Weekly Update

Week of May 9-13

We enjoyed the first week of the STEM Bus! 2nd and fourth grade have started their journey studying coding and engineering. All students in grades K-5 will have multiple hands on lessons and experiential learning opportunities throughout the STEM Bus visit.

Our students also practiced bus safety and did bus evacuation drills this week.


We will be welcoming families into the building on May 18th for a hands on STEM night experience! We will have multiple stations set up for families to learn and explore together!

We will be needing volunteers to help run some of the stations at STEM night. You can sign up for a time slot and then still have time to have fun with family after! Please reach out to the office if you are interested in volunteering.

We we will also be planning some field trips this spring in May and June. To volunteer please fill out the volunteer application sooner than later to ensure you are cleared and good to go!

Kindergarten and new student enrollment info here

Upcoming Dates:

  • May 14th Colors of the Gorge - Jackson Park 2-6 Please come and represent Cascade Locks!
  • May 18- STEM BUS/ELD/Title I-A Family night 4:00-6:00pm
  • May 24th- 4/5 SECRETS field trip to Panther Creek
  • May 27th- Jog-a-thon- more info to come from PTO
  • May 30th- No School- Memorial Day
  • Save the Date- June 17th Cascade Locks Elementary Family Art Walk!
  • June 20 No School- Juneteenth Holiday
  • June 22 Last Day of School

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    ATTENTION 5TH GRADE FAMILIES- Hood River Middle School incoming 6th grader informational meeting!

    May 17, 2022: We will hold a meeting for our new 6th grade families. This will take place in the HRMS Auditorium at 6:00 PM. Please join us! Forecasting surveys are due to 5th grade teachers by May 17. Your child’s 5th grade teacher will give time in class to complete the survey. This letter will be emailed/texted home to you. Reach out to Ms Gordon for more info or with questions!

    Secretary Day

    April 27th was Secretary Appreciation Day. We are so thankful for the most amazing secretary in the world. Ms. Danielle Herndon has been the best addition to our front office. She greets our students everyday, keeps an organized, highly functional office and shows so much love every day to all of our students and staff. Make sure you tell her how great she is next time you see or speak to her!

    Teacher Appreciation Week

    This week was teacher appreciation week. Our teachers felt so much love from our students, staff and families. They enjoyed endless treats all week and an extended lunch break together on Friday. We are thankful for the volunteers who donated food, time, baked goods and gifts for our staff. The joy on their faces when they were relieved of their lunchtime duties to enjoy time together to eat and relax was priceless! Teacher appreciation and classified appreciation officially happen once a year, but we are so thankful for our wonderful staff everyday of the year.

    Bus Safety

    Kindergarten Orientation

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    Colors of the Gorge

    Colors of the Gorge - Jackson Park 2-6 Please come and represent Cascade Locks! Come and enjoy free food and dance to different types of music. All the schools will be represented and families will be able to do fun activities at each booth.
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