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  • Back to school night

    Back to school night

  • Back to school night

    Come Join us for our in person back to school night September 15th from 5:30-7:30pm 

  • Back to School BBQ

    Come join us after our Community care day for a back to school BBQ 12-1pm 

  • Community Care Day/Backpack giveaway

    On Saturday, August 27th (9-12pm) we will be holding our Community Care Day. We are asking for volunteers to come out and help clean up our school grounds. We will also be handing out backpacks to all our students. 

  • Kinder Ramp Up

    Kinder Ramp up

    Classroom visits will be on August 30th & 31st. Teachers will reach out to families to schedule a time/date. Half the students will start on September 1st and half on September 2nd. 

    The official start date for Kinder will be Tuesday, September 6th.

  • James John Campfire afterschool program

    JJ Multi-Site Manager: Stephanie Vera, svera@campfirecolumbia.org, 503-758-9111
     
    JJ Camp Fire Site Supervisor: Angelica Brown 
    Phone number: 503-954-8590
     
    For registration and billing questions email ppsreg@campfirecolumbia.org
     
     
    About Camp Fire: 
    YOUTH-CENTERED PROGRAMMING:
    • Builds strong and genuine relationships with children, families, and school staff. We offer children a sense of belonging in a safe, engaging, and educational environment.
    • Provides daily after school homework time to give children an opportunity to work with staff and their peers to strengthen their academic skills.
    • Programming is intentional and outcome-based, and developed with the needs and interests of youth in mind.
    • Encourages children to develop and facilitate service-learning projects that help connect them to their communities.
     
    • Offers diverse curriculum to inspire children to “Find their Spark”, teaching them to be curious, engaged, and learning.
    • Develops children’s leadership skills through youth-led clubs, allowing them to practice leading their peers and writing their own curriculum.
    SUPPORT FOR CAMP FIRE FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY:
     
    • We are responsive to the communities we serve and make thoughtful and intentional adjustments to our programs as needed.
    • We are an Employment Related Day Care support (ERDC) approved provider and offer financial aid for low-income families.
    • We invest in outstanding staff who far surpass the state training standards. Training topics covered include Positive
    • Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS), growth mindset, cultural responsiveness and inclusion, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), group facilitation, curriculum development, healthy habits, and so much more!

District News

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  • Ventilation and Air Quality in Our Schools

    Recently, we have received several questions from staff, families, and a media outlet, asking us to detail our efforts at maintaining optimal air quality in our schools. We understand the concern and the need for reassurance from our students and employees – that as a school system, we are taking prudent measures to promote a safe and healthy learning environment.

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  • Center for Black Student Excellence

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    On September 20, 2022, the Portland Public Schools (PPS) Board of Education unanimously approved a historic agreement that centers Black students, and embarks on the development of a community plan for their future by making the voter-approved Center for Black Student Excellence (CBSE) a reality.

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  • Announcing COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

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    We are pleased to announce that we will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority. The clinic will be open to all, and offer first, second and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available. Additionally, this clinic will include access to the new bivalent vaccine (12+). The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older, and boosters for everyone 5 years and older.

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  • PPS Racial Equity and Social Justice Community Advisory Committee

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    We are currently seeking membership applications for the district’s inaugural PPS Racial Equity and Social Justice Community Advisory Committee (RESJ CAC). This committee will advise both the Superintendent and School Board about about the racial equity and education impacts of policy decisions and work collaboratively to increase understanding and progress towards the PPS Racial Educational Equity Policy and the PPS RESJ Plan and Framework, PPS reImagined, and the PPS Strategic Plan.

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