Odyssey Program

Living History Education
for Young Explorers

1849 SW 58th AvenuePortland, OR 97221Ph (503) 916-6310Fx (503) 916-2124

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  • June 2017

    Download the 2017-18 Classroom Supply Lists :
    FYI- Supply lists will come home in report card envelopes.

    June 9, 2017
    In this Edition
    Odyssey’s Random Acts of Kindness: Below
    Farewell from Ms. Natonick: Below
    Funds Raised from Auction: Below
    2nd Annual Odyssey Summer Campout August 12: Below
    PPS Roving Food Service Assistants: Below​​
    Cafeteria – End of Year Balances: Below
    5th Annual Family Retreat at Mazama Lodge: Below
    ​Dairy Hill Ice Cream Fundraiser: download the pdf
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    Upcoming Events
    Dairy Hill Fundraiser: Saturday June 10 - Wednesday June 14
    Coach Rier Retirement Party (at Hayhurst): Friday, June 16
    Odyssey Party at Wilson Pool: Sunday, July 16, 7:15 – 8:15 pm
    2ND Annual Odyssey Summer Campout! August 12
    SAVE THE DATE: Odyssey Community Gathering & Fundraiser -Saturday, September 23
    SAVE THE DATE: 5th Annual Family Retreat at Mazama Lodge! Friday, October 16
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    Odyssey’s Random Acts of Kindness Follow-Up
    Early in the year at Odyssey, Mrs. Natonick facilitated school-wide classroom guidance lessons on Kindness and urged students to do random acts of kindness at school, at home, and in their communities. Students could place cotton balls in our designated kindness jars for each act of kindness they demonstrated. Our goal was to pay our kindness forward with a donation that translates to the number of cotton balls collected. We counted 425 Random Acts of Student Kindness and are excited to pay it forward! So, to whom should we spread our kindness to?!

    Students were asked to vote on one of three local charities (or local chapters) for us to donate to:

    1. Audubon Society of Portland: Promotes the understanding, enjoyment, and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats. www.Audobonportland.org
    2. Wheels to Walk Foundation: Helps children with disabilities obtain medical equipment or services (i.e. shower chairs, speech therapy, wheelchairs, etc.) not provided by insurance. www.wheeltowalk.org
    3. Oregon Humane Society: Rescues, finds homes for, and provides medical care to neglected, abused, or homeless pets and educates people on humane animal treatment. www.oregonhumane.org

    All three organizations earned votes from our students. The charity with the most ballots is…the Oregon Humane Society! We are happy to support this wonderful organization. If anyone wishes to contribute to our donation, please email Jessica (jnatonick@pps.net) or drop off your donation by June 15th. Thank you to all the students who participated in our Random Acts of Kindness initiative and to all parents and teachers who encourage and inspire kindness in their homes and classrooms.

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    Farewell from Ms Natonick
    Hello Odyssey Students, Parents, and Staff!

    It’s been a school year full of many exciting changes and surprises…new building, new staff and retiring staff, record snowfall, and more…yet now that the end is near, it seems like we were just starting to settle in! I want to thank all of you for welcoming me at Odyssey this year; you are a wonderful community of parents, students, teachers, and staff and you all make this program the highly esteemed program that it is. It has been a pleasure working with you and I will miss our kiddos next year. I hope that our students found value in my classroom lessons, enjoyed the activities, and gained skills that will enhance their individual academic, personal, and character development. Have an excellent summer and I look forward to hearing about the great things that our Odyssey students do!

    Best wishes,
    Jessica Natonick
    School Counselor
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    Annual Auction ​ Fundraiser Success!

    Hey party people! I'm exhausted from Summer Spree (shout-out to Community Support!), but wanted to send out one more auction update: we made over $20,000 at our joint auction with Hayhurst! Thanks to all of you, much of the Odyssey field study gear, performance sets, and curriculum boxes (among other oddities) will be getting a new and much more organized home on-campus! Summer is still coming! And won't we be glad when it's finally here!

    Lisa Vannatta
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    2nd Annual Summer Odyssey Summer Campout August 12!

    Join us for a community campout this summer at the historic Dodge Park. It is 20 miles east of Portland (about an hour drive) at the confluence of the Sandy and the Bull Run rivers. There are flush toilets, showers, a playground, sandy beach, wading, fishing and 20 camping sites (15 tent and 5 RV). You can come out Friday (8/11) afternoon and stay both nights, or come out Saturday (8/12) for one night (or just the day). Last year we had a great time swimming, splashing and inner-tubing in the rivers, building fires, roasting marshmallow and getting to know each other better.

    Cost:
    Day trip: free
    1 night: $31.25
    2 nights: $54.25

    More information, pictures and directions about Dodge Park can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/index.cfm?&c=47496

    ​Contact Sarah Silkie ASAP if you want to join in the fun at sarahstrawberry@gmail.com
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    PPS Roving Food Service Assistants

    Do you want to help inspire culinary curiosity and nourish the health of the community through school meals? Portland Public Schools Nutrition Services is recruiting for Roving Food Service Assistants to provide students delicious, high quality, nutrient rich, and safe meals. Our kitchens and cafeterias provide a vibrant and inviting atmosphere for enjoying and sharing meal time. We want you to be a part of our team! Training provided. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, call Anya Friday or Charles Hardin at 503-916-3399 or apply at https://careers.pps.net

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    YEAR END CAFETERIA ACCOUNT BALANCES

    Student meal accounts with positive or negative balances will carry over into next school year.

    Families can pay off negative account balances by cash or check in the cafeteria, or online at www.myschoolbucks.com by June 15, 2017.
    Families with positive account balances have the following options:
    - Do nothing -- leave the funds in the account to pay for future school meals
    - Request the balance be transferred to a sibling meal account
    - Request a refund via the Cafeteria Lead (check will be sent within 4-6 weeks)
    - Request the funds be donated to help cover money owed on other student meal accounts

    For more information, go to www.pps.net/nutrition, or call 503-916-3399

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    5th Annual Family Retreat at Mazama Lodge! October 16

    Fri., Oct. 16 – Sat., Oct. 17, 2017 (Friday is a no-school day!)

    The Mazama Mountaineering Club has once again offered us exclusive use of the Mazama Lodge for our 5th annual Family Retreat! More info about Mazamas here: http://mazamas.org/
    The Mazama Lodge is a European-style mountain lodge in the Mt Hood National Forest, just 1 mile from Government Camp.

    Event details:
    Friday, 10/16 – NO SCHOOl! Meet up for a hike and picnic lunch then head to the lodge – or just meet us at the lodge in time for dinner!
    Crafts, exploring in the woods, playtime in the games room (ping pong, pool table, etc), board games and more at the lodge. Family-style vegetarian dinner. Cozy fireplace. Child-led talent show. Lights out around 9 pm.
    Saturday, 10/17 – Family-style breakfast feast. More playtime and laughter. Everyone makes their own sack lunch and heads out by noon. Plenty of hiking in the area and of course beautiful Mt Hood.
    $30 per person includes a bed in one of the bunkrooms and 3 meals (dinner, breakfast, sack lunch). Families bunk in the same room with each other, and share bunk rooms with other families. Children 2 and younger are free.
    $25 per person for tent space and 3 meals.

    Contact Terri Preeg Riggsby at hayhurstinfo@gmail.com or 971-404-4909 to reserve your spot!


    June 2, 2017
     
    In this Edition:  download all attachments
    Scrip Orders – Only 1 More! DUE TUESDAY! Below & Attached
    Summer Spree Is Almost Here! Below
    Pool Party: Below
    2nd Annual Odyssey Summer Campout August 12: Below
    PPS Roving Food Service Assistants: Below
    Cafeteria – End of Year Balances: Below
    Coach Rier Retirement Party: Attached​
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    Upcoming Events
    Final Scrip Orders Due: Tuesday, June 6
    Summer Spree: Friday, June 9, 5 – 7 pm
    Run For The Arts Design Contest Submission Due: Friday, June 16
    Coach Rier Retirement Party (at Hayhurst): Friday, June 16
    Odyssey Party at Wilson Pool: Sunday, July 16, 7:15 – 8:15 pm
    2ND Annual Odyssey Summer Campout! August 12
    SAVE THE DATE: Odyssey Community Gathering & Fundraiser -Saturday, September 23
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    Scrip Orders Due TUESDAY

    FINAL SCRIP ORDER OF THE YEAR!!!!
    Plan ahead for summer/graduation/Father’s Day!
    Scrip orders are due Tuesday, June 6th by 2:30pm – pick up will be Friday, June 9th
    If you order Food Front scrip, please make the check out to Dawn Buckwalter – I have to purchase these cards directly from Food Front – thanks!
    Please place your order in the black scrip box in the office – NOT THE PTA BOX - The box will be emptied Monday at 2:30
    If I miss you at pickup, I’ll leave the orders in the office with Angela.
    Thank you! Questions??? Email me – dawn.buckwalter@trailblazers.com
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    Summer Spree

    The Summer Spree is coming!!

    June 9th from 5-7pm!!
    Join us for FREE games, kickball, face painting, bounce slide, photo booth, sno-cones, and more!!
    Activities for every grade level!
    Food will be provided by the Taco King Food Cart. Come hungry and bring cash! Tacos, burritos, and quesadillas from $2-8. We are grateful that they were able to do the event and would love people to support the cart!

    Questions? Want to volunteer to help?
    Let us know!
    Rebecca, rebgak@hotmail.com
    Jamie, jamieclary@outlook.com
    Danette, danettefoster@yahoo.com
    Community Support Chairs
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    Odyssey Pool Party

    Summer is here! And our auction is winding down.

    Last call for pool party! We've reserved the entire Wilson pool for Hayhurst Odyssey summer fun! Send me an e-mail by Tuesday if you want in. Only people getting in the pool need pay. (If you have a little you have to get in with them as usual!)

    Location: Wilson Outdoor Pool
    Date: Sunday, July 16, 7:15-8:15p.m.
    Cost: $10

    Lisa Out.
    lisavannatta@yahoo.com
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    2nd Annual Summer Odyssey Summer Campout August 12!

    Join us for a community campout this summer at the historic Dodge Park. It is 20 miles east of Portland (about an hour drive) at the confluence of the Sandy and the Bull Run rivers. There are flush toilets, showers, a playground, sandy beach, wading, fishing and 20 camping sites (15 tent and 5 RV). You can come out Friday (8/11) afternoon and stay both nights, or come out Saturday (8/12) for one night (or just the day). Last year we had a great time swimming, splashing and inner-tubing in the rivers, building fires, roasting marshmallow and getting to know each other better.

    Cost:
    Day trip: free
    1 night: $31.25
    2 nights: $54.25

    More information, pictures and directions about Dodge Park can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/index.cfm?&c=47496
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    PPS Roving Food Service Assistants
    Do you want to help inspire culinary curiosity and nourish the health of the community through school meals? Portland Public Schools Nutrition Services is recruiting for Roving Food Service Assistants to provide students delicious, high quality, nutrient rich, and safe meals. Our kitchens and cafeterias provide a vibrant and inviting atmosphere for enjoying and sharing meal time. We want you to be a part of our team! Training provided. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, call Anya Friday or Charles Hardin at 503-916-3399 or apply at https://careers.pps.net

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    YEAR END CAFETERIA ACCOUNT BALANCES

    Student meal accounts with positive or negative balances will carry over into next school year.

    Families can pay off negative account balances by cash or check in the cafeteria, or online at www.myschoolbucks.com by June 15, 2017.
    Families with positive account balances have the following options:
    - Do nothing -- leave the funds in the account to pay for future school meals
    - Request the balance be transferred to a sibling meal account
    - Request a refund via the Cafeteria Lead (check will be sent within 4-6 weeks)
    - Request the funds be donated to help cover money owed on other student meal accounts

    For more information, go to www.pps.net/nutrition, or call 503-916-3399 
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Principal's
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  • June 2017

    May 29, 2017

    Dear Hayhurst/Odyssey Community,

    Wow, this year has certainly flown by and we are in the last three weeks of the school year. We have lots of activities occurring in both buildings to make these last few days fly by.

    I have some staffing announcement to pass along to all of you, as this is the season for changes and hiring .

    To begin with, a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to “Coach” Rick Rier on retiring after 38 years of teaching. He will be missed by all, and leaves us with big shoes to fill. A goodbye/ three cheers gathering announcement will be coming out soon.

    Shelley Penny will return as the school counselor at Odyssey, while we say our good byes to Jessica Natonick on getting our school off on the right foot in the counseling department.

    We received some extra FTE to hire a full time counselor at Hayhurst (thank you to the school board), so I will beginning interviewing in the next few weeks.

    Amy Kowalski will join Hayhurst as the new kindergarten teacher. She will be coming from Lent Elementary.

    LaPrincea Escovedo will join Hayhurst as the new second grade teacher (adding a third section to our second grade). She will be coming from Beverly Cleary Elementary.

    I will also be hiring for a half time Reading support grades k-2 at Hayhurst and a lunch room support at Hayhurst.

    I want to let all of you know, that together we send get well wishes to Karen Bunnell (1st grade at Hayhurst) on a good recovery for her broken arm. Mrs. Bunnell will be out for the remainder of the school year and we will look forward to seeing her in the Fall. Mrs. Y will finish out the year as the substitute.

    We also send good wishes and a speedy recovery to Edie Howard (k12 at Odyssey) who took a fall this weekend and broke both of her wrists. Mrs. Howard will be out for the remainder of the year and we look forward to seeing her in the Fall. Mrs. Writz will be the substitute for the remainder of the year.

    Three Cheers for another great school year!! I look forward to seeing everyone at the Hullabaloo (June 2nd at Hayhurst) and the Summer Spree (June 9th at Odyssey).

    Thanks,
    Deanne Froehlich
    Principal
    Hayhurst/Odyssey
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District News

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  • Dual Language Dept. looking for Language Learners

    Are you learning to speak Spanish, Chinese or French? The Dual Language department is looking for volunteers, ages 15 and above, to participate in oral proficiency interviews, Monday, June 26 – Thursday, June 29 at Hosford Middle School, 2303 SE 28th Pl., Portland, OR 97214.
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  • Need summer child care? Check out PPS programs!

    Portland Public Schools offers state-licensed summer child care programs in PPS school buildings for children ages 5-12. Programs are enrolling now!

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  • ¡Explorando el Columbia Slough!

    Come to Explorando and celebrate your roots with nature Saturday, June 24 from 1-5 PM at the Colwood Golf Course, 7313 NE Columbia Boulevard. Ven a Explorando y celebra tus raíces con la naturaleza Sabado, Junio 24 de 1-5 PM a la Colwood Golf Course, 7313 NE Columbia Boulevard.
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  • Good in the Hood

    Come celebrate the 25th annual Good in the Hood Multicultural festival opening Friday June 23 at 6 PM at Lillis Albina Park. Don’t miss the Good in the Hood parade on June 24th from 11 AM-1 PM.
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