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  • April 2017

    April 21, 2017
    In this Edition
    Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction: Below
    Teacher& Staff Appreciation Week!: Below
    ​Summer Spree: Below & download attached
    Counseling Corner - Career Exploration: Below

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    Upcoming Events
    Picture Day: Thursday, April 27
    Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week: May 1 - 5
    Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction:
    ​Saturday, May 20, 6 – 10 pm
    Odyssey Student Art Show: Thursday, May 25
    Summer Spree: Friday, June 9, 5 – 7 pm
    SAVE THE DATE: 2ND Annual Odyssey Summer Campout! August 12

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    Hayhurst-Odyssey Auction – Buy Tickets and Please Donate Items!

    Summer is coming and the work around the auction is heating up! Now is the time to step up and donate. Now is the time to buy tickets. Now is the time for everything!

    Buy your tickets here! https://hayhurst.ejoinme.org/auction

    Our school is responsible for four auction baskets.

    One is being built around a child-sized art easel. Some paint, some chalk, some markers, a smock...

    One is for the Ultimate Coffee Break. Pre-packaged snacks, drinks, a thermal carafe, gift cards to coffee shops or bakeries, anything you wish you had in your break room

    One is for a Summer Picnic Extravaganza. Grilling stuff, gift cards to buy food, yard games, growlers (and fills), outdoor decorations....

    One is a Libations basket. Bring that bottle of wine or beer or cider or liquor that you really enjoy. Anything liquid!

    Hate to shop? Don't know what to get? I take cash donations too!

    Anything can be taken to Angela in the office.

    Please bring all donations by next Friday, April 28 (yes this is an extension) so that I can get everything together and finish this project up!

    Questions? Lisa VanNatta (mother of Gavin Smith) <lisavannatta@yahoo.com>
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    Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!!

    Mark your calendars for May 1-5

    We are planning a great week to let our teachers and staff know just how much we appreciate their dedication, energy and work they do for our children and our school.

    Please consider donating next week, a suggestion of $10-20 per family (but anything helps!). There will be a donation box clearly marked in Angela's front office starting Monday April 24th through Friday April 28th.

    We will send out a detailed schedule of events mid-week. Opportunities to help out coming soon!

    Thank you!
    Natalie, Katie & Danette
    Questions?
    natstamper@gmail.com
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    Summer Spree – June 9

    Save the date!! Our end of the year party, the SUMMER SPREE will be Friday, June 9th from 5-7pm. Fun and activities for ALL GRADES. We will be looking for volunteers from every grade level to help pull this off. We can't wait to celebrate the end of our first year in our own building!
    See the attached flyer for more information.

    Danette Foster
    danettefoster@yahoo.com

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    Counseling Corner: Career Exploration

    April 2017, Jessica Natonick

    “Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life” -Confucius

    Career exploration, in kindergarten? It may sound like we are ahead of ourselves, but it’s never too early for our students to start imagining what they want to be “when they grow up”. The world of work is huge, and it can take a long time, lots of thought, and several tries before we find where we fit in that world. Being happy and successful in a career begins with a goal. To accomplish that goal, we need to establish a plan. The first step in that plan, is school.

    Why is career exploration in elementary school important?

    · “Career development is the lifelong process through which we come to understand our place in both the world of work and in society. The quality of a person’s career development can impact her/his educational, occupational, and lifestyle choices and outcomes. The future-mindedness cultivated through career development education can play a key role in promoting student motivation and achievement.” (PB Works, 2015)
    · “If students are passionate about the work they do, they may become more motivated to invest time and effort in activities that advance their career. We must engage students in career-oriented thinking at earlier ages.” (Southeast Education Network, 2012)
    · Research shows that “the later development of skills related to career awareness, career exploration, and skill development can be magnified through the early development of the skills that will be needed for career awareness.” (Effective Career Awareness and Development Programs for K-8 Students, Hanover Research, 2012)\
    · The average American changes career paths 5-7 times. At the college level, approximately 80% of students change their majors during their program. Figuring out a career path is an ongoing exploration, but starting early on the path to career exploration may help cut these figures later on. Having a higher level of exploration is beneficial to young students to start helping guide them on their career paths. Many students stress over choosing a college major and many of those that go straight into work after high school, get random jobs that don’t help them on a path to a career they desire. When career exploration begins at a young age, if helps goals become recognized, and then later, achieved. (Kelly Main, Enterprise City blog, 2016)

    This month’s career classroom guidance lessons are focusing on building students’ self-awareness, career awareness and engaging in career exploration. Students are thinking about their interests, and looking at how their interests guide their future decisions. The early stage of career exploration with our kindergarten through second graders includes providing them insight to the abundance of careers out there! Students are being introduced to Six Career Paths to help them organize this world of careers: 1) Business 2) Building, Fixing & Technology 3) Creative 4) Nature 5) Helping and 6) Health. Through a presentation, discussion, and a fun Career Bingo game, students are connecting these career paths to school subjects, so that they understand that if they like the sound of a path, they will want to master related school subjects!

    Students in our middle and upper grades are exploring their career interests and skills through self-assessments and internet exploration; they are digging a little deeper into self-exploration and building a relationship between education and a potential career direction. Students are learning about the 16 National Career Clusters, which is a framework that provides a structure for organizing, navigating, and developing a meaningful, quality career plan. Students are researching these clusters and careers using several internet Career programs (see list below). Third through fifth graders are also asked to interview an adult or family member for homework to gain insight on someone else’s career journey. At our next lesson we will connect students’ self-assessments, exploration, and homework to goal setting and educational planning. Our middle school students are connecting their career interests to the next major educational milestone, high school! We are reviewing four-year planning and the importance of high school to post-secondary goals.

    Resources for students and parents

    There are many tools available to explore one’s skills and interests they pertain to careers, as well as research careers and important details of them (such as education requirements, salary, and skillsets needed). I recommend that students try a variety of tools, as each appeals to students differently. Parental support and involvement at home motivated students and can help facilitate college and career planning. “A parent can be a strong advocate for career planning through activities that support career-related development. Parents can help their child identify his/her own interests, and parents speak positively to their children about dreams of the future. Parents of older elementary students may want to encourage good work habits at home, participate in school career-related activities, and be aware not to assign chores based on gender stereotypes” (Hot Chalk Education Network, 2014).

    Below are just a few internet-based programs that offer free tools for student and parent use. Check them out and have some fun exploring!

    http://www.vacareerview.org Career searches, activities, interactive games, and puzzles. Separate tabs for parents and students in grade k-5 and 6-8. Uses the 16 Career Clusters categories. Pros: user friendly and kid-oriented (used in 3/4/5 lesson)
    https://www.bls.gov/k12/ Career searches, games, and videos. Uses the 16 Career Clusters. Pros: detailed descriptions & job outlook included, videos. Best for grades 4-12. (Used in mid & upper grades lesson)
    https://www.knowitall.org/ Videos of careers. Option to search by grade or subject. Best for lower grades. Pros: user friendly, good for younger students

    https://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip Interest Profiler using the O*Net Information from the US Dept. of Labor. Pros: detailed assessment, recommended by professionals. Cons: time consuming. Best for mid/upper grades.
    https://www.mynextmove.org/ Career search by key words & industry. Pros: very user friendly. Good for all grades.
    https://www.careeronestop.org/Videos/video-library.aspx?&frd=true: Videos of careers, skills and Interest assessments, and goal setting. Pros: Great videos with parent navigation help
    https://www.truity.com/test/holland-code-career-test Career Interest Self-Assessment according to Holland’s Personality Types Best for middle school & up. Pros: detailed, well-supported by research. Cons: time consuming
    http://www.educationplanner.org/students/career-planning/index.shtml Career searches, videos & a “what are your skills” survey to suggest careers. Student & parent tabs, & links to outside college and career planning tools. Best for upper grades (used in 6-8 lesson).
    https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/?navid=bf-cp College board administers the PSAT, SAT, and AP college entrance exams. Primarily geared towards college planning,8th graders can make a profile. College-bound students will familiarize themselves with this site in high school.

    Jessica Natonick, M.Ed.
    School CounselorThe Odyssey Program
    (503) 916 – 6310
    www.odysseyprogram.org
    You can find me on:
    Mondays 9:00am – 1:00pm
    Tuesdays & Thursdays all day


    April 14, 2017

    In this Edition:  download all attachments 
    K12 Performance Program Advertising: Below & Attached
    Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction: Below & Attached
    Picture Day Call for Volunteers: Below
    2nd Annual Odyssey Summer Campout August 12: Below
    Odyssey Talent Show Was a Huge Success! Below
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    Upcoming Events:
    Picture Day: Thursday, April 27
    Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction: Friday, May 20, 6 – 10 pm
    Odyssey Student Art Show: Thursday, May 25
    SAVE THE DATE: 2ND Annual Odyssey Summer Campout! August 12
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    K12 Performance Program Advertising

    Hello Odyssey Community! With the upcoming K12 performances, would you like to promote your business in the program? Would you or a family member like to congratulate your child for a job well done? If so, for a small donation you may either supply a pre-designed ad/business card or simply send us the text you’d like to include (up to 160 characters please) and we will create it for you. An estimated 250 programs will be distributed. The business card size is perfect for family well wishes (such as: ‘Congratulations cast on a wonderful show’). Friday, April 21st is the deadline for the program ads to be turned in so the designer has enough time to finalize the program before they are printed. If you are planning to put an ad in the K12 program, please get it to one of the teachers or to Jeff Blank (Anaya’s Dad) at jeffblankpdx@gmail.com as soon as possible. The order form is attached to this email as a PDF. If you have questions, please let me know!

    Thanks,
    Jeff Blank, jeffblankpdx@gmail.com
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    Hayhurst-Odyssey Auction – Buy Tickets and Please Donate Items!

    Another week and another reminder that summer is coming.

    Bunk Truck and Ruby Jewel will be catering our auction!
    Event begins at 6:00pm on May 20.

    Buy your tickets now at https://hayhurst.ejoinme.org/auction

    The money we generate from our auction this year will go to help pay the cost of moving the vast loads of material the Odyssey program uses out of garages and into proper storage. Former teachers and parents from the program shouldn't have to keep our store for us!

    The Odyssey parents are responsible for making four auction baskets. Donations can be dropped off in the office.

    For our art basket we have a large sturdy art easel that I would love to kit out with various art supplies. The wine, beer, cider basket is self-explanatory but I would love to get some fun accessories (like a growler or glasses) to go with the bottles we collect. Coffee break is a coffee tea snack baking basket. Obviously fun coffee/tea and mugs but muffin/scone mixes, cupcake papers, pre-packaged snacks, even baking supplies. Finally, summer picnic would include grilling supplies, condiments, yard games, and outdoor decorations.

    Please help up by making a donation by Friday, April 21.

    I'm happy to take things that people have sitting around there house, things that they are inspired to go purchase, or if you would rather I'll take cash/gift card and do the shopping myself.

    Questions?
    Contact Lisa VanNatta (mother of Gavin Smith)
    lisavannatta@yahoo.com 503.679.8070
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    Volunteer Needed for Classroom Picture Day

    We are in need of one parent volunteer to assist photographers the morning of Thursday, April 27th. Please contact Angela in the office if you are interested.

    Angela Hoffart
    Principal’s Secretary
    Odyssey Program @ E. Sylvan
    Phone: 503-916-6310
    Fax: 503-916-2124
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    2nd Annual Summer Odyssey Summer Campout August 12!

    It's never too early to think about Summer!

    Join us for a community campout this summer at the historic Dodge Park. It is 20 miles east of Portland (about an hour drive) at the confluence of the Sandy and the Bull Run rivers. There are flush toilets, showers, a playground, sandy beach, wading, fishing and 20 camping sites (15 tent and 5 RV). You can come out Friday (8/11) afternoon and stay both nights, or come out Saturday (8/12) for one night (or just the day). Last year we had a great time swimming, splashing and inner-tubing in the rivers, building fires, roasting marshmallow and getting to know each other better.

    Cost:
    Day trip: free
    1 night: $31.25
    2 nights: $54.25

    More information, pictures and directions about Dodge Park can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/index.cfm?&c=47496

    We have the Community Hall reserved all day Saturday and will plan at least one potluck meal all together.

    Let me (Sarah Silkie, ospc-vicechair@odysseyprogram.org) know if you are interested. I have reserved 15 sites, and there are another 5 that can be reserved independently.

    Thanks!
    Sarah

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    The Odyssey Talent Show was a huge success!

    Our talented students rocked the house on our beautiful new stage.

    Good news … the Talent Show will be back next year with a new date. For a variety of reasons the show has been moved from the spring to the fall for the 2017-18 school year.

    Mark you calendars for Thursday, October 12, 2017.

    See you then!
    Rebecca and Karen


    April 7, 2017

    In this Edition: download all attachments
    Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction: Below & Attached
    Picture Day Call for Volunteers: Below
    Scrip Orders Due Monday! Below & Attached
    2nd Annual Odyssey Summer Campout August 12: Below
    News You Can Use From Multnomah County Library: Below

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    Upcoming Events
    Scrip Orders Due: Monday, April 10
    PTA Clothing Center: Thursday, April 13
    Picture Day: Thursday, April 27
    Hayhurst/Odyssey Auction: Friday, May 20, 6 – 10 pm
    Odyssey Student Art Show: Thursday, May 25
    SAVE THE DATE: 2ND Annual Odyssey Summer Campout! August 12
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    Summer is coming! Did you see the sun?

    The Hayhurst Odyssey School Auction is just over a month away!

    Doors Open at 6:00pm Saturday, May 20
    $35 a ticket which includes entry, dinner, drinks and entertainment
    Tickets are now available online at:
    https://hayhurst.ejoinme.org/ auction

    The Odyssey parents are responsible for making four auction baskets. Donations can be dropped off in the office.

    For our art basket we have a large sturdy art easel that I would love to kit out with various art supplies. The wine, beer, cider basket is self-explanatory but I would love to get some fun accessories (like a growler or glasses) to go with the bottles we collect. Coffee break is a coffee tea snack baking basket. Obviously fun coffee/tea and mugs but muffin/scone mixes, cupcake papers, pre-packaged snacks, even baking supplies. Finally, summer picnic would include grilling supplies, condiments, yard games, and outdoor decorations.

    Please help up by making a donation by Friday, April 21.

    I'm happy to take things that people have sitting around there house, things that they are inspired to go purchase, or if you would rather I'll take cash/gift card and do the shopping myself.

    Questions?
    Contact Lisa VanNatta (mother of Gavin Smith)
    lisavannatta@yahoo.com 503.679.8070

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    Volunteer Needed for Classroom Picture Day

    We are in need of one parent volunteer to assist photographers the morning of Thursday, April 27th. Please contact Angela in the office if you are interested.

    Angela Hoffart
    Principal’s Secretary
    Odyssey Program @ E. Sylvan
    Phone: 503-916-6310
    Fax: 503-916-2124
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    TIME TO ORDER SCRIP!

    Scrip orders are due Monday, April 10th by 2:30pm – pick up will be Friday, April 14th

    Upcoming orders due dates –May 1, May 22 and June 5

    - 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!

    If you ordered See’s Candy – I will have it for you Monday, April 10th – I will be at school until 8am – then I will leave it with Angela.

    I will be at school briefly Friday &amp; 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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    2nd Annual Summer Odyssey Summer Campout August 12!

    It's never too early to think about Summer!

    Join us for a community campout this summer at the historic Dodge Park. It is 20 miles east of Portland (about an hour drive) at the confluence of the Sandy and the Bull Run rivers. There are flush toilets, showers, a playground, sandy beach, wading, fishing and 20 camping sites (15 tent and 5 RV). You can come out Friday (8/11) afternoon and stay both nights, or come out Saturday (8/12) for one night (or just the day). Last year we had a great time swimming, splashing and inner-tubing in the rivers, building fires, roasting marshmallow and getting to know each other better.

    Cost:
    Day trip: free
    1 night: $31.25
    2 nights: $54.25

    More information, pictures and directions about Dodge Park can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/index.cfm?&c=47496

    We have the Community Hall reserved all day Saturday and will plan at least one potluck meal all together.

    Let me (Sarah Silkie, ospc-vicechair@odysseyprogram.org) know if you are interested. I have reserved 15 sites, and there are another 5 that can be reserved independently.

    Thanks!
    Sarah
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    News You Can Use from the Multnomah County Library

    K-5​:​ Gardening ​I​nspiration
    It’s finally spring! Are you and your kids thinking of starting a garden this year? If so, check out this booklist created by Multnomah County Library’s School Corps team of librarians:
    Gardening grade 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. On it you’ll find books about gardening, native Oregon plants, companion gardening, and composting (fiction and nonfiction) for first, second, third, fourth, and fifth graders. And there are lots of free gardening programs for adults, kids and teens at the library this Spring! Follow the link or stop by your local library for more information.

    ​Grades 5-12: Summer Reading volunteer recruitment
    Do you have a teen (or tween) who wants to inspire people to read this summer? If ​ ​ so, they can volunteer with the Summer Reading program! As a volunteer, they will help people sign up for the game, award prizes, talk with people about books, and more. Volunteer shifts begin on June 16 and end on August 31. Summer Reading volunteer applications are available online at multcolib.org/volunteer or at your local library. Volunteers must be entering 6th grade in the Fall (or older.)

    ​G​rades 6-12: Free Teen Author visit
    An Evening with A.S. King.
    A.S. (Amy) King writes provocative novels for teens that balance raw, unflinching depictions of trauma with magic ​ ​ realist elements, humor and hope. Come hear her speak on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m ​ ​ at Taborspace. The event is free and is first come, first served. Get ​ ​ all the details at https://multcolib.org/events/evening-king/72829.

    Ruth Allen
    Youth Librarian
    Multnomah County Library
    503.988.0151
    Central Library
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Principal's
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  • April 2017

    Dear Hayhurst/Odyssey Community,

    Several weeks ago I sent you an email to inform you about our staffing for next year. I have an update. Our Counselor Lucas Partridge has accepted a job with the Las Vegas School district. We are sad to see him go, but excited to hear about his upcoming adventures. He has been a wonderful addition to our Hayhurst staff and has supported our students and families.

    This position will be filled through our districts HR process. I will still be hiring one counselor who will be split between the two schools for the 2017-18 school year.

    I will keep you posted as staffing updates occur.
    Thanks,
    Deanne
    Deanne Froehlich
    Principal
    Hayhurst/Odyssey
    503.916.6300
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District News

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  • Benson Tech rocked the SkillsUSA State Competition

     Benson Tech team at the SkillsUSA State Competition, April 2017
    During the SkillsUSA State Competition, this April 20-21, the Benson team landed a bucket full of medals!  All gold medalists qualify for the National Skills USA conference in Louisville, Kentucky June 19th - 23rd.

    Please congratulate all who participated.  They all were fantastic and made Benson Tech proud!

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  • Reminder: Bond materials distribution

    Principals:

    We have mentioned to you on several occasions but wanted to remind you that you will be receiving packets of materials to share with your school community about the proposed Health, Safety and Modernization capital construction bond that will be on the May 16 ballot.

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  • Are you prepared for the next earthquake?

    Mercy Corps is hosting an event that will feature information on how you can help prepare your home, your school and your community for the next big seismic event. You and your family are invited to attend:


    Where: Roosevelt High School
    New Auditorium (Entrance on N Ida & N Hudson)
    6941 N Central Street
    When: May 2, 6-7:30PM
    Childcare provided


    Contact:
    Susan Romanski
    US Director for Disaster Preparedness and Community Resilience
    sromanski@mercycorps.org

  • Buckman Choir Performance at BESC - Thursday, April 27 at 11am

    The Buckman choir will provide a special performance for BESC staff on Thursday, April 27 from 11-11:30am in the BESC foyer. We hope you can stop by and enjoy the music!

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