From the Principal's Desk
Hello and welcome to Scott School! I am Principal/la Directora Thu M. Truong.
Classroom Update: In addition to schoolwide events, there is fun learning as a class and grade level that occurs every day. Here are a few recent highlights: kindergarten and first grade spent a day at the zoo; second and third graders celebrated el día de los niños; fourth graders had a week of bicycle riding and safety instruction; fifth graders spent 25 hours at Starbase learning about physics, chemistry, and engineering; sixth graders went for a week to outdoor school for hands-on, science-based instruction; seventh and eighth graders went to the Junior Achievement Finance Park to learn about income, expenses, savings, and credit.
Staff Appreciation Week is May 23-27: Please help recognize and celebrate our teachers, coaches, educational assistant, and all the staff at Scott who work tirelessly all year to provide our children a good education and schooling experience. You can do this individually by having your child write a card/note, bring a flower from your garden, or draw a picture. You can also join the PTA in bringing food for lunch, helping with the coffee cart, decorating the staff room, etc. Contact the PTA at email@example.com to help out.
Arts Dash is Rescheduled for May 26 from 12:00-2:15PM: Because the run has been postponed, you are still able to collect more money for the Arts Dash. Let’s hope the weather is nice.
8th Grade Promotion on June 7 from 6:00-8:00PM: This is an important rite of passage for our middle school students and I need your help to celebrate their accomplishments by making this a memorable event. I plan on starting with the Promotion Ceremony, followed by a sit-down potluck dinner, and then ending with a dance/photo lounge. I need volunteers for initial decoration/set-up, transition set-up from ceremony to dance floor, food and beverage providers, and clean-up crew. If you haven’t already connected with me, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, stop by the office, or join me at the Friday Parent Group on May 27 at 8:30AM. Thank you for your consideration.
Bike + Walk To School Month: Every student who turns in their passport at the end of the month will get a prize and will be entered into a drawing for other prizes, including a scooter and elbow/knee pads! Participation in this event does not affect the district’s decision to provide bus transportation to and from school. Safe Routes to School is giving free bike helmets to children from Scott School. Sign up in the school office or call Christa at 503-381-6747.
Field Day June 9 from 12:20-2:15PM: Teacher Dawn and Mr. Garver have numerous, fun-filled activities for our children this year and we need your help. Activities include a dunk tank, face painting, relays, henna, fruit roll-up contest, etc. where classes will move together for individual and group games. We need at least 42 volunteers to make it happen! Please contact Teacher Dawn at email@example.com or drop by her classroom. You can also sign up at http://bit.ly/1TPGQpd. We currently have 18 volunteers.
New Classroom Technology Bundles: We have brand new technology bundles coming to every classroom! These tech bundles include a new cart stocked with document camera, projector, desktop computer with 21” monitor, and sound system. We expect these to arrive in June before school gets out.
Summer Construction: Scott School Building Closed June 14 - August 22: This summer we are slated for bond construction work that includes an elevator from the gym to the main floor and down into the cafeteria, an ADA ramp at the front of the building for wheelchair access, and a science laboratory classroom (Mr. Laguardia’s room).
SUN Summer School: We will have SUN Summer School. However, due to the construction, we are still looking for a nearby building to house the program. As soon as we find out, we will get registration out.
May 23-27: Staff Appreciation Week
June 3: Middle School Music and Art Gallery 1PM
May 26: Arts Dash PM; Last day of SUN
June 7: Middle School Promotion (ceremony, dinner, dance) 6-8PM
May 27: Talent Show 12:30-2:00PM
June 8: Kindergarten Celebration PM; Middle School BBQ & Clap Out PM
May 30: No School-Memorial Day
June 9: Last Day of School: 8th Grade Oaks Park all day; K-7 Field Day PM
June 1: Volunteer Breakfast in Cafeteria
June 13: Teachers’ Last Day and Report Cards Mailed Home
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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
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
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.
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