Dear Faubion families,
We are writing to share with you some information about before- and after-school care options at Faubion. For the 2018-2019 school year, our new child care provider will be the YMCA of the Columbia-Willamette. This is a change from our current provider. Later this year, we will share contact information for the staff members who will be working with your child so you have the opportunity to ask specific questions about their programming.
One change from our current provider is that the YMCA only enrolls students who are age 5 or older. We will be working with central office staff to connect families with preschool students age 3 and 4 with before- and after-school care programs near Faubion, but we want you to know that preschool students are eligible to enroll with the Y as soon as they turn 5.
We also want to take this opportunity to thank Peninsula/Neighborhood House, our current child care provider, for working with the Faubion community this year. If you have any questions about the upcoming change, please reach out to Gary Gregoricka at 503-916-5686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Principal McCalley and Assistant Principals Williams and Gregoricka
Concordia University - Portland
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Dear Faubion Families,
February will be a busy month here at Faubion school! Over the next few weeks, our student body will be preparing a Black History Celebration which will be performed on February 23, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Our students will have the opportunity to share their learning or sing a song that celebrates African American culture. Kindergarten through fifth grade will be performing. Classroom teachers will continue the learning in their classrooms through conversations and exploration.
It is important to note that while we are highlighting African Americans and signifant historical events during February, we recognize that one cannot separate Black history from American history as a whole. Though we are choosing to highlight certain African Americans through Black History Month, it is important to us that students learn about famous, and not as well known, African Americans through our regular curriculum and their own exploration of history.
We are also be celebrating Valentine’s Day with our annual “Friendship Dance.” Family members are invited to come dance with their students during their assigned grade level time. Please be sure to sign in at the office and then meet the class in the gym. Friendship Dance times are publiciczied on the Friendship Dance flyer attached. We would love to have parents volunteer to help us turn the Faubion gym into a fun-filled friendship zone with lots of hearts and streamers! If you are interested in assisting in decorating, please contact the Faubion office at 503-916-5686.
The month of February is also when we begin looking ahead ot the 2018-19 school year. We are holding two special events for families with incoming pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. If you know a family with a student who will be 3, 4 or 5 years old by September 1, please pass on a special invitation to visit Faubion. Please pass on the PK & Kindergarten Open House flyer and encourage them to contact Faubion as soon as possible.
February is also cold and flu season and we have been hearing many questions about when to send students to school. Luckily, here at Faubion we have plenty of hand soap and tissues to help with runny noses and coughs. We want your child here each and every day!
You only need to keep your child home if their symptoms include:
Please help us keep our school healthy by encouraging your children to wash their hands frequently, cover their coughs, and avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth.
Lastly, have you checked Faubion’s Facebook, Instragram or Twitter lately? We are posting great examples of learning at Faubion on an almost daily basis and would love to have you follow us!
Yours in Education,
Principal McCalley, Assistant Principal Williams and Assistant Principal Gregoricka
To stay up to date on information regarding Faubion School, please follow our Facebook page @FaubionSchool, follow @3toPhDpdx and @Faubionbulldogs on Instagram and #faubionbulldogs on Twitter, and watch Faubion’s webpage at https://www.pps.net/Domain/114.
Dear PPS Community,
Please know that in collaboration with school administrators, district leadership actively monitored the hundreds of mostly middle and high school students who walked out of our schools today as part of a national demonstration against violence in schools. I am pleased to say that, by all reports, this was a peaceful and respectful event with no serious incidents. While these actions were not district-sponsored activity, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all who helped keep students safe, starting with the students themselves who remained organized, calm and intentional throughout. Others who helped include Portland police, PPS security, and other PPS staff. Thank you all.
Portland Public Schools is in the process of allocating teaching staff at schools throughout the district. As has been true for many years, we are working within a budget that has been chronically underfunded by the state, and we are doing our utmost to make the most of the resources we have. Understandably, parents, students and PPS staff want to know what will happen at their specific schools. While precise allocations won’t be known until enrollment figures become clear in the fall, we can share what we know at this point, and answer many of the questions we have heard to date.
It’s been 50 years since some impassioned students led the movement to rename their school after Martin Luther King, Jr. Last Friday, the community turned out in force to show appreciation, and to honor Dr. King with a huge celebration at the school.
Schools of the Future: Design is Destiny!
Engage with the architect, principal, university faculty, and curriculum designers in a talk and tour to find out how design is destiny for 800+ students and their families in NE Portland. The first of its kind in the nation, 3 to PhD was developed as a new public-private collaboration to create safer, healthier, more educated communities, where all young people could "pursue their highest dreams" (PhD). DWP participants can experience a day in the life inside Portland's first newly constructed school in two decades, which opened in fall 2017, and includes Faubion PK-8, Concordia University's College of Education, an early childhood center, the 3 to PhD Kaiser Permanente Wellness Center, STEAM/maker spaces, and a food club.
Learn more at www.3toPhD.org and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @3toPhDpdx.
Learn about our Pacific Foods partnership, bringing healthy food to families:
July 18th, 2017
Dear 3 to PhD Family,
Welcome to our “Join the Family” Countdown Campaign! This is the first of a regular e-newsletter to keep you informed about everything 3 to PhD®, Faubion and Concordia!
Please click on this link to see our first newsletter! 3tophd-newsletter-0221.pdf
December 16th, 2016
photos from Faubion construction: https://flic.kr/s/aHskNs1oaG
April 19th, 2016
Faubion school groundbreaking video:
April 11th, 2016
The Oregonian / OregonLive: http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2016/04/faubion_school_and_concordia_u.html
Portland Tribune: http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/301144-178972-citys-leaders-celebrate-beginning-of-faubion-school-construction
Patch Portland: http://patch.com/oregon/portland/portland-schools-groundbreaking-brings-out-hundreds-0
Concordia’s news post: http://www.cu-portland.edu/news/new-education-facility-breaks-ground-portland
View the wide range of social media activity by the community on #3toPhD at: https://tagboard.com/3tophd/search
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3 to PhD video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxZCXb6_tpI
Carl Talton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV45519GHLQ
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Faubion pictures: https://www.flickr.com/photos/41430185@N08/sets/
March 3rd, 2015
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Hello, Faubion families!
1) We are partnering with Legacy Health to host a bicycle helmet sale at Faubion from 7:30-9:00am on May 22. We need 10 volunteers to make the event work. If you are interested, please email Brenda Eads at email@example.com. (Note: Volunteers are required to attend a short training session beforehand, either on May 5 or May 20.)
Just a reminder that ALL Faubion students are expected to be in standard dress every day. Standard dress includes:
*collared shirt in red, navy, grey, white
*Pants, skirts, shorts, etc. in khaki, navy or black
*Sweatshirts and sweaters MUST be in dress code colors if worn in the classroom.
*Faubion or Concordia University swag is allowed
*ALL ITEMS MUST BE LOGO/PATTERN FREE
Visit Faubion’s New Book Nook and Take Home Some Free Books!
What is it?
The Book Nook for children’s books is a community space for families to share books with one another. No library card needed! Please take some books home for your family to enjoy and keep them as long as you would like. You may also donate books your family no longer uses for others who may be ready to read them by placing them in the book nook space.
Where is it?
The Book Nook for children and teens is located in Faubion’s Welcome Hall, just to the right inside the main entrance of the building. There is also a Book Nook for the grown-ups in the Parent Resource Room #161.
For large book donations or questions, please contact
¡Visita el nuevo rincón de libros de Faubion y llévate a casa algunos libros gratis!
Book Nook para libros infantiles es un espacio comunitario para que las familias compartan libros entre ellos. ¡No se necesita una tarjeta de biblioteca! Lleve algunos libros a casa para que su familia los disfrute y consérvelos todo el tiempo que desee. También puede donar libros que su familia ya no use para otros que puedan estar listos para leerlos si los coloca en el espacio del rincón del libro. ¿Dónde está?
El Book Nook para niños y adolescentes está en el Welcome Hall de Faubion, a la derecha dentro de la entrada principal del edificio. También hay un rincón de libros para los adultos en la sala de recursos para padres, #161.
Para grandes donaciones de libros o preguntas, contáctese con Carrie Kondor