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Winterhaven Weekly - 1/5/2017

posted Jan 5, 2017, 5:45 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 4:32 PM by Admin at Winterhaven ]

Upcoming Events:


  • January 11 – Variety Show Rehearsal – 3 pm to 5 pm
  • January 12 – Variety Show Performance – 6:30 pm to 8 pm
  • January 16 – MLK Day – No School
  • January 18 – Late Opening – 2 hour late start
  • January 23 – PTSA Community Meeting – 6:30 pm to 8 pm
  • January 26 – K-8 Science Fair – 5 pm to 7 pm
  • January 27 – Planning Day – No School


Principal’s Note – I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable winter break. With the inclement weather days and the 2 weeks off, it seems so long ago that we just finishing up Thanksgiving Break, but we are back at it and we’re excited to have your students back here at school. 


A few things:

  1. At this time, the PPS School Board has added 2 days to the end of the school year. This means that the 8th grade promotion is now on Monday, June 12th and the last day of school for students is on Tuesday, June 13th. The board will be meeting next week to decide if they will add the remaining 2 days or not. Once we hear, we will let you know.
  2. Informational meetings are coming up soon for prospective students for the 2017-18 school year. The 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 a Statement of Understanding (these will be available in the office starting on Feb. 8) and you need to complete the Enrollment and Transfer Lottery Application (this will be available online on Feb. 8). To receive sibling preference, you need to 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.
  3. Last but not least – as we are an outdoor recess school, be sure to send your child to school with the appropriate attire to brave the outdoors.  With the cold weather, we want to make sure students can go outside for exercise but also be safe for the elements.


I also want to thank our families for their wonderful donations to our school and staff during the holidays.  We truly appreciate all you do for Winterhaven and we enjoy working with your children each and every day.




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 Food Service Assistants to work 2-5 hour shifts.  Starting salary is $11.85/hour.  Must pass a Criminal Record Check and know basic computer skills.  For more information call:  503-916-3271

Variety Show – If you have questions, please contact: Kari Key, email: 

Volunteers needed: We need assistance with the auditions, rehearsals and performances. You can sign up for one or more spots depending on your availability. Please take a moment to check out the sign up online at:

2017 Winterhaven Variety Show Auditions Audition times are available after school on January 3rd, 4th and 5th. Online audition sign up at:

Variety Show Displays: This year we will be starting a new tradition with displays at the Variety Show. Please sign up if your student has something they enjoy doing that they would like to share with our community in a non-performance format. Please sign up online if your student is interested in bringing something to display:

Weekly Information must be submitted by the end of the work day on the Tuesday before you wish to have it included in the newsletter.  We only publish information that directly relates to our school and our students.  If you wish to place something in the weekly, please email it to Nancy Cooper at