Grout Family Newsletter

February 1, 2023

Looking Ahead...

2/2 NO YMCA for all staff training

2/3 Spirit Day! PJ and Stuffie Day

*2/3 Groceries for Grout, 1:30-2:30 pm

2/7 Hearing and Vision Screening, KG, 1st and 3rd grades only

2/8 Dine out at Burgerville @ 25th and Powell- You MUST say you are there for Grout

*2/10 Mock OBOB battle, 2:30 pm, Auditorium

2/17 NO SCHOOL, Teacher Professional Planning Day

2/20 NO SCHOOL, President’s Day

2/22 OBOB Competition

*Notes new information

What's Happening...

Successful Schools Survey

Please remember to take the Successful Schools Survey (link is up above). This is your opportunity to let us know (anonymously) what is working well and areas for growth.


The YMCA will be closed tomorrow, Thurs. Feb. 2nd for an all day staff training. Families were previously notified by the Y about this closure. Please remember to make alternate plans for your student after school if they typically attend the YMCA.

REMINDER: PJ and Stuffy Day

This Friday, February 3rd is our very first Spirit Day of the Year. It will be PAJAMA and STUFFY DAY. Students are welcome to wear pajamas or comfy clothes and bring a small (fit in their backpack) stuffed animal. Clothing should be appropriate for going outside to recess. Individual teachers may have some additional rules and advice for this day.

OBOB Mock Battle

OBOB: mock battle practice

Friday: February 10th @ 2:30pm

Grout Auditorium

Coaches please rsvp to if you plan on attending.

Happy reading!

PTA News!

New annual fundraiser to support the Grout community all year!

This year, rather than raising funds by charging for admission to events or asking you to purchase items through an auction, this year we are asking for direct donations only. Your contribution will fund the PTA’s general fund, which in turn funds events and projects throughout the year. Please see the GoFundMe for a list of programs and events the PTA sponsors.

This is our main fundraiser for the 2022-23 school year, so we encourage you to give generously! Please feel free to share with friends and family members who may be interested in supporting our school. Any donations are tax deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) under DA Grout PTA, EIN: 93-6039312.

Interested in PTA? We need Committed individuals for next school year

We will need someone to take over each of the following positions for the 2023-2024 school year. If you start now, you can learn from the current chair!

Communications Chair: Do you know how to use Canva? We could use your help in creating flyers, Facebook posts, and Instagram posts for the events PTA sponsors. This position must attend monthly board meetings.

Garden Chair: Help our Grow Portland teacher maintain the garden with twice a year clean-ups with other volunteers. Organize and run the spring plant sale (we have a very easy system in place). Other projects as you have time/bandwidth/desire. This position must attend monthly board meetings.

If you are interested in either of the positions and would like to get more information, please contact Antonia (PTA President)

Contact us at or check out to get PTA updates.

To become a PTA member please go to to purchase your membership.

Upcoming events

February 8, 5pm-8pm: Dine Out @ Burgerville @ 25th and Powell- You MUST say you are there for Grout

March 13 and 14, 11am-9pm: Dine Out @ Dick’s Primal Burger 4905 SE Woodstock

March 15, 7pm: PTA General Meeting @ Grout Cafeteria with PPS Director Lowery

March 18, 9am-12pm: Grout Garden Native Plant Sale Behind Grout School