Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

MLC logoMetropolitan Learning Center

K x 12 student-centered education

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

Site Council Minutes

  Every month the Site Council meets to discuss school issues. Following are the minutes for recent meetings:
October 2011(2)
October 2011(1)
April 2011
February 2011
January 2011
November 2010
October 2010
April 2010
March 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009

PPS Student Dress and Grooming Expectations

Appropriate dress contributes to a positive learning environment.  Board Policy provides that the responsibility for the dress and grooming of a student rests primarily with the student and his or her parents or guardians.  Students may be directed to change dress or grooming if: 

  • The clothing could substantially interfere with the learning process or school climate or disrupt the educational process

  • The clothing is sexually suggestive (examples include bare midriffs, visible or showing undergarments, plunging necklines, see-through materials and sagging pants)

  • The clothing is alcohol, tobacco, or other drug-related, including advertising or advocating the use of such products

  • The clothing is vulgar, lewd, obscene or plainly offensive

  • The clothing is demeaning to a particular person or group, such that it might interfere with another student’s educational opportunities

  • The clothing is indicative of gang membership or activities

  • The clothing is unclean or threatens the health or safety of others

Money for MLC Scholarships Through the MLC PTSA Scrip Program

One of the best things about rasing money through scrip is that NO money comes out of the pockets of our families. The school makes money through gift cards and certificates that families buy through the Scrip Program for their regular shopping needs. If your family only bought grocery scrip, say $200 a month throughout the school year, your family would raise over $70 a year for MLC, if ten families did this, they would raise $700, fifty families would raise $3,500! It really is that easy.

Scrip orders are filled every week. Order forms are available throughout the school and on the MLC website. They must be turned into the main office by 8:30 each Tuesday morning to be filled that week but they may be turned in any time. Each Friday, filled orders are available for pick up before and afterschool outside of the main office. Some scrip (New Seasons, Fred Meyer, Starbucks and some others) is also available for immediate purchase at those times. You may also sign a release to have your child bring home your scrip orders on Fridays. Give it a try.

If you have any questions, please contact our scrip coordinator, Laura Bullock at lbullock@pps.net or 503-916-5737.

News and Events

Dress/Grooming Expectations issued

Think it's school-appropriate? Make sure with the PPS-issued school dress and grooming expectations found on the News and Events page.