We want to notify you about a Stranger Danger incident that occurred earlier this evening after SUN program activities ended between 5-5:30 p.m. The incident occurred near Madison High School. Two students walking together were approached by a white middle-aged man who pulled up in a white car. The man told the students to get into the car. The students refused to enter the car and the man drove off after a parent pulled up alongside the students. We are working to see if anyone in the area has any additional details.
The incident has been reported to the Portland Police Bureau who responded in person. In addition we have contacted PPS Security Services and PPS district administration.
Parents, please take time to review the following safety tips with your student(s).
* Always have your student walk with others.
* Travel on busy streets where you may get help if needed
* Do not cut through parks, fields, or other deserted areas
* Know where your student is at all times
* Walk away from a stranger no matter what the stranger says to you.
* Create a Code Word to use with your student, so they will know when a message is from you.
* If someone keeps following you, SCREAM LOUDLY AND RUN AWAY.
If you see people around you participating in any activity that seems dangerous, suspicious or out of the ordinary, please call Portland Police at 911 first, then the school office, or PPS Security Services at 503-916-3000.
PTA Meeting Tonight
Please join us for this evening's PTA meeting. Our PTA is working on finding ways to support the school and work on community outreach. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. This evening Rebecca Greenidge will be presenting an overview of the upcoming White Ally training, which is being delayed until December. Here is a link that gives an overview and registration information for any interested community members: https://joreconsulting.com/event/roseway-heights/
8th Grade East Coast Meeting
I would like to invite all interested 8th grade families to an informational meeting on Tuesday, November 6th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the library. Mr. Gentile and I will provide information in regards to this year's proposed trip. This meeting is being used to gauge interest in a possible trip, so even if you are not sure if this is for you, come join us. Mr. Young
11/26- School Site Council, 4-5:30 p.m., RHMS Library
11/27- Parents Interested in Equity, 6:30-8 pm., RHMS Library
11/30- Morning Principal's Coffee, 9-10 a.m., Room 109
Parent Conferences will be occurring on Monday, November 19th & Tuesday, November 20th. Information is below:
Morning Conferences 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Staff Lunch Time 11:30-12:30 p.m.
Afternoon Conferences 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Staff Dinner Time 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Evening Conferences 5:30-8:15 p.m.
Families can come for conferences any time during the designated hours. Teachers will be at tables in located around the perimeter of the gym so families can access all staff members.
Families who need interpretation in any language other than English or Spanish will be contacted in advance so an interpreter is available to accompany them.
Halloween is not a holiday celebrated by all of our families, so students have been asked not to wear costumes to school tomorrow, Wednesday, 10/31.
Picture Day is this Friday, November 2nd. An information form can be accessed here:
Friday, November 9th is Picture Day for any 6th graders currently at Outdoor School and for makeup pictures.
Last Friday we had a school recognition assembly to show appreciation for students who have helped reinforce the importance of "UNITY," one of our school character traits. 18 students received an award and were recognized by their peers and staff members. We also had a grade level t-shirt relay race. The teachers won the first race, and the seventh graders won the second race. Congratulations to our student leaders!
Thank you to everyone who put in a lot of work to make a successful PTA Fall Festival last Friday evening! We appreciate all of our parent chaperones. Special thanks to Mr. Young who organized and spent many hours working on the haunted house.
Parent conferences are coming November 19th & 20th. We will be holding conferences between 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on both days. More information will be coming home this week.
School Climate Committee- 10/22/18, 4-5:30 p.m., RHMS Library
We will be completing a Culturally Responsive-Tiered Fidelity Inventory (CR-TFI) to examine current school climate structures we have in place. We will use the results to complete our School Climate Handbook and set goals for the year.
Principal's Coffee- 10/22/18, 6:30-7:30 p.m., RHMS Library
This is an opportunity for Principal Ellwood to address questions and concerns.
Parents Interested in Equity- 10/23/18, 6:30-8 p.m., RHMS Library
This is for parents interested in designing activities to increase cross-cultural understanding in our community.
Students at Grant High School were invited to attend a flag-raising ceremony during lunch Thursday to recognize Native American Heritage Month, and school officials weren’t sure how many students would go outside on a chilly day. What they saw was a huge throng of students filing through the front door at the Marshall campus (Grant’s temporary home) to watch.
Matthew Bacon-Brenes, a teacher mentor and a leading advocate for dual language immersion in Portland Public Schools, has been awarded a Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence for 2019 from the NEA Foundation and Horace Mann.
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM Parent/Teacher Conferences
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM Parent/Teacher Conferences
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM School Site Council Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Parents Interested in Equity
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Principal's Coffee
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM School Climate Committee
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Principal's Coffee
6:00 PM Board Work Session