Friday Report

  • Nov. 22nd Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    The Doctor Is In – Message From Dr Berg: Below

    New Volunteer/Visitor System: Below

    Notes From Scrip Corner: Below

    NEW!  The Green Routine: Below &  Attached

    TAG Nominations Due 11/26: Below

    PPS After School Child Care Survey: Below

    2020-21 Eighth Grade High School Info Nights: Below

    TAG Workshop with Dr Ruby Dawn Lyman: Attached

    Oregon Food Bank Thanksgiving Fundraiser at Local Restaurant Verde Cocina: Attached

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    Upcoming Events

    TAG Nominations Due: Tuesday, November 26

    LGBTQ+ Alliance Luncheons: Every Thursday in the Library

    Equity Parent Meeting with Dr Berg: Thursday, December 5, 6 – 7:30pm

    Principal’s/Odyssey PTA-Parent Coffee: Friday December 6, am

    Restaurant Night at City Thai: Wednesday December 11

     

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    The Doctor Is In: Message From Dr Berg

    Hello Odyssey Families,

    Due to the break next week I am sending my newsletter out this week.  We hope that next week brings some joy and relaxation to your lives and you are spending some time with loved ones.  

    I wanted to send some reminders before the break.  Please join us in our Joy of Giving and fill out either an online SCRIP form to donate to an Odyssey, Hayhurst, or Pioneer Family.  Forms are available at school and we are asking that families donate SCRIP cards this year rather than gifts so that families in need this season can pick out their own gifts.  Thank you in advance for your generosity and if you have a need, please let Dr. Berg know.  See the bulletin across from the Odyssey Office for details.  

    Our first parent equity team meeting with be Wednesday December 4th.  Note:  Revised time is 5:30-6:30. We will also be holding a principal’s/Odyssey PTA-Parent coffee on Friday December 6th.  Parents are welcome to come and have coffee and then join Dr. Berg in the library around 8:15 to be part of our equity discussion.   

    Our transition meeting for current 5th grade families is Thursday December 5th from 6:00-7:30. Please join us to find out more about what your child’s experience will be be in our middle school program here at Odyssey.  We are looking forward to seeing you all here!

    Please stop by our Lost and Found located in the front hallway when you join us for your child’s conference.  All items will be donated before the break, so please come and claim any lost or left jackets etc.,

    I cannot believe that we are coming up on so quickly to our winter break.  Time has flown here and I have so enjoyed getting to know families and students.  I had a principal sub here yesterday to attend district meetings and she championed the collaborative work our students and teachers are doing.  Great to hear!

    Thank you for all you do to contribute here at Odyssey.  The community has been so supportive and I am grateful.  

    Dr. Berg 
    Principal, Odyssey K-8

     

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    The New Volunteer/Visitor System is Here! 

    Please bring your driver’s license/state ID in with you the next time you want to check in.  I’ll get you all set up!  You’ll then be able to sign in and out using the self-service kiosk. 

    Thank you,
    Angela Hoffart
    Principal’s Secretary

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    Notes From Scrip Corner

    The holiday season is upon us!  Please consider the Scrip program for your holiday shopping this year.  Great Lakes is offering $5 and $10 gift cards for many popular retailers like Starbucks, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Chipotle.  These make great little thank you gifts.  To sign up for scrip, go here and enter the Odyssey Enrollment Code 768EL71F53LL6.

    Fred Meyer cards are back, in denominations of $25, $50, $75, and $100!   For now I'll only be offering Fred Meyer cards in December.  We purchase these cards directly from Kroger, and don't make a reward for the school until our order totals $2,000 or more.  I'm hoping the holidays will boost participation.  Let me know if you're interested in Fred Meyer gift cards in the longer term and I'll try to make it work.  These cards take a little longer to get, so your Monday order will be delivered to you the following Monday or Tuesday.

    Upcoming scrip order dates are December 2nd and 16th!  On-line orders are due by midnight. Paper holiday giving forms and checks are due by the end of the school day.

    Genevieve

    gfu@aya.yale.edu

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    The Green Routine

    We had Master Recycler, Sally Oakes, give an all-school presentation on Friday. Ask your student what they learned about “refusing, reducing, and reusing” before recycling and how the things we buy and the trash we generate contributes to climate change. Don’t be surprised if your student knows more about what can go in your blue curbside recycling bin than you do!

    Odyssey Eco-Events:

    ·      Tuesday 12/3: Green Team members will be assisting K12 and 345 clusters with a waste audit before introducing new co-mingled recycling bins and containers for hard-to-recycle waste like plastic films and felt-tip pens. We’ll be taking a baseline on how much trash Odyssey generates in a day and check back in a few months to see our progress in waste reduction. Join us at 12:10 and 1:30 and learn about why avoiding recycling contamination is so important!

    ·      Monday 12/9: See above, this time for 678!

     

    Odyssey Goes Green:

    ·      We will be replacing paper-only recycling with co-mingled recycling in all classrooms after Thanksgiving break

    ·      We will participate in the local and national Trex School Challenge to collect plastic film waste. Save items like plastic bread bags, zip locks, and produce bags at home. When we get the Challenge boxes, you can bring those items to school for drop off! [See attached Trex info sheet for what to save]

    ·      After winter break we will be rolling out the new compost and recyclables collection process in the cafeteria. Stay tuned!

     

    Weekly Eco-Tip:

    Go cold-turkey on your holiday waste! The holidays are the trashiest time of year in the US. We throw out 25 percent more waste than usual. That’s around 1 million tons a week to our landfills of holiday food waste, shopping bags, bows and ribbons, packaging, and wrapping paper. Here’s our first installment of tips to reduce your environmental impact this holiday season.

    Got (extra) turkey? Food waste is big contributor to our global climate problem. About 150,000 tons of food is tossed out in US households each day, not including that big Thanksgiving spread. The National Resource Defense council estimated “Americans discarded 6 million turkeys after Thanksgiving in 2016. A worth of $293 million and equivalent to "more than 100 billion gallons of water—enough to supply New York City for 100 days. And when it comes to climate pollution, it wastes emissions equivalent to driving a car across the country 800,000 times."

    When food goes to the landfill and rots, it produces methane—a greenhouse gas even more potent than carbon dioxide. In the US alone, the production of lost or wasted food generates the equivalent of 37 million cars’ worth of greenhouse gas emissions annually. Fortunately, in Portland, we can send that food to city compost. But that doesn’t save the wasted energy and cost that got that food to your plate in the first place. Try these tips to cut-down on your food waste this year:

    -       Consider reducing your holiday spread to just what you know you can eat and want to eat – if no one wants that canned cranberry, skip it

    -       Encourage your guests to bring a reusable to-go container to take some leftovers home with them

    -       Use immediately or freeze scrap veggies and turkey leftovers to make soup broth

    -       Buy ugly produce – someone else may not buy it, but if you do, that’s less wasted at the store level

    -       It’s OK not to have Turkey if no one really likes it – a vegetarian Thanksgiving can substantially cut down on your carbon footprint

     Don’t be trashy: #compostit

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    TAG Nominations Due November 26

    Hello,

    Just a reminder to parents that the TAG nomination form is due to your child’s teacher by November 26th in order to be considered for TAG testing this year.  The forms are available online on the district’s TAG website and in the front hallway on the TAG Bulletin board.

    Dr. Eryn Berg 

    Principal, Odyssey K-8

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    PPS Before and After School Child Care Survey, 2019-20


    Please take a moment to complete this confidential online survey or go to pps.net, departments, child care. Your input is valuable. Survey results will be used as part of an annual program evaluation. Please complete the survey by December 13, 2019.

    Dr. Eryn Berg 

    Principal, Odyssey K-8

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    2020-21 Eighth Grade High School Info Nights

    Be sure to check out your neighborhood school.

    See Odyssey Counselor Stephanie for more information

    or check online at PPS.net

     

    Benson Polytechnic                 Oct. 22       6-8 PM

    Cleveland                                   Dec. 12       7-9 PM

    Franklin                                      Dec. 4         6-8:30 PM

    Grant                                           Nov. 14       6:30-8:30 PM

    Jefferson 

    (HS Middle College for Advanced Studies)     Oct. 30        6-8 PM & Nov. 19  6-8 PM

    Lincoln                                        Dec.  11       6-8 PM

    Madison

    (@ Marshall Campus)                                       Nov. 5        6:15-8 PM 

    Metropolitan Learning Ctr.    Nov. 6        6-7:30 PM & Nov. 14  6-7:30 PM    

    Roosevelt                                                    Nov.  19      6-8 PM

    Wilson                                         Nov.  6           6-9 PM 

  • Nov. 15th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    The Doctor Is In – Message From Dr Berg: Below

    SW Portland Social Service Fair 11/16: Below 

    PTA Meeting 11/19: Below

    Direct Giving Reminder: Below

    TAG Nominations Due 11/26: Below

    NEW!  The Green Routine: Below

    Donate Your Reading Glasses: Below

    Odyssey Students in the Portland Ballet! Below

    PPS After School Child Care Survey: Below

    2020-21 Eighth Grade High School Info Nights: Below

    Oregon Food Bank Thanksgiving Fundraiser at Local Restaurant Verde Cocina: Attached

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    Upcoming Events

    SW Portland Social Service Fair: Saturday, November 16

    PTA Meeting: Tuesday, November 19

    Donate Your Reading Glasses: Friday, November 22

    TAG Nominations Due: Tuesday, November 26

    LGBTQ+ Alliance Luncheons: Every Thursday in the Library

    Equity Parent Meeting with Dr Berg: Wednesday, December 4, 6 – 7pm

    Restaurant Night at City Thai: Wednesday December 11

     

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    The Doctor Is In: Message From Dr Berg

    Hello Odyssey Community,

    As the holiday season gets closer, we begin to think about the needs of others in our community.  We have families within our Odyssey community that appreciate the support and caring of others during the holiday season.  In addition, this year we are partnered with Hayhurst and Pioneer School for donations.  This year, in lieu of buying gifts, we are asking families to consider purchasing SCRIP gift cards from our Odyssey SCRIP program.  This will enable families the opportunity to shop for the holidays to buy gifts and other items they need.  To place a SCRIP order, please use either the online SCRIP form or I will send out a paper copy early next week to use if you are not signed up for online SCRIP. These gift cards will go directly to the office and Dr. Berg will distribute them to the families in need prior to Winter Break.  First order date is December 2nd and second order date is December 16th.  Please join us in giving!

    We are partnering with the Odyssey Green Team to both work on composing waste here at Odyssey and building behaviors around recycling and waste management that are more sustainable for our planet.  We also ask that families abstain from idling while they wait for their student (s) after school.  In addition, please be cautious in our parking lot and the streets around Odyssey.  We are working with the city and the neighborhood association to improve our visibility and signage, but we also ask that families are extra careful when driving.  We want to keep our kids safe.

    The lost and found will be on display for parent/teacher conferences.  Please take a look to see if your child’s lost item is within. We will be donating left items around the break and hope that we can return lost items to their owner before that happens.  I will also be putting out some extra Odyssey t-shirts from years prior if anyone wants them to add to your collection.  

    Before and after school are ideal times for students/families to connect on our playground.  Please note that there is no school supervision during these times so please do not leave your child unattended.  We also ask that parents monitor for rough housing so that we are keeping children safe and playing together in a friendly way.  Thank you!

    I will be holding my first equity parent meeting the night of Wednesday December 4th at 6:00-7:00 in the Odyssey library.  I will also be providing another opportunity during the day for those parents who cannot attend in the evening.  Stay tuned for details.  

    Thank you for all you do to support our community and our children!

    Dr. Eryn Berg 

    Principal, Odyssey K-8

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    SW Portland Social Service Fair on Saturday November 16

     

    Hey Odyssey Families,

     

    I would like to bring your attention to an event happening in November.

    Portland Social Service Fair Saturday, November 16th from 10-2pm.

    Dental, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, haircuts, food, clothes and OHP enrollment to name a few of the offerings on that day.  Some prior registrations are be required. Please see the attached flyers for more information.

     

    Thanks,

    Linda McNamara

     

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    PTA Meeting Tuesday, 11/19

     

    Please find attached the agenda for the PTA Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6:30-8:00pm. 

     

    Jim Shikany, PTA President

     

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    Direct Giving Reminder

     

    Dear Odyssey Families,

     

    Earlier this year, we asked you to fill out a Direct Giving commitment form to help inform our budgeting process throughout the year.  So far, over 65% of families have returned a completed form.  Thanks! 

     

    As a reminder:

    ·       Direct giving provides over 75% of PTA funding

    ·       PTA funds key enrichment activities like field study and performances as well as classroom expenses, school supplies and much more

    ·       When, how and amounts to give are up to parents

    ·       Responses to the commitment form allow the PTA to make important funding decisions

     

    If you haven’t yet filled out the form, please help us plan by filling out the Direct Giving commitment form: https://form.jotform.com/92068330354151

    If you filled out a commitment form but haven’t made your scheduled contribution, you can:

    ·       Online: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?contribution=odyk8 . Please put children’s name(s) in the Notes section.

    ·       Check: Made payable to Odyssey PTA. Please put your children’s name(s) in the Comments section of your check along with Direct Giving and deliver payments to the PTA collection box in the office or by mail to: Odyssey Program, 1849 SW 58thAve, Portland, OR 97221.

     

    Please email me if you have any questions.  Finally, thanks again for your support of the Odyssey Community!

     

    Ben Riggsby

    Direct Giving Coordinator

    directgiving@odysseyprogram.org

     

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    TAG Nominations Due November 26

     

    Hello,

    Just a reminder to parents that the TAG nomination form is due to your child’s teacher by November 26th in order to be considered for TAG testing this year.  The forms are available online on the district’s TAG website and in the front hallway on the TAG Bulletin board.

     

    Dr. Eryn Berg 

    Principal, Odyssey K-8

     

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    The Green Routine

     

    Hi there! By now you’ve probably heard we’re making sustainability changes around the Odyssey campus and community. Our Parent Green Team is working with staff, teachers, and students to build a conservation mindset around all the way we interact with school resources and systems. Keep an eye here on “The Green Routine” for what’s happening - and don’t hesitate to get involved! A Green Team member will be available to discuss these topics and more at the next PTA Meeting. (Contact ezahniser@gmail.com if you want more info or to volunteer)

     

    Odyssey Eco-Events:

    ·      November 22: School-wide presentation with Master Recycler, Sally Oakes [12:30 678 / 1:30 K-5] PARENTS WELCOME: Sally will review the new recycling paradigm of “Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot,” what things are/aren’t recyclable in PDX, and why recycling is not a solution to climate change. We will also be introducing the coming changes to school-wide recycling and cafeteria waste composting. K-5 gets a composing coloring book!

    ·      November 22: “Cookies for Compost” [$1 each]: Following our presentation, Student Green Team Members will be selling cookies to help raise money for some of our new cafeteria waste collection materials. Send your kiddos with cookie money!

    ·      Week of December 2: Green Team members will be assisting clusters with a waste audit before introducing new co-mingled recycling bins and containers for hard-to-recycle waste like plastic films and felt-tip pens.

     

    Odyssey Goes Green:

    ·      We will be replacing paper-only recycling with co-mingled recycling in all classrooms

    ·      We will participate in the local and national Trex School Challenge to collect plastic film waste. Save items like plastic bread bags, zip locks, and produce bags at home. When we get the Challenge boxes, you can bring those items to school for drop off! [See attached Trex info sheet for what to save]

    ·      After winter break we will be rolling out the new compost and recyclable’s collection process in the cafeteria. Stay tuned!

     

    Weekly Eco-Tip:

    Did you know Americans waste an average of 3.8 million gallons of fuel every day from idling? That is the equivalent of  5 Olympic size swimming pools and 40,000 tons of CO2 per day. Not to mention the immediate release of toxic chemicals going straight into the lungs of anyone walking by your car (like kids leaving school). For 2 minutes of idling, you’ve essentially driven 1 mile. Plus, after 10 seconds, you’re using more gas than if you turned your car off and have to restart it. Don’t be trashy: #turnitoff

     

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    Donate Your Reading Glasses

    Every year, our family vacations in Mexico.  We collect reading glasses and give them to an organization in Mexico who distribute to families in need.  If you have new or used glasses that you would like to contribute, we have a donation box in the school office.  Please bring them on or before 8:00 AM Friday, November 22nd.

     

    Thank you,

    Sam and Charlotte Osenar

    6th Grade Odyssey Students

     

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    Odyssey Students in the Portland Ballet!

     

    Two Odyssey 7th graders – Isadora Shikany and Vivian Shikany – will perform in The Portland Ballet's annual holiday production Thanksgiving weekend with Tom Gold's world premiere Petrushka and John Clifford's stirring Firebird.

     

    Set during Thanksgiving dinner at an iconic historic hotel in the glamorous 1950s, immigrant busboy Petrushka is in love with a dazzling lounge singer, who in turn is in love with a dashing doorman. This timeless story of unrequited love and heartbreak will be paired with John Clifford's Firebird for a thrilling all-Stravinsky program performed live by the Portland State University Orchestra.

     

    Performances: Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2019, 1 and 5 p.m., at PSU Lincoln Hall. The whole show moves along quickly in just 80 minutes. Tickets start at only $10. theportlandballet.org or 503-452-8448.

     

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    PPS Before and After School Child Care Survey, 2019-20


    Please take a moment to complete this confidential online survey or go to pps.net, departments, child care. Your input is valuable. Survey results will be used as part of an annual program evaluation. Please complete the survey by December 13, 2019.

     

    Dr. Eryn Berg 

    Principal, Odyssey K-8

     

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    2020-21 Eighth Grade High School Info Nights

     

    Be sure to check out your neighborhood school.

    See Odyssey Counselor Stephanie for more information

    or check online at PPS.net

     

    Benson Polytechnic                 Oct. 22       6-8 PM

    Cleveland                                   Dec. 12       7-9 PM

    Franklin                                      Dec. 4         6-8:30 PM

    Grant                                           Nov. 14       6:30-8:30 PM

    Jefferson 

    (HS Middle College for Advanced Studies)     Oct. 30        6-8 PM & Nov. 19  6-8 PM

    Lincoln                                        Dec.  11       6-8 PM

    Madison

    (@ Marshall Campus)                                       Nov. 5        6:15-8 PM 

    Metropolitan Learning Ctr.    Nov. 6        6-7:30 PM & Nov. 14  6-7:30 PM    

    Roosevelt                                                    Nov.  19      6-8 PM

    Wilson                                         Nov.  6           6-9 PM 

     

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  • Oct. 25th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    OBOB Sign-Up Forms Due 10/31: Below

    Odyssey Book Fair 11/2 – 11/7: Below

    SW Portland Social Service Fair 11/16: Below 

    School Picture Packets & Retake Day: Below

    Odyssey Ski Bus: Below

    2020-21 Eighth Grade High School Info Nights: Below

    For Prospective Students/Incoming Wilson Freshmen: Below

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    Upcoming Events

    OBOB Sign-Up Forms Due: Thursday, October 31

    Odyssey Book Fair: November 2 – 7

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 13

    SW Portland Social Service Fair: Saturday, November 16

    LGBTQ+ Alliance Luncheons: Every Thursday in the Library

     

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    Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)

     

    Just a reminder that sign-up forms to participate in OBOB this year are due by October 31st.  If you need more time or are having trouble getting a team together let me know!

     

    Thank you,

    Laura Jones

    Odyssey Library

    Ljones2@pps.net

     

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    Odyssey Book Fair: November 2-7, 2019

     

    At Annie Bloom's Books in Multnomah Village on November 2 – 7

     

    Special Event:  

    Poetry Readings by Students and Dr. Berg

    Monday, November 4th at 7:00 PM

    If your student is interested in reading a poem at the Poetry Night, please email cassieclervi@gmail.com

     

    One Day Extra Fundraiser:

    Before or after you visit Annie Bloom's on Monday 11/4, be sure to go to Nectar across the street for some frozen yogurt!  You'll get a delicious treat and Odyssey will get 10% of the sales!  Thank you to Mrs. Jones for setting this up!

     

    Before or after you visit Annie Bloom's on Monday 11/4, be sure to go to Nectar across the street for some frozen yogurt!  You'll get a delicious treat and Odyssey will get 10% of the sales!  

     

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    SW Portland Social Service Fair on Saturday November 16

     

    Hey Odyssey Families,

     

    I would like to bring your attention to an event happening in November.

    Portland Social Service Fair Saturday, November 16th from 10-2pm.

    Dental, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, haircuts, food, clothes and OHP enrollment to name a few of the offerings on that day.  Some prior registrations are required. Please see the attached flyers for more information.

     

    Thanks,

    Linda McNamara

     

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    Picture Day Packets & Retakes

     

    Picture Day Packets will be sent home with your students.  Teachers will distribute them soon, so keep an eye out for them.  If you would like to have your student’s picture retaken, you will need to send the entire picture packet to school with them on Picture Retake Day – Wednesday, Nov. 13th

     

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    Odyssey Program @ East Sylvan

    P:  503-916-6310

    F:  503-916-2124

     

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    SKI BUS  

     

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

     

    To check out the different packages available go to: www.skihood.com/go

    enter GO code: 1163262

     

    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.

     

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

     

    Aaron Bech

    Father of Annika (5th) and Colin (2nd).

    aaronbech@yahoo.com

    971-227-3771

     

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    2020-21 Eighth Grade High School Info Nights

     

    Be sure to check out your neighborhood school.

    See Odyssey Counselor Stephanie for more information

    or check online at PPS.net

     

    Benson Polytechnic                 Oct. 22       6-8 PM

    Cleveland                                   Dec. 12       7-9 PM

    Franklin                                      Dec. 4         6-8:30 PM

    Grant                                           Nov. 14       6:30-8:30 PM

    Jefferson (HS Middle College for Advanced Studies)     Oct. 30        6-8 PM & Nov. 19  6-8 PM

    Lincoln                                        Dec.  11       6-8 PM

    Madison  (@ Marshall Campus)                                       Nov. 5        6:15-8 PM 

    Metropolitan Learning Ctr.    Nov. 6        6-7:30 PM & Nov. 14  6-7:30 PM    

    Roosevelt                                                    Nov.  19      6-8 PM

    Wilson                                         Nov.  6           6-9 PM 

     

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    For Prospective Students/Incoming Wilson Freshmen

    8th-Grade Family Information Night @ Wilson High School
    November 6, 2019

    All families living in the Wilson attendance boundary with 8th-grade students are invited. Whether your student is planning to come to Wilson and you would like a bit more preparation for your freshman, your family has not yet decided what high school your student will attend, or you simply want to learn more about programs at Wilson, mark your calendar and plan to attend.

    Beginning at 6:00 pm we will have a special Club and Activity Fair for you to find out more about student activities. The program will begin at 6:30. Wilson teachers, counselors, and administrators will be on hand to answer your questions and provide you with the information you and your student need to make the transition from middle school to high school. Tour classrooms and meet current Wilson students and parents and learn about all that Wilson offers.

     

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    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • Oct. 18th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    The Doctor Is In! Message From Dr Berg: Below

    Lost & Found: Below

    Odyssey Book Fair November 2 – 7: Below

    Lincoln Youth Wrestling Registration Open: Below

    TAG/2e/Neurodiversity Parent-Student Meetups: Below

    2020-21 Eighth Grade High School Info Nights: Below

    For Prospective Students/Incoming Wilson Freshmen: Below

     

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    Upcoming Events

    TAG/2e/Neurodiversity Parent-Student Meetup: Tuesday, October 22, 7-9pm at Odyssey

    Odyssey Book Fair: November 2 - 7

    LGBTQ+ Alliance Luncheons: Every Thursday in the Library

     

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    The Doctor Is In!

     

    Hello Odyssey Families:

     

    First of all, thanks for a great talent show!  What a wonderful way for students to showcase talents and get a chance to get comfortable up on a stage.  It was fun to see students performing and get to know them in a different way.  The staff talent at the end was certainly fun to be part of even if Coach Payne stole the show with his breakdancing moves.  

     

    I am very happy to be back after spending four days in New Orleans at a conference.  For those interested, I attended the National Summit for Courageous Conversations. This was a great opportunity for me to hear from a wide variety of voices across the country on how we can engage in racial equity dialog and some practices that are being put in place in schools and other workplaces that support the work to move forward a national conversation about equitable practices.  One of the ways in which we can provide education and opportunities is to encourage a respectful dialogue about race.  There are many resources that I can share, but my first call to action is to ask parents to be part of a parent equity group.  I would love to see our parents come together to educate one another and to support the work that needs to be done to build anti racist leadership in action.  If parents are interested, please email me and we can start to build a coalition and move forward.  I am grateful for the time I had to build more of my skills around how to be a white anti-racist leader and how I can help grow our staff and students in a way that is supportive and positive while also sending the message that in our community at Odyssey, we are accepting and tolerant and will work together to build a better community.

     

    This week we participated in The Great Shakeout.  This is a yearly earthquake drill with a ton of resources and education found here. The most important part of earthquake education is to prepare our families with our emergency plan.  There are resources found on the website but essentially make sure that you have created and communicated with your family what your individual family emergency plan is and practice it.  Make sure that the school has the most up to date list of emergency contacts and make sure that your children know what to do in an emergency.  I know that sometimes it can be scary to think about emergencies, but the best thing we can do is to be prepared and be ready.  

     

    As we move into rainy and wet weather, please make sure to stop by lost and found and look for left sweatshirts and jackets.  We do bring them in every day from recess and we want them to get back to the rightful owner.  We try to go outside no matter the weather so unless it is pouring down rain, we will be out on the playground. 

     

    Thanks for all you do.  I was thrilled to see that we raised so much money at our last fundraiser at McMenamin’s.  You are such a dedicated and supportive community.  I am a lucky principal!

     

    Best,

    Dr. Berg 

     

    Dr. Eryn Berg 

    Principal, Odyssey K-8

     

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    Lost & Found is Overflowing…. 

     

    If your student has lost something, please come into the school to check our lost and found items; which is located in the stairwell just outside of Ms. Gregoire’s classroom. 

     

    Thank you,

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    Odyssey Program @ East Sylvan

    P:  503-916-6310

    F:  503-916-2124

     

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    Odyssey Book Fair: November 2-7, 2019

     

    At Annie Bloom's Books in Multnomah Village

    More info on how to make purchases coming soon!

     

    Special Event:  

    Poetry Readings by Students and Dr. Berg

    Monday, November 4th 

    7:00 PM

     

    One Day Extra Fundraiser:

    Before or after you visit Annie Bloom's on Monday 11/4, be sure to go to Nectar across the street for some frozen yogurt!  You'll get a delicious treat and Odyssey will get 10% of the sales!  Thank you to Mrs. Jones for setting this up!

     

    Before or after you visit Annie Bloom's on Monday 11/4, be sure to go to Nectar across the street for some frozen yogurt!  You'll get a delicious treat and Odyssey will get 10% of the sales!  

     

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    Lincoln Youth Wrestling Season 2019 REGISTRATION is now OPEN

     

    Please click on the link below to fill out paperwork and submit payment. Both are DUE NOVEMBER 18th, first day of practice!

     

    https://www.lincolnathletics.com/page/show/2215835?referrer_id=

     

    Middle school wrestlers, 6 - 8th grade need to process through Family ID for registration/ forms and School Pay for payment.

     

    Elementary school wrestlers, 2 - 5th grade (Rick Sanders Mat Club) need to print out forms, fill them out (especially medical release form), bring cash or check made out to “Lincoln Wrestling/ Rick Sanders Mat Club” for $150 and turn them in to me.

     

    Practices will be again held at the Skyline Elementary Gymnasium.

    M - W - F/ 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

     

    Share this information with friends! Our numbers were great last year and this year is going to be better!

     

    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

    I am here to help you.

     

    Go Cards!

     

    Wendy Hendren

    Lincoln Youth Wrestling Cluster Coordinator

    lincolnyouthpdxwrestling@gmail.com

     

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    TAG/2e/Neurodiversity Parent-Student Meetups

    Is your student:

    • Bright/intellectually gifted? 
    • Dyslexic, ADD, on the spectrum, and/or otherwise neurodiverse? 

    • Curious, creative, intense, or just … extra?
    • Any or all of the above?

    Introducing a monthly evening meetup and discussion 

    for students and parents/guardians seeking connection, 

    support, and resources, hosted by parent advocate Lisa 

    Stonestreet and Odyssey 8th grader Truman Stonestreet.

    • One Tuesday a month at Odyssey, 7-9 PM (dates below)
    • Topics from advocacy to testing, perfectionism to asynchrony
    • Brief presentation + kid-only and adult-only discussions
    • Kids will also enjoy board/card game time

    Want to find out more? Got a topic you’d like to see covered?

    Want to drink tea and eat snacks with parents who get it while 

    your kid enjoys a rousing game of Munchkin? Come to one or all.

    Interested? Email lisa@ampedit.com with your name, email, 

    and any topics you’d like to see the group cover.

     

    Dates: 10/22, 11/12, 12/17, 1/14, 2/18, 3/17, 4/21, 5/12

     

    Lisa Stonestreet

    lisa@ampedit.com

    415-987-6759

     

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    2020-21 Eighth Grade High School Info Nights

     

    Be sure to check out your neighborhood school.

    See Odyssey Counselor Stephanie for more information

    or check online at PPS.net

     

    Benson Polytechnic                 Oct. 22       6-8 PM

    Cleveland                                   Dec. 12       7-9 PM

    Franklin                                      Dec. 4         6-8:30 PM

    Grant                                           Nov. 14       6:30-8:30 PM

    Jefferson 

    (HS Middle College for Advanced Studies)     Oct. 30        6-8 PM & Nov. 19  6-8 PM

    Lincoln                                        Dec.  11       6-8 PM

    Madison

    (@ Marshall Campus)                                       Nov. 5        6:15-8 PM 

    Metropolitan Learning Ctr.    Nov. 6        6-7:30 PM & Nov. 14  6-7:30 PM    

    Roosevelt                                                    Nov.  19      6-8 PM

    Wilson                                         Nov.  6           6-9 PM 

     

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    For Prospective Students/Incoming Wilson Freshmen

    8th-Grade Family Information Night @ Wilson High School
    November 6, 2019

    All families living in the Wilson attendance boundary with 8th-grade students are invited. Whether your student is planning to come to Wilson and you would like a bit more preparation for your freshman, your family has not yet decided what high school your student will attend, or you simply want to learn more about programs at Wilson, mark your calendar and plan to attend.

    Beginning at 6:00 pm we will have a special Club and Activity Fair for you to find out more about student activities. The program will begin at 6:30. Wilson teachers, counselors, and administrators will be on hand to answer your questions and provide you with the information you and your student need to make the transition from middle school to high school. Tour classrooms and meet current Wilson students and parents and learn about all that Wilson offers.


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  • Oct. 11th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Restaurant Night at McMenamins - THIS TUESDAY!: Below

    Talent Show October 18!  Below

    Upcoming Scrip Deadline & New Seasons Info: Below

    TAG/2e/Neurodiversity Parent-Student Meetups: Below

    Glass Blowing & Art Installation at Odyssey - Volunteers Needed: Below

    Trails Club of Oregon: Below

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Scrip Orders Due: Monday, October 14

    McMenamin's Restaurant Night at Raleigh Hills Pub: Tuesday, October 15

    Odyssey Talent Show: Friday, October 18, 6pm

    TAG/2e/Neurodiversity Parent-Student Meetup: Tuesday, October 22, 7-9pm at Odyssey

    LGBTQ+ Alliance Luncheons: Every Thursday in the Library

     

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    Friends & Family Night next Tuesday, October 15th

     

    Please join the Odyssey community for one of the biggest fundraisers of our school year!  On Tuesday, October 15th, McMenamin's Raleigh Hills Pub is donating 50% of all proceeds earned 5 p.m. to midnight to our school!  No flyers required. Tell all your friends!  Bring your families for dinner! Come have a drink after the kids are in bed!  

     

    Genevieve

    gfu@aya.yale.edu

     

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    Talent Show - Friday, October 18, 6:00pm


    Mark your calendars for an evening of Odyssey talent and frequent clapping! The Odyssey Talent Show is coming next Friday, October 18 at 6:00pm in the Odyssey auditorium. We’ll have a concession stand open and music on. Trust me you won’t want to miss the fun.

     

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    Upcoming Scrip Deadline & New Seasons News!

     

    No more checks necessary!  You can now pay for your New Seasons Gift Cards on-line via your ShopWithScrip account.  These are big earners for us.  We get a 5% rebate for each New Seasons card you purchase.

     

    If you're ordering physical gift cards through our ShowWithScrip on-line system, please place those orders before midnight on Monday, October 14th.  They will ship the next day and I'll have them for you by Friday, the 18th!

     

    When you're ready to enroll, go here and enter the Odyssey Enrollment Code 768EL71F53LL6 to link your account to our school.

     

    Genevieve

    gfu@aya.yale.edu

     

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    TAG/2e/Neurodiversity Parent-Student Meetups

    Is your student:

    • Bright/intellectually gifted? 
    • Dyslexic, ADD, on the spectrum, and/or otherwise neurodiverse? 

    • Curious, creative, intense, or just … extra?
    • Any or all of the above?

    Introducing a monthly evening meetup and discussion 

    for students and parents/guardians seeking connection, 

    support, and resources, hosted by parent advocate Lisa 

    Stonestreet and Odyssey 8th grader Truman Stonestreet.

    • One Tuesday a month at Odyssey, 7-9 PM (dates below)
    • Topics from advocacy to testing, perfectionism to asynchrony
    • Brief presentation + kid-only and adult-only discussions
    • Kids will also enjoy board/card game time

    Want to find out more? Got a topic you’d like to see covered?

    Want to drink tea and eat snacks with parents who get it while 

    your kid enjoys a rousing game of Munchkin? Come to one or all.

    Interested? Email lisa@ampedit.com with your name, email, 

    and any topics you’d like to see the group cover.

     

    Dates: 10/22, 11/12, 12/17, 1/14, 2/18, 3/17, 4/21, 5/12

     

    Lisa Stonestreet

    lisa@ampedit.com

    415-987-6759

     

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    Glass Blowing & Art Installation: Volunteers Needed

     

    A glass blowing studio in our own backyard?  How amazing is that???  Mr. Z has arranged for a glass blowing studio to call the Odyssey parking lot home on Friday, October 25th.  Students K–8 will come witness the magic of glassblowing as their schedules allow.  Two volunteers are needed for each one hour time slot 8 am – 2 pm.  Please come dressed for the weather, as this is a rain or shine outdoor event.

     

    Another fun opportunity to help our art teacher is with art installation on Wednesday, October 17th.  Mr. Z will need 4 helpers from 3–4:30 pm.

     

    Please go to Join our Class to sign up!  If you haven't yet signed up for our school information portal, please go here and enter code pwtous. To find these sign-ups, go to your Dashboard and click on the big orange box.  Thank you!

     

    Genevieve,

    Mom to An (5) and Noomi (2)

    gfu@aya.yale.edu

     

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    Trails Club of Oregon

     

    Dear Odyssey families,

     

    I’m on the board of the Trails Club of Oregon, an organization that has been around since 1915.  We have two lodges, one in the Gorge above Multnomah Falls (Nesika) and one that I caretaker in Government Camp (Tyee) next to The Mazama Lodge.  

     

    Check out the website: trailsclub.org

     

    TCO membership is declining as most members are aging out and the lodges are getting very little use.   We need new members to join and use the lodges. This could be a unique opportunity for the Odyssey community to create memorable outdoor experiences.  If we could get several families to become members, we will have access, although not exclusive, to both lodges on a continual basis. All that is required is to submit an application with initiation fee of $15 + $50 annual dues, and visit one of the lodges.  Once a member, the lodge usage is $15/night for an adult, $10/night for a child, or $40/ per family (cap)  

     

    Please call, text or email me if you are interested in becoming a member of TCO or have any questions.

     

    Cheers!

     

    Aaron Bech

    971-227-3771

    aaronbech@yahoo.com

    Father of Annika (5th) and Colin (2nd)



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    Communications Coordinator

  • October 5th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    The Doctor Is In! Message From Dr Berg: Below

    Staffing Update: Below

    Message from School Counselor – Leadership Program, LGBTQ Luncheon: Below

    Free/Reduced Lunch Applications Due October 9: Below

    Oregon Battle of the Books Parent Meeting: Below

    TAG/2e/Neurodiversity Parent-Student Meetups: Below

    Trails Club of Oregon: Below

     

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

     

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    Upcoming Events

    OBOB Parent Meetings: Tuesday, October 8th at 8:15am and 5:30pm in the Library

    Free/Reduced Lunch Applications Due October 9

    No School: Friday, October 11

    McMenamin's Restaurant Night at Raleigh Hills Pub: Tuesday, October 15

    Odyssey Talent Show: Friday, October 18, 12:30pm & 6pm

     

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    The Doctor Is In! Message from Dr Berg

     

    Hello Odyssey Families,

     

    First off, I want to extend a thank you to Danica Wnuk and Todd Stevenson for their work on the Fall Festival.  In addition, a big thank you to the many volunteers who donated their time or resources to make it a great event.  It was a blast and I have to say that the bake sale rivals any bake sale I’ve ever attended.  Yummy treats.  I loved watching the kids be part of the festival and run around on the bouncy slide and field.  A big shout out to all the teachers who also came out to enjoy the event and support our school.  I brag all around about the parent community here and you have all been so supportive.  I know it’s not easy to give as you are all busy and everyone is trying to make end’s meet, but your generosity is very appreciated.  I am already looking forward to the next Fall Festival!

     

    It seems like school just started and here we are sliding into October.  I have really enjoyed visiting classrooms and getting to know personalities more.  I love watching the 3-5 take on a different perspective as they are trying to write and to see them embrace the learning around Native American customs and lifestyles.  The talking sticks are a great resource for learning how to listen and take turns with one another.  K-2 has been busy with reading and writing and I love listening to them share their writing with each other, their teachers, and me.  Not too long ago we had the Olympics outside for 6,7,8, and our kids were getting some good exercise while also doing some ancient Rome research.  Having PE, Art, and Library for our students has been such a fun start to the year and they are practicing soccer skills, making clay pots, and navigating library resources every week.  

     

    I wanted to make sure that all of our families know that we have resources to provide for anyone who needs a little assistance.  Hayhurst has food bags for families who need food assistance.  We also can help out if other families are struggling and we want to help.  Please go ahead and email me if needed.  

     

    Please remember that we go outside in almost any weather, so make sure your child comes with a coat and don’t forget to check lost and found frequently.  

     

    A brief note to our families of tweens and teens:

    This is a very exciting time for your child as they start the journey from childhood to adolescence.  It can also be a roller coaster of a time with changing bodies and emotions.  As kids grow into their teen years they will be faced with new adventures and new challenges and they will have new bumps and bruises along the way.  As a principal I have always worked in concert with the school counselor to assist with any mental health concerns and the first thing we always ask kids is whether they have a support network or not and whether they have talked things over with their parents.  As a parent of two teenagers, I also know that they don’t always love to open up to us and they are often afraid that we will be judgmental or invalidate their feelings.  I want you to know that Stephanie and I are here to support and we both have a lot of experience working with kids and we can help guide families to supports if needed and help kids start the conversations.  We often hear of the dangers of adolescence from vaping to drugs to cutting or suicide.  We also know that most adolescents are thoughtful, bright, funny, and kind little people who are just trying to figure out the crazy changes of the teen years.  Please let us know if you have concerns and please encourage your child to open up the conversation whether it be with you, us or a trusted adult.  It is always fun to work with your kid and I enjoy watching them grow and navigate. 

     

    Finally, this year we will be holding conferences a little differently to try and serve as many families as possible.  We wrote a contract exception so that Odyssey can hold conferences the Thursday evening before Thanksgiving week from 3-8, that Monday from 8-8, and then Tuesday from 8-3.  This gives us a little more flexibility to try and get as many conferences in before people leave for Thanksgiving.   Please note that teachers are not contractually obligated to hold a make-up conference if you are unable to attend conference due to a vacation.  We of course will be flexible if there is a family emergency or illness. 

     

    Please see sign ups from your child’s teacher for further information.

     

    Thanks for all you do!

    Dr. Eryn Berg 

    Principal, Odyssey K-8

     

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    Staffing Update

     

    During the beginning of the school year we had the district SPED department evaluate our numbers and look at our staffing per student.  It was determined that Odyssey should have a 1/2 time learning center teacher and that we could no longer share our staffing with Hayhurst as we merited a staffing of our own.  Due to Blake’s full time status, he is being moved from Odyssey to Hayhurst full time.  We are thankful for all Blake has done to serve Odyssey students and want to wish him the best as he continues on with his journey.  We are happy to welcome Esther Fischer to Odyssey as our half time learning specialist.  Below is her bio:

     

    Esther Fischer is driven to help students overcome challenges that impact their learning and social environments.  She graduated from Adelphi University in 2000 with a Master's Degree in Special Education.  She has taught in various classroom settings for over 20  years,  including teaching and directing at a center for Autism, teaching as a learning center teacher in elementary school,  as well as teaching and directing in the  early childhood environment.  Esther most recently was an Early Childhood Director at a Jewish Private School in Lake Oswego, where she helped shape and define the early childhood program of the school. Esther was born and raised in New York and has been living in Portland for the past 13 years.  She is married to her husband, Tzvi, for almost 20 years.  As a mother of 6 children, she has become a natural resource for parents in her community.  Esther believes in building rapport and trust, and cultivating strong relationships with students, parents and colleagues.  

     

    Esther’s schedule will generally be Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings.

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    Message from School Counselor Stephanie Cox

     

    Greetings Odyssey Community,

     

    I am so thrilled to be your school counselor. It is an absolute pleasure getting to know the magnificent students here. The kids are learning who I am as well.  We chat in the cafeteria and hang-out on the playground.  Right now I am teaching community-building lessons in the classrooms and sitting-in on classroom learning groups.  

     

    Dr. Berg and I are facilitating a regular Student Leadership group and hosting an LGBTQ+ Alliance luncheon every Thursday in the library.

     

    I am encouraging students to write me a letter or draw me a picture and place it in my hallway mailbox.  I will write or draw back to them.

     

    I look forward to meeting each of you personally. 

     

    Much more to follow,

    Stephanie Cox, scox@pps.net 

    School Counselor

    Monday - Afternoons

    Tuesday - All Day

    Thursday - All Day

     

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    Free/Reduced Lunch Applications Due October 9

     

    In order to prevent gaps in benefits, applications for free/reduced meals must be filed every year. Families need to submit an application by October 9, 2019.  Follow this link to apply online:  https://www.schoolcafe.com/pps

    Important tips for families: 

    • Include all students on the application. 
    • Include all members in the household.  Some families do not list other family members on the application, such as a grandparent, who may be living in the household.  This can make a difference in whether they are eligible for meal benefits.  
    • Even if your student(s) are not choosing to eat school meals, being eligible for free or reduced price meals can also make you eligible to receive many fee reductions or waivers in other areas both in the district and in the community.  

     

    Thank you,

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    Odyssey Program @ East Sylvan

    P:  503-916-6310

    F:  503-916-2124

     

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    Oregon Battle of the Books Parent Meeting

     

    I'm so happy to see that there's interest in OBOB here at Odyssey!  A green OBOB form went home with kids who expressed an interest and I've been collecting those.  If your child (in 3-4-5 or 6-7-8) is interested, but you haven't filled out a form please let me know and I'll get one to you.

     

    To get us started I'd like to host an informational meeting for the grown-ups only (possible team coaches or parents of participants) so I can show you what the battles look like and answer any questions.  There will be two meeting times (you can attend either one):

     

    Tuesday, October 8th

    8:15am in the library

    5:30pm in the library

     

    The meeting isn't mandatory and we'll still have time for teams to practice after school beginning in November, but this will be a chance without the kids present to get your questions answered.  Each team needs an adult team coach so we can go over what's involved in that role.

     

    Please let me know if you have any questions ahead of the parent meeting or if you need a form sent home.  I look forward to getting OBOB up and running soon!

     

    Thank you,

    Laura Jones

    Odyssey Library Assistant

    ljones2@pps.net

     

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    TAG/2e/Neurodiversity Parent-Student Meetups

    Is your student:

    • Bright/intellectually gifted? 
    • Dyslexic, ADD, on the spectrum, and/or otherwise neurodiverse? 

    • Curious, creative, intense, or just … extra?
    • Any or all of the above?

    Introducing a monthly evening meetup and discussion 

    for students and parents/guardians seeking connection, 

    support, and resources, hosted by parent advocate Lisa 

    Stonestreet and Odyssey 8th grader Truman Stonestreet.

    • One Tuesday a month at Odyssey, 7-9 PM (dates below)
    • Topics from advocacy to testing, perfectionism to asynchrony
    • Brief presentation + kid-only and adult-only discussions
    • Kids will also enjoy board/card game time

    Want to find out more? Got a topic you’d like to see coverd?

    Want to drink tea and eat snacks with parents who get it while 

    your kid enjoys a rousing game of Munchkin? Come to one or all.

    Interested? Email lisa@ampedit.com with your name, email, 

    and any topics you’d like to see the group cover.

     

    Dates: 10/22, 11/12, 12/17, 1/14, 2/18, 3/17, 4/21, 5/12

     

    Lisa Stonestreet

    lisa@ampedit.com

    415-987-6759

     

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    Trails Club of Oregon

     

    Dear Odyssey families,

     

    I’m on the board of the Trails Club of Oregon, an organization that has been around since 1915.  We have two lodges, one in the Gorge above Multnomah Falls (Nesika) and one that I caretaker in Government Camp (Tyee) next to The Mazama Lodge.  

     

    Check out the website: trailsclub.org

     

    TCO membership is declining as most members are aging out and the lodges are getting very little use.   We need new members to join and use the lodges. This could be a unique opportunity for the Odyssey community to create memorable outdoor experiences.  If we could get several families to become members, we will have access, although not exclusive, to both lodges on a continual basis. All that is required is to submit an application with initiation fee of $15 + $50 annual dues, and visit one of the lodges.  Once a member, the lodge usage is $15/night for an adult, $10/night for a child, or $40/ per family (cap)  

     

    I’m coordinating a volunteer work weekend at Tyee October 11, 12.   This is a free event. No school Friday, so come up and check out the lodge, stay night, and help prepare Tyee for winter and I can get you signed up to become a member.  

     

    Please call, text or email me if you are interested in becoming a member of TCO or have any questions.

     

    Cheers!

     

    Aaron Bech

    971-227-3771

    aaronbech@yahoo.com

    Father of Annika (5th) and Colin (2nd)

     

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    Communications Coordinator

  • Sept. 27th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Talent Show Sign-Ups Due Sunday! Below

    PTA Meeting 10/1 Agenda: Below & Attached

    Party Board Spots Still Available! Below

    Volunteering at Odyssey: Below & Attached

    School Directory: Below

    Coffee Cart & Chat with Principal Berg 10/4: Below

    Oregon Battle of the Books Parent Meeting: Below

    Making Odyssey a Sustainable Campus – Eco-Warriors Needed: Below

    PPS Security Projects & Water Quality Updates: Attached

     

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    Upcoming Events

    PTA Meeting: Tuesday, October 1, 6:30-8pm

    Odyssey Picture Day: Wednesday, October 2

    Coffee Cart & Chat with Principal Berg: Friday, October 4, 8am

    Odyssey Talent Show: Friday, October 18, 12:30pm & 6pm

     

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    Talent Show Sign Ups Due on SUNDAY (9/29)!

     

    We’ve added back the daytime Talent Show, all we need is acts. 

    Both shows will take place on Friday, October 18 (12:30pm and 6:00pm).



    Please use this form to sign up your child by this Sunday (9/29). No paper forms are going home this year. https://forms.gle/xQ7ayPCqJ2Ar4uyu5



    At the top of the form are all the show details. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.

     

    Rebecca Hicks, 503.781.1435, rebgak@hotmail.com

    Karen Varney, 503.348.4900, ksvarney@hotmail.com

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    PTA Meeting: Tuesday, October 1, 6:30-8:00pm

     

    Attached is the agenda. Please bring this agenda to the meeting (paper or electronic) as there will be limited paper agendas available.

     

    Thank you! 

    Jim Shikany, PTA President

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    Party Board Spots Still Available!

     

    Did you miss the Fall Festival or decide you'd like to join more of the great parties that were donated by so many in our community? You still have the opportunity to join one of these fabulous fêtes: 

    • Cozy Knitting Circle (6 spots left)
    • Mom's Night - Drinks, Dessert & Canvas Bag Craft (11 spots left)
    • Fall ice skating party for kids (2 spots left)
    • Sweet Relief- Holiday Cookies & Cocktails (4 spots left)
    • Bowling and Pizza Party! (2 spots left)
    • Middle School Winter Social (unlimited spots for 5678)
    • Tequila and Trucker Hats (1 spot left)
    • Rafting Spots for 678 Field Study (2 spots left)
    • Scotch Tasting Party (1 spot left)

    Check out the sign ups in the main entryway and: 

    1.      Add your name and email address wherever there is an empty space on the sign up sheets below. The party host will contact you once the party is filled up.

    2.     Write a check to “Odyssey PTA” with a note or on the memo line saying which party the payment is for (eg. “Fall festival party #2006: knitting party”). 


    Questions: email Liz Davis: dizlaly@gmail.com

     

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    Volunteering at Odyssey

     

    It was great seeing so many enthusiastic volunteers at the Volunteer Training on Tuesday!  For those of you who weren't able to attend, attached is the handout we distributed.  In it you'll find a summary of the material we covered, a list of many of the volunteer opportunities in the coming year, and confidentiality guidelines to keep in mind.  For more information about volunteer positions, please contact your cluster coordinator.

     

    Katie Hoffman, Volunteer Coordinator K-1-2 Cluster  ospc-K12@odysseyprogram.org

    Genevieve Fu, In-Class Volunteer Coordinator K-1-2  gfu@aya.yale.edu
    Marisa Borrevik, Volunteer Coordinator 3-4-5 Cluster  ospc-345@odysseyprogram.org

    Linda McNamara, Volunteer Coordinator 6-7-8 Cluster  ospc-678@odysseyprogram.org

     

    K12 families are invited to complete the K12 Volunteer Interest Survey here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5tUfvvT_Hx2aQ5hh9ta2PCLhmmtLoGGSmzkWluhJxlb-GCw/viewform?usp=sf_link

     

    Many thanks!

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

    gfu@aya.yale.edu

     

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    School Directory

     

    Registration for the Odyssey School Directory is online at http://bit.ly/odysseyDirectory2019  The deadline has passed but if you register by October 2 you will be added. 

     

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    Coffee Cart & Chat with Principal Berg 10/4

     

    Coffee Cart is combining with Coffee with the Principal on Friday Oct 4th

     

    Everyone is welcome in the Library after drop off for coffee, treats and chatting!

     

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    Oregon Battle of the Books Parent Meeting

     

    I'm so happy to see that there's interest in OBOB here at Odyssey!  A green OBOB form went home with kids who expressed an interest and I've been collecting those.  If your child (in 3-4-5 or 6-7-8) is interested, but you haven't filled out a form please let me know and I'll get one to you.

     

    To get us started I'd like to host an informational meeting for the grown-ups only (possible team coaches or parents of participants) so I can show you what the battles look like and answer any questions.  There will be two meeting times (you can attend either one):

     

    Tuesday, October 8th

    8:15am in the library

    5:30pm in the library

     

    The meeting isn't mandatory and we'll still have time for teams to practice after school beginning in November, but this will be a chance without the kids present to get your questions answered.  Each team needs an adult team coach so we can go over what's involved in that role.

     

    Please let me know if you have any questions ahead of the parent meeting or if you need a form sent home.  I look forward to getting OBOB up and running soon!

     

    Thank you,

    Laura Jones

    Odyssey Library Assistant

    ljones2@pps.net

     

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    Making Odyssey a Sustainable Campus: Eco-Warriors Needed!

     

    · Does the latest report from the UN Climate Council get you heated up over climate change?

    · Do you worry about clean air, soil, and water for your children and future generations?

    ·  Feeling helpless about how you, individually, can make a meaningful change in face of the climate emergency?

     

    Assuage your eco-anxiety by joining with like-minded parents to make a real difference in the waste and carbon footprint of the Odyssey program. Model environmental stewardship to the next generation of global citizens through establishing waste-reduction and recycling systems, materials management and energy audits, garden programs, and cluster-appropriate sustainability and climate justice education curriculum opportunities.

     

    The bad news is, Odyssey currently has no sustainability management in place. The good news is, that means we get to start from scratch and realize substantial improvements in the health and ecological footprint of our campus, programs, and field studies. Whatever you are interested in, there’s an opportunity!

     

    Even better news for us is there is a foundation dedicated to helping school communities define their sustainability goals, develop programs for implementation, identify grant and funding opportunities, and provide ongoing support. The Eco School Network helps parent and teacher-led sustainability teams at campus and district levels in partnership with PPS. The Network’s goal is to introduce sustainable practices and increase eco-awareness to enrich the lives of school children. Last year they trained 308 parent leaders who established 168 waste reduction initiatives throughout Oregon schools. Some of these programs resulted in an overall PPS reduction of 12 million Styrofoam trays!

     

    Will you join me at the Eco School Network Training next month and become part of the Odyssey Green Team?  Parents, teachers, and staff can help us make a tangible impact! Over the course of four consecutive Monday evenings, we will meet with trainers from the Network and other Portland sustainability-minded parents to:

    ·       Refresh and learn new strategies for implementing the changes you are most passionate about

    ·       Consult with others with similar interests

    ·       Walk away with a concrete plan in place for next steps at school

    ·       Receive on-going support and inspiration from the Eco-School Network

    Training will take place October 14, 21, 28, and November 4 from 6:30-8:15pm. Location TBD.

     

    Please contact me at ezahniser@gmail.com at your earliest convenience and I will register you for the training and share with you the current draft sustainability plan and action items for the Odyssey Campus. I’m also happy to answer any questions you may have about sustainability initiatives and the Eco School Network.

     

    Thanks,

    Emily Zahniser (parent to K12 and 678 Odyssey students)

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    Communications Coordinator

  • Sept. 20th Weekly Report

     In this Edition

    The Doctor Is In!: Below

    K-8 Volunteer Training: Below

    Talent Show Sign Ups – ONE WEEK LEFT: Below

    PTA Clothing Center – Need 6 Odyssey Volunteers 10/10: Below

    Oregon Battle of the Books at Odyssey - 9/26 Deadline: Below

    Odyssey Scrip Program – First Orders Due Monday 9/23! Below & Attached

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Odyssey Fall Festival: Saturday, September 21, 4-7pm

    First Scrip Orders Due!  Monday, September 23

    K-8 Volunteer Training: Tuesday, September 24, 8-9am

    Oregon Battle of the Books Registration Deadline: Thursday September 26

    Odyssey Picture Day: Wednesday, October 2

    Odyssey Talent Show: Friday, October 18, 12:30pm & 6pm

     

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    The Doctor Is In!

     

    Dear Odyssey Families:

     

    The last few weeks have been so enjoyable despite the rain that always seems to fall right at recess time.  We have been getting into the swing of learning and I’ve gotten to watch the Olympics happen in 6,7,8, K-2’s learning about the continents, and watch some teaming expertise happen in 3-5.  It has also been great visiting the art classrooms and seeing Alex walk students through some basics of art and how to start using warm or cool colors effectively.  Our library is up and running and between Louise (our substitute librarian) and Laura (our library assistant), the library has been open at least four days a week and kids are busy learning about the books available and checking them out.  Coach Payne has been supporting our students in learning the rules of the games outside.  Spanish is always a blast as usually Señor Rayne starts the day with music.  The building has been kept clean by our custodian Connie and Shaun as night custodian.  As usual, Angela keeps the office running like clockwork and supports all of us.  

    Speaking of rain, we go outside as much as possible so please send your child to school with a jacket and then don’t forget to stop by lost and found as jackets get left outside on a consistent basis.  We try to find the owner, but sometimes they turn up on the lost and found shelves so please keep an eye out.  Our new arrival and dismissal procedures have been running very smoothly and I hope that our bus loading zone helps with the traffic jam outside.  I know we are light on parking, but I appreciate how everyone tries to keep our parking lot safe and our arrival and dismissal running smoothly.  On that note, I would love to give parents a chance to chat with one another and me so I will be doing coffee with the principal during the year to give parents the opportunity.  The first principal’s coffee will be held October 4th in the library and anyone who can is invited to attend.  I know that sometimes it is hard to find the time to connect with other adults as we are all busy getting kids to school and working.  Please join me if you can. 

     

    I am looking forward to the Fall Festival and all of the other activities that will happen in the fall.  It is a great time in Oregon to watch the leaves change and watch our children grow and learn. 

     

    Thanks for all you do to support us all. 

     

    Best,

    Dr. Eryn Berg 

    Principal, Odyssey K-8

     

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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 Tuesday, Sept 24th at 8am after drop off!  We will begin in the library with complimentary 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 & Genevieve Fu
    Katie.dill@odysseyprogram.org 

    gfu@aya.yale.edu

     

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    Talent Show Sign Ups Due - 1 MORE WEEK LEFT!

     

    Breaking News … we’ve decided to add back the daytime Talent Show.

    Both shows will take place on Friday, October 18 (12:30pm and 6:00pm).

    Please use this form to sign up your child (no paper forms going home this year): https://forms.gle/xQ7ayPCqJ2Ar4uyu5

    At the top of the form are all the show details. If you have any questions feel free to contact us

    Rebecca Hicks, 503.781.1435, rebgak@hotmail.com

    Karen Varney, 503.348.4900, ksvarney@hotmail.com

     

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    PTA Clothing Center – Need 6 Odyssey Volunteers for October 10

     

    Since 1964, the PTA Clothing Center’s sole purpose 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, October 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 consider volunteering, the Clothing Closet is not able to operate if schools do not provide volunteers on their assigned day. If you are able to volunteer, or have any questions, please email me at jamieclary@outlook.com

    Thanks,

    Jamie Clary

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    Oregon Battle of Books at Odyssey!

    Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a state-wide competition for students in grades 3-12.  Run solely by volunteers, "OBOB’s mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students."  For more information check out the official website at: https://www.oregonbattleofthebooks.org

    Students who have questions about OBOB can see me in the library. If your student is interested in participating they can begin by reading from the book list at their grade level (3-4-5 or 6-7-8). Bookmarks with the official titles are in the Odyssey library or online at the OBOB website above.  Thanks to the proceeds from last year's book sale at Annie Bloom's the Odyssey library is stocked with multiple copies of all the titles.

    Once students begin reading the books and have decided to participate, they will start forming teams of 4-5 students.  Each team needs a volunteer coach (usually a parent of one of the teammates) and then they can start practicing for battles.  If there is more than one team at either level at Odyssey we would schedule school battles for after winter break to determine who will represent Odyssey at Regionals (usually in early March).

    I have coached teams and been a school coordinator for more than 10 years so am excited to help Odyssey students be successful and have fun with OBOB this year.  I'd like to have a weekly (totally voluntary) OBOB meeting/practice time in the library after school so I can answer questions, offer tips and run practice battles.  If there's interest in this it would begin sometime in October.

    Please fill out this Google form by September 26th if your student is interested (or even if you just want more information)

    https://forms.gle/xJAtUZddyfdzcnKaA

    or forms are available outside the library on the book return cart. 

    Thank you!

     

    Laura Jones

    Library Assistant

    Odyssey Program K-8 T, Th

    503-916-6310 x73505

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    Odyssey Scrip Program

    Upcoming Scrip Deadline!

    If you're ordering physical gift cards through our new on-line system, please place those orders before midnight on Monday, September 23rd.  They will ship the next day and I'll have them for you by Friday, the 27th!

    When you're ready to enroll, go here and enter the Odyssey Enrollment Code 768EL71F53LL6 to link your account to our school.

    Questions?

    Feel free to email Genevieve Fu at gfu@aya.yale.edu

    or Danica Wnuk at danicawnuk@gmail.com

     

    Thanks!

    Genevieve & Danica

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    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

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  • Sept. 14th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Back to School Night – THIS THURSDAY: Below

    TAG Information Session: Below

    Fall Festival Registration & Information: Below & Attached

    Fall Festival Annual Bake Sale – Calling All Bakers! Below

    After-School Yoga: Below & Attached

    Talent Show Sign Up Time – TWO WEEKS LEFT: Below

    Principal Froehlich Get a GoatGram! Below & Attached

    Odyssey Scrip Program: Below & Attached

    School Directory: Below

    Odyssey Direct Giving: Below

    Boxtop Donation Information: Attached

    Student/Parent Handbook & Calendar: Below

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Back to School Night (Parents Only): Thursday, September 19, 6-7:30

    Odyssey Fall Festival: Saturday, September 21, 4-7pm

    Odyssey Talent Show: Friday, October 18, 6pm

     

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    Back To School Night Date Thursday September 19

     

    Please note there were errors on some calendars for Back To School Night.  The correct date is Thursday, Sept. 19th from 6-7:30 PM.

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    TAG Information Session

     

    Parents:  Back To School Night is Thursday the 19th at 6:00 PM.  We will start the night with a brief TAG presentation in the auditorium at 5:15 PM for any parents who are interested.  This is a change from the October 9th date that was in the calendar.  We wanted to be mindful of everyone’s time and schedule it for a night when more people could attend.  

    Dr. Eryn Berg 

    Principal, Odyssey K-8

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    Fall Festival Registration & Information

     

    Registration and information for the 2019 Fall Festival is now available!

     

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

     

    Apparel:

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

     

     

     

    XS

    S

    Med

    Large

    XLG

    2XLG

    3XLG

    Youth Tee

    Body Width

    12"

    14"

    16"

    18"

    20"

    n/a

    n/a

    Youth Tee

    Body Length

    18"

    20"

    22"

    24"

    26"

    n/a

    n/a

    Youth Tee

    Sleeve Top

    4.75"

    5.5"

    5.75"

    6"

    6.25"

    n/a

    n/a

    Adult Tee

    Body Width

    n/a

    18"

    20"

    22"

    24"

    26"

    28"

    Adult Tee

    Body Length

    n/a

    28"

    29"

    30"

    31"

    32"

    33"

    Adult Tee

    Sleeve Top

    n/a

    7.25"

    7.75"

    8.25"

    8.75"

    9.25"

    9.75"

    Youth Hoodie

    Body Length

    19"

    21.5"

    22.5"

    24"

    25.5"

    n/a

    n/a

    Youth Hoodie

    Body Width

    15"

    17"

    18"

    19"

    20"

    n/a

    n/a

    Adult Hoodie

    Body Length

    n/a

    26"

    27"

    28"

    29"

    30"

    31"

    Adult Hoodie

    Body Width

    n/a

    20"

    22"

    24"

    26"

    28"

    30"

    Youth Zip Up

    Body Length

    20.25"

    21.75"

    23"

    24.5"

    26"

    n/a

    n/a

    Youth Zip Up

    Body Width

    15.25"

    16.25"

    17.25"

    18.25"

    19.25"

    n/a

    n/a

    Adult Zip Up

    Body Length

    n/a

    26"

    27"

    28"

    29"

    30"

    31"

    Adult Zip Up

    Body Width

    n/a

    19.25"

    21.25"

    23.25"

    25.25"

    27.25"

    29.25"

     

    Wine Pull:

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

     

    Website: 

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

    https://hayhurst.ejoinme.org/FallFestival2019

     

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

     

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    Fall Festival - Calling all Bakers and Eaters For the 2nd Annual Bake Sale!

     

    Prices are as follows:

    Slice of pie, tart or cake - 1$

    Whole pie, tart, or cake (if any whole ones to sell) - 7$

    Everything else - .50 cents

    Damaged but still delicious items - .25 cents

     

    - please bring loose change and small bills as we won’t be able to break 10$ and 20$ bills.

     

    - please bring your own reusable plates to eat off of at the school and containers to take things home in.

     

    - it can be anything you like. Sweet or savory! It can be a .98 cent brownie mix that you or your child makes at home or something really elaborate, or anything in between. It’s totally up to you guys :) If it gets slightly burnt or the filling oozes out or it is lumpy and bumpy or doesn’t rise etc...please still bring it and we will put in on the damaged but delicious table, as those items still taste amazing and your hard work should not go to waste!

     

    - if bringing a pie, tart or cake you can decide if you want us to sell it in slices for 1$ a slice or the whole thing for 7$. If you want us to sell slices please bring it already sliced and if you want us to sell the whole thing at once then please don’t slice it.

     

    - please bring a small folded label to put beside your item stating what it is and if there are any major allergies that people should be aware of such as nuts. This year we will only have a nut free separate section and everything else will be together so make to sure to state if it’s gluten free or dairy free on the label. Also feel free to write your name on the label so that people can hunt you down to tell you how delicious it was and ask for the recipe!!!! 

     

    - just drop it off at the bake sale table when you arrive at the auction

     

    - label your plate with your name and please remember to pick it before you leave

     

    If you think you might want to bring something please email me so that I can get an idea of how many tables to try and scrounge up. No need to tell me what you are bringing, just that you might.

     

    I am really looking forward to this again. It was so fun last year.

    Thank you all!

     

    Sharon Burke (Mom to Juliet 3rd and Henry 6th)

    blinde@rocketmail.com

     

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    Oregon Battle of Books at Odyssey!

     

    Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a state-wide competition for students in grades 3-12.  Run solely by volunteers, "OBOB’s mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students."  For more information check out the official website at: https://www.oregonbattleofthebooks.org/

     

    Students who have questions about OBOB can see me in the library.If your student is interested in participating they can begin by reading from the book list at their grade level (3-4-5 or 6-7-8). Bookmarks with the official titles are in the Odyssey library or online at the OBOB website above.  Thanks to the proceeds from last year's book sale at Annie Bloom's the Odyssey library is stocked with multiple copies of all the titles.

     

    Once students begin reading the books and have decided to participate they will start forming teams of 4-5 students.  Each team needs a volunteer coach (usually a parent of one of the teammates) and then they can start practicing for battles.  If there is more than one team at either level at Odyssey we would schedule school battles for after winter break to determine who will represent Odyssey at Regionals (usually in early March).

     

    I have coached teams and been a school coordinator for more than 10 years so am excited to help Odyssey students be successful and have fun with OBOB this year.  I'd like to have a weekly (totally voluntary) OBOB meeting/practice time in the library after school so I can answer questions, offer tips and run practice battles.  If there's interest in this it would begin sometime in October.

     

    Please fill out this Google form by September 26th if your student is interested (or even if you just want more information)

    https://forms.gle/xJAtUZddyfdzcnKaA

    or forms are available outside the library on the book return cart. 

    Thank you!

     

    Laura Jones

    Library Assistant

    Odyssey Program K-8 T, Th

    503-916-6310 x73505

     

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    After-School Yoga

     

    Yoga Playgrounds

    Thursdays 2:45-3:45

    Sept 26 - Dec 19

    12 weeks

    Grades 6-8

    Register and more information: http://www.yogaplaygrounds.com/registration/

     

    Description: In these fun and engaging classes kids will stretch and energize their bodies and minds through individual and group poses, mindfulness games and creative relaxation techniques. Packed with playfulness, positivity and fun, these classes give kids the tools they need to manage their behaviors to lead happier, healthier and more peaceful lives.

     

    Leslie Wilda, Yoga Playgrounds

     

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    Talent Show Sign Up Time - 2 MORE WEEKS LEFT!

     

    As of right now we have 10 acts signed up for the Talent Show. The reality is we need more acts to have a show. If your child is planning on performing please sign them up using this form: https://forms.gle/xQ7ayPCqJ2Ar4uyu5

    At the top of the form are all the show details. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.

     

    Rebecca Hicks, 503.781.1435, rebgak@hotmail.com

    Karen Varney, 503.348.4900, ksvarney@hotmail.com

     

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    Principal Froehlich Get A GoatGram!

     

    Last Friday, as a Thank You for her advocacy and leadership, the PTA sent Principal Froehlich a GoatGram and gift certificate. The GoatGram was a “huge hit” and “folks want them back”! They were the talk of the day and their PTA meeting. 

     

    Attached are a couple of pictures of Deanne and the goats. 

     

    peace & courage,

    Jim Shikany, PTA President 

     

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    Odyssey Scrip Program

     

    What is a "scrip?"  

    It's a program that earns money for the Odyssey PTA while you shop!  You buy gift cards at their face value, and a percentage of that gift card is donated to our school.  You can use scrips gift cards for purchases ranging from as little as a cup of coffee (Starbucks) to a week in Maui (Hotels.com).

     

    New Leadership, New Process

    Danica Wnuk and I are leading the Scrip program for Odyssey this year. Many thanks to Lisa VanNatta for her years of service to this program!  We're switching over to a new system via the same scrip provider we've been using for years.  Instead of filling out paper forms, attaching a check, and dropping them off at the Odyssey Front Office, Odyssey families will manage their own accounts on-line.  

     

    Get Started!

    General information on this program can be found here.  When you're ready to enroll, go here and enter the Odyssey Enrollment Code 768EL71F53LL6 to link your account to our school.  Many informational flyers are attached to this email.

     

    Gift Cards Options

    Gift cards can take many forms.  Some are regular old-fashioned physical gift cards, some are electronic gift cards, which can be accessed via your ScripWallet on the ShopWithScrip website, and some are refillable physical gift cards.  The availability of these different options depends on the retailer issuing the gift cards.  ShopWithScrip will only refill a refillable gift card  previously purchased from them.

     

    Electronic gift cards are available immediately, if you pay via checking account or credit card, as are refills on physical gift cards that are already in your possession.  Physical gift cards will be bundled together and shipped to the school roughly every three weeks. Physical gift card orders will be cleared for shipping on the Mondays below.  I'll have them to distribute that Friday. 

     

    September 23

    October 14

    November 4

    December 2 & 16

    January 6 & 27

    February 17

    March 9 & 30

    April 20

    May 11

    June 1

     

    Payment Options

    There are three different payment options available.  Linking your checking account to your ShopWithScrip account gets immediate results for only a 15 cent fee per check-out.  New this year is the option to pay with a credit card for a 2.6% fee.  A credit card payment will also get you immediate access to electronic purchases.  Lastly, you can still pay by dropping a check off in the Scrip box in the Odyssey Front Office.  We'll have to pick up and deposit your check before your gift cards are available, with this option. 

     

    Fred Meyer & New Seasons

    Fred Meyer and New Seasons scrips were big earners for our program in past years.  The supplier we had been using is no longer in existence, so we're working on getting these scrips directly from the retailers.  Stay tuned for more on this soon. 

     

    Questions?

    Feel free to email Genevieve Fu at gfu@aya.yale.edu or Danica Wnuk at danicawnuk@gmail.com

     

    Thanks for your patience!

    Genevieve & Danica

     

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    SCHOOL DIRECTORY

     

    Starting this year, entering information for the Odyssey School Directory will be online. The deadline for getting your information into the directory is September 16, 2019. Visit  http://bit.ly/odysseyDirectory2019 now to get your information in. See attached flier.

     

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    DIRECT GIVING

     

    You can complete your Direct Giving Commitment online. Visit https://form.jotform.com/92068330354151 now to complete your commitment form. Commitment forms are due September 16, 2019. See attached form.

     

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    Student/Parent Handbook & Calendar

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

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

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

     

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    Odyssey Program @ East Sylvan

    P:  503-916-6310

    F:  503-916-2124

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    --

    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

     

     

  • Sept. 6th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    The Doctor is In! (Principal Newsletter): Below

    This WEEK - Restaurant Night at the Old Spaghetti Factory: Below & Attached

    Back to School Night – Date Correction: Below

    Odyssey Library News: Below

    Fall Festival Registration & Information: Below & Attached

    Fall Festival Annual Bake Sale – Calling All Bakers! Below

    New After-School Programming: Below

    Talent Show Sign Up Time! Below

    School Directory: Below & Attached

    Odyssey Direct Giving: Below & Attached

    Student/Parent Handbook & Calendar: Below

     

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    Upcoming Events

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

    Back to School Night (Parents Only): Thursday, September 19, 6-7:30

    Odyssey Fall Festival: Saturday, September 21, 4-7pm

    Odyssey Talent Show: Friday, October 18, 6pm

     

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    The Doctor is In! (Principal Newsletter)

     

    Hello Odyssey Community,

     

    My first few days here have been amazing.  I have really enjoyed starting to get to know your children and you!  Thank you so much for all your support as we get the year off and running.  I also really appreciate that everyone so quickly adjusted to our new arrival and dismissal procedures and have joined me in an effort to make sure that we are upholding safety as a concern.  It has been a delight to have the kindergartners join us this week and they have been busy getting used to the routine.  Yesterday was our first day of specials and kids had a blast in PE, Library, and Art.  We are so excited that we can offer all of these specials for kids.  We have not hired a full time media specialist yet but Louise Chambers has been filling in as a long term sub and she has been terrific and had kids in the library yesterday to introduce them to the library and get it started.  Laura Jones is also here on the days that Louise is not here and our library is a vibrant and happening place where kids are learning and starting to check out books.  Thanks also to Mr. Z, Coach Payne, and of course Señor Rainey for providing our kids with these opportunities and for bringing enthusiasm and fun to our days here at Odyssey.  We are also so happy to have Dawn Furstenberg as our teacher for this year in 3,4,& 5.  She has been volunteering her time to work with the sub (Stacy) and the team and it already seems like she’s been here a long time.  Thanks Dawn and Stacy Hanf for getting our school year started and weathering a change in teacher.  I also really want to give a big shout out to the Odyssey Team of teachers and staff here at school.  Our custodians Connie and Shaun were here all summer making our building shine and preparing for the year.  Angela and I have been working together since early August and she has been an amazing support to get me and the teachers up and running.  We welcomed a new health assistant Emily Mann this year and she has been already getting to know kids and dispersing band aids and has been a welcome addition.  The school nurse Trudy does also stop by one day a week to support and make sure we are current on all things medical.  A hearty welcome to all our new staff this year.  

     

    Thanks for all those parents who can volunteer time and who help support us by copying, laminating, and just plain taking care of us.  I know that many of you cannot be here in person, but your continued support of the teachers and positive connections is also vital to our success and we appreciate all of you!  This is a joint effort and we all know it and feel it here.  The kids have been so fun to get to know and we had an assembly Thursday where we reviewed school rules and played a few games.  I look forward to getting to know them better and spending time observing classes and watching the amazing teaching and learning that happens here.  

     

    On a more serious note, we have had a few incidents of graffiti here at Odyssey that would fall under the category of hate speech.   I want to acknowledge the impact that the national events and conversations have had and will continue to have on students, families and staff.  There are ways for us to respond and create space for how we show up personally and professionally.  While for some, the natural reaction is to withdraw, I believe there is a requirement for action.  I ask that we as a community set an example for our own children and all of our students.  We must support and empower those in our communities who do not have a voice or whose voice may be silenced as a consequence of the events happening across this nation.  No matter what your personal belief, our priority is to create a kind, inclusive and safe environment for all our students and families.  In our community, we will not tolerate hate or discrimination.  In our community love wins and we will stand together to show that we are united against hate and discrimination.  Please let me know if you see or observe anything on campus that does not align with our values as an accepting and welcoming community.  

     

    We have reported the graffiti to PPS and we have immediately washed it off or cleaned it when we find it.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions or concerns.  

     

    I look forward to seeing you at our fall festival and hope that I will continue to get a chance to meet you all and welcome you into a new school year.  

     

    Best to you and yours,

    Dr. Berg 

     

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    Odyssey’s FIRST Restaurant Night of the Year!

     

    Odyssey's first Restaurant Night is next Wednesday, September 11 4:30–9 pm at the SW Waterfront Old Spaghetti Factory.

    Bring or show flyer to get 15% back for our school.

    Reservations are recommended! https://www.osf.com/reservations/

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

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

     

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    Back To School Night Date Correction

     

    Please note there were errors on some calendars for Back To School Night.  The correct date is Thursday, Sept. 19th from 6-7:30 PM.

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    Odyssey Library News

     

    Hello Odyssey Families,

     

    The new and improved library could use a volunteer to put a wheel on a bookcase and help move a couple of bookcases around to make the library space even better.  Please contact me at ljones2@pps.net if you can help!

     

    A shout-out to Miller Paint on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway for donating paint stir sticks and sand paper so our students can have shelf markers for the library!

     

    Thank you!

     

    Laura Jones

    Library Assistant

    Odyssey Program K-8 T, Th

    503-916-6310 x73505

     

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    Fall Festival Registration & Information

     

    Registration and information for the 2019 Fall Festival is now available!

     

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

     

    Apparel:

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

     

     

     

    XS

    S

    Med

    Large

    XLG

    2XLG

    3XLG

    Youth Tee

    Body Width

    12"

    14"

    16"

    18"

    20"

    n/a

    n/a

    Youth Tee

    Body Length

    18"

    20"

    22"

    24"

    26"

    n/a

    n/a

    Youth Tee

    Sleeve Top

    4.75"

    5.5"

    5.75"

    6"

    6.25"

    n/a

    n/a

    Adult Tee

    Body Width

    n/a

    18"

    20"

    22"

    24"

    26"

    28"

    Adult Tee

    Body Length

    n/a

    28"

    29"

    30"

    31"

    32"

    33"

    Adult Tee

    Sleeve Top

    n/a

    7.25"

    7.75"

    8.25"

    8.75"

    9.25"

    9.75"

    Youth Hoodie

    Body Length

    19"

    21.5"

    22.5"

    24"

    25.5"

    n/a

    n/a

    Youth Hoodie

    Body Width

    15"

    17"

    18"

    19"

    20"

    n/a

    n/a

    Adult Hoodie

    Body Length

    n/a

    26"

    27"

    28"

    29"

    30"

    31"

    Adult Hoodie

    Body Width

    n/a

    20"

    22"

    24"

    26"

    28"

    30"

    Youth Zip Up

    Body Length

    20.25"

    21.75"

    23"

    24.5"

    26"

    n/a

    n/a

    Youth Zip Up

    Body Width

    15.25"

    16.25"

    17.25"

    18.25"

    19.25"

    n/a

    n/a

    Adult Zip Up

    Body Length

    n/a

    26"

    27"

    28"

    29"

    30"

    31"

    Adult Zip Up

    Body Width

    n/a

    19.25"

    21.25"

    23.25"

    25.25"

    27.25"

    29.25"

     

    Wine Pull:

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

     

    Website: 

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

    https://hayhurst.ejoinme.org/FallFestival2019

     

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

     

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    Fall Festival - Calling all Bakers and Eaters For the 2nd Annual Bake Sale!

     

    Prices are as follows:

    Slice of pie, tart or cake - 1$

    Whole pie, tart, or cake (if any whole ones to sell) - 7$

    Everything else - .50 cents

    Damaged but still delicious items - .25 cents

     

    - please bring loose change and small bills as we won’t be able to break 10$ and 20$ bills.

    - please bring your own reusable plates to eat off of at the school and containers to take things home in.

    - it can be anything you like. Sweet or savory! It can be a .98 cent brownie mix that you or your child makes at home or something really elaborate, or anything in between. It’s totally up to you guys :) If it gets slightly burnt or the filling oozes out or it is lumpy and bumpy or doesn’t rise etc...please still bring it and we will put in on the damaged but delicious table, as those items still taste amazing and your hard work should not go to waste!

     - if bringing a pie, tart or cake you can decide if you want us to sell it in slices for 1$ a slice or the whole thing for 7$. If you want us to sell slices please bring it already sliced and if you want us to sell the whole thing at once then please don’t slice it.

     - please bring a small folded label to put beside your item stating what it is and if there are any major allergies that people should be aware of such as nuts. This year we will only have a nut free separate section and everything else will be together so make to sure to state if it’s gluten free or dairy free on the label. Also feel free to write your name on the label so that people can hunt you down to tell you how delicious it was and ask for the recipe!!!! 

     

    - label your plate with your name and please remember to pick it before you leave.

    - just drop it off at the bake sale table when you arrive at the auction

    If you think you might want to bring something please email me so that I can get an idea of how many tables to try and scrounge up. No need to tell me what you are bringing, just that you might you bring something.

    I am really looking forward to this again. It was so fun last year!

    Thank you all!

    Sharon Burke (Mom to Juliet 3rd and Henry 6th)

    blinde@rocketmail.com

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    NEW AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

     

    Don't forget to sign-up your kiddos for after school activities, space is limited. And a special reminder for 345 that LEGO Robotics starts this upcoming Monday Sept. 9th. We have something for every cluster this year, yaaaa! Check out the classes and links below. 

    K12 Spanish (Tuesdays, 2:15-3:15, classes run for the whole year) - Register here and see attached flyer

    K12 LEGO (Mondays, 2:15-3:45, Fall term) - **K12 is full, but please add your name to the waitlist if you are interested. If we have enough kids on the waitlist we may be able to add a second class!*

    345 LEGO Robotics (Mondays, 2:15-3:45, Fall term) - **Class starts this Monday, Sept. 9th!** Register here

    678 Yoga (Thursdays 2:30-3:45, Fall term) -  Register here. 

     

    FAQs 

    • Where do the after school classes take place? - The after school classes will take place at Odyssey, most likely in one of your student's cluster classes. If you have a child in K-5th grade who is signed up for one of these classes a teacher will walk them to their after school class immediately following the end of school that day. Space is limited so we are extremely thankful to the teachers who have so graciously loaned us their classroom for these programs - don't forget to thank them!  
    • How do I sign up? - Check out links above. 
    • What is the cost? - The cost varies depending on the activity, but usually ranges from $100-$200. The exception is K12 Spanish which runs for the whole year, so you are paying for a full year of Spanish not just Fall term. 
    • Will there be scholarships or financial assistance offered for after school activites? - Yes, the PTA offers financial assistance to students for PTA sponsored after school activities (most of the above are included). Please contact the principal, Dr. Eryn Berg (eberg@pps.net) to enroll your child through this program. As always, this information will be kept anonymous. 
    • Will Odyssey staff be present at each class? -  No, all after school classes are put on by an outside program and Odyssey does not handle or is in anyway involved in the registration and running of the class. 
    • Are snacks provided?- No, however, they usually offer time at the beginning of class for your kiddos to enjoy a snack brought from home before activities begs in.

    If I missed anything please feel free to email me @ borrevikfamily@gmail.com

    Thanks!

    Marisa Borrevik

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    Talent Show Sign Up Time!

    It's time to pick and perfect your talent show act! Below is the link to the sign-up form. At the top of the form are all the show details. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.

    https://forms.gle/xQ7ayPCqJ2Ar4uyu5

    Rebecca Hicks, 503.781.1435, rebgak@hotmail.com

    Karen Varney, 503.348.4900, ksvarney@hotmail.com

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    SCHOOL DIRECTORY

     

    Starting this year, entering information for the Odyssey School Directory will be online. The deadline for getting your information into the directory is September 16, 2019. Visit  http://bit.ly/odysseyDirectory2019 now to get your information in. See attached flier.

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

    DIRECT GIVING

    You can complete your Direct Giving Commitment online. Visit https://form.jotform.com/92068330354151 now to complete your commitment form. Commitment forms are due September 16, 2019. See attached form.

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

    Student/Parent Handbook & Calendar

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

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

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    Odyssey Program @ East Sylvan

    P: 503-916-6310



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    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • Aug. 30th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    New After-School Programming: Below

    Scholarships for After-School Programming: Below

    Fall Festival Registration & Information: Below & Attached

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

    Expense Reimbursement Requests from PTA: Below

    New Volunteer System Delayed: Below

    Student/Parent Handbook & Calendar: Below

    Talent Show Sign Up Time! Below

     Odyssey Carpool Signup: Below

    Direct Giving Form: Attached

    Directory Submission Form: Attached

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    Upcoming Events

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

    Odyssey Fall Festival: Saturday, September 21

     


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    New After-School Programming

     

    NEW After School Activities this Year!

     

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

     

    FALL AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY ROSTER:

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Thanks!

    Marisa Borrevik

     

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

     

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

     

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    Scholarships for After-School Programming

     

    Guardians,

     

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

     

    peace & courage,

    Jim Shikany, PTA President 

    j_shikany@yahoo.com

     

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    Fall Festival Registration & Information

     

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

     

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

     

    Apparel:

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

     

     

     

    XS

    S

    Med

    Large

    XLG

    2XLG

    3XLG

    Youth Tee

    Body Width

    12"

    14"

    16"

    18"

    20"

    n/a

    n/a

    Youth Tee

    Body Length

    18"

    20"

    22"

    24"

    26"

    n/a

    n/a

    Youth Tee

    Sleeve Top

    4.75"

    5.5"

    5.75"

    6"

    6.25"

    n/a

    n/a

    Adult Tee

    Body Width

    n/a

    18"

    20"

    22"

    24"

    26"

    28"

    Adult Tee

    Body Length

    n/a

    28"

    29"

    30"

    31"

    32"

    33"

    Adult Tee

    Sleeve Top

    n/a

    7.25"

    7.75"

    8.25"

    8.75"

    9.25"

    9.75"

    Youth Hoodie

    Body Length

    19"

    21.5"

    22.5"

    24"

    25.5"

    n/a

    n/a

    Youth Hoodie

    Body Width

    15"

    17"

    18"

    19"

    20"

    n/a

    n/a

    Adult Hoodie

    Body Length

    n/a

    26"

    27"

    28"

    29"

    30"

    31"

    Adult Hoodie

    Body Width

    n/a

    20"

    22"

    24"

    26"

    28"

    30"

    Youth Zip Up

    Body Length

    20.25"

    21.75"

    23"

    24.5"

    26"

    n/a

    n/a

    Youth Zip Up

    Body Width

    15.25"

    16.25"

    17.25"

    18.25"

    19.25"

    n/a

    n/a

    Adult Zip Up

    Body Length

    n/a

    26"

    27"

    28"

    29"

    30"

    31"

    Adult Zip Up

    Body Width

    n/a

    19.25"

    21.25"

    23.25"

    25.25"

    27.25"

    29.25"

     

    Wine Pull:

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

     

    Website: 

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

    https://hayhurst.ejoinme.org/FallFestival2019

     

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

     

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    Restaurant Nights!

     

    Odyssey Families,


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

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

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

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

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

     

    Odyssey Restaurant Nights 2019–2020

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

    Old Spaghetti Factory 

    0715 SW Bancroft Street, Portland 97239

     


    OCTOBER

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

    McMennamin’s Friends & Family Night

    Raleigh Hills Pub

    4495 SW Scholls Ferry Road,Portland 97225


    NOVEMBER

    Wednesday,
    November 13

    Location TBD


    DECEMBER


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

    City Thai 

    6341 SW Capitol Highway,
    Portland 97239

     

    JANUARY 20% of Odyssey Sales

    Wednesday, January 8

    Papa Murphy’s

    4350 SW Multnomah Blvd,
    Portland  97219

     

    FEBRUARY

    Wednesday, February 12

    Location TBD

     

    MARCH

    Wednesday, March 11 All Day 20% Donation with Flyer

    Verde Cocina

    5515 SW Canyon Ct,
    Portland 97221


    APRIL
    20% of Day’s Sales

    Tuesday, April 14th 
    All Day

    Pizzicato

    6358 SW Capitol Hwy,
    Portland  97239

      

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    Expense Reimbursement Requests from PTA

     

    Hello Odyssey Community,

     

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

     

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

     

    Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

     

    Dan Soltesz

    Treasurer

     

    dan.soltesz@odysseyprogram.org  

    (503) 806-3110

     

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    New Volunteer System Delayed

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

     

    Student/Parent Handbook & Calendar

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

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

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

     

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    Odyssey Program @ East Sylvan

    P:  503-916-6310

    F:  503-916-2124

     

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    Talent Show Sign Up Time!

     

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

     

    https://forms.gle/xQ7ayPCqJ2Ar4uyu5

     

    Rebecca Hicks, 503.781.1435, rebgak@hotmail.com

    Karen Varney, 503.348.4900, ksvarney@hotmail.com

     

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

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    --

    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • Aug. 16th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Principal’s Back To School Dinner! August 21: Below

    Volunteers Needed for Back to School Packets: Below

    Message from Odyssey PTA with Various Updates: Below

    Talent Show Sign Up Time! Below

    Community Care Day – Saturday August 24: Attached

    1st Restaurant Night of the Year! Spaghetti Factory: Below

    Wanted! Fall Festival Parent Party Boards: Below

    Odyssey Summer Family Campout at Oxbow Park: Below

    Odyssey Summer Playdates: Attached

    Summer Student Health Center for All Students: Attached

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Principal’s Back to School Dinner: Wednesday, August 21, 6-7:30pm

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

    Community Care Day: Saturday, August 24, 10am – 1pm

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

    Odyssey Fall Festival: Saturday, September 21

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

     

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    Back to School Principal’s Dinner – August 21

     

    Wednesday, August 21st, from 6:00-7:30 at our school 

     

    Come and meet our new principal Dr. Eryn Berg 

     

    Meet and greet new Odyssey families and reconnect with old friends 

     

    *Dinnerware will be available, but please bring your reusable plates, utensils and cups to cut down on waste

     

    Hope to see you there!! 

     

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

     

    *** if someone will be coming from the Northeast to Odyssey, we are looking for 1-2 volunteers to transport pizza. Please contact me if you are available to help out.***

     

    Questions? 

    Please contact Natalie Stamper 

    natstamper@gmail.com 

    503.805.4643

     

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    Volunteers Needed for Back to School Packets

     

    Hello Odyssey Families! 

     

    I hope everyone is having a fabulous summer!  I’m back in the office now, working to get everything ready for the new school year. 

     

    I am looking for 4-8 volunteers to collate Back To School Student Packets.  This is taking place Wednesday, August 21st, at 10:00 AM.  (If you need to arrive earlier that morning, that’s fine too!) 

     

    Any time you can give is very much appreciated!  Please email me if you can help at ahoffart@pps.net

     

    With much appreciation,

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    Odyssey Program @ East Sylvan

    P:  503-916-6310

    F:  503-916-2124

     

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    Message from Odyssey PTA with Various Updates

     

    Dear Odyssey Community,

     

    CARPOOLING MAP ADMINISTRATOR NEEDED - Responsibilities include: (1) letting new families know about the Odyssey carpooling map, (2) encouraging families to enter and update their information on the map, and (3) reviewing and accepting information entered into the map. Here is the link to the map: https://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=2077318. If you are interested, please contact Sarah Silkie at ospc-carpool@odysseyprogram.orgCarpooling Information is attached

     

    SCHOOL DIRECTORY- Starting this year, entering information for the Odyssey School Directory will be online. The deadline for getting your information into the directory is September 16, 2019. Visit  http://bit.ly/odysseyDirectory2019 now to get your information in. See attached flier.

     

    DIRECT GIVING- You can complete your Direct Giving Commitment online.Visit https://form.jotform.com/92068330354151 now to complete your commitment form. Commitment forms are due September 16, 2019. See attached form.

     

    RAMP CREW- Bob Wall is still looking for a few volunteers to be part of the ramp crew. Please contact Bob at bob@fwfocus.com if you want to be part of this team. This is an important way to volunteer so we can provide physical accessing to our entire community.  

     

    SCHOOL SUPPLIES- Remember, the PTA is purchasing most of the school supplies for the 2019/20 school year! There is a small list of supplies for each student to bring. If you are looking for the supply list for each cluster, visit https://www.pps.net/domain/4772

     

    JOIN OUR CLASS- This year the Cluster Coordinators will be utilizing Join Our Class. What is it? Check out https://invited.joinourclass.com

    and enter code: pwtous. (Hint: It is a student and parent information system to keep all of us up to date on what is going on. You will need to be approved to join so please be patient since it is summer break).

     

    MARK YOUR CALENDAR: 

     

    1. Principal's Dinner: August 21, 6:00-7:30pm.

    2. Community Care Day: August 24, 10am-1pm.

    3. Coffee Carts: August 28 and September 3.

    4. Fall Festival: September 21.

    5. First PTA Meeting: October 1 ("Welcome to Odyssey").

    6. Restaurant Nights:

         The Old Spaghetti Factory, Wednesday, September 11 4:30–9:00 p.m

          McMenamin's Releigh Hills Pub,October 15, 5pm-9pm.  Odyssey will receive 50% of the night's sales! 
    7. Talent Show: October 18 (most likely).

     

    Sincerely,

    Odyssey PTA Board

     

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    Talent Show Sign Up Time!

     

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

     

    https://forms.gle/xQ7ayPCqJ2Ar4uyu5

     

    Rebecca Hicks, 503.781.1435, rebgak@hotmail.com

    Karen Varney, 503.348.4900, ksvarney@hotmail.com

     

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

    1st Restaurant Night of the Year! Spaghetti Factory

     

    Join us for the 1st Restaurant Night of the Year at the Old Spaghetti Factory!

    Wednesday, September 11 4:30–9:00 p.m.

    715 SW Bancroft Street, Portland 97239

     

    More details to come soon!

     

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

    Wanted: Parent Party Boards for the Fall Festival

     

    What is a Party Board??

     

    Party boards are a fundraiser for Odyssey. A person hosts a party and pays all expenses. A list of all the parties will be put up on a board at the Fall Festival, folks sign up to attend the party, pay the set fees, attend the party and have fun!

     

    Steps to host a Party Board:

     

    1. Pick a party to host

    2. Pick a day, time and location of your party

    3. Set a donation price for your party

    4. Sign up to host using this form

    or email dizlaly@gmail.com with any questions

    5. The Fall Festival team will post all party sign up sheets at the Fall Festival. People will sign up to attend parties. We will send you a list of the people who have signed up for your party board after the festival.

     

    Some popular parties from last year:

     

    ·       Homemade Italian Dinner Party

    ·       Mom's Movie night out

    ·       Manicure party

    ·       Hair blow out party

    ·       American Girl tea party

    ·       Dance party for 50 adults

     

    Ideas for Party Boards

     

    ·       Holiday Cocktail Party

    ·       Watching children after school on the playground

    ·       Ice cream social

    ·       Baking party

    ·       Lego party

    ·       jewelry party

    ·       Poker party

    ·       Silk scarf painting

    ·       Bike ride with lunch

    ·       Star Wars party

    ·       Art/crafting party

    ·       The ideas are endless!!

     

    If you are interested or have questions, please email Liz Davis at dizlaly@gmail.com

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

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

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

    Cost:

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

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

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

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

    ·        Name and number of people in group

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

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

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

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

    Hope you can join the fun!

    Marie-Eve Thifault & David Barsic

  • Introducing new principal at Odyssey, Eryn Berg

     Eryn Berg

    Dear Odyssey Community,

    I am pleased to announce that Dr. Eryn Berg will be the new principal of the Odyssey Program. We know Odyssey’s focus option approach and community are unique, and we believe Eryn will be a good fit to lead it.

    Read More
  • June 8th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Farewell Message from Vice Principal Self: Below

    Student PPS Account Change: Below

    Fall Festival Party Board Leadership Volunteers: Below

    Farewell Party for Principal Froehlich: Attached

    Lost & Found: Below

    Odyssey Summer Family Campout at Oxbow Park: Below

    Odyssey Summer Playdates: Attached

    Summer Student Health Center for All Students: Attached

     

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

    Upcoming Events

    Last Day of School: Wednesday, June 12

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

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

    Save the Date - Fall Festival: Saturday, September 21

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

     

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    Farewell Message from Vice-Principal Self

    Dear Odyssey,

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

    Best Wishes,

    Denise 

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    Student PPS Account Change

     

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

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

     

    Thank you,

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    The Odyssey Program at East Sylvan

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    Fall Festival Food Cart Ideas

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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    Lost and Found

     

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

     

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    The Odyssey Program at East Sylvan

    P:  503.916.6310

    F:  503.916.2124

     

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

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

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

    Cost:

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

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

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

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

    ·        Name and number of people in group

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

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

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

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

    Hope you can join the fun!

    Marie-Eve Thifault & David Barsic

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  • May 31st Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Run For The Arts – Return Donations: Below

    Field Day June 5 – Details! Below

    Farewell Celebration June 5: Below

    8th Grade Graduation Request: Below

    Scrip – Only ONE More Order Date! Below 

    Library Book Return June 5: Below

    Fall Festival Party Board Leadership Volunteers: Below

    Lost & Found: Below

    Odyssey Summer Family Campout at Oxbow Park: Below

    Odyssey Summer Playdates: Attached

    Summer Student Health Center for All Students: Attached

     --------------------------------

    Upcoming Events

    LAST Scrip Order Due: Monday, June 3

    Field Day: Wednesday, June 5

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

    Last Day of School: Wednesday, June 12

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

    Save the Date - Fall Festival: Saturday, September 21

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

     

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

    Run for the Arts: Return Donations

     

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

     

    Thanks,

    Jana Childes, jchildes@gmail.com

     

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

    Field Day June 5!  Details!

     

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

     

    Thank you,

    Coach John Payne, jpayne2@pps.net

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

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

    8th Grade Graduation Request

     

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

     

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

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

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

    · gift certificates to local eateries

    · candy, fidget toys

    · picture frames

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

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

     

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

    Cash or checks to "Lisa VanNatta"

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Forms listing all the choices are attached.

     

    Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

     

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

    Library Book Return Due Date June 5

     

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

     

    Thanks!

    Mrs. Hanf

     

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

    Fall Festival Party Board Leadership Volunteers

     

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

     

    Responsibilities will include:

    · Soliciting Party Board sponsors

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

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

    Lost and Found

     

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

     

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    The Odyssey Program

         at East Sylvan

    P:  503.916.6310

    F:  503.916.2124

     

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

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

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

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

    Cost:

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

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

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

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

    ·        Name and number of people in group

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

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

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

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

    Hope you can join the fun!

    Marie-Eve Thifault & David Barsic

  • May 24th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Field Day June 5 – Need Volunteer! Below

    Farewell Celebration June 5: Below

    8th Grade Graduation Request: Below

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

    Library Book Return June 5: Below

    678 Photos for Yearbook Needed ASAP: Below

    Fall Festival Family Donations: Below

    Lost & Found: Below

    Odyssey Summer Family Campout at Oxbow Park: Below

    Oregon Health Plan Enrollment: Attached

     --------------------------------

    Upcoming Events

    LAST Scrip Order Due: Monday, June 3

    Field Day: Wednesday, June 5

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

    Last Day of School: Wednesday, June 12

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

    Save the Date - Fall Festival: Saturday, September 21

     

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

    Field Day June 5!  Looking for Volunteers!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    8th Grade Graduation Request

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

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

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

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

    · gift certificates to local eateries

    · candy, fidget toys

    · picture frames

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

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

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

    Cash or checks to "Lisa VanNatta"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Forms listing all the choices are attached.

    Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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

    Library Book Return Due Date June 5

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

    Thanks!

    Mrs. Hanf

     

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

    678 Photos Needed for Yearbook

    Dear Odyssey Parents,

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

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

    Due: ASAP, please

    (sorry for the rush request)

    Email photos to:

    audie.ethridge@odysseyprogram.org

    maya.briley@odysseyprogram.org

    donna_hostler@yahoo.com

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

    Thank you SO much!!!

    Best regards,

    Maya Briley, Odyssey 8th grade

    Audie Ethridge, Odyssey 8th grade

    Donna Hostler, Parent volunteer 

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

    Fall Festival Family Donations

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

    Previously donated items have included:

    · Vacation homes

    · Hotel stays

    · Custom perfume

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

    · Wine basket

    · Will creation/legal services

    · Handmade items

    · Massage services

    · Veterinary services

    · Acupuncture

    · Photography packages

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

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

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

    Lost and Found

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

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    The Odyssey Program

         at East Sylvan

    P:  503.916.6310

    F:  503.916.2124

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

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

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

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

    Cost:

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

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

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

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

    ·        Name and number of people in group

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

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

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

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

    Hope you can join the fun!

    Marie-Eve Thifault & David Barsic

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

    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • May 17th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Message from Principal Froehlich: Below

    8th Grade Graduation Request: Below

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

    Last Days for Library Checkout: Below

    Lost & Found: Below

    Odyssey Summer Family Campout at Oxbow Park: Below

    Foothill Soccer Club: Below

    Compassion SW - May 18: Attached

     

    Oregon Health Plan Enrollment: Attached

     

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

    Upcoming Events

    Compassion SW: Saturday, May 18

    Field Day: Wednesday, June 5

    Last Day of School: Wednesday, June 12

     

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

    Message from Principal Froehlich

     

    Dear Families,

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

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

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

    More news as it unfolds.

    Thanks!

    Deanne Froehlich
    Principal

     

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

    Field Day June 5!  Looking for Volunteers!

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

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

    8th Grade Graduation Request

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

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

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

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

    · gift certificates to local eateries

    · candy, fidget toys

    · picture frames

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

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

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

    Cash or checks to "Lisa VanNatta"

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

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

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

    LAST Scrip Orders of the Year

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

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

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

    Forms listing all the choices are attached.

    Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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

    Library Check Out – May 20 & 22

     

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

    Thanks!
    Mrs. Hanf

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

    Lost and Found

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

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    The Odyssey Program

         at East Sylvan

    P:  503.916.6310

    F:  503.916.2124

     

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

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

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

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

    Cost:

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

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

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

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

    ·        Name and number of people in group

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

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

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

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

    Hope you can join the fun!

    Marie-Eve Thifault & David Barsic

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

    Foothills Soccer Club

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

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

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

    Competitive Spirit.  Community Soul.

     

  • May 10th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    8th Grade Graduation Request: Below

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

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

    Last Days for Library Checkout: Below

    Odyssey Summer Family Campout at Oxbow Park: Below

    Compassion SW - May 18: Attached 

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

    Upcoming Events

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

    Compassion SW: Saturday, May 18

    Last Day of School: Wednesday, June 12

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

    8th Grade Graduation Request

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

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

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

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

    · gift certificates to local eateries

    · candy, fidget toys

    · picture frames

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

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

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

    Cash or checks to "Lisa VanNatta"

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

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

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

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

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

    Girls on the Run 

    Craftwarehouse

    Monday, May 13th

    2:30-3:30 in the cafeteria

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

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

    Looking forward to seeing you there,

    The Odyssey Girls on the Run Team

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

    Scrip Orders Due Monday 5/20

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

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

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

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

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

    Questions? Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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

    Library Check Out – May 20 & 22

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

    Thanks!
    Mrs. Hanf

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

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

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

     

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

    Cost:

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

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

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

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

    ·        Name and number of people in group

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

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

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

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

    Hope you can join the fun!

    Marie-Eve Thifault & David Barsic

     

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

    Foothills Soccer Club

     

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

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

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

    Competitive Spirit.  Community Soul.

     

  • May 4th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Odyssey Art Show May 9 – Volunteers Needed: Below

    TEACHER APPRECIATE WEEK! Below

    8th Grade Graduation Request: Below

    Looking for Plants for K12 Performance: Below

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

    Odyssey Summer Family Campout at Oxbow Park: Below

    Foothill Soccer Club: Below

    5678 Trivia Night: Attached

    Compassion SW - May 18: Attached

     

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

    Upcoming Events

    ALL WEEK – Teacher Appreciate Week 😊

    No School: Wednesday, May 8

    Odyssey Art Show: Thursday, May 9

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

    Compassion SW: May 18

     

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

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

     

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

    Monday, May 6th 6pm–8pm

    1 more helper needed to hang the black paper

     

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

     

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

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

    more helpers needed to hang the artwork

     

    Thursday, May 9th 2:15–3:15 pm

    3 more helpers needed to display the 3D items

      

    Friday, May 10th 8:00–10:00 am

    2 more helpers needed to take the art down

     

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

    TEACHER APPRECIATE WEEK 😊 May 6- May 10

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Wednesday: Head downtown to support our teachers!

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Best,

    Jamie

     

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

    8th Grade Graduation Request

     

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

     

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

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

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

    · gift certificates to local eateries

    · candy, fidget toys

    · picture frames

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

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

     

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

    Cash or checks to "Lisa VanNatta"

     

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

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

     

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

    Request for Plants for K12 Performance

     

    Hello families!

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank you!

    Laura Geisel

     

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

    Scrip Orders Due Monday 5/20

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Questions? Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

     

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

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

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

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

    Cost:

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

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

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

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

    ·        Name and number of people in group

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

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

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

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

    Hope you can join the fun!

    Marie-Eve Thifault & David Barsic

     

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

    Foothills Soccer Club

     

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

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

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

    Competitive Spirit.  Community Soul.

     

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



    --

    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • April 26th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Run For The Arts – MONDAY APRIL 29: Below

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

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

    Odyssey Art Show May 9 – Volunteers Needed: Below

    K12 Performance Program Shout Outs & Ads: Below & Attached

    Odyssey Summer Family Campout at Oxbow Park: Below

    Foothill Soccer Club: Below & Attached

    Lincoln Youth Football: Below

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

    Missing Water Bottle: Below

    5678 Trivia Night:Attached

    Compassion SW - May 18: Attached

     

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

    Upcoming Events

    Run for the Arts: Monday, April 29

    Scrip Orders Due: Monday, April 29

    Odyssey Annual Used Book Sale: May 1-3

    NO SCHOOL: Wednesday, May 8

    Odyssey Art Show: Thursday, May 9

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

    Compassion SW: May 18

    Odyssey Summer Campout: August 23-25

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

    Run for the Arts!  MONDAY, April 29

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

    The K12 run will be at 8:30, 345 run at 9:15 and 678 run at 12:30. Please email me at jchildes@gmail.com if you have questions. Thank you, Jana Childes

     

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

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

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

     

    BASIC INFORMATION

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

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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

     

    May 1st, Wednesday - 2 people

    May 2nd, Thursday - 2 people

    May 3rd, Friday - 2 people

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

    Happy Reading Everyone, 

    Marisa Borrevik

     

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

    Scrip Orders Due Monday

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

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

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

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

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

    Questions? Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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

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

    Monday, May 6th 6pm–8pm

    1 more helper needed to hang the black paper

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

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

    2 more helpers needed to hang the artwork

    Thursday, May 9th 2:15–3:15 pm

    3 more helpers needed to display the 3D items

    Thursday, May 9th 7:30–8:00 pm

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

    Friday, May 10th 8:00–10:00 am

    2 more helpers needed to take the art down

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    K12 Performance Program Shout Outs and Ads 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cost:

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

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

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

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

    ·        Name and number of people in group

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

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

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

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

    Hope you can join the fun!

    Marie-Eve Thifault & David Barsic

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    Foothills Soccer Club

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

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

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

    Competitive Spirit.  Community Soul.

     

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    Lincoln Youth Football 2019 registration is now open!!

     

    FLAG FOOTBALL: Grades K-4th

    ROOKIE TACKLE: Grades 3rd-4th

    TACKLE: Grades 5th-8th

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

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

    https://www.lincolnyouthfootball.info   

     

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

    Dear families,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    spring break.

     

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

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

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

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

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

    office and Opal can collect it there.  Photo attached.

    Thanks so much!  Brynn Anderson

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    An inclusive playground is coming to Gabriel Park!

    Thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond and System Development Charges, planning is underway for the next inclusive playground in the PP&R system at Gabriel Park in southwest Portland. The new playground will provide a rich play experience for kids of all abilities to access and enjoy.

    Join us at a series of open houses this spring to help design YOUR new playground. Refreshments will be provided, and kids are encouraged to attend. Stop by the second open house to give your input on three concepts:

    Gabriel Park Playground Open House #2

    Wednesday, May 22, 6pm-8pm

    Southwest Community Center Lobby, 6820 SW 45th Ave

    Questions?

    Find more information on the project webpage

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


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    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator