Noticias de Palisades
November 5 2021
This Week, we look over:
- A Message from our Principal
- Rainy Days
- Picture Day
- Tech Damage Consent Form
- Mindful Actions
- Dates to Remember
- A Message from our PTO
Un Mensaje de nuestra Directora Sarlos
! Qué Alegria! Wow! It was so beautiful to see our community turn out so strongly for our Día de Los Muertos celebration last night!
It was a beautiful evening with kids doing crafts, having their photos taken, and just playing with their friends! It was lovely to chat with so many of you and also to see you enjoying yourselves in community and supporting your children.
Thanks so much for all the hard work of our PTO Leadership for creating our Move-a-thon, and our Dia de Los Muertos celebration. These events bring students, families, and staff so much joy and meaning! They help us build the identity of our school as well.
Next in that process is the first awarding of Peacemaker Necklaces to students who demonstrate exemplary kindness or are showing growth in this area. Next, will be the selection of our school Mascot. On the 10th of November, students and teachers will submit ideas of ideas for Mascots that would well represent our school considering that we are a World Language School where eventually we will study both Chinese and Spanish. Soon thereafter we will hold a vote to select our Mascot.
Please talk with your children about what a fun process this will be and that in the end we will all embrace the choice democratically arrived upon.
Rainy Days are COMING!
Please make sure your student has proper clothes for recess.
Rain Coats and water resistant shoes are essential for all students.
Recess will still happen even in the rain. Students will be sent out as a complete class. For health and safety reasons students WILL NOT be able to remain inside. Under extreme weather conditions alternative arrangements will be made. If possible, please pack an extra set of clothes for really muddy days!
Along with rainy weather is colder weather. Windows will be kept open so please make sure your student is dressed appropriately for cooler classrooms.
Pictures will be taken in the gym, however only one student will be allowed at a time in the gym.
Pictures can only be ordered online.
Please click on the link below:
Peace Makers Award!
This will happen weekly. This is our first group that has been recognized, but all children will have an opportunity to be recognized for these traits.
Reminder: LOSD Tech Consent and Device Damage and Loss Protection Program – Response Required
LOSD requires that a Student/Parental Technology Consent form be completed each school year. If you have not filled out a consent yet this school year, please take a moment to submit the information (one form per student).
To access the form directly, click here: https://forms.gle/zcx71ndZvkABjpPW7
Within the consent form, you will accept or decline participation in the Device Damage and Loss Protection Program. The Program is optional and provides an inexpensive solution for families to reduce the financial burden if an accident, loss, or theft of a District-owned device occurs.
The extended deadline* for enrolling in the annual Protection Program is Monday, 11/8/21.
There is a $20 annual program fee, per student, with a $60 maximum fee per family. Fee waivers are available for qualifying families, and can be found on the Computer Network Service page of the District’s website.
Payments may be made by check or online via the Community School website. We are not able to accept cash.
For payment by check:
· Make check payable to Lake Oswego School District
· Note “Tech Program” and student name(s) in the memo field
· Drop it at your home school’s main office, or mail to the District Office (2455 Country Club Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, Attn: Cami Bunnell/CNS)
To make an online payment:
· Visit the Community School’s website here: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/register/207-7292
Please note – You must enter either a student’s name or N/A in each of the six name fields to move on to the payment page.
For a complete description of the Program (covered claims, exclusions such as chargers and damage/loss due to negligence, etc.), please visit the Computer Network Services page on the District’s website here: https://www.losdschools.org/Page/7761 .
*Devices are not considered to be covered under the program until a Consent Form is submitted.
Resources for Students & Families
Need financial assistance? Please see the form linked here for various services our school counselor may be able to support you with. If you would like to be contacted about these supports, please email Erin Block at email@example.com or complete this form and return it to the school.
You can also visit https://www.safestrongoregon.org/ for additional resources.
Dates to keep in Mind
- November 11-No School-Veterans Day
- November 12-Picture Day
- November 22-26-No School-Thanksgiving Break
- December 14-Makeup Picture Day
- December 20-31-No School-Winter Break
A Message from our PTO
Please join us this coming Tuesday November 9th at 7 pm for our general meeting on zoom.
We will discuss the upcoming calendar and welcome your ideas for something you would love to see happen at the school this coming year. Additionally Mr. Zurcher, our Science TOSA will be there to speak with us about sustainability. We will also recap our move-a-thon and Dia de los Muertos.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 862 7104 4650
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Dia de los Muertos Posters
Restaurant Day with Fills Donuts
We would love your partnership in gathering items for our fantastic STEM lab. We need:
Clean recyclables such as yogurt containers
Toilet paper and paper towel tubes
Craft and gift wrap paper leftovers
Cardboard boxes of all sizes , etc.
Anything kids could get creative with!
And a note from our wonderful teacher Rose Freeman:
“I am also starting a Makers Club that meets for a week during lunch. I will alternate meeting weeks for intermediate and primary grades. In order to not tap into my materials that are needed for the STEM curriculum, I'd love to share my wishlist with parents. I don't need these exact things. They are just ideas for the types of things we go through a ton of in the lab. Ideally, I'd like to make the Makers Club less reliant on screens and more about creating with their imaginations.”
We appreciate your support in this tangible way! We will have containers in the secure vestibule beginning Monday 11/08 to collect these donations.
We are excited to participate in OBOB this year. The Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries in conjunction with a Library Services and Technology Act grant. Students in 3rd-12th grade, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints. Our school will have teams for grades 3-5th. We will start team sign-ups November 8th at school. Teams are formed in groups of 4, but can have 5 if they would like an alternate in case someone becomes ill.
Here is the link to the OBOB official site with the list of books the kids will compete on and read throughout the next few months. The competition is planned for February and will be all on zoom this year.
Volunteer Sign Ups
Below is the new volunteer registration form with options for committees and ways to be part of the community all year long. We appreciate all of our volunteers!
11/09 - SAC Meeting 6 pm
11/09 PTO General Meeting 7 PM Zoom
11/11 No School Veterans Day
11/12 Picture Day!
11/16 FILLS Restaurant Day
11/22-11/26 No School