Athey Notes

Week 17

Welcome to Week 17

Dear Athey Community,

Welcome Back! We hope everyone had a wonderful and restful break!

We will start this new year by giving thanks to our PTSA and all of their volunteers who put on the amazing Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon just before break. It was wonderful for everyone to come together over delicious food. Thank you so much for your generosity!

This upcoming month is packed with performances, clubs, and most importantly, the end of the grading period. January 27th will mark the end of the second quarter. Now is an excellent time to start having your student check their grades, work on missing assignments, find out about revision dates or take advantage of our Homework Club -Tuesdays and Thursdays after school starting on January 10th.

Have a great week!


Joel Sebastian

Athey Creek Middle School Principal

Mark Your Calendars!

Jan 11, 18, 25 - Garage Sale Donation Drop Off Days 8:30 - 9:30

Jan 12-14 - All State Band and Choir

Jan 16 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr Day Observance

Jan 17 - Wrestling begins
Jan 18 - Early Release 1:45 Dismissal

Jan 24 - Winter Choir Concert
Jan 27 - End of Quarter 2

Jan 30 - No School - Certified Work Day for Teachers

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New Information!
1.Garage Sale Fundraiser - Video and drop off information

2. Photo Gallery of Masks from Our 3-D art class

3. School Delays and Closures

4. PTSA Update

Important Information From Last Week

1. Wrestling Club Sign Ups

2. West Linn-Wilsonville COVID-19 Reminders

3. 2023-24 Enrollment for Riverside High School Open Now

Fun with our Library Displays!

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ACMS PTSA Garage Sale

The Garage Sale donations have begun! Drop offs are on the Athey Creek Calendar and are currently set for every Wednesday at 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM with one Saturday a month as well. To drop off please drive to the three shipping containers and unload your car with the volunteers. The containers are on the right side of the school (as you face the school). You will be well out of the way of buses, don't worry!

To learn more, please watch this AMAZING video that the crew has put together, it's the only way to see how truly massive and incredible this event is!

Masks made in our 3-D art Class!

School Closures & Delays

Upon occasion, schools in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District may be closed due to inclement weather or other emergency situations that cannot be foreseen until conditions are known. In these cases, the Superintendent, in coordination with District Operations, First Student Transportation Services and School Principals, monitors the situation and makes the official call to close, delay or cause early release of students. Under these conditions an official announcement is posted on the regional FlashAlert System notifying patrons and area news organizations of the decision. You can also visit your school's website, if a closure or a delay has occurred then there will be an immediate notification on the site. Please use the following link to sign up for alerts.


Happy New Year!

I can’t think of any better way to start 2023 than with gratitude for all we’ve done together so far. Thanks to volunteer time and donation dollars, we’ve been able to help our school clubs and councilors with grants. As we keep growing our resources we can do more and more! So huge thanks to all who have helped, and if you were waiting for a personal invite here it is: Please join anywhere you can, and any way you can! All are welcome!!

Things coming up:

  • Reach out to volunteer for the garage sale
  • Donate to the garage sale
  • Ask your friends/family/neighbors to donate to the garage sale
  • Starting thinking about 8th grade graduation
  • Think about next year’s positions and get involved at the PTSA Leadership level
  • Reach out to share your own special skills

Thank you,


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In Case You Missed It From Last Week's Edition...

Wrestling Club Sign Ups


You are invited to participate in middle school wrestling. Wrestling is open to all middle school boys and girls at all skill levels (beginner to advanced). Everyone is welcome! We have a team at Athey and a team at Rosemont.

Practices: Practices are held from 4-5:30pm Monday-Thursday at the school that you attend. Practice starts on January 17, 2023 . The season ends at the end of February.

Competitions: Wrestlers will compete in meets at area middle schools. Expect one meet per week. Wrestlers will usually wrestle three matches at each meet.

Gear: Wrestling uniforms are provided for competitions. Uniforms are UFC style fight shorts and compression shirts. Singlets are no longer required. Wrestlers need wrestling shoes and headgear for competitions and practices. Wrestlers should come to every practice wearing shorts, t-shirt, wrestling shoes, and headgear. Those wrestlers who have braces will be required to wear a mouth guard.

Cost: Cost to participate for the season is $100. If registration coast is a barrier to participation, please contact the WL Wrestling Booster Club for scholarship information. Contact: Danielle Bell (503) 858-8199

Transportation: Transportation will be provided from the middle school to each competition for drop off only. Parents are responsible for providing transportation home from competition. Bus transportation is provided home from practices via the activity bus that leaves the school daily at 5:15.

Sign up: To sign up for middle school wrestling, please fill out the registration form and waiver form. Turn them into the office or bring them to the first practice along with payment. Please make checks payable to : West Linn Wrestling Booster Club. Registration paperwork and signed waiver are required prior to practicing or competition. You can get registration paperwork in the front office.

Coaches: Jim Cherniack (603) 289-1575

Mat Sprague (503) 913-1467

Wyatt Troop (813) 394-8416

Questions: Danielle Bell (503) 858-8199

West Linn-Wilsonville COVID-19 Reminders

WLWV continues to support the health and safety of our students and staff. All students and staff members are expected to monitor for signs and symptoms of illness. As we move through this pandemic, community support has grown and access to COVID-19 tests are more readily available in the community. A school may send a student home with an at-home test in certain situations, but onsite testing is not available.

If you are seeking more regular testing, Oregon Health Authority does support a staff screening program (linked here). Students and staff are required to isolate at home in the event they test positive for COVID-19 or if they are exhibiting 2 or more COVID-19 symptoms. Please use this screening tool to determine whether or not you or your student should come to school.

Avisos sobre COVID-19 de West Linn-Wilsonville

El Distrito Escolar WLWV continúa respaldando la seguridad y salud de nuestros estudiantes y personal. Se espera que todos los estudiantes y miembros del personal vigilen su salud por signos y síntomas de enfermedad. A medida que avanzamos por esta pandemia, el apoyo de la comunidad ha crecido y el acceso a pruebas de COVID-19, son más fácilmente disponibles en ésta. Una escuela puede mandar a un estudiante a casa con una prueba para la casa en ciertas situaciones, pero no están disponibles las evaluaciones en sitio.

Si usted está buscando pruebas más regulares, la Autoridad de Salubridad de Oregon, respalda un programa de examinación al personal (ligada aquí). Se requiere que los estudiantes y personal se aislen en casa en el evento que resulten en la prueba de manera positiva por COVID-19 o si están exhibiendo dos o más síntomas de éste. Por favor, use esta herramienta para examinarse, y determinar si usted o su estudiante deben de presentarse en la escuela o no.

2023-24 Enrollment for Riverside High School Open Now

Riverside High School Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year is open through January 30 for current 8th and 9th grade students. Students can enroll using this online form.

Learn More about Riverside

Riverside High School will open as a small comprehensive high school in the Fall of 2023 with 9th and 10th grade students. We will add 11th and 12th grade in the subsequent years, so that by 2025-2026 we will have grades 9-12 at Riverside High School. If you would like more information about Riverside High School before making your decision to enroll, please check out our website. Riverside will open as a small comprehensive high school with International Baccalaureate, three new Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways, and co-curricular activities including select athletics.

How to Enroll

The enrollment process for this open window is very simple. Please fill out this online form to enroll.

Las inscripciones para el Año Escolar 2023-24 a la Escuela Preparatoria Riverside están abiertas ahora

Las inscripciones para el año escolar 2023-24 para la Escuela Preparatoria Riverside están abiertas ahora, durante el mes de noviembre hasta el día 30 de éste, para los estudiantes actualmente cursando los grados 8° y 9°. Éstos pueden inscribirse usando esta forma en línea.

Entérese más acerca de Riverside

La Escuela Preparatoria Riverside abrirá como una escuela de enseñanza integral en el otoño del 2023, con los estudiantes en los grados 9° y 10°. Se agregaran los grados 11° y 12° en los siguientes años, de tal manera que para el año escolar 2025-2026, tengamos en Riverside grados de 9° a 12°. Si usted quisiera tener más información acerca de ésta, antes de tomar la decisión de inscribir a su estudiante, por favor, visite nuestro sitio web. Riverside abrirá como una preparatoria de enseñanza integral con Bachillerato Internacional, tres trayectorias nuevas de Carrera y Educación Técnica (CTE-Career Technical Education), y actividades cocurriculares que incluye actividades de atletismo en particular.

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