Dragon News

Findley Elementary School

November 20, 2018

Thank you Findley Families!


Our Food Drive was a huge success thanks to the wonderful and generous Findley Families. The bins were overflowing, and we collected 899.00 on dollar day! That is equivalent to 4,495 pounds of food from the dollar donations. Have a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving!

First Graders in Mrs. Arcangel's class inquire about the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

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Pick up and Drop Off

Please take the time to review the drop off and pick up procedures. Reminder that the middle lane should only be used for parents who are parking.
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Exciting Upcoming Events with the Findley Choir!

Findley 5th/6th Grade TrailBlazer Performers

Please come and hear the Findley 5th/6th Grade TrailBlazer Performers sing and dance at the Portland TrailBlazer game on Friday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m. Game time is 7:00 p.m. See the information on the flyer for the discounted Findley tickets! They go fast so order from the Findley Group night website www.rosequarter/groupnights.com Discount code is FINDLEY!

Come and support Findley and watch the BLAZERS WIN!!!

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Findley PTO Findley PTO: Supporting our students by connecting parents, staff, and the community!

Visit our website at www.findleypto.com or email president@findleypto.com.

Findley Art Lit



November and December in Art Literacy your student will be introduced to Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the Italian sculptor and architect (1598-1680). He is known as the greatest sculptor of the 17th century and is credited for creating the Baroque style of sculpture.


Findley students will be creating their own sculptural portrait, inspired by the detailed and dramatic marble sculptures of Bernini. Make sure to ask your child about their artistic process!


Thank you for your support! Findley Art Literacy: https://sites.google.com/site/artlitfindley/home

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Save the Date! Findley PTO General Meeting Dates

PTO General Meetings (Findley Library) – Presentations and staff updates. Open to all interested parents!

* Monday, Feb 11 - 7pm

* Monday, May 20 - 7p

Upcoming Events


December 7th
  • Parent Social @ 8:30 am

GIRLS ON THE RUN VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!



Findley will have a Girls on the Run (GOTR) team this spring and we are in need of 6 volunteer coaches to make the season successful.


GOTR is a nonprofit organization that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. It’s a 10-week curriculum-based program for girls in 3rd-5th grade that combines training for a 5k running event with powerful lessons on confidence, teamwork, relationships, and leadership.


Coaches need to commit to the 10-week season and meeting twice a week for 90 minutes from March-May. You don’t need to be a runner or a competitive athlete! A successful coach only needs to have a desire to positively impact girls’ lives by helping them increase their self-confidence, develop healthy relationships and feel good about themselves. You’ll serve as a role model for girls by showing up prepared and on time, listening attentively, and by demonstrating a positive attitude.

Interested? Visit www.girlsontherunpdx.org/coach to learn more. You can also check out this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9_PC-fvdXA.


If you have questions, contact the Findley Girls on the Run Site Coordinator, Rachel Arnold at rachel.arnold@frontier.com.