Elementary Newsletter January 2017

Winter Is A Great Time Of Year!

Winter is the time of year when all the routines are in place and students know the expectations. A lot of groundwork has been done and learning is really revving up. Often the winter term is when we see big growth in student learning. It is very exciting. Joyful learning is our mission. You can help by encouraging your child.

New Elementary Update!

It is getting very exciting. The classrooms are looking great! Much of the work is complete. We are looking at moving in late February. Be on the lookout for upcoming celebrations!

U Of O Museum Of Natural & Cultural History

The museum is coming to our school!

We will be learning about:

  • K Ice Age
  • 1-2 Fossils
  • 3-5 Investigating Artifacts

After School Program

Runs from 3-4 after school, (days of early release it will be 12-1). This month’s theme is Health. Be sure to let the office know if your child will be absent. The monthly cost is $20.

Single day drop in fee is $2. If your child needs financial support please contact the office.

Skateworld Field Trip

Has been postponed to later in the year. 🙁

Snow Routes For Buses


  • County Line meet at bottom of hill.
  • Howard Road meet at bottom of Howard.
  • Johnson Road meet at the bridge.


  • Upper Parsons meet at Pentella
  • Paul’s Road at meet at Paschelke

We are sorry for the inconvenience, but we are committed to student safety.

State Assessment & HB2655

We know that an end-of-year test cannot possibly tell us everything about your child’s academic progress. However, the results do provide us with a snapshot of your child’s strengths and areas for improvement and be used as a means to ensure your child is getting the support necessary for future success.

Our ultimate goal is to ensure that all students are set up to be and that will remain the focus of our district.

We will not begin our Smarter Balanced Language Arts/Math assessments until April, even though the testing window opens February 7th. If you have questions regarding the test or your choice to opt out of the test, please go to our website to get more information. If you do choose to opt out, please complete the opt out form and return it to your childs school.

Upcoming Events

  • January 12th, 2017 – Board Meeting 6:00
  • January 12th, 2017 – PTO Movie 6:00
  • January 16th, 2017 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day / No School
  • January 26th, 2017 – End of Quarter
  • U of O Museum of Natural Cultural History Presentation