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9930 N. Smith St. | Portland, OR 97203
Phone: (503) 916-6277 | Fax: (503) 916-2673

Two-hour late opening, Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16 is a two-hour late opening for most elementary, K-8 and middle schools; classes commence two hours later than usual.  The following schools are closed a full day: Chavez, George, King, Lane, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton, Vernon, Whitman and Woodmere. High schools are on normal schedule and not impacted by this professional development day.

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In March we wrapped up our first basketball season.  Both the girls and boys team played hard and represented our school well.  We would like to congratulate the boys for finishing in 2nd place in the tournament.

Spring Schoolyard Cleanup Event
Every spring our community comes together to clean up our schoolyard.  This year’s event will be on April 19th from 9:00-12:00.  Please come and help.  We have garden tools, but it always helps if people bring their own too.  We recommend putting your name on your tools.

Office Personnel Change
Our secretary, Melissa Appleton, has left Sitton because of some changes in her family's schedule.  She will be greatly missed.  Nadia Sanchez Rivera has replaced her.  Nadia speaks both English and Spanish, and her hours are 7:30-11:30.


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Volunteers Are Needed For Sitton's Art Program
Sitton parents and community members are invited to be involved in two awesome art events this spring! Art teacher, Shannon McClure is seeking volunteers for "Sitton Art Night" and Sitton Playground Mural. Please consider being part of this fun family event.  Please visit the Facebook  Sitton Community Art Facebook Page for volunteer information.  If you don't use Facebook, you can contact Shannon McClure by calling the school or by email: smcclure@pps.net.

Sitton Facebook Page
Sitton has started a Facebook page to showcase events and to keep parents informed of what is going on. Information on weather closures, changes to schedules, and events will be posted. Check it out at www.facebook.com/SittonES.

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Message From Principal La Fountaine

The spring is that time of year when teachers measure the growth their students have made.  Love it or hate it, the state assessment is the primary tool schools use to measure the progress children make each year.  While a lot is made of these scores in the media, the most important thing to know is how they inform us about the progress of your children.

Every parent wants to know that their child is making progress.  Progress comes in all kinds of forms.  Some parent's kids are behind and they want to see that they are progressing at a speed that will help their child catch up.  Some parents have kids who are well ahead, but they want to know their child is still being challenged.

At Sitton we strive to meet the needs of all our kids.  One way you can support us at this time is to make sure you talk with your children about taking these tests seriously.   With the longer days, make sure they are getting enough rest.  We want thee assessments to be accurate measurements of what each child can do.

While the tests help us identify students who might need more help.  They also show us who has worked their way into new opportunities.  we encourage you to talk with your children and their teacher about these assessments.  They are the way our schools measure progress.  I deeply encourage you to learn about how they serve you and your child.

PPS News

PPS, Concordia partner on Faubion plan

April 01, 2014
Portland Public Schools, Boora Architects and Concordia University presented the master plan for a proposed Faubion PK-8 School rebuild for school board review March 31.  The Faubion rebuild and modernization of Franklin, Grant and Roosevelt high schools will be paid for with the eight-year, $482 million PPS School Building Improvement Bond. [More]

Dog owners asked to "Keep Schoolyards Safe & Healthy"

April 01, 2014
The goal of the campaign is to keep playgrounds safe and healthy. Dogs may love playgrounds and ball fields as much as kids, but Portland Public Schools wants to remind dog owners to leash pets and scoop and remove pet waste to keep schoolyards safe and healthy. 


Long-time alternative school closing its doors

April 01, 2014
The Youth Employment Institute, a valued community-based alternative school that has served Portland Public Schools students for 30 years, has announced that it plans to close due to financial reasons. The school district will cover an extra month of services, placing the school’s closure date at April 30, to give time for PPS to assist the program’s 34 students in finding other schools. [More]

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