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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Information and Resources Regarding Extended Spring Break

From Portland Public Schools regarding school closure and food resources:

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Dear PPS Families,

As we shared Thursday night, Portland Public Schools will extend spring break, beginning Monday, March 16 with a plan for students to return to schools on Wednesday, April 1 (staff will be expected to return on Monday, March 30, two days earlier). During this time, all school activities, including athletic events and practices, are canceled. We know that many families depend on schools not only for their students’ education, but also for meals, child care, access to health services and other supports. We are working quickly to identify ways to provide services to students and families during the extended break: 

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Seeking SUN Volunteers at Woodmere Elementary

Interested in encouraging, empowering and helping the next generation succeed?! Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) at Woodmere Elementary School is looking for volunteers to join them in bringing fun enrichment classes for this new school. Program runs Monday through Thursday, 3:00-5:00PM. Contact Katie for more info.

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!)

TODAY: Lane Middle School Principal Selection Community Meeting

Please read below for a change in principal at Lane Middle School and community meeting happening today, July 1st, 2019, 4:00-5:30PM.

Dear Lane Staff and Community,

As you now know, Lane Middle School will have a new principal next year. We want to invite staff, parents, and students to attend this meeting to understand the process for selection of next year’s principal and to get your ideas and input. The meetings will be led by Area Assistant Superintendent Oscar Moreno Gilson. The purpose of the meeting is to hear what you think is special about Lane and the characteristics and skills you would like to have in your new principal. The full hiring process will also be explained at the meeting. Interpreters in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and Russian will be available.

Community and Staff Meeting for Principal Hiring Input

Date: Monday, July 1, 2019
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: Lane Middle School Library

See link below for School Community Feedback Survey 2019-2020:
School Community Feedback Survey 2019-2020 (English)
Encuesta de la Comunidad Escolar sobre la posición Vacante de Director 2019-2020 (Spanish)
Bản Thăm Dò ý kiến của Cộng Đồng Trường Học về tuyển dụng Hiệu Trưởng 2019-2020 (Vietnamese)
學校社區反饋調查2019-2020年在校長空缺 (Chinese)
Опрос общественности по поводу вакансии на должность директора школы 2019-2020 гг. (Russian)

Portland Public schools is seeking interested and available volunteers to serve on the Community Based Interview Panel for our Principal Hiring Process. Selected members will be expected to be present for the entirety of the interview session, which includes a training session and debrief at the end. Interviews of Principal candidates for Lane Middle School will be held at the Lane Middle School Library on Wednesday, July 3 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Expect about a five hour commitment.

If you do not have access to a computer in order to complete the Self Nomination Form, please contact Debbie Mabe at 503-916-3051. She will enter and submit for you by gathering your information via phone.

Please use the following link to access the Nomination Form if you are interested in applying to be a part of the Community Interview Panel:

Nomination Form

Thank you,

Oscar Moreno Gilson
Area Assistant Superintendent

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