Special Education PTA of Portland
Welcome Back! Parents, Educators & Community Members!
October 2014 General Meeting
Share the strengths and challenges in your child’s school
The SEPTAP board will gather information and questions about PPS special education services to share with the Special Education director and PPS School Board. Come share the positives to be replicated and the challenges to be addressed.
MLC Black-top work
This summer, the PTSA Park Committee met to move forward plans for
the Couch Park playground and also came up with solutions for the
immediate play needs of the MLC and KCLC community.
To increase play opportunities, space, and child-safety:
1. The North side of the blacktop has been reserved for
children's play. Vehicles will still be permitted on the South half of
the blacktop; however half of the blacktop would be unavailable for
2. Portland Public Schools will paint basketball, hopscotch and 4-square courts on the blacktop. The proposed diagram is attached.
3. Portland Public Schools and the Parks Committee are
discussing the possibility of constructing a gaga pit. The Parks
Committee supports this as an activity which was requested by students
and is safe, active, and financially manageable. Attached is our
proposal and photos of the gaga pit at Creative Science School.
join the conversation! We'd love to hear from you about the blacktop on
the MLC Community Voice and MLC Facebook pages. The Park Committee will
also host a meeting to discuss these recommendations and get your input.
The date and time will be announced soon.
MLC PTSA Park Committee
Lauren Nathe, PTSA President/Parent
Tanya March, Park Committee Co-chair/Parent
Deirdre Steinmetz, KCLC Director
Macarre Traynham, MLC Principal
Trent Thelen, MLC Parent
Carla Peters, MLC Parent
Ayana Horn, MLC Parent
Avril Munro, MLC Teacher
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!
||First day of school for 1x12
|2|| MLCEF Mtg 6:15pm Blue Moon
||Kindergarten staggered start
||First day of school for all Kinders
|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
||4x6, 7x8 Curriculum Night 6:00pm
|24|| MLC Park Committee Mtg 3:30
||Beyond Diversity seminar for MLC parents (1 of 4)
|| Parent TAG Mtg 5:30-6:30pm Room 311