Eccles Weekly News

Below are some school highlights & reminders for the week...


Wednesday, November 24-26th - NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 29th - NO SCHOOL, Staff Professional Development & Grading


December 20-31st - NO SCHOOL, Winter Break

January 3rd - NO SCHOOL, Staff Professional Development

Giving Tree

If you are in need of help this holiday season, please contact Kelly Siewell at (503) 263-7120. The deadline is Monday, December 6th.

Toy Drive

Would you like to give back to your community this year? Eccles is doing a toy drive and we need your help! Donate any new and unwrapped item for students aged newborn-15yo between Tuesday, November 30th and Thursday, December 9th. Donations can be dropped off at the door that your student enters each morning. Ideas for donations may include puzzles, games, books, art supplies, sports balls, etc.

Items will be donated to Kiwanis and be distributed to Canby families. Thank you for helping us spread holiday cheer to the Canby Community!

Arrival & Dismissal Guidelines

For the safety of your child, and other students, please remember to follow our AM/PM arrival and dismissal guidelines/locations to drop-off and pick-up your students. While we understand that they may not always seem convenient or quick, it is imperative that these are followed. We have seen an increase in students being dropped off in our bus lane or at the stop signs in front of the school, which all cause a risk of students walking into traffic or in front of buses. Our current arrival and dismissal is as follows:

  • Car drop-off (AM) & Pick-up (PM): Inside West parking lot, line forms along the curb

  • Parent Walk-up (AM): Students can be walked up to their respective hall doors in front of the school

  • Parent Walk-up (PM): Students can be picked up behind the back side of the school near the playground, but must be checked out with staff.

  • Bus Riders: Both AM & PM buses use the curb along the front side of the school for drop-off and pick-up--These areas MUST stay clear of cars during the hours of 8:30-9:30am, 11:30-12:30pm and 3:00-4:00pm; and 9:30-10:30am on Late Start Wednesdays.

  • Walking Students: Students need to be aware of, and follow, the best safety practices while leaving the school to walk home--using crosswalks, as well as crosswalk alert buttons, and walking with groups of 2 or more kids, whenever possible.

School Pictures Update

Thank you for your patience while we worked out some bumps in our picture orders/deliveries this year. We know some families have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of their children’s pictures, and we finally have an update!

  • If your original order was placed online the day-of or after our original picture day (Sept. 28th), then your pictures should be coming home with your student this week.

  • If your child participated in picture retake day, please allow another few weeks for Dorian to print and deliver their pictures to the school.

  • If you would like to order more pictures, an Access Key should have been emailed to the primary contact we have on file for school - visit > search Eccles Elementary > select the date your child took pictures > proceed with Access Key to order. These orders will be shipped directly to you.

Please contact us at with any questions, or to obtain your access key.

Library Update

Starting Monday, November 1st, weekly reminder emails will be sent to families of students who have overdue and/or missing books. There is no charge for a late/overdue book. However, if a book has been lost (or never returned), then a replacement fee is charged to the student’s account. If the book is found, no fee will be charged. The reminder email will list the cost to replace the book. A lost book fee can be paid by sending in a check made out to Eccles Elementary with ‘lost book’ on the memo line.

Questions? Email Mrs. Adams in the Library:


Canby School District is now offering the community a simple way to report student safety threats. SafeOregon is a 24-hour anonymous tip-line individuals can use if they see or hear about instances of bullying, violence, threats, drug use, suicidal thoughts and more. The goal is to keep students safe by preventing threats from coming to fruition.

There are a number of ways to report, including:

Please help us keep Canby’s kids safe by utilizing this program.