• Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Kayla Gulbranson on 11/30/2018

    Duniway Update

    11/30/2018

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    A note from the Principal 

    Dear Families,

    This morning we celebrated the final day of the month with a whole school assembly. Our assembly focused on Connection, one of our five core values. Mrs. Calvillo’s class, with some help from several students from Ms. Doern’s class, gave a presentation about how our “connectedness” looks throughout our community.  We had two 5th grade bell ensembles play, a 3rd grade recorder duet (Oliva and Elena), and our finale was our K-2 students singing “One Small Voice.” Thanks to Mrs. Freeburg for leading our musical efforts and thanks to Mrs. Calvillo and Ms. Doern for helping organize their students.  If you want to enjoy a clip of our K-2 students performing, go to twitter and follow us @duniwayschool.

    The final couple of weeks before winter break are always exciting and busy.  Thanks to those of you who have already made a donation to our Community Giving Project. This year we are helping fifteen Duniway families with gifts and food. There are still a few “snowmen” on the board outside of the office if you are interested in helping out.  All gifts (wrapped please) need to be turned in to the office by December 10th.

    In addition to our Community Giving project, December is also the time for the Annual Holiday Home Tour.  The Home Tour (Friday December 7th, 2018) is one of the PTA’s biggest fundraisers of the year and your help is needed.  Please go to Konstella or reach out to any member of the PTA for more information.

    As if December isn’t busy enough, we are also going to squeeze in our first Community Clean Up Day of the school year on December 12th.  Last year, we had one cleanup day and it was such a success that we have added a few more to our calendar. On the afternoon of the 12th, classrooms will be pitching in throughout the school to help with a wide variety of cleaning projects.  Thanks to our teachers on the School Climate Events Sub-Committee for making this day possible.

    I hope everyone has a great weekend.

    Regards,  

    Matt

    School News 

    Upcoming Dining event

    Our Dining for Duniway for December is coming up next week: on Tuesday, December 4th eat at the Hopworks from 5-9pm as the restaurant is donating portions from sales during this time to Duniway. This one is different than most of our Dining for Duniway events since it is during a limited time, so be sure to go during this window to benefit our PTA! It's a delicious way to take the day/night off from cooking, grab a pint, and support your child's school. If you have any questions regarding the Dining for Duniway program please contact Jen Lincoln at jenniferhlincoln@gmail.com

    ***Food Drive

    The Food Drive is a huge part of our Community Giving Project.  Not only do we put together gifts for our families in need, we have a Food Drive that helps create a good store of foods that families can use to get them through the holidays.  This is something everyone can take part in and know that you are touching many lives with your donations.  Boxes are outside each classroom.  Please donate non-perishable boxed or canned items by Monday, December 10th.  Thank you so much.

     

    Want to support our Learning Center?

    Consider donating new or gently used items:

    Students who work in the Learning Center participate in the Shadow Project, which is a nonprofit that teams with teachers to close the achievement gap for students in special education, helping them become confident, engaged students. The program was started at Duniway many years ago in 2 classrooms and has since grown to 34 schools serving 8,000 children. 

    Students earn Shadow Bucks for showing growth mindset, completing work, showing kindness, etc...  Then each month, we have a Shadow Store day, where students get to buy prizes (books, small toys, jewelry, stuffed animals, etc...).  This is highly motivating for students, and they always get excited when there are new and different items.  Please consider donating some items for our next Shadow Store (Dec. 13).  Thank you!

     

    Duniway “Community Giving Project”

    The Duniway school community is once again coming together to support our own families that are in need.  We will deliver a food basket and gifts to families in hopes of making the holidays a bit merrier.  You can help in one or more ways!

    • ***Donate non-perishable food.  Boxes will be outside each classroom.
    • Purchase a gift.  Snowmen with gift ideas will be posted outside the office. 

    Wrap, tape the snowman label to the gift and deliver it to the office.

    • Hate to shop?  Donate gift cards for grocery stores in the area.
    • And if you love to shop – volunteer do help purchase needed food and gifts!

    There are loads of ways you can make a huge difference in many lives.  If you have questions or want to adopt an entire family, please contact Lynn in the office at 503-916-6343 or lterhaar@pps.net

    Snowmen are on the bulletin board in the main hall.

    ** Please have all donations at school no later than Monday, December 10th**

     

    Holiday Boutique and Home Tour  -   NEXT FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7TH

    Top 12 Reasons
    Not to Miss the Duniway Holiday Boutique on December 7th

    12.   You know you want to give quality, unique gifts this season. What better place to

            check off your list!

    11.   Unique gifts to be found from Double Happiness Crane Company, Literary

    Blooms, dōTerra, Arbor Lodge Candle Shop and Duniway’s own flower queen,       Root of Joy.  Amazing dried wreaths from Valley Natural Floral. 

    10.   Who doesn’t like to play? Check out the natural and felted goods for kids and

            adults at Naturally Fun Shop, Studio Annalea and Wild Iris.

    9.    Why not get a new piece of jewelry to wear to those upcoming holiday parties from

           Milepost 275, A Little Gold Therapy, Meshel Jewelry, The Girl in the Pearl, Hidden

           Sun Jewelry, Garden’s Glory Designs, and Duniway’s own Zuzka’s Designs?

    8.     Need to add a few new pieces to you or your children’s wardrobe? Check out the

            fun designs from LuLaRoe, Silly Daisy, Teal and Zoe Jones Designs.

    7.     Plan early and get your prom dress for the 2019 Spring Auction. 

            Visit the Prom Shop for truly unique styles.

        6 more to come.........

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events 

    Fri     12/7     Duniway Home Tour 10-3 & 5-9 and Boutique 9-7

       The Duniway Choir is performing at 9:00 and 6:00 pm         

     

    Mark Your Calendars

    Here are the dates for the upcoming music concerts by grade level:

    Kinder and FirstThursday, January 17th.  Kinders at 6:30 and 1st grade at 7:00

    Second and ThirdThursday, February 21st.  2nd grade at 6:30 and 3rd at 7:00

    Fourth and FifthThursday, April 11th. 4th grade at 6:30 and 5th at 7:00

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

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    Community News

    12th Annual Decemberville in Sellwood & Westmoreland

    Decemberville is December 1st from 10am-4pm. It’s a way to sip on cocoa, craft holiday gifts, take photos with your favorite winter characters, and support the local business community.

    If you have families that would like to volunteer for the event, it’s a super fun way to do community service in the neighborhood. Students under twelve need a parent or older sibling to volunteer with them. There will be hot cocoa and cookies for all the volunteers. Please sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A084BAAA72DA7FD0-volunteer.

    To find out more about the event, visit us at https://decemberville.com/

     

    Cleveland Dance Team – ‘Day in the Sun’

    The Cleveland High School Dance Team, The Sun, is hosting a ‘Day in the Sun!’ dance clinic on Saturday December 15th from 8:45 to 2:30. The This dance clinic, open to grades K-8, is a fun day with the Dance Team as well as a great opportunity for parents to fit in some holiday shopping. Young dancers are divided into grade-based groups to learn a fun routine geared for their age level and then perform for parents at 1:15. Registration is $35 and includes a t-shirt, photo and certificate. To register online, go to https://tinyurl.com/ClevelandDayintheSun. Registration forms are also available in the office.

         

    The organizations providing information are not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by PPS. District policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.  PB 1.80.020.  Not all outside organizations comply with the Board’s non-discrimination policy.  Families are strongly encouraged to review materials closely.

     

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  • Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Kayla Gulbranson on 11/16/2018

    Duniway Update

    11/16/2018

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    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday

    A note from the Principal 

    Dear Families,

    As Thanksgiving approaches, it is hard not to feel grateful and thankful for the wonderful work taking place at Duniway.  Our students, teachers, support staff, and families all care very deeply about our school and our school community.

    Ms. Goodman’s fifth grade class, along with a dedicated crew of parent volunteers organized our most successful book drive in recent history.  Over 2,600 books were collected and donated to the Children’s Book Bank. That is an incredible effort and we thank Ms. Goodman’s class for their leadership and we also thank Ceri Cundiff for her coordination, organization, and commitment.

    In other exciting news, the Duniway Foundation Annual campaign wrapped up and the initial numbers are looking quite impressive.  With a 66 % participation rate, $67,000 has been donated to the foundation. Thank you to Katie Mills and Britt Cutsforth Dawkins for their leadership.

    I wanted to thank Kim Stockstad for attending this week’s PTA meeting and for discussing how math in 2018 looks a bit different then the math of the past.  It was great to see a number of new faces at the meeting. We are hoping to bring additional guest speakers/presenters to upcoming PTA meetings, so please be on the lookout and if you have not joined the PTA, it is never too late!

    Please remember that there is no school next week for conferences and for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We look forward to seeing many of you on Monday or Tuesday.

    Thanksgiving is about many things, and for me, it is most about making connections with friends and family.  I hope your break is filled with many good stories, plenty of laughter, and opportunities to celebrate. I wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    Regards,  

    Matt

    School News      

    Thank you for your book donation!

    Wow! So many books were donated to our Annual Book Harvest! We blew our goal of 1,500 books out of the water and ended up collecting a total of 2,643 books. Thank you to all of you who donated books and to Ms. Goodman and her class for helping spread the word and collect books. The Children’s Book Bank was blown away by the generosity of the Duniway community. 

     

    Want to support our Learning Center?

    Consider donating new or gently used items:

    Students who work in the Learning Center participate in the Shadow Project, which is a nonprofit that teams with teachers to close the achievement gap for students in special education, helping them become confident, engaged students. The program was started at Duniway many years ago in 2 classrooms and has since grown to 34 schools serving 8,000 children. 

    Students earn Shadow Bucks for showing growth mindset, completing work, showing kindness, etc...  Then each month, we have a Shadow Store day, where students get to buy prizes (books, small toys, jewelry, stuffed animals, etc...).  This is highly motivating for students, and they always get excited when there are new and different items.  Please consider donating some items for our next Shadow Store (Dec. 13).  Thank you!

     

    Duniway “Community Giving Project”

    The Duniway school community is once again coming together to support our own families that are in need.  We will deliver a food basket and gifts to families in hopes of making the holidays a bit merrier.  You can help in one or more ways!

    • Donate non-perishable food.  Boxes will be outside each classroom.
    • Purchase a gift.  Snowmen with gift ideas will be posted outside the office. 

    Wrap, tape the snowman label to the gift and deliver it to the office.

    • Hate to shop?  Donate gift cards for grocery stores in the area.
    • And if you love to shop – volunteer do help purchase needed food and gifts!

    There are loads of ways you can make a huge difference in many lives.  If you have questions or want to adopt an entire family, please contact Lynn in the office at 503-916-6343 or lterhaar@pps.net

    Snowmen are on the bulletin board in the main hall.

    ** Please have all donations at school no later than Monday, December 10th**

    ***Food Drive

    The Food Drive is a huge part of our Community Giving Project.  Not only do we put together gifts for our families in need, we have a Food Drive that helps create a good store of foods that families can use to get them through the holidays.  This is something everyone can take part in and know that you are touching many lives with your donations.

     

    Duniway Holiday Home Tour

    Join us for the 40th Annual Holiday Home Tour!  Ring in the holiday season by joining us for a cherished Eastmoreland tradition that helps support Duniway Elementary School. The tour offers a sneak peek into seven stunning neighborhood homes decked out for the holidays, along with neighborhood trolley rides and live music.

    Running in conjunction with the tour is the Holiday Boutique, featuring the wares of many local artists and merchants. Anyone can attend the boutique, held at Duniway Elementary on the day of the tour, without purchasing a Home Tour ticket.

    A portion of all boutique sales also benefits Duniway students.

    THE HOLIDAY HOME TOUR WILL BE OPEN FOR BOTH DAY AND EVENING TOUR SESSIONS:

    Day Session: 10AM-3PM
    Evening Session: 5PM-9PM

    Holiday Boutique: 9AM-7:30PM

    Ticket Price: $30 for pre-sale tickets, $35 for day-of tickets.  The Boutique is free for all.
    https://www.duniwayhometour.org  Tickets can be purchased here: https://impactflow.com/event/2018-duniway-holiday-home-tour-9394

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events 

     

         NO SCHOOL THIS WEEK…

    Mon   11/26   All day and evening conferences     

    Tue    11/27   All day and evening conferences              

    Wed   11/18-20   SCHOOL CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday

     

    Wed   11/28   Wreath distribution in the south gym 2-4 pm

    Fri     11/30   Walk/Bike to School Day               

                         

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

    Community News

    12th Annual Decemberville in Sellwood & Westmoreland

    Decemberville is December 1st from 10am-4pm. It’s a way to sip on cocoa, craft holiday gifts, take photos with your favorite winter characters, and support the local business community.

    If you have families that would like to volunteer for the event, it’s a super fun way to do community service in the neighborhood. Students under twelve need a parent or older sibling to volunteer with them. There will be hot cocoa and cookies for all the volunteers. Please sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A084BAAA72DA7FD0-volunteer.

    To find out more about the event, visit us at https://decemberville.com/

         

    The organizations providing information are not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by PPS. District policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.  PB 1.80.020.  Not all outside organizations comply with the Board’s non-discrimination policy.  Families are strongly encouraged to review materials closely.

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  • Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Kayla Gulbranson on 11/9/2018

    Duniway Update

    11/9/2018

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    REMINDER:  NO SCHOOL – Monday, November 12th – Veteran’s Day

    A Note from the Principal

     

    Dear Families,

    I hope you all are having a nice week and are gearing up for the Holiday Weekend.  During our staff meeting on Tuesday, we focused on our new writing curriculum and we also spent some time reading and discussing about the challenges we face in the ever-shifting environment of public schools.  It requires all of us to be creative with our solutions and open to change that might be foreign and unknown.  The article we used as a platform for our discussion highlighted the critical importance of curiosity, compassion, and hopefulness as we embark on the positive change we seek.  If you are interested in looking at the article you can find it here.

    One of the greatest aspects of public education and one of the most significant challenges is the fantastic range of learners that we work with each day.  While we do our best to meet the needs of all students, it remains an area that we continue to look for ways to improve.  Whether a student is identified at Talented and Gifted (TAG) or not, teachers will work diligently to meet the rate and level of each student.  Families will often have questions about TAG and how this relates to the work we do at Duniway.  While TAG is not a “special program,” it is a designation that helps our staff acknowledge a group of students who generally function at a higher level and a faster pace.

    As we approach the holidays and holiday travel, please remember that when your child is absent because of a family trip the classroom teacher is unable to pull together packets of work or other assignments for you to complete while your child is out.  There is not a replacement for being in class.  There are many ways to make a trip/vacation educational - feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher if you need suggestions or have any questions.  Thanks for your understanding.

    An important safety reminder:  Please do not use the small parking lot (outside the primary wing) for pick up or drop off.  We have had several close calls in recent weeks.  There are a lot of pedestrians that are using this area and it is very unsafe to have cars backing up, pulling in, etc.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.

    Wishing you an enjoyable weekend!

    Regards,

    Matt

     

    School News       

     

    LAST DAY of the Annual Campaign!

    We’re so close to our goal: The campaign ends tonight and we are at~70% of our $80,000 goal! 

     

    Can I still participate? YES! The campaign officially ends this Friday, but we will never turn away participation or donations. You can: 

    • Donate online at www.duniwayelementary.com/give.
    • We can use your tax-deductible donation as participation without needing the actual green envelope.
    • Send an email to brittdawkins@gmail.com saying if you 1) will drop a check off in the office next week, 2) plan to give later this year. or 3) do not wish to give at this time.

     

    Whatever you choose, your response counts as participation and is greatly appreciated! We will tally the numbers this weekend. We’ve promised the class with the most participation from each grade level an ice cream party, and the winning classrooms will be announced next week. 


    Thank you for supporting Duniway: Any contribution, at whatever level possible, makes a difference in the quality of your child’s education! We encourage every family to contribute, as these programs benefit all Duniway students.  Thank you so much for participating in the Duniway Annual Campaign.

    Duniway “Community Giving Project”

    The Duniway school community is once again coming together to support our own families that are in need.  We will deliver a food basket and gifts to families in hopes of making the holidays a bit merrier.  You can help in one or more ways!

    • Donate non-perishable food.  Boxes will be outside each classroom.
    • Purchase a gift.  Snowmen with gift ideas will be posted outside the office.  

    Wrap, tape the snowman label to the gift and deliver it to the office.

    • Hate to shop?  Donate gift cards for grocery stores in the area.
    • And if you love to shop – volunteer do help purchase needed food and gifts!

    There are loads of ways you can make a huge difference in many lives.  If you have questions or want to adopt an entire family, please contact Lynn in the office at 503-916-6343 or lterhaar@pps.net

    Snowmen will be available starting Wednesday, November 14th in the main hall.

     

    ** Please have all donations at school no later than Monday, December 10th**

     

    ***Food Drive

    The Food Drive is a huge part of our Community Giving Project.  Not only do we put together gifts for our families in need, we have a Food Drive that helps create a good store of foods that families can use to get them through the holidays.  This is something everyone can take part in and know that you are touching many lives with your donations.

    Duniway Holiday Home Tour

    Join us for the 40th Annual Holiday Home Tour!  Ring in the holiday season by joining us for a cherished Eastmoreland tradition that helps support Duniway Elementary School. The tour offers a sneak peek into seven stunning neighborhood homes decked out for the holidays, along with neighborhood trolley rides and live music.

    Running in conjunction with the tour is the Holiday Boutique, featuring the wares of many local artists and merchants. Anyone can attend the boutique, held at Duniway Elementary on the day of the tour, without purchasing a Home Tour ticket. 

    A portion of all boutique sales also benefits Duniway students. 

    THE HOLIDAY HOME TOUR WILL BE OPEN FOR BOTH DAY AND EVENING TOUR SESSIONS:

    Day Session: 10AM-3PM
    Evening Session: 5PM-9PM

    Holiday Boutique: 9AM-7:30PM

    Ticket Price: $30 for pre-sale tickets, $35 for day-of tickets.  The Boutique is free for all.
    https://www.duniwayhometour.org  Tickets can be purchased here: https://impactflow.com/event/2018-duniway-holiday-home-tour-9394

    The Annual Campaign continues! 

    How are we doing? We hit our 25% envelopes returned goal on Tuesday and were rewarded with seeing Principal Goldstein dressed up as a fantastic Dumbledore on Halloween! As of Friday morning, 33% of the envelopes have been returned. THANK YOU for your support—we’re halfway to our $80,000 goal so please keep those envelopes coming.

    Get involved: Please complete and bring in the bright green envelope, whether you choose to donate now or not—you don’t have to donate, but we would like every family to participate by turning in their envelope during the 3-week campaign.  You can donate online at www.duniwayelementary.com/give or by check made payable to “Duniway Foundation.”

    Get ice cream: One class from each grade level with the most participation will receive an ice cream party. Here are the leading classrooms as of Friday morning, with one week to go: 

    • Kindergarten: IT’S A TIE!  Hewitt and Clawson both have 46.15% of envelopes returned
    • 1st: Iverson/Newton with 51.85% of envelopes returned 
    • 2nd: Robb with 56.52% of envelopes returned 
    • 3rd: Mildenberger with 45.83% of envelopes returned 
    • 4th: Cudjoe with 34.62% of envelopes returned (but Chasse is a very close second!)
    • 5th: Calvillo with 53.57% of envelopes returned 

    Need an envelope? If you didn’t receive a green envelope last week, they are available in the office, or simply donate online at www.duniwayelementary.com/give. Any contribution, at whatever level possible, makes a difference in the quality of your child’s education! We encourage every family to contribute, as these programs benefit all Duniway students.  

    Conference Dinners for Staff, November 19 & 20

    A favorite Duniway tradition is just around the corner-conference meals for the staff. During conferences on Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20, families bring in dishes from home to feed the staff dinner. They enjoy warm potluck meals together in the library both evenings from 5-7pm. It’s a lovely way to show our gratitude during this time of year for all of their hard work and dedication to our children. There are so many ways to help, from bringing in a crockpot full of your favorite soup to a bag of ice to volunteering to help clean up and so many more. Last year, my fourth grader made her favorite brownies. Please go Konstella for more information. Look for the "Conference Dinners" sign up and add your name today. 

    Questions? Contact jessica_dumas@comcast.net

    Holiday Home Tour

    This year is the Duniway Holiday Home Tour’s 40th anniversary.  The tour is the PTA's second largest fundraiser of the year. Last year we raised over $40,000, half of which came from businesses sponsoring the tour and buying ads in the program. We need your help to make this year even more successful!

    Do you own a business? Do you have a contractor you love? A restaurant or local business you frequent? A friend or neighbor who owes you a favor? Let's talk soon! (Deadline for ads is November 9th.) Phoebe Maloney (phoebemaloney@yahoo.com)

    Spring Auction Classroom Art Projects

    Have you signed up to volunteer to lead a classroom art project for the spring auction yet?! Many of you have, but we’re still a few classrooms short (specifically Calvillo, Cheney, Goodman, Levine, Munoz, Neff). If you would like to participate in creating a collaborative art project with your child’s class, head on over to Konstella and sign up!! It’s always so fun to see the masterpieces that a classroom full of students can create when working together. And remember, you DO NOT need to be an artist to participate! You can find more info on Konstella, or feel free to send me a message through Konstella with any additional questions. Thanks!  If you have questions, please contact Carrie Spiteri at carriejbee@aol.com.

    Upcoming Calendar of Events  

        

    Mon   11/12   NO SCHOOL – Veteran’s Day          

    Tue    11/13   PTA Meeting 6:30 pm             

    Wed   11/14   Community Giving Project begins           

                       

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

     

     

    Community News

     

    Southeast Portland Girls Basketball Club 

    The SE Portland Girls Basketball Club is an all-volunteer Oregon non-profit, formed 5 years ago in order to provide a low cost and high quality basketball experience for any 1st through 8th grade girl in southeast Portland regardless of skill level, AND to have a positive lasting impact on their lives.  We currently have approximately 30 Duniway girls participating.

    Key points regarding Southeast Portland Girls Basketball Club:

    • 5 years old – ended last basketball season with 21 first through 8th grade teams – over 240 girls participating from almost all southeast elementary and middle schools.
    • We take players sight unseen – NO TRYOUTS
    • Any girl can participate regardless of family’s socio/economic situation
    • Club teams play in both rec and competitive leagues and tournaments, and
    • We form school based teams wherever possible.

    To register, go to http://www.sepdx-girlsbasketballclub.com/.  For more info contact Steve Cooper at 503-887-2928 or  scoopersepgb@gmail.com.

     

         

    The organizations providing information are not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by PPS. District policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.  PB 1.80.020.  Not all outside organizations comply with the Board’s non-discrimination policy.  Families are strongly encouraged to review materials closely.

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  • Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Kayla Gulbranson on 11/2/2018

    Duniway Update

    11/2/2018

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    A note from the Principal 

    Dear Families,

    November is upon us!  The week of Halloween festivities has drawn to a close and teachers, staff, and students have successfully navigated the month of October. Thanks to all of you who have participated in our Foundation’s Annual Campaign.  It was quite exciting to be decked out in costume on Wednesday (thanks to Katie Mills for the amazing Dumbledore attire).  Lots of fun comments could be heard - an especially good one came from a kindergarten student in Ms. Clawson’s classroom.  As I stepped into the room, seemingly hidden behind my long gray beard, my long gray hair and my flowing robes, the student quickly snapped, “Oh, that’s Mr. Goldstein.  I recognize his shoes.”

    Some of you may have noticed the beautiful new dragon decaled box in the office.  A big thank you to Gabe Neff, husband of 2nd grade teacher Suzie Neff, who hand built the box.  Additional thanks to 3rd grade teacher Marjie Mildenberger and former Duniway teacher Joanne Chow who did the dragon decal work.  The purpose of the box is for us to collect dragon flames and to recognize students who are demonstrating excellent behavior.  Student names will be shared every Monday during our Monday minute broadcast and during lunch.  If you see a student demonstrating behavior that is caring, connected, trustworthy, courageous, or curious, take a moment to fill out a dragon flame (you can get one from a teacher or in the office) and drop it in the brand new box!

    The teachers continue to prepare for conferences which will take place on November 19th and 20th.  If you have not signed up for a conference, please contact your child’s teacher or Sarah Erickson in the office - conference sign-up is online and can be done in minutes.  Our teachers will do their best to give you an overall sense of how your child has done over the first quarter of the year.  This is also a great time to ask questions and to share any information about your child that would be helpful to the teacher.

    Last week I put out a request for community members who are interested in serving on two different community work groups.  For more information and to sign-up follow this link.  Thanks to those of you who have already responded.  I hope to get back in touch with people by the end of next week.  

    Thanks to all of you who donated some of your Halloween candy - we have a great supply that should get us through the dark winter months.  Hope you all have a nice weekend.

    Regards,  

    Matt

     

    School News      

    Winners of our Home Tour Drawing Contest

    Congratulations are in order!!  Students worked hard to recreate pictures of the beautiful homes that will be on our tour this year.  Here are the winners by grade level:

              K – Nola Lee                   1st – Cedrick Patla          2nd  – Miranda Yao

              3rd – Sydney Hamel        4th – Willow Young         5th – Derek Puppo

             

    T-shirt and hat orders

    We were just informed that our order is ready to pick up.  If you ordered an item from Swag Northwest, it will be given to your student to take home early next week.

     

    Book Harvest book drive ends Friday, November 9th

    Keep the books coming!!  Bring in your outgrown gently used books appropriate for babies, toddlers, and elementary age children. Gently used books in good condition and even new books are welcome. Drop off your books in the designated boxes in the hallways from now until Friday, November 9

    For more information contact: Ceri S. Cundiff, ceri.s.cundiff@gmail.com

     

    Conference Dinners for Staff, November 19 & 20

    A favorite Duniway tradition is just around the corner-conference meals for the staff. During conferences on Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20, families bring in dishes from home to feed the staff dinner. They enjoy warm potluck meals together in the library both evenings from 5-7pm. It’s a lovely way to show our gratitude during this time of year for all of their hard work and dedication to our children. There are so many ways to help, from bringing in a crockpot full of your favorite soup to a bag of ice to volunteering to help clean up and so many more. Last year, my fourth grader made her favorite brownies. Please go Konstella for more information. Look for the "Conference Dinners" sign up and add your name today. 

    Questions? Contact jessica_dumas@comcast.net

     

    The Annual Campaign continues!

    How are we doing? We hit our 25% envelopes returned goal on Tuesday and were rewarded with seeing Principal Goldstein dressed up as a fantastic Dumbledore on Halloween! As of Friday morning, 33% of the envelopes have been returned. THANK YOU for your support—we’re halfway to our $80,000 goal so please keep those envelopes coming.

    Get involved: Please complete and bring in the bright green envelope, whether you choose to donate now or not—you don’t have to donate, but we would like every family to participate by turning in their envelope during the 3-week campaign.  You can donate online at www.duniwayelementary.com/give or by check made payable to “Duniway Foundation.”

    Get ice cream: One class from each grade level with the most participation will receive an ice cream party. Here are the leading classrooms as of Friday morning, with one week to go:

    • Kindergarten: IT’S A TIE!  Hewitt and Clawson both have 46.15% of envelopes returned
    • 1st: Iverson/Newton with 51.85% of envelopes returned
    • 2nd: Robb with 56.52% of envelopes returned
    • 3rd: Mildenberger with 45.83% of envelopes returned
    • 4th: Cudjoe with 34.62% of envelopes returned (but Chasse is a very close second!)
    • 5th: Calvillo with 53.57% of envelopes returned

    Need an envelope? If you didn’t receive a green envelope last week, they are available in the office, or simply donate online at www.duniwayelementary.com/give. Any contribution, at whatever level possible, makes a difference in the quality of your child’s education! We encourage every family to contribute, as these programs benefit all Duniway students.  

     

    Holiday Home Tour

    This year is the Duniway Holiday Home Tour’s 40th anniversary.  The tour is the PTA's second largest fundraiser of the year. Last year we raised over $40,000, half of which came from businesses sponsoring the tour and buying ads in the program. We need your help to make this year even more successful!

    Do you own a business? Do you have a contractor you love? A restaurant or local business you frequent? A friend or neighbor who owes you a favor? Let's talk soon! (Deadline for ads is November 9th.) Phoebe Maloney (phoebemaloney@yahoo.com)

     

    Spring Auction Classroom Art Projects

    Have you signed up to volunteer to lead a classroom art project for the spring auction yet?! Many of you have, but we’re still a few classrooms short (specifically Calvillo, Cheney, Goodman, Levine, Munoz, Neff). If you would like to participate in creating a collaborative art project with your child’s class, head on over to Konstella and sign up!! It’s always so fun to see the masterpieces that a classroom full of students can create when working together. And remember, you DO NOT need to be an artist to participate! You can find more info on Konstella, or feel free to send me a message through Konstella with any additional questions. Thanks!  If you have questions, please contact Carrie Spiteri at carriejbee@aol.com.

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events      

                

    Tue    11/6     Goodman/Levine field trip to the Oregon Food Bank 9-12

                 Pizzicato Dining Event           

    Wed   11/7     Calvillo field trip to the Oregon Food Bank 9-12                   

    Fri     11/9     Chasse/Cudjoe/O’Shea field trip to Oregon Children’s Theatre 9:15-1:30

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

    Community News

    Southeast Portland Girls Basketball Club

    The SE Portland Girls Basketball Club is an all-volunteer Oregon non-profit, formed 5 years ago in order to provide a low cost and high quality basketball experience for any 1st through 8th grade girl in southeast Portland regardless of skill level, AND to have a positive lasting impact on their lives.  We currently have approximately 30 Duniway girls participating.

    Key points regarding Southeast Portland Girls Basketball Club:

    • 5 years old – ended last basketball season with 21 first through 8th grade teams – over 240 girls participating from almost all southeast elementary and middle schools.
    • We take players sight unseen – NO TRYOUTS
    • Any girl can participate regardless of family’s socio/economic situation
    • Club teams play in both rec and competitive leagues and tournaments, and
    • We form school based teams wherever possible.

    To register, go to http://www.sepdx-girlsbasketballclub.com/.  For more info contact Steve Cooper at 503-887-2928 or  scoopersepgb@gmail.com.

         

    The organizations providing information are not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by PPS. District policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.  PB 1.80.020.  Not all outside organizations comply with the Board’s non-discrimination policy.  Families are strongly encouraged to review materials closely.

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  • Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Kayla Gulbranson on 10/26/2018

    Duniway Update

    10/26/2018

    REMINDER:  NO SCHOOL MONDAY, OCTOBER 29TH

    It’s a Teacher Planning Day J

    Please add Duniway’s web page to your favorites list

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

    A note from the Principal 

    Dear Families,

    I hope everyone has enjoyed their week.  Yesterday and today certainly looked and felt like a true October day, though we were successful in getting outside for recess.  It is a little hard to believe that Thanksgiving break is three weeks away.  I know teachers are already working to prepare for conferences with families and Monday’s work-day (remember, no school on Monday, 10/29) will provide teachers and grade level teams the much needed time to collaborate.  Teachers have been asked to take on some significant work this year; new writing curriculum, year two of new reading curriculum, propping up an old math curriculum, and focusing on how to best integrate social-emotional learning into our everyday lives here at Duniway.  If the work going on at school is intriguing to you, I might have just the right opportunity for you.

    I am looking for several community members who are interested in joining two work groups that I will be forming.  Each group will meet approximately three times during the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year (meeting dates and times TBA).  One group will focus on Teaching, Learning, and Assessment and the other group will focus on Social-Emotional Learning and School Climate. Members of the group will provide input and possible solutions to the ongoing efforts at Duniway.  Work might include creating surveys and reviewing data collected, reviewing and revising Duniway’s Comprehensive Achievement Plan (CAP), weighing in on how to spend PTA and Foundation funds, and other topics that emerge during the course of the year.  If this sounds interesting, please fill out the following form.  I will be contacting those who are interested in the next couple of weeks.  If you want a bit more information you can contact me in the office, by phone, or by mgoldste@pps.net.

    With Halloween approaching, please remember that students do not wear costumes during the school day.  However, many classes will be finding ways to have some fun.  Of course, the day after Halloween is also always an interesting one in schools.  Please do what you can to limit the amount of candy your child comes to school with (you can also always donate extra candy to the office so I can keep my candy supply stocked for the teachers) on Thursday and Friday.

    If you have not already done so, please return the bright green Annual Campaign envelope that was sent home on Monday.  Our hope is to have as many families participate (regardless of the amount, if any at all).

    Looks like a wet weekend -- have fun and stay dry.

    Regards,

    Matt Goldstein

    Principal

     

    School News      

    Cafeteria Reminder!!

    It is time for all 3rd – 5th grade student to know their lunch numbers!  Keep practicing at home and memorize those important 6 numbers that will follow you all through your Portland Public Schools adventure!  You need them to get hot lunch!

     

    Also - be sure your lunch account is current

    We have an unusually high number of students that owe money on their lunch cards.  Notices go home with students and the district auto-dialer calls families to remind them they have a negative balance. Families are encouraged to enroll in the online prepayment service www.schoolcafe.comfor convenient online payments and account tracking. 

     

    We invite you to participate in this year’s Annual Campaign

    Hello Duniway Families! You should have received a bright green envelope in your child’s backpack this week—please look for it if you haven’t seen it yet. The Annual Campaign is one of two major Foundation fundraisers that raise money for Duniway teaching positions not covered by Portland Public Schools and for additional educational enrichment programs. Here’s how you can get involved:

    • Please complete the green envelope provided whether you choose to donate now or not—you don’t have to donate, but we would like every family to participate by turning in their envelope during the 3-week campaign.
    • You can donate online at www.duniwayelementary.com/give or by check made payable to “Duniway Foundation.”

    One class from each grade level with the most participation will receive an ice cream party. Here are the leading classrooms as of Friday the 26th: Kindergarten: Clawson, with 11.54% participation; 1st: IverNewt, with 29.63% participation; 2nd: Robb, with 34.78% participation; 3rd: Mildenberger, with 20.83% participation; 4th: Cudjoe, with 15.38% participation; 5th: Cavillo, with 35.71% participation.

    DON'T MISS THIS: Overall school participation currently stands at 13.19%. If we can get it to 25% by next Tuesday, Mr. Goldstein has promised he'll dress up for Halloween. Turn in those envelopes if you want to see Duniway's headmaster in a very special costume!

    Our goal is to raise $80,000 during this year’s Annual Campaign. We can hit this goal if everyone donated $175 per student, or $20 a month per student. Any contribution, at whatever level possible, makes a difference in the quality of your child’s education! We encourage every family to contribute, as these programs benefit all Duniway students.  

    If you didn’t receive a green envelope this week, they are available in the main Duniway hall near the auditorium, or donate online at www.duniwayelementary.com/give. We sincerely thank you for your support!

     

    Holiday Home Tour

    This year is the Duniway Holiday Home Tour’s 40th anniversary.  The tour is the PTA's second largest fundraiser of the year. Last year we raised over $40,000, half of which came from businesses sponsoring the tour and buying ads in the program. We need your help to make this year even more successful!

    Do you own a business? Do you have a contractor you love? A restaurant or local business you frequent? A friend or neighbor who owes you a favor? Let's talk soon! (Deadline for ads is November 9th.) Phoebe Maloney (phoebemaloney@yahoo.com)

     

    2018-2019 OBOB Orientation Meeting

    When: Thursday, Nov 1 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Where:  Duniway Elementary-Auditorium

    What: Open to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students at Duniway that are interested in participating! If you are new to OBOB, come and hear the rules, procedures and timelines for this year's competition. 

    The book list for 2018-2019:

    • Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
    • George by Alex Gino
    • Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine
    • The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
    • In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III
    • The Infinity Year of Avalon James by Dana Middleton
    • Nightbird by Alice Hoffman
    • Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce & Maggie Stiefvater
    • Real Friends by Shannon Hale
    • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
    • Ugly by Robert Hoge
    • Waylon! One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker
    • When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin
    • A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner
    • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
    • Wish by Barbara O’Connor

    Have questions? Please feel free to contact Erin Black-Mitchell at blackerinm@gmail.com or Meryl Riddle at merylrf@yahoo.com.

     

    Book Harvest book drive ends November 9

    Keep the books coming!!  We are 60% to our goal, and have collected 904 books as of last Friday. 

    Got books? We’re partnering with The Children’s Book Bank to bring you the sixth annual Children's Book Harvest book drive because ALL children, regardless of means, should grow up surrounded by and experiencing books! Bring in your outgrown gently used books appropriate for babies, toddlers, and elementary age children. Gently used books in good condition and even new books are welcome. Drop off your books in the designated boxes in the hallways from now untilFriday, November 9

    Children's books featuring children of color and books in Spanish are greatly needed. Consider donating new books that reflect the wonderful diversity of the Portland community. Here is a list of some favorites. 

    Cash donations allow The Children's Book Bank to purchase book in Spanish and other much needed books not generally collected in the book drive. Families who wish to contribute cash to support the Children's Book Harvest may donate here.  

    For more information contact: Ceri S. Cundiff, ceri.s.cundiff@gmail.com

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events      

    Mon   10/29   NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day

    Thu   11/1    OBOB Parent Meeting 6:30-7:30 pm in the auditorium      

                       

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

    Community News

    Southeast Portland Girls Basketball Club

    The SE Portland Girls Basketball Club is an all-volunteer Oregon non-profit, formed 5 years ago in order to provide a low cost and high quality basketball experience for any 1st through 8th grade girl in southeast Portland regardless of skill level, AND to have a positive lasting impact on their lives.  We currently have approximately 30 Duniway girls participating.

    Key points regarding Southeast Portland Girls Basketball Club:

    • 5 years old – ended last basketball season with 21 first through 8th grade teams – over 240 girls participating from almost all southeast elementary and middle schools.
    • We take players sight unseen – NO TRYOUTS
    • Any girl can participate regardless of family’s socio/economic situation
    • Club teams play in both rec and competitive leagues and tournaments, and
    • We form school based teams wherever possible.

    To register, go to http://www.sepdx-girlsbasketballclub.com/.  For more info contact Steve Cooper at 503-887-2928 or  scoopersepgb@gmail.com.

     

    Cleveland Boys Winter League Basketball is here and Registration is OPEN!  

    Cleveland Basketball offers Recreational and competitive teams for grades 3rd-8th boys.  Recreational team registration is open, with limited availability and volunteer coaches are needed.  Tryouts are required for Intermediate/Advanced Skill players in grades 5th-8th interested in playing on a PIL or Warrior Prep team.  Tryouts for PIL & WP teams are November 3rd & 4th.  Please visit Cleveland Basketball for complete details, tryout requirements & cost at:  https://www.cleveland-warriors.com/youth-basketball/

         

    The organizations providing information are not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by PPS. District policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.  PB 1.80.020.  Not all outside organizations comply with the Board’s non-discrimination policy.  Families are strongly encouraged to review materials closely.

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  • Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Kayla Gulbranson on 10/19/2018

    Duniway Community Update

    10/19/2018

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

                    From the Principal’s Desk       

    Dear Families,

    Today I had the opportunity to join our kindergartners at the Portland Nursery Apple Festival - it is a field trip I have always enjoyed.  I tasted quite a few apples this morning and the “Jonathan” was a definite favorite of mine (and a few other people as well I heard).  Our students, as always, did a wonderful job representing Duniway. Regardless of where our students travel, I consistently get feedback about how kind and respectful they are.  And thanks to the many parent chaperones who made it possible to “move” 77 or so five/six year olds from Duniway to Portland Nursery, and, most importantly, back to Duniway.

    During Back-to-School Night I discussed my hope that science instruction can become an increasing focus for our staff and students.  One piece of work that is guiding our conversations is the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  Several teachers will be attending a training on the NGSS next week, and I am hoping that by the end of the year all our teachers have increased their understanding of the NGSS and how science instruction will be shifting in the coming years.  

    Last week I mentioned the PTA’s recent commitment to funding additional instructional materials in science and computer technology.  I am excited to announce that the Duniway Foundation is joining the PTA in committing resources for science at Duniway. More specifically, the Foundation has pledged up to $50,000 to bring Saturday Academy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programming to all 2nd-5th grade students at Duniway.  This is still in the early planning stage, but our hope is that students will have an hour class, once a week, with our “scientist-in-residence.”  

    We are incredibly fortunate to have the support of both our PTA and Foundation as we work towards our goal of improving our STEM opportunities for Duniway students.  I am excited to see how this work begins to take shape in the coming months.  If you have any interest or expertise in a STEM related fields we would love to hear from you!  Please feel free to reach out to the PTA, the Foundation, or me.

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Regards,

    Matt

                  SCHOOL NEWS      

    Cafeteria Update!!

    It is time for all 3rd – 5th grade student to know their lunch numbers!  Keep practicing at home and memorize those important 6 numbers that will follow you all through your Portland Public Schools adventure!  You need them to get hot lunch!

     

    Holiday Home Tour

    This year is the Duniway Holiday Home Tour’s 40th anniversary.  The tour is the PTA's second largest fundraiser of the year. Last year we raised over $40,000, half of which came from businesses sponsoring the tour and buying ads in the program. We need your help to make this year even more successful!

    Do you own a business? Do you have a contractor you love? A restaurant or local business you frequent? A friend or neighbor who owes you a favor? Let's talk soon! (Deadline for ads is November 9th.) Phoebe Maloney (phoebemaloney@yahoo.com)

     

    Got Books? The Sixth Annual Children’s Book Harvest book drive is here!

    We’re partnering with The Children’s Book Bank to bring you the sixth annual Children's Book Harvest book drive because ALL children, regardless of means, should grow up surrounded by and experiencing books! Bring in your outgrown gently used books appropriate for babies, toddlers, and elementary age children. Gently used books in good condition and even new books are welcome. Drop off your books in the designated boxes in the hall from now until Friday, November 9!

    Children's books featuring children of color and books in Spanish are greatly needed. Consider donating new books that reflect the wonderful diversity of the Portland community. Here is a list of some favorites.

    Cash donations allow The Children's Book Bank to purchase book in Spanish and other much needed books not generally collected in the book drive. Families who wish to contribute cash to support the Children's Book Harvest may donate here.

    For more information contact: Ceri at ceri.s.cundiff@gmail.com.

                  COUNSELOR’S CORNER      

     

    What is Mix It Up at Lunch Day?

    It’s a simple call to action: take a new seat in the cafeteria and make new friends.  On Mix It Up Day, students can meet new people, and help build a more inclusive, welcoming and caring school community.  

    When is Mix It Up at Lunch Day?

    Duniway Elementary will be participating in National Mix It Up at Lunch Day on Tuesday, October 23rd. The goal is to promote friendship and inclusivity by recognizing and celebrating our values and that we live in a world of great and wonderful diversity. We want to celebrate our differences, appreciate our uniqueness, and build a more inclusive, welcoming and caring school.  

    On Mix It Up Day, students will sit at a table according to a number. On Mix It Up Day, teachers will give students a little sticker with a number between 1 and 14 written on it and students will sit at the table corresponding to their number.

    At the lunch table, there will be images and pictures to promote conversation and getting to know other students. The counseling staff and 5th grade peer helpers will also be at the Mix It Up lunches to help students be courageous and get to know and connect with someone new.

    Can Mix It Up at Lunch Day really help my school?

    Research shows that Mix It Up programming works. According to Mix Day organizers who responded to a survey conducted by Quality Education Data, the Mix It Up program produces powerful results:

    •97% said students’ interactions were positive during Mix It Up at Lunch Day.

    •95% said Mix It Up at Lunch Day prompted students to interact with people outside their normal social circles.

    •92% said Mix It Up at Lunch Day increased awareness about social boundaries and divisions within school.

    •83% said the event helped students make new friends.

    •79% said as a result of the Day students have heightened sensitivity towards tolerance and social justice issues.

    •78% said as a result of the Day students seem more comfortable interacting with different kinds of people.

    Source: Mix It Up Survey conducted by Quality Education Data, 2008

    If you have any ideas, feedback or questions about Duniway’s Mix It Up at Lunch Day, please feel free to contact school counselors, Emory Oeding, eoeding@pps.net or Jessy Gretzinger: jgretzinger@pps.net

                  Upcoming Calendar of Events                

    Tue    10/23    Mix it up Day!

                         2nd graders field trip to the Pumpkin Patch 9:30-1           

    Fri      10/26     Walk/Bike to School Day

     

     Duniway's calendar is available online:

    http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/duniway/203.htm

     

             COMMUNITY NEWS     

    Cleveland Boys Winter League Basketball is here and Registration is OPEN!  

    Cleveland Basketball offers Recreational and competitive teams for grades 3rd-8th boys.  Recreational team registration is open, with limited availability and volunteer coaches are needed.  Tryouts are required for Intermediate/Advanced Skill players in grades 5th-8th interested in playing on a PIL or Warrior Prep team.  Tryouts for PIL & WP teams are November 3rd & 4th.  Please visit Cleveland Basketball for complete details, tryout requirements & cost at:  https://www.cleveland-warriors.com/youth-basketball/

            

    The organizations providing information are not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by PPS. District policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.  PB 1.80.020.  Not all outside organizations comply with the Board’s non-discrimination policy.  Families are strongly enco

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  • Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Kayla Gulbranson on 10/11/2018

    Duniway Community Update

    10/11/2018

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

    REMINDER:  NO SCHOOL TOMORROW – FRIDAY OCTOBER 12TH

    It’s a Statewide In-Service Day for teaching staff

                    From the Principal’s Desk       

    Dear Families

    I hope you all have had a nice week thus far.  Although I do not get outside too much during the school day (a bit too much time in the cafeteria), I snuck out for a bit on Wednesday and the sun felt quite nice!  

    It was great to see a few new faces at Tuesday night’s PTA meeting.  I am hoping that those who attended learned more about how Restorative Practices and community circles are becoming a critical component to how we continue to improve our school climate and our ability to meet the needs of each student.  If you were unable to attend, or would like more information you can visit the district website.  

    In addition, the PTA also approved two new and exciting expenditures:  The first will be to purchase a class-set of electric keyboards to be used in music class.  Mrs. Freeburg is very excited to integrate the keyboards into her instructional program.  Secondly, the PTA approved allocating $20,000 to support science, technology, and math.  I will be working with teachers and other staff to create a proposal on how these funds will be allocated.  At this point, it is likely that we will purchase additional chromebooks and new hands-on science materials that align with the New Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  

    A big thank you to all who have worked so hard to make our PTA fundraisers so successful.  Both the PTA Board, and I, are always interested in hearing from community members regarding how our funds are spent.  Please feel free to connect with us with your suggestions and ideas.

    This week we welcomed Educational Assistant Jami Symons to the Duniway staff. Jami will be working with our 1st and 2nd grade teams, providing support to our teaching staff and our students.  As we head into the Foundation’s fall campaign, I want to take this opportunity to remind folks that all our general education EA’s are paid for by our foundation - that is a total of four part-time positions.  In addition, our foundation is funding a “small piece” of our school psychologist, allowing her to work more closely with our special education team and students; a small portion of our media specialist; and lastly, but most significantly, our fourth 4th grade section.  This amounts to over $250,000 for the 2018-2019 school year.  Thanks to all of you who have donated to our foundation.  We look forward to kicking off our fall drive - be on the lookout for details coming soon.

    I hope you all have a great weekend.  Enjoy the fall sunshine!

    Regards,

    Matt

                  SCHOOL NEWS      

    Free reduced forms were due by 10/8

    Every year, families need to update their meal benefits application by October 8th, 2018.  While families can apply at any time, if they were eligible last school year, their grace period for the prior year eligibility will end on 10/8. If you missed that deadline, you will need to pay for meals until you are re-approved.  Please do so right away.  To apply, go to pps.net and type ‘meal application’ in the search window.  You can fill everything in online!

     

    Final Orders due October 14th, 2018 

    LAST CHANCE TO ORDER TO AVOID SHIPPING FEES.

    If you haven’t already done so, photos are available to view online.  Instructions to access the class photos are as follows:

    Viewing & Ordering Instructions:

    1. Log on to: www.3likemindsphotography

    2. On menu, click on school photos|find & buy link.

    3. Click on your school’s icon

    4. Input your student’s last name in the field

    5. Click on the link to your child’s name

    6. Password: PPS Students use your student ID number.

    DAS students input your room classroom number in lowercase all one word.

    7. Click on photo you wish to purchase

    8. Click on buy button, choose package & complete buying process.   When filling

        out the information form, please put your child’s full name & teacher under

        Company Name.

    9. All packages will be delivered to the school once processed.

    Any orders received after October 14th will be subject to a $10 shipping & handling fee and those photos will be sent directly to your home.

    We expect to deliver the photos to the school by the end of October 2018.

    Thank you for your patronage.

     

    Dining Event at Ate-oh-Ate

    Dining for Duniway events are a great and easy way to raise money for our school's PTA, and your first chance to participate this year is here! Our first dining event of the 2018-19 school year is coming up on Tuesday, October 16th at Ate-oh-Ate on Woodstock! Come out with family and friends and enjoy yourself and leave the cooking and cleaning for another night.  Ate-oh-Ate has generously agreed to donate 15% of the entire day's proceeds (11am-9pm) to our school. Hope to see you there! If you have any questions regarding the Dining for jenniferhlincoln@gmail.com

     

    Duniway Spirit Gear end date has been extended!

    Duniway has an online spirit gear store until October 19th. You can order youth and adult T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, zip hoodies, and trucker hats all with the Duniway logo! You will receive the orders by the end of October. If you cannot afford to purchase gear for your child please let the office know and we can make sure all students have Duniway spirit. lterhaar@pps.net or serickson@pps.net

    http://design.swagnw.com/duniway_elementary_spirit_store/shop/home

     

    Got Books? The Sixth Annual Children’s Book Harvest book drive is here!

    We’re partnering with The Children’s Book Bank to bring you the sixth annual Children's Book Harvest book drive because ALL children, regardless of means, should grow up surrounded by and experiencing books! Bring in your outgrown gently used books appropriate for babies, toddlers, and elementary age children. Gently used books in good condition and even new books are welcome. Drop off your books in the designated boxes in the hall from now until Friday, November 9!

    Children's books featuring children of color and books in Spanish are greatly needed. Consider donating new books that reflect the wonderful diversity of the Portland community. Here is a list of some favorites.

    Cash donations allow The Children's Book Bank to purchase book in Spanish and other much needed books not generally collected in the book drive. Families who wish to contribute cash to support the Children's Book Harvest may donate here.

    For more information contact: Ceri at ceri.s.cundiff@gmail.com.

     

    2018-2019 OBOB Orientation Meeting

    When: Thursday, Nov 1 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Where:  Duniway Elementary-Auditorium

    What: Open to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students at Duniway that are interested in participating! If you are new to OBOB, come and hear the rules, procedures and timelines for this year's competition.  The book list for 2018-2019:

    • Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
    • George by Alex Gino
    • Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine
    • The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
    • In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III
    • The Infinity Year of Avalon James by Dana Middleton
    • Nightbird by Alice Hoffman
    • Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce & Maggie Stiefvater
    • Real Friends by Shannon Hale
    • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
    • Ugly by Robert Hoge
    • Waylon! One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker
    • When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin
    • A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner
    • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
    • Wish by Barbara O’Connor

    Have questions? Please feel free to contact Erin Black-Mitchell at blackerinm@gmail.com or Meryl Riddle at merylrf@yahoo.com.

     

                  Upcoming Calendar of Events      

    Sun    10/14  last chance to order pictures without a late charge

    Tue    10/16  Dining Event at Ate-oh-Ate

                        Foundation meeting 7 pm

    Wed   10/17  Ms. Stockstad’s field trip to Smith/Bybee 9-1

    Thu    10/18  Great Oregon Shake-Out

    Fri      10/19  Last chance to order Duniway shirts and gear (see details above)

               All Kinder field trip to the Apple Festival 9-11

                         Ms. Morioka’s field trip to Hoyt Arboretum 9-1:30

     Duniway's calendar is available online:

    http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/duniway/203.htm

     

             COMMUNITY NEWS     

    Cleveland Boys Winter League Basketball is here and Registration is OPEN!  

    Cleveland Basketball offers Recreational and competitive teams for grades 3rd-8th boys.  Recreational team registration is open, with limited availability and volunteer coaches are needed.  Tryouts are required for Intermediate/Advanced Skill players in grades 5th-8th interested in playing on a PIL or Warrior Prep team.  Tryouts for PIL & WP teams are November 3rd & 4th.  Please visit Cleveland Basketball for complete details, tryout requirements & cost at:  https://www.cleveland-warriors.com/youth-basketball/

            

    The organizations providing information are not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by PPS. District policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.  PB 1.80.020.  Not all outside organizations comply with the Board’s non-discrimination policy.  Families are strongly encouraged to review materials closely.

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  • Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Kayla Gulbranson on 10/5/2018

    Duniway Community Update

    10/5/2018

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

            From the Principal’s Desk       

    Dear Families,

    Well today definitely feels like a fall day in Oregon - cool air, a steady rain, and gray skies.  Please send your child with a jacket as we do our best, even if it is raining, to get outside for recess.  If it is a truly “wet and soaking” rain, we do keep students inside for recess.  Speaking of jackets, our Lost-and-Found is overflowing with many fine articles of clothing.  Please take a few minutes to write your child’s name on jackets and sweatshirts - it really makes a difference.  One thing that I like about the cool wet weather is the opportunity to find a comfortable inside spot to read a great book.  Thanks to those of you who visited our fall book fair.  It appeared that lots of new winter time reading was purchased.  

    We are now in year two of implementing Equity Based Balanced Literacy.  Our first year focused on reading and during year two we continue our efforts in reading, while also implementing a new writing curriculum.  One critical piece within our reading instruction is building stamina during independent work-time.  This starts in kindergarten with very small increments, and builds all the way through fifth grade. As students gain greater independence, they are freed to practice the skills (at their level) that they personally need.  Students have greater choice, finding material that is of high interest and at the appropriate level.  At the same time, the teacher, who is no longer providing long lessons to the entire class, has time to conference with individual students, facilitate small groups, assess students, and provide instruction that is more personalized.  

    Tuesday evening’s PTA meeting will feature two special guests speaking about school climate and restorative practices.  Drew Laurence and Sidney Morgan have a great deal of expertise and I am excited that they have agreed to present to our community.  The meeting runs from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.  I am hoping that you can join us.

    Not sure if I mentioned this already, but Nutrition Services have reversed their decision regarding milk sales in the cafeteria.  Students are now able to purchase just milk.  The cost remains .50 cents.  Please make sure your child has money on their account.  To do this you can visit www.schoolcafe.com or drop off a check at the school office.

    If you have not already done so, please make sure you sign up for a conference.  Each classroom has a link to sign-up genius.  If you are unable to locate the link, please contact your child’s teacher or Sarah Erickson, our school secretary.

    Finally, if you are interested in purchasing Duniway t-shirts, sweatshirts and more you have only a few days left.  Ordering is fast, easy, and all purchases will be shipped to school and delivered to classrooms.  Please contact Sarah Erickson if you have any questions or need help placing an order.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.  See you next week!

    Regards,

    Matt

           SCHOOL NEWS      

    Be sure your lunch account is current

    We have an unusually high number of students that owe money on their lunch cards already this year.  Notices go home with students and the district auto-dialer calls families to remind them they have a negative balance. Families are encouraged to enroll in the online prepayment service www.schoolcafe.com for convenient online payments and account tracking. 

     

    After school classes

    YES, WE HAVE CLASSES BEING OFFERED AFTER SCHOOL AT DUNIWAY

    Because the district no longer allows us to advertise after school classes through our newsletter or on our bulletin boards, you can get all of the information at https://sites.google.com/view/enrichmentatduniway/home or on the Duniway website at www.pps.net/domain/113.

     

    Please call Childwatch FIRST!  503-916-3625

    Is your child going to be tardy or absent?  Please put this number in your phone so you are all set to go!  Childwatch is a message machine, so you can call any time before 9:15 am the morning of the tardy or absence.  That’s 503-916-3625.  If you know you have an upcoming appointment or will be on vacation, call Childwatch.  Keep us in the loop…. because any time a student is in the system as ‘unexcused’, the District auto-dialer will call your home. 

     

    Free reduced forms due by 10/8

    Every year, families need to update their meal benefits application by October 8th, 2018.  While families can apply at any time, if they were eligible last school year, their grace period for the prior year eligibility will end on 10/8. To apply, go to pps.net and type ‘meal application’ in the search window.  You can fill everything in online!

     

    PTA Board Elections

    Please join us for a special election to fill the role of at-large-1. The election will take place during the PTA meeting, on October 9th at 6:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend, but you need to be a PTA member to vote and to be considered for election.  Please contact Emily Swanson at emilymswanson@gmail.com  if you have any questions or would like to be a candidate.  

    The candidates for the 2018-19 PTA board are: At-Large 1: Elizabeth Martin

     

    School Pictures

    Absentee day/Retake day will be coming up on Tuesday October 9th, 2018Once you have seen the new photo please email us at threelikemindsphotos@me.com to let us know which photo or photos you wish to fulfill your order. 

    All those who were absent during photos will have their photos taken that day.

    Orders due by Sunday, October 14th .Photos are up and ready to view.  Instructions to access the class photos are as follows:

    Viewing & Ordering Instructions:

    1. Log on to: www.3likemindsphotography

    2. On menu, click on school photos|find & buy link.

    3. Click on your school’s icon

    4. Input your student’s last name in the field

    5. Click on the link to your child’s name

    6. Password: PPS Students use your student ID number.

    7. Click on photo you wish to purchase

    8. Click on buy button, choose package & complete buying process.  When filling out the information form, please put your child’s full name & teacher under Company Name.

    9. All packages will be delivered to the school once processed.

    10.  Orders are due by October 14th, 2018.  Any orders received after October 14th, will be subject to a $10 shipping & handling fee and those photos will be sent directly to your home.

    Retake sign-ups are now closed.  IF you have not received an email confirmation from 3 like minds photography your child will not have their pictures retaken.  This does not apply to absentees.

     

    International Walk+Bike to School Parade

    Please join us in celebrating International Walk+Bike to School Day with a parade, this Wednesday, October 10th! We’ll meet at the corner of Bybee & Reed College Place at 8:25am. We’ll give out a few small goodies (pencils/stickers) to the kids and then at 8:35 travel as a riding/walking group to school together. We welcome parents and families to join, but you may also drop your student off and he/she may ride to school with us!

     

    Duniway Spirit Gear (tshirts, sweatshirts and hats Oh my!)

    Duniway has an online spirit gear store until October 12th. You can order youth and adult T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, zip hoodies, and trucker hats all with the Duniway logo! You will receive the orders by the end of October. If you cannot afford to purchase gear for your child please let the office know and we can make sure all students have Duniway spirit. lterhaar@pps.net or serickson@pps.net

     http://design.swagnw.com/duniway_elementary_spirit_store/shop/home

     

    Book Harvest starting October 15

    Do you have kid’s books that are no longer being used?  Did you just buy some new books at the Book Fair and are wondering what to do with books your kids have outgrown?  We have a solution!  Donate these books to the Children’s Book Bank during our upcoming harvest.  The Book Harvest starts Monday, October 15and will run until Friday, November 09.  Look for the designated Book Harvest boxes in the hallways.  

    In low-income neighborhoods, the ratio of books to children is one book for every 300 children.  Middle-income neighborhoods average 13 age-appropriate books per child.  The Children’s Book Bank does amazing work by collecting books and passing them onto children who don’t have their own books at home.  We can make a big difference by passing along books no longer being used by your family.

     

    Dining Event at Ate-oh-Ate

    Dining for Duniway events are a great and easy way to raise money for our school's PTA, and your first chance to participate this year is here! Our first dining event of the 2018-19 school year is coming up on Tuesday, October 16th at Ate-oh-Ate on Woodstock! Come out with family and friends and enjoy yourself and leave the cooking and cleaning for another night.  Ate-oh-Ate has generously agreed to donate 15% of the entire day's proceeds (11am-9pm) to our school. Hope to see you there! If you have any questions regarding the Dining for Duniway  jenniferhlincoln@gmail.com

     

    Publicity denial forms are available

    Within Duniway there are many opportunities where student pictures may be used, i.e. the auction DVD, classroom and school newspapers, the Duniway website, student yearbooks, music concerts and the talent show etc.  If you DO NOT want your child(ren) to be photographed under any circumstances, please sign the attached form and return it to the office as soon as possible. 

     

    New Girls on the Run liaison needed

    I am the site liaison for Girls on the Run-you know me from our hectic sign-up period!  This program has been at Duniway Elementary for five years and I have served for the past year as the site liaison. I have loved every minute I have spent volunteering for this amazing organization.  However, it is now time for me to move on to other commitments.  For the program this means that unless I am able to recruit someone new to fill my position, the program will NOT be returning to Duniway next year.  The site liaison is responsible for the reapplication which is due this fall. 

    If one of you is interested in volunteering for this position, please reply to Cameron_angie_johnson@yahoo.com  The program runs itself at this point but we must have a point of contact for Girls on the Run.  This would preferably be a parent at Duniway who is willing to serve for at least two years.  Knowledge of the school and how they interface with the school is preferable but not necessary.  I will walk you through the steps to coordinating the first year as I will still have a child at Duniway the next two years.  

    Won’t you please consider this?  You will not regret it!  Giving this gift to our community has been one of the great joys of my kid’s time at Duniway.  Please together let’s continue this!

           Upcoming Calendar of Events      

    Mon   10/8      Free/Reduced Meal Applications are due today

    Tue    10/9      Picture Retakes

                          PTA Meeting – special guests (see article above)

                and Board elections 6:30-8 pm

    Wed   10/10    Walk + Bike to School Parade

                          Ms. Mildenberger’s field trip to Hoyt Arboretum 9-2:30

    Fri      10/12    SCHOOL CLOSED – Statewide In–service day

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

    http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/duniway/203.htm

            

    The organizations providing information are not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by PPS. District policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.  PB 1.80.020.  Not all outside organizations comply with the Board’s non-discrimination policy.  Families are strongly encouraged to review materials closely.

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  • Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Kayla Gulbranson on 9/28/2018

    Duniway Community Update

    9/28/2018

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

            From the Principal’s Desk       

    Dear Families,

    I hope everyone has been enjoying the warm, summer-like weather we have been having this week.  As September winds down, and October approaches, our work here continues.  At this point in the year, teachers are beginning to wrap up initial assessments on each student, especially in the areas of reading, writing, and math. This data helps teachers structure their lessons, scaffold and differentiate their instruction, and help each student work towards individual growth. 

    Beginning this year, across PPS, 3rd - 5th grade teachers will be utilizing a new assessment tool in math called the MAP Growth. The assessment will be given during three “windows” throughout the year and will help give staff a better picture of student progress throughout the year.  As a part of this plan, our 3rd-5th grade teachers will also be participating in the piloting of the MAP assessment in literacy.  Please note that these assessments are replacing different tools(s) that have been used in previous years and are not being added on-top of other tests.

    I wanted to pass on a couple updates to our staffing.  Diane Newton-Prior, our Library Assistant has accepted a new position at Glencoe Elementary.  Diane tells me that she will greatly miss the students, staff, and families at Duniway, but looks forward to returning to Glencoe and reconnecting with the community.  With Diane’s departure, Media Specialist Heather Boyd’s FTE has increased to near full-time.  She will be assuming the full responsibilities for our library.  All students will have two visits to the library during the week – one focusing on checking out books and the other focusing on media, research skills, and technology.  We have almost completed assembling a great group of Educational Assistants.  Sarah Lewis will be working with Kindergarten; a soon-to-be hired person will support 1st and 2nd grade; and Christy Suib and Karen Blecha will be supporting students in 3rd – 5th Grade.  Finally, Sangyoon Oh will be supporting two students with special medical needs.  In addition, she will be supporting students in 4th and 5th grade.

    This past Tuesday, we had our first Lockdown drill of the year.  A Lockdown is triggered in the event that there is an immediate and serious threat in the building or very near the school.  As I have discussed before, our staff takes these drills, and the safety of all our students, incredibly seriously.  We also provide the appropriate developmental “balance” when we practice and talk about lockdowns.  We want our students and staff to be prepared, but we also want to ensure students that they are safe and cared for at school.  If you have any questions about safety at Duniway please feel to connect with me.  You should have received an email recently from PPS describing security upgrades (video/buzzer entry systems and PA speakers in hallways, gym, cafeteria for example) that will be occurring at all PPS Schools over the next year.  I will keep you posted when I have information about when we might see these changes at Duniway.


    On October 9th, from 6:30 - 7:30 PM the Duniway PTA and the Duniway School Climate team will be welcoming Drew Laurence and Sidney Morgan.  Drew and Sidney both have extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of school climate, restorative practices, and social-emotional learning.  Drew is a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) who serves a number of schools in the Cleveland Cluster, including Duniway.  Sidney provides Restorative Practices trainings throughout PPS and worked with the Duniway staff last spring.  They both are incredible teachers and great resources.  I hope you are able to attend and hear more about their work and the work going on at Duniway.

    I wish you all a wonderful weekend.

    Regards,

    Matt

           SCHOOL NEWS      

    After school classes

    YES, WE HAVE CLASSES BEING OFFERED AFTER SCHOOL AT DUNIWAY J

    Because the district no longer allows us to advertise after school classes through our newsletter or on our bulletin boards, you can get all of the information at https://sites.google.com/view/enrichmentatduniway/home or on the Duniway website at www.pps.net/domain/113.

     

    Please call Childwatch FIRST!  503-916-3625

    Is your child going to be tardy or absent?  Please put this number in your phone so you are all set to go!  Childwatch is a message machine, so you can call any time before 9:15 am the morning of the tardy or absence.  That’s 503-916-3625.  If you know you have an upcoming appointment or will be on vacation, call Childwatch.  Keep us in the loop…. because any time a student is in the system as ‘unexcused’, the District auto-dialer will call your home. 

     

    Publicity denial forms are available

    Within Duniway there are many opportunities where student pictures may be used, i.e. the auction DVD, classroom and school newspapers, the Duniway website, student yearbooks, music concerts and the talent show etc.  If you DO NOT want your child(ren) to be photographed under any circumstances, please sign the attached formPublicity_Denial_Non-Release_E.pdf  and return it to the office as soon as possible. 

     

    Sighn up for the 2018-19 Duniway Directory and stay in the know with Konstella!

    The directory is great for connecting with other families and setting up playdates. Konstella is new to Duniway this year and will be used for the directory, calendar reminders (you can sync with your calendar), classroom updates, school wide announcements, volunteer sign ups, and special interest groups.  Please enter your family’s information online by Monday,October 1st. Go to: https://www.konstella.com/cd/m8oASsIf you are already signed up with Konstella- you are all set!

     

    Sign-Up Genius for Conferences

    We are going to be sending conference sign up through the platform Sign up Genius. On October 1st you can expect an email from your child’s teacher with a link to sign up for the conferences On November 19th and 20th. www.signupgenius.com

     

    Last Chance for Chinook Books: Fundraiser Ends Monday

    We are very close to meeting our goal! Please try to sell one more copy, then return your envelope, purchase on Konstella or on the app at https://chinook.co/duniway (entering partner ID "Duniway" when you " manage your subscription"). Copies also available to purchase from the office. The fundraiser will wrap up this Monday, October 1. Thank you for supporting the Duniway PTA!

    We also have books and apps available in the office.

    Questions? Contact Lindsay Ostrom lburkeostrom@gmail.com

     

    School Pictures

    Online Ordering: All ordering will be done online at our secure website.  Instructions on viewing and how to order will be sent home the week of photos.  Your password will be your student ID #.  When filling in the online ordering instructions under company please input your child’s full name & teacher. 

    If you cannot currently find your child’s photo even though their picture has been taken it is because they are currently being processed and we will endeavor to have all the photos up on the website by the end of next week along with the composite photos.  We appreciate your patience.

    Retakes: If you wish to sign up for a retake you must inform 3 Like Minds Photography by email one week prior to the retake date (deadline for sign-ups is Tuesday October 2nd 2018) and submit a pre-paid order online. (NO EXCEPTIONS).  If you do not receive a confirmation email from 3 Like Minds Photography, your child’s picture will not be taken.  There will be only one additional photo taken at retakes, but you will be able to pick from all of the images to fulfill your order.  Retakes are scheduled for Tuesday October 9th, 2017

    Orders must be submitted by October 14th, 2018 to avoid a shipping fee.   Photos will be delivered to the school for pickup.

    If you have any questions please email us at: threelikemindsphotos@me.com.

     

    Scholastic Book Fair

    Next week is our Fall Scholastic Book Fair.  It will be held in the library this year!  Come in and check out the great selection, buy those early Christmas gifts or donate books to your student’s classroom.  Times are listed on the calendar below.

     

    TAG Reminders

    Mr. Goldstein and Ms. Goodman will be hosting a parent information meeting onOctober 3rd at 6:30 in room 17. This meeting is for parents of already identified students or parents interested in learning more about the nomination process for TAG.

    On Friday October 5th, all second graders will be tested using the Cogat, a TAG screening assessment. Please make sure your second grader is at school on time so they don't miss their class’ testing session.

     

    Lost & Found

    Please remember to keep checking the Lost and Found located in the cafeteria. All unclaimed items will be cleaned and donated to the Clothing Center on Thursday,October 5th.

    Please remember to label your child’s belongings! We had over 150 clothing items without names this week. Items with names in them can be returned to the student!

     

    PTA Board Elections

    Please join us for a special election to fill the role of at-large-1. The election will take place during the PTA meeting, on October 9th at 6:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend, but you need to be a PTA member to vote and to be considered for election.  Please contact Emily Swanson at emilymswanson@gmail.com  if you have any questions or would like to be a candidate.  

    The candidates for the 2018-19 PTA board are: At-Large 1: Elizabeth Martin

    Duniway Spirit Gear (tshirts, sweatshirts and hats Oh my!)

    Duniway has an online spirit gear store until October 12th. You can order youth and adult T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, zip hoodies, and trucker hats all with the Duniway logo! You will receive the orders by the end of October. If you cannot afford to purchase gear for your child please let the office know and we can make sure all students have Duniway spirit. lterhaar@pps.net or serickson@pps.net

     http://design.swagnw.com/duniway_elementary_spirit_store/shop/home

     

    Dining Event at Ate-oh-Ate

    Dining for Duniway events are a great and easy way to raise money for our school's PTA, and your first chance to participate this year is here! Our first dining event of the 2018-19 school year is coming up on Tuesday, October 16th at Ate-oh-Ate on Woodstock! Come out with family and friends and enjoy yourself and leave the cooking and cleaning for another night.  Ate-oh-Ate has generously agreed to donate a portion of the evening's proceeds to our school. Hope to see you there! If you have any questions regarding the Dining for Duniway program please contact Jen Lincoln at

    jenniferhlincoln@gmail.com

           Upcoming Calendar of Events      

    Mon   10/1   Deadline for signing up for the Duniway Directory and Konstella *

                       Sign-Up Genius opens for conference sign-ups *

                       Last chance for Chinook Books *

             PTA Clothing Center Volunteer Day

             Scholastic Book Fair 2:30-4:30

    Tue    10/2   Deadline for picture retakes *

              Scholastic Book Fair 8:15-9:15 & 2:30-6

    Wed   10/3   Walk/Bike to School Day

              Scholastic Book Fair 2:30-4:30

              TAG Parent Night 6:30-7:30 in room 17

    Thu    10/4   Scholastic Book Fair 2:30-6

    Fri      10/5   2nd Grade TAG testing

              Scholastic Book Fair 2:30-4:30

              Unclaimed LOST & FOUND items are donated today

    *See articles above for details

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

    http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/duniway/203.htm

     

          COMMUNITY NEWS     

    Sellwood Community Center Haunted House

    Friends of Sellwood Community Center will be hosting a family-friendly haunted house at the Sellwood Pool building on October 26, 27, and 28th from 6-9 PM. It will be a fundraiser for Sellwood Community Center. We are looking for people who would like to help make this a howling success. Whether you are interested in set design, lighting, make-up, or creating special effects, or being a ghost or ghoul, we would love to have your help. Interested in helping during a work party setting up or taking down the event?  Do you have a great Halloween costume? If you are interested in helping, or for more information, contact Gail Hoffnagle at smileghoffnagle@gmail.com or join us at our next Friends of Sellwood Community Center meeting: Wednesday 9/26 @ 7PM at the Community Center. 

     

    Join the Sellwood Monster March!

    The Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance invites goblins, fairies and ghosts of all ages to the 18th Annual Monster March, starting at 3pm on Sunday, October 28th. Costume parade begins and ends at Llewellyn Elementary School. For more information: SellwoodMoreland.com.

            

    The organizations providing information are not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by PPS. District policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.  PB 1.80.020.  Not all outside organizations comply with the Board’s non-discrimination policy.  Families are strongly encouraged to review materials closely.

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  • Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Kayla Gulbranson on 9/21/2018

    Duniway Community Update9/21/2018

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

            From the Principal’s Desk        


    Dear Families,

    It has been another busy week at Duniway.  On Thursday we had our second whole school assembly of the year.  Students from Ms. Goodman’s 5th grade classroom created a great presentation that focused on Trustworthy.  We also heard from pianist Theo Papavasiliou from Mr. Chasse’s 4th grade classroom.  Theo wowed the audience with a Beethoven piece followed by an original score.  Theo’s playing was beautiful and it was also incredible to see his concentration, passion, and focus.

    On Wednesday, all students participated in our first school-wide community meeting.  During this time teachers facilitated a discussion around the book All Are Welcome.  One thing that makes these circles significant is that all our students, regardless of grade, are immersed in similar conversations across the school.  As I moved around the building, I was impressed by the discussions that were taking place.  Students were drawing on their own personal experiences about what it means to feel accepted, welcomed and how each of us contribute a unique piece to our school community.  Throughout the year, we will have on-going school-wide climate activities.  Coming up in October we will have Mix-it-Up Day and in November we will have our next school-wide community circle.

    I believe I mentioned in a previous update that TAG Coordinator Kala Goodman and I will be hosting a meeting to learn more about the TAG identification process, as well as more details about TAG at PPS.  The meeting is open to all parents and will take place on Wednesday, October 3rd from 6:30 - 7:30 pm in Room 17.  Feel free to contact Kala or myself with any questions.  For those of you who have a child in 2nd grade, please know that all 2nd graders will take a short “screening” assessment to help identify students who might wish to go through the nomination process.

    We are incredibly fortunate to have Adrienne Mahoney as our Student Health Assistant (SHA).  Adrienne works M - F, from 10 AM - 3:00 PM.  As we head into fall we are already beginning to see some viruses making their way around Duniway. Please remember that students must be symptom free for 24 hours prior to returning to school.  While we recognize this can cause serious challenges with work and schedules, we thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    If your child is going to be absent, for any reason, please call our attendance line, 24 hours/day, at 503-916-3625.  The messages are checked by 9:30 AM every morning.  For information about whether your child should stay home from school please visit the Duniway web-site.

    If you do not have any plans tomorrow morning, please consider coming out to the Reed College campus for the 2018 Reed College FuND Run.  This is a great event for the entire family and helps to raise money for the five elementary schools surrounding the campus.  Last year Reed donated almost $8,000 to Duniway!  Hope to see many of you out there.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Regards,
    Matt

           SCHOOL NEWS       


    Is your child going to be tardy or absent? 

    Please don’t forget to call the Childwatch number (it’s a message machine, so you can call any time before 9:15 am the morning of the tardy or absence) at 503-916-3625.  Any time a student is in the system as ‘unexcused’, the District auto-dialer will call your home.  We need to have a reason for the absence (appointment, illness etc).  If you are going on vacation, please be sure to let the office know as well as the classroom teacher.

    Duniway Spirit Gear

    Duniway has an online spirit gear store until October 12th. You can order youth and adult T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, zip hoodies, and trucker hats all with the Duniway logo! You will receive the orders by the end of October. If you cannot afford to purchase gear for your child please let the office know and we can make sure all students have Duniway spirit. lterhaar@pps.net or serickson@pps.net

     http://design.swagnw.com/duniway_elementary_spirit_store/shop/home

    Sign up Genius for Conferences

    We are going to be sending conference sign up through the platform Sign up Genius. On October 1st you can expect an email from your child’s teacher with a link to sign up for the conferences in November 19th and 20th. If you do not already have an account you can do so in advance so you are prepared for October 1st.www.signupgenius.com

    Still need those forms!!

    Some students still need to turn in forms from the Opening Day packet, including registration forms (verify information and make corrections before returning to school), and After School Plans. Please check those backpacks!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at 503-916-6343.

    Publicity denial forms are available

    Within Duniway there are many opportunities where student pictures may be used, i.e. the auction DVD, classroom and school newspapers, the Duniway website, student yearbooks, music concerts and the talent show etc.  If you DO NOT want your child(ren) to be photographed under any circumstances, please sign the attached form and return it to the office as soon as possible. 

    Buy your Chinook Book today!

    Please help support the Duniway PTA by buying and/or selling Chinook Books using the envelope that came home with your child last week or by using the links provided in Konstella. They are also available in the office.

    School Pictures

    Online Ordering: All ordering will be done online at our secure website.  Instructions on viewing and how to order will be sent home the week of photos.  Your password will be your student ID #.  When filling in the online ordering instructions under company please input your child’s full name & teacher. 

    If you cannot currently find your child’s photo even though their picture has been taken it is because they are currently being processed and we will endeavor to have all the photos up on the website by the end of next week along with the composite photos.  We appreciate your patience.

    Retakes: If you wish to sign up for a retake you must inform 3 Like Minds Photography by email one week prior to the retake date (deadline for sign-ups is Tuesday October 2nd 2018) and submit a pre-paid order online. (NO EXCEPTIONS).  If you do not receive a confirmation email from 3 Like Minds Photography, your child’s picture will not be taken.  There will be only one additional photo taken at retakes, but you will be able to pick from all of the images to fulfill your order.  Retakes are scheduled for Tuesday October 9th, 2017

    Orders must be submitted by October 14th, 2018 to avoid a shipping fee.   Photos will be delivered to the school for pickup.

    If you have any questions please email us at: threelikemindsphotos@me.com.

     

           Upcoming Calendar of Events       


    Fri      9/28   Walk/Bike to School Day

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

    http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/duniway/203.htm

      COMMUNITY NEWS       

    Join the Sellwood Monster March!

    The Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance invites goblins, fairies and ghosts of all ages to the 18th Annual Monster March, starting at 3pm on Sunday, October 28th. Costume parade begins and ends at Llewellyn Elementary School. For more information: SellwoodMoreland.com.

    Sellwood Community Center Haunted House

    Friends of Sellwood Community Center will be hosting a family-friendly haunted house at the Sellwood Pool building on October 26, 27, and 28th from 6-9 PM. It will be a fundraiser for Sellwood Community Center. We are looking for people who would like to help make this a howling success. Whether you are interested in set design, lighting, make-up, or creating special effects, or being a ghost or ghoul, we would love to have your help. Interested in helping during a work party setting up or taking down the event?  Do you have a great Halloween costume? If you are interested in helping, or for more information, contact Gail Hoffnagle at smileghoffnagle@gmail.com or join us at our next Friends of Sellwood Community Center meeting: Wednesday 9/26 @ 7PM at the Community Center.         

    The organizations providing information are not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by PPS. District policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.  PB 1.80.020.  Not all outside organizations comply with the Board’s non-discrimination policy.  Families are strongly encouraged to review materials closely.

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