PPS Pulse: February 4, 20202/4/2020
In this week's PPS Pulse: PGE partners with district on comprehensive climate curriculum; celebrating Black History Month
PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS | FEBRUARY 4, 2020 English| Español | Tiếng Việt | 中文 | Русский | Soomaali
PGE partners with PPS to boost creation of comprehensive climate justice curriculum
Portland Public Schools’ creation of a comprehensive curriculum on climate change received a major boost last week. In a joint event at Bridger K-8 School, Portland General Electric announced that it is investing $250,000 in the effort.
Markham 5th-graders get their turn as the dragon to celebrate Lunar New Year
It’s a right of passage for fifth-grade students at Markham Elementary. Every Lunar New Year the 10- and 11-year-olds look forward to the longstanding tradition of celebrating the event by creating and being part of a 30-foot dragon. For arts teacher Erica Huber, Chinese New Year is an opportunity to teach appreciation for art, music and culture from the Asian community.
Schools set to celebrate Black History Month
Black History Month is underway around the country, and students in Portland Public Schools are participating throughout the district, with gatherings, curriculum, decorations and other activities that recognize and celebrate the achievements of African Americans.
Help us create an arts roadmap for PPS by taking this survey
As Portland Public Schools continues to work to create a comprehensive roadmap for arts education throughout the district, we need your input!
Exclusion date: all students must fulfill vaccination requirements by February 19
The annual exclusion date, by which all students must have received their required vaccinations, is fast approaching. Our partners from the Multnomah Education Service District have shared the following message.
Kindergarten open houses underway: Connect to Kindergarten, the open houses for families who will send students to PPS schools as kindergartners in 2020-21, is off and running. If you have a kindergartner-to-be, please check our Connect to Kindergarten webpage for open house dates and other information that will help get you ready for this big move. PPS Pulse is a weekly publication that is distributed via email to district families, staff and select others. It is produced by the PPS Communications department. An archive of previous issues is available. To submit story ideas and feedback, please contact: Managing Editor: Lindsay Trapp. Senior Writer: Mike Tokito. Designer: Louise Tollisen. Videos: Multimedia Services. Translations: Language Access Services.
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