Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Faubion School

3039 NE Rosa Parks Way | Portland, OR 97211
Phone: (503) 916-5686 | Fax: (503) 916-2625

School News & Announcements

Dear Families,

Can you believe the year of 2014 is almost over? As you know the months of November and December go by so quickiyl As we wrap up 2014, our staff would like to thank you for such a great turnout at parent/teacher conferences. Eighty-five percent of our parents attended conferences! In addition, many of you visited the Book Fair, attended our PTA meetings, and participated in Parent Engagement Activities such as Cup of Tea with Principal Lee, Muffins with McCalley, ESL Parent meetings, Site Council Meeting and served as volunteers in our classrooms. Thank you!

Your dedication to your child's education is very important. Whether your child is starting pre-kindergarten, entering the final year of middle school, or is somewhere in between, there are many good reasons and opportunities for you to become involved at school. It's a great way to show your child that you take an interest in his or her education, and it sends a positive message that you consider school a worthwhile cause.

Winter in Oregon brings snow flurries, wind and cold weather. Please make sure your children ore dressed appropriately so they can stay warm and dry durirw recess. Students will be outside for recess each day for 20 minutes, unless the temperature or wind chill gets well below 32 degrees. Be prepared by sending a warm coat, hat, mittens, and scarves. Please also be sure their names are on each item, as the items are easier to find that way!

Speaking of winter, this season is famous for inviting colds and viral illnesses into the school. If your child does not feel well in the morning, is running a fever or vomited during the night, please keep him/her home to recover. These types of illnesses can spread quickly in a school environment. In addition, be sure to call the school (503-916-5686) to report that your child will be out of school. If we don't hear from you, the attendance autodialer will call your home to inform you about your child's absence.

We especially would like to thank our special donors for delivering 536 bags of groceries, coats, mittens and warm clothes to our school.

Now that December is here, we have cooler temperatures and disappearing daylight and the holidays are creeping up on us. The upcoming weeks can become quite overwhelming as families prepare for family gatherings, special visits, and perhaps some shopping in preparation for special traditions. As much as we'd all like to feel that we are organized and well prepared for the upcoming weeks, each family deals with the stress of the holidays in different ways. If your family is experiencing a heightened level of stress and are in need of support, please call Andrea Martin, school counselor, at 503-916-5686.

On behalf of our school and district staff, thank you for your partnership with us and best wishes for a happy holiday and prosperous New Year!

LaShawn Lee and Jen McColley

(Proudest Administrators in PPS)

2014-2015 Faculty and Staff Roster

(Accurate as of June 9, 2014)
PK   Natilie Webb
K   Felipe Lara
K   Shannon O'Neal
K/1   Takiyah Williams
1   Erin McKee
1   Connie Compton
2   Erin Arias
2   Sandra Boon
2   Kevin Walker
3   ReShawn Brown
3   Martha Stoeger
4   Jamie Makara
4   Amy Nelson-Cahill
Title One Assistant   Bernice Arditi
5   Teri Cahill
5   Teri Griffin
6   Gabrielle Quintana
6   Kelsey Williams
7/8 Math   Michelle Ackron
7/8 Science   Melanie Ramsey
7/8 Langueage Arts   Nik Merrick
ESL   Laura Brit
Learning Res   Saima Goodrich
Learning Res   Mathew Walker
Para Educator   Dorothy Carter
Para Educator   Ralph Nickerson
Speech   Cara George
Psychologist   Susan Reavis
Counselor   Andrea Martin
Social Worker   Kelly Russell
SMS   Rory Thompson
Music   Kathryn Giffert
Art   Nicole Reed
Spanish   Michael Meyers
Confucius   Xuejiano Lin
Title One Reading   Meredith Caldwell
Instructional Coach   Mary Harbolt
Library   Cheryl Jiggar
Secretary   Alissa Kramer
Principal Secretary   Sabrina Faletoi

Daily Schedule

Arrival Bell Rings 8:30 am
Grab and Go Breakfast 8:30-8:45 am
Tardy Bell 8:45 am
Lunch 11:15-12:30 pm
Dismissal Bell Rings 3:00 pm

Faubion Calendar

PPS News

Teachers give books as gifts before holiday break

December 19, 2014
Chief Joseph third grade tacher Susanna Walker hands out books as gifts to students. Thanks to generous Portlanders who contributed to the second annual Children's Book Harvest, every student at four PPS schools received a book as a gift on the last day of classes before winter break.


You're invited: Special Education Forum

December 18, 2014

PPS Special Education is holding a series of community forums to hear the thoughts and ideas of family, student and community stakeholders. The next forum is Jan. 21. 


PPS What I Say: Kat Caskey, college grad

December 18, 2014
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