MAP Testing Information

Grout Elementary PTA stands in solidarity with all Grout Teachers and the larger Portland community in opposition of the MAP test for grades 3-8 during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). We’ve mentioned this stance in our newsletters since January 18, but this edition provides you references as you assess what is best for your student, including how to opt-out of testing.   If you are new to the MAP test, please…

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Grout’s Light is Bright: V28

Grout’s Light is Bright: Volume 28 A weekly edition of your PTA + curated news to help keep us all connected during this COVID-19 pandemic, social justice uprising and distance learning. We have some exciting virtual events happening this week! Tomorrow (1/24, via Zoom) there is a 1st grade coffee chat for caregivers happening at 10 am. Monday (via Zoom) Ben Tarne will kick-off the first-ever Grout Dads Group at 7…

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Grout’s Light is Bright: V17

Happy Saturday Grout Family, We’ll say it again, we know this is going to be a marathon, not a sprint. Studies show maintaining social connections improves our mental health. In that vein, please find this week’s edition of… Grout’s Light is Bright: Volume 17 A weekly edition of your PTA + curated news to help keep us all connected during this COVID-19 pandemic and social justice uprising. Let’s kick it…

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