Valor MS Newsletter
2022-2023 School Year -- Home of the Raptors
Hello Valor Parents and Families! March 3, 2023
Welcome to March and I hope all is well! With spring right around the corner, hopefully these past few weeks mark the end of our coldest weather. We want to share about the events and happenings--both upcoming and what has already happened--here at Valor.
Included in this Newsletter is information on our Spring Conferences, Family Movie Night, the Winter Concert, Classified Appreciation, Yearbook Ordering, and more.
Also, in case you missed it, here and here are links to last week's news on our almost visit from the US Secretary of Education. We look forward to Dr. Miguel Cardona's future virtual visit at an upcoming assembly, which is tentatively scheduled for early May.
As always, if you have questions or if we could help you with anything, please connect with us.
Important Dates for March and April
Spring Parent Conferences - March 22 & 23
At the conference, your student will share information with you about their reading and math levels, their grades, and their strengths and growth areas. You will also have the opportunity to meet with your student’s teachers to ask questions and share information you would like them to know.
We will have interpreters available for Spanish/English and Russian/English. Our teachers are looking forward to meeting with you all! If you have any questions, please call the office at 503-981-2750.
Family Movie Nights - Right Here at Valor
Students in our leadership classes selected two movies to show at upcoming Family Movie Nights next week and later in the Spring. We plan to show these on the big screen in the Valor Commons and will have popcorn available too.
- March 10 - We will show Puss in Boots
- May (date TBD) - We will show Coco
Family Movie Night is open to students, parents, siblings (if accompanied by a Valor parent), and our Valor staff.
Valor Music Concert and the Woodburn District Music Festival
Our Valor musicians continue to practice, grow, and we're so proud to have them perform. We hope you can make it to the following events:
Valor Winter Concert: Thursday, March 16, 7:00pm in the Valor gym (musicians arrive at 6:30)
Woodburn District Music Festival: April 13, 7:00pm in the Valor gym (musicians arrive at 6:30)
Valor Yearbook Orders - 2022-2023
Would you like a Yearbook that captures the excitement of our current school year? Here’s the information you’ll need to place your order.
Note: Valor's 2022-2023 Yearbook Orders are available ONLINE ONLY.
Please follow this link: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob
Valor's Code: 5971823
Enter your Student's full first and last name and select their grade
Choose what your want to add to your order
Check out with a credit card or debit card
The Order Deadline: April 21st, 2023
Pictured below is a QR Code for the Lifetouch Ordering System, as well as a couple of examples from past years.
Classified Appreciation Week - March 6-10
Sports - Winter and Spring
Parent Health Survey - Please Provide Your Input
The Woodburn School District is seeking to learn more about the health needs of students to understand how to better support students. We are conducting a needs assessment using surveys, focus groups, and student data to better understand what health supports are needed in our school community. The parent/guardian perspective is important to the district and we would appreciate it if you could answer a few questions. Your answers are confidential and you will not be asked for identifying information. Thank you for your help!
Parent Health Survey: English
Parent Health Survey: Russian
Parent Health Survey: Spanish
State Testing Continues
- Continuing - English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA)
- March 13 - 8th Grade OAKS Science Test
- April 13 - English Language Arts test for 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders
- May 9 - Math test for 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders
- Make up tests for anyone absent will be ongoing
Outdoor School For 2023
This is an Exciting Opportunity: Due to the Pandemic, over the past two years our current 7th and 8th graders missed out on Outdoor School. So no one misses out on this unforgettable experience, this year we're making arrangements for every student to be able to participate in Outdoor School. We'll provide more information as it approaches, but here are the dates.
- May 16-18: 7th Graders at Outdoor School
- May 19-23 (3 school days): 8th Graders at Outdoor School
- May 24-26: 6th Graders at Outdoor School
How to Reach Us
Office Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
What is the Parental Portal and How does it Work?
How to make sure I receive communications from Valor
Make sure you have provided your cell phone number. We use Remind to send text messages.
- Call the office at (503) 981-2750 to provide updated contact information. If you need to update your phone number, mailing address, or email address, please call us.
- Check our website: valor.woodburnsd.org
Would You Prefer a Paper-Copy to be Mailed To You?
WSD Parent – Student Handbook Link
The Woodburn School District has a Parent - Student Handbook that provides information on rules, policies, and expectations at all schools in the District. We provided these to everyone at parent conferences and also mailed them home to those who were unable to attend conferences. Additionally, here you can access a digital version of the handbook.
Parent - Student Handbook in English
Manual para Estudiantes y Padres en EspañolParent -Student Handbook in Russian