Cascade Heights Public Charter School

Falcon Flash: Week of February 11, 2016

11 February 2016 Written by   Debra Dietch, Communication Coordinator

In this issue: Pizza & Bingo /Kindy application deadline / BOB countdown / Book Fair / Recycle for sight program / Box Tops / Erratum / PTA Family Night Out / Extra PTA meeting called / PTA Spring Gala / Important notice regarding school pictures / March lunch menu /Free immunization and heart clinics /


Don’t forget - Thursday, February 11th from 6:00 - 8:00

All Falcon families are invited to a night of family fun! Bingo will be $1.00 a card and pizza will sell for $2.00 a slice. We hope you will come.

An 8th grade fundraiser for Ashland


All applications are due by 4pm on March 3

A reminder that siblings of current CHPCS students must submit an application by the deadline on March 3, like all other families, to be in the lottery for Kindergarten. Children 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2016 are eligible. Applications are available in the office or online. The lottery will be held on March 11 at 7:45am in the office. All lotteries are open to the public; however, families do not need to attend to be eligible for acceptance and will not be able to accept the offer for enrollment at the lottery. Families will receive a letter notifying them of the results of the lottery with directions on accepting if they have been offered a position. Deadline for acceptance is March 28 at 4pm.


Is your reader ready?

Battle of the Books battles will begin in just a couple of weeks on Monday, February 22. The excitement at school is building! Which class will take home the trophy? All of the classes are working hard and we can't wait to see what happens when they face off head to head.

Battle of the Books Related Family Outing with Mrs. Adams

Did your student read Roller Girl for Battle of the Books? Were you intrigued and want to know more about roller derby? Want to meet the skaters that inspired the characters? Roller Girl was written by a Portland roller derby skater and most of the characters featured are real.

I've contacted Rose City Rollers and set up a special group rate just for Cascade Heights families. Join me on February 28th from 12:30 - 3:00 at Oaks Park for the Portland junior roller derby championships. We might even get to meet the author and the skaters featured in the story. Tickets are $7.00 a person. If you'd like to attend, please let me know. I have to reserve our spots no later than February 18th.
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February 22nd — 25th

Thanks again to our Book Fair team, Mrs. Zundel and Mrs. Langston, who will be spearheading this popular event. There will be some days the fair will open all day, including time for students to come in during lunch. Watch for the schedule and more details to come. Winter is a great time of year for new books!


During the month of February

Third grade is collecting used eyeglasses and sunglasses for the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation. Donate glasses and change someone's life. Imagine if you could help a child read, an adult succeed in his job, or a senior maintain her independence. Donation boxes will be displayed near the office and throughout the school. All types of glasses for children and adults are needed, including very strong and very weak prescriptions. Reading glasses and non-prescription sunglasses are also useful. Every pair can change the life of someone - thank you for your help! (Used hearing aids are also accepted.)


Every box top counts

Thank you to everyone who has sent in Box Tops in the past two weeks. We earned over $180 - let’s keep up the good work!

Box Tops For Education can be found on hundreds of grocery store products so don’t throw those packages away until you have cut them out! Each box top is worth 10¢. We are sending new collection forms home today. As you fill it, please make sure the box tops are not expired. If you need more forms or want to give them out to grandparents, family, friends, neighbors or coworkers, download them from the link below or pick one up at the school. THANKS for your support.

pdf BTFE Buzz February 2016 (1.00 MB)


Lisa Haight-Stott = This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

At some point, Mrs. Haight-Stott’s email address was listed erroneously and the wrong version has gotten into various lists. Please note that her correct email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (instead of l.haight). If you email her and don’t get a reply, please check which address you have used and correct your records. Thank you!


McMenamin's on Sunnyside
Monday, February 29. 5pm to close.

PTA’s next Family Night Out is on Leap Day. The restaurant will donate 50% of the sales to CHPCS-PTA after 5pm. It’s lot's of fun to eat dinner at a restaurant when you know everyone. Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, February 17, 6:30pm
Location: Happy Hollow Pizza in Happy Valley (near New Seasons)

This extra February session is to vote on approving some planned expenditures. **Please note the change of location.**

SAVE THE DATE - 2016 PTA Spring Gala Auction

Saturday, May7, 2016
6:00 pm
Camp Withycombe

This is the main fundraiser of the year for CHPCS-PTA. Tickets will be available for sale soon! More information regarding the event, including sponsors, donations, volunteering, and forms, is available on our website at


Each class is doing a themed basket for the PTA Spring Auction. The themes are as follows:

  • Kindergarten: Game Night
  • 1st: Camping
  • 2nd: Spa
  • 3rd: Gardening
  • 4th: Zombie Apocalypse
  • 5th: Staycation
  • 6th: Wine & Cheese
  • 7th: Picnic
  • 8th: Fiber Arts


Digital downloads available ONLY until March 2

Apple of My Eye has noticed that some of the school photos that were purchased by families as a digital download have NOT yet been downloaded.

IF you purchased a digital download and HAVE NOT yet downloaded it, now’s the time to do it.
The files will only be available to download until March 2, 2016. After that date, the files will be deleted from the server.
The link to download digital file(s) is contained in the email titled ORDER CONFIRMATION that you received from Apple of My Eye Photography. Search your email inbox/junk for those key words to access the download link.

If you have already downloaded the digital file(s), or did not order digital downloads, no further action is needed.


pdf Lunch Menu, March 2016
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Free immunization and heart screen clinics for the Clackamas County community

Community Health in Motion, a collaborative community outreach program, will be offering two free clinics for the Clackamas County community.
WHEN: 4:00pm to 8:00pm, Thursday, February 11th
WHERE: New Hope Community Church, 11731 SE Stevens Road in Happy Valley

FREE Immunization Clinic

Appointments not available, walk-in only

All vaccines required by the State of Oregon for children to avoid exclusion from school will be available. Vaccines are provided free of charge to children on Oregon Health Plan/Medicaid, with no health insurance or with insurance that does not cover the cost of immunizations. Please bring any immunization records you have to the clinic. A parent or guardian must be present and sign an authorization form for children under age 15.
Uninsured Adults: Flu & Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccines will also be available for all uninsured adults.

FREE Heart Screenings

By appointment only for ages 12-18, call 503-216-6800 to schedule

Chances are that your child’s heart is healthy – and yet a small percentage of young people have hidden heart defects that put their lives at risk, especially during physical exertion. Play Smart offers a painless, noninvasive screening to check the heart health of young people 12 to 18 years of age.
Providence Heart & Vascular Institute Play Smart screenings include:
Health questionnaire • Electrocardiogram (EKG) • Blood pressure reading • Echocardiogram, if needed

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