Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Eagle LogoGrout Elementary School

AN EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
AWARD-WINNING SCHOOL

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

MARCH INFORMATION


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


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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Run for the Arts Coming UP!

Our Drama Program is directly supported by Run for the Arts! Sponsor sheets will be going home with your student April 2nd to sign up their sponsors for the event on Wednesday, April 22nd at Cleveland High School Track. Sponsor sheets are due back by Friday, April 17th. Please check with your student's teacher about helping with tracking their laps, providing treats and with walking to and from Cleveland. Students will then use the sponsor sheets to collect from their sponsors. To qualify for the prizes, donations must be turned in by Friday, May 15th.

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Festival of Flags Celebration will be on Thursday, April, 9th from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Adults and children come dressed in the clothing that represents your heritage and showing us in the always colorful pageant parade. Needs for the "Country-to-Country" Cake Walk include donated cakes, cookies, cupcakes, pies, doughnuts, chocolates and other sweet treats that can be dropped off in the School office. Other activities include an obstacle course and face painting. Many VOLUNTEERS are needed in order to make this celebration a huge success for our children. Volunteer sign-up sheets are in the school office.

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PTA Plant Sale: 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

Seattle trip exposes students to college

March 30, 2015

Franklin, Madison and Roosevelt high school sophomores got an early exposure to college when they toured four in the Seattle area during spring break through the Portland Public Schools GEAR UP College Ahead Program. 

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Camp exposes students to construction careers

March 26, 2015
Students from seven schools learned about construction careers over Spring Break. Construction careers came alive for 20 PPS students from seven high schools during a two-day Spring Break Build-It Camp led by trades professionals. 

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Salt & Straw asks students for flavor ideas

March 20, 2015
Salt & Straw ice cream maker Tyler Malek, who has made ice cream flavors with everything from olive oil to beer, asked Vernon students to help him come up with a new flavor. Popular ice cream makers Salt & Straw, a great local business partner to Portland Public Schools, on Friday launched the third year of a fun fundraiser for Vernon, Chapman and Abernethy schools. 

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