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kind·​ness  / ˈkīn(d)-nəs / noun

: the quality or state of being kind


CTS, Nike Volunteers and Sunshine Division

CTS, Nike Volunteers and Sunshine Division

Coming Together for Covid-19 Food Box Program





Valentine's Day

Salty, not sweet, is the choice.  Cheetos continue to be the staple in each classroom's party.  Even without in-school learning, some things just don't change.


This year, 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.  Thanks to donations, each student will be provided with enough valentines to give to each classmate.


Cheetos reign supreme, but word is Funyons are coming for the crown.


Return to CTS

During normal times, we'd be coming off of annual March Madness Checkers Tournament in which our 4th-8th graders compete all the way from the opening round to the Sweet Sixteen, to the Elite Eight, to the Final Four and, ultimately, to the Championship.  But continuing the theme, this year will be different.

We continue to operate in coordination with the governor's guideline, with health and safety our as our top priorities.  But, we remain optimistic that we will be able to get our students back into the school in some manner.  As of now, April is a potential target though we understand it is a fluid situation.  


Fingers crossed.


Extended School year

Regardless of whether or not our students are able to return to CTS this year, we have planned to extend the school year into July.  

Our students are inherently at a disadvantage without a global pandemic, so it goes without saying that Covid-19 has exacerbated this.  We hope to mitigate this as much as possible. 


For CTS it's not just the educational aspect, but also the social aspect.  Our school is more than just a learning center, it is a place where the kids can learn to become part of a community that expects them to succeed.  It is very hard to demand excellence when you don’t or can’t see the students in person.  

Community Events

Stay tuned


6601 NE Killingsworth St

Portland, OR 97218

(503) 249-8582

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