Knight Elementary

December 1, 2021

Important Dates and Activities

Tuesday, December 7th, Picture Retake Day

Tuesday, December 7th, Parent Meeting at 5:30PM - Zoom Link:

Monday, December 13th, PTA Meeting at 5:00PM - Zoom Link:

A Heart Full of Gratitude

While there is always much to be grateful for, this time of year provides an additional opportunity to think of those people and things in our lives that mean so much! I am truly grateful for each of our Knight students. They are growing and learning so much and at the same time learning to be kind to all. I am grateful for the staff that clean our building, prepare meaningful lessons and care for skinned knees and hurt feelings. As a young child, my father taught me that we really have only two choices when it comes to gratitude and others....You can either look for the positive in everyone or you don't. I don't have to look too far or too hard to see and be grateful for the the incredible Knight Community. Happy Thanksgiving to all! I hope you enjoy our Gratitude Bulletin Board below that our students have worked on.---- Christine Taylor

Staff Professional Development

This past Monday our staff came together and spent time learning about how to expand opportunities for students to engage in meaningful writing throughout all subject areas. We are working on enhancing our own teaching expertise of specific writing strategies. Ask your child about the "One-Pager" they recently created to show all that they know about a specific topic. Our schoolwide focus on Writing this year follows a year of extended learning from home. It was evident to all that the teaching of writing in an online/distant fashion was challenging.

Within the next few weeks, we will take many opportunities for students to build writing stamina and academic concepts using "quick writes".

Notification of Positive COVID-19 Case

Click HERE.

SafeOregon App

We are excited to announce that the SafeOregon app will be available on all student iPads starting this week.

SafeOregon is a 24-hour anonymous tip-line individuals can use if they see or hear about instances of bullying, violence, threats, drug use, suicidal thoughts and more. The goal is to keep students safe by preventing threats from coming to fruition.

There are a number of ways to report, including:

  • Texting or calling 844-4-SAFE-OR (844-472-3367)

  • Emailing

  • Online at

  • Via the SafeOregon app (available on all student iPads this week)

Please help us keep Canby’s kids safe by utilizing this program.

Get the resources you need

It’s normal to feel stressed or overwhelmed when you are unable to pay your bills, feed your family or find housing. In times like these, you may need to focus on your basic needs before you can address your mental and emotional health. Click HERE for more information.

General COVID-19 Protocol Updates

Thank you all for the patience and determination it takes as we work through the protocols required to be able to have students in school five days a week, all day! For the time being, we are asked by OHA and ODE to implement the following:

  • Utilize outdoor eating options (breakfast and lunch outside)
  • Wear masks indoors (unless eating).
  • Optionally wear masks outside..
  • Remain 3ft apart in classrooms
  • Utilize outdoor spaces as best as possible

We encourage students to bring layers of clothing as the weather begins to change.

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Canby School District Families,

The SafeStop app, which allows parents to track the location of student busses, is now ready for use. Click here for registration instructions and the district access code. Three additional resources are also available that you may find helpful:

Updating the app if you already have an account

Downloading the SafeStop app

Setting up SafeStop

If you have questions about SafeStop or your route, please contact Student Transportation of America at 503-263-1007 or

Thank you

Easy Ways to Give to Knight Elementary:

Fred Meyer

Sign in, under Account, go to Community Rewards.
Choose “ William Knight Elementary” as your recipient. (Organization # EY319)


Sign in, under Account, go to smile.Amazon.
Choose “William Knight PTA” as your charity.

Box Tops for Education App

Under Account, go to Settings, then go to Manage Schools.
Choose “William Knight Elementary School”

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PTA News

Our next meeting will be on Monday, December 13th, at 5:00pm.

Here is the Zoom Link:

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Staff List

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School Calendar

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William Knight Elementary School Contact Information

Principal, Christine Taylor D. Ed.

Phone: 503-263-7100

Fax: 503-263-2459

501 N Grant St.

Canby, OR 97013