Saturday Canvass with NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon!
May
6
12:00pm12:00pm

Saturday Canvass with NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon!

Show up and support my campaign to be elected to the David Douglas School Board! In these final two weeks before election day, we're talking to as many voters as possible about the importance of this race. Can we count on you to help get out the vote? 

PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM TO RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/R712kFX3rg63UEAt1

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Apr
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Connect to Kindergarten

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION NIGHT AT ALL DDSD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

 

All 2017-2018 kindergarten students are invited to their neighborhood school for the spring Connect to Kindergarten event from 6-7:30 pm on Tuesday, April 18th.

If you do not know your designated school, please call 503-256-6526. Childcare for siblings; translators available if requested. All upcoming kindergarten students and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend this informational event. In addition to helping the District project enrollment for kindergarten classes, participation in this event helps children become excited and comfortable with going to school.

Parents and children will:
-Meet kindergarten teachers and the principal
-Tour the school
-View kindergarten classrooms
-Take a bus ride to learn about the school transportation system
-Receive kindergarten readiness activities
-Turn in completed registration forms after the activities. Parents must show the child’s birth certificate, immunization form, immunization card and proof of residence at time of registration.

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Apr
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Native American Advisory Group

The David Douglas School District seeks to create a Native American/Alaska Native parent advisory group to help us reach out to our Native American community.

Any Native American parent is invited to attend our Native American/Alaska Native Night to begin talking about the purpose and goals of this advisory group.

This meeting will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, April 17, at Ron Russell Middle School, 3955 SE 112th Avenue. This meeting is co-sponsored by the David Douglas School District and the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA).

Please share this information with any David Douglas parent that might be interested in attending. See this flyer for more details.

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Hear Ana Speak at Tax March PDX
Apr
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

Hear Ana Speak at Tax March PDX

Tax March PDX is taking part in the worldwide march on April 15th to demand Trump release his tax returns! Over 120 cities will be participating and thousands will be hitting the pavement. Join the event to hear Ana's speech!

March route has been confirmed, for more details: 
https://www.taxmarchpdx.org/about/

Interested in volunteering at march, email: 
info@taxmarchpdx.org

Visit taxmarchpdx.org to learn more about the movement.

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David Douglas School Board Meeting
Apr
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

David Douglas School Board Meeting

School Board Meetings

Community members are encouraged to attend David Douglas Board meetings often. Citizen support and involvement is vital to the success of the David Douglas School District.

BOARD MEETINGS
The Board typically holds its regular meeting the second Thursday of each month. Please see the posted board meeting calendar to confirm the date of the next meeting. Meetings are held in the David Douglas District Office Board Room, 1500 SE 130th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97233 (located in the south high school building).

The following explains how to bring matters of concern to the attention of the School Board. As representatives of the citizens in the District, it is vital for the Board to hear all viewpoints so that informed decisions can be made. Citizens are welcome to comment on any agenda item.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
If patrons want to address the Board, a time is provided for this purpose during the meeting, generally early on the agenda. A sign-up sheet will be available.

When the Board Chair opens discussion to the audience, anyone is welcome to address the Board concerning any subject within the Board’s authority. (See section on Board responsibilities.) As for any public meeting, persons addressing the Board should come forward, state their name, address, and any group they represent. It is helpful to be as concise as possible because often there are many agenda items to cover and other people who may want to speak. Comments should be limited to no more than 3 minutes. Additional written testimony is welcome. The board does not normally engage in dialog with citizens during this time. Often questions cannot be answered immediately and will take some research and discussion. The Board and/or administration will obtain an answer and respond as appropriate.

BOARD MEMBER ELECTIONS
The David Douglas School Board is composed of seven residents who are elected to represent the community by setting policies and directing school programs. Members are elected for four years and serve without compensation. To run for the School Board, a candidate must be a resident of the District and a registered voter.

BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES
The School Board is the policy-making body of the School District. Working within the framework of state and federal laws, it has the authority and responsibility for providing an educational program for students living within the District.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD INCLUDE:

  • Determine the long range direction of the School District
  • Establish policies to direct the instructional and support programs
  • Communicate with the community
  • Establish policies governing the use of school property
  • Employ and evaluate the Superintendent
  • Negotiate with employee groups to determine salaries and benefits
  • Call elections on bond proposals and other issues
  • Levy taxes approved by the voters
  • Adopt the annual School District budget

OTHER COMMUNICATIONS
In addition to attending a Board meeting, citizens can communicate to the School Board or to the Districts’ administration by writing to the School Board or the Superintendent at David Douglas School District, 1500 SE 130th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97233.

To have an item considered for the regular Board agenda, contact Ken Richardson, Superintendent, or the Board Chair at least one week prior to the board meeting date.

 David Douglas School Board Policy

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African-American Family Night
Apr
13
5:30pm 5:30pm

African-American Family Night

Join us for an evening celebrating DDSD students and families. Everyone in the District is welcome. The night includes dinner, raffle prizes, community resources, student performances and awards. The free event is from 5:30-7:30pm on Thursday, April 13th in the north DDHS cafeteria (1001 SE 135th). We look forward to seeing you there! For more information, please contact Etema Banks at 503-261-8300 (ext. 8669) or LaShawnta Spears 503-256-6530 (ext. 8167).

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House Party for Ana del Rocío
Feb
26
9:30am 9:30am

House Party for Ana del Rocío

Come join a House Party to help elect Ana del Rocío to the David Douglas School Board!

Host Committee:

Andrea Paluso & Christy Split (next house party)


February 26, 9:30-12am
At the home of Christy Split

Since the November election, our communities have shown that we are prepared to fight. We have met hatred and bigotry with a renewed commitment to progressive values. Town halls are seeing record turnout, solidarity demonstrations and speak-outs abound, and women are filing to run for office in unprecedented numbers.

Among those women prepared to fight is our very own Ana del Rocío. Less than two weeks after the election, Ana declared her intent to run for a seat on the David Douglas School Board, saying, "I need to be able to look my son in his eyes and believe myself when I promise him a future of freedom and opportunity."

Ana will not rest until the children and families of David Douglas receive the quality, accessible education they deserve. As a dedicated public servant, former teacher, and pro-choice mother of two, Ana's voice is sorely needed in David Douglas. If elected, Ana will be the only board member with experience as a public educator, the only board member with a young child enrolled in public school, and one of the first to be elected as a person of color in an extraordinary diverse district.

It's time for us to step up and support Ana in the same bold way that she has stepped up for the children and families of David Douglas. Please join us!

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What Now? at Revolution Hall
Nov
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

What Now? at Revolution Hall

“Even though I’m more afraid than ever of raising kids of color in a predominantly white environment,” [Ana] said. “What I cling to is the knowledge that in Oregon, we lead.”

[Ana] got a standing ovation when she announced she’s going to run for school board next year in the David Douglas School District.

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The American Dream is for the Community
Oct
13
12:00pm12:00pm

The American Dream is for the Community

What Valderrama wants for her two children is that they have everything that they need to create their own versions of the American Dream.

“I hope for them to be able to grow and feel that my generation did everything we could to set them up for success — in terms of their right to education, their right to health care, their right to affordable housing. I want them to feel like they’re set up with their basic needs to be able to accomplish whatever they would like.”

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