School News & Announcements
Dear Faubion Families,This month promises to live up to its reputation as a short, yet event-filled month. Love is in the Air! Although the Groundhog has made his prediction, Portland weather can be somewhat of a local phenomenon!
This month we have Informational Sessions about Faubion scheduled for Prospective Families. On February 18, we will be hosting “Movin’ on Up Night.” This event is open to those families who are interested in learning about our PK and Kindergarten Program and our Middle School Program. Please invite your relatives, neighbors, or anyone else who is interested in finding out what’s happening in our wonderful school. Kudos, to our PTA for spearheading our first (off campus) school Auction and to our music teacher for preparing our students for an exciting upcoming Black History program on February 20th.
As we move into the spring session our teachers are diligently working in their professional learning communities to analyze data to guide instruction. For example, our K-5 grade teams are analyzing formative and summative test results to improve student academic achievement and in addition, create meaningful standards-based formative assessments to guide students in their learning. I’m confident that through this process not only will our PK-2 Assessments and Smarter Balance results increase, but that our instruction will be focused on the needs of all our students. We need your continuous support from home. Reading and Math are top priorities. You can help by assuring your child is reading at least 20 minutes every night and practicing their math facts with them.
We are also taking time this year to meet with individual 8th grade students for one-on-one sessions with the counselor to choose the best high school for him or her. All our 8th graders have visited at least two high schools within our Dual Assignment Zone. It is our hope that by taking this additional step your student(s), with our help and your involvement, will make the right choices for the coming 2015-2016 school year.
Traffic continues to be a challenge to the start of our school day. We have studied this issue and there is no simple solution to addressing the number of cars, buses, and pedestrian traffic that enter and, in many cases, exit the property to start our school day. As a driver that is occasionally caught in that traffic, I know that it can be frustrating. We estimate that approximately one-third of our students ride in cars, walk, or bike to school. We are working extremely hard to keep our students and families safe as they enter the “rush hour” traffic. We would like to thank Mr. Tim Kelsey, Mr. Rory Thompson, and Mr. Ralph Nickerson for assisting us in the mornings with traffic duty.
As I’m sure most of you are aware, this is going to be our last year in our current Faubion school building. Over the next few months, you will receive critical information in reference to the relocation to the Tubman site. Stay informed and feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. Your involvement will contribute to a positive outcome for our children.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! we would like to take this opportunity to welcome Ms. Deadra Hall to Faubion. Ms. Hall is a retired PPS school administrator and she has allowed us to bring her on board as our second Assistant Principal. As a school staff, we are grateful for the additional leadership support…especially as we prepare for the awesome move to Tubman and returning to our brand new Faubion school in 2017.
Finally, it is always good to see each one of you walking our hallways and coming by to pick up your children. It is evident how much you care for them and want what is best for them. We will continue to work hard to make sure that they receive a good education and that their individual needs are met. We are all fortunate to have this wonderful little school to call “our home away from home.”
Happy Valentines Day Sweethearts!
LaShawn A. Lee, Jen McCalley, and Deadra Hall (Proudest Leaders in PPS)
2014-2015 Faculty and Staff Roster
|(Accurate as of June 9, 2014)|
|Title One Assistant||Bernice Arditi|
|7/8 Math||Michelle Ackron
|7/8 Science||Melanie Ramsey|
|7/8 Langueage Arts||Nik Merrick|
|Learning Res||Saima Goodrich|
|Learning Res||Mathew Walker|
|Para Educator||Dorothy Carter
|Para Educator||Ralph Nickerson
|Social Worker||Kelly Russell|
|Title One Reading||Meredith Caldwell|
|Instructional Coach||Mary Harbolt|
|Principal Secretary||Sabrina Faletoi|
|Arrival Bell Rings||8:30 am|
|Grab and Go Breakfast||8:30-8:45 am|
|Tardy Bell||8:45 am|
|Dismissal Bell Rings||3:00 pm|