• Weekly Principal's Message

    Hello Ockley Green Families & Partners -

    It was wonderful to connect with families during the Back to School Night on Wednesday of this week.  We appreciate your partnership in supporting your learner to find success here at Ockley Green.

    This week brought opportunities to celebrate Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month, which offers an opportunity to honor, recognize, and celebrate Latino contributions to our community, state, and country.  Students created personalized Papel Picado banners during Advisory and these are now displayed throughout our hallways.  Over the next month, our students will have the opportunity to further understand the unique history and contributions of Latinos/Latinas in Portland and across our country.  

    Please see below for some important updates!

    MAP Testing Starts Next Week

    On September 27 OGMS students will be taking the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test.  MAP is a reading and a math test to measure comprehension of standards and growth throughout the year.  Students will take the test three times to measure their growth. In the Fall: September, Winter: January and Spring: April

    Please make sure your child brings their charged chromebook starting Monday September 27. We have a charging station available in the library for students and math and language arts teachers will have a handful of computers to loan students during the test.

    Lockdown Drill

    Next week, our students will participate in our first Lockdown Drill.  This drill can be difficult to experience and I truly wish that it was not a necessary part of our students’ lives.  We will review information in Advisory on Tuesday about why we do this drill and the importance of practicing the steps we take in this situation and have the drill later in the week.  

    Please remind and encourage your student that they can always talk with a trusted adult if they are feeling anxious or concerned as a result of this, or any, drill.  Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have regarding our safety & emergency practices.

    OG Supporter Fundraiser

    Our first revenue share event of the school year is here!  Help support this fundraiser and come check out the new Mike’s Drive-in on Lombard on Thursday, Oct. 5th from 4-8pm, dine in or take out.  This event requires showing the flyer or at least mentioning the Ockley Green event when ordering.  Please share with friends and family!

    Bus & Pick Up

    Please help us in creating a safe area for our buses on Montana by making pick-ups before and after school on Ainsworth Street.  We have already observed students darting out from behind buses, so your help with keeping car traffic on Ainsworth is greatly appreciated.

    Stay Involved through ParentVue

    ParentVUE is a secure website and mobile app which offers parents and guardians real time access to:

    • School Messages, Calendar, Attendance, Grades, Class Schedule, Course History, Grade Book, and School Information.

    User ID and password remain the same each year. If you have not set up your account or have any questions, contact Ian Palu, ipalu@pps.net . 

    Important Dates

    • September 27th: Picture Day
    • October 4th: 2-Hr Late Opening for Students
    • November 20th & 21st: Conferences

    Please take a moment to find and bookmark our school website to become more familiar with programs and information.  


    In Partnership,

    Julie Rierson

    Pronouns: she/her

    Principal, Ockley Green Middle School