Portland ConnectED

Portland ConnectED brings together a unique, cross-sector partnership of organizational leaders committed to building a citywide cradle-to-career infrastructure and culture to support high quality education—for Portland’s youth, for Portland families, and for the Portland community at large.

Together, we are working like never before to coordinate efforts, align resources, and harness local, regional, and national expertise to prepare our citizens to meet the challenges of the future.
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Portland Summer​ Success | Feeding Bodies & Minds

Here in Portland, our campaign to stop summer learning loss is gaining momentum. Together, we are doing more this year than ever before to make sure every child is engaged in healthy, active learning all summer long and ready to hit the ground running when school starts again in September.

Summer Learning Day at Riverton

On June 19th, proclaimed by Mayor Brennan and the City Council as Summer Learning Day in Portland, over 400 children at Riverton Elementary School will take the Portland Pledge for Summer Success, and every student in grades PK-5 throughout the city will be invited to join them.  
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Portland Summer Meals Program

At almost 20 sites in neighborhoods across Portland, kids and teens 18 or under can eat lunch for free, and this year they will also be able to get free books, play cool games, and jump into some awesome art projects!

Summer Success Picnics

All Portland kids and families are invited to join us for the first Summer Success Picnic in Deering Oaks Park on July 8th and/or our second Summer Success Picnic on July 28th. This year’s special guests will include: the Circus Conservatory of America, the UMaine 4-H Summer of Science Team, Slugger the Sea Dog, the Bookmobile, the Portland Fire Department, and more Portland VIPs than you can shake a stick at (whatever that actually means)!

Summer Learning Anywhere, Anytime

Don’t forget that you can stop the summer slide no matter where you are or what time it is: check out one of the great summer learning links online, get outside and explore Portland, or just read a book—and then another, and then another…
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Portland Pledge for Summer Success — GRAND PRIZE!

And finally, from those students who take the Pledge and complete their summer learning log at the Portland Summer Success web page, one lucky winner from each elementary school will be invited to join Mayor Brennan, Superintendent Caulk, and a special mystery guest for a lunch and book-shopping excursion!

To learn more about all these opportunities and activities, check out the links below, and please visit (and share!) the Portland Summer Success | Feeding Bodies & Minds web page by visiting www.portlandschools.org or clicking on this button:
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Help us stop “the summer slide”; take the Portland Pledge for Summer Success!


Starting right here — right now — I promise to take…

Seven Steps to Summer Success:

#1 I promise to move around!

#2 I promise to eat healthy foods!

#3 I promise to practice the Let’s Go 5-2-1-0!

#4 I promise to draw, paint, dance, and sing!

#5 I promise to explore Portland!

#6 I promise to get and use my library card!

#7 I promise to read!

Remember: Read everything, everywhere, every day!

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