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

Don't forget to sign up for the Duniway Directory

The Duniway Directory will be going to print soon, so make sure to update your information. The Duniway Directory is a printed and online directory distributed only to families currently enrolled within the school and is used solely to connect the Duniway school community. Please note: you must sign up for this separately from your school registration forms

All families should have received a link in their email to sign up or update their existing information. You can also update by picking up a green directory sheet from the wall of forms outside the office and returning it to the PTA box in the office.

Questions? Contact Jean Schnadig at: jcschnadig@gmail.com


Sign up to be a Duniway Volunteer

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 Meeka Kullberg, meeka.kullberg24@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

Support Your School
Each year the Duniway PTA runs fundraisers to provide critical funds to support the art program, classrooms, the library and committee programs. The following programs are a great way to get involved.

Chinook Books are here! Get your order in by Tuesday, September 30. The Chinook Book includes more than 500 coupons at excellent green and local businesses in and around the Portland metro area. You can choose from print: $20, mobile: $15 or combo pack: $30. 

Half the cost of every book goes back to the PTA!

Box Tops for Education are an easy way to earn cash for Duniway. Thank you to those who saved them over the summer! Look for the pink Box Top on hundreds of participating products, clip it off and drop it in the Box Tops slot in the office. Duniway receives 10 cents each! For a complete list of participating products visit: http://www.boxtops4education.com

Amazon Smile 
Duniway is now part of the Amazon Smile program. Simply click the link below to do your shopping on Amazon and they will donate a percentage of your purchase to the Duniway PTA. Quick, simple and secure.


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Dine for Duniway with Pizzicato and Nectar 
Each year the Duniway Foundation partners with a variety of nearby restaurants and businesses that contribute a portion of their sales to assist in funding teaching positions and enrichment programs. Mark your calendars for the first dining event of the year, Tuesday, September 30th.

Both venues will generously donate 20 percent of the day's proceeds to Duniway. Can't get there that night? You can order gift cards to use anytime. Order forms available in the office and should be returned by Thursday, September 25th. Thank you for Dining for Duniway!

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 

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

September 19, 2014

Dear Families,


I know I start saying this with increasing regularity, but time is starting to fly! As we head into the final week of September, it is exciting to see our students becoming more and more comfortable in their new classrooms. It is very important to us that every child feels excited to come to school every day. We know that our students must be in a space that is conducive to learning, as without this sense of belonging and excitement to learn, our students will not reach their potential. 


In order to meet our mission of academic, social, and emotional growth for ALL students, our entire school community (parents, staff, and students) must ensure that we are supporting one another and working collaboratively to make every child a priority. 

Last Friday, our Field Day was a perfect example of an event where many of us came together to celebrate our community, while being active and having fun. Thanks to Mr. Donahoe for his organization and thanks to the many volunteers who made this event such a great success. We had beautiful weather, lots of smiles, sweat, and even a surprise visit (not because we called them) from our friends at Engine Company 20. 


With over 500 students enrolled, communicating information in a timely manner is very important. Lynn has been working tirelessly to update registration forms and to finalize our email distribution list for the coming year. This week’s update will be the first ‘email edition’ to be sent home to all families.


Please contact Lynn in the office if you have additional email addresses to add to our list. Our school web site, www.pps.net/schools/duniway, is also a good place for information about upcoming events and other useful links. 


I want to thank all of you who were able to attend Back to School Night on Wednesday. It was great to see so many of you (crammed into our auditorium) and I hope you enjoyed the opportunity to meet all our amazing teachers and then learn more about what will be happening over the next eight months in your child's classroom.


If you were unable to attend, please contact your child's teacher to sign-up for a fall conference and to make sure you get copies of any materials that were distributed.

Again, thank you for all you have done to get the 2014-2015 school year off to a great start. Enjoy the final weekend of summer! 


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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PPS News

Clarendon early learning academy open for educating

September 22, 2014
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PPS and partners cut the ribbon on the new Clarendon Regional Early Learning Center Sept. 10, ushering in a new era in pre-kindergarten education in the school district.

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Volunteers help students not in school reconnect

September 13, 2014
From left, parent volunteer Jessica Thompson, School Board Director Bobbie Regan and Char Hutson, who oversees middle school community outreach at PPS, prepare to knock on doors of students no in school. More than 50 volunteers joined PPS Reconnection Services staff Saturday, Sept. 13, to knock on the doors of 175 students who are not in school -- and invite those students back. 

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Student achievement remains strong, yet urgency affirmed

September 10, 2014

Portland Public Schools continues to outperform the state in reading, math, science and writing, according to state test results released by the Oregon Department of Education Sept. 10.  

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