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  • June 8th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Farewell Message from Vice Principal Self: Below

    Student PPS Account Change: Below

    Fall Festival Party Board Leadership Volunteers: Below

    Farewell Party for Principal Froehlich: Attached

    Lost & Found: Below

    Odyssey Summer Family Campout at Oxbow Park: Below

    Odyssey Summer Playdates: Attached

    Summer Student Health Center for All Students: Attached

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Last Day of School: Wednesday, June 12

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

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

    Save the Date - Fall Festival: Saturday, September 21

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

     

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    Farewell Message from Vice-Principal Self

    Dear Odyssey,

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

    Best Wishes,

    Denise 

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    Student PPS Account Change

     

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

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

     

    Thank you,

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    The Odyssey Program at East Sylvan

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    Fall Festival Food Cart Ideas

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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    Lost and Found

     

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

     

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    The Odyssey Program at East Sylvan

    P:  503.916.6310

    F:  503.916.2124

     

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

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

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

    Cost:

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

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

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

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

    ·        Name and number of people in group

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

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

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

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

    Hope you can join the fun!

    Marie-Eve Thifault & David Barsic

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  • May 31st Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Run For The Arts – Return Donations: Below

    Field Day June 5 – Details! Below

    Farewell Celebration June 5: Below

    8th Grade Graduation Request: Below

    Scrip – Only ONE More Order Date! Below 

    Library Book Return June 5: Below

    Fall Festival Party Board Leadership Volunteers: Below

    Lost & Found: Below

    Odyssey Summer Family Campout at Oxbow Park: Below

    Odyssey Summer Playdates: Attached

    Summer Student Health Center for All Students: Attached

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    Upcoming Events

    LAST Scrip Order Due: Monday, June 3

    Field Day: Wednesday, June 5

    Farewell Celebration for Denise Self, Debbie Crawford, Fran Barth: Wednesday, June 5, 2:30pm

    Last Day of School: Wednesday, June 12

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

    Save the Date - Fall Festival: Saturday, September 21

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

     

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    Run for the Arts: Return Donations

     

    Run for the Arts: Thanks again to our wonderful students and families for your support of Run for the Arts. If your student has not returned their donations, maybe it’s in the bottom of the backpack or still on the kitchen counter, please turn these in to Angela next week.

     

    Thanks,

    Jana Childes, jchildes@gmail.com

     

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    Field Day June 5!  Details!

     

    Field Day is coming soon, on Wednesday June 5.  The morning session will be from 10:30-11:30 with 20 minute intervals with the bouncy houses! So it’ll be K12 for the first 20 minutes, then 345, and finally 678. When they are not at the bouncy house there will be stations that they can choose from with a parent volunteer at each one. I’ll explain their stations to the parents before we start! Then the afternoon session is from 12-1 with 20 minute intervals with the bouncy house again but it’ll be flipped so 678 will go first because I don’t want the smaller kids jumping in the bouncy house right after lunch! Let me know if you need anything else!

     

    Thank you,

    Coach John Payne, jpayne2@pps.net

     

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    Farewell Celebration honoring Denise Self, Debbie Crawford, & Fran Barth! 

     

    Don't forget to join us this upcoming Wednesday, June 5th as we say a fond Farewell to Denise Self, Debie Crawford, & Fran Barth! 

     

    Bring your farewell cards and well wishes as we enjoy as much time as we can with these fantastic women before they embark on a new chapter (*please note I misspelled Debi's name in the previous email, and invite that went home. The correct spelling is Debi. Sorry folks!). The party will take place on June 5th, 2:30-3: 30 pm in the Odyssey Cafeteria. All are welcome! 

     

    If you have any questions or would like to volunteer please contact Marisa, borrevikfamily@gmail.com.

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    8th Grade Graduation Request

     

    Our amazing eighth graders will soon be leaving the Odyssey community!

     

    As we prepare to send off our amazing group of 8th graders to High School, please consider donating gifts or money to support the creation of gift bags. Gift bags are a long-standing Odyssey tradition and are presented to our graduates on their promotion date (Monday, June 10th). Gifts could include:

    · gift cards (Starbucks, Dutch Bros, Subway, Jamba Juice, etc.)

    · stationery/school items (thank you cards, pens, mechanical pencils)

    · gift certificates to local eateries

    · candy, fidget toys

    · picture frames

    · $ (any value helps!) to go towards any of the above

    We have 23 graduates so if donating, please provide the item(s) in that amount. 

     

    Anyone (including parents of K-5 kids) can donate - - pay it forward and keep the tradition alive! Please turn in your donations by WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 to the school office. 

    Cash or checks to "Lisa VanNatta"

     

    Once again, and almost for the last time, if you have any questions let me know!

    Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com> proud mama of 8th grader Gavin Smith

     

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    LAST Scrip Order of the Year!! Monday, 6/3

     

    The Last Scrip Order of the Year will be due Monday, 6/3

     

    Still waiting to try out scrip for the first time? It's easy write a check to Odyssey PTA for the gift card amount and I will fill your order keeping a small rebate for the school. Write a $100 check for a New Seasons card and get a New Seasons card for $100 and the school keeps the $4 rebate. Scrip cards are great for buying groceries, going to restaurants and gifts.

     

    Turn your form into the box by 2:15pm on 6/3 and I will have your order ready for you the following Thursday afternoon.

     

    Forms listing all the choices are attached.

     

    Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

     

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    Library Book Return Due Date June 5

     

    Please return library books no later than Wednesday, June 5th.

     

    Thanks!

    Mrs. Hanf

     

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    Fall Festival Party Board Leadership Volunteers

     

    The Fall Festival team is looking for a parent (or parents) to volunteer organizing the Party Boards that will be available for signup during the event.

     

    Responsibilities will include:

    · Soliciting Party Board sponsors

    · Advertising the Party Boards that will be available during the Fall Festival

    · Creating the signup boards that will be posted during the Fall Festival

    · Ensuring that Party Board sponsors are followed up with after the Fall Festival to help ensure successful execution of the party

     

    To help make this process easier and get you started, we have the list of Party Boards from 2018 and some execution information to help you get underway.

     

    Please reach out to Danica (danicawnuk@gmail.com) or Todd (tcstevenson@gmail.com) for questions or interest.

     

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

     

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    Lost and Found

     

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

     

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    The Odyssey Program

         at East Sylvan

    P:  503.916.6310

    F:  503.916.2124

     

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

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

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

    Cost:

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

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

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

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

    ·        Name and number of people in group

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

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

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

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

    Hope you can join the fun!

    Marie-Eve Thifault & David Barsic

  • May 24th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Field Day June 5 – Need Volunteer! Below

    Farewell Celebration June 5: Below

    8th Grade Graduation Request: Below

    Scrip – Only ONE More Order Date! Below & Attached  Page 1  Page 2

    Library Book Return June 5: Below

    678 Photos for Yearbook Needed ASAP: Below

    Fall Festival Family Donations: Below

    Lost & Found: Below

    Odyssey Summer Family Campout at Oxbow Park: Below

    Oregon Health Plan Enrollment: Attached

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    Upcoming Events

    LAST Scrip Order Due: Monday, June 3

    Field Day: Wednesday, June 5

    Farewell Celebration for Denise Self, Debbie Crawford, Fran Barth: Wednesday, June 5, 2:30pm

    Last Day of School: Wednesday, June 12

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

    Save the Date - Fall Festival: Saturday, September 21

     

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    Field Day June 5!  Looking for Volunteers!

     Field Day is coming soon, on Wednesday June 5.  We need parent volunteers for this super fun, all-ages day of games and celebration!  Please mail Coach Payne at jpayne2@pps.net to volunteer. 

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    Farewell Celebration honoring Denise Self, Debbie Crawford, & Fran Barth! 

     Join us Wednesday, June 5th for a Farewell Celebration honoring Denise Self, Debi Crawford,and Fran Barth! 

    Bring your farewell cards and well wishes as we enjoy as much time as we can with these fantastic women before they embark on a new chapter. The party will take place on June 5th, 2:30-3: 30 pm in the Odyssey Cafeteria. All are welcome! 

    If you have any questions or would like to volunteer please contact Marisa, borrevikfamily@gmail.com

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    8th Grade Graduation Request

    Our amazing eighth graders will soon be leaving the Odyssey community!

    As we prepare to send off our amazing group of 8th graders to High School, please consider donating gifts or money to support the creation of gift bags. Gift bags are a long-standing Odyssey tradition and are presented to our graduates on their promotion date (Monday, June 10th). Gifts could include:

    · gift cards (Starbucks, Dutch Bros, Subway, Jamba Juice, etc.)

    · stationery/school items (thank you cards, pens, mechanical pencils)

    · gift certificates to local eateries

    · candy, fidget toys

    · picture frames

    · $ (any value helps!) to go towards any of the above

    We have 23 graduates so if donating, please provide the item(s) in that amount. 

    Anyone (including parents of K-5 kids) can donate - - pay it forward and keep the tradition alive! Please turn in your donations by WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 to the school office. 

    Cash or checks to "Lisa VanNatta"

    Once again, and almost for the last time, if you have any questions let me know!

    Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com> proud mama of 8th grader Gavin Smith

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    LAST Scrip Order of the Year!! Monday, 6/3

    The Last Scrip Order of the Year will be due Monday, 6/3

    Still waiting to try out scrip for the first time? It's easy write a check to Odyssey PTA for the gift card amount and I will fill your order keeping a small rebate for the school. Write a $100 check for a New Seasons card and get a New Seasons card for $100 and the school keeps the $4 rebate. Scrip cards are great for buying groceries, going to restaurants and gifts.

    Turn your form into the box by 2:15pm on 6/3 and I will have your order ready for you the following Thursday afternoon.

    Forms listing all the choices are attached.

    Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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    Library Book Return Due Date June 5

    Please return library books no later than Wednesday, June 5th.

    Thanks!

    Mrs. Hanf

     

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    678 Photos Needed for Yearbook

    Dear Odyssey Parents,

    Two 8th grade students, Audie and Maya, are the amazing editors of the middle school Odyssey 2019 Yearbook this year; however, they need our HELP!

    If you attended the 678 performance and snapped a photo or two of the cast members of Showtime on the Showboat, would you please send a maximum of 10 photos to the following email addresses ASAP!  

    Due: ASAP, please

    (sorry for the rush request)

    Email photos to:

    audie.ethridge@odysseyprogram.org

    maya.briley@odysseyprogram.org

    donna_hostler@yahoo.com

    The hope is that cast, stage crew, lights, and sound were somehow captured! Next year, we'll request a volunteer photographer ahead of time!

    Thank you SO much!!!

    Best regards,

    Maya Briley, Odyssey 8th grade

    Audie Ethridge, Odyssey 8th grade

    Donna Hostler, Parent volunteer 

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    Fall Festival Family Donations

    Business donations for the Fall Festival are well underway, however an important component of our auction and fundraising efforts are donations from you, our Odyssey families.

    Previously donated items have included:

    · Vacation homes

    · Hotel stays

    · Custom perfume

    · Themed gift baskets (assemble fixins’ for various means of entertainment, think: book packages, movie nights, game nights, get creative with it!)

    · Wine basket

    · Will creation/legal services

    · Handmade items

    · Massage services

    · Veterinary services

    · Acupuncture

    · Photography packages

    · Theater/sporting tickets (Have season tickets? Consider donating a set)

    Now is the chance to turn your asset into a wonderful (and tax-deductible!) gift for the students at Odyssey. Please see the attached form, and feel free to reach out to Danica Wnuk danicawnuk@gmail.com) with any questions.

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    Lost and Found

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

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    The Odyssey Program

         at East Sylvan

    P:  503.916.6310

    F:  503.916.2124

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

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

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

    Cost:

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

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

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

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

    ·        Name and number of people in group

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

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

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

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

    Hope you can join the fun!

    Marie-Eve Thifault & David Barsic

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    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • May 17th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Message from Principal Froehlich: Below

    8th Grade Graduation Request: Below

    Scrip – Only 2 More Order Dates! Below & Attached   Page 1  Page 2

    Last Days for Library Checkout: Below

    Lost & Found: Below

    Odyssey Summer Family Campout at Oxbow Park: Below

    Foothill Soccer Club: Below

    Compassion SW - May 18: Attached

     

    Oregon Health Plan Enrollment: Attached

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Compassion SW: Saturday, May 18

    Field Day: Wednesday, June 5

    Last Day of School: Wednesday, June 12

     

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    Message from Principal Froehlich

     

    Dear Families,

    I want to keep you updated on our staffing for the Odyssey Program.  The good news is that Coach Payne will be joining us next Fall. He is super excited to continue with our Physical Education program. He will be at Odyssey on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We will share him with Markham on the other two days.

    On the other hand, we are losing Katie Francis, school counselor who we share with Sellwood Middle School. Katie, will return to Sellwood full time.  We wish her all the best and will truly miss her! 

    I have not yet interviewed for Media Specialist, Art teacher and Counselor as the jobs have not been posted with HR. They will hopefully be posted in the next few weeks, and the interview process will begin.  

    More news as it unfolds.

    Thanks!

    Deanne Froehlich
    Principal

     

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    Field Day June 5!  Looking for Volunteers!

    Field Day is coming soon, on Wednesday June 5.  We need parent volunteers for this super fun, all-ages day of games and celebration!  Please mail Coach Payne at jpayne2@pps.net to volunteer. 

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

    8th Grade Graduation Request

    Our amazing eighth graders will soon be leaving the Odyssey community!

    As we prepare to send off our amazing group of 8th graders to High School, please consider donating gifts or money to support the creation of gift bags. Gift bags are a long-standing Odyssey tradition and are presented to our graduates on their promotion date (Monday, June 10th). Gifts could include:

    · gift cards (Starbucks, Dutch Bros, Subway, Jamba Juice, etc.)

    · stationery/school items (thank you cards, pens, mechanical pencils)

    · gift certificates to local eateries

    · candy, fidget toys

    · picture frames

    · $ (any value helps!) to go towards any of the above

    We have 23 graduates so if donating, please provide the item(s) in that amount. 

    Anyone (including parents of K-5 kids) can donate - - pay it forward and keep the tradition alive! Please turn in your donations by WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 to the school office. 

    Cash or checks to "Lisa VanNatta"

    Once again, and almost for the last time, if you have any questions let me know!

    Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com> proud mama of 8th grader Gavin Smith

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    LAST Scrip Orders of the Year

    The Last Scrip Orders of the Year will be due Monday, 5/20 and Monday, 6/3

    Still waiting to try out scrip for the first time? It's easy write a check to Odyssey PTA for the gift card amount and I will fill your order keeping a small rebate for the school. Write a $100 check for a New Seasons card and get a New Seasons card for $100 and the school keeps the $4 rebate. Scrip cards are great for buying groceries, going to restaurants and gifts.

    Turn your form into the box by 2:15pm on the dates above and I will have your order ready for you the following Thursday afternoon.

    Forms listing all the choices are attached.

    Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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    Library Check Out – May 20 & 22

     

    The last day to check out books will be May 20th for 345 and May 22nd for K12.    Students will still have library for the rest of the year, but will not be checking out books after May 22nd.

    Thanks!
    Mrs. Hanf

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    Lost and Found

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

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    The Odyssey Program

         at East Sylvan

    P:  503.916.6310

    F:  503.916.2124

     

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

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

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

    Cost:

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

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

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

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

    ·        Name and number of people in group

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

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

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

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

    Hope you can join the fun!

    Marie-Eve Thifault & David Barsic

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    Foothills Soccer Club

    Foothills Soccer Club is holding tryouts for the 2019/2020 Academy Soccer season in May.   See attached Flyer for dates, times, and locations of tryouts.

    To register for tryouts, visit http://www.foothillssoccer.org/home.php

    For more information about our Academy program, visit https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=2673143

    Competitive Spirit.  Community Soul.

     

  • May 10th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    8th Grade Graduation Request: Below

    Craftwarehouse – Sponsored by Girls on the Run! May 13: Below

    Scrip – Only 2 More Order Dates! Below & Attached  Page 1  Page 2

    Last Days for Library Checkout: Below

    Odyssey Summer Family Campout at Oxbow Park: Below

    Compassion SW - May 18: Attached 

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    Upcoming Events

    Craft Warehouse – Sponsored by Girls on the Run! Monday May 13, 2:30 – 3:30, school cafeteria

    Compassion SW: Saturday, May 18

    Last Day of School: Wednesday, June 12

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    8th Grade Graduation Request

    Our amazing eighth graders will soon be leaving the Odyssey community!

    As we prepare to send off our amazing group of 8th graders to High School, please consider donating gifts or money to support the creation of gift bags. Gift bags are a long-standing Odyssey tradition and are presented to our graduates on their promotion date (Monday, June 10th). Gifts could include:

    · gift cards (Starbucks, Dutch Bros, Subway, Jamba Juice, etc.)

    · stationery/school items (thank you cards, pens, mechanical pencils)

    · gift certificates to local eateries

    · candy, fidget toys

    · picture frames

    · $ (any value helps!) to go towards any of the above

    We have 23 graduates so if donating, please provide the item(s) in that amount. 

    Anyone (including parents of K-5 kids) can donate - - pay it forward and keep the tradition alive! Please turn in your donations by WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 to the school office. 

    Cash or checks to "Lisa VanNatta"

    Once again, and almost for the last time, if you have any questions let me know!

    Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com> proud mama of 8th grader Gavin Smith

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

    Craft Warehouse – Sponsored by Girls on the Run!  May 13

    The GOTR ladies are hosting a community project and want to invite our Odyssey students! 

    Girls on the Run 

    Craftwarehouse

    Monday, May 13th

    2:30-3:30 in the cafeteria

    Come to a free "crafternoon" on Monday! All ages are welcome to create their own projects!

    There will be an Origami Station, a Free Form Station, and a Drawing/Coloring Station.

    Looking forward to seeing you there,

    The Odyssey Girls on the Run Team

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    Scrip Orders Due Monday 5/20

    Only TWO more scrip orders for the year! Help make our goal of $3000 profit.

    Our last two due dates are Monday, 5/20 and Monday, 6/3.

    It's time to stock up for summer and get gift cards for all those graduates and wedding gifts. 

    Columbia Passes are here. Buy a $50 gift card get a pass to the employee store.

    And if you want to be in charge next year the job could be yours. Let me

    Questions? Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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

    Library Check Out – May 20 & 22

    The last day to check out books will be May 20th for 345 and May 22nd for K12.    Students will still have library for the rest of the year, but will not be checking out books after May 22nd.

    Thanks!
    Mrs. Hanf

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

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

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

     

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

    Cost:

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

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

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

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

    ·        Name and number of people in group

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

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

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

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

    Hope you can join the fun!

    Marie-Eve Thifault & David Barsic

     

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    Foothills Soccer Club

     

    Foothills Soccer Club is holding tryouts for the 2019/2020 Academy Soccer season in May.   See attached Flyer for dates, times, and locations of tryouts.

    To register for tryouts, visit http://www.foothillssoccer.org/home.php

    For more information about our Academy program, visit https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=2673143

    Competitive Spirit.  Community Soul.

     

  • May 4th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Odyssey Art Show May 9 – Volunteers Needed: Below

    TEACHER APPRECIATE WEEK! Below

    8th Grade Graduation Request: Below

    Looking for Plants for K12 Performance: Below

    Scrip – Only 2 More Order Dates! Below & Attached  Page 1  Page 2

    Odyssey Summer Family Campout at Oxbow Park: Below

    Foothill Soccer Club: Below

    5678 Trivia Night: Attached

    Compassion SW - May 18: Attached

     

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    Upcoming Events

    ALL WEEK – Teacher Appreciate Week 😊

    No School: Wednesday, May 8

    Odyssey Art Show: Thursday, May 9

    5678 Trivia Night: Friday, May 10 from 7-9pm

    Compassion SW: May 18

     

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    Art Show, Thursday, May 9th 6–8 p.m.

     

    Volunteers are still needed to help with the Art Show!  Many volunteer spots are available for the days and evenings before, during, and after the Art Show.  Please e-mail Genevieve if you can help. gfu@aya.yale.edu

    Monday, May 6th 6pm–8pm

    1 more helper needed to hang the black paper

     

    Tuesday, May 7th 12:15–2:15 pm
    more helper needed to hang the artwork

     

    Wednesday, May 8th 10:30-2:15 pm (2 hour shift within this time range)

    There is no school, but the building will be open!

    more helpers needed to hang the artwork

     

    Thursday, May 9th 2:15–3:15 pm

    3 more helpers needed to display the 3D items

      

    Friday, May 10th 8:00–10:00 am

    2 more helpers needed to take the art down

     

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    TEACHER APPRECIATE WEEK 😊 May 6- May 10

    Hello Odyssey Families! Teacher Appreciation is next week and we have a great week planned to help support the teachers and staff of our great school!

     

    Monday: Coffee Cards and Chocolate. Each staff member will receive a gift card for coffee and a delicious chocolate bar!

     

    Tuesday: Flowers. Bring some flowers from your garden, and they will be made in to beautiful bouquets for each of our staff members.

     

    Wednesday: Head downtown to support our teachers!

     

    Thursday: Thank you Notes. Your child will have some time before the school day to make some thank you notes for our staff.

     

    Friday: Catered Lunch. Our staff will enjoy lunch from Baja Fresh.

     

    If you have any questions, please reach out to Jamie at: jamieclary@outlook.com

     

    Best,

    Jamie

     

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

    8th Grade Graduation Request

     

    Our amazing eighth graders will soon be leaving the Odyssey community!

     

    As we prepare to send off our amazing group of 8th graders to High School, please consider donating gifts or money to support the creation of gift bags. Gift bags are a long-standing Odyssey tradition and are presented to our graduates on their promotion date (Monday, June 10th). Gifts could include:

    · gift cards (Starbucks, Dutch Bros, Subway, Jamba Juice, etc.)

    · stationery/school items (thank you cards, pens, mechanical pencils)

    · gift certificates to local eateries

    · candy, fidget toys

    · picture frames

    · $ (any value helps!) to go towards any of the above

    We have 23 graduates so if donating, please provide the item(s) in that amount. 

     

    Anyone (including parents of K-5 kids) can donate - - pay it forward and keep the tradition alive! Please turn in your donations by WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 to the school office. 

    Cash or checks to "Lisa VanNatta"

     

    Once again, and almost for the last time, if you have any questions let me know!

    Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com> proud mama of 8th grader Gavin Smith

     

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    Request for Plants for K12 Performance

     

    Hello families!

    We are looking to build a jungle for the amazing K12 play! 

    I am hoping to borrow some large potted plants from those of you who would be willing to lend them (we will take good care of them!).

    I have a pickup truck and am able to pick up at your house or would happily meet you anytime at school next week between Monday and Friday to gather the forest!

    I am also interested in potted ferns or other dripping hanging baskets to add to the groovy vibe. 

    Please send me a PM at luakniz@gmail.com if you have a plant to lend.

    Thank you!

    Laura Geisel

     

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

    Scrip Orders Due Monday 5/20

     

    Only TWO more scrip orders for the year! Help make our goal of $3000 profit.

     

    Our last two due dates are Monday, 5/20 and Monday, 6/3.

     

    It's time to stock up for summer and get gift cards for all those graduates and wedding gifts. 

     

    Columbia Passes are here. Buy a $50 gift card get a pass to the employee store.

     

    And if you want to be in charge next year the job could be yours. Let me

     

    Questions? Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

     

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

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

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

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

    Cost:

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

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

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

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

    ·        Name and number of people in group

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

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

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

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

    Hope you can join the fun!

    Marie-Eve Thifault & David Barsic

     

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

    Foothills Soccer Club

     

    Foothills Soccer Club is holding tryouts for the 2019/2020 Academy Soccer season in May.   See attached Flyer for dates, times, and locations of tryouts.

    To register for tryouts, visit http://www.foothillssoccer.org/home.php

    For more information about our Academy program, visit https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=2673143

    Competitive Spirit.  Community Soul.

     

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



    --

    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • April 26th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Run For The Arts – MONDAY APRIL 29: Below

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

    Scrip – Only 3 More Order Dates! Below & Attached  Page 1  Page 2

    Odyssey Art Show May 9 – Volunteers Needed: Below

    K12 Performance Program Shout Outs & Ads: Below & Attached

    Odyssey Summer Family Campout at Oxbow Park: Below

    Foothill Soccer Club: Below & Attached

    Lincoln Youth Football: Below

    Inclusive Playground Coming to Gabriel Park – Message from Portland Parks & Recreation: Below

    Missing Water Bottle: Below

    5678 Trivia Night:Attached

    Compassion SW - May 18: Attached

     

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

    Upcoming Events

    Run for the Arts: Monday, April 29

    Scrip Orders Due: Monday, April 29

    Odyssey Annual Used Book Sale: May 1-3

    NO SCHOOL: Wednesday, May 8

    Odyssey Art Show: Thursday, May 9

    5678 Trivia Night: Friday, May 10 from 7-9pm

    Compassion SW: May 18

    Odyssey Summer Campout: August 23-25

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    Run for the Arts!  MONDAY, April 29

    Run for the Arts will be held on MONDAY. Please be sure that your student has a good breakfast and wears running shoes to school. If they have a Run for the Arts t-shirt from a previous year, please wear it on race day! Pledge sheets will be returned to students after the race. Donations should be returned to school by Friday, May 10. Please be sure that checks are made out to “Young Audiences.”

    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 have questions. Thank you, Jana Childes

     

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

    Hi Friends, I need your help to make our first ever Used Book Sale a success this year! All proceeds will be donated to our sweet little library as we get ready to welcome our new librarians.

     

    BASIC INFORMATION

    • WHEN: The book sale is next week, May 1st- 3rd, immediately following school from 2:15 pm - 3pm in the auditorium. 
    • LOTS OF BOOKS: There are books for EVERYONE to browse! Kids, Young Adults, Grownups, Family Friendly, etc. 
    • BRING CASH: This is a cash only event. Books will be priced $1-$3, smaller bills are always appreciated. 
    • DONATE BOOKS: You still have until Tuesday to drop off your used books at Odyssey, the collection box is in the main hallway. 

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

    Each shift is only about an hour long from 2pm-3pm ish. You will get to sort through books and help kiddos and parents check out. We need the following volunteer shifts filled:

     

    May 1st, Wednesday - 2 people

    May 2nd, Thursday - 2 people

    May 3rd, Friday - 2 people

    To sign up to volunteer or if you have any questions email Marisa at borrevikfamily@gmail.com

    Happy Reading Everyone, 

    Marisa Borrevik

     

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    Scrip Orders Due Monday

    Only three more scrip orders for the year! Help make our goal of $3000 profit.

    Scrip due Monday, April 29 at 2:15. Last two dates will be Monday, 5/20 and Monday, 6/3.

    It's time to stock up for summer and get gift cards for all those graduates and wedding gifts. 

    Columbia Passes are here. Buy a $50 gift card get a pass to the employee store.

    And if you want to be in charge next year the job could be yours. Let me know if you are interested!

    Questions? Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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

    Art Show, Thursday, May 9th 6–8 p.m.

    Volunteers are still needed to help with the Art Show!  Many volunteer spots are available for the days and evenings before, during, and after the Art Show.  Please e-mail Genevieve if you can help. gfu@aya.yale.edu

    Monday, May 6th 6pm–8pm

    1 more helper needed to hang the black paper

    Tuesday, May 7th 12:15–2:15 pm
    2 more helpers needed to hang the artwork

    Wednesday, May 8th 10:30-2:15 pm (2 hour shift within this time range)

    2 more helpers needed to hang the artwork

    Thursday, May 9th 2:15–3:15 pm

    3 more helpers needed to display the 3D items

    Thursday, May 9th 7:30–8:00 pm

    2 more helpers needed to remove the 3D items from their display

    Friday, May 10th 8:00–10:00 am

    2 more helpers needed to take the art down

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

    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

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

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

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

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

    Cost:

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

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

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

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

    ·        Name and number of people in group

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

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

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

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

    Hope you can join the fun!

    Marie-Eve Thifault & David Barsic

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

    Foothills Soccer Club

    Foothills Soccer Club is holding tryouts for the 2019/2020 Academy Soccer season in May.   See attached Flyer for dates, times, and locations of tryouts.

    To register for tryouts, visit http://www.foothillssoccer.org/home.php

    For more information about our Academy program, visit https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=2673143

    Competitive Spirit.  Community Soul.

     

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    Lincoln Youth Football 2019 registration is now open!!

     

    FLAG FOOTBALL: Grades K-4th

    ROOKIE TACKLE: Grades 3rd-4th

    TACKLE: Grades 5th-8th

    For more details and to sign up early & receive a discount on registration

    ($25 discount for Flag, $30 for Tackle) go to our website:

    https://www.lincolnyouthfootball.info   

     

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    MISSING: 16 oz Wide mouth Flip cap Hydroflask Color: Blueberry Purple

    Dear families,

    The Friday before Spring Break,  Opal in 678 went to PE and set her

    backpack with everyone else's on the landing outside the auditorium that

    678 regularly uses.  In the water bottle holder on the side of her

    backpack was a new 16 oz Wide mouth Flip cap Hydroflask Color: Blueberry

    Purple.  It had a printed label with her name on it on the bottle.

    When she returned from PE the water bottle was gone from her backpack. 

    She checked everywhere, thinking perhaps it had fallen out or someone

    grabbed it thinking it was theirs.  She scoured the school, asked her

    teachers and classmates, and checked the lost and found daily after

    spring break.

     

    It's been a few weeks now and Opal is feeling pretty discouraged that it

    hasn't turned up, her grandmother gave it to her for Christmas and they

    are really expensive to replace, so we thought we'd send out this little

    note. If you happen to see this water bottle anywhere around Odyssey or

    if it made it to your house by mistake, please just return it to the

    office and Opal can collect it there.  Photo attached.

    Thanks so much!  Brynn Anderson

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

    An inclusive playground is coming to Gabriel Park!

    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. Refreshments will be provided, and kids are encouraged to attend. Stop by the second open house to give your input on three concepts:

    Gabriel Park Playground Open House #2

    Wednesday, May 22, 6pm-8pm

    Southwest Community Center Lobby, 6820 SW 45th Ave

    Questions?

    Find more information on the project webpage

    Maija Spencer, Parks Bond Community Engagement
    503-823-5593 |


    --

    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • April 19th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Drop Off & Pick Up Concerns: Below

    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 & Attached

    Lincoln Youth Football: Below

    Inclusive Playground Coming to Gabriel Park – Message from Portland Parks & Recreation: Below

    5678 Trivia Night: Attached

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    Upcoming Events

    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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    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

     

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

    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 1:00. Please email me at jchildes@gmail.com if you are able to volunteer! Thank you, Jana Childes

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

    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. 

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

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

    "Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them." - Lemony Snicket

    You have one week left to clean out your bookshelves and donate your previously loved books to Odyssey's first annual Used Book Sale. You can drop them off anytime at the school, a collection box is conveniently set up in the main hallway. All books are welcome!

    We are also looking for volunteers to take shifts during the sale, May 1st - 3rd. ALL VOLUNTEERS WILL GET TO SHOP THE SALE FIRST ON WEDNESDAY MAY 1ST! Shifts will run approximately from 2pm to 3pm-ish. Please email Marisa at borrevikfamily@gmail.com if you are interested. Thank you! 

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

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

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

    Cost:

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

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

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

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

    ·        Name and number of people in group

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

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

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

     

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

    Hope you can join the fun!

    Marie-Eve Thifault & David Barsic

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    Lincoln Youth Football 2019 registration is now open!!

     

    FLAG FOOTBALL: Grades K-4th

    ROOKIE TACKLE: Grades 3rd-4th

    TACKLE: Grades 5th-8th

    For more details and to sign up early & receive a discount on registration

    ($25 discount for Flag, $30 for Tackle) go to our website:

    https://www.lincolnyouthfootball.info   

     

    Join the Flock & GO CARDS!!!

     

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    An inclusive playground is coming to Gabriel Park!

    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. Refreshments will be provided, and kids are encouraged to attend. Stop by the second open house to give your input on three concepts:

     

    Gabriel Park Playground Open House #2

    Wednesday, May 22, 6pm-8pm

    Southwest Community Center Lobby, 6820 SW 45th Avenue

     

    Comment form for Open House #1 closes this Friday

    Thank you to everyone who attended the first Open House on April 10. If you missed this event, you can: 

     

    Questions?

    Find more information on the project webpage

    Maija Spencer, Parks Bond Community Engagement
    503-823-5593 | maija.spencer@portlandoregon.gov

     

  • 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

     

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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 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

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    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)

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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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    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

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

    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

     

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

    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

     

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

    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

     

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

    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>

     

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

    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 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

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

    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. 

     

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

    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

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

    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

     

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

    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

     

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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