August 15, 2019
Dear Skyline K-8 Parents and Guardians,
I hope this letter finds your family enjoying the beautiful sunshine. Joe and Vicky have been working hard to get our building ready for the upcoming 2019/20 school year.
One of my biggest jobs during the summer is to hire excellent staff for Skyline K-8. We have five new colleagues joining the Skyline K-8 team. Please join me in welcoming our new faculty: Debbi Gubbins / Principal Secretary, Allie Penix / School Counselor, Isa Recht / Spanish K-8, James Stevens / School Psychologist, Rhonda Bahmanyar / Speech Pathologist and we are still in the process of hiring our MS Humanities teacher. We are super fortunate that James, Allie and Rhonda all worked together last year at another school here in PPS.
Portland Public Schools Vision
Over the past school year, stakeholders from across Portland participated in a visioning process. The process included insights and feedback from students, families, educators, district staff, as well as civic, business, community, and philanthropic leaders. The PPS vision is comprised of four main areas: a Graduate Portrait; a set of Educator Essentials; a set of Educational System Shifts; and a set of Core Values.
What is important for us at Skyline is our ongoing commitment to provide all students with the knowledge, skills and opportunities to achieve the characteristics of a PPS graduate (outlined in the Graduate Portrait). It is our goal that all of our students will become
The Skyline staff began this work together, along with our colleagues across the district at this week’s PPS Campus Instructional Institute. A huge shout out to our Skyline K-8 Team of Bianca Arias, Kristina Porter, Isa Recht, Melissa Dunn, and Julie Melton for taking time away from their summer vacation to share learning, have great conversations, and collaborate to create a solid Professional Development for our staff that truly has students at the core and takes into account the experience/perspectives in our classrooms.
We are looking forward to a great year with you and your child(ren), and all of us on staff are working hard to ensure each student grows as a learner and can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. In order to better support your child’s needs, we will be sharing with you much of the work we do in the building this year and hope that you can continue the conversations and learning at home. If you have a Twitter account, please follow me @BGAGUIRRE1 as I try and post weekly about the learning and events happening here at Skyline.
I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. I thank you for your support and look forward to a great year!
Skyline K-8 Principal
2019-2020 Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
*The office will be closed part day on August 22ndand 23rd so office staff can attend Staff Development!
The 2019-20 school year will be here soon!
Below are some important dates to remember:
August 24th: Community Care Day 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
August 24th: Kindergarten Play Date 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
August 26th: Pizza with the Principal + Staff/6thGrade Meet & Greet 5:00p.m. – 7:00 p.m. *Meet and Greet for middle school families will start at 6:30 p.m. in the library
*Join us for pizza and meet your teachers! Families may bring school supplies at this time.
August 28th: 1st Day of School for 1st – 8th grade students
September 3rd: 1st Day of School for kindergarten students
September 6th: Cornfest
2019-2020 Elementary Classroom Teachers
Kindergarten: Mrs. Porter
1st Grade: Mrs. Sammons
2nd Grade: Ms. Arias
3rd Grade: Teacher Tom
4th/5th Grade: Mrs. Griffith / Mrs. Melton / Mrs. Nagel
*Class Placement Letters are being sent home this week for incoming 4th graders.
*Middle school schedules are being finalized and will be available in Synergy soon!
Please contact the school office if you have any questions
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Every year, one group of students in Portland Public Schools starts the new school year with the finish line of their K-12 education in sight. And as classes begin on Aug. 28 for the the 2019-20 school year, the end is closer than ever for the students who will start their senior years.
The Portland Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to extend PPS Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero's current contract by another two years during its Tuesday, June 25 meeting. Since he will be entering the third year of his original contract, the Board has committed to a total of five years through June 2022 with Guerrero at the helm. The approval came after board members offered a comprehensively positive review of his performance.
A public hearing will be held by the Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission on the budget approved by the Budget Committee for Portland Public School District 1J, Multnomah County, Oregon for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The hearing will be held in the Board Auditorium at the Blanchard Education Service Center (BESC), 501 North Dixon Street, Portland, Oregon, on the 25th day of June at 3 p.m.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Back to School Pizza w/ Principal
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Middle School Meet & Greet
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Compact Math Meeting 7th/ 8th
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
8:45 AM First Day of School 1-8 grade
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Cornfest
6:00 PM District Board Meeting