From the Abernethy Office
Tuesday - May 16th, 2023
I hope you all were able to enjoy your weekend!
Happy Mother's Day to all you mom's!
As you can see from our list below, we are all excited for all the field trips and we are all getting super excited for the Abernethy Carnival on Friday! As you can imagine, that is a lot of excitement in the building!
May 16th - Bielman Field Trip - Historic Buildings of Portland
May 17th - Gerlach and Springgate Field trip - Historic Buildings of Portland
May 17th - 5th Grade Fly Up to Hosford Middle School! 9:00am
May 17th - 5th Grade Showcase - 5:30pm
May 18th - 3rd Grade Field Trip - Audubon Society
May 19th - Kindergarten Field Trip
May 19th - Abernethy Carnival
May 23rd - Springgate - Bridges of Portland
May 23rd - 1st Grade Audubon Field Trip
May 23rd - Hartmann Field Trip - Newmark Theater
May 24th - Gerlach and Bielman Field Trip - Bridges of Portland
May 25th - General PTA meeting - 6:30pm in the Abernethy Auditorium
May 31st - Abernethy Equity Committee Community Potluck - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
May - 29th - No School - Memorial Day
June 2nd - 4th Grade Philip Foster Farm Field Trip
Abernethy Equity Committee Community Potluck - May 31st, 2023 5:30pm - 7:00pm
We are hoping that everyone will join us in a community potluck!
We are hoping that this event will bring the Abernethy community together to share a meal, good conversations, laughs and the community of Abernethy spirit! There is no feeling of pressure, just some enjoyable time we all can have together.
If you would like to join us, please RSVP on this signup so that we can plan accordingly.
A HUGE THANK YOU!
Teacher and Administrator Appreciation Week
The teachers and I would like to send a huge THANK YOU to all the families and students who showered the teachers and I with appreciation! The flowers, cards and very generous and thoughtful gifts made us all feel so loved and appreciated!
Did you like your students school picture this year?
From our Counselors
Environmental Club Donation Request
We are still collecting your clean trash!
The 4th and 5th Grade Environmental Club is a newly formed club that meets during lunch and recess on Tuesdays in the counseling office. We need your help with a project! We are collecting clean trash items to make into art. Single use plastics are great (but please donate them clean without food debris on them). Some examples of good items to donate:
To go coffee lids
There will be a box in the main hall by the office where you can leave your donations. Thank you!
Reading Results 2023-24 School Year!
Are you looking for a way to connect and share your expertise in reading with our school?
Reading Results is hiring tutors for next year! They have openings for community members to work as part-time, paid tutors next year. Reading Results is looking for tutors who are: driven to support student success, critical thinkers and ready/willing to learn (coachable), racially, ethnically and/or culturally reflective of your students. Here is the LINK for more information and an application – apply ASAP for priority consideration!
Who are we looking for?
What will you do as a Reading Tutor with Reading Results?
- Directly support students in your school community by helping them build their reading skills and succeed in school!
- Work during the school day – 3 days/week for 2.5 hours
Tutors who are:
- Candidates who are driven to support student success
- Critical thinkers who are ready and willing to learn (you are coachable)
- Community members who racially, ethnically and/or culturally reflect our students
- A range of experience – we hire people with no experience to people who have taught elementary school for years.
All training and materials provided – no experience necessary – everyone is invited to apply!
Positions begin at: $18.50/hour
Save the date- Spring garden work party
Saturday June 3rd at 9 am
Saturday June 3rd at 9 am the grounds committee is hosting a work party to spruce up the grounds before summer break. If the weather works out we will be sanding and painting the fence along with mulching the garden, weeding, etc. If it rains we might move the date, so we will keep everyone posted. We will provide more specifics on the tools and materials we will need as we get closer.
The Grounds Committee
Last PTA Community Meeting
Thursday, May 18th is the last PTA meeting of the year, and it is an important one!
Join us in the Auditorium from 6:30-8:00pm (or listen in on Zoom) to VOTE on the 2023/24 Final Budget, Standing Rules, and the PTA Executive Board.
We hope Fifth grade parents will attend too, because the Secretary from the Hosford Middle School PTSA will be joining us to answer all your questions about all things Hosford.
GAGA Ball Set Up!
Can you spare a muscle or two?
If you are at pick up or drop off on Tuesday's or Thursday's we could use your help! We have students who would love to set up the GAGA Ball court, but could use some extra strength!
We are looking for some set up help on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and afternoons.
If you are able to help, please email Ms. Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org
JOIN US for This Year’s All School Carnival!
This Friday, May 19, 5:30 - 8pm
Families can enjoy carnival games and prizes, inflatable obstacle courses, musical cakes, face-painting, balloon animals and a photo booth. You won’t want to miss it!
Here are a few important details:
Purchase Wristbands Here! In addition to unlimited games and activities, admission wristbands allow each child one cotton candy, one popcorn and one donut. Wristbands are for kids only and DO NOT cover food purchased from third-party vendors, such as pizza or shaved ice. Wristbands also do not cover Fairy Sparkle hair services. Please contact counselor Jenny Morgan (email@example.com) if you or someone you know is in need of financial assistance.
Parents! We need your help to make this event happen! Volunteer Here! Please consider volunteering for a short shift. There are a variety of times and activities to choose from.
Cakes! If you aren’t able to volunteer, consider dropping off a store-bought cake or baked goods for the very popular musical cake-a-palooza. RSVP with the Cake Boss: firstname.lastname@example.org
General questions: please contact carnival co-chairs (Jessica Mackie, Doug Lee & Cynthia Campos) at: email@example.com.
PTA Afterschool Program Committee
"The PTA Afterschool Program Committee seeks your input regarding afterschool programming AND before and after school childcare availability. Please take this very brief and anonymous survey to help inform future offerings! "
Tamara & Becca