Noticias de Palisades

January 7 2022

This Week we Look Over:

  1. A Message from the Principal
  2. i-Ready Winter Assessment
  3. Tech Ready
  4. State Assessment Opt-Out Form
  5. Health Reminders
  6. Kindergarten Counts
  7. Crosswalk Update
  8. Save the Date

Un Mensaje de la Directora Sarlos

Dear Palisades Parents,

This week I had the pleasure of watching Mrs. V. teach some lessons. She was working with students on using Positive Self Talk to boost themselves up and it was delightful to hear the students come up with their own mantras to keep themselves going. I am still working on learning that. I can do hard things. I am strong and I can learn this. I have not finished learning that yet. I am strong and I will learn this! I am so happy we have Mrs. V here working with our students. I enjoyed sitting in the room and reminding myself to fill my own bucket.

I got to sub for Mrs. Parodi's class this morning and it was a blast! Those kids know every little thing about how their days go and what they can count on their teacher to do every day. They are beginning to read in Spanish, sing in Spanish, and tell the Principal how the routines work in Spanish!

The new kinder team is dynamite! All kinds of new fun things are happening in the classroom. It is a joy to watch the kids learn about superheroes in Spanish and to be so eager to please their new teachers!

In fourth grade this week there was a big discussion about why do we learn Spanish? The chart below is full of the students' reasons. I keep telling them they could be diplomats too! This is why we give out Peacemaker prizes each Friday! We at Palisades are growing our own peacemaking diplomats!

We were so happy to see the sun peek out today, and we got some new bark chips on the playground!

I hope you have a lovely weekend, thanks for your continued trust in us!

Mil Gracias,


i-Ready Winter Assessment

This Winter, all K-8 students in Lake Oswego will complete two online i-Ready assessments in class. One is for math and the other is for reading. i-Ready is a program that will help us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth, personalize their learning, and monitor their progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows us to meet your child where they are and provides us with data to inform and tailor instruction to accelerate growth. This is the second of three i-Ready assessments we give each year, and results will be shared with parents in February. For kindergartners, this will be their first i-Ready assessment. Our Winter i-Ready window is open from January 3-28.

3D Oregon Prints

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Tech Should be Charged

If your student(s) bring their tech home, please make sure that they have it charged and the wifi is on for the following school day.

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).

Key Reminders From the District About COVID-19

Please read the email message from our superintendent, Dr. Schiele, which was sent to families on January 1, regarding the district response to the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Four key reminders from that message are:

  1. Don’t go to School Sick Please don’t send your child to school with ANY illness symptoms, no matter how mild. This includes a runny nose or scratchy throat.
  2. Required Face Coverings Our districts will continue to require masks in all buildings. Please make sure to remind your child to wear their mask over their nose and mouth at all times indoors (except when actively eating or drinking). Based on CDC mask recommendations (see Considerations for Children), we encourage the use of well fitting and comfortable masks for optimal protection.
  3. Wash Hands Frequently Protocols and systems are implemented to ensure access to soap, water, and alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol available throughout LOSD school buildings. Schools will prioritize handwashing with soap and water after students or staff use the restroom and throughout the day, as appropriate.
  4. Distancing ​​Physical distancing of 3 feet will be maintained in the classroom to the extent possible. Students and staff will be asked to be mindful of physical distancing throughout the school day. During meal time, physical distancing of 6 feet will be maintained.

Thanks to everyone for reminding your kids about the importance of following our safety protocols so that we can keep everyone healthy and safe. We'll keep reminding them too!

Kindergarten Counts

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Crosswalk Update

During this cold and flu season or any time staffing is tight we ask families to check to see if there is a crossing guard before using the crosswalk or releasing a child before independently. We may not be able to have a staff member help with the crosswalk.

We apologize for the inconvenience, we are trying to make sure that staffing is focusing on the high traffic areas. Thank you so much for your patience and flexibility.

Palisades World Languages

1500 Greentree Ave

Lake Oswego OR 97201


Save These Dates

1/13 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm

1/17 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr Day

1/19 - Kindergarten Online Registration Opens

1/19 - Kindergarten Counts - Information Session Available Online

1/20 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm

1/27 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm

1/28 - No School - Grade Prep Day