Noticias de Palisades

January 14 2022

This Week we Look Over:

  1. Un Mensaje de la Directora Sarlos
  2. 2022-23 Registration
  3. Winter Arts and Crafts Pictures
  4. Kindergarten Counts
  5. Dates to Keep in Mind
  6. Mask Policy Update
  7. Contacting Nurses
  8. Foundation Board of Directors
  9. Resources
  10. A Message from out PTO

Un Mensaje de la Directora Sarlos

Hi Palisades Parents!

Thanks so much for your continued support and communication while we maintain our focus on remaining at school in person! We are sad to share with you that Joseph Nilaver a bilingual teaching assistant who was an asset to our program and our community has resigned. We were sad to see him go, but hope you will join us in wishing him the best in his future endeavors.

Our staff has developed an amazing Esprit de Corps and flexibility in this time. I am impressed daily with their determination. The children have also shown great resilience. Together, as a community, we are doing a great job persevering which is one of the character traits we teach our students. Thanks for your careful collaboration.


Lilian Sarlos


Palisades Elementary

2022-23 Registration

Registration for the 2022-23 school year (all grade levels) will begin January 19, 2022. This is for new students who have never enrolled in Lake Oswego before and for returning students who are not currently enrolled but will re-enroll for next year. Registration is online through ParentVUE. Parents do not need to register students for 2022-23 who are currently attending during the 2021- 22 school year.

Parents of K students need to go to K round up at their home school on January 19th and register there, and then apply to our lottery and come to k round up with us on the 26th if they are interested in immersion.

Kindergarten Counts

LOSD is opening up its new student registration on January 19 at home school. That includes students who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2022. Information on Kindergarten Counts will be pre-recorded and posted to our school website on January 26. Click here for the Palisades Website:

Incoming K parents,

If you are interested in immersion for your incoming kinder student please attend the online Kinder information night at the school in your neighborhood and register for K at your home school. All of these are at the same date and time as below and will be on the website at your home school. Then attend our K information night on the 26th of Jan and apply for Immersion no later than 3/11/22 . After the lottery you will be informed if your child got in.

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i-Ready Winter Assessment

This Winter, all K-8 students in Lake Oswego will complete two online i-Ready assessments in class. One is for math and the other is for reading. i-Ready is a program that will help us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth, personalize their learning, and monitor their progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows us to meet your child where they are and provides us with data to inform and tailor instruction to accelerate growth. This is the second of three i-Ready assessments we give each year, and results will be shared with parents in February. For kindergartners, this will be their first i-Ready assessment. Our Winter i-Ready window is open from January 3-28.

Dates to Keep in Mind

January 17: No School- MLK

January 19: New Student Registration

January 26: Spanish Immersion Information Video Released

January 28: No School- Grade Prep Day

February 11: Reports Cards Go Live in ParentVue

February 21: No School- Presidents Day

March 11: Final Date to Apply for Immersion Program

March 21-25: No School- Spring Break

Update on Mask Policy

Our community is experiencing a level of positivity that is new in this pandemic and still our schools remain among the safest places where layered mitigation measures are being followed. We are extending our added measures of postponing volunteers and guests in our schools, limiting spectators at middle and high school extracurricular activities, and continuing with elementary school outdoor mask requirements for the time being, and will evaluate these protocols every two weeks. Based on cases reported to our nurses, and supported by public health findings, COVID-19 is being spread outside of school during social gatherings, amongst household members, and activities where oftentimes fewer protections are in place.

Contacting Nurses re: COVID-19, Keep Student Home Until Your Receive a Response

Dear LOSD Families,

Thank you for contacting our district nurses with your COVID-19 related concerns. Our nurses are responding to each inquiry in the order that they are received. Due to the high volume of calls and emails they are experiencing, please expect a delayed response of up to 24 hours.

If your student has tested positive for COVID-19, please email the nurse for your student’s school the following information and a nurse will get back to you as soon as possible:

  • Student’s First and Last Name

  • School

  • Date symptoms started, if any symptoms

  • Date tested positive and where the test was taken

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Palisades School Nurse is:

Lisa McBee


Now Accepting Applications for Foundation Board of Directors

Are you interested in contributing to a dynamic volunteer organization dedicated to advancing our community's commitment to educational excellence?

Please consider applying for the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation is seeking parents/guardians, students and community residents to serve on its Board of Directors. Board members must demonstrate a commitment to the Foundation, the School District and the Lake Oswego community.

The term for new board members will begin July 2022. Board members commit to a two-year term and may serve up to three terms. Please click HERE to access the online application form. The application provides more information about being a board member.

Interested people should submit applications by Friday, March 4, 2022. The Nominating committee will review applications and conduct interviews in the March time frame. If you are unable to access the application, please contact to receive a pdf version of the application.

Resources for Students & Families

Need financial assistance? Please see the form linked here for various services our school counselor may be able to support you with. If you would like to be contacted about these supports, please email Erin Block at or complete this form and return it to the school.

You can also visit for additional resources.

A Message from our PTO

Welcome Back!

We know many of you are excited to volunteer in the classroom and we are currently working with the district to make the training options accessible so everyone who wants to volunteer can get trained soon. We will keep you posted about the details and timelines as we hear!

PTO and SAC Meeting:

Please join us for our meeting this month at the adjusted date of 01/25. We will be joined by Tony Vandenburg, the Executive Director of Project Management for all of the building and Bond Projects. He will be answering all of your questions about our building, the projected timeline for improvements and more. If you have questions you want to make sure are answered please email them to us in advance at :

SAC Meeting: 01/25 6 pm via zoom

PTO Meeting: 01/25 7 pm via zoom

Neighborhood Meeting:

There is a meeting to discuss prospective plans for our building in regards to the neighborhood and you are invited to be part of the meeting.

Please see the below information for joining the meeting:

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Art Literacy:

We are excited to be able to hopefully offer Art Literacy in this second half of the year. The team is working hard to get things prepped and ready to host a training and we will let you know what we get the green light from the district for this exciting volunteer opportunity. As with all volunteer opportunities you will need to be fully vaccinated, have proof of vaccination, be background checked and trained in alignment with the district requirements. Thank you so much for your help with this!


Calling all guardians of kids participating in OBOB, please fill out the form below:

OBOB Guardian Form

If you would like to help us buy some of these great books for the classrooms we have arranged for bundles to be available for purchase for a class from an independently owned bookstore for $125 a bundle. If you would like to donate please indicate it is an OBOB classroom book bundle purchase and what class it is for with our donation. You can also donate for half of a bundle and we will pair your donation up with another half donation! This donation can be done via any of our donation options: Venmo, paypal or a check mailed or dropped off at the school made out to Palisades PTO and you can use this form to help us with this:

OBOB Book Bundle Purchase

Children's Author Event:

Audrey Sauble, a local PSU student and STEM children's book author will be reading one of her incredible and fascinating stories called "Can A Rock Grow?" In honor of National Old Rock Day. (excellent for ages 3-7). See the image below for more details.

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Lake Oswego Softball:

Lake Oswego Girls Softball registration is open for the Spring 2022 Little League season (for players ages 4-14). Visit for more information - register by January 2nd to take advantage of the league's "Winter Special" fee and save $25 per player. Final registration deadline is February 13th.

Pacer Baseball:

Today's weather should have reminded us all to get registered for the SPRING 22 season! CLICK HERE to get your kiddo registered! Registration for 7/8 opens 1/18.

Directory Spot

We are live! We would love to have you join us in making your information available for the community to access by clicking share on the option in your family entry. We have sent directions to each email on file with instructions for confirming your family in our school directory. Directory access is free and allows you to connect with others in your classes. If you choose to hide information you will still receive emails from the school and PTO, but your school community will be limited in how they are able to connect with your family unit.

We have had many of you reach out asking how to delete certain information from your profile. Here is the fastest way to do that:

  • Click on your profile

  • Select/highlight the information you don’t want to have published

  • Delete it

  • Scroll down and click save

Please reach out to us at with any questions!

Volunteer Sign Ups

Below is the new volunteer registration form with options for committees and ways to be part of the community all year long. We appreciate all of our volunteers!

Volunteer Registration Form

Palisades World Language School

1500 Greentree Ave

Lake Oswego OR 97201