Noticias de Palisades

November 5 2021

This Week, we look over:

  1. A Message from our Principal
  2. Rainy Days
  3. Picture Day
  4. Peacemakers
  5. Tech Damage Consent Form
  6. Mindful Actions
  7. Resources
  8. Dates to Remember
  9. A Message from our PTO

Un Mensaje de nuestra Directora Sarlos

Hola Padres de Palisades!

! 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.

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Picture Day!

Picture Day will be November 12th (make up picture day will be December 14th)

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!

Thank you to all these wonderful students who have just shined through by demonstrating:






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.

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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:

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:

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: .

*Devices are not considered to be covered under the program until a Consent Form is submitted.

Please Keep Ill Students Out of School

Please see the guidance below or click here to determine when to keep ill students out of school. Thank you for your cooperation.

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 or complete this form and return it to the school.

You can also visit 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


A huge thank you to the volunteers who came out to help with the stations for move-a-thon. To those that worked behind the scenes to make it so successful at each stage. For those of you who brought in food for our staff lunches and provided enough for them to take food home and not have to cook. For the treats brought in for snacks for our teachers and staff. To the helpers who set-up and helped run stations for Dia de los Muertos. Those that stayed after the event and helped clean-up. To Fleck of Light Photography for coming out to all of our gatherings and capturing images in such a professional manner. And for the wonderful excitement of each one of you in coming together at each point to be supportive in the ways you are able to help as we create a community of inclusivity and celebration. You are appreciated and we are so thankful for each one of you!

PTO Meeting:

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

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 862 7104 4650

Passcode: 198040

One tap mobile

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You did it!! We shattered our goal of $20,000! Come to the meeting to hear how much has been raised. We are still receiving pledges for the next week and appreciate all of the incredible support! On Friday November 12th we will finalize the amounts raised by class to help finalize class prizes with the input of the teachers. There will be small prizes for each kid and a bigger prize for the whole class, we will be able to announce what those are the week of November 15-19th.

Dia de los Muertos Posters

We had 97 posters created! These amazing works of art have graced our halls all month and we are sad to see them go. If your child made a poster they should have received a certificate and prize of an art project that went home with them this week. They will be encouraged to bring their poster home in the next few school days. Thank you to all our artists for their work and dedication. The poster gallery walk at the Dia de los Muertos event was a highlight of the night!

Restaurant Day with Fills Donuts

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Wreath Sales

The 5th grade committee will be selling wreaths to raise funds for their celebration at the end of the year. Please watch for a flier going home on Monday with details. Reminder, this is a great and inexpensive option for sending a piece of the PNW to someone who lives out of state. Shipping is flat regardless of distance and an easy way to send some of the wonder of our great state to family or friends living in other parts of the country. Wreaths will be available for pickup at the school on December 9th at the school.

STEM Needs:

We would love your partnership in gathering items for our fantastic STEM lab. We need:

  • Clean recyclables such as yogurt containers

  • Shoe boxes

  • Toilet paper and paper towel tubes

  • Egg cartons

  • Fabric scraps

  • 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.

OBOB Books

Directory Spot

We are live! We will be sending directions to each email on file with instructions for confirming your family in our school directory. Directory access is free and allows you to connect with others in your classes. If you choose to hide information you will still receive emails from the school and PTO, but your school community will be limited in how they are able to connect with your family unit. Please reach out to us at with any questions!

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!

Volunteer Registration Form


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

About Us

Palisades World Language School

1500 Greentree Ave Lake Oswego OR 97034