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

Two-hour late opening, Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16 is a two-hour late opening for most elementary, K-8 and middle schools; classes commence two hours later than usual.  The following schools are closed a full day: Chavez, George, King, Lane, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton, Vernon, Whitman and Woodmere. High schools are on normal schedule and not impacted by this professional development day.

School News & Announcements

Our Knighted Upstanders and bucket fillers of the Week
Our Knighted Upstanders and bucket fillers of the Week

April 16      Late Start- 10:00 AM

April 24      Art Night- 6:00-7:30

The Auction is approaching, please click on the link to get more information.

link:  https://llewellyn.ejoinme.org/Auction2014

A Message from the Principal

I want to share some good news about our staffing for next year as well as my gratitude to our Site Council for working with me on a proposal, and to the district for responding to our needs. I also want to thank all of you for your patience and input. I believe that the system worked this time! As always, if you have any questions, please see me.

Staffing for the 2014-15 school year:

·         Last Friday afternoon, I was informed that the .10 that we were losing was given back to us so, at this time, we do not have to cut counseling.  Instead, we will still meet the District requirements for this position.

·         FURTHERMORE, the District also awarded/gave us back an additional .3 FTE that we can use for staffing.  This, since we truly needed help due to our decreased enrollment brought about by the boundary change.  The District gave us back a total of .40 (.10 for counseling and .3 for us to help with staffing)!!!

o    Once I get a budget update from our Foundation, I will be meeting with Site Council to get their recommendations of how to best utilize this .3 FTE.

§  The Foundation, for the past few years, has paid for the FTE to help with staffing.

·         Part of the Superintendent’s budget for 2014-15 was to increase School Secretary positions to .5.  Since ours has been .49 (less than half-time (LTHT), I will be forced to post this position.

·         As was done in previous years, I will give up my AP to cover staffing as well (1.0 FTE). However, we are still .7 less than last year.

·         For the 2014-15 school year, we will have the following staffing:

o    Grades K, 1, 4  will have three sections

o    Grades 2, 3, 5 will have four sections

§  If we meet our goal of $100, 000, we will be able to buy back a section either at grade 1 or 4, depending on our enrollment numbers.

o    We will continue to offer PE and MUSIC full time.

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PPS News

Gray MS teacher Siedel is Milken winner

April 15, 2014

Milken Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken surprised Robert Gray Middle School math teacher Teresa Chan Seidel with the national Milken Educator Award April 15 amid a jubilant all-school assembly. Called the "Oscar of Teaching," the award includes a $25,000 prize.


PPS, Concordia partner on Faubion plan

April 01, 2014
Portland Public Schools, Boora Architects and Concordia University presented the master plan for a proposed Faubion PK-8 School rebuild for school board review March 31.  The Faubion rebuild and modernization of Franklin, Grant and Roosevelt high schools will be paid for with the eight-year, $482 million PPS School Building Improvement Bond. [More]

Long-time alternative school closing its doors

April 01, 2014
The Youth Employment Institute, a valued community-based alternative school that has served Portland Public Schools students for 30 years, has announced that it plans to close due to financial reasons. The school district will cover an extra month of services, placing the school’s closure date at April 30, to give time for PPS to assist the program’s 34 students in finding other schools. [More]

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