• On June 19, apps4pps.net changes to student.pps.net!

    Students wishing to log into their PPS Google account away from school and during the summer will need to use a new domain name, student.pps.net, starting June 19. For example, if your username is ksmith1234@apps4pps.net, your new username would be ksmith1234@student.pps.net.

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  • June 8th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Farewell Message from Vice Principal Self: Below

    Student PPS Account Change: Below

    Fall Festival Party Board Leadership Volunteers: Below

    Farewell Party for Principal Froehlich: Attached

    Lost & Found: Below

    Odyssey Summer Family Campout at Oxbow Park: Below

    Odyssey Summer Playdates: Attached

    Summer Student Health Center for All Students: Attached

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Last Day of School: Wednesday, June 12

    Principal Froehlich’s Farewell Party: Thursday, June 13, 6-7pm at Hayhurst

    Odyssey Summer Family Campout at Oxbow Park! August 23 - 25

    Save the Date - Fall Festival: Saturday, September 21

    Odyssey Summer Playdates: Every Tuesday, July 9 – August 20, 4:30-6pm, Odyssey Playground

     

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    Farewell Message from Vice-Principal Self

    Dear Odyssey,

    It has been such a pleasure to be a part of the Odyssey Community for the last three years.  Thank you for trusting me, helping me, and challenging me everyday.  I have learned something from each of you and I will miss the warm smiles, enthusiastic learning, and helpful attitude.  While I am excited to move on to my next adventure, please know that Odyssey will always hold a special place in my heart! 

    Best Wishes,

    Denise 

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    Student PPS Account Change

     

    On June 19, apps4pps.net changes to student.pps.net!

    Students wishing to log into their PPS Google account away from school and during the summer will need to use a new domain name, student.pps.net, starting June 19. For example, if your username is ksmith1234@apps4pps.net, your new username would be ksmith1234@student.pps.net.

     

    Thank you,

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    The Odyssey Program at East Sylvan

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    Fall Festival Food Cart Ideas

     

    The Fall Festival team is in search of food suggestions and feedback regarding the dinner option(s) that will be available for the Fall Festival. Are there any Odyssey Families that have a connection to a food truck owner that may be interested in selling food at the event?

     

    We are looking to book a food truck that will be interested in partnering with us in a "restaurant night" style service where a percentage of the proceeds are donated back to the school for fundraising efforts.

     

    Please contact Danica (danicawnuk@gmail.com) or Todd (tcstevenson@gmail.com) with feedback and suggestions.

     

    Thank you for helping make the 2019 Fall Festival a success!

     

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    Lost and Found

     

    Lost & Found is piling up again….  The next time you’re at school please check our Lost and Found for any items your student has misplaced.  It’s located in the stairwell near the gym and Ms. Gregoire’s classroom. 

     

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    The Odyssey Program at East Sylvan

    P:  503.916.6310

    F:  503.916.2124

     

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    Odyssey Summer Family Campout at Oxbow Regional Park August 23-25

    Join us for a community campout this summer at Oxbow Regional Park. It is 25 miles east of Portland (about a 45 minute drive) on the Sandy River. There are flush toilets (and a few vault toilets), free hot showers, a playground, an amphitheater, many trails and access to sandy beaches, wading, inner tube floating. There are 14 tent sites that we reserved (unfortunately, no RV sites were available). You can come out Friday afternoon and stay both nights, or come out Saturday for one night (or just the day). We always have a great time swimming, splashing and inner tubing in the river, building fires, roasting marshmallow and getting to know each other better. Note that camping sites are limited, so don’t wait until the last minute!

    More information, pictures and directions to Oxbow Regional Park can be found here: https://www.oregonmetro.gov/parks/oxbow-regional-park/camping-oxbow

    Cost:

    2 nights: $52 + a one time $5 parking fee that you pay to the park when you arrive (up to two cars per site)

    1 night:   $38 +  a one time $5 parking fee that you pay to the park when you arrive (up to two cars per site)

    Day trip: $5 for parking that you pay to the park

    Contact Marie-Eve Thifault if you want to join in the fun at mthifault@gmail.com and include the following:

    ·        Name and number of people in group

    ·        Which nights (Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24)

    ·        You preferred site number and a second and third choice just in case. This Google doc spreadsheet lists the sites that we reserved. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EbfSyQrelAY8cQsJrGxo3TeRV2j2i9B4_EKWhnM1BRk/edit?usp=sharing

    Here is the link to the campsite map: https://www.oregonmetro.gov/sites/default/files/2019/02/08/Oxbow-camping-guide.pdf

    Paypal (david.nicholas.barsic@gmail.com) and Venmo (David Barsic) payments preferred but you can also pay with a check (contact us for details). 

    Hope you can join the fun!

    Marie-Eve Thifault & David Barsic

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Principal's
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  • June 7, 2019

    Dear Odyssey Community,

    This is a very difficult letter to write to all of you. When one becomes a principal of a school, they embark on a journey of working with families, students and staff to build a strong educational community. Over the past 10 years, we have accomplished many wonderful things together. Making Odyssey a great school, filled with learning, educational growth, building a strong sense of community, settling into a home of our own, and a happy and safe place to see your children start their educational career. 

    The time has come that I will be making a transition to another school. I have accepted the principal position for Lewis Elementary School in Southeast Portland. I will begin this chapter of my career on July 1, 2019. Change is difficult, but can also be very positive. I like to have that outlook on all aspects of life. 

    The process for selecting a new principal will begin immediately. The first step is that the Senior Director of the Wilson Cluster, Kristie Lindholm, will hold a community meeting. At this meeting, district leaders want to hear from parents and teachers about our school needs and the characteristics that make our school special. During the meeting, you will get more information on the full hiring process in much more detail. More information to come soon on the date and 
    time of the meeting. Gina Roletto, who was assigned here to be the Assistant Principal, has been offered another position and will not be joining Odyssey. The new principal, with district support, will select the assistant principal for the Odyssey Program. 

    Saying good-bye is never easy, and I know this will be difficult for me, after so many years of building relationships with students, families and staff. Odyssey is definitely one of my favorite schools in my educational journey and will always have a special place in my heart. 

    Thank you for being such a wonderful community. 

    Best regards,
    Deanne Froehlich

District News

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    Dear Sellwood Community,

    I am pleased to announce that Jeandré Carbone will be the new principal at Sellwood Middle School. Jeandré is a systematic, goals-based leader who is known for a positive attitude and community building. She is an experienced educator who has taught around the world and has been in Portland Public Schools for 13 years.

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  • Time Changed for TSCC Public Hearing on 2019-20 PPS Budget

    A public hearing will be held by the Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission on the budget approved by the Budget Committee for Portland Public School District 1J, Multnomah County, Oregon for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The hearing will be held in the Board Auditorium at the Blanchard Education Service Center (BESC), 501 North Dixon Street, Portland, Oregon, on the 25th day of June at 3 p.m.

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  • Free Summer Arts Academy!

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    Hello, Parents & Community:

    Portland Public Schools is excited to announce the launch of the 2019 PPS Summer Arts Academy that is beginning next month and will run July 22 to Aug. 2 at Harriet Tubman Middle School. The summer academy targets students in grades 6-9 in the Roosevelt, Jefferson and Madison cohorts. 

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  • "Activating Teacher & Student Voice" Professional Development Workshop

    Designed for current and pre-service teachers, this workshop grounds participants in the basics of digital storytelling with a critical lens. It prepares educators to engage their own students in examining social justice themes that are relevant in their respective communities. Click here to view the event flier and register online via this website: http://teacherworkshops.org/

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