Rascal News

May 2022

Salem Heights Elementary

A Message from our Principals!

Greetings Salem Heights families!

We can't believe it's been a over a month since we started at Salem Heights, it feels like we've been part of this school-family so much longer! There is a lot on the horizon for our awesome school, read on below to find out more!

Go Rascals!

Risa James and Alan deMeurers


Important Dates

  • April 29: No School - Grading Day
  • May 2-6: Book Fair!
  • May 12: 6:15pm 2nd-3rd Grade Music Production
  • May 12: 7:00pm 4th-5th Grade Music Production
  • May 13: Rascal Run Packets Due
  • May 20: No School
  • May 24: Choir Concert at Crossler Middle School
  • May 30: No School
  • June 15: Last Day of School!


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Come check it out in our very own Library!

Shopping Hours May 3rd-5th:

Before School:

Tuesday & Thursday 7:15-8:00am, Wednesday 8:15-9:00am

After School:

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 2:00pm-3:00pm


Thursday 5:30pm-7:00pm (There will be free cookies for all at this evening event!)

Items to note:

  • We take cash, card and e-wallet for payment.
  • Look for the Teacher Wish List table and pick out a book for a special teacher.
  • The Parent Teacher Club (PTC) helps run this event but all incentives go directly to the Salem Heights Library.
  • Check out our PTC Facebook page, look on ParentSquare, or view the flyers that went home in Friday Folders last week for additional information.
  • If you would like to volunteer please send an email to admim@salemheightsptc.org.
  • If you have any additional questions, please call the office 503-399-3187.

Thank you for supporting Salem Heights Elementary!


Yearbook Cover Art Contest!

We had some amazing submissions for our Yearbook-cover Art Contest this year! Our whole staff voted this year, and it was a close one!

Congratulations to:

Rowan Hampton- Front Cover!

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Anjolie Rincon- Back Cover!

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Thank you to all our students who participated! We will find a special spot in the yearbook for all our submissions. We are so proud of all of you!

Go Rascals!


Rascal Run Packets Due May 13th

May 13th is the last day for students to turn in their Rascal Run Packets to receive prizes!

Incentive Prizes

Return a signed envelope → Get a special prize

Collect $10 → Totally Cute Animal Water Bottle Sticker

Collect $20 → Super Bounce Bouncy Ball

Collect $40 → Milk and Cookies Afternoon Break

Collect $75 → Large Paws Car Magnet

Collect $100 → Pizza Party Lunch

Collect $135 → 2022 Rascal Run Hoodie Sweatshirt

ALL SCHOOL PRIZE: If we raise 10,000 everyone will earn a Pajama Day plus special treats!

The Rascal Run is the biggest and most important fundraiser of the year, contributing to more than half the annual PTC budget.

The Salem Heights PTC has a mission to enrich the education of students at Salem Heights Elementary. We do this by organizing and funding academic enrichment activities, supporting teacher classroom needs, contributing to school spirit and building community. PTC programs include:

✶Field Trips ✶Family Nights ✶Art Literacy

✶PAWS Rewards ✶Field Days ✶Battle of the Books


Get to know your PTC!

Join us in the Salem Heights library for our first "in-person" PTC meeting since distance learning! Thursday May 19th, at 6:00pm.

If you would prefer to join online, Click here to join the meeting.

The PTC organizes and funds a wide variety of programs to support the school and its students. One of the main programs we fund are school field trips. We also encourage community through our family nights, supplement academics with an art literacy program and make sure teachers have the supplies they need in the classroom.

Every project, event and program the PTC does, only happens because of volunteers. We need your help to make these things happen. Until December volunteer opportunities are limited, but we would love to hear from you if you are willing to volunteer when things open back up.

Volunteering can be as much or as little as you want, in whatever you are interested in. You can come a little early and help set-up an event, or you could lead a whole new program, there is something for everyone.

If you are interested feel free to email us admin@salemheightsptc.org, visit our website for more info, find us on Facebook, or join our next meeting May 19th 6:00pm in the Salem Heights Library, or online: Click here to join the meeting


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Rascal Reward- Field Day!

Our students have been working this year at showing their "PAWS"! This stands for

  • Practicing Responsibilty
  • Achieving Greatness
  • With Respect
  • Self Control

When staff catch students showing these positive behaviors we recognise them with a PAWS ticket. These are collected in the office toward an all-school Rascal Reward when the tank is full. The reward we are currently working toward an all school Field Day!


Fred Meyer Community Rewards

You can help Salem Heights students when you shop at Fred Meyer!

Fred Meyer makes donations every year based on where customers tell them to give. Please link your Rewards Card to Salem Heights Parent Teacher Club today. If you do not already have one, ask at the Service Desk in any Fred Meyer.

To link your Rewards Card to our School:

  1. Go to fredmeyer.com/communityrewards
  2. Click the link below the second paragraph: Reenroll or link your Rewards Card
  3. Search for Salem Heights Parent Teacher Club or use number, QT851
  4. Clink enroll. You will still recieve Rewards Points, fuel points, and rebates

Thank you!

Salem Heights PTC


May Soccer Camp Opportunity

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May Rugby Camp Opportunity

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Native Education Summer Programs

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Champions Summer Camp Opportunites

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Code Knights Summer Camp Opportunity

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Summer Volleyball Camp Opportunity

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Summer Humane Society Camp Opportunity

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Students must be five years old on or before September 10

Register at your neighborhood school

What you need to bring with you:

Proof of age (birth certificate)

Proof of residence (utility bill, lease agreement)

Immunization records




APPLY NOW FOR 2022-2023

Applications for Head Start, Preschool Promise and Title PreK will be available April 1, 2022

Your child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 10, 2022.

Preschool Office

1850 45th Avenue NE• Salem, OR 97305


See below for more information on tuition, fees, times:

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Safe Oregon – Report confidential safety concerns

Salem-Keizer Public Schools partners with SafeOregon, a confidential tip line that gives students, parents, schools and communities a confidential way to report safety threats or potential acts of violence.



In 2010, Oregon adopted higher K-12 standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics to ensure that all students move from a grade to a degree with the academic knowledge and skills necessary for success beyond high school. Because we raise the bar for what we expect students to know and be able to do, we have also changed the way we measure student progress through our state tests.



Recently, schools across the Salem-Keizer School District have experienced an increase in school threats, rumors of threats, and the spread of false information, which has been disrupting our learning environments and creating fear in the community.



As we enter the winter months, it's important to check-in and ensure we are taking care of ourselves. SKPS has collected a few important resources to support mental health and self-care strategies. Remember, self-care is not selfish, it is self respect.



Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Salem-Heights-Rascals-109823547351844

Follow us on our school website: https://salemheights.salkeiz.k12.or.us/

Download the free ParentSquare App on your phone. ParentSquare - Apps on Google Play

Check your email inbox. Update your email in ParentVUE if it's not accurate.


Thanks for checking out Rascal News!

See you in June!
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Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Salem Heights!