Dear Students and Parents/Guardians of Cesar Chavez K-8,
Welcome to the Cesar Chavez family! Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our Cesar Chavez School community. We are so excited for the 2018-19 school year! Our staff is working hard to prepare engaging and rewarding learning experiences for all students. We look forward to seeing our returning families, and we are excited to get to know our new kindergarten families and their students. At Cesar Chavez, we place high value on our partnership with parents, families, community and we invite you to be an active part of helping students to achieve their full potential.
We consider it a privilege to work with your kids every day to help them be their very best selves. We believe that each and every student has a gift to share with the world and we work hard to unlock their highest potential. We have high expectations of our students, and we have high expectations of ourselves to help all Cesar Chavez students learn and grow into well-rounded citizens and critical thinkers. Cesar Chavez aims to develop leadership skills, social and emotional skills, academic skills to prepare students for success not only in middle school but also in high school, career, relationships and life-long learning.
Cesar Chavez students will be taught to view themselves as learners and to think about what it looks like to be an active learner and thinker. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are as important as content knowledge. According to a recent Department of Labor report, 65% of students will be employed in jobs that do not yet exist, so it will be important for all students to acquire the analytical, evaluative, and creative skills to apply such thinking toward becoming successful in the jobs of the future.
To help your student be successful in our school, we need to help them understand what is required to be a good learner both inside and outside of the classroom. Talk about qualities and learning behaviors such as: taking positive risks, viewing errors as opportunities, working to recover from a mistake, giving and receiving feedback, asking questions, collaborating with peers, setting goals, planning with a purpose and tracking their own progress. Students need both high challenge and high support to grow as learners. We look forward to helping students maximize their growth at Cesar Chavez K-8.
Please continue to visit our website for updates throughout the year. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can reach me at email@example.com or 503-916-6451. We invite you to be our partners in our work. We look forward to working with families to accomplish great things for our students!
Cesar Chavez School
“You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.” ~Cesar Chavez
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.