PPS Lead in Water update for King

A message from the district:

Dear King Families and Staff,

Portland Public Schools has contracted with TRC Solutions and seven state-certified labs to complete district-wide water testing in all PPS buildings by early July.

King School had fixtures with elevated levels of lead. The results are here (yellow highlighted fixtures are above 15 ppb).

There will be safe drinking water available in the fall and corresponding remediation planning will begin once results and a full assessment is complete.

The district has established a website for regular updates about testing and results, as well as other initiatives we are undertaking to address the issues.

If you have health concerns, please contact your health care provider or call Multnomah County’s Leadline at 503-988-4000 or visitwww.leadline.org. Multnomah County will be holding free lead testing for children and pregnant women on Friday, July 15 from 11:45am – 12:30pm at Kenton Library, 8226 N. Denver Ave. Other dates and times for free lead testing are here. Additionally, PPS is offering parents the opportunity to order a home lead test kit for their children. If interested, please call ZRT Laboratory at 1-866-600-1636 or 503-466-2445, or order via email at info@zrtlab.com.

If you have any questions about plans moving forward please direct them to ehs@pps.net.

Thank you for your support of Portland Public Schools. The safety and well-being of our students and staff remains our highest priority and we appreciate the community support during this time.

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Visit http://www.pps.net/Page/5378 to see the results for King School.

Alert: Water at King

From the PPS website (full text: English/Español):

Immediate steps to provide safe drinking water

May 27, 2016

Portland Public Schools is taking immediate steps to provide safe drinking water to all students, faculty and staff, following tests at two schools that show lead levels that exceed the federal Environmental Protection Agency maximum contaminant level.

  • Drinking fountains in all Portland Public Schools will be shut down by 10 pm tonight, and closure signs posted before the start of school Tuesday morning.
  •  All Portland Public Schools will have supplies of bottled water for all students, faculty and staff for the remainder of the school year.
  •  The District’s nutrition services department will use bottled water for all food preparation, and will use disposable plates and utensils for the remainder of the school year.
  •  Comprehensive district-wide water lead level testing will continue as planned this summer, with results shared with the public. Fountains, sinks, and fixtures will not be put back into service until water lead level test results meet or exceed the standard.
  • Portland Public Schools is working with Multnomah County to provide on-site blood lead level screening for Creston and Rose City Park students starting the week of June 6.
  • Additional information regarding blood lead level testing will be provided to all PPS families.

 


For more information on getting your children tested for lead, please talk to your child’s doctor.  Or, find a free lead screening clinic near you (from Multnomah County, ages 6 and under).

Bottled water will be provided by the district for the remainder of the school year, but we encourage you to send your child to school with water from home in a water bottle.  We will also provide bottled water at the King School Carnival on June 3.

Para más información sobre como obtener sus hijos exámenes de niveles de plomo en la sangre, por favor hable con su médico. O encontrar una clínica cerca de usted sin costo (en el Condado de Multnomah, 6 años y menores).

Agua embotellada se prestará por el distrito para el resto del año escolar, pero te animamos a enviar a su hijo con agua de una botella reutilizable.  También ofrecemos agua embotellada en el carnaval el 3 de junio.

Thank you/Gracias

Are you interested in running for a PTA board position? Here’s how!

PTAVotesbuttonIf you are interested in running for one of the available positions the last day to submit your application is Friday, May 6th. Contact one of the committee members if you are interested in submitting your name or if you have questions.

Please click the link to read the 2016 King School PTA Nominating Committee report. It explains the process in which candidates will be added to the ballot for the next PTA meeting on May 17th.

Click this link to view and download the candidate questionnaire.

 

 

PTA Elections Coming Up!

At the next PTA meeting on May 17th, we will be holding elections for next year’s PTA board. If you are interested in running for any individual position, please contact info@kingpta.org.

Open roles up for grabs:

PTA President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer

For a list of duties associated with each roll, click here.

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As always, connect with the King community here:

https://www.facebook.com/kingptapdx/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/kingpta/

https://www.facebook.com/King-School-Garden-1540549239594582/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/844208038956278/

https://twitter.com/kingschoolpta

Mixed Bag Fundraiser

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Hi King Elementary School Friends and Family! Help us raise funds for King. We receive 40% of every order placed. It’s easy and orders will arrive before Mother’s Day! Just shop the Mixed Bag Designs website here. www.mixedbagdesigns.com  Please make sure our ID# 402748 and the student’s name is entered at the top right corner.

Happy Shopping,
King Elementary School