Space Camp At PKS 2017

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Space: The Final Frontier. These are the adventures of the Portland Kinderschule Space Explorers Week. Its five-day mission: to explore our solar system, to seek out new life and prepare for the eclipse, to boldly go where no kid has gone before. Last week it was all about space at Portland Kinderschule. It was Space Explorers’ Week, one of PKS’s … Read More

Abschlussfeier/Graduation 2017

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On June 16th the school year at Portland Kinderschule ended with a big Abschlussfeier. For that the PKS Circus came to town. There were monkeys, horses and elephants in the arena. Acrobats were showing breathtaking stunts. A magician performed his tricks, musicians played and the clowns told funny jokes. All in front of an audience of parents, grandparents, siblings and … Read More

Three Field Trips with Bullseye Glass

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In the last month Portland Kinderschule went on three different field trips all organized by Laura from Bullseye Glass. On May 5th we visited Zena Forest Products, a sustainable tree farm run by a family with German roots a few miles northwest of Salem. After braving some downpours on the freeway and navigating a bumpy forest road out to the … Read More

Field Trip to the Tulip Farm

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On Wednesday, April 19th, there was no school as Portland Kinderschule headed out to Woodburn to visit the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. We were greeted by Carol who told the children about the life cycle of a tulip. Then everybody climbed aboard the hayride out to the tulip fields. Apart from a lot of tulips of course, there was a … Read More

2017 Spring Camp

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During spring break there is no school at PKS, but this year there was a Spring Camp offered for the first time. The daily schedule followed the usual PKS day but there was a science focus in the activities. The first day the ten children attending the camp learned about the bridges in Portland, found out, what to look for … Read More

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Fasching 2017

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Traditionally lent are the last 40 days before Easter starting on Ash Wednesday during which you’re supposed to fast and give-up on luxuries. So you better enjoy the last days before all this fasting starts. This is what people all over the world do, whether it’s the famous Carnivals in Rio or Venice, Mardi Gras in New Orleans or the … Read More