School News & Announcements
Kindergarten Round Up has been rescheduled.
Thursday March 6th, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Looking forward to seeing everyone~
3/3 – 3/7 Project Second Wind
3/4 3rd Grade Music Program 6:00PM
3/6 RESCHEDULED Kindergarten Round Up
3/7 Spring Pictures
3/12 Tech Trek Pledge begins
3/13 Site Council
3/13 SKG Chili Cook-off 5:30PM
3/17 – 3/18 Pastini Pasta-Thon
3/19 Late Opening
3/20 Community Meeting 6:30PM
3/21 Lost & Found sent to PTA Clothes Closet
3/24 – 3/28 Spring Break
3/31 SKG Plant Sale Begins
A Message from the Principal
You all have heard quite a bit from me in the past couple of weeks. I think I can speak for all of the staff in the building when I say that we are very thankful that a strike was averted. Things are far less stressful and we are working on getting everything back to normal. Even though a tentative agreement was reached, many of you are aware that we aren’t quite finished with the process. Several questions have come up with regards to next steps. In our building the teachers will be reviewing the tentative agreement on Tuesday afternoon. They will then vote to ratify or deny the agreement on Wednesday. If the agreement is ratified by PAT membership, the proposal will then go before the Portland School Board for ratification. This will hopefully happen by the end of this week. I am sure that we will receive communication from Superintendent Smith as the process continues to move forward. Thank you so much for your continued support.
With all that has been on people’s minds I thought we might need a reminder. Back in October, Superintendent Smith sent out an email communicating her commitment to student safety and the district plan to provide every school (K-8) with security modifications by the end of this school year. Abernethy’s security improvements have been scheduled to occur at the end of February/early March. We are slated to receive a video monitor for the front entrance, and a buzzer/video system for the rear ADA door. In addition to these access features, we will have electronic card readers that will allow staff (and students) to enter the building from the outside classrooms and the rear door to the playground on the southeast side of the building. When all of the security measures are in place, the district will be ensuring that all the doors, with the exception of the front door, are locked during the school day. This will be a huge change for all of us. We all prioritize the safety of our children; I look forward to working with you to ensure that everyone still feels a warm and welcoming sense of community.