Eagle Update

Archer Glen Elementary | February 3, 2023

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Upcoming Dates


Monday 6 - Friday 10 | Staff Appreciation Week

Tuesday 7 | AG Carnival Planning Meeting @ 8:15 to 9:15 am

Wednesday 8 | Early Release @ 1:15 pm

Friday 10 | Popcorn Friday

Tuesday 14 | Vision Screening - AM / Valentines Day Parties

Wednesday 15 | Early Release @ 1:15 pm

Thursday 16 | Group Picture Day

Monday 20 | Presidents Day - No School

Wednesday 22 | Early Release @ 1:15 pm

Tuesday 28 | Elementary Family Code Night

Looking for New PAC Board Members

The Archer Glen PAC is looking for parents who are interested in joining the board. Positions include PAC President, Vice President, and Hospitality. No experience is necessary. You will be working on a team alongside other PAC members and Mr. Shuckerow to fundraise for the school, put on events, and otherwise help Archer Glen thrive.

If you are interested in learning more, feel free to reach out to a current PAC board member.

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Archer Glen Classroom Group Pictures - February 16th

Dorian picture packets are in the students' Friday folders today for classroom group pictures. Individual pictures will not be taken. A classroom group photo will be taken for our yearbook and for individual purchase. Please see Dorian picture packets for more details. We will not host a re-take day for group pictures, so students are encouraged to attend on February 16th, if at all possible.

State Testing

Oregon's Statewide Assessments in science, mathematics, and English language arts will begin in April for students in grades 3-8. Scheduled testing will take place during the school day. For additional information on the State Assessments from the Oregon Department of Education, please review the following link.

While no single test can give a complete picture of your child’s progress, statewide tests provide information to students and families, as well as to educators and administrators about what educational approaches are working and where additional resources are needed. Your child’s participation is important to ensure schools and districts receive the targeted resources they need to help all students succeed. Districts are rated on their participation levels as well as student performance on this exam.

Oregon law (ORS 329.479) permits parents and adult students to annually opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English Language Arts and Math by submitting a form to the school the student attends. If you decide to opt your child out of the math and/or ELA state assessments, please submit the following form to your child’s teacher or the front office by April 7, 2023 to best support our school with planning.

Elementary Family Code Night, February 28th

We are excited to offer our first ever K-5 Family Code Night on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, from 6:00-7:30 pm at Ridges Elementary! Come enjoy pizza, Hour of Code activities, and raffle prizes (devices will be provided). This night is open to all SSD students in grades K-5 and their adults.

For the registration link, please click CODE.

SSD Job Openings - Nutrition Services

The District has posted the following Classified vacancies:

  • Nutrition Services I - Hawks View Elementary School - 4.25 hrs/day - .53 FTE - 179 Workday Calendar
  • Nutrition Services I - Sherwood High School - 4.25 hrs/day - .53 FTE - 179 Workday Calendar

This position is open to internal and external applicants. Please check out our District website at https://sherwood.k12.or.us/departments/human-resources/employment/ , or call Jodi Jacobs in Human Resources for more information. 503-825-5022. These positions are perfect for stay at home parents, as they would only be working while their kids are in school.

Student Personal Devices

Since the winter break, there has been an uptick in classroom disruptions due to students' personal devices, such as cell phones and smart watches. Student often have these devices to help with after school communication and coordination. However, students should refrain from using them during the school day. This will help in making the classroom environment free from distraction.

If there is a need to communicate with your child during the school day (e.g., a change in the "go home plan"), please feel free to contact the front office.

Call for Volunteers - Chess Club

We are interested in starting up the Archer Glen Chess Club and are looking for volunteers who are interested in leading this effort. If you are interested in learning more, please reach out to our PAC volunteer coordinator, Lyndsey Brewer, at volunteer@archerglenpac.org.

Call for Volunteers for the Archer Glen Carnival

If you are interested in volunteering for the Archer Glen Carnival, please contact Morgan or Lyndsey at the email addresses listed below. One of them will give you more information about this fun event and different ways that can you help make it happen.

Questions about the event can be directed to president@archerglenpac.org.

Questions about volunteering with PAC can be directed to our volunteer coordinator, Lyndsey Brewer, at volunteer@archerglenpac.org.

Free Vision Screening for All Students

We will be giving a free vision screening to all students at Archer Glen on Tuesday, February 14. The testing will be done by the Lions Club with volunteers using the SPOT screening devices. The test is painless, is done from a distance, and does not touch your child’s eyes or face.

Results come to us in about a week. Most children pass the exam, and due to the volume of paperwork, we will only send home results for students who do not pass the exam (results sent via backpack mail). If you want a copy of “passing” results, please contact our office to request. Screening results for all students will also go in their school file.

If you do not want your child to participate in this free vision screening (ie, if you want to opt-out your child) please contact the school office. If you have any questions about the vision screening, please call Health Services at 503-825-5093.

Financial assistance may be available if you need an eye exam and/or glasses for your child.


All Volunteers will need to a) complete a background check and b) submit a proof of vaccination or receive approval for a vaccination exception.

Classroom Volunteers are coordinated directly through the classroom teacher. Classroom volunteers will need to a) complete a background check and b) submit a proof of vaccination or receive approval for a vaccination exception. Reach out to your child's teacher to learn about volunteering in the classroom.

School Wide Volunteers, such as for school wide special events and programs, are coordinated through the HelpCounter app. To use the HelpCounter app, please follow these steps:

  • Step 1 Submit your a) background check and b) proof of vaccination or exception.
  • Step 2 Contact Lyndsey Brewer at volunteer@archerglenpac.org to make sure that your background check and vaccination information has been cleared. This generally takes two weeks to clear.
  • Step 3 Download the HelpCounter App onto your phone
  • Step 4 Create an account using the same email that you shared with the PAC coordinator
  • Step 5 Set your volunteer preferences and sign up for volunteer opportunities at Archer Glen

Any questions about school-wide volunteer opportunities can be directed to Lyndsey Brewer, PAC Volunteer, at volunteer@archerglenpac.org

Community-Based Events and Announcements

The Sherwood School District has a Community-Based webpage on the Sherwood School District website with information and links for all Sherwood area sports and events. Please click on Community for a direct link to the webpage.

Early Release Wednesday

Reminder: Students will be dismissed one hour early @ 1:15 PM. Every Wednesday will be an early release. See the District Calendar for a complete list of early release dates and other important dates.

Archer Glen PAC

Get connected with the Archer Glen Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)! Use the QR codes below to see upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and other ways to get involved and be connected.