The first day of school for the 2017/18 School Year is Wednesday, August 30, 2017 for 1st - 5th Grade students. Kindergartners will start on Tuesday September 5th.
Notice of School Hours Change for Next Year 2017-18
PPS will be changing school start and end times at a number of schools, including Woodstock. As of the start of school in fall 2017, we will start at 8:00 and release at 2:15 p.m. This minor adjustment is part of a district-wide alignment of schedules. Please take note of this change.
I would like to remind you of some important events and updates for the the fall.
Project Community Care - This year, Community Care Day is scheduled for August 26 from 9:00 to 11:45 AM. This will be a great opportunity to help spruce up the school by spreading bark dust, pulling weeds, and doing some general landscaping. Our Sustainability Committee will also be embarking on the first steps to create a Learning Garden for our school. Please come and join us for this event to help our school and reconnect with other Woodstock Families.
Kindergarten Ice Cream Social - The Annual PTA/Shu Ren Incoming Kindergarten Family Ice Cream Social will follow the Community Care Day starting at noon. This event is for families of incoming kindergarten students and will take place in the Woodstock City Park, adjacent to the school grounds. Please help spread the word if you know any incoming kindergarten families!
First Day of School (and new school hours) - The first day of school for 1st-5th grade students is August 30. As noted below, the new school hours are from 8:00 AM to 2:15 PM...be prepared!
First Day of School for Kindergarteners - Kindergarten students will have an individual appointment on August 30, 31, or September 1. Their first day of school is September 5.
I hope you have a great summer and we are already excited for your return in the fall.
Seth Johnson, Principal
The PPS school board and communications department have been working to update the district’s public records policy with an eye towards greater transparency and compliance with several new laws that were passed by the Oregon Legislature this year.
Oregon schools, including PPS, will focus more on the role of Native Americans in Oregon history, thanks to a bill passed by the state Legislature.
Senate Bill 13, which focuses on providing accurate, place-based tribal education across the state, was signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown over the summer. It directs the state Department of Education to develop curriculum and provide teacher training relating to Native American experience in Oregon.
Hundreds of Portland Public Schools parents and community members have participated in public sessions aimed at gathering comments on the proposal to open two new middle schools at Roseway Heights and Harriet Tubman.
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Kinderkonzert - K and 1st
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Kinderkonzert - 2nd
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Woodstock School Sustainability Interest Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PTA Meeting
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Two Hour Late Opening