Corbett Grade School

May 2022

Corbett Grade School Principal, Michelle Dawkins

Dear Families,

This month we begin by celebrating our teachers and staff at Corbett Grade School. These incredible people have been instrumental in making this school year a success for our students. Our teachers and staff are the best of the best. They inspire the joy of learning, provide opportunities for our students to develop friendships, and work diligently to build school community all year long. Our students are stronger for the challenges they have faced this year.

To wrap up the year, I would like to invite our families to participate in a ThoughtExchange. The exchange will be open until Friday, May 27, at 3pm. Here is the link to the ThoughtExchange:

Go Cards!

Michelle Dawkins

Corbett Grade School Principal




CGS Summer Enrichment REGISTRATION

Corbett Grade School Summer Enrichment 2022:

  • Session 1 will be June 13-16 (Monday -Thursday)
  • Session 2 will be June 21-24 (Tuesday - Friday)
  • Each day classes will be 9am until 3pm.
  • Transportation will be available.
  • There is no cost to our families.
  • Snacks and lunches will be provided free of charge.
  • Registration is May 2 - May 20.

These year summer enrichment will run more like our current classrooms. Classrooms will be lead by a certified teacher with a variety of daily activities such as: book exploration, writing, science activities, making art, and getting outside!


May 2-5 - Staff Appreciation Week

May 3 - Chiu and Oakley Rowena Field Trip

May 4 - K/1 classrooms to Bridal Veil Falls

May 5 - Bunte, Meadows, and Young Rowena Field Trip

May 10 - Oregon Trail Extravaganza

May 13 - Teacher Inservice

May 16 - All School Music Concert 8:45-9:15am

May 17 - Oakley and Meadows Field Trip

May 18 - Chiu Field Trip

May 19 -2/3 Zoo Field Trip

May 19 - Bunte and Young Field Trip

Monday, May 30 - No School - Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 1 - GS Portfolio Night 4:00pm-7:30pm

Friday, June 3 - Last day of school (Full day)

Summer Enrichment

Week 1 - June 13-16

Week 2 - June 21-24 (Monday is a federal holiday)

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Oregon Trail Extravaganza Volunteers

Our fourth and fifth graders will be traveling the Oregon Trail on Tuesday, May 10, in a hands-on, fun, and engaging simulation! During the day, we will be recreating what life might have been like on the Oregon Trail. This reenactment will require a lot of volunteers and donations to make it successful. If you would like to help out of the trail with setting up, helping during the event, or cleaning up, please contact Jenny Meadows (


If your child will be absent for the day:

  • email your child's teacher and Carrie Evans (
  • let us know why your child is not in school (illness, appointment, vacation, etc.)
  • if your child is ill, please keep them home
  • if your child or someone in your household has recently tested positive for COVID-19, please keep them home
  • students may return 24 hours without a fever and use of medication
  • students may return 48 hours after last episode of vomiting or diarrhea
  • a staff member will call or email and let you know when your child may return to school

Field Trip Chaperones or Classroom Volunteers

If you plan to travel with your child's class on a field trip or volunteer in your child's classroom this spring, you will need to complete the required paperwork before volunteering. If you are unsure if you have completed the forms, please email Carrie Evans (

Volunteer/Chaperone Requirements:

Please provide a copy of your vaccination card or exception request form (medical or religious) to Nancy Gyerko, either in person or via email no later than two weeks prior to the event for which you are volunteering. As a volunteer, you will submit to Nancy at the same time a Criminal History Verification form with Confidentiality Statement agreement, and the COVID Waiver of Liability form. Please click on the links below for the required forms.

  1. Medical Exception Request Form
  2. Religious Exception Request Form
  3. Criminal History Verification Form with Confidentiality Statement Agreement
  4. COVID Waiver of Liability Form

GS Lost and Found


Please look carefully at the Lost and Found items for the months March and April 2022. Let you child's teacher know if you what to claim an item. You can also contact Carrie Evans at

Collecting Coins to Help Others

The students at Corbett Grade School were able to raise $1,566.40 to aid Ukrainian refugees in Poland just by cleaning out their change jars! This fundraiser was led by Teachers James McDermott and Becky Young. All of the money raised will be donated to Salam Lab, the Laboratory of Peace, in Krakow, Poland. Here is their website, in case you would like to learn more: Salam Lab, Laboratory of Peace

Mr. McDermott will be moving to Poland this summer with his wife and son. Our plan at Corbett Grade School will be to continue to exchange information with Mr. McDermott and continue to support and help the refugees when and where we can.



The last month of school is upon us! The PTA wants to say GREAT JOB!! The last two years have been challenging and this year has been one of acclimation and change. Staff and students have done a great job with these challenges. The PTA looks forward to celebrating this month with Teacher Appreciation Week, Community Literacy Night, and Field Day on the last day of school!

Teacher Appreciation will be during the week of May 2 through May 5. The PTA has some fun events to celebrate and thank the staff for all their hard work! We will be having a lunch, basket raffle, and other fun daily treats!

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with the Book Fair! The kids loved it and it was nice seeing all the happy faces excited about books!

Smiling can be an act of charity. Please sign up with Amazon Smile to support the Corbett PTA. Visit, once logged in choose "Corbett Elem PTA", and then bookmark so that Corbett Elementary PTA benefits every time you shop!

The next PTA meeting will be Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 6:30pm at La Carreta in Gresham.

If you are interested in volunteering please email

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