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  • March 2017

    March 21, 2017

    In this Edition:  download all attachments

    New/Updated/Important:
    Tomorrow is Hayhurst’s First Ever Family Engineering Night: Below & Attached
    Salvador Molly’s Update + Our March Fundraiser is Still On: Below & Attached
    Call for nominations for 2017/2018 Hayhurst PTA officers: Below
    Join the Executive PTA meeting tonight: Below
    We Do Kits + Auction Tech Funds + Computer Lab Update: Below
    Talent Show Postponed to April 19 & Show Us Your Stuff April 5 & 6: Below
    Student Council’s Canned Food Drive - April 10 - 14: Below
    April Garden Work Party - April 21: Below
    Susan Kuznitsky’s Art Camp for Hayhurst 2017 at Alpenrose this summer: Attached

    Upcoming Events
    Hayhurst Restaurant Fundraiser Month at ​Salvador Molly's: All March Long
    Executive PTA meeting: Tonight, Wednesday, March 22, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    [New]
    First Ever Hayhurst Family Engineering Night: Thursday​, March 23, 6-7:30 p.m.​

    -- Spring Beak: March 27-31 --

    Save the Date: “Show Us Your Stuff” Days​: Wednesday & Thursday, April 5 & 6 [Updated]
    Save the Date: After School Talent Show Dress Rehearsal: April 19 on Cafetorium Stage​ [Updated]
    Save the Date: Hayhurst’s Annual Talent Show: Wednesday, April 19 @ 6 p.m. in the Cafetorium [Updated]
    Save the Date: Hayhurst’s Art Show: Thursday, April 27
    Save the Date: Spring Community Care Day: Sunday, May 7, 9-noon
    Save the Date: Hayhurst Auction, Saturday May 20, 6 p.m.
    Save the Date: Free Medical and Dental Clinic: Saturday, May 20, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. @ Wilson High School

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    Tomorrow: Join the First Family Engineering Night at Hayhurst!

    Thursday, March 23rd
    6:00-7:30 PM
    Hayhurst School

    Free dessert reception for all!

    We will be offering a bus from Stephens Creek Crossing to Hayhurst for this event. Stay tuned for more details.

    Bring the whole family and join us for a fun night working together to see what it’s like to be an engineer and solve real life challenges!

    Can you build a helmet to protect an egg from cracking when dropped from a ladder?

    Want to build a rocket and test its flight pattern on our launching pad?

    Think you can design the perfect launcher to send a cotton ball flying?

    Although not necessary, please RSVP to Sarah Foster (foster.sp@gmail.com) if you plan to attend.

    Interested in volunteering? See opportunities below or contact to Sarah Foster (foster.sp@gmail.com)

    Thank you. We are looking forward to the event!

    ~Sarah Foster
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    Salvador Molly’s Benefit Night Update + March Fundraiser Still On!

    Thanks to you & Salvador Molly's we earned $521 at our benefit night party last week.

    And our event is STILL going on until March 31st!

    March is Hayhurst Elementary Fundraising Month at Salvador Molly’s

    Each time you or your friends and family eat or get take our at Salvador Molly’s, Salvador Molly’s will donate 10% of the bill to Hayhurst Elementary. All you need to do so we can collect the donation is text “Hayhurst” to 503-451-6566 at the time of paying your bill and it will prompt you.

    Help raise funds for our school all month!

    Salvador Molly’s
    1523 SW Sunset Blvd.
    By the Hillsdale Library
    503-293-1790
    SalvadorMollys.com

    See you there.

    ~Kathleen Chetlain

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    Call for nominations for 2017/2018 Hayhurst PTA officers

    Hello Hayhurst community,

    This is a call for nominations for the 2017/2018 Hayhurst PTA officers. We are creating a list of people who are interested in positions for next year's PTA. There are three official required officer positions (elected) in order to have a PTA, plus two officer-elect positions (also elected), and six committee chairs (not elected).

    The three required officer positions, which are elected, are:
    - President
    - Treasurer
    - Secretary

    The two officer-elect positions, which are elected, are:

    - President-elect (someone interested in learning about this position next year, and working alongside the current president, with the idea of taking over/running for the position the following year)
    - Treasurer-elect (see above)

    Committee chair positions, which are NOT elected, are:

    - All-school Events
    - Green Team
    - Fundraising
    - Budget
    - Teacher support/Room Representative coordinator
    - Membership/Parent Engagement

    If you are interested in any of these positions, or know of someone who you think would be great in these positions, or would just like more information about it all, please contact Tina Oliver at tinaoliver@yahoo.com.

    If you want to support the PTA, but don't choose to run/volunteer for a position, there are many ways to become involved, with ANY level of time commitment. For more information, please come to a PTA meeting, or contact any of our officers, or just email Tina Oliver at tinaoliver@yahoo.com, and I'll direct you where you want to go. Go team!

    Thank you for your support of our PTA!!
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    Join Us This Eve for Hayhurst Executive PTA Meeting: 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the school library

    We’ll focus on what we’ve done so far and our plans for next year. It’s a great time to get involved!

    Join us tomorrow eve, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the school library to hear all about it and to help make it happen. All are welcome.

    ~Hayhurst PTA Executive Board

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    Thank you for your donations to purchase We Do Kits!

    A million thanks to those of you who so generously donated to help us purchase We Do 2.0 kits for our students. We are excited to add this to our curriculum and will be piloting the kits/curriculum with the 2nd grade classes this spring. Your generosity is so appreciated!

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    Making the Auction Tech Funds Count:

    Your auction money has helped tremendously! We have purchased the parts for a new MinecraftEDU server which has been built by our friend and awesome PPS IT Guy- James Stankis. We've been using a loaner server for the last two years, which we knew we'd need to return at some point. This new server will be faster and better and all ours! We also purchased tripod mounts for the iPads so that we can use the iPads to do animation and video projects. Technology at Hayhurst just keeps getting better. Thank you so much for your support!
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    Computer Lab Update:

    All the Kindergarten classes have been learning how to sign into their Google Accounts for Education. It hasn't been easy but each week gets a little better. They have learned how to navigate to the Classroom app to find an assignment. They started using the drawing tools in a Google slideshow to "build" a house. It's awesome to see what these kids can do.

    The 1st grade students are continuing to put together their Penguin Slideshows in Keynote. They've learned how to cahnge fonts and texts, add borders and backgrounds and to insert images. They're getting pretty savvy at this!

    The 2nd grade classes have been bringing their communities to life in Minecraft. They're building banks, hospitals, restaurants, drive in theaters and so much more. It's impressive to see what these students can create with cubes. I'm convinced we have some future architects in these classes!

    All the 3rd-5th grade classes are in their last few weeks of the Lego robotics unit. They've learned how to use rotation, color and touch sensors. All are working to complete challenges in teams of 3. The 4th and 5th grade classes will end their unit with a class tournament. This unit always brings the lab to life- the kids are engaged and busy working together to complete the challenges. It's often a simple victory that brings the most joy. It's a kick to observe!

    ~Fran Barth
    Instructional Technology
    Odyssey Program at East Sylvan (Tuesday) and Hayhurst School (Wednesday - Friday)
    503-916-6310 (Odyssey) 503-916-6300 (Hayhurst)
    Hayhurst Computer Lab website: http://hayhurstcomputerlab.weebly.com
    Hayhurst Lego Robotics Team website: http://hayhurstcomputerlab.weebly.com/lego-robotics.html

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    Talent Show Postponed! Spread the Word! Talent Show on April 19 + Show Us Your Stuff on April 5 & 6


    Show Us Your Stuff is now Wed/Thurs, April 5/6. “Recorded acts” sent via text are also due April 6.

    Talent Show Night is now WED, April 19 @ 6 PM.

    Spread the word!

    Now you have till AFTER spring break to get those acts put together. PHEW!

    Clarification:

    Either showing up for Show US Your Stuff or sending me a recording of your child’s act suffices as your “Talent Show sign up”.

    Text a recording of your child’s act to 503-616-8818.

    Sign up now on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/P7W9Kb

    For those of you who have signed up already you may want to adjust those sign-up times if they don’t work with the new dates.

    Additionally, anyone who wants to sing and needs a pianist (instead of singing along to a sound track), Kim is happy to accompany them.

    Everyone’s got a talent!

    Questions? Contact Kim Weber, kim.piano@comcast.net
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    Student Council Coordinates Canned Food Drive to benefit Neighborhood House - April 10 - 14

    Student Council will be coordinating a canned food drive to benefit Neighborhood House during the week of April 10 - 14. More information will come in early April, but we want to make sure it gets on everyone's calendar now! Thank you in advance for helping to feed our local community!

    ~Dawn Schlegel and the Student Council
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    April Garden Work Party: Friday, April 21, 2:30-3:30 in the Hayhurst Unity Garden

    Come celebrate Earth Day with us by helping out in the school garden. We'll be digging, planting and weeding.

    Bring gloves, kids and weeding tools. Snacks provided!

    Thanks!
    ~Nadya

    March 14, 2017
    Busy week at Hayhurst! Today is our Big Double Benefit Night Party at Salvador Molly’s, tomorrow a special earthquake preparedness presentation at the school (right after the PTA meeting), then Hayhurst Library Night on Thursday, and on Saturday, our garden party.

    In this Edition:
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    New/Updated/Important:
    Playground Construction – Please Help Keep Everyone Safe: Below
    TONIGHT: Big Double Benefit Night Party at Salvador Molly’s + More in March: Below & Attached
    TOMORROW: Earthquake Preparedness Presentation at Hayhurst: Below & Attached
    TOMORROW: PTA meeting – 6-6:30: Below
    Quick Notes from Our PTA Treasurer (Including BrainPop!): Below
    This Thursday - Hayhurst Library Night at the Hillsdale Library: Below & Attached
    This Saturday - Spring Garden Work Party: Below
    Scrip! Get Some for Spring Break: Below & Attached
    Family Engineering Night - March 23 at Hayhurst! Volunteer Opportunities Added: Below & Attached
    Volunteer Opportunities – We Need YOU: Below
    Save the Date: Spring Community Care Day – Sunday, 5/7, 9-noon: Below
    Come Find Your Stuff – Lost and Found: Below
    Hayhurst Chess Club Member at the 50th Anniversary Chess for Success State Tournament: Below
    The Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction – More Ideas for Donations: Below & Attached

    In Case You Missed It:
    Garden Council Opportunity: Below
    More Chess at Hayhurst: Below
    Hayhurst 2017 Annual Talent Show “Show Us Your Stuff” Day + “Dress Rehearsal” : Below & Attached
    Community Recycling Event Rescheduled - March 18: Below & Attached
    Free Medical and Dental Clinic: Saturday, May 20, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. @ Wilson High School: Attached

    Upcoming Events:
    Our Big Double Benefit Night Party at Salvador Molly’s: TONIGHT
    Hayhurst Restaurant Fundraiser Month at ​Salvador Molly's: All Month Long
    PTA meeting: Wednesday, March 15th is from 6:00-6:30 p.m.
    Earthquake Preparedness presentation at Hayhurst: Wednesday, March 15, 6:30-8 p.m.
    Hayhurst Library Night: Thursday, March 16
    Spring Garden Work Party: Saturday, March 18, 9-11 a.m.
    Community Recycling Event Saturday, March 18, 9-11 a.m.
    Sign Up for Show Us Your Stuff by Monday, March 20th
    Scrip form due by Monday, March 20th
    Save the Date: “Show Us Your Stuff” Days​: Wednesday & Thursday, March 22 and 23​, in Room 9
    Save the date: First Ever Hayhurst Family Engineering Night: Thursday​, March 23, 6-7:30 p.m.​

    -- Spring Break: March 27-31 --

    Save the Date: After School Talent Show Dress Rehearsal: April 6 on Cafetorium Stage​
    Save the Date: Hayhurst’s Annual Talent Show: Thursday, April 6 @ 6 p.m. in the Cafetorium
    Save the Date: Hayhurst’s Art Show: Thursday, April 27
    Save the Date: Spring Community Care Day: Sunday, May 7, 9-noon [NEW]
    Save the Date: Hayhurst Auction, Saturday May 20, 6 p.m.
    Save the Date: Free Medical and Dental Clinic: Saturday, May 20, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. @ Wilson High School

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    Playground Construction – Please Help Keep Everyone Safe

    As most of you are aware, construction has begun on our new playground. The contractors have put fencing around the construction site to keep children out of harm's way. Unfortunately, we received word that over the weekend parents were allowing their children to go around/over the fences into the construction zone.

    Please help us keep everyone safe and our playground construction on target, by keeping your children out of the construction zone. Also, if you see children in that area, please ask them to leave immediately.

    Thank you!
    ~Deanne Froehlich

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    TONIGHT: Big Double Benefit Night Party at Salvador Molly’s! + More in March

    Join us tonight, 3:30-9 p.m. when Salvador Molly’s will donate 20% of total sales to Hayhurst Elementary.

    No Codes, No Texts Today!
    Come meet the Hayhurst community.
    Bring your friends! Bring your Family!
    Bring your appetite!
    Eat Street Food from Global Hotspots!
    Have Fun & Help Hayhurst!
    Plus, March is Hayhurst Elementary Fundraising Month at Salvador Molly’s

    Each time you or your friends and family eat at Salvador Molly’s, Salvador Molly’s will donate 10% of the bill to Hayhurst Elementary. All you need to do so we can collect the donation is text “Hayhurst” to 503-451-6566 each time you dine.

    Help raise funds for our school all month!

    Salvador Molly’s
    1523 SW Sunset Blvd.
    By the Hillsdale Library
    503-293-1790
    SalvadorMollys.com

    See you there.

    ~Kathleen Chetlain

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    Earthquake Preparedness Presentation at Hayhurst – TOMORROW, 6:30-8 p.m.

    Hello Hayhurst community,

    On Wednesday, March 15th, from 6:30-8:00 pm, Hayhurst Elementary will host a presentation on Earthquake Preparedness in our homes, community and school. It is open to everyone in the community. A presentation will be given by Mercy Corps, with time at the end for Q&A. We will have childcare, and snacks.

    Please come, and invite your neighbors!

    What: Earthquake Preparedness Presentation, by Mercy Corps
    Where: Cafeteria at Hayhurst Elementary
    When: Wednesday, March 15th, 6:30-8:00 pm (right after brief PTA mtg, from 6-6:30)
    Who: Everyone in our community is welcome
    What else: There will be childcare, in the library. We will have snacks.

    Questions? Contact Tina Oliver at tinaoliver@yahoo.com
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    Notice of change in time for upcoming PTA meeting: TOMORROW, 6-6:30 p.m.

    Due to the Earthquake Preparedness presentation on Wednesday, March 15th, we will be having a brief PTA meeting, at an earlier time than usual.

    PTA meeting on March 15th is from 6:00-6:30 p.m.

    We'll see you there!

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    Quick Notes from Our PTA Treasurer (Including BrainPop!)

    Writing checks to PTA:

    When you write checks to PTA please make sure that you include the cents (either 00/100 or no cents if it is a whole dollar amount) after the dollar amount. The bank has recently gotten more picky about this and said they won't let me deposit checks without that information.


    Check Requests and Spring Break:

    If you have a PTA check that you need written before Spring Break please get the form in by Friday March 17. Anything submitted after the 17 will be processed after Spring Break.

    BrainPop:

    Did you know that we have a school BrainPop account. This is a great site where kids can learn about a varities of different information. All teachers, staff and families can use the login. Check it out at www.brainpop.com.

    Login: Hayhurst
    Password: Hayhurst5037

    ~Rachel Dvorsky,
    treasurer@hayhurstpta.org

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    This Thursday, March 16: Hayhurst Library Night at the Hillsdale Library

    The Hillsdale Library will be hosting Hayhurst families for a fun night at the Hillsdale Library from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Watch for additional information soon.

    ~Tricia Dowling in the library
    tdowling@pps.net
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    This Saturday: Spring Garden Work Party - 9-11 a.m. at Hayhurst Unity Garden

    Bring your families for a fun community project to care for our garden space in preparation for Spring.

    Note: this date is changed from the originally scheduled 3/17 2:15 p.m. work party.

    Thank you.

    ~The Green Team

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    Scrip! Get Some for Spring Break

    What are you doing for Spring Break?

    - I bet we have scrip for some of that:

    >>> Road Food - many fast food and chain restaurant options

    >>> Local adventures - Pizza and Play, Family Fun Center, Movies

    >>> An at home adventure? - Crafting, Amazon, and more


    Scrip Orders Due: Monday, March 20th

    Gift Cards Delivered: Friday, March 24th

    Order Forms attached here - and sent home with kids - Look for the Lucky Green!!

    ~Stacy and Tom - Scrip Coordinators

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    Family Engineering Night at Hayhurst -- NEW EVENT! Volunteer Opportunities Added

    Thursday, March 23rd
    6:00-7:30 PM
    Hayhurst School

    Free dessert reception for all!

    We will be offering a bus from Stephens Creek Crossing to Hayhurst for this event. Stay tuned for more details.

    Bring the whole family and join us for a fun night working together to see what it’s like to be an engineer and solve real life challenges!

    Can you build a helmet to protect an egg from cracking when dropped from a ladder?

    Want to build a rocket and test its flight pattern on our launching pad?

    Think you can design the perfect launcher to send a cotton ball flying?

    Although not necessary, please RSVP to Sarah Foster (foster.sp@gmail.com) if you plan to attend.

    Engineering Night Volunteer Opportunities:

    We need a few volunteers to help with set-up, facilitating the activities, and cleaning up at the end of the night. If you are interested in helping with this, please see the descriptions below and email foster.sp@gmail.com.

    Challenge Helpers: 4 people needed to assist the design challenge leader in the classroom to facilitate the families with the projects. Time commitment: 5:00-7:30 p.m.
    Opener/Ice Breaker Helpers: 4 people needed to float among the opener/ice breaker activities that will be set up in the cafeteria assisting families where needed and making sure supplies are organized and restocked. Time commitment: 5:00-7:30 p.m.
    Meet an Engineer: We are looking for engineers in our community who would be willing to informally answer questions and talk to families about what they do/did as an engineer during the event. Time commitment is flexible between 5:30-7:00 p.m.
    Greeters: 2 people needed to greet families as they arrive, help them check in, and hand out cookies and collect surveys at the conclusion of the event. Time commitment: 5:00-7:30 p.m.
    Set up: A few people needed to help set up the event in the afternoon. Time commitment: ~4:00 p.m. or anytime you can arrive.
    Clean up: A few people needed to help clean up after the event. Time commitment: 7:30-8:30 p.m. (approximate).
    Thank you. We are looking forward to the event!

    ~Sarah Foster
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    Volunteer Opportunities – We Need YOU, please help if you can!

    Family Engineering Night - Thursday, March 23rd:
    The planning team for Family Engineering Night is looking for volunteers to help in various roles throughout the evening. More details about this opportunity are in the Family Engineering Night Announcement, above. If you are interested in helping out, please email Sarah Foster (foster.sp@gmail.com) for more information or to sign up. Thank you!

    Backpack food program - every Friday, 8 a.m., in the cafeteria

    Breakfast and lunch recycling program - cafeteria from 8-8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.- noon. For more information, contact Amy Odman at aodman@yahoo.com

    Coffee cart – Friday mornings in the school entryway. Need help making coffee and managing the cart.

    All volunteers are required to complete a Criminal History Background Check. Portland Public Schools pays the fee. Apply online at: https://volunteer.pps.net/. The background check needs to be completed every three years and once it’s completed it is good for all Portland Public Schools.

    For the safety of everyone, volunteers need to check in at the office to obtain a badge before proceeding to classrooms.

    Questions or looking for a volunteer opportunity, contact Lisa Bugbee at volunteer@hayhurstpta.org

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    Save the Date: Spring Community Care Day – Sunday, 5/7, 9-noon

    Join us as we partner with local church and community members to spruce up our school grounds and complete garden projects.

    Kids welcome, snacks provided!

    Thank you.
    ~The Green Team
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    Come Find Your Stuff – Lost and Found

    Missing a jacket, hat, shirt, pants (yes pants), water bottle or lunch box? Please check the lost and found located in the cafetorium.

    The racks are overflowing with items so if you are missing something it's probably there. It's also a good practice to label your child's items with their name so they can get returned to them instead of being lost and lonely.

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    Hayhurst Chess Club Member at the 50th Anniversary Chess for Success State Tournament

    Carter Lykins tied for 2nd place at the 50th Anniversary Chess for Success State Tournament, winning his final round against a player rated 200 points higher than him. Carter will be one of the Hayhurst students competing at the OSCF State Championship in Seaside.

    Woohoo!
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    Summer is coming! So is the Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction! Need Ideas for Donations? We Have Some!

    The fiesta begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 20th. Set up your childcare now!

    Guess what? We are still looking for donations that you or your place of business would like to contribute to our auction.

    Specifically, we are in search of Airline miles. If you have some you don't think you will use, we would like to know. If we get enough pooled together we can create a free flight!

    Other ideas: How about hosting an event for kids? Take a load to the zoo or plan a movie night. Or maybe you would rather host a dinner for adults. Or a sewing bee? Or a wine party? We can sell any of that! Just let us know what your idea is, when you want to have it, how many people/kids you would be willing to host and what you think reservations should sell for. We will get it set up! All donations are tax-deductible.

    Contact anyone on the Auction Team. We would be glad to help!

    ~Mandy Kolburn, Julie Nelson, Laurie Keenan
    Laurie: laurie.keenan27@gmail.com
    Mandy: amanda@kolburn.com
    Julie: jnelson@emailfrom.net

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    ** IN CASE YOU MISSED IT **


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    Garden Council Opportunity!!

    The Garden Council is looking for a Co-Leader to join Nadya Burchette in managing the heart of our garden program. This volunteer position is open to any Hayhurst community member who has an interest in School Gardens. And what's best about this invitation is that it comes with an amazing opportunity to become trained specifically for this position through Growing Gardens training program with costs covered by The Hayhurst Garden Council.

    Through this 35 hour training, leaders in the field will share best practices for building, using and maintaining school and youth food gardening programs. By the end of this training, you will have knowledge, skills and resources to implement and maintain an edible school garden project built on a foundation of broad community involvement. Participants are also eligible for credit through Portland State University.

    For details about this training, please follow this link:

    http://www.growing-gardens.org/our-programs/youth-grow/school-garden-coordinator-certificate-training/

    For more info about our garden program at Hayhurst and to inquire about the position, please contact Nadya Burchetteat burchetten@gmail.com

    ~ The Garden Council

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    More Chess at Hayhurst!

    The Hayhurst Chess Club has secured an invitation to the Issac Clark Memorial Chess Tournament at Lewis and Clark University on April 8, from 8:45 until approximately 4:00 p.m. This is a FREE invitational tournament sponsored by Chess for Success. The school can send up to ten students.

    Please contact Chad Lykins (chad.r.lykins@gmail.com) ASAP if your child is interested and able to attend.

    Thank you

    Tricia Dowling -

    Hayhurst Library
    503 916 6300


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    Hayhurst 2017 Annual Talent Show “Show Us Your Stuff” Day + “Dress Rehearsal”

    Parents and Kids –

    Everyone’s got a talent!

    I just signed up for Hayhurst 2017 Annual Talent Show “Show Us Your Stuff” Day + “Dress Rehearsal.”
    You should too!

    Sign up now on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/P7W9Kb

    For More Details, See Attached Talent Show Poster.
    You should have received a paper copy containing the same information.

    Questions? Contact Kim Weber, kim.piano@comcast.net

    Additionally, anyone who wants to sing and needs a pianist (instead of singing along to a sound track), Kim is happy to accompany them.

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    Community Recycling Event Rescheduled!

    The Community Recycling Event was supposed to happen on 2/4 but due to weather we were unable to set up. The event was rescheduled to March 18, 2017!

    More information can be found at community-recycling.org and in the attached flyer.


    March 8, 2017
    In this Edition:  download all attachments

    New/Updated/Important:
    Earthquake Preparedness presentation at Hayhurst on March 15, 6:30-8 p.m.: Below & Attached
    Hayhurst Lego Robotics Team Won 1st Place Trophy for the IBM Strategy & Innovation Award: Below
    More Chess at Hayhurst: Below
    Notice of change in time for upcoming PTA meeting: March 15th is from 6:00-6:30 p.m.: Below
    Summer is Coming! So is the Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction: Below
    Sign Up for Hayhurst 2017 Annual Talent Show: Below & Attached
    Garden Council Opportunity: Below
    After School Art Classes: Attached

    In Case You Missed It:
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    Hayhurst ​Restaurant Fundraiser at Salvador Molly's - March & March 14: Below & Attached
    Event Details: Family Engineering Night at Hayhurst - March 23: Below & Attached
    Volunteer Opportunities Including PTA Clothing Closet on March 13: Below & Attached
    Hayhurst Annual Talent Show - Sign Up for Show Us Your Stuff by March 20th: Attached
    Portland Parks & Recreation:​​​​ Correspondence Related to Pendleton Park and Cuts for the Summer: Below & Attached
    Free Medical and Dental Clinic - May 20th at Wilson High School: Attached
    The Hayhurst / Odyssey Schools Auction Is Coming - May 20: Below
    Community Recycling Event Rescheduled - March 18: Below & Attached
    Hayhurst Library Night - March 16: Below & Attached

    Upcoming Events
    Restaurant Fundraiser at ​Salvador Molly's: ON NOW - March + ​Special event on March 14
    Save the Date: Earthquake Preparedness presentation at Hayhurst: Wednesday, March 15, 6:30-8 p.m. [NEW]
    Save the Date: PTA meeting: Wednesday, March 15th is from 6:00-6:30 p.m. [NEW]
    Save the Date: Hayhurst Library Night: Thursday, March 16
    Save the Date: Community Recycling Event Saturday, March 18, 9-11 a.m.
    Save the Date: Spring Garden Work Party: Saturday, March 18, 9-11 a.m.
    Save the Date: “Show Us Your Stuff” Days​: Wednesday & Thursday, March 22 and 23​, in Room 9 [NEW]​
    Save the date: First Ever Hayhurst Family Engineering Night: Thursday​, March 23, 6-7:30 p.m.​
    -- Spring Beak: March 27-31 --
    Save the Date: After School Talent Show Dress Rehearsal: April 6 on Cafetorium Stage​ [NEW]
    Save the Date: Hayhurst’s Annual Talent Show: Thursday, April 6 @ 6 p.m. in the Cafetorium
    Save the Date: Hayhurst’s Art Show: Thursday, April 27 [UPDATED]
    Save the Date: Hayhurst Auction, Saturday May 20, 6 p.m.
    Save the Date: Free Medical and Dental Clinic: Saturday, May 20, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. @ Wilson High School [NEW]

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    Earthquake Preparedness Presentation at Hayhurst on March 15, 6:30-8 p.m.

    Hello Hayhurst community,

    On Wednesday, March 15th, from 6:30-8:00 pm, Hayhurst Elementary will host a presentation on Earthquake Preparedness in our homes, community and school. It is open to everyone in the community. A presentation will be given by Mercy Corps, with time at the end for Q&A. We will have childcare, and snacks.

    Please come, and invite your neighbors!

    What: Earthquake Preparedness Presentation, by Mercy Corps
    Where: Cafeteria at Hayhurst Elementary
    When: Wednesday, March 16th, 6:30-8:00 pm (right after brief PTA mtg, from 6-6:30)
    Who: Everyone in our community is welcome
    What else: There will be childcare, in the library. We will have snacks.

    Questions? Contact Tina Oliver at tinaoliver@yahoo.com

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    Hayhurst Lego Robotics Team Won 1st Place Trophy for the IBM Strategy & Innovation Award!

    The Hayhurst Lego Robotics team, the Leadbusters, had a strong performance in all four categories at the Oregon State First Lego League competition. They scored in the top 20% on their robot runs and won the 1st place trophy for the IBM Strategy & Innovation Award. "This award recognizes a team that uses solid engineering practices and a well‐developed strategy to design and build an innovative, high performing robot."

    These kids were amazing!

    Congratulations to Adam Grittman, Declan Kenan, Cole Harris, Findlay Conlee-Brown, Dakota Zarwiny, Lucas Devlin, Daniel Birnbaum and Ethan Kibbee!!!

    Many thanks to all the adults who made this season such a success.

    Fran Barth
    Instructional Technology
    Odyssey Program at East Sylvan (Tuesday) and Hayhurst School (Wednesday - Friday)
    503-916-6310 (Odyssey) 503-916-6300 (Hayhurst)
    Hayhurst Computer Lab website: http://hayhurstcomputerlab.weebly.com
    Hayhurst Lego Robotics Team website: http://hayhurstcomputerlab.weebly.com/lego-robotics.html
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    More Chess at Hayhurst!

    The Hayhurst Chess Club has secured an invitation to the Issac Clark Memorial Chess Tournament at Lewis and Clark University on April 8, from 8:45 until approximately 4:00 p.m. This is a FREE invitational tournament sponsored by Chess for Success. The school can send up to ten students.

    Please contact Chad Lykins (chad.r.lykins@gmail.com) ASAP if your child is interested and able to attend.

    Hayhurst is also looking to pilot after-school, on-site chess instruction from a FIDE Chess Master during the month of May. This class would be limited to 8 to 10 students and take place once a week for four weeks. There will be a fee of approximately $40 per student (exact prices depend on class size) with need-based scholarships available. Please contact Tricia Dowling - Hayhurst Library - tdowling@pps.net to reserve a spot or request more information.

    Thank you

    Tricia Dowling -
    Hayhurst Library
    503 916 6300
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    Notice of change in time for upcoming PTA meeting: March 15th is from 6:00-6:30 p.m.

    Due to the Earthquake Preparedness presentation on Wednesday, March 15th, we will be having a brief PTA meeting, at an earlier time than usual.

    PTA meeting on March 15th is from 6:00-6:30 p.m.

    We'll see you there!
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    Summer is coming! So is the Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction!

    The fiesta begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday May 20th.

    For those of you looking for a way to contribute, we are still in need of sports tickets, restaurant gift cards, or free lawn mowing for a month. Do you have a beach house or timeshare you would be willing to donate for a weekend? We would love to be able to auction that off too. All of these products and services will included in our silent or live auctions. Donation forms are to this newsletter and are located in the main office.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to Laurie Keenan or Mandy Kolburn. We would love to help.

    THANK YOU!
    Laurie: laurie.keenan27@gmail.com
    Mandy: amanda@kolburn.com

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    Hayhurst 2017 Annual Talent Show “Show Us Your Stuff” Day + “Dress Rehearsal”

    Parents and Kids –

    Everyone’s got a talent!

    I just signed up for Hayhurst 2017 Annual Talent Show “Show Us Your Stuff” Day + “Dress Rehearsal.”
    You should too!

    Sign up now on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/P7W9Kb

    For More Details, See Attached Talent Show Poster.
    You should have received a paper copy containing the same information.

    Questions? Contact Kim Weber, kim.piano@comcast.net

    Additionally, anyone who wants to sing and needs a pianist (instead of singing along to a sound track), Kim is happy to accompany them.
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    Garden Council Opportunity!!

    The Garden Council is looking for a Co-Leader to join Nadya Burchette in managing the heart of our garden program. This volunteer position is open to any Hayhurst community member who has an interest in School Gardens. And what's best about this invitation is that it comes with an amazing opportunity to become trained specifically for this position through Growing Gardens training program with costs covered by The Hayhurst Garden Council.

    Through this 35 hour training, leaders in the field will share best practices for building, using and maintaining school and youth food gardening programs. By the end of this training, you will have knowledge, skills and resources to implement and maintain an edible school garden project built on a foundation of broad community involvement. Participants are also eligible for credit through Portland State University.

    For details about this training, please follow this link:

    http://www.growing-gardens.org/our-programs/youth-grow/school-garden-coordinator-certificate-training/

    For more info about our garden program at Hayhurst and to inquire about the position, please contact Nadya Burchette at burchetten@gmail.com

    ~ The Garden Council 
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    March is Hayhurst Elementary​ Fundraising​ Month at Salvador Molly’s + ​Big Double Benefit Night Party On March 14​!

    Eat Street Food from Global Hotspots!
    Have Fun & Help ​Hayhurst!

    March is Hayhurst Elementary Fundraising Month at Salvador Molly’s

    Each time you or your friends and family eat at Salvador Molly’s, Salvador Molly’s will donate 10% of the bill to Hayhurst Elementary. All you need to do so we can collect the donation is text “Hayhurst” to 503-451-6566 each time you dine.

    Help raise funds for our school all month!

    Big Double Benefit Night Party - Tuesday, March 14​, 3:30-9 p.m. - No Codes, No Texts!

    Join us Tuesday, March 14th 3:30-9 p.m. when Salvador Molly’s will donate 20% of total sales to Hayhurst Elementary.

    No text needed on this day.

    Come meet the Hayhurst community.

    Bring your friends! Bring your Family!

    Bring your appetite!

    ​Salvador Molly’s
    1523 SW Sunset Blvd.
    By the Hillsdale Library
    503-293-1790
    SalvadorMollys.com

    ​See you there.
    Kathleen Chetlain
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    Family Engineering Night at Hayhurst -- March 23, 6-7:30 p.m. -- NEW EVENT!
    Thursday, March 23
    6:00-7:30 PM
    Hayhurst School

    Free dessert reception for all!

    Bring the whole family and join us for a fun night working together to see what its like to be an engineer and solve real life challenges!

    Can you build a helmet to protect an egg from cracking when dropped from a ladder?
    Want to build a rocket and test its flight pattern on our launching pad?
    Think you can design the perfect launcher to send a cotton ball flying?

    Although not necessary, please RSVP to Sarah Foster (foster.sp@gmail.com) if you plan to attend.

    We need a few volunteers to help with set-up, facilitating the activities, and cleaning up at the end of the night. If you are interested in helping with this, please email foster.sp@gmail.com.

    Thank you. We're looking forward to the event!
    ~Sarah Foster​

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    Volunteer Opportunities – We Need YOU, ​Please ​Help If You Can!

    We need help with the following:

    · PTA Clothing ​Closet​ - Monday, March 13th, 9:30-1:30
    Help PPS students shop for clothes at the PTA clothing closet. We need 5-6 volunteers. See attachment for more information.

    · Backpack food program - every Friday, 8 a.m.​ in the cafeteria

    · Breakfast and lunch recycling program - from 8-8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon. ​Drop in or pick a weekly spot. ​For more information, contact Amy Odman at aodman@yahoo.com

    · Coffee cart - Fridays in the school entryway. Need help making coffee and managing the cart.

    Consider volunteering even if you have just a little time here and there. Some of these opportunities are open to parents accompanied by a younger sibling and some are open to the community in general.

    All volunteers are required to complete a Criminal History Background Check. Portland Public Schools pays the fee. Apply online at: https://volunteer.pps.net/. The background check needs to be completed every three years and once it’s completed it is good for all Portland Public Schools.

    For the safety of everyone, volunteers need to check in at the office to obtain a badge before proceeding to classrooms.

    Questions or looking for a volunteer opportunity, contact Lisa Bugbee at volunteer@hayhurstpta.org
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    Portland Parks & Recreation: Correspondence Related to Pendleton Park and Cuts for the Summer

    Budget Update: PP&R Requested Budget

    Dear Summer Free for All Supporter,

    I want to touch base with you today about Portland Parks & Recreation's (PP&R) upcoming budget process. As you may have heard, the mayor has requested 5% reduction packages to general fund allocation from each bureau.

    You may remember that, last year for Summer Free For All, we proposed a budget add package (request for additional funds) as well as a budget cut package (proposed program cuts) to address an ongoing funding gap that the program has been operating with. City Council did not accept either the add package or the cut package and we produced the program, with the existing funding gap, without cutting services.

    This year, to address this gap in funds, we are proposing to Council a Budget Realignment Package for the Summer Free For All Program. This package proposes that the amount of funds we receive are maintained, and the services we offer are adjusted, so the program may operate with a balanced budget. The adjustments we are proposing protect elements of the program such as the Summer Playgrounds & Free Lunch Sites and community events such as Festival Latino, Movies in the Park, and Concerts in the Park and continues the tradition of the Washington Park Summer Festival.

    We have proposed that the Summer Free For All service delivery include the following adjustments:

    · Reduce Mobile Playground Program by 50%, eliminating sites with low service numbers.

    · Eliminate Mobile Rockwall Program.

    · Eliminate Summer Playground Non-Lunch sites (4 sites: Grant, Laurelhurst, Pendleton, & Wallace).

    · Reduction to Summer Playground hours of operation: For example, some sites may see a reduction in hours of operation from 5 or 6 hours per day to 4 hours per day.

    · Reduction to the Washington Park Summer Festival (from 4 nights to 3). Please note, due to construction and extremely limited parking, we will host one event in Washington Park in 2017.

    PP&R has created a variety of budget cut packages for city council to consider. You can read more about the budget packages proposed in Parks Director Mike Abbaté’s email below [attached] and on our webpage. There will be many opportunities for you to weigh-in on this cut package prior to city council’s decision. Please remember that no decisions have been made yet, and our website will have updates on the public involvement process as we move forward.

    This program thrives on the hard work and dedication from community members like you. Thank you for your continued support!

    Best,

    Ellen
    Ellen Sweeney
    Supervisor | Summer Free For All
    Portland Parks & Recreation
    ellen.sweeney@portlandoregon.gov
    portlandparks.org
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    Community Recycling Event Rescheduled!

    The Community Recycling Event was supposed to happen on 2/4 but due to weather we were unable to set up. The event was rescheduled to March 18, 2017!

    More information can be found at community-recycling.org and in the attached flyer.
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    Hayhurst Library Night at the Hillsdale Library

    Mark your calendars for March 16th.

    The Hillsdale Library will be hosting Hayhurst families for a fun night at the Hillsdale Library from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Watch for additional information soon.

    ~Tricia Dowling in the library tdowling@pps.net 
     
     
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    February 27, 2017

    Dear Hayhurst Community,

    It is hard to believe how fast the school year is flying by. We have lots of great things happening around the school.

    A big THANK YOU to Cameron Broberg (Freshman at Wilson, graduate of Odyssey, brother to George in Ms. Zeal’s class) and his Eagle Scout group for building and installing beautiful benches on our playground. This was a great project for the group and a wonderful benefit to our school!!

    Coming soon will be the next phase of our fabulous school playground. Construction will start on the blacktop removal and drainage by the end of the week, and by the time we all return from Spring break the structure will be ready for play!! So exciting!! THANK YOU to Courtney Kreutz (mother of Calan and Josie) for the coordination of fundraising, working with the district, city planners, contractors, and purchasing the actual playground parts. This is an exciting addition to our school and neighborhood community for years to come.

    Other exciting news is that Carter Lykins (fifth grader) is going to the state Chess tournament…congratulations and we all look forward to hearing the results!!

    The OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books team) Darth Readers consisting of Dylan Amato, Sachin Wheatley, Jayden Elstad and Kaleb McCool – third graders are off to the regional completion on March 18. This is very exciting to send a third-grade team off to compete with the many other schools in the district. We look forward to hearing the results! Go Darth Readers!!!

    Be sure to save the date for Family Library Night-March 16th at the Multnomah County Hillsdale branch, just for our Hayhurst community. The librarians, have many activities planned for our children and families from 6:30-7:30pm. We will have a bus doing pick up and drop off at Stephens Creek Crossing.

    Another new to Hayhurst Event is Family STEM night at 6:00 p.m. on March 23 here at our school. The night will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Several parents are putting this event together and it should be great fun for the whole family.

    In the next several weeks I will begin looking at Staffing for next year, and will send along more information as I get it. The district budget does not look good next year, as the state is making cuts in school funding. I am not sure how that will affect us at this time. I will create the best program I can for our students, with the funding we receive.

    On a bright note: Happy start of Spring!!! The daffodils are beginning to bloom!

    Thanks,
    Deanne Froehlich
    Principal
    Hayhurst/Odyssey
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