Maplewood Principal's News
November 30, 2015
Dear Maplewood Families,
It was great to see our students back at school this morning! I hope everyone had a nice break and were able to spend time with family. I heard some staff and students using the “SD” words…………Snow Day. We can always hope-I love the wishful thinking. We have a short three weeks until winter break.
December is a busy time in our school. I know it is a busy time for many families also. Children often feel our stress, I find it helpful to maintain a routine as much as possible and ensure children are getting enough rest during this busy time.
It is COLD-Time to Bundle Up: It's getting really cold out there! The district has a clothing closet that can provide coats, warm clothes, and other clothing items to students who need it. If your student could use this, please contact either school counselor, Kendall Cunningham at email@example.com or Kathleen Sturges at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please continue to have your children dress in layers as the weather gets colder and wetter. We want to be able to get students outside for fresh air breaks and recess as often as possible. Hats, gloves or mittens are a good idea! Please see the inclement weather information below:
· Text messages: Opt in to School Messenger by texting YES to 68453
· Alert pod on www.pps.net and all school websites
· Twitter: @PPSConnect
· Phone: Auto-dialer calls in supported languages
What PPS does
When weather conditions make it hard to get to school safely, PPS chooses from:
· Buses on snow routes
· Two-hour late start
· Buses on snow routes and two-hour late start
· Schools closed
· Schools & offices closed
· School dismissed early
How you find out
PPS uses all pathways to communicate before 6:30 a.m., except when weather conditions are evolving. Note: PPS will phase out auto-dialers as text messaging expands.
How PPS decides
Our priority is safety. District officials consult meteorologists, transportation officials and PPS staff who test road conditions. Sometimes conditions change or vary by area of the city.
Nov 30: Site Council, 2:30 pm
Dec 01: TAG Testing
Dec 02: TAG Testing
Dec 9: RGMS Teaser Performance, “The Fearsome Pirate Frank”, 1:00-1:30 pm, Gym
Dec 16: 2 Hour Late Opening
Dec 21 - Jan 1: Winter Break!
Jan 18: MLK Jr Day – No School
Jan 20: 2 Hour Late Opening
Jan 22: 2nd Grading Period Ends
Jan 25: Teacher Planning Day – No School
TAG Summer Info
Is your child designated as TAG (Talented and Gifted)?
If so, you may be interested in Southern Oregon Universities pre-college / summer youth programs.
To learn more, please visit their web site at;
Or you can call their office at 541-552-6452.
Information About Maplewood School
Kindergarten Information - Information about PPS Kindergarten Programs, Fee for Service, and ideas for preparing your child for Kindergarten are available at their site.