Connect to Kindergarten
Welcome incoming kindergarten families! Attending your school’s Connect to Kindergarten event is a great way to get oriented to your child’s new school and begin talking to your child about kindergarten. Kindergarten is an exciting and important step for the whole family.
Your first step for preparing for school is to register for school! What are the steps to enroll in school? It’s as easy 1-2-3!
1. Verify your child is eligible for kindergarten. Must turn 5 years old by September 1 of the enrolling year.
2. Confirm your neighborhood school associated with your address that is within the Portland Public School boundaries.
3. Visit the school. You can meet the principal, teachers, tour the school, learn about the curriculum and register for school.
Connect to Kinder Events
Kindergarten Program (non-immersion)
Wednesday, February 11th
Interpreters will be available in Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese.
Kindergarten Immersion Program (Spanish/English)
Wednesday, February 18th
Interpreter will be available in Spanish.
You are required to attend the Kindergarten Immersion meeting in order to apply for this program at Lent.
If you miss our Connect to Kindergarten events, you should still register by June 1, 2015
Give Kids a Smile
GIVE KIDS A SMILE
FREE PREVENTATIVE CARE ON FEBRUARY 7
Give Kids a Smile will provide FREE sealants, fluoride varnishes and vaccinations for uninsured and underinsured children in partnership with the American Dental Association.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7
First come, first served (no advance registration)
Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Our preventative care
· Sealants. Thin resin coating that fills in the chewing surfaces of teeth to prevent cavities.
· Fluoride varnish. Concentrated topical fluoride brushed onto teeth to prevent cavities.
· Vaccinations. In Oregon, non-exempt children who don’t have vaccinations by February 18 can’t attend school.
Please come prepared to give the child’s:
· First and last name
· Date of birth
· Mother’s maiden name
· Social security number (preferred but not required)
· Immunization record (preferred but not required)
Successful School Survey
Your voice can improve your school
From Jan. 20 - Feb. 28, 2015
PPS will provide an important opportunity for families, staff and students to share their experiences in our schools.
The Successful Schools Survey will focus on school climate – such as whether a school feels welcoming and safe and in what ways teaching and learning is supported. The survey comes at the request of the Portland School Board and Superintendent Carole Smith.
School Survey - All Voices Matter
Surveys are filled out anonymously.
The survey will be available to 5th, 7th and 10th grade students, PPS staff and PPS families of all students at all grade levels.
The survey will be available in English, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese.
The parent/family members survey will be administered through our survey partner, Oregon’s Kitchen Table, and the PSU Policy Consensus Center.
Goal of the survey
This measurable, specific feedback will shape an action plan for the continuous improvement of schools and services to children and families. For more information, please click here.
Freshman Class Forecasting
Franklin HS counselors assisted all 8th grade students with their forecasting. Each student was assigned a high school counselor during the tour.
Parents are REQUIRED to sign off on these courses. These forms are due to Mrs. Held no later than January 29.
Please contact your child's high school counselor if you have any questions.
Alternative High School Options
Jefferson HS Shadow Day: Thursday, February 5th
Tour the building and learn more about Jefferson’s unique co-operative program with Portland Community College, where students can earn 12-45 college credits during their High School years-for FREE! Plus, learn about the support structure offered to ensure students do well academically.
Benson HS Shadow Day: Friday, February 6th
Tour the classes and learn more about Benson’s Career Tech Academy options: Health Occupations, Industry & Engineering or Communication.
If your student is interested in learning more about Jefferson HS or Benson HS, the permission slip is DUE no later than Thursday, January 29th. No exceptions!
Creston Children's Dental Clinic
Giving Portland’s Kids a Reason to Smile!
Creston’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, OR 97206
Upcoming Events & Reminders
6-8th Grade Writer's Cafe 3:15-4:15pm
Community Coffee 8:45-9:45am
Vietnamese Parent Tea 8:45-9:45am
Kindergarten Connect 1:30-2:30pm
Latino Parent Meeting 6-8pm
I Love Lent Family Night 6-8pm
NO SCHOOL-President's Day
Sno-Cap Food Pantry
Zenger Farms Workshop 6-8pm (Pre-registration required)
2-Hour Late Opening
Immersion Kindergarten Connect 6-7pm
PTA Meeting 6-7:30
No Boys & Girls Club
No Boys & Girls Club
Latino Parent Meeting 6-8pm
Lunar New Year Celebration at Vestal School 6-8pm
2014-2015 School Calender
Here is the district calender for the 2014-2015 school year.