School News & Announcements
Connect to Kindergarten Parent Information Night and the Kindergarten Welcome Night have been combined. The new date for both is February 27, 2014 from 6:30-8PM at Markham.
Call the school for more information- 503-916-5681
Tuesdays 2-4 to 3-4, 2014
Feb. 4, 10-11AM, Feb. 11, 10-11AM, Feb. 18, 10-11AM, Feb. 25, 1-2PM and Mar 4, 10-11AM
We are offering 2 additional tour dates!
March 11 and March 18. Both are offered from 10-11 am.
Please call the school to schedule a tour - 503-916-5681
Sharing with Shawn dates:
1-17, 2-14, 3-21, 4-18, 5-16
All times - 9:00-10:00 AM
A Message from the Principal
March 7, 2014
Dear Markham Families,
Welcome to the month of March! When the news came out that a Conceptual Agreement between PPS and PAT had been reached the only word that would do justice to how I felt was RELIEVED. And now that the contract has been ratified by both parties we have definitely put all of our energies and attention where it should be, and that is on the students. I want to thank our entire school community for weathering this storm by supporting one another and especially being there for the students; you are all to be commended.
We had a cheering good time at the Markham Pep Rally Auction. The venue was spectacular with Providence Park, formerly known as JELD-WEN Field, as our backdrop. I want to send many thanks to the Markham PTA for putting this important and fun-filled event together and to all of those who supported the PTA’s efforts by contributing and making this a successful endeavor for our students.
We would like to extend our gratitude to our Markham PTA for putting together a tasty potato bar with all the fixings for our staff on Valentine’s Day along with the decorations. It came at a time when we really needed some uplifting, and this kind gesture of support was food for the soul.
It is hard to believe but it is that time already. It is time for the Spring Break Math Blast Packet! The packet will come home with your child on Friday, March 21st. It is voluntary and is a way to keep your child’s skills sharp during the break. The packet consists of grades K-2 and 3-5 math problems. Your child can complete as much as they are able to understand. Students who worked on the packet need to return it by Wednesday, April 2nd. These students will be acknowledged at the April Awards Assembly and given a small token of appreciation for their efforts. At each break in the winter and spring we have over 80% of our students return these packets. Keep up the good work and thank you parents for supporting your children.
Our next late opening is Wednesday, March 19th. This is a reminder to not send children to school before 10:20 am on late openings. There is no supervision before 10:20 due to all staff being involved in professional development. Breakfast will always be served on late opening days starting at 10:20. This does not include students who participate in MCCA and SUN School before school care. Thank you in advance for adhering to this important safety request.
Attached you will find information from Nurse Alisha. Please contact her if you have any questions regarding the information. Her email is: email@example.com.
On Thursday, March 6th, the work for installing our security apparatuses began. There is not an end date as to when the work will be completed, but I will continue to keep you informed.
Please support Markham and your child by asking them to recite the Markham High Five and asking them in what ways do they model our school pledge which is: Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe, Be Your Best – Every Day in Every Way. Also, ask them about our restroom and cafeteria etiquette PowerPoints. Each of these slide shows models High Five Behavior in these two common areas of our school. This year our PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports) Team, made up of Markham Staff, will be working on a playground behavior PowerPoint as well. I want to thank all parents who took the time to fill out a PBIS survey that was given out during conferences in November and afterwards were made available in the office. I just received the feedback from those surveys, and our staff, PBIS Team, and Site Council will be using the information to work hard on continuing to make Markham a wonderful and safe place to learn.
Happy March to all of you!