Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Hosford Middle School

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2303 SE 28th Place | Portland, OR 97214
Phone: (503) 916-5640 | Fax: (503) 916-2637

PTSA Hosts "Raising Our Girls In A Changing World"

Please join the Hosford community on Wednesday, October 22 at 7 pm in the Hosford Library for this event (click here for an event description).

Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences 10-29/30

Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences

We would like to welcome you to our upcoming annual parent/teacher/student conferences this October 29th and 30th. Please note that this year our conferences will be held in October instead of November due to a district-wide calendar change. Also keep in mind that the district calendar is a guideline for individual schools, but how and when conferences are scheduled is dictated by each individual school. Because we had our Special Invite Conference earlier this month, we will not have conferences or be open for school on Friday, October 31st.

Conferences are a great opportunity to establish better communication between students, parents, and teachers. It’s a chance to ask questions about the class or your child's progress. It is also a time for you and the teacher to work together as a team to discuss ways to support your student’s academic success. So, we look forward to seeing you soon! Please be on the lookout for our letter that includes more details.

When:  Wednesday, October 29th   9 – Noon, 1:00 – 4:00, 5:00 – 8:00

Thursday, October 30th        9 – Noon, 1:00 – 4:00   

Arena-style: Parent Conferences are “arena” style and on a first come, drop-in basis. Low traffic hours are during the day, 9 – noon and 1 – 4. The high traffic slot is always Wednesday night 5:00 – 8:00. If you need to take time off work during the day and need documentation of attendance, please save this form and have it signature stamped in the main office on the day you visit.

Child Care Available:  Please ask for details at the check-in area.

Wednesday from 9:00 – 12:00 and 1:00-4:00 PM

Thursday from 9:00 – 12:00

Learn to use the Parent Vue online grade book:  The computer lab (room 126) will be open and a staff member will be available to assist during the following times:

Wednesday from 9:00 – 12:00 and 1:00-4:00 PM

Thursday from 9:00 – 12:00

Wondering About Anti-Bully Day Last Week?

Check out some of our staff wearing purple in support of Hosford's Anti-Bullying Day! For more pictures, go to our Facebook page here.

Please read Ms. Joyner's summary of what we experienced during Anti-Bullying Day on October 15th:

On October 15th Hosford staff and students spent the day engaged in activities to raise awareness and discuss practical ways to reduce bullying in our school.  Advisory classes received instruction around what bullying is, roles people play in bullying situations, and tools to counteract bullying when it happens.  We viewed a movie called, "Courage in a Time of Fear" and had the students participate in listening circles in order to share their thoughts and experiences.  It was very important to give students voice in this event and we built in ways for them to express themselves and feel empowered throughout the the day. Our drama students put on an excellent assembly on cyberbullying.  Their creative role plays drove home a strong message about responsible, safe, and respectful use of social media.  The day ended with students examining the impact of bullying behavior at Hosford and communicating ways that they personally can interrupt bullying behaviors. This is symbolized by an anti-bullying chain that will be displayed in our hallways.  As principal, I was so proud of staff and students as they navigated through a very serious topic with open hearts and communication.  I think it could be summed up best by the two students who came by the main office at the end of the day and said, "I wish every school had a day like this for their students."

Pam Joyner
Principal

Special Days Coming Up

Greetings Hosford Families,
We are off to a great start this year! Looking ahead at the year, we would like to inform you of some calendar changes from the Parent & Student Handbook. Please note the following changes:
 
·  October 29 – Conferences/Arena style from 9-12pm, 1-4pm, 5-8pm (No Classes)
·  October 30 – Conferences/Arena style from 9-12pm, 1-4pm (No Classes)
·  October 31 – No School or Conferences
·  November 10 – No School (Teacher Planning Day)
·  November 11 – No School (Veteran’s Day)



Hosford Calendar

OCTOBER

22  Cookie Dough Pickup 3:45 - 5:30 pm

22  PTSA General Mtg 7pm

24  School Dance 3:45pm - 5pm

29  Student/Teacher/Parent Conferences

      9-12pm, 1-4pm, 5-8pm

30  Student/Teacher/Parent Conferences

      9-12pm, 1-4pm

TBA Hosford Student Council Elections

November

2-4 Outdoor School -- 1st group

3-7 Spirit Week

5    Picture Re-takes

6    Monthly Burgerville Fundraiser 5-8 pm

7    End of 1st Quarter

10  Teacher Grading/Planning Day (no school for students)

11  Veteran's Day Holiday -- No School

12-14  Outdoor School -- 2nd group

13  1st Qtr. PBIS Reward -- for good behavior!

21  Student Recognition Assembly *

TBD Cookie dough pickup

27-28 Thanksgiving Holiday

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HOTSHEET

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We'll share our answers on the Hosford Hotsheet.

 


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