Cascade Heights Public Charter School

Falcon Flash: Week of January 26, 2017

25 January 2017 Written by   Debra Dietch, Communication Coordinator

In this issue: CHPCS renewal / Immunization exclusion day info / Kindy lottery info / Time to update the uniform wardrobe? / Crosswalk safety / Parent-Teacher conferences / Community news: Chess tournament, 211info


CHPCS’ renewal presentation is on the agenda for the next NCSD Board meeting on Thursday, January 26 at 7:00pm.

Location: 12400 SE Freeman Way, Milwaukie Oregon. We begin our presentation at 8:10 pm. Public comment begins at 7:00 and individuals that wish to speak need to sign up prior to 7:00 pm. Anyone interested may attend. All NCSD board meetings are open to the public.


February 15 is the exclusion day set by the state for 2017.

On this day, any children who do not have up to date immunization records on file will not be allowed to attend school and will be sent home. Families will receive a letter directly from the state advising if children will be excluded. There are no exceptions to exclusion on this date.

If you are unsure if your child is up to date on all immunizations, or if they are, but immunization records with the school are not up to date, please contact your pediatrician. For more information on immunization requirements in Oregon, go to:


Calling all Kindies!

Any children interested in Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year, including siblings of current Falcons, must submit an application by 4pm on February 16, 2017. To be eligible, children must be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2017. Applications are available in the office or on our website under Admissions.

The lottery will be held on March 3, 2017 at 8:00 am. The lottery is open to the public. Families are not required to attend. All families will receive a letter advising of their child’s status after the lottery.


Shirts don’t tuck in any more? Pants too short? The Uniform Closet is a great place to get affordable uniform items! Bring in what doesn’t fit any more and find some new duds for spring. Suggested donation per item is $3. A PTA fundraiser.


Kudos to our Falcon community! At this midpoint in the year, we are happy to report that morning and afternoon carlines are going very efficiently and safely.

Unfortunately, we have seen some exceptions. You know who you are! So please be reminded:

  • In Oregon, every corner is a crosswalk.
  • Crossing the street between corners is not only illegal, it is dangerous.
  • Parking in a crosswalk (marked or unmarked) is also illegal.
  • Oregon law states that if a traffic patrol is issuing instructions, they shall be followed and right of way will only apply once the traffic patrol has granted it.

No one is an exception to the law or common sense! We are all in this together.

Thank you!


Friday, February 3 and Friday, February 10
9 to 12 and 1 to 3. Campus closed 12 to 1.

Please be sure to sign up on your teacher’s conference schedule.

Specialists will be on campus as well. (Exceptions are: Mrs. Pridey will not be here either day. Contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to make an appointment for a mutually agreeable time. Mrs. Haight-Stott will be here on 1/3 but not 1/10.)

The mission of Cascade Heights is to partner with parents who share our vision. Conferences are a tangible expression of that partnership. It is a time for parents/guardians and teachers to share information, solve problems, and form relationships that will help your child succeed. Since you know more about your child than anyone at school, your child’s teachers need to hear from you. And since your child’s teachers know what is going on in the learning environment, you need to hear from them.

Like all good conversations, parent–teacher conferences are best when both people talk and listen. The conference is a time for you to learn about your child’s progress in school. This is also a time for the teacher to learn about what your child is like at home. When you tell the teacher about your child’s skills, interests, needs, and dreams, the teacher can help your child more. You will probably hear positive feedback about your child’s progress and areas for improvement. Ask what you can do at home to help your child learn. This conversation will help pave the way for your child to do well in class.

Conferences need to be kept to 20 to 25 minutes. If time runs out, you can always request a follow-up meeting.

A brochure was sent home or can be downloaded.  pdf P-T Conference Brochure (617 KB) .


Clackamas County Scholastic Chess Tournament

WHO: Any student in grades K-8 who plays chess.

WHAT: A five round chess tournament. This tournament has been designated as an OSCF Qualifier.

WHEN: Friday, February 3, 2017 from 8:15 AM – 5 PM

WHERE: Happy Valley Middle School: 13865 SE King Road, Happy Valley, OR.

COST: $10 - Register by Wednesday, February 1st. Send an email to Ed Addis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if a scholarship is needed for this event.

AWARDS: A participant certificate for all who enter. Special awards for those finishing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in their section. Separate sections for students in K-2, 3-5, and 6- 8. Additionally, certificates will be awarded to the top three Elementary and Middle School teams. The number of players on a school's team is unlimited; however only the top four scores will be included in the team total.

TO REGISTER: Register by Wednesday, February 1st. No late registrations will be allowed. You must register on-line by using a credit card from the OSCF Website.

Contact Ed Addis to register or to get more information call (503) 658-7809 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Include the chess players name, grade, and school or on-line at the OSCF web-site “Upcoming Tournaments” tab. You can also register and pay on-line by going to the OSCF Calendar.

This event is not endorsed or sponsored by the North Clackamas School District.


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