皇家华人

Head Start

皇家华人 Public Schools

4800 NE 74th Ave.?皇家华人, OR 97218?Ph 503-916-2000?Fx

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Head Start News

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  • School Updates

    Dear families,

    What a month it has been! We know that many families have been impacted by the recent ice storm, and we are no different. Our Creston Annex location had a broken pipe in the parking lot that caused a one day closure; children are now back in the building as of today. Our Kelly Center school has significant water damage and is currently closed for repairs.  Over the past several days, our Head Start team has been 皇家华人ing closely with district leadership and principals from nearby schools to find classroom space for our students and teachers. We are thrilled to say that Kelly, Whitman, and Woodmere elementary schools have the space available to accommodate our community while Kelly Center undergoes necessary repairs. 

    Additional information:

    • Students will be moving with their class and teachers to one of the three above-named sites beginning Tuesday, January 30.

    • We will be following a modified schedule for these specific classrooms during this time. Drop-off will be at 8:30 a.m. and pick-up will be at 12:30 p.m. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.

    • On Monday, January 29 from 4-5 p.m., we will hold a virtual information session to answer any questions impacted families might have. We will also record this meeting.

    • As of Friday all families have received information about their student’s assigned school.

    • Kelly Center is scheduled to reopen to students and staff as early as mid-February. We will share a transition plan for re-entry at a later date.

     

    Staff continue to prepare for children and families to return next Tuesday. We are grateful to the Kelly, Whitman, and Woodmere communities for opening their doors to us, and we appreciate your grace and patience more than we can say. We will be in touch again soon.

     

    Warmly,

    Dana Stiles, Director of Head Start 

    Mary Pearson, Kelly Center Building Supervisor

  • January calendar-Family Conference dates!

    january calendar

  • Calendar updates confirmed

  • Updates for Families!

    Check out these updates on our website!

    • Director's Message-including highlights from our first two months of school!
    • Family Information-check out the updated Parent Policy Council information and minutes from our first meeting!
    • Parent Policy Council Executive Board elected!

District News

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  • Cleveland IB Students Shine in Annual Showcase

    Ever wondered if dogs might be able to sniff out cancer? Or how Magic the Gathering is connected to the Satanic Panic of the 1980s? Or if your running watch might be gaslighting you?

    Seniors in the Cleveland High School International Baccalaureate (IB) program answered these questions – and many more – at the 15th annual Extended Essay Senior Showcase on February 21. The showcase gives IB students the opportunity to present the results of two years’ worth of research into academic topics of their choosing. The topics begin as inquiry questions, which students then investigate and eventually answer in the form of a 4000-word essay.

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  • How Do You Measure a Year: The Annual District Calendar

    At first glance, the annual 皇家华人 Public Schools district calendar might seem to fulfill one crucial function: to alert students, staff, and families to the days when school is in session and when it is not. 

    If that were the case, crafting the calendar would be the 皇家华人 of days, if not hours. In fact, the calendar is a multipurpose living document that involves meticulous planning and careful forethought to ensure the best possible outcomes for students and staff. It also reflects the needs and observances of the many diverse communities the district serves. 

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  • Compacted Math Changes Coming in 2024-25

    Ethan Kramer, Beaumont Middle School’s assistant principal, sees middle school math as so much more than 2x + 3y = 5. 

    “It’s helping to build the logic center – the prefrontal cortex – in analysis and processing,” he said. Given this, Kramer and others believe that middle grades instruction must lay a strong foundation to support more challenging math concepts in the future – first high school, then beyond.

    But what are the components of that foundation? And how is it best established?

    The district’s middle grades core academics team and its grades 6-8 math committee have spent the last year weighing these questions in tandem with educators and community stakeholders. Their goal: a comprehensive math curriculum that challenges students without rushing or skipping over key concepts.

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  • To Close or Not to Close? The Many Factors that Go into an Inclement Weather Decision

    In meteorological terms, 皇家华人’s first big weather event of 2024 has been the definition of a perfect storm. Frigid temperatures and high winds combined with snow and ice to bring down tree limbs, close roads, scramble traffic, freeze pipes, and knock out power for tens of thousands of residents.

    It’s been a metaphorical perfect storm for 皇家华人 Public Schools as well. Fallen trees cut power to multiple schools and others have suffered water damage from broken pipes. Lack of heat is also a problem, and impassable roads, paired with snowed-in and icy parking lots, have made it impossible for buses to run safely. Those same conditions have limited how the district’s facilities and operations teams can even assess the scope of the issues, let alone begin 皇家华人ing on solutions. And icy sidewalks mean walkers have no safe route to school.

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Director's Message

  • Dear families,

    What a month it has been! We know that many families have been impacted by the recent ice storm, and we are no different. Our Creston Annex location had a broken pipe in the parking lot that caused a one day closure; children are now back in the building as of today. Our Kelly Center school has significant water damage and is currently closed for repairs.  Over the past several days, our Head Start team has been 皇家华人ing closely with district leadership and principals from nearby schools to find classroom space for our students and teachers. We are thrilled to say that Kelly, Whitman, and Woodmere elementary schools have the space available to accommodate our community while Kelly Center undergoes necessary repairs. 

    Additional information:

    • Students will be moving with their class and teachers to one of the three above-named sites beginning Tuesday, January 30.

    • We will be following a modified schedule for these specific classrooms during this time. Drop-off will be at 8:30 a.m. and pick-up will be at 12:30 p.m. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.

    • On Monday, January 29 from 4-5 p.m., we will hold a virtual information session to answer any questions impacted families might have. We will also record this meeting.

    • As of Friday all families have received information about their student’s assigned school.

    • Kelly Center is scheduled to reopen to students and staff as early as mid-February. We will share a transition plan for re-entry at a later date.

     

    Staff continue to prepare for children and families to return next Tuesday. We are grateful to the Kelly, Whitman, and Woodmere communities for opening their doors to us, and we appreciate your grace and patience more than we can say. We will be in touch again soon.

     

    Warmly,

    Dana Stiles, Director of Head Start 

    Mary Pearson, Kelly Center Building Supervisor

     

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