Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Llewellyn School

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

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Our newly Knighted Students
Our newly Knighted Students

Welcome back from Spring Break.  We hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable week.

 

 

A Message from the Principal

The real stars of Llewellyn:  Our Students
The real stars of Llewellyn: Our Students

Earlier this week, you received a letter from me about changes coming to Llewellyn next year. Not knowing the future can be stressful and concerning and I’d like to share with you what I know at this point about next year at our school.  Portland Public Schools staffs each school according to projected enrollment numbers for Fall. Llewellyn’s numbers for Fall 2015 are significantly lower than the student population this school year. Unfortunately, this will mean a reduction in our teaching staff for the 2015-2016 school year. Our Llewellyn Foundation has offered 45,000 dollars to help retain faculty and I have worked to minimize our losses as much as possible.  Our music staff is supported by the city Arts Tax and those funds cannot be reassigned. Likewise, state mandates for Physical Education make our PE teacher essential. Counselors are also required, and they are crucial to the life of Llewellyn. All that being said, the only place I can make the necessary staff cuts is in direct classroom teachers. With great sorrow, I have to let you know that we will be losing three full time teachers.  

What will that look like next year? Losing three teachers will translate to changes in our primary classroom structure. This year we were able to open four sections of Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade. Next year, three of these grades will be reduced to three sections. We won't know right away which of our teachers will be impacted, but any impacted teacher will have the ability to seek other teaching jobs in the district.  Needless to say, I will continue to do everything possible to fight for our dedicated staff and wonderful children. I ask for your continued support and good wishes for all of the tremendous people who work in this community. This will be a time of transition and our ability to work together and encourage each other will be our greatest gift and strength. Please know that I remain, as always, available to each of you and will answer any questions and concerns that I can.

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PPS News

Seattle trip exposes students to college

March 30, 2015

Franklin, Madison and Roosevelt high school sophomores got an early exposure to college when they toured four in the Seattle area during spring break through the Portland Public Schools GEAR UP College Ahead Program. 

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Camp exposes students to construction careers

March 26, 2015
Students from seven schools learned about construction careers over Spring Break. Construction careers came alive for 20 PPS students from seven high schools during a two-day Spring Break Build-It Camp led by trades professionals. 

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Salt & Straw asks students for flavor ideas

March 20, 2015
Salt & Straw ice cream maker Tyler Malek, who has made ice cream flavors with everything from olive oil to beer, asked Vernon students to help him come up with a new flavor. Popular ice cream makers Salt & Straw, a great local business partner to Portland Public Schools, on Friday launched the third year of a fun fundraiser for Vernon, Chapman and Abernethy schools. 

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