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  • August 23, 2019

     

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    I hope you had a restful and joyous summer.  Teachers have been back at school since Wednesday to prepare for the return of students.  I can hardly wait to see our students. School for students entering 1st-5th grade will start on Wednesday, August 28th.  As usual, students should enter through the door past the cafeteria starting at 7:45am.

    We have some new staff joining our school community.  

    • Haley Anderson: K-2 CB Teacher
    • Thomas Appenzeller: Part-Time Speech and Language Pathologist
    • Hilary Benoit: Kinder Teacher
    • Franki Dennison: 4th grade Teacher
    • Kevin Dilg: 4th grade Teacher
    • Molly McWaters-Adkins: Principal’s Secretary
    • Gillian Turner: Kinder EA
    • Amy Close: Art Teacher 

    (That’s right!  We are adding an art class once per week for all students)

    I’m sure students are eager to know who their new teacher will be. As a change from last year, in order to protect the privacy of each student we will no longer publicly post student classes. This year, parents and guardians will access this information through the ParentVue portal which can be found on the Peninsula Website.  If you have not set up ParentVue before, you will need an activation code that you should have received via letter from Portland Public Schools. If you cannot find the code please call or email the Peninsula Front Office and we will happily support you in setting up ParentVue. Front Office hours are from 7:30am-3:30pm each day.

    Kindergarten families will receive a phone call from a kindergarten teacher Monday, August 26th. At that time they will schedule a one-on-one meeting for Wednesday (August 28th) or Thursday (August 29th). If you do not receive a call or cannot make either meeting, please call the School Office. Teachers will also provide you will all of the back-to-school information you need. Kindergartners start school on September 3rd.  

    The Portland Public School’s “Community Care Day” is tomorrow, Saturday, from 9am to 12pm.  Afterwards, please join us to celebrate the start of the school year with an ice cream social starting at noon.  Also, please hold September 12th in your calendars for our Back to School Night.

    As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need support or have questions; email is the best way to reach me. Here’s to a wonderful year!

    Sincerely,

    -Debbie

    Debbie Armendariz

    Peninsula School Principal

    darmenda@pps.net

     

     


    Agosto 23, 2019

     

    Estimados Padres o Tutores,

    Espero que hayan tenido un verano tranquilo y alegre. Los maestros han regresado a la escuela desde el miércoles para prepararse para el regreso de los estudiantes. Espero con ansiedad su llegada. Las clases para los estudiantes que ingresan a los grados desde 1ro hasta 5 to comenzarán el miércoles 28 de agosto.Como de costumbre, los estudiantes deben entrar por la puerta al costado de la cafetería a partir de las 7:45 a.m.

    Nosotros tenemos un nuevo personal docente que se ha unido a nuestra comunidad escolar.

    • Haley Anderson: Maestra de CB K-2
    • Thomas Appenzeller: Especialista en Patología del Lenguaje, a tiempo parcial.
    • Hilary Benoit: Maestra de Kinder
    • Franki Dennison: Maestra de 4to grado
    • Kevin Dilg: Maestro de 4to grado
    • Molly McWaters-Adkins: Secretaria de la directora
    • Gillian Turner: Asistente de Kinder
    • Amy Close: Maestra de Arte

    ¡Así es, Estamos agregando una clase de arte una vez por semana para todos los estudiantes!

    Estoy segura de que los estudiantes están ansiosos por saber quién será su nuevo maestro/a. Como cambio con respecto al año pasado, con el fin de proteger la privacidad de cada estudiante, ya no publicaremos clases de forma pública. Este año, los padres y tutores accederán a esta información a través de el portal ParentVue que se puede encontrar en el sitio web de Peninsula. Si no ha configurado ParentVue antes, necesitará un código de activación que debería haber recibido por carta de las Escuelas Públicas de Portland. Si no puede encontrar el código, llame o envíe un correo electrónico a la oficina principal de Península y estaremos encantados de ayudarle a configurar ParentVue. El horario de la oficina es de 7:30 a.m. a 3:30 p.m. todos los días.

    Las familias de Kinder recibirán una llamada telefónica de una de las maestras de Kinder el lunes, 26 de agosto. En ese momento, programarán una reunión individual para el miércoles (28 de agosto) o el jueves (29 de agosto). Si no recibe una llamada o no puede realizar ninguna de las reuniones, llame a la Oficina de la escuela. Los maestros también le proporcionarán toda la información de regreso a la escuela que necesita. Los niños de Kínder comienzan la escuela el 3 de septiembre.

    El Día de trabajo en las áreas verdes de la escuela es mañana sábado de 9 a.m. a 12 p.m. Después, únase a nosotros para celebrar el comienzo del año escolar con un helado social a partir del mediodía. Además, marque el 12 de septiembre en sus calendarios para nuestra noche de regreso a la escuela.

    Como siempre, no dude en comunicarse si necesita ayuda o si tiene preguntas, el correo electrónico es la mejor manera de contactarme. ¡Bienvenidos todos a un curso escolar maravilloso!

    Sinceramente,

    -Debbie

    Debbie Armendariz.

    Directora de la escuela Península.

    darmenda@pps.net

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    Find Your Teacher!

    As a change from last year, in order to protect the privacy of each student we will no longer publicly post student classes. This year, parents and guardians will access this information through the ParentVue portal which can be found below.  If you have not set up ParentVue before, you will need an activation code that you should have received via letter from Portland Public Schools. If you cannot find the code please call or email the Peninsula Front Office and we will happily support you in setting up ParentVue.

     


    ParentVue

    ParentVue is a website that offers secure, private access to school and student inforamtion, 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.

     


    Suggested Supply List
     
     

    Click here for the 2019-20 Suggested School Supply List for all grades

     

    Drop-off and Pick-up

     

    Morning Drop-Off

    7:45am:  Breakfast doors open (breakfast served)*

    7:55am:  Teachers pick students up from the cafeteria

    8:00am: Tardy Bell (students must be in class at this time)

    8:00am (and later): Students are tardy and must report to the office

    • All students will enter the set of double doors south of the cafeteria doors (to the left if you are looking at the cafeteria doors).  Students will go through the cafeteria line for breakfast.  Even if students are not eating school breakfast, they should enter through these doors and wait for their teacher to pick them up at their class' table. 

    Afternoon Pick-up

    2:15pm:  Dismissal

    • Kindergarten students are picked up on the northwest end of the school outside of their classrooms on the playground. 
    • Grades 1 and 2 are dismissed on the front porch.
    • Grades 3-5 will be dismissed in front of the school from the door on the south side of the cafeteria. Teachers will walk students out and students who walk home can do so. 

     


    School Office Hours 

    Monday - Thursday:     7:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Friday:                          7:30 am - 3:00 pm

     


    Parking and Driving

    The portion of N. Emerald Avenue between Halleck and Kilpatrick will be closed at pick-up and drop-off. We ask that N. Halleck be used as a one way (eastbound) at drop off and pick up.  

    To help reduce traffic and increase health and safety, if possible, please park a block or two away from the school and walk.

    Click the link to view a Peninsula Drop-off and Pick-up Traffic Map

     


    Registration Verifications

    Look for a verification form to be sent home with your student in the first weeks of school. It is very important that this form be looked over, any updates made, signed and returned to the school. This confirms your student's rollover enrollment in our school as well as ensures that we have the most up to date contact and emergency information for each student.  

     


    Visitors and Volunteers

    New Visitor Check-in system for 2019-20 School Year

    Portland Public Schools is implementing a new procedure for visitor/volunteer sign-in/out at all PPS schools, utilizing new software and equipment called Raptor. Part of keeping students and staff safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times, and the Raptor system will allow us to do that.
     
    If you are going beyond the front office, please be prepared to present a government-issued ID. The front office will scan the ID and issue a name badge. 
     
     

    Volunteer Background Checks

    Volunteers must visit www.pps.net/volunteer to view a Mandatory Volunteer Training and to access the online volunteer application. The new volunteer training and application will be available starting August 10th, 2019. 

    Remember that it can take 3-4 weeks to process at the beginning of the year, so the sooner the better. You will be notified of its completion via email.

     


    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.

     


    School Lunch Accounts

    You can add money to a student's school lunch account at SCHOOLCAFE.COM You will need your student's ID number to complete the paperwork. If the student has already attended Portland Public Schools, their ID number can be found on their report card (or other district communication). If the student is new to Portland Public Schools, you can get an ID number form the school office.

     


    SchoolPay 

    SchoolPay is an easy way for parents to pay for school-related items from home- no more searching for cash and hoping your child turns it in! It is an online program that allows parents, guardians and other community members to use their credit or debit card to pay for school-related items. It costs nothing to use (no service fees) and 100% of the money goes to the school for use in only the specified way.

     
    All parents and guardians with an email address on file already have a SchoolPay account created for them and all of their connected students at a PPS school are under the same account. To get started go to password recovery and reset your password. 
     
    Buy yearbooks, pay for a field trip, donate money to an arts program, or put a deposit on an instrument rental are just some of the things that you can pay for using school pay.  Have a family member or neighbor who would like to make a donation or a purchase? Just open the item in School Pay, send them the link and they can check out as a guest. 

    Click here for a SchoolPay Guide. 

     


     

     

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