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Falcon Flash: Week of Feb. 12, 2015

10 February 2015 Written by  

In this issue: 7th Grade Performs / No School Monday / Exclusion Day / Volunteer Needed / Fundraiser Success /  Thank You, Host Families / Calling All Kindys / Spring Gala Dinner & Auction /  Favorite Teacher Contest / Family Reading Night

Dear Falcon Families,

We are making steady progress on our Library project. A great team attended our last work party and enjoyed the satisfaction of seeing order emerge from the chaos as well as the camaraderie of a lovely group of ladies.

On Saturday, March 14th from 9 to noon, we will have another get together. No experience or library degrees necessary! Anne-Marie Rupert will provide training and we would love to have other people join us.

For more information, you may contact me, Mrs. Rupert or Mrs. Maguire. Hope you can come!

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Mrs. Denman



Thursday, February 12

7th Grade performs Cyrano de Bergerac

Matinee at 1pm; Evening Performance at 6:30pm. (Note corrected times!) All families and friends are welcome to either free performance.



Presidents’ Day

On Monday, February 16 there will be no School; the campus will be closed.



Exclusion Day is Wednesday, February 18th

After this day, children out of compliance with Oregon Immunization laws will be sent home. For more information, click on HEALTH ALERT on the home page of our website:

Or see the notices posted in the office.



To Change Reader Board

You have probably noticed our poor reader board on the outside of the building that is still advertising Thanksgiving holiday dates! We need someone who is able to work from, and move, a tall ladder. Weekly availability would be nice.

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8th Grade Burgerville Fundraiser a big success

Our graduating students send a heart-felt “thank you” to everyone who came to their Burgerville Fundraiser. The class earned $500 towards their end of year Oregon Shakespeare Festival trip to Ashland. Kudos to Mrs Wrenn for all her hard work. Your support is appreciated!



Thirteen students and their teacher will arrive from from Suzhou Experimental School in Suzhou, China to spend a week as Falcons. This exchange is part of the Confucius Classroom program and would not be possible without the host families who have so generously opened their homes. Thank you to the Hungerford, Jayaweera, Rupert, Elkins, Maguire, Mitchelldyer, Nacrelli, Dodson, Perkins and Masterson families!



Applications due Monday, March 2, 2015 at 4:00 PM

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 but not by fax or email. Applications may be downloaded from our website or picked up at the office.

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



Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 6:30 in the evening

This event, spearheaded by the PTA, 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!



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.

The entry form for students is attached. 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.



 March 5, 2015, 6:30 – 8:00

You are invited to join the CHPCS community for a free night of literacy fun! Each classroom teacher will be reading a fabulous book and leading a fun project for families to enjoy. Sign ups will go out soon via email and teacher blog. Based on feedback from last year, we will be trying an electronic sign up option. Families will be able to fill out the form online or in hard copy. Sessions will be filled on a first come, first served basis, so sign up early. Once your form is turned in, either electronically or hard copy, you will receive an email confirming your selections or letting you know the session was full.

This night is NOT just for primary students and middle school students are encouraged to attend. Also new this year, we will be holding a teacher vs student Battle of the Books battle at 7:30. 3rd – 8th grade students may sign up by the gym to be on the student team.


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