News from the Abernethy Office!
April 11, 2023
Happy Monday Abernethy!
Student Placements for 2023-24 School Year
Good afternoon Abernethy. I hope you all had an amazing weekend. It was very quiet around the building yesterday without all your students as the teachers were busy writing report cards.
Report Cards will be sent home on Monday, April 17th. Please look for them in your student's backpacks or binders. I still can not believe that today starts the 4th and last quarter of the school year!
The staff and I are still busy looking at student placements for classes next year. We are still hoping to get your feedback and thoughts to add to the process. This is the last week that we will be collecting information as we will be taking all your information, sharing it with teachers and then beginning to look at the best placement for your students.
Please be mindful that we are not requesting specific teachers, in-fact, we are asking for families to not request specific teachers as we can not and are not guaranteeing that your request will be the best placement. We are hoping to hear more about what learning style and or social/emotional needs your student has so that we can make the best placement to support the most successful year for your student.
Please click the images below to access each survey. We appreciate any and all your feedback as we continue with the process of setting everything up for an amazing 2023-24 school year!
Mr. Hartmann's class had the opportunity to speak to an author today!
Mr. Hartmann's class has been reading the book Bat 6, Virginia Euwer Wolff, and today the class had an amazing opportunity to have a google meets with the author.
Bat 6 is a book about a story of two teams of 6th-grade girls who are ready to play their annual softball game, is also a walk back to 1949 and what life was like in a small town recovering from the war and also trying to heal itself from the impact Japanese internment camps had on their community.
We have 3 absolutely amazing Abernethy students who will be honored and celebrated in the HeART of Portland Showcase! Isla Fredette, Luna Worona and Josephine Karoli are being showcased, honored and celebrated, along with other amazing Portland Public School students, in A Portland Public Schools K-12 Arts Showcase.
Happening This Wednesday! April 12th, 2023
Animal Fair: A Kindergarten and 1st Grade Music Concert
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Music Concert is Wednesday April 12th!!
Start time is 5:30pm - Please have your students here at 5:20.
We are looking forward to seeing all the Kindergarten and 1st grade families here on Wednesday
Tour de Ladd: Wednesday, April 19 (New Date!)
Tour de Ladd: Final Schedule & Volunteer Opportunities
One week until the streets of Ladd’s Addition come alive with spring blossoms and bike bells from the Tour de Ladd on Wednesday, April 19. This year it’s more important than ever to be involved and support this fundraiser. With budget cuts looming, our children are riding for their future. They are riding to support smaller classes and more academic support.
The event schedule is available. Come cheer on your lil biker or scooterer! That is just one of the many volunteer opportunities still available. Sign up now
9:00 - 9:20am 1st Grade
9:30 - 9:50am 2nd Grade
10:00 - 10:20am 4th Grade
10:30 - 10:50am Kinder
11:00 - 11:20am 3rd Grade
11:30 - 11:50am 5th Grade
Register your students for online pledging. This is a great fundraiser for kids to ask their grandparents, family, or neighbors to support them in supporting their community. All donations to Tour de Ladd are tax deductible. Corporate matching is encouraged. This is your last week to get pledges! https://app.99pledges.com/fund/tourdeladd23
We need many, many volunteers. Lots of roles are available, including before the event. Check out what’s available and please 👏 sign 👏up 👏. https://www.konstella.com/app/school/62226dc1091a1ea101b6924d/signups/642c9ad147fc98623ef5267d
You must complete this waiver by April 18 for your child to participate. Otherwise they can only participate in the cheering section. Tour de Ladd Waiver
Helmets and either a bike or scooter are required. If you need a loaner, or have an extra one to share, email us and we’ll make it happen.
Email email@example.com for questions about any of the above. You can find full event info at https://www.supportabernethy.org/fundraising/tour-de-ladd
Abernethy Auction & Alley Party: Saturday, April 29, 5-10pm
Tickets are selling fast for the Auction & Alley Party! Buy your tickets now—the first 100 ticketholders will receive a special gift! bit.ly/abernethy-auction-tickets.
Abernethy’s hottest event answers the question: how can I support my kids’ school and have fun? It’s got everything: 1. Food. 2. Drinks. 3. Can’t-miss items to bid on.
Start with the house parties. The food will be plentiful, and the drinks will be flowing—all included with your ticket! (Did somebody say pizza and Negronis? What about tacos and frozen margaritas?)
Move on to the main event. 1600 Division will be all decked out for an hour of live auction items, including:
Vacation homes: yep!
Class projects: each grade is making one-of-a-kind artwork just for the auction. Prints will also be available.
Buy-in Parties: these are social get-togethers hosted by Abernethy families. Volunteer to host one and you decide what, when, where, and how many guests. Or snag a ticket at the Auction!
Stay for the afterparty. This one will be hosted by Back Country Wine (located in the Ford Building).
This will surely be a night to remember. So buy your tickets now for the April 29th Abernethy Auction.
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Bike Bus is Tomorrow! April 12th!
Did you happen to see the Bike Bus ride by? Want to jump on? Tomorrow is the day!
I will have the gated area open for all students to park their bikes at 8:30am. I will open it again at 3:00 for all those who need to get their bikes out.
Here's the Bike Bus schedule-- you can join in at any point along the route:
Start - Gather next to Joe's Bikes at 8:15am
Departs Joe's Bikes at 8:20am, heading West.
Departs St. David of Whales Church at 8:25am
Ladd's Circle at 8:30am
2 laps around Ladd's circle to celebrate and cheer; cruise into school on Elliot to the gazebo at 8:35am to give kids time to lock bikes and line up.
We will have 2 gated and locked areas for students to lock up their bikes for the day!
Below is the map of the rout.
What is happening in April??
April 6th - Passover Begins
April 7th - Good Friday
April 7th - End of Quarter 3
April 7th - 1st Grade Field Trip - Ten Grand for Kids Show
April 10 - No School for Students - Teacher Report Card Day
April 12th - Dr. Franko - Chief of Schools - Visit 10:30am - 12:00pm
April 13th - Lunch/Recess Fire Drill - 12:00pm
April 18th - TAX DAY!
April 18th - Earthquake Drill 2:30pm
April 19th - Tour de Ladd
April 21st - Eid al-Fitr begins
April 27th - Abernethy Open House - 6:00 - 7:30pm
April 28th - April Character Trait Assembly
April 29th - Abernethy Auction