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Marjie Mildenberger and 3rd Grade Team Honored with Unsung Hero Grant
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.
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A Message from the Principal
September 26, 2014
Another fun and exciting week has rolled on by - we look forward to welcoming in October next week. As fall arrives and the leaves begin to fall (and the sounds and smells of leaf blowers fills the air, especially on Wednesday), it feels nice to be settling into the routine of the new school year.
I cannot thank our families enough for your support during the first month of school. We truly appreciate your effort and our students/your children are greatly benefitting from your commitment.
The beginning months of the new year also bring a renewed attention to safety. As some of you may have noticed several new security enhancements were installed during the spring and are now fully active. Several doors now have magnetic card readers to unlock doors and a security camera has been placed in the main entryway.
All exterior doors, except for the front doors are locked by 9:00 a.m. Please notify us if you find a door unlocked or if a door has been propped open.
We also will run through a series of drills throughout the year, including fire drills, lockdown drills, and earthquake drills. In addition, our staff has conversation during the year about our safety/security procedures. If you have a questions please feel free to contact me.
We need your help during our morning drop off:
- The small parking lot between the primary wing and the cafeteria is only for staff parking. Beginning on Monday there will be cones blocking the entrance to this lot. There have been numerous reports of people using this lot as a drop off while at the same time many kids are moving through this area on foot, scooter, and bike.
- With 500 plus students, our hallways are already crowded in the morning with our students. When you add lots of additional adults it can become more challenging and time consuming for our students to get themselves to their classrooms on time. We are hoping as we enter our second month of school your children are feeling more confident about where their classroom is and getting there on their own. If you do feel the need to still come in to the building, please do your best to say a "quick farewell" and head on out. In addition, depending on the classroom location, if there is a way to avoid the most congested area, which tends to be right outside the music classroom, that would be helpful. Of course, if you have a reason to stay, just like last year, please check-in at the office and wear a visitor badge.
The Duniway Site Council is still looking for volunteers who are willing to serve on this committee. The group will be meeting quarterly and additional meetings, if necessary, will be scheduled. Serving on the Site Council gives you a unique opportunity to hear how our school is performing and identifying how we can improve our work. If you are interested, please let me know.
I hope you all have a great weekend.