EAT! (and support Scott School)

On Tuesday, February 13th, Pizzicato on Fremont will sponsor a “Dough for Dollars” School Fundraiser night for Scott. On that night, 20% of Pizzicato’s sales will be donated to Scott School. The money is used to pay for field trips, purchase supplies, and provide other benefits directly to Scott Students. Enjoy some pizza, pasta, or garlic bread, and support Scott School in the process!

Make sure you mention Scott School when you order your food, and say THANKS to Pizzicato for helping their local community.

Upcoming Connect to Kinder Dates

Scott School is hosting a series of 3 Connect to Kinder events in the upcoming months. Come learn about registration, dual language and the early transition program.
Childcare won’t be provided but we will have kid friendly activities and interpretation. We can’t wait to introduce you to our wonderful community here at Scott School!

 

Community Meeting to Discuss Neighborhood Program

You are invited to attend a community meeting to discuss the proposed combined Rigler/Scott Neighborhood Program.

When: Thursday, January 11, 7 PM – 8 PM
Where: Rigler Elementary – 5401 NE Prescott St, Portland, Oregon 97218

Additional information about the meeting provided by the district:

Program change proposal for
Rigler and Scott Elementary Schools

Definition of Terms

Neighborhood-based English program: Classrooms where instruction occurs in English.

Neighborhood-based Spanish Dual Language program: Classrooms where instruction occurs in Spanish and English.

What it means for students

The proposal calls for changes in the Rigler and Scott neighborhood-based English programs starting in the 2018-2019 school year. The goal of the proposal is to improve services at both schools. Spanish Dual Language Immersion programs will continue at both schools as currently structured.

If approved, students in the Rigler neighborhood-based English program would attend the Scott neighborhood-based English program. Rigler would then offer a neighborhood-based Spanish DLI program only. Transportation to Scott will be provided for students living one mile or more from the school.

Staff is working with current 4th grade families in Rigler’s Neighborhood-Based English program to determine whether that grade level will remain at Rigler next year, or move to Scott, along with grades K-3.

What about middle school? Current 5th graders in the Rigler neighborhood-based English program will be allowed to enroll at Beaumont for 6th grade.

Students who complete 5th grade in the combined English program at Scott will attend Roseway Heights for middle school.

For detailed information about the proposal read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Next steps

We welcome your involvement in the continuing process. We will provide an update on the revised proposal and plan for final decision at a community meeting Thursday, January 11th at Rigler from 7-8PM.

Questions about the proposal? Contact Michael Bacon, Director, Department of Dual Language: 503-916- 5394, mbacon@pps.net

Presentation by Roseway Heights Planning Principal

Kathleen Ellwood, Planning Principal for the new Roseway Heights Middle School, presented at the PTA meeting on the evening of 12/13/2017. If you were unable to attend or you would like to review her presentation, it is available for download at the link below:

RHMS Overview_Community Presentation

Kathleen discussed her philosophies about the new school and it’s staff, and detailed the Middle School Framework topics of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, Decision Making, Health/Wellness/Safety, and School/Family Partnerships. The presentation lasted about an hour and was very informative.

Kathleen stressed that she is always available for community input on the new school. Her contact information is:

Kathleen Ellwood
kellwood@pps.net
971-347-6888