Ockley Green News

  • Principal Message 12/3/21


    Weekly OGMS Family Communication


    Hello OG Families

    Our first week of December went very well.  Our weather has been cooperating allowing us to have outdoor lunch all week.  SUN Coordinator Jamarr Lawson and I are organizing the Ockley Growing Together Community Event on December 17th from 5:30 - 7 p.m.  Activities thus far include performances from our performing arts and sip ‘n’ paint (hot chocolate, coffee and cider).  More information will be coming - please mark your calendars. 

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green


    Picture Retakes

    Will be Monday December 6th from 9 am to 12 noon. 


    OG Night at the Trailblazers

    Be sure to get your tickets for Ockley Green Middle School Night!  The flyer is linked


    SUN School Fundraiser

    SUN School has a fundraiser with the Tree Lot on N Lombard and Chautauqua. If you go to buy a tree mention Ockley Green SUN School and they will donate $10 to our SUN Program. 


     SEI has been a pillar in the community for 40 years .We serve our families 24/7, 365 days a year. We run programs that others don’t, to fill the gaps for our community .As we continue to grow our programs and services, we come up short and must rely on the generosity of donors.SEI must fundraise an additional [$10,000] for each SUN site to meet our families’ needs and maintain our quality of service. Help us fill this gap so we can continue providing high quality programs.  If you are feeling generous and would like to make a donation please scan the code below or click this link https://www.selfenhancement.org/ockley.

    Latinx Literacy Summit

    This summit will explore the many ways Latinx learners can be better served at home and at school. Attendees will learn about the challenges of learning to read in English, how to distinguish between second language difficulties or Dyslexia, and how parents can support their children at home and at school. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/latinx-literacy-summit-tools-for-families-and-educators-registration-206667948397 

    Dental Sealants

    Greetings Parents/Guardians,

    Multnomah County’s School and Community Oral Health Program is offering Free sealants and dental screening. A dental screening is a quick look inside your child’s mouth to check the overall health of their teeth, and sealants will be placed if needed.

    This service is available for students in 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

    What questions do you have? Please call us at 503-988-3905.

    To use this FREE service please fill out the electronic permission slip at this link:




    Saludos Patres/Tutores,

    El programa de salud oral escolar y comunitaria del condado de Multnomah ofrece selladores y exámenes dentales gratuitos. Una revisión dental es un vistazo rápido dentro de la boca de su hijo/a para revisar la salud general de los dientes y se les aplicará los selladores. 


    Este servicio está disponible para estudiantes de segundo, tercero, sexto, séptimo y octavo grado.

    ¿Necesitas ayuda? ¿Tiene preguntas? Llámenos al 503-988-3905


    Para usar este servicio gratis, complete este permiso electrónico:






    Приветствую родителей / опекунов,


    Бесплатные зубные защитные покрытия и стоматологический осмотр предлагаются в ближайшем к вам центре. Стоматологический осмотр - это быстрый осмотр рта вашего ребенка, чтобы проверить общее состояние зубов, и при необходимости нанести зубные защитные покрытия.

    Нужна помощь? Есть вопросы? Позвоните нам по



    Чтобы воспользоваться этой БЕСПЛАТНОЙ услугой, заполните электронный бланк разрешения по этой ссылке:


    2021-22 30-Day Notice for Statewide Tests and Opt-out Form

    Parent request for opting out of Oregon Summative Assessments (ELA and Math).  The forms are linked here


    Repeated Items


    Lunch Clubs 

    A full list of clubs, and their descriptions, can be found at the Ockley Green website.  Here is a direct link to the Lunch Clubs siteNOTE:  You can only access this site from a PPS account.  Have your student log into their account, on their Chromebook, phone or other device, and show you the site!  


    OR - here is a schedule of clubs throughout the week, for a quick view.


    Ockley Green Lunch Clubs - Weekly Schedule






    • OG Student Council
    • Trotter, Soto, Avy H.
    • Rm. 113
    • Max:  16
    • Board Games, DnD, Magic the    Gathering
    • Host:  Halbig
    • Rm. 207
    • Max: 16
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Table-top Games, DnD
    • Host:  Usselman
    • Rm. 225
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Book Club & Battle of the Books
    • Host:  Graham
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  30
    • Girl BOSS & Girl Power Zine Club
    • Host:  Mendiola
    • Rm. 215
    • GSA
    • Hosts:  Elizabeth, Trotter, Galen
    • Rm: Library
    • Drawing, Rubik’s Cube and Quiet Lunch Space
    • Host:  Curtis
    • Rm. 214
    • Drawing & Coloring Club
    • Host:  Sheridan
    • Rm. 103
    • Max:  8
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
    • Rubik's Cube Club
    • Host:  Broderick
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  15
    • Batman & Xmen Club
    • Host:  Decker
    • Rm. 202
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Viewing/Fan Club  - “Gravity Falls,” “Duck Tales” or. . .??
    • Host:  Ms. Trotter
    • Rm. 218
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Latinx Club
    • Hosts:  Krakow & Jessica Cisneros-Flores
    • Rm. 142
    • Max:  12
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30


    Questions, concerns or suggestions can be directed to Tristan Trotter, speech-language pathologist at Ockley Green!


    Winter 2021 Ockley Green Family Survey - OPEN NOW

    The Ockley Green Middle School community would love your feedback about how this year is going so far.  Here are the links - English, Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish


    Welcome Deanthony Maza or Mr. Deanthony

    Mr. Deanthony has accepted the position of PE/Health at Ockley Green filling the position vacated by Mr. Frisina.  Please welcome him to the OG Teaching Staff.  His email address is dmaza@pps.net 


    6th grade - Notification of Growth & Development & Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Curriculum 

    On December 6th, 6th graders will begin the growth & development & child sexual abuse prevention curriculum in their Health class taught by Mr. Deanthony and PPS community partners. Here is a link for the form.  


    OHSU Optional COVID testing 

    Our optional OHSU COVID testing resumes this week.  If your student is participating (if we received their labels from OHSU then they received test kits) they have already received their test kits for the next three weeks (December 1, 8 & 15).  These tests need to be returned no later than 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday in the main office.  Any questions, please reach out to Shakyla Mosley - smosley@pps.net 


    Come sing, listen, learn and celebrate! 

    Join Karen Kitchen (Osage Nation) for this story hour featuring songs and books from Native cultures. Children, families, elders, aunties and uncles -- everyone is welcome. December 15th at 10:30am  Native Story Hour | Multnomah County Library (multcolib.org)


    How Can I Access Pediatric Vaccination Information? 

    Families can check with their child’s pediatrician; or

    • Log into Multnomah County Health Department’s vaccine locator website and:
      • Enter their address or zip code under “Location.”
      • Click “Search”
      • Click “Filter Your Results”
      • Click “Pfizer age 5-11” under Vaccine Type.
      • Click “Apply Filters” under Date Range.
      • View the list of Pediatric Vaccine Clinics under Provider Information.
      • Contact the Pediatric Vaccine Clinic provider for appointment information.


    OGMS Yearbook 2021-2022

    Order your yearbook today! The order deadline is 3/18/22.  The yearbook ID code: 13579022.  The link is ybpay.com.  School Name:  Ockley Green School   Cost is $15



    Congratulations!! We have successfully launched our program district wide! PPS families across the district have been offered the opportunity to participate in this program. Thank you! Below are some reminders and updates.


    OHSU will provide results directly to families

    • All Positive and Inconclusive results will receive a phone call from OHSU
    • OHSU is not permitted to share results with PPS, so we are dependent upon families to inform us of the results. Please be sure to report ALL Positive and Inconclusive results to their school.
    • If families have not received their information from OHSU, please encourage them to check their SPAM folders, ensure they have the correct email address listed as primary in Synergy ParentVUE and that they can reach out to OHSU directly at 833-376-1027 or K12covidtesting@ohsuhealthmarketing.com for further support.


    Please remind your families that if the student has had COVID in the last 3 months that they should NOT submit a sample as they are likely to test positive with this screening test.



    ParentVUE Sign-up Information

    ParentVUE is a tool provided by our Synergy Student Information System.  Most families should’ve received activation letters previously.  More information about ParentVUE open the document that is linked 

    Student Attendance and Engagement Coach

    Andre Lawrence, Girls Basketball Coach at Jefferson is Ockley’s new Student Attendance and Engagement Coach.  He has started to meet staff, students and families.  He is working collaboratively with our partners (SEI, SUN, Latino Network and Coalition of Black Men) in supporting our students.  Attendance matters. Here is a link to a document about helping your child succeed in school.  Coach Lawrence can be reached at alawrenc@pps.net 


    Food Delivery Apps/Services During the School Day

    We ask that students not use food delivery apps or services during the school day.  Students using such apps and or services (or contacting restaurants for delivery) is disruptive to classes and the overall school climate.  It also presents logistical issues for office staff and those supervising lunch.  Families may drop off items for their students for lunch and free hot lunch is available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 


    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 


    Updated Visitor Guidance 

    Families are encouraged to review the updated PPS visitor guidance at this link. Changes include opportunities for drop-off and pick-up in the building.


    Lost and Found 

    Please encourage your child to check the lost and found right inside the doors of the main entrance for any items they may have misplaced during the day.  Due to space limitations we are not able to hold items for extended periods of time and items not claimed in a timely manner will unfortunately need to be disposed of by OGMS. 


    Chromebooks Reminder

    Students are asked to bring their fully charged Chromebook to school daily.  These devices are important for many in class activities as well as for use during some of our DragonTime/Flex classes.  Loaner devices are limited so students bringing their own fully charged Chromebook helps ensure that they can fully participate. 


    Indoor Lunch Times

    While we have been fortunate to frequently be able to utilize outdoor lunch spaces with the aid of several canopies and mild weather we do occasionally need to call for ‘indoor’ lunch.  This means our lunch periods are split.  A schedule is linked here.  We will continue to work to improve our students’ indoor and outdoor lunch experiences. 


    Supporting Social Distancing

    While we continue to make efforts to support social distancing at school families are also asked to remind students of the importance of social distancing when possible including after school, during transitions, and during lunch/in the lunchline.  We appreciate our students' efforts around masks, social distancing, and regular hand washing/sanitizing as we all work together to make this school year as safe as possible for students, families, and staff. 


    Isolation/Quarantine Enrichment Lessons for Students

    If a student is home for isolation or quarantine reasons, there are enrichment lessons for students to engage in.  They can be found at https://sites.google.com/pps.net/ppsquarantinelessons/home 


     Covid-19 Symptom checker 

    Students and families are asked to utilize this symptom checker to self-screen daily for COVID symptoms prior to coming to school.