Capitol Hill School

A Great Place to Grow

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  • New Volunteer Sign In

    Dear PPS Community,
     
    Portland Public Schools will begin implementing a new visitor/volunteer management system in the 2019/20 school year. Part of keeping students and staff safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times. Upon entering a PPS school, visitors/volunteers will need to present a government issued identification (ID), i.e. drivers license, passport, consulate card, etc. All names will be automatically checked against the sex offender registry, and registered sex offenders will not be permitted to enter the school grounds (View Policy: Registered Sex Offenders 3.10.015-AD or https://www.pps.net/domain/4814). 
     
    All visitors/volunteers will need to wear the printed name badge that identifies their name, the date and their destination. The system will create a record with the scanned photo, name, date of birth, and last four digits of the ID number. If you are undocumented or do not have a  government-issued ID, bring the official records that you have (i.e. birth certificate, foreign passport, etc.) and school administrators will evaluate and make determinations. Our database is for PPS district use only, and information is not shared with any outside agency. 
     
    Approved volunteers who have cleared a Volunteer Background Check will already have their names in the system; however, they will still need to provide their ID upon their first visit. Upon future visits, they will be able to use their name to pull up their record and sign in. Approved volunteers may chaperone and work with students in our schools, whereas, visitors are only allowed restricted access and for shorter lengths of time. New volunteers should visit www.pps.net/volunteer to complete the online volunteer application.    Thank you, in advance, for your understanding and support of enhancing school safety protocols in our district. Please bear with us over the next few months while we implement this new system, as it may take longer to sign-in with our office staff.

  • Capitol Hill School Dismissal Procedures 2018-2019

    Traffic in Front of School 

     
    Parent who pick up or drop off their children at school are asked not to park directly in front of the school as it is a safety hazard (bus zone, safety patrol on duty, ect.).
     
    Please observe the orange cones and no parking signs and do not stop or park in these areas as you will block the view of the safety guards.
     
    Please do not make a U-Turn in front of the school as it is against the law.
     
    All children and adults MUST cross with the crossing guards. Please do not wave your children across the street to meet you.
     
    To facilitate the traffic flow in front of Capitol Hill during arrival and dismissal of students, we request that drivers use the route shown below. BY maintaining mostly one-way traffic on 17th during these times, we hope to reduce congestion and provide a safer environment for pedestrians.
     
    The safest place to pick up or drop off students is at the curb on the school side of 17th. Please do not pull up to the crosswalk and then stop to load or unload passengers. We hope that this traffic pattern will increase the safety of our children.  

     

    • Please no U-Turns
    • Please park the correct direction

    traffic pattern

     

     
     
     
     
    Capitol Hill  School Arrival and Dismissal Procedures 2019-2020
     
    Arrival 
    Student safety is our number one priority at Capitol Hill Elementary School. This includes a safe dismissal process. School administration, teachers, and parents must continue to work together to create routines that ensure our students will get to the correct buses, after-school care, and home safe and sound. Co-ordination between the school, teachers and parents is critical in making sure our students get where they are supposed to be.
     
    Our building opens at 7:45 am when staff arrive. If you bring your child to school, please wait until 7:45 to drop them off. Upon arrival, your child will either go to the cafeteria for breakfast or to their classroom to line up and get ready for the day.  
     
    Dismissal 
    Communication regarding changes to after-school pick-up plans MUST be communicated to both the front office staff (Heidi and Mike) and the classroom teacher. Creating and implementing a predictable routine and process during dismissal will ensure our students know where they are going, how to get there, and who will be there to meet them. The dismissal procedure for the 19-20 school year is explained below.

     

    Kindergarten: Bus Riders and after-school care (Champions) will be walked to Bus Dismissal area or picked up by Champions Staff. For students not riding a bus or attending afterschool care a parent or individual verified by student registration will pick up their student(s) from their classroom teacher after the bell rings at 2:15pm. We politely ask families to wait until after 2:15pm to pick up their students from the classrooms.

     

    1st-2nd Grade: Bus riders and afterschool care will be released from their classrooms to the bus pick up area (under the covered area on our blacktop) or to Champions (in the cafeteria) after the bell rings. Students are expected to go straight to these designated areas after the bell rings and check in with staff. For students not riding a bus or attending afterschool care a parent or individual verified by student registration will pick up their student from their classroom teacher after the bell rings at 2:15pm. We politely ask families to wait until after 2:15pm to pick up their students from the classrooms.

     

    3-5th Grade: Bus riders and afterschool care will be released from their classrooms to the bus pick up area (under the covered area on our blacktop) or to Champions (in the cafeteria) after the bell rings. Students are expected to go straight to these designated areas after the bell rings and check in with staff. All students not riding a bus or attending afterschool care will be released after the bell rings at 2:15pm. Parents may pick their child up from the classroom or ask their child to meet them in a specific spot (other than playground due to bus dismissal) for pick up. Both the teacher and parent should know where the student is expected to be picked up at. If the teacher does not know where the designated pick up location is the student will remain in the classroom with the teacher until this information is communicated. Any individual picking up a student must be verified as having permission to do so by the parent via the student registration form.

     

    Additional note: All students riding a bus or attending after school care will receive a tag for their backpack and a colored carabineer. The color of the carabineer corresponds to the bus they will be riding or to the afterschool care program (Champions) they will be attending.

     

    Please do not hesitate to reach out to the school office if you have any questions, or concerns. Thank you for helping us continue to make Capitol Hill a great place to grow!

     

     

  • Capitol Hill Vision and Mission Statement

    Vision: The vision of Capitol Hill Elementary is to provide an inclusive community for students, families and staff where everyone is safe supported and respected. Together we will foster a love for life-long learning. 

    Mission: Our collective mission at Capital Hill is to foster a growth mindset that supports both academic and social-emotional growth. Through rigorous instruction and building meaningful relationships we will instill confidence in our students to take risks and overcome challenges. 

  • School Supply List 2019 2020

    Kindergarten Supply List

              4 large glue sticks (purple, if possible) 

    1 box 24 count Crayola crayons 

    1 box 24 count colored pencils

    2 boxes Crayola markers, wide tip 

    1 box Crayola markers, fine tip

    1 box Paper Mate felt tip pens, black

    2 Pink Pearl erasers

    2 large dry erase markers 

    1 wide rule composition book (plain/black and white cover) 

    2 plastic folders (plain/solid color) 

    1 bottle Elmer’s glue (white) 

    1 white 1 inch three-ring binder with plastic cover insert 

    2 container baby wipes 

    1 packages disinfecting wipes 

    1 box facial tissues 

    1 backpack, labeled with name 

    1 Ziploc bag labeled with name with spare pants, underwear, socks, and shirt 

    1 pair of headphones in Ziploc bag, labeled with name 

    All supplies and materials will be shared communally among all kindergarten classes (except individual items like backpacks, extra clothes, headphones), so please only get plain/solid colored items whenever it is specified.

     First Grade 2019-20


    Community Supplies - please do NOT mark the supplies with your child’s name.

    4 large Elmer's glue sticks

    12 YELLOW or recycled wood Ticonderoga sharpened #2 pencils

    2 boxes 10 count Crayola Markers (1 box classic, 1 box fine line)

    1 box 24 count Crayola crayons

    1 black fine point Sharpie marker

    2 two-pocket folders (plain solid colors - no designs);     1 red 1 blue

    1 pack Watercolor paper 9"x 12"

    1 package unscented wet wipes REFILL packs for cleaning desks

    1 box tissues


    Personal Supplies:

    1 pair of headphones, labeled with name

    1 leak and shatter proof (not glass) water bottle, labeled with name

     

    Wish List – donate (new or used in good condition)

    it would be much appreciated:

    • extra two-pocket folders (plain solid colors – no black, no designs),
    • Alcohol Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer
    • Extra headphones
    • Headphone splitters for iPads
    • Homemade playdough
    • Colored sharpies


    Extra headphones

    • Headphone splitters for iPads
    • Homemade playdough
    • Colored sharpies


    2nd Grade

     1 box 24 count colored pencils

     2 large glue sticks

     2 black sharpies (not fine)

     48 Ticonderoga #2 pencils

     1 box 24 count crayons

     1 box Crayola markers (thick)

     1 watercolor set (16)

     1 single subject wide rule spiral notebook

     2 composition notebooks (black and white)

     3 plastic (not paper) pocket folders- blue, green, purple

     1 9”x12” watercolor pad

     1 box tissue

     1 box of gallon Ziploc bags

    1 set of Headphones (please label and put in zip lock bags)

     1 container of disinfecting wipes/we prefer Seventh Generation /less chemicals!

     3rd grade supply list

    48 pre-sharpened pencils

    1 package wide ruled, loose leaf notebook paper

    1 ream white copy paper

    1 Mead composition notebook

    1   1” 3-ring binder

    1 Elmer’s glue stick

    1 pink pearl eraser

    1 plastic pocket folder

    2 box (12 count) Crayola markers

    2 black fine-tipped sharpie markers

    3 box baby wipes or Clorox wipes

    2 box Kleenex

    1 three ring zipper pencil pouch for inside 3 ring binder

     

    4th/5th Blend

    2 dz. Ticonderoga

    Pencil Sharpener with lid

    Glue sticks – 2 large

    Ruler

    Colored pencils

    1 ream wide ruled notebook paper

    Scissors

    2 or more boxes of tissue

    1 container of wet wipes

    2 highlighters (different colors)

Principal's
Message

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    Dear Capitol Hill Families,

     

    I am very excited to welcome you back to the ‘19-‘20 school year. I hope that you have had an amazing summer. At Capitol Hill, we have been hard at work finishing construction, getting classrooms ready, and planning for our first days back with students. Please help me in thanking Ms. Reichelt and Mr. Eskew for setting up materials, Mr. McCauley and his custodial team for preparing the building and grounds, and our teachers for planning and attending trainings about our new reading curriculum during these last summer days.  

    Here are a few important dates to add to your calendar:

     August 24: Community Care Day (9:00-1:00)                    t-shirts, snacks, and water provided 

     August 28: First Day of School for 1st – 5th grades

     September 3: First Day of School for Kindergarten

     September 5: Ice Cream Social (5:30 – 6:30)

     September 12: Picture Day

    September 26: Back to School Night (5:30 – 7:00)

     

    Please review the attached drop off and dismissal procedures for the ‘19-‘20 school year. Help us make safety a priority by following these guidelines. Here are a few very important things to remember about drop off and pick up. Our building opens at 7:45am so please wait until that time to drop your child off at school. Please remember to return your After School Plan on the first day of school so we know how your child is getting home. I encourage your to visit our school website at www.pps.net/capitolhill for school supply lists, upcoming events, student/parent handbook, important reminders, and classroom updates.

    As your new Principal, I am honored to join the Capitol Hill Community. The high level of dedication, care, and support each family and staff member shows at our school has already become apparent in the short time I have been here. If you volunteer at our school, thank you! If you don’t, please consider signing up. The first step is filling out the background check at www.pps.net/Page/149. It takes a village to raise children and we would love to have you join ours. I am committed to working with each of you to create a nurturing school environment that meets your needs and expectations.

    Thank you for entrusting us with your precious child. We are committed to ensuring that Capitol Hill is a safe and loving place that truly is a great place to learn and grow. Please drop by, call or email me if you ever you have a question, concern, or would simply like to introduce yourself.

    Sincerely,

     

    Aimee Alexander-Shea

    Principal


     

     

    TRAFFIC INFORMATION 

             I also want to encourage you to follow our Capitol Hill Traffic Plan. Remember that you are welcome to park in any available space in the parking lot and that you're welcom to come early to school. The drop-off is not busy at 7:45. Here are some general suggestions from our traffic plan:

    DO: 

    • Pedestrians and bikes only on Carson 7:30 - 8:15; 2:00 - 2:30
    • Cross only at crosswalks
    • Drop students off school curbside only
    • Keep 17th One Way - south during drop-off times
    • Be mindful of students crossing at 16th and Carson

    Please Don't: 

    • Make U turns in front of the school (it's unsafe and illegal)
    • Load/unload students at the crosswalk/yellow curbs
    • Block the parking lot entrance/exit
    • Park in the wrong direction

     

     Pick up and drop off on 17th in the designated Drop Off Only Zone in front of school

    • Drop students school curbside
    • Do NOT drop at yellow curbs
      • Limit vehicle traffic on Carson 7:45 – 8:05; 2:05 – 2:30

     

    • Please no U-Turns
    • Please park the correct direction

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