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

District-wide two hour late opening, Wednesday, Sept. 17

Wednesday, Sept. 17 is a district-wide two-hour late opening for Portland Public Schools, including high schools, as well as Focus and Priority schools that previously observed a no-school day. Classes begin two hours later than normal. Exceptions are: Jefferson HS; Metropolitan Learning Center and Beverly Clearly K-8, which are observing different teacher training schedules.

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AUGUST & SEPTEMBER EVENTS CALENDAR

SUMMER REGISTRATION FOR SCHOOL: To register for school during the summer months while the building is closed please go to the Portland School District main building at 501 N. Dixon, Portland 97227, near the Memorial Coliseum.  Call with registration questions to 503 916.3205.  See Bond information and contacts below.

August 11:  Office Reopens.  If we are still under construction, a temporary office will reopen at the Odd Fellows across the street.

September 2: School begins for Grades 1-5

September 2-4: Testing Days for Kindergarten Students

September 5: School Begins for Kindergarten

September 17: Late Opening.  School Begins at 10:00 a.m.

SUMMER ACADEMIC PRACTICE

Do you need some summer reading and math practice?  Students have access to a number of educational websites during the summer 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 summer 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. 

SUN Summer Camps at Kenilworth Park

Summer Camps will be held at Kenilworth Park across the street from D. A. Grout as the school is under earthquake retrofit construction all summer.

Schedule of Classes: The first class listed is the morning class from 9:00-12:30.  The second class listed is the afternoon class from 1:00-4:30. There are no classes on July 4.

June 23-27:  Nature Adventures / Wacky Science

June 30-July 3: It's a Jungle Out There / Games! Games! Games!

July 7-11: Masterpiece Mania / Super Super Heroes

July 14-18: Travel Through Time / Clownin' Around

July 21-25: Around the World in Five Days / Sports of All Sorts

July 28-August 1: Under the Sea / Fit & Fun for Everyone

August 4-8: Myths & Magic / Movin' & Groovin'

August 11-15: Space in the Place / Summer Olympics

Register by Phone at 503 823-2525, on line at www.PortlandParks.org  or at any PP & R Community Center.

PPS BOND WORK AT D. A. GROUT

Grout is one of 12 Portland Public Schools receiving facility improvements during the summer of 2014 as PPS launches into the second summer of its 8-year $482 million school building improvement bond that will improve as many as 67 schools in the district.

Summer 2014 projects-Construction Details

Interior seismic wall bracing.

Stay Informed: What you need to know

The school and surrounding site will be closed all summer, including all offices.

 Grout summer programs and office staff will be relocated to other sites.

 Construction fencing will surround the school. The fields and/or playgrounds will be closed.

 There will be increased construction traffic in and around school grounds; however, street closures are not anticipated at this time.

 Work may occur in the evenings and on weekends.

 While the noise and dust are a given for any construction project, we recognize that the school construction may impact school neighbors and we want you to be aware of the project now. We appreciate your patience while we do this work!

 School registration for Grout will take place at the Portland Public Schools District office, 501 N. Dixon Street.

Project timeline

Construction will begin immediately following the end of school in June. The project team will start and finish the work this summer unless otherwise noted. The work is scheduled during the summer to minimize the impact on schools and students.

Get Connected

For more information about the PPS School Building Improvement Bond 2014 Summer Projects

Contact: 503-916-2222   E-mail:  schoolmodernization@pps.net   Bond Program: www.pps.net/bond

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pps.bond         Twitter:  @ppsbond

KINDERGARTEN

Getting ready for the New School Year 2014

Will your child be five years old by September 1?  Then get ready for kindergarten.  There is general information about kindergarten at http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/kindergarten/index.htm

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