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

Portland Public Schools 2025 - Take the survey!

April 1-May 1: Enrollment at PPS is expected to grow by thousands in the next decade. Take the 17-question PPS2025 survey to help shape change as we grow: in all supported languages online at Oregon's Kitchen Table or go the PPS2025 webpage to download a PDF and view frequently asked questions (FAQs).

APRIL INFORMATION


Learn About the 2015-16 PPS Budget (Click Here)

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Run for the Arts

Each year we have been able to enjoy some wonderful arts programs because of the efforts of students and families. Please help us make the rest of this year and next year's arts just as wonderful by helping us with Run for the Arts. Run for the Arts is a great resource for creative education. This yearly jog-a-thon enables students, teachers, parents, and the rest of the community to raise funds dedicated solely to arts programs. Run for the Arts funds directly benefit the school that raises them. Last spring, D.A. Grout Elementary students raised more than $10,000 during their run. Those funds have provided drama class, an artist residency, art supplies for the classroom, and a wonderful assortment of excellent assemblies for all our students.

Sponsor sheets are due Friday, April 17th. This year our run will be Wednesday, April 22, in the afternoon. Please consider helping us out. The more money students are able to raise, the more we will be able to continue to schedule wonderful art events and opportunities for students during the school year. Start talking to sponsors now and consider volunteering to help out on the day of the run if you are available. Your help with your child's fundraising efforts will be appreciated.

Smarter Balanced Assessment

Assessments are coming soon . . . Click on the link below to learn more about the Assessment:

Family Information Presentation 2015

Click on the link below to practice the Smarter Balanced Assessment:

Practice Tests

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Do you have a child who will be 5 by September 1, 2015? It's time to register for kindergarten for this fall.

Bring your child's birth certificate, immunization records and two pieces of mail for proof of address.

If you have any questions call 503-916-6209. Check out the Portland Public School's web site: www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/kindergarten

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PTA Plant Sale May 2nd: We need your donations! Save your plant starts to donate to the Grout PTA Plant Sale in early May.

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Smarter Balanced Assessments (Common Core) coming soon:

Information located at this link: Portland Public Schools

Thursday Announcements



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.

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

ACCESS Academy fifth-grader lands statewide gifted student award

April 20, 2015
Agustin Montes-Tacuba says he loves being challenged at ACCESS.

ACCESS Academy’s Agustin Montes-Tacuba is so gifted, the fifth-grader just received a statewide award for his academics and leadership, yet five years ago, it seemed like his intellect might go unnoticed. 

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Ipads to help boost early literacy

April 17, 2015
Whitman families were among those who receive free ipads as part of the pilot project to help all students read by third grade. A pilot program at four Portland Public Schools aims to bridge the digital divide while engaging families in helping students boost reading skills. 

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Keep up with the PIL: April newsletter

April 17, 2015

Get an update on PIL growth, celebrate Nike's incredible track shoes donation and congratulate Roosevelt's Coach Kelsey on her Comcast Coach of the Year!! April PIL Newsletter

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