Community input invited on Chinese Immersion expansion at Woodstock Elementary

A community input opportunity hosted by Portland Public Schools
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 6:00 PM
Woodstock Elementary School Cafeteria, 5601 SE 50th Ave.

PPS is interested in expanding many of its dual language immersion programs as a way to close the achievement gap for students where English isn’t their primary language.

Several options being looked at involve Woodstock Elementary School’s Mandarin Immersion program.  These run the gamut from just admitting more native Mandarin speakers to the existing program, to eliminating the neighborhood program altogether and giving neighborhood children preference in admission to a school-wide Mandarin immersion program.  You can read more about the existing proposals staring on page 9 of this PDF.

This is the first opportunity for community input on the many possibilities being discussed.  Translation services for Cantonese and Mandarin will be available.  If other languages are needed, please contact Rosanne Powell at or 503.916.3151.

Download the English version of the flyer that was sent home with students.