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Odyssey Program

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  • Aug. 30th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    New After-School Programming: Below

    Scholarships for After-School Programming: Below

    Fall Festival Registration & Information: Below & Attached

    Restaurant Nights – September 11 at Old Spaghetti Factory: Below & Attached

    Expense Reimbursement Requests from PTA: Below

    New Volunteer System Delayed: Below

    Student/Parent Handbook & Calendar: Below

    Talent Show Sign Up Time! Below

     Odyssey Carpool Signup: Below

    Direct Giving Form: Attached

    Directory Submission Form: Attached

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    Upcoming Events

    1st Restaurant Night of the Year! Spaghetti Factory: Wednesday, September 11

    Odyssey Fall Festival: Saturday, September 21

     


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    New After-School Programming

     

    NEW After School Activities this Year!

     

    Along with our favorites from last year, we are excited to include a couple of new after school activities this year for clusters 345 and 678. Information will be sent out shortly on when and how to sign up for each activity. (Registration for 345 LEGO Robotics is now open. Please follow this link to register). 

     

    FALL AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY ROSTER:

     

    K12 Spanish (Tuesdays, 2:15-3:15) - Taught through the Portland Early Learning Project, students will start speaking in phrases from the very first class using "puzzle piece" sentences, role-play, and more! Our instructors create an environment that fosters a natural process to using language.

     

    K12 LEGO (Mondays, 2:15-3:45) - Everything is Awesome! We are bringing back the ever popular LEGOs class. Through Play-Well TEKnologies kids will explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical and structural engineering. (An email will be sent out next week to register). 

     

    345 LEGO Robotics (Mondays, 2:15-3:45) - Continue the LEGO journey with LEGO Robotics put on by Engineering for Kids. This class is designed  to introduce students to both robot building as well as programming. (Register here). 

     

    678 Yoga (Thursdays 2:30-3:45) - We are incredibly lucky to have Yoga Playgrounds with us this year! Each class has a customized theme where your young adults will begin to learn the physical and mental benefits of regular yoga practice. They are given the tools to manage their behaviors to find calm, balance and less stress in their lives. (An email will be sent out next week to register). 

     

    If you have any questions please feel free to email me (borrevikfamily@gmail.com). I know there are so many amazing activities out there that we would love to bring to Odyssey for our kiddos, so please feel free to reach out with suggestions. Also keep in mind that we have a very limited window to schedule these activities with rehearsal schedules and field studies.  

     

    Thanks!

    Marisa Borrevik

     

    *The PTA offers financial assistance to students for PTA sponsored after school activities. Please contact the principal, Dr. Eryn Berg (eberg@pps.net) to enroll your child through this program. As always, this information will be kept anonymous. 

     

    **All after school activities are independent of Odyssey and are run by outside programs

     

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    Scholarships for After-School Programming

     

    Guardians,

     

    If you are requesting scholarship assistance for after school activities, please contact Dr. Berg by 2:30pm, Wednesday, September 4. Thank you. 

     

    peace & courage,

    Jim Shikany, PTA President 

    j_shikany@yahoo.com

     

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    Fall Festival Registration & Information

     

    Happy first week of school Odyssey Families! I wanted to officially announce that registration and information for the 2019 Fall Festival is now available!

     

    This year's event will be held on September 21st from 4-7pm at the Odyssey campus. The Fall Festival Committee has a great evening planned including two bands, inflatables for the kids, food for purchase from Momma's Grub, free popsicles, a silent auction, raffles (one including a Manzanita house rental!), bake sale, jazzy jars, party boards and a wine pull.

     

    Apparel:

    2019 apparel is being sold in conjunction with the Fall Festival. We will have t-shirts, Hoodie sweatshirts and zip up sweatshirts available, all with our new 2019 design. Apparel can be purchased through the Fall Festival website. Please see attached pictures for designs. Sizing table is below (tolerance means that the cut may have a slight variation depending on batch of up to those inches, but they should be standard. Please email Danica Wnuk with questions):

     

     

     

    XS

    S

    Med

    Large

    XLG

    2XLG

    3XLG

    Youth Tee

    Body Width

    12"

    14"

    16"

    18"

    20"

    n/a

    n/a

    Youth Tee

    Body Length

    18"

    20"

    22"

    24"

    26"

    n/a

    n/a

    Youth Tee

    Sleeve Top

    4.75"

    5.5"

    5.75"

    6"

    6.25"

    n/a

    n/a

    Adult Tee

    Body Width

    n/a

    18"

    20"

    22"

    24"

    26"

    28"

    Adult Tee

    Body Length

    n/a

    28"

    29"

    30"

    31"

    32"

    33"

    Adult Tee

    Sleeve Top

    n/a

    7.25"

    7.75"

    8.25"

    8.75"

    9.25"

    9.75"

    Youth Hoodie

    Body Length

    19"

    21.5"

    22.5"

    24"

    25.5"

    n/a

    n/a

    Youth Hoodie

    Body Width

    15"

    17"

    18"

    19"

    20"

    n/a

    n/a

    Adult Hoodie

    Body Length

    n/a

    26"

    27"

    28"

    29"

    30"

    31"

    Adult Hoodie

    Body Width

    n/a

    20"

    22"

    24"

    26"

    28"

    30"

    Youth Zip Up

    Body Length

    20.25"

    21.75"

    23"

    24.5"

    26"

    n/a

    n/a

    Youth Zip Up

    Body Width

    15.25"

    16.25"

    17.25"

    18.25"

    19.25"

    n/a

    n/a

    Adult Zip Up

    Body Length

    n/a

    26"

    27"

    28"

    29"

    30"

    31"

    Adult Zip Up

    Body Width

    n/a

    19.25"

    21.25"

    23.25"

    25.25"

    27.25"

    29.25"

     

    Wine Pull:

    For those who are unfamiliar with a wine pull: for each cork you buy, you are guaranteed to receive a mystery bottle of wine worth at least $24. Purchase your "corks" in advance, and be guaranteed a winner! (receive one bottle of wine per cork purchased)

     

    Website: 

    The silent auction catalog can be found at the below link as well as purchase links for tickets, raffle tickets, apparel and wine pull corks:

    https://hayhurst.ejoinme.org/FallFestival2019

     

    If you have any questions please reach out to Danica Wnuk (danicawnuk@gmail.com) or Todd Stevenson (tcstevenson@gmail.com)

     

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    Restaurant Nights!

     

    Odyssey Families,


    Welcome to the 2019–2020 school year! Odyssey
    Restaurant Nights are a great opportunity for our community to come together
    and dine out to earn money for our school. Restaurant Nights are monthly, on
    the 2nd Wednesday of every month, with the exception of October and April,
    which happen on Tuesdays. I'll send reminders and details about eachevent at
    the beginning of each month. All are welcome, so tell/bring friends and family!

    Our BIG EVENT this year is McMenamin's Friends & Family Night at Raleigh Hills Pub on Tuesday, October 15th. They're generously donating 50% of their total night's sales to our school. Come one, come all!

    The
    first event of the year is coming up on Wednesday, September 11th at the
    Old Spaghetti Factory. Flyer attached. Please bring a printout or show
    it on your phone to get 15% back for our school! Hope to see you there!

    Questions? E-mail me at gfu@aya.yale.edu

    Genevieve, mom to Noomi (2nd) and An (5th)

     

    Odyssey Restaurant Nights 2019–2020

    SEPTEMBER
    Wednesday, September 11 4:30–9:00 p.m. 15% Donation with Flyer

    Old Spaghetti Factory 

    0715 SW Bancroft Street, Portland 97239

     


    OCTOBER

    Tuesday, October 15th 5–9 p.m. 50% Donation of Total Sales

    McMennamin’s Friends & Family Night

    Raleigh Hills Pub

    4495 SW Scholls Ferry Road,Portland 97225


    NOVEMBER

    Wednesday,
    November 13

    Location TBD


    DECEMBER


    Wednesday, December 11
    4:00–9:00 p.m. 20% Donation with Mention
    of Odyssey

    City Thai 

    6341 SW Capitol Highway,
    Portland 97239

     

    JANUARY 20% of Odyssey Sales

    Wednesday, January 8

    Papa Murphy’s

    4350 SW Multnomah Blvd,
    Portland  97219

     

    FEBRUARY

    Wednesday, February 12

    Location TBD

     

    MARCH

    Wednesday, March 11 All Day 20% Donation with Flyer

    Verde Cocina

    5515 SW Canyon Ct,
    Portland 97221


    APRIL
    20% of Day’s Sales

    Tuesday, April 14th 
    All Day

    Pizzicato

    6358 SW Capitol Hwy,
    Portland  97239

      

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    Expense Reimbursement Requests from PTA

     

    Hello Odyssey Community,

     

    For the 2019-20 school year, we will begin using an online system for requesting expense reimbursements from the PTA. Next time you need to be repaid, simply click this link to fill out the online form and attach your receipt(s) -- no more paper that needs to be dropped in the Odyssey office mailbox!

     

    In addition to reducing our paper usage, we expect this will be a smooth and efficient process for making payments and managing documentation.

     

    Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

     

    Dan Soltesz

    Treasurer

     

    dan.soltesz@odysseyprogram.org  

    (503) 806-3110

     

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    New Volunteer System Delayed

    The new volunteer system that our district is implementing has not yet arrived.  We will continue to use the sign-in binder until it does, and I’ll try to send an email out to let you know when it’s time to provide your driver’s license / ID.  Once I get it scanned in, you’ll be set!  J

     

    Student/Parent Handbook & Calendar

    We gone electronic on these two items!  The Odyssey website calendar will contain all events, school closures, teacher planning days, etc.  The handbook is also on our website.

    Handbook:  https://www.pps.net/domain/5505

    Calendar:    https://www.pps.net/odyssey

     

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    Odyssey Program @ East Sylvan

    P:  503-916-6310

    F:  503-916-2124

     

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    Talent Show Sign Up Time!

     

    Summer … the perfect time to pick and perfect your talent show act. You’re already having play dates so why not come up with an act and keep yourself busy on these summer days. Below is the link to the sign-up form. At the top of the form are all the show details. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.

     

    https://forms.gle/xQ7ayPCqJ2Ar4uyu5

     

    Rebecca Hicks, 503.781.1435, rebgak@hotmail.com

    Karen Varney, 503.348.4900, ksvarney@hotmail.com

     

     Odyssey Carpool Info
    How does it work? The linked map has markers for each household that is interested
    in carpooling. Look at the map to find markers close to you. If you click on a marker it
    will then give you the available information about that family. It is up to you to reach out
    to people you might want to carpool with.
    Link to Carpool Website
    It's time to update the Odyssey carpooling map! If you're new and want to be added, it’s
    easy! Here’s how to do it:
    1. Click on the “Additions” tab in the upper left hand bar of the map. A drop-down list appears
    2. Select “Add Marker – Detailed” and a window for entering your family’s information appears.
    3. Under the Location tab, enter your child’s last name and home address that you are looking to
    carpool to/from.
    4. Under the Details tab you can add more specific information about when you can provide rides
    and when you need rides.
    a. IMPORTANT: You must add either an email address or phone number if you want
    anyone to contact you.
    b. It helps to add a parent first name, and put an X in the box to indicate which cluster your
    child(ren) is in.
    5. The “Preview” button lets you see how it will look to other people
    6. When it looks good, hit the “Submit” button to send it to the map Admin for approval. Do save
    the URL provided so you change your own entry in the future.
    If your family is already on the map, check your info and make any needed changes. If
    you notice a family that has left Odyssey is still on the map, contact the map coordinator
    to have that entry removed.

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    --

    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

Principal's
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  • Introduction Letter from New Principal, Eryn Berg

    Dear Odyssey Community,

    I am honored to have been chosen as the new Odyssey principal.  Since starting my teaching career in Florida almost twenty five years ago, I have been committed to transformational learning and am excited to move to Odyssey and the embrace of experiential learning.  

    I spent the bulk of my teaching career in Brooklyn teaching high school and it was during that time that I was part of forming 9th grade institutes which committed themselves to interdisciplinary learning and team work.  It is with great excitement that I look forward to more of this work at Odyssey.

    During my time as an administrator I have served at high school, k-5, and k-8 levels and am looking forward to returning to the k-8 world.  This is truly a journey that I am honored to be on and looking forward to meeting all of you and getting to know the students, teachers, staff, and families.

    I grew up here in the PNW and my two sons are enrolled in PPS.  I will have a 7th grader and 9th grader next year and truly understand how important it is that our schools provide opportunities for our children to grow academically and emotionally.  Critical thinking is key and I truly believe that by being self-reflective and choosing empathy and understanding, we can prepare ourselves for engagement in the world around us.  

    I am excited to get to know you and please do not hesitate to introduce yourselves and stop by and say hi once we get the new school year up and running.  Looking towards a great year together!

    Best,
    Dr. Eryn Berg

    eberg@pps.net 

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