Wolverine News

May 2, 2022

Dear Families,

Happy May! Bring on the sunshine!

Important Upcoming Events:

  • May 2 & 3: Outdoor School Field Trips
  • May 2-6: Teacher Appreciation Week

  • May 3: PTC Meeting @ East Orient Elementary (in person), 6:30 PM

  • May 5: Band Fundraiser Cookie Dough Pickup, 4-6 PM

  • May 23: Band Concert @ Barlow HS, 7 PM

  • May 23: 5th Grade Visitations, Hogan Cedars 9:30 AM, East Orient 10:45 AM

  • May 26: 5th Grade Parent Night, 5:30 PM

  • May 27: Student of the Month Pizza Party

  • May 30: Memorial Day, No School

  • May 31: Bullwinkles Field Trip, 8th Grade Band

If you ever have any questions or concerns, I can be reached via email at catanese@gresham.k12.or.us or via phone at 503-663-3323.

Ms. Elise Catanese


Wolverines are EPIC (Engaged, Persistent, Intentional, Career & College Ready)

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all of our AWESOME Wolverine teachers. Our teachers are passionate, innovative, creative, inspirational, generous, caring, kind, and so much more! Take a moment to thank a teacher and let them know how much you appreciate them.

April Students of the month

Each year staff members recognize students who promote success in and out of the classroom with an award called Student of the Month. Students are presented with a certificate of achievement with a personalized message from their nominating teacher. Student of the Month nominees demonstrate the following EPIC characteristics;

  • Academics - class participation, work completion, self-motivated, and going beyond basic expectations

  • Effort - works hard and is persistent

  • Character - displays initiative, honesty, respect, responsibility, and compassion

  • Behavior - no behavior concerns or referrals

  • Social Relationships - leadership, willingness to help peers, shows respect

  • Attendance - good daily attendance and no excessive tardies

Congratulations to our April 2022 Wolverine Students of the Month!

ODS for 6th Grade Reminder

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Guardians,

Students were excited for the beginning of their two day Outdoor School experience. Students boarded buses this morning at school to transport them to Camp Kuratli, which is between Boring and Estacada. Over the next two days, students will do field studies at the site, be served lunch and dinner, and will be transported back to the school.

Parents will need to pick students up from school on both nights (May 2nd and May 3rd). Please plan to pick up your child no later than 5:45 PM in the bus area (back of the school).

We are looking forward to this exciting outdoor learning experience for our sixth graders! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 503-663-3323.

8th Grade End-of-Year Activities

Dear Families,

Please review the letter below regarding important parent and student Information for the 8th Grade End-of-Year Activities, 2021-22.

8th Grade End-of-Year Activities Parent Letter

Track & Field Information

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Please consider volunteering and help support your Track & Field athletes! Middle school track season runs from March 28 through May 17.

Please click here to view the parent letter and track competition schedule.

If you would like to volunteer, you WILL need a background check which is good for 2 years. The application is on our WOMS homepage as well as on the District homepage. It will take up to 2 weeks to process and then you will want to call the office to see if it has been approved.

Homework Club

Homework Club runs March 29 and go through May 17, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:40-4:40 PM.

Homework club is an after school study hall for students who need time and support to catch up on school work. Parent pickup only. There will be no activity bus available.

To participate, students/parent must complete an OST (Out of School Time) form. Please complete and return to the office as soon as possible!

OST (Out of School Time) Form - English

OST (Out of School Time) Form - Spanish

Please call the school office if you have any questions, 503-663-3323.

Canvas Resources for Student & Parents

The Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) is used by our teachers as an extension to in-class instruction. Teachers using Canvas can post assignments, give feedback, and communicate with students. If your child is absent from school, they should go to their teacher's Canvas page where daily assignments will be posted with instructions. If you or your child has a question about a specific assignment, please email the teacher.

Here are some videos to learn more about how to navigate in Canvas. Please click here.

Rights & Responsibilities Handbook

Dear Parents,

The Parent/Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook for the 2021-2022 school year is available to review.

R&R English Handbook

R&R Spanish Handbook