Vestal Elementary School

Our richly-diverse community nurtures life-long learning to support all students
in achieving their very highest educational and personal potential.

161 NE 82nd AvenuePortland, OR 97220Ph (503) 916-6437Fx (503) 916-2679

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  • Hey all, happy warm Thursday!

    Tomorrow is Spirit Day...although it may also be beneficial to be Shorts Day as it is going to be a hot one!

    This week has been full of celebration for all the teachers and staff! Thanks to everyone who donated to the amazing brunch on Wednesday....now we need some recipes! If your child hasn't yet, there is still time to have them draw a picture or write a letter of what they appreciate about their teacher or other adult at Vestal that they appreciate.

    Huge thanks to our amazing PTA for all of their support and gifts this week!

    On a personal note- I needed to be away from school today (and I will be again tomorrow) as my father has to undergo major surgery and is needing a lot of support. I texted a friend from the hospital today saying, "Boy, I sure enjoy a school more than a hospital." I really dislike being away from school, but I am thankful Vestal is such a strong community. I'll be spending the night in his hospital room tonight...wish me luck.

    Vestal Peace, Sabrina

    Please read this great note from Ms. Hazen-

    Hello Everyone,

    Here's what's happening in library this week! We are celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage all month through the authors we are reading ♥️

     

    In 4th and 5th grade, we are coding using Scratch. Our first project is redesigning the Google logo. Ask your kiddo to show you what they have coded so far! 

    In 3rd and 2nd we are doing a nonfiction study with Jason Chin books. This week, we read his nonfiction Redwoods and summarized the facts presented in the book as well as drew sketches of the Redwoods and forest animals. 

    In 1st and Kinder, we read Juna's Jar by Jane Bahk, and then made our own special jars. We continue to practice making connections in text, comparing and contrasting stories we have read throughout the year, and finding patterns in the author's writing. 

    Summer reading promotion will start in a couple of weeks! For more information you can go to https://multcolib.org/summer-reading. You can find online game boards here, 

    Also! May 24th we are having a Laps for Reading event to raise money for Reading Results and field trips. Below are the details, and I will be the contact if you have questions. 

     

    👟 VESTAL LAPS FOR READING – MAY 24th, 2024  👟

    PARENTS ARE WELCOME TO COME 

    • For every lap a student runs, they will get a colored bracelet 🌈

    • Students will get a pledge form with a QR code and the total number of laps they ran after the race to take home. 

    •  Family and friends are ENCOURAGED to scan the QR code and give a lump sum donation or donation per lap 🙂  - all donations are due by June 10th. We can take a check or cash too please have your kiddo give it to your teacher. 

    • At lunch on June 10th,  we will distribute awards and have an all school treat. The top lap runners per grade will receive an award!

    We are raising money for our Reading Result program and extra money will go towards 2024-2025 field trips. 

     

    Email Alicia at ahazen@pps.net if you have any questions. 

     

    SCHEDULE: on blacktop playground area

    TIME

    GRADE

    Teacher and Helper

    9:30-10:00

    2,4

    Faith

    Gio

    Gina

    Molly

    Alicia 

    10:05-10:35

    K,1

    Emily

    Erin

    Nicole

    Eric

    Alicia 

    10:40-11:10

    3,5

    Lael

    Jenny

    James

    Brooke

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