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  • Markham Kindergarten Program

    Kindergarten Program
  • A Day in the Life of a Markham Kindergartner

  • Kindergarten Registration

    Register for Kindergarten Online!

    If you have a child who will be 5 years old by September 1, please register for kindergarten! To register, go to pps.net/kinderenroll. The process takes 20-30 minutes and school staff will follow up with you later in the summer. With schools closed, online registration is the easiest option, but paper options will be available soon. You don’t need to register if your child attends a PPS Head Start or Pre-Kindergarten program. Children with IEPs need to register using a paper form. 

    Click here to access this blurb translated into the 5 supported languages

    Paper registration packets will be available in multiple languages at meal sites starting Wednesday, May 27th.


    Coming soon: The Early Learner Programs team is developing a family-centered kindergarten transition plan. We know families are worried about the start to school, especially kinders. We’re planning on a slower, more family-friendly approach this year. Early registration will ensure that families stay in the loop on updated plans for the start of school.

  • Resources

    • A list of urgent resources for families can be found on the PPS website here, including in translation in the five supported languages.
    • Multnomah Country has a large number of resources specific to the current crisis posted on their COVID-19 community resources page. Multilingual page for health info is here (this is only stay healthy/transmission prevention information, not community resources). 
    • APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon) has a list of resources here.
    • Latino Network has a list of resources in Spanish or English
    • NAYA Family Center has a list of resources here.
    • SEI (Self-Enhancement Inc.) has Community Food Resources listed here.
    There are Oregon Food Bank partnerships at the following PPS locations:
    Franklin HS, 5405 SE Woodward, (Friday, 11:30 - 1:30)
    Lent K-8, 5105 SE 97th Ave (Monday, 11:30 - 1:30)
    Rosa Parks Elementary, 8960 N Woolsey Ave (Thursday, 12:00 - 2:00)
    Scott Elementary, 6700 NE Prescott St (Tuesday, 11:00 - 1:00)
    Woodmere Elementary, 7900 SE Duke St (Wednesday, 11:00 - 1:00)
    Sitton Elementary, 9930 N Smith St (Monday, 11:00 - 1:00)
    Dr. King Elementary, 4906 NE 6th Ave (Thursday, 11:00 - 1:00)
    Here's the link to the food resources from Oregon Food Bank.

Principal's
Message

  • June 9, 2020

    Hello Markham Community,

    I was hoping to be able to make my own introduction to Markham’s next principal.  A decision has not been made as of yet, but I am told it is just on the horizon.  I want to thank all of you who have participated in the interviewing process.

    This has been a most unusual school year; one I could not have even imagined.  Yet, everyone has risen to the occasion. 

    Yesterday was our Students’ Belongings Pick-up. I want to thank the staff who assisted in this event and to the parents who brought refreshments.  Our custodial staff will store belongings that have not been picked up.  You can call the school next week if you would like to retrieve your child’s belongings or wait until fall. 

    I am excited for tomorrow.  We will be celebrating our 5th graders with a virtual promotion and then a staff clap out.  They have been resilient through this all, and I want them to know how proud I am of them.  Middle school awaits, and I know they are ready.  Congratulations 5th Grade Markham Eagles!

    Speaking of 5th graders, our very own 5th grader, Andrew S. will have his artwork of Mt. St. Helens displayed in the Artslandia Virtual Showcase taking place today at 6:00 pm.  It will be live-streamed at bit.ly/PPSARTS2020.  Nice job, Andrew!

    The district has asked families to keep PPS issued computers and/or hotspots over the summer unless you know you are not returning to PPS in the fall.  If you are not returning, please bring your computer and/or hotspot to Markham next week between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday.  

    In closing, I want to say thank you, though I feel it is just not enough for all the wonderful gifts, flowers, cards and emails I have received.  You really have filled me up to overflowing.  My family has felt and deeply appreciated the love, care and support as well.  

    Markham, you truly are a special school community.  And it has been a pleasure and a blessing to have spent nine years with you, all for the sake of our children.  I know without a doubt your commitment to children lives on, for without a doubt they are worth it all.

     

    Forever in my heart,

    Shawn Garnett

    Principal

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