Archer Glen Elementary | February 10, 2023
Tuesday 14 | Vision Screening - AM / Valentines Day Parties
Wednesday 15 | Early Release @ 1:15 pm
Thursday 16 | Group Picture Day
Monday 20 | Presidents Day - No School
Tuesday 21 | AG Dine Out Night - Komo Sushi
Wednesday 22 | Early Release @ 1:15 pm
Tuesday 28 | Elementary Family Code Night
Thursday 2 | Kinder Open House - 3:30 pm
Kinder Registration for Next Year
Registration for our incoming Kindergarten class is available online using the link below. Incoming Kindergarten students must turn 5 prior to September 1. Registering early helps the school and district start planning for the fall.
During online registration, new families will create a Sherwood ParentVUE account. Parents of current and former Sherwood students will log in with their existing ParentVUE account. Please call the Archer Glen front office at 503-825-5100 or email Sandi Emmert at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Families are also welcome to register using paper registration. Paper registration packets can be picked up from the Archer Glen front office.
Welcome New Kindergarten Families Newsletter
The Welcome New Kindergarten Families newsletter is a special edition newsletter for any families with an incoming Kindergarten student that will be joining us next year. This newsletter provides the information and links needed to successfully register, make plans, and start getting involved with the school. Please feel free to share the Kinder newsletter with any families with a Kindergarten age child who may not have heard about Kindergarten registration.
Valentine's Day Treat from Nutrition Services
Archer Glen Classroom Group Pictures
Classroom group pictures will be taken on February 16th. These class photos are available for purchase using the packets sent home in Friday folders. Please see these picture packets for more details. We will not host a re-take day for group pictures, so students are encouraged to attend on February 16th, if at all possible.
Looking for New PAC Board Members
If you are interested in learning more, feel free to reach out to a current PAC board member.
Oregon's Statewide Assessments in science, mathematics, and English language arts will begin in April for students in grades 3-8. Scheduled testing will take place during the school day. For additional information on the State Assessments from the Oregon Department of Education, please review the following link.
While no single test can give a complete picture of your child’s progress, statewide tests provide information to students and families, as well as to educators and administrators about what educational approaches are working and where additional resources are needed. Your child’s participation is important to ensure schools and districts receive the targeted resources they need to help all students succeed. Districts are rated on their participation levels as well as student performance on this exam.
Oregon law (ORS 329.479) permits parents and adult students to annually opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English Language Arts and Math by submitting a form to the school the student attends. If you decide to opt your child out of the math and/or ELA state assessments, please submit the following form to your child’s teacher or the front office by April 7, 2023 to best support our school with planning.
Elementary Family Code Night, February 28th
We are excited to offer our first ever K-5 Family Code Night on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, from 6:00-7:30 pm at Ridges Elementary! Come enjoy pizza, Hour of Code activities, and raffle prizes (devices will be provided). This night is open to all SSD students in grades K-5 and their adults.
For the registration link, please click CODE.
SSD Job Openings - Nutrition Services
- Nutrition Services I - Hawks View Elementary School - 4.25 hrs/day - .53 FTE - 179 Workday Calendar
- Nutrition Services I - Sherwood High School - 4.25 hrs/day - .53 FTE - 179 Workday Calendar
This position is open to internal and external applicants. Please check out our District website at https://sherwood.k12.or.us/departments/human-resources/employment/ , or call Jodi Jacobs in Human Resources for more information. 503-825-5022. These positions are perfect for stay at home parents, as they would only be working while their kids are in school.
Student Personal Devices
Since the winter break, there has been an uptick in classroom disruptions due to students' personal devices, such as cell phones and smart watches. Student often have these devices to help with after school communication and coordination. However, students should refrain from using them during the school day. This will help in making the classroom environment free from distraction.
If there is a need to communicate with your child during the school day (e.g., a change in the "go home plan"), please feel free to contact the front office.
Call for Volunteers - Chess Club
Call for Volunteers for the Archer Glen Carnival
If you are interested in volunteering for the Archer Glen Carnival, please contact Morgan or Lyndsey at the email addresses listed below. One of them will give you more information about this fun event and different ways that can you help make it happen.
Questions about the event can be directed to email@example.com.
Questions about volunteering with PAC can be directed to our volunteer coordinator, Lyndsey Brewer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Vision Screening for All Students
We will be giving a free vision screening to all students at Archer Glen on Tuesday, February 14. The testing will be done by the Lions Club with volunteers using the SPOT screening devices. The test is painless, is done from a distance, and does not touch your child’s eyes or face.
Results come to us in about a week. Most children pass the exam, and due to the volume of paperwork, we will only send home results for students who do not pass the exam (results sent via backpack mail). If you want a copy of “passing” results, please contact our office to request. Screening results for all students will also go in their school file.
If you do not want your child to participate in this free vision screening (ie, if you want to opt-out your child) please contact the school office. If you have any questions about the vision screening, please call Health Services at 503-825-5093.
Financial assistance may be available if you need an eye exam and/or glasses for your child.
All Volunteers will need to a) complete a background check and b) submit a proof of vaccination or receive approval for a vaccination exception.
- Background checks are completed online: Background Check Forms. Background checks may take up to 10 days to process.
- Proof of vaccinations are submitted to the Archer Glen front office in-person or via email (email@example.com). Vaccination exception forms, if needed, can be found here: Medical Exception Request or Religious Exception Request. Completed exception forms are emailed to Steve Emmert at firstname.lastname@example.org. Exceptions may take up to 14 days to process.
Classroom Volunteers are coordinated directly through the classroom teacher. Classroom volunteers will need to a) complete a background check and b) submit a proof of vaccination or receive approval for a vaccination exception. Reach out to your child's teacher to learn about volunteering in the classroom.
School Wide Volunteers, such as for school wide special events and programs, are coordinated through the HelpCounter app. To use the HelpCounter app, please follow these steps:
- Step 1 Submit your a) background check and b) proof of vaccination or exception.
- Step 2 Contact Lyndsey Brewer at email@example.com to make sure that your background check and vaccination information has been cleared. This generally takes two weeks to clear.
- Step 3 Download the HelpCounter App onto your phone
- Step 4 Create an account using the same email that you shared with the PAC coordinator
- Step 5 Set your volunteer preferences and sign up for volunteer opportunities at Archer Glen
Any questions about school-wide volunteer opportunities can be directed to Lyndsey Brewer, PAC Volunteer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community-Based Events and Announcements
Early Release Wednesday
AG PAC Facebook
AG PAC Website
Background Check 22-23
Archer Glen Front Office: 503-825-5100
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