Capitol Hill Community News

Welcome! August 2023

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Principal's Message

Capitol Hill Community,

We are all so excited to welcome you back to Capitol Hill for the 2023-2024 school year. Hopefully you have enjoyed the summer months that bring a different kind of pace to life. I know that I enjoyed some relaxing time with my family. I also had an opportunity to attend professional developments with our Capitol Hill Teacher Teams and plan for a fantastic year.

Please know that our doors will open tomorrow at 7:53 am. We will have our main door and kinder door open for students and parents to enter the building. All are welcome to walk their children to class. If you do not know your child's teacher yet, adults will be ready to share that information!

- Mike


Core Values

Student First Decision Making

Honesty and Transparency

Listen to Understand

Realize we are All Humans

Important Dates

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Meet the Capitol Hill Staff (NEW!)

Hiring is one of the single most influential aspects that we have direct control over at Capitol Hill. Putting the best people in front of our students is a job that I take very seriously. I am incredibly excited and proud to announce the candidates who have been chosen to fill our open positions at Capitol Hill. I couldn’t be more confident that we have chosen top tier individuals to join our team. Each and every one of these individuals deeply cares about students and are laser focused on ensuring ALL students have access to learning. Please welcome these dynamic new additions to the Capitol Hill Staff!

1st Grade Classroom Teacher

Welcome Anna Eade! Anna is no stranger to Capitol Hill. She most recently worked as a licensed building needs substitute for several months during the 2022-2023 school year. Anna beat out a pool of 44 other qualified teacher candidates. Anna is excited to continue to build upon the relationships she has already established with students, teachers, and families. Join me in welcoming Anna to Capitol Hill!

1st Grade Classroom Teacher

Welcome Kira Parker! Kira will be joining our 1st grade team next year and will be in classroom # 106. Kira was a Kindergarten teacher at Lewis Elementary last year and will be entering her 9th year of teaching. Kira’s previous principal noted that Kira was a fantastic teacher and a huge loss for the Lewis community. Let us welcome Kira to our Capitol Hill Community!

MTSS Coach (0.5)

Welcome to Cindy Swingen! Cindy will be joining us at a 0.5 basis for the 2023-2024 school year. She brings a breadth and depth of knowledge with 30+ years of experience being a teacher, reading specialists, Assistant Principal, and Principal. We are excited to partner with Cindy in building our capacity in instruction and developing current and future systems of academic and behavior support for our students at Capitol Hill.


Welcome Olivia Myers! Olivia comes to Capitol Hill after a number of educational experiences with neighboring organizations in Portland. Olivia has worked as a special education assistant, teaching coordinator with Tracker Earth Oregon, and summer camp supervisor. Olivia has a desire to become a teacher in the future! We are excited to welcome Olivia to Capitol Hill!


To Be Hired Soon!

Educational Assistant (0.44)

To Be Hired Soon!

After-School Transportation Plan (1st - 5th)

Please fill this form out if you have not already. This is due today, Monday August 27th.

After-School Transportation Plan

Parent Pick-Up & Drop-Off


Parents may drop students off on the sidewalk on SW 17th. If you are walking your child into the school, please park in our main parking lot.


Parents may park temporarily on SW 17th to meet their child for pick-up. If you are coming into the building please use our main parking lot.

1-Way AM on SW 17th

Please notice that SW 17th is 1-way traffic in the AM. This helps keep our students safe!

Walk/Ride AM SW Carson

Please notice that SW Carson is a walk/ride street in the AM. This helps keep our students safe!

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