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    Peninsula School Update: 11/18/2019

     

    Dear Peninsula Community, 

     

    I hope you are enjoying your Fall! Things are humming along here at Peninsula – we have a lot to share with you. As always, a hard-copy of this update can be found on the ‘information board’ near the morning entrance and in the front office.  All of us at PPS are thankful that voters across Portland voted to renew the levy that pays for over 800 teachers per year, teachers in every school in the district, including here at Peninsula. That’s about one-third of all PPS teachers. Thank you for your vote of confidence and for your support of our teachers. Thank you for believing in Peninsula!

     

     

    NO SCHOOL NEXT WEEK: 11/25-11/29

    The school will be open on 11/25 and 11/26 for Parent-Teacher conferences but school will not be in session, meaning no classes for the week.

     

     

    PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

    Conferences will be held on Monday, 11/25 and Tuesday, 11/26. If you have NOT signed up for a conference time, please call the office (503-916-6275) ASAP to schedule.  Students do not normally attend conferences. If you would like your student to attend, please contact your child’s teacher directly.

     

     

    RAPTOR

    Our new volunteer and visitor sign-in system is finally here! During parent-teacher conferences we are asking each parent and/or guardian to come into the office with a valid ID and register in the RAPTOR system. The process should take less than 5 minutes.  Once you are in the RAPTOR system, you will no longer need to show ID each time you sign-in. More details about the RAPTOR system will be shared in the coming weeks.

     

     

    FRONT OFFICE STAFF CHANGE

    Please welcome Ms. Monica as our new School Secretary! Monica will be in the office in the afternoons so stop by and say hello.  As you know, Nelson was promoted to a Community Agent within PPS. During Parent-Teacher conferences there will be a card at the school main entrance for families to sign for Nelson. Stop by and add a kind word!

     

     

    DOGS IN SCHOOL

    Please take a moment and read the PPS policy on animals on school grounds. Here is an excerpt:   “No domesticated mammals, including dogs, cats, primates, birds, or livestock shall be allowed in school buildings or grounds unless permitted by the principal and proof of appropriate and/or current rabies vaccination is provided.” The full policy can be found HERE.

     

     

    SAFEOREGON INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES

    SafeOregon continues to grow as a reliable way for students, families and community members to report unsafe situations. Funded by the Oregon Legislature as part of a statewide effort to improve safety, SafeOregon offers a way to report concerns such as threats of violence, fights, drugs and alcohol, weapons, bullying, harassment, intimidation and self-harm. The system can be accessed through:

    • The “Report unsafe behavior” button found on every PPS school’s website
    • The SafeOregon website
    • A live call/text (844-472-3367)
    • An email to tip@safeoregon.com
    • The mobile app that can be downloaded from your smarthphone via iTunes or Google Play

     

     

    PPS Before and After School Child Care Survey, 2019-20

    Please take a moment to complete this confidential online survey about your child-care needs. Survey results will be used as part of an annual program evaluation at the District level. Please complete the survey by December 13, 2019.

     

     

    Attention 5th Grade Parents!

    Peninsula students are zoned to Ockley Green.  If you want your student to attend a school other than Ockley Green, Middle School applications will be available November 5th through December 3rd. Middle school lottery transfers will be on the same schedule as high school transfers this year. Please contact Enrollment & Transfer at PPS for more information. 

     

     

    NATIONAL TWIN STUDY

    Do you have a twin or know someone who does? You may want to participate in a project called the National Project on Achievement in Twins conducted by the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) at Florida State University. The project is aimed at learning more about how reading and math develop together in children and studies twins specifically since twins can help us learn more about the "nature vs. nurture" aspects of reading and math development.

     

    This is an NIH-funded project with full Human Subjects Committee approval from all institutions involved in this project. To sign up or for more information, visit the Facebook page detailing our project (@NationalTwinProject), visit www.idcdlab.com, or email twins@psy.fsu.edu.

     

     

    Thank you for reading!

     

    -Debbie

    Debbie Armendariz

    Peninsula School Principal

    503-916-6275

    Portland Public Schools

    darmenda@pps.net

     


     

    Actualización de la Escuela Península: 21/10/2019

     

    Querida comunidad de la península,

     

    ¡Espero que estés disfrutando tu otoño! Aquí, en Península, las cosas zumban: tenemos mucho que compartir con ustedes. Como siempre, se puede encontrar una copia impresa de esta actualización en el "tablero de información" cerca de la entrada de la mañana y en la oficina principal. Todos nosotros en PPS estamos agradecidos de que los votantes de Portland votaron para renovar el impuesto que paga a más de 800 maestros por año, maestros en todas las escuelas del distrito, incluso aquí en Peninsula. Eso es aproximadamente un tercio de todos los maestros de PPS. Gracias por su voto de confianza y por su apoyo a nuestros maestros. ¡Gracias por creer en la península!

     

     

    NO HAY CLASES LA PRÓXIMA SEMANA: 11 / 25-11 / 29

    La escuela estará abierta el 25/11 y 26/11 para conferencias de padres y maestros, pero la escuela no estará en sesión, lo que significa que no habrá clases durante la semana.

     

     

    CONFERENCIAS DE PADRES Y PROFESORES

    Las conferencias se llevarán a cabo el lunes 25/11 y el martes 26/11. Si NO se ha inscrito para una conferencia, llame a la oficina (503-916-6275) lo antes posible para programar. Los estudiantes normalmente no asisten a conferencias. Si desea que su estudiante asista, comuníquese directamente con el maestro de su hijo.

     

     

    RAPTOR

    ¡Nuestro nuevo sistema de registro de voluntarios y visitantes finalmente está aquí! Durante las conferencias de padres y maestros, le pedimos a cada padre y / o tutor que venga a la oficina con una identificación válida y se registre en el sistema RAPTOR. El proceso debería tomar menos de 5 minutos. Una vez que esté en el sistema RAPTOR, ya no necesitará mostrar una identificación cada vez que inicie sesión. En las próximas semanas se compartirán más detalles sobre el sistema RAPTOR.

     

     

    CAMBIO DE PERSONAL DE OFICINA FRONTAL

    ¡Por favor, denle la bienvenida a la Sra. Mónica como nuestra nueva Secretaria Escolar! Mónica estará en la oficina por las tardes, así que pase y saludela. Como saben, Nelson fue ascendido a agente comunitario dentro de PPS. Durante las conferencias de padres y maestros habrá una tarjeta en la entrada principal de la escuela para que las familias la firmen. ¡Pasen y agregen una palabra amable!

     

     

    PERROS EN LA ESCUELA

    Tómese un momento y lea la políza de PPS sobre animales en los terrenos de la escuela. Aquí hay un extracto: "No se permitirán mamíferos domesticados, incluidos perros, gatos, primates, aves o ganado en los edificios o terrenos de la escuela, a menos que lo permita el director y se proporcione prueba de la vacunación apropiada y / o actual contra la rabia". La políza se puede encontrar AQUÍ.

     

     

    INFORMACIÓN DE SEGURIDAD PARA FAMILIAS

    SafeOregon continúa creciendo como una forma confiable para que los estudiantes, las familias y los miembros de la comunidad denuncien situaciones inseguras. Financiado por la Legislatura de Oregón como parte de un esfuerzo estatal para mejorar la seguridad, SafeOregon ofrece una forma de informar inquietudes como amenazas de violencia, peleas, drogas y alcohol, armas, intimidación, acoso, intimidación y autolesiones. Se puede acceder al sistema a través de:

    • El botón "Informar comportamiento no seguro" se encuentra en el sitio web de cada escuela de PPS
    • El sitio web SafeOregon
    • Una llamada / mensaje de texto en vivo (844-472-3367)
    • Un correo electrónico a tip@safeoregon.com
    • La aplicación móvil que se puede descargar desde su teléfono inteligente a través de iTunes o Google Play

     

     

    PPS ANTES Y DESPUÉS DE LA ENCUESTA DE CUIDADO INFANTIL ESCOLAR, 2019-20

    Tómese un momento para completar esta encuesta confidencial en línea sobre sus necesidades de cuidado infantil. Los resultados de la encuesta se utilizarán como parte de una evaluación anual del programa a nivel de distrito. Complete la encuesta antes del 13 de diciembre de 2019.

     

     

    ATENCIÓN PADRES DE 5º GRADO!

    A los estudiantes de la Escuela Península les corres ponda asistir a Ockley Green. Si desea que su estudiante asista a una escuela que no sea Ockley Green, las solicitudes para la Escuela Intermedia estarán disponibles del 5 de noviembre al 3 de diciembre. Las transferencias de lotería de la escuela intermedia estarán en el mismo horario que las transferencias de la escuela secundaria este año. Comuníquese con Inscripción y Transferencia en PPS para obtener más información.

     

     

    ESTUDIO NACIONAL DE TWIN

    ¿Tienes un gemelo o conoces a alguien que lo tiene? Es posible que desee participar en un proyecto llamado Proyecto Nacional sobre Logros en Gemelos realizado por el Centro de Investigación de Lectura de Florida (FCRR) en la Universidad Estatal de Florida. El proyecto tiene como objetivo aprender más sobre cómo la lectura y las matemáticas se desarrollan juntas en los niños y estudia a los gemelos específicamente, ya que los gemelos pueden ayudarnos a aprender más sobre los aspectos de "naturaleza versus educación" del desarrollo de la lectura y las matemáticas.

     

    Este es un proyecto financiado por los NIH con la aprobación completa del Comité de Sujetos Humanos de todas las instituciones involucradas en este proyecto. Para registrarse o para obtener más información, visite la página de Facebook que detalla nuestro proyecto (@NationalTwinProject), visite www.idcdlab.com o envíe un correo electrónico a twins@psy.fsu.edu.

     

     

    ¡Gracias por leer!

     

    -Debbie

    Debbie Armendariz

    Peninsula School Principal

    503-916-6275

    Portland Public Schools

    darmenda@pps.net

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    Field Trips & Website Calendar

    We do not post class field trips on the main Peninsula Calendar. For questions about dates, times, & details of your student's trip, please speak with the homeroom teacher directly.


    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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