• Duniway Community Update

    Posted by Kayla Gulbranson on 2/22/2019

    Duniway Update

    2/22/2019

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    A note from the Principal

     

    February 22, 2019

    Dear Families,

    This morning, all students (and a number of parents too) gathered in the cafeteria for another Whole School Assembly.  Today’s assembly featured some great music, including the Duniway Choir, some very talented third graders on the recorder, and our kindergarten (and Pre-K) friends closed the show with a beautiful rendition of Elton John’s Your Song.  

    In addition to the music, several students from Ms. Goodman’s class read a story and spoke to us about our value of Caring.  And finally, we recognized the fact that February is Black History Month.   Three students from Ms. Julie’s 2nd grade classroom recognized three incredible historical figures; Frederick Douglass, Bessie Coleman, and Harriet Tubman.

    Last night, our 2nd and 3rd grade classes had their winter concert.  The students sang and played beautifully - it is always a joy to see them on the stage.  There is a great deal of time and energy that makes these events possible.  A big thank you to our music teacher Cat Freeburg and our 2nd and 3rd grade teachers for making this concert a reality.  And for parents of 3rd graders, thank you for supporting your child on the recorder.  All of the students clearly have practiced

    On Tuesday morning I will receive our initial staffing/budget allocation for the 2019-2020 School Year.  Although I do not have any details yet, Portland Public Schools is projecting a $17 Million shortfall for next year and therefore I am not very optimistic about seeing any new additional staff at Duniway.  The reality of the situation is that district costs (mostly Pension and Health Insurance) continue to rise faster than the money that is being allocated by the state.  Although there are considerable rumbles from Salem about significant increases in K-12 spending, it is still too early to tell if those increases will occur, when they will occur, and if they will be large enough to have an impact at PPS and Duniway.  I will do my best to keep everyone briefed on the ever-shifting landscape of school funding in Oregon.

    I hope everyone has a great weekend!

    Regards,

    Matt

     

    School News

    Successful School Survey

    Please take a few moments to complete the PPS Successful School Survey.

    We are hoping to have close to 100% participation from our families, students and staff.  Our 5th graders took the survey in their classrooms. Staff also has the opportunity to take the survey.  With all of us working together, we hope to make a real difference.  But we truly need your input.

    Please visit the link below on a computer, tablet, or smartphone and select Duniway.  The access code is duniway.  If you do not have access to a computer or internet, please contact the office so we can provide a way for you to take the survey.  Thank you so much for your time and feedback!

    http://surveys.panoramaed.com/portlandor/ppsfamily

    Lost & Found

    Be sure to keep checking the Lost & Found. There will be another clean out and donation made at the end of February. Labeling items helps them find their way back to their owners!  All items will be cleaned and donated at the end of the month.

    A GMC key fob was found outside the kinder end of the building Tuesday.  It’s in the office.

    Duniway Auction News

    Last day for tickets is MONDAY @ noon    

    The Melody Ballroom is now giving us until MONDAY 2/25 @ NOON to get our final numbers in. Don’t wait, buy your tickets today!

    REMINDER: ONLINE AUCTION is now LIVE...this year it includes classroom art projects!

    AUCTION TICKETS & ONLINE AUCTION: www.duniwayelementary.com/auction

    DETAILS FOR 20TH ANNUAL DUNIWAY AUCTION

    WHEN: Friday, March 8 @ 6:30pm

    WHERE: Melody Ballroom - 615 SE Alder St, Portland, OR 97214

    AUCTION SPECIFICS: Silent auction (with complimentary beer and wine); Live auction (with seated dinner); Dessert Dash; Raffle, wine toss, mystery grab box and after-party!

    Upcoming Calendar of Events 


    Mon   2/25           Our calendar is wide open!!!  Wow !!

    Tue    2/26

    Wed   2/27

    Thu   2/28

    Fri     3/1

                     

     

              

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

     

     

    Community News

    Track & Field Team for 3rd-8th graders

    Join southeast friends and neighbors for fun on the track this spring. Learn javelin, long jump, shot put, high jump (for middle school), running relays, sprints and distance running. Lots of opportunity to learn and try new sports! Practices are Tu/Th, 5:30-6:30 pm, at La Salle HS. More info and sign up at www.cyocamphoward.org under Holy Family club. Questions? Contact Rebecca at 503-860-7422.

     

         

    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 2/15/2019

    Duniway Update

    2/15/2019

    REMEMBER: NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 18th for President’s Day

     

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    A note from the Principal 

    Dear Families,

    It is nice to see a bit of blue sky and sunshine.  With several indoor recesses this week, it is great for our students to be outside.  Yesterday’s celebrations were quite spirited with plenty of energy, sweets, hearts, and smiles.

    At Tuesday’s PTA meeting, I spoke a bit about the different types of assessments that our teachers use to help improve instruction and to provide feedback to students and families.  If you would like to learn more, please take a look at this basic overview of assessment.  It has some very basic information and links to additional resources.

    I just received word that the Superintendent will be presenting his school staffing portion of the 2019-2020 district budget to the school board on February 26th.  This is a few weeks earlier than in the past and I am hoping that we will, at the least, see no changes (reductions) to our staffing. I will do my very best to keep everyone updated with the latest information. Speaking of the latest information, the school board recently adopted the 2019-2020 school calendar.  For the most part, there is very little change from the 2018-2019 calendar.

    As many of you know, the Duniway Auction is set to take place on Friday, March 8th. I am confident that our community will, yet again, come together to support a wide variety of staffing needs at Duniway.  If you have not purchased your tickets or want more information about the auction go to https://duniway.schoolauction.net/auction2019 .

    I wish you all a lovely Holiday weekend - enjoy the extra day with your children!

    Regards,

    Matt

     

    School News

    Successful School Survey

    Please take a few oments to complete the PPS Successful School Survey.

    We are hoping to have close to 100% participation from our families, students and staff.  Our 5th graders will all take the survey in their classrooms soon, if they haven’t already.  Staff will also be given the opportunity to take the survey.  With all of us working together, we hope to make a real difference.  But we truly need your input.

    Please visit the link below on a computer, tablet, or smartphone and select Duniway.  The access code is duniway.  If you do not have access to a computer or internet, please contact the office so we can provide a way for you to take the survey.  Thank you so much for your time and feedback!

    http://surveys.panoramaed.com/portlandor/ppsfamily

     

    Please Call Child Watch

    Please use the Child Watch number 503-916-2623 to report absences, appointments and vacations. Emailing the teacher is a great idea, but in the long run, the office has to know.  Emailing Sarah or Lynn is fine, but there are times we are out of the office and don’t get your message in time.  So….

    The Duniway Childwatch number is the way to go because it is 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.

    With that being said:  When to keep your child home from school

    Cold and Flu Season is here

    It is that time of year again when children and adults are ill with signs and symptoms of colds, flu and other infections.  This is an excellent time to remember some healthy habits that may help us stay well:

    • Cover your cough/sneeze into your elbow
    • Wash your hands for at least 30 seconds, and wash often!  Wash after recess or gym, before eating, after using the restroom, blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
    • Do not share food, drinks utensils, hats, combs, lip balm or other personal items.

    Keep your student home:

    • For a fever of 100.5 or higher.  Your student can return after the temperature has been below 100 for a minimum of 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or other fever-reducing medicine
    • Vomiting – symptom-free for 24 hours
    • Diarrhea – symptom-free for 24 hours
    • Coughing – your student should stay home if the cough is deep, barking, congested or productive.

     

    Immunization Exclusion Day is Wednesday, February 20th

    If you are in need of immunization updates, it might be helpful take this opportunity to attend a Free Children’s Heath Fair Saturday, February 9th for immunizations, dental treatment, car seat safety, nutrition information…. all kinds of great information.  All for free!!  Please see the attached flyer.

     

    Volunteers needed

    Duniway will be staffing volunteers for PPS Clothing Center on Thursday, February 21st, 9:30AM-1:30PM. We still need 3 more volunteers. If you have any questions or donations you would like picked up, contact Margaret: 303-895-9087. Please keep in mind that the Clothing Center only accepts new or gently used items. 

     

    Lost & Found

    Be sure to keep checking the Lost & Found. There will be another clean out and donation made at the end of February. Labeling items helps them find their way back to their owners!

    A GMC key fob was found outside the kinder end of the building Tuesday.  It’s in the office.

     

    Duniway Auction News

    The Online Auction goes live Tuesday, February 19th.  Items will include trips, kid’s class art projects, parties, great deals on professional services, and a chance to preview Live Auction items for the main event on Friday, March 8.  

    LAST DAY TO BUY AUCTION TICKETS  is Friday, February 22. 

    www.duniwayelementary.com/auction

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events 

    Mon   2/18  SCHOOL CLOSED – President’s Day

    Tue    2/19  Foundation Meeting 7 pm

    Wed   2/20  Immunization Exclusion Day

    Thu   2/21  PTA Clothing Center Volunteer Day

                       Music Concerts – 2nd grade 6:30 and 3rd grade 7:00

    Fri     2/22  Walk/Bike to School Day

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

    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 2/8/2019

    Duniway Update

    2/8/2019

    TONIGHTS DANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED

    due to inclement weather L

     

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    A note from the Principal 

    Dear Families,

    It is amazing what a little snow can do at an elementary school...and with the forecast for next week there might be even more excitement in the air.  Please do remember that the calendar has three days (June 10, 11, 12) as snow-days, and therefore, based on that information, the last day of school is no longer Friday, June 7th, but likely Monday June 10th! Please do keep this in mind as you begin your summer planning.

    It’s National School Counselor Week! All 500+ students at Duniway know their school counselors Ms. Jessy and Ms. Emory. Do you know the important roles they play at Duniway? If you missed their presentation to PTA, you can see the slides here. Also, be sure to look at the link to Duniway’s School Counseling and Social-Emotional Learning program on our school website:https://www.pps.net/domain/4687.  If you have any questions or comments for Ms. Jessy or Ms. Emory, you can email them at: jgretzinger@pps.net  & eoeding@pps.net .

    Last night we welcomed our newest kindergarten-to-be friends at our annual Connect to Kindergarten.  Thanks to Sarah Erickson, Jeannine Walker, and a wonderful group of parent volunteers who made the night a great success.  I also want to thank our student volunteers who took time to help out. Thanks to 5th graders Anna Nieto, India Black-Mitchell, Payton Wyant, Ursula Scofield, Grant Breger, Theo Bradford, Brent Welch, and Clara Waldron who all spoke eloquently about their time at Duniway.  And thanks to 4th graders Jude Lewis, Violet Maloney, and Charlie Bourne.

    A Reminder from Portland Public Schools… Please take a few minutes to complete the successful schools survey.  Visit the link below on a computer, tablet, or smartphone and select Duniway. If you do not have access to a computer or internet, please contact the office so we can provide a way for you to take the survey. Thank you so much for your time and feedback: http://surveys.panoramaed.com/portlandor/ppsfamily

    Wishing you all a great weekend.  Keep an eye on www.pps.net for the latest information regarding possible school closures/delayed starts for next week - it could be an interesting few days!

    Regards,

    Matt

     

    School News

    Be prepared for bad weather:

    The district has two options in the event of bad weather: Delay school openings for two hours or close the schools altogether. Before deciding which to do, district officials consult with local meteorologists, city transportation officials and PPS transportation staff in the field.

    School delay and closure information is relayed in a variety of ways:

    • PPS will send text alerts to families, students and PPS staff who have opted in to receive SMS text alerts on their cell phones. If you are a parent or guardian, a student or a PPS staff member, you can opt in to receive texts by texting YES to 68453. You can read more about texting and the district's "Mobile First" initiative.
    • An automated phone call is sent to affected families.
    • The district has a Twitter feed to relay closure, delay and emergency information.  You may create an account at www.twitter.com. Follow @PPSConnect. 
    • Information also is posted on the PPS website, submitted to the media, and posted on the PPS Facebook page.
    • Snow routes and alternative stops will be called for AM or PM or both depending upon the road conditions or weather forecast. PLEASE NOTE: Duniway does NOT have snow route schedules for our buses.

    Individual school decisions
    The district may close or delay schools at higher elevations while keeping schools at lower elevations open. For example, Skyline, West Sylvan and Forest Park might open two hours late with all other schools opening on time.
    Makeup days
    The Board of Education has built into the calendar (added to the end of the school year) up to three replacement days in the event of school closures.

     

    Dining for Duniway

    February’s dining for Duniway is on Tuesday, February 12th at Killer Burger in Sellwood. The restaurant will donate 15% of all proceeds from 3pm-8pm to Duniway. If you want to support Duniway, be sure to eat here from 3pm-8pm - a great way to get some take-out before the PTA meeting or on the way home from school! If you have any questions regarding the Dining for Duniway program please contact Jen

    Lincoln at jenniferhlincoln@gmail.com.

     

    Immunization Exclusion Day is Wednesday, February 20th

    If you are in need of immunization updates, it might be helpful take this opportunity to attend a Free Children’s Heath Fair Saturday, February 9th for immunizations, dental treatment, car seat safety, nutrition information…. all kinds of great information.  All for free!!  Please see the attached flyer.

     

    Clothing Center Volunteers needed

    Duniway will be staffing volunteers for PPS Clothing Center on Thursday, February 21st, 9:30AM-1:30PM. We still need 3 more volunteers. If you have any questions or donations you would like picked up, contact Margaret: 303-895-9087. Please keep in mind that the Clothing Center only accepts new or gently used items. 

     

    Lost & Found

    Be sure to keep checking the Lost & Found. There will be another clean out and donation made at the end of February. Labeling items helps them find their way back to their owners!

     

    Calling All Green Parents!

    We’re in need of more parents to join forces and help our committee grow and flourish! We’re proud to say we’re a certified Oregon Green School and we want to keep it that way (and make it even better) but we need your help! 

    We would love for you to join us in: 

    • Earth day planning and event volunteering 
    • Peace garden maintenance and/or Bi-weekly open garden events & crafting 
    • Support for our lunchtime waste management program 
    • Future green projects and planning

    We welcome you to join us! If you’re interested, you can sign up via Konstella or email/message Liz Wiley-Cullen.
    Konstella sign-up

    Browse committees > Green Team > Sign up 

    More information and sign-up opportunities will be available once you’re a committee member!       

     

    Duniway Auction News

    Limited number of AUCTION RAFFLE TICKETS available.

    Only 100 raffle tickets available for the chance to win a stocked wine fridge - 28 premium, specially-procured bottles included! Raffle tickets are available for purchase with your auction tickets here. Don’t wait; this is the only instant-wine cellar at the auction this year.

    Parties

    We are gearing up for the auction and reaching out to families, staff, and neighborhood residents to compile a list of parties/hosts to sell tickets for, at the auction. We are really hoping to have more kid parties and taking advantage of cost free locations (school, playground, field, library, homes, and gym). 

    Do you have interest in hosting an auction party at or around the school? All of the proceeds go directly back to our very own Duniway and they are always much appreciated. 

    Duniway staff members: please reach out to us if you have any wonderful ideas for the kiddos and let us know if you are personally willing to be the “guest of honor” for that party. The kids LOVE attending parties with Duniway staff after hours. ;)

    We would like to have commitments no later than February 25th, so that we can sell these parties on line and at the auction on March 8th. 

    Here are some ideas for parties and volunteers needed:

    1.) Staff vs Kids kickball game-(Margie Doern/Highlands have volunteered, thank you!)

    2.) Scavenger hunt around the school

    3.) Private music lessons

    4.) Gym party in the evening 

    5.) Library & Pizza party

    6.) Staff vs Kids Flag football game

    7.) BINGO & Ice Cream in the cafeteria

    8.) A few philanthropic projects 

    Please email us with questions, ideas, or to volunteer:   Duniwayparties@gmail.com

    Thank you to our generous sponsors for the 2019 Duniway Foundation Auction:

    Platinum Level:

    Solas Renovations

    Olson Brooksly Attorneys

    Senestraro Family Orthodontics

    Eastside Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

    Living Room Realty

    Gold Level:

    Sue Hildreth, Remax Equity Group

    Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group

    Silver Level:

    Highland Real Estate

    Eastbank Legal

    John L. Scott Woodstock Office

    Eastmoreland Living

    Northwest Extremity Specialists – Dr. Clifford Mah

    Schug Residential

    The Martha Howard-Bullen Family including the Sdrulla & Kinard Families

    Vulcan Design and Construction

    The Rogers Team

    Details for the 20th Annual Duniway Auction

    • WHEN:  Friday, March 8th   6:30 – 10 pm
    • THEME: Prom
    • DRESS CODE: None. Feel free to dress however you like...wear your old prom duds, new prom duds, tuxedo t-shirt, or whatever you're comfortable in for a fun night out!
    • WHERE: Melody Ballroom - 615 SE Alder St, Portland, OR 97214
    • AUCTION SPECIFICS:
      • Silent auction (with complimentary beer and wine)
      • Live auction (with seated dinner)
      • Dessert Dash
      • Online auction: Begins Tuesday, Feb 19 @ 9am to Thurs, March 7 @ 10pm on www.duniwayelementary.com/auction
      • Raffles, wine wall, mystery bags and much more!  
    • AFTER PARTY: 10 pm to whenever the dance party ends
      • Location - Melody Ballroom’s new bottle vault club
      • Tickets can be purchased with your auction ticket
    • WEBSITE TO PURCHASE TICKETS: www.duniwayelementary.com/auction
      • Save $10/$20 per couple on early bird pricing! Hurry!! Ends Jan 28th!!
    • TO DONATE ITEMS:
    • FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR COMPANY/FAMILY:
    • FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND/OR EVENT QUESTIONS:

    ABOUT THE AUCTION: The 20th Annual Duniway Auction is hosted by The Duniway Foundation which is 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. The Foundation raises money for Duniway teaching positions and enrichment programs that otherwise would not exist. Thirty percent of proceeds are donated to Portland Public Schools' All Hands Raise Fund. For more information about The Duniway Foundation, please visit https://www.pps.net/domain/3372.   

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events 

    Tue    2/12  Dining for Duniway at Killer Burger 3-8 pm

              PTA Meeting 6:30 pm

    Thu   2/14  5th graders field trip to Mt. Scott 12:40-2:30

    Mark Your Calendars

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

    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:

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

    Community News

    National Girls & Women in Sports Day

    Lewis & Clark College will once again be hosting their annual National Girls and Women in Sports DayNGWSD 2019.jpg  event on Sunday, February 10 (the national date is February 6). There will be a free morning sports clinic at Pamplin Sports Center for girls ages 7-12 where participants will interact with Pioneers student-athletes and coaches and learn new skills in softball, track and field, soccer, volleyball and basketball. The event officially starts at 9:30am with check-in at 8:45am.

    If you have a daughter between those ages or know of other families who might be interested, we would love to have you join us that morning! You can find more information about the event HERE or register directly HERE.

    Lot of Duniway students have participated in the past and it is always a lot of fun. 

     

    March For Our Students -

    Monday, February 18, the OEA is planning for a turnout of thousands from around the state, and will provide transportation for everyone who signs up, including family members and friends. Everyone can use the same link http://bit.ly/rallyforstudents, and OEA will send info about when and where to catch a bus with others who are attending.

     

    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 2/1/2019

    Duniway Update

    2/1/2019

    Report cards are coming home with students today J

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    A note from the Principal 

    Dear Families,

    Welcome to February!  I know several people I have spoken to recently have commented on how quickly January went by and it was indeed a fast moving month.  The sunny days this week were quite nice, and although a big portion of the country was dealing with arctic temperatures, we did not have much to complain about.

    Progress reports for the 2nd quarter are being sent home today with your child.  Please take some time to look over the report and if possible, I encourage you to engage in a conversation with your child about the progress he/she is making.  As I mentioned last week, the progress report is a snapshot (and therefore not a complete picture) of how your child is doing, and in some cases areas have been intentionally left blank.  Please feel free to connect with your child’s teacher if you have any questions or wish to discuss anything further.

    As most of you know, there has been an outbreak of Measles, mostly contained to Southwest Washington.  PPS and Multnomah County are carefully monitoring this situation. Please see the article in this week’s update for additional information.  If you have specific questions feel free to contact our nurse, Shannon Schupp at sschupp@mesd.k12.or.us .  

    This week, a PPS crew began work on an interior painting project. The goal of this work, which will take several weeks, is to minimize the risk of exposure to lead-based paint.  This first phase is focusing on K-2 grade classrooms and other spaces where students in those grades spend time. In later phases, over the course of the next few years, additional areas of the school will be painted.  This project is made possible by the bond(s) passed over the last several years.

    Although we have a couple functioning fountains, we are still relying on bottled water.  Over the last month or two the number of paper cups/cones that we are using has exploded.  It is creating a big mess and it is horribly wasteful. Please help remind your child to bring a water bottle to school each day.  With a bit of effort, we can severely reduce the waste that is being created. Thanks for your help.

    This coming Thursday, February 7th, is our annual Connect to Kindergarten event from 6:30-7:30 PM.  We are excited to welcome prospective families to Duniway and to meet our 2019-2020 Kindergarten class.

    Wishing you all an enjoyable weekend.

    Regards,

    Matt

    School News

     

    Measles outbreak

    Here is a letter from the MESD in regards to the current measles outbreak measles letter from MESD.pdf 

     

    Kindergarten Connect

    Next Thursday, February 7th at 6:30-7:30pm, all incoming kindergartners are welcome to the event. 

    During this event families will be able to see classrooms, hear from staff about curriculum, day to day routines, and tour the building. This is a very exciting time for families and children.

    To prepare for the event please use this link to verify that your address is within the attendance boundary of Duniway. To complete registration the office will need a variety of things, registration form, birth certificate or passport, two proofs of address (utility bills, bank statements, insurance documents, etc.), vision & dental screening, Immunization Records. We are happy to help with any questions that you might have. Please share this with any friends and neighbors that might have an incoming kindergartener in 2019.

     

    Winter Dance – February 8th

    The PTA would like to invite all 2nd - 5th graders to attend the 2019 Winter Dance next Friday, February 8th, from 6-8 pm!  

    This is a drop-off event featuring a DJ and a photo booth, and it will be chaperoned by parent volunteers. Each child will receive a small treat, and there will be water coolers available. You may send a water bottle with your child. Please do not send electronic devices with your child to the dance. 

    Please complete an online RSVP and permission form for each child you would like to register for the dance, by Wednesday, February 6th. Your confirmation email will contain a link for editing your responses if necessary (please make sure that the pick-up information is accurate before the start of the event). 

    Link to RSVP permission form: https://goo.gl/forms/L0LWRxTxJWg9nhxn1

     

    Calling All Green Parents!

    We’re in need of more parents to join forces and help our committee grow and flourish! We’re proud to say we’re a certified Oregon Green School and we want to keep it that way (and make it even better) but we need your help! 

    We would love for you to join us in: 

    • Earth day planning and event volunteering 
    • Peace garden maintenance and/or Bi-weekly open garden events & crafting 
    • Support for our lunchtime waste management program 
    • Future green projects and planning

    We welcome you to join us! If you’re interested, you can sign up via Konstella or email/message Liz Wiley-Cullen.
    Konstella sign-up

    Browse committees > Green Team > Sign up 

    More information and sign-up opportunities will be available once you’re a committee member!       

     

    Duniway Auction News

    We are gearing up for the auction and reaching out to families, staff, and neighborhood residents to compile a list of parties/hosts to sell tickets for at the auction. We are really hoping to have more kid parties and taking advantage of cost free locations (school, playground, field, library, homes, gym). 

    Do you have interest in hosting an auction party at or around the school? All of the proceeds go directly back to our very own Duniway and they are always much appreciated. 

    Duniway staff members: please reach out to us if you have any wonderful ideas for the kiddos and let us know if you are personally willing to be the “guest of honor” for that party. The kids LOVE attending parties with Duniway staff after hours. ;)

    We would like to have commitments no later than February 25th, so that we can sell these parties on line and at the auction on March 8th. 

    Here are some ideas for parties and volunteers needed:

    1.) Staff vs Kids kickball game-(Margie Doern/Highlands have volunteered, thank you!)

    2.) Scavenger hunt around the school

    3.) Private music lessons

    4.) Gym party in the evening 

    5.) Library & Pizza party

    6.) Staff vs Kids Flag football game

    7.) BINGO & Ice Cream in the cafeteria

    8.) A few philanthropic projects 

    Please email us with questions, ideas, or to volunteer:   Duniwayparties@gmail.com

    More Auction News: Limited number of AUCTION RAFFLE TICKETS available.

    Only 100 raffle tickets available for the chance to win a stocked wine fridge - 28 premium, specially-procured bottles included! Raffle tickets are available for purchase with your auction tickets here. Don’t wait, this is the only instant-wine cellar at the auction this year.

    Details for the 20th Annual Duniway Auction

    • WHEN:  Friday, March 8th   6:30 – 10 pm
    • THEME: Prom
    • DRESS CODE: None. Feel free to dress however you like...wear your old prom duds, new prom duds, tuxedo t-shirt, or whatever you're comfortable in for a fun night out!
    • WHERE: Melody Ballroom - 615 SE Alder St, Portland, OR 97214
    • AUCTION SPECIFICS:
      • Silent auction (with complimentary beer and wine)
      • Live auction (with seated dinner)
      • Dessert Dash
      • Online auction: Begins Tuesday, Feb 19 @ 9am to Thurs, March 7 @ 10pm on www.duniwayelementary.com/auction
      • Raffles, wine wall, mystery bags and much more!  
    • AFTER PARTY: 10 pm to whenever the dance party ends
      • Location - Melody Ballroom’s new bottle vault club
      • Tickets can be purchased with your auction ticket
    • WEBSITE TO PURCHASE TICKETS: www.duniwayelementary.com/auction
      • Save $10/$20 per couple on early bird pricing! Hurry!! Ends Jan 28th!!
    • TO DONATE ITEMS:
    • FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR COMPANY/FAMILY:
    • FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND/OR EVENT QUESTIONS:

    ABOUT THE AUCTION: The 20th Annual Duniway Auction is hosted by The Duniway Foundation which is 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. The Foundation raises money for Duniway teaching positions and enrichment programs that otherwise would not exist. Thirty percent of proceeds are donated to Portland Public Schools' All Hands Raise Fund. For more information about The Duniway Foundation, please visit https://www.pps.net/domain/3372.   

    Thank you to our generous sponsors for the 2019 Duniway Foundation Auction so far!

    Platinum Level:

    Solas Renovations

    Olson Brooksly Attorneys

    Senestraro Family Orthodontics

    Eastside Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

    Living Room Realty

    Gold Level:

    Sue Hildreth, Remax Equity Group

    Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group

    Silver Level:

    Highland Real Estate

    Eastbank Legal

    John L. Scott Woodstock Office

    Eastmoreland Living

    Northwest Extremity Specialists – Dr. Clifford Mah

    Schug Residential

    The Martha Howard-Bullen Family including the Sdrulla & Kinard Families

    Vulcan Design and Construction

    The Rogers Team

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events 

    Tue    2/5    Chinese New Year – year of the Pig J

    Thu   2/7    Ms. Stockstad’s field trip to the Art Museum 9-2:30

              Kinder Connect 6:30-7:30

    Fri     2/8    Winter Dance 6-8 pm (must register, see address above)

    Mark Your Calendars

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

    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:

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

    Community News

    Family Game Night – TONIGHT!

    Break up the winter blahs with a family night of fun at the Sellwood Community Center!  Friends of Sellwood Community Center is hosting a Family Game Night at the Sellwood Community Center (1436 SE Spokane St) today - Friday, February 1 from 6:30-9PM.  We will have board games, card games, gym games, arts & crafts, open mat room and lobby games, and showing a movie as well.  Admission price is $15/family or $5/person.  Funds will go towards updating indoor gym and lobby games.  Come enjoy a playful night with your family and neighbors!  For more information (or to volunteer to help with the event!) contact Julie.Currin@gmail.com

     

    Free Chidren’s Heath Fair

    Saturday, February 9th take this opportunity for FREE immunizations, dental treatment, car seat safety, nutrition information…. all kinds of great information.  All for free!!  Please see the attached flyer.

     

    March For Our Students -

    Monday, February 18, the OEA is planning for a turnout of thousands from around the state, and will provide transportation for everyone who signs up, including family members and friends. Everyone can use the same link http://bit.ly/rallyforstudents, and OEA will send info about when and where to catch a bus with others who are attending.

     

    National Girls & Women in Sports Day

    Lewis & Clark College will once again be hosting their annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day eventNGWSD 2019.jpg  on Sunday, February 10 (the national date is February 6). There will be a free morning sports clinic at Pamplin Sports Center for girls ages 7-12 where participants will interact with Pioneers student-athletes and coaches and learn new skills in softball, track and field, soccer, volleyball and basketball. The event officially starts at 9:30am with check-in at 8:45am.

    If you have a daughter between those ages or know of other families who might be interested, we would love to have you join us that morning! You can find more information about the event HERE or register directly HERE.

    Lot of Duniway students have participated in the past and it is always a lot of fun. 

    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 1/25/2019

    Duniway Update

    1/25/2019

    Please add Duniway’s web page to your favorites list

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

    A note from the Principal 

    Dear Families,

    I hope that everyone had a nice “short” week.  Although the students were here for only three days, it was busy and business as usual.  Teachers spent Tuesday beginning the process of completing student progress reports. These reports will be sent home on Friday, 2/1/19.  As I have mentioned in the past, the progress report is one tool we use to provide students and families with an update on how things are going in school.  The progress report is not a perfect tool and please know that parts of the report might be intentionally left blank. If you have any questions about marks, comments, or you want greater insight/detail please do not hesitate to connect with your child’s teacher.

    Next week we will welcome Scott Isler, our Engineer-in-Residence.  Scott, who works for Saturday Academy, has more than 25 years of science education experience in the area of physics and engineering.  He will be working with each of the 2nd-5th grade classes over the next several months. Students will have a total of 12 sessions between next week and the end of May.  The first six sessions will explore basic engineering concepts using several Lego based activities. The second set of sessions will give individual students and groups of students an opportunity to design and construct their own projects based on the underlying principles discussed during previous lessons.  

    This opportunity would not be possible without all of the contributions that have been made to the Duniway Foundation.  We feel very fortunate to bring this long-term STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) opportunity to hundreds of Duniway students. Not only do we hope this work will be engaging and hands-on, but we also know that the Next Generation Science Standards call out engineering and other related topics.  There are a few ways families can get involved: Attend the March 12th PTA meeting to hear from Scott and others as they discuss how the program is going; volunteer to help out during an engineering class (a sign-up will be coming out on Konstella very soon); and join us for our Spring Open House on May 22nd when many finished projects will be on display.

    I hope you all have a nice weekend!

    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.  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. 

     

    Kindergarten Connect

    February 7th at 6:30-7:30pm, all incoming kindergartners are welcome to the event. 

    During this event families will be able to see classrooms, hear from staff about curriculum, day to day routines, and tour the building. This is a very exciting time for families and children.

    To prepare for the event please use this link to verify that your address is within the attendance boundary of Duniway. To complete registration the office will need a variety of things, registration form, birth certificate or passport, two proofs of address (utility bills, bank statements, insurance documents, etc.), vision & dental screening, Immunization Records. We are happy to help with any questions that you might have. Please share this with any friends and neighbors that might have an incoming kindergartener in 2019.

     

    Auction Tickets Now For Sale!!!

    REMINDER:  Tickets are now on sale…early-bird pricing ends January 28th. Don’t miss out!

    Details for the 20th Annual Duniway Auction

    • WHEN:  Friday, March 8th   6:30 – 10 pm
    • THEME: Prom
    • DRESS CODE: None. Feel free to dress however you like...wear your old prom duds, new prom duds, tuxedo t-shirt, or whatever you're comfortable in for a fun night out!
    • WHERE: Melody Ballroom - 615 SE Alder St, Portland, OR 97214
    • AUCTION SPECIFICS:
      • Silent auction (with complimentary beer and wine)
      • Live auction (with seated dinner)
      • Dessert Dash
      • Online auction: Begins Tuesday, Feb 19 @ 9am to Thurs, March 7 @ 10pm on www.duniwayelementary.com/auction
      • Raffles, wine wall, mystery bags and much more!  
    • AFTER PARTY: 10 pm to whenever the dance party ends
      • Location - Melody Ballroom’s new bottle vault club
      • Tickets can be purchased with your auction ticket
    • WEBSITE TO PURCHASE TICKETS: www.duniwayelementary.com/auction
      • Save $10/$20 per couple on early bird pricing! Hurry!! Ends Jan 28th!!
    • TO DONATE ITEMS:
    • FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR COMPANY/FAMILY:
    • FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND/OR EVENT QUESTIONS:

    ABOUT THE AUCTION: The 20th Annual Duniway Auction is hosted by The Duniway Foundation which is 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. The Foundation raises money for Duniway teaching positions and enrichment programs that otherwise would not exist. Thirty percent of proceeds are donated to Portland Public Schools' All Hands Raise Fund. For more information about The Duniway Foundation, please visit https://www.pps.net/domain/3372.   

     

    Winter Dance – February 8th

    The PTA would like to invite all 2nd - 5th graders to attend the 2019 Winter Dance on Friday, February 8th, from 6-8 pm!  

    This is a drop-off event featuring a DJ and a photo booth, and it will be chaperoned by parent volunteers. Each child will receive a small treat, and there will be water coolers available. You may send a water bottle with your child. Please do not send electronic devices with your child to the dance. 

    Please complete an online RSVP and permission form for each child you would like to register for the dance, by Wednesday, February 6th. Your confirmation email will contain a link for editing your responses if necessary (please make sure that the pick-up information is accurate before the start of the event). 

    Link to RSVP permission form: https://goo.gl/forms/L0LWRxTxJWg9nhxn1

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events 

    Wed   1/30     Ms. Aquilizan’s field trip to Franz 12-2

    Fri     2/1       Report cards are coming home today!

    Mark Your Calendars

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

    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:

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

    Community News

    Family Game Night

    Break up the winter blahs with a family night of fun at the Sellwood Community Center!  Friends of Sellwood Community Center is hosting a Family Game Night at the Sellwood Community Center (1436 SE Spokane St) on Friday, February 1 from 6:30-9PM.  We will have board games, card games, gym games, arts & crafts, open mat room and lobby games, and showing a movie as well.  Admission price is $15/family or $5/person.  Funds will go towards updating indoor gym and lobby games.  Come enjoy a playful night with your family and neighbors!  For more information (or to volunteer to help with the event!) contact Julie.Currin@gmail.com

     

    Free Chidren’s Heath Fair

    Saturday, February 9th take this opportunity for FREE immunizations, dental treatment, car seat safety, nutrition information…. all kinds of great information.  All for free!!  Please see the attached flyer.

     

    National Girls & Women in Sports Day

    Lewis & Clark College will once again be hosting their annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day eventNGWSD 2019.jpg  on Sunday, February 10 (the national date is February 6). There will be a free morning sports clinic at Pamplin Sports Center for girls ages 7-12 where participants will interact with Pioneers student-athletes and coaches and learn new skills in softball, track and field, soccer, volleyball and basketball. The event officially starts at 9:30am with check-in at 8:45am.

    If you have a daughter between those ages or know of other families who might be interested, we would love to have you join us that morning! You can find more information about the event HERE or register directly HERE.

    Lot of Duniway students have participated in the past and it is always a lot of fun. 

     

    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 1/18/2019

    Duniway Update

    1/18/2019

    REMINDER: There is NO SCHOOL 1/21 (MLK Day) & 1/22 (Teacher Planning Day)

     

    Please add Duniway’s web page to your favorites list

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

    A note from the Principal 

    Dear Families,

    It was wonderful to see many of you last night at our kindergarten and 1st grade concert.  Thanks to our music teacher Cat Freeburg and to our kindergarten and 1st grade teaching teams.  It was a real joy to see our students, all together, on the stage performing with big smiles and plenty of positive energy.  Our music program, along with our other “specials,” and our social-emotional learning work are a few examples of how we are working hard to bring an engaging and wide-ranging experience to our students.

    Today I am attending the 4th Annual Oregon Whole Child Summit.  The conference, as the name implies, is for educators to learn and be inspired to recognize the whole child in the work we do each day at school.  We have been discussing how to embrace different learning styles, why it is vital to believe in our students and to develop relationships with our students and families, and how to best use innovative approaches to allow our students to be creators instead of consumers.

    Filling in for me today is my former principal mentor Tom Breuckman.  Here are some words from Tom:

    I’ve had the pleasure of substituting for Mr. Goldstein on a number of occasions the past two years, though today is the first day I’ve visited Duniway during this school year.  Given the vantage of substituting at various PPS schools, it has always impressed me how active and involved Duniway students are in their school. This week, I understand all Duniway students, staff and community have focused on ‘Respecting Our Differences’. This morning I listened to a thoughtful student announcement made by two fifth grade students (Payton Wyant and Matilda Slusher in Ms. Levine’s class) regarding differences.  I so enjoy and learn from this and other similar activities and experiences here at Duniway.

    Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day to all.

    I wish you all a great holiday weekend (plus an extra day).

    Regards,

    Matt

     

    School News

    Child Care Parent / Guardian Satisfaction Survey: 2018-2019

    Portland Public Schools is interested in learning about your child’s experience in before and after care.  Please complete this survey by Friday, January 18th, and for best results, complete one survey for each child. Survey link.

     

    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.com for convenient online payments and account tracking. 

     

    After School Classes

    See what is offered at the Duniway web page www.pps.net/domain/113 at any time.

     

    Auction Tickets Now For Sale!!!

    Have a business you’d like to promote?

    Looking for Duniway parents who want to promote their business by becoming a sponsor of the auction.  Our auction needs sponsors…it’s a great way to make a tax-deductible donation to the school while increasing your company’s visibility.  Please reach out to Liz Marre, if interested lmarre123@gmail.com

    Thank you to our generous sponsors for the 2019 Duniway Foundation Auction so far!

    Platinum Level:

    Solas Renovation

    Eastside Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

    Olson Brooksly Attorneys

    Senestraro Family Orthodontics

    Gold Level:

    Sue Hildreth, Remax Equity Group Moreland-Sellwood

    Silver Level:

    Highland Real Estate

    Eastbank Legal

    John L. Scott Real Estate Woodstock

    PDX Casino Night

    Eastmoreland Living

    REMINDER:  Tickets are now on sale…early-bird pricing ends January 28th. Don’t miss out!

    Details for the 20th Annual Duniway Auction

    • WHEN:  Friday, March 8th   6:30 – 10 pm
    • THEME: Prom
    • DRESS CODE: None. Feel free to dress however you like...wear your old prom duds, new prom duds, tuxedo t-shirt, or whatever you're comfortable in for a fun night out!
    • WHERE: Melody Ballroom - 615 SE Alder St, Portland, OR 97214
    • AUCTION SPECIFICS:
      • Silent auction (with complimentary beer and wine)
      • Live auction (with seated dinner)
      • Dessert Dash
      • Online auction: Begins Tuesday, Feb 19 @ 9am to Thurs, March 7 @ 10pm on www.duniwayelementary.com/auction
      • Raffles, wine wall, mystery bags and much more!  
    • AFTER PARTY: 10 pm to whenever the dance party ends
      • Location - Melody Ballroom’s new bottle vault club
      • Tickets can be purchased with your auction ticket
    • WEBSITE TO PURCHASE TICKETS: www.duniwayelementary.com/auction
      • Save $10/$20 per couple on early bird pricing! Hurry!! Ends Jan 28th!!
    • TO DONATE ITEMS:
    • FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR COMPANY/FAMILY:
    • FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND/OR EVENT QUESTIONS:

    ABOUT THE AUCTION: The 20th Annual Duniway Auction is hosted by The Duniway Foundation which is 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. The Foundation raises money for Duniway teaching positions and enrichment programs that otherwise would not exist. Thirty percent of proceeds are donated to Portland Public Schools' All Hands Raise Fund. For more information about The Duniway Foundation, please visit https://www.pps.net/domain/3372.   

     

    Kindergarten Connect

    February 7th at 6:30-7:30pm, all incoming kindergartners are welcome to the event. 

    During this event families will be able to see classrooms, hear from staff about curriculum, day to day routines, and tour the building. This is a very exciting time for families and children.

    To prepare for the event please use this link to verify that your address is within the attendance boundary of Duniway. To complete registration the office will need a variety of things, registration form, birth certificate or passport, two proofs of address (utility bills, bank statements, insurance documents, etc.), vision & dental screening, Immunization Records. We are happy to help with any questions that you might have. Please share this with any friends and neighbors that might have an incoming kindergartener in 2019.

     

    An Update from our Counselors

    Duniway’s Buddy Bench     “No Act of Caring, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

    A couple years ago, our Duniway Leadership students wanted to find a way that students who might feel left out or not sure what to play or who to play with at recess, had a way to make friends and to feel included.  So, they made a Buddy Bench.  We continue to have a ‘buddy bench’ on the playground at Duniway.

    The purpose of the ‘buddy bench’ is to help students make friends and promote our values of being caring, connected and courageous at Duniway.  The Buddy Bench is a tool that helps to make our school a more welcoming, caring and inclusive place for ALL people in our school.

    How the Buddy Bench Works:

    • If you need a friend to play with, you can choose to sit on the ‘buddy bench’.
    • If you sit on the bench, you MUST say yes to play or walk and talk with the first friend that asks you to go play with them.
    • If you see a friend when you are sitting on the bench, invite them to play or walk and talk.
    • Two or more friends who are sitting on the bench can come up with ideas to play or walk and talk.

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events 

    Mon   1/21     SCHOOL CLOSED – MLK Jr. Day

    Tue    1/22     NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day

    Wed   1/23     Ms. Robb’s field trip to Franz 12-2

    Thu   1/24     Ms. Stockstad’s field trip to Franz 12-2

    Fri     1/25     Walk/Bike to School Day

                          1st Grade field trip to Oregon Children’s Theater 11-1:1  

    Mark Your Calendars

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

    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:

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

    Community News

    Family Game Night

    Break up the winter blahs with a family night of fun at the Sellwood Community Center!  Friends of Sellwood Community Center is hosting a Family Game Night at the Sellwood Community Center (1436 SE Spokane St) on Friday, February 1 from 6:30-9PM.  We will have board games, card games, gym games, arts & crafts, open mat room and lobby games, and showing a movie as well.  Admission price is $15/family or $5/person.  Funds will go towards updating indoor gym and lobby games.  Come enjoy a playful night with your family and neighbors!  For more information (or to volunteer to help with the event!) contact Julie.Currin@gmail.com

     

    Free Chidren’s Heath Fair

    Saturday, February 9th take this opportunity for FREE immunizations, dental treatment, car seat safety, nutrition information…. all kinds of great information.  All for free!!  Please see the attached flyerFree Child Heath Fair - February 9th.pdf .

     

    National Girls & Women in Sports Day

    Lewis & Clark College will once again be hosting their annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day event on Sunday, February 10 (the national date is February 6). There will be a free morning sports clinic at Pamplin Sports Center for girls ages 7-12 where participants will interact with Pioneers student-athletes and coaches and learn new skills in softball, track and field, soccer, volleyball and basketball. The event officially starts at 9:30am with check-in at 8:45am.NGWSD 2019.jpg 

    If you have a daughter between those ages or know of other families who might be interested, we would love to have you join us that morning! You can find more information about the event HERE or register directly HERE.

    Lot of Duniway students have participated in the past and it is always a lot of fun. 
     

    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 1/11/2019

    Duniway Update

    1/11/2019

    Please add Duniway’s web page to your favorites list

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

    A note from the Principal 

    Dear Families,

    I hope this letter finds you all well and fully re-adjusted to school-day routines.  

    Next week is “Respecting our Differences Week.”  Please take a look at the details in this week’s update.  Thanks to our counselors, Jessy and Emory, and to all our teacher’s for making this an important week.  As a public school, we thrive on being open for all. Our mission and our challenge, as I have said before, is to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of the 509 students at Duniway.  

    “Respecting our Differences Week” and other social-emotional learning (SEL) work we do at Duniway, is central to our ongoing efforts to teach, support, and learn.  I have found the SEL work going on at school to be helpful in my journey not only as a principal and educator but as a parent as well. Here is an article that you might find interesting, and that draws a connection between parenting and SEL.  Our success within SEL relies on parents and community members continuing this work outside of school. We hope that you and your family continue this learning beyond the walls of Duniway.

    Although it is still only January, the 2019-2020 school year is beginning to creep into the picture.  In a few weeks, on February 7th, we will host our annual Connect to Kindergarten event from 6:30 - 7:30 PM.  Please spread the word to friends and neighbors who might have an incoming kindergarten student.

    Each August, the office fields a large number of calls about before and after school care.  I recognize the stress that comes from trying to find high quality care for children before and/or after school.  I will continue to do my best to work with PPS, Duniway All-Stars (DAS), and other agencies to improve the options for families.  Please take a moment to complete this survey from PPS: Child Care Parent/Guardian Satisfaction Survey: 2018-19

    Portland Public Schools is interested in learning about your child’s experience in before and after school care. Please complete this survey by Friday, January 18th, and for best results, complete one survey for each child. Survey link.

    I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

    Regards,

    Matt

    School News

    After School Classes

    See what is offered at the Duniway web page www.pps.net/domain/113 at any time.

     

    Dining Event at Rocio’s Monday, 1/14

    Our first Dining for Duniway of 2019 on Monday, January 14th at Rocio's on Gladstone. The restaurant will donate 10% of all proceeds (food, gift certificates, and merchandise) of the entire day's proceeds to Duniway. Restaurant hours are 11am-9pm, so if you want to avoid the dinner rush order lunch there or do take-out! Reservations are recommended for parties of 6 or more. A delicious way to take the day/night off from cooking 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

     

    Auction Tickets Now For Sale!!!

    Early-bird pricing for the 20th Annual Duniway Auction is available until Jan 28 - don't miss out! Visit www.duniwayelementary.com/auction to secure your tickets today.

    Details for the 20th Annual Duniway Auction

    ABOUT THE AUCTION: The 20th Annual Duniway Auction is hosted by The Duniway Foundation which is 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. The Foundation raises money for Duniway teaching positions and enrichment programs that otherwise would not exist. Thirty percent of proceeds are donated to Portland Public Schools' All Hands Raise Fund. For more information about The Duniway Foundation, please visit https://www.pps.net/domain/3372.   

     

    Kindergarten Connect

    February 7th at 6:30-7:30pm, all incoming kindergartners are welcome to the event. 

    During this event families will be able to see classrooms, hear from staff about curriculum, day to day routines, and tour the building. This is a very exciting time for families and children.

    To prepare for the event please use this link to verify that your address is within the attendance boundary of Duniway. To complete registration the office will need a variety of things, registration form, birth certificate or passport, two proofs of address (utility bills, bank statements, insurance documents, etc.), vision & dental screening, Immunization Records. We are happy to help with any questions that you might have. Please share this with any friends and neighbors that might have an incoming kindergartener in 2019.

     

    Nutrition Services update

    Starting the week of January 14, 2019, the Nutrition Services department will be utilizing School Messenger to notify families by phone and email about student meal account balances.  Kitchen staff will continue to provide personal phone call reminders and/or paper letters home.  If you have questions about student meal accounts or other information, please visit our webpage www.pps.net/nutrition or call our department 503-916-3399.

    Whitney Ellersick, Senior Director, Nutrition Services
    x63276  wellersi@pps.net

     

    Child Care Parent / Guardian Satisfaction Survey: 2018-2019

    Portland Public Schools is interested in learning about your child’s experience in before and after care.  Please complete this survey by Friday, January 18th, and for best results, complete one survey for each child. Survey link.

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events 

    M-F   1/14-18  Respecting Our Differences Week

    Mon   1/14     Dining event for Rocio’s

    Thu   1/17     Kinder (6:30 pm) and 1st Grade 97:00 pm) music concerts in the Aud.

    Fri     1/18     End of grading period

    Reminder: NO SCHOOL 1/21 (MLK Jr. Day) and 1/22 (Teacher Planning Day)    

    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 Third – Thursday, February 21st.  2nd grade at 6:30 and 3rd at 7:00

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

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

    Community News

    Family Game Night

    Break up the winter blahs with a family night of fun at the Sellwood Community Center!  Friends of Sellwood Community Center is hosting a Family Game Night at the Sellwood Community Center (1436 SE Spokane St) on Friday, February 1 from 6:30-9PM.  We will have board games, card games, gym games, arts & crafts, open mat room and lobby games, and showing a movie as well.  Admission price is $15/family or $5/person.  Funds will go towards updating indoor gym and lobby games.  Come enjoy a playful night with your family and neighbors!  For more information (or to volunteer to help with the event!) contact Julie.Currin@gmail.com

     

    National Girls & Women in Sports Day

    Lewis & Clark College will once again be hosting their annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day eventNGWSD 2019.jpg  on Sunday, February 10 (the national date is February 6). There will be a free morning sports clinic at Pamplin Sports Center for girls ages 7-12 where participants will interact with Pioneers student-athletes and coaches and learn new skills in softball, track and field, soccer, volleyball and basketball. The event officially starts at 9:30am with check-in at 8:45am.

    If you have a daughter between those ages or know of other families who might be interested, we would love to have you join us that morning! You can find more information about the event HERE or register directly HERE.

    Lot of Duniway students have participated in the past and it is always a lot of fun. 

     

    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 1/4/2019

    Duniway Update

    1/4/2019

    HAPPY NEW YEAR !

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    A note from the Principal 

    Dear Families,

    Happy New Year.  I hope 2019 is off to a good start and that you and your family had a wonderful Winter Break.  I found the break very relaxing, and admit that having a couple extra days made things a bit sweeter.

    Even though students were away from Duniway for over two weeks, the first few days back have gone incredibly smoothly.  Students fell right back into their routines, and on Wednesday morning, moments after returning, students were busy at work.  As I visited classrooms to welcome students back, I noticed students reading, writing, and having community meetings, fully engaged in their work.  I appreciate the hard work our teachers put into making sure these first three days of 2019 went well.

    On Thursday, our counseling team, classroom teachers, educational assistants, and I spent time reviewing expectations for the playground, classroom/hallways, bathrooms, and cafeteria.  While we know our students have internalized many of these expectations, we also know that students (and adults) need concrete and visual reminders as they learn new habits, routines, and expectations.  Thanks to Miss Jessy and Emory for coordinating this school-wide re-teaching.

    Kindergarten teacher Kerri Cheney recently reminded our staff that in 2015 Oregon Public Broadcasting created a 30 minute piece on our school’s namesake, Abigail Scott Duniway.  If you are interested in checking it out, follow this link: https://www.opb.org/television/programs/oregonexperience/segment/abigail-scott-duniway-/

    It is hard to believe that the first semester is coming to a close on January 18th.  Over the next few weeks teachers will be working to assess student growth and prepare Progress Reports for families.  The reports will be sent home with students on Friday, February 1st.

    It has been great to see many of you and to welcome back our students in the new year.  Wishing you all a nice weekend.

    Regards,

    Matt

    School News

    A few reminders:

    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 Web Page

    Please go to www.pps.net/domain/113 for our website.  SAVE IT! as a favorite – this is the spot you will go to several times a week to get the most up to date information on any and all school events and offerings!  You can get staff emails, counselor’s notes and even see pictures of special moments in our building!  Loads of information at your fingertips!

     

    After School Classes

    We are unable to advertise for our after school classes any longer (district rule) so we just want to remind you that you can see what is offered at the Duniway web page at any time. Go to www.pps.net/domain/113 and on the left side you will see a blue banner that says Quick Links.  The first on the list is After School Classes.  Chess (Mondays) and I Dance (on Tuesdays) are not listed as I write this, but should be added soon.

     

    Nutrition Services update

    Starting the week of January 14, 2019, the Nutrition Services department will be utilizing School Messenger to notify families by phone and email about student meal account balances.  Kitchen staff will continue to provide personal phone call reminders and/or paper letters home.  If you have questions about student meal accounts or other information, please visit our webpage www.pps.net/nutrition or call our department 503-916-3399.

    Whitney Ellersick, Senior Director, Nutrition Services
    x63276  wellersi@pps.net

     

    Auction News: Book your babysitters now!

    Welcome to 2019! The 20th Annual Duniway Auction is right around the corner. Our school's largest fundraiser will take place on Friday, March 8 at the Melody Ballroom in SE. The theme is PROM - no dress code - dress up in your prom gear or come as you are. If you've never been before, please come check it out...it's a total blast! Tickets go on sale next Tuesday, January 8.  

    For donations, please contact:

    Trisha Highland (trishahighland@gmail.com; 503-830-6018) or Betsy Roberts (betsy.s.roberts@gmail.com; 949-433-6772).

    For event questions and volunteer opportunities, please contact:

    Trina Fowler (trinafowler01@gmail.com; 503-780-4305) or Katka Howland (katkakatkakatkatoth@gmail.com; 206-226-7898).

     

    Kindergarten Connect

    February 7th at 6:30-7:30pm, all incoming kindergartners are welcome to the event. 

    During this event families will be able to see classrooms, hear from staff about curriculum, day to day routines, and tour the building. This is a very exciting time for families and children.

    To prepare for the event please use this link to verify that your address is within the attendance boundary of Duniway. To complete registration the office will need a variety of things, registration form, birth certificate or passport, two proofs of address (utility bills, bank statements, insurance documents, etc.), vision & dental screening, Immunization Records. We are happy to help with any questions that you might have. Please share this with any friends and neighbors that might have an incoming kindergartener in 2019.

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events   

    Tue    1/8       Vision/Hearing Screening

                          PTA Meeting 6:30 pm

    Wed   1/9       Neff’s field trip to Franz 12-2

    Thu   1/10     Band Club starts today 3-4 in room 7

    Mark Your Calendars

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

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

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

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

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

    Community News

    Get on the bus!

    The Sno Bus to Mt. Hood Meadows is continuing for the 2019 season. Former Cleveland High School and Duniway Elementary School parent Jay Mellies will be taking skiers and snowboarders to Mt. Hood Meadows on four Sundays: January 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th. The bus holds up to ~ 50 students and we’ll leave at 6:15 am from Cleveland High School, returning to the same location around 5 pm.  Great fun, good exercise, and excellent instruction if you are so inclined. You can enroll directly online by going to the following website: www.skihood.com/go. The GO code for my program is 1163278. The necessary medical release forms and rental forms, if necessary, are online. The registration deadline for the January 4-week session is December 20th.

    Contact me at jay.mellies@reed.edu or 503.757.7634 for further information.

    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 12/14/2018

    Duniway Update

    12/14/2018

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    A note from the Principal 

    Dear Families,

    Plenty of excitement today, with pajamas reigning supreme.  Even though pajamas were worn by many, there was still work going on - the final bits of reading, writing, and math for 2018.  In addition, our friends Mag and Chris, from We Care Sports spent the day teaching about how games like Frisbee, Basketball, Footbag, and others came to be.  Ask your child how the frisbee got its name...

    Students were also treated to a beautiful visual display put together by Ms. Levine’s 5th grade students.  The students painstakingly attached hundreds of small cards on strands of tiny blinking lights. The cards, which said “I Love _____________ at Duniway” were filled in by individual staff and students.  We even had the hallway lights off for a few hours allowing the lights and thoughts to twinkle and shine. Thanks again to Ms. Levine and her students for providing such great leadership.

    On Wednesday we had our first Community Cleaning Day of the year.  It was a feverish 30 minutes of action - scrubbing, wiping, sweeping, and fortunately, plenty of smiling as well.  It is incredible how much work 500 plus people can accomplish in such a short amount of time. I want to thank our School Climate Event Sub-Committee, our lead custodian Erick, and each and every child and adult who chipped in to make a difference.

    As we head into Winter Break, I want to wish you all a wonderful time with family and friends.   Our school lives, work lives, and family lives can feel awfully busy, rushed, and at times dizzying.  Regardless of your plans, I hope you find time to celebrate, rest, relax, and if possible, slow things down, reflect on 2018 and think about what hope you can bring into 2019.  Now, perhaps more than ever, we need to channel our collective energy towards the many positive actions we all can take, each and every day.

    On behalf of the entire staff, we wish you a fantastic break and a great start to 2019! 

    See you on Wednesday, January 2nd!

    Regards,

    Matt
     

    School News 

    Thank you for your generosity

    Thank you so much to all who donated prizes to the Shadow Store.  We appreciate your support for Duniway's Learning Center students!  Students LOVED the extra variety this time around.  It was so nice to see so many students purchasing gifts for their families and friends, rather than just prizes for themselves! 

    And thank you to everyone who took part in the Community Giving Project this year.  From food donations to gift cards, presents, turkeys and hams – together we have made the holidays better for 15 Duniway families J  What a team!!

     

    Volunteer Spotlight – Duniway Home Tour volunteers

    On Friday, December 7, after months of planning, the PTA held its second largest fundraiser, the 40th annual Duniway Home Tour.

    We had seven different homes ranging from a small 1300 sq. ft. home, to a 5400 sq. ft. home, to a home with a vintage trailer open for viewing. These families spent months finishing projects, painting, cleaning, reorganizing and decorating to make their homes show worthy inviting visitors to come through their private residence.  It’s a huge ask to our families and we are grateful to them.

    This year the Home Tour sold over 800 tickets.  We generously thank businesses such as Otto’s, Chrisman’s Framing and Lynn in the office for selling tickets for us.

    We have dozens of sponsors to thank as well for donating money to pay for the trolley that takes people from home to home, to offering the Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands that each homeowner on the tour receives; as well as the booklets, banners,

    and posters to advertise the event.

    We estimate just over 100 volunteers are needed to make this event happen.  Many of these positions were filled by people who wore multiple hats.  This year’s committee had first time volunteers and seasoned veterans. We would like to thank:  Susie Pontefract for helping to create a timeline; Phoebe Maloney for tackling procurement and giving her experience as a volunteer for 5 years; Tasha Bartley and Liz Super for finding homes on the tour and Tasha for acting as liaison between home owners and head angels; Tabitha Young and Gina Benzien for working to make the boutique a great experience working with over 45 vendors not including the children that sold their wares; Dave Howarth chairing transportation; Jon Ostrom chairing the music in the evening; Julie Guennette for doing the write ups for all the homes; Amelia Groves for leading students in the Home Tour Drawing contest; Cori Leste and Chris Timberlake for designing graphics; website and print material; Shannon Bishop for chairing ticket sales; the head angels for working a 10 hour shift acting as a docent to these homes; to all the angels, the after school ticket sellers, the day of ticket sellers, the volunteers for signing up to help with whatever needed to be done the day of; the neighbors and friends in the community who offered their time to be a part of this event and last but not least to Alison Lopokka Joy who generously saw this Home Tour through and offered her insight after chairing the event for the past 3 years.

    So thank you one and all for helping not only keep this tradition alive for 40 years but also freely giving your time, your energy and your support to Duniway. 

     

    Auction News: Duniway's 20th Annual Fundraising Auction is Friday, March 8

    Our 20th Annual Duniway Auction will take place on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Melody Ballroom in SE. This year's theme is PROM - feel free to dress up or come as you are (no dress code)...just show up and have fun while supporting our school's largest fundraiser! If you've never been before, please check it out. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, Jan 8!

    We have begun collecting bottles for the WINE WALL for our upcoming school auction. While you're doing your holiday shopping this year, maybe pick up an extra bottle of wine to donate to the auction. Bottles for the wine wall must be valued at $20 or higher. Thank you!

    We are also looking for donated time in vacation homes, to put together weekend packages to auction off. If you have a vacation home and/or know someone who is willing to donate theirs, please let us know.  Thank you and happy holidays!

    For donations and questions, please contact Trisha or Betsy

    Trisha Highland - trishahighland@gmail.com or (503) 830-6018

    Betsy Roberts - betsy.s.roberts@gmail.com or (949) 433-6772

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events 

    Tue    1/1    NO SCHOOL – New Year’s Day

    Wed   1/2    Welcome back!!  Happy New Year J

    Thu   1/3    Band Club starts 

     

    Mark Your Calendars

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

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

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

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

     

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

    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 12/7/2018

    Duniway Update

    12/7/2018

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    A note from the Principal 

    Dear Families,

    The first Friday of December is always a busy day and evening at Duniway - you guessed it, the annual Holiday Home Tour and Boutique.  Things got off to a great start with Duniway’s choir performing some holiday favorites.  Thanks to choir director and music teacher Cat Freeburg and additional thanks to DAS Director Ryan Neighbors for providing and running the sound system.  Thanks to Phoebe Maloney, Sarah Lewis, Erin Black-Mitchell, and the countless volunteers that make the home tour possible. This tremendous effort provides Duniway students with an amazing array of support, enrichments, and more.

    A month or two ago, a small group of fourth graders asked me if Duniway could have a school newspaper...well, after quite a bit of delay (mostly my fault), we are excited to release our first, and hopefully not the last, issue of the Flaming Fire Gazette.  I hope you take a few minutes to click on the link and check it out.  Thanks to Sylvie, Harper, Violet, Katherine, Caragh, Claire, Caitlin, and their teachers for allowing them to slip away from class from time to time.

    As you may have heard, our music teacher Mrs. Freeburg is expecting a baby this spring.  She is very excited to be adding another member to her family. Paul Colvin, a fabulous educator (and former music teacher) will be filling in for Mrs. Freeburg while she is on Maternity leave. Cat expects to work through the middle of April and then will be gone for the remainder of the year.  She will be back in the fall of 2019. Congratulations to Cat and the rest of her family!

    I wish you all a great weekend.  Go Timbers!

    Regards,  

    Matt

     

    School News 

    ***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.

    If you took a snowman please wrap the gift and tape the snowman to the top, or if you are donating a turkey or other meat - bring to the office no later than Monday, December 10thThank you so much J

     

    Lost & Found

    Please be sure to check the Lost and Found before winter break. All items will be collected and donated to the PPS Clothing Center on December 14th. Items labeled with names will be returned to students. 

     

    Spirit Day – December 14th

    Duniway’s first Spirit Day of this school year is next Friday, December 14th.   We will join together to show pride in our Duniway Community by wearing pajamas to school.  Imagine over 500 of us all wearing pajamas! Please help your child remember to wear pajamas or lounge clothes to school next Friday.

     

    5th Grade Band Club!

    Band Club is open to any student in 5th grade that is interested in learning to play an instrument.  Please see the attached information and permission slip due no later than Friday, December 14th.

     

    Upcoming Calendar of Events 

    Mon   12/10   Bring Community Giving gifts to the office by today please J

    Tue    12/11   PTA Meeting 6:30 pm

    Wed   12/12   Clean Up Day!

    Fri     12/14   Walk/Bike to School Day

                          Spirit Day – wear your PJ’s!

                We Care Sports – for all class

    Mark Your Calendars

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

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

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

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

     

    Duniway's calendar is available online:

    www.pps.net/Domain/113

    Community News

    Save the Giants

    Dear Duniway Community, this Sunday, December 9th, is the 4th annual holiday lighting of the sequoias at Save the Giants Park.  Come enjoy free live music, drinks, sweets and lots of holiday cheer. All are welcome! Sunday December 9, 3:30-6PM, 3658 SE Martins, walking distance from Duniway.

     

    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.

     

    Get on the bus!

    The Sno Bus to Mt. Hood Meadows is continuing for the 2019 season. Former Cleveland High School and Duniway Elementary School parent Jay Mellies will be taking skiers and snowboarders to Mt. Hood Meadows on four Sundays: January 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th. The bus holds up to ~ 50 students and we’ll leave at 6:15 am from Cleveland High School, returning to the same location around 5 pm.  Great fun, good exercise, and excellent instruction if you are so inclined. You can enroll directly online by going to the following website: www.skihood.com/go. The GO code for my program is 1163278. The necessary medical release forms and rental forms, if necessary, are online. The registration deadline for the January 4-week session is December 20th.

    Contact me at jay.mellies@reed.edu or 503.757.7634 for further information.

     

    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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