Orenco Community News

January 2020

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Happy New Year 2020!

Welcome back to school! We are so excited to see everyone and get started back into our routines and academic learning. We will start off by practicing our rules and expectations throughout the school and playground. It is so much fun to see all the beautiful faces and bright smiles down our hallways. We look forward to finishing this first semester strong!


There is cold weather coming soon according to the forecast. Please remember to send your children to school well prepared. We will be going outside, so dress appropriately. Also please check the school and/or district website for any school closure or late opening information.

**** Report Cards - Will be sent home February 6, 2020****

No School Days - January

We will have No School on:



  • January 20th to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day



  • January 31st and February 3rd for End of the 1st Semester and Report Card prep
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Booster News

Spirit Day - Beach Day on Friday, January 24th!

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Orenco Volunteer Opportunities - Reposted

Ms. Patterson, our new media specialist, would appreciate help shelving library books. If you are available and are a district approved volunteer please contact Ms. Patterson at pattersonr@hsd.k12.or.us


Mrs. Freudenthal, our Dean of Students, would appreciate help in setting up our new STEAM Lab. We have received generous donations from parents and from our Booster Club. There are lots of materials ready to be used by our creative students. We need help sorting, organizing and shelving these materials. Also, we have various bulletin boards that need to be created for the lab. If you are available to volunteer please contact Mrs. Freudenthal at freudens@hsd.k12.or.us

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Attendance Matters! 9 or Less is Best!

Every absence matters at every grade level. Does your child believe the same? Talk to him or her and make sure they are getting the message on how important it is to be at school every day. There is so much student collaboration that happens in the classroom that students count on each other to be present to assist with group projects and engage in classroom discussions. This is true K-12.


Instruction begins at 8:00 am. We love seeing all of our students ready to learn at 8:00 am. Remember, "7:50 is Nifty, 8:00 is late."