Welcome, Page Panthers!
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!
Welcome, Page Panthers!
Meet Principal Carter!
Dear Page Students, Parents, and Guardians,
It's that time of summer… to start thinking about the start of a new school year, connecting with friends, greeting new classmates, and digging back into learning and growing our brains. I look forward to getting to know all of you throughout the school year! Last year I served as the interim principal at Thurston Elementary. Before that, I was Dean of Students at Mt. Vernon Elementary and a special education teacher. This will be my 16th year in the Springfield School District. I grew up in this area and attended Guy Lee, Hamlin, and Springfield High. I am excited to be your new principal and to join the Page Family! I have an open-door policy and genuinely want to partner with you to support your student(s). I can't wait to meet you at our Meet the Teacher Night on 8/31/23! Go Panthers!
Families with returning students and/or new students with returning siblings: please log into your ParentVue account and update your returning student information as well as enroll your new student.
Your child will only be on a class list if they are registered. If you need assistance, please call the school: 541-744-6407, Mrs. Leesa, our secretary, can assist if needed. Miss Leesa will be back in the office beginning 8/22/23.
Meet Your Teacher and New Principal Night! Thursday 8/31/23 5:00-6:00
Class Lists Posted by 4:00 (8/31/23)
Stop by Page to see which amazing teacher your student has this year! Class lists will be posted by 4:00 on August 31st. Our incoming kinders will be assigned teachers after the first week of school.
School Supply Drop Off 5:00-6:00 (8/31/23)
All students and families are welcome to come drop off their school supplies and meet their new teacher! Kinder families should bring their supplies too and meet the kinder teaching team! Doors will open at 5:00.
Seesaw Support 8/31 5:00-6:00
Our classroom teachers use Seesaw as one of their primary communication tools for families. It is a fantastic app that lets you quickly message the classroom teacher from your phone , tablet or computer. If you need help setting up your Seesaw account or need help learning how to use it, our instructional coach Mrs. Davenport will be at a Seesaw Support table during Meet the Teacher Night. Gloria Robles will be available to support families who need interpretation.
Our Classroom Teachers
Kindergarten: Mrs. Hansen, Mrs. McClain, Mrs. Spain
First grade: Mrs. Anderson, Mr. Naylor
First/Second grade blend: Mrs. Boardrow
Second grade: Mr. Grasseth, Mrs. Guiley
Third grade: Mrs. Bernatz, Mrs. Keeler
Fourth grade: Mrs. Klym, Mrs. Blachly, Mrs. Eilers
Fifth grade: Mr. Harshbarger, Mr. Smith
Learning Specialists: Ms. Char, Ms. Smith
Behavior Interventionist: Mrs. Fox
Title Teacher: Mrs. Hass
ELD Teacher: Ms. Allman
Speech Teacher: Ms. Laura
PE: Mrs. Whisler, Music: Mrs. Wagner
Back to School Information
School starts on Wednesday, September 6th at 8:35 a.m. for students in grades 1-5 and kindergartners with last names ending in A-L and kindergarteners with the last name M-Z on September 7th. If you have a kindergartener, please read the “Kindergarten Information” paragraph below for more detailed information regarding the first week of school.
Important Daily Information
Kindergarten runs from 8:35-2:50. Please note that the first week of kindergarten includes a staggered start. A staggered start means that half the class will attend kindergarten the first day of school and the other half the second day of school. No kindergarten students will attend school on Friday. All students will be back with the entire class Monday, September 11th. The staggered start helps greatly with the transition to school for our new kindergarteners.
- Wednesday, September 6th- Kindergarten students with last names starting with A-L.
- Thursday, September 7th- Kindergarten students with last names starting with M-Z.
- Friday, September 8th- No kinder students will attend school, class lists posted in front of school at 4:00.
* Kindergarten students that do not ride the bus, must be met by an adult at the kindergarten sign at the end of the day for a teacher to parent ‘hand off.’
Supervision for students starts at 8am when doors open for breakfast. All students dropped off will be asked to wait in the cafeteria even if they are not eating breakfast. If a parent stays with a student outside and waits for doors to open, they may wait in front of the school. There is no supervision prior to 8:00. Please do not drop your student(s) off prior to 8:00.
Classroom doors will open at 8:25. All students are welcome to go to class. Students will be dismissed from breakfast if they are finished. Due to district protocols, we can not allow parents to walk students into the school building to class. This safety measure is in place to ensure a safe environment for all of our students. The only adults allowed in the school building are checked in as volunteers at the front office. Thank you for understanding.
8:00-8:25 Breakfast in the cafeteria
8:25 Classroom doors open
8:35 Tardy bell rings
2:50 School Dismissal *Please pick up your student promptly. Staff have meetings which often begin at 3:00.
Please note that we do not have before school childcare on site.
The earliest drop off for students is 8:00 a.m. if eating breakfast
IMPORTANT NEXT STEP for families needing bus transportation: after registering your students in their neighborhood school, you must register your students for transportation online at: https://www.springfield.k12.or.us/services/transportation Also, please take some time to review bus behavior and stops with your child.
Car Rider Line
We strive to make pick-up and drop-off as smooth as possible. Please follow these quick safety tips to ensure everyone is safe and efficient in the parking lot.
- You may only park in the handicap parking spaces with a valid placard.
- There is no parking where it is marked with yellow.
- There is no parking in the staff and bus lots.
- You may not drive around the buses in the parking lot.
- Please do not allow your children to run through the parking lot.
- Time saving tip! You can park at the church if you need to and walk over to pick up your student.
- Please pick up your student promptly. Staff have meetings which often begin at 3:00.
Most of our students have devices at home from last school year. Those who do not will have them checked out during the first couple weeks of school. Remember, devices will be going back and forth from home to school. Please help your child set up a routine to take care of their device at home and charge it every night.
Visitors and Volunteers
If you’d like to volunteer on campus during school hours, please complete this online form. Allow a couple of weeks to process for approval. https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/MzU2ODplbi1VUw==
Other visitors on campus are only permitted outside of school hours at this time. We will let you know when the district guidance changes.
Parent Teacher Organization
PTO Open Positions
We have open positions this year and need to recruit some volunteers to fill them. As the saying goes, many hands make light work! If you are interested in volunteering for one of the positions below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up at our Meet the Teacher Night.
- President (there can be co-presidents if two people want to team up for this position)
- Vice President
If you are interested in joining the Parent Teacher Organization we would LOVE to have you! The PTO brings a lot of joy and fun to the school. It is a wonderful way to give back to the school community and to help create an amazing school experience for your own student. Look for more information about our PTO at the Meet Your Teacher and New Principal Night on 8/31/23! Our first PTO meeting will be on Thursday September 19th from 6:00-7:00 in the library. We hope you will join us!
A HUGE shout out to our amazing custodial team, Harry and Mike who have worked hard all summer making our school look amazing!
A HUGE thank you to the volunteers at Northwood who spent a Saturday at Page Elementary pulling weeds, pressure washing, washing windows and making our school look fantastic for the first day back with students!
8/31 (Th) Meet Your Teacher and New Principal Night 5:00-6:00 pm
Class lists posted on outside windows at 4:00 😀
Drop off school supplies 📚✏️📗
See classrooms & teachers 🙋♀️🙋♂️
Meet principal 😄
Enjoy a popsicle on the playground 🍡
9/6 (W) Gr 1-5: First Day of School
Kinders w/ last names A-L: Kindergarten Practice Day 8:35am-2:50pm
(Kinders w/ last names M-Z: No School)
9/7 (Th) Kinders w/ last names M-Z: Kindergarten Practice Day 8:35am-2:50pm
(Kinders w/ last names A-L: No School)
9/9 (F) ALL Kinders: No School
Kindergarten Class Lists posted on entry windows @ 4:00 pm.
All kindergarten students attend their own classes beginning Monday, 9/12.
9/19: PTO Meeting 6:00-7:00 (library)
9/22 (F) First Early Release Day
Elementary students released at 12:30
THANK YOU for sharing in our excitement as we welcome back our returning Page Panthers and greet our new incoming students. At Page Elementary, we believe in providing a safe, welcoming, inclusive, well rounded and FUN place for our students daily. I encourage you to communicate directly with your teachers and our front office if you have any questions or concerns.
I am looking forward to getting to know all of you this year! Please remember that I am here for you and your student. I welcome communication and look forward to a wonderful school year!
Principal, Elizabeth Page Elementary