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

Please Take the Successful Schools Survey Jan. 20 - Feb. 28

Successful Schools Survey: Online at www.oregonskitchentable.org or download PDF, print and return to your school office: EnglishEspañolTiếng ViệtРусский中文 , SoomaaligaRead more. Survey for staff and 5th, 7th and 10th grade students launches Feb. 2.

School News & Announcements

Save the Date:  March 6th, 2015 
For the latest information 
visit the Auction website

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 


Duniway Choir

We are starting a before school choir class again! Students in grades 3,4 & 5 will have the opportunity to learn to sing new songs, harmonize and have fun and will have an opportunity to perform during the spring. Class will meet in the music room (room 11) every Wednesday from 8-8:45 am, January 7th through May 27. Shelley Fillman, our past Speech Pathologist here at Duniway, will be the instructor! Please fill out the attached form and return it to the office no later than Tuesday, January 6th.



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.


Foundation – Annual Drive 


The Duniway Annual Giving Campaign is underway. We have raised $10,000 toward our $75,000 goal. Thank you donors! These funds are needed to pay for Duniway teaching positions not covered by Portland Public Schools. Make your contribution today by clicking on http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/duniway/256.htm 



Box Tops for Education


If every student collects just 10 Box Tops then Duniway receives over $500! Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school buy what it needs. Check backpacks today for “Box Tops Bucks” collection sheets.  Any time you purchase participating products (General Mills, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Green Giant, Kleenex, Ziplock and Hefty to name some), clip the pink Box Tops off the packaging and turn them into the office. Attach them to a Box Top Buck to be eligible for prizes. Every Box Top counts!


For a complete list of participating products, visit http://www.boxtops4education.com. Contact Alisa Knight with questions at alisaknight@gmail.com. Thanks for your help! 


Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The Duniway Diversity and Inclusion Committee's mission is to foster a diverse and inclusive school climate for all Duniway families, and to celebrate our school's multicultural, racial, LGBTQ, gender, differing abilities, religious and economic diversity. You can find us on the Portland Public Schools website at http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/duniway/419.htm 

DDIC recently launched a new Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/duniwaydi/. What a great way for parents to connect more on diversity related topics. It's a virtual resource for our community to share diversity and inclusion-related links, children's book recommendations or a really cool, family event around town that celebrates diversity! 

You do not have to be a member of the DDIC to join our Facebook group. We welcome all Duniway parents, caregivers and allies who are supportive of our mission. Spread the word, check it out and post away! 


For questions or comments please contact Sally Lee, DDIC Chair at: sallymoonlee@gmail.com or drop me a note in the Diversity box in the office. 


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.


Volunteer Opportunities

Green Team Lunchtime Recycling: The Green Team is needs a few more volunteers to help out with lunchtime recycling. This is a great opportunity for someone who likes working with kids and can volunteer a few hours during the day. Bonus: you can have lunch with your student! Please contact Nicole Murray, nicjmurray@gmail.com or Dana Visse, danavisse@yahoo.com

Foundation Auction: The Duniway Auction will be held on Friday, March 6, 2014.

Procurement for the auction is underway and we want your help obtaining donations! We need of a wide variety of items such as: tickets to sporting events, gift cards to restaurants and businesses, the use of vacation homes, and certificates for services and experiences. Contributions of these items are key to the auction's success. Donation forms with Duniway’s tax ID information are available in the front office in the auction mail box. Questions regarding procurement or ideas for a donation? Please contact Meggan Hamm at hammiii@mac.com or Katie Lamb at katiedlamb@yahoo.com


***Duniway relies on a strong and committed group of volunteers to keep our amazing programs going. Volunteering is also the perfect way to connect with the Duniway community as a whole. 

There are opportunities to fit all interests and levels of involvement. For a full list of committees, please check volunteer/committees, under the PTA tab and/or fill out the volunteer form in your Opening Day Packet. You can also sign up to volunteer through the Duniway Directory by clicking this link: Directory Volunteer Link

Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Erin Black-Mitchell: blackerinm@gmail.com

*All Duniway volunteers are required to complete a background check through Portland Public Schools. It can be easily completed online at: https://volunteer.pps.net

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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

January 23, 2015

Dear Families,

Today, our entire school community came together for our second (of four) whole school assembly. We heard from Ms. Holmes’s 4th grade class about their “Jeans for Teens” project and an upcoming Fashion Show, both are efforts to help homeless youth in the Portland metropolitan area. Ms. Mouery introduced us to the members of our new Junior Green Team (approximately 10 5th graders). 5th grade taught us about Langston Hughes, shared some of his poetry, and introduced the “Dream Flag Project.” All students will participate in this exciting project celebrating the life of Hughes – look for more information in the coming weeks. Finally, a small “piece” of our 5th grade band performed for the group. Although it is a tight squeeze, our students were excited to hear how Duniway students are serving our community and beyond.

On Wednesday, our late opening time was spent meeting as an entire staff with author, teacher, and presenter Katie Kissinger. Katie provided resources and facilitated a conversation about how we can best address issues of race and skin color, while fostering an open, tolerant, and respectful school community. I believe we are already working hard to make sure we are connecting with all Duniway students, and Katie’s visit supported our continued growth in this area.

The two hour late openings provide an uninterrupted opportunity for our entire staff to come together to discuss vital issues focused on improving school climate and instructional strategies, curriculum development, and other topics. I recognize that these monthly late starts can wreak havoc with busy schedules and that they require certain sacrifices as you work to find “coverage” for your children. We do appreciate your effort and we want you to know that we treat this time with a great deal of reverence.

Speaking of days with no school…next Friday, 1/30/15 is a day set aside for teachers to work on 2nd quarter progress reports. Those reports will be sent home with your child on Friday, 2/6/2015.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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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