January 23rd, 2019
Dear Beaumont Community,
The third quarter is off to a good start. I always tell students that they start with all A’s for the new quarter. It is their job to keep it. Please encourage your students to work hard and do their best as they begin the new quarter. Please see the opportunity below to support our students as they participate in the Raise Our Voices Conference. Last year we had a group of students attend. We hope to increase student participation this year. Thank you in advance for supporting our students.
Raise Our Voices Conference Donations
This is the 2nd annual middle school conference on race. This year's conference has 4 workshops including an arts integration component and an art piece for each school to install back at their own school. The conference is a day in a half. The eight schools participating are (in alphabetical order): Beverly Cleary, Beaumont, Da vinci, Harriet Tubman, Laurelhurst, Faubion, Ockley Green, and Vernon. Funding for this conference is based on a grant from Teaching Tolerance, funds from PPS equity department, and left over funds from last year's donations. We've asked for $9,500 for the grant, $2500 from the equity department, and $500 left over from last year. If you would like to help keep this conference going strong each year, please consider giving a small donation to help the larger cause. The donations are used to help offset cost associated with lunch, substitutes, snacks, transportation, workshop presenter stipend, printing, artist, art materials, badges, journals, wristbands, high school training, location fee. We will hear whether the grant is approved by February 1st. If it is not approved, the conference will go on, however, it will lack all the bells and whistles such as lunch, arts integration, and some supplies. It will remain free to students. Any donation, no matter how small is helpful. Thank you for consideration and time, I know how often requests and donations are asked of families. Click on above link to donate online or you can send a check made out to Beverly Cleary School reference "Raise Our Voices" conference mail to: Beverly Cleary School, Attn: Rosanne Malmstrom, 1915 NE 33rd, 97212. Please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com with any questions.
Additional important dates to put on your calendar:
1/31 Sparrows Assembly
2/13 PTA meeting 7PM
2/20 Foundation Meeting 7PM
2/21 Band Winter Concert 6:30 PM
2/22 Boys Night Out 5 PM to 8PM
2/23 Foundation Un-Auction
2/28 Site Council Meeting 4pm
Have an awesome week!
The Portland Public Schools Board of Education approved a significant revision to the district policy on student field trips and out-of-town travel, and passed a resolution to offer comment on proposed construction work on Interstate 5 that would affect Harriet Tubman Middle School.
Dear PPS Families,
With hopes that inclement winter weather is done for this school year, we wanted to touch base with you regarding making up snow days. We thought it was important to share an update with you before Spring Break.
Lincoln High School senior Sagarika Ramachandran has been selected as the winner of the Oregon Student Journalist of the Year Award. Sagarika, who serves as editor-in-chief of Lincoln's student newspaper, the Cardinal Times, became the first journalist from a PPS school to win the award, which started in 2005.
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Special District Board Meeting
6:00 PM Board Work Session
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM School Dance
6:00 PM Distrit Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PTA Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting