March 5, 2020
Mar. 7: Boot Scootin' Boogie - PTSA Sponsored Spring Parent Social
Mar. 18: MAPS Classroom Contest Deadline
Mar. 18: Professional Growth Day - Students Released at 12:10 PM
Mar. 19-20: No School - Spring Conferences
Mar. 23-27: No School - Spring Break
Apr. 1: PTSA Meeting (8 AM - MPR)
Apr. 3: Striders Coaches' Meeting - Library
Apr. 8: Professional Growth Day - Students Released at 12:10 PM
Apr. 10: Striders Begins
Middle School Transition
Important Dates for 5th Grade Students & Parents
Mar. 10: Athey Creek Open House (2:30-3:30 PM)
Mar. 12: Meridian Creek Open House (9:30-11:30 AM)
Apr. 1: Meridian Creek will visit Stafford
Apr. 8: Athey Creek will visit Stafford (9:30-11 AM)
Apr. 9: Parent Night at Meridian Creek (6:30-7:30 PM)
Apr. 24: Stafford students visit Athey Creek (9:30-11 AM)
Apr. 29: Parent Night at Athey Creek
May 1: Stafford students visit Meridian Creek (9:30-10:30 AM)
Professional Growth Wednesdays - Please Mark Your Calendars
Mark your calendars for the following Professional Growth Wednesdays this school year in which school is dismissed at 12:10 pm. Please note that some Professional Growth Wednesdays affect primary schools only, so if you have students in middle or high school, they may experience a regular school day.
April 8 PRIMARY LEVEL ONLY
Please go to the 2019-20 Calendar to view important dates
STAFFORD SPRING SOCIAL
Who: Awesome Stafford Families & Staff
What: Stafford Social - Boot Scootin' Boogie!
Where: World of Speed
When: Saturday March 7th, 6 to11 pm
Why: To raise money for our amazing kids and school!!
Here are all the fun things we have planned...
- Opportunity to buy raffle tickets for a getaway to Great Wolf Lodge with your family!!
- Live Auction Items:
- Mr. Tuecke for the Day
- Principal McCarney for the Day
- PTSA Parking Spot out front for the 2020-2021 School year!! ( priceless :)
- Corn Hole Boards: Ducks vs. Beavers
- Paddle Raise to help earn money for benches and trees around Stafford playground and a new computer for Art Lit!
- Silent Auction Items:
- VIP seats to 3 piggy opera
- VIP Reader board Announcement for a your special Stafford Student
- Corn Hole Boards made by each grade level at Stafford
- Party Boards:
- Loaded Brush Paint Night
- Taste of Oregon party
- Oktoberfest party
- 5th grade laser tag
- Tea party with Front Office Staff
- Mrs. Kamali Party
- Family Fun Night at Stafford
- Line Dancing Party
It's hard to believe spring is just around the corner and we are busy planning for another fun year of Striders! This popular once a week, after school program introduces kids (1st thru 5th grade) to the sport of running through games and some basic running drills.
To pull off this very fun 6-week program, we need a team of encouraging coaches and substitute coaches. Coaches work in pairs to run game stations; if you can co-lead a game of tag, you can coach striders!
Benefits of being a Striders coach:
- Your child is guaranteed a spot in this sell-out program
- The registration fee is waived for one of your children
- There is a small preschool/kindergarten program for children of coaches only
Striders will meet Friday's after school from 2:10PM - 3:00PM from April 10th thru the fun run on May 15th. If you are unable to volunteer this year as a full time coach, we are looking for substitute coaches to help fill in for absences. If you are interested in coaching, please send us an email. Be sure to specify what grade(s) your children are in & the grade you would like to coach. Your email can be sent to Michelle & Kimi at RunStaffordStriders@gmail.com
Want to connect with students and families outside of school for play dates, birthday parties, etc.? You will need to become a PTSA member to access the school directory . The school district's policy does not allow for school staff to share phone numbers or email addresses with other parents.
To become a PTSA member and have access to the school directory, please follow the steps below:
1. Create an account here.
2. Become a PTSA member ($10/person) here.
3. Once complete, you will automatically have access to the directory.
As always, please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd Grade Parents - Do you have pictures from the Great People Hall of Fame? If so, we need them for the yearbook!
If you have any photos from your child's classroom parties, field trips or any other classroom/student opportunities, please email them to: email@example.com or upload you can upload the images directly to our Stafford YearbookGoogle Account.
This years yearbook photos email and password is:
Music and Arts Partners - CLASSROOM CONTEST!!!
Dollar for the Arts Classroom Contest!!!
In March Music and Arts Partners (MAP) asks every family in our school district to donate a dollar or more to support art and music programs. MAP is a volunteer, non-profit, organization working to fill the funding gaps for art and music education in our school district. MAP has returned almost $1 million to all schools in the district in the past years. Please help to continue our wonderful music and arts programs by using the envelope your student will be bringing home in the next few days for your Dollar for the Arts contribution.
To encourage participation, Stafford MAP is hosting a contest for the highest percentage of participation. The classroom with the highest participation in the school will receive a special treat. Contest deadline is March 18th!
Help your student to make this fundraiser a success by participating and giving at least a dollar for the arts in the envelopes sent home. Please send the envelopes back with your child to his/her teacher. As you know, the music and art programs are part of what makes our school so outstanding. We appreciate your support.
Example: Last year Stafford School raised almost $500 for Mr. Cunningham who was then to purchase new music and an entire new musical for the 5th grade. This is a huge indicator of the character and generosity of our school. Thank you for your participation! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Jenny Stout - firstname.lastname@example.org
Alaina Kuehn - email@example.com
CREST (Center for Research in Environmental Science & Technology)
CREST Spring Celebration
Save the Date!
May 2nd, 2020
10 AM - 1 PM
CREST in Wilsonville
- Annual Tomato Plant Sale
- Cute animals to snuggle
- Jr. Scoop Ice Cream
- Plant a flower for Mom!
- Kids Activities
- Community Seed Swap
- Native Plant Sale
- Community Art Project
- ...and so much more!
**Please note that this year our Annual Tomato Plant Sale will not have pre-orders available. All sales will happen first come-first serve on the day of Spring Celebration.
2020 SUMMER CAMPS & PROGRAMSThere are many opportunities for students of all ages to participate in CREST Summer Camps and Programs. CREST camps and programs are designed for kids who enjoy learning about science and nature, making new friends, and being active. These camps and programs are for students in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District.
Farm Foodies - Berry Bonanza Camp
for students entering grades 4 – 6 in the fall
for students entering grades 1 – 5 in the fall
Farm Foodies - Kitchen Confidence & Seasonal Cooking
for students entering grades 3 – 5 in the fall
Farm Foodies - Flower Fever
for students entering grades 5 – 8 in the fall
Camps registration page: https://www.wlwv.k12.or.us/Page/2569
Online registration page: https://camps.wlwv.k12.or.us/
If you have any questions, please contact Vickie Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 503.673.7010
PART TWO OF OUR STUDENT SUCCESS ACT COMMUNITY FORUM
Please help provide the district with pivotal feedback by attending the public forum being held on Thursday, March 12, beginning at 6 PM at the District Office; 22210 SW Stafford Road, Tualatin.
In November, the West Linn-Wilsonville community provided crucial feedback to help the district make improvements that reduce academic disparities and meet students' mental or behavioral health needs. That input shaped the district's Continuous Improvement Plan, which was submitted to the Oregon Department of Education and approved in December.
The West Linn-Wilsonville School District is now eligible to apply for and receive approximately $7.6 million in grant funds. As part of that application, the district requires additional community input.
Community members can provide feedback through an online survey if they are unable to attend the March 12 Community Forum.
For an overview of the district's Student Success Act progress, and how this feedback will help the district prepare its Student Investment Account Grant Application, please watch the following informational webinar.
For additional information about the Student Success Act, please visit the district website.
ATTENTION CAMP FIRE PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
We are gathering input on our current on site childcare provider. Last day to fill out this survey is March 6th. We would like to hear from all of our Camp Fire participants' parents or guardians.
WLHS WINTER/SPRING PLAY
Melanie Marnich. A Number is a compelling meditation on human cloning, personal identity, and the conflicting claims of nature versus nurture. These Shining Lives chronicles the strength and determination of woman in the 1920s who worked in a watch factory painting watch faces with glowing, radium-rich paint. The play is based on the true story of the "Radium Girls," and the toxic and deadly levels of radium poisoning they encountered. Their strength and determination helped shape today's rules and regulations within the workplace. The plays run March 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14. Curtain is 7pm. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for adults, and can be purchased at the door or online at www.wlhstheatre.org.
A Number is directed by Steven Beckingham
These Shining Lives is directed by Jon Ares
Set & Lighting Design by Jon Ares
Sound Design by Grace McGovern and Oakley Guajardo
Costume Design by Allison Johnson
Stage Management by Nia Ballew and Marshall Knowles
WLWV Public Library News
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