The OWL Newsletter

Otto Petersen Elementary School

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Say Cheese!

Two of our awesome 6th-grade teachers, Jessica Chase and Tandle Futter,
during the 6th-grade walking field trip. See more photos and information below.

Dear Families,

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.

Cohort A students enjoyed a fun, yet WARM field day on Tuesday! Cohort B students will be participating in field day tomorrow with their grade level peers.

Also tomorrow, June 3rd from 3:00-4:00 pm, students in CDL are invited to come to OPE for a popsicle and a "Hello" from our staff!

As we near the final week of school, I want to remind you of these changes in the last week's schedule:

Monday, June 7th: Cohort A (last day of school)

Tuesday, June 8th: Cohort B (full day of school)

Wednesday, June 9th: Asynchronous for all

Thursday, June 10th: Cohort B last day of school, dismissal at 11:25 am!

Friday, June 11th: No students, last day for staff

It's hard to believe that this challenging year is just about to come to an end! Thank you for your collaboration and support as we finish the 2020-2021 school year, Petersen Strong!


Jenneca Crocker

Principal, Otto Petersen Elementary

Scappoose School District


Chromebook and Hotspot Returns!

If your child/family checked out a district Chromebook and/or Hotspot for use during this school year, we will be collecting all devices back on Thursday and Friday, June 10th and 11th! Returns for all borrowed devices will take place from 8:00-3:30pm on Thursday, 6/10 and from 8:00-6:00pm on Friday, 6/11.

If you have a personal device at home that can be used for the last couple of days, you are welcome to bring the district device(s) back to school earlier that same week and we will be happy to check it back in.

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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Hello OPE Families,

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the school for extra support or ideas to help your child. This week has been full of field days and field trips. Due to this, we are unable to have groups since they were during field day. This month’s character trait is Empathy. Here are ways you can talk about empathy in your home.

  • What does it mean to be empathetic, and why is it important?
  • Is it easy or difficult for you to have empathy for others?
  • Tell me about a time when you were empathetic towards someone.
  • Tell me about a time when someone else was empathetic towards you.
  • What would the world be like if people considered the feelings of others more often?
  • How can you tell how someone else may be feeling?

Read About It! Here are some books about empathy:

  • Hey, Little Ant by Hannah and Phillip Hoose
  • What’s Wrong With Timmy? by Maria Shriver
  • Everyone by Christopher Silas Neal
  • The Journey by Francesca Sanna

Summer Safety

Stay safe and healthy! Mrs. McKedy

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Congratulations to ALL students who participated in OBOB this year!

The 2020-2021 year was a challenge for all of us for so many reasons and to take on reading extra books for OBOB is an amazing feat! Starting in April, OPE had four teams that competed each week on Zoom. All participants showed up each week with a smile and a positive attitude. Great sportsmanship was evident amongst all the teams. Our top two teams in sixth grade were: ACU Attack Helicopters and the Raging Readers!! These two teams even battled other schools and combined teams to make it happen... very impressive! The top team in fourth/fifth grade was the Unicorn Stampede! Fiery Falcons were a strong contender for the Runners-Up! Great job to all students!!!
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Six Grade Walking Field Trip - sponsored by the Otto Petersen Parent Organization

The 6th graders at OPE enjoyed a fun-filled day getting out of the building and exploring our community. They walked to Cinema 7 to watch a movie, then continued to Bamford Bakery, Shadley’s, and Cathedral for some delicious treats.

We send a huge thank you to the OPPO, our teachers, and our wonderful community for working so hard to support our students at OPE.

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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