Sellwood School News

  • Principal's Newsletter 5.20.2024

    Sellwood Principal’s Newsletter – May 20, 2024

    Greetings Sellwood Community,

    My apologies for the delayed newsletter.  Last week, I was out of town caring for my elderly mother (95!) who has been doing poorly.

    I was also sorry to miss the PTA Garden Tour yesterday.  I heard that it was a lovely event, as usual, and a great success.  Thanks to all that attended and supported our wonderful PTA!

    This week, we will be conducting state testing on Tuesday (ELA) and Thursday (math).  Please make sure your child gets a good night’s rest and arrives to school on time with a fully-charged Chromebook.

    Have a great week!

    Sincerely,

    Jeandré Carbone

    Sellwood MS Principal

    jcarbone@pps.net

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  • Principal's Newsletter 5.10.2024

    Sellwood Principal’s Newsletter – May 10, 2024

    Greetings Sellwood Community,

    It’s been a very busy week! On Tuesday, our 7th-grade field trip to Pure Seeds Farm and our 8th-grade trip to the University of Oregon were big undertakings.  We received positive feedback from staff and students, so we consider the trips to have been well worth the effort.  Thank you so much to the family members who volunteered as chaperones!  We could not have done it without you.  We also thank the Sellwood PTA for helping upgrade the U of O buses to Blue Star Coaches.  The trip to Eugene was much more comfortable for all.

    This week was Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week, and the PTA and our parent community once again went above and beyond to show the Sellwood MS team some love with a Higgins Bagels breakfast and Jade Bistro lunch.  We are so grateful for our community, and grateful for our teachers and staff.

    Finally, last night was the opening night for our first school play in 5 years, Roshambo.  It was very well received, and our whole student body got to see it performed this morning at a school-wide assembly.  The final performance will be tonight at 7PM.  Our drama teacher, Ms. Crabtree, and her team of actors and stage crew, have worked so hard to make the play a success.  Congratulations, team Roshambo!

    Sellwood family, thanks for all you do.  Try to stay cool this weekend :-)

    Sincerely,

    Jeandré Carbone

    Sellwood MS Principal

    jcarbone@pps.net

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  • Principal's Newsletter 5.3.2024

    Sellwood Principal’s Newsletter – May 3, 2024

    Greetings Sellwood Community,

    We are heading into the final six weeks of school, and many exciting events are coming up.  Please review the information about the two field trips happening next Tuesday, May 7th, for all 7th and 8th graders.  Although the deadline for field trip permission forms was today, we really do want all 7th-graders and 8th-graders to participate.  So, if you turn in the field trip form on Monday, we will still make room.  Keep in mind that all 7th and 8th grade teachers will be chaperoning these trips, so 7th and 8th grade classes will not be taking place on Tuesday.

    Also, as the weather gets warmer and we head into the final months of the year, we want to maintain our focus on academics and learning.  We would love to have parents help with Chromebook charging.  Chromebooks are an important daily tool in our classrooms and uncharged Chromebooks mean interrupted work time! Please help ensure that your students are coming to school with a fully charged Chromebook.  Teachers will really appreciate your help!

    Thanks for all you do.  Have a lovely weekend.

    Sincerely,

    Jeandré Carbone

    Sellwood MS Principal

    jcarbone@pps.net

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