Coming soon a video from Ms. O'Daniel
We are excited to announce that we adopted a new form of school-to-home communication at Powell Valley Elementary School. ParentSquare is designed to keep parents informed and facilitate participation at school. It provides a safe way for the school principal, teachers, staff, and parents/guardians to:
- Send and receive school and class information
- Share pictures and files
- See calendar items
- Sign up to volunteer
- and much more . . . all in one centralized place!
Parents – Getting Started video
All school/grade level and classroom information will now be sent to your computer or phone via email and/or text or you can download the free App.
The Help & Support question mark in the top right corner can help answer most of your questions. So join in!
Estimados padres y tutores,
Estamos emocionados en adoptar una nueva forma de comunicación en Powell Valley Elementary School. ParentSquare es fácil de usar y está diseñada para ayudar a las escuelas para mantener a los padres informados y facilitar la participación. Provee una manera segura para que el director, maestros, personal, y padres/tutores puedan:
- Mandar y recibir información de la escuela y las clases
- Compartir fotos e información
- Ver noticias en el calendario
- Apuntarse para hacer de voluntario
- Y mucho mas…todo en un lugar centralizado!
Padres - vídeo de introducción a ParentSquare
Toda información de su escuela/grado y salón de clase ahora será mandada a su computadora o teléfono inteligente por correo electrónico y/o mensaje de texto o puede descargar nuestra aplicación gratis.
El signo de interrogación de Ayuda y Soporte en la esquina superior derecha puede ayudar a responder a la mayoría de sus preguntas. Únase a nosotros!
Powell Valley Elementary qualifies for free breakfast and lunch for all students under the USDA Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). If you only have children attending CEP schools, you should not apply for Free and Reduced-Price Meals (FARMS). If you have at least one child at a school that is not CEP, please submit an application for FARMS. See the district webpage for more information.
AT ALL SCHOOLS, a la carte purchases have a cost to the family and must be pre-paid by account or in cash. A la carte purchases include milk without a school meal and other snack and beverage items that are not part of a school meal.
All students have a meals account that follows them throughout their career at GBSD. This account is accessed when getting a meal using the student ID number, which is also the child’s PIN. Money may be added to the account by sending cash or check with your student to the cafeteria in the morning. Checks should be made out to Gresham-Barlow Nutrition Services. You may also add money by credit card using mymealtime.com. MealTime charges a small transaction fee for online payments.
Many families fell behind on required vaccines and well-visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re here to help you catch up before in-person school starts in September! Visit one of our Back-to-School Immunization events in August to get your child up to date and protected against serious diseases like chicken pox, measles, mumps, tetanus and whooping cough. Call 503-988-5558 to make an appointment. Find more information at multco.us/school/school-
immunizations. Can’t make it? Get your child up to date at any Multnomah County Student Health Center (multco.us/student-health) or Multnomah Community Health Center (multco.us/health/primary- care-clinics).
Muchas familias se retrasaron en sus vacunas de requerido y las visitas de bienestar durante la pandemia de COVID-19. ¡Estamos aquí para ayudarle a ponerse al día antes de que comience la escuela presencial en Septiembre! Visite uno de nuestros eventos de vacunación de Regreso a la Escuela en agosto para que su hijo tenga su últimas vacunas y esté protegido contra enfermedades graves como varicela, sarampión, paperas, tétanos y tos ferina. Llame al 503-988-5558 para hacer una cita. Encuentre más información en multco.us/school/school-
immunizations.¿Se te hace difícil llegar a lugares de vacunación? Mantenga a su hijo al día con sus vacunas en cualquier Multnomah County Student Health Center (multco.us/student-health) o Centro de Salud Comunitario (multco.us/health/primary- care-clinics).
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Every voice matters at Powell Valley Elementary
Distrist transfer information is now available to those interested in attending a Gresham-Barlow school.
Please visit our transfer page for all dates, forms and deadlines.
31st Tom Meinig/Special Olympics hosts students from Gresham-Barlow and Reynolds School Districts
Learning Essentials special education classroom and volunteers organize event to help bring awareness to intellectual disabilities
GHS student and teacher selected as 2023 Bezos Scholars
Leadership program helps students design and implement community change projects
Sam Barlow High School (SBHS) marketing students’ event showcases students’ talents
BRUINexpo shines spotlight on skills students gain from Career Technical Education (CTE) and the arts
Degrees and Certifications:
Dear Powell Valley Elementary School Community,
As Principal of Powell Valley Elementary School, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year. I hope you all found time to enjoy family, relax, and have fun. We are all excited to have students back on campus, rejuvenated and enthusiastic about learning.
We are fortunate to be fully staffed going into the school year. Our staff have completed many hours of professional development over the summer during their time off. It is a testament to their dedication to the profession, our school, and most importantly, the students. I hope that you all share the same pride in this incredible staff as I do.
While we may not be perfect, I promise you that your children are always our number one priority. I am confident in every teacher's ability to reach and teach children. We are all looking forward to an amazing school year!