The Duniway Foundation: Annual Campaign
The Duniway Annual Campaign continues. We have raised $35,645 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! To donate CLICK HERE. We thank you for your support.
School News & Announcements
Duniway Holiday Home Tour
On Friday, December 6, the Duniway Holiday Home Tour celebrates its thirty-fifth anniversary with a selection of graciously decorated neighborhood homes. From historic stunners to modern creations, tour goers will enjoy their visit to seven Eastmoreland homes while supporting Duniway Elementary School. The ever-popular trolley has been brought back to fully encourage that holiday cheer!
For more information visit www.duniwayhometour.org
PPS/PAT Contract Negotiation Information Session: December 17th, 6:30 PM, Sellwood Middle School
The Duniway, Sellwood, Lewis, and Llewellyn PTAs are hosting an information session on the contract negotiations between Portland Public Schools (PPS) and Portland Association of Teachers (PAT). Representatives from PPS and PAT will be on hand to discuss the negotiations and will take questions from the audience. The event will take place on Tuesday, December 17th, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the Sellwood Middle School Gymnasium. Please contact Kathleen Taylor (email@example.com), Duniway PTA Co-President, with any questions you have. We hope you can attend.
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
Portland Children’s Book Harvest: November 4-22, 2013
A MAJOR thank you to all who donated books during our Children's Book Harvest. Duniway donated 3,039 books to the Children's Book Bank - more than 5 TIMES our orignial goal. This is an amazing accomplishment. Thanks again to all who helped make this 1st annual event so successful.
All books collected by The Children’s Book Bank are distributed to children in Head Start and students who attend local Title I schools.
If you have any questions, please contact Matt Goldstein, firstname.lastname@example.org
A Message from the Principal
December 6, 2013
Nothing like a little snowfall to start our day! There was definitely some excitement in the air this morning as students braved cold temperatures, wind gusts, and a bit of snow. Thanks for braving the elements and getting your children to school today. If you have not already done so, you can sign up at http://www.pps.k12.or.us/about-us/6178.htm to receive email and/or text messages regarding school closures or delays.
I hope that you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving break. I was able to enjoy time with my family and a visit with my parents. It is hard to believe that we are down to the final two weeks of school before our winter break and the beginning of 2014. Of course, it certainly feels like winter outside though we are still a couple weeks away. Thanks for sending hats, gloves, and appropriate jackets to school. We will continue to head outside even if it is cold so all students need to come prepared.
I want to thank all of you who attended conferences last week – we had terrific attendance this year. Although the conversation is sometimes too brief, I hope you found the time worthwhile and that teachers provided you with up-to-date information on your child’s progress. As I have mentioned in this column before, active and open communication between school and home is a vital component of a successful school community and overall student achievement.
The 1st Annual PPS Book Harvest was an unbelievable success. Duniway contributed over 3,000 books to the Children’s Book Bank. That is an incredible outpouring of generosity. Thanks to our 2nd and 5th grade classrooms for drumming up so much support and for helping sort and box up all those books. It was a great event and hopefully one that will become an annual occurrence.
I want to thank Laura Core, the seven homeowners, and the many other people who have been working tirelessly to prepare for today’s home tour. The money raised by this PTA event will directly benefit Duniway students in many ways. We appreciate the leadership provided by Laura, the PTA Board, and of course, we thank all who plan to attend this special event.
Working alongside our PTA, the Duniway School Foundation continues its great work as the Duniway Annual Campaign continues: We have raised $35,645 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 tax deductible contribution today! www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/duniway click on "Duniway Foundation"
Thanks for another great week. Have a wonderful weekend.