Noticias de Palisades

August 19 2022

A Message from Principal Sarlos

Dear Palisades Families,

I hope you've all had a rejuvenating summer with your families!

I had the opportunity to chase my son around the Pacific Crest Trail this summer and it was inspiring. We traveled in our roughly outfitted ancient van to California and did some amazing hiking, some with our son, and mostly just the two of us. We also connected with friends from college. I hope that each of your families has had some equally relaxing time.

I am optimistic that this year will be the best we've had since the beginning of Covid and I'm excited to welcome some more joy into our school lives.

We have had more turnover over the summer. It is hard to see staff go, AND as educators we always want the best for each person; students and teachers. One of the things the pandemic has taught us is the importance of life balance and self care. In that vein, both Marta Soto and Olivia Hill will be leaving Palisades. Marta Soto got a part time teaching job closer to her home, and Olivia Hill has decided to take a year away from education.

The great news is that I have contracted two more amazing native spanish speaking educators to join our staff. As you know, Oseas Gonzalez (third grade), and Lippmann Coulibaly (fourth grade) joined our staff in June, as well as Rosa Pena (second grade). In addition, we have now extended contracts for new native spanish speaking teachers to take over our first-gand fifth-grade classes. They are experienced and delightful professionals. This is very exciting news! Finalizing their contracts will take a little while. Therefore, our current plan is Martha and Olivia will start their classrooms this fall and then the new teachers will take over as soon as they are able.

Please join me in welcoming new and former teachers to the 22-23 school year! We know this is not what you expected and we appreciate you supporting these transitions with flexibility and grace, and letting your children know that you trust us to bring them amazing new teachers. When the new teachers start we will have a meet and greet for them where parents will get a chance to meet them. We are sad to see Olivia and Marta go. On a bright side, we will now have staff members with heritage from so many countries: Mexico, El Salvador, Peru, Guatemala, Spain, and Brazil ! In addition, we have now hired staff to plan for the Chinese strand and to sub around the district.

Also, please welcome Wendy Olsen a Lake Oswego parent who is joining us as our new .5 counselor! Wendy worked at Oak Creek last year, and was a parent there when I was principal there. We are so looking forward to her joining our staff. Tracy Vitallero our previous counselor is also stepping away to focus on family this year and may come in as a sub. We will also have a new and a new .5 psychologist Valerie Dato On, and a new music and pe teacher Eri Noguiera. These two also speak spanish!

Lilian Sarlos-Principal

Leticia Padilla-Administrative Assistant/ Head Secretary

Angie Markman -Spanish Literacy

Rose Freeman- Stem and Student Support Specialist

Emily Mickelsen-Student Services Teacher

Counselor- Wendy Olsen

K Ivannia Duarte

K Susana Parodi

1 Leah Leiva

1 Teacher finalizing contract, Marta Soto will start the year.

2 Rosa Pena

3 Oseas Gonzalez

4 Libni Coulibaly

5 Teacher finalizing contract-Olivia Hill will start the year

Eri Noguera- Music and Pe

Grace Krueger -Bilingual Librarian

Shelli Fought- Office support

Josh Ernst -Tag

Jane Lierman- Tag

Christy Appleberry-sub and planning for Chinese

Vicky Yang- sub and planning for Chinese

Speech Path: Hannah Klingelheber

Psychologist: Valerie Dato On

Social Worker: Kristin Guelsdorf

Educational Assistants:

Karla Davis

Lucy Padin

Loriane Mckinley

Vicky Savoy

Diane Bowler

Christine Surratt

August 25th 3:00-4:00 Palisades Social/Supply Drop Off

Hello Parents,

You are welcome to come by on Thursday August 25th for a sweet treat and to drop of school supplies.

Supplies will be dropped off on the west playground by teacher, with the exception of the kindergarten materials, which will be pooled together. Once supplies are dropped off you are welcome to come to the south end of the building.

Teachers will come out to the undercover at 3:00 for their treat as well. This will be a great chance for families to interact with the teachers.

Welcome to the New School Year/Key Dates

The new school year is fast approaching! We hope you are having a terrific summer. We can't wait to see our students. We look forward to co-creating an environment where students feel happy and proud to be at school.

Here are some key dates to be aware of as we move into the fall:

8/25: Smart Start -1:00-3:00

8/25 Palisades Social/Supply Drop Off 3:00-4:00

8/29: First Day of School for grades 1-5 (August 23rd is Canceled)

8/29-8/31: Kindergarten Orientation (more information will be sent directly to Kinder families)

8/31: Kindergarteners receive "Welcome to my Class" email from their teacher

9/1: First Day of School for Kindergarteners

9/5: Labor Day - No School

Bienvenidos al Nuevo Año Escolar / Fechas Clave

¡El nuevo año escolar se acerca rápidamente! Esperamos que estés pasando un verano estupendo. No podemos esperar a ver a nuestros estudiantes. Esperamos co-crear un ambiente donde los estudiantes se sientan felices y orgullosos de estar en la escuela.

Aquí hay algunas fechas clave a tener en cuenta a medida que avanzamos hacia el otoño:

25/8: Inicio Inteligente -1:00-3:00

25/8 Social de Palisades/Entregó de Materiales 3:00-4:00 (23 de agosto esta cancelado)

29/8: Primer día de clases para los grados 1-5

8/29-8/31: Orientación de Kindergarten (se enviará más información directamente a las familias de Kindergarten)

31/8: Los niños de kindergarten reciben el correo electrónico "Bienvenido a mi clase" de su maestro

1 de septiembre: primer día de clases para niños de kinder

9/5: Día del Trabajo - No hay clases

Every Thursday is Early Release/Todos los Jueves es Salida Temprana

School is from 8:20-2:40 every weekday

EXCEPT for Thursdays, school ends at 2:00pm

This gives teachers and staff time to collaborate in their Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).


La escuela es de 8:20 a 2:40 todos los días de la semana

EXCEPTO los jueves, la escuela termina a las 2:00 p. m.

Esto les da a los maestros y al personal tiempo para colaborar en sus comunidades de aprendizaje profesional (PLC)

Set Up Meal Accounts, Applications

The universal free meals waiver with USDA expired on June 30, 2022. That means starting this school year LOSD will be serving meals under the free, reduced, and paid categories.

Please be sure to set up your student's meal account or apply for free/reduced meals. Look for Meals under Find it Fast on district and school website homepages for account setup and application information, and more.

La exención universal de comidas gratuitas con el USDA expiró el 30 de junio de 2022. Eso significa que, a partir de este año escolar, LOSD servirá comidas en las categorías gratuitas, reducidas y pagadas.

Asegúrese de configurar la cuenta de comida de su estudiante o solicitar comidas gratis o a precio reducido. Busque Meals en Find it Fast en las páginas de inicio del sitio web del distrito y de la escuela para obtener información sobre la configuración de la cuenta y la solicitud, y más.

Be Ready to Ride the Bus

Bus registration is not necessary. Access points -- or what most call bus stops -- will be available by mid-August. Look for an email from LOSD notifying you when access points are posted under Transportation on the district and school websites.

Help prepare your child to ride the bus. Select the access point(s) that work best for your family.

  • Visit your access point before school starts to familiarize your child with their stop.

  • Look for visual clues to help identify when it’s their time to get off the bus.

Kindergarteners need an adult to greet them off the bus. Bus drivers are obligated to return unattended kindergarteners to school for safekeeping. Please be sure to be at your child’s stop ahead of time to help keep the bus moving for all onboard.


No es necesario registrarse en el autobús. Los puntos de acceso, o lo que la mayoría llama paradas de autobús, estarán disponibles a mediados de agosto. Busque un correo electrónico de LOSD que le notifique cuando los puntos de acceso se publiquen en Transporte en los sitios web del distrito y de la escuela.

Ayude a preparar a su hijo para viajar en autobús. Seleccione los puntos de acceso que funcionen mejor para su familia.

  • Visite su punto de acceso antes de que comience la escuela para familiarizar a su hijo con su parada.
  • Busque pistas visuales para ayudar a identificar cuándo es su hora de bajarse del autobús.

Los niños de kindergarten necesitan un adulto para recibirlos cuando bajen del autobús. Los conductores de autobuses están obligados a devolver a la escuela a los niños de kínder desatendidos para su custodia. Asegúrese de estar en la parada de su hijo con anticipación para ayudar a mantener el autobús en movimiento para todos a bordo.

Look Forward to Smart Start

Smart Start is an opportunity specifically for our students with 504s and IEPs, and their parents/guardians, to make introductions with their teachers and feel prepared for the start of school.

Smart Start will be held in person at each LOSD school, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, 1-3 p.m. Look for Smart Start on the district and school website homepages for more information.

K-2 Devices (iPads)

Computer Network Services (CNS) will remotely erase the K-2 iPads by Thursday August 25th. Your iPad needs to be on WiFi, charged to at least 50%, and any data that is needed should be backed up.

If you need any assistance with technology, you can put in a Technology Work Order Request here:

2022-23 Kinder Orientation Assessments

Dear Families,

Please sign up for a 30-minute time slot for teachers to assess your child. We will be on a tight schedule therefore we ask that you please be on time.

You will only come one day for orientation, either Monday August 29 or Tuesday August 30, depending on what slot you have. However, we ask all parents to come and drop off supplies on Wednesday August 31.

Thank you!

Kindergarten Team


Evaluaciones de orientación de kínder 2022-23

Queridas familias,

Regístrese en un espacio de tiempo de 30 minutos para que los maestros evalúen a su hijo. Tendremos un horario apretado, por lo que le pedimos que llegue a tiempo.

Solo vendrá un día para la orientación, ya sea el lunes 29 de agosto o el martes 30 de agosto, según el horario que tenga. Sin embargo, les pedimos a todos los padres que vengan a dejar los útiles el miércoles 31 de agosto.


Equipo de el kindergarten


Recruiting School Advisory Committee (SAC) Members

Dear Palisades Parents/Guardians:

We are looking for new School Advisory Committee (SAC) members to begin next school year (2022-23). If you are interested in serving, please complete the application (see link below), and send it to Principal Lilian Sarlos at

School Advisory Committee Application

The SAC serves as a collaborative forum to advise the principal and/or school board on specific initiatives or priorities as needed by school or district leadership. For more information on the School Advisory Committee (SAC), please click here.

Reclutamiento de miembros del Comité Asesor Escolar (SAC)

Estimados padres/tutores de Palisades:

Estamos buscando nuevos miembros del Comité Asesor Escolar (SAC) para comenzar el próximo año escolar (2022-23). Si está interesado en servir, complete la solicitud (vea el enlace a continuación) y envíela a la directora Lilian Sarlos a

School Advisory Committee Application

El SAC sirve como un foro de colaboración para asesorar al director y/o la junta escolar sobre iniciativas o prioridades específicas según lo necesite el liderazgo de la escuela o el distrito. For more information on the School Advisory Committee (SAC), please click here.

School Supply Lists for 2022-23

Please see the links below for information on 2022-23 school supplies. If you need assistance obtaining any of these items, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Consulte los enlaces a continuación para obtener información sobre los útiles escolares 2022-23. Si necesita ayuda para obtener alguno de estos artículos, no dude en ponerse en contacto con nosotros.

Kindergarten Supply List

First Grade Supply List

Second Grade Supply List

Third Grade Supply List

Fourth Grade Supply List

Fifth Grade Supply List

2022-23 Verification

LOSD needs parents/guardians of all students enrolled for the 2022-23 school year to log into ParentVUE and review/update your students' information through the Register/Verify tab. This benefits both families and schools by:

• Ensuring that schools have accurate information to reach parents and other contacts in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Verification is important even if your address or contact information has not changed over the past year because the school may have incorrect information from a previous year.

• Confirming parent email addresses for Google Classroom and other applications to participate in your student's learning.

• Enabling distribution of key information in the district's K-12 Family Handbook.

If you have forgotten your ParentVUE password, go to the login page, click "I am a Parent," then click "Forgot Password." If you are unsure whether you have a ParentVUE account, please feel free to contact us. For assistance with the verification process, you may also refer to the user guide on the LOSD website.


LOSD necesita que los padres/tutores de todos los estudiantes inscritos para el año escolar 2022-23 inicien sesión en ParentVUE y revisen/actualicen la información de sus estudiantes a través de la pestaña Registrar/Verificar. Esto beneficia tanto a las familias como a las escuelas al:

• Asegurar que las escuelas tengan información precisa para llegar a los padres y otros contactos en situaciones de emergencia y no emergencia. La verificación es importante incluso si su dirección o información de contacto no ha cambiado durante el último año porque la escuela puede tener información incorrecta del año anterior.

• Confirmación de las direcciones de correo electrónico de los padres para Google Classroom y otras aplicaciones para participar en el aprendizaje de su estudiante.

• Permitir la distribución de información clave en el Manual de la familia K-12 del distrito.

Si olvidó su contraseña de ParentVUE, go to the login page, haga clic en "Soy un padre", luego haga clic en "Olvidé mi contraseña". Si no está seguro de tener una cuenta de ParentVUE, no dude en contactarnos. Para obtener ayuda con el proceso de verificación, también puede consultar la guía refer to the user guide on the LOSD website.

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

Recursos para Estudiantes y Familias

¿Necesita ayuda financiera? Consulte see the form linked here para conocer varios servicios con los que nuestro consejero escolar puede ayudarlo. Si desea ser contactado acerca de estos apoyos, envíe un correo electrónico a Erin Block a o complete este formulario y devuélvalo a la escuela.

También puede visitar para obtener recursos adicionales.

Champions is Hiring

We are excited to have Champions Learning Program joining the Palisades family, partnering with us to operate their Before and After School Program in our school. The enrollment, thus far, is more than double what was anticipated, so Champions is still needing to hire SEVERAL more staff members to ensure all enrolled families can be supported.

They have added large Cash Commitment Bonuses for staff hired between now and the start of school. In addition, they will provide 2 weeks of free tuition to a Champions family, for any referral hired. They even are offering donations to the Charity of your choice if you refer someone who is hired on to the Champions Team.

If you, or someone you know, loves connecting with children, this is a great Part Time Job with Full Time Benefits. Think about who you would recommend and trust with your own children - they might be the perfect person interested in working a few hours a day.

For more details on the above incentives, or to apply or send a referral, please reach out to the Area Manager, Stephanie Scanlon at

Links to job postings are below:

Lake Oswego Champions Teacher

Lake Oswego Champions Site Director

A Message from Our PTO

Please join us on Thursday September 1st after drop off for coffee from 8:20-9:00. This will be hosted by the PTO and they will there to any questions that you might have.

This invitation is for all parents. We look forward to seeing you.