News from the Secretary

Weekly information must be sent to Nancy Cooper (ncooper1@pps.net) or Caroline D'Ambrosi (cdambrosi@pps.net) by the end of the work day on Tuesday to get into the Winterhaven Weekly newsletter sent out Thursday. The newsletter can only print information directly related to Winterhaven and its students.

OFFICE PHONE: 503-916-6200

ATTENDANCE LINE: 503-916-6221

Winterhaven Weekly - 3/16/2017

posted Mar 16, 2017, 5:43 PM by Rebekah Folsom

Upcoming Events:

  • March 17 and March 24 – Garden Work Parties – 3 pm to 5 pm
  • March 20 – PTSA Community Meeting 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • March 27-31 – Spring Break – No school
  • April 14 – MAC Attack
  • April 20-21 – 8th grade Rock Opera Shows (times TBD)

 

Staffing update – I have received my staffing information from PPS and this year, we are fairly stable with our staffing numbers.  Due to higher costs for PERS, among other items, the state’s budget for schools is lower than what is needed to continue the same funding we received this past year.  With the lower budget, our school will be reducing our school secretary position from full time to half time.  At this time, it is the only cut we will have to make for next year.  Ms. D’Ambrosi, who has served as our school secretary this year, will actually be leaving us at the end of this school year to start taking classes at Concordia University to pursue a teaching degree.  Best wishes to Ms. D’Ambrosi!

 

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 two garden work parties this month!  On March 17th and 24th, from 3 pm to 5 pm, we will be celebrating the coming of spring in the gardens.  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 flengvenis@gmail.com

 

Immigrant and Refugee Donation Drive - March 3 to March 23 - As you may know, every quarter of the school year we have parent and teacher run interest classes that meet once a week on Fridays. This quarter, as part of our Community Awareness elective run by Winterhaven parents, we are organizing a donation drive. This drive is collecting donations for the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) who serves the holistic needs of immigrants, refugees, and mainstream community members. We as students believe that it is crucial for our community to help and provide support for immigrant and refugee families. We believe that everyone has the right and obligation to take part in their community and its actions, including kids. As 6, 7, and 8 graders, we are trying to take action and help families who may not be as lucky and well off as we are. So, if you have the time and ability to donate these necessities to families in need we ask you to do so and join us in our search for equality.  If you have any questions, please email our teachers and fellow Winterhaven parents Kristin Doherty or Beth Nelson at kristinwdoherty@yahoo.com and benelsonhill@gmail.com  

 

Please leave donations in the front entry way of the school

Donations we recommend may include:

·      Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Conditioner

·      Deodorant, Bars of soap, Razors, Shaving cream

·      Nail clippers and file, Tweezers

·      Feminine hygiene products, Toilet paper

All donations will go to IRCO, (Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization)       https://www.irco.org/who-we-are/ 

 

**above information was written by Winterhaven students

 

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:  https://goo.gl/g98Y7V.  There is a $10 suggested donation.  Please use this PayPal link:  https://goo.gl/qa1aEk  

Please contact Dean Ehnes at winterhavenchessclub@gmail.com 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:  http://www.kidslikelanguages.com/collections/portland-public-school-district/products/mandarin-or-french-after-school-program-at-winterhaven.

 

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 (atran@pps.net) 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 Art4Life.net for more information!

 

Winterhaven Yearbooks – Order yearbooks now for the price of $15.00 until March 23, after which the price will go up to $17.00.  Please pay by check in the office, with the check made out to Winterhaven, or payment can be made online at https://www.schoolpay.com/link/2016-17yearbook.  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-

http://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn2301/classes.htm

 

Questions? hosfordheat@gmail.com

Winterhaven Weekly - 3/9/2017

posted Mar 10, 2017, 5:10 PM by Rebekah Folsom

Upcoming Events:

 

  • March 20 – PTSA Community Meeting 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • March 27-31 – Spring Break – No school
  • April 14 – MAC Attack
  • April 20-21 – 8th grade Rock Opera Shows (times TBD)

 

The Winterhaven Way and W.A.N.D.s – Have you heard about W.A.N.D.s yet?  A few weeks back, our School Climate committee made the decision to pilot a positive recognition program to reward students who follow our school’s expectations, also known as the Winterhaven Way.  When students follow the Winterhaven Way by being Safe, Respectful, and Responsible, our staff recognizes them by awarding them a W.A.N.D. (Wonderful, Awesome, Nice, and Delightful).  We set a goal of 500 W.A.N.D.s and our students met that goal very quickly, earning them a little extra time during lunch recess.  We have since increased our goal and we’ll see how quickly our students can reach this new number.  As we continue to pilot this program, we will be having other incentives for the students to earn as they follow the Winterhaven Way.  At the end of the school year, the School Climate team, along with the rest of the Winterhaven staff, will evaluate the program to determine next steps moving into next year.

 

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.

 

Immigrant and Refugee Donation Drive - March 3 to March 23 - As you may know, every quarter of the school year we have parent and teacher run interest classes that meet once a week on Fridays. This quarter, as part of our Community Awareness elective run by Winterhaven parents, we are organizing a donation drive. This drive is collecting donations for the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) who serves the holistic needs of immigrants, refugees, and mainstream community members. We as students believe that it is crucial for our community to help and provide support for immigrant and refugee families. We believe that everyone has the right and obligation to take part in their community and its actions, including kids. As 6, 7, and 8 graders, we are trying to take action and help families who may not be as lucky and well off as we are. So, if you have the time and ability to donate these necessities to families in need we ask you to do so and join us in our search for equality.  If you have any questions, please email our teachers and fellow Winterhaven parents Kristin Doherty or Beth Nelson at kristinwdoherty@yahoo.com and benelsonhill@gmail.com  

 

Please leave donations in the front entry way of the school

Donations we recommend may include:

  • Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Conditioner
  • Deodorant, Bars of soap, Razors, Shaving cream
  • Nail clippers and file, Tweezers
  • Feminine hygiene products, Toilet paper

All donations will go to IRCO, (Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization)       https://www.irco.org/who-we-are/ 

 

**above information was written by Winterhaven students

 

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:  http://www.kidslikelanguages.com/collections/portland-public-school-district/products/mandarin-or-french-after-school-program-at-winterhaven.

 

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 (atran@pps.net) by Friday, March 10, if your child would like to attend. Thank you!

 

Winterhaven Yearbooks – Order yearbooks now for the price of $15.00 until March 23, after which the price will go up to $17.00.  Please pay by check in the office, with the check made out to Winterhaven, or payment can be made online at https://www.schoolpay.com/link/2016-17yearbook.

 

The Cleveland Cluster Track & Field Program - Registration Packets will be available to students in the office starting Monday February 13th the first day of registration. The season runs from March 13-May 13. Practices are Monday, Wednesday and Meets are Tues/Thurs/Saturdays depending on the week. There's only 1 meet per week.  Students who attend Winterhaven are able to attend practice at either location; Hosford (SE 28th and SE Division) or Sellwood (SE 15th and SE Harney).  Any student or parent who needs more information are asked to contact cluster coordinator Alexis Romanos at mariar@ccsww.org or 503-939-9287 for more details.  Also, if Parents are interested in coaching or volunteering please contact Alexis.

Winterhaven Weekly - 2/23/2017

posted Feb 24, 2017, 11:08 AM by Rebekah Folsom

Upcoming Events:

  • PTSA Community Meeting 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Informational meetings for the lottery process are coming up soon for prospective students for the 2017-18 school year.  The remaining meeting is 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.

 

Winterhaven Yearbooks – Order yearbooks now for the price of $15.00 until March 23, after which the price will go up to $17.00.  Please pay by check in the office, with the check made out to Winterhaven, or payment can be made online at https://www.schoolpay.com/link/2016-17yearbook.

 

Parents Needed for March Interest Classes - March 3, 10, 17 and 24. Middle School Interest Classes are from 8:30-10:10 am. We have SO MANY fun ideas if you could spare your time to make them a reality. For example, Ms. Dixon needs a spray-hose tunnel built for MAC attack - wouldn't that be the most fun project to creatively build with a group of kids?!?!? We also have some ready-to-go curricula, including a Social Justice course, the ever-popular Hunger Games, a closet of art projects, musical instruments, scripts for Mock Trial, and the kids ALWAYS clamor for more FOOD / COOKING classes, or PLEASE bring your own ideas. Contact Rebekah (rsatz@yahoo.com) for Middle School. There will be no Elementary Interest Classes this session.

 

Kids Like Languages - Sign up now for after school Mandarin or French 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 or French 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.  To register, please follow this link:   http://kids-like-languages.myshopify.com/collections/after-school-classes/products/mandarin-or-french-after-school-program-at-winterhaven 

If you have any questions, please contact Kids Like Languages directly at 503-658-1980

 

The Cleveland Cluster Track & Field Program - Registration Packets will be available to students in the office starting Monday February 13th the first day of registration. The season runs from March 13-May 13. Practices are Monday, Wednesday and Meets are Tues/Thurs/Saturdays depending on the week. There's only 1 meet per week.

Student who attend Winterhaven are able to attend practice at either location; Hosford (SE 28th and SE Division) or Sellwood (SE 15th and SE Harney).
Any Student or Parent who need more information are asked to contact cluster coordinator Alexis Romanos at mariar@ccsww.org or 503-939-9287 for more details.

Also, if Parents are interested in coaching or volunteering please contact Alexis.

Winterhaven Weekly - 2/16/2017

posted Feb 16, 2017, 5:47 PM by Rebekah Folsom

Upcoming Events:

  • February 20 – Presidents’ Day – No School

 

Informational meetings for the lottery process are coming up soon for prospective students for the 2017-18 school year.  The remaining meeting is 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.

 

Winterhaven Yearbooks – Order yearbooks now for the price of $15.00 until March 23, after which the price will go up to $17.00.  Please pay by check in the office, with the check made out to Winterhaven, or payment can be made online at https://www.schoolpay.com/link/2016-17yearbook.

 

Parents Needed for March Interest Classes - March 3, 10, 17 and 24. Middle School Interest Classes are from 8:30-10:10 am. We have SO MANY fun ideas if you could spare your time to make them a reality. For example, Ms. Dixon needs a spray-hose tunnel built for MAC attack - wouldn't that be the most fun project to creatively build with a group of kids?!?!? We also have some ready-to-go curricula, including a Social Justice course, the ever-popular Hunger Games, a closet of art projects, musical instruments, scripts for Mock Trial, and the kids ALWAYS clamor for more FOOD / COOKING classes, or PLEASE bring your own ideas. Contact Rebekah (rsatz@yahoo.com) for Middle School.  There will be no Elementary Interest Classes this session.

 

The Cleveland Cluster Track & Field Program - Registration Packets will be available to students in the office starting Monday February 13th the first day of registration. The season runs from March 13-May 13. Practices are Monday, Wednesday and Meets are Tues/Thurs/Saturdays depending on the week. There's only 1 meet per week.

Student who attend Winterhaven are able to attend practice at either location; Hosford (SE 28th and SE Division) or Sellwood (SE 15th and SE Harney).
Any Student or Parent who need more information are asked to contact cluster coordinator Alexis Romanos at mariar@ccsww.org or 503-939-9287 for more details.

Also, if Parents are interested in coaching or volunteering please contact Alexis.

Winterhaven Weekly - 2/9/2017

posted Feb 9, 2017, 5:17 PM by Admin at Winterhaven

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • February 10 – Middle School Dance – 6 pm to 8 pm
  • February 20 – Presidents’ Day – No School

 

PPS CHILD CARE SURVEY - Your input is valuable! Please take a moment to complete this confidential online childcare survey (pps.net, Departments, Child Care). Survey results will be used as part of an annual program evaluation. Please complete the survey by February 17, 2017. If you need a paper survey, please let your site director know. Questions? Contact Nancy Hauth at 503-916-3230 or nhauth@pps.net.

 

TAG FAMILY OMSI NIGHT - OMSI is open for an evening of fun and exploration for PPS TAG students and their families. No agenda - just come showing school spirit and ready to explore.

Event is Monday, February 13, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 PM.  There is free admission for TAG students and their families and free parking in the OMSI lot.

 

PARENTS NEEDED FOR MARCH MIDDLE SCHOOL ELECTIVES - March 3, 10, 17 and 24 - 8:30-10:10amWe have SO MANY fun ideas if you could spare your time to make them a reality. For example, Ms. Dixon needs a spray-hose tunnel built for MAC attack - wouldn't that be the most fun project to creatively build with a group of kids?!?!? We also have some ready-to-go curricula, including a Social Justice course, the ever-popular Hunger Games, a closet of art projects, musical instruments, scripts for Mock Trial, and the kids ALWAYS clamor for more FOOD / COOKING classes, or PLEASE bring your own ideas and creative skills. Contact Barb (barb@fisherbusiness.net) and Rebekah (rsatz@yahoo.com).

 

WINTERHAVEN YEARBOOKS – Order yearbooks now for the price of $15.00 until March 23, after which the price will go up to $17.00.  Please pay by check in the office, with the check made out to Winterhaven, or payment can be made online at https://www.schoolpay.com/link/2016-17yearbook.

 

CLEVELAND CLUSTER TRACK & FIELD - Registration Packets will be available to students in the office starting Monday February 13th the first day of registration. The season runs from March 13-May 13. Practices are Monday, Wednesday and Meets are Tues/Thurs/Saturdays depending on the week. There's only 1 meet per week.

Student who attend Winterhaven are able to attend practice at either location; Hosford (SE 28th and SE Division) or Sellwood (SE 15th and SE Harney).
Any Student or Parent who need more information are asked to contact cluster coordinator Alexis Romanos at mariar@ccsww.org or 503-939-9287 for more details.

Also, if Parents are interested in coaching or volunteering please contact Alexis.

 

BRIDGING THE GAP - Cleveland's annual Open House held on Thursday, 2/9, 7 p.m. Parents and their 8th graders will meet CHS teachers, students and parents who will share their experiences and answer questions while providing a guided tour of the campus. They will learn about class offerings, freshman Academies, student activities and resources, athletics and student organizations, as well as the International Baccalaureate and Mandarin Chinese Immersion programs. https://sites.google.com/a/winterhavenschool.org/home/events_activities/clevelandhighbridgingthegap-292017
 

LOST & FOUND – As the academic quarter ends, please remember to check the Lost and Found for any belongings your family may be missing.  Soon these items will be bagged up and donated to charity.  This area is kept neat and orderly by Rebecca Folsom (she even sashes out plastic lunch containers that are left over), so be sure to give her a big thanks when you see her.

 

INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS for the lottery process are coming up soon for prospective students for the 2017-18 school year. Remaining meetings are 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 (available in the office) and complete an Enrollment and Transfer Lottery Application (available on the PPS website). 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.

Winterhaven Weekly - 2/2/2017

posted Feb 2, 2017, 6:02 PM by Admin at Winterhaven

Upcoming Events:

  • February 2 – Lost and Found clean out
  • February 3 – Teacher Planning Day – No School
  • February 10 – Middle School Dance – 6 pm to 8 pm
  • February 20 – Presidents’ Day – No School

 

PPS Child Care Survey - Your input is valuable! Please take a moment to complete this confidential online childcare survey (pps.net, Departments, Child Care). Survey results will be used as part of an annual program evaluation. Please complete the survey by February 17, 2017. If you need a paper survey, please let your site director know. Questions? Contact Nancy Hauth at 503-916-3230 or nhauth@pps.net.

 

Winterhaven Yearbooks – It’s time to pre-order a yearbook for your student/s.  The price is $15.00 until March 23, after which the price will go up to $17.00.  Please pay by check in the office, with the check made out to Winterhaven, or payment can be made online at https://www.schoolpay.com/link/2016-17yearbook.

 

Lost and Found – As the academic quarter ends, please remember to check the Lost and Found for any belongings your family may be missing. Soon these items will be bagged up and donated to charity. This area is kept neat and orderly by Rebekah Folsom (she even washes out plastic lunch containers) so be sure to give her a big thanks when you see her.

 

Informational meetings for the lottery process are coming up soon for prospective students for the 2017-18 school year. 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 (available in the office starting Feb. 8) and an Enrollment and Transfer Lottery Application (available online on Feb. 8). To receive sibling preference, you must 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.

Winterhaven Weekly - 1/26/2017

posted Jan 29, 2017, 11:45 AM by Admin at Winterhaven

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • January 26 – K-8 Science Fair – 5 pm to 7 pm
  • January 30 – Black History 101 Mobile Museum – 8 am to 3 pm in auditorium
  • February 2 – Lost and Found clean out
  • February 3 – Teacher Planning Day – No School
  • February 20 – Presidents Day – No School

 

WEEKLY BUSINESS

PPS Child Care Survey - Your input is valuable! Please take a moment to complete this confidential online childcare survey. Survey results will be used as part of an annual program evaluation. Please complete the survey by February 17, 2017. If you need a paper survey, please let your site director know. Questions? Contact Nancy Hauth at 503-916-3230 or nhauth@pps.net.

Winterhaven Yearbooks – It’s time to pre-order a yearbook for your student/s. The price is currently $15.00 until March 23, after which the price increases to $17.00. Please pay by check in the office (made out to Winterhaven School) or pay online using the SchoolPay form

Lost and Found – As the academic quarter ends, please remember to check the Lost and Found for any belongings your family may be missing. Soon these items will be bagged up and donated to charity. This area is kept neat and orderly by Rebekah Folsom (she even washes out plastic lunch containers that are left over), so be sure to give her a big thanks when you see her.

Lottery Informational meetings for prospective students for the 2017-18 school year are on Feb. 8 @ 5:30 pm, Feb. 15 @ 3:30 pm, and March 1 @ 5:30 pm. If you plan to enroll siblings for the 2017-18 school year, you do not need to come to the informational meetings, but you do need to complete a Statement of Understanding (available in the office starting Feb. 8) and the PPS Enrollment and Transfer Lottery Application (available online Feb. 8). In order to receive sibling preference, you must 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.

 

HIGH SCHOOL FORECASTING INFORMATION

Parents of 8th Graders - Every 8th grade student (except our lone future Lincoln Cardinal) should have their forecasting sheet for you to sign. Forecasting sheets determine the classes the students take at their schools next year. Please take the time to sit down with your student and talk about the choices available and go over their form. Each school has a form as well as a booklet or additional paper that explains the choices. Cliff Shaw has more if things get lost, and parents can also look at each school's website. If you are curious or have any doubt about what school's area your home is in, please verify on the PPS Interactive District Map.

**IMPORTANT NOTE CLEVELAND ONLY** The Cleveland forecasting sheet is an online form: http://tinyurl.com/2017-18Forecast9; THE PAPER COPY IS A BACKUP, students will not be registered for the classes if they do not complete the online form

  • All forecasting forms, for all schools (except Lincoln) should be returned to Cliff Shaw by Friday, January 27th.
  • Schools start inputting the forms on 1/30/2017.
  • As classes fill up, your student risks not getting the course they want by not returning them.  

HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES

Franklin's Open House has been rescheduled for February 1st  from 6:15 – 8 pm, at the Marshall Campus located at 3905 SE 91st Avenue. You are welcome to get those forms to me or take it by there if you are heading their way.  

 

Benson's Shadow Day - If your student is interested in going to Benson's Shadow Day, please return their permission slip to Cliff Shaw.  


Jefferson High School – Middle College for Advanced Studies meeting Feb 2nd from 6:30 – 8 pm at 5210 N. Kirby Avenue. -If you are in the Jefferson neighborhood, Cliff Shaw will be sending home a paper requesting that your family declares whether you intend to go to Jefferson or your other neighborhood high school (Grant, Madison or Roosevelt). This choice is relatively binding; please take your time deciding. Jefferson's neighborhood overlaps the others and families in that area have a choice of schools. 

 

If you have any questions about high school forecasting, please do not hesitate to contact – Cliff Shaw - cshaw1@pps.net

Winterhaven Weekly - 1/19/2017

posted Jan 19, 2017, 5:23 PM by Rebekah Folsom

Upcoming Events:

  • January 19 – Winterhaven Variety Show – 6:30 to 8 pm
  • January 23 – PTSA Community Meeting – 6:30 to 8 pm
  • January 26 – K-8 Science Fair – 5 to 7 pm
  • January 30 – Black History Mobile Museum – 8 am to 3 pm in the library
  • February 3 – Teacher Planning Day – No School

Lottery Information Meetings

Informational meetings for the lottery process are coming up soon for prospective students for the 2017-18 school year. 


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:

  1. A Statement of Understanding (available in the office starting Feb. 8); and 
  2. An Enrollment and Transfer Lottery Application (available online starting Feb. 8) 

To receive sibling preference, you must 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.

 

Volunteers needed! 

We need parent volunteers to help us choose who will represent us at Intel’s NW Science Expo this spring! Please consider volunteering for at least one hour during the week of science fair (Jan 23-36). We need judges and other volunteers to make our event a success. No science experience necessary! If you do have a science background, consider volunteering for the final judging process on the day of the science fair (Jan 26) from 3-6 pm. Volunteers can register by completing the form at https://google/forms/G8wS5d5HF1yBZVar2.  Questions? Contact Jen Schramm at : schramm.jennifer@gmail.com

 

8th Grade High School Information

8th Grade Parents and Guardians: The process for moving to high school is beginning. Here's some info for you:

  • Franklin came and visited our dozen students headed their way on Thursday January 5th. These students should have brought home their class forecasting sheet for for your signature.
  • Benson gave a presentation to all of our 8th graders on Friday January 6th. They prefer to do all their forecasting after the lottery process. Their Shadow Days moved to February 10th, 8:00-11:00. You need to get your student there; Benson will provide a bus back to Winterhaven. Please let Cliff Shaw (cshaw1@pps.net) know if you are planning on this so he can make sure all the permission slips are in.
  • Jefferson doesn't have a visit scheduled to Winterhaven, but if anyone wants to go to their February 3rd 8th grade student tour, they will need to RSVP using this google form.
  • Grant is scheduled to come to Winterhaven Friday, January 20th. Expect paperwork needing your signature.
  • Cliff Shaw will be sitting down with the five students from Madison High School neighborhood sometime the week of January 23-26. Again, paperwork for you to sign will follow.
  • Cleveland is scheduled to come to Winterhaven Friday, January 20th. 
  • Wilson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt likely won't send someone to the school, but will send the paperwork for Cliff to do with them.

Cliff recommends doing the course forecasting for your neighborhood school, even if you are planning on going somewhere else. It is much easier to get the courses your student wants now than in August or September when they will just get the courses that are not full.


Winterhaven Geographic Bee

Congratulations to 7th grader, Owen Jablonski who won the 2017 Winterhaven Geographic Bee!!


Students in 4th-8th grade were eligible to participate in the preliminary rounds. Eight students were finalists this year:

  • 4th grade- Jefferson Furlong
  • 5th grade- Charlotte Nollette
  • 6th grade- Sawyer Balderson
  • 6th grade- Cole Hersey (2nd place)
  • 7th grade- Owen Jablonski (1st place)
  • 7th grade- Ashton Poczynek
  • 8th grade- Jaime Belden (3rd place)
  • 8th grade- Christopher Reed

Thank you to Ms. Schumann for moderating this year. Based upon the results of a written assessment from National Geographic, Owen could qualify for the Oregon Geographic Bee, which will take place this spring. Please contact Ms. Tran (atran@pps.net) if you have any questions.


Variety Show Performance

If you haven't seen our kids perform their hearts out before, you are in for an ENORMOUS TREAT!!! Singing! Dancing! Comedy! MUSE band! And all from the talents of our own Winterhaven students! Thursday January 19, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. If you have questions, please contact: Kari Key, email: karijkey@gmail.com


Hosford Engaged and Active Teens

The HEAT program offers before & after school classes to middle school students both at Hosford and neighboring middle schools. HEAT classes are designed to promote social, emotional, physical, creative and intellectual competencies in a fun and safe environment at a low cost to families. Most classes are held at Hosford.

 

HEAT classes are fun and enriching and really contribute to your students' experience at middle school. Our winter line-up has classes that appeal to a broad range of interests and skill sets. Winter classes begin the week of January 17 and run until Spring Break.

 

Classes with open availability include:

  • Mathquest- hone math skills to become a better math student and competitor
  • Morning Yoga- learn important meditation and relaxation techniques
  • Japanese Language & Culture- learn from fluent instructors, practicing conversation and learning about culture and dialects
  • SmartPhone Photography- learn photography basics like composition to create beautiful photos of everyday objects
  • Fencing- with the Oregon Fencing Alliance
  • After-School Drama- all skills and interests welcome! Participants will be working towards a spring performance
  • Improvisational Theatre- Domeka Parker has over 30 years of Improv experience! Students will learn through short form games, long form exercises and mad-cap physical comedy all while having hardy chuckles
  • Marvelous World of Microbes- this class will be an introduction both to the world of creatures too small for us to see, and also to DIY scientific investigation
  • Architecture Design- learn 2 & 3-D drawing techniques and model making to design spaces
  • Hosford Speech & Debate Team- learn from the best, the coach and team leaders of the Cleveland Cannibals, and work towards a spring competition
  • Ceramics and Painting- with the crafty folks at Carter & Rose
  • Creative Writing- aspiring writers and authors will have the time and space to practice their craft and hone their skills. Culminating projects include a publishing a creative journal and participation in the Oregon Writing Festival in the Spring
  • Running Club- whether you are bridging the gap between cross country and track seasons or just interested in group runs, Cleveland Coach Lopez will take participants of all abilities on runs to area parks and landmarks around the neighborhood
  • After School Breakfast Club- the After School Breakfast Club is a cooking class that focuses on that most important meal of the day- BREAKFAST! Learn basic cooking skills and enjoy your creations at the end of every class 
Registration information is in the Hosford office or online: Hosford PTA HEAT After School Program - Classes

Winterhaven Weekly - 1/5/2017

posted Jan 5, 2017, 5:45 PM by Rebekah Folsom

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.

Sincerely,

Mark

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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: karijkey@gmail.com 

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: http://signup.com/go/vQhUg7

2017 Winterhaven Variety Show Auditions Audition times are available after school on January 3rd, 4th and 5th. Online audition sign up at: http://tinyurl.com/vshow2017

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: http://tinyurl.com/vsdisplay2017


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 ncooper1@pps.net.  

Winterhaven Weekly - 12/1/2016

posted Dec 1, 2016, 5:06 PM by Rebekah Folsom   [ updated Jan 3, 2017, 9:55 AM ]


Upcoming Events:

 

  • December 5 – 9 – Book Fair
  • December 19 – January 2 – No School, Winter Break
  • January 3 – First day back to school
  • January 3 – Variety Show Auditions – 3 pm to 5 pm
  • January 4 – Variety Show Auditions – 3 pm to 5 pm
  • January 5 – Variety Show Auditions – 3 pm to 5 pm
  • January 11 – Variety Show Rehearsal – 3 pm to 5 pm
  • January 12 – Variety Show Performance – 6:30 pm to 8 pm
  • January 23 – PTSA Community Meeting – 6:30 pm to 8 pm
  • January 26 – K-8 Science Fair – 5 pm to 7 pm

 

Fall Book Fair - Get your winter reading and holiday gift lists ready for the PTSA Book Fair. We’ll be in the Library December 5th through the 9th, from 8:30 am to 3:15 pm every day. Once again, Wallace Books is our supplier and your purchases help support the Library with 12% of our total sales being credited toward future library book purchases. Come check out this season’s newest selections! More volunteers are needed to staff the Book Fair throughout the week.  Please contact Kristin Doherty kristinwdoherty@yahoo.com if you are interested.  

 

Fall Food Harvest Please join the Winterhaven Community Service Committee in a Fall Food Harvest for the Portland Food Project.   Items can be dropped off in the front lobby near the bulletin board from Friday, December 2nd through Tuesday, December 13th.  By providing reusable, green donation bags to members of the community, the Portland Food Project is creating a network of long-term food donors that help supply food to local pantries in the Portland area. Please bring in any non-perishable food items that you would like to donate, and help to fill as many green bags for them as we can! More information: email Shelley Fluter Norris at shelleyfluternorris@gmail.com.   For information on Portland Food Project: http://www.portlandfoodproject.org

 

Raphael House donations – Our kindergartners have been collecting donations for the Raphael House of Portland.  Donations have been coming in and we are gaining momentum.  Our kindergartners are experiencing great pride and joy as our donations grow. For a detailed list of needed supplies and more information about the Raphael House please visit their website at www.raphaelhouse.com.  Also, please look for our kindergarten flyers that are posted throughout our school. Collection boxes are located in the hall by our kindergarten classroom.  We will collect items through Thursday, December 8th.   Please contact Dave Huckaba (dhuckaba@pps.net) with any questions. Thanks for everybody’s help & support!!!  

 

2017 Variety Show - The Variety Show provides a way to showcase creative and interesting things that the students enjoy doing. 2017 Winterhaven Variety Show Auditions will be held after school on January 3rd, 4th and 5th (right after winter break). Come to your audition with a performance ready act that is 3 minutes or less in length. Audition sign-ups are available athttp://tinyurl.com/vshow2017

 

Shamrock Run - Join the Winterhaven team for the annual Shamrock Run.  Information can be found at the website: http://www.shamrockrunportland.com.  If we get enough participants we can raise PTSA funds while keeping our bodies moving! The event is on Sunday March 19, 2017 and register for team 8705.Contact marisha.childs@gmail.com.

 

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 ncooper1@pps.net

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