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Winterhaven Weekly - 1/19/2017

posted Jan 19, 2017, 5:23 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 4:32 PM by Admin at Winterhaven ]

Upcoming Events:

  • January 19 – Winterhaven Variety Show – 6:30 to 8 pm
  • January 23 – PTSA Community Meeting – 6:30 to 8 pm
  • January 26 – K-8 Science Fair – 5 to 7 pm
  • January 30 – Black History Mobile Museum – 8 am to 3 pm in the library
  • February 3 – Teacher Planning Day – No School

Lottery Information Meetings

Informational meetings for the lottery process are coming up soon for prospective students for the 2017-18 school year. 

Meetings are Feb. 8 @ 5:30 pm, Feb. 15 @ 3:30 pm, and March 1 @ 5:30 pm

If you have siblings you plan to enroll for next year, you do not need to come to the informational meetings. However, you do need to complete:

  1. A Statement of Understanding (available in the office starting Feb. 8); and 
  2. An Enrollment and Transfer Lottery Application (available online starting Feb. 8) 

To receive sibling preference, you must have a child currently attending Winterhaven this year who will be also attending next year. If you have questions, please check with the main office.


Volunteers needed! 

We need parent volunteers to help us choose who will represent us at Intel’s NW Science Expo this spring! Please consider volunteering for at least one hour during the week of science fair (Jan 23-36). We need judges and other volunteers to make our event a success. No science experience necessary! If you do have a science background, consider volunteering for the final judging process on the day of the science fair (Jan 26) from 3-6 pm. Volunteers can register by completing the form at https://google/forms/G8wS5d5HF1yBZVar2.  Questions? Contact Jen Schramm at :


8th Grade High School Information

8th Grade Parents and Guardians: The process for moving to high school is beginning. Here's some info for you:

  • Franklin came and visited our dozen students headed their way on Thursday January 5th. These students should have brought home their class forecasting sheet for for your signature.
  • Benson gave a presentation to all of our 8th graders on Friday January 6th. They prefer to do all their forecasting after the lottery process. Their Shadow Days moved to February 10th, 8:00-11:00. You need to get your student there; Benson will provide a bus back to Winterhaven. Please let Cliff Shaw ( know if you are planning on this so he can make sure all the permission slips are in.
  • Jefferson doesn't have a visit scheduled to Winterhaven, but if anyone wants to go to their February 3rd 8th grade student tour, they will need to RSVP using this google form.
  • Grant is scheduled to come to Winterhaven Friday, January 20th. Expect paperwork needing your signature.
  • Cliff Shaw will be sitting down with the five students from Madison High School neighborhood sometime the week of January 23-26. Again, paperwork for you to sign will follow.
  • Cleveland is scheduled to come to Winterhaven Friday, January 20th. 
  • Wilson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt likely won't send someone to the school, but will send the paperwork for Cliff to do with them.

Cliff recommends doing the course forecasting for your neighborhood school, even if you are planning on going somewhere else. It is much easier to get the courses your student wants now than in August or September when they will just get the courses that are not full.

Winterhaven Geographic Bee

Congratulations to 7th grader, Owen Jablonski who won the 2017 Winterhaven Geographic Bee!!

Students in 4th-8th grade were eligible to participate in the preliminary rounds. Eight students were finalists this year:

  • 4th grade- Jefferson Furlong
  • 5th grade- Charlotte Nollette
  • 6th grade- Sawyer Balderson
  • 6th grade- Cole Hersey (2nd place)
  • 7th grade- Owen Jablonski (1st place)
  • 7th grade- Ashton Poczynek
  • 8th grade- Jaime Belden (3rd place)
  • 8th grade- Christopher Reed

Thank you to Ms. Schumann for moderating this year. Based upon the results of a written assessment from National Geographic, Owen could qualify for the Oregon Geographic Bee, which will take place this spring. Please contact Ms. Tran ( if you have any questions.

Variety Show Performance

If you haven't seen our kids perform their hearts out before, you are in for an ENORMOUS TREAT!!! Singing! Dancing! Comedy! MUSE band! And all from the talents of our own Winterhaven students! Thursday January 19, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. If you have questions, please contact: Kari Key, email:

Hosford Engaged and Active Teens

The HEAT program offers before & after school classes to middle school students both at Hosford and neighboring middle schools. HEAT classes are designed to promote social, emotional, physical, creative and intellectual competencies in a fun and safe environment at a low cost to families. Most classes are held at Hosford.


HEAT classes are fun and enriching and really contribute to your students' experience at middle school. Our winter line-up has classes that appeal to a broad range of interests and skill sets. Winter classes begin the week of January 17 and run until Spring Break.


Classes with open availability include:

  • Mathquest- hone math skills to become a better math student and competitor
  • Morning Yoga- learn important meditation and relaxation techniques
  • Japanese Language & Culture- learn from fluent instructors, practicing conversation and learning about culture and dialects
  • SmartPhone Photography- learn photography basics like composition to create beautiful photos of everyday objects
  • Fencing- with the Oregon Fencing Alliance
  • After-School Drama- all skills and interests welcome! Participants will be working towards a spring performance
  • Improvisational Theatre- Domeka Parker has over 30 years of Improv experience! Students will learn through short form games, long form exercises and mad-cap physical comedy all while having hardy chuckles
  • Marvelous World of Microbes- this class will be an introduction both to the world of creatures too small for us to see, and also to DIY scientific investigation
  • Architecture Design- learn 2 & 3-D drawing techniques and model making to design spaces
  • Hosford Speech & Debate Team- learn from the best, the coach and team leaders of the Cleveland Cannibals, and work towards a spring competition
  • Ceramics and Painting- with the crafty folks at Carter & Rose
  • Creative Writing- aspiring writers and authors will have the time and space to practice their craft and hone their skills. Culminating projects include a publishing a creative journal and participation in the Oregon Writing Festival in the Spring
  • Running Club- whether you are bridging the gap between cross country and track seasons or just interested in group runs, Cleveland Coach Lopez will take participants of all abilities on runs to area parks and landmarks around the neighborhood
  • After School Breakfast Club- the After School Breakfast Club is a cooking class that focuses on that most important meal of the day- BREAKFAST! Learn basic cooking skills and enjoy your creations at the end of every class 
Registration information is in the Hosford office or online: Hosford PTA HEAT After School Program - Classes