The OWL Newsletter

Otto Petersen Elementary School

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Dear Families,

We have finally made it to the end of a very challenging year of growth and perseverance! The determination, support, and resilience that has been demonstrated from every student, staff member, family, and community member through this pandemic has been nothing short of incredible. Thank you for sticking with us and collaborating to help our schools and community reopen slowly while maintaining safety measures for all. This has been a tremendous team effort!

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is open now for new students and families returning to the district! We anticipate a five-day week, in-person model for next year for all students. Registration links can be found on the district and building websites.

I wish you all a safe, relaxing, adventurous and wonderful summer! We are so excited to bring normalcy back into our schools for the 2021-2022 school year and look forward to serving the wonderful students and families of Scappoose!


Jenneca Crocker

Principal, Otto Petersen Elementary

Scappoose School District


Chromebook and Hotspot Returns!

Chromebook and Hotspot returns are tomorrow and Friday! Please bring all checked out devices to OPE on Thursday, June 10th from 8:30-3:30pm or Friday, June 11th from 8:30-6:00pm.

The following week, our district staff will be cleaning and inspecting devices for damages, and reimaging these for future use. Please be sure to bring all components to the checked out devices such as the charger, connection cables, and the device itself.

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Otto Petersen Field Day 2021

Field day at OPE was a great day to remember. The sun came out for both Cohort A and B. Masks were not required outside, so both students and staff were all smiles, listening to music, playing Corn Hole, Frisbee Golf, Wiffle Ball, Sponge Race, Yard Jenga, Bubbles, and much more. It was a perfect way to end the school year!
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Sixth-grade Cohort A

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Six-grade Cohort B

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Fifth-grade Cohort A

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Fifth-grade Cohort B

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Forth-grade Cohort A

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Fourth-grade Cohort B

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Hello OPE Families,

Hello! I am so thankful to have worked with your students this year! As we approach the summer, I have included local summer activities and resources to help families find support and stay active! Mrs. McKedy


Scappoose Library Summer Reading program

Camp Invention

St. Helens Recreation Center-Summer Camps/Activities


211 info-Connects people to health and social service organizations, including childcare

St Vincent De Paul Food Pantry- (503)543-7495 ext. 15

behind St. Wenceslaus Church
51555 SW Old Portland Rd, Scappoose, OR

Open: Tuesday & Thursday 1p-3p

Four Square Church Food Pantry- (503)543-5069

33404 SW JP West Rd Scappoose, OR

Open: Wednesday 12p-1p

Scappoose Senior Center Bread Store- (503)543-3281

3351 Dutch Canyon Rd Scappoose, OR

Open: Monday-Friday 10a-2p

Scappoose Library Free Produce- (503)543-7123

52469 SE 2nd Street Scappoose, OR

Open: Wednesday 10a-12p

Mental Health Supports

Columbia Community Mental Health-503-397-5211/Crisis Line 503-782-4499

Zebra Stripes Counseling Services-971-290-9225

SAFE of Columbia County-503-397-6161

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"Bone Identification" in Ms. Larson's 4th-grade class

Ms. Larson's 4th-grade class learned about dissecting owl pellets last week.

They learned about what owls eat and how their digestive systems deal with bones, fur, and feathers.

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Club Dance Team "Spark" Tryouts - 4th-6th Grade - 2020-21

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Camp Invention

Grade K-6th

Location: Otto Petersen Elementary School

52050 SE 3rd, St. - Scappoose, OR 97056

Date: June 21 - 25, 2021

Click on the brochure above for more information.

Do you qualify for free and reduced lunches?

Oregon approved to issue more than $550 million in food assistance to 572,000 children.

“All children deserve access to adequate nutrition to fuel their learning. The Oregon Department of Education is happy to be partnering with ODHS and local school districts to meet the nutrition needs of Oregon's children and families who were most impacted by the pandemic,” said Cindy Hunt, Chief of Staff at Oregon Department of Education (ODE). Read more here