Cascade Heights Public Charter School

Falcon Flash: Week of March 31, 2016

31 March 2016 Written by   Debra Dietch, Communication Coordinator

In this issue: Announcements / Calendar at a glance / ODE community forums on ESSA / 8th grade spring plant fundraier / NON & Wax Museum / 3rd annual CHPCS spring cleaning / PTA Spring Gala / Reminder regarding late arrivals / April lunch menu

**ANNOUNCEMENTS**

  • SPRING CONCERTS are cancelled.
  • SUPER READERS CLUB. Every day, 3:00 to 3:15pm
  • INCREASED CAR LINE SAFETY PATROL CONTINUES.
  • 2016 PTA Spring Gala Dinner and Auction Tickets Now on Sale!

CALENDAR AT GLANCE

THIS WEEK

Thursday, March 31:

Be informed! Community forum: 6pm at the Wichita Center for Children and Families.
“Reimagine Education in Oregon” with Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor.

Spring Concerts are cancelled.

Monday, April 4:

Board Meeting. 6:30pm. Library. Open to the public.

Wednesday, April 6:

NHS Meeting. 3:45 – 4:30pm.

PTA Meeting. 6:30pm. Library. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Saturday, April 9:

Board budget work session. 9am. Library. Open to the public.


NEXT WEEK

Tuesday, April 12:

Teacher Tea with Mr. Weaver. Library. 8-8:30am.

Wednesday, April 13:

Orders for 8th Grade Plant Fundraiser due.

Thursday, April 14:

6th grade presents “Julius Caesar on the Big Screen.” 1 & 6pm.


SAVE THE DATES!

Monday, April 18:

Board Meeting. 6:30pm. Library. Open to the public.

6th grade leaves for a week at Outdoor School.

Friday, April 22:

Field Trip Friday. See teacher blogs for details. 

Thursday, April 28:

Night of the Notables & Oregon Wax Museum. Camp Withycombe. Time TBA.

Saturday, April 30:

CHCPS Spring Cleaning. 10am to 2pm. See below for details.

Wednesday, May 4:

Pick up Plant Fundraiser orders. 3:15pm.

Saturday, May 7:

2016 PTA SPRING GALA AUCTION

6:00 pm at Camp Withycombe 

May 2 – 5:

MAP assessments for K-3rd

 May 9 – 26:

State testing for 3rd -8th


COMMUNITY FORUM ON THE NEW FEDERAL EDUCATION ACT

Be informed!

You are invited to Reimagine Education in Oregon with Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor, March 31, 2016 at 6pm at the Wichita Center for Children and Families in Clackamas. Please read here for more information: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=5493

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) represents a significant change from prior law. It returns a great deal of autonomy and authority to states to develop local systems that improve outcomes for students. This is the first time in our knowledge that Superintendent Noor, or any superintendent, has done community forums. These community forums will be held regionally across Oregon using a town hall format. It so happens the first meeting will be held right in our neighborhood! We hope you will attend.

Resources

ODE’s ESSA webpage: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=5493

U.S. Department of Education ESSA webpage: http://www.ed.gov/ESSA

Council of Chief State School Officers ESSA webpage: http://www.ccsso.org/Resources/Programs/Every_Student_Succeeds_Act.html

ESSA Full Text: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-114s1177enr/pdf/BILLS-114s1177enr.pdf


8th GRADE SPRING PLANT FUNDRAISER

Spring means it’s time to start planning your garden!

This year's Plant Fundraiser will benefit the 8th Grade trip to Ashland, Oregon for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Order forms went home before break. Extras are available outside the office or from any 8th grader. Your orders, with payment, may be turned in to the office or the 8th grade classroom no later than April 13th, 2016. Pick up will be on May 4th, just before carline. Please make out checks to Cascade Heights Public Charter School.

The 8th grade class thanks you in advance for your support!


NIGHT OF THE NOTABLES AND OREGON WAX MUSEUM

Save the date: Thursday, April 28th at Camp Withycombe

This is a highlight of our school year and the culmination of major history projects for 4th (Oregon Wax Museum), 6th, 7th and 8th grades (Night of the Notables). Please plan on joining us - the children will be excited to share their hard work with you!


THIRD ANNUAL SPRING CLEANING!

Saturday, April 30, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Love Cascade Heights but don't have time to show it during the school week? Come help us spruce up our space!

Drop in any time Saturday, April 30, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Choose a job off the board you'd like to do: inside jobs, outside jobs, big jobs, little jobs, there will be jobs for everyone. Come with the whole family and a picnic lunch and stay as long as you like (no childcare provided).

Bring your mower, weed-eater, edger, gardening gloves, litter grabber, carpet steamer, wipes, rags, spray bottles, dusters, anything else you can think of.

Students will get a homework pass and service hours will be approved.

Email Mr. Currey with any questions This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2016 PTA SPRING GALA DINNER AND AUCTION Tickets Now on Sale!

Save the date: Saturday, May 7, 6:00 pm
Camp Withycombe

Options for tickets:

  • $40 for one
  • $75 for two
  • Premier Table Tickets: $300 per table. Includes 8 dinner tickets, bottle of wine and admission to a private pre-auction party at 5pm withappetizers and exclusive silent auction items.

Order forms are coming home in student planners, available in the office, on the PTA board outside the art room, and available through the following link:
Download Ticket Order Form

Visit the CHPCS website for more Spring Gala information. If you have any questions, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


REMINDER REGARDING LATE ARRIVALS

All tardy students must be signed in

In order to be at their desks ready to learn by 8:00 a.m., children need to arrive by 7:55 a.m. Therefore, students arriving after 7:55 a.m. are tardy and are required to be signed in by the accompanying adult to receive a pass for class.

HINT: if you drive up to the school and the doors are closed, your child(ren) are tardy. Please park and accompany them into the building. Children who arrive late without an adult will wait in the office until you come to sign them in. Thank you for your cooperation.


APRIL LUNCH MENU

Is now posted on the website.


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