PB Weekly Update


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Important Upcoming Dates for Powell Butte Elementary (PB)

  • April 19th - April Spirit Week - Monday- Wear Your Favorite Color Day
  • April 20th - Tuesday- Wear School Colors Day (Black, Red & White)
  • April 21st - Student Lunch Pick-up from 11:30-1:30 PM @ PB
  • April 21st - Wednesday-Rainbow Day- Wear As Many Different Colors As Possible
  • April 21st - April PB Spirit Assembly K-2nd @ 11:30 AM & 3-6th @ 12:00 PM
  • April 28th - Franz Bakery Virtual Field Trip @ 11:30 AM
  • April 28th - Student Lunch Pick-up from 11:30-1:30 PM @ PB
  • April 30th - No School


Congratulations PB Awarded MESD Math Manipulatives Grant. Thank you to everyone that helped with Powell Buttes MESD Math Manipulatives Grant proposal. We found out this week that we were awarded a grant that will help get new Math Manipulatives for students to use this week which will help make math learning even more accessible for students. Way to go Coyotes!
Great Job on First Student Fire Drill of the Year. Thank you to all our Cohort B students who did an outstanding job during our first fire drill of the year! Thank you for following all the expectations and procedures and helping keep everyone safe. Cohort A students will have their Fire Drill on Tuesday.

PB Counselor's Corner:

Free Pandemic Parenting Online Summitt. Parenting is hard, especially when we don't have the supports and information we need to better understand our growing children.

And nothing has made this more apparent than trying to parent during a pandemic!

**FREE Pandemic Parenting online summit**

Register for Pandemic Parenting here

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Taking Care of Ourselves Tool Kit. Taking Care of Ourselves and Others: A COVID-19 Guide for Youth and Families. Created by Multnomah County students, parents, and public health communicators, this new toolkit uniquely empowers youth and families to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes tips on dealing with peer pressure, conversation starters for family members who may not be following COVID-19 precautions, information on where and how to get tested, mental and physical health resources as well as strategies for safer socializing and general prevention guidelines.

Lines for Life Educator Wellness and new Parent Wellness Rooms. Flyer for Educator & Parent Wellness Rooms. Lines for Life through its Helpers Helping Helper’s programming has launched a variety of “wellness room” spaces on Zoom for folks to attend freely and seek support, share resources, and overall sit together in the community during the pandemic. This is a statewide and FREE resource that is meant to support – please spread the word!

Some Wellness Rooms are also available in Spanish.

Parents Wellness Room: Tuesdays at 3 pm.


Parent Wellness Room: Thursdays at 3 pm.



April’s Life Skill is Community. Every month we teach and support a different Life Skill with students. April's Life Skill is community. As an African proverb says, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” So, please encourage your student to support one another and our Coyote community with their actions because, at Powell Butte, we are a Caring Community with Integrity, Equity, Empathy, and Respect.

Transportation Information in ParentVue. Just a reminder that you can find your child's transportation and bus information in ParentVue (See below).
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In-Person Learning starts at 8:50 AM. Please remember that In-Person Learning starts at 8:50 AM on your student's In-Person Cohort Day.

Remember, the Powell Butte School Zone is 20 MPH. Safety comes first at Powell Butte. Now that students are back In Person, the School Zone Lights on 174th have been adjusted to be flashing to reduce the Speed Limit in our School Zoom during student arrival and dismissal times. Make sure to follow the speed limit of 20 MPH during these times in our Powell Butte School Zone to help keep everyone safe.
Grab and Go Lunch and Breakfast. Grab and Go Lunch and Breakfast will be handed out to students each day they are In-Person before they are dismissed. Please remind your child that there is no eating at school or on the bus. Students will need to wait until they get home to eat thier lunch. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Upcoming Events:

April Spirit Week. Next week is our Powell Butte April Spirit Week.

  • Monday (4/19) - Wear your favorite color day.
  • Tuesday (4/20) - Wear our school colors day. (Black, red & white)
  • Wednesday (4/21)-Rainbow Day- Wear as many different colors as possible.
Please encourage your child(ren) to show their School Spirit by dressing up each day and having some fun!

Packet/School Supplies and Student Lunch/Breakfast Distribution will be on Wednesday, April 21th, from 11:30-1:30 PM. You can also pick up packets/supplies, get a Chromebook, and exchange a Chromebook from 12:30 PM to 4 PM (M,T, TH,F) and on Wednesday from 8 AM to 4 PM) in the Powell Butte Office.

PB April Spirit Assembly on Wednesday, April 21st. Our Powell Butte April Spirit Assembly will be on Wednesday, April 21st via the Lunch and Munch Zoom Link: https://centennial-k12-or-us.zoom.us/j/99265981696
  • K-2 Grade 11:30-12:00 PM
  • 3rd -6th Grade 12-12:30 PM
We will recognize students for showing community and achievements. Families are welcome to join. So, please came and see all the fun!

Fran Bakery School-Wide Virtual Field Trip on Wednesday, April 28th. Please join us for our Powell Butte Fran Bakery School-Wide Virtual Field Trip on Wednesday, April 28th, from 11:30-12 PM. All PB students are welcome to log on and enjoy this great Fieldtrip experience. Students will be using the Fran Bakery Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/95051666111?pwd=U1lxcHU0RGN1QlNwcWZnbEFwVElxUT09 So we hope to see all our student for this fun and educational Virtual Field Trip.

Remember, “We always show our Coyote Pride!” at Powell Butte Elementary!

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Resources you can use with your child(ren) to get ready to start In-Person Learning.

CSD Infographics for families:

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CSD Daily Screening Checklist:


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Print Resources:

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