Category: Events

PPS Parent Union hosts high school redesign round table

Families unable to attend the all-day high school redesign sessions hosted by the district will have the opportunity to engage the district on the topic at the PPS Parent Union Parent Information Gathering this Saturday, October 10, from 1 to 2 p.m.

The full event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Curious Comedy Theater at Vanport Square, 5225 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. There will be door prizes, Mom’s Comedy Theater skits and children’s activities. The event coincides with the anniversary celebration for the Vanport Building.

Steve Rawley published PPS Equity from 2008 to 2010, when he moved his family out of the district.

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PPS Parent Union on the air

PPS Parent Union founder Sheila Warren is joining forces with Elijah Muhammed to present “Focus on the Black Families” this Friday, September 18 on Portland Community Media.

The first hour of the show will be broadcast on cable channel 23, and the second hour on cable channel 11.

Steve Rawley published PPS Equity from 2008 to 2010, when he moved his family out of the district.

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Fathers: take your kids to school!

Be part of the national movement of fathers taking their children to school. Rob Ingram is asking local fathers of all backgrounds to take part.mfm

Steve Rawley published PPS Equity from 2008 to 2010, when he moved his family out of the district.

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Community Care Day Saturday

Join your friends and neighbors to help spruce up your neighborhood schools 9am – noon this Saturday, August 29. Hands On Greater Portland has a complete list of schools and more details.

Steve Rawley published PPS Equity from 2008 to 2010, when he moved his family out of the district.

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Special education law and advocacy training conference

The Autism Association of Oregon (ASO) is presenting Peter Wright of Wrightslaw in a one day special education law and advocacy training conference October 29 in Portland. Details of the program and online registration are available at the ASO Web site.

Steve Rawley published PPS Equity from 2008 to 2010, when he moved his family out of the district.

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In the news: funding rally, Trib seeks input on principals

Portland Tribune reporter Jennifer Anderson has put out a call for input on PPS principals.

Also from the Trib, a distributed school funding rally is planned for tomorrow.

Steve Rawley published PPS Equity from 2008 to 2010, when he moved his family out of the district.

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School board candidate forum

The Beverly Cleary PTA is hosting a school board candidate forum this Thursday, with all six candidates expected to attend (or send a surrogate).

  • Thursday, April 2nd, 7:30-8:30 pm
  • The Cafetorium, Beverly Cleary School, Fernwood Campus, 1915 NE 33rd Ave.

Childcare will be provided by the PTA on a first-come, first-served basis for a maximum 20 children.

Steve Rawley published PPS Equity from 2008 to 2010, when he moved his family out of the district.

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Rethinking Schools: Got Equity?

Forwarded from Lakeitha:

Dear Portland Area Rethinking Schools friends,

This is a reminder for the upcoming “TGI Thursday.” We are depending fully on email announcements these days — i.e., no paper sent out — so please help us get the word out:

Our “TGI Thursday” will be this Thursday, Nov. 6, — 4 pm social; 4:30 to 6 pm — at Westminster Presbyterian Church in the Fireside Room, 1624 NE Hancock, two blocks north of Broadway.

Our topic: “Got Equity? Stories and Conversations.” We’ll be using the Portland Area Rethinking Schools-produced report card to ask ourselves critical questions about how equitable our schools and school districts are — and reflecting on how we can use this information to make them better. It should be a lively and interesting session. — Full details at our website: www.portlandrethinkingschools.org

Also, I’m sure that we’ll want to spend some time discussing the election results and how these might influence the prospects for equity and justice in the schools. — We’ll also hear some brief reports from the recent First Annual Teaching for Social Justice Conference in Seattle, that attracted 325 educators from around the region.

Please send this announcement to friends and colleagues. We are no longer sending out paper flyers, so depend on emails and email forwards to get the word out.

Thanks.

Bill Bigelow
for the Portland Area Rethinking Schools steering committee

Steve Rawley published PPS Equity from 2008 to 2010, when he moved his family out of the district.

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