Rascal News

April 2022

Salem Heights Elementary

A Message from our New Principals!

Greetings Salem Heights families!

We want to thank you for making us feel welcome and part of the Salem Heights community! From the moment we walked through the doors, it was apparent that this is a school that takes pride in their students and each other. On our first tour through the school, we were impressed with the amount of instruction and engagement within each classroom. We're looking forward to spending time in every classroom and getting to know the staff and students better. We appreciate Salem Heights being so flexible and understanding in this time of transition. Please feel that you can come to either of us with any concerns, questions, or feedback. This is a special school, and we are excited to be here!

Go Rascals!

Risa James and Alan deMeurers


Important Dates

  • April 1- Rascal Reward "STEAM Day"
  • April 6-7: Spring Conferences
  • April 7-8: No School
  • April 14: 6:00pm, PTC Meeting (In Person)
  • April 19: Rascal Run
  • April 29: No School - Grading Day
  • May 2-6: Book Fair! (Details to Come)
  • May 20: No School
  • May 30: No School
  • June 15: Last Day of School!


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Rascal Reward- STEAM Day!

Our students have been working this year at showing their "PAWS"! This stands for

  • Practicing Responsibilty
  • Acheiving Greatness
  • With Respect
  • Self Control

When staff catch students showing these positive behaviors we recognise them with a PAWS ticket. These are collected in the office toward an all-school Rascal Reward when the tank is full. We will be having STEAM day (Science/Technology/Engineering/ Art/Math) this Friday!


Optional Spring Conferences

April 6-7 will be our Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences. Spring conferences are not required for all families, but everyone is welcome to schedule. We will be signing up via ParentSquare, watch for an invite from your child's teacher!


Yearbook Cover Art Contest!

We are looking for student artwork that captures our Rascal Spirit to use for our 2021-2022 yearbook cover! If your student is interested in participating, have them bring their submission to the office during the month of April. We'll be announcing a winner the first week of May.

Here are some tips for a better chance a winning!

  • Include school school year: 2021-2022
  • Include the name of our school
  • Color! We want the cover to be eyecatching
  • Use an 8 x 10 piece of paper, that is about the size of our cover
  • Be sure your paper is unwrinkled and as "clean" as possible. A lot of eraser lines will make the cover look messy
  • We like each cover to be different, so don't copy our prior years' art too closely


Fred Meyer Community Rewards

You can help Salem Heights students when you shop at Fred Meyer!

Fred Meyer makes donations every year based on where customers tell them to give. Please link your Rewards Card to Salem Heights Parent Teacher Club today. If you do not already have one, ask at the Service Desk in any Fred Meyer.

To link your Rewards Card to our School:

  1. Go to fredmeyer.com/communityrewards
  2. Click the link below the second paragraph: Reenroll or link your Rewards Card
  3. Search for Salem Heights Parent Teacher Club or use number, QT851
  4. Clink enroll. You will still recieve Rewards Points, fuel points, and rebates

Thank you!

Salem Heights PTC


Get to know your PTC!

Join us in the Salem Heights library for our first "in-person" PTC meeting since distance learning! Thursday April 14th, at 6:00pm.

The PTC organizes and funds a wide variety of programs to support the school and its students. One of the main programs we fund are school field trips. We also encourage community through our family nights, supplement academics with an art literacy program and make sure teachers have the supplies they need in the classroom.

Every project, event and program the PTC does, only happens because of volunteers. We need your help to make these things happen. Until December volunteer opportunities are limited, but we would love to hear from you if you are willing to volunteer when things open back up.

Volunteering can be as much or as little as you want, in whatever you are interested in. You can come a little early and help set-up an event, or you could lead a whole new program, there is something for everyone.

If you are interested feel free to email us admin@salemheightsptc.org, visit our website for more info, find us on Facebook, or join our next meeting April 19th 6:00pm.


Salem Heights Rascal Run 2022

The Rascal Run is back! Salem Heights will be participating Tuesday, April 19th.

The Rascal Run is the biggest and most imporatnt fundraiser of the year! Funds go toward field trips and school family nights. These important events don't receive funding from the school district, so our school relies fully on fundraising to finance them.

Watch for Rascal Run packets coming home next week!


Humane Society Summer Camp Opportunity

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Students must be five years old on or before September 10

Register at your neighborhood school

What you need to bring with you:

Proof of age (birth certificate)

Proof of residence (utility bill, lease agreement)

Immunization records




APPLY NOW FOR 2022-2023

Applications for Head Start, Preschool Promise and Title PreK will be available April 1, 2022

Your child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 10, 2022.

Preschool Office

1850 45th Avenue NE• Salem, OR 97305


See below for more information on tuition, fees, times:

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Safe Oregon – Report confidential safety concerns

Salem-Keizer Public Schools partners with SafeOregon, a confidential tip line that gives students, parents, schools and communities a confidential way to report safety threats or potential acts of violence.



In 2010, Oregon adopted higher K-12 standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics to ensure that all students move from a grade to a degree with the academic knowledge and skills necessary for success beyond high school. Because we raise the bar for what we expect students to know and be able to do, we have also changed the way we measure student progress through our state tests.



Recently, schools across the Salem-Keizer School District have experienced an increase in school threats, rumors of threats, and the spread of false information, which has been disrupting our learning environments and creating fear in the community.



As we enter the winter months, it's important to check-in and ensure we are taking care of ourselves. SKPS has collected a few important resources to support mental health and self-care strategies. Remember, self-care is not selfish, it is self respect.



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Download the free ParentSquare App on your phone. ParentSquare - Apps on Google Play

Check your email inbox. Update your email in ParentVUE if it's not accurate.


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See you in May!