Astro November Update #2

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Principal's Message

Dear Families,

We are looking forward to conferences next week. Conferences are an opportunity to connect about school. Your child should also attend conferences. This time together helps to build the connections for a positive school experience. Please make sure you have signed up for a conference time.

There is information below from Mr. Clark, and Mr. Kramer, our specials teachers about how to connect with them during conferences.

In partnership,

Jennifer Robbins

Conferences with Mr. Kramer and Mr. Clark

If I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting you yet, my name is Mr. Clark. I am the new music/band teacher here at Ladd Acres. The welcome I’ve received from the students, staff, and community has been nothing short of incredible. I’ve very much appreciated the warm welcome.

Ladd is having a wonderful start to the school year in music class. We are currently reviewing standards that may have been missed due to virtual learning through a variety of ways. Our standards that we’re currently focused on through each grade level are rhythm, ostinatos, form, melody, and proper playing/singing techniques. After December, we will be branching out to different instrument units. This will incorporate recorders, pBuzz instruments, Orff instruments, and hopefully guitar and piano units.

It’s been such a tremendous joy to be making music with students again in person. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's music education or my class in general, please feel free to email me at Also, I am available for conferences on November 22 from 3:00-5:00 as well as November 23 during regular work hours if you’re interested in hearing more about how music is going for your child. To schedule an appointment, send me an email with a time that works for you within those hours and I will respond with the meet link!


Mr. Clark

503-844-1300, 6805

Hi Parents and Guardians: November 10, 2021

We are having a wonderful year in our new gym complete with wood floor, natural light and new sound system. Our units this year have included orientation, soccer, throwing & catching, fitness/obstacle course and cooperatives. We will be starting our dribbling/basketball unit in December.

It is a pleasure to have your child in physical education. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at at:

Also, I am available for an optional conference on November 22nd from 3:00-5:00 PM or November 23rd during regular work hours, if you would like to meet about your child’s physical education. To schedule a conference, send me an email with a time that works for you within those hours and I will respond with the meet link.


Mr. Kramer

503-844-1300 ext. 6830

Upcoming Dates

Native American Heritage Month

Nov 15-19 American Education Week

Nov 16 Board work session, 5:15pm; Board regular session, 7pm

Nov 17 Picture Retakes, 8:30-10:30

Nov 20 HSF Fiesta de Tamales

Nov 22-24 No School, Conferences

Nov 25-26 Thanksgiving Break

Nov 30 Turkey Trot, Hare Field, 8am

2021-22 School Year Calendar

Lost and Found

The lost and found items will be in the lobby or in front of the school on Monday and Tuesday. Please come by if you are missing something.
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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...

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Ladd Acres PTA

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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.