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Looking Forward in 2021

I usually write a letter to our community after the holidays have passed.  In the letter I talk about all the things that are happening at CTS.  For instance, the school buses returning to their routes and picking up our students or introducing the year's first Word of the Week to the whole school or throwing the first pitch of a friendly kickball game between my class of 3rd-5th graders and the 6th-8th graders. 

 

This year, however, the return from winter break has been different.  We are looking forward to some of the same things happening, but in a new form.  The weekly school-wide art activities will start up again.  In February, we will still celebrate Valentine's Day with treats and valentines given to each student for them to exchange via the school work/meal delivery system.  And fingers crossed, it looks like we will be able to integrate some form of in-school learning by the end of March, early April.  

Over the past 31 years, I have always felt very fortunate and thankful for the support CTS has had.  And this year is certainly no different.  

Cheryl Bickle

Principal, Classroom Teacher 3rd-5th Grades

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"For our students, school is a refuge from the trauma and hardships of poverty and uncertainty—a place where they feel a sense of community and belonging. This is a place where they have room to learn, laugh with friends and build hope." 

- Cheryl M. Bickle, Principal and Teacher

 

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Over the years we have found that our students feel removed from the typical traditions of our society. Birthdays are rarely celebrated, Thanksgiving - as well as Christmas - is often just another day.  Since we began in 1990, we have aimed to create traditions that our students look forward to and that allow them to feel that they are part of a bigger community.  And, most importantly, that their participation is essential to the success of our traditions.  

“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.”

- Barack Obama
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6601 NE Killingsworth St

Portland, OR 97218

(503) 249-8582

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