• Duniway School 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 School Update

    Posted by Sarah Erickson on 10/10/2019

    Duniway Update

    10/10/2019

     

    REMINDER: NO SCHOOL TOMORROW – Statewide In-Service Day

     

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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 School Update

    Posted by Sarah Erickson on 10/4/2019

    Duniway Update

    10/4/2019

      

    Please add Duniway’s web page to your favorites list

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

     

    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 Updates

    Posted by Sarah Erickson on 9/27/2019

    Duniway Update

    9/27/2019

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    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 Updates

    Posted by Sarah Erickson on 9/20/2019

    Duniway Update

    9/20/2019

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    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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  • Duniway Community Updates

    Posted by Sarah Erickson on 9/13/2019

    Duniway Update

    9/13/2019

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    A note from the Principal

    Dear Families,

    As week three, and our first five day week, rolls to a close, it is feeling more and more like the school year is well underway.  By now, I hope your child(ren) are getting to know their classmates and are becoming more familiar with class routines and expectations.  Teachers are also busy gathering initial data and working with their grade level colleagues to plan instruction that meets the needs of each learner in the classroom.

    It was wonderful to see many of you at Back-to-School Night.  Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedules to join us. As I said in the auditorium, the Duniway community, throughout the many years, remains supportive, caring, and willing to do the very best to support our students.  We heard Don Dickinson, who “graduated” from Duniway in 1959, talk about the positive experiences he had 60 plus years ago. He joined us to present a check for more than $1,300 from the Class of 1959. We send profound thanks to Don and his classmates for this incredibly generous donation.

    On Wednesday (and then again on Thursday - this one was due to an issue that has since been fixed) we had our first fire drill of the year.  Our staff and students did an excellent job evacuating the building and proceeding to our designated meeting spot on the field. As many of you know, throughout the school year we will have a number of drills to help ensure our staff and students are prepared to react quickly and calmly when faced with a variety of situations.  Please know that we do our very best to balance the need to be prepared, with recognizing that our students, especially our younger ones, can become anxious and nervous during these drills. If you have any questions about school safety issues, please feel free to call or email me and I would be happy to meet with you.

    Unfortunately, over the last six weeks, Duniway has been broken into three times.  There has been damage to a classroom and items stolen and destroyed. In addition, flowers and plants in our Peace Garden have been damaged and there has been an increase in graffiti, broken glass, and other incidents of minor vandalism.  Several reports suggest it is likely teenagers from the neighborhood. For those of you who live near school or have friends who do, please do what you can to be on the look-out for suspicious activities. I will be working with PPS Security in the next week to help improve our ability to monitor the school and hopefully deter future incidents from occurring.

    To end on a positive note and to put a smile on your face, follow this link: Duniway 2019-2020 - Google Photos and watch our staff singing during our first whole school assembly today.  Song writing credit to our own Kerri Cheney - she’s amazing.

    Wishing you all a great weekend!

    Regards,

    Matt Goldstein - Principal

     

    School News 

    After School classes

    The PTA recently began managing our Enrichment Class offering.  In an effort to make the process easier for families we are using the digital platform 6crickets.  We are thrilled to announce that you will be able to register & pay at https://tinyurl.com/duniwayafterschool.

    Stay tuned for seasonal updates as new classes become available.  

    If have questions or a provider you would like to have included in the offering, please contact Amy Bourne - ajbourne02@gmail.com

     

    K-1 PE News

    Hello Duniway community! We are all getting settled into our routines and having some fun in the classroom. I want to keep you in the loop, so I have started an Instagram!  There will be weekly posts of Kindergartners and 1st grade classes. Please follow us for updates @duniwaylittlespe.  Warmly, Meghan Austin  PE Teacher K-1

     

    Cafeteria news

    Please help your student learn their student ID# if they are eating breakfast or lunch at school.  They need to be able to punch their number in when they get their food.

    Don’t forget that MILK COSTS 50c as well and they will need their number for that too. 

    There has been a little misunderstanding as to student’s coming in to eat breakfast, and parents that don’t know that is happening!  Understandable for the beginning of the year, especially when the cafeteria is open at 8:30 for those eating and some just join without thinking otherwise!  Be sure to talk to your student about when they are eating at school.

    We already have an unusually high number of students that owe money on their lunch cards.  Please be sure you have money on your student’s account, so you don’t get the late notices by phone and paper copy. Families are encouraged to enroll in the online prepayment service www.schoolcafe.com for convenient online payments and account tracking. 

     

    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

    Smile!  School pictures are currently underway we will be finishing up on Friday afternoon, September 20th.    All students are being photographed, we believe in choice and will be able to view two images from which to choose. 

    What to wear?  For best results please avoid dressing your children in neon colors (the ones that almost glow) these colors tend to reflect back under the child’s chin.  We realize these tend to be a favorite amongst the children but they really do not photograph well.  Also please avoid clothing with spaghetti straps as the most of the photos are of head and shoulders.  As it is forecast for rain on Monday and Tuesday please make sure to dress your child appropriately as we will be photographing outdoors.

    Online Ordering: All ordering will be done online at our secure website.  Instructions on viewing and how to order will be sent home the week of photos.  Your password will be your student ID #.  When filling in the online ordering instructions under company please input your child’s full name & teacher. 

    If you cannot currently find your child’s photo even though their picture has been taken it is because they are currently being processed and we will endeavor to have all the photos up on the website by the end of next week along with the composite photos.  We appreciate your patience.

    Retakes: If you wish to sign up for a retake you must inform 3 Like Minds Photography by email one week prior to the retake date (deadline for signups is Tuesday October 1st, 2019) and submit a pre-paid order online. (NO EXCEPTIONS).  If you do not receive a confirmation email from 3 Like Minds Photography, your child’s picture will not be taken.  There will be only one additional photo taken at retakes, but you will be able to pick from all of the images to fulfill your order.  Retakes are scheduled for Tuesday October 8th, 2019

    Orders must be submitted by October 13th, 2019 to avoid a shipping fee.   Photos will be delivered to the school for pickup.

    If you have any questions please email us at: threelikemindsphotos@me.com.

    The final classes to be photographed are as follows:

    Mon 9/16:  Clawson, Chasse, Doern

    Tue 9/17:   DAS, Mildenberger, Stockstad

    Wed 9/18:  Levine, Munoz, Calvillo

    Thu 9/19:   Dugan, Robb, Vogel

    Fri 9/20:     Neff, Cheney

     

    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.
     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events       

    Tue    9/17  PTA meeting 6:30 pm

    Sat    9/21  Reed College 5K Run 9 am

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

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

    Community News

    Cleveland Youth Basketball

    Cleveland Youth Basketball is forming teams this fall for Boys grades 3rd-8th!  Registration is open now, but closing soon!  If you have a young athlete that would like to play basketball this Fall got to:  https://www.cleveland-warriors.com/jr-warriors

     

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  • Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Kayla Gulbranson on 2/22/2019

    Duniway Update

    2/22/2019

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    A note from the Principal

     

    February 22, 2019

    Dear Families,

    This morning, all students (and a number of parents too) gathered in the cafeteria for another Whole School Assembly.  Today’s assembly featured some great music, including the Duniway Choir, some very talented third graders on the recorder, and our kindergarten (and Pre-K) friends closed the show with a beautiful rendition of Elton John’s Your Song.  

    In addition to the music, several students from Ms. Goodman’s class read a story and spoke to us about our value of Caring.  And finally, we recognized the fact that February is Black History Month.   Three students from Ms. Julie’s 2nd grade classroom recognized three incredible historical figures; Frederick Douglass, Bessie Coleman, and Harriet Tubman.

    Last night, our 2nd and 3rd grade classes had their winter concert.  The students sang and played beautifully - it is always a joy to see them on the stage.  There is a great deal of time and energy that makes these events possible.  A big thank you to our music teacher Cat Freeburg and our 2nd and 3rd grade teachers for making this concert a reality.  And for parents of 3rd graders, thank you for supporting your child on the recorder.  All of the students clearly have practiced

    On Tuesday morning I will receive our initial staffing/budget allocation for the 2019-2020 School Year.  Although I do not have any details yet, Portland Public Schools is projecting a $17 Million shortfall for next year and therefore I am not very optimistic about seeing any new additional staff at Duniway.  The reality of the situation is that district costs (mostly Pension and Health Insurance) continue to rise faster than the money that is being allocated by the state.  Although there are considerable rumbles from Salem about significant increases in K-12 spending, it is still too early to tell if those increases will occur, when they will occur, and if they will be large enough to have an impact at PPS and Duniway.  I will do my best to keep everyone briefed on the ever-shifting landscape of school funding in Oregon.

    I hope everyone has a great weekend!

    Regards,

    Matt

     

    School News

    Successful School Survey

    Please take a few moments to complete the PPS Successful School Survey.

    We are hoping to have close to 100% participation from our families, students and staff.  Our 5th graders took the survey in their classrooms. Staff also has the opportunity to take the survey.  With all of us working together, we hope to make a real difference.  But we truly need your input.

    Please visit the link below on a computer, tablet, or smartphone and select Duniway.  The access code is duniway.  If you do not have access to a computer or internet, please contact the office so we can provide a way for you to take the survey.  Thank you so much for your time and feedback!

    http://surveys.panoramaed.com/portlandor/ppsfamily

    Lost & Found

    Be sure to keep checking the Lost & Found. There will be another clean out and donation made at the end of February. Labeling items helps them find their way back to their owners!  All items will be cleaned and donated at the end of the month.

    A GMC key fob was found outside the kinder end of the building Tuesday.  It’s in the office.

    Duniway Auction News

    Last day for tickets is MONDAY @ noon    

    The Melody Ballroom is now giving us until MONDAY 2/25 @ NOON to get our final numbers in. Don’t wait, buy your tickets today!

    REMINDER: ONLINE AUCTION is now LIVE...this year it includes classroom art projects!

    AUCTION TICKETS & ONLINE AUCTION: www.duniwayelementary.com/auction

    DETAILS FOR 20TH ANNUAL DUNIWAY AUCTION

    WHEN: Friday, March 8 @ 6:30pm

    WHERE: Melody Ballroom - 615 SE Alder St, Portland, OR 97214

    AUCTION SPECIFICS: Silent auction (with complimentary beer and wine); Live auction (with seated dinner); Dessert Dash; Raffle, wine toss, mystery grab box and after-party!

    Upcoming Calendar of Events 


    Mon   2/25           Our calendar is wide open!!!  Wow !!

    Tue    2/26

    Wed   2/27

    Thu   2/28

    Fri     3/1

                     

     

              

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

     

     

    Community News

    Track & Field Team for 3rd-8th graders

    Join southeast friends and neighbors for fun on the track this spring. Learn javelin, long jump, shot put, high jump (for middle school), running relays, sprints and distance running. Lots of opportunity to learn and try new sports! Practices are Tu/Th, 5:30-6:30 pm, at La Salle HS. More info and sign up at www.cyocamphoward.org under Holy Family club. Questions? Contact Rebecca at 503-860-7422.

     

         

    The organizations providing information are not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by PPS. District policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.  PB 1.80.020.  Not all outside organizations comply with the Board’s non-discrimination policy.  Families are strongly encouraged to review materials closely.

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  • Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Kayla Gulbranson on 2/15/2019

    Duniway Update

    2/15/2019

    REMEMBER: NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 18th for President’s Day

     

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    A note from the Principal 

    Dear Families,

    It is nice to see a bit of blue sky and sunshine.  With several indoor recesses this week, it is great for our students to be outside.  Yesterday’s celebrations were quite spirited with plenty of energy, sweets, hearts, and smiles.

    At Tuesday’s PTA meeting, I spoke a bit about the different types of assessments that our teachers use to help improve instruction and to provide feedback to students and families.  If you would like to learn more, please take a look at this basic overview of assessment.  It has some very basic information and links to additional resources.

    I just received word that the Superintendent will be presenting his school staffing portion of the 2019-2020 district budget to the school board on February 26th.  This is a few weeks earlier than in the past and I am hoping that we will, at the least, see no changes (reductions) to our staffing. I will do my very best to keep everyone updated with the latest information. Speaking of the latest information, the school board recently adopted the 2019-2020 school calendar.  For the most part, there is very little change from the 2018-2019 calendar.

    As many of you know, the Duniway Auction is set to take place on Friday, March 8th. I am confident that our community will, yet again, come together to support a wide variety of staffing needs at Duniway.  If you have not purchased your tickets or want more information about the auction go to https://duniway.schoolauction.net/auction2019 .

    I wish you all a lovely Holiday weekend - enjoy the extra day with your children!

    Regards,

    Matt

     

    School News

    Successful School Survey

    Please take a few oments to complete the PPS Successful School Survey.

    We are hoping to have close to 100% participation from our families, students and staff.  Our 5th graders will all take the survey in their classrooms soon, if they haven’t already.  Staff will also be given the opportunity to take the survey.  With all of us working together, we hope to make a real difference.  But we truly need your input.

    Please visit the link below on a computer, tablet, or smartphone and select Duniway.  The access code is duniway.  If you do not have access to a computer or internet, please contact the office so we can provide a way for you to take the survey.  Thank you so much for your time and feedback!

    http://surveys.panoramaed.com/portlandor/ppsfamily

     

    Please Call Child Watch

    Please use the Child Watch number 503-916-2623 to report absences, appointments and vacations. Emailing the teacher is a great idea, but in the long run, the office has to know.  Emailing Sarah or Lynn is fine, but there are times we are out of the office and don’t get your message in time.  So….

    The Duniway Childwatch number is the way to go because it is a message machine, so you can call any time before 9:15 am (the morning of the tardy or absence) at 503-916-3625.  Any time a student is in the system as ‘unexcused’, the District auto-dialer will call your home.  We need to have a reason for the absence (appointment, illness etc).  If you are going on vacation, please be sure to let the office know as well as the classroom teacher.

    With that being said:  When to keep your child home from school

    Cold and Flu Season is here

    It is that time of year again when children and adults are ill with signs and symptoms of colds, flu and other infections.  This is an excellent time to remember some healthy habits that may help us stay well:

    • Cover your cough/sneeze into your elbow
    • Wash your hands for at least 30 seconds, and wash often!  Wash after recess or gym, before eating, after using the restroom, blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
    • Do not share food, drinks utensils, hats, combs, lip balm or other personal items.

    Keep your student home:

    • For a fever of 100.5 or higher.  Your student can return after the temperature has been below 100 for a minimum of 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or other fever-reducing medicine
    • Vomiting – symptom-free for 24 hours
    • Diarrhea – symptom-free for 24 hours
    • Coughing – your student should stay home if the cough is deep, barking, congested or productive.

     

    Immunization Exclusion Day is Wednesday, February 20th

    If you are in need of immunization updates, it might be helpful take this opportunity to attend a Free Children’s Heath Fair Saturday, February 9th for immunizations, dental treatment, car seat safety, nutrition information…. all kinds of great information.  All for free!!  Please see the attached flyer.

     

    Volunteers needed

    Duniway will be staffing volunteers for PPS Clothing Center on Thursday, February 21st, 9:30AM-1:30PM. We still need 3 more volunteers. If you have any questions or donations you would like picked up, contact Margaret: 303-895-9087. Please keep in mind that the Clothing Center only accepts new or gently used items. 

     

    Lost & Found

    Be sure to keep checking the Lost & Found. There will be another clean out and donation made at the end of February. Labeling items helps them find their way back to their owners!

    A GMC key fob was found outside the kinder end of the building Tuesday.  It’s in the office.

     

    Duniway Auction News

    The Online Auction goes live Tuesday, February 19th.  Items will include trips, kid’s class art projects, parties, great deals on professional services, and a chance to preview Live Auction items for the main event on Friday, March 8.  

    LAST DAY TO BUY AUCTION TICKETS  is Friday, February 22. 

    www.duniwayelementary.com/auction

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events 

    Mon   2/18  SCHOOL CLOSED – President’s Day

    Tue    2/19  Foundation Meeting 7 pm

    Wed   2/20  Immunization Exclusion Day

    Thu   2/21  PTA Clothing Center Volunteer Day

                       Music Concerts – 2nd grade 6:30 and 3rd grade 7:00

    Fri     2/22  Walk/Bike to School Day

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

    The organizations providing information are not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by PPS. District policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.  PB 1.80.020.  Not all outside organizations comply with the Board’s non-discrimination policy.  Families are strongly encouraged to review materials closely.

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  • Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Kayla Gulbranson on 2/8/2019

    Duniway Update

    2/8/2019

    TONIGHTS DANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED

    due to inclement weather L

     

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    A note from the Principal 

    Dear Families,

    It is amazing what a little snow can do at an elementary school...and with the forecast for next week there might be even more excitement in the air.  Please do remember that the calendar has three days (June 10, 11, 12) as snow-days, and therefore, based on that information, the last day of school is no longer Friday, June 7th, but likely Monday June 10th! Please do keep this in mind as you begin your summer planning.

    It’s National School Counselor Week! All 500+ students at Duniway know their school counselors Ms. Jessy and Ms. Emory. Do you know the important roles they play at Duniway? If you missed their presentation to PTA, you can see the slides here. Also, be sure to look at the link to Duniway’s School Counseling and Social-Emotional Learning program on our school website:https://www.pps.net/domain/4687.  If you have any questions or comments for Ms. Jessy or Ms. Emory, you can email them at: jgretzinger@pps.net  & eoeding@pps.net .

    Last night we welcomed our newest kindergarten-to-be friends at our annual Connect to Kindergarten.  Thanks to Sarah Erickson, Jeannine Walker, and a wonderful group of parent volunteers who made the night a great success.  I also want to thank our student volunteers who took time to help out. Thanks to 5th graders Anna Nieto, India Black-Mitchell, Payton Wyant, Ursula Scofield, Grant Breger, Theo Bradford, Brent Welch, and Clara Waldron who all spoke eloquently about their time at Duniway.  And thanks to 4th graders Jude Lewis, Violet Maloney, and Charlie Bourne.

    A Reminder from Portland Public Schools… Please take a few minutes to complete the successful schools survey.  Visit the link below on a computer, tablet, or smartphone and select Duniway. If you do not have access to a computer or internet, please contact the office so we can provide a way for you to take the survey. Thank you so much for your time and feedback: http://surveys.panoramaed.com/portlandor/ppsfamily

    Wishing you all a great weekend.  Keep an eye on www.pps.net for the latest information regarding possible school closures/delayed starts for next week - it could be an interesting few days!

    Regards,

    Matt

     

    School News

    Be prepared for bad weather:

    The district has two options in the event of bad weather: Delay school openings for two hours or close the schools altogether. Before deciding which to do, district officials consult with local meteorologists, city transportation officials and PPS transportation staff in the field.

    School delay and closure information is relayed in a variety of ways:

    • PPS will send text alerts to families, students and PPS staff who have opted in to receive SMS text alerts on their cell phones. If you are a parent or guardian, a student or a PPS staff member, you can opt in to receive texts by texting YES to 68453. You can read more about texting and the district's "Mobile First" initiative.
    • An automated phone call is sent to affected families.
    • The district has a Twitter feed to relay closure, delay and emergency information.  You may create an account at www.twitter.com. Follow @PPSConnect. 
    • Information also is posted on the PPS website, submitted to the media, and posted on the PPS Facebook page.
    • Snow routes and alternative stops will be called for AM or PM or both depending upon the road conditions or weather forecast. PLEASE NOTE: Duniway does NOT have snow route schedules for our buses.

    Individual school decisions
    The district may close or delay schools at higher elevations while keeping schools at lower elevations open. For example, Skyline, West Sylvan and Forest Park might open two hours late with all other schools opening on time.
    Makeup days
    The Board of Education has built into the calendar (added to the end of the school year) up to three replacement days in the event of school closures.

     

    Dining for Duniway

    February’s dining for Duniway is on Tuesday, February 12th at Killer Burger in Sellwood. The restaurant will donate 15% of all proceeds from 3pm-8pm to Duniway. If you want to support Duniway, be sure to eat here from 3pm-8pm - a great way to get some take-out before the PTA meeting or on the way home from school! If you have any questions regarding the Dining for Duniway program please contact Jen

    Lincoln at jenniferhlincoln@gmail.com.

     

    Immunization Exclusion Day is Wednesday, February 20th

    If you are in need of immunization updates, it might be helpful take this opportunity to attend a Free Children’s Heath Fair Saturday, February 9th for immunizations, dental treatment, car seat safety, nutrition information…. all kinds of great information.  All for free!!  Please see the attached flyer.

     

    Clothing Center Volunteers needed

    Duniway will be staffing volunteers for PPS Clothing Center on Thursday, February 21st, 9:30AM-1:30PM. We still need 3 more volunteers. If you have any questions or donations you would like picked up, contact Margaret: 303-895-9087. Please keep in mind that the Clothing Center only accepts new or gently used items. 

     

    Lost & Found

    Be sure to keep checking the Lost & Found. There will be another clean out and donation made at the end of February. Labeling items helps them find their way back to their owners!

     

    Calling All Green Parents!

    We’re in need of more parents to join forces and help our committee grow and flourish! We’re proud to say we’re a certified Oregon Green School and we want to keep it that way (and make it even better) but we need your help! 

    We would love for you to join us in: 

    • Earth day planning and event volunteering 
    • Peace garden maintenance and/or Bi-weekly open garden events & crafting 
    • Support for our lunchtime waste management program 
    • Future green projects and planning

    We welcome you to join us! If you’re interested, you can sign up via Konstella or email/message Liz Wiley-Cullen.
    Konstella sign-up

    Browse committees > Green Team > Sign up 

    More information and sign-up opportunities will be available once you’re a committee member!       

     

    Duniway Auction News

    Limited number of AUCTION RAFFLE TICKETS available.

    Only 100 raffle tickets available for the chance to win a stocked wine fridge - 28 premium, specially-procured bottles included! Raffle tickets are available for purchase with your auction tickets here. Don’t wait; this is the only instant-wine cellar at the auction this year.

    Parties

    We are gearing up for the auction and reaching out to families, staff, and neighborhood residents to compile a list of parties/hosts to sell tickets for, at the auction. We are really hoping to have more kid parties and taking advantage of cost free locations (school, playground, field, library, homes, and gym). 

    Do you have interest in hosting an auction party at or around the school? All of the proceeds go directly back to our very own Duniway and they are always much appreciated. 

    Duniway staff members: please reach out to us if you have any wonderful ideas for the kiddos and let us know if you are personally willing to be the “guest of honor” for that party. The kids LOVE attending parties with Duniway staff after hours. ;)

    We would like to have commitments no later than February 25th, so that we can sell these parties on line and at the auction on March 8th. 

    Here are some ideas for parties and volunteers needed:

    1.) Staff vs Kids kickball game-(Margie Doern/Highlands have volunteered, thank you!)

    2.) Scavenger hunt around the school

    3.) Private music lessons

    4.) Gym party in the evening 

    5.) Library & Pizza party

    6.) Staff vs Kids Flag football game

    7.) BINGO & Ice Cream in the cafeteria

    8.) A few philanthropic projects 

    Please email us with questions, ideas, or to volunteer:   Duniwayparties@gmail.com

    Thank you to our generous sponsors for the 2019 Duniway Foundation Auction:

    Platinum Level:

    Solas Renovations

    Olson Brooksly Attorneys

    Senestraro Family Orthodontics

    Eastside Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

    Living Room Realty

    Gold Level:

    Sue Hildreth, Remax Equity Group

    Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group

    Silver Level:

    Highland Real Estate

    Eastbank Legal

    John L. Scott Woodstock Office

    Eastmoreland Living

    Northwest Extremity Specialists – Dr. Clifford Mah

    Schug Residential

    The Martha Howard-Bullen Family including the Sdrulla & Kinard Families

    Vulcan Design and Construction

    The Rogers Team

    Details for the 20th Annual Duniway Auction

    • WHEN:  Friday, March 8th   6:30 – 10 pm
    • THEME: Prom
    • DRESS CODE: None. Feel free to dress however you like...wear your old prom duds, new prom duds, tuxedo t-shirt, or whatever you're comfortable in for a fun night out!
    • WHERE: Melody Ballroom - 615 SE Alder St, Portland, OR 97214
    • AUCTION SPECIFICS:
      • Silent auction (with complimentary beer and wine)
      • Live auction (with seated dinner)
      • Dessert Dash
      • Online auction: Begins Tuesday, Feb 19 @ 9am to Thurs, March 7 @ 10pm on www.duniwayelementary.com/auction
      • Raffles, wine wall, mystery bags and much more!  
    • AFTER PARTY: 10 pm to whenever the dance party ends
      • Location - Melody Ballroom’s new bottle vault club
      • Tickets can be purchased with your auction ticket
    • WEBSITE TO PURCHASE TICKETS: www.duniwayelementary.com/auction
      • Save $10/$20 per couple on early bird pricing! Hurry!! Ends Jan 28th!!
    • TO DONATE ITEMS:
    • FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR COMPANY/FAMILY:
    • FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND/OR EVENT QUESTIONS:

    ABOUT THE AUCTION: The 20th Annual Duniway Auction is hosted by The Duniway Foundation which is 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. The Foundation raises money for Duniway teaching positions and enrichment programs that otherwise would not exist. Thirty percent of proceeds are donated to Portland Public Schools' All Hands Raise Fund. For more information about The Duniway Foundation, please visit https://www.pps.net/domain/3372.   

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events 

    Tue    2/12  Dining for Duniway at Killer Burger 3-8 pm

              PTA Meeting 6:30 pm

    Thu   2/14  5th graders field trip to Mt. Scott 12:40-2:30

    Mark Your Calendars

    Here are the dates for the upcoming music concerts by grade level:

    Second and ThirdThursday, February 21st.  2nd grade at 6:30 and 3rd at 7:00

    Fourth and FifthThursday, April 11th. 4th grade at 6:30 and 5th at 7:00

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

    Community News

    National Girls & Women in Sports Day

    Lewis & Clark College will once again be hosting their annual National Girls and Women in Sports DayNGWSD 2019.jpg  event on Sunday, February 10 (the national date is February 6). There will be a free morning sports clinic at Pamplin Sports Center for girls ages 7-12 where participants will interact with Pioneers student-athletes and coaches and learn new skills in softball, track and field, soccer, volleyball and basketball. The event officially starts at 9:30am with check-in at 8:45am.

    If you have a daughter between those ages or know of other families who might be interested, we would love to have you join us that morning! You can find more information about the event HERE or register directly HERE.

    Lot of Duniway students have participated in the past and it is always a lot of fun. 

     

    March For Our Students -

    Monday, February 18, the OEA is planning for a turnout of thousands from around the state, and will provide transportation for everyone who signs up, including family members and friends. Everyone can use the same link http://bit.ly/rallyforstudents, and OEA will send info about when and where to catch a bus with others who are attending.

     

    The organizations providing information are not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by PPS. District policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.  PB 1.80.020.  Not all outside organizations comply with the Board’s non-discrimination policy.  Families are strongly encouraged to review materials closely.

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  • Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Kayla Gulbranson on 2/1/2019

    Duniway Update

    2/1/2019

    Report cards are coming home with students today J

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    A note from the Principal 

    Dear Families,

    Welcome to February!  I know several people I have spoken to recently have commented on how quickly January went by and it was indeed a fast moving month.  The sunny days this week were quite nice, and although a big portion of the country was dealing with arctic temperatures, we did not have much to complain about.

    Progress reports for the 2nd quarter are being sent home today with your child.  Please take some time to look over the report and if possible, I encourage you to engage in a conversation with your child about the progress he/she is making.  As I mentioned last week, the progress report is a snapshot (and therefore not a complete picture) of how your child is doing, and in some cases areas have been intentionally left blank.  Please feel free to connect with your child’s teacher if you have any questions or wish to discuss anything further.

    As most of you know, there has been an outbreak of Measles, mostly contained to Southwest Washington.  PPS and Multnomah County are carefully monitoring this situation. Please see the article in this week’s update for additional information.  If you have specific questions feel free to contact our nurse, Shannon Schupp at sschupp@mesd.k12.or.us .  

    This week, a PPS crew began work on an interior painting project. The goal of this work, which will take several weeks, is to minimize the risk of exposure to lead-based paint.  This first phase is focusing on K-2 grade classrooms and other spaces where students in those grades spend time. In later phases, over the course of the next few years, additional areas of the school will be painted.  This project is made possible by the bond(s) passed over the last several years.

    Although we have a couple functioning fountains, we are still relying on bottled water.  Over the last month or two the number of paper cups/cones that we are using has exploded.  It is creating a big mess and it is horribly wasteful. Please help remind your child to bring a water bottle to school each day.  With a bit of effort, we can severely reduce the waste that is being created. Thanks for your help.

    This coming Thursday, February 7th, is our annual Connect to Kindergarten event from 6:30-7:30 PM.  We are excited to welcome prospective families to Duniway and to meet our 2019-2020 Kindergarten class.

    Wishing you all an enjoyable weekend.

    Regards,

    Matt

    School News

     

    Measles outbreak

    Here is a letter from the MESD in regards to the current measles outbreak measles letter from MESD.pdf 

     

    Kindergarten Connect

    Next Thursday, February 7th at 6:30-7:30pm, all incoming kindergartners are welcome to the event. 

    During this event families will be able to see classrooms, hear from staff about curriculum, day to day routines, and tour the building. This is a very exciting time for families and children.

    To prepare for the event please use this link to verify that your address is within the attendance boundary of Duniway. To complete registration the office will need a variety of things, registration form, birth certificate or passport, two proofs of address (utility bills, bank statements, insurance documents, etc.), vision & dental screening, Immunization Records. We are happy to help with any questions that you might have. Please share this with any friends and neighbors that might have an incoming kindergartener in 2019.

     

    Winter Dance – February 8th

    The PTA would like to invite all 2nd - 5th graders to attend the 2019 Winter Dance next Friday, February 8th, from 6-8 pm!  

    This is a drop-off event featuring a DJ and a photo booth, and it will be chaperoned by parent volunteers. Each child will receive a small treat, and there will be water coolers available. You may send a water bottle with your child. Please do not send electronic devices with your child to the dance. 

    Please complete an online RSVP and permission form for each child you would like to register for the dance, by Wednesday, February 6th. Your confirmation email will contain a link for editing your responses if necessary (please make sure that the pick-up information is accurate before the start of the event). 

    Link to RSVP permission form: https://goo.gl/forms/L0LWRxTxJWg9nhxn1

     

    Calling All Green Parents!

    We’re in need of more parents to join forces and help our committee grow and flourish! We’re proud to say we’re a certified Oregon Green School and we want to keep it that way (and make it even better) but we need your help! 

    We would love for you to join us in: 

    • Earth day planning and event volunteering 
    • Peace garden maintenance and/or Bi-weekly open garden events & crafting 
    • Support for our lunchtime waste management program 
    • Future green projects and planning

    We welcome you to join us! If you’re interested, you can sign up via Konstella or email/message Liz Wiley-Cullen.
    Konstella sign-up

    Browse committees > Green Team > Sign up 

    More information and sign-up opportunities will be available once you’re a committee member!       

     

    Duniway Auction News

    We are gearing up for the auction and reaching out to families, staff, and neighborhood residents to compile a list of parties/hosts to sell tickets for at the auction. We are really hoping to have more kid parties and taking advantage of cost free locations (school, playground, field, library, homes, gym). 

    Do you have interest in hosting an auction party at or around the school? All of the proceeds go directly back to our very own Duniway and they are always much appreciated. 

    Duniway staff members: please reach out to us if you have any wonderful ideas for the kiddos and let us know if you are personally willing to be the “guest of honor” for that party. The kids LOVE attending parties with Duniway staff after hours. ;)

    We would like to have commitments no later than February 25th, so that we can sell these parties on line and at the auction on March 8th. 

    Here are some ideas for parties and volunteers needed:

    1.) Staff vs Kids kickball game-(Margie Doern/Highlands have volunteered, thank you!)

    2.) Scavenger hunt around the school

    3.) Private music lessons

    4.) Gym party in the evening 

    5.) Library & Pizza party

    6.) Staff vs Kids Flag football game

    7.) BINGO & Ice Cream in the cafeteria

    8.) A few philanthropic projects 

    Please email us with questions, ideas, or to volunteer:   Duniwayparties@gmail.com

    More Auction News: Limited number of AUCTION RAFFLE TICKETS available.

    Only 100 raffle tickets available for the chance to win a stocked wine fridge - 28 premium, specially-procured bottles included! Raffle tickets are available for purchase with your auction tickets here. Don’t wait, this is the only instant-wine cellar at the auction this year.

    Details for the 20th Annual Duniway Auction

    • WHEN:  Friday, March 8th   6:30 – 10 pm
    • THEME: Prom
    • DRESS CODE: None. Feel free to dress however you like...wear your old prom duds, new prom duds, tuxedo t-shirt, or whatever you're comfortable in for a fun night out!
    • WHERE: Melody Ballroom - 615 SE Alder St, Portland, OR 97214
    • AUCTION SPECIFICS:
      • Silent auction (with complimentary beer and wine)
      • Live auction (with seated dinner)
      • Dessert Dash
      • Online auction: Begins Tuesday, Feb 19 @ 9am to Thurs, March 7 @ 10pm on www.duniwayelementary.com/auction
      • Raffles, wine wall, mystery bags and much more!  
    • AFTER PARTY: 10 pm to whenever the dance party ends
      • Location - Melody Ballroom’s new bottle vault club
      • Tickets can be purchased with your auction ticket
    • WEBSITE TO PURCHASE TICKETS: www.duniwayelementary.com/auction
      • Save $10/$20 per couple on early bird pricing! Hurry!! Ends Jan 28th!!
    • TO DONATE ITEMS:
    • FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR COMPANY/FAMILY:
    • FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND/OR EVENT QUESTIONS:

    ABOUT THE AUCTION: The 20th Annual Duniway Auction is hosted by The Duniway Foundation which is 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. The Foundation raises money for Duniway teaching positions and enrichment programs that otherwise would not exist. Thirty percent of proceeds are donated to Portland Public Schools' All Hands Raise Fund. For more information about The Duniway Foundation, please visit https://www.pps.net/domain/3372.   

    Thank you to our generous sponsors for the 2019 Duniway Foundation Auction so far!

    Platinum Level:

    Solas Renovations

    Olson Brooksly Attorneys

    Senestraro Family Orthodontics

    Eastside Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

    Living Room Realty

    Gold Level:

    Sue Hildreth, Remax Equity Group

    Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group

    Silver Level:

    Highland Real Estate

    Eastbank Legal

    John L. Scott Woodstock Office

    Eastmoreland Living

    Northwest Extremity Specialists – Dr. Clifford Mah

    Schug Residential

    The Martha Howard-Bullen Family including the Sdrulla & Kinard Families

    Vulcan Design and Construction

    The Rogers Team

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events 

    Tue    2/5    Chinese New Year – year of the Pig J

    Thu   2/7    Ms. Stockstad’s field trip to the Art Museum 9-2:30

              Kinder Connect 6:30-7:30

    Fri     2/8    Winter Dance 6-8 pm (must register, see address above)

    Mark Your Calendars

    Here are the dates for the upcoming music concerts by grade level:

    Second and ThirdThursday, February 21st.  2nd grade at 6:30 and 3rd at 7:00

    Fourth and FifthThursday, April 11th. 4th grade at 6:30 and 5th at 7:00

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

    Community News

    Family Game Night – TONIGHT!

    Break up the winter blahs with a family night of fun at the Sellwood Community Center!  Friends of Sellwood Community Center is hosting a Family Game Night at the Sellwood Community Center (1436 SE Spokane St) today - Friday, February 1 from 6:30-9PM.  We will have board games, card games, gym games, arts & crafts, open mat room and lobby games, and showing a movie as well.  Admission price is $15/family or $5/person.  Funds will go towards updating indoor gym and lobby games.  Come enjoy a playful night with your family and neighbors!  For more information (or to volunteer to help with the event!) contact Julie.Currin@gmail.com

     

    Free Chidren’s Heath Fair

    Saturday, February 9th take this opportunity for FREE immunizations, dental treatment, car seat safety, nutrition information…. all kinds of great information.  All for free!!  Please see the attached flyer.

     

    March For Our Students -

    Monday, February 18, the OEA is planning for a turnout of thousands from around the state, and will provide transportation for everyone who signs up, including family members and friends. Everyone can use the same link http://bit.ly/rallyforstudents, and OEA will send info about when and where to catch a bus with others who are attending.

     

    National Girls & Women in Sports Day

    Lewis & Clark College will once again be hosting their annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day eventNGWSD 2019.jpg  on Sunday, February 10 (the national date is February 6). There will be a free morning sports clinic at Pamplin Sports Center for girls ages 7-12 where participants will interact with Pioneers student-athletes and coaches and learn new skills in softball, track and field, soccer, volleyball and basketball. The event officially starts at 9:30am with check-in at 8:45am.

    If you have a daughter between those ages or know of other families who might be interested, we would love to have you join us that morning! You can find more information about the event HERE or register directly HERE.

    Lot of Duniway students have participated in the past and it is always a lot of fun. 

    The organizations providing information are not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by PPS. District policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.  PB 1.80.020.  Not all outside organizations comply with the Board’s non-discrimination policy.  Families are strongly encouraged to review materials closely

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