein - Principal

     

    School News 

    School supplies

    As with last year, there are no set supply lists for the 2019-2020 school year. We hope families will make an optional donation of $35.00 per student.  Staff will use these funds to purchase all needed materials. There is a convenient online, option for paying this fee -- Konstella!  Find the school supply fee and many other ways to support our school at this link

    If you have not registered for Konstella, please visit https://www.konstella.com/cd/m8oASs, register an account, and join your child's classroom for important announcements and volunteer opportunities. 

     

    Buy and sell Chinook Books and help support the PTA

    Help support the Duniway PTA and save all year at your favorite local, sustainable businesses like Laughing Planet, Cloud Cap Games, OMSI, Pizzicato, Oodles and so many more! 

    Visit the Chinook Book Fundraiser in Konstella and purchase Book/App Combos for $25 or app subscription cards for $15.

    App subscriptions can also be purchased at https://chinook.co/duniway (partner ID is Duniway)

    Tell your friends and family. App subscriptions are also valid in Seattle, San Francisco Bay Area, Denver and Minneapolis. 

     

    Dining For Duniway

    Pizza and Ice cream!! Our first Dining for Duniway of the year is on Tuesday, September 24th at Pizzicato in Westmoreland AND Nectar! The restaurants will both donate a portion of the entire day's proceeds to the Duniway PTA (dine in and take out). A delicious way to take the day/night off from cooking and support your child's school. 

    If you have any questions regarding the Dining for Duniway program please contact Jen Lincoln at jenniferhlincoln@gmail.com

     

    Magic Marker Recycling Program

    Duniway is recycling magic markers through Crayola's ColorCycle program.  Feel free to bring in old markers Highlighters and dry erase markers (Crayola will accept all brands) from home.  Collection boxes are in cafeteria and upstairs by art room #27.

    The ColorCycle program has repurposed more than 70 tons of expended markers in the United States and Canada since 2013, and uses the most advanced plastic conversion technologies available today to make wax compounds for asphalt and roofing shingles as well as to generate electricity that can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles. 

    Let's do our part to keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.  Questions or want to start this program elsewhere? https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx.  Jean Lea Gazin will pack and ship boxes, reach out with any concerns jeanlea@hotmail.com.
     

    School Pictures

    Photos will be up and ready to view by September 22nd, 2019.  Instructions to access the class photos are as follows:

    Viewing & Ordering Instructions:

    1. Log on to: www.3likemindsphotography

    2. On menu, click on school photos|find & buy link.

    3. Click on your school’s icon

    4. Input your student’s last name in the field

    5. Click on the link to your child’s name

    6. Password: PPS Students use your student ID number.

    7. Click on photo you wish to purchase

    8. Click on buy button, choose package & complete buying process.  When filling out the information form, please put your child’s full name & teacher under Company Name.

    9. All packages will be delivered to the school once processed.

    10.  Orders are due by October 13th, 2019.  Any orders received after October 13th will be subject to a $10 shipping & handling fee and those photos will be sent directly to your home.

    Absentee day/Retake day will be coming up on Tuesday October 8th, 2019.  

    All those who were absent during photos will have their photos taken that day.  

    Retakes are only available with a prepaid order.  Please go to your child’s gallery and click on the Duniway Dragon retake button to select the package you wish to purchase.  Please make sure to include your child’s name when filling out the order details under company name.  This is particularly important if your last name does not match your child’s last name.   Once we receive your order we will place your child on the retake list.  You will then receive an email confirmation.   Please note there will only be one additional retake photo, however you will be able to pick from all the images to fulfill the order.    If you wish to have your child’s photo retaken, please contact 3 like minds photography for payment by (Tuesday October 1st, 2019).  If you have not informed 3 like minds photography that you wish to have your child’s photo retaken and received a confirmation from 3 like minds photography, your child will not have their picture retaken. (This only applies to retakes not absentees).  Once you have seen the new photo please email us at threelikemindsphotos@me.com to let us know which photo or photos you wish to fulfill your order.

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events       

    Sat    9/21  Reed College 5K Run 9 am

    Wed   9/25  Ms. Neff’s field trip to Oxbow 9-2:30

     

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