School News & Announcements
Take a look at the Roseway Heights Facebook page:
Here is the parent input form for student teacher placement for 2016-17. Please complete and send to Sarah Lewins, either by dropping off at the office or by email:
The current Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook can be found at bottom of the following page: http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/student-services/364.htm.
The District is collaborating with the Portland Association of Teachers to update this document to align with recent changes in State Law (SB 553).
All schools are concurrently engaged in a process of creating school specific School Climate Handbooks in collaboration with staff, students, families, and community partners to meet the unique needs of each school community.
Our School Climate plan is currently in draft form until finalized by the staff at the end of this year. Click here to view that draft.
Upcoming Events in May and June:
Dannon and ProSports sponsored Field Day event with guest Joey Harrington, May 24, 9-1 pm
RWH Field day and Jr. Rose Parade, June 8. Field day 9:30-11 and Jr. Rose Parade that afternoon. Click here for the parade permission slip so we know which students will be headed to the parade that afternoon. This will also be the last day of school for our 8th graders.
Last day for students grades K-7 is June 9.
8th grade Promotion, June 9, 7 pm RWH large gym
Message from the Principal
May 11, 2016
Dear Roseway Heights Families,
If you didn’t see the announcement last week, I did find out I have been selected to be the principal of Rieke Elementary next year. Rieke is in SW Portland and very close to my home which was a definite appeal. These last five years at Roseway Heights have been a truly wonderful experience and it will be very difficult for me to say good bye to the students, the staff and the families. However, we still have four weeks together and they will be busy indeed and I plan to make every day count!
We have just finished the internal transfer period for current teachers who are looking for a new position. There may still be some movement of a few of our teachers who are looking for new opportunities but here is our current staffing:
Kindergarten has three teachers assigned but because our kindergarten numbers right now are quite low I may need to move one teacher and just have two in place for our neighborhood side.
K: Layne McCartney, Kim Vorasai, and Michelle Spohn
DLI K: Cristal Phan and Tina Dang
DLI 1st and 2nd: Van Bredehoeft English side 1/2, Vietnamese side vacant
1st: Allie Cook, Molly Frisch, Bonnie Redd
2nd: Ann Berton, Maria Haddox
3rd: Ben Ellenwood, Matt Herman, Carolyn Grillo
4th: Amy Davidson, Lauren Skye, Melinda Holben
5th: Eric Bennett, April Haskell, vacancy
6th: Josh Stohl and Gillian Joshi, Language Arts/Social Studies; Richard Young math; Natalie Gardner science
7th: Gillian Joshi and Jeff Gentile, LA/SS; Richard Young and Beth Wilson, math; Pat Lindenmeyer and Kent Anderson, science
8th: Josh Stohl and Beth Straub, LA/SS; Richard Young and Beth Wilson, math; Pat Lindenmeyer and Kent Anderson, science
We are working on the explore options for our middle school students for next year. We will be surveying them to determine whether there is an interest for beginning or intermediate band (both woodwinds and brass) and choir. It does look like we will be able to offer an AVID option for our 6th graders which we are excited about. The next newsletter will have specific information about what will be offered to the middle schoolers.
Teachers are starting their process of putting together class lists for next year. They know your students as learners best and will work together as a grade level team with the goal of putting together classes that create a balanced group with a heterogeneous mix of students. If you would like to give input not on the specific teacher you want but rather the type of learning environment or students your child would do well to be with or to have a break from, this form is attached to the newsletter and needs to
be returned to the office by May 27. I will share this form with the team and get their thoughts on the feedback I receive. I rarely move students from where the teachers have placed them, and the majority of the time those placement decisions match the input from parents.
Also attached to this newsletter is the permission form for the special field day sponsored by Dannon yogurts that is part of the Sweepstakes prize won by our 2nd grader Tenor Bowden. Because Dannon through their contract with ProCamps is running the entire event, they require a liability release form from every student. Even if your child just wants to be out and watch the festivities, we need the release. There is no cost and it should be lots of fun. Former NFL player and U of Oregon quarterback Joey Harrington will be joining us for the entire event. So also attached is a volunteer form as we will need help both the day before with set up as well as the day of. If you haven’t volunteered previously you will also need to complete the District’s volunteer background check. This event is May 24 and will be from 9-1 pm.
Thank you to the Janna Holm and Michelle Horan for making last week’s 5th-8th grade talent show a great success. We have some very talented students!
I look forward to seeing everyone at this Friday’s Family Fun and Fitness Night. Fun is definitely the word of the night!
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