Site archives‎ > ‎

Winterhaven Weekly - 4/13/2017

posted May 1, 2017, 2:22 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 4:34 PM by Admin at Winterhaven ]

Upcoming Events:


  • April 14 – MAC Attack
  • April 14 – Lost and Found clean out
  • April 19 – Dyslexia Legislation Information Session at BESC – 5:50 pm – 7:00 pm.
  • April 20 & 21 – 8th grade Rock Opera Shows 6:00 pm
  • April 21 – 5th grade play The Lorax Returns 10:30 am



MAC ATTACK - Friday, April 14.  Students need to come with attire and shoes to be active and prepared for weather. We will run rain or shine. Sun has been ordered. We all need some pleasant weather, after our eventful winter:)) Students may bring a water bottle and iPod but need to be responsible for personal property. The outside drinking fountain has been turned on. We welcome anyone to come that would like to cheer our students on during this important community event.







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


Dyslexia Legislation Information Session - Dear PPS Families, please join us April 19, 5:30 - 7:00 at the PPS district office for an information session regarding SB612 Dyslexia Legislation and Portland Public Schools implementation steps.

Our agenda will include:

  • An explanation of current and future implementation steps,
  • Time for questions and answers,
  • An opportunity for families to network.   

We look forward to seeing you.  

5th Grade Play – The Lorax Returns is performed by the 5th grade class on the eve of Earth Day, Friday, April 21 at 10:30 am.  There is one show only.

Winterhaven Clothing Drive - Friday April 7-Friday April 21 - Winterhaven is currently running a Clothing Drive to provide clothes to the Portland Council PTA Clothing Center prior to our volunteer date now through April 21.Have you seen the plastic bins located in the front foyer? All of those clothes will be donated to the PTA Clothing Center to serve school-age children and their families in our greater community. Per the Clothing Closet website, please try to provide clean, gently-worn clothes that are appropriate for school attendance.


PTA Clothing ClosetMonday, April 24 (9:30-1pm) we need SIX volunteers for Winterhaven's assigned date at the Portland Council PTA Clothing Center at Marshall High School: 3905 SE 91st Ave, Portland, OR 97266. For many PPS students, this is their only chance to get new clothes for the season, and it's always a rewarding experience for volunteers. Choose to help families "shop" for clothes or sort incoming donations - if you have the flexibility in your schedule, please consider joining us. Also, if you cannot commit to the full! Email Rebekah Folsom 3.5 hours, think about splitting a 1.75 hour slot with a friend ( to sign up for a slot or half-slot (9:30-1p9:30-11:15, or 11:15-1p)


Middle School Electives - Fridays April 28-May 19, 8:30-10:10 AM -The final Middle School Elective session of the year is rapidly approaching. We currently have several great class offerings, thanks to all of you many parents and community members giving our students your time and talents. However, we're putting out a specific ask for someone willing to teach an outdoor elective. Whittling? Kite Making? Rock Climbing? Outdoor Yoga? We'd love to bring in some new classes! There are also a few ready-made ideas (for example, we're still looking for an engineer to build Ms. Dixon a misting-spray tube assembly to cool off runners for next years' MAC Attack) and we have a ready-to-go curriculum for Hunger Games (capture the flag). Please email Barb Fisher ( or Rebekah Folsom ( - the kids would be SO grateful to have you!


Lost and Found Clean Out – It is time again to check the Lost and Found for any items your family may be missing.  We will remove all items from Lost and Found after April 14, 2017.


Needed: Empty Paper Towel Rolls – The first grade class is in need of empty paper towel rolls for an upcoming project.  These can be brought to the office, or Room 10. 


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.