Odyssey Program

Living History Education
for Young Explorers

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  • March 9th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Scrip Update: Below & Attached

    Student Hearing & Vision Screenings: Below

    Raingarden-Watershed (Free) Workshop: Below

    Lice Fact Sheet: attached

    Run for the Arts 4/5: Below

    678 Confectioner’s Guild Truffles & Marzipan For Sale: Below & Attached

    Odyssey Spring Skate: Below

    Hayhurst Auction April 28: Attached


    Upcoming Events

    678 Guild Truffle & Marzipan Pre-Orders Due: Thursday, 3/15

    Raingarden-Watershed Workshop: Tuesday, 3/20, 6 – 7:30pm

    Student Hearing & Vision Screening: Friday, 3/23

    Run for the Arts: Thursday, 4/5

    Save the Date - Odyssey Spring Skate: Sunday, 4/22


    Scrip Update

    We are well on our way to meeting our goal for scrip income for the year! Order forms available below and on the bulletin board.

    SCRIP Page 1   SCRIP Page 2  

    Additionally, the local scrip center that we work with is facilitating a See's Candies fundraiser. So if you would like to buy some special chocolates check out the attached order form. I will be picking them up and distributing them along with the scrip right before spring break.

    Order Dates

    March 12 - See's Candy Orders due

    March 18 - Scrip Orders due

    March 22 & 23 - Scrip and See's Candies distribution

    Thanks! Lisa VanNatta <lisavannatta@yahoo.com>


    Hearing & Vision Screenings for Kinders, 1st and 3rd Grades

    Multnomah Education Service District (MESD) will be on site the morning of Friday, March 23rd to perform vision screenings for K, 1st and 3rd grade students and hearing screenings for K and 1st grade students.    

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary


    Raingarden-Watershed Workshop Tuesday 3/20, 6-7:30pm

    The Sylvan-Highlands Neighborhood Association and Odyssey parent Terri Preeg Riggsby, of the Tryon Creek Watershed Council, will be presenting a free raingarden-watershed workshop on Tuesday, 3/20, 6 – 7:30 pm at East Sylvan School. We’ll talk about stormwater and flooding problems and what you can do in your own backyard to mitigate for these problems. Included in the chat will be the negative impacts of non-native flora and fauna, and the benefits of native plants for wildlife habitat and water quality. Then we'll step outside to visit the newly installed Odyssey rain garden behind the school to see a working stormwater project - drinks and snacks provided, kids welcomed, free handouts!

    Please register so we can plan for drinks & snacks – just message Terri at tpriggsby@yahoo.com

    Thanks to the Sylvan-Highlands Neighborhood Association for procuring grant funding for the Odyssey rain garden! And a big thanks to all of the families and neighbors that helped build it!


    Run for the Arts!  Thursday 4/5

    Run For The Arts is scheduled for Thursday 4/5/18!   (Rain / makeup date is 4/12/18)

    All pledge sheets have been distributed. Please help your child(ren) complete the form and collect pledges. The online option is the easiest way to collect pledges and $!

    Pledge sheets are due Thursday 3/22/18. Turn in to homeroom teachers. 

    All $ is due 4/20/18. Turn in to homeroom teachers. 

    If you have questions or would like to volunteer on April 5th, contact

    Mr. Winkler ( jwinkler@pps.net ) or Jana Childes (jchildes@gmail.com )!

    Run for Fun!!! 

    - Mr. Winkler


    678 Confectioner’s Guild Truffles & Marzipan For Sale

    The confectioner’s guild has been busy preparing a wide selection of truffles and marzipan treats. These have been made with the finest ingredients; true Belgian chocolate, heavy cream, butter, honey and diverse natural flavorings. We will be selling mixed boxes at the fair, but for those who would like a customized box, we are taking pre-orders. If you are not attending the fair, you can pick up your boxes at the office. Please fill out the attached order form and leave it in the school office. Don't forget to leave your contact information on the back of the form.

    Cindy Eldkrona, eldkrona@gmail.com



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  • January 2018

    January 8, 2018


    Dear Odyssey Community,

    Happy New Year! Welcome back from Winter break! I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends! We have jumped back into the school year, and honestly it seems like winter break was months ago. I want to THANK everyone who participated in the Giving Snowman! This year as a school community we shared the joy of the holidays with 45 families in our school community. Lots of smiles, lots of tears, and lots of Thank You’s! Families truly do appreciate the support in making the holidays and winter break a joyous time of the year.

    Now that winter break is over, we are heading into the season of performances, guilds, and focus option nights which somehow all get wrapped up by the end of March.  Focus Option Information Nights will be Feb. 15, Feb. 22, and March 1st at 6:00pm at East Sylvan. If you have friends that are interested in the program, please encourage them to come to a focus option night. In order to get in the lottery it is mandatory that a parent attend an info. Night. We will have open spots at each grade level, especially several at the middle school level. All lottery applications need to be turned (paper or via email) into Enrollment and Transfer by March 2, 2018. 

    This is also the season for our fabulous plays. Save the dates and come and join the fun…. Thursday, Feb. 8 at 6:00-7:30pm will be the 345 Guild Fair in the cafeteria.  Come and see the historical characters from the American Revolution come to life.  Then on Sunday, Feb. 11 we will have two performances of the 345 play “The Birth of America”.  One at 11:00am and the other at 1:30pm. This is a great opportunity to see a play from another cluster, and see what lies ahead for you, if you are in k12 check in the office about tickets.

    Then on Thursday, March 15th the 678 cluster will host the Twelve Night performance, with a second performance and guild fair on Sunday March 18th.

    If we have snowy weather, please listen to the news, look at the district website, or you may receive a district phone call telling you about school openings/closing for the day. 

    Looking forward to the next five and half months of school (yes, the year is flying by)!

    Thank you again for all of your support.

    Happy New Year!


    Deanne Froehlich
    Principal, Hayhurst & Odyssey

District News

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  • Reflections on March 14th

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    On Wednesday, students across the nation chose to speak out on the issue of school safety. In many school communities, students observed a moment of silence and walked out of class to give voice to their thoughts and feelings. We should all listen.The horrific mass shootings that have taken student lives in recent years have provoked an incredibly important dialogue and created a valuable “teachable moment” for all of us. 

  • PPS Pulse, Mar. 13, 2018

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Grant’s title highlights PIL dominance in basketball; advice on health, safety
  • Guidance for March 14

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    Dear PPS families and staff,

    On Wednesday, March 14, schools across the U.S. will participate in activities to honor the 17 students and educators who were killed during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Here in the Portland Public Schools, Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero has shared with school leaders, students and families that he supports acknowledgement of this tragedy and encourages student-centered and developmentally appropriate school-wide activities, as well as classroom lessons and resource-sharing on the topic of safe, supportive and inclusive schools. 

  • Middle schools: Progress report

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    The District is opening new middle schools at Roseway Heights and Harriet Tubman as part of an effort to offer more equitable middle grades education in those communities. This is a large and complex task that involves dozens of PPS schools, programs and departments. A look at the progress: