Capitol Hill families, please join us for Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 19, 6:00-7:30pm.
Greetings Capitol Hill Community,
My name is Mike Sauers and I am honored and excited to have been selected to serve as next principal at Capitol Hill Elementary School. I have heard fantastic things about the students, parents, and staff at Capitol Hill and can’t wait to begin developing relationships and getting to know you all.
I wanted to share a few things about myself. I am entering my 12th year in education and my 4th year in school administration. I am passionate about ensuring that the school creates an environment where ALL students feel safe, heard, and valued. I understand that students may need a variety of different supports in order to access their education. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Capitol Hill Staff to ensure that we provide the best educational environment for your child to be themselves and thrive. I have been married for 11 years to my wife and we have 4 wonderful girls. I strive to be present and enjoy every bit of life I am offered. I love being outside, eating and cooking good food, and watching movies. My favorite parts of Oregon are the cool mornings and evenings and beautiful landscape.
My Core Values. These values drive every decision that I make.
Student First Decision Making
Listen to Understand First
Honesty and Transparency
Realize we are All Humans
I am looking forward to our Kindergarten Meet & Greet scheduled for Tuesday, August 23rd from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the school. I will also be joining the Community Care Day on the 27th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Please be on the lookout for communication from the school with additional information about the start of the school year.
See you all soon!
Please review the attached drop off and dismissal procedures for the ‘22-'23 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 you to visit our school website at www.pps.net/capitolhill for school supply lists, upcoming events, student/parent handbook, important reminders, and classroom updates.
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:
Pick up and drop off on 17th in the designated Drop Off Only Zone in front of school
Harrison Park, which transitioned from a K-8 to a middle school this fall, recently held a school-wide vote for a new mascot. According to Principal Leah Dickey, these first few months as a middle school have been pivotal for students as they navigate the new exciting normal and establish an identity as a school and community. Picking a mascot has been an important part of that journey.
Principal Phu Dao is many things to the students and staff of Roseway Heights Middle School: mentor, role model, champion, friend. Ask anyone who has learned from and worked with him and they will tell you that he has dedicated his entire career to advocating for students, families, and educators. And now he’s being honored for that dedication.
Courageous Conversation, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that works with individuals and institutions to address racial disparities through sustained, fruitful dialogue, has named Principal Dao this year’s recipient of the Dr. Charles Hopson Racial Equity Principal Leadership Award.
Bird watching, Lego robotics, gardening, mindful art, coding, running and walking, the high-stakes world of self-governance. It’s all in a morning’s work for the students of Skyline K-8, where every Wednesday begins with participation in one of the school’s many C.A.S. clubs.
We need our community and PAT’s bargaining team to recognize that we are not unwilling to accept their proposal: we are unable. Even the proposal we have made will require at least $45 million in structural budget cuts over the next three years.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM School Board - Special Meeting
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Bond Accountability Committee (BAC)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Community Budget Review Committee (CBRC)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM School Board - Audit Committee
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM School Board - Student Success Committee
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM School Board - Facilities and Operations Committee meeting
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board- Regular Meeting