Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Duniway Elementary School

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

School News & Announcements

Be sure your lunch account is current

We have an unusually high number of students that owe money on their lunch cards.  Notices go home with students and the district auto-dialer calls families to remind them they have a negative balance.  Families are encouraged to enroll in the online prepayment service www.mySchool Bucks.com for convenient online payments and account tracking.  

Just a reminder that positive or negative account balances will be held over to next year or transfer to a students’ new school within the district.  

Lost and Found

The last clothing donations from Lost and Found will be Tuesday, June 14. Thank you parents for writing names, checking for lost items and contacting Christie Hogueisson (mormor4210@gmail.com) for missing items. Have a fun and restful summer and get your marking pens ready for school in the fall.

Report cards

Report cards will be mailed out on Friday, June 17th.  If you owe lunch money or a library book, they will be held in the office, which will be open from 7:30-4 every day until June 20th.  Hours may vary on the 21st.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program

Families enrolled in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program will receive an email on June 8th directing them to re-link their Rewards Card to the Duniway Educational Foundation. Please remember to do this then, or to take care of it now, by logging on to your account at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards/

If you fail to re-link your Rewards Card by July 1st, you will be dropped from the program and Duniway will no longer get any support based on your purchases.  

Last year our school received nearly $700 just because people like you took 30 seconds to link their Rewards Cards to Duniway (#82148).  Please do so again, and tell all your friends, neighbors and relatives to do the same!  For more information, contact Melanie Chadderdon at melaniechadderdon@hotmail.com.

2016-17 PTA Board:

President: Meeka Kullberg 

Vice-President: Erin Black-Mitchell 

Secretary: Andrea Nieto 

Treasurer: Rachel Ffolliott

Volunteer Coordinator: Kristy Oliver

Member at Large: Alison Joy

Member at Large: Alissa Lancaster

Member at Large: Sarah Lewis

Member at Large: Julie Rudin

Member at Large: Jeannine Walker

A Message from the Principal

June 9, 2016

Dear Families,

Summer has arrived!  First I want to say thank you for a wonderful school year.  As I finish up my third year at Duniway, I am yet again reminded how fortunate I am to work with a wonderful community.  There is much to celebrate about this year – our students continue to work hard and excel; our PTA, Foundation, and Families are generous and supportive; and our teaching and support staff remain committed to their work.

As we look towards next year I am confident that we will continue to build off the good work that has been accomplished.  I am looking forward to continuing to improve our communication and ability to listen and respond to the needs of all our families.  I am also excited about rolling out our newly adopted values and the lessons that will bring those words and ideas to life.  There will be good life lessons for all our students and all the adults in our community.  Finally, I am looking forward to improving the academic experience our students have at Duniway – providing work that is engaging, rigorous and meaningful.

Staffing Update:  I am excited to report that Natalie Hewitt will be returning to our kindergarten team next year.  We are super excited to have Natalie staying with us.  In other kindergarten news, I just received word that we will be adding a fourth section of kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year.  We will begin the hiring process shortly and will be excited to welcome a new member to our kindergarten team.  In other news, we are sad to report that Nicole Walsh has taken a job in Washington (see more details below).  Again, I will be working to begin the hiring process for this position.

I will do my best to keep families informed as things change and evolve over the summer.  While the office officially closes on June 20th (and reopens on August 8th), please feel free to contact me by email with any questions or comments you may have.

I want to wish you all a wonderful break.  May you have plenty of time to celebrate with family and friends, share delicious food, travel to destinations near and far, and of course, find a bit of time to just relax with a good book.


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
11:10 - 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

PPS News

Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

January 29, 2016

The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.


PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

January 28, 2016
Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.

Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

January 26, 2016
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.


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