We are excited to share PPS’s new administrative directives on student conduct and discipline. This corresponds to the updated 2022-2023 Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Discipline Handbook and aligns with Board Policy.
Tonight, 5:30-7:30 PM - Shu Ren Lunar New Year Celebration
January 30 - DLI AM/PM Class Switch
February - Black History Month
February 1 - Coffee Conversation: Middle School Transition Discussion
(Follow-Up to the January 9 PTA Q&A with Harrison Park and Lane Middle School Representatives)
February 2 - World Read Aloud Day
During Lunch Time - Cultural Meal Day (See Details Below)
2:00 PM - Lunar New Year Parade (Families Welcome to Watch Outside)
February 6 - Report Cards and Winter MAP Family Reports Sent Home
February 11 - Mini Makers Market 11-2 PM
February 13 - PTA Funding Proposal Meeting, 7:00-8:00 PM
February 15 - Vaccine Exclusion Day
February 17 - NO SCHOOL - Optional Staff Professional Development
February 20 - NO SCHOOL - Holiday
February 28 - Successful Schools Survey Closes
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
Dear PPS Community,
Saturday night, gunshots were fired outside of a district-wide basketball tournament held at Franklin High School. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured and the suspect is now in custody, but if you have any information about the incident please call 503-823-3333 or utilize the SafeOregon tipline.
Dear families, students, and colleagues,
It has been a joy to visit learning spaces over the past four months and see our students reengaged in their classroom learning and school activities. I am pleased to observe our students interacting with peers and diving into new curriculum materials.
This has been a very productive time for Portland Public Schools. My appreciation to all the dedicated Team PPS members who work everyday to make our school system better and stronger.
Dear PPS Community,
Every single person in Portland Public Schools believes that our learning spaces must be safe, stable, and secure, and that we have a shared responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of the students under our care. We recognize that recent events, both locally and nationally, have rattled our community.
Superintendent Guerrero issued a broader statement about gun violence and its impacts on our schools, but we also want to explain how we both keep schools safe, and keep you informed.
8:20 AM - 9:20 AM Coffee Conversation with Principal
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM School Board- Charter Schools & Alternative Programs Committee
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM PTA Dine Out: Ate-oh-Ate
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board- Regular Meeting
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Portland Mini Makers Market
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PTA Funding Proposal Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM School Board- Charter Schools & Alternative Programs Committee
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM School Board- Policy Committee Meeting