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We also held our first Site Council meeting on October 6. The Site Council has decided to focus on Community with the specific goal of uniting different aspects of the Stephenson Community through improved communication. We will gauge and measure achievement through successful community events. We are also the venue for parents to bring concerns, questions, and proposals in order to improve the learning experience at Stephenson.
Everyone is welcome to join in on the conversation every first Monday of each month at 2:30PM in my office. If you are unable to attend but would share your question/comment, you can contact the following members.
Principal Thu Truong email@example.com
Teacher Todd Graham firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed. Asst. Hazel O’Connor email@example.com
Parent Sarah Drummond-Hays firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Kendall Myers email@example.com
Over the past month I have heard through the grapevine that parents are worried about boundary changes. Portland Public Schools partnered with Portland State University last year to begin looking at school size and boundaries across the district. All of the changes made within the last five years has been on the East side of the river. Recently, those conversations have included the West side, specifically East/West Sylvan and Lin-coln. While we are the second to smallest school in population, there has been no hint of adjusting our bound-aries or closing our school. Among the three elementary schools that feed into Jackson Middle School, Mark-ham and Stephenson both have a density index of 16 while Capitol Hill is 21 (the higher the number means the denser the population). If Stephenson’s future is concerned, be assured that I will let you know as soon as I know.
Thank you to the families who responded to the Foundation’s survey. They continue to meet, discuss, and plan for our events. I will send more information as they become more available.
Important PTA Meeting Tuesday, October 14th at 7:00PM. We hope to see you all there!