Capitol Hill Community News

MAY 2023

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Principal's Message

Capitol Hill Community,

Spring/Summer sure has come fast! I feel the weather has shifted dramatically and we still have 5 weeks of school remaining.

Our 3rd-5th grade students will be finishing up the Oregon State Assessment over the next couple of weeks. We will be holding our last all-school assembly of the school year in May, celebrating Kindness. We hope to continue these monthly celebrations next year. We are finalizing our master schedule for the 23-24 school year and ensuring that we finish this year as strong as we started!

I'm feeling gratitude towards so many that collectively make Capitol Hill such a special place. We can only be excellent when we work together. I'm so lucky to be a part of this big team with you all.

- Mike


Core Values

Student First Decision Making

Honesty and Transparency

Listen to Understand

Realize we are All Humans

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Important Dates

5/18 - Capitol Hill Site Council #2

5/19 - Family Movie Night

5/19 - 3rd Grade to Newmark Theatre

5/25 - 5th vs Staff Kickball Game

5/26 - Family Reading Morning Jendrzejek 105

5/29 - No School - Memorial Day

5/31 - 1st Field Trip - OMSI

6/1 - Herder Family Lunch Bunch

6/1 - 5th Grade Event

6/2 - Field Day

6/7 - Connelly Lunch Bunch

6/9 - Family Spring Dance

6/13 - Kinder Celebration

Congratulations Ms. Marienburg!

I am very pleased to announce that Niki Marienburg has been selected to fill the Instructional Coach position at Capitol Hill for the 2023-2024 school year. Niki is a current 3rd grade classroom teacher at Capitol Hill. She has a demonstrated track record of student success, diverse teaching experiences, the respect of our staff & community, and a passion for continuous improvement. I am excited for her to jump into this new position and am confident that she will make a positive impact on our school community. Please join me in congratulating Niki on this new adventure!

10:00 am @ Village Coffee

Friday, May 19th - Please join Principal Mike Sauers for "Chat with the Principal." This will be a casual, drop-in event where parents and community members have an opportunity to meet Mike and ask any questions they may have.

Planning for Next Year

We have lots of intentional plans for next year and these are a few!

1. School Wide Safety procedures and expectations clarity

2. Professional Development Plan for ELA, Math, and SEL

3. Continued advancement of our collective work on the Capitol Hill's Instructional Leadership, Climate, and Equity Teams

4. Building up our parent and community involvement!

Thank you Kendra!

Thanks to Kendra for her beautiful, thematic planter decorations. Many visitors comment on their cheerful artistry! Such a positive impact!

Thank you Warren!

Thanks to Warren for his intentional and thoughtful work creating learning resources for teachers and students in the garden. We appreciate you!

Thank you PG Landscaping and Garden Fund Donors!

Thanks to an alumnus CHE family at PG Landscape Maintenance for their incredible work on the CHE Garden clean-up! And thanks to all past donors to our Student Body Garden Fund for making this possible!