The Saga

Springville K-8 Parent Newsletter (9/23/16)

Principal's Message

Dear Springville K-8 Parents & Community,

We have had a wonderful start to our school year at Springville K-8. It has been amazing to see the excitement of students and staff in coming to school each day. As you know, Springville K-8 is operating on two campuses this year: Springville K-5 @ NW Joss and Springville 6-8 @ NW 118th. Staff, students, and parents worked hard to make the opening of the year a success at both sites, and I could not be more proud of how our community came together to make this happen.

I have also appreciated the warm welcome I have received from so many of you. I am working hard each day to meet students and parents, so please do not hesitate to reach out and contact me. Parents and community members are critical partners for us in the very important work of educating our children. I am looking forward to building relationships as well as learning about the things you love about Springville and the things we need to work on together.

We have many exciting events and opportunities coming up this fall. I hope you can take part in some of these events. Thank you for all you do to support Springville K-8, and I look forward to connecting with you!

Robin Kobrowski

Upcoming Events

  • School Picture Day - Wednesday, Sept. 28 @ Springville & Timberland
  • First All School Gathering (ASG) - Friday, Sept. 30 @ Springville
  • Walk & Bike To School - Wednesday, Oct. 5 @ Springville
  • PTO Jog-A-Thon - Thursday, Oct. 6 @ Springville
  • Vision Screening - Friday, Oct. 7 @ Springville
  • Teacher Work Day (No Students) - Friday, Oct. 14 @ Springville & Timberland
  • Harvest Festival @ PCC Rock Creek - Saturday, Oct. 15 (10am-2pm)
  • PTO Middle School Monster Bash - Friday, Oct. 21 @ Springville
  • Fall Conferences - Oct. 27-28 @ Springville & Timberland

Safety & Security

As you know, we are committed to the safety of all students at Springville. We want to remind parents that you must check into the main office anytime you come into the school. All adults who go past the lobby must be registered in our new district-wide system with a background check.

Additionally, we appreciate those of you who are saying good-bye to students outside or in the lobby at morning arrival and are following dismissal routines at the end of the day. This is another way we keep students safe in our school.

Thank you for your help and support in keeping our Springville students safe.

Volunteering @ Springville K-8

Springville relies on its wonderful volunteers to help it run smoothly every day. We love and appreciate the volunteers that help in classrooms, in the work room, and at special events. We value volunteers and want you in our school!

For that reason, it's critically important for all volunteers to register with the new district system ( The new system requires a background check that can take time, so we ask that you register as soon as possible. Additionally, it's important to note that any adult that comes into our school has to be registered. This is required if you come often or even if you come occasionally to help with classroom parties or have lunch with your student. Every adult that comes in our school must be registered.

We are also reminding parents that we are asking volunteers to keep younger siblings at home so that your full attention can be dedicated to Springville students. We hope this invites opportunities for families to connect for childcare and support one another so that more parents can volunteer if they wish.

Please review the information on the link below from our Volunteer Coordinator regarding registration.

PTO Jog-A-Thon!!!

Hello Springville Families,

Our Annual Jog-a-thon is in full swing! By this time, you should have received a Jog-a-thon letter and envelope. Extra copies of the pledgesheet can be found in the magazine racks under the PTO bulletin board. You may also print one out here:

Once again, we are using Pledgestar for online pledges and donations! It's easy and fun! Register your child today!

You can now share your child's pledge website on social media! Just scroll down the page once you sign in and you will see the facebook sharing button.

Check our Jog-a-thon page on our website:, for updates!

Thank you for your support!

The Springville Jog-a-thon Committee

District News

Elementary Boundary Adjustment

Click the above link for information on the Elementary Boundary Adjustment Process for Springville K-8 and Jacob Wismer Elementary.

Early Release/Teacher Collaboration for 2017-18

Starting in September 2017, the Beaverton School District will implement a 90-minute early release on Wednesday afternoons to allow teachers time to collaborate and participate in professional development opportunities. The schedule change is a result of the new contract between the District and the Beaverton Education Association. The agreement adds nine student days over the next three years.

We recognize the impact this change will have on families and childcare may be a challenge. We are exploring opportunities for additional after school activities with the Beaverton Education Foundation and other community partners.

The District recognizes this fact and has already begun the planning process. Some of those steps include weekly planning meetings, conducting parent focus groups and regular communications about the change. Much of the work is focused on determining how to support families and students in the transition.

Springville parents can learn more and provide input at the October PTO meeting at Springville. We will also provide other opportunities to provide input throughout the year.

The District has developed an Early Release/Teacher Collaboration webpage. There is a link to this page on our school webpage in the “School Resources” box. The webpage includes an FAQ that may contain answers to many of your questions.

Planning for Early Release/Teacher Collaboration will continue to take place throughout the 2016-2017 school year. Please check the District’s BSD Briefs newsletter, our school newsletter and the Early Release/Teacher Collaboration webpage for updates.

Harvest Festival @ PCC Rock Creek

Saturday, Oct. 15th 2016 at 10am-2pm

17705 Northwest Springville Road

Portland, OR

This annual event is organized by PCC students for the community. There will be free pumpkins, hayrides, games for kids, petting farm, and it's free!

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