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Winterhaven Weekly - 3/23/2017

posted May 1, 2017, 2:20 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 4:34 PM by Admin at Winterhaven ]

Upcoming Events:


  • March 24 – Garden Work Party – 3 pm to 5 pm
  • March 27-31 – Spring Break – No school
  • April 14 – MAC Attack
  • April 20-21 – 8th grade Rock Opera Shows (times TBD)


MAC ATTACK--Make art count--Friday, April 14 - It is time for MAC ATTACK! All Winterhaven students will be participating in a fundraiser to help support our school. Your child has received their Mac Attack sponsor sheet. They can begin collecting pledges immediately. There are additional copies if another one is needed.


Please read all the information on the MAC ATTACK sponsor sheet. Highlights to note--


 1.) A parent signature is required in order for your child to participate. See front of form.

2.) Please fill in a T-shirt size for your child as well. Your children may earn a T-shirt. The students must earn a total of 30 points. 2 points for each paid sponsor and 1 point for each lap completed. There will be other participant awards, grand prize winner awards, as well as class awards.

3.) Sponsors can be collected immediately. Your child should ask for sponsorships only from family, friends and neighbors with whom they are familiar. Do not permit your child to sponsor another child.

4.) Important deadline #1--Tuesday, April 11. All sponsor sheets must be turned into their classroom teacher in order to participate.


 Please feel free to contact me with any questions at, (503)916-6200 Ext.73658


Thank you for your support.

Colleen Dixon

PE Specialist


Mac Attack Volunteers – volunteers needed to make a mark on the wrist band that each child wears as they pass you as they run around the track. Then, after the race, many hands will make light work as we work together to add up all the tally marks on the wrist bands, put those tallies on the children’s MAC attack forms and hand out popsicles Sign up to help at or email Kari at 



PPS School Calendar Updates – The PPS board approved on Tuesday the addition of 2 school days due to the inclement weather we had back in January.  The 2 days added are Friday, April 7th and Thursday, June 15th.  The April 7th date was previously a teacher planning day without students.  It will now be a regular school day.  In addition, due to this change, there will not be a report card coming at the end of quarter 3.  There will be a middle school progress report for those students who might be in danger of failing a class.  At the elementary level, there will not be a progress report or report card.  The final report card will come at the end of quarter 4 (the end of the school year).  The last day of school is now Thursday, June 15th.  This means that the 8th grade promotion will be moved once again, with it now being on Wednesday, June 14th from 6 pm to 7 pm.  Our Winterhaven School Picnic will also be on Wednesday, June 14th.


Garden Work Parties - Join us for fun during our second garden work party on March 24th, from 3 pm to 5 pm.   After school, we'll prune plants, spread mulch, share stories, and take care of our natural areas!  All ages and levels of experience needed.  Bring tools, wheel barrels, and friends!  For more information contact Fawn Lengvenis at


Chess Academy – Chess Academy starts April 5th and will be held 4 weeks (April 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th) for an hour (3-4 PM) in Room #25.  Chess Academy is for beginning students to learn the fundamentals of chess and quickly improve their play.  They will learn how the pieces move, basic strategic ideas, and the principles of opening and endgame play.  Please use this link to register:  There is a $10 suggested donation.  Please use this PayPal link:  

Please contact Dean Ehnes at if you have any questions.


Kids Like Languages - Sign up now for after school Mandarin, French or Spanish language classes. The classes will be on Mondays, and will run from 4/3 to 6/5 from 3:05-3:55pm. Students will learn Mandarin, French or Spanish through fun and engaging activities.  Children learn best when they actively participate in the classroom. Our lessons are filled with art, music, games, gestures and everyday situations to promote fluency and cultural awareness. Your child will have the opportunity to use their language skills to prepare them for future interactions in the real world.  Registration and more information:


Oregon Writing Festival - The Oregon Writing Festival will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Portland State University. It's an all-day event for students who sign up. It's open to students in grades 4-12, with a registration fee of $35.00. Please e-mail Ms. Tran ( by Friday, March 10, if your child would like to attend. Thank you!


Art4Life - Registration for Art4Life's two summer arts camps is now open! There will be camps in Southeast Portland at Winterhaven and another in Southwest at Maplewood. All kids ages 6 and up are welcome to join the fun! Go to for more information!


Winterhaven Yearbooks – Order yearbooks now for the price of $17.00.  Please pay by check in the office, with the check made out to Winterhaven, or payment can be made online at  If your student receives free/reduced lunch, a yearbook will be provided by the PTSA.  Please let Nancy in the office know, so your student’s name/s can be added to the list.


After School Classes at Hosford - Open to all middle school students, Hosford HEAT offers a broad range of classes to engage and enrich students, taught by experienced, knowledgeable instructors who are keen to share their expertise.


Classes begin the week of April 3rd so register today!


There is something for everyone!

  • Fitness activities include Fencing, Morning Yoga, Yoga for Strength & Fitness and Volleyball.
  • STEM offerings like Problem Solving through Logic & Game Theory, Your Dream House- Architecture & Design.
  • Creative endeavors like Explorations in Theatre, Clay-Birdhouses & Yard Art, Stamps & Stencils, Drawing from Observation.
  • Creative Writing, as well as Japanese and International Supper Club Cooking Classes!


Complete course descriptions, instructor bios, class schedule and registration online-