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  • Feb. 8th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

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

    Odyssey Love Your Neighborhood Donation Drive: Below

    Lottery for Additional Students/Siblings: Below

    2nd Annual Odyssey Skate Night April 7: Below

    Lincoln Girls Lacrosse Grades 2-8: Below

    Lincoln Youth Baseball – Evaluations 2/10: Attached

    Multnomah ESD Measles Information: Attached

    Grandparents & Special Friends Day 2/14: Attached

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    Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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    February Restaurant Night Is Family Karaoke Night!

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

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

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

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    The Odyssey Love Your Neighbor Donation Drive

    Now through February 14

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

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

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

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

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

    Canned soup/chili (low sodium)

    Ramen noodles

    Peanut butter and Almond Butter

    Canned tuna

    Dried pasta

    Canned fruit

    Shelf stable milk

    Rice

    Beans (canned or dried)

    Whole Grain Cereal

    Cooking Oil

    Canned Tomatoes

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

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

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

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    Lottery for Additional Incoming Student/Sibling

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

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

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

    2.       Attend a parent information meeting:

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

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

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

    Thank you,
    Angela Hoffart
    Principal’s Secretary

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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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    Registration Open:  Lincoln Girls Lacrosse

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

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

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

    --

    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • Feb. 1st Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Odyssey Love Your Neighborhood Donation Drive: Below

    Call for Odyssey Info Night Volunteers! Below & Attached

    K12 Performance Reschedule: Below

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

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

    2nd Annual Odyssey Skate Night April 7: Below

    Dyslexia 101 Presentation at Hillsdale Library: Below & Attached

    Lincoln Girls Lacrosse Grades 2-8: Below

    Girls on the Run at Odyssey: Below

    Multnomah ESD Measles Information: Attached

    Grandparents & Special Friends Day 2/14: Attached

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Scrip Orders Due: Monday, February 4

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

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

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

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

     

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    The Odyssey LOVE Your neighbor Donation Drive

    Now through February 14

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

    Canned soup/chili (low sodium)

    Ramen noodles

    Peanut butter and Almond Butter

    Canned tuna

    Dried pasta

    Canned fruit

    Shelf stable milk

    Rice

    Beans (canned or dried)

    Whole Grain Cereal

    Cooking Oil

    Canned Tomatoes

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

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    Odyssey Information Event Volunteers Needed

     

    Hello Odyssey Parents,

     

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

     

    There are several volunteer opportunities for you to consider:

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

     

    Thank you!

    Todd Stevenson

    todd.stevenson@odysseyprogram.org

    tcstevenson@gmail.com

     

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    K12 Performance Reschedule

     

    Friends and Families,

     

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

     

    Sincerely,

    Ms. Gregoire, Mrs. Howard and Mrs. Wilebski

     

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    February Restaurant Night Is Family Karaoke Night!

     

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


    etc... eatery

    6500 SW Virginia Ave
    Portland, OR 97239

     

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

     

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    February SCRIP order

     

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

     

    Forms available attached and in the Odyssey Lobby bulletin board.

     

    Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

     

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    Fall Festival: Need for Leadership!

     

    Parents,

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Thank you!

    Jim Shikany

    PTA President

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    SAVE THE DATE!! Odyssey Skate Night Sunday April 7


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

    Second Annual Odyssey Skate Night at Oaks Park Roller Rink! 

    Suggested $5 donation per person! 

     

    Questions?  Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

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    Dyslexia 101 Presentatio at Hillsdale Library

     

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

     

    Dyslexia 101

    Weds Feb 6th

    6:30 - 7:30

    Hillsdale Library

    1525 SW Sunset


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

     

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    Registration Open:  Lincoln Girls Lacrosse

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

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

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

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

    Girls on the Run at Odyssey

     

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

     

    Thanks!

    Katie Dill, ktdill78@gmail.com

  • Jan. 25th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Call for Odyssey Info Night Volunteers! Below & Attached

    Girls on the Run at Odyssey – COACHES NEEDED: Below

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

    Fall Festival Need for Leadership: Below & Attached  Chair  Organizer

    2nd Annual Odyssey Skate Night: Below

    Grandparents & Special Friends Day 2/14: Attached

     

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    Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

     

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    Odyssey Information Event Volunteers Needed

     

    Hello Odyssey Parents,

     

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

     

    There are several volunteer opportunities for you to consider:

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

     

    Thank you!

    Todd Stevenson

    todd.stevenson@odysseyprogram.org

    tcstevenson@gmail.com

     

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

    Girls on the Run at Odyssey – COACHES NEEDED!

     

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

    Katie Dill
    GOTR site liaison

    Katie.dill@odysseyprogram.org

     http://m.girlsontherun.org//

     

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

    February Restaurant Night Is Family Karaoke Night!

     

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


    etc... eatery

    6500 SW Virginia Ave
    Portland, OR 97239

     

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

     

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

    Fall Festival: Need for Leadership!

     

    Parents,

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Thank you!

    Jim Shikany

    PTA President

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

    SAVE THE DATE!! Odyssey Skate Night


    Sunday, April 14th 5-7pm 

    Second Annual Odyssey Skate Night at Oaks Park Roller Rink! 

    Suggested $5 donation per person! 

     

    Questions?  Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

  • Jan. 18th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Call for Odyssey Info Night Volunteers! Below

    Girls on the Run at Odyssey – COACHES NEEDED: Below

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

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

    Grandparents & Special Friends Day 2/14: Attached

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

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    Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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    Odyssey Information Event Volunteers Needed

    Hello Odyssey Parents,

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

    There are several volunteer opportunities for you to consider:

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank you!
    Todd Stevenson

    todd.stevenson@odysseyprogram.org

    tcstevenson@gmail.com

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

    Girls on the Run at Odyssey – COACHES NEEDED!

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

    Katie Dill
    GOTR site liaison

    Katie.dill@odysseyprogram.org

     http://m.girlsontherun.org//

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

    February Restaurant Night Is Family Karaoke Night!

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

    etc... eatery

    6500 SW Virginia Ave
    Portland, OR 97239

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

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

    Fall Festival: Need for Leadership!

     

    Parents,

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Thank you!

    Jim Shikany

    PTA President

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

  • Jan. 12th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Call for Odyssey Info Night Volunteers! Below & Attached

    K12 Performance Meeting: Below

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

    PPS Nutrition Services Message: Below

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    Upcoming Events

    Girls on the Run Registration ENDS TOMORROW January 13, midnight

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

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

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

     

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    Odyssey Information Event Volunteers Needed

     

    Hello Odyssey Parents,

     

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

     

    There are several volunteer opportunities for you to consider:

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

     

    Thank you!

    Todd Stevenson

    todd.stevenson@odysseyprogram.org

    tcstevenson@gmail.com

     

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    K12 Performance Meeting

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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


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

     

    http://m.girlsontherun.org//

     

    Katie Dill

    GOTR site liaison

    Katie.dill@odysseyprogram.org

     

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

    PPS Nutrition Services Message

     

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

     

    Whitney Ellersick, Senior Director, Nutrition Services

    x63276  wellersi@pps.net

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

  • Jan. 4th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    January Restaurant Night 1/9: Below & Attached

    Odyssey PTA Meeting 1/9: Below

    Scrip: Below & Attached

    PPS - PTA Clothing Closet – Call for Volunteers: Below

    K12 Performance Meeting: Below

    Girls on the Run at Odyssey: Below

    PPS Nutrition Services Message: Below

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

    Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

     

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    January Restaurant Night Wednesday 1/9

     

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

     

    Papa Murphy’s

    4350 South West Multnomah Blvd

    Portland, OR 97219

     

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

     

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

     

    Parents,

     

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

     

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

     

    peace & courage,

    Jim Shikany, President

    OSPC-chair@odysseyprogram.org

     

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    Scrip

     

    Hello Odyssey Families!

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

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

    Thanks so much!

    Lisa VanNatta lisavannatta@gmail.com

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

    PPS - PTA Clothing Closet

     

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

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

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

     

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    K12 Performance Meeting

     

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

     

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

    Girls on the Run at Odyssey

     

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

     

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


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

     

    http://m.girlsontherun.org//

     

    Katie Dill

    GOTR site liaison

    Katie.dill@odysseyprogram.org

     

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

    PPS Nutrition Services Message

     

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

     

    Whitney Ellersick, Senior Director, Nutrition Services

    x63276  wellersi@pps.net

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

  • Dec. 29th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Scrip: Below & Attached  Page 1  Page 2

    January Restaurant Night 1/9: Below

    K12 Performance Meeting: Below

    Girls on the Run at Odyssey: Below

    PPS Nutrition Services Message

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

    Upcoming Events

    Back to School: Wednesday, January 2

    Scrip Orders Due: Monday, January 7

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

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

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

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

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    Scrip

     

    Hello Odyssey Families!

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

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

    Thanks so much!

    Lisa VanNatta lisavannatta@gmail.com

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

    January Restaurant Night Wednesday 1/9

     

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

      

    Papa Murphy’s

    4350 South West Multnomah Blvd

    Portland, OR 97219

     

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

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

    K12 Performance Meeting

     

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

     

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

    Girls on the Run at Odyssey

     

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

     

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


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

     

    http://m.girlsontherun.org//

     

    Katie Dill

    GOTR site liaison

    Katie.dill@odysseyprogram.org

     

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

    PPS Nutrition Services Message

     

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

     

    Whitney Ellersick, Senior Director, Nutrition Services

    x63276  wellersi@pps.net

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

     

  • Dec. 8th Weekly Newsletter

    In this Edition

    Message From The Principal: Below & Attached

    Holiday Scrip: Below & Attached

    December Restaurant Night 12/12: Below

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

    K12 Performance Meeting: Below

    Girls on the Run at Odyssey: Below

    PPS Nutrition Services Message: Below

    Odyssey Ski Bus: Below

     --------------------------------

    Upcoming Events

    Scrip Due Date: Mondays, December 10

    Restaurant Night at City Thai: Wednesday, December 12

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

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

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

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

     

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    Message from the Principal

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

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

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

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

    Thank you!

    Deanne Froehlich
    Principal
    Hayhurst/Odyssey

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    Holiday Scrip

     

    Hello Odyssey Families!

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

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

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

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

    Thanks so much!

    Lisa VanNatta lisavannatta@gmail.com

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

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

    December Restaurant Night 12/12 at City Thai

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


    City Thai 

    6341 SW Capitol Hwy 
    Portland OR, 97239

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

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

    Papa Murphy’s

    4350 South West Multnomah Blvd

    Portland, OR 97219

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

     

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    Our Library Links

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Susie Beckers, Teacher~Librarian

    Odyssey program@East Sylvan

    (503) 916-6310

    sbeckers@pps.net

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    K12 Performance Meeting

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

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

    Girls on the Run at Odyssey

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

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


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

    http://m.girlsontherun.org//

    Katie Dill

    GOTR site liaison

    Katie.dill@odysseyprogram.org

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

    PPS Nutrition Services Message

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

    Whitney Ellersick, Senior Director, Nutrition Services

    x63276  wellersi@pps.net

     

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

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

     

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

     

    To check out the different packages available go to:

    www.skihood.com/go

    enter GO code: 1163262

     

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

    Aaron Bech

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

    aaronbech@yahoo.com

    971-227-3771

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    --

    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • Nov. 30th Weekly Newsletter

    In this Edition

    2018 Giving Snowman: Below

    Holiday Scrip: Below & Attached

    Coffee Cart Friday 12/7: Below

    December Restaurant Night 12/12: Below

    Odyssey Art News: Below

    Book Fair – Thank you!  Below

    Odyssey Ski Bus: Below

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    Upcoming Events

    Coffee Cart!  Friday, December 7

    Scrip Due Dates: Mondays, December 3 & 10

    Giving Snowman Gifts Due in Office: Friday, December 7

    Restaurant Night at City Thai: Wednesday, December 12

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

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

     

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

    2018 Giving Snowman

    Dear Odyssey Community,

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

    Thanks for your support!

    Deanne Froehlich, Principal

     

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

    Holiday Scrip

     

    Hello Odyssey Families!

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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks so much!

    Lisa VanNatta lisavannatta@gmail.com

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

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

    Next Friday 12/7 is Coffee Cart!

     

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

     

    See you there,

    Stephanie Kobayashi Stevenson, skobayashistevenson@gmail.com

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

    December Restaurant Night 12/12 at City Thai

     

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


    City Thai 

    6341 SW Capitol Hwy
    Portland OR, 97239

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

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

    Odyssey Art News from Debi Crawford

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Mrs. Debi Crawford, DCrawford@pps.net

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    Odyssey Book Fair – Thank You!

     

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

    Thanks
    Cassie Clervi, cassieclervi@gmail.com

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

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

     

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

     

    To check out the different packages available go to:

    www.skihood.com/go

    enter GO code: 1163262

     

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

    Aaron Bech

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

    aaronbech@yahoo.com

    971-227-3771

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     Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • Nov. 23rd Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Holiday Scrip: Below & Attached

    2018 Giving Snowman: Below

    TAG Nominations: Below

    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins! Below & Attached

    Odyssey Ski Bus: Below

    Lice Information Sheet: Attached

     

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

    Upcoming Events

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

    Scrip Due Dates: Mondays, December 3 & 10

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

     

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

    Holiday Scrip

     

    Hello Odyssey Families!

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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks so much!

    Lisa VanNatta lisavannatta@gmail.com

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

     

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    2018 Giving Snowman

     

    Dear Odyssey Community,

     

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

     

    Thanks for your support!

     

    Deanne Froehlich

    Principal

     

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    TAG Nominations

     

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

     

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

     

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    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins!


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


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

     

    See the attached flyer for more information!

     

    Questions?  Ask Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

     

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

     

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

     

    To check out the different packages available go to:

    www.skihood.com/go

    enter GO code: 1163262

     

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

    Aaron Bech

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

    aaronbech@yahoo.com

    971-227-3771

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  • Nov. 9th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    November Restaurant Night 11/14: Below & Attached

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

    Picture Retake Day 11/14: Below

    Teacher & Staff Meals During Fall Conferences: Below

    TAG Nominations & Parent Meeting: Below

    Prescription Eyeglass Donations for Mexico: Below

    2018 Giving Snowman: Below & Attached

    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins! Below & Attached

    Odyssey Ski Bus: Below

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Restaurant Night at Ernesto’s: Wednesday, November 14

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

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

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

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

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

     

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    November Restaurant Night at Ernesto's Italian Restaurant

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

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

     

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    Picture Retake Day is Wednesday, Nov. 14th

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


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

     

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    Teacher & Staff Meal during Fall Conferences – November 19

     

    Hello Odyssey Families!

     

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

     

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

     

    Thank you!

    Michelle Mize (mom of 3rd grader, Mareya)

     

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    TAG Nominations & Parent Meeting

     

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

     

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

     

    TAG Parent Meeting

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

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

     

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    Eyeglasses Donations for Mexico

     

    Dear Odyssey families, 

     

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

     

    Sincerely,

    The Osenars

     

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    2018 Giving Snowman

     

    Dear Odyssey Community,

     

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

     

    Thanks for your support!

     

    Deanne Froehlich

    Principal

     

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    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins!


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


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

     

    See the attached flyer for more information!

     

    Questions?  Ask Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

     

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

     

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

     

    To check out the different packages available go to:

    www.skihood.com/go

    enter GO code: 1163262

     

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

    Aaron Bech

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

    aaronbech@yahoo.com

    971-227-3771

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  • Nov. 2nd Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Odyssey PTA Meeting Wednesday 11/7: Below 

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

    November Restaurant Night 11/14: Below & Attached

    Party Boards Still Have Space! Below

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

    Teacher & Staff Meals During Fall Conferences: Below

    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins! Below & Attached

    Odyssey Ski Bus: Below

    High Schools Welcome 8th Graders for Info Nights: Below

     

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    Upcoming Events

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

    Scrip Orders Due: Friday, November 9

    Restaurant Night at Ernesto’s: Wednesday, November 14

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

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

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

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

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

     

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    Odyssey PTA Meeting November 7

     

    Parents,                        

     

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

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

     

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

     

    Thanks,

    Jim Shikany, PTA President

    ospc-chair@odysseyprogram.org

     

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    SCRIP DUE FRIDAY, November 9 @ 2:15pm

     

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

     

    Thanks,

    Lisa VanNatta <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

     

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    November Restaurant Night at Ernesto's Italian Restaurant

     

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

     

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

     

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    PLEASE READ! Party Boards Still Have Space!

     

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

     

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

     Hair Do’s - $30 (3 spots left)

    Hosted by Elise Saporta

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

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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    Teacher & Staff Meal during Fall Conferences – November 19

     

    Hello Odyssey Families!

     

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

     

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

     

    Thank you!

    Michelle Mize (mom of 3rd grader, Mareya)

     

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    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins!


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


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

     

    See the attached flyer for more information!

     

    Questions?  Ask Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

     

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

     

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

     

    To check out the different packages available go to:

    www.skihood.com/go

    enter GO code: 1163262

     

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

    Aaron Bech

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

    aaronbech@yahoo.com

    971-227-3771

     

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    High Schools Welcome 8th-Grade Students for Info nights

     

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

     

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

     

     



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    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • Oct. 26th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Odyssey Equity Committee: Below & Attached:   Notes  Goals and Strategies

    Coffee Cart on 11/2: Below

    Party Boards Still Have Space! Below

    Fall Festival – In Search Of Committee Chair & Auction Organizer: Below & Attached:
    Committee Chair  Auction Organizer

    Odyssey Ski Bus: Below

    High Schools Welcome 8th Graders for Info Nights: Below

    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins! Below & Attached

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

    PPS Nutrition Services Hiring: Below

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    Upcoming Events

    NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day: Monday, October 29

    Odyssey Equity Committee Meeting: Thursday, November 1, 6-7pm

    Coffee Cart: Friday, November 2, 8am

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

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

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

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

    Odyssey Family Movie Night: Friday, November 30

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

     

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    Odyssey Equity Committee

     

    Hello Odyssey Community, 

     

    We will be holding an Odyssey Equity Committee (OEC) meeting on November 1st from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at East Sylvan. For those who are new to Odyssey, the OEC was created in order to increase the racial and economic diversity of this incredible program, and also to ensure that all families have the necessary support to be successful at Odyssey.

     

    The OEC met twice last year. Attached are the minutes from the January meeting and the draft goals and strategies that the OEC developed in the June meeting.

     

    Proposed agenda for November 1st:

    1.     Recap the draft strategic goals and strategies for the OEC

    2.     Update on meeting with Dani Ledezma, PPS’ special advisor to the superintendent on equity

    3.     Discuss action steps for the FY 18-19 school year

    4.     Open forum for new issues, concerns, positive developments

     

    If you are interested in being a part of this conversation and you are not able to make it on November 1st, please email me directly (Andrew.Scott@oregonmetro.gov) so that I can make sure you are included in current and future discussions. (Please note that I have a new email address from last year.)

     

    Lastly, please let me know if you are interested in helping to co-chair this committee. I think there are a lot of really interesting and potentially challenging conversations that we can have over this next year to ensure that Odyssey is as inclusive and welcoming as possible.

     

    Thanks, and I hope to see you on November 1st!

     

    Andrew Scott

    (Emma 5th and Leo 8th)

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    Coffee Cart!  11/2

     

    Hello Odyssey community-

    Please join us next Friday 11/2 for the November Coffee Cart from 7:40-8:30am. Delicious treats, coffee, and great conversation!

    See you there,

    Stacey Gramman, staceygramanndo@gmail.com

     

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    PLEASE READ! Party Boards Still Have Space!

     

    There are a few more spots in the Party Boards coming over the next two weeks. Please take a look and contact me (Rebecca) to reserve a spot for yourself or your child. 503.781.1435, rebgak@hotmail.com.

     

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

     

    1. Voicebox Party (adults only) - $25 (13 spots left)

    Hosted by Jamie Clary

    Fri. Nov. 2, 5:00-7:00pm

    Guests will enjoy an awesome night out at Voicebox. No host drinks and food available.

     

    2. Hair Do’s - $30 (3 spots left)

    Hosted by Elise Saporta

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

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

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

     

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    2019 Fall Festival – In Search of Committee Chair & Auction Organizer

     

    Parents,

     

    We had an incredibly successful 2018 Fall Festival! Unfortunately, we are losing the Chair and Auction Organizer (Rebecca Hicks and Lisa VanNatta) for 2019 and we are now looking for new parents to take on 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 and consideration. Each position can be held singularly or jointly. Basic planning traditionally starts before winter break and procurement begins sometime after winter break. The 2019 Fall Festival will only be our 3rd and is really what parent volunteers want to make it. While the basic structure is in place, it does take a fair amount of planning. The earlier a Chair and Auction Organizer volunteer the better for our school. 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

    Ospc-chair@odysseyprogram.org

     

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

     

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

     

    To check out the different packages available go to:

    www.skihood.com/go

    enter GO code: 1163262

     

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

    Aaron Bech

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

    aaronbech@yahoo.com

    971-227-3771

     

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    High Schools Welcome 8th-Grade Students for Info nights

     

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

     

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

     

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    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins!


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


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

     

    See the attached flyer for more information!

     

    Questions?  Ask Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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    PPS Nutrition Services is Hiring!

     

    Are you interested in earning extra income while your child attends school?  Do you want to be part of a team that provides high quality, nutritious meals to Portland Public Schools students?  PPS Nutrition Services is hiring Roving Nutrition Services Assistants to work 2-5 hour shifts. Starting salary is $12.45/hour.  Must pass a Criminal Record Check and know basic computer skills.  For more information call:  503-916-3399 or apply online at: http://bit.ly/ppshiring

     



    --

    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • Oct. 19 Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Please Read – Party Boards Still Have Space! Below

    Fall Festival – In Search Of Committee Chair & Auction Organizer: Below & Attached

    SCRIP Orders Due Monday: Below & Attached  Page 1    Page 2

    High Schools Welcome 8th Graders for Info Nights: Below

    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins! Below & Attached

    Book Fair at Annie Bloom’s Books: Below

    Hoodies Have Arrived! Below

    Trunk or Treat at Hayhurst! Attached

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    Upcoming Events

    SCRIP Orders Due: Monday, October 22, 2:15 pm

    Trunk or Treat at Hayhurst! Friday, October 26, 6-8pm

    NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day: Monday, October 29

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

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

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

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

    Odyssey Family Movie Night: Friday, November 30

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

     

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    PLEASE READ! Party Boards Still Have Space!

     

    There are a few more spots in the Party Boards coming over the next two weeks. Please take a look and contact me (Rebecca) to reserve a spot for yourself or your child. 503.781.1435, rebgak@hotmail.com.

    1. Bowling & Pizza - $20 (2 spots left)

    Hosted by Soon Salithanoe

    Sun. Oct. 21, 10:00-11:30am

    Your student will join Soon and her daughter for a morning of pizza and bowling at Kingpin Bowling in Beaverton.

     

    2. Switch Moms Night Out - $10 (unlimited spots - can purchase all the way up to the event)

    Hosted by Jessica Dalpiaz and Rebecca Hicks

    Thurs. Oct. 25, 6:30-8:30pm

    Join us for a fun shopping/moms night at Switch in Multnomah Village. You’ll enjoy 10% off your purchase and Switch will donate 10% of all purchases made that night back to Odyssey. We’ll provide appetizers and wine while raffling off five $10 gift cards and one $50 gift card.

     

    3. Voicebox Party (adults only) - $25 (13 spots left)

    Hosted by Jamie Clary

    Fri. Nov. 2, 5:00-7:00pm

    Guests will enjoy an awesome night out at Voicebox. No host drinks and food available.

     

    4. Costume Dance Party (open to all 5-8 grade students) - $20 (unlimited spots - can purchase until the event but earlier helps them purchase the correct amount of pizza)

    Hosted by 678 teachers

    Thurs. Oct. 25, 6:00-8:00pm

    Celebrate the season at a dance party with the 678 teachers. Students will enjoy music, pizza, snacks and fun. Costumes encouraged! Last year we had almost every 5-8 grade student in attendance. It was a super fun night that your child is sure to enjoy.

     

    5. Hair Do’s - $30 (3 spots left)

    Hosted by Elise Saporta

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

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

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

     

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    2019 Fall Festival – In Search of Committee Chair & Auction Organizer

     

    Parents,
    We had an incredibly successful 2018 Fall Festival! Unfortunately, we are losing the Chair and Auction Organizer (Rebecca Hicks and Lisa VanNatta) for 2019 and we are now looking for new parents to take on 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 and consideration. Each position can be held singularly or jointly. Basic planning traditionally starts before winter break and procurement begins sometime after winter break. The 2019 Fall Festival will only be our 3rd and is really what parent volunteers want to make it. While the basic structure is in place, it does take a fair amount of planning. The earlier a Chair and Auction Organizer volunteer the better for our school. 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

    Ospc-chair@odysseyprogram.org

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    Scrip orders due Monday by 2:15!

    Our regularly scheduled scrip order will be due on Monday by 2:15. The following order is due on Friday 11/9 (due to Veteran's Day that Monday). Believe it or not it's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping! Order forms attached below and on the wall in the front lobby at school.

    Thanks,

    Lisa VanNatta <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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    High Schools Welcome 8th-Grade Students for Info nights

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

     

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

     

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    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins!


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


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

    See the attached flyer for more information!

    Questions?  Ask Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

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

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

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

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    Hoodies Have Arrived!

     

    For those who ordered Odyssey hoodies at the Fall Festival - they are ready for pick-up. I am dropping them off in the office on Monday morning. Please stop by this week and pick up your order.

    Good news … I still have a few extra shirts and hoodies available for sale. Did you miss the deadline but wish you’d placed an order ... message me to purchase your own.

    T-Shirts are $10
    Hoodies are $30

    Thanks
    Rebecca
    503.781.1435
    rebgak@hotmail.com


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    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • Oct. 12th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Lost & Found Items: Below

    High Schools Welcome 8th Graders for Info Nights: Below

    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins! Below & Attached

    Book Fair at Annie Bloom’s Books: Below

    Trunk or Treat at Hayhurst! Attached

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    Upcoming Events

    Trunk or Treat at Hayhurst! Friday, October 26, 6-8pm

    NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day: Monday, October 29

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

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

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

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

    Odyssey Family Movie Night: Friday, November 30

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

     

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    Lost & Found

    Please check (or have your student check) our lost and found area located in the front hallway.  All remaining items will be boxed up and donated after Tuesday, Oct. 16th

    Thank you,

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    The Odyssey Program

         at East Sylvan

    P:  503.916.6310

    F:  503.916.2124

     

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    High Schools Welcome 8th-Grade Students for Info nights

     

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

     

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

     

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    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins!


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


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

     

    See the attached flyer for more information!

     

    Questions?  Ask Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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    Terri Preeg Riggsby

  • Oct. 5th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Odyssey Annual Talent Show!  Below & Attached

    Restaurant Night THIS Wednesday: Below & Attached

    Fall Festival Party Boards: Below

    K-4 Basketball League: Below

    Last Call for Chinook Books: Below

    Scrip: Below & Attached  Page 1    Page 2

    Odyssey Family Movie Night: Below

    Odyssey Volunteer Training Info Sheet: Attached

    Grandparents & Special Friends Day: Attached

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    Upcoming Events

    Restaurant Night at MOD Pizza: Wednesday, October 10, All Day

    Odyssey Annual Talent Show: Thursday, October 11 (2 shows)

    NO SCHOOL – In-Service Day: Friday, October 12

    NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day: Monday, October 29

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

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

    Save the Date! Odyssey Book Fair will be November 13-17 at Annie Bloom’s Books!

    Odyssey Family Movie Night: Friday, November 30

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

     

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    Odyssey’s Annual Talent Show – THIS WEEK!

     

    Thursday, October 11, 12:30pm and 6:30pm

    All students will enjoy a day-time show at 12:30pm and then we’ll do it all over again at our 6:30pm evening performance. A healthy concession stand will be open during the evening show. See attached flier. 

     

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    Restaurant Night THIS WEDNESDAY, 10/10 – All Day!

     

    Odyssey's next Restaurant Night is coming up on Wednesday, October 10 at MOD Pizza, 2695 SW Cedar Hills Blvd #190, Beaverton, OR 97005.  We get 20% of all dine in, take out, and phone orders the whole day with printed or digital flyer!  On-line orders won't count towards our fundraising event.  

     

    Our last Restaurant Night at the Old Spaghetti Factory brought more than 100 diners out to raise just under $250 for our school, not counting OSF scrip proceeds.  Thanks to all of you.  Let's keep that community dining ball rolling!  

     

    Genevieve

    gfu@aya.yale.edu

     

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    FALL FESTIVAL PARTY BOARDS

     

    Please check out the Party Boards listed below that still have space - including a BRAND NEW ONE just added. Email or text me today to hold a spot for you or your student (rebgak@hotmail.com, 503.781.1435).

     

    Also we have some Odyssey T-Shirts available for sale, $10 each. Contact me if you or your child would like to buy one. They will also be available during the Talent Show on Thursday night.

     

    We have Party Board spots still available. 

    Take a look at the list below and email or text me if you’d like to sign up

    (Rebecca - rebgak@hotmail.com or 503.781.1435).

     

    1. Bowling & Pizza - $20 (3 spots left) - accidentally left off the boards during the event (my goof)

    Hosted by Soon Salithanoe

    Sun. Oct. 21, 10:00-11:30am

    Your student will join Soon and her daughter for a morning of pizza and bowling at Kingpin Bowling in Beaverton.

     

    2. Switch Moms Night Out - $10 (unlimited spots - can purchase all the way up to the event)

    Hosted by Jessica Dalpiaz and Rebecca Hicks

    Thurs. Oct. 25, 6:30-8:30pm

    Join us for a fun shopping/moms night at Switch in Multnomah Village. You’ll enjoy 10% off your purchase and Switch will donate 10% of all purchases made that night back to Odyssey. We’ll provide appetizers and wine while raffling off five $10 gift cards and one $50 gift card.

     

    3. Voicebox Party (adults only) - $25 (13 spots)

    Hosted by Jamie Clary

    Fri. Nov. 2, 5:00-7:00pm

    Guests will enjoy an awesome night out at Voicebox. No host drinks and food available.

     

    4. Costume Dance Party (open to all 5-8 grade students - 50 signed up so far) - $20 (unlimited spots - can purchase until the event but earlier helps them purchase the correct amount of pizza)

    Hosted by 678 teachers

    Thurs. Oct. 25, 6:00-8:00pm

    Celebrate the season at a dance party with the 678 teachers. Students will enjoy music, pizza, snacks and fun. Costumes encouraged! Last year we had almost every 5-8 grade student in attendance. It was a super fun night that your child is sure to enjoy.

     

    5. Hair Do’s - $30 (3 spots left)

    Hosted by Elise Saporta

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

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

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

     

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    K-4 Basketball League

     

    Attention recreational (non competitive) basketball players!   If you are in grades K-4th and are interested in a fun winter league basketball team see link provided! League runs Jan-March.  There is both a boys and girls league with kindergarten having the option of co-ed! If interested please note to request other Odyssey students as team members and maybe we can have a few odyssey teams! 
    http://www.teamflash.org/

     

    Questions?  Ask Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

     

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    Last Call for Chinook Books

     

    This is the final week! Don't know what a Chinook Book is? It's like an Entertainment Book... Come and check it out. I will have them at pickup on Tues, Wed, Thurs and at the Talent Show. Come find me. :)

     

    Thanks, Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>  

     

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    Scrip order

     

    Due to popular demand (and a gap in my chosen calendar) I will be doing a scrip order that is due on Monday, October 8 and distributed Thursday, October 11. There is no school that Friday so if I miss you it will be in the office with Angela on the following Monday instead of Friday. Attached you will find scrip forms or pick up up from the bulletin in the school lobby. The regularly scheduled scrip order will be due on Monday ,10/22.

     

    Thanks, Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

     

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    Odyssey Family Movie Night!!!


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


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

     

    Questions?  Ask Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

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  • Sept. 28th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    PTA Social & Meeting Tuesday 10/2: Below 

    Odyssey Library & On-Line Links: Below

    Picture Day is THIS WEDNESDAY: Below

    Bring Water Bottles To School: Below

    Fall Festival Success! Available Party Boards: Below

    Chinook Books: Below

    Scrip: Below & Attached  Page 1  Page 2

    History Program at Fort Vancouver: Below

    Grandparents & Special Friends Day: Attached

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    Upcoming Events

    PTA Meeting: Tuesday, October 2, 6:30pm

    Picture Day: Wednesday, October 3

    Odyssey Talent Show: Thursday, October 11

    NO SCHOOL – In-Service Day: Friday, October 12

    NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day? Monday, October 29

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

    Save the Date! Odyssey Book Fair will be Nov 13-17 at Annie Bloom’s Books!

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

     

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    Odyssey PTA Social & Meeting: Tuesday, October 2, 6pm

    Parents,

    The first PTA meeting is Tuesday, October 2. There will be a Parent Social from 6:00-6:30pm (coffee/tea and cookies will be provided). The social replaces the traditional time spent on introductions at the beginning of the meeting. On the business side, the meeting will start at 6:30pm in the auditorium. The theme of the meeting will be Welcome to Odyssey! 

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

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

    Thanks,

    Jim Shikany, PTA President

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    Our Odyssey Library & On-Line Links

    Welcome to the Odyssey Library.  Students have regular library class each week.  Kindergarten students are allowed to check out one book and first and second graders two books.  Students in third, fourth and fifth grades are allowed three books and finally six, seven and eighth graders can check out up to five books.  Books are checked out on a two week loan period. There is a book drop located outside the library door where students can return books.

    Library classes are a combination of literature promotion and library skills.  This month we are spotlighting Tomie dePaola the award winning author/illustrator of over 260 books.  His works include Strega Nona, Big Anthony, Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs and Jamie O’Rourke and the Pooka.

    Library online resources can be accessed on the Odyssey Program website under Library - https://www.pps.net/domain/4919 

    These resources include the PPS Library Catalog, World Book Online, Multnomah County Library, Tumble Books and OSLIS.  Students have access to these resources by logging into their PPS account.

    If you are interested in volunteering in the library please feel free to stop in and I can talk with you about any projects that need to be completed.

    I look forward to having students learn and discover in our library.

    Susie Beckers, Teacher-Librarian

    Odyssey Program @ East Sylvan

    (503) 916-6310

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    Picture Day - Wednesday 10/3

     

    Dear Odyssey Parents,

    Picture day is coming upon us - Wednesday, Oct. 3rd.

    Below is a link to order school pictures online and some handy tips about preparing for picture day.  Paper order forms will be sent home with students next week.  Paper or online?  Whatever is your preference! 



    Picture day is quickly approaching. Pre-orders for picture packages may now be placed online at https://ios.mydorian.com using your school's access key provided here 58EE94TQ. Online pre-orders using your school's access key are available up to 4 days after picture day

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    Bring Water Bottles – Save Trees! 

    Encourage your student to help our environment by drinking from a water bottle instead of using the paper cups.  This also allows students to drink water during lessons, rather than hanging at the water cooler. 

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    The Odyssey Program

     

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    FALL FESTIVAL SUCCESS

    Thank you to our awesome Odyssey community for an amazing Fall Festival. 

    Our income has grown to over $22,000 (after expenses)!

    We have some Odyssey T-Shirts available for sale, $10 each.

    Youth XS, L, XL and Adult S, M, XL, 2XL


    We have Party Board spots still available. 

    Take a look at the list below and email or text me if you’d like to sign up

    (Rebecca - rebgak@hotmail.com or 503.781.1435).

     

    1. Switch Moms Night Out - $10 (unlimited spots - can purchase all the way up to the event)

    Hosted by Jessica Dalpiaz and Rebecca Hicks

    Thurs. Oct. 25, 6:30-8:30pm

    Join us for a fun shopping/moms night at Switch in Multnomah Village. You’ll enjoy 10% off your purchase and Switch will donate 10% of all purchases made that night back to Odyssey. We’ll provide appetizers and wine while raffling off five $10 gift cards and one $50 gift card.

     

    2. Voicebox Party (adults only) - $25 (13 spots)

    Hosted by Jamie Clary

    Fri. Nov. 2, 5:00-7:00pm

    Guests will enjoy a night out at Voicebox. No host drinks and food available.

     

    3. Costume Dance Party (open to all 5-8 grade students) - $20 (unlimited spots - can purchase until the event but earlier helps them purchase the correct amount of pizza)

    Hosted by 678 teachers

    Thurs. Oct. 25, 6:00-8:00pm

    Celebrate the season at a dance party with the 678 teachers. Students will enjoy music, pizza, snacks and fun. Costumes encouraged! Last year we had almost every 5-8 grade student in attendance. It was a super fun night that your child is sure to enjoy.

     

    4. Hair Do’s - $30 (4 spots)

    Hosted by Elise Saporta

    Thurs. Nov. 8, 5:00-7:00pm at Salon Capelli

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

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

     

    5. Ice Skating & Ice Cream - $15 (1 spot)

    Hosted by Rebecca Hicks & Allie Shirley

    Sun. Oct. 21, 12:30-5:00pm

    Your student will join Amelia and Aidan and 8 other skaters for a fun afternoon of ice skating followed by ice cream. We’ll drive your student or you can drop them off (Sherwood Ice Arena).

     

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    Chinook Books

     

    Are still for sale! Particularly they will be available at 6:00pm during the social hour part of the PTA meeting on Tuesday. Bring cash/check or I can still put them on credit cards for one more evening before we shut it down. Don't know what a Chinook Book is? It's like an Entertainment Book... Come and check it out. I sold 30 more last year so I know there more people that want one out there.

     

    Thanks, Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>  

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    Scrip order

    Due to popular demand (and a gap in my chosen calendar) I will be doing a scrip order that is due on Monday, October 8 and distributed Thursday, October 11. There is no school that Friday so if I miss you it will be in the office with Angela on the following Monday instead of Friday. Attached you will find scrip forms or pick up up from the bulletin in the school lobby. The regularly scheduled scrip order will be due on Monday ,10/22.

     

    Thanks, Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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    History Program at Fort Vancouver


    I am a parent volunteer at Odyssey in 678 (costumes for show) and I also volunteer at Fort Vancouver.

    I can personally vouch for this excellent history program at Fort Vancouver- I used to teach classes.

    The application process is starting and I thought it would be something the Odyssey community might be interested in.

    Here are the links:

    For the young ladies: https://www.nps.gov/fova/learn/kidsyouth/dame-school-curriculum.htm

     

    For the young gentlemen:  https://www.nps.gov/fova/learn/kidsyouth/young-engage-school-curriculum.htm

     

    Please let me know if you have questions!

    Deborah Barany, deborahbarany@gmail.com

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    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • Sept. 21st Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Odyssey Fall Festival is TOMORROW! Info Below & Attached

    K-8 Volunteer Training: Below

    Odyssey Restaurant Nights: Below

    Chinook Books: Below

    History Program at Fort Vancouver: Below

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    Upcoming Events

    Odyssey Fall Festival: Saturday, September 22, 4 – 7pm

    PTA Meeting: Tuesday, October 2, 6:30pm

    Picture Day: Wednesday, October 3

    Odyssey Talent Show: Thursday, October 11

    NO SCHOOL – In-Service Day: Friday, October 12

    NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day? Monday, October 29

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

    Save the Date! Odyssey Book Fair will be Nov 13-17 at Annie Bloom’s Books!

     

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    FALL FESTIVAL - TOMORROW - September 22, 4-7pm

     

    Fall Festival (Odyssey’s annual family event and fundraiser) is tomorrow night.

    Saturday, September 22 from 4-7pm.

     

    A FEW REMINDERS

    * Bring a chair or blanket (the ground may be wet) to enjoy the music

    * Bring cash for the food cart (the auction takes credit cards)

    * Bring warm clothes, it gets cool at night

    * Bring your family to enjoy an Odyssey night out!

     

    See you tomorrow. You can purchase your ticket, raffle ticket, T-Shirts and hoodies ahead of time with this link or at the event.

    https://hayhurst.ejoinme.org/fallfestival2018

     

    Still looking for a few volunteers - especially set-up between 1:00 and 4:00. Here is the link to sign-up.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4fa9ab28a1fb6-fall1

     

    THANKS

    Rebecca HIcks

    rebgak@hotmail.com

     

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    K-8 Volunteer Training


    K-8 volunteer training!!  If you are interested in volunteering at Odyssey please consider attending our volunteer training session Friday, Sept 28th at 8am after drop off!  We will begin in the library with complementary coffee cake and coffee:).  We will be going over expectations and opportunities both in and outside of the classroom.  This is also an excellent chance to be trained on various tools such as the copy machine and laminator!  Join us! 
    Katie Dill
    Katie.dill@odysseyprogram.org

     

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    Odyssey Restaurant Nights!

     

    Odyssey Families,

     

    I've made it my personal goal to coordinate a community dining night for every month of this school year, and I'm almost there! February and May are still in the works. In the mean time, here's some information about what we have to look forward to. Most events are on Wednesdays. Bring extended family, friends, older and younger siblings...spread the word, everybody's welcome!

     

    Most restaurants are okay with simply mentioning our fundraiser to earn money for our school. I'll include a flyer and details on each event with my facebook posts and in the weekly updates. You're welcome to print and bring it with you or show it to your server on your phone. If none of these options work, e-mail me and I'll print a flyer for you and put it in your child's mailbox.

     

    Wednesday, September 12  4:30–9:00

    Old Spaghetti Factory, 0715 SW Bancroft St, Portland, OR 97239

     

    Wednesday, October 10  All Day

    MOD Pizza, 2695 SW Cedar Hills Blvd #190, Beaverton, OR 97005

     

    Wednesday, November 14

    Ernesto’s Italian Restaurant, 8544 SW Apple Way, Portland, OR 97225

     

    Wednesday, December 12  4:00–9:00

    City Thai, 6341 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97239

     

    Wednesday, January 9  All Day

    Papa Murphy’s, 4350 South West Multnomah Blvd, Portland, OR 97219

     

    February

    TBD

     

    Wednesday, March 13  All Day

    Verde Cocina, 5515 SW Canyon Ct, Portland, OR 97221

     

    Tuesday, April 9  All Day

    Pizzicato, 6358 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97239

     

    May

    TBD

    Looking forward to dining with you!

    Genevieve

    gfu@aya.yale.edu

     

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    Chinook Books

     

    Chinook books are here! $25 for the book and mobile; $15 for mobile only. Find me at pickup Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday. Cash or Check to Odyssey PTA. Never that prepared? Don't worry they will be at Fall Festival and you can pay on your credit card with the processing fee added.

     

    Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

     

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    History Program at Fort Vancouver


    I am a parent volunteer at Odyssey in 678 (costumes for show) and I also volunteer at Fort Vancouver.

     

    I can personally vouch for this excellent history program at Fort Vancouver- I used to teach clasees.

    The application process is starting and I thought it would be something the Odyssey community might be interested in.

     

    Here are the links:

     

    For the young ladies: https://www.nps.gov/fova/learn/kidsyouth/dame-school-curriculum.htm

     

    For the young gentlemen:  https://www.nps.gov/fova/learn/kidsyouth/young-engage-school-curriculum.htm

     

    Please let me know if you have questions!

    Deborah Barany, deborahbarany@gmail.com

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  • Sept. 14th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Odyssey Fall Festival is ONE WEEK AWAY! Info Below & Attached

    Odyssey Restaurant Nights: Below

    Chinook Books: Below

    Odyssey Talent Show (10/11): Below & Attached

    Google Chrome for Classroom Info: Attached

    After School Spanish Classes K-3: Attached

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    Upcoming Events

    Odyssey Fall Festival: Saturday, September 22, 4 – 7pm

    PTA Meeting: Tuesday, October 2, 6:30pm

    Picture Day: Wednesday, October 3

    Odyssey Talent Show: Thursday, October 11

    NO SCHOOL – In-Service Day: Friday, October 12

    NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day? Monday, October 29

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

    Save the Date! Odyssey Book Fair will be Nov 13-17 at Annie Bloom’s Books!

     

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    FALL FESTIVAL - ONE WEEK AWAY - September 22, 4-7pm

    Visit the Fall Festival website to:

    * Buy your ticket ($25 family tickets)

    * Buy your raffle tickets ($5 each or 5 for $25) - can’t make the event, you can still enter the raffle

    * Buy your T-Shirt or HOODIE, yup hoodies are ready for preorder

     

    The attached one pager has a lot more info. Please check it out. It’s also coming home in backpacks on Monday.

     

    VOLUNTEERS still needed. Willing to help for a 30-minute shift, visit this website to sign-up. THANKS

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4fa9ab28a1fb6-fall1

     

    Questions:

    Rebecca HIcks

    503.781.1435

    rebgak@hotmail.com

     

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    Odyssey Restaurant Nights!

     

    Odyssey Families,

    I've made it my personal goal to coordinate a community dining night for every month of this school year, and I'm almost there! February and May are still in the works. In the mean time, here's some information about what we have to look forward to. Most events are on Wednesdays. Bring extended family, friends, older and younger siblings...spread the word, everybody's welcome!

    Most restaurants are okay with simply mentioning our fundraiser to earn money for our school. I'll include a flyer and details on each event with my facebook posts and in the weekly updates. You're welcome to print and bring it with you or show it to your server on your phone. If none of these options work, e-mail me and I'll print a flyer for you and put it in your child's mailbox.

     

    Wednesday, October 10  All Day

    MOD Pizza, 2695 SW Cedar Hills Blvd #190, Beaverton, OR 97005

     

    Wednesday, November 14

    Ernesto’s Italian Restaurant, 8544 SW Apple Way, Portland, OR 97225

     

    Wednesday, December 12  4:00–9:00

    City Thai, 6341 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97239

     

    Wednesday, January 9  All Day

    Papa Murphy’s, 4350 South West Multnomah Blvd, Portland, OR 97219

     

    February

    TBD

     

    Wednesday, March 13  All Day

    Verde Cocina, 5515 SW Canyon Ct, Portland, OR 97221

     

    Tuesday, April 9  All Day

    Pizzicato, 6358 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97239

     

    May

    TBD



    Looking forward to dining with you!

    Genevieve

    gfu@aya.yale.edu

     

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    Chinook Books

     

    Chinook books are here! $25 for the book and mobile; $15 for mobile only. Find me at pickup Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday. Cash or Check to Odyssey PTA. Never that prepared? Don't worry they will be at Fall Festival and you can pay on your credit card with the processing fee added.

     

    Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

     

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    ODYSSEY TALENT SHOW - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11


    It’s time for our annual Odyssey Talent Show showcasing our amazing students. Please check out the attached participation form to learn more.

    Excited to see your students later this month.
    Rebecca Hicks and Karen Varney

     

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    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • Sept. 8th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Thank You Odyssey Families!: Below

    Back To School Night: Thursday, 9/13 - starts at 6 pm, not 5:30 pm as printed in the School Calendar & Handbook

    Odyssey Restaurant Night: Below & Attached

    Volunteers Needed For Fall Festival: Below

    Odyssey Fall Festival Auction – Call for Items: Below & Attached

    Scrip Orders Due Monday: Below & Attached:  Page 1   Page 2

    Chinook Books: Below

    Odyssey Talent Show (10/11): Below & Attached

    SafeOregon Tip Line: Below

    After School Lego Classes: Below

    Google Chrome for Classroom Info: Attached

    Odyssey Student/Family Directory: Below

    PJA Closures (For PJA After-School Users): Below

    2018-2019 Carpool Info: Below & Attached

    2018-2019 School Supply Lists on The Odyssey Website

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    Upcoming Events

    Scrip Orders Due: Monday, September 10

    Odyssey Restaurant Night @ Spaghetti Factory: Wednesday, September 12, 4:30 – 9pm

    Back to School Night (Parents Only): Thursday, September 13, 6 – 7:30 pm

    Odyssey Fall Festival: Saturday, September 22, 4 – 7pm

    Picture Day: Wednesday, October 3

    Odyssey Talent Show: Thursday, October 11

    NO SCHOOL – In-Service Day: Friday, October 12

    NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day? Monday, October 29

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

    Save the Date! Odyssey Book Fair will be Nov 13-17 at Annie Bloom’s Books!

     

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    Thank You Odyssey Families!

    Dear Odyssey Families and Friends,

    Thank you for a great start to the 2018/2019 school year. We appreciate everyone who was able to volunteer putting supplies away and sprucing up both the inside and outside of our school. We are so thankful to be supported by so many. 

    Sincerely,

    Odyssey Teachers 

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    Odyssey Restaurant Nights! 1st One Wednesday 9/12 at Old Spaghetti Factory

    Restaurant Nights are a great opportunity to come together as a community, feed your family, and give to the Odyssey Program!  Our first monthly event is being hosted by the Old Spaghetti Factory at the SW Waterfront on Wednesday, September 12 from 4:30–9:00 p.m..  Bring the attached flyer, or show it on your phone and 15% of your check will be donated to Odyssey!  Dine-in only.  Hope to see you there!

    Thanks,

    Genevieve Fu, gfu@aya.yale.edu

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    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FALL FESTIVAL

    The good news … volunteer slots during the Fall Festival are only 30 minutes long.   This short shift gives you lots of time to still bid and enjoy the event with friends and family. Please know, It will take a small village to ensure our students are safe during our planned activities so please consider signing up for a 30 minute slot!

    Want to enjoy the event without helping - consider lending a hand during set-up or tear-down. While the set-up time slot says 1-4pm we’ll CERTAINLY take your help for a portion of the shift, just indicate that when you sign-up please.

    SIGN UP GENIUS SITE FOR THE FALL FESTIVAL

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4FA9AB28A1FB6-fall1

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    THANKS

    Rebecca Hicks

    503.781.1435

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    Odyssey Auction Items

    Happy Last Week of Summer!

    Donations for the Fall Festival Auction have started coming in, but we still need your help!  Below are some items that have been donated this year and in the past to get you thinking of ideas!

    • Vacation Rentals in Manzanita and Carmel
    • Custom Perfume from Sweet Anthem
    • 4 Hours of Carpentry Services
    • Wine Basket
    • Will Creation
    • Handmade Items - necklaces, baked goods, dinner
    • Massage Services
    • Veterinary Service
    • Acupunctures
    • Theater or Sports Tickets (Have season tickets? Consider donating a set.)
    • Photography Package

    Party Boards (you create an experience that you'll fund for parents or kids, then tell us the date and how many people you can fit!)

    • Mom's Movie Night
    • Homemade Italian Dinner
    • Kid's Lego Party

     

    Gift Card Basket - Donate a gift card you've got around the house!

    Now is the chance to turn your asset into a wonderful (and tax-deductible!) gift for the students at Odyssey.  See the attached letter and auction form for information on how to donate to the Fall Festival Auction.  

    Thank you!

    Katie Hoffman

    jandkhoffman@hotmail.com

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    SCRIP DUE MONDAY

    We are off to a great start with scrip! If you want to get in on the action there are orders due on Monday, September 10 and Monday, September 17 by 2:15 in the scrip box in the office. If you don't know what scrip is send me an e-mail or find me at back-to-school night (I will have Chinook Books...see elsewhere in bulletin).

    Order forms are attached below and hanging on the bulletin board in the front hallway at school.

    Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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    Chinook Books

    Chinook books are here! $25 for the book and mobile; $15 for mobile only. I will be at back-to-school night with them or find me at pickup Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday. Cash or Check to Odyssey PTA. Never that prepared? Don't worry they will be at Fall Festival and you can pay on your credit card with the processing fee added.

    Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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    ODYSSEY TALENT SHOW - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11


    It’s time for our annual Odyssey Talent Show showcasing our amazing students. Please check out the attached participation form to learn more.

    Excited to see your students later this month.
    Rebecca Hicks and Karen Varney

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    The SafeOregon Tip Line Aims to Increase Student Safety

    In keeping with our commitment to student safety, last October PPS joined school districts across the state in using the SafeOregon Tip Line. We want to remind you about this important resource.

     

    SafeOregon was funded by the Oregon Legislature as part of a statewide effort to improve school safety. It provides a secure means for anyone to anonymously report suspicious or imminently unsafe situations, such as threats of violence, fights, drugs and alcohol, weapons, bullying, harassment, intimidation or self-harm. 

     

    Anyone, from students to parents to community members, can access the system in a variety of ways, including:

    ·        The “Report unsafe behavior” button found on every PPS school’s website

    ·        The SafeOregon website 

    ·        A live call/text (844-472-3367)

    ·        An email to tip@safeoregon.com

    ·        The mobile app that can be downloaded from your Smart Phone via iTunes or Google Play

     Trained staff are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to respond.

    Please be sure to share this information with your friends and family. Remind your students: If you see or hear something, say something - immediately.

    Let’s work together to keep our community safe.

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    Odyssey 2018-19 Directory 

    Please submit your info on-line at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnAKAoh0Rnyde6AZe3lHVxio_vdwaWs_LE_Qvss2QloSCBBA/viewform

    Contact Ryan Malia with questions at ryan.malia@odysseyprogram.org

     

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    Odyssey Carpool Info

    Attached is information about how to register for the 2018-19 carpool program, including an on-line form and who to ask with questions.

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    Does your child attend PJA on Mondays or Wednesdays? 

    PJA is closed this coming Monday, September 10th, and Wednesday, September 19th, for Jewish holidays.  Please make alternate plans and let the school know who is picking your child up at 2:15.

    Thank you,

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    The Odyssey Program

         at East Sylvan

    P:  503.916.6310

    F:  503.916.2124


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    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator