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.
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
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.