We are so excited to welcome our 1-5th graders back to Peninsula on August 30, 2022. Kindergarten families, check out our kindergarten tab for details about our "Ramp up to K" schedule. See you soon!
At Peninsula, reading, writing and math are fundamental. Enrichments are essential. They bring pleasure to reading and creativity to expression. Enrichment classes teach cross-curricular skills that demonstrate to students how math applies to art, music, physical education and beyond. Enrichments are the colorful ties that bind the fully educated child together. Each of these certified teachers has a "specialty," complete with its own set of adopted educational standards. Most enrichment teachers have stand-alone classes and all collaborate with homeroom teachers to make curricular connections. We want students to know math doesn't just happen in "math class," it's all around us. Enrichments are fundamental to student engagement in school. Enrichments foster agency within a child and their ability to participate in their education.
Each month you will receive a newsletter from all of us updating you on what is happening in enrichments.
Archive of Specialist News Distributed via School Messenger
Visit our Teacher Tech Portal for additional information.
Each teacher has a website. Click on a name to view their website.
"Enrichments" or Specials Teachers at Peninsula:
Amy Close, Art
Patrick Nearing, Music
Matt Challender, PE
Jenny Gapp, Library
Samara Carranza, Counselor
Oregon Arts Standards (includes Music and Art)
Dear PPS Community,
This summer, youth gun violence has increased throughout the country and in the city of Portland. This year 729 shootings have occurred throughout the Portland area, impacting PPS students, families, and entire school communities. This is traumatic for all and we encourage you to support one another and anyone impacted by gun violence in our community.
Dear PPS Community,
A moderate to high heat risk forecast continues in effect for the Portland Metro area. Here are safety measures and resources to follow to prevent heat related illness:
Dear PPS Community,
A moderate to high heat risk is forecast for the Portland Metro area starting Monday, July 25 through Thursday, July 28. During this week, we will make every attempt to make decisions about summer program pauses and schedule changes by early morning. The health and safety of our students, staff, and partners is our top priority.
Dear PPS Families,
Portland Public Schools is committed to providing all students with high-quality instruction that helps students in all grades achieve our Graduate Portrait. We are taking important steps for next school year to ensure high-quality teaching and learning in every classroom, every day. We are introducing new, culturally relevant curriculum materials and a new instructional framework to provide teachers the tools they need.
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If you are able, please plan to send your child to school with the items identified on their grade level list. We know it's a lot, so if you are unable to purchase these items, please know that we will make sure your child has what they need.
ParentVue is a website that offers secure, private access to school and student information, including class assignments, attendance, emergency contacts on file, the school calendar, and teacher contact details. Parents and guardians can see information for all of their students who attend Portland Public Schools in one place. At the Middle School and High School levels student's assignments and classes grades are also available in ParentVue.
Click on the following link to get started using ParentVue. Each parent or guardian will need an Activation key (that is linked to the email address that is on file). The school secretary can supply the activation key. Note: if you are calling the school for the activation key, you must call from a phone number on file.
Each student also has an account to access the student version of this website, called StudentVue.
BREAKFAST and LUNCH are FREE for ALL Peninsula students during the 22-23 school year. Completing these forms helps Peninsula get access to other resources we may be entitled to.
Free and Reduced Lunch forms are found at SCHOOLCAFE.COM You will need your student's ID number to complete the paperwork. If the student is a returning Portland Public Schools student their ID number can be found on their report card or in ParentVue. If the student is new to Portland Public Schools, you can get an ID number form the school office.
*Please note that if you have students at schools where lunch is free for all students, you still need to apply for students attending Peninsula.