Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Llewellyn School

Inspire, Embrace, Grow

6301 SE 14th Ave. | Portland, OR 97202
Phone: (503) 916-6216 | Fax: (503) 916-2653

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School News & Announcements

Our newly Knighted Students
Our newly Knighted Students

Don't forget that there is no school this Monday in honor of Martin Luther King jr. and Remember that Wednesday is a late opening.  Thank you for your presence at Llewellyn.

A Message from the Principal

Our Bucket Filler Drawing Winners
Our Bucket Filler Drawing Winners

Learning opportunities come across our path periodically, and some of those experiences are more invaluable than others. For example, during the past few months, wherever you went in Portland you heard and saw DUCK PRIDE. Monday night, we cheered harder than ever for our Oregon team in the first ever National Championship Game. In a matter of three hours, we went from cheering to be number one to realizing that we were number two. The competitiveness of wanting to be number one and suddenly realizing that we won’t be number one creates an emptiness that can consume you.

Walking through the halls on Tuesday, I heard our kids talking about the Ducks and how sad they were that they lost. I listened to teachers, parents, and other students consoling them. However, it was one parent that captured this essence of seeing the bright side in a difficult situation. The child talked about how he would just leave his Duck gear in his locker because they lost. The parent said to him, “Wear your Duck gear with pride. So what, we lost, does that mean we are not fans? We can’t stop believing because we aren’t number one. Be proud of what our Ducks did this year.” The student then said to his mom with a smile, “I think they are still number one.” She replied, "If you believe they are your number one team then cheer for them.” With that, the sad frown turned to a smile and all was okay again. 

See, competition is something we deal with every day. It is great to win, but a true champion sees victory in defeat. For

those of you who watched the game and were sad, take time to talk about your feelings and listen to your kids. We all need perspective.

Llewellyn Calendar

PPS News

Lincoln Coding Club creates ticket app

January 26, 2015
Congrats to the Lincoln Coding Club for creating its first app. The Lincoln High School Coding Club recently creating a ticket app for the school to ease the time students spend in line. 

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Franklin students tour temporary home, forecast for classes

January 25, 2015
Franklin High School counselors gave incoming students a tour of their temporary home at the Marshall Building. Eighth graders who will attend Franklin High School got a chance earlier this week to tour Franklin's temporary home at the Marshall Building. Franklin students and staff will move to Marshall while 101-year-old Franklin undergoes a modernization, thanks to Portland voters who passed the $482 million School Improvement Bond

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PPS "We the People" Constitution teams dominate state contest

January 25, 2015
The 2015 Grant High School Constitution team. Grant High School won the 2015 state contest and will now go on to represent Oregon in the national competition, which a Grant team won two years ago, in 2013. Lincoln, the defending state champion, won the national contest last year, in 2014.

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