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

Enrollment Balancing Activities

Dec. 3:District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee meeting, 5:45 pm, 501 N. Dixon St.

Thanks to the more than 3,000 people who attended meetings on enrollment balancing. Slideshow.  Growing Great Schools.

Next steps: D-BRAC considers feedback, shapes recommendations to Superintendent Carole Smith.

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 kcunninghamparm@pps.net or Kathleen Sturges at msturges@pps.net

Stay warm!

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:

PPS communication pathways

· Text messages: Opt in to School Messenger by texting YES to 68453

· Alert pod on www.pps.net and all school websites

· Twitter: @PPSConnect

· Facebook

· Phone: Auto-dialer calls in supported languages

Inclement Weather

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.

Upcoming Events/Dates:

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.


PPS News

PPS celebrates Portland Timbers Day

December 01, 2015
Timber Joey and Jorge Villafana visited James John kindergarteners last year to help PPS foster a culture of reading. Portland Public Schools is excited to cheer on great partners, the Portland Timbers, as the team heads to the 2015 MLS Cup on Sunday, Dec. 6. 


3rd annual Children's Book Harvest collects 21,000 books

December 01, 2015
This is a photograph of a yellow school bus filled with donated books. Generous Portland Public Schools families across the district donated gently used books, and donor Discover Books has pledged to contribute another 6,000 to the drive.


Get urgent news: Weather. Emergencies. Disasters.

November 24, 2015

Do you know how PPS responds to emergencies and winter weather - and how and when we communicate with you? Check out the PPS Get Urgent News page.

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