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Winterhaven Weekly - 5/4/2017

posted May 4, 2017, 5:37 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 4:35 PM by Admin at Winterhaven ]

Upcoming Events:


  • May 10 – Spring Elementary Music Concert grades K-2 at 6:30 pm
  • 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 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!


Principal’s Notes - A huge thank you to our wonderful staff!  I am amazed and impressed every day with everything you do in working with our students. I am very thankful for the opportunity to work with each one of you.


A thank you as well to our Winterhaven families for providing treats and meals to our staff this week! We truly appreciate all you do to help support us here at school.


I also want to thank the Cleveland Alliance for Racial Equity group who came to our school last Friday and spoke to our middle school students and staff. We appreciate the time they took to prepare their presentation and the message they gave to our school. We have posted in the main hallway student reflections on the presentation, so if you are able to do so, I encourage you to stop by and take a look. 


Spring Elementary Music Concerts - 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 K, 1 and 2 – Wednesday, May 10th 6:30 pm in the Auditorium

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


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


Restaurants for Raphael House – The Raphael House’s annual dine-out fundraiser is coming up in just two weeks. The big day is Wednesday, May 17th and 49 restaurants around Portland, Lake Oswego, and Beaverton are donating a portion of their day’s proceeds. A full list of participating restaurants and a map of their locations is online at Contact Dave Huckaba for more information.


Lunch Account Reminder - The end of the year is coming up and it’s time to pay off lunch account balances. This is especially important for 8th graders, since they will not receive lunch with any negative balance whatsoever when they enter high school. Other grades also have high negative balances and will be given an emergency meal of fruit, vegetables and milk if their balance is over $14.25.  For more information, call Amanda at 916-6200 x73657