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

November 2014

Daylight Saving's Time Ends: Sunday, November 2, 2014

Remember to set your clocks BACK one hour. . . 

School Closures:

  • November 10, Monday (Planning Day)
  • November 11, Tuesday (Veteran's Day)
  • November 27, Thursday (Thanksgiving)
  • November 28, Friday (Holiday)

October 2014

October 24th:

  • Halloween parade at Odd Fellows 12:45

October 28th:

  • Parent conferences evening 4pm - 7pm
  • Book Fair 2:15 pm - 6:00 pm

October 29th:

  • No classes
  • Parent conferences 8am - 7pm
  • Book Fair 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

October 30th:

  • No classes
  • Parent conferences 8am - 4pm
  • Book Fair 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

October 31st:

  • No School!
  • Boys and Girls Club will be closed.

Click HERE to find the "Tips for a successful parent-teacher conference publication."

Please consider donating your child's Halloween costume to the drama program at Grout Elementary after the holiday! We are always looking for new costumes, particularly fantasy and animal ones. But we'll take most any costume as long as it is in good shape. We are also looking for kid-sized blouses, dress shirts, slacks, and skirts. For more information, please e-mail the drama teacher at nmptheatre@comcast.net.

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

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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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