The Llewellyn Friday Flyer
October 6, 2023
What an amazing day for Run Llewellyn! It was a blast to see so many supporters come out to cheer on our runners. I am so proud of our students who ran their hearts out for our school. Thank you so much to all the volunteers who counted laps, tallied cards, and organized popsicles for all our students! An extra special thank you goes to Carleen Starr (and Ms. B) for the organization of this event. We appreciate all the time and effort you put into making this event efficient, special, and one for the memory books!
Bike Families! Lately we have seen an increase in the number of staff, students (and families) biking to and from school. It has been hard to find an open spot. To help solve this problem, I am working with a parent, PBOT and PPS to install additional racks in front of the school. We hope to have them in the next couple months!
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Have a great weekend!
Meet Our New Staff
Lunch Menu for October 2nd-6th
Hispanic Heritage Month
Fall Harvest Festival
Saturday, Oct 7, 2023, 10:00 AM
From The Office
Didn't get a chance to order your child's school photo? It's not too late!
It’s not too late to order school photos! Visit https://mydorian.com/order/ to order.
Four days after picture day, Dorian loads images into their galleries and parents must have a personalized access key to order. This is for the privacy and security of the students. For those who have not ordered, the personalized key will be delivered on a second chance card in the box with your finished pictures or via email. If a parent needs the code sooner they can contact customer support at 800-826-3535 or visit dorianstudio.com and click on the "How do I get my Access Key?" button. All orders placed online after the 4-day grace period will be shipped directly to the parent's home.
Photo Make-up & Retakes will be on November 7th!
From our Counselors
So far, the 2023.24 school year has been off to a busy but great start! We can’t believe that we are already in the beginning of October. We apologize for our delay in getting our welcome information out to you all. First, we wanted to take a moment and introduce our mental health and counseling team. Ms. Brittany is returning as the full-time School Counselor. Brittany’s primary roles will be classroom lessons for all grade levels, small group facilitation, individual check-ins, 504 case manager along with many other tasks.
Please help me in welcoming Cassie Capone, who is our mental health therapist. Her primary roles will be small groups focused on social/emotional and mental health, individual check-ins and resources around community support for families and students. We have sent home a community needs assessment for families to help guide our classroom lesson topics, prioritize our small groups as well as letting us know additional ways we can help support you students and family.
Please visit our School Counseling & Mental Health Website for the following information which will be updated continuously throughout the year:
Your counseling and Mental Health Team
Upcoming Small Groups:
Class Lesson Topics - Ms. Brittany has already enjoyed meeting with each classroom twice so far this year! Check in with your students about what they have learned.
Llewellyn’s Community Care Program - Weekend backpack lunch program, holiday and school break food boxes, Portland Public Schools clothing closet application, and gifts during the winter break
And much more!
We look forward to working with you all! Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.
Brittany and Cassie
Ms. Brittany, School Counselor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Cassie, Mental Health Therapist: email@example.com
School Spirit Days
News from the PTA
Welcome back everyone!
We want to start this newsletter by saying a huge thank you to all parents and community members that brought food items or donated monetarily to our first staff appreciation event last Friday. So many staff members expressed their thanks to our community for showing so much generosity and thoughtfulness.
The Sunshine Committee has some exciting things lined up for October so watch Konstella for the next sign up to show our staff just how much we value them.
While the sun is still trying to make up its mind during this summer to fall transition, it looks like better weather for the weekend forecast. Which means better weather for our garden update project……
Our annual Harvest Festival is coming up Saturday Oct 7 from 10 am to 2 pm! We need a pretty large crew to pull this off this year since we are totally revamping all of the garden beds (16!) and starting fresh. There is a sign up on Konstella so that you can join us. Any amount of time you have to volunteer will make a difference. We’ll take all the helping hands we can get!
Things happening that day include: arts/crafts activities table—exploration of mason bee nests with Naturehood PDX—doughnuts and apple cider—free pumpkins (while supplies last) to take home! Decorate them at the craft table and save them for the pumpkin contest at the end of the month!
Email Renee Wilkinson at ReneeCBWilkinson@gmail.com with questions about events or how you can support this event in other ways.
Our annual PTA Charleston Wrap fundraiser is underway and ready to fund field trips for ALL students! Stock up on some high quality gift wrap, plus shop for kitchen gadgets, housewares, candy treats and more. Check people off your holiday gift list early, and help our students at the same time. We’ve already earned $970 just one week into our sale!!
If you haven’t already, register your participant online by going to registercw.com and enter our Organization ID 11592, then share widely with all the friends and family you can think of! Our top three sellers will win a gift wrap bundle and students will earn company prizes based on the amount of sales they bring in. The deadline for the sale is October 20. If you have questions about registration or are having site issues. please contact parent volunteer Kili Fern at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monster March is back at Llewellyn! Get your costumes ready! We are very excited to be once again the starting and ending point of this annual Sellwood community event. We are putting up posters this week in store fronts and there will be more details to come in future newsletters and look for Konstella and social media posts in the coming weeks!
We will also have our pumpkin decorating/carving contest on October 31! Bring your painted/carved/crafted pumpkin to school to win a prize! Students must be able to carry their own pumpkin and they must be taken by the end of the school day. Make sure your student puts their name somewhere on their pumpkin!
October 7—Harvest Festival! Come and help us give our garden a makeover.
October 20—Gift Wrap sales wrap up!
October 29—Monster March is back at Llewellyn! Get your costumes ready!
October 31—Pumpkin Carving Contest! Bring your creations to display at school.PTA Happenings
Welcome fall!! Time for all the comfort foods, warm drinks and cozy sweaters to become a regular staple in our routine. It was great seeing so many of our Llewellyn families at the open house and students going from classroom to classroom excited to show their families what they have been learning and creating. We hope you got a chance to stop by our Llewellyn PTA table to grab a calendar so you could see what exciting things we planned for the year.
The Llewellyn PTA Charleston Wrap fundraiser kicks off today! This sale will help with funding for field trips for ALL grades so share widely with friends and family! The sale is now all online - easier to share, packages go to your preferred address, and no paper order forms to keep track of. Packets with the physical catalog are going home with your child today. The gift wrap is excellent quality and there are lots of other fun gift ideas to choose from. Orders typically arrive around Thanksgiving, so you can avoid a frantic holiday shopping season. You can also register online at www.registercw.com and enter our Organization ID 11592. Then please start SHARING our fundraiser with your family & friends via email, text and social media. Gift wrap sales will end October 15. Questions? Contact parent volunteer Kili Fern at email@example.com
Save the Date! Our annual Harvest Festival is coming up Saturday Oct 7! Join us for a work party to build 16 new raised garden beds that Renee Wilkinson, head of our Green Team, was able to purchase with a grant she submitted through the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District along with matching funds from Llewellyn PTA. Here’s the menu of fun we will have happening that day: arts/crafts activities table, exploration of mason bee nests with Naturehood PDX, doughnuts and apple cider, and free pumpkins (while supplies last) to take home! We are in need of volunteers to help us make this event a fun-filled experience for everyone. Watch Konstella for our sign up or email Renee at ReneeCBWilkinson@gmail.com if you are ready to jump right in and volunteer!
Gear is still available for preorder and ordering has been extended to October 1! You all have been really generous in your donations towards T-shirts for teachers and students and we are grateful for your generosity. Get your final orders in so you are ready for all our spirit days ahead! Gear can be purchased at our website: gear.llewellynpta.com. Any questions about website or payment issues can be answered at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And last but not least……. Monster March is back at Llewellyn! We are very excited to host the starting and ending point of this annual Sellwood community event. More details to come in future newsletters and look for Konstella and social media posts in the coming weeks!
September 29— Gift Wrap sales begin! Look out for sale packets in folders and on social media for more information on how to get the word out.
October 1—Last day to order gear! Get those hoodies and beanies for the soon to come chilly weather.
October 7—Harvest Festival! Watch for post on Konstella to sign up to volunteer for all the fun activities we have planned.
October 29—Monster March is back at Llewellyn! More details to come!
From The Foundation
Thank you to all the runners and volunteers who came out for Run Llewellyn today; go Stars! You can donate to your runner through October 13! Run Llewellyn
Did someone say Dine Out?
Dine out and support the Llewellyn Foundation at Reverend's BBQ on October 25!
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, November 8. Contact the Llewellyn Foundation at email@example.com for more details and additional ways to participate. You can also check out our website here: Llewellyn Foundation
da Vinci Family Information Night
Friday, Oct 6, 2023, 07:00 AM
da Vinci Arts Middle School, Northeast Everett Street, Portland, OR, USA
PK-12 FREE/REDUCED ELIGIBILITY - 30 DAY CARRY OVER ENDING OCT 10
PPS families who qualified for free and reduced-priced meals last school year (2022-23) have 30 days at the start of the school year to re-apply without incurring meal charges.
If complete meal applications for eligible households are not approved by October 10th, meal charges will begin on October 11th.
Families can apply online at www.schoolcafe.com/pps or request a paper application from the cafeteria or office.
Meal applications denied during the grace period will result in a loss of carryover benefits 10 calendar days thereafter.
Meal benefits begin the date the application is approved. The eligibility date cannot be backdated to cover meal charges incurred prior to the approval date.
Families do not need to submit a meal application if there are already approved for meal benefits, only have students that attend a CEP school, do not meet the income guidelines, or do not want meal benefits.
Important Dates Calendar
TODAY Gift Wrap Sales Begin
10/1 Last Day to Order Llewellyn Gear
10/6 Run Llewellyn
10/7 Harvest Festival
10/13 NO SCHOOL – CSI & TSI School Training
10/15 Gift Wrap Sales End
10/17 PTA Meeting 7:00-8:00PM
10/25 Llewellyn Foundation Dine Out @ Reverend's BBQ
10/29 Monster March
11/1 Wreath Sales begin
11/2 End of First Quarter
11/3 NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day
11/7 Photo Re-Take Day
11/8 Foundation Meeting 7:00PM
11/10 NO SCHOOL – Veterans Day
11/14 Pie Fundraiser
PTA Meeting 7:00-8:00PM
11/16 Wreath Sales End
11/20-21 Parent-Teacher Conferences – NO SCHOOL
11/22-23 NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break
11/30 Wreath Sales Pick-up #1
12/2 Wreath Sales Pick-up #2
12/6 Foundation Meeting 7:00PM
12/7 Craft Night
12/16-1/1 NO SCHOOL – Winter Break
1/02/24- School Resumes!