Principal's Newsletter 4/22/2022

Sellwood Principal’s Newsletter – April 22, 2022

Greetings Sellwood Community,

On Tuesday night, the PPS school board voted to approve the school calendar for the 2022-23 school year.  We are now in the 4th quarter, and I know many of you would like to finalize your summer plans.  Here it is, hot off the press.

PPS School Calendar 2022-23

Read on about the upcoming PTA elections, the PTA garden tour fundraiser, staff appreciation week, and opportunities to volunteer on the Sellwood Foundation Board next year.

Enjoy the weekend!

Jeandré Carbone

Sellwood MS Principal



PTA Elections 

PTA elections for next year will be held at our PTA meeting on May 11th.  Please join us as we vote in next year's PTA board.  Reach out to us if you are interested in joining the PTA next year!

Sellwood Garden Tour

Check out our website and buy tickets to the Garden Tour!  All proceeds go back to Sellwood.  5 homes will be opening their outdoor spaces to the community for a self guided tour on May 22nd from 11-4.  Great event to do with family and friends!

Staff Appreciation Week starts May 2nd! 

We need your help feeding Sellwood's amazing staff lunch that week.  We will be bringing in different crock pot options for 4 days of lunches.  Head to Konstella to sign up!  Let's show Sellwood's staff and teachers how much we appreciate them!


Please help carry on the important job of the Sellwood Foundation, by volunteering to be on the board next year.  The present board has been in service for two years, and we are all retiring.  We are looking for folks to carry on these very important jobs for the 2022-2023 school year.  Please email Amy Bourne with any questions about the roles.


Dance Team tryouts at Cleveland High School are coming up! Join us on May 10th and 12th from 5:30-7:30pm to try out for our 2022-2023 Varsity Dance Team! Tryout packets available in the school office, and the main office at Cleveland High School. Interested in trying out but unable to make the dates? Email for alternative ways of trying out, or to have a tryout packet sent directly to you. All dance levels are welcome! See you there!

Ana Reiser

Cleveland Tenacity Dance Team Coach



Use Schoolpay to purchase the yearbook now. Students are working to capture our memories of this school year, and for $20, you can make sure you get a copy in June.



The best way to schedule an appointment with us is by filling out the Counselor Check-In Request Form or emailing us directly.  Messages sent through Canvas are not always responded to promptly.  





  • Open Monday to Friday, School Hours

The best way to reach us is by email.  

The Office Phone Number

  • The office phone number is 503-916-5656.  
  • When prompted, press 4 for Melissa or “Attendance”; press 3 for Claire.  
  • You can also press 0 for the front counter where often students help us answer the phone and direct communication.

Secured Building 

  • Sellwood is now a locked and secure building.  
  • Please ring the doorbell to the right of the main doors to reach the office.  We will guide you accordingly.

Parent/Student Requests:  

  • Arrangements can be made with the office staff for student pick up, a student arriving late, or any other matter that may require meeting a parent/guardian at the front door. If you know of such needs in advance, please email either Melissa or Claire. 

Guides to Help you:

  • For questions about your student’s absence: Log into ParentVue. 
  • To make changes to your student's registration in Synergy: ParentVue/StudentVue

Please email Melissa ( for:

  • Attendance:  If you need to excuse your child's attendance. 
  • Passwords:  If you have forgotten your password, have been locked out of your account, or do not have login credentials.
  • Registration, Enrollment.
  • ParentVue (if your account has been disabled).   

Please email Claire ( for:

  • School Pay
  • Bookkeeping/accounting issues.
  • Administrative Support:  Messages or matters of support to the principal or assistant principals.  


  • May 2-6: Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 12 – Ambassador Awards
  • May 17 – Spring Band Concert
  • May 18 & 19 – Outdoor School (Day Trips returning at 5:30PM)
  • May 25 – Spring Marimba Concert
  • May 30 – Memorial Day – No School
  • June 2 – Showcase Night – 5:30-8:00 PM
  • June 7 – 8th-grade trip to OAKS Park
  • June 10 – Oaks Park – 6th & 7th graders 9:30 to 12:PM
  • June 10 – 8th-grade promotion 10:30 AM
  • June 10 – Last Day of School (half-day ending at 12:30)


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