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  • Eagle Pride

    Markham students in action, helping the community. With the generous help of Urban Forest Pros, these students helped spread chippings from their tree recycling service project!
     
     Cub Scouts  cub scouts
  • Markham School Tours

    Tours for prospective families – Please call the office to schedule

    Wednesdays 9:00 to 10:00 except for March 7th 10:00 to 11:00

    February 28th

    March 7th

    March 14th

    March 21st

  • Connect to Kindergarten Events

    Winter - Thursday, February 8th 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the auditorium (Parents Only)

    Spring - Thursday, May 24th 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the library (Parents Only)

Principal's
Message

  • February 9, 2018

    Happy February Markham Families,

    I am almost ready to say that winter has gone and spring has sprung, but I will hold my sentiment.  I know how the weather can be so unpredictable.  In the meantime, we are enjoying being able to go outside for recesses and other outdoor activities.

    This nice weather is also allowing us to get a jump on our Student Learning Garden.  Late last school year I met with Lauren Rosenstein (Green Schoolhouse), Steve Kennett (Dig In Community) and Michelle Mathis (Learning Landscapes) to discuss Markham becoming a grant recipient for students and teachers to be involved in re-establishing the garden, improving the storm water runoff and possibly planting native plants.  The non-profit organizations surveyed a number of schools.  The survey work was funded by West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District.  Markham was selected as the Markham Greening Schoolyard Project.  This is exciting news and wonderful learning opportunities for our students.  Ms. Rosenstein is already at work getting soil samples to send in to make sure it isn’t contaminated with anything. When given the all clear our teachers and students are ready to go.  

    Congratulations are in order for our 4th grader, Fatuma A. in Mr. Rook’s classroom.  Markham participated in the district Spelling Test and she will be the Markham representative on Saturday, April 7th at the district level.  District winners move on to the regional level. Regional winners compete at the September 2018 Oregon State Fair.  We are cheering you on, Fatuma!

    I would like to send out a big thank you to our Markham Events Committee in the successful planning of Family Literacy Night.  We had 445 attendees!  Wow!

    2nd quarter Art grades will be entered on 3rd quarter grading period.  

    Reminder:  Let’s get ready to honor and celebrate our 5th graders with our Chinese New Year Dragon Parade.  This signifies a rite of passage for our 5th graders as they are preparing to enter middle school next year.  This is a time honored tradition at Markham and will take place on the actual Chinese New Year this year.  It is Friday, February 16th.  All Markham families are encouraged to come as we line the halls starting at 2:30 to cheer them on.  We are very proud of each one of them!

    Pennies for Peace took place from January 16th through Friday, February 2nd.  PTA helps to orchestrate this endeavor.  All proceeds go to Green Village Schools, a Portland based non-profit that builds and supports schools for boys and girls in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in order to promote peace and prosperity.  This year we collected over $539. Way to go Markham Community!

    Auction Reminder:

    Markham's NERDS RULE Auction is March 3, 2018. You do not want to miss this fun and worthwhile event! It will take place at The Foundry at Oswego Pointe.  The address is 320 Oswego Pointe Drive, Lake Oswego.   Please follow the link for more information and to purchase tickets:  https://markham.tofinoauctions.com/auction2018.  “Be there and Be Square!”

    Check out the center hall showcase! Classroom projects for the auctions are being displayed as they are completed.  Thank you parent volunteers for your time and efforts in working with the students to create wonderful, one of a kind masterpieces.  

    Sincerely,

    Shawn Garnett

    Principal

     

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