The Latest School News!
From the Principal’s Desk
Dear Stephenson Families,
New Third Grade Teacher
Please welcome Mrs. Sarah Batten to the Stephenson Community. She will fill the vacancy in third grade after Ms. Andrea McGrady retires at the end of the school year.
Mrs. Batten comes to Stephenson from Bridger Elementary in Portland Public Schools where she taught fourth grade. She lives in the Bridlemile neighborhood with her family and five orange pets. Her two children are in school at West Sylvan (Gus, 7th grade) and Lincoln (Elsa, 9th grade.) Mrs. Batten loves working and learning with children and is excited to join the Stephenson community. She welcomes parents and volunteers into the classroom and believes that collaboration enhances student success. She looks forward to seeing you in the halls and classroom and can't wait to meet her new 3rd grade students!
PTA Highlight: Providing Activities, Programs, and Supplies for Our Community
Activities: Field Day is coming up--June 3 12:30-2:00PM. Parent volunteers are much appreciated. We have 16 stations and would love to have at least one parent at each one to explain, help, and supervise. Teachers will then be free to rove around and supervise. If you are interested and available, please email Kasi at firstname.lastname@example.org. Field day set-up will begin at 11:00.
Don’t miss out on the Dunk Tank during Field Day! You can still buy this event through the Stephenson Auction site https://stephenson.schoolauction.net/2015auction/catalog and then type in dunk tank.
School Meal Account Balances
All remaining balances (positive or negative) on students’ meal accounts from the 2014-15 year are automatically held for students at their current school or transferred to students’ new schools within the district. Families are encouraged to go online to MyLunchMoney.com to make convenient online meal payments. There is a $1.95 transaction fee.
Contact the Nutrition Services central office at 503-916-3399 or visit our website www.pps.net/departments/nutrition if you have additional questions about school meals.
Key Dates for the Rest of the Year
June 2 - Final Library Due Date
June 3 - Field Day PM
June 4 - 5th Grade Band Performance for Parents 9:30AM
June 9 - PTA Meeting 8AM
K-1 Hats! Performance for Parents 8:30AM
June 10 - Field Day Make-up PM
June 11 - Last Day of School
Clap-out 5th Grade Students 2:15PM
5th Grade Promotion 6:30PM
PTA Meeting Tuesday, April 14 at 8AM. We hope to see you all there!