Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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Teaching and Challenging the Whole Child

7452 SW 52nd Ave. | Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 916-6308 | Fax: (503) 916-2654

Maplewood Principal's News

May 23, 2016

Dear Maplewood Families,

This week is our last full week of school!  The next two weeks are four day weeks for students.  WOW, this year has gone by fast!  I hope that everyone has a chance to enjoy family time over the three-day weekend. I hope you find some joy and relaxation as these next few weeks will be action packed and the end will be here before we know it!  Please continue to mark your calendars for upcoming events.

Pupil Enrichment Fund - I’m pleased to share that we have established a new fund that will provide additional enrichment to our students.  Please check your child’s backpack for additional information.

Lost and Found Items - Be sure to check the table in the front foyer and the clothes rack near the stairs to the cafeteria for any lost clothing items we have many unclaimed items that will be donated at the end of the year.

Reading Friends Party/Celebration - On Friday, May 27th, between 11:15 and 12:00 pm, the Reading Friends and their students, will be having Pizza to celebrate their year of working together. If your child has been receiving this weekly help, you can help your child show appreciation by having them write a note or a card for their Reading Friend. Our Reading Friends volunteers are such an important, vital part of supporting our students. I am so grateful to them for their warm, dedicated, thoughtful work here!

Ally Burr-Harris, Reading Friends Co-ordinator

Kindergarten Connection #2 is Tomorrow Night! - We are having a Kindergarten Popsicle Social on Thursday, May 24th from 6:00-7:00 pm.  We look forward to meeting our new kindergarten families.  If you know anyone in the neighborhood who is new or who has not registered their child, encourage them to join us and register their child for kindergarten while enjoying a popsicle!

Year End Cafeteria Account Balances - Any remaining account balances (positive or negative) on students’ meal accounts at the end of the year will be automatically held for students at their current school or transferred to students’ new schools within the district.  If your student is leaving the district, then you may call Betsy Fairbanks, Cafeteria Manager at 503-916-6308 to arrange for a refund.

Upcoming Events/Dates:

May 24:     Kindergarten Popsicle Social, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

May 27:     Reading Friends Pizza Party, 11:15 – 12:00 pm, Library

May 30:     Memorial Day Holiday – NO SCHOOL

May 31:     Field Day!

June 01:     5th Grade Penny Wax Museum

June 02:     Walking School Bus Ends

June 03:     5th Grade Talent Show, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Gym

June 06:     Alternate Field Day

June 08:     All School Awards Assembly, 12:30 – 1:00 pm, Gym

June 08:     5th Grade Promotion, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Gym

June 09:     5th Grade BBQ/Year End Party, 12:30 pm

June 09:     Last Day of 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.


PPS News

Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

January 29, 2016

The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.


PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

January 28, 2016
Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.

Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

January 26, 2016
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.


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