Noticias de Palisades
January 21 2022
This Week, Miramos (we look at):
- Un Mensaje de Directora Sarlos
- New Kindergarten Teachers
- i-Ready Winter Assessment
- Opt Out Form
- Book Fair Update
- Kindergarten Application
- A Message from the PTO
Un Mensaje de la Directora Sarlos
It was fun to spend time outside with your children at recess today! I think all of us adults are a little hunkered down with the gray weather. Meanwhile, the kids just stay joyful! I did get out in the Gorge last weekend. We had so much fun that we ordered some Yaktrax to strap on our boots so that we can keep hiking even if it stays snowy out there. I hope you all are still heading outside with your kids in these months to let their joy infect you. I remember winter indoor months were sometimes hard with little ones, but for me getting outside with them really helped. Also, sometimes you get a view along the way, or a waterfall at the end! (below are some pictures) I hope you are all well! The weather next week looks hopeful!
Our New Kindergarten Teachers
We plan on having a meet and greet for the new teachers after reports cards. The date is to be determined and we will let you know as soon as possible.
i-Ready Winter Assessment
Oregon State Assessment Opt-Out Form
Every year, Oregon students take assessments to meet federal requirements. The purpose of these assessments is to provide data that schools can use to ensure each and every child is on track and achieving learning goals.
State law requires us to inform you that a form is available from the State Department of Education that allows you to opt your child out of the math and English Language Arts assessments for the current school year. Should you wish to opt out your child, fill out the form and submit it to the main office at your child’s school. Please note the submission deadlines listed on the form. Meeting the deadline will help the school with planning and preparation. If you wish your child not to participate in the science assessment for grades 5, 8, and 11, submit this request in writing to the principal of your child's school.
If you would like to opt out your child from state testing, have questions or want more information about state assessments, please click on the form below or contact your child’s principal or teacher(s).
Book Fair Update
The NEW DATES are 2/28-3-4.
We are still hoping to have a hybrid Book Fair (in-person and online) and will monitor the dynamic COVID environment as we look towards our new dates.
A Message from our PTO
PTO and SAC Meeting:
Please join us for our meeting this month at the adjusted date of 01/25. We will be joined by Tony Vandenburg, the Executive Director of Project Management for all of the building and Bond Projects. He will be answering all of your questions about our building, the projected timeline for improvements and more. If you have questions you want to make sure are answered please email them to us in advance at : email@example.com
SAC Meeting: 01/25 6 pm via zoom
PTO Meeting: 01/25 7 pm via zoom
Calling all guardians of kids participating in OBOB, please fill out the form below:
If you would like to help us buy some of these great books for the classrooms we have arranged for bundles to be available for purchase for a class from an independently owned bookstore for $125 a bundle. If you would like to donate please indicate it is an OBOB classroom book bundle purchase and what class it is for with our donation. You can also donate for half of a bundle and we will pair your donation up with another half donation! This donation can be done via any of our donation options: Venmo, paypal or a check mailed or dropped off at the school made out to Palisades PTO and you can use this form to help us with this:
Art Literacy is planned to come back to our classrooms in mid/late February.
This is a great chance to volunteer IN THE CLASSROOM. No experience is needed, but we are still asking for proof of vaccination.
Our first training is Feb 3 via Zoom (6:30pm for new volunteer orientation, 7:30pm for all volunteers). Please go to the link below for more information and to register as a volunteer.
Children's Author Event:
We are live! We would love to have you join us in making your information available for the community to access by clicking share on the option in your family entry. We have sent 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.
We have had many of you reach out asking how to delete certain information from your profile. Here is the fastest way to do that:
Click on your profile
Select/highlight the information you don’t want to have published
Scroll down and click save
Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
01/25 SAC and PTO Meeting on zoom
01/28 Grade Prep Day (no school)
02/11 Report Cards go live in ParentVue
2/28- 3/4 Book Fair
Immunization Exclusion Day
02/21 Presidents Day (no school)
03/21-25 Spring Break (no school)