Corbett School e-Newsletter

September 2022

Corbett SD Calendar Dates to Remember

  • September 9 - Friday School
  • September 12 - Booster Club Meeting
  • September 19 - Regular School Board Meeting
  • September 20 - Grade School Picture Day
  • September 26 - Bond Oversight Committee Meeting
  • September 28 - CAPS School Picture Day

Multicultural Calendar

  • National Recovery Month: This month helps to educate all Americans on treatment and mental health services for those with substance use disorder
  • 9/15-10/15 – National Hispanic Heritage Month: This month honors the culture and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans
  • 9/20 – HeForShe (Women): initiated by the UN to promote gender equality
  • 9/22 – Autumnal Equinox: As summer moves into fall, the autumnal equinox is a time for various religious observances worldwide
  • 9/25 – 9/27 – Rosh Hashanah (Jewish): the Jewish New Year, a time for reflection in the faith

School District Public Meetings

Regular School Board Meeting

Monday, Sep. 19th 2022 at 7pm


At this time it is assumed the meeting will be offered hybrid: in person and via Zoom.

The meeting agenda including the Zoom link will be posted here 3 days prior to the meeting:

Everyone is welcome, and each meeting includes time for public comment. The agenda will provide instructions for public comment.

2022-23 School Board Members: Michelle Vo - Board Chair; Todd Mickalson- Board Vice Chair

Bob Buttke, Katey Kinnear, Todd Redfern, Rebecca Bratton, David Granberg.

Co-Student Representatives - Anneliese Loveland and Elizabeth Loveland.

Bond Oversight Committee Meeting

Monday, Sep. 26th 2022 at 7pm

ZOOM Virtual Meeting

The meeting agenda including the Zoom link will be posted here 5 days prior to meeting:

Video Message from Superintendent Dr. Derek Fialkiewicz


Corbett Cardinals Build Community

Hello friends and families of Corbett! We are looking for a variety of adults throughout the community who want to help us improve our school and build a stronger community. If you are interested in being a select part of the district who helps us implement new state initiatives, assist in reviewing documents, and collaborate through relevant feedback as we navigate this process--then we want you!

Please click on the link HERE to learn more and complete an interest form. If you have any additional questions, please contact Dr. Shelia Osborne at Thanks!

Welcome New Staff


David Church has taught music and played music professionally in Oregon for 22 years and loves music of all genres. David primarily plays guitar, piano, drums and brass instruments most recently with the band “My Dear Watson”. David and his wife Tanya live in SE Portland with son IJ. David has two older sons and four grandchildren. David collects vinyl, loves to go thrifting and is an avid skier. During the first week at Corbett many students expressed how much they LOVED their new music teacher and that music was their favorite part of the day.


Julie Trisel - I am very excited to be joining Corbett High School this year. Growing up in Oregon has cultivated in me a great passion for engaging all students in the practices of science. I am going into my 9th year of teaching a wide variety of science courses including physics, chemistry, biology among others. I am on the Oregon Science Teachers Association (OSTA) Executive Board and am editor of The Oregon Science Teachers monthly newsletter. These roles have enabled me to collaborate with teachers, specialists, and higher ed faculty across Oregon and Washington to bring differing perspectives and highly relevant STEM curriculum to the classroom for students. I'm looking forward to a great year!


Sean Cease - I am very excited to be joining the Corbett community. I will be in my 33rd year as a football coach and 23rd as a teacher. This is my 11th year as a head coach. I am coming from Ilwaco High School in Long Beach, Washington. I spent the past 4 years there as the head football coach, PE/health teacher and athletics director. I like the enthusiasm I have received from the Corbett Community.


Robert Peterson - will be joining Corbett School District as our new campus monitor. He has also been promoted to the head Baseball coach position after serving as the assistant coach. Coach Peterson has been coaching baseball for the last ten years. This will be his second season with Corbett High School. During his free time he loves watching NCAA baseball and MLB. His two favorite teams are Vanderbilt University and The New York Mets! Go Cards!


Ashlee Ray - I am a mother to three awesome boys and I am passionate about art. In my spare time, (ha!) I am a mixed media artist and I love to paint murals. I also enjoy traveling, the ocean, and camping.

I love teaching because I love working with students. My decision to enter education is a direct result of having wonderful teachers growing up, and education opening the door for growth and creativity for me. What I love about Corbett is the care and attention that each of my own children have received. My boys are thriving in so many ways, and I attribute this directly to our district. I am really looking forward to meeting our students at CMS and getting to know each of you this school year!

Student Fees: 2022-23 School Year

Student Meals

Free and Reduced Lunch Application-See information and link to sign up later in this newsletter.


  • CHS/CAPS 8th-12th $4.25
  • CMS/CAPS 6th-7th $3.95
  • CGS/CAPS K-5th $3.70


  • K-12th $2.30


  • High School athletic participation $225.00
  • High School reduced lunch program $115.00
  • High School free lunch program $40.00
  • High School uniform replacement (lost or not returned) $100.00
  • Middle School athletic participation $150.00
  • Middle School reduced lunch program $75.00
  • Middle School free lunch program $40.00
  • Middle School uniform replacement (lost or not returned) $75.00
  • Yearly family max for athletic MS/HS participation $900.00

Activity Cards
  • High School $40.00
  • Middle School $30.00


  • High School $40.00

Athletic Gate Fee

  • Adults $6.00
  • Students $4.00 (Free with activity card for home regular season games)


School activity card provides a student free admission into any home sports games. The fee is also used to support general student activities.

  • High School = $40.00

  • Middle School = $30.00

School activity cards can be purchased with cash or check from Mrs. Gibbs in the MS/HS office, or online via credit/debit card with your MealTime account (5% fee incurred). Activity Card purchase is optional.

Community Open House & Welcome Back Family Night BBQ was a Success!! Thank you staff!!

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Grade School News

Life Touch Picture Day

Grade School September 20th - Picture Day ID: EVTCTS9JC

CAPS September 28th

To order pictures online:

Celebrating our Nature Space at CAPS

I want to take a little time to send a big thank you to our Nature Space team. Last April a small committee came together with the intent to plan the enhancement of our playground area which we call Nature Space. Meetings and discussions with students and adults led to the design, build and installation of two new climbing structures were designed. The energy, dedication, and love of parent and staff volunteers made this possible. It's not finished yet - more enhancements are on the way to significantly upgrade the playground!

'Thank you' is not an adequate expression of the joy and deep gratitude I have for our volunteer team who included: Nancy Gyerko, Christina and Paul Morgan, Jennifer and Atom Larsen, Jason Stepper, Eli, Ozora and Sydney Spevak, Dave Selden, Brad Hunter, McArthur Krishna, Luke and Everest Goodloomis, Mikayla Patrick, Marty and Gary Larsen.

Thanks also to Steve Salisbury, our head of maintenance, for reviewing plans, collaborating and making the space ready for the work.

-Rachel Goodloomis

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Corbett Middle School students have been building community and settling in!

The first week of Middle School has been all about meeting new teachers, making new friendships and getting comfortable in new (and old) classes. This year the Middle School team is focusing on promoting, supporting, and building relationships both within our school and beyond in the wider community. Enjoy the pictures below which show our students teaming up on the first day of school to get to know each other and build the classroom and school community.

More Plastic Bottle Caps Needed!

One of the middle school’s art enrichments this year will focus on sculpture and 3D art forms. We’ll be repeating the plastic cap mosaic project we had so much fun with last year, so we’re going to need more caps!

Please rinse, dry and donate plastic bottle caps of all sizes to the middle school office, or send them with your children to bring to Mr. Houck. Thanks to all of you who have been donating over the past year. And next time you visit the middle school commons, look up and check out some of the new cap mosaics!

8/9 Academy News

Aksel is a 13 year old rising 8th grader at Corbett. He started grilling hamburgers to help the family, at various sporting events his brother has attended over the past year or so. From the parking lot at Timberline to Portland International Raceway Thursday Night Motorcross, Aksel is "always down to grill some hams." After several months of tailgate grilling, Aksel was invited to help at a local event for pro grillers: RJ's Smokehouse, which sparked an interest in learning more about grilling. In June, Aksel grilled two steaks at Steak Cookoff Association (SCA) Kids Competition in Federal Way, and won 3rd place! Not bad for the first competition! In July, Aksel decided to compete in an adult competition for SCA in Sweethome, called the Icebox Challenge. Here, Aksel competed with adults from all over the country and brought home a 3rd Place trophy. Aksel is enjoying getting to know different grilling techniques, how to prepare a steak, and making new friends in this community. Getting on the front page of the Eugene Register newspaper, and being sponsored by Weber, Hometown Hearth & Grill, Team RJ's, and Royal Oak is a bonus, too!

High School News

High School Principal Chat

Monday 9/12 @ 6:00pm via Zoom. An email link will be sent out to parent/guardian emails.
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Athletics News

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Corbett’s Cross Country team is off to a Strong Start

Led by captains Ava Horton, Jackson Minsker and Jack Plummer, Corbett has competed in two races so far.

At the Canby Invitational, 8 Corbett runners placed in the top 10 in their respective races and Ava Horton, Logan Auble, Matthew Caulfield, Ethan Pinedo, Logan Matias and Thatcher Peterson all set personal records.

At Ultimook, our athletes ran hard and represented Corbett well. Those setting season or personal records were Olivia McGrew, Malena Mayell, Ava Horton, Aidan Pinedo, Thatcher Peterson, Jack Plummer, Ethan Pinedo, Elliot Greene, Anand Davidovici, River Denney and Bryce Plummer.

Our next race is September 10th at the Logger Elk Run near Seaside.

Graduating Class of 2023 Parents CHAMPS needs you:

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Corbett Education Foundation Scholarship

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Fundraising Oppourtunities

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District Wide News

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Free and Reduced Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program offered at Corbett

School District. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches and snacks to school-aged children. You must apply to this program annually by October 1st each year.

If you are interested in this program, you can apply online at or you can fill out a form at the school if you do not have access to a computer.

This information will be kept confidential. Your child(ren) will not be told that they are on the

program. Likewise, no other students will know that they are on the lunch program. It is our

utmost priority to make it invisible to everyone except the parent/guardian.

If you have any question, please feel free to contact Janet Ruddell by


Corbett PTA News

Welcome back to school! This is going to be a great school year!

We hope you will join us on September 8, 2022 at 6:30pm in the Grade School for our general meeting. We will be discussing ideas on Jog-A-Thon/Move-A-Thon for this year.

We would like to encourage you to become a member of the PTA. We need all kinds of people to be successful! You can do so by clicking on this link: Oregon PTA

Please keep scanning those Box Tops! Support the Corbett PTA when you shop at: and select "Corbett Elem PTA". Every little bit helps and the PTA loves giving back to our schools and teachers!

Follow us on Facebook: Corbett PTA | Facebook

From the Health Room

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Mental Health & Addiction Services:

If you or somebody you know is having trouble functioning, Mental Health and Addiction Services is here to listen. Seek help by calling the Mental Health Call Center at 503-988-4888. Our team of mental health professionals is prepared to help anyone experiencing mental health issues at any time, in any language.

When you call the Call Center at 503-988-4888, you get:

  • Free, 24/7 mental health support

  • Interpretation services for non-English speakers

  • Referral to low-cost or sliding-scale agencies

  • Help finding mental health providers

  • Information about non-crisis community resources

Urgent Walk-In Clinic

Need to meet face to face? Stop by our Urgent Walk-In Clinic.

The clinic can help anyone experiencing a mental health crisis at no cost.

  • Receive immediate care during a mental health crisis

  • Speak to a psychiatrist or a mental health nurse practitioner

  • Get help with medication and treatment

Location: Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Urgent Walk-in Clinic

4212 SE Division St, Portland

Hours: Monday - Saturday 7 am-10:30 pm, Sunday 9 am-9 pm

Corbett School Counseling Services

● Corbet SD has partnered with Care Solace to offer free mental and emotional health services to our students and families.

● Corbett SD has a website provided by the School Intervention Team (SIT) at:

● Visit the Student Services web page at:

● Visit the Corbett Mental Health & Behavior Support website at:

● If you know of a Spanish Speaking family who may need an interpreter, you can email Melissa Davis, our ELD teacher, at If you have a family who needs an interpreter, not in Spanish, email Melissa Davis as well.

For questions about access to resources at Corbett School District, please call Student Services at (503) 261-4235.