2020-21 School Year Update from Woodmere Elementary School

This post was originally published by school staff member Teresa P. on the Woodmere Elementary Parents Group Facebook Group. It has been reposted here with permission.

Dear Woodmere Families,

We hope you all are having an amazing summer. As you know, Portland Public Schools (PPS) will be holding classes virtually through at least November 5. We want to make sure kids have everything they need as we get ready for the first day of school for our 1st thru 5th grade students, September 2 and our kindergarten students on September 8.

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PPS Bond Renewal Virtual town Hall

A message from Portland Public Schools

From Portland Public Schools: The 2020 School Bond Renewal virtual town hall at 6PM this Thursday, June 25. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we are holding the meeting online only, but it will feature breakout sessions and virtual rooms. To participate, please RSVP.  

If you would like to watch the town hall, it will be broadcast on the PPS live-stream site. You can also send direct feedback via email to schoolbond@pps.net.

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Snacks Needed for Woodmere Elementary School

Due to a federal funding shortage, Portland Public School elementary schools will not be receiving snacks until October 1st.  At Woodmere Elementary School, some students will go four hours between meals.  Woodmere is a Title 1 school, receiving free breakfast and lunch for all students. The food pantry at Woodmere is already straining to provide enough food assistance for families and the school year has only begun.  The lack of snacks is detrimental to the education of these 300 students.  If a child is hungry, they can’t focus on learning.

You can help with snack donations!  See the list below for snacks that are easy for teachers and staff to offer without preparation.

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Mandarin/Clementine oranges
  • Grapes (seedless)
  • Individually boxed raisins/craisins
  • Cereal and/or oatmeal bars (avoid nuts when possible)
  • Crackers
  • String or stick cheese

Donations are being coordinated by BDNA volunteers.  To arrange drop-off or pick-up, please send us an email with “Snack Donation” in the subject line.  Any extra donations will be sent to Whitman Elementary School or used in local food pantries.

 

ZUMBA Returns to Woodmere + Survey

ZUMBA is coming back to Woodmere Elementary School!!! Kristen is so excited to be back in her Community and Woodmere is more than excited to have her amazing energy back!! Please take the poll below to help choose a time on Wednesdays for this great class.  Enter your email address if you’d like to join the class or know more!

Project Community Care Day is August 24th!

Join Brentwood-Darlington schools Whitman Elementary School, Woodmere Elementary School, and Lane Middle School/ACCESS MS for Project Community Care Day! Saturday, August 24, 9AM-12PM! This is a family-friendly event with jobs at all levels of ability. Bring water, gloves, and tools, if you can. (Be sure to label your items for easy retrieval!)

Sponsor a Backpack for a Brentwood-Darlington Student

Brentwood-Darlington is home to five schools, including Woodmere Elementary School.  Woodmere is a diverse Title I school located in the northeast corner of the neighborhood and serves families from Brentwood-Darlington, Lents, and Mt Scott-Arleta.  In past years, Woodmere has worked with Schoolhouse Supplies and a corporate sponsor to provide a backpack full of supplies to every child attending.  This program relieves a significant burden on families and helps every student start the year on the right foot.  Unfortunately, Woodmere’s longterm sponsor is no longer participating for the 2019-20 school year.  This leaves over 300 students without the supplies they need to be successful.  But you can help!

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Errol Heights Play and Skate Discussion

Errol Heights Play & Skate Discussion hosted by Portland Parks and Recreation
Thursday, May 9th from 6:00-8:00PM at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Avenue)
.  Can’t attend? Click here for the survey! (available starting May 9th)

Attention, parents! Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association will be offering a supervised activity for kids in the adjacent room! BDNA volunteers will supervise an all-ages movie for children to enjoy while parents join the Play + Skate discussion.

Portland Parks & Recreation and the Errol Heights Park project team invites neighbors to attend an upcoming public meeting to review concepts and designs for the Play and Skate elements of the park.

This meeting is an opportunity for the design team at Mayer/Reed to share their initial concepts and designs for these two important elements of the park, and get valuable feedback and suggestions from the public to ensure that the park can best meet the needs of the Brentwood-Darlington community.

Specifically, we would like to discuss:
· Are the play features inclusive of children of all abilities?
· Does the skate feature meet the needs various users including, younger/ inexperienced skaters, those with wheelchairs, scooters and/ or BMX bikes?

Bring your friends, families, neighbors or anyone else who is interested in the future of Errol Heights park!  Agenda below.

Helmets Needed for Woodmere Unicycle Club

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Help Mr. Stultz at Woodmere Elementary give his Unicycle Club students helmets! 

Woodmere Elementary School offers unicycling to boys and girls in grades 2-5. These kids are awesome! They are hard working, committed and focused, often performing at school and neighborhood events.  This great sport was introduced to them in a physical education class.  Students gain confidence in their abilities and improve their skills. Unicycling is hard, helping students develop their perseverance, patience, and focus.

Many of the students wishing to participate in Unicycle Club do not have helmets at home and are unable to afford one.  Students will earn the responsibility of borrowing a unicycle for the entire school year.  Those who forget their helmet at home will be able to borrow one from school, ensuring that safety remains the top priority.

Students attend weekly practice and those that learn to ride earn a t-shirt and have the opportunity to ride in the Junior Rose Parade in June. They also are part of the school-wide performance in June.

Ready to support Woodmere Elementary’s Unicycle Club?

Click here and donate at DonorsChoose.org!