This year, conferences are scheduled for December 13-14 and January 10-11, from 4:00-7:00 PM and will be conducted in-person (preferred) or, upon parent request, virtually via Google Meet.
If you need an interpreter for your child's conference, please complete the Interpreter Request Form by 5:00 PM on Thursday, December 7. For students in Mandarin Immersion classes, both the English and Mandarin teachers will be in the conferences together. Please only request an interpreter if you need support in a language other than English or Mandarin.
If you need assistance scheduling a conference, please email your child's name and teacher(s) name(s) to WoodstockAttend@pps.net or reply to this email.
Please use the following link to register for conferences during your window:
Please note that specialists (Art, Library, Music, PE) are also available for conferences. Families are not required to confer with specialists, but the specialists are available to meet if needed.
Again, if you need an interpreter for conferences, other than your child’s teacher, please complete this FORM by 5:00 PM on Thursday, December 7. If you have extenuating circumstances that need to be considered for conference scheduling, please email WoodstockAttend@pps.net.
We look forward to seeing you at conferences!
如果需要帮助登记会议，请电邮你孩子和老师的名字至 WoodstockAttend@pps.net 或回复此电邮。
Wondering about your students' class placement or what to do when you arrive on the first day of school?
For the winter holidays, we are offering some assistance for families that are having difficulty making ends meet. We are currently collecting holiday wish lists from families needing support.
Here is how the program works:
We will be taking referrals for families during the month of November. Families wishing to participate in the program will fill out a wishlist for each child in their home. Please return your child’s wish list by November 12th. Each wishlist item will be coded, written on a tag and placed on the bulletin board across from Room 1. All names of program participants will be left off the tags and kept confidential. Families that are able to give will take one or more wishlist tags from the bulletin board and shop for those items. They will then bring the wrapped gift(s) or gift card(s) to the office with the tag attached. The tags are very important because they will have the family code written on it to be sure that the gifts go to the appropriate families. I will contact participating families and distribute the gifts
This is a confidential program. To inquire about participation, please call me at 503-916-6380 or talk to your child's teacher. During the weeks of Nov 12 - Dec 6th, check out the Season of Sharing bulletin board if you would like to fulfill someone's wish! Thank you for your care and concern for our school community.
Ponny Kosmas and Shannon Nicolas
One day in late October, second grader Carter Lee Buyas grabbed a pair of pom poms from a pile of objects laid out on a bench in the Kelly Elementary School courtyard.
“I like the sound pom poms make,” Carter said. “I like how they shake, shake, shake. Maybe I’ll mop with them. You know, clean the ground. Or I could be a cheerleader.” He pointed to a group of three girls doing a lively cheer on the sidewalk. “Or I could plant them. The pom poms could be flags. Or plants.”
He paused and looked thoughtful. “They can be whatever I want them to be.”
Last spring, when Portland Public Schools moved to ensure that every middle school in the district had an active advisory program, the focus was on relationship building and giving students and teachers the tools needed to nurture a sense of belonging.
The goals for the advisory programs were clear. What the district had yet to arrive at was a curriculum that would help everyone achieve those goals.
Harrison Park, which transitioned from a K-8 to a middle school this fall, recently held a school-wide vote for a new mascot. According to Principal Leah Dickey, these first few months as a middle school have been pivotal for students as they navigate the new exciting normal and establish an identity as a school and community. Picking a mascot has been an important part of that journey.
Principal Phu Dao is many things to the students and staff of Roseway Heights Middle School: mentor, role model, champion, friend. Ask anyone who has learned from and worked with him and they will tell you that he has dedicated his entire career to advocating for students, families, and educators. And now he’s being honored for that dedication.
Courageous Conversation, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that works with individuals and institutions to address racial disparities through sustained, fruitful dialogue, has named Principal Dao this year’s recipient of the Dr. Charles Hopson Racial Equity Principal Leadership Award.
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM PTA Dine Out: Ate-oh-Ate
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board- Regular Meeting
7:45 AM - 8:15 AM Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day