This year, shop at your neighborhood schools for small gifts and decorations like wreaths that help raise money for school projects. Some, like scrip for local stores and restaurants, benefit both the school and our local businesses. Others, like collecting box tops or other coupons, raise money without costing you anything. Follow the Links to Area School Pages on our webpage to see what’s offered at each school, or check directly with the school. This includes religious and other private schools in the area, too. We support ALL education opportunities for children in the area.
The December 9 Ashcreek NA meeting will host a representative from Portland Public Schools to discuss boundary changes and enrollments -- 7 PM- Room 34 of the Multnomah Center 7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
The district is partnering with Portland State to review all school enrollments in the city, propose changes to be discussed through 2014, and make changes in 2015. Enrollment projections for our area are pretty stable, with little overall growth expected. To learn more about enrollment balancing, go to the SWNI Schools web-page swni.org/schools.
We have asked principals of all SWNI-area neighborhood schools to give us an update on the changes in their programs because of changes in budget and new procedures. We also asked about how the schools are using technology such as online learning in their programs. What have we found? Check next month’s report for a summary, and our website in January for details. Come to our January 16 meeting where we will discuss our findings and what we do to support the school’s needs.