Astro Message - November

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Navigating November

Dear Astro Families,

We have had a great start to our Fall Season at Ladd Acres. Students are finishing up quarter one this week and teachers are preparing for family conferences next week. We look forward to seeing all our families in the building next week. The intended purpose of conferences is to give our families an opportunity to celebrate where your student(s) are academically/socially/emotionally and to collaborate with teachers towards next steps in your student's growth process.

A huge shout out to our Astros and the Ladd Acres community for the largest fund raising total in our school's history. We are appreciative and thankful for our PTA's organization of the event as well as all of you for donating and supporting our students at Ladd. Our PTA has several ideas for how to spend the money including playground upgrades and potential common space furniture upgrades. Please join us at our November PTA meeting as we begin our discussions.

Please note that our school report card for the 2017-18 school year is available at Select Hillsboro School District, Ladd Acres Elementary in the search bar. We our proud of our growth and welcome the opportunity to share this information with you. We are making great stride to improve academic achievement and growth for all our Astros.

We have so many school events this month. Please be sure to check out the events coming up. We need your partnership in order to make these events a success for our students. Finally, affectionately coined "No School November," please make sure you refer to the school calendar for days off or schedule changes.

Have a wonderful November!

With warm regards,

Francesca Sinapi

Principal, Ladd Acres Elementary

DREAM big... REACH for the stars...TOGETHER we ACHIEVE success!

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Family Folk Dance Night

3rd and 4th Graders and families - Come enjoy an evening of folk dance at the Family Folk Dance Night on Tuesday, October 30 (3rd graders from 6:00 to 7:00, 4th graders from 7:00 to 8:00). In addition to our regular parking, you can park in the staff parking area, which is along the bus pick up line.

November Dates to Remember

November Student Trait: Be Accountable...Be Safe

This month...

11/1 McTeacher Night, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. (19525 SW TV Hwy)

11/2 No School - Teacher Work Day

11/5-11/8 Book Fair

11/5-10 No after-school activities this week

11/5 Century Feeder Internet Safety Night (for parents of 5th & 6th graders), 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Ladd Acres gym

11/7 School as usual with evening Parent Conferences

11/8 No School - Parent Conferences

11/9 No School

11/12 No School - Veterans Day

11/15 STEAM Family Night, 5:15 to 7:00 p.m., Ladd Acres gym, watch for flyer

11/15 PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Ladd Acres library

11/16 Spirit Day - Retro Day

11/16 PBIS Assembly, Popcorn with the Principal, Family Groups

11/19-23 No after-school activities this week

11/21-23 No School - Holiday and Non-Contract Days

Wear College & Career gear every Wednesday!

Wear ASTRO gear every Friday!

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Looking for NEW After School Clubs & Updates

We are lucky to offer over 15 different after school enrichment clubs in our first session of the school year. It has been awesome...but we are looking for more for during our next session (Jan - Mar) Crafting? Dancing? A language? A sport? Animation? Videos? Knitting or Quilting? Pottery? Is there something you would like to share with our students?

If you have an idea for an after school club, and would like to start a club, please contact Mrs. Sinapi at Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB), Science - Tech - Engineering - Art - Math (STEAM) and Running Club are all run by our parents and supported with Ladd staff.

REMINDER: There will be no clubs the week of Nov 5th and Nov. 19th.

Upcoming PTA and School Events

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What to Know and Do This Month in Our Community

Safe N’ Sane Halloween Following a time-honored tradition in downtown Hillsboro, merchants on Main St. between 2nd & 4th, and on 3rd Ave. between Lincoln & Washington, will once again be supporting the Safe N’ Sane Halloween event for children on Wed., Oct. 31, from 4-6pm.

23rd Annual Turkey Trot Hillsboro Parks & Recreation will host the 23rd annual Youth Turkey Trot on Tuesday, Nov. 20, starting at 4 p.m. at Hare Field, 1151 NE Grant St. This is a free fun run for youth through 8th grade, with prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each race.

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Front Area Pickup - Parking Lot Safety Notes


  • Please stay in your vehicle when you are in the drive-thru pick up area. If you need to get out to get your child securly situated, please use the walk-up/meet and greet area in the back.
  • Please pull all the way up to the front when you are in the the drive-thru area. Remember, our goal is to get cars off of Cornelius Pass safely.
  • If you are using the internal lane for pick-up, please remind your child to cross with Mrs. Sinapi or Mrs. Anderson only when they tell you it is safe to cross.
  • If you are using the internal lane for pick-up, we will assume students will be loaded on the drive side.
  • When you pull up, please be prepared to let staff members know who you are picking up.

HSD Bond

As you may have noticed, HSD Bond parking lot upgrades continue. Currently, the construction team is working on creating an extension to the internal sidewalk so that it extends to the end (and prevents students and staff from walking in mud), installing lighting in the front and back parking lots, installing irrigation pipes, landscaping and a flag pole. The hope is to have it completed by the end of November.

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Inclement Weather Protocols.

As the colder weather draws near, it is a great time to remind our community about HSD Inclement Weather Protocols.

Please refer to the following webpage on the HSD wewbsite. It has information regarding school closures, snow routes, delayed starts and ways to get information quickly.

Finally, please make sure your primary phone number in ParentVUE is updated so that you can receive weather-related and other important messages from the District and from your school.

Newsletters from our Teachers

In an effort to improve our communication between home and school you will notice below grade level or specialty newsletters below. Please click on the buttons to find your student's grade level newsletter.

Quarter 1 Calendar of Events

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