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Capitol Hill School

A Great Place to Grow

8401 SW 17th AvePortland, OR 97219Ph 503-916-6303Fx 503-916-2616

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    April 24, 2020

    Dear Capitol Hill Families,

    We hope your child has found some joy from participating in our school wide weekly activities. I was in some classes during PJ and Stuffy Fun Friday and the children were having a blast. Next week we have a scavenger hunt planned for the weekly activity and teachers will be playing I Spy with students for Fun Friday. Please click here for the scavenger hunt activity.

    I also invite you to watch our Staff’s Messages of Hope by clicking on this link. The links for Student Messages of Hope from each class are below. Just click on the link to go to the student messages from that class. If you still want your child to participate in this activity, simply go to the link I sent previously, sign in with your child’s PPS Google account, and post a video.

    Ms. Guthrie

    Ms. Fronk

    Ms. Caron

    Ms. Kramer

    Ms. Pepitone

    Ms. Gary

    Ms. Lockett

    Ms. Vo

    Mr. Jaquiss

    Ms. Bolgioni

    Ms. Marienburg

    Ms. Hamilton and Ms. Morgan

    Ms. Casey

    Ms. Standish

    Mr. Naze

    Ms. Jendrzejek

    Ms. Younie

    Ms. Westfall

    We have a lot of fun things planned for the rest of the year with our final activity being a Last Day of School Staff Car Parade for our students. The activities we have planned are as follows:

    Week of


    School Wide Activity 

    Fun Friday Activity

    April 13 


    Messages of Hope 

    Crazy Hair Day 

    April 20 


    Bear Hunt 

    PJs and Stuffies Day 

    April 27


    Scavenger Hunt 

    I Spy 

    May 4 


    Class Message Pictures 

    Crazy Hat Day

    May 11 


    Song for class 

    Class Music /Dance Party 

    May 18 


    Art Collage 

    Share Your Art Day

    May 25


    Share Something You Love

    Show and Tell 

    June 1


    Last Day of School: Teacher Car Parade 

    Spirit Week

    This pandemic has impacted many in our community in ways we could never have imagined. The district is still distributing devices and has begun providing Wi-Fi to families in need. Contact me as soon as possible if you need either of these things so I can sign you up. We are also partnered with a number of programs that can help your family if you have food, clothing, shelter, or other needs. If you need any support, including something I have not mentioned, please reach out. We care about you and we are here for you if you need us.

    In partnership,

    Aimee Alexander-Shea



    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.



    Aimee Alexander-Shea





             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:


    • 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

    traffic pattern









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