Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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AN EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
AWARD-WINNING SCHOOL

3119 SE Holgate Blvd. | Portland, OR 97202
Phone: (503) 916-6209 | Fax: (503) 916-2632

Please Take the Successful Schools Survey

Successful Schools Survey, Jan. 20 - Feb. 28. Online at www.oregonskitchentable.org Download PDF, print and return to your school office: EnglishEspañolTiếng ViệtРусский中文 , Soomaaliga Read more. Survey for staff and 5th, 7th and 10th grade students launches Feb. 2.

JANUARY INFORMATION

 

Special Announcement:

KAISER PERMANENTE will be providing free sealants, fluoride varnishes, and vaccinations for uninsured and underinsured children in partnership with the American Dental Association. Look for a flyer to be sent home (Thursday) or click on this link to get all the locations, details and instructions: GIVE KIDS A SMILE The date is February 7, 2015. The times are 8 A.M. to 1 P.M.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. First come, first served.

Immunization: (Exclusion Day is February 18, 2015)

Click on a link to find more information . . .

Link for laws regarding immunization. (2015)

Links from MESD with information and forms in various languages regarding Immunization for 2014-2015.

Planning Day:

January 30, 2015

Playworks Girls' Basketball Schedule:

Thursdays @ Peninsula Park CC - 700 N Rosa Parks Way

1/15/2015     Grout & Chief/Ockley     (7:15)

1/22/2015     Grout & Beach               (7:15)

1/29/2015     Grout & Cesar Chavez  (6:15)

Thursday Announcements

For a copy of the Thursday take-home Newsletter, click HERE.

With cold and flu season upon us, here's some advice from our nurse:

STUDENTS MUST STAY HOME OR BE SENT HOME FOR:

  • DIARRHEA- Onset of loose stools THEN STAY HOME until gone for 24 hours
  • VOMITING - Even ONE episode of vomiting THEN STAY HOME until gone for 24 hours.
  • FEVER - Temperature is above 100.4 THEN STAY HOME until fever is 100.4 or below  for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of fever-reducing medication (Examples: Tylenol, Acetaminophen, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, and Aspirin)
  • RASH, SORES, WOUNDS - If not diagnosed by a provider and given permission to be at school THEN STAY HOME if draining and can not be covered with a bandage OR increasing in size or new ones developing day-to-day.
  Winter Weather:  Please remember to send your children to school with warm coats (even when they don't want to). We try very hard to get Byour children outside every day for fresh air and exercise. If it is only lightly raining (sprinkling) we often go outside and it is helpful if students have a hood on their coat or a hat to wear. We do have a few extra hats to give to families that need one. Please let Principal Annie know if your child needs a hat.

You can help D.A. Grout Elementary Parent Teacher Association earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!*

If you shop at Fred Meyer, please consider linking your current Fred Meyer rewards card to our PTA to support activities and students at Grout. Ask you family and friends to do the same!

Start here: www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and look up our number *93763*.

Fred Meyer donates $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. If you or someone you know loves Grout, this is a super easy way to contribute!

The PTA uses money from our fundraisers to support the following things that are part of what make Grout great:

participation at Camp Kiwanilong, class field trips, teacher appreciation/teacher wish-list donations, support for the drama program, maintaining the outdoor rain garden and vegetable garden supplies, and a variety of school beautification projects (glass art in the entry way, tile mural on the back wall, development and installation of the garden, rain garden, and track, and a new project that will replace the current rain garden downspouts with metal sculpture pieces representing bridges on the Willamette River).

Here’s more information on how the Community rewards program works:

  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to benefit D.A. Grout Elementary PTA at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number (93763).
  • Every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping our school by earning a donation to the Grout Elementary PTA - based on a percentage of your purchases that is set by Fred Meyer.
  • You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
  • If you do not have a Rewards Card, and would be interested in getting one, cards are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

PPS Get the News!

 School Emergency? Bad Weather? Get the News!

Automated Phone Call: PPS calls the PRIMARY phone number on your student's registration form in case of an emergency or a weather-related closure or delay. Report any phone number changes to your school secretary. Calls are made in English and supported languages.

Other pathways (Primarily in English):  View the "alert pod" on www.pps.net and all school websites; like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pps.homepage); follow us on Twitter @ppsconnect; text @portlandschools to 23559 to sign up for Celly text messages, or tune into local news.

Ms. Wolfsong's page has some links and explanations on how to find out if the school is closed or not: "Where to Check for School Closures."

ACADEMIC PRACTICE

Students have access to a number of educational websites during the school year through Ms. Wolfsong’s Portaportal.   Go to Portaportal.com and sign in as a guest using the name “wolfsong”.  Students can use these great free sites for extra games, learning, and practice.  Ms. Wolfsong also has a blog: http://groutcomputerlab.blogspot.com/  There are pages for ebooks and other items, friendly and fun educational ideas, reminders and assignments, strategy games and puzzles. 

Creston Children's Dental Clinic

Giving Portland's Kids a Reason to Smile!

Creston Children's Dental Clinic offers free complete dental care for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade.

To qualify your child must:

  • Be currently enrolled in a Portland Public School
  • Qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch
  • Be uninsured or insured through a participating Oregon Health Plan dental care provider

Please call us today to schedule an appointment for your Child!

4701 SE Bush St. Portland, Oregon 97206

(503) 916-5808

http://www.crestondental.org

Grout Calendar

PPS News

The Incredible Hulk inspires young readers

January 22, 2015
Lou Ferrigno shares his personal story about the importance of reading to him as a child to Verno School students. Lou Ferrigno -- body builder, trainer and the actor who portrayed The Hulk in the CBS TV series in the late 1970s and early 1980s -- visited Vernon School today to take part in the district's effort to help ensure that all students read well by the end of the third grade. 

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PIL Athletics expands Coaching Boys Into Men program

January 15, 2015
Multnomah County Commissioner Judy Shiprack, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and PPS Superintendent Carole Smith joined PPS District Athletic Director Marshall Haskins at the announcement. After a successful pilot program last year at Franklin High School, the Portland Interscholastic League will expand to all high schools the program that aims to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.

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Students teach fellow students for No Name-Calling Week Jan. 19-23

January 15, 2015
Skyline 4th and 5th graders made posters offering tips to younger students on how to handle bullies. Skyline K-8 School is one of a dozen Portland Public Schools taking part in the national campaign to end bullying and promote kindness among students.

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