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  • April 12th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Drop Off & Pick Up Concerns: Below

    Childcare Provided! PTA Meeting & Emergency Preparedness Presentation April 18: Below & Attached

    RSVP Today - Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon April 26: Below

    Run For The Arts – CHANGED TO APRIL 29: Below

    K12 Performance Program Shout Outs & Ads: Below & Attached

    Odyssey’s First Annual Used Book Sale May 1-3: Below

    5678 Trivia Night: Attached

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    Upcoming Events

    PTA Meeting/Emergency Preparedness Presentation: Thursday, April 18, 5:45-8:30pm

    Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon: Friday, April 26, 11:30-1pm

    Run for the Arts: Monday, April 29

    Odyssey Annual Used Book Sale: May 1-3

    Save the Date! Odyssey Art Show: Thursday, May 9

    5678 Trivia Night will be on Friday, May 10 from 7-9pm

     

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    Drop Off and Pick Up Concerns

    We are having trouble with the traffic flow in our parking lot and safety concerns for our community.  Most recently, the PJA after-school bus couldn’t drive behind our school because cars lined both sides of the drive-through.  Parking is not allowed where there are yellow curbs or areas marked with cones.  When dropping off or picking up, please do not have students cross the street in front of the school. 

    Deanne Froehlich
    Principal

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    PTA Meeting and Emergency Preparedness Presentation April 18, 5:45 - 8:30 pm

    The next PTA Meeting is Thursday, April 18 from 5:45-6:30pm, directly followed by the Emergency Preparedness Presentation. 

    Come learn about what you as an individual and we as a community can do to be ready for the next big earthquake!

    Laura Hall has volunteered to come and lead a discussion about how to prepare our homes and schools. Laura Hall is co-chair of Parents4Preparedness, a group of parents helping other parents advocate for seismic safety in schools. She is also a Team Leader for the Portland Neighborhood Emergency Team program, an earthquake preparedness instructor at Portland Community College, creator of PortlandPrepares.org, and the Communications Coordinator for the Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization.

    Childcare and fun time will be held in the gym during the April PTA meeting and Emergency Preparedness event on April 18th. Please RSVP to Sarah Silkie at ospc-giving@odysseyprogram.org to make sure there is room for your kid(s).

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    RSVP TODAY! Odyssey Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon April 26

     

    Please RSVP, if you’re able to join us!!

     

    Odyssey owes its success in large part, to the volunteers who generously donate their time to the program.  K12 cluster has 20 volunteers who come help on a regular basis, and 80-100 volunteers helping with the performance.  345 cluster benefits from 50 volunteers over the course of the year, plus 60-65 field study volunteers.  Finally, 678 has 40 volunteers over the course of the year, and 60-65 helping out with field study!  Add another 40 art volunteers for K-5 and we've got a whole heap of volunteers!!!

     

    The school will recognize these wonderful volunteers with a light luncheon on Friday, April 26th from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.  We hope you're available to join us!  

    Please e-mail me at gfu@aya.yale.edu if you plan on attending.  We need numbers for food orders. We’ll happily accommodate dietary requests. 

     

    With thanks,

    Genevieve Fu, gfu@aya.yale.edu

     

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    Run for the Arts!  Date CHANGED to Monday, April 29

    Run for the Arts pledge forms went home this week – please check your student’s backpack. This is an exciting fundraiser for our school. The funds raised through this run are used to bring additional arts programs to Odyssey. Last year a mosaic artist worked with students in the 345 cluster to create the tile mosaic that is displayed outside the front doors! These funds have also been used for dance and creative movement programs, singers, storytellers and other visiting artists.

    Students are asked to obtain pledges that will be collected after the run. Pledges may be a flat donation or an amount pledged per lap. The course is a lap around the outside of the school, so most students run 10-20 laps on race day!

    There is also an option to set up an online fundraising page and collect pledges electronically, which are then processed after the race. The use of an online page means no need for you or your student to collect the pledges after the race. Just be sure to mark the online pledges on the pledge form!

    Pledge forms must be returned to school BEFORE the race. Pledge forms are due on Wednesday, April 24th.

    Please let me know if you are interested in volunteering on race day! Parent volunteers help punch lap cards, pass out snacks and cheer our racers. The K12 run will be at 8:30, 345 run at 9:15 and 678 run at 12:30. Please email me at jchildes@gmail.com if you are able to volunteer!

     

    Thank you, Jana Childes

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    K12 Performance Program Shout Outs and Ads 2019

    Imagine your child’s delight when they open their program on the night of the K12 performance and see a special message just for them! Give them a shout out or message of congratulations in the 2019 performance program. It's easy to do and will help celebrate all the hard work they have put toward this year’s performance. You can also send a message of appreciation to the teachers and other staff that make this event such a success. You can deduct your ad as a business expense by advertising for your small business, hobby or etsy shop. Do you have friends who run a small business? Pass this email to them and ask them to participate. Every little bit helps mitigate the expense of printing the program. A lot of love goes into the program to create a special momento for your child. Now is the time to be a part of it! If you would like to contribute, here’s how:

    1. Fill out the form, noting what size ad you would like to purchase.

    2. Write a check (made out to Odyssey PTA) for the amount indicated on the form. 

    3. Email your digital ad to me (Johanna Manalis) at johanna.manalis@gmail.com

    4. Drop your form and check in the PTA box in the Odyssey front office. 

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    Odyssey’s First Annual Used Book Sale, May 1-3

    Happiness is never running out of great books to read! 

    Clean out your cluttered shelves and donate your books to Odyssey's first annual used book sale. You can drop them off starting this Monday at the school, collection boxes will be conveniently set up in the main hallway. All books are welcome! Then join us after school May 1-3 to shop the sale, load up on literature for next school years Battle of the Books, get a head start for Multnomah County Library's Summer Reading Program, and grab something for yourself to read as you soak up some much-needed summer sun!  

    All proceeds will be donated to our sweet little library as we get ready to welcome our new librarians - I can't think of a better way to say welcome than with a little extra bundle of cash! ;) 

    Any volunteers interested in helping sort and/or work the sale please contact Marisa Borrevik at borrevikfamily@gmail.com 

     

  • April 5th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Odyssey’s New Chant: Below

    Drop Off & Pick Up Concerns: Below

    THIS SUNDAY! 2nd Annual Odyssey Skate Night April 7: Below

    Balancing Life & Technology Talk at Hayhurst April 9: Below & Attached

    Pizzicato Restaurant Night April 9: Below & Attached

    Costume Donations for K12 Please: Below

    Gabriel Park New Playground Planning Open House April 10: Below & Attached

    5-6-7-8 Coffee Chat April 11: Below

    345 Info Session April 12: Below

    Run For The Arts April 15: Below

    Childcare Provided! Emergency Preparedness Presentation April 18: Below & Attached

    RSVP! Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon April 26: Below

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Odyssey 2nd Annual Family Skate Night: Sunday April 7, 5-7pm

    Balancing Life & Technology – at Hayhurst: Tuesday, April 9, 6 – 8:30pm

    Pizzicato Restaurant Night: Tuesday, April 9, ALL DAY!

    Gabriel Park New Playground Planning Open House: Wednesday, April 10, 6-8pm

    5-6-7-8 Coffee Chat at Driftwood: Thursday, April 11, 11:30am – 1:30pm

    345 Information Session: Friday, April 12, 8-9am

    Run for the Arts: Monday, April 15

    PTA Meeting/Emergency Preparedness Presentation: Thursday, April 18, 5:45-8:30pm

    Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon: Friday, April 26, 11:30-1pm

    Save the Date! Odyssey Art Show: Thursday, May 9

     

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    Odyssey’s New Chant

     

    We have a new Odyssey Chant!   Congratulations to Milo in 2nd grade.  He and his dad, Stephan, joined us for our Monthly Salute this morning and taught the whole school.  Thank you to everyone who submitted a chant.  They were all great!  It was such a treat to watch the Odyssey spirit and pride shine!

     

    Have your Odyssey student give you a preview.  Here are the words….

     

    At O-dy-ssey  (clap-clap-clap-clap)

    Learn to suc-ceed (clap-clap-clap-clap)

    Through his-tor-y (clap-clap-clap-clap)

    And u-ni-ty (clap-clap-clap-clap)

    At O-dy-sseeeey

    Learn to suc-ceeeed

    Through his-tor-yyyy

    And u-ni-tyyyy                                                                                                          

    (repeat)

     

    Mathilda, Opal, Luke, Tatianna, Audie, Beatrice, and Etai performed our new Odyssey song.  I can’t replicate their fantastic performance, but let’s just say Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” will never be the same!  Great job! 

     

    Denise Self

    Assistant Principal

    dself@pps.net

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    Drop Off and Pick Up Concerns

     

    We are having trouble with the traffic flow in our parking lot and safety concerns for our community.  Most recently, the PJA after-school bus couldn’t drive behind our school because cars lined both sides of the drive-through.  Parking is not allowed where there are yellow curbs or areas marked with cones.  When dropping off or picking up, please do not have students cross the street in front of the school. 

     

    Deanne Froehlich

    Principal

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    Odyssey Skate Night Sunday April 7


    THIS SUNDAY!  APRIL 7th! 2nd annual Odyssey Family Skate Night!!  We have the entire Oaks Park Skating rink to ourselves! 5-7pm/$5 suggested donation!  Enjoy a night out with friends from Odyssey and celebrate a night of fun before our crazy month of May approaches! 

     

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    Balancing Life & Technology Talk at Hayhurst April 9

     

    Mark your calendars April 9, 2019 from 6-8:30 pm at Hayhurst Elementary for a night about Balancing Technology and Life with local author and speaker, Doreen Dodgen-Magee. The Odyssey and Hayhurst PTAs are jointly sponsoring this event and providing light snacks. Middle and high schoolers are welcome to attend. For more information about our speaker, please visit her website at doreen dodgen-magee psy.d. or her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/doreendodgenmageepsyd/

     

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    Pizzicato Restaurant Night April 9

     

    Odyssey Families,

     

    Tuesday, April 9 is our last Restaurant Night of the year.  Let's go out with a bang!  We've got a shot at reaching $2,000 in Restaurant Night fundraising for the year, if this all goes well!

     

    Here's the deal.  The Hillsdale Pizzicato is donating 20% of their total store sales on Tuesday, April 9th to Odyssey.  It would be great to see you there!  See menu attached.

     

    Welcome back from spring break!  I hope you're all relaxed and refreshed.

    Genevieve Fu, gfu@aya.yale.edu

     

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    Costume Donations for K12 Performance Please!

    Hello Odyssey families! K12 will be taking costume donations for our upcoming performance on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. APRIL 9 and 10 at drop off and pick up in the auditorium!  If you no longer need your child’s costume from the previous  ASIA PERFORMANCE please consider donating to the k12 program!  We are also in search of various animal costumes, masks etc ...any and all will do!! 

     

    Thank you!
    Katie Dill
    Katie.dill@odysseyprogram.org

     

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    Gabriel Park New Playground Planning Open House Wednesday, April 10

    Thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond and System Development Charges, planning is underway for the next inclusive playground in the PP&R system at Gabriel Park in Southwest Portland. The new playground will provide a rich play experience for kids of all abilities to access and enjoy. Join us at a series of open houses this spring to help design YOUR new playground.

    Come to the first open house to learn more about inclusive play, see different play themes, and share your ideas:

     

    Gabriel Park Open House #1

    Wednesday, April 10, 6pm-8pm

    Stephens Creek Crossing - Community Room, 6719 SW 26th Avenue*

     

    *Parking at Stephens Creek Crossing is limited to residents. Please park at Hillsdale Community Church, 6948 SW Capitol Highway. Refreshments will be provided, and kids are welcome and encouraged to attend. Read more at www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/75411.

     

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    5-6-7-8 Coffee Chat

     

    Hello 5-6-7-8 Families,

     

    My name is Linda, I am the 6-7-8 Cluster Coordinator this year and I will be next year as well.  I would like to have a day and time to have coffee and make myself available for questions, volunteering discussions and feedback on how this year has gone and ways to make things better for next year. 

     

    I am not providing coffee.  I will be an open mind, and friendly ear to listen. Please email me feedback, questions and RSVP to zsgooley@yahoo.com.  On 4/11 at Driftwood Coffee from 11:30am- 1:30pm. 

     

    Thank you,

    Linda McNamara zsgooley@yahoo.com

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    345 Information Session April 12 8am-9am

     

    Friday, April 12th just after drop off from 8am-9am.  Do you have a current 2nd grade student at Odyssey? Are you wondering what’s different in the 345 cluster? We will have an informal Q & A with current parents of 345 students.  We will highlight some of the differences you can expect as your 2nd graders move up to the 345 cluster.  

     

    Thanks, Sarah Kramer, 345 Cluster Coordinator. sarah.kramer@odysseyprogram.org

     

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    Run for the Arts!  Monday, April 15

     

    Run for the Arts: This year’s run is scheduled for Monday, April 15. Coach Payne will be sending pledge forms and instructions home right after spring break.  Please take note of the date, especially if you’d like to volunteer on race day. More information will be coming after spring break!

     

    Thank you,

    Jana Childes

    childesj@ohsu.edu

     

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    Family & School Preparedness Presentation April 18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

     

    Come learn about what you as an individual and we as a community can do to be ready for the next big earthquake!

     

    Laura Hall has volunteered to come and lead a discussion about how to prepare our homes and schools. Laura Hall is co-chair of Parents4Preparedness, a group of parents helping other parents advocate for seismic safety in schools. She is also a Team Leader for the Portland Neighborhood Emergency Team program, an earthquake preparedness instructor at Portland Community College, creator of PortlandPrepares.org, and the Communications Coordinator for the Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization.

     

    Childcare and fun time will be held in the gym during the April PTA meeting and Emergency Preparedness event on April 18th. Please RSVP to Sarah Silkie at ospc-giving@odysseyprogram.org to make sure there is room for your kid(s).

     

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    RSVP TODAY! Odyssey Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon April 26

     

    Please RSVP, if you’re able to join us!! 

    Odyssey owes its success in large part, to the volunteers who generously donate their time to the program.  K12 cluster has 20 volunteers who come help on a regular basis, and 80-100 volunteers helping with the performance.  345 cluster benefits from 50 volunteers over the course of the year, plus 60-65 field study volunteers.  Finally, 678 has 40 volunteers over the course of the year, and 60-65 helping out with field study!  Add another 40 art volunteers for K-5 and we've got a whole heap of volunteers!!!

    The school will recognize these wonderful volunteers with a light luncheon on Friday, April 26th from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.  We hope you're available to join us!  

    Please e-mail me at gfu@aya.yale.edu if you plan on attending.  We need numbers for food orders. We’ll happily accommodate dietary requests. 

     

    With thanks,

    Genevieve Fu, gfu@aya.yale.edu

  • March 22nd Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Note From Mrs Crawford: Below

    Scrip Orders Due April 4: Below

    Balancing Life & Technology Talk at Hayhurst April 9: Below & Attached

    Family & School Preparedness Presentation April 18: Below & Attached

    Odyssey Pizzicato Budding Chef Contest: Below

    Run For The Arts: Below

    2nd Annual Odyssey Skate Night April 7: Below

    RSVP! Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon April 26: Below

    Gabriel Park New Playground Planning Open House April 10: Below & Attached

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Pizzicato Budding Chef Contest Forms Due: Monday, April 1

    Scrip Orders Due: Thursday, April 4

    Odyssey 2nd Annual Family Skate Night: Sunday April 7, 5-7pm

    Balancing Life & Technology – at Hayhurst: Tuesday, April 9, 6 – 8:30pm

    Pizzicato Restaurant Night: Tuesday, April 9

    Run for the Arts: Monday, April 15

    Family & School Preparedness Presentation: Thursday, April 18

    Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon: Friday, April 26, 11:30-1pm

    Save the Date! Odyssey Art Show: Thursday, May 9

     

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    Note From Mrs Crawford

    Special Project for the Portland Art Museum

    Last week in art class we started a special project for the Heart of Portland Show at the Portland Art Museum. Every year a show is put on to thank the voters for supporting the Art Tax. The reception and opening of the show is April 16th. It is a night filled with art, dance and musical performances from schools throughout the district. The whole family is invited and especially the artists that will be showcased that evening. Please note: Only the 5th-grade class was invited to do the project since I am asked to do the specific activities with one class at each school.

    In addition to the group project, I am asked to select one student whose artwork has stood out over the years. There are so many talented artists at Odyssey, this is a very difficult decision. This year Yuna Kim will have a watercolor painting on display at the Heart of Portland Show to represent all the great artist at Odyssey. Congratulations Yuna!

    Currently at the Portland Art Museum is a special exhibit called The Map is Not the Territory. The exhibit is part of a triennial series featuring regional artists exploring place and boundaries. I invite you to visit the exhibit with your student if you get a chance.

    Before creating our own art, I asked the students to consider the idea of belonging, identity, boundaries, connection to the land, and kinship. How are people and places connected? What does belonging mean to you? What makes you feel part of the community?

    Each of the students was given a quilt square and embroidery thread to use for their creation. After sketching them on paper, they were transferred to cloth. The TOSA for the art teachers will be sewing them together. The finished work of art will be on display during the Heart of Portland show which lasts about 3 weeks.

    I feel privileged to work with your kids! I will greatly miss them next year...

    Mrs. Debi Crawford, DCrawford@pps.net

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    Scrip Due Thursday 4/4 by 2:15.

    Note the unusual Thursday scrip due date! (There is no school on 4/8 and I don't pick up on Fridays!)

    We are again utilizing the See's Spring Candy Sale through the scrip center. Order forms are below and are due along with the 4/4 order. $1 profit for us for each candy sold.

    Time to get ready to buy scrip for all those wedding and graduations! And as the year ends I am looking to pass on the scrip torch to the next volunteer! Contact me at the e-mail below if you want more details:

    As always send me any questions! Lisa VanNatta <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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    Balancing Life & Technology Talk at Hayhurst 4/9

    Mark your calendars April 9, 2019 from 6-8:30 pm at Hayhurst Elementary for a night about Balancing Technology and Life with local author and speaker, Doreen Dodgen-Magee. The Odyssey and Hayhurst PTAs are jointly sponsoring this event and providing light snacks. Middle and high schoolers are welcome to attend. For more information about our speaker, please visit her website at doreen dodgen-magee psy.d. or her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/doreendodgenmageepsyd/

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    Family & School Preparedness Presentation April 18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

    Come learn about what you as an individual and we as a community can do to be ready for the next big earthquake!

    Laura Hall has volunteered to come and lead a discussion about how to prepare our homes and schools. Laura Hall is co-chair of Parents4Preparedness, a group of parents helping other parents advocate for seismic safety in schools. She is also a Team Leader for the Portland Neighborhood Emergency Team program, an earthquake preparedness instructor at Portland Community College, creator of PortlandPrepares.org, and the Communications Coordinator for the Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization.

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    Odyssey Pizzicato Budding Chef Contest - April Restaurant Night April 19

    Thank you to all of you who made Verde Cocina a part of your lunch/dinner plans yesterday!  It was great seeing all of your support.  April is our last Restaurant Night of this school year, so let's try to go out with a BANG!

    In conjunction with giving Odyssey 20% back on all dine-in, take-out, delivery, and gift card sales from the entire day on Tuesday, April 9th at their Hillsdale location, Pizzicato is running a fun budding chef program to inspire our young chefs!  Students are welcome to create a pizza recipe using their list of ingredients (attached) and their chef will choose a pizza that will be featured as the Special Pizza of the Day that day in Hillsdale. Entry forms (attached) are due in the Odyssey Office by Monday, April 1st, the first day back from spring break!  

    I will put a copy of the forms in mailboxes this week. 

    With thanks,

    Genevieve

    gfu@aya.yale.edu

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    Run for the Arts!  Monday, April 15

    Run for the Arts: This year’s run is scheduled for Monday, April 15. Coach Payne will be sending pledge forms and instructions home right after spring break.  Please take note of the date, especially if you’d like to volunteer on race day. More information will be coming after spring break!

    Thank you,

    Jana Childes

    childesj@ohsu.edu

     

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    Odyssey Spring Choir! Grades 3-8/six week session!  Enroll now!

     

    Six Week Session

    Wednesdays April 3, 10, 17, 24, and May 1  

    2:20-3:30  

    Classes Held at Odyssey Auditorium  

    Joint Choir Concert:  Odyssey Kids Choir Together with Hayhurst Kids Choir

    Performance: Tues Evening, May 7, 6:30 PM in Odyssey Auditorium

    (Dress Rehearsal 5:00 PM Before Start of Concert)

    $65 Class Tuition Includes:  6 Class Sessions, Concert Opportunity, Materials, & T Shirt 

    Checks may be made out to Kim Weber (Return with Permission Slip or Bring to First Class) 

    Feel free to contact me with questions at:  kim.piano@comcast.net

    SPOTS AVAILABLE:  Registration Due by Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    Contact Principal Froehlich for financial assistance at dfroehlich@pps.net 

     

    Kim Weber 

      Kim Weber  ♫♫

    P i a n o  with  K i m 

    kim.piano@comcast.net

    503.616.8818

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    SAVE THE DATE!! Odyssey Skate Night Sunday April 7


    Odyssey k-8 family skate night has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 7th. 5-7pm

    Second Annual Odyssey Skate Night at Oaks Park Roller Rink! 

    Suggested $5 donation per person! 

    Questions?  Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

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    RSVP TODAY! Odyssey Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon April 26

     

    Please RSVP, if you’re able to join us!! 

    Odyssey owes its success in large part, to the volunteers who generously donate their time to the program.  K12 cluster has 20 volunteers who come help on a regular basis, and 80-100 volunteers helping with the performance.  345 cluster benefits from 50 volunteers over the course of the year, plus 60-65 field study volunteers.  Finally, 678 has 40 volunteers over the course of the year, and 60-65 helping out with field study!  Add another 40 art volunteers for K-5 and we've got a whole heap of volunteers!!!

    The school will recognize these wonderful volunteers with a light luncheon on Friday, April 26th from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.  We hope you're available to join us!  

    Please e-mail me at gfu@aya.yale.edu if you plan on attending.  We need numbers for food orders. We’ll happily accommodate dietary requests. 

     

    With thanks,

    Genevieve Fu, gfu@aya.yale.edu

     

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    Gabriel Park New Playground Planning Open House Wednesday, April 10

    Thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond and System Development Charges, planning is underway for the next inclusive playground in the PP&R system at Gabriel Park in Southwest Portland. The new playground will provide a rich play experience for kids of all abilities to access and enjoy. Join us at a series of open houses this spring to help design YOUR new playground.

    Come to the first open house to learn more about inclusive play, see different play themes, and share your ideas:

     

    Gabriel Park Open House #1

    Wednesday, April 10, 6pm-8pm

    Stephens Creek Crossing - Community Room, 6719 SW 26th Avenue*

     

    *Parking at Stephens Creek Crossing is limited to residents. Please park at Hillsdale Community Church, 6948 SW Capitol Highway. Refreshments will be provided, and kids are welcome and encouraged to attend. Read more at www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/75411.

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  • March 15 Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Coach Payne Plays Semi-Pro Football – Game Tomorrow 3/16! Below

    Scrip Orders Due – 3/18: Below & Page 1   Page 2

    Odyssey Chant Submissions – Due March 22: Below & Attached

    Balancing Life & Technology Talk at Hayhurst April 9: Below & Attached

    Family & School Emergency Preparedness, April 18: Below & Attached

    Odyssey Pizzicato Budding Chef Contest: Below & Info and Budding Chef Form

    2nd Annual Odyssey Skate Night April 7: Below

    Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon April 26: Below

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Scrip Orders Due: Monday, March 18

    Odyssey Chant Submissions Due: Friday, March 22

    Pizzicato Budding Chef Contest Forms Due: Monday, April 1

    Scrip Orders Due: Thursday, April 4

    Odyssey 2nd Annual Family Skate Night: Sunday April 7, 5-7pm

    Balancing Life & Technology – at Hayhurst: Tuesday, April 9, 6 – 8:30pm

    Pizzicato Restaurant Night: Tuesday, April 9

    Family & School Preparedness Presentation: Thursday, April 18, 6:30 – 8:30pm

    Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon: Friday, April 26, 11:30-1pm

    Save the Date! Odyssey Art Show: Thursday, May 9

     

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    Coach Payne Plays Semi-Pro Football!  Game Saturday 3/16, 12pm!

     

    Hi everyone,

     

    I just wanted to let you know that I am playing on a local Semi-pro Football team and would like to invite you out to some of my games! Most of my games are played at Hare Field field in Hillsboro and they are also free to get in. There is a game this Saturday March 16th at 12pm. If you would like to look at the schedule for later games, I will attach it to the bottom of the email and look for the Washington Sentinels games. I hope to see you out there this season! 

     

    Schedule: http://pnfl.org/schedule

     

    Thank you,

    Coach Payne 

     

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    Upcoming scrip dates are Monday 3/18 and Thursday 4/4 by 2:15.

     

    Then just 3 more orders to finish out the year.

     

    Note the unusual Thursday scrip due date! (There is no school on 4/8 and I don't pick up on Fridays!)

     

    We are again utilizing the See's Spring Candy Sale through the scrip center. Order forms are below and are due along with the 4/4 order. $1 profit for us for each candy sold.

     

    Time to get ready to buy scrip for all those wedding and graduations! And as the year ends I am looking to pass on the scrip torch to the next volunteer! Contact me at the e-mail below if you want more details:

     

    As always send me any questions! Lisa VanNatta <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

     

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    Odyssey Chant!  Submissions Due Friday March 22

     

    We have such a great Odyssey community that we want to chant about it at our next Monthly Salute!  Students, along with their families and friends, are invited to participate in the Odyssey Chant competition.  After writing a catchy chant about Odyssey, students should submit it to me by the end of the school day on Friday, March 22.  Be prepared, I will ask the students to perform it when they submit it to me.  I will record it, but they can perform it solo or with friends.  Just keep in mind that the chant should be simple, fun, and school appropriate.  The student, and family, who write the selected chant will receive a prize and the student will be asked to teach it at an upcoming Monthly Salute.  I can’t wait to hear what you come up with!  

     

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Denise Self

    Assistant Principal

     

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    Balancing Life & Technology Talk at Hayhurst 4/9

     

    Mark your calendars April 9, 2019 from 6-8:30 pm at Hayhurst Elementary for a night about Balancing Technology and Life with local author and speaker, Doreen Dodgen-Magee. The Odyssey and Hayhurst PTAs are jointly sponsoring this event and providing light snacks. Middle and high schoolers are welcome to attend. For more information about our speaker, please visit her website at doreen dodgen-magee psy.d. or her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/doreendodgenmageepsyd/

     

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    Family & School Emergency Preparedness Presentation April 18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

    Come learn about what you as an individual and we as a community can do to be ready for the next big earthquake!

    Laura Hall has volunteered to come and lead a discussion about how to prepare our homes and schools. Laura Hall is co-chair of Parents4Preparedness, a group of parents helping other parents advocate for seismic safety in schools. She is also a Team Leader for the Portland Neighborhood Emergency Team program, an earthquake preparedness instructor at Portland Community College, creator of PortlandPrepares.org, and the Communications Coordinator for the Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization.

     

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    Odyssey Pizzicato Budding Chef Contest - April Restaurant Night April 19

     

    Thank you to all of you who made Verde Cocina a part of your lunch/dinner plans yesterday!  It was great seeing all of your support.  April is our last Restaurant Night of this school year, so let's try to go out with a BANG!

     

    In conjunction with giving Odyssey 20% back on all dine-in, take-out, delivery, and gift card sales from the entire day on Tuesday, April 9th at their Hillsdale location, Pizzicato is running a fun budding chef program to inspire our young chefs!  Students are welcome to create a pizza recipe using their list of ingredients (attached) and their chef will choose a pizza that will be featured as the Special Pizza of the Day that day in Hillsdale. Entry forms (attached) are due in the Odyssey Office by Monday, April 1st, the first day back from spring break!  

     

    I will put a copy of the forms in mailboxes this week. 

     

    With thanks,

    Genevieve

    gfu@aya.yale.edu

     

     

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    SAVE THE DATE!! Odyssey Skate Night Sunday April 7


    Odyssey k-8 family skate night has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 7th. 5-7pm

    Second Annual Odyssey Skate Night at Oaks Park Roller Rink! 

    Suggested $5 donation per person! 

     

    Questions?  Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

     

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    Odyssey Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon April 26

     

    Odyssey owes its success in large part, to the volunteers who generously donate their time to the program.  K12 cluster has 20 volunteers who come help on a weekly basis, and 80-100 volunteers helping with the performance.  345 cluster benefits from 50 volunteers over the course of the year, plus 60-65 field study volunteers.  Finally, 678 has 40 volunteers over the course of the year, and 60-65 helping out with field study!  Add another 40 art volunteers for k-5 and we've got a whole heap of volunteers!!!

     

    The school will recognize these wonderful volunteers with a luncheon on Friday, April 26th from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.  We hope you're available to join us!

     

    I'd love the help of a couple people who can arrive at 11:00 to help with set-up. 

    Please e-mail me at gfu@aya.yale.edu if you can attend or help out.  Include dietary requests in your e-mail.

     

    With thanks

    Genevieve

     

  • March 8th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    School Survey – PLEASE COMPLETE by March 15: Below

    Restaurant Night March 13 at Verde Cocina: Below

    Odyssey Chant Submissions – Due March 22: Below & Attached

    Balancing Life & Technology Talk at Hayhurst April 9: Below & Attached

    2nd Annual Odyssey Skate Night April 7: Below

    Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon April 26: Below

     

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    Upcoming Events

     

    Restaurant Night at Verde Cocina Sylvan location: Wednesday, March 13 – all day!

    School Survey – Please Complete by Friday March 15

    Odyssey Chant Submissions Due: Friday, March 22

    Odyssey 2nd Annual Family Skate Night: Sunday April 7, 5-7pm

    Balancing Life & Technology – at Hayhurst: Tuesday, April 9, 6 – 8:30pm

    Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon: Friday, April 26, 11:30-1pm

    Save the Date! Odyssey Art Show: Thursday, May 9

     

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    School Survey – Please Complete by March 15!

     

    Dear Odyssey Families,

     

    We would really love your feedback about the school climate and culture at Odyssey.  The Successful School Survey will be used to tell us how we can improve the climate, school engagement, and safety at Odyssey.  The survey is completely anonymous and will take approximately 15-20 minutes.  

     

    To access the survey, click on this link https://surveys.panoramaed.com/portlandor/ppsfamily/surveys?language=en and scroll down to Odyssey.  The survey deadline has been extended to March 15.  

     

    We have good participation so far, but I know we can do even better!  Our goal is to hear from all of our families.  

     

    Thanks for your input and feedback.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

    Denise Self

    Assistant Principal

     

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    March Restaurant Night is THIS Wednesday, March 13

     

    Verde Cocina, a stone's throw from Odyssey, will donate 20% of sales for people who mention Odyssey anytime that day. 

     

    Yes, lunch counts and they open at 11 a.m.!

     

    678 families, there's a performance that day!  Enjoy a nice, square dinner before or after the show with your student, or sneak away to Verde Cocina for drinks/dinner between show drop-off and pick-up, if you're seeing the show the next day.

     

    However you make it work into your evening plans is very much appreciated by the school!

     

    Verde Cocina at Sylvan Highlands

    5515 SW Canyon Court
    Portland, OR 97221
    Tel: (503) 297-5568

    They take reservations over the phone and on their website. https://www.verdecocinamarket.com/sylvan/

     

    With thanks,

    Genevieve

    gfu@aya.yale.edu

     

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    Odyssey Chant!  Submissions Due Friday March 22

     

    We have such a great Odyssey community that we want to chant about it at our next Monthly Salute!  Students, along with their families and friends, are invited to participate in the Odyssey Chant competition.  After writing a catchy chant about Odyssey, students should submit it to me by the end of the school day on Friday, March 22.  Be prepared, I will ask the students to perform it when they submit it to me.  I will record it, but they can perform it solo or with friends.  Just keep in mind that the chant should be simple, fun, and school appropriate.  The student, and family, who write the selected chant will receive a prize and the student will be asked to teach it at an upcoming Monthly Salute.  I can’t wait to hear what you come up with!  

     

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Denise Self

    Assistant Principal

     

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    Balancing Life & Technology Talk at Hayhurst 4/9

     

    Mark your calendars April 9, 2019 from 6-8:30 pm at Hayhurst Elementary for a night about Balancing Technology and Life with local author and speaker, Doreen Dodgen-Magee. The Odyssey and Hayhurst PTAs are jointly sponsoring this event and providing light snacks. Middle and high schoolers are welcome to attend. For more information about our speaker, please visit her website at doreen dodgen-magee psy.d. or her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/doreendodgenmageepsyd/

     

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    SAVE THE DATE!! Odyssey Skate Night Sunday April 7


    Odyssey k-8 family skate night has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 7th. 5-7pm

    Second Annual Odyssey Skate Night at Oaks Park Roller Rink! 

    Suggested $5 donation per person! 

     

    Questions?  Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

     

    ------------------------------------------

    Odyssey Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon April 26

     

    Odyssey owes its success in large part, to the volunteers who generously donate their time to the program.  K12 cluster has 20 volunteers who come help on a weekly basis, and 80-100 volunteers helping with the performance.  345 cluster benefits from 50 volunteers over the course of the year, plus 60-65 field study volunteers.  Finally, 678 has 40 volunteers over the course of the year, and 60-65 helping out with field study!  Add another 40 art volunteers for k-5 and we've got a whole heap of volunteers!!!

     

    The school will recognize these wonderful volunteers with a luncheon on Friday, April 26th from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.  We hope you're available to join us!

     

    I'd love the help of a couple people who can arrive at 11:00 to help with set-up. 

    Please e-mail me at gfu@aya.yale.edu if you can attend or help out.  Include dietary requests in your e-mail.

     

    With thanks,

    Genevieve Fu, gfu@aya.yale.edu

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  • March 2nd Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    School Survey – Please Complete by March 8: Below

    Restaurant Night March 13: Below

    Odyssey Chant Submissions – Due March 22: Below & Attached

    Chess Club at Odyssey? Below

    Balancing Life & Technology Talk at Hayhurst April 9: Below & Attached

    Lottery for Additional Students/Siblings: Below

    2nd Annual Odyssey Skate Night April 7: Below

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    Upcoming Events

    School Survey – Please Complete by Friday March 8!

    Restaurant Night at Verde Cocina Sylvan location: Wednesday, March 13 – all day!

    Odyssey Chant Submissions Due: Friday, March 22

    Odyssey 2nd Annual Family Skate Night: Sunday April 7, 5-7pm

    Balancing Life & Technology – at Hayhurst: Tuesday, April 9, 6 – 8:30pm

    Save the Date! Odyssey Art Show: Thursday, May 9

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    School Survey – Please Complete by March 8!

    Dear Odyssey Families,

    We would really love your feedback about the school climate and culture at Odyssey.  The Successful School Survey will be used to tell us how we can improve the climate, school engagement, and safety at Odyssey.  The survey is completely anonymous and will take approximately 15-20 minutes.  

     

    To access the survey, click on this link https://surveys.panoramaed.com/portlandor/ppsfamily/surveys?language=en and scroll down to Odyssey.  The survey deadline has been extended to March 8.  

    We are up to 61% participation, but I know we can do even better.  We would love to hear from all of our families.  

    Thanks for your input and feedback.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

    Denise Self
    Assistant Principal

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    March Restaurant Night is coming up on Wednesday, March 13

    Verde Cocina, a stone's throw from Odyssey, will donate 20% of sales for people who mention Odyssey anytime that day. 

    Yes, lunch counts and they open at 11 a.m.!

    678 families, there's a performance that day!  Enjoy a nice, square dinner before or after the show with your student, or sneak away to Verde Cocina for drinks/dinner between show drop-off and pick-up, if you're seeing the show the next day.

    However you make it work into your evening plans is very much appreciated by the school!

    Verde Cocina at Sylvan Highlands 5515 SW Canyon Court Portland, OR 97221 Tel: (503) 297-5568

    They take reservations over the phone and on their website. https://www.verdecocinamarket.com/sylvan/

    With Thanks,

    Genevieve

    gfu@aya.yale.edu

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    Odyssey Chant!  Submissions Due Friday March 22

    We have such a great Odyssey community that we want to chant about it at our next Monthly Salute!  Students, along with their families and friends, are invited to participate in the Odyssey Chant competition.  After writing a catchy chant about Odyssey, students should submit it to me by the end of the school day on Friday, March 22.  Be prepared, I will ask the students to perform it when they submit it to me.  I will record it, but they can perform it solo or with friends.  Just keep in mind that the chant should be simple, fun, and school appropriate.  The student, and family, who write the selected chant will receive a prize and the student will be asked to teach it at an upcoming Monthly Salute.  I can’t wait to hear what you come up with!  

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Denise Self
    Assistant Principal

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    Chess Club at Odyssey?


    Interested in a potential after school Chess Club at Odyssey? There is a very high interest from parents and students to bring a Chess Club to Odyssey! A few parents have been doing research and getting some background knowledge regarding the reality and logistics of housing an after school program at Odyssey! Exciting! What we really need is a parent (or 2 or 3) that are willing to volunteer their time to make it happen!  Any interest? Let me know!

    Katie Dill
    Katie.dill@odysseyprogram.org

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    Balancing Life & Technology Talk at Hayhurst 4/9

    Mark your calendars April 9, 2019 from 6-8:30 pm at Hayhurst Elementary for a night about Balancing Technology and Life with local author and speaker, Doreen Dodgen-Magee. The Odyssey and Hayhurst PTAs are jointly sponsoring this event and providing light snacks. Middle and high schoolers are welcome to attend. For more information about our speaker, please visit her website at doreen dodgen-magee psy.d. or her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/doreendodgenmageepsyd/

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    Lottery for Additional Incoming Student/Sibling

    Existing Odyssey families receive first priority in the lottery, below are the required steps:

    1.       Submit an online lottery application https://pps.schoolmint.net/signin

                            The lottery opens Feb. 8th and closes March 8th

    2.       Attend a parent information meeting:

    Information Meetings (attend one of the following):
    Thursday, February 21st  6-7:30 pm
    Wednesday, March 6th, 6-7:30 pm
    Monday, March 11th, 9:30-10:30 am  (This meeting is primarily designed for parents who cannot attend a meeting on February 21 or March 6. Teachers or administration will not be present at
    the March 11th meeting and there will be no classroom visitation available.)

                    Students are welcome to attend a meeting with parent, however childcare is not provided.

    3.       Please notify Angela in the office that you have an incoming student.

    Thank you,
    Angela Hoffart
    Principal’s Secretary

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    SAVE THE DATE!! Odyssey Skate Night Sunday April 7


    Odyssey k-8 family skate night has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 7th. 5-7pm

    Second Annual Odyssey Skate Night at Oaks Park Roller Rink! 

    Suggested $5 donation per person! 

     

    Questions?  Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

    --------------------------------------------

    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • Feb. 23rd Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    School Survey: Below 

    Scrip Due February 25: Below & Attached  Page 1  Page 2

    March 8 Movie Night Cancelled: Below

    Lottery for Additional Students/Siblings: Below

    2nd Annual Odyssey Skate Night April 7: Below

    Lacrosse Gear Sale This Weekend: Below

    Balancing Life & Technology Talk at Hayhurst 4/9: Attached

     

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    Upcoming Events

    345 Performance: Sunday, February 24, 11am & 1:30pm

    Scrip Due: Monday, February 25, 2:15pm

    Odyssey 2nd Annual Family Skate Night: Sunday April 7, 5-7pm

    Balancing Life & Technology – at Hayhurst: Tuesday, April 9, 6 – 8:30pm

    Save the Date! Odyssey Art Show: Thursday, May 9

     

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    School Survey

    Dear Odyssey Families,

    We would really love your feedback about the school climate and culture at Odyssey.  The Successful School Survey will be used to tell us how we can improve the climate, school engagement, and safety at Odyssey.  The survey is completely anonymous and will take approximately 15-20 minutes.  

    To access the survey, click on this link https://surveys.panoramaed.com/portlandor/ppsfamily/surveys?language=en and scroll down to Odyssey.  Surveys need to be completed by March 1.  

    We are currently at 30% participation.  While our goal is 50%, one of our neighboring schools is at 57%…

    Thanks for your input and feedback.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

    Denise Self

    Assistant Principal

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    SCRIP is due Monday, February 25 by 2:15

    Scrip continues! We have just crept past the $2000 mark in profits. Forms are available attached and on the bulletin board at school.

    Thanks - Lisa VanNatta <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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    March 8 Odyssey Movie Night Cancelled

    The March 8th Odyssey family movie night will be cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have, thank you for understanding:)

    Katie Dill
    Sarah Kramer

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    Lottery for Additional Incoming Student/Sibling

    Existing Odyssey families receive first priority in the lottery, below are the required steps:

    1.       Submit an online lottery application https://pps.schoolmint.net/signin

    The lottery opens Feb. 8th and closes March 8th

    2.       Attend a parent information meeting:

    Information Meetings (attend one of the following):
    Thursday, February 21st  6-7:30 pm
    Wednesday, March 6th, 6-7:30 pm
    Monday, March 11th, 9:30-10:30 am  (This meeting is primarily designed for parents who cannot attend a meeting on February 21 or March 6. Teachers or administration will not be present at
    the March 11th meeting and there will be no classroom visitation available.)

                    Students are welcome to attend a meeting with parent, however childcare is not provided.

    3.       Please notify Angela in the office that you have an incoming student.

    Thank you,

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

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    SAVE THE DATE!! Odyssey Skate Night Sunday April 7


    Odyssey k-8 family skate night has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 7th. 5-7pm

    Second Annual Odyssey Skate Night at Oaks Park Roller Rink! 

    Suggested $5 donation per person! 

     

    Questions?  Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

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    Sale This Weekend at DICK’s Sporting Goods for Lincoln Girls Lacrosse

    New to lacrosse and need equipment?  Returning player and looking to upgrade?  You are in luck because this weekend DICK’s Sporting Goods is offering 20% off throughout the store at their Washington Square store location!  This includes lacrosse equipment packages for both beginning and experienced players.  From sticks to goggles, balls and bags, you can find it all at DICK’s - and if something is out of stock, you can order it in-store and have it shipped free to your house, just ask a store attendant for assistance.   Just make sure you bring in the coupon below when you go.

    And if you are on the fence because of the cost of the program or the equipment, Lincoln Girls Lacrosse has a great financial assistance program to make sure that everyone who wants to play can play.  For more information please contact our youth coordinator, Kristin Walton at kkwalton1@gmail.com or (484) 354-5615.  Even though the official registration deadline has passed, it’s not too late to sign up!

    --

    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • Feb. 15th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    School Survey: Below

    Lottery for Additional Students/Siblings: Below

    Odyssey– Girl Scout Cookies!!: Below

    2nd Annual Odyssey Skate Night April 7: Below

    Odyssey Love Your Neighbor Food Drive – Thank You! Below

    Lincoln Girls Lacrosse Grades 2-8: Below

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    Upcoming Events

    345 Performance: Sunday, February 24, 11am & 1:30pm

    Odyssey 2nd Annual Family Skate Night: Sunday April 7, 5-7pm

    Save the Date! Odyssey Art Show: Thursday, May 9

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    School Survey

    Dear Odyssey Families, 

    We would really love your feedback about the school climate and culture at Odyssey.  The Successful School Survey will be used to tell us how we can improve the climate, school engagement, and safety at Odyssey.  The survey is completely anonymous and will take approximately 15-20 minutes.  

    To access the survey, click on this link https://surveys.panoramaed.com/portlandor/ppsfamily/surveys?language=en and scroll down to Odyssey.  Surveys beed to be completed by March 1.  

    We are currently at 30% participation.  While our goal is 50%, one of our neighboring schools is at 57%…

    Thanks for your input and feedback.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

    Denise Self
    Assistant Principal

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    Lottery for Additional Incoming Student/Sibling

    Existing Odyssey families receive first priority in the lottery, below are the required steps:

    1.       Submit an online lottery application https://pps.schoolmint.net/signin

    The lottery opens Feb. 8th and closes March 8th

    2.       Attend a parent information meeting:

    Information Meetings (attend one of the following):
    Thursday, February 21st  6-7:30 pm
    Wednesday, March 6th, 6-7:30 pm
    Monday, March 11th, 9:30-10:30 am  (This meeting is primarily designed for parents who cannot attend a meeting on February 21 or March 6. Teachers or administration will not be present at
    the March 11th meeting and there will be no classroom visitation available.)

                    Students are welcome to attend a meeting with parent, however childcare is not provided.

    3.       Please notify Angela in the office that you have an incoming student.

    Thank you,
    Angela Hoffart
    Principal’s Secretary

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    Odyssey – Girl Scout Cookies

     

    Come support our Odyssey Brownie Troop #12814 and buy some Girl Scout cookies from them on Wednesday Feb 20th after school near the office. Thin Mints! (They’re vegan!) Tagalongs! Do-Si-Dos! Gluten free Toffee-Tastic! Samoas, and more! They will accept cash and checks, so come prepared...

     

    Odyssey Girl Scout Troop 12814 (2nd and 3rd graders) will also be selling cookies after school on Wednesday, February 20. Boxes are $5 and $6. Can't wait to be your cookie dealers!

    Thank you!
    Cassie Clervi, cassieclervi@gmail.com (Brownie Troop cookie dealer)

    Danette Foster, danettefoster@yahoo.com (Girl Scout Troop cookie dealer)

    -------------------------------------------

    SAVE THE DATE!! Odyssey Skate Night Sunday April 7


    Odyssey k-8 family skate night has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 7th. 5-7pm

    Second Annual Odyssey Skate Night at Oaks Park Roller Rink! 

    Suggested $5 donation per person! 

     

    Questions?  Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

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    The Odyssey Love Your Neighbor Donation Drive is Finished

     

    People are hungry. You helped. Thanks.

     

    Our drive has finished. The need continues. I urge you to support local outreach efforts through the Hayhurst-Odyssey-Ainsworth Elementary Food Pantry, Neighborhood House, the Oregon Food Bank and many others.

     

    Thanks for showing the love.

     

    If you have any questions Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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    Registration Open:  Lincoln Girls Lacrosse

    Registration for Lincoln Girls Lacrosse is now open for kids in Grades 2-8!  No experience is necessary - all experience levels are welcome.  The last day to register is February 18. For more information or to register, visit our website:  www.LincolnLaxGirls.com

    If you are new to lacrosse or unsure what it is all about, there is a Try Lacrosse clinic for kids ages 6-12 years old at Wilsonville High School next Saturday, February 9, from 12:30-2pm.  The registration fee for the clinic is $35 and includes a lacrosse stick, a t-shirt and a ball (over $100 value!).  For more information about this and other upcoming clinics, or to register, visit the Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association website:  www.oregongirlslax.com

    If you have any questions, please contact Ursula Lalovic at ulalovic@gmail.com

  • Feb. 8th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    February Restaurant Night is Family Karaoke Night! 2/12:  Below & Attached

    Odyssey Love Your Neighborhood Donation Drive: Below

    Lottery for Additional Students/Siblings: Below

    2nd Annual Odyssey Skate Night April 7: Below

    Lincoln Girls Lacrosse Grades 2-8: Below

    Lincoln Youth Baseball – Evaluations 2/10: Attached

    Multnomah ESD Measles Information: Attached

    Grandparents & Special Friends Day 2/14: Attached

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    Upcoming Events

    February Restaurant Night at Etc…Eatery: Tuesday, February 12, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

    Grandparents & Special Friends Day: Thursday, February 14, 1 – 2:15pm

    345 Performance: Sunday, February 24, 11am & 1:30pm

    Odyssey 2nd Annual Family Skate Night: Sunday April 7, 5-7pm

    Save the Date! Odyssey Art Show: Thursday, May 9

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    February Restaurant Night Is Family Karaoke Night!

    Save the date for an exciting new event on the Odyssey Calendar!  February Restaurant Night is Family Karaoke Night from 5:30–7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12 at etc...  eatery.  Come sing your heart out while enjoying Pacific NW comfort food.  Kid's menu, vegetarian, vegan, and GF options available.  10% of the night's sales will be donated to our school, no flyer necessary.  

    etc... eatery
    6500 SW Virginia Ave
    Portland, OR 97239

    Questions? Message Genevieve Fu at gfu@aya.yale.edu

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    The Odyssey Love Your Neighbor Donation Drive

    Now through February 14

    People are hungry. People will be hungry. You can help.

    Our community has a big heart. Let’s show it. Announcing a Donation Drive to help support the Hayhurst-Odyssey-Ainsworth community. In this time of contention and unstable future, let’s bring the love.

    To help the more than forty families in our broader school community that rely on federal resources we are having a donation drive. We are looking for either shelf stable items from the list below and cash/gift card donations to buy perishable items. Cash donations will be turned into grocery store gift cards and divided between bolstering the existing food bag program that supports Hayhurst-Odyssey-Ainsworth neighborhoods and being distributed directly to families by Principal Froelich. Our cash goal is $4000. This would help allay just a single month of benefits in the event of any disruption. If there is no disruption the food bag program will be well funded for the remainder of the year.

    Shoutout to those affected by the federal shutdown, we want to help. Talk to Principal Froelich and let her know what you need. In fact, if you are in need for any reason talk to Principal Froelich.

    Requested food items (as identified by the Oregon Food Bank):

    Canned soup/chili (low sodium)

    Ramen noodles

    Peanut butter and Almond Butter

    Canned tuna

    Dried pasta

    Canned fruit

    Shelf stable milk

    Rice

    Beans (canned or dried)

    Whole Grain Cereal

    Cooking Oil

    Canned Tomatoes

    Boxes will be in the Odyssey Lobby for canned goods. Cash and Checks made out to Odyssey PTA as well as any grocery store gift cards can be placed in the Your neighbor collection canister in the office.

    Let’s show our neighbors “We LOVE You!”

    If you have any questions please ask! Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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    Lottery for Additional Incoming Student/Sibling

    Existing Odyssey families receive first priority in the lottery, below are the required steps:

    1.       Submit an online lottery application https://pps.schoolmint.net/signin

    The lottery opens Feb. 8th and closes March 8th

    2.       Attend a parent information meeting:

    Information Meetings (attend one of the following):
    Thursday, February 21st  6-7:30 pm
    Wednesday, March 6th, 6-7:30 pm
    Monday, March 11th, 9:30-10:30 am  (This meeting is primarily designed for parents who cannot attend a meeting on February 21 or March 6. Teachers or administration will not be present at
    the March 11th meeting and there will be no classroom visitation available.)

                    Students are welcome to attend a meeting with parent, however childcare is not provided.

    3.       Please notify Angela in the office that you have an incoming student.

    Thank you,
    Angela Hoffart
    Principal’s Secretary

    -------------------------------------------

    SAVE THE DATE!! Odyssey Skate Night Sunday April 7


    Odyssey k-8 family skate night has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 7th. 5-7pm

    Second Annual Odyssey Skate Night at Oaks Park Roller Rink! 

    Suggested $5 donation per person! 

    Questions?  Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

    -------------------------------------------

    Registration Open:  Lincoln Girls Lacrosse

    Registration for Lincoln Girls Lacrosse is now open for kids in Grades 2-8!  No experience is necessary - all experience levels are welcome.  The last day to register is February 18. For more information or to register, visit our website:  www.LincolnLaxGirls.com

    If you are new to lacrosse or unsure what it is all about, there is a Try Lacrosse clinic for kids ages 6-12 years old at Wilsonville High School next Saturday, February 9, from 12:30-2pm.  The registration fee for the clinic is $35 and includes a lacrosse stick, a t-shirt and a ball (over $100 value!).  For more information about this and other upcoming clinics, or to register, visit the Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association website:  www.oregongirlslax.com

    If you have any questions, please contact Ursula Lalovic at ulalovic@gmail.com

    --

    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • Feb. 1st Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Odyssey Love Your Neighborhood Donation Drive: Below

    Call for Odyssey Info Night Volunteers! Below & Attached

    K12 Performance Reschedule: Below

    February Restaurant Night is Family Karaoke Night! 2/12:  Below

    February Scrip Orders Due Monday 2/4: Below & Attached  Page 1  Page 2

    2nd Annual Odyssey Skate Night April 7: Below

    Dyslexia 101 Presentation at Hillsdale Library: Below & Attached

    Lincoln Girls Lacrosse Grades 2-8: Below

    Girls on the Run at Odyssey: Below

    Multnomah ESD Measles Information: Attached

    Grandparents & Special Friends Day 2/14: Attached

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Scrip Orders Due: Monday, February 4

    February Restaurant Night at Etc…Eatery: Tuesday, February 12, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

    Grandparents & Special Friends Day: Thursday, February 14, 1 – 2:15pm

    Odyssey 2nd Annual Family Skate Night: Sunday April 7, 5-7pm

    Save the Date! Odyssey Art Show: Thursday, May 9

     

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    The Odyssey LOVE Your neighbor Donation Drive

    Now through February 14

     

    People are hungry. People will be hungry. You can help.

     

    Our community has a big heart. Let’s show it. Announcing a Donation Drive to help support the Hayhurst-Odyssey-Ainsworth community. In this time of contention and unstable future, let’s bring the love.

     

    To help the more than forty families in our broader school community that rely on federal resources we are having a donation drive. We are looking for either shelf stable items from the list below and cash/gift card donations to buy perishable items. Cash donations will be turned into grocery store gift cards and divided between bolstering the existing food bag program that supports Hayhurst-Odyssey-Ainsworth neighborhoods and being distributed directly to families by Principal Froelich. Our cash goal is $4000. This would help allay just a single month of benefits in the event of any disruption. If there is no disruption the food bag program will be well funded for the remainder of the year.

     

    Shout-out to those affected by the federal shutdown, we want to help. Talk to Principal Froelich and let her know what you need. In fact, if you are in need for any reason talk to Principal Froelich.

     

    Requested food items (as identified by the Oregon Food Bank):

    Canned soup/chili (low sodium)

    Ramen noodles

    Peanut butter and Almond Butter

    Canned tuna

    Dried pasta

    Canned fruit

    Shelf stable milk

    Rice

    Beans (canned or dried)

    Whole Grain Cereal

    Cooking Oil

    Canned Tomatoes

     

    Boxes will be in the Odyssey Lobby for canned goods. Cash and Checks made out to Odyssey PTA as well as any grocery store gift cards can be placed in the LOVE Your neighbor collection canister in the office.

     

    We are also looking to provide Valentine’s Day cards for families. To cover the need we are looking for 50 boxes of cards. These can also be dropped in the office.

     

    Let’s show our neighbors “We  LOVE You!”

     

    If you have any questions please ask! Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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    Odyssey Information Event Volunteers Needed

     

    Hello Odyssey Parents,

     

    Odyssey information events are quickly approaching, and we’ll need your help volunteering to make it a success. Our new information event flyer (low resolution) is attached. The event dates/times are February 21st, March 6th and March 11th.

     

    There are several volunteer opportunities for you to consider:

     

    1.     Distribute flyers: help distribute flyers at your neighborhood coffee shops, community centers, churches, libraries, etc. throughout Portland;

    2.     Social Media Mavens: spread the word about Odyssey information events on your favorite social media platform, with Facebook and Nextdoor serving as obvious ones;

    3.     Identify outreach locations in underrepresented communities: if you belong to or are networked within an underrepresented community in Portland, I’d like your help getting the word out about Odyssey; and

    4.     Event logistics (i.e., 2/21 or 3/6): help set up/take down chairs, hand out information packets about the school as guest arrive, and pass out a questionnaire at the end of the events before guest leave.  (3-5 volunteers for each event are needed).

     

    If you are able to volunteer for any of these opportunities, please contact me directly and feel free to reach out with questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

     

    Thank you!

    Todd Stevenson

    todd.stevenson@odysseyprogram.org

    tcstevenson@gmail.com

     

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    K12 Performance Reschedule

     

    Friends and Families,

     

    Upon careful consideration the K-1-2 teachers and administrators have rescheduled our performance.  Please save the following dates.  Dress rehearsal is Tuesday, May 14th at 12:30pm.  This is a daytime show for the students only unless you are volunteering. We are asking that parents take their children home to rest and enjoy a healthy dinner before coming back for the first official evening show on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 6:00 pm.  Wednesday will be a day of rest.  The second and final performance will be on Thursday, May 16th at 6:00 pm.  Pajama day will follow on Friday.  Thank you for your support and understanding. 

     

    Sincerely,

    Ms. Gregoire, Mrs. Howard and Mrs. Wilebski

     

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    February Restaurant Night Is Family Karaoke Night!

     

    Save the date for an exciting new event on the Odyssey Calendar!  February Restaurant Night is Family Karaoke Night from 5:30–7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12 at etc...  eatery.  Come sing your heart out while enjoying Pacific NW comfort food.  Kid's menu, vegetarian, vegan, and GF options available.  10% of the night's sales will be donated to our school, no flyer necessary.  


    etc... eatery

    6500 SW Virginia Ave
    Portland, OR 97239

     

    Questions? Message Genevieve Fu at gfu@aya.yale.edu

     

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    February SCRIP order

     

    The next scrip order is due Monday, February 4 by 2:15pm in the scrip box.

     

    Forms available attached and in the Odyssey Lobby bulletin board.

     

    Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

     

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    Fall Festival: Need for Leadership!

     

    Parents,

     

    Since 2015, we have had either an auction (with Hayhurst) or our own event (Fall Festival). Those events have helped pay for most of the technology in our school (such as chromebooks, iPads, WeDo Kits, Makey Makeys, EV3 Lego Robots), library books, chuck wagon trailer, shed, auditorium upgrades, and much more. Additionally, the 2016 auction funded our transition to East Sylvan.

     

    Unfortunately, we are losing the Chair and Auction Organizer (Rebecca Hicks and Lisa VanNatta) for 2019. We need parents to fill these roles. Rebecca and Lisa are willing to help the next Chair and Auction Organizer transition. Attached are the job descriptions that they prepared for your review. Each position can be held singularly or jointly.

     

    The long and short of it is that if parents do not step up then there is no Fall Festival next year. Basic planning traditionally starts before winter break and procurement begins now. However, there is still time to start but that time is now. The 2019 Fall Festival will only be our 3rd and is really what parent volunteers want to make it.

     

    If you are interested in either position or want to discuss the positions further, please contact myself at ospc-chair@odysseyprogram.org, Rebecca Hicks at rebgak@hotmail.com, or Lisa VanNatta at lisavannatta@gmail.com.

     

    Thank you!

    Jim Shikany

    PTA President

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    SAVE THE DATE!! Odyssey Skate Night Sunday April 7


    Odyssey k-8 family skate night has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 7th. 5-7pm

    Second Annual Odyssey Skate Night at Oaks Park Roller Rink! 

    Suggested $5 donation per person! 

     

    Questions?  Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

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    Dyslexia 101 Presentatio at Hillsdale Library

     

    The Hillsdale Library will be hosting a free workshop for parents (older kids & teens are welcome too) about dyslexia. A representative of Decoding Dyslexia will be presenting:

     

    Dyslexia 101

    Weds Feb 6th

    6:30 - 7:30

    Hillsdale Library

    1525 SW Sunset


    Program description: Dyslexia is invisible and frequently misunderstood, yet it affects up to 20% of the population. Dyslexia 101 informs attendees about this neurobiological learning difference by exploring: early warning signs, causes, treatment and consequences of not providing teacher training or evidence-based instruction for dyslexia in America's public schools and discussion of recent Oregon legislation regarding dyslexia. Register online at https://multcolib.org/events/dyslexia-101/99494 or call 503-988-5123. 

     

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    Registration Open:  Lincoln Girls Lacrosse

    Registration for Lincoln Girls Lacrosse is now open for kids in Grades 2-8!  No experience is necessary - all experience levels are welcome.  The last day to register is February 18. For more information or to register, visit our website:  www.LincolnLaxGirls.com

    If you are new to lacrosse or unsure what it is all about, there is a Try Lacrosse clinic for kids ages 6-12 years old at Wilsonville High School next Saturday, February 9, from 12:30-2pm.  The registration fee for the clinic is $35 and includes a lacrosse stick, a t-shirt and a ball (over $100 value!).  For more information about this and other upcoming clinics, or to register, visit the Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association website:  www.oregongirlslax.com

    If you have any questions, please contact Ursula Lalovic at ulalovic@gmail.com

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    Girls on the Run at Odyssey

     

    A Huge thanks to everyone who stepped up to assist for our GOTR coach these past few weeks!  Search no more, we have our 3rd and final coach!  Details soon to come!

     

    Thanks!

    Katie Dill, ktdill78@gmail.com

  • Jan. 25th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Call for Odyssey Info Night Volunteers! Below & Attached

    Girls on the Run at Odyssey – COACHES NEEDED: Below

    February Restaurant Night is Family Karaoke Night! 2/12:  Below

    Fall Festival Need for Leadership: Below & Attached  Chair  Organizer

    2nd Annual Odyssey Skate Night: Below

    Grandparents & Special Friends Day 2/14: Attached

     

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    Upcoming Events

    February Restaurant Night at Etc…Eatery: Tuesday, February 12, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

    Save the Date! Grandparents & Special Friends Day: Thursday, February 14, 1 – 2:15pm

    Save the Date! 2nd Annual Odyssey Skate Night: April 14, 5-7pm

    Save the Date! Odyssey Art Show: Thursday, May 9

     

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    Odyssey Information Event Volunteers Needed

     

    Hello Odyssey Parents,

     

    Odyssey information events are quickly approaching, and we’ll need your help volunteering to make it a success. Our new information event flyer (low resolution) is attached. The event dates/times are February 21st, March 6th and March 11th.

     

    There are several volunteer opportunities for you to consider:

     

    1.     Distribute flyers: help distribute flyers at your neighborhood coffee shops, community centers, churches, libraries, etc. throughout Portland;

    2.     Social Media Mavens: spread the word about Odyssey information events on your favorite social media platform, with Facebook and Nextdoor serving as obvious ones;

    3.     Identify outreach locations in underrepresented communities: if you belong to or are networked within an underrepresented community in Portland, I’d like your help getting the word out about Odyssey; and

    4.     Event logistics (i.e., 2/21 or 3/6): help set up/take down chairs, hand out information packets about the school as guest arrive, and pass out a questionnaire at the end of the events before guest leave.  (3-5 volunteers for each event are needed).

     

    If you are able to volunteer for any of these opportunities, please contact me directly and feel free to reach out with questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

     

    Thank you!

    Todd Stevenson

    todd.stevenson@odysseyprogram.org

    tcstevenson@gmail.com

     

    -------------------------------------------

    Girls on the Run at Odyssey – COACHES NEEDED!

     

    GOTR!!! (GIRLS ON THE RUN) COACHES NEEDED!
    We are still in need of a coach or two to volunteer for this amazing opportunity to not only make a difference in a girl’s life but to to also coach alongside Ms. Marron and Ms.Mankowski!!  If you are interested in coaching please contact me ASAP!  We have a full team and even a waitlist!   We would love to make this available to all that apply and in order to do so we need 2 more coaches!  Commitment times are Mondays and Thursdays 2:30-4:00/ beginning March 4th and continues for ten weeks with a 5k run at the end as a celebratory finale! 
    Email me if interested!

    Katie Dill
    GOTR site liaison

    Katie.dill@odysseyprogram.org

     http://m.girlsontherun.org//

     

    -------------------------------------------

    February Restaurant Night Is Family Karaoke Night!

     

    Save the date for an exciting new event on the Odyssey Calendar!  February Restaurant Night is Family Karaoke Night from 5:30–7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12 at etc...  eatery.  Come sing your heart out while enjoying Pacific NW comfort food.  Kid's menu, vegetarian, vegan, and GF options available.  10% of the night's sales will be donated to our school, no flyer necessary.  


    etc... eatery

    6500 SW Virginia Ave
    Portland, OR 97239

     

    Questions? Message Genevieve Fu at gfu@aya.yale.edu

     

    -------------------------------------------

    Fall Festival: Need for Leadership!

     

    Parents,

     

    Since 2015, we have had either an auction (with Hayhurst) or our own event (Fall Festival). Those events have helped pay for most of the technology in our school (such as chromebooks, iPads, WeDo Kits, Makey Makeys, EV3 Lego Robots), library books, chuck wagon trailer, shed, auditorium upgrades, and much more. Additionally, the 2016 auction funded our transition to East Sylvan.

     

    Unfortunately, we are losing the Chair and Auction Organizer (Rebecca Hicks and Lisa VanNatta) for 2019. We need parents to fill these roles. Rebecca and Lisa are willing to help the next Chair and Auction Organizer transition. Attached are the job descriptions that they prepared for your review. Each position can be held singularly or jointly.

     

    The long and short of it is that if parents do not step up then there is no Fall Festival next year. Basic planning traditionally starts before winter break and procurement begins now. However, there is still time to start but that time is now. The 2019 Fall Festival will only be our 3rd and is really what parent volunteers want to make it.

     

    If you are interested in either position or want to discuss the positions further, please contact myself at ospc-chair@odysseyprogram.org, Rebecca Hicks at rebgak@hotmail.com, or Lisa VanNatta at lisavannatta@gmail.com.

     

    Thank you!

    Jim Shikany

    PTA President

    -------------------------------------------

    SAVE THE DATE!! Odyssey Skate Night


    Sunday, April 14th 5-7pm 

    Second Annual Odyssey Skate Night at Oaks Park Roller Rink! 

    Suggested $5 donation per person! 

     

    Questions?  Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

  • Jan. 18th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Call for Odyssey Info Night Volunteers! Below

    Girls on the Run at Odyssey – COACHES NEEDED: Below

    February Restaurant Night is Family Karaoke Night! 2/12:  Below

    Fall Festival Need for Leadership: Below & Attached:  Chair and Organizer

    Grandparents & Special Friends Day 2/14: Attached

    Lincoln Youth Baseball & T-Ball: Attached:  Baseball  T-Ball

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    Upcoming Events

    February Restaurant Night at Etc…Eatery: Tuesday, February 12, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

    Save the Date! Grandparents & Special Friends Day: Thursday, February 14, 1 – 2:15pm

    Save the Date! Odyssey Art Show: Thursday, May 9

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    Odyssey Information Event Volunteers Needed

    Hello Odyssey Parents,

    Odyssey information events are quickly approaching, and we’ll need your help volunteering to make it a success. Our new information event flyer (low resolution) is attached. The event dates/times are February 21st, March 6th and March 11th.

    There are several volunteer opportunities for you to consider:

    1.     Distribute flyers: help distribute flyers at your neighborhood coffee shops, community centers, churches, libraries, etc. throughout Portland;

    2.     Social Media Mavens: spread the word about Odyssey information events on your favorite social media platform, with Facebook and Nextdoor serving as obvious ones;

    3.     Identify outreach locations in underrepresented communities: if you belong to or are networked within an underrepresented community in Portland, I’d like your help getting the word out about Odyssey; and

    4.     Event logistics (i.e., 2/21 or 3/6): help set up/take down chairs, hand out information packets about the school as guest arrive, and pass out a questionnaire at the end of the events before guest leave.  (3-5 volunteers for each event are needed).

    If you are able to volunteer for any of these opportunities, please contact me directly and feel free to reach out with questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you!
    Todd Stevenson

    todd.stevenson@odysseyprogram.org

    tcstevenson@gmail.com

    -------------------------------------------

    Girls on the Run at Odyssey – COACHES NEEDED!

    GOTR!!! (GIRLS ON THE RUN) COACHES NEEDED!
    We are still in need of a coach or two to volunteer for this amazing opportunity to not only make a difference in a girl’s life but to to also coach alongside Ms. Marron and Ms.Mankowski!!  If you are interested in coaching please contact me ASAP!  We have a full team and even a waitlist!   We would love to make this available to all that apply and in order to do so we need 2 more coaches!  Commitment times are Mondays and Thursdays 2:30-4:00/ beginning March 4th and continues for ten weeks with a 5k run at the end as a celebratory finale! 
    Email me if interested!

    Katie Dill
    GOTR site liaison

    Katie.dill@odysseyprogram.org

     http://m.girlsontherun.org//

    -------------------------------------------

    February Restaurant Night Is Family Karaoke Night!

    Save the date for an exciting new event on the Odyssey Calendar!  February Restaurant Night is Family Karaoke Night from 5:30–7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12 at etc...  eatery.  Come sing your heart out while enjoying Pacific NW comfort food.  Kid's menu, vegetarian, vegan, and GF options available.  10% of the night's sales will be donated to our school, no flyer necessary.  

    etc... eatery

    6500 SW Virginia Ave
    Portland, OR 97239

    Questions? Message Genevieve Fu at gfu@aya.yale.edu

    -------------------------------------------

    Fall Festival: Need for Leadership!

     

    Parents,

     

    Since 2015, we have had either an auction (with Hayhurst) or our own event (Fall Festival). Those events have helped pay for most of the technology in our school (such as chromebooks, iPads, WeDo Kits, Makey Makeys, EV3 Lego Robots), library books, chuck wagon trailer, shed, auditorium upgrades, and much more. Additionally, the 2016 auction funded our transition to East Sylvan.

     

    Unfortunately, we are losing the Chair and Auction Organizer (Rebecca Hicks and Lisa VanNatta) for 2019. We need parents to fill these roles. Rebecca and Lisa are willing to help the next Chair and Auction Organizer transition. Attached are the job descriptions that they prepared for your review. Each position can be held singularly or jointly.

     

    The long and short of it is that if parents do not step up then there is no Fall Festival next year. Basic planning traditionally starts before winter break and procurement begins now. However, there is still time to start but that time is now. The 2019 Fall Festival will only be our 3rd and is really what parent volunteers want to make it.

     

    If you are interested in either position or want to discuss the positions further, please contact myself at ospc-chair@odysseyprogram.org, Rebecca Hicks at rebgak@hotmail.com, or Lisa VanNatta at lisavannatta@gmail.com.

     

    Thank you!

    Jim Shikany

    PTA President

    -------------------------------------------

  • Jan. 12th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Call for Odyssey Info Night Volunteers! Below & Attached

    K12 Performance Meeting: Below

    Girls on the Run at Odyssey – Registration Ends TOMORROW 1/13!:  Below

    PPS Nutrition Services Message: Below

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    Upcoming Events

    Girls on the Run Registration ENDS TOMORROW January 13, midnight

    K12 Parents Performance Meeting: Tuesday, January 15, 6-7pm

    Save the Date! Grandparents & Special Friends Day: Thursday, February 14, 1 – 2:15pm

    Save the Date! Odyssey Art Show: Thursday, May 9

     

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    Odyssey Information Event Volunteers Needed

     

    Hello Odyssey Parents,

     

    Odyssey information events are quickly approaching and we’ll need your help volunteering to make it a success. Our new information event flyer (low resolution) is attached. The event dates/times are February 21st, March 6th and March 11th.

     

    There are several volunteer opportunities for you to consider:

     

    1.     Distribute flyers: help distribute flyers at your neighborhood coffee shops, community centers, churches, libraries, etc. throughout Portland;

    2.     Social Media Mavens: spread the word about Odyssey information events on your favorite social media platform, with Facebook and Nextdoor serving as obvious ones;

    3.     Identify outreach locations in underrepresented communities: if you belong to or are networked within an underrepresented community in Portland, I’d like your help getting the word out about Odyssey; and

    4.     Event logistics (i.e., 2/21 or 3/6): help set up/take down chairs, hand out information packets about the school as guest arrive, and pass out a questionnaire at the end of the events before guest leave.  (3-5 volunteers for each event are needed).

     

    If you are able to volunteer for any of these opportunities, please contact me directly and feel free to reach out with questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

     

    Thank you!

    Todd Stevenson

    todd.stevenson@odysseyprogram.org

    tcstevenson@gmail.com

     

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    K12 Performance Meeting

     

    K12 parents “nuts and bolts” performance meeting! Save the date for January 15th, 6-7pm in the auditorium for a fun filled meeting regarding the upcoming K12 performance!  The K12 teachers will not only do their best to answer all of your questions regarding the performance but will also have volunteer opportunities sign ups as well!  Don’t miss this meeting! ATTENDANCE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED! 
    -note- if you are a parent that has been through a few performances and are interested in volunteering your time to watch some kiddos during the meeting please contact Katie Dill... we would love to be able to offer childcare for attending parents to maximize meeting attendance:)
    Katie.dill@odysseyprogram.org

     

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    Girls on the Run at Odyssey - Registration Ends TOMORROW 1/13!

     

    Attention all 345 Girls!!  Girls on the Run will be coming to a Odyssey/East Sylvan in the spring!!  This is very exciting! Thanks to Ms.Marron and Ms.Mankowski who have graciously agreed to COACH AS VOLUNTEERS!   Yeah!!   We are still in need of a 3rd and final coach, so if you are interested please let myself (katie dill-GOTR site liaison) or one of the coaches know ASAP! 

     

    More details to come regarding GOTR but please please mark your calendars for The following info regarding registration!  Practices will begin the week of March 4th:)


    Participant Registration: Online registration for girls will open Thursday, January 10th at 9:00am on our website and will close on January 13th at midnight. Instead of admitting girls on a “first come, first serve” basis as we have in years past, we will be admitting girls via a lottery system. This means that for teams who have more than 15 girls sign up, our system will do a random selection of the girls who will be permitted to join the team. After the lottery has been run, only then will girls join on a "first come, first serve" basis. 

     

    http://m.girlsontherun.org//

     

    Katie Dill

    GOTR site liaison

    Katie.dill@odysseyprogram.org

     

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    PPS Nutrition Services Message

     

    Starting the week of January 14, 2019, the Nutrition Services department will be utilizing School Messenger to notify families by phone and email about student meal account balances.  Kitchen staff will continue to provide personal phone call reminders and/or paper letters home.  If you have questions about student meal accounts or other information, please visit our webpage www.pps.net/nutrition or call our department 503-916-3399.

     

    Whitney Ellersick, Senior Director, Nutrition Services

    x63276  wellersi@pps.net

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  • Jan. 4th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    January Restaurant Night 1/9: Below & Attached

    Odyssey PTA Meeting 1/9: Below

    Scrip: Below & Attached

    PPS - PTA Clothing Closet – Call for Volunteers: Below

    K12 Performance Meeting: Below

    Girls on the Run at Odyssey: Below

    PPS Nutrition Services Message: Below

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    Upcoming Events

    Restaurant Night at Papa Murphy’s: Wednesday, January 9, all day

    Odyssey PTA Meeting: Wednesday, January 9, 6:30-8 pm

    K12 Parents Performance Meeting: Tuesday, January 15, 6-7pm

    Save the Date! Grandparents & Special Friends Day: Thursday, February 14, 1 – 2:15pm

    Save the Date! Odyssey Art Show: Thursday, May 9

     

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    January Restaurant Night Wednesday 1/9

     

    Odyssey January Restaurant Night is coming up on Wednesday, January 9! The Multnomah Blvd Papa Murpy's will donate 20% of their total daily sales to our school! Despite the fine print on the flyer, no flyer is necessary for this event. Please spread the word!

     

    Papa Murphy’s

    4350 South West Multnomah Blvd

    Portland, OR 97219

     

    Questions?  Ask Genevieve Fu, gfu@aya.yale.edu

     

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    Odyssey PTA Meeting Wednesday 1/9 6:30-8pm

     

    Parents,

     

    Our monthly PTA meeting is this coming Wednesday, 1/9, 6:30 – 8pm.  Attached please find the agenda, including reports from each cluster.

     

    Please note that the Emergency Preparedness discussion topic is moving to the February meeting. Thank you for your understanding.

     

    peace & courage,

    Jim Shikany, President

    OSPC-chair@odysseyprogram.org

     

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    Scrip

     

    Hello Odyssey Families!

    Let’s get 2019 off to a great start for our school with our Scrip program!

    Next orders are due Monday, January 7.  See forms attached to this message.

    Thanks so much!

    Lisa VanNatta lisavannatta@gmail.com

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    PPS - PTA Clothing Closet

     

    Since 1964, the PTA Clothing Center’s sole purpose has been to furnish has been to furnish age-appropriate clothing that fits children who need those services. By caring for the basic needs of our youth and allowing them to dress as their peers, we are encouraging positive self-esteem, academic success and regular class attendance.

    Each year every PTA in the PPS district is asked to send volunteers to help at the Clothing Closet. Odyssey has been asked to send at least 6 volunteers on Thursday, January 10. You will be needed from 9a.m.-1p.m. The PTA Clothing Center is located at the Marshall High School Campus: 3901 SE 91st Ave, Room B-60.

    Please email Jamie Clary at jamieclary@outlook.com if you are available to volunteer.

     

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    K12 Performance Meeting

     

    K12 parents “nuts and bolts” performance meeting! Save the date for January 15th, 6-7pm in the auditorium for a fun filled meeting regarding the upcoming K12 performance!  The K12 teachers will not only do their best to answer all of your questions regarding the performance but will also have volunteer opportunities sign ups as well!  Don’t miss this meeting! ATTENDANCE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED! 
    -note- if you are a parent that has been through a few performances and are interested in volunteering your time to watch some kiddos during the meeting please contact Katie Dill... we would love to be able to offer childcare for attending parents to maximize meeting attendance:)
    Katie.dill@odysseyprogram.org

     

    -------------------------------------------

    Girls on the Run at Odyssey

     

    Attention all 345 Girls!!  Girls on the Run will be coming to a Odyssey/East Sylvan in the spring!!  This is very exciting! Thanks to Ms.Marron and Ms.Mankowski who have graciously agreed to COACH AS VOLUNTEERS!   Yeah!!   We are still in need of a 3rd and final coach, so if you are interested please let myself (katie dill-GOTR site liaison) or one of the coaches know ASAP! 

     

    More details to come regarding GOTR but please please mark your calendars for The following info regarding registration!  Practices will begin the week of March 4th:)


    Participant Registration: Online registration for girls will open Thursday, January 10th at 9:00am on our website and will close on January 13th at midnight. Instead of admitting girls on a “first come, first serve” basis as we have in years past, we will be admitting girls via a lottery system. This means that for teams who have more than 15 girls sign up, our system will do a random selection of the girls who will be permitted to join the team. After the lottery has been run, only then will girls join on a "first come, first serve" basis. 

     

    http://m.girlsontherun.org//

     

    Katie Dill

    GOTR site liaison

    Katie.dill@odysseyprogram.org

     

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    PPS Nutrition Services Message

     

    Starting the week of January 14, 2019, the Nutrition Services department will be utilizing School Messenger to notify families by phone and email about student meal account balances.  Kitchen staff will continue to provide personal phone call reminders and/or paper letters home.  If you have questions about student meal accounts or other information, please visit our webpage www.pps.net/nutrition or call our department 503-916-3399.

     

    Whitney Ellersick, Senior Director, Nutrition Services

    x63276  wellersi@pps.net

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  • Dec. 29th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Scrip: Below & Attached  Page 1  Page 2

    January Restaurant Night 1/9: Below

    K12 Performance Meeting: Below

    Girls on the Run at Odyssey: Below

    PPS Nutrition Services Message

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    Upcoming Events

    Back to School: Wednesday, January 2

    Scrip Orders Due: Monday, January 7

    Restaurant Night at Papa Murphy’s: Wednesday, January 9

    K12 Parents Performance Meeting: Tuesday, January 15, 6-7pm

    Save the Date! Grandparents & Special Friends Day: Thursday, February 14, 1 – 2:15pm

    Save the Date! Odyssey Art Show: Thursday, May 9

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    Scrip

     

    Hello Odyssey Families!

    Let’s get 2019 off to a great start for our school with our Scrip program!

    Next orders are due Monday, January 7.  See forms attached to this message.

    Thanks so much!

    Lisa VanNatta lisavannatta@gmail.com

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    January Restaurant Night Wednesday 1/9

     

    January Restaurant Night is at Papa Murphy's on Wednesday, January 9 all day. 

      

    Papa Murphy’s

    4350 South West Multnomah Blvd

    Portland, OR 97219

     

    Questions?  Ask Genevieve Fu, gfu@aya.yale.edu

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    K12 Performance Meeting

     

    K12 parents “nuts and bolts” performance meeting! Save the date for January 15th, 6-7pm in the auditorium for a fun filled meeting regarding the upcoming K12 performance!  The K12 teachers will not only do their best to answer all of your questions regarding the performance but will also have volunteer opportunities sign ups as well!  Don’t miss this meeting! ATTENDANCE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED! 
    -note- if you are a parent that has been through a few performances and are interested in volunteering your time to watch some kiddos during the meeting please contact Katie Dill... we would love to be able to offer childcare for attending parents to maximize meeting attendance:)
    Katie.dill@odysseyprogram.org

     

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    Girls on the Run at Odyssey

     

    Attention all 345 Girls!!  Girls on the Run will be coming to a Odyssey/East Sylvan in the spring!!  This is very exciting! Thanks to Ms.Marron and Ms.Mankowski who have graciously agreed to COACH AS VOLUNTEERS!   Yeah!!   We are still in need of a 3rd and final coach, so if you are interested please let myself (katie dill-GOTR site liaison) or one of the coaches know ASAP! 

     

    More details to come regarding GOTR but please please mark your calendars for The following info regarding registration!  Practices will begin the week of March 4th:)


    Participant Registration: Online registration for girls will open Thursday, January 10th at 9:00am on our website and will close on January 13th at midnight. Instead of admitting girls on a “first come, first serve” basis as we have in years past, we will be admitting girls via a lottery system. This means that for teams who have more than 15 girls sign up, our system will do a random selection of the girls who will be permitted to join the team. After the lottery has been run, only then will girls join on a "first come, first serve" basis. 

     

    http://m.girlsontherun.org//

     

    Katie Dill

    GOTR site liaison

    Katie.dill@odysseyprogram.org

     

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    PPS Nutrition Services Message

     

    Starting the week of January 14, 2019, the Nutrition Services department will be utilizing School Messenger to notify families by phone and email about student meal account balances.  Kitchen staff will continue to provide personal phone call reminders and/or paper letters home.  If you have questions about student meal accounts or other information, please visit our webpage www.pps.net/nutrition or call our department 503-916-3399.

     

    Whitney Ellersick, Senior Director, Nutrition Services

    x63276  wellersi@pps.net

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  • Dec. 8th Weekly Newsletter

    In this Edition

    Message From The Principal: Below & Attached

    Holiday Scrip: Below & Attached

    December Restaurant Night 12/12: Below

    Our Library Links – Message from Librarian, Ms. Beckers: Below

    K12 Performance Meeting: Below

    Girls on the Run at Odyssey: Below

    PPS Nutrition Services Message: Below

    Odyssey Ski Bus: Below

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    Upcoming Events

    Scrip Due Date: Mondays, December 10

    Restaurant Night at City Thai: Wednesday, December 12

    Restaurant Night at Papa Murphy’s: Wednesday, January 9

    K12 Parents Performance Meeting: Tuesday, January 15, 6-7pm

    Save the Date! Grandparents & Special Friends Day: Thursday, February 14, 1 – 2:15pm

    Save the Date! Odyssey Art Show: Thursday, May 9

     

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    Message from the Principal

    It's been a great year with the support of so many dedicated volunteers in our school.  Helping hands make for an even more wonderful learning environment.  As we head into 2019, it's a good idea to take another look at the Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement you signed when submitting your background check request with Portland Public Schools.  Both new and experienced volunteers would benefit from a reread.  I've attached a copy of the PPS Volunteer Code of Conduct and the PPS Student Privacy Statement and Confidentiality Agreement to this e-mail.  I'd like to highlight one major point raised in the Student Privacy Statement:

    "Parents, friends, or community members may in good faith ask you questions about a student's problems or progress.  [...]  You may not share information about a student even with members of your own family, or the student's family."

    While a student's family is certainly entitled to information about their own student, it's best communicated by teachers, leadership, or counselors who can put their observations into context, using their expertise in education.  The sharing of confidential information extends to photography.  Sharing photographs of general activities with no identifying information are fine, but in general, it's best to put phones away when volunteering with the kids.

     Thank you so much for enriching our students' education and providing a safe place for them to learn and be their beautiful selves. 

    Thank you!

    Deanne Froehlich
    Principal
    Hayhurst/Odyssey

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    Holiday Scrip

     

    Hello Odyssey Families!

    So far this year we have made over $1100 in profit thanks to a core of about 10 families. Come join the fun! I’m taking orders Monday, December 10.

    We’ve reached the holiday season. Scrip is a great way to help the school out and get your shopping done! Gift cards are great for gifts AND for buying gifts. Buy those three $5 Starbucks cards for your cluster teachers by writing a check to Odyssey PTA for $15. You get your cards delivered to the school and PTA makes $0.90 (6%). It’s that easy. The $25 Happy Teen card is now being offered with a 5% rebate. This single card is good at all the following stores: Jamba Juice, American Eagle, Sephora, Regal Cinema, Barnes and Noble, Dave & Buster's and Nike.

    The Scrip Center has a few promotions going through December right now too: Taco Time and Baja Fresh cards are offering 15% rebate to the school. Columbia Employee Pass good thru January 19, 2019 with every $50 Columbia Sportswear Scrip card purchased (does not include an online code).

    A packet containing all this information and the forms are attached to this bulletin, will be found in your child's box during conferences and on the bulletin board near the front door at school.

    Thanks so much!

    Lisa VanNatta lisavannatta@gmail.com

    PS You will also find a form attached for ordering gift cards for the Giving Snowman. Don’t need anything for yourself? Buy a card for a family in need.

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    December Restaurant Night 12/12 at City Thai

    December Restaurant Night is coming up on Wednesday, December 12 from 4–9 pm!  Take a break from cooking, and join us for one last Odyssey dinner out before the end of the year.  Dine-in and take out orders will raise 20% of your bill for our school.  Please deposit your receipt in the fundraiser box at the restaurant.  They accept reservations.  Hope to see you there!


    City Thai 

    6341 SW Capitol Hwy 
    Portland OR, 97239

    January Restaurant Night is at Papa Murphy's on Wednesday, January 9 all day.  This is one of those fun opportunities to earn double-fold for the school.  If you include Papa Murphy's in your December 10th Scrip order, you'll have your gift cards in time for the big event!  Papa Murphy's Scrips earn 8% for the school and we get 30% of your bill back as a donation to our school.  If you buy $50 in gift cards and use them on the 9th, you're earning $4 + $15 for Odyssey!!!

    December 10th is the last order to get your gift cards before January 9. 

    Papa Murphy’s

    4350 South West Multnomah Blvd

    Portland, OR 97219

    Questions?  Ask Genevieve Fu, gfu@aya.yale.edu

     

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    Our Library Links

     

    This month in library classes we have been spotlighting the award winning author/illustrator Jan Brett who is best known for her colorful and detailed picture books that depict a wide range of cultures.  Her books include The Mitten, Hedgie’s Surprise, Gingerbread Friends and The Trouble with Trolls. Green Bean Books in Portland is honored to be hosting Jan Brett on her book tour featuring her new picture book The Snowy Nap on Saturday December 8th from 5pm-6pm at Buckman Elementary School.

     

    Students in grades 4-8 are welcome to participate in the Oregon Reader’s Choice Awards.   The award began in 2010 and is a fun and exciting way for students to become enthusiastic and discriminating readers. Books are nominated by Oregon librarians, teachers and students for inclusion on the ORCA ballot, and nominees are reviewed by the ORCA committee.  To be considered, books must have been copyrighted two years prior to the current voting year. This ensures that the books will be readily available in paperback. To be eligible to vote students have to read at least two of the nominated books. Voting takes place in March.  The library will have copies of the books available for check out. More information about ORCA can be found at https://oregonreaderschoiceaward.wordpress.com/

     

    Students who are aspiring authors are invited to participate in The League of Exceptional Writers hosted by northwest author Rosanne Parry.  This is a monthly workshop where authors and illustrators share their writing knowledge with kids ages 8 to 18. League meetings are held at the Cedar Hills Crossing Powells.  More information can be found at http://www.powells.com/events

     

    Susie Beckers, Teacher~Librarian

    Odyssey program@East Sylvan

    (503) 916-6310

    sbeckers@pps.net

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    K12 Performance Meeting

    K12 parents “nuts and bolts” performance meeting! Save the date for January 15th, 6-7pm in the auditorium for a fun filled meeting regarding the up coming K12 performance!  The K12 teachers will not only do their best to answer all of your questions regarding the performance but will also have volunteer opportunities sign ups as well!  Don’t miss this meeting! ATTENDANCE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED! 
    -note- if you are a parent that has been through a few performances and are interested in volunteering your time to watch some kiddos during the meeting please contact Katie Dill... we would love to be able to offer childcare for attending parents to maximize meeting attendance:)
    Katie.dill@odysseyprogram.org

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    Girls on the Run at Odyssey

    Attention all 345 Girls!!  Girls on the Run will be coming to a Odyssey/East Sylvan in the spring!!  This is very exciting! Thanks to Ms.Marron and Ms.Mankowski who have graciously agreed to COACH AS VOLUNTEERS!   Yeah!!   We are still in need of a 3rd and final coach, so if you are interested please let myself (katie dill-GOTR site liaison) or one of the coaches know ASAP! 

    More details to come regarding GOTR but please please mark your calendars for The following info regarding registration!  Practices will begin the week of March 4th:)


    Participant Registration: Online registration for girls will open Thursday, January 10th at 9:00am on our website and will close on January 13th at midnight. Instead of admitting girls on a “first come, first serve” basis as we have in years past, we will be admitting girls via a lottery system. This means that for teams who have more than 15 girls sign up, our system will do a random selection of the girls who will be permitted to join the team. After the lottery has been run, only then will girls join on a "first come, first serve" basis. 

    http://m.girlsontherun.org//

    Katie Dill

    GOTR site liaison

    Katie.dill@odysseyprogram.org

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    PPS Nutrition Services Message

    Starting the week of January 14, 2019, the Nutrition Services department will be utilizing School Messenger to notify families by phone and email about student meal account balances.  Kitchen staff will continue to provide personal phone call reminders and/or paper letters home.  If you have questions about student meal accounts or other information, please visit our webpage www.pps.net/nutrition or call our department 503-916-3399.

    Whitney Ellersick, Senior Director, Nutrition Services

    x63276  wellersi@pps.net

     

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    Odyssey Ski Bus is ready to roll out.  Need a lift?

     

    Each Sunday in January a charter bus will take interested participants to Mt. Hood Meadows.  It is a convenient way for your child (or anyone in your family) to purchase lessons, lift tickets, and transportation at a group rate.  The charter bus is equipped with televisions and a bathroom and parks right next to the lodge in the first row of the parking lot.  The whole family can join, or you can enroll your child in SnoBlasters and be assured that they will be escorted to the Ski School, receive instruction and supervision each Sunday, and be returned to you in the evening.  We will depart from the parking lot across from the Southwest Community Center on the corner of 45th and Vermont.

     

    To check out the different packages available go to:

    www.skihood.com/go

    enter GO code: 1163262

     

    Email, call, or text me if you have any questions,

    Aaron Bech

    Father of Annika (4th) and Colin (1st)

    aaronbech@yahoo.com

    971-227-3771

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    --

    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • Nov. 30th Weekly Newsletter

    In this Edition

    2018 Giving Snowman: Below

    Holiday Scrip: Below & Attached

    Coffee Cart Friday 12/7: Below

    December Restaurant Night 12/12: Below

    Odyssey Art News: Below

    Book Fair – Thank you!  Below

    Odyssey Ski Bus: Below

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    Upcoming Events

    Coffee Cart!  Friday, December 7

    Scrip Due Dates: Mondays, December 3 & 10

    Giving Snowman Gifts Due in Office: Friday, December 7

    Restaurant Night at City Thai: Wednesday, December 12

    Save the Date! Grandparents & Special Friends Day: Thursday, February 14, 1 – 2:15pm

    Save the Date! Odyssey Art Show: Thursday, May 9

     

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    2018 Giving Snowman

    Dear Odyssey Community,

    As the holiday season gets closer we begin to think about the needs of others in our community.  We have many within our own school community that appreciate the support and caring of others during the holiday season.  The “Giving Snowman” will appear in the main hallway, with a variety of options for giving.  Please feel free to stop by, pick out a tag, and support someone in need.  The Giving Snowman will be up from November 19th - December 13th, with gifts being delivered prior to winter break.  This is a wonderful opportunity for your children to be involved in giving to others and recognizing that there are others in our community that are in need of some holiday cheer.

    Thanks for your support!

    Deanne Froehlich, Principal

     

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    Holiday Scrip

     

    Hello Odyssey Families!

    So far this year we have made over $1100 in profit thanks to a core of about 10 families. Come join the fun! I’m taking orders Monday, December 3 and Monday, December 10.

    We’ve reached the holiday season. Scrip is a great way to help the school out and get your shopping done! Gift cards are great for gifts AND for buying gifts. Buy those three $5 Starbucks cards for your cluster teachers by writing a check to Odyssey PTA for $15. You get your cards delivered to the school and PTA makes $0.90 (6%). It’s that easy. The $25 Happy Teen card is now being offered with a 5% rebate. This single card is good at all the following stores: Jamba Juice, American Eagle, Sephora, Regal Cinema, Barnes and Noble, Dave & Buster's and Nike.

    The Scrip Center has a few promotions going through December right now too: Taco Time and Baja Fresh cards are offering 15% rebate to the school. Columbia Employee Pass good thru January 19, 2019 with every $50 Columbia Sportsware Scrip card purchased (does not include an online code).

    Finally, the Scrip Center partners with See’s Candy to sell holiday chocolates. Yummy little boxes of chocolate delivered with the December 13/14 scrip order. It’s not much extra work so I am extending the offer to you.

     A packet containing all this information and the forms are attached to this bulletin, will be found in your child's box during conferences and on the bulletin board near the front door at school.

    Thanks so much!

    Lisa VanNatta lisavannatta@gmail.com

    PS You will also find a form attached for ordering gift cards for the Giving Snowman. Don’t need anything for yourself? Buy a card for a family in need.

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    Next Friday 12/7 is Coffee Cart!

     

    Come grab a cup of coffee, some goodies and chat with other parents about the upcoming winter break, your weekend plans, your kids' homework or projects or anything else on your mind! 

     

    See you there,

    Stephanie Kobayashi Stevenson, skobayashistevenson@gmail.com

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    December Restaurant Night 12/12 at City Thai

     

    December Restaurant Night is coming up on Wednesday, December 12 from 4–9 pm!  Take a break from cooking, and join us for one last Odyssey dinner out before the end of the year.  Dine-in and take out orders will raise 20% of your bill for our school.  Please deposit your receipt in the fundraiser box at the restaurant.  They accept reservations.  Hope to see you there!


    City Thai 

    6341 SW Capitol Hwy
    Portland OR, 97239

    Questions?  Ask Genevieve Fu, gfu@aya.yale.edu

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    Odyssey Art News from Debi Crawford

     

    The City of Portland Art Tax Oversight Committee needed some artwork for mail flyers, sprucing up their office and art tax reminder notices. I submitted a number of different pieces from Odyssey. Isaac Steele (4th grade) and Anya Taliman (3rd grade) were the lucky winners who were chosen!

    On Monday, December 3 a reception is being held at the City of Portland Revenue Division office to honor these students. The reception will be from 5:30-6:15. All are welcome.

    On December 5th I will be having a guest artist teach to the 3, 4, 5 classes. Julia Meschter was a Nike graphic designer and children's book published author. Her book is titled The Artist's Alphabet which will be available for purchase after the lessons. (watch for a flyer home) She will be teaching all 3 sections of classes with me, enlightening us about her journey as an artist before the lesson. We will be practicing her craft in class.

    K, 1, 2 has finished their 6-week session of art classes. They will begin again the week of January 28th.

    The artwork created in class is most often kept until the Art Show. The Art Show will be held on May 9th this year.

    Thank you for all your support and all my lovely volunteers in art classes!

    Mrs. Debi Crawford, DCrawford@pps.net

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    Odyssey Book Fair – Thank You!

     

    Thanks everyone for coming out and supporting our book fair at Annie Bloom’s! We raised $1140 for our school to spend on books for our library, and we spent $5700 at Annie Bloom’s, reinvesting in our community!

    Thanks
    Cassie Clervi, cassieclervi@gmail.com

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    Odyssey Ski Bus is ready to roll out.  Need a lift?

     

    Each Sunday in January a charter bus will take interested participants to Mt. Hood Meadows.  It is a convenient way for your child (or anyone in your family) to purchase lessons, lift tickets, and transportation at a group rate.  The charter bus is equipped with televisions and a bathroom and parks right next to the lodge in the first row of the parking lot.  The whole family can join, or you can enroll your child in SnoBlasters and be assured that they will be escorted to the Ski School, receive instruction and supervision each Sunday, and be returned to you in the evening.  We will depart from the parking lot across from the Southwest Community Center on the corner of 45th and Vermont.

     

    To check out the different packages available go to:

    www.skihood.com/go

    enter GO code: 1163262

     

    Email, call, or text me if you have any questions,

    Aaron Bech

    Father of Annika (4th) and Colin (1st).

    aaronbech@yahoo.com

    971-227-3771

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     Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • Nov. 23rd Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Holiday Scrip: Below & Attached

    2018 Giving Snowman: Below

    TAG Nominations: Below

    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins! Below & Attached

    Odyssey Ski Bus: Below

    Lice Information Sheet: Attached

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins! Friday, November 30

    Scrip Due Dates: Mondays, December 3 & 10

    Save the Date! Grandparents & Special Friends Day: Thursday, February 14, 1 – 2:15pm

     

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    Holiday Scrip

     

    Hello Odyssey Families!

    So far this year we have made over $1100 in profit thanks to a core of about 10 families. Come join the fun! I’m taking orders Monday, December 3 and Monday, December 10.

    We’ve reached the holiday season. Scrip is a great way to help the school out and get your shopping done! Gift cards are great for gifts AND for buying gifts. Buy those three $5 Starbucks cards for your cluster teachers by writing a check to Odyssey PTA for $15. You get your cards delivered to the school and PTA makes $0.90 (6%). It’s that easy. The $25 Happy Teen card is now being offered with a 5% rebate. This single card is good at all the following stores: Jamba Juice, American Eagle, Sephora, Regal Cinema, Barnes and Noble, Dave & Buster's and Nike.

    The Scrip Center has a few promotions going through December right now too: Taco Time and Baja Fresh cards are offering 15% rebate to the school. Columbia Employee Pass good thru January 19, 2019 with every $50 Columbia Sportswear Scrip card purchased (does not include an online code).

    Finally, the Scrip Center partners with See’s Candy to sell holiday chocolates. Yummy little boxes of chocolate delivered with the December 13/14 scrip order. It’s not much extra work so I am extending the offer to you.

    A packet containing all this information and the forms are attached to this bulletin, will be found in your child's box during conferences and on the bulletin board near the front door at school.

    Thanks so much!

    Lisa VanNatta lisavannatta@gmail.com

    PS You will also find a form attached for ordering gift cards for the Giving Snowman (see below). Don’t need anything for yourself? Buy a card for a family in need.

     

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    2018 Giving Snowman

     

    Dear Odyssey Community,

     

    As the holiday season gets closer we begin to think about the needs of others in our community.  We have many within our own school community that appreciate the support and caring of others during the holiday season.  The “Giving Snowman” will appear in the main hallway, with a variety of options for giving.  Please feel free to stop by, pick out a tag, and support someone in need.  The Giving Snowman will be up from November 19th - December 13th, with gifts being delivered prior to winter break.  This is a wonderful opportunity for your children to be involved in giving to others and recognizing that there are others in our community that are in need of some holiday cheer.

     

    Thanks for your support!

     

    Deanne Froehlich

    Principal

     

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    TAG Nominations

     

    If you are interested in nominating your child for TAG, please pick up a nomination form from the TAG bulletin board or call and request one to be sent home with your student.  These forms need to be completed and returned to the office no later than Friday, November 30.  

     

    If you have any questions, please contact Denise Self, Assistant Principal and Odyssey TAG facilitator at (503) 916-6310 or e-mail at dself@pps.net.   

     

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    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins!


    Join us on Friday Nov.30th for a family friendly movie night in our school auditorium!


    Doors open at 5:45pm, movie begins at 6:00pm.   We will be showing Mary Poppins, concessions provided free of charge by your Odyssey PTA!  Bring your blankets, pillows, wear pajamas and enjoy a fun filled movie night with your Odyssey community!

     

    See the attached flyer for more information!

     

    Questions?  Ask Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

     

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    Odyssey Ski Bus is ready to roll out.  Need a lift?

     

    Each Sunday in January a charter bus will take interested participants to Mt. Hood Meadows.  It is a convenient way for your child (or anyone in your family) to purchase lessons, lift tickets, and transportation at a group rate.  The charter bus is equipped with televisions and a bathroom and parks right next to the lodge in the first row of the parking lot.  The whole family can join, or you can enroll your child in SnoBlasters and be assured that they will be escorted to the Ski School, receive instruction and supervision each Sunday, and be returned to you in the evening.  We will depart from the parking lot across from the Southwest Community Center on the corner of 45th and Vermont.

     

    To check out the different packages available go to:

    www.skihood.com/go

    enter GO code: 1163262

     

    Email, call, or text me if you have any questions,

    Aaron Bech

    Father of Annika (4th) and Colin (1st).

    aaronbech@yahoo.com

    971-227-3771

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  • Nov. 9th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    November Restaurant Night 11/14: Below & Attached

    Book Fair at Annie Bloom’s Books 11/13 – 11/17: Below & Attached

    Picture Retake Day 11/14: Below

    Teacher & Staff Meals During Fall Conferences: Below

    TAG Nominations & Parent Meeting: Below

    Prescription Eyeglass Donations for Mexico: Below

    2018 Giving Snowman: Below & Attached

    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins! Below & Attached

    Odyssey Ski Bus: Below

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Restaurant Night at Ernesto’s: Wednesday, November 14

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

    Odyssey Book Fair at Annie Bloom’s Books: November 13-17

    Student Poetry Reading at Annie Bloom’s Books: November 15

    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins! Friday, November 30

    Save the Date! Grandparents & Special Friends Day: Thursday, February 14, 1 – 2:15pm

     

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    November Restaurant Night at Ernesto's Italian Restaurant

     

    Thanks to everyone who made it to MOD Pizza in October!  We made just over $150 for the school.  Odyssey's November Restaurant Night at Ernesto's Italian Restaurant is quickly approaching on Wednesday, November 14!  The offer is 20% of sales for that day if you bring the flyer (to follow) or mention Odyssey. The 20% applies to all orders including take out, lunch and dinner. It does not apply to orders placed with Uber Eats or Postmates for delivery. It would apply to party pan orders and large deliveries from the restaurant as well. A large order is considered over $200.00 and they deliver within 5 miles of the restaurant for a $25.00 fee.  They take reservations!

     

    Ernesto's Italian Restaurant 
    8544 SW Apple Way 
    Portland, Oregon 97225
    Phone: 503-292-0119

     

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    Book Fair at Annie Bloom’s Books November 13-17

     

    Raise money for our school when you shop at Annie Bloom's Books November 13 through 17 only.

     

    20% of your purchase goes to our school when you mention the Odyssey Program at checkout or in the comments when you order online.  Teacher wish lists will be available at the checkout counter if you would like to gift the classroom with a new book.  ONLINE ORDERS, GIFT CARDS & PRE-ORDERS QUALIFY, TOO!

     

    POETRY READING Thursday, November 15 at 7 pm at Annie Bloom's Books.

    Come to the store on November 15 at 7 pm to hear students read original poems or poetry by other authors.  Join us for tea and cookies after, and maybe get a glimpse of the store's namesake cat, Annie Bloom.  Students interested in reading a poem that evening should email cassieclervi@gmail.com

     

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    Picture Retake Day is Wednesday, Nov. 14th

    The Odyssey East Sylvan picture retake day is quickly approaching. If we did not see you on picture day or you would like a new image*, do not miss out on ordering pictures for your student. 


    Pre-orders for picture packages may be placed online now at https://ios.mydorian.com using your school's access key provided here EBFW2V2Q. Online pre-orders using your school's access key are available up to 4 days after retake day.  *If you want a retake, bring your picture package with you on retake day.

     

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    Teacher & Staff Meal during Fall Conferences – November 19

     

    Hello Odyssey Families!

     

    Fall conferences are upon us in a couple of weeks. Let's show our teachers and staff our appreciation by providing some hearty appetizers, desserts and drinks for them on Monday, Nov. 19.  I'm looking for folks to drop off food between 2-3:30 on Monday, Nov 19 or help with clean up that evening during the last hour of conferences (7-8pm).  Non-food items can be dropped off anytime before 3:30. Click the following link to sign up online to help.  http://signup.com/go/pHMRRHF  

     

    This is a great way to show our teachers and staff how much we value their time, energy and dedication to our children.  Feel free to email me if you have any questions, mnmize@yahoo.com 

     

    Thank you!

    Michelle Mize (mom of 3rd grader, Mareya)

     

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    TAG Nominations & Parent Meeting

     

    If you are interested in nominating your child for TAG, please pick up a nomination form from the TAG bulletin board or call and request one to be sent home with your student.  These forms need to be completed and returned to the office no later than Friday, November 30.  

     

    If you have any questions, please contact Denise Self, Assistant Principal and Odyssey TAG facilitator at (503) 916-6310 or e-mail at dself@pps.net.   

     

    TAG Parent Meeting

    We will hold our annual TAG Parent Meeting on Monday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium.  This presentation will review the TAG basics, identification process, TAG plans, rate and level, and instructional strategies (similar to what I have presented in previous years).  The presentation is planned for parents of students who are already identified in the program, but anyone interested in our TAG program is welcome. 

    If you have any questions, please contact Denise Self, Assistant Principal and Odyssey TAG facilitator at (503) 916-6310 or e-mail at dself@pps.net.   

     

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    Eyeglasses Donations for Mexico

     

    Dear Odyssey families, 

     

    We are going to Mexico and we are collecting glasses to donate to families in need. So if you have any prescription or reading glasses that you can part with, please turn them into the main office by Friday, November 16.

     

    Sincerely,

    The Osenars

     

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    2018 Giving Snowman

     

    Dear Odyssey Community,

     

    As the holiday season gets closer we begin to think about the needs of others in our community.  We have many within our own school community that appreciate the support and caring of others during the holiday season.  The “Giving Snowman” will appear in the main hallway, with a variety of options for giving.  Please feel free to stop by, pick out a tag, and support someone in need.  The Giving Snowman will be up from November 19th - December 13th, with gifts being delivered prior to winter break.  This is a wonderful opportunity for your children to be involved in giving to others and recognizing that there are others in our community that are in need of some holiday cheer.

     

    Thanks for your support!

     

    Deanne Froehlich

    Principal

     

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    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins!


    Join us on Friday Nov.30th for a family friendly movie night in our school auditorium!


    Doors open at 5:45pm, movie begins at 6:00pm.   We will be showing Mary Poppins, concessions provided free of charge by your Odyssey PTA!  Bring your blankets, pillows, wear pajamas and enjoy a fun filled movie night with your Odyssey community!

     

    See the attached flyer for more information!

     

    Questions?  Ask Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

     

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    Odyssey Ski Bus is ready to roll out.  Need a lift?

     

    Each Sunday in January a charter bus will take interested participants to Mt. Hood Meadows.  It is a convenient way for your child (or anyone in your family) to purchase lessons, lift tickets, and transportation at a group rate.  The charter bus is equipped with televisions and a bathroom and parks right next to the lodge in the first row of the parking lot.  The whole family can join, or you can enroll your child in SnoBlasters and be assured that they will be escorted to the Ski School, receive instruction and supervision each Sunday, and be returned to you in the evening.  We will depart from the parking lot across from the Southwest Community Center on the corner of 45th and Vermont.

     

    To check out the different packages available go to:

    www.skihood.com/go

    enter GO code: 1163262

     

    Email, call, or text me if you have any questions,

    Aaron Bech

    Father of Annika (4th) and Colin (1st).

    aaronbech@yahoo.com

    971-227-3771

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  • Nov. 2nd Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Odyssey PTA Meeting Wednesday 11/7: Below 

    Scrip Due Friday 11/9: Below & Attached  Page 1  Page 2

    November Restaurant Night 11/14: Below & Attached

    Party Boards Still Have Space! Below

    Book Fair at Annie Bloom’s Books: Below & Attached

    Teacher & Staff Meals During Fall Conferences: Below

    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins! Below & Attached

    Odyssey Ski Bus: Below

    High Schools Welcome 8th Graders for Info Nights: Below

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Wilson HS Info Night for Rising 9th Graders: Wednesday, November 7, 6-8:30pm

    Scrip Orders Due: Friday, November 9

    Restaurant Night at Ernesto’s: Wednesday, November 14

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

    Odyssey Book Fair at Annie Bloom’s Books: November 13-17

    Student Poetry Reading at Annie Bloom’s Books: November 15

    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins! Friday, November 30

    Save the Date! Grandparents & Special Friends Day: Thursday, February 14, 1 – 2:15pm

     

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    Odyssey PTA Meeting November 7

     

    Parents,                        

     

    The next PTA meeting is Wednesday, November 7. The meeting will start at 6:30pm in the 678 science room. The theme of the meeting will be centered on how much money Odyssey should retain as savings. It is anticipated that many parents will want to speak on the issue. As such, there may be a time limitation imposed of 2 minutes per speaker to allow every parent the opportunity to talk. 

    Also attached is the 2018/19 Direct Giving form for those of you who have forgotten to turn yours in (approx. 70% of you have turned it in or paid). I can not stress enough the importance of turning in the form as soon as possible. Without this information, accurately budgeting for the year extremely difficult. Additionally, the lack of information inhibits out-of-budget purchases for our school, requires volunteers to spend additional time preparing for such purchases, and adds stress to our parent community. While turning in the form is not mandatory, it is crucial for planning. Thank you for your consideration and cooperation- it is appreciated! If you have any questions, please contact me at ospc-chair@odysseyprogram.org, Sarah Silkie at ospc-giving@odysseyprogram.org, or Principal Froehlich at dfroehlich@pps.net.

     

    I encourage you to attend and look forward to seeing you! 

     

    Thanks,

    Jim Shikany, PTA President

    ospc-chair@odysseyprogram.org

     

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    SCRIP DUE FRIDAY, November 9 @ 2:15pm

     

    Scrip is due on next Friday! This is the last order before Thanksgiving. Because Thanksgiving is soon. After Thanksgiving the Giving Snowman forms will be ready. Current forms are attached and on the bulletin board in the entryway at school.

     

    Thanks,

    Lisa VanNatta <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

     

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    November Restaurant Night at Ernesto's Italian Restaurant

     

    Thanks to everyone who made it to MOD Pizza in October!  We made just over $150 for the school.  Odyssey's November Restaurant Night at Ernesto's Italian Restaurant is quickly approaching on Wednesday, November 14!  The offer is 20% of sales for that day if you bring the flyer (to follow) or mention Odyssey. The 20% applies to all orders including take out, lunch and dinner. It does not apply to orders placed with Uber Eats or Postmates for delivery. It would apply to party pan orders and large deliveries from the restaurant as well. A large order is considered over $200.00 and they deliver within 5 miles of the restaurant for a $25.00 fee.  They take reservations!

     

    Ernesto's Italian Restaurant 
    8544 SW Apple Way 
    Portland, Oregon 97225
    Phone: 503-292-0119

     

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    PLEASE READ! Party Boards Still Have Space!

     

    There are a few more spots for our Hair Do’s party board coming over the next two weeks. Please contact me (Rebecca) to reserve a spot for yourself or your child. 503.781.1435, rebgak@hotmail.com.

     

    We have some Odyssey T-Shirts ($10) and hoodies ($30) available for sale. Contact me if you or your child would like to buy one.

     Hair Do’s - $30 (3 spots left)

    Hosted by Elise Saporta

    Thurs. Nov. 8, 3:00-4:30pm at Salon Capelli

    This party has 3 open spots. So far we have 4 sixth grade girls and one mom signed up.

    Treat yourself to get your hair blown out and styled while you hang out and enjoy some snacks.

     

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    Book Fair at Annie Bloom’s Books November 13-17

     

    This year our Book Fair is at Annie Bloom’s Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, in Multnomah Village, Nov 13-17! Mention the Odyssey Program at check out and the school will receive 20% of your purchase price. Gift cards and pre-orders qualify too! Order online at https://www.annieblooms.com  if you prefer, and note the Odyssey Program Book Fair in the comments section. Have your kids come up with their literary wish lists! Teacher wish lists for their classrooms will be available at check out if you want to gift the classroom with a new book. Think holiday shopping! Tell your friends & family! Shop local!

     

    Also, come to the store Nov 15 @ 7pm to hear our students read original poems or poetry by other authors. Join us for tea and cookies after, and maybe get a glimpse of the the store’s namesake cat, Annie Bloom. Students interested in reading a poem that evening should send an email to cassieclervi@gmail.com by Nov 8.

     

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    Teacher & Staff Meal during Fall Conferences – November 19

     

    Hello Odyssey Families!

     

    Fall conferences are upon us in a couple of weeks. Let's show our teachers and staff our appreciation by providing some hearty appetizers, desserts and drinks for them on Monday, Nov. 19.  I'm looking for folks to drop off food between 2-3:30 on Monday, Nov 19 or help with clean up that evening during the last hour of conferences (7-8pm).  Non-food items can be dropped off anytime before 3:30. Click the following link to sign up online to help.  http://signup.com/go/pHMRRHF  

     

    This is a great way to show our teachers and staff how much we value their time, energy and dedication to our children.  Feel free to email me if you have any questions, mnmize@yahoo.com 

     

    Thank you!

    Michelle Mize (mom of 3rd grader, Mareya)

     

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    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins!


    Join us on Friday Nov.30th for a family friendly movie night in our school auditorium!


    Doors open at 5:45pm, movie begins at 6:00pm.   We will be showing Mary Poppins, concessions provided free of charge by your Odyssey PTA!  Bring your blankets, pillows, wear pajamas and enjoy a fun filled movie night with your Odyssey community!

     

    See the attached flyer for more information!

     

    Questions?  Ask Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

     

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    Odyssey Ski Bus is ready to roll out.  Need a lift?

     

    Each Sunday in January a charter bus will take interested participants to Mt. Hood Meadows.  It is a convenient way for your child (or anyone in your family) to purchase lessons, lift tickets, and transportation at a group rate.  The charter bus is equipped with televisions and a bathroom and parks right next to the lodge in the first row of the parking lot.  The whole family can join, or you can enroll your child in SnoBlasters and be assured that they will be escorted to the Ski School, receive instruction and supervision each Sunday, and be returned to you in the evening.  We will depart from the parking lot across from the Southwest Community Center on the corner of 45th and Vermont.

     

    To check out the different packages available go to:

    www.skihood.com/go

    enter GO code: 1163262

     

    Email, call, or text me if you have any questions,

    Aaron Bech

    Father of Annika (4th) and Colin (1st).

    aaronbech@yahoo.com

    971-227-3771

     

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    High Schools Welcome 8th-Grade Students for Info nights

     

    Eighth-grade students in Portland Public Schools will have a chance to see their future high schools when informational sessions are held throughout the district from October to January. Neighborhood, focus-option and alternative high schools will give students and families the opportunity to tour the campus, meet staff and learn more about the academic and athletic programs offered. Read more

     

    In particular Wilson High School 8th Grade Family Night is on November 7 from 6:00 - 8:45. Find the time for your neighborhood school by following the link above.

     

     



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    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator