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Every day, every child, a success!

2044 NE Killingsworth | Portland, OR 97211
Phone: (503) 916-6415 | Fax: (503) 916-2678

School Supply Lists

Classroom supply lists for 2016-2017 can be found at the following link:

http://www.teacherlists.com/schools/53779-vernon-elem-school/

Vernon's Pledge of Nonviolence

Vernon's Pledge of Nonviolence

Making peace must start within ourselves and in our school. Each of us, members of Vernon School, on this day, commit ourselves as best as we can to become nonviolent and peaceable people.

To Respect Self and Others

To respect ourselves, to affirm others and to avoid uncaring criticism, hateful words, physical attacks and self-destructive behavior.

To Communicate Better

To share our feelings honestly, to look for safe ways to express our anger, and to work at solving problems peacefully.

To Listen

To listen carefully to one another, especially those who disagree with us, and to consider others' feelings and needs rather than insist on having our own way.

To Forgive

To apologize and make amends when we have hurt another, to forgive others, and to keep from holding grudges.

To Respect Nature

To treat the environment and all living things, including our pets, with respect and care.

To Play Creatively

To select activites and toys that support our school's values and to avoid activities that make violence look exciting, funny or acceptable.

To Be Courageous

To challenge violence in all its forms whenever we encounter it, whether at home, at school, or in the community, and to stand with others who are treated unfairly.

This is our pledge. These are our goals. We will check ourselves on what we have pledged once a month so that we can help each other become more peaceable people.

Eliminating violence, one school at a time, starting with our own.

Reminders

Vernon Communication Commitment

Parents and teachers collaborating is very important to us here at Vernon. We wanted to make you aware of the guidelines we are committed to complying with as a staff:

  • If a parent has a question or concern about class, we encourage you to contact your classroom teacher first.
  • Teachers will respond to your email, note or phone call within 24-48 hours.
  • Please check with teachers as to which method might be quicker for them to answer your communication and please make sure we have your updated information.
  • If you have a question or concern for the administration, we encourage you to call, email, or send a note and we will responsed within 48-72 hours, unless it is a matter of urgency.

Vernon School has adopted the Rotary's Guide to Relationships.

We use the 4 Way Test when making decisions.

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Vernon Calendar

PPS District News

Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

January 29, 2016

The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.

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PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

January 28, 2016
Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.
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Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

January 26, 2016
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.

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