Friday Report

  • Nov. 30th Weekly Newsletter

    In this Edition

    2018 Giving Snowman: Below

    Holiday Scrip: Below & Attached

    Coffee Cart Friday 12/7: Below

    December Restaurant Night 12/12: Below

    Odyssey Art News: Below

    Book Fair – Thank you!  Below

    Odyssey Ski Bus: Below

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    Upcoming Events

    Coffee Cart!  Friday, December 7

    Scrip Due Dates: Mondays, December 3 & 10

    Giving Snowman Gifts Due in Office: Friday, December 7

    Restaurant Night at City Thai: Wednesday, December 12

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

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

     

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    2018 Giving Snowman

    Dear Odyssey Community,

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

    Thanks for your support!

    Deanne Froehlich, Principal

     

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    Holiday Scrip

     

    Hello Odyssey Families!

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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks so much!

    Lisa VanNatta lisavannatta@gmail.com

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

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    Next Friday 12/7 is Coffee Cart!

     

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

     

    See you there,

    Stephanie Kobayashi Stevenson, skobayashistevenson@gmail.com

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    December Restaurant Night 12/12 at City Thai

     

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


    City Thai 

    6341 SW Capitol Hwy
    Portland OR, 97239

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

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    Odyssey Art News from Debi Crawford

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Mrs. Debi Crawford, DCrawford@pps.net

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    Odyssey Book Fair – Thank You!

     

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

    Thanks
    Cassie Clervi, cassieclervi@gmail.com

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

     

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

     

    To check out the different packages available go to:

    www.skihood.com/go

    enter GO code: 1163262

     

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

    Aaron Bech

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

    aaronbech@yahoo.com

    971-227-3771

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     Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • Nov. 23rd Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Holiday Scrip: Below & Attached

    2018 Giving Snowman: Below

    TAG Nominations: Below

    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins! Below & Attached

    Odyssey Ski Bus: Below

    Lice Information Sheet: Attached

     

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    Upcoming Events

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

    Scrip Due Dates: Mondays, December 3 & 10

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

     

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    Holiday Scrip

     

    Hello Odyssey Families!

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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks so much!

    Lisa VanNatta lisavannatta@gmail.com

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

     

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    2018 Giving Snowman

     

    Dear Odyssey Community,

     

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

     

    Thanks for your support!

     

    Deanne Froehlich

    Principal

     

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    TAG Nominations

     

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

     

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

     

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    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins!


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


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

     

    See the attached flyer for more information!

     

    Questions?  Ask Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

     

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

     

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

     

    To check out the different packages available go to:

    www.skihood.com/go

    enter GO code: 1163262

     

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

    Aaron Bech

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

    aaronbech@yahoo.com

    971-227-3771

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  • Nov. 9th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    November Restaurant Night 11/14: Below & Attached

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

    Picture Retake Day 11/14: Below

    Teacher & Staff Meals During Fall Conferences: Below

    TAG Nominations & Parent Meeting: Below

    Prescription Eyeglass Donations for Mexico: Below

    2018 Giving Snowman: Below & Attached

    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins! Below & Attached

    Odyssey Ski Bus: Below

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Restaurant Night at Ernesto’s: Wednesday, November 14

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

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

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

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

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

     

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    November Restaurant Night at Ernesto's Italian Restaurant

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

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

     

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    Picture Retake Day is Wednesday, Nov. 14th

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


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

     

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    Teacher & Staff Meal during Fall Conferences – November 19

     

    Hello Odyssey Families!

     

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

     

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

     

    Thank you!

    Michelle Mize (mom of 3rd grader, Mareya)

     

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    TAG Nominations & Parent Meeting

     

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

     

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

     

    TAG Parent Meeting

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

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

     

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    Eyeglasses Donations for Mexico

     

    Dear Odyssey families, 

     

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

     

    Sincerely,

    The Osenars

     

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    2018 Giving Snowman

     

    Dear Odyssey Community,

     

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

     

    Thanks for your support!

     

    Deanne Froehlich

    Principal

     

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    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins!


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


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

     

    See the attached flyer for more information!

     

    Questions?  Ask Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

     

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

     

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

     

    To check out the different packages available go to:

    www.skihood.com/go

    enter GO code: 1163262

     

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

    Aaron Bech

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

    aaronbech@yahoo.com

    971-227-3771

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  • Nov. 2nd Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Odyssey PTA Meeting Wednesday 11/7: Below 

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

    November Restaurant Night 11/14: Below & Attached

    Party Boards Still Have Space! Below

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

    Teacher & Staff Meals During Fall Conferences: Below

    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins! Below & Attached

    Odyssey Ski Bus: Below

    High Schools Welcome 8th Graders for Info Nights: Below

     

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    Upcoming Events

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

    Scrip Orders Due: Friday, November 9

    Restaurant Night at Ernesto’s: Wednesday, November 14

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

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

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

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

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

     

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    Odyssey PTA Meeting November 7

     

    Parents,                        

     

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

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

     

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

     

    Thanks,

    Jim Shikany, PTA President

    ospc-chair@odysseyprogram.org

     

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    SCRIP DUE FRIDAY, November 9 @ 2:15pm

     

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

     

    Thanks,

    Lisa VanNatta <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

     

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    November Restaurant Night at Ernesto's Italian Restaurant

     

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

     

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

     

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    PLEASE READ! Party Boards Still Have Space!

     

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

     

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

     Hair Do’s - $30 (3 spots left)

    Hosted by Elise Saporta

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

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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    Teacher & Staff Meal during Fall Conferences – November 19

     

    Hello Odyssey Families!

     

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

     

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

     

    Thank you!

    Michelle Mize (mom of 3rd grader, Mareya)

     

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    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins!


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


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

     

    See the attached flyer for more information!

     

    Questions?  Ask Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

     

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

     

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

     

    To check out the different packages available go to:

    www.skihood.com/go

    enter GO code: 1163262

     

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

    Aaron Bech

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

    aaronbech@yahoo.com

    971-227-3771

     

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    High Schools Welcome 8th-Grade Students for Info nights

     

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

     

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

     

     



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    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • Oct. 26th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

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

    Coffee Cart on 11/2: Below

    Party Boards Still Have Space! Below

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

    Odyssey Ski Bus: Below

    High Schools Welcome 8th Graders for Info Nights: Below

    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins! Below & Attached

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

    PPS Nutrition Services Hiring: Below

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    Upcoming Events

    NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day: Monday, October 29

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

    Coffee Cart: Friday, November 2, 8am

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

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

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

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

    Odyssey Family Movie Night: Friday, November 30

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

     

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    Odyssey Equity Committee

     

    Hello Odyssey Community, 

     

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

     

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

     

    Proposed agenda for November 1st:

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

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

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Andrew Scott

    (Emma 5th and Leo 8th)

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    Coffee Cart!  11/2

     

    Hello Odyssey community-

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

    See you there,

    Stacey Gramman, staceygramanndo@gmail.com

     

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    PLEASE READ! Party Boards Still Have Space!

     

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

     

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

     

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

    Hosted by Jamie Clary

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

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

     

    2. Hair Do’s - $30 (3 spots left)

    Hosted by Elise Saporta

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

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

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

     

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

     

    Parents,

     

    We had an incredibly successful 2018 Fall Festival! Unfortunately, we are losing the Chair and Auction Organizer (Rebecca Hicks and Lisa VanNatta) for 2019 and we are now looking for new parents to take on these roles. Rebecca and Lisa are willing to help the next Chair and Auction Organizer transition. Attached are the job descriptions that they prepared for your review and consideration. Each position can be held singularly or jointly. Basic planning traditionally starts before winter break and procurement begins sometime after winter break. The 2019 Fall Festival will only be our 3rd and is really what parent volunteers want to make it. While the basic structure is in place, it does take a fair amount of planning. The earlier a Chair and Auction Organizer volunteer the better for our school. If you are interested in either position or want to discuss the positions further, please contact myself at ospc-chair@odysseyprogram.org, Rebecca Hicks at rebgak@hotmail.com, or Lisa VanNatta at lisavannatta@gmail.com. Thank you!

    Jim Shikany

    PTA President

    Ospc-chair@odysseyprogram.org

     

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

     

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

     

    To check out the different packages available go to:

    www.skihood.com/go

    enter GO code: 1163262

     

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

    Aaron Bech

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

    aaronbech@yahoo.com

    971-227-3771

     

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    High Schools Welcome 8th-Grade Students for Info nights

     

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

     

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

     

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    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins!


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


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

     

    See the attached flyer for more information!

     

    Questions?  Ask Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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    PPS Nutrition Services is Hiring!

     

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

     



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    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • Oct. 19 Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Please Read – Party Boards Still Have Space! Below

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

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

    High Schools Welcome 8th Graders for Info Nights: Below

    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins! Below & Attached

    Book Fair at Annie Bloom’s Books: Below

    Hoodies Have Arrived! Below

    Trunk or Treat at Hayhurst! Attached

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    Upcoming Events

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

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

    NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day: Monday, October 29

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

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

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

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

    Odyssey Family Movie Night: Friday, November 30

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

     

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    PLEASE READ! Party Boards Still Have Space!

     

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

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

    Hosted by Soon Salithanoe

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

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

     

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

    Hosted by Jessica Dalpiaz and Rebecca Hicks

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

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

     

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

    Hosted by Jamie Clary

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

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

     

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

    Hosted by 678 teachers

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

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

     

    5. Hair Do’s - $30 (3 spots left)

    Hosted by Elise Saporta

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

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

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

     

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

     

    Parents,
    We had an incredibly successful 2018 Fall Festival! Unfortunately, we are losing the Chair and Auction Organizer (Rebecca Hicks and Lisa VanNatta) for 2019 and we are now looking for new parents to take on these roles. Rebecca and Lisa are willing to help the next Chair and Auction Organizer transition. Attached are the job descriptions that they prepared for your review and consideration. Each position can be held singularly or jointly. Basic planning traditionally starts before winter break and procurement begins sometime after winter break. The 2019 Fall Festival will only be our 3rd and is really what parent volunteers want to make it. While the basic structure is in place, it does take a fair amount of planning. The earlier a Chair and Auction Organizer volunteer the better for our school. If you are interested in either position or want to discuss the positions further, please contact myself at ospc-chair@odysseyprogram.org, Rebecca Hicks at rebgak@hotmail.com, or Lisa VanNatta at lisavannatta@gmail.com.

    Thank you!
    Jim Shikany
    PTA President

    Ospc-chair@odysseyprogram.org

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    Scrip orders due Monday by 2:15!

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

    Thanks,

    Lisa VanNatta <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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    High Schools Welcome 8th-Grade Students for Info nights

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

     

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

     

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    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins!


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


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

    See the attached flyer for more information!

    Questions?  Ask Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

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

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

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

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    Hoodies Have Arrived!

     

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

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

    T-Shirts are $10
    Hoodies are $30

    Thanks
    Rebecca
    503.781.1435
    rebgak@hotmail.com


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    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • Oct. 12th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Lost & Found Items: Below

    High Schools Welcome 8th Graders for Info Nights: Below

    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins! Below & Attached

    Book Fair at Annie Bloom’s Books: Below

    Trunk or Treat at Hayhurst! Attached

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    Upcoming Events

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

    NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day: Monday, October 29

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

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

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

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

    Odyssey Family Movie Night: Friday, November 30

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

     

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    Lost & Found

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

    Thank you,

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    The Odyssey Program

         at East Sylvan

    P:  503.916.6310

    F:  503.916.2124

     

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    High Schools Welcome 8th-Grade Students for Info nights

     

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

     

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

     

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    Odyssey Family Movie Night – Mary Poppins!


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


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

     

    See the attached flyer for more information!

     

    Questions?  Ask Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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    Terri Preeg Riggsby

  • Oct. 5th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Odyssey Annual Talent Show!  Below & Attached

    Restaurant Night THIS Wednesday: Below & Attached

    Fall Festival Party Boards: Below

    K-4 Basketball League: Below

    Last Call for Chinook Books: Below

    Scrip: Below & Attached  Page 1    Page 2

    Odyssey Family Movie Night: Below

    Odyssey Volunteer Training Info Sheet: Attached

    Grandparents & Special Friends Day: Attached

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    Upcoming Events

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

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

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

    NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day: Monday, October 29

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

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

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

    Odyssey Family Movie Night: Friday, November 30

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

     

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    Odyssey’s Annual Talent Show – THIS WEEK!

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Genevieve

    gfu@aya.yale.edu

     

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    FALL FESTIVAL PARTY BOARDS

     

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

     

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

     

    We have Party Board spots still available. 

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

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

     

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

    Hosted by Soon Salithanoe

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

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

     

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

    Hosted by Jessica Dalpiaz and Rebecca Hicks

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

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

     

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

    Hosted by Jamie Clary

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

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

     

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

    Hosted by 678 teachers

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

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

     

    5. Hair Do’s - $30 (3 spots left)

    Hosted by Elise Saporta

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

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

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

     

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    K-4 Basketball League

     

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

     

    Questions?  Ask Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

     

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    Last Call for Chinook Books

     

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

     

    Thanks, Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>  

     

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    Scrip order

     

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

     

    Thanks, Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

     

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    Odyssey Family Movie Night!!!


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


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

     

    Questions?  Ask Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com

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  • Sept. 28th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    PTA Social & Meeting Tuesday 10/2: Below 

    Odyssey Library & On-Line Links: Below

    Picture Day is THIS WEDNESDAY: Below

    Bring Water Bottles To School: Below

    Fall Festival Success! Available Party Boards: Below

    Chinook Books: Below

    Scrip: Below & Attached  Page 1  Page 2

    History Program at Fort Vancouver: Below

    Grandparents & Special Friends Day: Attached

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    Upcoming Events

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

    Picture Day: Wednesday, October 3

    Odyssey Talent Show: Thursday, October 11

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

    NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day? Monday, October 29

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

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

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

     

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

    Parents,

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

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

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

    Thanks,

    Jim Shikany, PTA President

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    Our Odyssey Library & On-Line Links

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Susie Beckers, Teacher-Librarian

    Odyssey Program @ East Sylvan

    (503) 916-6310

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    Picture Day - Wednesday 10/3

     

    Dear Odyssey Parents,

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

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



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

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    Bring Water Bottles – Save Trees! 

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

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    The Odyssey Program

     

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    FALL FESTIVAL SUCCESS

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

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

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

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


    We have Party Board spots still available. 

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

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

     

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

    Hosted by Jessica Dalpiaz and Rebecca Hicks

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

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

     

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

    Hosted by Jamie Clary

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

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

     

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

    Hosted by 678 teachers

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

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

     

    4. Hair Do’s - $30 (4 spots)

    Hosted by Elise Saporta

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

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

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

     

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

    Hosted by Rebecca Hicks & Allie Shirley

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

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

     

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    Chinook Books

     

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

     

    Thanks, Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>  

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    Scrip order

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

     

    Thanks, Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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    History Program at Fort Vancouver


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

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

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

    Here are the links:

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

     

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

     

    Please let me know if you have questions!

    Deborah Barany, deborahbarany@gmail.com

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    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • Sept. 21st Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Odyssey Fall Festival is TOMORROW! Info Below & Attached

    K-8 Volunteer Training: Below

    Odyssey Restaurant Nights: Below

    Chinook Books: Below

    History Program at Fort Vancouver: Below

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    Upcoming Events

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

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

    Picture Day: Wednesday, October 3

    Odyssey Talent Show: Thursday, October 11

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

    NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day? Monday, October 29

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

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

     

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

     

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

    Saturday, September 22 from 4-7pm.

     

    A FEW REMINDERS

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

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

    * Bring warm clothes, it gets cool at night

    * Bring your family to enjoy an Odyssey night out!

     

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

    https://hayhurst.ejoinme.org/fallfestival2018

     

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

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

     

    THANKS

    Rebecca HIcks

    rebgak@hotmail.com

     

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    K-8 Volunteer Training


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

     

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    Odyssey Restaurant Nights!

     

    Odyssey Families,

     

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

     

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

     

    Wednesday, September 12  4:30–9:00

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

     

    Wednesday, October 10  All Day

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

     

    Wednesday, November 14

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

     

    Wednesday, December 12  4:00–9:00

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

     

    Wednesday, January 9  All Day

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

     

    February

    TBD

     

    Wednesday, March 13  All Day

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

     

    Tuesday, April 9  All Day

    Pizzicato, 6358 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97239

     

    May

    TBD

    Looking forward to dining with you!

    Genevieve

    gfu@aya.yale.edu

     

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    Chinook Books

     

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

     

    Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

     

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    History Program at Fort Vancouver


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

     

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

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

     

    Here are the links:

     

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

     

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

     

    Please let me know if you have questions!

    Deborah Barany, deborahbarany@gmail.com

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  • Sept. 14th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

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

    Odyssey Restaurant Nights: Below

    Chinook Books: Below

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

    Google Chrome for Classroom Info: Attached

    After School Spanish Classes K-3: Attached

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    Upcoming Events

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

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

    Picture Day: Wednesday, October 3

    Odyssey Talent Show: Thursday, October 11

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

    NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day? Monday, October 29

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

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

     

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

    Visit the Fall Festival website to:

    * Buy your ticket ($25 family tickets)

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

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

     

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

     

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

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

     

    Questions:

    Rebecca HIcks

    503.781.1435

    rebgak@hotmail.com

     

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    Odyssey Restaurant Nights!

     

    Odyssey Families,

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

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

     

    Wednesday, October 10  All Day

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

     

    Wednesday, November 14

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

     

    Wednesday, December 12  4:00–9:00

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

     

    Wednesday, January 9  All Day

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

     

    February

    TBD

     

    Wednesday, March 13  All Day

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

     

    Tuesday, April 9  All Day

    Pizzicato, 6358 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97239

     

    May

    TBD



    Looking forward to dining with you!

    Genevieve

    gfu@aya.yale.edu

     

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    Chinook Books

     

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

     

    Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

     

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    ODYSSEY TALENT SHOW - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11


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

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

     

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    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • Sept. 8th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Thank You Odyssey Families!: Below

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

    Odyssey Restaurant Night: Below & Attached

    Volunteers Needed For Fall Festival: Below

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

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

    Chinook Books: Below

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

    SafeOregon Tip Line: Below

    After School Lego Classes: Below

    Google Chrome for Classroom Info: Attached

    Odyssey Student/Family Directory: Below

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

    2018-2019 Carpool Info: Below & Attached

    2018-2019 School Supply Lists on The Odyssey Website

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    Upcoming Events

    Scrip Orders Due: Monday, September 10

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

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

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

    Picture Day: Wednesday, October 3

    Odyssey Talent Show: Thursday, October 11

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

    NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day? Monday, October 29

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

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

     

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    Thank You Odyssey Families!

    Dear Odyssey Families and Friends,

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

    Sincerely,

    Odyssey Teachers 

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

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

    Thanks,

    Genevieve Fu, gfu@aya.yale.edu

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    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FALL FESTIVAL

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

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

    SIGN UP GENIUS SITE FOR THE FALL FESTIVAL

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

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    THANKS

    Rebecca Hicks

    503.781.1435

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    Odyssey Auction Items

    Happy Last Week of Summer!

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    Thank you!

    Katie Hoffman

    jandkhoffman@hotmail.com

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    SCRIP DUE MONDAY

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

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

    Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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    Chinook Books

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

    Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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    ODYSSEY TALENT SHOW - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11


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

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

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    The SafeOregon Tip Line Aims to Increase Student Safety

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

     

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

     

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

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

    ·        The SafeOregon website 

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

    ·        An email to tip@safeoregon.com

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

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

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

    Let’s work together to keep our community safe.

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    Odyssey 2018-19 Directory 

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

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

     

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    Odyssey Carpool Info

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

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    Does your child attend PJA on Mondays or Wednesdays? 

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

    Thank you,

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

    The Odyssey Program

         at East Sylvan

    P:  503.916.6310

    F:  503.916.2124


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    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • August 31st Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Odyssey Restaurant Night: Below & Attached

    PPS Nutrition Services Message: Below

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

    Chinook Books: Below

    Odyssey Student/Family Directory: Below & Attached

    2018-2019 Carpool Info: Below & Attached

    2018-2019 School Supply Lists: Click Here

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    Upcoming Events

    NO SCHOOL - Labor Day: Monday, September 3

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

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

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

    Picture Day: Wednesday, October 3

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

    NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day? Monday, October 29

    Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14

     

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

     

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

     

    Thanks,

    Genevieve Fu, gfu@aya.yale.edu

     

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    PPS Nutrition Services Message

     

    Dear PPS Families,

     

    Starting this school year, the kitchen will be offering each student the opportunity to purchase one breakfast and one lunch per day. Students will not be able to purchase additional meals or milk a la carte.

     

    This new process supports the District’s wellness policy, as well as Portland’s sustainability efforts. Students are encouraged to bring beverages from home to support the school community’s desire to reduce milk carton waste. This new policy will also help reduce confusion around use of school meal funds on the student’s account (for example, charging additional meals and/or milk without parent knowledge and approval).  We will continue providing cups for water and unlimited fruits and veggies for students purchasing school lunch. 

     

    Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you in the cafeteria this school year.

     

    Comments or questions?  Call or email:

    The Nutrition Services Department

    503-916-3399

    nutritionservices@pps.net

    (NOTE: See the PPS lunch calendar online here: https://www.pps.net/cms/lib/OR01913224/Centricity/domain/59/menu%20calendars/Menu-Calendar-2018-19-Odyssey-Web.pdf )

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    Odyssey Auction Items

     

    Happy Last Week of Summer!

     

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

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Thank you!

    Katie Hoffman

    jandkhoffman@hotmail.com

     

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    Chinook Books

     

    Chinook books are in my garage!

     

    I mean to say that the school has Chinook books for sale starting now! Paper books are $25 and Mobile books are $15. Let me know if you want one and I will find you. Checks to Odyssey PTA.

     

    I will be at pickup many days and plan to be there Friday morning at dropoff.

     

    Chinook products will also be for sale at Fall Festival (Did you by your Family pass and t-shirts yet?) by credit card with a surcharge to cover the fees. ($26 for the book and $15.50 for mobile)

     

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

     

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    After School Lego Classes


    Attention all K12! After school Lego classes will begin again this fall! The registration will open on Monday... Watch your email for a link to register!  Classes will be open to all K12 on Tuesdays 2:15 to 3:45. Starts 9/25 and ends 11/13. Cost is $136 for all 8 sessions.

    Katie Dill (ktdill78@gmail.com) and Katie Hoffman (
    jandkhoffman@hotmail.com )

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    Odyssey 2018-19 Directory

     

    Attached is information about the 2018-19 Odyssey Student/Family Directory.  Please submit your info in hard copy or (preferably) on-line at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnAKAoh0Rnyde6AZe3lHVxio_vdwaWs_LE_Qvss2QloSCBBA/viewform

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

     

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    Odyssey Carpool Info

     

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

     

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    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • August 24th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Community Care Day August 25: Below & Attached

    Odyssey Restaurant Nights: Below & Attached

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

    Scrip Update: Below & Attached

    Chinook Books: Below

    Odyssey Student/Family Directory: Below

    2018-2019 Carpool Info: Below & Attached

    2018-2019 School Supply Lists: Click Here

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    Upcoming Events

    Odyssey Community Care Day: Saturday, August 25, 9am – 12pm

    FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Monday, August 27

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

    Save the Date! Fall Festival: Saturday, September 22, 4 – 7pm

     

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    Community Care Day TOMORROW!!  August 25 – We NEED YOU! 

     

    Calling all Odyssey families!  We need YOU to help get our school ready for the new year!  Please join other families and community volunteers for Odyssey Community Care Day at East Sylvan, Saturday August 25, 9am – 12 noon.  See attached flyer for more details.

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    Odyssey Restaurant Nights

     

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

     Thanks,

    Genevieve Fu, gfu@aya.yale.edu

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

    Odyssey Auction Items

     

    Happy Last Week of Summer!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank you!

    Katie Hoffman

    jandkhoffman@hotmail.com

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    SCRIP ORDER

    First Scrip Order is due Friday August 31 (the Friday before Labor Day!)

    Welcome back! The scrip program is starting off with an order due on the first week so you can refill you stash of scrip. If you are new to the scrip program you can buy $100 gift cards through the school and using our non-profit status we can buy them at a discount. This program adds several thousand dollars to our budget every year is a very low effort way. One family just purchased a few grocery cards each month and the school made one hundred easy dollars throughout the year.

    Attached you will see an order form. Checks are made out to Odyssey PTA and turned into the handy dandy scrip box by 2:15 the day that orders are due. Orders are usually distributed at pickup time on the following Thursday or left in the office for pickup at that time. 

     If you have any questions let me know. Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com

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    Chinook Books

    Chinook books are in my garage!

    I mean to say that the school has Chinook books for sale starting now! Paper books are $25 and Mobile books are $15. Let me know if you want one and I will find you. Checks to Odyssey PTA.

    I will be at pickup many days and plan to be there Friday morning at dropoff.

    Chinook products will also be for sale at Fall Festival (Did you by your Family pass and t-shirts yet?) by credit card with a surcharge to cover the fees. ($26 for the book and $15.50 for mobile)

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

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    Odyssey 2018-19 Directory

    Attached is information about the 2018-19 Odyssey Student/Family Directory.  Please submit your info in hard copy or (preferably) on-line at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnAKAoh0Rnyde6AZe3lHVxio_vdwaWs_LE_Qvss2QloSCBBA/viewform

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

     

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    Odyssey Carpool Info

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

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    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • August 19th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    In Search of a PTA Treasurer: Below

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

    Scrip Update: Below & Attached

    Odyssey Student/Family Directory: Below & Attached

    GirlStrength Self Defense Class: Below

    2018-2019 Carpool Info: Below & Attached

    Community Care Day August 25: Below & Attached

    2018-2019 School Supply Lists :

    Odyssey Fall Festival 9/22: Attached

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    Upcoming Events

    Odyssey Community Care Day: Saturday, August 25, 9am – 12pm

    FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: 1st - 8th Grade:  Monday, August 27

                                                  Kindergarten:  Thursday, August 30 

    Save the Date! Fall Festival: Saturday, September 22, 4 – 7pm

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    In Search of a PTA Treasurer

     

    Parents,

    The PTA is in search of a Treasurer for the 2018-19 school year. The basics of the position are:

    (1) Accounting & Reimbursements, 

    (2) Managing Corporate Matching, and 

    (3) Managing (not running) SCRIPT/ Restaurant Nights/ Box-Tops/ and Other (Fred Meyer) school fundraising. 

    It is a executive board position so there may be a few meetings of board members during the year. 

     

    If you are interested or want to learn more about the position, please contact me at j_shikany@yahoo.com as soon as possible. 

    Thank you,

    Jim Shikany, PTA Chair

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    Odyssey Auction Items

    Happy Last Week of Summer!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank you!

    Katie Hoffman

    jandkhoffman@hotmail.com

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    SCRIP ORDER

    Attached are next year’s student supply lists.  Each grade level supply needs are split into Individual and Team supplies.  If you are considering buying a gift card in lieu of purchasing the Team supplies, or want to make an extra donation, fill out the attached SCRIP form and our SCRIP coordinator will purchase and deliver the gift cards for you.  Odyssey PTA will receive the bonus rebate!  SCRIP orders will be accepted August 9th – 30th.

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    Odyssey 2018-19 Directory

    Attached is information about the 2018-19 Odyssey Student/Family Directory.  Please submit your info in hard copy or (preferably) on-line at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnAKAoh0Rnyde6AZe3lHVxio_vdwaWs_LE_Qvss2QloSCBBA/viewform

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

     

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    GirlStrength Self Defense Class

    Odyssey is offering GirlStrength, a free self-defense class for 678 students this fall. This is a fabulous self-defense program run by the Portland Police Bureau. It is a 9-week prevention program offering holistic self-defense for girls. Beyond self-defense moves, they focus on teaching how to utilize assertiveness, act on intuition, develop strategies for bullying, encourage students to be allies and assertive bystanders, explore escape options and safety planning, examine healthy behaviors and relations, recognize abusive behaviors and recognize the importance of healing after trauma. For more information about the program and what will be taught: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/49818

     Class details:

    • Wednesdays, 2:30-4:00pm
    • Sept 12-Nov 14 (no class on Halloween)
    • East Sylvan Auditorium
    • Available to 678 students
    • Free
    • Students must attend all sessions of the class

    Email me if you’d like your daughter enrolled--there are only a few spots remaining! Please include your child’s name in your email.

    Warmly,

    Laura Taylor

    greenstonepottery@gmail.com

     

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    Odyssey Carpool Info

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

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    Community Care Day August 25 – We NEED YOU! 

     

    Calling all Odyssey families!  We need YOU to help get our school ready for the new year!  Please join other families and community volunteers for Odyssey Community Care Day at East Sylvan, Saturday August 25, 9am – 12 noon.  See attached flyer for more details.

    --

    Terri Preeg Riggsby

    Communications Coordinator

  • August 11th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Odyssey Facebook Page: Below

    Scrip Update: Below & Attached

    Odyssey Student/Family Directory: Below & Attached

    2018-2019 Carpool Info: Below & Attached

    Community Care Day August 25: Below & Attached

    2018-2019 School Supply Lists: On Odyssey Website

    Odyssey Fall Festival 9/22: Attached

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    Upcoming Events

    Annual Odyssey Family Summer Campout at Dodge Park: August 17-19

    Odyssey Community Care Day: Saturday, August 25, 9am – 12pm

    FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Monday, August 27  (1st - 8th grades)

     Thursday, August 31st (Kindergarten)

    Save the Date! Fall Festival: Saturday, September 22, 4 – 7pm

     

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    SCRIP ORDER

    Attached are next year’s student supply lists.  Each grade level supply needs are split into Individual and Team supplies.  If you are considering buying a gift card in lieu of purchasing the Team supplies, or want to make an extra donation, fill out the attached SCRIP form and our SCRIP coordinator will purchase and deliver the gift cards for you.  Odyssey PTA will receive the bonus rebate!  SCRIP orders will be accepted through August 30th.

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    Odyssey 2018-19 Directory

    Attached is information about the 2018-19 Odyssey Student/Family Directory.  Please submit your info in hard copy or (preferably) on-line  HERE

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

     

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    Odyssey Carpool Info

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

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    Community Care Day August 25 – We NEED YOU! 

     

    Calling all Odyssey families!  We need YOU to help get our school ready for the new year!  Please join other families and community volunteers for Odyssey Community Care Day at East Sylvan, Saturday August 25, 9am – 12 noon.  See attached flyer for more details.

     

  • June 13th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Scrip Wrap-Up and Other Fundraising Opportunities: Below & Attached

    Summer Math: Below

    Odyssey Art Classes with Debi Crawford: Below

    Odyssey Family Summer Campout at Dodge Park: Below

    2018-2019 School Supply Lists: Below & Attached

    Summer Reading Program Starts June 15: Below                                                                                                                     

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    Upcoming Events

    Annual Odyssey Family Summer Campout at Dodge Park: August 17-19

    First Day of School, Grades 1-8:  Monday, August 27

    First Day of School, Kindergarten: Thursday, August 30

    Save the Date! Fall Festival: Saturday, September 22

     

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    Scrip Wrap-Up and Other Fundraising Opportunities

    Thanks to everybody for supporting the scrip program this year. With just an average of 11 orders a week we generated $3500 of profits. I will be continuing on as scrip coordinator next year so I'll see you and your orders in the fall! If you have ideas on how to make the process better or how to convince others to participate let me know.

    If you are considering buying a gift card in lieu of purchasing the team supplies portion of the school supplies, or making an extra donation to the classroom teacher for other supplies, let me do the work for you! See the attached forms.  SCRIP Order Form

    Finally, as I've been accumulating donations from local businesses for the Fall Festival I've gotten some Groupon-like certificates for $500 or more off from orthodontists. If you have a kiddo getting braces and are planning on going to Garfinkle, Ensley, Sylvan or Raleigh Hill Orthodontics in the upcoming year I have a deal for you! There of course are restrictions so let me know if your interested and we can see if it will work for you. I wish some of my $$$ had gone to PTA rather than our ortho...

    Have a great summer!

    Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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    Summer Math!

     

    Dear Odyssey Families,

    We hope your summer is off to a great start!  As you head off to your various adventures, we wanted to offer some ideas for what to practice in math over the summer.  We hope that you can integrate practice of these skills in a fun and engaging way. The skills listed will reinforce what they have been working on this last school year and prepare them to return ready to launch into the new math year.  Happy Summer!

    K12

    ·       Count and use real money

    ·       Practice telling time

    ·       Use an analog watch or clock

    ·       Fact families (2+3=5, 3+2=5, 5-2=3, 5-3=2)  

    ·       Quick recall of basic addition and subtraction facts

    345:

    ·       Work on memorizing math facts with automaticity

    o   Addition

    o   Subtraction

    o   Multiplication facts

    ·       Flash cards during long road trips!

    678:

    ·       Work on Khan Academy for the math grade level they just completed

    o   Common Core 6th = 6th Grade

    o   Compacted Year 1 = 7th Grade

    o   Compacted Year 2 = 8th Grade/Algebra 1

     

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    Odyssey Art Classes with Debi Crawford

    Art classes are greatly impacted by the generous volunteers that help make the program. Rebecca Hicks selflessly organized time slots for all of K through 5 classes this year. Thank you!

    And thank you to the Art Class volunteers! These people have made a huge difference in our Art Program this year. They work behind the scenes matting, distributing, threading needles, cutting material, collecting art, cleaning up the classroom and encouraging Odyssey art students. What a difference they make! These are the folks helping often in classes throughout the year:

    Genevieve Fu (K,1,2  &  3,4,5)      Jessica Dalpiaz (K,1,2)

    Katie Dill (K,1,2  &  3,4,5)               Kathleen Valle (K,1,2)

    Doug Burke (K,1,2  &  3,4,5)          Jamie Clary (3,4,5) 

    Lisa Hedley (3,4,5)                           Andy Osenar (3,4,5) 

    Laura Geisel (K,1,2 )                        Michelle Mize (K,1,2 )

    Rhonda MacAllister (K,1,2)            Denise Rosenthal (K,1,2)

    Adam Solop (K,1,2  &  3,4,5)          Theo Ducker (K,1,2)

    Marcela Parra Arcild (K,1,2 )           Soome Salinthone (K,1,2)

    Natalie Stamper (K,1,2 & 3,4,5)     Jill and Mike Andreyuk (3,4,5)

    Sal AlSudairy (K,1,2 )                        Kate Henson (3,4,5)

    Brandie Mannon (K,1,2)                  Ariel Malia (3,4,5)

    Beth Hale (3,4,5)                               Gretchen Morley (3,4,5) 

    Rebecca Hicks (3,4,5)                        Laura Taylor (3,4,5) 

                           And Terri Preeg Riggsby (3,4,5) 

     

    I look forward to seeing you all again next year (and others too!).

    Happy creating during the summer!

    Mrs Debi Crawford
    Odyssey/Hayhurst Art Teacher

    *Should anyone like to take art classes this summer, email me at debicrawford@gmail.com and I will send a list of places where they are on offer 

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    Odyssey Summer Family Campout at Dodge Park August 17-19

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

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

    We have the Community Hall reserved all day Saturday and will have a dinner potluck all together. 

    Cost:

    Day trip: free

    1 night:   $31.25

    2 nights: $54.25

    Community Hall, suggested donation of $15.00


    Use this survey monkey form to register:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SC733YT

     

    Link to map of campground:

    https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/article/349499

     

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    2018/2019 School Supply Lists

    Click here next year’s student supply lists.  Each grade level supply needs are split into Individual and Team supplies.  If you are considering buying a gift card in lieu of purchasing the Team supplies, or want to make an extra donation, fill out the SCRIP form and our SCRIP coordinator will purchase and deliver the gift cards for you.  Odyssey PTA will receive the bonus rebate!  SCRIP orders will be accepted August 9th – 30th.

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

     

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    Summer Reading starts June 15

     

    This year, all students at our school will receive a Multnomah County Library Summer Reading gameboard before summer vacation begins.  Players keep track of the days they read, are read to or listen to audiobooks.  They can earn T-shirts, books, and other great prizes.  Reading through the summer - even just 15 minutes a day! - can help students start fall ready to learn, instead of losing reading skills.  Summer reading is free, and kids who finish the game will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for a trip for four to Great Wolf Lodge waterpark!

     

    Susie Beckers, Teacher~Librarian

    Odyssey Program @ East Sylvan

    (503) 916-6310

    sbeckers@pps.net

     

  • June 2nd Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Scrip Update: Below & Attached

    K-2 Field Day: Below

    Equity Committee Meeting: Below & Attached

    Odyssey Family Summer Campout at Dodge Park: Below

    Run for the Arts Annual Student Art Contest: Below

    2018-2019 School Supply Lists: See Website for links

    Summer Reading Program Starts June 15: Below

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    Upcoming Events

    Final Scrip Order Due: Monday, June 4

    Equity Committee Meeting: Tuesday, June 5, 6pm

    K-2 Field Day: Tuesday, June 5

    Last Day of School: Friday, June 8

    Annual Odyssey Family Summer Campout at Dodge Park: August 17-19

    Save the Date! Fall Festival: Saturday, September 22

     

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    FINAL SCRIP ORDER

     

    Lots of final things. The final scrip order is due Monday, June 4. If you are a 678 parent and going on field study get it in early and I promise to find you and get you the last order. :) Stock up for summer groceries, dining out, buy gift cards for school supplies, or just buy me dinner. We raised over $3200 the easy way this year. Yippee!

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    Attached you will find the appropriate forms. Or there is always the bulletin board. As always if there are questions let me know! Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

     

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    Odyssey Field Day – Volunteers Needed!

     

    K-2nd Grades = Tuesday, June 5th

     

    Don’t Miss All The Fun!

     

    We Need Your Help!

     

    Click on the link below to pick your day and time:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AHcMGMS-6J6-iVVs3LLYXvuYkpbL2_hSgW8A5KAaBGo/viewform?edit_requested=true

     

    Questions?  Contact Mr. Winkler, PE Teacher  jwinkler@pps.net

     

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    Equity Committee Meeting June 5

    Please join us next Tuesday, June 5th, at 6:00 p.m. at East Sylvan for a year-end meeting of the Equity Committee. The purpose of the meeting is to identify a few things we can do over the summer in order to hit the ground in the fall with a work plan for the 18-19 school year.

    The committee had its first meeting earlier this year, and minutes from that meeting are attached. We are looking for anyone who is interested in helping to make Odyssey a more racially and economically diverse school that supports the needs of all of its students and parents.

    I recognize this is short notice and next week is also the 678 field study, so if you are interested in being a part of this conversation and you are not able to make it on the 5th, please email me, Andrew Scott, directly (drewid95@yahoo.com) so that I can touch base with you and make sure you are included in current and future discussions.

    Please let me know if you have any questions, and we hope to see you on June 5th at 6:00 p.m.

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    Odyssey Summer Family Campout at Dodge Park August 17-19

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

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

    We have the Community Hall reserved all day Saturday and will have a dinner potluck all together.

    Cost:

    Day trip: free

    1 night:   $31.25

    2 nights: $54.25

    Community Hall, suggested donation of $15.00

     

    Use this survey monkey form to register:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SC733YT

     

    Link to map of campground:

    https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/article/349499

     

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    Run for the Arts Annual Student Design Contest


    Over the last 40 years, Young Audiences Run for the Arts has helped schools secure nearly $17 million dollars for arts experiences and has become an established Northwest tradition.  Please help us continue this tradition by encouraging your students to submit a design to our Run for the Arts Design Contest!  You can learn more about the contest and download printable entry forms here:
    http://www.ya-or.org/run-for-the-arts/t-shirt-design-contest

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    2018/2019 School Supply Lists

    Attached are next year’s student supply lists.  Each grade level supply needs are split into Individual and Team supplies.  If you are considering buying a gift card in lieu of purchasing the Team supplies, or want to make an extra donation, fill out the attached SCRIP form and our SCRIP coordinator will purchase and deliver the gift cards for you.  Odyssey PTA will receive the bonus rebate!  SCRIP orders will be accepted August 9th – 30th.

    Angela Hoffart

    Principal’s Secretary

     

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    Summer Reading starts June 15

     

    This year, all students at our school will receive a Multnomah County Library Summer Reading gameboard before summer vacation begins.  Players keep track of the days they read, are read to or listen to audiobooks.  They can earn T-shirts, books, and other great prizes.  Reading through the summer - even just 15 minutes a day! - can help students start fall ready to learn, instead of losing reading skills.  Summer reading is free, and kids who finish the game will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for a trip for four to Great Wolf Lodge waterpark!

     

    Susie Beckers, Teacher~Librarian

    Odyssey Program @ East Sylvan

    (503) 916-6310

    sbeckers@pps.net

  • May 25th Weekly Report

    FINAL Coffee Cart: Below

    Scrip Update: Below & Attached      

    Odyssey Field Day Volunteers Needed: Below

    Summer Spree: Below

    Odyssey Family Summer Campout at Dodge Park: Below

    Run for the Arts Annual Student Art Contest: Below

    Summer Reading Program Starts June 15: Below

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    Upcoming Events

    Odyssey Field Days: grades 3-8 -5/29; grades K-2 - 6/5

    8th Grade Promotion & Party: Thursday, 5/31

    Summer Spree & Final Coffee Cart: Friday, 6/1

    Annual Odyssey Family Summer Campout at Dodge Park: August 17-19

    Save the Date! Fall Festival: Saturday, 9/22

     

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    COFFEE CART

    Final coffee cart of the year is next Friday, June 1! Come enjoy a morning caffeine hit in the hall one final time. Everybody's doin' it.  Questions? Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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    FINAL SCRIP ORDER

    Lots of final things. The final scrip order is due Monday, June 4. If you are a 678 parent and going on field study get it in early and I promise to find you and get you the last order. :) Stock up for summer groceries, dining out, buy gift cards for school supplies, or just buy me dinner. We raised over $3200 the easy way this year. Yippee!

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    Attached you will find the appropriate forms. Or there is always the bulletin board. As always if there are questions let me know! Lisa <lisavannatta@gmail.com>

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    Odyssey Field Day – Volunteers Needed!

    3rd-8th Grades = Tuesday, May 29th

    K-2nd Grades = Tuesday, June 5th

     

    Don’t Miss All The Fun!

     

    We Need Your Help!

     

    Click on the link below to pick your day and time:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AHcMGMS-6J6-iVVs3LLYXvuYkpbL2_hSgW8A5KAaBGo/viewform?edit_requested=true

     

    Questions?  Contact Mr. Winkler, PE Teacher  jwinkler@pps.net

     

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    SUMMER SPREE UPDATE

    IMPORTANT UPDATE ABOUT SUMMER SPREE!

    Thank you to all who have volunteered to help with Summer Spree next week! (Friday, June 1, from 11am-1:45pm)! If you have signed up, but haven't heard from me yet with the details (your station and schedule), please send an email to thealiajackson@gmail.com. Unfortunately, I didn't include a way to supply your email with the sign up form, so I didn't have a way to contact everyone. 

    If you haven't signed up yet but want to, please email me as well!

    Thanks in advance for helping make the Summer Spree a fun end of year party for our kids.

    What is Summer Spree?

    For those new to Odyssey, Summer Spree is an end-of-year celebration! Due to a variety of scheduling conflicts, this year the decision was made to make Summer Spree an event for all K-8 kids during the school day. We are excited to allow all students to celebrate the end of the school year with this fun event! There will be bouncy obstacle courses and slides, games and activities, and treats for all!

    Details:

    Friday, June 1

    11:00am-1:45pm

    Thank you for helping our kids celebrate another great year at Odyssey! 

    Questions? Email thealiajackson@gmail.com

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    Odyssey Summer Family Campout at Dodge Park August 17-19

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

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

    We have the Community Hall reserved all day Saturday and will have a dinner potluck all together.

    Cost:

    Day trip: free

    1 night:   $31.25

    2 nights: $54.25

    Community Hall, suggested donation of $15.00

    Use this survey monkey form to register:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SC733YT

    Link to map of campground:

    https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/article/34949 

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    Run for the Arts Annual Student Design Contest

    Over the last 40 years, Young Audiences Run for the Arts has helped schools secure nearly $17 million dollars for arts experiences and has become an established Northwest tradition.  Please help us continue this tradition by encouraging your students to submit a design to our Run for the Arts Design Contest!  You can learn more about the contest and download printable entry forms here: http://www.ya-or.org/run-for-the-arts/t-shirt-design-contest

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    Summer Reading starts June 15

     

    This year, all students at our school will receive a Multnomah County Library Summer Reading gameboard before summer vacation begins.  Players keep track of the days they read, are read to or listen to audiobooks.  They can earn T-shirts, books, and other great prizes.  Reading through the summer - even just 15 minutes a day! - can help students start fall ready to learn, instead of losing reading skills.  Summer reading is free, and kids who finish the game will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for a trip for four to Great Wolf Lodge waterpark!

     

    Susie Beckers, Teacher~Librarian

    Odyssey Program @ East Sylvan

    (503) 916-6310

    sbeckers@pps.net

  • May 18th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    Art Show Success! Below

    Scrip Update: Below & Attached      

    Odyssey Field Day Volunteers Needed: Below

    Fall Festival Planning Meeting: Below

    Summer Spree: Below

    Odyssey Family Summer Campout at Dodge Park: Below

    8th Grade Promotion Bags: Below

    Summer Reading Program Starts June 15: Below

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    Upcoming Events

    Fall Festival Planning Meeting: Friday, 5/25

    Odyssey Field Days: grades 3-8 -5/29; grades K-2 - 6/5

    8th Grade Promotion & Party: Thursday, 5/31

    Summer Spree: Friday, 6/1

    Annual Odyssey Family Summer Campout at Dodge Park: August 17-19

    Save the Date! Fall Festival: Saturday, 9/22

     

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    Thank you so much for coming to the Art Show! 

     

    A HUGE thanks to all of the parents who helped make it happen:

    Molly Wheeler at the piano, shepherding the student musicians on and off. 

    The brave student musicians who showcased their talents for the crowd. 

    Scott Huber, Malinda McCollum, Danica Clark, and my husband for transforming the auditorium into a black-walled space.

    Geneive Fu, Natalie Stamper, Rebecca Hicks, Lisa Hedley and Laura Taylor for helping hang and display the artwork in a tidy and professional manner.

    Liz Davis, Allie and Kurt Shirley for helping take away the 3-D items the night of the Show. Lisa VanNatta, Soome Salinthone, Mathilda Schmidt and Natalie Stamper for taking all the 2-D art off the walls Friday morning.

    Thank you for Deanne Froehlich and Denise Self for providing and handing out the cookies. 

    Thanks to Jim Shikany for returning the display boards to Glencoe Elementary.

    It takes a team and I am very thankful that I have helpers every year to make this happen. All of my classroom volunteers through the weeks also have a huge impact on the Show. I will be thanking them later!                             

    Thanks Again,   

    Debi Crawford, Odyssey Art Teacher

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    Scrip Update

    There are only two more orders for the year! So be sure to stock up for graduation gifts, teacher appreciation gifts, wedding gifts and summer!

    SCRIP Page 1       SCRIP Page 2

    The remaining orders are due:

    May 21 and June 4

    Pickups are on Thursday(PM)/Friday – see attached forms.

    Cheers, Lisa VanNatta <lisavannatta@yahoo.com>

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    Odyssey Field Day – Volunteers Needed!

    3rd-8th Grades = Tuesday, May 29th

    K-2nd Grades = Tuesday, June 5th

     

    Don’t Miss All The Fun!

     

    We Need Your Help!

     

    Click on the link below to pick your day and time:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AHcMGMS-6J6-iVVs3LLYXvuYkpbL2_hSgW8A5KAaBGo/viewform?edit_requested=true

     

    Questions?  Contact Mr. Winkler, PE Teacher  jwinkler@pps.net

     

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    FALL FESTIVAL PLANNING MEETING

    Our Fall Festival planning committee is set to meet on Friday, May 25 from 8-9am at Odyssey and we want YOU!

    Interested in lending a hand, big or small, please contact me today. The more parents who take on a role the smaller the roles can be for all of us. This is our one big fundraiser/family event of the year with lots on the to-do list. New to Odyssey and still looking for a way to be involved and meeting people? Want to lend a hand but work full time? I have to-do items for you!

    Please contact me for more info or to RSVP to the meeting.

    Rebecca

    503.781.1435

    rebgak@hotmail.com

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    SUMMER SPREE UPDATE

    What is Summer Spree?

    For those new to Odyssey, Summer Spree is an end-of-year celebration! Due to a variety of scheduling conflicts, this year the decision was made to make Summer Spree an event for all K-8 kids during the school day. We are excited to allow all students to celebrate the end of the school year with this fun event! There will be bouncy obstacle courses and slides, games and activities, and treats for all!

    Details:

    Friday, June 1

    11:00am-1:45pm

    Volunteer Needs:

    Are you able to come help supervise and run activities? We need at least 10 parent volunteers to make this event a success. Please sign up via the link below. 

    https://goo.gl/forms/V69pZTPeqmlKAQ8w2 

    Thank you for helping our kids celebrate another great year at Odyssey! 

    Questions? Email thealiajackson@gmail.com

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    Odyssey Summer Family Campout at Dodge Park August 17-19

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

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

    We have the Community Hall reserved all day Saturday and will have a dinner potluck all together.

    Cost

    Day trip: free

    1 night:   $31.25

    2 nights: $54.25

    Community Hall, suggested donation of $15.00

    Use this survey monkey form to register:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SC733YT

    Link to map of campground:

    https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/article/349499

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    8th Grade Promotion Bags

    As the graduation day for the 8th graders is rapidly approaching on May 31st, I'm hoping that your K12, 345 and/or 6/7 grade student would be willing to help with the following:

    On an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of white paper, or smaller, would your student draw a fun picture or design, write a well wish or a combination of both, and submit before or on Friday, May 18th to Angela, our school secretary.  

    Ideas include: A memory of what your student loves about Odyssey (like writing focuses, field studies, performances, recess :-),  etc.), what they think it means to graduate, a future prediction for an 8th grader, a success tip for being a good high school student, something they appreciate about the 8th graders at Odyssey, a good luck or farewell message, and so on.  After I receive the individual  letters and drawings, they will be assembled as a collection and each 8th grader will receive a copy in their going away promotion gift bag. 


    Please, do not have the student write their last name on this, but if they would like to include their first name, this is optional.  Student participation is optional, but will be greatly appreciated!

    Odyssey Parent Donations Requested:

    Please submit before or on Friday, May 18th to Angela, our school secretary

    Lastly, in order to make the gift bags a bit more kid-friendly for our 22 graduates, we're hoping to receive the following donations:

    8  - $5.00 Starbucks gift cards (we currently have 14 but need a total of 22)

    22  Blow Pop lollipops

    22  Packs of Gum  

    22  Pop Rocks candy

    44  Smarties candies (small/wrapped)

    22  Capri Suns or a can of Sparkling Water, etc... 

    22  M&Ms (snack size, so the chocolate won't melt)

    22   Assorted wrapped candy  (skittles, air heads, starbursts, mike&ike, hi-chews, swedish fish, etc)

    22   Assorted loose but wrapped candies to use as filler for an item in their gift bag.  

    If you are running short on time and would prefer to donate money to this effort, we can purchase items to fill the gift bags.  Please make the check to:  Odyssey PTA

    Thank you very much to the families that have already donated to this effort!  

    So far, we have appx 12 items collected!  Thank you, we appreciate it and we know the students will too!

    As this wonderful tradition continues, please know that when it is your student's turn to experience the 8th grade Odyssey promotion ceremony that your child will be celebrated as they prepare to face the next chapter on their educational path.  Looking back, the days were long but the years were indeed short.  

    Contact Donna at donna_hostler@yahoo.com with any questions.

    Best regards and thanks for your consideration in supporting the Odyssey 8th grade students!  

    Donna Hostler, Parent to Abigail and Elhannen (678)

    Gretchen Huntington, Parent to Jack and Luke (345 and 678)

    Helena Nissen, Parent to Astrid  (678)

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    Summer Reading Program Starts June 15

     

    This year, all students at our school will receive a Multnomah County Library Summer Reading gameboard before summer vacation begins.  Players keep track of the days they read, are read to or listen to audiobooks.  They can earn T-shirts, books, and other great prizes.  Reading through the summer - even just 15 minutes a day! - can help students start fall ready to learn, instead of losing reading skills.  Summer reading is free, and kids who finish the game will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for a trip for four to Great Wolf Lodge waterpark!

     

    Susie Beckers, Teacher~Librarian

    Odyssey Program @ East Sylvan

    (503) 916-6310

    sbeckers@pps.net

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