Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Duniway Elementary School

7700 SE Reed College Place | Portland, OR 97202
Phone: (503) 916-6343 | Fax: (503) 916-2623
Childwatch: (503) 916-3625

Bus Schedules and School Meals

Bus Schedules: View bus schedules. Questions? PPS Student Transportation (503) 916-6901.

School Meals: Apply now for free or reduced-price school meals.

School News & Announcements

Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year


We hope you are having a wonderful summer - enjoying the beautiful sunshine and having plenty of fun!  


A few important reminders:

  • First Day of School for Grades 1-5:  Thursday, August 27th
  • Kindergarten Assessments (contact office if you do not have a scheduled time):  August 25-27
  • First Day of Kindergarten:  Tuesday, September 1st
Please feel free to contact the office or stop by if you have any questions or need to register your child.  

We look forward to seeing you soon!
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2015-2016 Supply Lists
Updated and Correct lists for 2015-2016
are below.  Sorry for any confusion.  


Back to School Ice Cream Social: Monday, August 31


Please join the Duniway community after school from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. to enjoy free ice cream sundaes, courtesy of Safeway. Teachers will be scooping ice cream, and Kindergarten students can meet their teachers and tour their classrooms.


We'll see you there!




Kindergarten Coffee: Tuesday, September 1


Kindergarten parents, whether you're crying or celebrating, please join the PTA for coffee on the first day of Kindergarten, courtesy of Blue Kangaroo. From 8:50 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. we will be serving on the blacktop outside the kindergarten classrooms.

We hope to see you there!


Volunteer and Directory Forms


By now you have probably received your volunteer and directory forms. These are both some of the best ways to connect with the Duniway community, so please get them filled out and returned.

For more information on the volunteer roles, positions and committees, please visit the Duniway website at: http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/duniway/267.htm or contact Volunteer Coordinator: Erin Black-Mitchell at, blackerinm@gmail.com or Meeka Kullberg at: meeka.kullberg24@gmail.com



Make your online shopping count for Duniway! 


Duniway is part of the online eScrip program in which retailers send a percentage of your online purchases back to the school. Follow these simple steps and start eating for Duniway today!


1. Visit the eScrip site at: http://shopping.escrip.com 

2. Register for an account {only email required}.

3. Sign in and choose from more than 800 popular retailers. 

4. When you visit the retailer's site via the eScrip online mall site, a portion of your purchase comes back to the school.Retailers include Amazon, Nordstrom, Sephora, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, J. Crew and many others! 


You can also download the "ForgetMeNot" App on the eScrip site, which will allow you to automatically earn without having to go through the online mall.


More information and links on the Duniway eScrip site at: http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/duniway/465.htm 

Or click on the "Shop & Dine for Duniway" tab on the home page. 

Questions? Please contact Meeka Kullberg, meeka.kullberg24@gmail.com 




Shop at Fred Meyer – help the Duniway Foundation! 

Did you know that just by shopping at Fred Meyer you can have money contributed to the Duniway Educational Foundation? All you need to do is take a few moments to link your rewards card to the Foundation through the Fred Meyer website and Freddy's will begin making quarterly contributions to support valuable enrichment programs that make a better school for your children. 


Earmarking funds for the Foundation in this way has absolutely no effect on your own rewards points, rebates or benefits; it simply allows the Foundation to be your preferred non-profit, now eligible to receive donations based on your overall purchases.



Friends of Duniway PTA Facebook page

We like you, so ‘like’ us!! Like the “Friends of Duniway PTA” Facebook page for PTA and school updates.



Pay for lunches online

An unusually high number of students owe money on their lunch cards. Notices go home with students and the district auto-dials families to remind them if they have a negative balance. Families are encouraged to enroll in the online pre-payment service: www.myLunchMoney.com for convenient online payments and account tracking.

There is a $1.95 transaction fee for this service and you will need to contact the office for your student's ID number. Please contact Nutrition Services at: 503.916.3399 with questions.

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Stay Connected, Read the Duniway Community Update

The Duniway Community Update comes out every Friday.  To read the most recent update and past issues click HERE


A Message from the Principal

May 1, 2015

Dear Families,

A big thank you to our PTA, our PTA Art Committee Co-Chairs Jean Schnadig and Jocelyn SyCip, 5th grade parent Tereasa Davis, Resident Artist Kara Sisk, and music teacher Adam Weiner for making the 2015 Duniway Art Show a great success.

Wednesday night we were treated to performances by our 5th grade band, the Duniway Choir, and our 4th grade percussionists. Last night our 1st and 2nd grade classes sung beautifully and our grand finale was our 3rd grade classes playing gorgeous music on the recorder. As I said both nights, to a very packed auditorium, the art and music would not be possible without a monumental community effort.

Now that May has arrived, planning for the 2015-16 school year is gaining momentum. Although things may still change, here is what I'm expecting next year's staffing to look like:

K-5 Classrom Teachers, PE, and Music: There will be no changes from the 2014-2015 school year with the exception of a new teacher (yet to be hired) in 1st grade.
Counseling: Kate Mouery will be returning half-time and she will be joined by a new full-time counselor.

Assistance Principal and School Secretary: TBA

Library/Technology: We will be hiring a new half-time media specialist and Library Assistant Daniel Menche will return to Duniway full-time next year. He will continue to help out in the library and in addition he will become Duniway's technology assistant. We are excited to have Daniel's support in the computer lab, in classrooms, and in the library.

Reading Results: We are thrilled to announce that Reading Results, a non-profit organization, will be running their reading program at Duniway next year. This program will serve between 20-25 students in grades 1-3 who need additional support in literacy. We are very thankful for the Duniway Foundation's willingness to fund this highly successful program. 

One aspect of the program that is unique is that Reading Results likes to hire and train community members to be reading tutors. If you are possibly interested in one of these paid positions, please let me know.

Education Assistants: As with this year, we will have educational assistants out in the classrooms supporting teachers and students. I am hoping that we will be able to hire four half-time EA's for the 2015-16 school year, doubling what we have this year. This is another opportunity for community members to join our team. As with the Reading Results, if you think you are a good candidate for this exciting work please let me know.

While there is still much to celebrate during the last six weeks of the school year, we are beginning to think about class assignments for the 2015-2016 school year. 

Attached to this week's update you will find a page that gives you the opportunity to provide our staff input on your child. Please take a few minutes to complete this form and turn it in to the office. Your insights are valuable and truly do help inform our decisions when we are making classes for next year. Of course, please remember to not use ANY TEACHER names on the forms. Thank you for your input.

One final note, yesterday was the last day of work for our EA James Edwards. James is excited to immediately start subbing in classrooms throughout PPS as he begins his classroom teaching career. We wish James the best of luck and though he will be missed as an EA, we are confident we will see him as a substitute teacher in some of our classrooms in the coming weeks!

I hope everyone enjoys the first weekend of May!

Regards,

Matt Goldstein

Principal

Regards,
Matt Goldstein
Principal

Daily Schedule

8:30 a.m. Breakfast Begins
8:45 a.m. Breakfast Ends
8:45 a.m. First Bell
8:50 a.m. Tardy Bell
11:10 - 11:55 AM 1st and 4th Recess/Lunch
11:35 AM - 12:20 PM K and 3rd Recess/Lunch
12:00 - 12:45 2nd and 5th Recess/Lunch
3:00 p.m. Dismissal

Duniway Calendar

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