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Capitol Hill School

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8401 SW 17th AvePortland, OR 97219Ph 503-916-6303Fx 503-916-2616

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    Greetings Families,


    It was so great to be back at school today. Thank you all for your patience and careful driving, as the drop-off was definitely a bit sketchy! I suspect we may be in for more of the same tomorrow, but we’ll make it! I hope you had time and energy to have some snow fun with your children. I asked the 4th and 5th graders who made snowmen, went sledding, or had a snowball fight, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. So, that was definitely a positive side to the Portland Snow Storm of 2017.


    To let you know, students will not have an outdoor recess until the mess is gone from the playground. It is a lot different to have slush than plain rainwater. Classes will take turns using the gym, library, classrooms, and/or art room for noon recess. Morning recesses are held in the classroom.


    I don’t want to jinx us, but I’m happy to say that the school building handled the storm well. We did have water in the cafeteria this morning, but Scott was able to clean it up before school began. Scott has been a tremendous help with all the weather problems. Thank you, Scott.


    The students did really well today, as did the teachers! :) It was really good to be back. Going forward, we will let you know of any additional date changes. As of now, we do know that we have school on January 27th and no school on Friday, 2/3/17. The school year has also been lengthened to the 13th, but will probably be the 14th. All scheduled Late Starts have also been cancelled.


    The end of first semester is fast approaching. Please know that your child’s teacher is adjusting as needed to keep their class on track.


    Next week Thursday, we will hold the annual Decathlon event which will be set up by OMSI. The OMSI classes that we missed last week are rescheduled to happen in April.


    This Friday, we are scheduled for a “Cup of Joe with Joy” from 8 - 8:30 AM. I hope you will join me for some casual conversation. The Friday Family Fun night has been cancelled, however.


    Speaking of this Friday, we will have a CAPITOL HILL SPIRIT DAY! PLEASE WEAR CAPITOL HILL GEAR OR BLUE.


    Again, thank you for your patience as we’ve gone through this storm. I know that having your children miss school for a week is not easy. Hopefully, there will be no more serious weather this year.


    Sincerely, Principal Williams



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