Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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

Parent Resources

Before and after school programs | Community partnerships | Parent and family support

Before and after school programs

Portland Parks and Recreation provide Sitton students with enrichment activities through our SUN School. Classes, which change each trimester, are developed to meet the needs of different ages and interests. The program continues through summer vacation. Peg Zander, program coordinator, can be reached at 503-916-5654 or at pegzander@portlandoregon.gov.

Sitton has an active Chess for Success program. All students are welcome to join. Chess skill instruction and practice is offered twice a week during the \"season.\" Members have the opportunity to participate in local tournaments.

Playworks continues after school, working with the Junior Coaches, providing activities coordinated with SUN School, and practicing and playing in a number of sports leagues throughout the year.

Community partnerships

Head Start provides 2 full day classrooms serving 3 and 4 year olds. Applications are taken year round. Contact the Sitton program at 503-916-7522 or the District Head Start program at 503-916-5724.

Playworks provides Sitton with a coach who meets each week with classes to teach playground games and conflict resolution, map and coordinate recess time, provide additional after school sessions and organize inter school leagues.

Sitton continues to be a member of the Right Brain Initiative. Our partnership provides arts education to our staff and Artist in Residence for our students.

Neighborhood House provides Sitton with 2 CASA Start case managers. CASA Start provided wrap around services to students and families who qualify for their services.

Neighborhood House also works with Sitton to provide a series of activities for our entering kindergarten students and their families. Dinners, a puppet show and other presentations help to welcome our newest students and families into the school.

Northwest Reading Clinic and Portland Reading Foundation partnerships provide tutoring opportunities.

Parent and family support

Sitton encourages participation from all family and community members. Volunteer opportunities include room parents, assisting in classrooms, helping prepare materials, working with students on special projects and in the courtyard garden. Assistance is always appreciated in the library and main office. Volunteers must complete a background check through Portland Public Schools. Forms are available in the office.

Family nights, including academic and arts nights, allow families to share learning experiences with their children.

Families have opportunities to participate in PTA, Junta de Padres en Espanol, Site Council, Local School Advisory Committee (LSAC) and Region Advisory Council.

Monthly parent Coffee are an opportunity to meet other Sitton community members attend informational presentations, and participate in discussions about the school.