Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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Creative minds for
challenging times.

2508 NE Everett Street | Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 916-5356 | Fax: (503) 916-2721

School News & Announcements

Traffic & Parking at da Vinci:
Please help us be a good neighbor, by traveling EAST on Everett when dropping off/picking up your student. If planning to stay awhile, please park in the lot behind the school. For special events, please use the blacktop. And be sure that even at pick-up or drop off time that you are not blocking a neighbor's driveway. THANKS!

Daily Bulletins
Click on the date to access the news shared with students that day.
9/15/14   9/16/14   9/17/14   9/18/14   9/19/14
9/22/14   9/23/14   9/24/14   9/25/14   9/26/14

Run for the Arts is coming!
Pledge drive kick-off September 17th
Pledge forms due September 30th
RUN DATE: October 1st
Donations due October 17th


All 6th graders need to be at school on Sunday, October 26th by 2:50 pm. Buses leave promptly at 3:00 pm. Parents, please do not park in front of the school, as that;s where the buses need to park!

School Conferences are earlier this year!
October 28th 4-8 pm (classes are 8:30-3:00)
October 29th 8:00 am-3:30pm (no classes)
October 30th 8:00 am - 8:00 pm (no classes)
October 31st no classes or conferences
Until Friday 9/26 paper conference sign up sheets are in the hallway outside the main office.  On Monday we finalize the transition to an online system and on Tuesday, September 30th it will launch. Stay tuned for details!

Upcoming Events

SPIRIT WEEK 9/29-10/3 Topics below

September 29th - Monday
Mustache Monday
BSU (Black Student Union) 3:15-4:15 room 302

September 30th - Tuesday
Pajama Day

October 1 - Wednesday
Workout Wednesday
Run for the Arts Run time 1:45-2:15

October 2nd - Thursday
Hippies vs. Hipsters

October 3rd - Friday
Fantasy Friday
Student Dance Party 2:00-3:30

da Vinci Calendar

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Important Information

INCLEMENT WEATHER

da Vinci Foundation 
Amazon link

SCRIP ORDER FORM
Due Tuesdays at 9:00 am for delivery on Thursday
GROCERY SCRIP PRE-ORDER FORM

ALUMNI VISITS
How to arrange to visit your favorite teachers & friends!

SCHOOL HANDBOOK (pdf)

www.mylunchmoney.com Add funds to your child's meal account here

PPS News

Gov. Kitzhaber launches statewide reading campaign

September 29, 2014
Gov. John Kitzhaber, Supt. Carole Smith, State Education Chief Nancy Golden, Umpqua Bank CEO Ray Davis and PPS board members listened to kindergarteners sing. Gov. John Kitzhaber, State Education Chief Nancy Golden and Umpqua Bank CEO Ray Davis joined PPS Supt. Carole Smith and other dignitaries to launch a statewide reading campaign Monday, Sept. 29. [More]

Get Ready site helps students chart path

September 29, 2014
David-Pascual-Matias

PPS wants to make it easier for students to navigate the path to college and career. Career coordinators and school counselors teamed up with the Parent Coalition with support from the Nike School Innovation Fund to create the Get Ready for College & Career website. 

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Board invests in key learning priorities

September 29, 2014
Sitton-school-new-teacher

The Portland School Board voted 6-1 Sept. 23 to hire about 40 new teachers and high school support staff, immediately spending $3.5 million of a $16.8 million budget improvement for 2014-15. 

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