Extended Care News

Palisades Elementary and Lake Grove Elementary

February/March 2019

Please Welcome our new Extended Care Site Coordinator!

Chynna Blevins will be taking the role as an Extended Care Site Coordinator for both Extended Care Sites. She will be assisting staff, students and families in ensuring all students are safe and engaged in our program. Please see her introduction below:

Hi there! My name is Chynna Blevins. I have a passion for working and serving others! I have a passion for working with students and helping them succeed in their goals and helping them discover their own passions. I received my degree from Oregon State University, majoring in Psychology focusing on Human Development and Family studies and Childhood development. I also have my minor in Public Health. I plan to advance my education with my Masters in School Counseling. I’ve wanted to be a school counselor since I was in 5th grade!

I am very upbeat and pretty energetic! And I am very excited to be working with all of you and doing all that I can to help you!

Lake Oswego School District Learning Levy

Last week, our School Board unanimously approved an enhanced Local Option levy request that will be going to our local voters in May. The May 21 ballot will include a measure to approve our Local Option levy at $1.64, a 25 cent increase over the current Local Option levy of $1.39. As you may know, our current levy is one of five funding streams that support our local schools, along with the LO Schools Foundation, construction excise tax, state funding, and the school construction bond. Of all of these, the levy is the only local voter-approved operational funding we receive. The current levy comprises approximately 13% of the District’s overall operating revenues and pays for more than 80 teachers, licensed staff, and support staff across the District that we otherwise wouldn’t have. Levies are usually renewed every five years; our current levy was last renewed in November, 2013.

We are calling this year’s levy the “Learning Levy” because it’s “quarter for kids” increase is dedicated STEM, literacy, and social and emotional well-being. This levy will fund an additional 20 licensed staff – giving us 100+ levy-supported teachers and staff across the District. These licensed staff will not only help maintain or reduce class sizes at our schools, but they will also support our progress toward individualized learning and social-emotional learning initiatives at each of our schools.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll share more about the levy and how it specifically supports our school. For now, please visit www.losdschools.org/levy for more information about the levy: what it funds, how much it costs, and why it is needed.

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Kindergarten Registration - deadline May 1

Lottery Deadline: May 1, 2019

Lottery Tier 1: Siblings currently attending the same resident school will be given priority and will not go into the lottery but MUST register by the May 1 deadline

Lottery Tier 2: Age-eligible registrations received by May 1, 2019

Lottery Tier 3: All registrations (including sibling and early admission) received after May 1, 2019, are subject to availability

Lottery Date: May 8, 2019

Lottery Notification Date: May 10, 2019

Online Registration

The District's online registration system is now open for the 2019-2020 school year. This will replace the paper-based system and will be used for students who have never enrolled in the District before. Parents who have a new student starting school next year will be able to learn about online registration through:

Kindergarten Transition

Summer Kindergarten Transition Programming classes are now open for registrations. Our teachers are ready to embark on this educational journey with your child in a safe, inclusive and engaging learning environment. The program offers students meaningful experiences while promoting a lifelong love for learning. Register today!

Dates: Monday - Thursday, July 29 - August 8

Student Schedule: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Parent Schedule: July 30th, August 1st, August 6th, and August 8th 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Parent Topics include:

  • Meet the principal and PTO/PTA

  • School District Nurse and District Communications

  • Community School and Extended Day Program

  • Foundation and Transportation

Locations (due to construction):
Hallinan Elementary: Westridge & Hallinan

Lake Grove: River Grove & Lake Grove

Forest Hills: Oak Creek & Forest Hills

Registration Instructions

From Lake Oswego School District website: www.loswego.k12.or.us

  • Click on ‘Community School’ under ‘Community’ tab on top of page

  • Click on ‘Summer School’ on left hand side

  • Click on ‘Elementary School’ on left hand side

  • Click on ‘Kindergarten Transition Program’

  • Choose your course and click REGISTER

From Community School Website: https://www.losdschools.org/Page/1137

  • Click on ‘Elementary School’ on left hand side

  • Click on ‘Kindergarten Transition Program’

  • Choose your course and click REGISTER

If you have any questions or would like more information about Kindergarten Transition Programming, please contact Vanessa Davalos at davalosv@loswego.k12.or.us or at 503-534-2126.

Vanessa Davalos

Assistant Director of Community School

Primary Programming, Pre-School, Pre-K, Extended Day

Lost and Found

Check out the lost and found at the Extended Care Sites today!

Save the Dates


  • LOED CLOSED: Monday, February 18th Presidents’ Day Holiday


  • LOED OPEN: Friday March 22nd Early Release Dismissal at 11:00 am @ Palisades and Lake Grove

  • LOED OPEN: Monday-Friday March 25th -29th @ Palisades Only 7:00am-6:30pm Spring Break


  • LOED OPEN: Thursday April 4th @ Palisades Only 7:00am-6:30pm Conferences

  • LOED OPEN: Friday April 5th @ Palisades Only 7:00am-6:30pm Conferences


  • LOED OPEN: Friday May 17th @ Palisades Only 7:00am-6:30pm Grade Prep Day

  • LOED CLOSED: Monday May 27th Memorial Day Holiday


  • LOED OPEN: Friday June 7th Early release Dismissal at 11:00am Open @ Palisades and Lake Grove

Phone Numbers to Know

Lake Grove Extended Day (503) 534 - 2163 Available Hours: 2:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Palisades Extended Day (503) 534 -2418 Available Hours: 2:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Extended Care Secretary: Shelli Fought (503) 534-2125 Available Hours: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Morgan Rauch, Director of Community School (503) 534- 2338

Vanessa Davalos, Assistant Director of Community School (503) 534-2126

Pick-Up Procedures

Key reminders for pick-up procedures:

  • You must first check your child out at the front desk
  • The person picking up must be on the Procare Pick-Up List on your account. We need communication and identification that the person is authorized to pick up.
  • Please be on time. The Extended Care Program closes at 6:30 pm.

Vanessa Davalos

Assistant Director of Community School

Primary Programming, Preschool, Pre-K, Extended Day

Author of the Extended Care News