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Winterhaven Weekly - 5/18/2017

posted May 18, 2017, 5:18 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 4:35 PM by Admin at Winterhaven ]

Upcoming Events:


  • May 19 – Winterhaven Carnival  5 pm to 8 pm
  • May 19 – Wealth of Winterhaven School Auction – 5 pm to 8 pm (during Carnival)
  • May 22 – PTSA Community Meeting – 6:30 pm to 8 pm
  • May 24 - Spring Elementary Music Concert grades 3-5 at 6:30 pm
  • May 26 – Field of Fun – 1:30 pm to 3 pm
  • May 29 – No School – Memorial Day
  • June 8 – Move-Up Day – 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm
  • June 9 – Middle School Dance – 6 pm to 8 pm
  • June 14 – All School Picnic at Brooklyn Park
  • June 14 – 8th grade Promotion – 6 pm to 7 pm
  • June 15 – Last Day of School!


Winterhaven Carnival – The 7th Annual Winterhaven Carnival is coming up soon! Save the date for Friday, May 19th from 5 pm to 8 pm here at Winterhaven. For those that are new to the school, this is our biggest community event of the year and it coincides with our Wealth of Winterhaven School Auction and the Annual Art Show. It is a good time for the whole family that is (mostly) free! For no cost, we will have a bouncy house for all ages, an inflatable slide for kids up to 4th grade and an inflatable obstacle course for kids in grades 5 and up. Also for free are various carnival games, performances by a juggling clown on a unicycle, balloon animals, face painting, popcorn and snow cones. In addition, for a small fee, there is a “dunk” tank for teachers (this is a fundraiser run by the 5th grade class to benefit the school garden), a cupcake walk, and pizza, salad and soda for sale. Also, the Annual Art Show will be going on in the gym organized by our own amazing art teacher Sharon Hatrack. Make sure you go in and check out all the cool and creative work our kids have been doing this year! Please put the date on your calendars! Contact me ( if you are not already helping and are able to help. Any questions please contact - Kristin Doherty at   ****THE CARNIVAL NEEDS A LOT OF HELPERS - PLEASE SIGN UP TO HELP USING THIS LINK!!


Wealth of Winterhaven School Auction – Friday, May 19, 2017 during the School Carnival. Do you have a good or service you would be willing to donate? Do you work for a company that would be willing to donate something? Have a friend who owns a business?  Vacation home you'd be willing to offer? A party for a group in your house/vacation house/boat? Products or a gift certificate from your (or a neighborhood) business? (note: most businesses in Sellwood/Westmoreland have been approached)  We’re hoping to have items gathered by May 14th.   Please turn in your donation form (with the donation, if it is an item) at the office as soon as possible. Thank you!! Questions?  Contact Heather Dickinson at


Spring Elementary Music Concert - Please mark your calendars for our Spring Elementary Music Concerts. Our students are working hard and looking forward to a presentation of songs from a variety of countries.

GRADES 3, 4, and 5 Wednesday, May 24th 6:30 pm in the Auditorium


Change of date for Move-Up Day – Due to the delay in the lottery this year for new families, we need to move the date of our annual Move Up Day.  The new date and time for Move-Up Day will be Thursday, June 8th starting at 2:15 pm.


Field Of Fun – This is a special time set aside for the whole school to engage in activity that is fun, social and inclusive for all. The structure is informal and students have free choice of what they want to participate in. There are water activities for some of the events. Popsicles will be distributed at the end of the day. There are a few guidelines that we want students to follow. The dress for the day needs to be within the district/school guidelines and appropriate for weather and fun play. Students will be active and may get wet. Shoes/sandals must be worn at all times. We are ordering up sun and fun. Thank you for your help and support for a wonderful fun-filled day.  If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Dixon at


Field of Fun Popsicle Helpers - If you can, please assist Ms. Dixon to quickly distribute hundreds of Popsicles to the students after field of fun on Friday May 26th 2:30-3 pm.  Use this link to sign up:


Grant High School Cheerleading Tryouts - Grant will soon be holding Cheerleading tryouts for the 2017-18 school year. Open Gyms – June 5th & 6th from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Tryouts June 8th from 4 pm to finish. If you have any questions please contact Susan Davis at


Roving Food Service Assistant - Do you want to help inspire culinary curiosity and nourish the health of the community through school meals? Portland Public Schools Nutrition Services is recruiting for Roving Food Service Assistants to provide students delicious, high quality, nutrient-rich and safe meals. Our kitchens and cafeterias provide a vibrant and inviting atmosphere for enjoying and sharing meal time. We want you to be a part of our team! Training provided. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, call Anya Friday or Charles Hardin at 503-916-3399 or visit:


Year End Cafeteria Account Balances - Student meal accounts with positive or negative balances will carry over into next school year.

- Do nothing -- leave the funds in the account to pay for future school meals
- Request the balance be transferred to a sibling meal account
- Request a refund via the Cafeteria Lead (check will be sent within 4-6 weeks)
- Request the funds be donated to help cover money owed on other student meal accounts

For more information, go to  or call 503-916-3399.