Vestal Elementary School

Our richly-diverse community nurtures life-long learning to support all students
in achieving their very highest educational and personal potential.

161 NE 82nd AvenuePortland, OR 97220Ph (503) 916-6437Fx (503) 916-2679

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  • Community Notes

    Hello all, happy Thursday!

    Today, all of our students got to meet the artists of Peace, Love, and Action...Tanya Zabinski! The kids were so excited to meet her and some even got her autograph!

    We hope that some of you are reading this book at home! The artwork and What You Can Do page are very useful!

    Next Thursday starting at 4:30 is our Social Justice e Showcase. We invite EVERYONE to attend! You may get dinner at The Yard food carts or have pizza here at Vestal.

    Each class will be showcasing their awesome social justice work and hear some great music. Fingers crossed for great weather!

    There will also be some local artists selling their crafts! We hope this night is just a great community time together.

    Tomorrow is Spirit Day! What your Vestal gear!

    Our Fresh Food Pantry will be open at 2:00!

    And...the spinning wheel will happen at lunch times! 

    Enjoy the sunshine!

    Vestal Peace, 

    Sabrina Flamoe

  • Community Notes

    Hello Vestal community!

    A few notes...

    * We are in the midst of Everybody Reads! for Social Justice. Please know we still have books left for parents who would like to choose one to be reading. Please ask your child what special social justice book they are reading with their class!

    * Tomorrow is Friday already! Spirit day, Spinning Wheel and...Fresh Food Market!

    * Hi Everyone,  Next Friday May 20th will be the last week for library check out & for the remainder of the year, we are asking that you return all books back. I will provide a print out of the books your kiddo has out so you can check for them at home. Please email me at ahazen@pps.net if you have any questions !

    * A BIG EVENT is coming...May 26th  is our BIG night to celebrate all of the amazing social justice work that has been happening all year! This year we are really making this event big and exciting! Please take a look at the flyer attached....One addition this year is adding eating food from the YARD! If you are interested in vouchers that will allow you to eat at the yard on May 26th, please fill out this link!  https://forms.gle/PRd9b83goaKTP94w5

    We will send a paper form tomorrow that you can send a paper RSVP back to us!

    Social Justice Night POSTER_p3.pdf 

    Vestal Peace, Sabrina

  • Community News

    Hello all...just a quick note wishing all of you a safe and restful Spring Break!

    Tomorrow is Spirit Day and Food Pantry...then we will see you all in a week!

  • Community Notes

    Hello all- happy Thursday evening!

    Just a quick note this week...

    Having masks optional during recess has gone really well! I can assure you that students that want to wear their masks are free to do so...one kindergartener told me today, unprompted,  "I know lots of my friends take their masks off, but I am leaving mine on because this what my family decided!" then ran off playing! I am hopeful that all students feel that comfort with their decision. I have had some funny moments where kids have told me, "You look so weird, please put your mask back on!" and "You sound the same but you look so different, I didn't even know it was you!" 

    As of right now, we believe that we will also have masks be optional starting March 14 (almost exactly 2 years since all this began for us). 

    Tomorrow is Spirit Day! Please remind your students to wear Vestal gear or messages that support social justice!

    Friday is also the food pantry and spinning wheel!

    Last note for now...please please please honor the NO PARKING signs at school. We really need everyone to follow the expectations for parking. This is for safety and also simply so buses can fit in some tight places. We know we don't have great parking options, and we really can't fix that part. Please give yourself enough time to park behind the school and walk through the path OR across the street and cross 82nd. We truly appreciate your help and support. We want the end of the day to be a fun time to re-connect...not a stressful time with car and bus issues. (NOTE- Please do not park along the fence in the small lot...that is all marked NO PARKING)

    OK, have a nice and hopefully calm evening!

    Vestal Peace, Sabrina Flamoe

Principal's
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  • Hello families and welcome to the beautiful Vestal community-

     

    Vestal is an ethnically, linguistically, economically diverse school community.

    We are committed to school being a center of our neighborhood community.

    Every student and staff member at Vestal is committed to being a safe, kind, learner each day.

    We value the learning process of every human being…no matter their age.

    We invite you to join us in our on-going learning!

     

    Sincerely, Sabrina Flamoe

    Vestal K-8 Principal

    sflamoe@pps.net

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