Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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School Grade Levels: PK-8

7200 NE 11th | Portland, OR 97211
Phone: (503) 916-6282 | Fax: (503) 916-2686

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Welcome to Woodlawn

Welcome to Woodlawn: A STEAM Planetary School!

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News and Upcoming Events for Woodlawn Parents and Families

Woodlawn Staff Honored
We have tons of great teachers here at Woodlawn and two of them were honored at the school board meeting on Tuesday 3 May by Superintendent Carole Smith and the Board. Gail Brown and David Child, middle school math and science teachers respectively, were recognized last night for their outstanding work after being nominated by their peers. Congratulations; we're proud to have you here at Woodlawn!

STEAM Night!
Thursday 12 May is our first annual STEAM Night celebrating all things Science Technology Engineering Art and Math! There will be dinner at 5:45 followed by showcases and activities at every grade level. Join us for an evening of fun and hands-on learning!

News You Can Use from the Multnomah County Library

K-5:   Ideas for Helping Beginning Readers Not So by the Book

Doing something “by the book” means to follow the rules.  But sometimes breaking the rules is the best way to get kids interested in reading.  Try reading at an unusual time or in a surprising place. Slip a book into your purse, stash a few books or magazines in the car, and look for times that might break normal family rules:

  • Find a night to read under the covers with a flashlight.
  • Have your child pick a headline from a newspaper or magazine and turn it into a question. Have your child read the article (or read it together) to see if the question is answered.
  • Start a “Bring a Book to Dinner” night and share what you are reading.
  • Have a book picnic at the park. Make sure there is time to eat and play, too.
  • Do a “breakfast newscast” where each family member reads a story to the others.

Now think of some of your own ideas.  How can you encourage reading and not go “by the book.”


6-12:  Summer Reading volunteer recruitment

Are you looking for something to do this summer? Volunteer in your local library! Multnomah County Library is looking for volunteers for our Summer Reading program. Every summer we encourage kids and teens to read for fun and become lifelong library users. Volunteers get people signed up, award prizes, talk with people about books, help with events, and more! Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills and get service hours for school. Volunteer shifts start on June 17 and end on August 31. Apply to volunteer online: multcolib.org/volunteer  

Woodlawn School & Oregon Food Bank School Pantry News!
We will continue to have our weekly food pantry each Wednesday while school is in session.  In just two weeks, we have served over 80 families, which includes over 450 individuals—adults, and children!

In order to keep this amazing opportunity going, we need more volunteers! Please contact Mary Evans at Mevans2@pps.net if you want to volunteer, or check out VolunteerSpot.com and search for “Woodlawn School Food Pantry”.

¡Escuela Woodlawn & Noticias de la Despensa Escolar del Banco de Comida de Oregón!
¡Seguiremos teniendo nuestra despensa de comida semanal cada miércoles, mientras que la escuela esté en sesión. En apenas dos semanas, hemos servido a más de 80 familias, lo cual incluye más de 450 individuos entre adultos y niños!

¡A fin de mantener esta increíble oportunidad abierta, necesitamos más voluntarios! Póngase en contacto con Mary Evans en Mevans2@pps.net si desean ser voluntarios, o vaya a la página VolunteerSpot.com y busque "Despensa de Comida de la Escuela Woodlawn"

About Woodlawn

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PPS 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.


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.

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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