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January 2017

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This is the image for the news article titled Families Encouraged To Take the Read to ME Challenge!
Families Encouraged To Take the Read to ME Challenge!
Posted on 01/31/2017
Maine’s Read to ME Challenge 2017 begins Thursday, Feb. 2, and runs through March 2, and Portland Public Schools' families are encouraged to take the Challenge!  more about Families Encouraged To Take the Read to ME Challenge!
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Special Public Meeting Jan. 31 on Elementary School Bond
Posted on 01/26/2017
Community members are encouraged to attend a special meeting of the Portland Board of Public Education on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at which the board will consider a $61 million bond proposal to renovate four Portland elementary schools (Longfellow, Lyseth, Presumpscot and Reiche) and vote on whether to accept the proposal and refer it to the City Council's Finance Committee.  more about Special Public Meeting Jan. 31 on Elementary School Bond
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Lyseth Students Win Grant to Spruce Up ‘Buddy Bench’
Posted on 01/25/2017
Two Lyseth Elementary School third-graders have won a $486 Painting For A Purpose grant to make the school’s “Buddy Bench” more inviting to use.  more about Lyseth Students Win Grant to Spruce Up ‘Buddy Bench’
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Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Feb. 27 – March 10
Posted on 01/23/2017
The Portland Public Schools’ kindergarten enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year begins on Feb. 27 and runs through March 10 (and ongoing). Pre-kindergarten pre-registration applications also will be accepted Feb. 27 through March 10.  more about Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Feb. 27 – March 10
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Make It Happen! Talent Show Set for Jan. 25 at CBHS
Posted on 01/19/2017
The annual Make It Happen! Talent Show takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Casco Bay High School. The even will run from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Great Space on the second floor  more about Make It Happen! Talent Show Set for Jan. 25 at CBHS
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All Encouraged To Attend Jan. 19 School Facilities Public Hearing
Posted on 01/17/2017
Portland Public Schools families, staff and other community members are encouraged to make their voices heard at a public hearing on Thursday, Jan. 19, regarding a plan to pay for proposed renovations at Presumpscot, Longfellow, Lyseth, and Reiche elementary schools. The City Council’s School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee is hosting the public hearing, which will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. Free childcare will be available.  more about All Encouraged To Attend Jan. 19 School Facilities Public Hearing
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PPS Title 1 Coordinator Named John T. Gorman Fellow
Posted on 01/15/2017
Angela Atkinson Duina, the Portland Public Schools Title 1 School Improvement Coordinator, recently was named a 2017 John T. Gorman Foundation Fellow.  more about PPS Title 1 Coordinator Named John T. Gorman Fellow
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Birthwork Is CBHS Senior’s Extracurricular Passion
Posted on 01/14/2017
Casco Bay High School senior Franci Bliss recently became a certified doula – a person who assists a woman before, during, or after childbirth – and the 17-year-old is the subject of a recent Bangor Daily News story focusing on her unique extracurricular activity.  more about Birthwork Is CBHS Senior’s Extracurricular Passion
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New $8,000 Grant to Multilingual Center Will Benefit Students
Posted on 01/13/2017
The Portland Public Schools’ Multilingual & Multicultural Center has received an $8,000 grant from the Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.  more about New $8,000 Grant to Multilingual Center Will Benefit Students
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Public Hearing on Elementary School Facilities Set for Jan. 19
Posted on 01/12/2017
The City Council’s School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee will host a public hearing on Thursday, Jan. 19, regarding a plan to pay for proposed renovations at Presumpscot, Longfellow, Lyseth, and Reiche elementary schools. The public hearing will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall and free childcare will be available.  more about Public Hearing on Elementary School Facilities Set for Jan. 19
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Tour of Lyseth to Precede School Board Meeting
Posted on 01/12/2017
The public is invited to a tour of Lyseth Elementary School, which will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 17, prior to the Portland Board of Public Education meeting being held at the school that evening.  more about Tour of Lyseth to Precede School Board Meeting
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DHS Thespians Present One-Act Student Plays Jan. 13, 14
Posted on 01/05/2017
Deering High School drama students will showcase their skills as playwrights this month when they present a series of one-act plays written and directed by students.  more about DHS Thespians Present One-Act Student Plays Jan. 13, 14
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Students, Families Invited to Martin Luther King Day Events Jan. 16
Posted on 01/04/2017
Monday, Jan. 16, is the day on which the nation will observe the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday in 2017. The NAACP Portland Branch has scheduled several events that provide opportunities for students and adults to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King. One event is for older students, one is for younger students and families, and an evening dinner is for adults and teens. All will take place at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, located at 88 Spring St.  more about Students, Families Invited to Martin Luther King Day Events Jan. 16
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PHS, DHS Open Houses To Help 8th-Grade Families Choose
Posted on 01/03/2017
Portland High School will hold its Annual Eighth-Grade Open House on Thursday, Jan. 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Deering High School will hold its Annual Eighth-Grade Open House on Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.   more about PHS, DHS Open Houses To Help 8th-Grade Families Choose