Astro December Update

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Principal's Message

Dear Families,

As we finish the last days of 2021, I am grateful for the learning and growing we have done as a community. We have been able to try some new things like the Day of Play. We also were able to bring back some things like Laps for Ladd and a Family Fun event.

As we look forward, we are going to try a few more new ideas. We will be doing a school-wide Day of Art on December 16th. Our 4th through 6th graders have the opportunity to apply for a school job. These jobs will give students the chance to learn new skills and have increased responsibility in our community. The students also earn Shining Stars for their hard work.

We are able to have volunteers at school again! If you are interested in volunteering, please visit the website linked below to complete the steps necessary for volunteering in person.

In partnership,

Jennifer Robbins

Upcoming Dates

Dec 6 Community Curriculum Advisory Committee meeting, Admin Ctr., 7-8:30pm

Dec 7 Suicide Awareness Presentation, Google Meet, 4pm;

School Board work session, 5:15pm;

School Board regular session, 7pm

Dec 20-31 Winter Break

Jan 3 School resumes for all students

2021-22 School Year Calendar

Pediatric Vaccine Clinics

Pediatric Vaccine Clinics. HSD is partnering with OHSU to provide pediatric vaccine clinics at four of our schools over the course of the next several weeks. Each clinic will offer the smaller dose Pfizer vaccine for children 5-11, the adult dose Pfizer vaccine for those 12 and older, and the J&J vaccine for people 18 and older. Please see the attached fliers for more information.

· Witch Hazel – 11am-3pm, Dec. 11 and Jan. 8

· Free Orchards – 5pm-7pm, Dec. 14 and Jan. 11

· Reedville – 5pm-7pm, Dec. 16 and Jan. 6

· Lincoln Street – 11am-3pm, Jan. 22 and Feb. 12

COVID Protocols for Students Who are Traveling

Please see the attached flier.

Lost and Found

The lost and found items will be in the lobby or in front of the school on Monday and Tuesday. Please come by if you are missing something. All items that are not claimed by Dec. 17th will be donated to charity.
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HSD is Hiring and ESS (substitutes for all jobs) is hiring

We are hiring for many positions.

Administrative Support

Bus Drivers



Driver Trainers

Education Assistants



Nutrition Staff


and more...

Click on these links for more information

Ladd Acres PTA

If you haven't yet joined the PTA, there is still time. Membership information can be found on the website.

Ladd Acres PTA website

Easy ways to support Ladd Acres


Resources for Families

This is a list of a range of resources that are available in our community to support families.

Nurturing Hope - an online class focused on parenting strategies and child-centered activities. See registration information below.