Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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K x 12 student-centered education

2033 NW Glisan St. | Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503) 916-5737

District-wide two hour late opening, Wednesday, Sept. 17

Wednesday, Sept. 17 is a district-wide two-hour late opening for Portland Public Schools, including high schools, as well as Focus and Priority schools that previously observed a no-school day. Classes begin two hours later than normal. Exceptions are: Jefferson HS; Metropolitan Learning Center and Beverly Clearly K-8, which are observing different teacher training schedules.

Apply NOW for free or reduced-price school meals!

Apply NOW for free or reduced-price school meals!
Nutrition Services provides delicious, high quality, nutrient-rich meals to support learning.

Community Gathering September 17th, 2014

Community Gathering

Parents, staff, and students are invited to join us as we welcome the new school year with a gathering that will engage all aspects of our MLC community. We will be participating in a collaborative activity that will engage us artistically, conversationally, and symbolically.
 This special event will bring together the many perspectives, talents, and voices of our MLC community.

We Look Forward to seeing you there!
Macarre Traynham and Shannon McClure




Hello MLC Community,

As you may know, MLC students in 1st through 8th grade are provided enriching opportunities through the Electives Program. 1X8 electives classes vary in content and skill: from Jewelry to Frisbee, Spanish to Yoga! This program allows students to select classes based on their unique interests and fosters a desire to explore. The Elective Program for the first trimester will begin October 7th and end December 4th.

These enriching and dynamic opportunities depend on YOU: MLC parents, friends, community members. Sharing your time and talent is a very rewarding experience. Each trimester we offer between 50 and 60 classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. We need many hands on deck and I invite you to get involved!  

Thank you for your continued commitment to all of our MLC students! As a bonus for this generous volunteer opportunity, children of electives teachers have preference in the selection of their classes. Please let me know if you have any questions about the electives program. I look forward to working with you all.

Follow this link (http://goo.gl/JDJKED) to Sign Up Today!

Upcoming Events

First day of school for 1x12
 2  MLCEF Mtg 6:15pm Blue Moon
Kindergarten staggered start
First day of school for all Kinders
School pictures
 9  New Family Tea 8:45am Lib
 9  PTSA brings "Project Wild Thing"
 10  Site Council Mtg 3:30pm Lib
 11  PTSA introduces David Bond, director of Project Wild Thing
 11  PTSA Mtg 6:30pm Lib
Opening Day Packet forms due
 12  Tea W/Traynham 8:45am Cafe
1x12 School Picnic
 Community Building Night
 18  Kx3, HS Curriculum Night
STOPPS program
4x6, 7x8 Curriculum Night
 24  MLC Park Committee Mtg 3:30
Beyond Diversity seminar for MLC parents (1 of 4)

   OCTOBER 2014
 Parent TAG Mtg 5:30-6:30pm Room 311

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Please consult a tax advisor with questions regarding school donations and the appropriate use of PPS's Federal Tax ID number.

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Volunteers help students not in school reconnect

September 13, 2014
From left, parent volunteer Jessica Thompson, School Board Director Bobbie Regan and Char Hutson, who oversees middle school community outreach at PPS, prepare to knock on doors of students no in school. More than 50 volunteers joined PPS Reconnection Services staff Saturday, Sept. 13, to knock on the doors of 175 students who are not in school -- and invite those students back. 


Student achievement remains strong, yet urgency affirmed

September 10, 2014

Portland Public Schools continues to outperform the state in reading, math, science and writing, according to state test results released by the Oregon Department of Education Sept. 10.  


PPS announces new chief financial officer

September 09, 2014
Superintendent Carole Smith announced today that Yousef Awwad is Portland Public Schools' new chief financial officer. [More]

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