Creative Science School
Constructivism is the idea that meaningful knowledge is actively constructed rather than passively absorbed.
In a constructivist classroom, students are asked questions and invited to use what they already know to construct new ideas (creative) then test those ideas in context (science) in order to arrive at answers through experience and critical thinking.
At Creative Science School, teachers guide students through this practice of inquiry and discovery to promote curiosity, confidence, and connection— toward learning, toward themselves and each other, toward community— so that students may use these tools throughout their education and into adulthood.
The First Day of School for 1st - 8th grade is August 30th, 2022
CSS Popsicle Social
Wouldn't it be great to have an opportunity to meet your teachers, practice coming to school, and enjoy a delicious popsicle in the sun before school starts? We thought so too! Please join us behind the school Friday, August 26th, 3:00 - 3:30 for the return of our annual Popsicle Social! Just go to the back of the school and look around for a sign with your grade level and/or teacher's name on it. (All class assignments and class schedules will be available via PVUE on August 22nd)
What: CSS Popsicle Social
Who: CSS students and their families
When: Friday, August 26th, 3:00 - 3:30
Where: On the blacktop/playground behind CSS at 1231 SE 92nd Ave, Portland OR 97216
Why: A chance to meet your teacher, mingle with other students and families, and see the outside of the school!
Is this required for families? It's totally optional and, if you can't make it, you won't be missing any information or handouts.
Can we go into the school and see our classrooms? Unfortunately, no. The school building will be closed during this time.
How long will teachers be greeting families? Teachers will be outside from 3:00-3:30 pm before returning to preparations. Did you know teachers only get about 12 hours total to lesson plan and completely set up their classrooms at the beginning of the school year? It's true! So, while our staff does love spending time in community, for them this event has to be short and sweet.
Can our family stay and play after 3:30? Yes, please! You are welcome to stay and enjoy the gathering as long as you wish!
CSS will remain a K-8 in the Clark building for the 2022-23 school year.
CSS will remain a K-8 and move to the Bridger building next year beginning the 2023-24 school year.
Whether you’re returning to Creative Science or brand new to our school, staying connected is an important way to make sure you’re getting all the information you need.
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Summer Play Dates for Incoming Kindergarten and 1st Grade families
Welcome to Creative Science School! We are excited to welcome you to our school community. In addition to your child beginning their schooling journey, families will find CSS to be filled with friendly faces and opportunities to connect and engage with others.
This summer, we invite your family to join us for several informal park playdates hosted by outgoing kindergarten families, along with our PTA.
These playdates offer an opportunity for your new kindergartener to build familiarity and connection with other children their age and beyond, and for your household to meet other CSS families who are happy to share their knowledge and excitement about our school.
Mark your calendar and plan to drop by as your summer schedule allows!
*Schedule for Playdates HERE*
2022-2023 Daily Schedule
8:30 AM Doors Open & Breakfast begins
8:40 AM MidLevel First Bell
8:45 AM MidLevel Tardy Bell (must sign into office)
8:55 AM K-5th First Bell
9:00 AM K-5th Tardy Bell (must sign into office)
11:30 AM MidLevel Lunch and Recess
12:15 PM K - 2nd Lunch and Recess
12:55 PM 3rd - 5th Lunch and Recess
3:15 PM Dismissal bell K-8*
3:45 PM CSS Office Closes
*K- 2nd students need to be picked up from their classrooms by a guardian or designated person.
*K- 3rd students cannot be left unattended before 8:55 am and after 3:15 pm
It is important to pick up your student on time each day. If we do not hear from you the CSS Office will begin making phone calls to contacts listed in your student's file beginning at 3:30 pm.
Tuesday's CSS has a staff meeting starting at 3:30 pm.
CSS Spirit Wear Store
Open over the summer! Delivery at the end of September 2022 to homeroom classes.