January Meeting Agenda

01-10-2013, 5:30-7:00pm

Old Business Asuntos pendientes:

5:30: Auction Committee formation, Auction Planning—Michelle Hodges
formación Subasta Comité, Subasta de Planificación-Michelle Hodges

Standing Reports Informes permanentes :

6:15: Principal’s Report and discussion of status of Enrollment Balancing process
Reporte de la Directora y la discusión de la situación del proceso de inscripción de equilibrio

6:30: Site Council Report
Consejo Local Informe

6:40: Treasurer’s Report
Informe del Tesorero

New Business Nuevo Negocio :

6:45 Fundraising for theater productions and program—Jennie Brown
recaudación de fondos para obras de teatro y programas— Jennie Brown

7:00 end

Enrollment Balancing, Backpack Benefit, Auction Planning: PTA Update–Week of November 13th

Hello All!

A busy week this is!

Tonight, Tuesday November 13th, is the Cross-Cluster Enrollment Balancing meeting at Jefferson High School Middle College. This is the first opportunity for parents from all schools in the Jefferson Cluster to meet and discuss the issues and how we work together for the betterment of ALL of our schools. 5:30-8:00pm. Some parents are meeting early at 5:00 outside to talk before the meeting—join us!

Cross-cluster Meeting Agenda
Jefferson Enrollment Balancing Information Packet
Feedback Form

Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14th, is Noho’s Hawaiian Cafe Benefit for the Northeast Portland Backpack Lunch Program. The cafe is located on Fremont Street at 46th Avenue Northeast and is open from 11 am to 9 pm. Come for lunch or dinner and 20% of your meal’s cost will benefit our weekend food program for kids at risk of hunger on Saturdays and Sundays when their school lunch program isn’t available. We hope you can come!

NoHo’s Benefit Flyer

Thursday, November 15th, is the first King School Auction Committee meeting of the year. We are meeting at the school in the parent room at 5:00pm. If you would like to join or help in any way, either come on Thursday or email us!

Friday, November 16th is our weekly Parent Coffee at 8:40 am in the PTA office/Parent Room. Want to know what’s going on? How to get involved? Or, just meet and socialize with other parents—come on in, even if you only have a few minutes.

Also: Support King’s art program! This is a way to raise funds for creating a ceramics program in the broader art department curriculum. Only $798.90 to go! Click on the link to donate toward the purchase of materials: http://www.dickblick.com/ara/lists/2575/home

Keep up to date by checking the King School calendar at: www.kingpta.org/calendar

PPS Releases Enrollment Balancing Meeting Schedule

Here are the dates for individual school meetings regarding enrollment balancing/boundary changes/closures. They are listed alphabetically by school, not chronologically. The King PTA recommends that parents from each school attend meetings at other schools as well as their own to assure that information is distributed equitably by the district and that all parents are forming their opinions on complete and accurate data.

Beach PK-8
1710 N. Humboldt St. (97217)
Oct. 10, 6-7:30 pm, Auditorium
Oct. 16, 6-7:30 pm, ESL Family Night, Auditorium

Boise-Eliot-Humboldt PK-8
620 N. Fremont St. (97227)
Oct. 5, 8:45-10 am, Library

Chief Joseph PK-5
2409 N. Saratoga St. (97217)
Oct. 17, 6:30-8 pm, Library

Faubion PK-8
3039 NE Portland Blvd. (97211)
Oct. 15, 8:45-10:30 am, Cafeteria
Oct 27, 12-2 pm Cafeteria

King PK-8
4906 NE 6th Ave. (97211)
Oct. 19, Principal’s Coffee, 9:15-11, Media Center
Oct. 23, 6-7:30 pm, Media Center

Ockley Green K-8
6031 N. Montana Ave. (97217)
Oct. 15, 5:40-6:40 pm, Auditorium

Vernon PK-8
2044 NE Killingsworth St. (97211)
October 11, 6-7:30 pm, Multi-purpose room

Woodlawn PK-8
7200 NE 11th Ave. (97211)
October 8, 6:30-8 pm, Auditorium

Enrollment Balancing–What is it?

• Save our School
• Make it Last
• What do we want for King?

Meet with other King Parents and community members to learn about and discuss the pending changes to school boundaries, programs, and school closures coming to North and Northeast Portland.
King School must grow to an attendance boundary that can bring us at least 450 students to keep the school open.
King could change back to K-5 or stay K-8. King may merge with another school.
Currently, King is in the Grant HS attendance area. If we merge with another school or close, this could change.

When: Friday, September 28th, 6:00pm
Where: Trace and Julie’s house—4807 NE 10th Avenue

Spanish interpretation will be provided
So that we can prepare, we encourage you to tell us if you are coming: trace.salmon@kingpta.org, 503-460-2756

Inscripción equilibrio–¿Qué es?
• Ahorro de nuestra Escuela
• Hacer que dure
• ¿Qué queremos para el rey?

Reunirse con los padres de familia King y miembros de la comunidad para conocer y discutir los cambios pendientes en los límites escolares, los programas y el cierre de escuelas próximas al Norte y Noreste de Portland.
King School debe crecer a un área de asistencia que nos puede traer por lo menos 450 estudiantes para mantener la escuela abierta.
King podría cambiar de nuevo a K-5 o permanecer K-8. King puede fusionarse con otra escuela.
En la actualidad, King está en el área de asistencia de Grant HS. Si nos fusionamos con otra escuela o cercano, esto podría cambiar.

Cuándo: Viernes, 28 de septiembre, 18:00
Dónde: Joseph y Julie casa-4807 NE 10th Avenue

Interpretación españoles será proporcionado
Para que podamos preparar, te animamos a que nos diga si va a venir: trace.salmon@kingpta.org, 503-460-2756

Agenda for Next Enrollment Balancing Meeting

Jefferson Cluster Enrollment Balancing Planning
Tuesday August 21, 2012
Community Room
Jefferson Middle College for Advanced Studies
5210 North Kerby Avenue, Portland, OR 97217

Desired Outcomes: Refine enrollment balancing stakeholder participation process by:

  • Developing guiding principles
  • Sharing lessons learned from past processes
  • Drafting specific frameworks for school-based and cluster-wide processes

Team Leaders: Harriet Adair, Judy Brennan Facilitator: Hector Roche
Recorder: Judy Brennan

5:30 Start Ups

  • Introductions
  • Review/Revise Agenda
  • Ground Rules (Creating Community)

Carole, Hector-10 minutes

5:40 Guiding Principles Exercise

  • Presentation
  • Check for agreement
  • Small group activity
  • Whole group dialogue Hector

Harriet, Judy-50 minutes

6:30 Panel Discussion: Lessons learned from past enrollment balancing processes

  • Panel comments (4-5 community members)
  • Whole group dialogue

Hector-30 minutes

7:00 Work on specific participation plans

  • Presentation
  • Check for agreement
  • Small group activity
  • Whole group dialogue

Hector, Harriet, Judy-40 minutes


  • Whole group dialogue

Hector, Harriet 10-minutes

7:50 Next Steps Presentation

  • Check for agreement

Hector, Judy-10 (or 20 with pkg)

8:00 Closing

PPS’s Robb Cowie, Judy Brennan Talk Process

The King PTA and larger community hosted  Robb Cowie, Director of Community Involvement & Public Affairs, and Judy Brennan, Director of Enrollment and Transfer on Tuesday, June 5th at King School.  The meeting was arranged by the PTA so that parents could gather information that will help them prepare for the Jefferson cluster enrollment balancing process. Expected to begin this spring, the Jefferson round has not yet begun even though in the meantime, two schools (Humboldt and Young Women’s Academy) have been closed. Parents at the meeting pressed PPS to set out a draft timeline of events so that all the interested parties can be informed and prepared to participate. None is yet forthcoming although the summer is expected to see the formation of an advisory committee and the actual discussion of the issues will likely begin with meetings at individual schools in September after school resumes with a proposal ready for the Superintendent in November. After the Superintendent makes a recommendation to the school board, the board will vote in January or February.

Click here for a partial transcript of the meeting and other Enrollment Balancing related documents.