Astro January Update

Dream big. Reach for the stars. Together we achieve success!

Big picture

Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Happy New Year! We are reaching the midpoint of the school year. We have accomplished a lot so far and we are looking forward to the second half of the year.

We have a change to our calendar. We do not have school on January 14th. This is a day set aside for developing student supports.

In December, we had our second full school activity day. We had a Day of Art! Students had the opportunity to try different forms of artwork. We have partnered with a community organization, Golden Road Arts. They came and did fish prints and a drawing lesson. We are looking forward to having them come again for more art experiences.

In partnership,

Jennifer Robbins

Upcoming Dates

Jan 3 School resumes for all students

Jan 14 No school, Student/Staff Support Day

Jan 17 No school in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 19 LatinX Virtual Parent Meeting, 6:30-8:00 pm,

Jan 27 End of 1st semester

Jan 28 No school, teacher grade prep

Jan 31 No school, teacher prep day

2021-22 School Year Calendar

Transfer Information

January 10-31 is the priority window for renewing existing expiring transfers or requesting a new transfer for the 2022-23 school year. If you are currently on a transfer you should have received an email in December. If you would like the opportunity to stay at Ladd (Approvals are not guaranteed) you need to fill out the online application. Here is the link.

You will need your student's ID number. You can call the school at 503-844-1300 if you don’t know the ID. Thank you.

Pediatric Vaccine Clinics

Pediatric Vaccine Clinics. HSD is partnering with OHSU to provide pediatric vaccine clinics at four of our schools over the course of the next several weeks. Each clinic will offer the smaller dose Pfizer vaccine for children 5-11, the adult dose Pfizer vaccine for those 12 and older, and the J&J vaccine for people 18 and older. Please see the attached fliers for more information.

· Reedville – 5pm-7pm, Jan. 6

· Lincoln Street – 11am-3pm, Jan. 22 and Feb. 12

HSD is Hiring and ESS (substitutes for all jobs) is hiring

We are hiring for many positions.

Administrative Support

Bus Drivers



Driver Trainers

Education Assistants



Nutrition Staff


and more...

Click on these links for more information

Ladd Acres PTA

If you haven't yet joined the PTA, there is still time. Membership information can be found on the website.

Ladd Acres PTA website

Easy ways to support Ladd Acres


Resources for Families

This is a list of a range of resources that are available in our community to support families.

Nurturing Hope - an online class focused on parenting strategies and child-centered activities. See registration information below.