Cascade Heights Public Charter School

Falcon Flash: Week of February 4, 2016

04 February 2016 Written by   Debra Dietch, Communication Coordinator

In this issue: Erratum / Student led conferences / Chinese New Year celebration / Pizza and Bingo fundraiser for 8th grade / Kindy application deadline / Book Fair / Recycle for sight program / Box Tops / Food drive results / PTA Family Night Out / Extra PTA meeting called / PTA Spring Gala / Free immunization and heart clinics / Saturday Academy


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Student Led Conferences ARE HERE

Friday, February 5th, 9 am to noon and 1 to 3 pm

Come and see what your Falcon has been learning! Students will have portfolios of work and reflections to share with you. If you still have a quick question or need clarification after your child's presentation, teachers will be on hand. If you need a full length, private conference, please schedule with your teacher for a mutually agreeable time. Classrooms will be open during times above; no appointment necessary. Specialists will also be available during those times.

Please note: The building will be closed from 12 to 1 and all staff will be off campus.

CHPCS 2016 Chinese New Year Celebration

Monday, February 8th, 2016 at 10am in the Gym

Join us as we begin the "Year of the Monkey." The order of class performances will be:

  1. Kindergarten — Dragon dance and "Happy New Year" song
  2. 1st Grade — twelve zodiac song
  3. 5th Grade — multiple plays
  4. 2nd Grade — Singing and dancing "Looking for friends
  5. 6th Grade — Plays and puppet shows
  6. 3rd Grade Song — "Where do you come from?"
  7. 7th Grade — multiple puppet shows
  8. 4th Grade — Fashion show and song "Where is spring?"


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. Pre order forms were sent home on Monday, 2/1/16 or can be downloaded from the link below. Please join us!

An 8th grade fundraiser for Ashland

pdf 8th Grade Pizza & Bingo Night (163 KB)

pdf 2016 Bingo Night Order Form (203 KB)


All applications are due by 4pm on March 3

Please note 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. Applications received after the deadline will be included in all future lotteries. 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.


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!


Our Chinese students and their teacher had a wonderful time with their hosts and at CHPCS. This program wouldn't be successful without the support of the Falcon community and especially the generous families who hosted our guests from Suzhou. Thank you all very much for supporting our Chinese exchange program!!


During the month of February

All month, 3rd grade will be 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. Every pair can change the life of someone- thank you for your help! (Used hearing aids are also accepted.)


Box Tops For Education can be found on many grocery store products including General Mills, Pillsbury™, Old El Paso™, Green Giant™, Ziploc®, Hefty®, Kleenex®, Scott® and hundreds of other products. Contributions may be brought to the office or classrooms. Volunteers collect and organize them to earn money for our school. Thank you for participating!


Drum roll, please!

The result of the competition is:

  • Fourth Place: 8th Grade - 115 cans
  • Third Place: 3rd Grade - 122 cans
  • Second Place: 4th Grade - 365 cans
  • And the winner of the Golden Can Award is Kindergarten with 417 cans!

The Annual Food Drive kicks off the beginning of 7th grade's unit on The Great Depression. Oregon Food Bank helps nearly one in five households Oregon and Clark County, Washington fend off hunger. Thank you, Falcon families for your generous donations. The total food weight was 1,218 pounds, fully three times our goal!!!


PTA's next Family Night out is on Leap Day, Monday, February 29, 2016 at McMenamin's on Sunnyside. The restuarant will donate 50% of the sales to CHPCS-PTA after 5pm! More info to come!


Wednesday, February 17, 6:30pm at Happy Hollow Pizza in Happy Valley

This extra February session is to vote on approving some planned expenditures.


Saturday, May 7, 2016
6:00 pm
Camp Withycombe

This is the main fundraiser of the year for CHPCS-PTA. Tickets will be available for sale soon!

There will be childcare available with Mr. Weaver and Miss King at school. Pizza and snacks will be provided to the children participating.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2016 PTA Spring Auction, sponsorship information is available at

If you are able to help send donation requests to businesses, PTA would really appreciate it! Before contacting anyone, please check the ongoing list of businesses already contacted. You may find the list at

Current list of donors:

  • Oaks Amusement Park
  • Ruhl Bee
  • Big A** Sandwiches
  • Guardian Games
  • Vine Gogh
  • Happy Valley Station
  • Pie Box
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • Killer Burger
  • Oregon Symphony
  • Arthur Miller Dance Academy
  • Menchies, Clackamas


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, Monday, February 10th
  • 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


Please call 503.513.8386, or go to


The Saturday Academy Spring catalog is out and there are lots of new, exciting classes to explore, as well as summer camp highlights. Of particular note is their new Girls Engage Technology program. If you have high school students, their summer internship program is now accepting applications. Find more information at:

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