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  • Welcome Back: Message from Principal Peter McDougal

    La versión en español sigue a la versión en el inglés/ the Spanish version of this correspondence follows the English. 
     
    Dear George Families,

     
    Welcome back! And, if you’re new to our school (like me), we welcome you! We hope this finds you well and enjoying these warm summer days. On behalf of the George MS Staff, I want to let you know that we are looking forward to partnering with you to ensure that our students, your children, have an outstanding school year, make strong academic growth, and realize their potential. Included is information and the calendar events for the first few weeks of the school year. Additional information is also posted on our website at https://www.pps.net/george. If you have further questions, feel free to call our school office at 503.916.6262.
     
    Key Priority and Our Partnership with You: Academic learning and growth is a top priority at George MS. Our focus this year will continue to be on working together to increase student achievement. It will also include actualize an equity vision while ensuring that each student has full access to the guaranteed and viable curriculum. To be successful, our students need support from both home and school, and by partnering together we can create these desired outcomes. It’s critical for our students to believe that their education is important and that they have a growth mindset, and our students need to hear this message at home and at school. We are stronger together, and our partnership with you will make a tremendous difference in your child’s education and their academic growth.
     
    Important Dates: Below are upcoming opportunities to learn more about the school and to prepare for child(s) success: 

    -Community Care Day: Saturday, August 24th 9:00am - noon
    -6th Grade Family BBQ (Mustang Round Up): Monday, August 26th noon – 1:30pm
    -First Day of School for 6th Graders Only: Wednesday, August 28th 9:15am – 3:45pm
    -First Day of School - 7th & 8th Graders: Thursday, August 29th 9:15am – 3:45pm
    -Back To School/Title I Information Night: Tuesday, September 17th 6:00 – 7:30pm
     
    School Supplies: Families are encouraged to purchase school supplies from the school for $5, which include the following: binder , dividers, pencils, planner, highlighters, pens, paper, pencil pouch, and composition book.
     
    Student Schedules: Students will receive their schedules on the first day of school; they can also access them through StudentVue at anytime.
     
    The School Day: Throughout the year students will arrive between 8:55am and 9:10am. We begin the instructional day by 9:15am each day. Please make sure your student arrives by 8:55am at the latest as your student’s success depends on full participation in every learning activity throughout the day.
     
    Curriculum and Title 1 Night (CT1N): Our CT1N will be on September 20 at 6:00. We hope all parents can attend the Curriculum Night and learn about our school goals and vision for the year. That evening you will also have the opportunity to meet your student’s teacher(s) to learn about this year’s grade-level curriculum and instructional program. Please join us starting at 6:00 p.m. in your student’s 1st period classroom. We will send you further reminders prior to this important evening.
     
    We Invite You to be Involved: As we start the year, we encourage you to be involved in our school community in whatever way you can, as research shows that parent participation strongly predicts student success.
     
    A Look Ahead: It is our desire to keep you informed of all that is taking place at school. Up-to-date and additional information will be sent to you regularly and will appear on our school web page https://www.pps.net/schools/george. If you have questions or concerns that arise at any time, please do not hesitate to give the respective teacher or our office staff a call; or, feel free to call me or our assistant principal, Shaunice Silas. I look forward to connecting with you all soon and ensuring that together we create an excellent school year.
     
    Sincerely,

     

       

    Peter McDougal, D.Ed.

    Principal, George Middle School