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 Faubion Families,                       

October has brought the cool mornings of autumn. Nature is once again amazing us with its continuous cycle of life. Enjoy the energy that comes with this change of season! We love our school! Greeting smiling students and families before school, while welcoming happy students off the buses in the morning, singing Days of the Week songs, helping students pick a vegetable at lunch, observing teachers masterfully bringing about student “a-ha” learning moments during instruction, going on learning walks in the classrooms, passing volunteers in the hallways/classrooms supporting our staff with all of the little and big things that make our school great, meeting all the new babies and visiting relatives after school during pick-up…We truly have the best job in the world. We are so very fortunate to have such a collaborative learning community that ensures all students thrive.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for a smooth start to the school year. We have appreciated the patience as our students and staff has become familiar with the routines during the school day as well as before and after school. As we finish this first month of school, it is a great opportunity to pause and reflect. Faubion’s enrollment was just about 435 students in September of 2013. Fast-forward to September 2014 and we have about 520 enrolled students! This increase in students is due to more students choosing to attend their neighborhood school.
This year, our newsletter communication will be a little different. The first week of every month you will receive an event calendar for that month, along with a letter from administration. Teachers will also be sending monthly letters home describing what is happening in their classrooms. Further communication will also come from Faubion PTA. If you would like to receive these documents via email, please be sure the office has a correct email address for your family.
Just a friendly reminder that it is extremely important for students to be at school daily and on time. Faubion’s goal is for every student to be at school, on time, 97% of the time! We appreciate everything you do to ensure your student is at Faubion, each and every day, on time. Remember, Faubion’s tardy bell rings at 8:40 a.m.
Portland Public School District has moved parent-teacher conferences to October 29-30. Parent-Teacher conferences are a great opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, see the classroom and learn about how your child is doing in school. It’s also a great time for you to ask questions about learning-related concerns. Please be sure to sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences at Curriculum night on October 9th. Since conferences are in October, students will have three days of school during the week of Thanksgiving. School will be in session November 24-26th, before the Thanksgiving holiday.
We are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact us via phone or e-mail. Strong collaborative relationships are a key in students’ success here at Faubion School.
Let’s make it another fantastic month of learning for our students!
LaShawn Lee and Jen McCalley
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   Marcy Sullwold
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   TBD
7/8 Science   Melanie Ramsey
7/8 Langueage Arts   Nik Merrick
Algebra   TBD
ESL   Laura Brit
ESL   TBD
Learning Res   Saima Goodrich
Learning Res   Mathew Walker
Para Educator   Nicole Pescettili
Para Educator   TBD
Speech   Cara George
Psychologist   Susan Reavis
Counselor   Andrea Martin
Social Worker   Kelly Russell
SMS   Rory Thompson
PE   Mitch Whitehurst
Music   TBD
Art   TBD
Spanish   Michael Meyers
Mandarin   TBD
Title One Reading   Meredith Caldwell
Instructional Coach   Mary Harbolt
Library   Cheryl Jiggar
Secretary   Allie Petersen
Principal Secretary   Sabrina Faletoi

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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

PPS News

High school info nights for 8th graders

October 28, 2014

Learn about your neighborhood high school or focus schools Benson and Jefferson. Information sessions for 8th graders start in November with Wilson, Cleveland and Grant. 

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Youngest readers receive reading calendars during conferences

October 28, 2014
Stacks of Multnomah County Library reading calendars were distributed to schools by language needs this week. Nearly 17,000 Portland Public Schools kindergartener, first, second, and third graders will take home special Multnomah County Library Reading Calendar Tips during parent/teacher conferences this week. The distribution fosters a culture of reading and helps parents support young readers. 

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Grant hosts anti-violence speaker Giffords

October 27, 2014
From left: Grant Magazine design editor Bella Rideau; former U.S. rep. Gabrielle Giffords; Grant Magazine editors-in-chief Hunter Stewart, Koji Wieber and Eliza Brown; Grant Magazine volunteer instructor David Austin.

Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, was in Portland Oct. 21 leading a roundtable focused on the intersection of domestic violence with gun violence, reported Grant Magazine.

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