School News & Announcements
Nov. 27 & 28 NO SCHOOL
Dec. 10 5:00PM 1st grade music program
6:00PM 4th grade music program
Dec. 11 Site Council Mtg. 3:15 - 4:30
Dec. 11 & 12 Holiday Shop
Dec. 15 SKG Mtg. 7:00-8:30
Dec. 17 Late Opening
Dec. 19 Spirit Day - pajama day!
Dec. 22 - Jan. 2 Winter Break
A Message from the Principal
I wanted to make sure that everyone knows that report cards were not completed for this grading period. Teachers prepared for conferences and documented those conversations for their records. Report cards will go home in February.
PPS would like to hear from you about your childcare experience. Please take a moment to complete the confidential online childcare survey by December 12, 2014. If you need a paper survey, contact email@example.com.
With the cold weather please make sure your child is dressed warmly- coats, hats, and gloves. We will be going out for recess as much as we possibly can which means kids will likely be outside for about 30 minutes at lunch recess. Please make sure your child is prepared for the cold wet weather. Please also make sure that jackets have your child’s name in them just in case they are left anywhere.
This information went out Wednesday, but I am repeating it here because we have a long winter ahead. It seemed like all of the systems are working well and can certainly help stay up on the status of school in a fairly timely manner.
There are 4 types of weather related calls made by the district:
Two-hour late opening- Schools begin and busses pick up students two hours later than usual. There is no half-day kindergarten or morning childcare.
Buses on snow routes- We do not have snow routes for our buses so there is no impact with this.
Schools and offices closed- Students stay home and all activities are cancelled.
Early dismissal- K-8 students are not released until parent contact is made.
Getting the news
We communicate weather-related delays and closures to PPS families and employees using the following pathways, usually by 6:30 am. Exceptions are when a weather situation is developing and then we communicate as soon as we can make an appropriate decision. Here's where you can go for news:
• Online posting: In the “alert pod” on www.pps.net and all school websites.
• Twitter: Follow us @PPSConnect for emergency and other district news.
• Facebook: Like us at www.facebook.com/pps.homepage
• New this year: Text messaging. Text @portlandschools to 23559 to sign up for text messages about weather/emergency delays/closures
SPIRIT DAY INFORMATION
Nov 21 – College day (the Civil War between OSU and UofO is near…Wear something to represent OSU, UofO or any other college)
Dec 19 – Pajama day (wear your favorite pajamas)
Jan 23 – Mismatch day (wear stripes, polka-dots, floral, and crazy patterns and colors together in one outfit)
Feb 27 – Occupation day (wear something to represent a job or career)
Mar 20 – Elegant day (wear your finest outfit today)
April 24 – Sports day (wear something sporty – from a team or sport, be creative)
May 29 – Abernethy day (wear something to represent Abernethy – SKG t-shirt, tech trek, basketball…or make your own)