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LOSD News • November 22, 2019

In this Message:

Message from the Superintendent

Project Yum! Pumpkin Pies

Weather Event Communications

Standard Response Protocol: Say Hello!

School Board Work Session

Bond Accountability Committee Meeting

English Language Learner Parent Group Meeting

Seeking Student Nominees for SASEE Award Nominations

Spanish Immersion Applications Now Open

School-Related Info:

  • Lakeridge Middle School Musical
  • Lake Oswego High School Bazaar

Community Info:

  • Hope Sparrow Holiday Share

Regular Reminders:

  • Get Social with LOSD
  • SafeOregon
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • What's New at Community School?

Message from the Superintendent

This season of gratitude is a time to reflect on the many incredible things I am thankful for in our school district. I am continuously impressed with our hard working staff throughout all of our schools and at the district office, and for our school board members who are committed to excellence and equity. The LOSD team is comprised of dedicated professionals who care deeply about the students we serve.

On Monday and Tuesday of next week, all of our licensed and classified teaching staff will come together for LOSD's annual PD November event. These two days of powerful professional development help us continuously improve our practices. I am pleased we have this shared learning experience.

Additionally, I am grateful for our caring, involved families and community, who support the educational endeavors in our district. Your spirit of giving is remarkable and helps make Lake Oswego a truly special place to live and work. On behalf of everyone in LOSD, I wish you and your families a wonderful holiday.

Project Yum! Pumpkin Pies

LOSD Food Services treated elementary students to pumpkin pies on the lunch menu this past week in celebration of the upcoming holiday. The students gobbled them up!

Oak Creek's cook Kathleen Logue (pictured) and all of the Food Service staff wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.

LOSD Food Services strives to support student's academic success by serving appealing nutritious food in a positive and encouraging environment. Click here for more information on LOSD's school lunch program.

Weather Event Communications

As we edge closer to winter, please be sure to review the LOSD emergency communications page of our district website for information, including when and how you will be notified if we have a school closure or delay.

Standard Response Protocol: Say Hello!

In the event of weather-related and emergency incidents, LOSD uses a text-to-voice system that allows us to disseminate information to you as quickly as possible through multiple communication channels. Those channels include phone, text, email, and the LOSD app. The system also translates the message into your preferred language, as noted on your student's verification form.

Please note: the phone messages are voice activated. In other words, the system requires you to speak first to prompt the voice message. For example, say "hello" when answering your phone.

School Board Work Session

Monday, Dec. 2, 2019

5 p.m.

LOSD Administration Building

Live streaming and archived video of School Board meetings

Agenda Summary:

I. Contract Review Board - 5 p.m.

II. School Board Regular Session - approx. 5:15 p.m.

III. Working Session -- approx. 5:20 p.m.

Bond Accountability Committee Meeting

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019

4 - 6 p.m.

Palisades Elementary School, Room 20

1500 Greentree Ave., Lake Oswego

English Language Learner Parent Group Meeting

Is your student an English Language (EL) learner? Please join us for an EL Parent Group Meeting.

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Lakeridge High School Rotunda

We will be sharing information about the EL learner identification process, the EL learning program, and the Oregon EL assessment. The meeting is hosted by LOSD Executive Director, Patrick Tomblin, and the EL Development staff.

Translations below are provided by Google Translate and may not be exactly accurate. Please email Ewa Campbell at for questions




您的学生是英语学习者吗?请于2019年12月11日星期三参加我们的EL家长小组会议。我们将于6:30 PM到8:00 PM在Lakeridge高中的圆形大厅开会。我们将分享有关英语学习者识别过程,英语学习计划和俄勒冈州英语语言评估的信息。这次会议由奥斯威戈湖学区执行董事Patrick Tomblin和英语语言开发人员主持。


영어 (EL) 학부모 회의


학생이 영어 학습자입니까? EL 학부모 그룹 회의를 위해 2019 년 12 월 11 일 수요일에 참여하십시오. Lakeridge High School의 Rotunda에서 오후 6시 30 분부터 오후 8 시까 지 만납니다. 우리는 영어 학습자 식별 과정, 영어 학습 프로그램 및 오레곤 영어 평가에 대한 정보를 공유 할 것입니다. 이 회의는 레이크 오스 웨고 교육구 상무 이사 Patrick Tomblin과 영어 개발 직원이 주최합니다.


اللغة الإنجليزية (EL) اجتماع الوالدين


هل الطالب طالب تعلم اللغة الإنجليزية؟ يرجى الانضمام إلينا يوم الأربعاء 11 ديسمبر 2019 لحضور اجتماع EL Parent Group. سنلتقي

في Rotunda في Lakeridge High School من الساعة 6:30 مساءً وحتى 8:00 مساءً. سنقوم بمشاركة المعلومات حول عملية تحديد هوية المتعلم باللغة الإنجليزية وبرنامج تعلم اللغة الإنجليزية وتقييم اللغة الإنجليزية في ولاية أوريغون. يستضيف الاجتماع باتريك تومبلين المدير التنفيذي لمدرسة مقاطعة ليك أوسويغو وموظفي تطوير اللغة الإنجليزية




¿Es su estudiante un aprendiz de inglés? Únase a nosotros el miércoles 11 de diciembre de 2019 para una reunión de grupo de padres EL. Nos reuniremos en la Rotonda en Lakeridge High School de 6:30 p.m. a 8:00 p.m. Vamos a compartir información sobre el proceso de identificación de aprendices de inglés, el programa de aprendizaje de inglés y la evaluación del idioma inglés de Oregon. La reunión es organizada por el Director Ejecutivo del Distrito Escolar de Lake Oswego, Patrick Tomblin, y el personal de Desarrollo del Idioma Inglés.




あなたの学生は英語学習者ですか? 2019年12月11日水曜日に、EL親グループミーティングにご参加ください。午後6時30分から午後8時まで、レイクリッジ高校のロタンダで集まります。英語学習者の識別プロセス、英語学習プログラム、オレゴン州の英語評価に関する情報を共有します。会議は、オスウィーゴ湖学区事務局長のパトリック・トムブリンと英語開発スタッフが主催します。

Seeking Student Nominees for SASEE Award

Lake Oswego Rotary Club is seeking more student nominees for this year's SASEE Awards, which honor service above self in educational excellence.

Do you know an educator, support staff member, student or citizen who demonstrates a commitment to education through work, projects and activities that emphasize "service above self?" LO Rotary Club wants to recognize and support the people who make education in Lake Oswego exceptional.

To nominate someone, go to Nominations close on Jan. 10, 2020.

LO Rotary Club awards thousands of dollars in cash and scholarships in several SASEE categories. In each case, SASEE Award recipients have the opportunity to “pay it forward” by passing their monetary award on to their school or project.

  • Teachers, administrators and support staff: $1,000 for their school or project
  • Students: $1,000 for their school or project
  • Citizens: $2,500 scholarships awarded in their names to students who also demonstrate "service above self"

Spanish Immersion Applications Now Open

LOSD's Spanish Immersion program applications are now open online at For Spanish Immersion, Lake Oswego School District intakes students who are eligible for kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year.

Submitting an application is your commitment to the Spanish Immersion program; the program’s school location may change next year as a result of the LOSD elementary school re-boundary study currently in progress.

Spanish Immersion applications received between Nov. 1, 2019, and no later than Feb. 21, 2020, at 3:30 p.m., will be entered into a lottery. LOSD will hold its lottery drawing on Feb. 26, and applicants will be notified of their Spanish Immersion placement by Friday, Feb. 28.

Please note: In addition to submitting your student’s Spanish Immersion application, you must register your incoming kindergartener online either through and/or your school website. Registration for kindergarteners, and all NEW incoming students, opens Jan. 22, 2020.

For questions about the Spanish Immersion application process, please contact

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Lakeridge Middle School Musical

Come enjoy a performance from the talented students at Lakeridge Middle School as they present this enchanting modern classic! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical and it features all of the memorable songs from the animated film plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

Dec. 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 7 p.m.

Dec. 21 at 1 p.m.

Lakeridge Middle School cafeteria

Click here to reserve your tickets today!

Lake Oswego High School Bazaar

Kick-off your holiday shopping at the 4th annual LOHS Holiday Bazaar!

Saturday, Nov. 30

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Lake Oswego High School Cafeteria

Admission is free!

Shop from more than 60 local artists and makers selling a wide variety of high-quality handmade items. Buy raffle tickets for a chance to win some amazing prizes donated by our vendors.

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Hope Sparrow Holiday-Share Event

Hope Sparrow Services is hosting its annual holiday-share event. Warm coats, toys and non-perishable goods for community residents are available for free while supplies last.

Monday, Dec. 9, 2019

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Hope Community Church

14790 Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego

For more information, call (503) 635-4880 or go to the Community Services page of the Hope Sparrow website and fill out the contact form (

A special thanks to community partners who contribute each year to this effort! This year Lakeridge donated more than 120 coats to support the cause.

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Get Social: Follow, Share, Engage

LOSD has ramped up its social media presence. Please join us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LOSD_Proud


Parents who have concerns about a student’s well-being are encouraged to reach out to their principal, and to maintain strong lines of communication and partnership between students, families, staff, and other resources.

SafeOregon is also an effective way to report a tip regarding safety threats or potential acts of violence to our students or schools.

(Students should also be aware that intentionally providing a false report is a serious offense.)

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What's New at Community School?

The LOSD Community School offers enrichment and athletic programs, and activities for students of all ages including robotics, STEM, arts, language, and theater.

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