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  • January 2017

    January 2017
    In this Edition: download all attachments  

    Successful Schools Parent/Guardian Survey – Ends 1/17: Below
    Water Bottles: Below
    Odyssey Movie Night: Below & Attached
    Auction Committee Request: Below & Attached
    Scrip Orders: Below & Attached
    Multnomah County Library News: Below
    Counselor Corner by Jessica Natonick: Below

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    Upcoming Events

    No School: Monday, January 16 (Martin Luther King Day)
    Late Opening: Wednesday, January 18
    Odyssey Movie Night: Friday, January 20
    No School: Friday, January 27 (Teacher Planning Day)
    Scrip Orders Due: Monday, January 30
    Save the Date! Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction: Friday, May 20, 6 – 10 pm

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    Successful Schools Parent/Guardian Survey Ends January 17th

    Interested in giving your thoughts or suggestions? This survey is available online at www.pps.net/successfulschools or paper copies can be obtained from the school office.
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    Water Bottles
    Please remind your student to pack their water bottle home on Fridays so they can be washed and pack it back up to return to school on Mondays.
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    Odyssey Movie Night: Friday, January 20 – Mr. Popper’s Penguins!

    Please join us on Friday, January 20th for another Odyssey Movie Night: Mr. Popper's Penguins! Doors open at 6:00 and the movie will begin at 6:30. The movie is free to all, but we will be selling snacks before and during the movie. See the attached flier for all the details!

    Thanks,

    Community Support Chairs
    (Danette, Rebecca, and Jaime)

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    Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction Committee Request

    This year’s auction team is already hard at work planning and procuring to make the 2017 Hayhurst Auction a fun night. It takes lots of work to make this evening successful and we would love some help. If you have an evening, a day, or more time we can put you to work. Attached to this week’s report is our volunteer’s calendar. Please take a moment to review as see where you can help. If you have any questions, please contact Laurie at laurie.keenan27@gmail.com

    Thanks,

    Your Auction Team
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    Scrip Orders

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

    Scrip orders are due Monday, January 9th by 2:30pm – pick up will be Friday, January 13th

    Upcoming orders due dates – Jan. 30, Feb. 27, Mar. 20

    - If you order Food Front scrip, please make the check out to Dawn Buckwalter – I have to purchase these cards directly from Food Front – thanks!

    I will be at school Friday and Monday morning to pick up your orders, but if I miss you, please place your orders in the black box on the office counter. The box will be emptied Monday at 2:30 – please do not be late or your order will be placed next time.

    If I miss you at pickup, I’ll leave the orders in the office with Angela.

    Thank you! Questions??? Email me –
    dawn.buckwalter@trailblazers.com
    Dawn Buckwalter

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    News You Can Use from Multnomah County Library

    Best Books of 2016:

    Check out Multnomah County Library's Best Books app to find staff favorites from 2016 for kids, teens and adults.

    Ideas for Helping Beginning Readers But I Don’t Like Reading

    Reading is important to success. For most people, it is an enjoyable and relaxing way to spend time. But for some children, reading is low on the list of “fun things to do.” It can be very frustrating to hear a child say “I don’t like to read!” But it can happen. Be a good listener. Try to find out why your child resists reading.

    · Is reading difficult? Check with your child’s teacher to see if she or he is having trouble reading at school.

    · Is it just more fun to be on the computer or watch television? Establish a reading time that is consistent and balanced with screen time.

    · Are the right materials available? The library is full of high interest materials on every possible topic and in many different formats including picture books, magazines, activity books, comics, fact books, and graphic novels.

    · Are you modeling that reading is important and valued? Set aside some time when your child can see you reading. Whether it is for work or pleasure, it is important for your child to know reading is an essential part of everyday life.

    For middle school students/parents:

    Teen Page on the Multnomah County Library's website

    Multnomah County Library has a page just for teens on its website! Here teens can find booklists, programs for middle and high school age students, a link to homework help, information about jobs and college and more! The teen page is currently featuring a humor booklist and a list of magical e-audiobooks for adults and teens.

    Barbara J Head
    Youth Librarian
    Multnomah County Library

    Hillsdale Regional Library

    Phone: 503.988.4754
    multcolib.org

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    Counselor Corner By Jessica Natonick

    “Strength lies in our differences, not in similarities” -Stephen Covey

    This month, our students are talking about Diversity…What does diversity mean? Why is diversity important? How do we embrace it? Diversity awareness is an understanding that each individual is unique, as well as recognizing our individual differences. Our differences may be along dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, personality characteristics, or other ideologies. Our country, workplaces, communities, and schools are increasingly diverse, which is what makes each of us special!

    Why is cultural diversity an important topic to discuss at school?

    · We can learn from one another, but first we must have a level of understanding about each other in order to facilitate collaboration and cooperation. Learning about other cultures helps us understand different perspectives within the world in which we live, and helps dispel negative stereotypes and personal biases about different groups (Kaplan University).
    · Diversity within schools or universities can enrich the learning process, enabling students to draw on their peers' much wider and more varied experiences. It also better prepares students for the diverse society they participate in beyond school grounds. In business, cultural diversity is considered beneficial to the retention of staff as well as their productivity (Reference.com).
    · Research by scientists, psychologists, and sociologists, shows that socially diverse groups are more innovative and better at solving problems than homogeneous groups. People with different backgrounds bring new information to the table. Interacting with individuals who are different forces group members to anticipate alternative viewpoints and to expect that reaching a consensus will take effort (Scientific American Journal).

    In our diverse world, exploration of our differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment is most effective. Understanding and celebrating the rich dimensions of each individual is key. In classes, we are discussing four elements to embracing diversity:
    C – COLLABORATION
    A – ACCEPTANCE
    R – RESPECT
    E – EMPATHY

    Students have been engaging in meaningful discussions and activities that allow for them to identify one another’s differences, as well as their similarities, and to develop an understanding of how both are something to embrace. From kindergarten through fifth grade, students listened to a variety of “I” statements (i.e. “I have brown hair”, “I am a vegetarian”) that they responded to when applicable to themselves, usually by standing up. It was a wonderful opportunity for students to witness diversity within their classrooms, make connections with those that share common traits as well as though that are different, and in some cases, to experience being the only individual “who was” something. Students demonstrated a willingness to learn about one another and a respect for one another’s differences through dialogue and Venn Diagrams. In our third thru fifth grades, students constructed a Diversity Puzzle, highlighting many ways in which we are all diverse, which parents can find on a hallway wall soon!

    Third through Fifth graders are watching a video of Susan Boyle’s first audition for Britain’s Got Talent. This simple reality TV show moment allows for several learning opportunities in just two minutes. The clip captures the reactions of both judges and the audience when presented with a contestant that is different from the majority and/or societal expectation. I was truly impressed by our students’ discussions following the clip. Check out the clip here, and be observant of the part leading up to Susan’s performance: https://youtu.be/RxPZh4AnWyk

    Our middle schoolers are watching a powerful video presented from the perspective of 12-year old students that share their experiences of being from diverse backgrounds. See what these youth shared with us: https://www.buzzfeed.com/alivelez/kids-get-real-when-talking-about-race?utm_term=.ip1AZryRm6#.hiLXbAWM9d. Students are also exploring how being different can impact someone’s life by analyzing common fictional Disney movie characters and engaging in discussions about tolerance, respect, and empathy.

    How can you teach your students about diversity at home and beyond? Check out this article below.

    Teaching Children About Diversity
    by Christopher J. Metzler, Ph.D.*

    We are living in an increasingly diverse world, and this is a wonderful gift. Our children attend schools with children who are much different than they are. For example, more children are being raised by single parents, by same sex parents and in blended families. Many children are non-native English speakers and some are children with disabilities (both physical and mental).

    The challenge for parents is ensuring that children learn to accept and respect differences, thus making them more productive adults. But, where do we start? Children don't come with instructions, but they do come with open minds. Much of what they learn about respecting differences comes from their parents. That being said, consider the following suggestions:

    Start with us. Children listen to what we say as well as watch what we do. So as parents, we must deal with our own diversity deficits, so that we can lead by not just saying but also by doing. For example, one parent tells her children not to judge people by their color. The family lives in a majority white community and the children have had very limited interactions with blacks.

    However, her children hear her telling friends that the blacks with whom she works are so lazy that she has to do their job and her job. If we are to teach our children to make decisions that are not based on stereotypes, then we must do the same. In this example, the people may in fact have been lazy. However, it is not their blackness that makes them lazy - they are just lazy. "Do as I say but not as I do" does not help children become more accepting of differences.

    Get out of our comfort zone. For all the talk about diversity, Americans still segregate ourselves into fairly homogenous communities. Teaching our children to accept differences may require that we use the power of the internet to learn about differences, that we seek out cultural activities that are out of our community and explore the strength and value in diversity. It is not enough to simply visit cultural events, eat ethnic foods and thus learn about differences from a voyeuristic point of view. Instead, we must make a deliberate effort to get out of the familiar and show our children we mean it. Accepting differences should be how we live our lives.

    Listen and respond. When children ask about differences, start by listening to the question they are asking and the language they are using. If in asking questions about differences they are using hurtful or stereotypical language, explore with them why such language is hurtful. Explain in an age-appropriate manner why stereotypes don't tell the whole story and are divisive.

    Don't be blind to differences. Parents often tell me that they want their children to be "difference blind." This is both unrealistic and misses the point. Children will notice that Jovani has a different sounding name or that Yasmeen always wears a head scarf to school, or that Rajiv eats foods that look and smell different from what they eat. They will have a natural curiosity about this. As parents, we must help them appreciate and learn about those differences, not pretend that they do not exist. The question is not whether differences exist; it is what message we are sending by teaching children to be "blind" to differences. Unless we as parents are willing to help explain to children what seems strange or different to them, we will never be successful in teaching children to understand and appreciate differences.
  • December 2016

    December 8, 2016

    In this Edition:  download all attachments
    Giving Snowman & Scrip: Below & Attached
    Fred Meyer’s Reward Program & Amazon Smile: Below
    Odyssey Ski Bus: Below
    Valley Cinema Family Movie Tickets: Below
    Nutrition Services is Hiring: Below

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    Upcoming Events

    Scrip Order Due: Mondays, 12/12
    Giving Snowman Donations Due: Tuesday, December 13
    Save the Date! Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction: Friday, May 20, 6 – 10 pm 

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    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 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 

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    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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    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.

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    Nutrition Services is Hiring!

    Are you interested in earning extra income while your child attends school?  Do you want to be part of a team that provides high quality, nutritious meals to Portland Public Schools students?  PPS Nutrition Services is hiring Food Service Assistants to work 2-5 hour shifts.  Starting salary is $11.85/hour.  Must pass a Criminal Record Check and know basic computer skills.  For more information call:  503-916-3271




    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    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
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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.com or 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

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

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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/

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    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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    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

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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

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

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    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
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    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

     

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

    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

     

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

    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.comor 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




    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

    --------------------------------
    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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    December 2016

    Dear Odyssey Community,

    It is hard to believe that December is quickly flying by, with a little winter weather, and lots of activities one can feel the holidays are right around the corner, and the first half of the school year is coming to a close.

    January 1st will be Mrs. Maureen McGuinness's last day, as after many years of working in the school system she is is retiring. We will greatly miss her, as part of our Hayhurst-Odyssey team, but wish her all the best on her next adventures in life. Blake Engeldorf will be talking her place for the remainder of the school year. Mr. Engeldorf was the long term sub, for Susie Goetz this past Fall so he is familiar with our school set up and many of the students.

    Due to the wackiness of the month with the few snow days, I am moving the December birthday party to January and will combine the two parties in early January...more info. on the date in the new year.

    I want to thank everyone who participated in making the Giving Snowman a huge success this year!! This is an event that should make everyone feel good! As I begin to send the bags home with families, we have already had tears, thanks, and hugs. This is truly an event of community supporting community. Your generosity and kindness have definitely made the difference in many of our own families. THANK YOU!!

    I want to wish all of you a happy and healthy winter vacation. Enjoy the time as a family. Play board games together, eat meals together, laugh together, even do a little school work (reading and math together), our children grow up quickly so enjoy those precious moments.

    Happy Holidays!
    Cheers to the New Year!

    See you on January 3rd for the second half of the school year with lots of learning and fun!

    Thanks,
    Deanne Froehlich
    Principal
    Hayhurst/Odyssey
    503.916.6300.....503.916.6310
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