Oak Creek Elementary

Coyote News - June 10, 2022

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Principal's Message

Oak Creek Families,

Thank you for all of your support and patience as we worked through the return to full-time in-person instruction. This was a busy, full year, and it is hard to believe we are at the end. We are so proud of our students and how well they did, and we know we could not have done this without amazing families at home. Thank you!

Read below to find more information about report cards, summer activities, and the start of the school year events. We hope you all have a great summer! To make sure you see everything, click on the message so that it opens in your web browser. If you have any questions, please see the FAQ section below, or feel free to reach out to myself or Carrie Beach at beachc@loswego.k12.or.us.

Thank you,

Barb Keeton

Principal, Oak Creek Elementary

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In This Message:

Updated in Every Edition:

  • Principal's Message
  • Dates to Remember
  • Message from Your PTO

NEW In This Edition:

  • Registration Info for Extended Care at Oak Creek in 2022-2023

Repeated Information:

  • Champions STEAM Champ Camp

  • Summer Reading Info

  • 6th Grade Success Class Info
  • Save the Date: Smart Start - August 25th
  • 2022-2023 Enrollment Verification

  • Not Coming Back to Oak Creek?

  • 2022-2023 Registration for New OCE Students

  • State Assessment Score Report Info

  • Summer Basketball Camp Sign-ups Available

  • Food Pantry Information

LOSD District News:

  • Hunger Fighters
  • How to Find LOSD Covid-19 Information
  • Back to School Clothes at Clothing Closet
  • SafeOregon
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
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Dates to Remember!

June 13: Report Cards and i-Ready Reports available in Synergy

June 13: Extended Care Enrollment Starts

August 25: Smart Start/Meet and Greet @ OCE

August 29: 2022-2023 School Year Starts!

Summer Office Hours

June 13-17: Office open 8am-1pm

June 20-July 22: Office closed

July 25-28 and Aug. 1-4: Office open 9am-12pm

August 5-12: Office closed

Normal office hours will resume Monday, August 15th (7:30-3:30).

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Extended Care at Oak Creek Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Champions will provide before and after-school programming for our Oak Creek students next school year. Champions’ accredited programs have more than 30 years of experience providing high-quality out-of-school-time services that balance education and fun in a safe, enriching environment. Their school-year program will be conveniently located right here at Oak Creek.

Guided by Champions’ passionate teachers, our students will have the chance to explore their curiosity and interests and build confidence and community through hands-on projects and activities. In addition, time will be set aside each day for homework support/completion, healthy snacks, and fitness.

For a closer look into the Champions experience, click here for a virtual tour of the program.

Families may register for Champions starting Monday, June 13th - enroll here.

Champions STEAM Champ Camp

Beginning July 5 and throughout the summer, Lake Grove will be hosting the Champions STEAM Champ Camp from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Kids will team up with friends to solve head-scratching problems and complete spy-worthy quests that stretch their understanding of different people and places. Campers will also practice STEAM skills through hands-on activities, create inspiring art and discover new things about themselves and the world around them. The weekly registration fee is $75 per child. For more information and other summer programming visit the Community School website. You can reach the STEAM camp registration page by clicking here.

Summer Reading!

Summer Library Reading Challenge

The Summer Library Challenge “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” is the Lake Oswego Public Library’s 2022 summer reading, learning and exploration program for ALL ages and abilities. It will take place beginning June 1st and ending August 31st. We are excited to invite you to participate. Sign up online at lopl.org/summer to track your summer reading, complete outdoor challenges and enter your scavenger hunt finds. Babies, kids and teens may visit the children’s library for a FREE book courtesy of the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library and a BOGO coupon for The Booktique. Kids read all summer long and earn raffle tickets for one of 24 end-of-summer prize drawing bags full of prizes from local sponsors. Teens earn raffle tickets for weekly drawings for a Powell’s gift card.
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For Current 5th grade Families- A 6th grade Success Class is available through Community Schools!

LOJ is offering a summer class at the beginning of August to help students transition to 6th grade.

The class will take place at LOJ and will discuss grades, lockers, schedules, how to talk with teachers, organization and general school systems. Please follow the link to register your student if you are interested: Community Schools Registration


Carrie M. Trullinger

Lake Oswego Junior High

8th Grade Counselor

SAVE THE DATE: Smart Start - Thursday, Aug. 25, 1-3 p.m.

Smart Start is an opportunity specifically for our students with 504s and IEPs, and their parents and guardians, to make introductions and connect with their teachers and to feel prepared and welcomed for the start of school. For the 2022-23 School Year, Smart Start is in person Aug. 25, 2022, from 1-3 p.m.

Teachers will be familiar with your student’s plan and accommodations. To help get to know your students, please complete the attached one-page profile or create one on your own ahead of time, and give it to the teacher at the Smart Start introduction.

Also, to assist in your family’s preparation for the new school year, please click here for a Smart Start checklist for parents and guardians of students with 504s and IEPs.

See you on Aug. 25!

2022-2023 Enrollment Verification

Beginning April 29, LOSD needs parents/guardians of all students enrolled for the 2022-23 school year to log into ParentVUE and review/update your students' information through the Register/Verify tab.

This benefits both families and schools by:

  • Ensuring that schools have accurate information to reach parents and other contacts in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Verification is important even if your address or contact information has not changed over the past year because the school may have incorrect information from a previous year.
  • Confirming parent email addresses for Google Classroom and other applications to participate in your student's learning.
  • Enabling distribution of key information in the district's K-12 Family Handbook.

If you have forgotten your ParentVUE password, go to the login page, click "I am a Parent," then click "Forgot Password." If you are unsure whether you have a ParentVUE account, contact your student's school. For assistance with the verification process, refer to the user guide on the LOSD website or contact your student's school.

Not Coming Back to Oak Creek?

If you are moving out of district and your students will not be attending a Lake Oswego school in the fall, please call the office at 503.534.2323 to let us know. Thank you in advance!

2022-2023 New Registrations

In order for us to be ready for school in the fall, please share with your friends and neighbors: Registration for the 2022-23 school year (all grade levels) is open online! This is for new students who have never enrolled in Lake Oswego before and for returning students who are not currently enrolled but will re-enroll for next year. Registration is online through ParentVUE. Parents do not need to register students for 2022-23 who are currently attending during the 2021- 22 school year.

State Assessment Score Reports

This summer, LOSD will deliver students’ state assessment results online through ParentVUE rather than mailing paper. This is in keeping with the district’s strategic goal of sustainability and mirrors how we deliver report cards. Your child’s assessment reports will appear on your ParentVUE Documents page in late July. As you review your student’s English Language Arts, math, and science scores, please keep in mind:

  • An achievement level of 3 or 4 is considered to be on track for the student’s grade level.
  • Scores on state assessments are only one measure of a student’s academic progress. We use these scores in conjunction with classroom work and other daily, weekly, monthly, and term assessments to understand your student’s strengths and areas for improvement.

If you have forgotten your ParentVUE password, go to the login page, click "I am a Parent," then click "Forgot Password." If you are unsure whether you have a ParentVUE account or need assistance, please contact your student’s school.

Boys/Girls Summer Basketball Camp Sign-ups Now Available

Summer basketball camps for both boys and girls are happening this summer! Sign-ups are now available through Community School! Link here: Summer Basketball Camp Sign-Ups

Oak Creek Resources and Programs

Oak Creek is very fortunate to offer services for students or families experiencing need, thanks to the federally funded Title IA program, the Lake Oswego School District, generous donations from our community, PTO, Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, BeeLine Foundation, Love Inc., Kiwianas, and the Lake Oswego Rotary Club.

This form: OC Resources and Programs can be returned to your student’s teacher, the school counselor, or the front office. It will be kept confidential.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. Your privacy will be respected.

503-534-2323 davidsor@loswego.k12.or.us

Food Pantry Information

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Message from PTO!

Dear Oak Creek Community,

We are coming to the end of the school year. I would like to thank our 2021-2022 PTO! Jesse, Juli, Wendy, Iris, and Grayce will be moving on. Thank you all for serving our community! Rachel, Samantha, and Kirstin will return for the 2022-2023 school year.


Yearbooks are arriving! Your students will be bringing home their yearbooks from school if you preordered one or more. We did order extras for those of you that missed the pre-order. The books will be $25 each. Look for the yearbook table in front of the school.

Engraved Bricks

Have you seen the cool personalized bricks in front of the school? Have you wished you could get one installed for your kiddo? If so, here’s your chance! The PTO is again selling personalized bricks this year. Bricks can be purchased through the online PTO store at Order Form. Once you have ordered a brick, use this google form to send us the message you want on it HERE, or feel free to email Iris Tilley at itilley@barran.com with any questions.

School Supplies- Orders Due June 10th!!

Returning Oak Creek families can now purchase School supplies for next year. Here is the link for school supplies: Supplies. These supplies will be ready at the beginning of next school year. You will not need to worry about having to find your student's supplies during the shipping crisis.


Are you feeling like showing some school spirit? Here is a link to our Oak Creek Spiritwear.

Oak Creek Spiritwear

Don't miss this chance to save on our entire Oak Creek Elementary School tie-dye lineup! All tie-dye short sleeves, tie-dye long sleeves and tie-dye hoodies are $5 off now though May 8th.


To make a donation, please click here: OC Donation

Your employer may match your donation. Don’t forget your spouse’s company too!

As tax season approaches, we remind you that all PTO donations are Tax Deductible.

EIN: 81-3009316 (for tax records)

PTO Website

If you are interested in joining the PTO please reach out via email and check out our website- PTO Website, OakCreekElementaryPTO@gmail.com.

Thank you for your continued support and doing your part in our wonderful community.


Oak Creek Elementary PTO Executive Committee

Kirstin Martin / President

Samantha McCaskey / Treasurer

Jesse Nguyen / Assistant Treasurer

Juli Webster / Membership

Rachel Wilde / Secretary

Wendy Jenkins / Parental Involvement

Iris Tilley / Sustainability

Grayce Moody / Communications


LOSD District News

"I Love Lake Oswego" Clothing Closet Open to Entire Community!

I Love Lake Oswego Clothing Closet has received an overwhelming amount of support and donation during the pandemic. We want to give back to our community and encourage our community to lean on us not for just hard times, but for up cycling, sustainability, and for our environment. In the past the closet was just for students, and since the pandemic we have opened our doors to anyone within our community.

Visit https://www.ilovelakeoswego.com for more information.


Parents-guardians who have concerns about a student’s well-being are encouraged to reach out to their principal, and to maintain strong lines of communication and partnership between students, families, staff, and other resources.

SafeOregon is also an effective way to report a tip regarding safety threats or potential acts of violence to our students or schools.


(Students should also be aware that intentionally providing a false report is a serious offense.)

Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App

Stay connected to the district and your school(s) and receive urgent notifications by subscribing to the Lake Oswego Schools App.

About Oak Creek

Reach out to us if you have any questions or need anything!

Address: 55 Kingsgate Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OakCreekPTA/

Interested in OCE Spirit Wear? Check out this website sponsored by our PTO! OCE Spirit Wear

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