Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Duniway Elementary School

Getting Results and Sustaining Hope!

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

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School News & Announcements

Upcoming Event: Reed College Community Day & 5K - Saturday, September 20, 2014

Enjoy a day of family fun on the glorious Reed College campus.

The event kicks off at 9:00 a.m. with a 5K run/walk to benefit Portland Public Schools. Visit reasontorun.com/races/reed.html to register.

For a complete event schedule and all the details, visit reed.edu/communityday

Happy Summer!  Thank you for a fantastic School Year.  We hope you all have a wonderful break.  The office will re-open on August 11, 2014.

2014-2015 Supply Lists

The following lists are the general supply lists for each grade level.  In August, when you learn who your child's teacher will be, there might be additional supplies specific to that classroom.  Please contact the office if you have any questions.

Kindergarten       First       Second       Third        Fourth      Fifth 

 Kindergarten:  2014-2015

The first official day for all kindergarten students is FRIDAY, September 5, 2014.  Families will receive a letter in August providing you with additional information, including the name of your child's teacher and the date/time you will bring your child in for the beginning of the year assessment.  These assessments will take place on either Tuesday 9/2, Wednesday 9/3, or Thursday 9/4.

If you have recently moved into the neighborhood and have a child to register for kindergarten (or other grades) please contact the Duniway Office .

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

August 2014

Dear Duniway Community,

It is with great privilege that I welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year. I feel incredibly fortunate to be back at Duniway to begin my second year as Principal.  I am excited to build on the successes of last year, and to work collaboratively with staff, students, and families to ensure that all Duniway students reach their highest potential. 

I am thrilled to welcome almost 90 new families to our school community.  I hope that all of us, in our own special way, can make our new students and their families feel the warmth and spirit of the Duniway community.  

As the final days of August approach it is quite special to watch our building begin to come alive.  Our incredible custodial crew has been working hard all summer long to prepare the building for our students arrival on the 2nd.  Our teachers are beginning to head back into their classrooms, starting early preparations for what will undoubtedly be another exceptional year.  Of course, Lynn has been busy registering our newest students and preparing the office for another stellar year.  I am very fortunate to work with such a great group of teachers and staff members.  It always amazes me how it all comes together – hard work, dedication, and a bit of magic. 

As I have said before, I am drawn to education because it asks all of us, children and adults, to be learners. It is our goal to provide the environment, the instruction, and the necessary support that allows all of us to learn, grow, and shine. Throughout the year, staff will engage in professional development focused on improving assessment, continuing to align our curriculum and instructional practices to the Common Core State Standards, and how to best support, encourage and engage all learners.  

Our grade level teams will work collaboratively to plan rigorous instruction that encourages problem solving, working collaboratively, and learning how to adapt to an ever-changing environment.  I am confident that our teachers are excited to embrace this work and I know that together, as a community, we can build on the great tradition of excellence at Duniway.  

On behalf on the entire Duniway staff, I want to again welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year.  I look forward to seeing you all in the weeks to come.  If you are in town, consider helping beautify our school grounds during Community Care Day on Saturday, August 23rd from 9:00 AM - Noon.  We also hope to see everyone at Back-to-School Night on Wednesday, September 17th beginning at 6:30 PM.

I am excited to see all 1st -5th grade students on September 2nd and our kindergarten students on Friday, the 5th.  Enjoy the remaining days of summer. 

With regards,

Matt Goldstein




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
11:15 - 11:55   K and 1st Lunch/Recess
11:45 - 12:25 2nd and 3rd Lunch/Recess
12:15 - 12:55 4th and 5th Lunch/Recess
3:00 p.m. Dismissal

Duniway Calendar

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PPS News

Year two summer work: on time, on budget

August 28, 2014

Bond-funded summer improvement work at 12 schools is being completed on time and on budget to welcome students back Sept. 2 to Arleta, Beach, Boise-Eliot/Humboldt, Chief Joseph K-3 Campus, Creston, Grout, Hosford, James John, King, Lane, Vernon and Woodlawn.


Help students who've left reconnect to school

August 26, 2014
Accelerating the increase in the graduation rate and getting all students to graduate prepared for college and career is a top priority for Superintendent Carole Smith. Now you can help. On Saturday Sept. 13 from 8:30 am to 1 pm, join PPS staff in visiting the homes of students who have left and help them Reconnect to Their Future. 

PPS greets more than 500 new educators

August 21, 2014

Portland Public Schools welcomed hundreds of new teachers Aug. 21 at New Teacher Orientation, where teachers met each other and district leaders and learned about everything from the Portland Association of Teachers to the student information system Synergy. 


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