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Hello Family and Friends of Amanda Rowe School,

It is hard to believe that there are only six more weeks of school! Every year at this time, it is jarring how quickly the time goes and how quickly all the children grow and change.

The interviews for Principal are being held over the next few weeks. The hope is to have a candidate chosen by late May. Assistant Superintendent, Jeanne Crocker is leading this work.

In the meantime, we have lots of news around Rowe School. Our playground is open and is a huge hit! The explorers of Rowe have checked out every inch of the new space. The tireless Playground Committee (Big thank you to Laura Newman for her incredible efforts on this) continues to work to realize the long term vision of the playground that will include a fully accessible sand table, a preK playhouse, another climber, a second disc swing and a water feature. One of the questions we have gotten a lot of is around the sway in the "red mountain" climber. The climber is designed to sway-it is not loose or dangerous. The bounce and sway of the big blue pole are part of the appeal! Please stay tuned for details on our official grand opening.

We are also getting excited to see our courtyard garden get up and running. The Garden Committee is hard at work coordinating with Portland Trails, (a huge thank you Daniel Bishop and the PTO) to set up two really exciting days to get our garden open. On May 16th, we have the Day of Caring and are planning to put together garden beds and fill them. Then on May 24th, we'll have a whole school greening day so all classes will have an opportunity to plant. Meanwhile, 3rd and 4th grade students will plant apple trees as part of the curriculum with Cultivating Communities.



Playground Grand Opening

We are so thrilled to announce the plan to open our new playground on April 22nd! We are waiting on city inspections to allow us to open. Thank you to Portland Trails and Daniel Bishop for all the incredible hard work and dedication to completing the natural features projects. You may see Daniel out there working if you drive by the school, he has been working rain or shine to meet our deadline. We are planning a big opening celebration on April 22nd, most likely in the morning so please mark your calendars. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting event!



  • Tonight - 1st and 2nd Grade Project Based Learning Performance - 6pm - Cafeteria
  • Thursday - District Track Meet - All day - Fitzpatrick Stadium
  • Thursday - PreK and K Celebration of Learning - 5:30-6:30pm - In classrooms
  • Thursday - Chorus Concert Grades 3-5 only - Cafeteria and Stage
  • Friday - PreK End of Year Celebration - 8-10:30am - Cafeteria

    Next week:
  • Monday, June 10th - 3rd and 4th Grade Celebration of Learning - 9-12pm - Cafeteria
  • Tuesday, June 11th - PTO Meeting - 6:30-7:30pm - Library
  • Wednesday, June 12th - Field Day - All Day
  • Thursday, June 13th - 5th Grade Graduation Ceremony - 1:30-3:30pm - Gym
  • Friday, June 14th - Last Day of School - Dismissal at 12:30pm