Orenco Community Newsletter

May 10, 2021

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News and Updates

Hello Orenco Families!

Happy mid-May! We appreciate everyone's support through Teacher and Staff Appreciation week last week! This is an exciting part of the year when we can look forward to being fit and active with Jog-a-thon. This is normally a super fun in-person event, but Boosters has helped make it a fun, virtual event. We can still participate and help out the Boosters who support Orenco in so many ways. Thanks so much for coming to our STEAM night on 4/29--it was a great hit! Please continue to reach out if you have questions or need help with anything.

In service to you,

Allison Combs, Principal



Remote number: 971-231-5383

Office phone: 503-844-1370.

Attention Grade 6 Families!

Here is a letter to incoming 7th graders from Dr. Pede at Poynter Middle School: Letter LINK

Belong, Believe, Achieve!

News and Notes

  • Thanks for everyone who could come out for the Orenco Teacher Appreciation Parade! It was the brainchild of Hope Sarafa and chief organizer! We counted 51 cars and it was a very emotional event. Thank you, Orenco community!

  • Our Materials Pick-up for students in CDL will now be available the last week of the month, 1-6 pm daily. Special materials will be available on Wednesdays, 12-6 pm for specific events or projects (i.e. Science boards, library books, art projects, etc.) Students attending Hybrid will be given their materials in class.

  • Our character trait for this month is Independence and our Justice Leader students are learning about empathy through is Stephen Hawking.


  • Kindergarten registration for 2021-2022 began on Monday, March 1st. Registration for all grade levels began on this day, too.
  • Kindergarten slide show, English: Slideshow
  • Espanol slideshow: Spanish
  • Please call us if you need help with registration: 503-844-1370

Orenco Booster Fundraiser--SHOE DRIVE

Boosters are officially signed up for the shoe drive fundraiser with Funds 2 Orgs and will be collecting new and gently worn shoes from March 15 to June 15.

A Large Donation Box will be placed at the school for any drop-off donations. Drop Location: by the South entrance doors (cafeteria/recess entrance).

Around the Community

HSD’s Latino Virtual Parent Meeting takes place on Wednesday, May 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. via Google Meet (dial +1470-655-0305 PIN: 462795800#). All families of students identifying as Latino and/or Mesoamerican Indigenous are welcome to attend these monthly meetings to learn more about what is happening in the District and to share thoughts and concerns for how to best support students in their education. Join us and learn about new ways to get involved in the school system. For more information, call 503-844-1475. The meeting will be held in Spanish. Interpretation available in other languages is available upon prior request.

Four positions on our School Board are up for election on Tuesday, May 18! Please remember to vote! For more information, please see the Washington County Elections website.


Ready Schools, Safe Learners

Principal Combs is available to answer any questions or concerns you have. Please don't hesitate to reach out! Email: combsa@hsd.k12.or.us

English Family/Caregiver guide for CDL: https://bit.ly/2CLmFNX

Spanish Family/Caregiver guide for CDL: https://bit.ly/3ghoWOw