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Odyssey Program

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  • December 2016

    December 2, 2016

    In this Edition:  download all attachments 

    Giving Snowman & Scrip: Below & Attached
    Fred Meyer’s Reward Program & Amazon Smile: Below
    Need a Volunteer Graphic Designer: Below
    Hayhurst/Odyssey 2017 Auction Team: Below
    Odyssey Ski Bus: Below
    Valley Cinema Family Movie Tickets: Below
    After School Art Classes (at Hayhurst, Odyssey students invited): Attached

    --------------------------------

    Upcoming Events:

    Scrip Orders Due: Mondays- 12/5, 12/12
    Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction Committee: Monday, 12/5, 6:30 – 8 pm at Hayhurst
    OSPC/PTA Meeting: Tuesday, 12/6, 6:30 pm
    Giving Snowman Donations Due: Tuesday, December 13

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Giving Snowman & Scrip

    It's the holiday season and a giving snowman is up and ready to go both at Hayhurst and Odyssey. Please consider picking up a tag or two (or more) and helping out a family in our community. Gifts need to be returned to your school office by Tuesday, December 13th. Gifts can be wrapped if you wish, just please make sure to attach the giving snowman tag to the gift. Thank you in advance for your support and generosity and for helping bring holiday cheer to our community.

    Scrip
    Get ready for the holidays!

    Upcoming due dates:
    December 5th – pickup date December 9th
    December 12th – pickup date December 16th

    Updated forms for the holidays (attached):

    Page 1 - thru December – you can still order a Chinook Book and/or mobile app

    - Columbia Sportswear employee store passes are available with every $50 Columbia gift card purchase. Passes are good thru January 16, 2017 and are good for 5 people to get into the store
    - New item – Visa prepaid card – no activation fee - $50 denomination
    - Items with an asterisk are on both pages – different denominations

    - Please note new page total lines at the top – Pages 1, 2 and 3 (Giving Snowman) – make checks payable to Odyssey PTA

    - For Local business orders – write in total and make check payable to Dawn Buckwalter

    - PLEASE write your email address for me – the order form is big this time of year and I might have questions!

    Page 2 – For a limited time, small denomination cards are available – amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Panera Bread, Regal Cinemas and Target

    - For $2, you can purchase a 10 pack of holiday gift card wrappers

    Page 3 - Giving Snowman – Please support the giving snowman and help local families – just include payment with your scrip order and I’ll deliver the cards to Mrs. Froehlich – you can grab a tag from the snowman or just place an order. Anything helps!

    Page 4 – Local business orders –Thinker Toys, Hattie’s Sweet Shop and Food Front – Order for yourself or giving snowman. Please write a separate check to Dawn Buckwalter

    ****See separate flier for See’s Candies Holiday fundraiser – thru Nov. 28th, you can order a box of candy for $5 – we make $.75 off each box. If you want to write one check for candy and scrip – just attach the order forms together

    I plan to be at school most Friday and Monday mornings to pick up orders, but if I miss you, please place your order in the black box in the office. If you have questions, please email me – dawn.buckwalter@trailblazers.com

    Thanks for your support – this is a great way to earn money for school for places that you already shop at and at this time of year, scrip will save you time from running around to pick up gift cards!

    Thank you,

    Dawn Buckwalter, dawn.buckwalter@trailblazers.com

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Fred Meyer Rewards Program & Amazon Smile
    The Odyssey PTA is now enrolled in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program. This has been a good source of income for our school over in the past as Kroger's donates 1% of all purchases to our school when you use your Fred Meyer's Rewards card. In order to link your rewards to Odyssey, simply follow these two easy steps:

    1. Call 1-800-576-4377
    2. Ask the representative to link your rewards card to our organization number (#94111)

    That's it! If you have any questions, please let me know and thanks for your support.

    Also! Odyssey PTA is now registered to receive donations through AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to Odyssey. You just need to go to the link below and designate Odyssey PTA as your charity and then shop through Smile.Amazon.com. Just in time for holiday orders! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-2822219

    Sincerely,
    Brendan Stamper
    OSPC/PTA President
    ospc-chair@odysseyprogram.org

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------

    Need a Volunteer Graphic Designer

    We are in the process of planning our information nights and want a new ad to promote them in local newspapers. I know that we have some great graphic designers in our community, and I'd love some help designing a new 1/4 page print ad. Please contact me if you would like to volunteer your design services.

    Thanks!
    Alia Jackson
    ospc-marketing@odysseyprogram.org
    Marketing/PR Chair
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Hayhurst / Odyssey 2017 Auction Committee is hosting a work party and you are invited!

    The procurement process has begun and we are looking for some extra hands to help address and stuff envelopes, research outdated contact information and brainstorm on fun ideas to add in this year’s auction. Stop by the Hayhurst School Cafetorium, Monday December 5th anytime between 6:30 pm and 8 pm. This is your opportunity to get sneak peek at what we are planning and learn about ways you could help make it successful. There will be snacks to keep us motivated and kids are welcome to tag along!

    If you have any questions, you can reach Laurie Keenan by email laurie.keenan27@gmail.com or telephone 503.853.3354.

    We hope to see you there

    Your 2017 Auction Team

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Odyssey Ski Bus


    My name is Aaron Bech and my daughter, Annika, is a 2nd grader at Odyssey. I am a teacher at Fowler Middle School in Tigard and for the last three years I have been coordinating the Ski Bus to Mount Hood Meadows for our school. I had a few Odyssey and Hayhurst families join me last year and it was great watching Annika learn to ski with her friends.
    This year I would like to coordinate a Ski Bus for Odyssey and Hayhurst. Each Sunday in January a charter bus will take interested participants to Mt. Hood Meadows. It is a convenient way for your child (or anyone in your family) to purchase lessons, lift tickets, and transportation at a group rate. The charter bus is equipped with televisions and a bathroom and parks right next to the lodge in the first row of the parking lot. The whole family can join, or you can enroll your child in SnoBlasters and be assured that they will be escorted to the Ski School, receive instruction and supervision each Sunday, and be returned to you in the evening.
    To check out the different packages available go to :
    www.skihood.com/go
    enter GO code: 1163262

    Email me if you have any questions if you have any questions. Hope you can join us!
    Aaron
    aaronbech@yahoo.com

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Valley Cinema Family Movie Matinees

    MOVIE TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Wondering what to do with your kiddos this holiday season? For a mere $8 you get access to 7 fabulous, kid-friendly movies at Valley Cinema on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway (see attached flyer for details). This is a great fundraiser for our school - we earn $3 for every ticket sold! Pick up tickets from Angela in the office; email Jamie Clary at jamieclary@outlook.com with questions

  • November 2016

    November 25, 2016
    In this Edition:
     download all attachments
    Giving Snowman & Scrip: Below & Attached
    Screenagers Movie Showing: Below & Attached
    Fred Meyer’s Reward Program & Amazon Smile: Below
    Need a Volunteer Graphic Designer: Below
    Odyssey Sweatshirts Are Here!: Below & Attached
    Hayhurst/Odyssey 2017 Auction Team: Below
    Odyssey Ski Bus: Below
    Valley Cinema Family Movie Tickets: Below
    After School Art Classes (at Hayhurst, Odyssey students invited): Attached

    --------------------------------

    Upcoming Events
    Odyssey Sweatshirt Orders Due: Monday, 11/28
    Scrip Orders Due: Mondays- 11/28, 12/5, 12/12
    OSPC/PTA Meeting: Tuesday, 12/6, 6:30 pm
    Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction Committee: Monday, 12/5, 6:30 – 8 pm at Hayhurst
    Giving Snowman Donations Due: Tuesday, December 13

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Giving Snowman & Scrip


    It's the holiday season and a giving snowman is up and ready to go both at Hayhurst and Odyssey. Please consider picking up a tag or two (or more) and helping out a family in our community. Gifts need to be returned to your school office by Tuesday, December 13th. Gifts can be wrapped if you wish, just please make sure to attach the giving snowman tag to the gift. Thank you in advance for your support and generosity and for helping bring holiday cheer to our community.

    Scrip

    Get ready for the holidays!

    Upcoming due dates:
    November 28th – pickup date December 2nd
    December 5th – pickup date December 9th
    December 12th – pickup date December 16th

    Updated forms for the holidays (attached):

    Page 1 - thru December – you can still order a Chinook Book and/or mobile app

    - Columbia Sportswear employee store passes are available with every $50 Columbia gift card purchase. Passes are good thru January 16, 2017 and are good for 5 people to get into the store
    - New item – Visa prepaid card – no activation fee - $50 denomination
    - Items with an asterisk are on both pages – different denominations

    - Please note new page total lines at the top – Pages 1, 2 and 3 (Giving Snowman) – make checks payable to Odyssey PTA

    - For Local business orders – write in total and make check payable to Dawn Buckwalter

    - PLEASE write your email address for me – the order form is big this time of year and I might have questions!

    Page 2 – For a limited time, small denomination cards are available – amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Panera Bread, Regal Cinemas and Target

    - For $2, you can purchase a 10 pack of holiday gift card wrappers

    Page 3 - Giving Snowman – Please support the giving snowman and help local families – just include payment with your scrip order and I’ll deliver the cards to Mrs. Froehlich – you can grab a tag from the snowman or just place an order. Anything helps!

    Page 4 – Local business orders –Thinker Toys, Hattie’s Sweet Shop and Food Front – Order for yourself or giving snowman. Please write a separate check to Dawn Buckwalter

    ****See separate flier for See’s Candies Holiday fundraiser – thru Nov. 28th, you can order a box of candy for $5 – we make $.75 off each box. If you want to write one check for candy and scrip – just attach the order forms together

    I plan to be at school most Friday and Monday mornings to pick up orders, but if I miss you, please place your order in the black box in the office. If you have questions, please email me – dawn.buckwalter@trailblazers.com

    Thanks for your support – this is a great way to earn money for school for places that you already shop at and at this time of year, scrip will save you time from running around to pick up gift cards!

    Thank you,

    Dawn Buckwalter, dawn.buckwalter@trailblazers.com

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Screenagers Movie Showing

    Screenagers
    Tuesday, December 13, 7pm
    Wilson Auditorium
    $5 admission at the door

    Recommended for grades 5 and up

    Please join us for a screening of this insightful documentary looking at kids and screen time. Through poignant and unexpectedly funny stories as well as surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, Screenagers reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. This is a film that parents and students alike will want to see (recommended for grades 5 and up). A facilitated discussion among parents, students, and teachers will follow the screening.

    See attached flyer for more information on the Wilson screening; for the trailer and more information on the film, go to http://www.screenagersmovie.com.

    Valeurie Friedman
    Wilson High School
    http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/wilson/

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Fred Meyer Rewards Program & Amazon Smile

    The Odyssey PTA is now enrolled in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program. This has been a good source of income for our school over in the past as Kroger's donates 1% of all purchases to our school when you use your Fred Meyer's Rewards card. In order to link your rewards to Odyssey, simply follow these two easy steps:

    1. Call 1-800-576-4377

    2. Ask the representative to link your rewards card to our organization number (#94111)

    That's it! If you have any questions, please let me know and thanks for your support.

    Also! Odyssey PTA is now registered to receive donations through AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to Odyssey. You just need to go to the link below and designate Odyssey PTA as your charity and then shop through Smile.Amazon.com.

    Just in time for holiday orders! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-2822219

    Sincerely,
    Brendan Stamper
    OSPC/PTA President
    ospc-chair@odysseyprogram.org
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------

    Need a Volunteer Graphic Designer

    We are in the process of planning our information nights and want a new ad to promote them in local newspapers. I know that we have some great graphic designers in our community, and I'd love some help designing a new 1/4 page print ad. Please contact me if you would like to volunteer your design services.

    Thanks!

    Alia Jackson, Marketing/PR Chair
    ospc-marketing@odysseyprogram.org

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    Odyssey Sweatshirts Are Here!

    Odyssey sweatshirts are here! Red sweatshirts with white lettering - kids' and adults' sizes. Orders due NOVEMBER 28, and will be available to pick up before the winter holiday break. See attached order form.

    Thank you,

    Angela Hoffart, Odyssey Secretary

    ahoffart@pps.net

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Hayhurst / Odyssey 2017 Auction Committee is hosting a work party and you are invited!

    The procurement process has begun and we are looking for some extra hands to help address and stuff envelopes, research outdated contact information and brainstorm on fun ideas to add in this year’s auction. Stop by the Hayhurst School Cafetorium, Monday December 5th anytime between 6:30 pm and 8 pm. This is your opportunity to get sneak peek at what we are planning and learn about ways you could help make it successful. There will be snacks to keep us motivated and kids are welcome to tag along!

    If you have any questions, you can reach Laurie Keenan by email laurie.keenan27@gmail.com or telephone 503.853.3354.

    We hope to see you there

    Your 2017 Auction Team

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Odyssey Ski Bus



    My name is Aaron Bech and my daughter, Annika, is a 2nd grader at Odyssey. I am a teacher at Fowler Middle School in Tigard and for the last three years I have been coordinating the Ski Bus to Mount Hood Meadows for our school. I had a few Odyssey and Hayhurst families join me last year and it was great watching Annika learn to ski with her friends.

    This year I would like to coordinate a Ski Bus for Odyssey and Hayhurst. Each Sunday in January a charter bus will take interested participants to Mt. Hood Meadows. It is a convenient way for your child (or anyone in your family) to purchase lessons, lift tickets, and transportation at a group rate. The charter bus is equipped with televisions and a bathroom and parks right next to the lodge in the first row of the parking lot. The whole family can join, or you can enroll your child in SnoBlasters and be assured that they will be escorted to the Ski School, receive instruction and supervision each Sunday, and be returned to you in the evening.

    To check out the different packages available go to :
    www.skihood.com/go
    enter GO code: 1163262

    Email me if you have any questions if you have any questions. Hope you can join us!
    Aaron
    aaronbech@yahoo.com

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Valley Cinema Family Movie Matinees

    MOVIE TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Wondering what to do with your kiddos this holiday season? For a mere $8 you get access to 7 fabulous, kid-friendly movies at Valley Cinema on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway (see attached flyer for details). This is a great fundraiser for our school - we earn $3 for every ticket sold! Pick up tickets from Angela in the office; email Jamie Clary at jamieclary@outlook.com with questions. 


    November 18, 2016
    In this Edition:  download all attachments

    Giving Snowman & Scrip: Below & Attached
    Odyssey PTA/OSPC Meeting Agenda Items: Below
    Fred Meyer’s Reward Program & Amazon Smile: Below
    Odyssey Technology Update: Below
    Odyssey Sweatshirts Are Here!: Below & Attached
    Hayhurst/Odyssey 2017 Auction Team: Below
    Odyssey Ski Bus: Below
    Valley Cinema Family Movie Tickets: Below
    Pizzicato’s Restaurant Night 11/29: Attached
    See’s Holiday Fundraising Candy Sale: Attached
    Superintendent Search Survey: Attached
    --------------------------------------------------------------------

    Upcoming Events

    Sweatshirt Orders Due: Monday, November 28
    Pizzicato’s Restaurant Night: Tuesday, November 29
    NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving week - Wednesday, 11/23 – Friday 11/25
    Scrip Orders Due: Mondays- 11/28, 12/5, 12/12
    Hayhurst/Odyssey Auctio Committee: Monday, 12/5, 6:30 – 8 pm at Hayhurst
    Giving Snowman Donations Due: Tuesday, December 13

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Giving Snowman & Scrip
    It's the holiday season and a giving snowman is up and ready to go both at Hayhurst and Odyssey. Please consider picking up a tag or two (or more) and helping out a family in our community. Gifts need to be returned to your school office by Tuesday, December 13th. Gifts can be wrapped if you wish, just please make sure to attach the giving snowman tag to the gift. Thank you in advance for your support and generosity and for helping bring holiday cheer to our community.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Scrip

    Get ready for the holidays!

    Upcoming due dates:
    November 28th – pickup date December 2nd
    December 5th – pickup date December 9th
    December 12th – pickup date December 16th

    Updated forms for the holidays (attached):

    Page 1 - thru December – you can still order a Chinook Book and/or mobile app

    - New item – Visa prepaid card – no activation fee - $50 denomination

    - Items with an asterisk are on both pages – different denominations

    - Please note new page total lines at the top – Pages 1, 2 and 3 (Giving Snowman) – make checks payable to Odyssey PTA

    - For Local business orders – write in total and make check payable to Dawn Buckwalter

    - PLEASE write your email address for me – the order form is big this time of year and I might have questions!

    Page 2 – For a limited time, small denomination cards are available – amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Panera Bread, Regal Cinemas and Target

    - For $2, you can purchase a 10 pack of holiday gift card wrappers

    Page 3 - Giving Snowman – Please support the giving snowman and help local families – just include payment with your scrip order and I’ll deliver the cards to Mrs. Froehlich – you can grab a tag from the snowman or just place an order. Anything helps! (Note - Separate form attached for Giving Snowman)

    Page 4 – Local business orders –Thinker Toys, Hattie’s Sweet Shop and Food Front – Order for yourself or giving snowman. Please write a separate check to Dawn Buckwalter (See attached "Local Business.xls")

    ****See separate flier for See’s Candies Holiday fundraiser – thru Nov. 28th, you can order a box of candy for $5 – we make $.75 off each box. If you want to write one check for candy and scrip – just attach the order forms together

    I plan to be at school most Friday and Monday mornings to pick up orders, but if I miss you, please place your order in the black box in the office. If you have questions, please email me – dawn.buckwalter@trailblazers.com

    Thanks for your support – this is a great way to earn money for school for places that you already shop at and at this time of year, scrip will save you time from running around to pick up gift cards!

    Thank you,
    Dawn Buckwalter, dawn.buckwalter@trailblazers.com
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Odyssey PTA/OSPC Meeting Agenda Items

    Our next Odyssey PTA/OSPC meeting is December 6th at 6:30. All parents and teachers are encouraged to attend. If there is a topic you would like to add to the agenda, please send it to Sarah Silkie at OSPC-vicechair@odysseyprogram.org by next Tuesday, Nov. 22nd.

    Cheers,
    Sarah
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Fred Meyer Rewards Program & Amazon Smile

    The Odyssey PTA is now enrolled in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program. This has been a good source of income for our school over in the past as Kroger's donates 1% of all purchases to our school when you use your Fred Meyer's Rewards card. In order to link your rewards to Odyssey, simply follow these two easy steps:

    1. Call 1-800-576-4377

    2. Ask the representative to link your rewards card to our organization number (#94111)

    That's it! If you have any questions, please let me know and thanks for your support.

    Also! Odyssey PTA is now registered to receive donations through AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to Odyssey. You just need to go to the link below and designate Odyssey PTA as your charity and then shop through Smile.Amazon.com.

    Just in time for holiday orders! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-2822219

    Sincerely,

    Brendan Stamper
    OSPC/PTA President
    ospc-chair@odysseyprogram.org

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------

    Technology Update
    If you haven't noticed, Odyssey has a new website! Please be patient while I work to get everything updated. Please let me know if you notice anything I should fix or add. http://www.pps.net/Domain/3755

    Technology Tuesdays:

    We've been busy this fall. Kindergarten and 1st grade can now log into their IXL and RAZ Kids accounts. We encourage students to be independent learners, so please don't log in for them at home and please do not change their account passwords! All 2nd- 5th grade students have been using their Google drives since the start of the school year. Ask them to show you what they've been doing. We just started our coding unit with most of the classes. The students can access their coding accounts at home. We love to code!

    Please remember that your students all have accounts to RAZ Kids (reading), IXL (math) and Type to Learn. We hope parents are encouraging their children to use these valuable resources at home. Here's a link to their account log in pages and other curriculum websites they can explore: http://www.pps.net/domain/1952

    Thanks,

    Fran Barth
    Instructional Technology
    Hayhurst Neighborhood School/Odyssey Program
    503-916-6300 (Tuesday - Friday)

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    Odyssey Sweatshirts Are Here!

    Odyssey sweatshirts are here! Red sweatshirts with white lettering - kids' and adults' sizes. Orders due NOVEMBER 28, and will be available to pick up before the winter holiday break. See attached order form.

    Thank you,

    Angela Hoffart, Odyssey Secretary
    ahoffart@pps.net
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Hayhurst / Odyssey 2017 Auction Committee is hosting a work party and you are invited!

    The procurement process has begun and we are looking for some extra hands to help address and stuff envelopes, research outdated contact information and brainstorm on fun ideas to add in this year’s auction. Stop by the Hayhurst School Cafetorium, Monday December 5th anytime between 6:30 pm and 8 pm. This is your opportunity to get sneak peek at what we are planning and learn about ways you could help make it successful. There will be snacks to keep us motivated and kids are welcome to tag along!

    If you have any questions, you can reach Laurie Keenan by email laurie.keenan27@gmail.com or telephone 503.853.3354.

    We hope to see you there

    Your 2017 Auction Team

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Odyssey Ski Bus

    My name is Aaron Bech and my daughter, Annika, is a 2nd grader at Odyssey. I am a teacher at Fowler Middle School in Tigard and for the last three years I have been coordinating the Ski Bus to Mount Hood Meadows for our school. I had a few Odyssey and Hayhurst families join me last year and it was great watching Annika learn to ski with her friends.

    This year I would like to coordinate a Ski Bus for Odyssey and Hayhurst. Each Sunday in January a charter bus will take interested participants to Mt. Hood Meadows. It is a convenient way for your child (or anyone in your family) to purchase lessons, lift tickets, and transportation at a group rate. The charter bus is equipped with televisions and a bathroom and parks right next to the lodge in the first row of the parking lot. The whole family can join, or you can enroll your child in SnoBlasters and be assured that they will be escorted to the Ski School, receive instruction and supervision each Sunday, and be returned to you in the evening.

    To check out the different packages available go to :
    www.skihood.com/go
    enter GO code: 1163262

    Email me if you have any questions if you have any questions. Hope you can join us!
    Aaron, aaronbech@yahoo.com

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Valley Cinema Family Movie Matinees

    MOVIE TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Wondering what to do with your kiddos this holiday season? For a mere $8 you get access to 7 fabulous, kid-friendly movies at Valley Cinema on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway (see attached flyer for details). This is a great fundraiser for our school - we earn $3 for every ticket sold! Pick up tickets from Angela in the office; email Jamie Clary at jamieclary@outlook.com with questions

    November 11, 2016

    In this Edition
    Giving Snowman & Scrip: Below & Attached
    Odyssey PTA/OSPC Meeting Agenda Items: Below
    Fred Meyer’s Reward Program & Amazon Smile: Below
    Odyssey Technology Update: Below
    Odyssey Sweatshirts Are Here!: Below & Attached
    Hayhurst/Odyssey 2017 Auction Team: Below
    Odyssey Ski Bus: Below
    Valley Cinema Family Movie Tickets: Below
    Pizzicato’s Restaurant Night 11/29: Attached
    See’s Holiday Fundraising Candy Sale: Attached
    Superintendent Search Survey: Attached

    --------------------------------

    Upcoming Events

    Sweatshirt Orders Due: Monday, November 28
    Pizzicato’s Restaurant Night: Tuesday, November 29
    NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving week - Wednesday, 11/23 – Friday 11/25
    Scrip Orders Due: Mondays- 11/28, 12/5, 12/qw
    Hayhurst/Odyssey Auctio Committee: Monday, 12/5, 6:30 – 8 pm at Hayhurst
    Giving Snowman Donations Due: Tuesday, December 13

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Giving Snowman & Scrip

    It's the holiday season and a giving snowman is up and ready to go both at Hayhurst and Odyssey.  Please consider picking up a tag or two (or more) and helping out a family in our community.  Gifts need to be returned to your school office by Tuesday, December 13th.   Gifts can be wrapped if you wish, just please make sure to attach the giving snowman tag to the gift.   Thank you in advance for your support and generosity and for helping bring holiday cheer to our community. 

    Scrip

    Get ready for the holidays!

    Upcoming due dates:                

    November 28th – pickup date December 2nd

    December 5th – pickup date December 9th

    December 12th – pickup date December 16th

     

    Updated forms for the holidays (attached):

    Page 1 - thru December – you can still order a Chinook Book and/or mobile app

    -       New item – Visa prepaid card – no activation fee - $50 denomination

    -       Items with an asterisk are on both pages – different denominations

    -       Please note new page total lines at the top – Pages 1, 2 and 3 (Giving Snowman) – make checks payable to Odyssey PTA

    -       For Local business orders – write in total and make check payable to Dawn Buckwalter

    -       PLEASE write your email address for me – the order form is big this time of year and I might have questions!

    Page 2 – For a limited time, small denomination cards are available – amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Panera Bread, Regal Cinemas and Target

    -       For $2, you can purchase a 10 pack of holiday gift card wrappers

    Page 3 - Giving Snowman – Please support the giving snowman and help local families – just include payment with your scrip order and I’ll deliver the cards to Mrs. Froehlich – you can grab a tag from the snowman or just place an order. Anything helps!  (Note - Separate form attached for Giving Snowman)

    Page 4 – Local business orders –Thinker Toys, Hattie’s Sweet Shop and Food Front – Order for yourself or giving snowman. Please write a separate check to Dawn Buckwalter (See attached "Local Business.xls") 

    ****See separate flier for See’s Candies Holiday fundraiser – thru Nov. 28th, you can order a box of candy for $5 – we make $.75 off each box. If you want to write one check for candy and scrip – just attach the order forms together

    I plan to be at school most Friday and Monday mornings to pick up orders, but if I miss you, please place your order in the black box in the office. If you have questions, please email me – dawn.buckwalter@trailblazers.com

    Thanks for your support – this is a great way to earn money for school for places that you already shop at and at this time of year, scrip will save you time from running around to pick up gift cards!                       

    Thank you,

    Dawn Buckwalter,  dawn.buckwalter@trailblazers.com


    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Odyssey PTA/OSPC Meeting Agenda Items

     

    Our next Odyssey PTA/OSPC meeting is December 6th at 6:30. All parents and teachers are encouraged to attend. If there is a topic you would like to add to the agenda, please send it to Sarah Silkie at OSPC-vicechair@odysseyprogram.org by next Tuesday, Nov. 22nd.


    Cheers,
    Sarah

     

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Fred Meyer Rewards Program & Amazon Smile

     

    The Odyssey PTA is now enrolled in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program.  This has been a good source of income for our school over in the past as Kroger's donates 1% of all purchases to our school when you use your Fred Meyer's Rewards card.  In order to link your rewards to Odyssey, simply follow these two easy steps:

    1.     Call 1-800-576-4377

    2.     Ask the representative to link your rewards card to our organization number (#94111)

    That's it!  If you have any questions, please let me know and thanks for your support.

     

    Also!  Odyssey PTA is now registered to receive donations through AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to Odyssey. You just need to go to the link below and designate Odyssey PTA as your charity and then shop through Smile.Amazon.com

     

    Just in time for holiday orders!   https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-2822219

     

    Sincerely,

    Brendan Stamper

    OSPC/PTA President

    ospc-chair@odysseyprogram.org

     

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    Technology Update

    If you haven't noticed, Odyssey has a new website!  Please be patient while I work to get everything updated.  Please let me know if you notice anything I should fix or add.  http://www.pps.net/Domain/123http://www.pps.net/Domain/3755

    Technology Tuesdays:

    We've been busy this fall.  Kindergarten and 1st grade can now log into their IXL and RAZ Kids accounts. We encourage students to be independent learners, so please don't log in for them at home and please do not change their account passwords!  All 2nd- 5th grade students have been using their Google drives since the start of the school year.  Ask them to show you what they've been doing.  We just started our coding unit with most of the classes.  The students can access their coding accounts at home.  We love to code!

    Please remember that your students all have accounts to RAZ Kids (reading), IXL (math) and Type to Learn.  We hope parents are encouraging their children to use these valuable resources at home. Here's a link to their account log in pages and other curriculum websites they can explore: http://www.pps.net/domain/1952

    Thanks,

    https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifFran Barth
    Instructional Technology
    Hayhurst Neighborhood School/Odyssey Program
    503-916-6300 (Tuesday - Friday)
    Hayhurst Computer Lab website:  http://hayhurstcomputerlab.weebly.com 
    Lego Robotics Team website:  http://hayhurstcomputerlab.weebly.com/lego-robotics.html

    My Donors Choose projects: http://www.donorschoose.org/fran

     

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    Odyssey Sweatshirts Are Here!


    Odyssey sweatshirts are here!  Red sweatshirts with white lettering - kids' and adults' sizes.  Orders due NOVEMBER 28, and will be available to pick up before the winter holiday break. See attached order form.

     

    Thank you,

    Angela Hoffart, Odyssey Secretary

    ahoffart@pps.net

     

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    The Hayhurst / Odyssey 2017 Auction Committee is hosting a work party and you are invited!

     

    The procurement process has begun and we are looking for some extra hands to help address and stuff envelopes, research outdated contact information and brainstorm on fun ideas to add in this year’s auction.  Stop by the Hayhurst School Cafetorium, Monday December 5th anytime between 6:30 pm and 8 pm.  This is your opportunity to get sneak peek at what we are planning and learn about ways you could help make it successful.  There will be snacks to keep us motivated and kids are welcome to tag along!

    If you have any questions, you can reach Laurie Keenan by email laurie.keenan27@gmail.comor telephone 503.853.3354.

     

    We hope to see you there

    Your 2017 Auction Team


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    Odyssey Ski Bus


    My name is Aaron Bech and my daughter, Annika, is a 2nd grader at Odyssey. I am a teacher at Fowler Middle School in Tigard and for the last three years I have been coordinating the Ski Bus to Mount Hood Meadows for our school. I had a few Odyssey and Hayhurst families join me last year and it was great watching Annika learn to ski with her friends. 


    This year I would like to coordinate a Ski Bus for Odyssey and Hayhurst. Each Sunday in January a charter bus will take interested participants to Mt. Hood Meadows. It is a convenient way for your child (or anyone in your family) to purchase lessons, lift tickets, and transportation at a group rate. The charter bus is equipped with televisions and a bathroom and parks right next to the lodge in the first row of the parking lot. The whole family can join, or you can enroll your child in SnoBlasters and be assured that they will be escorted to the Ski School, receive instruction and supervision each Sunday, and be returned to you in the evening.


    To check out the different packages available go to :
    www.skihood.com/go
    enter GO code: 1163262


    Email me if you have any questions if you have any questions. Hope you can join us!
    Aaron, 
    aaronbech@yahoo.com

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    Valley Cinema Family Movie Matinees

     

    MOVIE TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Wondering what to do with your kiddos this holiday season? For a mere $8 you get access to 7 fabulous, kid-friendly movies at Valley Cinema on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway (see attached flyer for details). This is a great fundraiser for our school - we earn $3 for every ticket sold! Pick up tickets from Angela in the office; email Jamie Clary at jamieclary@outlook.com with questions




    In this Edition:  download all attachments  
    Giving Snowman: Below
    Fred Meyer’s Reward Program: Below
    Odyssey Movie Night: Below & Attached
    Dyslexia 101 – News from Hillsdale Library: Below
    Lice Information: Attached
    Valley Cinema Family Movie Tickets: Below & Attached
    Pizzicato’s Restaurant Night 11/29: Attached
    See’s Holiday Fundraising Candy Sale: Attached

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    Upcoming Events
    Odyssey Movie Night: Friday, November 18
    Pizzicato’s Restaurant Night: Tuesday, November 29
    Giving Snowman Donations Due: Tuesday, December 18
    NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving week - Wednesday, 11/23 – Friday 11/25

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  • Odyssey's New Location at East Sylvan!

    Starting with the 2016-2017 school year, The Odyssey Program is located in the East Sylvan school building at this address:

    Odyssey Program at East Sylvan
    1849 SW 58th Ave, Portland, OR, 97221
    Phone: 503-916-6310

    Google Maps link: Odyssey at East Sylvan

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  • November 2016

    Dear Hayhurst Community,
    As the holiday season gets closer we begin to think about the needs of others in our community. We have many within our own school community that appreciate the support and caring of others during the holiday season. The “Giving Snowman” will appear in the school office, with a variety of options for giving. Please feel free to stop by, pick out a tag, and support someone in need. The Giving Snowman will be up from November 14th-December 16th, with gifts being delivered prior to winter break. This is a wonderful opportunity for your children to be involved in giving to others and recognizing that there are others in our community that are in need of some holiday cheer.

    **The Scrip Team is prepared to help you help others this season……Please use the order form on the back of this letter to provide gift cards that Mrs. Froehlich can distribute to those in need. Place your order and payment in the PTA lockbox on the office counter. Gift cards will be delivered directly to Mrs. Froehlich to distribute for the holiday season.** Click herre to download the Giving Snowman Order Form

    Thanks for your support!
    Deanne Froehlich
    Principal





    August 31, 2016

    Dear Odyssey Community,

    Welcome to the new school year! Our dream of having the Odyssey program in its own building is truly coming to life. After many years of wanting our own space it is now a reality! It has been a great start to the school year and the students have moved into the new space with great ease.

    There are many folks to THANK for their endless hours of evening and weekend time that they put into make sure that the building had the look and feel of an elementary school. I would like to thank all of you, with a special thanks going out to Toby Ethridge and Jim Shikany for the evening and weekend paint crew that they coordinated to get all classrooms a clean coat of paint before the first day. To Josh Hoffman and Paulson’s Flooring for donating and installing new carpets and flooring in four rooms with a week turn around time before the furniture was moved into each classroom, and to Laura Taylor for coordinating all of the volunteers on the many projects that have been occurring the last few weeks. It truly has been a team effort!!! Thank you so much!

    Tomorrow will be the first day of kindergarten and then the house will be full. Our real cafeteria tables arrived today, and we have all settled in. We still have district work to be done, such as the playground installment, science sinks in room 1, the school library set up, and the ADA access in the front of the school. Then we have our own Odyssey wish list to accomplish…one step at a time.

    Some things for you to know about:

    *I will meet with the staff next week and we will pick a date for grandparent’s and special friends day. I will send this out as soon as we have a date.

    *My lunch money site has been now set up under the name of Odyssey at East Sylvan. If you would like to put money on your child’s lunch account now you can. Just go to the PPS inside page and then Nutrition services. Look for My Lunch money and you should be good to go. Nutrition service sent all of you a postcard in the US Mail with your child’s student ID number for lunch. Please work on memorizing this number, so when they go through the lunch line they can punch in the number on the key pad.
    If you need to apply for free or reduced lunch please go to the web site www.pps.net/nutrition, you need to fill out the form and reapply each year.
    In your back to school packet you received a lunch menu for September/October. Our menu is a bit different, since we are a small school. We will send the menu home in paper and electronically every couple of months.

    *The first OSPC/PTA meeting will be on September 6 at 6:30 in room 1. This is a great opportunity to become involved in your children’s school. All parents are welcome.

    *Please save the date of September 21st for Back to School Night for parents, at 6:30pm. We will start in the auditorium and then off to class. This is a night for you to interact with the staff and learn about the curriculum and expectations for the year.

    *If you are interested in purchasing a school shirt for $10.00, stop by the office and pick one up. All of the students received one today (K12 cluster will get there’s tomorrow when the kindergarteners are at school)…we have spirit, yes we do! School spirit day will be on Friday’s.

    *This week I have been doing half days at each school (Hayhurst and Odyssey), however my hope is that next week I will do two days at each school and one day for district meetings. As of now my schedule will be Monday and Wednesday at Hayhurst and Tuesday and Friday at Odyssey. However, there may be times that I need to do the half day switch for things that are happening at each school. If you need to reach me, just call the office 503.916.6310 and I can be reached at either location. If you need to see me, you can visit me at either site.

    Once again, thanks for making this a great start to the school year!!

    Happy Back to School!!

    Deanne Froehlich
    Principal
    Odyssey/Hayhurst
    503.916.6310

District
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  • K-12 Quality Assessment Framework Committee - Invitation to Participate

    Instruction, Curriculum and Assessment (ICA) and System Planning and Performance (SPP) are assembling a committee to draft the PPS K-12 Quality Assessment Framework. They are targeting 25-30 people for the Committee with broad District membership representation and at least half being school-based educators.  

    Click "More" below for additional information.  
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  • "Fractions, Fractions, Fractions" Math Professional Development Opportunity

    "Fractions, Fractions, Fraction" will be offered to classroom math teachers (grades 2-6) on January 11, January 26, February 15, March 2 and March 15, from 4:00pm-5:30pm at the Holladay Annex. 
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  • Abernethy Lead Paint Update

    Dear Abernethy Families and Staff,

    We recently contracted with an independent third party, PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc., to conduct a visual condition assessment of all district school interior and exterior painted and varnished surfaces. The work is being done to compile a comprehensive, accurate and independently verified detail of outstanding paint needs. Once developed, the list should help guide us in determining annual budget and workload needs. It’s likely that every school in the district will have identified needs and that the resulting list will be extensive and require many years to fully manage.  A copy of the Atkinson visual condition assessment report is located on our website and may be viewed here.

    Thank you,
    Courtney Wilton
    Interim Chief Operating Officer 

  • Ainsworth Lead Paint Update

    Dear Ainsworth Families and Staff,

    We recently contracted with an independent third party, PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc., to conduct a visual condition assessment of all district school interior and exterior painted and varnished surfaces. The work is being done to compile a comprehensive, accurate and independently verified detail of outstanding paint needs. Once developed, the list should help guide us in determining annual budget and workload needs. It’s likely that every school in the district will have identified needs and that the resulting list will be extensive and require many years to fully manage.  A copy of the Atkinson visual condition assessment report is located on our website and may be viewed here.

    Thank you,
    Courtney Wilton
    Interim Chief Operating Officer 

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