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7439 N Charleston AvenuePortland, OR 97203Ph (503) 916-6266Fx (503) 916-2641

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  • Recursos para las familias

    Recursos par las familias

  • Family resources

    Family resources

  • School supply list

    School supply list School supply list

  • Welcome back - Important dates

    Important dates

  • Caraval

    Carnaval

  • End of year Carnival

    Carnival

  • Connect to Kinder

    Connect to Kinder

    Conectata a Kinder

  • Kinder Infromation/ Informacion de Kinder

    kInder Kinder

  • Back to school night

    Back to school night

  • Back to school night

    Come Join us for our in person back to school night September 15th from 5:30-7:30pm 

  • Back to School BBQ

    Come join us after our Community care day for a back to school BBQ 12-1pm 

  • Community Care Day/Backpack giveaway

    On Saturday, August 27th (9-12pm) we will be holding our Community Care Day. We are asking for volunteers to come out and help clean up our school grounds. We will also be handing out backpacks to all our students. 

  • James John Campfire afterschool program

    JJ Multi-Site Manager: Stephanie Vera, svera@campfirecolumbia.org, 503-758-9111
     
    JJ Camp Fire Site Supervisor: Angelica Brown 
    Phone number: 503-954-8590
     
    For registration and billing questions email ppsreg@campfirecolumbia.org
     
     
    About Camp Fire: 
    YOUTH-CENTERED PROGRAMMING:
    • Builds strong and genuine relationships with children, families, and school staff. We offer children a sense of belonging in a safe, engaging, and educational environment.
    • Provides daily after school homework time to give children an opportunity to work with staff and their peers to strengthen their academic skills.
    • Programming is intentional and outcome-based, and developed with the needs and interests of youth in mind.
    • Encourages children to develop and facilitate service-learning projects that help connect them to their communities.
     
    • Offers diverse curriculum to inspire children to “Find their Spark”, teaching them to be curious, engaged, and learning.
    • Develops children’s leadership skills through youth-led clubs, allowing them to practice leading their peers and writing their own curriculum.
    SUPPORT FOR CAMP FIRE FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY:
     
    • We are responsive to the communities we serve and make thoughtful and intentional adjustments to our programs as needed.
    • We are an Employment Related Day Care support (ERDC) approved provider and offer financial aid for low-income families.
    • We invest in outstanding staff who far surpass the state training standards. Training topics covered include Positive
    • Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS), growth mindset, cultural responsiveness and inclusion, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), group facilitation, curriculum development, healthy habits, and so much more!

District News

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  • The Arts Tax in Action: The HeART of Portland is Still Beating

    Students who took their first steps into PPS kindergarten classrooms in 2014 – the year Portland’s first-ever arts education tax went into effect – are now thriving sophomores.

    Evan Sampson is one of those sophomores, and he will have a chance to share his story at this year’s HeART of Portland, a showcase spotlighting the artistic accomplishments of some PPS’s most talented students.

    The two-week celebration of creativity will take place from April 16-28 at the Portland Art Museum. All exhibits and performances are free and open to the public.

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  • Lincoln & Grant Constitution Teams to Compete Nationally

    This weekend, the Lincoln and Grant high school constitution teams will compete in the annual We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals in Washington, D.C. 

    Now in its fifth decade, the event brings together students from all 50 states for a series of mock congressional hearings on everything from the Constitutional Convention of 1787 to the separation of powers and the future of democracy. 

    The Lincoln and Grant constitution teams, under the instruction of Patrick Magee-Jenks and Angela DiPasquale respectively, have long histories of taking home trophies on both the state and national level. 

    Good luck to all!

  • Important Calendar Updates

    First, the end of this school year will still be June 14 for K-11 students, and it will be May 31 for seniors.
    Second, next year’s bell schedules will change for many students.
    Beginning next school year, we added 15 instructional minutes for elementary and middle school students and provided all middle school students with a seven-period day. Accommodating these changes while supporting 410 minutes per week of teacher planning time and aligning our transportation systems requires us to adopt common start and stop times.
    Third, next year’s school calendars are available.

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  • A Recipe for Fun: Harvest of the Month at Hosford

    When students from Cleveland High School’s Advanced Commercial Foods and Baking class visited Hosford Middle School last month to try out a new recipe they called Baked Pears Goat Cheese Sunflower Seed Delight, the results of an informal sticker poll were very much on the positive side: 26 kids liked it and 30 loved it. Twenty-two were on the fence.

    Sixth grader Isaac Huynh was in the latter category. “I’ve had goat cheese before, but this goat cheese tastes different,” he said. “I think the whole thing might have been better with whipped cream.”

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