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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

March 16, 2015

Dear Maplewood Families,

I can’t believe that next week is spring break! The weather feels like spring. I hope you all have a chance to spend time with your children during spring break and build memories together as a family. Life is so busy, and it is the small moments of time that we take to really be present with our family members and loved ones that really make a difference.

Lost And Found -  PLEASE check the Lost and Found this week.  We have quite a collection of items.  We will be donating clothing that is still here the week we return from spring break.

Kindergarten Registration Reminder - Thank you to all of the prospective kindergarten parents who joined us on Thursday afternoon, February 26th, for our annual Kindergarten Connection. We are now at the stage where we are planning for Kindergarten staffing and classroom space for next year; please send in your enrollment paperwork as soon as possible, to help us know how many students (and classrooms) we should be preparing for!

Maplewood Chess Club - Will be meeting for 9 sessions after school Wednesdays beginning April 8th. We will meet in the library from 2:15 to 3pm.  Chess Club is open to students in 1st through 5th grade.  There is limited space so sign up early.  Look for registration forms in your student's backpack this week.  Any parents willing to volunteer at Chess Club please contact Jennifer Solomon at jaysofro@yahoo.com.

From the School Counselor - A great big thank-you to the PTA for funding a parent library.  Now instead of just telling you about great books, I can actually give you a book to borrow!  Books cover the following topics: child development, tips for talking to children, divorce, grief, ADD/ADHD, parenting, bullying, anxiety, Love and Logic, and more.  Thank you to the PTA for providing the funding for this great resource to Maplewood families!  Kendall Cunningham, School Counselor

Upcoming events/dates: 

Mar 17:    St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 18:    2 Hour Late Opening

Mar 18:    Spirit Day! Maplewood T-Shirts

Mar 20:    Spring Begins

Mar 23 - Mar 27:    Spring Break!

Mar 30:   Site Council Mtg, 2:30 pm

Apr 06:   MESD Screening, Vision, Hearing, & Dental

Apr 07:   Run for the Arts

Apr 09:   Grading Period Ends

Apr 10:   Teacher Planning Day – NO SCHOOL

Apr 15:   2 Hour Late Opening/Spirit Day, Crazy Hair!

Apr 16:   Walking School Bus Begins

Apr 18:   Native Plant Sale, 9:00 - 1:00 pm


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

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. 


Schools step up so no one goes hungry

March 20, 2015

From Sellwood Middle School to Rieke Elementary, many schools stepped up with food drives this month to support families over spring break and beyond. 


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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