Cascade Heights Public Charter School


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Falcon Flash: Week of Feb. 05, 2015

03 February 2015 Written by  

In this issue: 8th Grade Burgerville Fundraiser / Charter Legislation Meeting / Student Led Conferences / Kindergarten Applications / Spring Dinner & Auction / Pizza, Bingo And Ashland / Free Vaccine Clinic / Favorite Teacher Contest

8th Grade Fundraiser at Gladstone Burgerville: Family and Friends Dinner Night

Thursday, February 5, from 5 to 8 pm
19119 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, Oregon

Please join us! Let our great group of 8th graders serve you and help them raise money for their end of the year trip to Ashland, where they will attend the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and tour a college campus.

Don’t forget to invite ALL of your friends and family. The class will receive 10% of total sales! It will be a fun evening and we can’t wait to see you there!! Contact Mrs. Wrenn for more information.



Important Charter Legislation Informational Meeting

Thursday, February 5th, 6 -7 pm
(Free childcare will be provided)

After dinner at Burgerville, please join other charter school leaders and parents at Alliance Charter Academy in Oregon City (16075 Front Avenue) for an important meeting.

Oregon’s independent public charter school children receive approximately half of the public funds that other public schools receive. They only real way to fix this inequitable funding model is to change state law. A group of charter leaders, including Kaaren Heikes (veteran charter school advocate/leader) have initiated two pieces of legislation in the Oregon State Legislature this session. We need your help! Advocating takes time, money and effort, and we need many parents and friends of charters to get actively involved.

At this meeting, you will hear about:

  • How charter schools in Oregon are funded now
  • What bills we are putting forward this year to improve funding for charters and our ability to serve historically underserved children
  • How the legislative process in Salem works
  • How you can help through financial contributions and advocacy work

All are welcome, so please spread the word. Come and learn how you can be involved --
we need everyone to participate!

Questions? Please contact:

Lara Fabrycki at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kaaren Heikes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Student led conferences

Friday, February 6: 9 a.m.-noon & 1-3 p.m.

Classrooms will be open during these times; no appointment necessary. Specialists will also be available during those times (except Music – Ms. Waroff will be here until noon). Note that from noon to 1, the school will be closed and all staff will be off campus.

Student led conferences are an opportunity for your child to sit down with you and review their current progress and set goals. This typically takes approximately 20 minutes. Home room teachers will then join you for about 10 minutes to share their report card and MAP scores. This is the time to celebrate your child's success, make goals to improve areas of concern, and receive your child's mid year progress report. This is also a good time to check in with the specialists about participation in those classes.

However, it is not the time for in depth discussions with your child’s teachers. If you need more time, teachers will be happy to schedule a conference for another mutually agreeable time. Please respect the other families who will be with their children in the room and waiting for their 10 minute check-in. Thank you!




All children turning 5 years of age on or prior to Sept. 1, 2015 who wish to attend Kindergarten at CHCPS for the 2015-16 school year must submit an application. This includes siblings as well as in and out of district students. You may submit the application in person or send it via mail or courier. We do not accept fax or email submissions.

The deadline for applications for next year’s Kindergarten class is Monday, March 2, 2015 at 4:00 PM. Applications may be downloaded or picked up at the office.

Notify Mrs.Marlatt personally if your child’s application qualifies for the sibling lottery pool.

2015 Important dates:

  • Kindergarten children must be 5 years of age by: September 1
  • Deadline for all applications: March 2, 4:00pm
  • Lottery (open to public, but attendance not req’d): March 13, 8:00am
  • Notification letters mailed out: March 20
  • Acceptance documents due: April 13, 4:00pm
  • Kindergarten parent orientation meeting: April 21, 6:30- 7:30pm
  • Kindergarten camp: TBA (mid to late Aug)
  • Riggs training for parents (required): TBA (mid to late Aug)
  • Love and Logic parenting class (required): TBA (mid to late Aug)
  • First day of school (Kindergartners only-half day): Sep. 8, 8:00-11:30am

For more information: or contact: Mrs. Marlatt, Registrar




Saturday, May 9, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m.

This event, spearheaded by the PTA and Board of Directors, will be our main fundraiser of the year. Tickets will be on sale soon: $35 per person or $60 per couple (over 21 only).

We need every family to be part of this great event, by soliciting donations, attending, and inviting guests. The handbook and other downloadable documents, including sample solicitation letters, can be found here. Please read over the Auction Handbook to see how we can all join together to support our students at CHPCS.

If you have questions, please email PTA or attend the upcoming PTA meeting on Wednesday, February 11 at 6:30 pm after Pizza and Bingo.

Thank you for making our auction a success!




February 11th @ 5-6:30 p.m.

Cascade Heights PTA and 8th grade have joined forces for a fun filled evening of pizza, BINGO, and information. Please join us for a low cost pizza dinner followed by several rounds of BINGO!

Immediately following BINGO the PTA will conduct a short meeting with a special guest speaker about the Happy Valley police levy and an auction update. Please plan to stay.

This is an easy and inexpensive family night out. All proceeds will benefit the end of year 8th grade trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. We look forward to seeing you there!




Monday, February 9 @ 4-7 p.m.
New Hope Church, 11731 SE Stevens Road, Happy Valley.

Download the flyer for more details:

No appointment necessary




Every year, Barnes & Noble holds a contest to celebrate the amazing work that teachers do. Students in Middle and High school may write an essay, poem or thank you letter about their favorite teacher. Entries are due by March 1st.

A panel of local judges selects the Local Favorite Teacher. The winner from each local store receives a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift card and is submitted to the Regional contest. The winner from that level is sent to the National My Favorite Teacher Contest, and the National Favorite Teacher receives $5,000 for themselves and $5,000 for their school.

The local winner will be honored at Clackamas Town Center Barnes and Noble’s award ceremony on April 16th as a part of their Spring Educator Appreciation.

Download the entry form for students here:

You may submit your entry to Mrs. Denman, who will send them all to the Clackamas store, or you can deliver it to the store by the deadline.


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