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  • February 2017

    February 17, 2017
    In this Edition:  download all attachments

    Coffee Cart 2/28: Attached
    Run for the Arts – Coordinator Needed: Below
    Parents’ Night Out: Below & Attached
    Odyssey Talent Show: Below & Attached
    Wilson High School Preview Day: Below
    Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction: Below
    PTA Clothing Center: Attached
    Community Recycling 3/18: Attached

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    Upcoming Events

    678 Information Night: Tuesday, February 21, 6:30 – 8pm
    Coffee Cart! Friday, February 28, 7:40 – 8:30 am
    Odyssey Parents’ Night Out: Thursday, March 9, 6:30 – 8pm
    Community Recycling Event: Saturday, March 18, 9am – 12 noon
    Run for the Arts: Thursday, March 23
    Talent Show! Thursday, April 6
    PTA Clothing Center: Thursday, April 13
    Odyssey Student Art Show: Thursday, April 20
    Save the Date! Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction: Friday, May 20, 6 – 10 pm

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    Run for the Arts: COORDINATOR NEEDED
    In your child’s backpack this week was their very own Run for the Arts pledge form. The run is coming up on March 23rd.

    Don’t be scared and please don’t stop reading but your very own PTA is looking for a new coordinator to work with Coach on this event. I have done this event for five years and am ready to pass the torch. This could be done by a few parents who want to work together. It’s half the size it’s been since we’re in our own building now.

    Below you’ll find a brief list of what this job involves.

    Interested???? Call or email me and we’ll talk :)

    Thank you,
    Rebecca
    503.781.1435
    rebgak@hotmail.com

    Here is the process:

    * send emails and coordinate volunteers for each cluster ahead of time

    * buy a trunk-full of bananas and juice boxes from Costco the week of the run (reimbursed by PTA)

    * label student punch cards with name/grade and group by grade before run day

    * manage volunteers at the event from 8am - 1:30pm (unpaid lunch break included)

    * process the pledge money over the next month

    * put together financial reports, tally checks and fill out the end-of-run reports

    * get a check for the cash donations (my Credit Union has been nice enough to do this in the past)

    * drive the reports, checks and cash to the Young Audience office downtown by the due date

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    Odyssey Parents’ Night Out

    The PTA Community Support Chairs are planning another Odyssey Parents’ Night out!

    Please join us for drinks, conversation, and community on March 9th (see attached flier)!

    We are interested in your thoughts about a location that would be convenient and appealing for all. It would need to have a space for a large group. Ideas? Please email Danette at danettefoster@yahoo.com.
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    PTA Clothing Center

    Dear Odyssey Parents,

    Due to the inclement weather this past month, our scheduled day to serve the PTA Clothing Center was canceled and rescheduled to Thursday, April 13th (time slots between 9am-1pm). All PTAs are expected to send volunteers and contribute to this important cause as it is an opportunity to support PPS families in need. The PTA Clothing Center is located at the Marshall High School Campus: 3901 SE 91st Ave • Room C-56.

    PURPOSE: Since 1964, our sole purpose has been to furnish age-appropriate clothing that fits children that come to us needing these services. By caring for the basic needs of our youth and allowing them to dress as their peers, we are encouraging positive self-esteem, academic success and regular class attendance. We share the Portland Council PTA's purpose to give every child a chance.

    QUALIFYING CHILDREN: All Portland Public School children that do not have access to age-appropriate clothing are eligible to be referred to the PTA Clothing Center.

    REFERRAL PROCESS: Portland Public School Principals or School Secretaries fill out a school-year referral form for each student needing the Clothing Center's services. Once the student has the completed form, they may come to the Center once before winter break and once after winter break of that same school year.

    CLOTHING: We accept donations of gently-used clothing from school-run clothing drives, school lost and found items, and concerned community members. Donations of money from our local PTA's, individuals, and caring businesses provide our children with new jeans, underwear and socks.

    STAFF: The Portland Council PTA Clothing Center is a committee of the Portland Council PTA. It shares the same non-profit status and is staffed by volunteers from all schools within the district. Each school is responsible for a portion of the volunteer time needed to keep the Center running successfully.

    It would be greatly appreciated if you would consider volunteering for this important cause. Please email Sarah Silke (ospc-vicechair@odysseyprogram.org) to sign up.

    Thank you!
    Brendan Stamper


    February 28th 2017 

    7:40-8:30 am

     

    February 11, 2017
    In this Edition:  download all attachments 
    Parents’ Night Out: Below & Attached
    Odyssey Talent Show: Below & Attached
    Girls on the Run - Correction: Below
    Odyssey 678 Info Night (5th Grade Parents): Below
    Wilson High School Preview Day: Below
    Counseling Corner – Bullying: Attached
    PTA Clothing Center: Attached

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    Upcoming Events
    678 Information Night: Tuesday, February 21, 6:30 – 8pm
    Odyssey Parents’ Night Out: Thursday, March 9, 6:30 – 8pm
    Talent Show! Thursday, April 6
    PTA Clothing Center: Thursday, April 13
    Odyssey Student Art Show: Thursday, April 20
    Save the Date! Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction: Friday, May 20, 6 – 10 pm

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    Odyssey Parents’ Night Out

    The PTA Community Support Chairs are planning another Odyssey Parents’ Night out!

    Please join us for drinks, conversation, and community on March 9th (see attached flier)!

    We are interested in your thoughts about a location that would be convenient and appealing for all. It would need to have a space for a large group. Ideas? Please email Danette at danettefoster@yahoo.com.

    Thanks,
    Rebecca, Jaime, and Danette
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    Odyssey Talent Show
    We know your students have talent and moves. Now is the time to polish up those moves for our Odyssey Talent Show. Our show will take place on Thursday, April 6 (no-school Friday, April 7). This is a great all-school, fun for the whole family event. Can’t you just see it now, Odyssey families gathered in our auditorium cheering on their classmates as they perform their hearts out.

    Attached you’ll find the info and participation form. Please please please encourage your child to join a group or perform individually. We really want the 678 students to join this year as well (I’ve sent those students their very own email). Please note, participation forms are due by March 10th. Students must attend one show-us-your-stuff day and one dress rehearsal day.

    Rebecca Hicks and Karen Varney
    Talent Show Coordinators
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    Girls on the Run - Correction

    Correction to last week's post about Girls on the Run: Hayhurst and Odyssey girls are welcome to join either the team that will practice at Hayhurst, M/W 2:30 to 4:00, or the one that will meet at the Duniway Park track, M/W or T/TH from 5:00-6:30pm.
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    Girls on the Run has two teams with available slots for girls from Odyssey and Hayhurst. If you’re not familiar with Girls on the Run, here’s some information on the organization and the running season:

    Girls on the Run is a positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-5th grade. The two teams will meet at Dunaway Track, adjacent to the new UnderArmor building at the intersection of Barbur and SW Sheridan. Teams meet on M/W or T/TH from 5:00-6:30pm from March-May. Girls on the Run teaches life skills and self-confidence through an interactive curriculum and physical activity. Registration is open. For more information about GOTR, participation fees, scholarship assistance, and how to register, visit www.girlsontherunpdx.org. Here’s a video as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9_PC-fvdXA&t=1s

    Hayhurst parents could also put together their own team as long as they have the school’s backing and as long as enough parents volunteer to coach.

    Contact Eric Shaffner, erslah@yahoo.com, for more information.
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    —Eric
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    Odyssey 678 Information Night: Tuesday, February 21

    Hello Odyssey 5th Grade Families

    Do you have a current 5th grade student at Odyssey? Are you wondering what the 678 cluster has to offer your student? Well you are in luck. Your Community Support Chairs are again working with the 678 Odyssey teachers to put on an Info Night to tell you about the 678 cluster.

    Bring your student for an evening session to learn about the 678 cluster. In addition to Mr. Damon’s presentation we’ll have Odyssey alumni (current high school students) available to answer questions. We’ll also have snacks to keep your children fueled up and ready to listen.

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 6:30-8:00pm

    Please RSVP to Rebecca (contact info below) so we can plan snacks and chairs. We look forward to seeing you soon.

    Rebecca, Danette and Jamie
    Odyssey PTA Community Support Chairs
    Rebecca - 503.781.1435, rebgak@hotmail.com


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    Wilson High School Preview Day Update

    Wilson High School’s preview day for our 8th graders has been rescheduled for Thursday. March 23rd. We would love to arrange an opportunity for our students that are projected to go to Wilson to attend this informative and fun event. The preview day will take place from 9:30am to 11:30am. We are looking for several parent volunteers that can assist in providing our students transportation to and from Wilson (departing from Odyssey); we will leave by 9:15am and return by 12:00pm. Parents, if you are interested in assisting with transportation, please contact Mrs. Natonick at jnatonick@pps.net! Thank you.



    February 3, 2017

    In this Edition:  download all attachments 
    Message From Principal Froehlich: Below
    Scrip: Below & Attached
    Girls on the Run: Below
    Parents’ Night Out: Below & Attached
    Odyssey Talent Show: Below & Attached
    Odyssey 678 Information Night: Below
    Community Recycling Event February 4: Attached
    PTA Clothing Center: Attached
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    Upcoming Events
    Community Recycling Event: Saturday, February 4
    678 Information Night: Tuesday, February 21, 6:30 – 8pm
    Odyssey Parents’ Night Out: Thursday, March 9, 6:30 – 8pm
    Talent Show! Thursday, April 6
    PTA Clothing Center: Thursday, April 13
    Odyssey Student Art Show: Thursday, April 20
    Save the Date! Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction: Friday, May 20, 6 – 10 pm

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    Message from Principal Froehlich

    Dear Odyssey Community,

    On Monday, Feb. 6, Tuesday, February 7, and Wednesday, February 8th we will be having our new lighting system installed in the auditorium....this is very exciting and will also change our drop off and pick up. Our auditorium is getting lights this week and a new stage curtain in a few weeks, the room will have a whole new look.

    For morning drop off we will be meeting in the cafeteria. You may drop off right in front of the cafe doors, or walk in the front doors and head downstairs. We will then dismiss from the cafe to the classrooms.

    For afternoon pickup, please pick up your k12 child in there classroom, and everyone else from play practice or in the usual spaces. Play practice will be held in the cafeteria on both days, this means that intramurals will be cancelled on Tuesday!

    Thank you!
    Deanne

    Deanne Froehlich
    Principal
    Hayhurst/Odyssey
    503.916.6310

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    Scrip Orders

    DON’T FORGET VALENTINE’S DAY!!

    Scrip orders are due Monday, February 6th by 2:30pm – pick up will be Friday, February 10th

    Upcoming orders due dates –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!

    Page 1 – Lamb’s Thriftway is back on for $50

    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

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    Girls on the Run

    Girls on the Run has two teams with available slots for girls from Odyssey and Hayhurst. If you’re not familiar with Girls on the Run, here’s some information on the organization and the running season:

    Girls on the Run is a positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-5th grade. The two teams will meet at Dunaway Track, adjacent to the new UnderArmor building at the intersection of Barbur and SW Sheridan. Teams meet on M/W or T/TH from 5:00-6:30pm from March-May. Girls on the Run teaches life skills and self-confidence through an interactive curriculum and physical activity. Registration is open. For more information about GOTR, participation fees, scholarship assistance, and how to register, visit www.girlsontherunpdx.org. Here’s a video as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9_PC-fvdXA&t=1s

    Hayhurst parents could also put together their own team as long as they have the school’s backing and as long as enough parents volunteer to coach.

    Contact Eric Shaffner, erslah@yahoo.com, for more information.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Odyssey Parents’ Night Out

    The PTA Community Support Chairs are planning another Odyssey Parents’ Night out!
    Please join us for drinks, conversation, and community on March 9th (see attached flier)!

    We are interested in your thoughts about a location that would be convenient and appealing for all. It would need to have a space for a large group. Ideas? Please email Danette at danettefoster@yahoo.com.

    Thanks,
    Rebecca, Jaime, and Danette

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Odyssey Talent Show
    We know your students have talent and moves. Now is the time to polish up those moves for our Odyssey Talent Show. Our show will take place on Thursday, April 6 (no-school Friday, April 7). This is a great all-school, fun for the whole family event. Can’t you just see it now, Odyssey families gathered in our auditorium cheering on their classmates as they perform their hearts out.
    Attached you’ll find the info and participation form. Please please please encourage your child to join a group or perform individually. We really want the 678 students to join this year as well (I’ve sent those students their very own email). Please note, participation forms are due by March 10th. Students must attend one show-us-your-stuff day and one dress rehearsal day.

    Rebecca Hicks and Karen Varney
    Talent Show Coordinators
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    Odyssey 678 Information Night: Tuesday, February 21

    Hello Odyssey 5th Grade Families

    Do you have a current 5th grade student at Odyssey? Are you wondering what the 678 cluster has to offer your student? Well you are in luck. Your Community Support Chairs are again working with the 678 Odyssey teachers to put on an Info Night to tell you about the 678 cluster.

    Bring your student for an evening session to learn about the 678 cluster. In addition to Mr. Damon’s presentation we’ll have Odyssey alumni (current high school students) available to answer questions. We’ll also have snacks to keep your children fueled up and ready to listen.

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 6:30-8:00pm

    Please RSVP to Rebecca (contact info below) so we can plan snacks and chairs. We look forward to seeing you soon.

    Rebecca, Danette and Jamie
    Odyssey PTA Community Support Chairs
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  • December 2016

    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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