Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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Commitment to Excellence

6700 NE Prescott St. | Portland, OR 97218
Phone: (503) 916-6369 | Fax: (503) 916-2671

From the Principal's Desk


Hello and welcome to Scott School!  I am Principal/Directora Thu M. Truong.

Connect to Kindergarten:  That’s right, it’s time to start planning for next year!  Scott will be holding four Connect to Kindergarten events:  February 2 at 10AM, March 3 at 5:30PM, March 4 at 5:30PM, and April 8 at 9AM in English and Spanish.  Kindergarten Registration Packets are due by May 31.  

In order to be considered for Spanish Immersion, ALL families must go through the Enrollment & Transfer lottery process.  The window for the lottery opens February 18 and closes March 9.  There are 24 slots for native Spanish speakers and 24 slots for non-native Spanish speakers.

Quarter 2 Recognition Awards Assembly:  On February 5, we will be recognizing students for their academic achievement and effort during the second quarter.  Letters were sent home to the families whose child is being recognized:  K-2 @ 12:30, 3-5 @ 1:00, 6-8 @ 1:30.

Attendance:  For the month of January, we have set a goal of 95% attendance to earn a school-wide Pajama Day.  Unfortunately, we just fell short at 94.3%.  We will set the same goal for the month of February.  

Report Cards:  K-5 report cards are sent home in Homework Folders today.  Please sign the envelope and return to the classroom teacher; students will earn a Scottie Paw.  Middle school grades 6-8 report cards were mailed home at the end of last week and should be arriving soon.

K-2 Music Performance & Art Gallery:  Families are invited to come watch their students perform and to view artwork their students have been creating in art class.  Tuesday, February 9 from 8:15-9:00AM in the gym.  Music and art education is supported by the Arts Tax and Arts Dash.

Career Day:  We will be holding our annual Career Day on March 16 from 12:30-2:00PM.  This is an opportunity for us to introduce students to a variety of careers possible to them.  Please consider being one of the presenters to talk about your profession.  You may express interest through the office, classroom teacher, or Counselor Virginia Moayyad.

No One Eats Alone Day:  On Feb. 12, students will be participating in a nationwide movement to end social isolation and promote inclusion.  We will have prizes for K-5 students who make sure that no one eats lunch alone.  For middle school students, we have guest speakers Miss Black Oregon and the President and Vice-President of Wells Fargo.

Information about ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement):  Since the beginning of the new year, ICE raids have increased across the country.  If you would like more information about your rights or where to go for advice and support, please stop in the Parent Resource Center.   

Zumba Class:  Scott SUN Community School brings you Zumba evening classes! Starting this week, Zumba classes will be held in the cafeteria from 5:30-6:30 PM every Wednesday. Pick up registration forms at the SUN office or fill one out on your first day of class. Zumba is free and open to the community!

Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school:  Each one is worth 10¢ for our school.  The money will go toward field trips!  Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. All you have to do is clip them and bring them to school.  The class that collects the most (unexpired) box tops by February 23 will win a popcorn party for the class!  Thank you, PTA!

Important Dates Coming Up in February:

2: Connect to Kindergarten 10AM at Scott in Staff Room

5: Quarter 2 Recognition Awards Assembly -- K-2 @ 12:30, 3-5 @ 1:00, 6-8 @ 1:30

9: K-2 Music Performance & Art Gallery 8:15-9AM Sponsored by Arts Dash

15:  No School-President’s Day

17:  2-Hour Late Opening-classes begin at 10:00AM

18:  PTA sponsored Emergency Preparedness Fair for families; Enrollment & Transfer lottery opens today

Get text alerts about school closures, delays, emergencies and school events:

Text YES to 68453

Recibe alertas a través de mensajes de texto sobre casos de emergencia, cierre y retrasos en las escuelas:

Manda un mensaje de texto con la palabra YES al 68453

Nhận thông báo qua tin nhắn văn bản về việc đóng cửa, chậm trễ, trường hợp khẩn cấp của trường và các sự kiện tại trường:

Gửi tin nhắn có nội dung YES đến 68453

获取有关学校关闭、推迟、紧急情况和学校活动的短信提示发送短信 YES 到 68453

Получайте СМС-оповещения о закрытии школ, задержке занятий, ЧП и школьных мероприятиях:

Отправьте СМС (текст) YES на номер 68453

Hel qoraal fariin wargelin ah oo kusaabsan xiritaanada, dib u dhacyada, xaaladaha degdega ah iyo dhacdooyinka iskuulka:

Qoraal fariin YES u dir 68453

Register for School

Register for Kindergarten:  That’s right, it’s time to register for school for next year!  Scott will be holding 4 Connect to Kindergarten events:  February 2 at 10AM, March 3 at 5:30PM, March 4 at 5:30PM, and April 8 at 9AM.  Kindergarten Registration Packets due by May 31.

Scott offers two educational programs, Neighborhood and Immersion. Neighborhood classes offer instruction in English. Immersion classes offer instruction in Spanish. In order to be considered for Spanish Immersion, ALL families must go through the Enrollment & Transfer lottery process.  The window for the lottery opens February 18 and closes March 9.  There are 24 slots for native Spanish speakers and 24 slots for non-native Spanish speakers.

Come to our office and register at 6700 NE Prescott.  

You may click on the link below and fill out the registration form ahead of time.  Remember to bring two pieces of mail to verify address, birth certificate or passport, and immunization records.  If in a unique custody situation, please call us for additional information at 503-916-6369.

Click here for registration forms

Welcome to Scott

Scott offers a neighborhood English program and Spanish Immersion program in NE Portland with a focus on college readiness. Please check out the new PTA section and staff bios on our Web site. Do you have other ideas for improving the Scott Web site? Let us know.

Learn About Our Spanish Immersion Program

Scott students studing togther

Our Spanish Immersion program is an exciting and challenging program that serves students from all backgrounds. The Scott immersion program creates culturally competent world citizens capable of using, appreciating and developing academic and social language, both in Spanish and English, in a variety of settings. Learn more about our Spanish immersion program.

El estudiante de un programa de inmersión es un ciudadano del mundo culturalmente competente y con la capacidad de usar, apreciar y desarrollar los idiomas español e inglés tanto a nivel académico como social en situaciones variadas.

Preparing every student for college

Scott students, looking forward to college

Our goal is to prepare every student for college or career. Scott students participate in the AVID college-readiness programs, learn from local professionals and college recruiters on-site on “College and Career” days and adopt a PAC 12 college or university for their classroom to remind them daily: you can do this. Learn more about our college-readiness focus.

BUILD College Bound Families recognizes the important role of families to student success and offers intensive leadership development for parents of students who face the greatest barriers to attending and graduating college: people of color, immigrants and refugees, low-income families, and those who have never had a family member attend college. BUILD will give parents—with an emphasis on parents of rising GEAR UP 7th/8th and 10th/11th graders—the tools to work together in advocating for their children, navigating the school system, and increasing educational opportunities.  Participants share their experiences and learn from one another, while putting knowledge into collective action. 
Contact staff at build@interculturalorganizing.org to learn more about the program and to get involved. 


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Learn more at www.chessforsuccess.org


About Friends of Creston:

We offer complete dental care for kids in PPS that are aged Kindergarten through 12th grade.

*Must be uninsured or on the Oregon Health Plan.

*Must qualify for free/reduced lunch.

*Must be currently enrolled in PPS.

Contact us at 503-916-5808 or www.crestondental.org

Scott School Gift Card Scrip

This is an easy way to raise funds for our school. For every card purchased, Scott School earns a portion of the sale amount. There are over one hundred businesses to choose from from grocers to movie theaters to Amazon.com!

Click here to learn more.

PPS News

Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

January 29, 2016

The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.


PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

January 28, 2016
Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.

Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

January 26, 2016
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.


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