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  • P. A. W. S. Radio

    Don't miss our daily (school day) episodes of P. A. W. S. Radio!
    You can also find this under Quick Links and Remote Learning. 
    PAWS Radio  
  • Virtual Principal's Coffee

    Virtual Principal's Coffee:  How to Join

    Ms. Armendariz hosts a weekly virtual Principal's Coffee. You may choose to attend one of two times offered:

    Beginning Monday, September 21st, Mondays every other week in the evenings from 7-8pm
    Beginning Wednesday, September 16th, Wednesdays every other week in the mornings from 7-8am 
    View the school calendar for all scheduled dates. 
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  • Digital BOX TOP$ for Education

    Box Tops have gone DIGITAL!  Now it is easier then ever to raise money for the school.  Simply download the Box Top App, scan your receipt, and earn the school money!  
    Click on the image to see the Box Top Flier to see the how to active the app.
  • Response to COVID 19: Message to Families

    Dear families,
    I hope that you are healthy and well.  In this update, I’d like to point you to some resources.  Please read carefully and if you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out via email at

    The PPS website dedicated to COVID-19 response will be the best source for timely information.  There, you will find updates on the following and more:

    It is likely that Cesar Chavez School  (5103 N Willis Blvd)   is the closest food distribution center for Peninsula families.  

    Meal Service - Tuesday 3/17  through Friday 3/20 & Monday 3/30 & Tuesday 3/31

    ·       Meals will be available for pickup outside the school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for students. 

    ·       Each student will receive 1 breakfast and 1 lunch.

    ·       Students can also pick up for a family i.e., 3 siblings in the household receive
            3 breakfasts and 3 lunches. 

    ·       Students will not be questioned, the idea is to keep our students fed. 

    ·       Students must come each day and cannot pick up a week’s worth of meals,
             per USDA regulations.

    ·       Meal distribution will be grab and go

    ·       Only PPS Nutrition Services staff will be distributing food

    ·       Each of the 14 sites will have the following staff: Lead Administrators (2),
            District Leadership staffers (2), Mental Wellness Provider, Curriculum Assistant,
            and Campus Security Agents.  

    Curriculum & Enrichment Tables

    ·       Each site will have a curriculum table staffed by PPS Office of Teaching and Learning staff with work that students K-12 can do over the break

    ·        The work will not be graded

    Health Services

    ·       Health services are available for all K-12th students in Multnomah County over Spring Break at the Parkrose Student Health Center.
            See this Spring Break Flyer (English/ Spanish) for more information.

     Volunteering at sites

    ·       The district is closely following the directives from State and City leadership and therefore have imposed certain protocols/procedures to reduce exposure to students, families and staff. Many of you have asked if you can volunteer, and I want to thank you for your willingness to assist. However, PPS is asking that employees/volunteers not assist and instead are encouraging employees/volunteers to stay home to reduce exposure.  Parties interested in volunteering are encouraged to contact the Oregon Food Bank and Meals on Wheels.

      PPS Fund

    ·       Help our Portland Public Schools respond to the needs of students, families, and school communities during this unprecedented school closure. While public dollars are currently covering the cost of maintaining basic nutrition services at a number of school sites, we know that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt more broadly across our school communities. Please consider making a donation. 

    As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me by email at

    In service to children,

    Debbie Armendariz

    Peninsula School Principal

Enrichment News


    enrichment definition

    At Peninsula, reading, writing and math are fundamental. Enrichments are essential. They bring pleasure to reading and creativity to expression. Enrichment classes teach cross-curricular skills that demonstrate to students how math applies to art, music, physical education and beyond. Enrichments are the colorful ties that bind the fully educated child together. Each of these certified teachers has a "specialty," complete with its own set of adopted educational standards. Most enrichment teachers have stand-alone classes and all collaborate with homeroom teachers to make curricular connections. We want students to know math doesn't just happen in "math class," it's all around us. Enrichments are fundamental to student engagement in school. Enrichments foster agency within a child and their ability to participate in their education.  

    Each month you will receive a newsletter from all of us updating you on what is happening in enrichments.
    Archive of Specialist News Distributed via School Messenger 

    Visit our Teacher Tech Portal for additional information. 
    Each teacher has a website. Click on a name to view their website.

    "Enrichments" or Specials Teachers at Peninsula:
    Amy Close, Art
    Patrick Nearing, Music
    Matt Challender, PE
    Jenny Gapp, Library
    Samara Carranza, Counselor


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    SUN Registration Links - Fall 2020

    SUN Registration is now online! Please click one of the links below to a fillable online application.  If you have issues with the registration or would like a paper copy, email: or call (503) 957-9694.
    1) Choose one of the links below.
    2) Click on 'FilSavel a Copy' (blue button)
    3) Create an Account.
    4) Check email for an account confirmation email and follow directions.
    5) Click 'Fill a Copy' again (blue button). You may have to do this several times.
    6) Click 'I agree to use electronic records and signatures 
    7) Click 'Let's do this!'
    8) Fill out application
    9) Click Sign Here,  Date Here & Initial Here where appropriate
    10) When all of the required fields have been filled out, click 'Finalize' (at the top of the screen)



    Look to the experts for Covid-19 Information

    Please go to the  CDCOregon Health Authority, and the Multnomah County Health Department websites for the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic.  

    COVID-19 FAQ
    English     Spanish

    Stop the Spread of Germs
    English     Spanish

    Sick with Covid-19?
    What to do.
    English     Spanish


    School Office Hours


    10:00am - 3:00pm

    (These times may vary).


    Suggested Supply List
    PPS Recommended home classroom kit 2020-21:
    K-2 (English) Spanish
    3-5 (English) Spanish

    2019-20 Suggested School Supply List for all grades


    ParentVue is a website that offers secure, private access to school and student information, including class assignments, attendance, emergency contacts on file, the school calendar, and teacher contact details. Parents and guardians can see information for all of their students who attend Portland Public Schools in one place. At the Middle School and High School levels student's assignments and classes grades are also available in ParentVue. 

    Click on the following link to get started using ParentVue. Each parent or guardian will need an Activation key (that is linked to the email address that is on file).  The school secretary can supply the activation key. Note: if you are calling the school for the activation key, you must call from a phone number on file.

    ParentVue start-up information

    Each student also has an account to access the student version of this website, called StudentVue.


    Free and Reduced Lunch

    One Free and reduced lunch application need to be completed per family, per year. The application must be processed and approved prior to students receiving lunch at a reduced cost. If the student is not approved before the first day of school they will have to pay full price until it has been approved (approve is not retroactive). Submitting the application early can help to ensure that you won’t end up with an unexpected lunch balance. 

    Free and Reduced Lunch forms are found at SCHOOLCAFE.COM You will need your student's ID number to complete the paperwork. If the student is a returning Portland Public Schools student their ID number can be found on their report card or in ParentVue. If the student is new to Portland Public Schools, you can get an ID number form the school office.

    *Please note that if you have students at schools where lunch is free for all students, you still need to apply for students attending Peninsula.



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