February 6th-26th - PTA Pie Fundraiser (pie pick up March 15th)
February 8th - PTA Meeting 6-7:30pm
February 10th - PTA Movie Night
February 15th - ¿Por Qué No? Dine Out Night
No School Friday, February 17th - Teacher Professional Development Day
No School Monday, February 20th - Presidents' Day (Federal Holiday)
No School March 27th-31st - Spring Break
April 21st- PTA Fundraiser: Trivia Night at Chill N Fill
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
Oregon Arts Standards (includes Music and Art)
Dear PPS Community,
Saturday night, gunshots were fired outside of a district-wide basketball tournament held at Franklin High School. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured and the suspect is now in custody, but if you have any information about the incident please call 503-823-3333 or utilize the SafeOregon tipline.
Dear families, students, and colleagues,
It has been a joy to visit learning spaces over the past four months and see our students reengaged in their classroom learning and school activities. I am pleased to observe our students interacting with peers and diving into new curriculum materials.
This has been a very productive time for Portland Public Schools. My appreciation to all the dedicated Team PPS members who work everyday to make our school system better and stronger.
Dear PPS Community,
Every single person in Portland Public Schools believes that our learning spaces must be safe, stable, and secure, and that we have a shared responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of the students under our care. We recognize that recent events, both locally and nationally, have rattled our community.
Superintendent Guerrero issued a broader statement about gun violence and its impacts on our schools, but we also want to explain how we both keep schools safe, and keep you informed.
7:30am - 3:30pm
If you are able, please plan to send your child to school with the items identified on their grade level list. We know it's a lot, so if you are unable to purchase these items, please know that we will make sure your child has what they need.
*These newsletters were originally distributed through Remind.
Peninsula uses a communication app called Remind to distribute information from the school. Download the app and get additional info. here.
Messages are best read if you download the Remind app onto your phone and/or desktop.
Once you have downloaded the app, turn on notifications so you don't miss new content.
If you do not have regular access to a phone or a computer, please contact the office and we will work with you.
Your student's teacher may communicate class-specific info. using different methods of communication.
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. For students at the secondary level, student assignments and grades are available.
Click on the link to get started. Each parent or guardian will need an activation key (linked to the email address on file). The school secretary can supply the key. Note: if you are calling the school for the activation key, you must call from a phone number on file.
Each student also has an account to access the student version of this website, called StudentVue.
BREAKFAST and LUNCH are FREE for ALL Peninsula students during the 22-23 school year. Completing these forms helps Peninsula get access to other resources we may be entitled to.
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 from the school office.
If you have students at schools other than Peninsula, where lunch is free for all students, you still need to apply for students attending Peninsula.