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  • Champions will be new child care provider for Capitol Hill

    For the 2018-19 school year, Capitol Hill School will have a new child care provider – Champions. Champions will provide high-quality before- and after-school child care services. This is a known and well-regarded organization, providing child care in schools in the Portland area and across the country.

  • 2018-2019 School Supply Lists


    24 pre-sharpened Ticonderoga #2 pencils (yellow pencils only)

    2 large glue sticks (white color only)

    1 box 24 count Crayola crayons

    2 boxes Crayola markers wide tip

    2 black fine point Sharpie markers

    2 large dry erase markers

    1 wide rule composition book (plain/black and white cover)

    2 yellow highlighters

    2 plastic folders (plain/solid color)

    1 box/container of sidewalk chalk

    1 bottle Elmer’s glue (white)

    1 white 1 inch three-ring binder with plastic cover insert

    1 container baby wipes

    2 packages disinfecting wipes

    1 box facial tissues

    1 box quart size Ziploc bags

    1 backpack, labeled with name

    1 Ziploc bag labeled with name with spare pants, underwear, socks, and shirt

    1 pair of headphones in Ziploc bag, labeled with name

    Play dough (optional)

    Outdoor toys for recess: chalk, ball, jump rope, etc. (optional)

    All supplies and materials will be shared communally among all kindergarten classes (except individual items like backpacks, extra clothes, headphones), so please only get plain/solid colored items whenever it is specified.

     1st Grade

    2-4 large Elmer's glue sticks 

    12 Ticonderoga sharpened #2 pencils

    1 box 10 count Crayola Markers

    1 box 24 count Crayola crayons

    1 black wide-rule composition book

    1 black fine point Sharpie markers

    1 package of 3”x3” Post-its

    1 pack Watercolor paper 9"x 12"

     1 package unscented wet wipes for cleaning desks (refill packs are great!)

    1 box tissues

    1 pair of headphones, labeled with name 

    1 leak and shatter proof (not glass) water bottle, labeled with name

     2nd Grade

     1 box 24 count colored pencils

     4 large glue sticks

     2 fine point sharpies

     48 pre-sharpened #2 pencils

     1 box 24 count crayons

     1 watercolor set (16)

     1 single subject wide rule spiral notebook

     2 composition notebooks

     1 set 3x3 Post-It notes

     3 plastic pocket folders- blue, green, purple

     1” white 3-ringed binders with a clear white sleeve.

     1 9”x 12” watercolor pad

     1 roll of blue or green painter’s tape

     1 pair of scissors

     1 box tissue

     1 bottle hand sanitizer

     1 box of gallon or sandwich sized Ziploc bags

     1 Backpack

     1 set of Headphones

     1 container of 75 disinfecting wipes

    Third Grade

    1 ruler with standard & metric measurements

    1 pair Fiskars 5" pointed scissors

    72 pre-sharpened Dixon Ticonderoga #2 pencil

    4 highlighters

    1 package wide-rule loose-leaf notebook paper

    1 wide-rule spiral notebooks

    2 Mead composition books

    2 large Elmer's glue stick

    2 Pink Pearl erasers

    3 plastic pocket folders

    2 box 12 count Crayola colored pencils

    4 black fine point Sharpie markers

    2 box 12 count Crayola colored markers - thick tipped

    1 box 24 count Crayola crayons

    4 black Papermate Flair pens

    4 red ball point pens

    1 basic calculator

    1 ream white copy paper

    1 clipboard

    1 box sandwich size Ziploc bags

    3 box baby wipes

    1 pair headphones labeled with name

    3 box Kleenex

    1 hand sanitizer

     4th Grade

    2-3 large erasers

    48 pre-sharpened Ticonderoga pencils

    1 box 12 count colored pencils

    1 bottle liquid glue

    2 large glue sticks

    3 highlighters

    1 pair scissors

    1 packages sticky notes

    3-4 boxes tissues

    2 packages unscented wet wipes

    Headphones labeled with name (to keep at school)

    2 black sharpies or permanent markers

    1 composition book

    Ms. Browne’s 5th Grade Supply List

     **Please note that some supplies will be for community use.  We will label individual supplies as needed, there is no need to label items beforehand.

     48 sharpened #2 Ticonderoga pencils

     1 hand held pencil sharpener (plain, no toy designs)

     4 - two pocket folders (plain solid colors - no designs);

    1 yellow, 1 green, 1 red, 1 blue

     4 - Spiral notebooks, wide ruled (plain solid colors - no designs);

    1 yellow, 1 green, 1 red, 1 blue

     2 packages wide ruled paper

     2 Highlighters, 1 yellow, 1 pink

     1 Sharpie

     1 large glue stick

     1 pair of scissors

     1 package skinny markers

     1 Ruler in/cm

     1 box facial tissues

     1 package disinfectant wipes

     Mr. Naze’s 5th grade classroom supply list

     We are a community supplies classroom - please do not mark the supplies with your child’s name.

    I make a custom supply list each year based only on what is needed that year. I make a point of re-using supplies year-to-year (e.g. scissors) to limit family expenses.

     4 dozen sharpened #2 pencils with erasers (prefer Ticonderoga - no mechanical pencils)

     2 packages of plain pencil top erasers (prefer Ticonderoga cap erasers)

     5 two-pocket folders (plain solid colors - no designs); 1 yellow, 1 green,

    1 red, 1 blue, 1 purple

     4 spiral notebooks, wide ruled (plain solid colors – no designs); 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 purple, 1 blue

     2 plain pencil sharpeners (no toy shape sharpeners)

     2 packages 3”x3” yellow sticky notes

     2 large boxes facial tissue

     2 highlighters, 1 yellow and 1 pink

     1 package of wipes

    Wish List – If you can help purchase these items, it would be much appreciated.

     extra two-pocket folders (plain solid colors – no black, no designs), spiral notebooks, wide ruled (plain solid colors – no black, no designs), large boxes of facial tissue, #2 pencils with erasers (prefer Ticonderoga - no mechanical pencils), pencil top erasers              

    Mrs. Westfall 5th Grade School Supply List 
    #2 pencils – NO mechanical pencils

     erasable ballpoint pens (1 red/ 1 blue)

     1 plain pencil sharpener with cover – NO toy shapes

     1 set colored pencils

     1 4oz. bottle white glue

     1 glue stick

     1 solar calculator

     WIDE RULED notebook paper

     1 pair scissors

     1 12” ruler with inches and centimeters

     1 small box facial tissues

     1 container wet wipes

     1 3-ring binder-large rings with dividers(dividers should have tabs where a subject card can be inserted in slot) – large rings

     1 pack of subject dividers (dividers should have tabs where a subject card can be inserted in slot)

     1 highlighter




  • New Student Registration (Including Kindergarten 2018-2019)

    Below you will find enrollment paperwork and requirements for students new to Capitol Hill.  This is for grades K-5. Only completed packets will be accepted for enrollment.  If you would like a hard copy of registration paperwork we have it available in the office. Completed registration packets can be turned in to the Capitol Hill office between the hours of 7:30-3:00 Monday-Friday.
    Immunization Form ( Grades K - 5)
    Request for Records  (Grades 1-5)
  • A change to after school plans . . . .

    As many of you know, we are trying very hard to get our buses out on time at the end of the day.  After school plans change often for students.  You can help us when your students have a change by:


    1. If your student has a change to their Vermont Hills plan, please notify Amy or the main number (both listed below).  Steven is not always at our site, so you must contact numbers below. The school and Vermont Hills are separate and both school and Vermont Hills need to be contacted.


    Please report any Vermont Hills absences to their main office at (503)-452-8631. 
    For questions, comments, concerns, requests, or last minute absences, you can contact the Site Director,Steven Dobrinski, at

    1. If your student’s change in plan includes an after school enrichment course, the enrichment course instructor needs to be added to the after school plan for your student with the classroom teacher. Those courses are not a part of Capitol Hill Elementary and  rent our classrooms to offer the classes.  We are not allowed to release your students to the enrichment course without having your permission to do so.         


    1. If your student is riding a bus home with a friend please send a note with your student with the following information:


    1. Who your student is
    2. Who your student is going home with
    3. The date
    4. The bus number
    5. The stop they will be getting off at


    These notes will come to the office for approval and signature and become their pass to ride the bus.  Per the student handbook, bus passes should not be used for birthday parties etc.  This becomes a supervision issue for bus drivers.


    Thank you so much for helping us keep our students safe and in the correct place.  If there is an emergency/last minute change in plan that cannot be communicated at the beginning of the day, please email the classroom teacher, Heidi ( and Mike (  You can also call 503.916.6303 but the phones sometimes get very busy.







    The last day of school! Hard to believe it’s here, but it was bound to arrive!


    It’s been a busy week with The Portland Play, Kindergarten Promotion, Awards Assemblies, and today the Fifth Grade Promotion. The students have done wonderfully...and so have the teachers. ;) The last week of school is always exciting!


    I want to thank you all for your kind words and well wishes. I’ve greatly enjoyed my time here at Capitol Hill and thank you all for your involvement and support. I am so appreciative of all that this community does to support the school and staff.


    I’m looking forward to my next adventures which include spending more time with my husband, granddaughters, and family. I will be off in July to visit my mom and take on a greater share of her care. I’m also looking forward to visiting Kauai with family in August and Spain with my husband in October. Finally, I’m just looking forward to doing all the things that have been put to the side like gardening and writing.


    Finally, I want to wish you all the very best in the future. This school is filled with awesome students and I have no doubt they will go on to do great things! I also have no doubt that this community will continue to support staff and students in a way that makes this school a great big family; it’s what makes Capitol Hill a Great Place to Grow!

    Have an awesome summer! Principal Williams



    June 1st, 2018


    Imagine this, the fifth grade beat the staff at kickball today! Congratulations 5th graders! It was essentially a whole school recess followed by the annual visit from the fire department. The firemen were a bit incredulous, asking if I really wanted the kids to be sprayed?!? Yes! It was quick and fun!


    It’s hard to believe that we’re down to the last week of school... and it will be busy!


    • Monday, 6/4: The Portland Play - 9:00 AM school assembly; 6:30 Community Performance
    • Tuesday, 6/5: Field Day: 3rd - 5th 9 - 10:30AM; K - 2nd: 12:15 - 1:45PM
      • Movie and Popsicles during lunch
    • Wednesday, 6/6: Kindergarten Promotion 12:40PM
    • Thursday, 6/7: Awards Assemblies
    • Friday, 6/8: Fifth Grade Promotion - Last day of school


    In keeping with our effort to reduce paper usage, we will again send digital report cards via ParentVue in Synergy. However, we are happy to print a report card; please ask your student’s teacher, and if you need assistance accessing the system, please contact Heidi or Mike. Teachers will have them online by 3:00 on Tuesday, June 12th.


    As we look ahead to next year, I want to let you know that we have made a vast improvement in how class assignments will be communicated. With the exception of Kindergarten students, you should expect to hear electronically and/or through ParentVue, to which class your student is assigned by August 21st. School starts for 1st - 5th, Monday, August 27th. Kindergarten parents will be contacted with an assessment time and then class assignments will be decided. Kindergarteners start school Thursday, August 30th.


    Staff currently projected for next year include the following:


    Kindergarten: Ms. Keo, Ms. Lockett, Ms. Marsh

    1st: Ms. Bolgioni, Ms. Casey, Ms. Jendrzejek

    2nd: Ms. Fronk, Ms. Merrill, Ms. Pepitone

    3rd: Ms. Husbands, Ms. Standish, Ms. Younie

    4th: Ms. Caron, Ms. Gary, Mr. Jaquiss

    5th: Ms. Browne, Mr. Naze, Ms. Westfall

    Learning Center: Ms. Gillette

    PE: Mr. Gustin and TBD

    Art: Ms. Helmsworth

    ELL: Ms. Kirklie

    Library: Ms. Dahinden

    Library Assistant: Ms. Morgan

    Counselor: Mr. Zelazek

    School Psych: Ms. Kirkpatrick

    Speech: TBD

    Para-educators: Mr. Jones

    Secretaries: Ms. Reichelt, Mr. Eskew

    Custodians: Mr. Schneberger, Mr. McCauley, Mr. Mulualem

    Principal: Mr. Walker


    Finally, if you’ve entered the front doors, you know we have quite a collection of clothing. Please check for lost items as it will all be sent to the PTA closet.


    Have a great weekend,

    Principal Williams




             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


    Have a great weekend! Principal Williams








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