Cascade Heights Public Charter School

Falcon Flash: Week of October 8, 2015

08 October 2015 Written by   Debra Dietch, Communication Coordinator

In this issue: Book Fair / Harvest Festival / PTA "Family Night Out" / Mrs. Denman's Birthday / PTA Jog-a-Thon / Parent-Teacher Conferences / Hallowe'en candy drive / Lice Alert


BOOK FAIR

Open until Thursday, 10/15

All purchases at the Book Fair earn free books for the school. This year, Book Fair hours have been extended!

School days: 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00- to 4:30 p.m.

Or you can shop online anytime at: http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/default.aspx?f=3456791 
Online book fair is also open until 10/15 and orders placed online will be shipped to the school for FREE.

Many thanks to Trudy Langston (grandmother of Keira 2nd ,Cameron-7th and Garrett-alumni) and Chastity Zundel (Cameron-8th and Garrett-alumni) for organizing our Book Fair again this year! 


10TH ANNUAL CHPCS HARVEST FESTIVAL

Thursday, October 15, 6:30 to 7:30PM

Join the CHPCS community for a fun filled evening of FREE family frivolity. 

The Harvest Festival is a chance for CHPCS families and friends to get together and celebrate the turning of the season with music, games, and a baking contest. Activities like hayrides, pumpkin decorating, tug o war, and needle in a haystack will entertain both young and old. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m.! 

Are you a baker? Are you the keeper of Great Granny’s apple pie recipe? Now’s the time to put on your chef hat, dust off your apron, and whip up your favorite apple or pumpkin themed recipe! The baking contest is open to all adult/child pairs. Baking with children is not only fun, but is great math practice and provides one on one time that encourages open communication. All baking entries are due on October 15th no later than 3:30 p.m. for judging. After ribbons are awarded, the baked goods will be sold at the Harvest Festival for $1.00 a piece. 

For more information about the Harvest Festival, contact Mrs. Adams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


PTA’S OCTOBER “FAMILY NIGHT OUT” FUNDRAISER

Boardwalk Burgers
9993 SE 82nd Ave, Happy Valley, OR 97086

This PTA fundraiser will be going for 2 nights: Wednesday, October 14th, 5-8 pm and Thursday, October 15th 4:30 - 9 pm (before and after the Harvest Festival). Bring a flyer and they will donate 20% of sales. Please join us for another night of fellowship and food!


MRS. DENMAN'S BIRTHDAY BOOK DRIVE

Winners announced at her birthday party on 10/22

This is a competition to see which class can donate the most books to our new library as a birthday present for Mrs. Denman. The drive is going on now and the winner will be announced at Mrs. Denman's birthday party on Oct. 22nd, 3:35-4:45pm.

Bring a favorite book from home that you have already read or purchase a new book to donate, whichever you choose. The class with the most books wins a bonus recess!


CHPCS 9TH ANNUAL JOG-A-THON

Time to collect pledges!

Pledge sheets have been returned to Jog-a-Thon participants with the number of laps tallied. Now is the time to collect those pledges.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - The pledge sheet and the total money collected are due. Put both in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and teacher’s name. Please make checks payable to CHPCS PTA and include your child’s name and teacher in the memo. Donations may also be made online at: http://cascadeheights.org/parents/cascade-heights-pta.html

(Note: Any money collected after Oct. 22nd will be gratefully received but cannot be used to qualify for prizes.)


PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES ARE COMING!

Friday, October 30

Parent-teacher conferences are an opportunity that comes early in the school year for families and teachers to develop a collaborative partnership. We invite you to talk with your child before and after the conference. This conversation can uncover needs and perspectives of which your teacher may be unaware and prepares you to share affirmations, successes, and concerns that come from your child’s unique perspective.

Conference times are limited. Sharing any specific questions or concerns you wish to address at the conference with your teacher ahead of time will help make it more productive. Also note that you are welcome at any point in the year to schedule a meeting with your child’s teacher at a mutually agreeable time.


OPERATION SHOEBOX CANDY DRIVE

Sweet treats for our troops abroad

Last year, our post-Halloween candy drive collected 76 pounds of sweets! One of our Falcon families covers shipping costs to send the loot to Operation Shoebox, an awesome organization that supports our troops abroad. This year, the sponsoring family wanted to make this an even bigger success and is giving the incentive of a popcorn party for the class that brings in the most candy.

Operation Shoebox will also pass along letter, cards, or pictures. If you have any you would like to bring in with your candy donation, there will be collection boxes in the school after Hallowe’en.


HELP KEEP OUR SCHOOL LICE-FREE

Volunteers needed for lice checks
Training will be provided

There has been a case of live lice at school. PLEASE do lice checks at home (even the children who do not attend Cascade Heights) and be vigilant in checking them regularly during the year. New information indicates that wet checks are the most effective method and our website has good resources: http://cascadeheights.org/news/head-lice-information.html

Resources are also available through the office, our lice check team leaders, Mrs. Bethke and Mrs. Gilliam, as well as a local company Lice Knowing You (503.239-LICE (5423). If you are willing help the lice check team, contact Mrs. Bethke at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Free training will be provided.

If you discover head lice in your family, please notify these people immediately:

Mrs. Marlatt:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Robinson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AND your child's Classroom Teacher:

8-Mrs. Adams  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

7-Mrs. Venture This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

6-Mr. Vieira   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5-Ms. O'Malley  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4-Ms. Cantin   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3-Mrs. Gausman  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2-Mrs. Ketel  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1-Miss Devlin  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

K-Mr. Currey  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Cascade Heights has a lice-free policy as follows:

When live lice are found at school, the student is sent home and the family is given head lice treatment information.

All live lice will be removed following the application of a lice-killing product.

All students with live lice shall be excluded from school until the measures above have been completed.

The parent/guardian shall accompany the student upon returning to school where the student will be screened for lice. If live lice are still present, the student will return home with the parent/guardian.

It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to ensure an approved treatment has been initiated and the appropriate environment cleaning is being conducted in the home, vehicles and housemates the SAME DAY.

It is also the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to notify the parent/guardians of fellow carpoolers and outside contacts.

When nits are found at school, the family is informed and given head lice treatment information. (If no live lice are found, the child will normally stay in class. However, if nits are excessive, a student may be sent home at the discretion of the Director.)

During treatment, manual removal of nits is strongly recommended. Lice are communicable until treated and nits are removed.

The parent/guardian shall accompany the student to school where the student will be screened for lice. If live lice are present, the student will return home with the parent/guardian.

If nits are present, the child will be re-checked daily until nit free.

It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to ensure an approved treatment has been initiated and the appropriate environment cleaning is being conducted in the home.

Once nit-free, the child will be rechecked for lice and nits in 8-10 days. After that the child will not be checked again unless another episode is reported.

For more information, see the attached documents.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping Cascade Heights stay lice free!


Falcon Flash 10-08-15

 

BOOK FAIR

Open until Thursday, 10/15

 

All purchases at the Book Fair earn free books for the school. This year, Book Fair hours have been extended!

·         School days: 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00- to 4:30 p.m.

Or you can shop online anytime at: http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/default.aspx?f=3456791

Online book fair is also open until 10/15 and orders placed online will be shipped to the school for FREE.

 

Many thanks to Trudy Langston (grandmother of Keira 2nd ,Cameron-7th and Garrett-alumni) and Chastity Zundel (Cameron-8th and Garrett-alumni) for organizing our Book Fair again this year!

 

10th Annual CHPCS Harvest FestivaL

Thursday, October 15, 6:30 to 7:30PM

 

Join the CHPCS community for a fun filled evening of FREE family frivolity.

The Harvest Festival is a chance for CHPCS families and friends to get together and celebrate the turning of the season with music, games, and a baking contest. Activities like hayrides, pumpkin decorating, tug o war, and needle in a haystack will entertain both young and old. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m.!

Are you a baker? Are you the keeper of Great Granny’s apple pie recipe? Now’s the time to put on your chef hat, dust off your apron, and whip up your favorite apple or pumpkin themed recipe! The baking contest is open to all adult/child pairs. Baking with children is not only fun, but is great math practice and provides one on one time that encourages open communication. All baking entries are due on October 15th no later than 3:30 p.m. for judging. After ribbons are awarded, the baked goods will be sold at the Harvest Festival for $1.00 a piece.

For more information about the Harvest Festival, contact Mrs. Adams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PTA’S OCTOBER “FAMILY NIGHT OUT” FUNDRAISER

Boardwalk Burgers

9993 SE 82nd Ave, Happy Valley, OR 97086

 

This fundraiser will be going for 2 nights: Wednesday, October 14th, 5-8 pm and Thursday, October 15th 4:30 - 9 pm (before and after the Harvest Festival). Bring a flyer and they will donate 20% of sales. Please join us for another night of fellowship and food!

 

Mrs. Denman's Birthday book drive

Winners announced at her birthday party on 10/22

 

This is a competition to see which class can donate the most books to our new library as a birthday present for Mrs. Denman. The drive is going on now and the winner will be announced at Mrs. Denman's birthday party on Oct. 22nd, 3:35-4:45pm. Bring a favorite book from home that you have already read or purchase a new book to donate, whichever you choose. The class with the most books wins a bonus recess!

 

CHPCS 9TH ANNUAL JOG-A-THON

Time to collect pledges!

 

Pledge sheets have been returned to Jog-a-Thon participants with the number of laps tallied. Now is the time to collect those pledges.

 

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - The pledge sheet and the total money collected are due. Put both in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and teacher’s name. Please make checks payable to CHPCS PTA and include your child’s name and teacher in the memo. Donations may also be made online at: http://cascadeheights.org/parents/cascade-heights-pta.html

(Note: Any money collected after Oct. 22nd will be gratefully received but cannot be used to qualify for prizes.)

 

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES ARE COMING!

Friday, October 30

 

Parent-teacher conferences are an opportunity that comes early in the school year for families and teachers to develop a collaborative partnership. We invite you to talk with your child before and after the conference. This conversation can uncover needs and perspectives of which your teacher may be unaware and prepares you to share affirmations, successes, and concerns that come from your child’s unique perspective.

Conference times are limited. Sharing any questions or concerns you wish to address at the conference with your teacher ahead of time will help make it more productive. Also note that you are welcome at any point in the year to schedule a meeting with your child’s teacher at a mutually agreeable time.

OPERATION SHOEBOX CANDY DRIVE

Sweets for our troops abroad

 

Last year, our post-Halloween candy drive collected 76 pounds of sweets! One of our Falcon families covers shipping costs to send the loot to Operation Shoebox, an awesome organization that supports our troops abroad. This year, the sponsoring family wanted to make this an even bigger success and is giving the incentive of a popcorn party for the class that brings in the most candy.

 

Operation Shoebox will also pass along letter, cards, or pictures. If you have any you would like to bring in with your candy donation, there will be collection boxes in the school after Hallowe’en.

 

HELP KEEP OUR SCHOOL LICE-FREE

Information on school policy

 

There has been a case of live lice at school. PLEASE do lice checks at home (even the children who do not attend Cascade Heights) and be vigilant in checking them regularly during the year. New information indicates that wet checks are the most effective method and our website has good resources: http://cascadeheights.org/news/head-lice-information.html

Resources are also available through the office, our lice check team leaders, Mrs. Bethke and Mrs. Gilliam, as well as a local company Lice Knowing You (503.239-LICE (5423)

 

If you discover head lice in your family, please notify these people immediately:

·         Mrs. Marlatt:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Dr. Robinson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AND your child's Classroom Teacher:

·         8-Mrs. Adams  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         7-Mrs. Venture This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         6-Mr. Vieira   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         5-Ms. O'Malley  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         4-Ms. Cantin   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         3-Mrs. Gausman  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         2-Mrs. Ketel  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         1-Miss Devlin  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         K-Mr. Currey  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Cascade Heights has a lice-free policy as follows:

·         When live lice are found at school, the student is sent home and the family is given head lice treatment information.

·         All live lice will be removed following the application of a lice-killing product.

·         All students with live lice shall be excluded from school until the measures above have been completed.

·         The parent/guardian shall accompany the student upon returning to school where the student will be screened for lice. If live lice are still present, the student will return home with the parent/guardian.

·         It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to ensure an approved treatment has been initiated and the appropriate environment cleaning is being conducted in the home, vehicles and housemates the SAME DAY.

·         It is also the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to notify the parent/guardians of fellow carpoolers and outside contacts.

·         When nits are found at school, the family is informed and given head lice treatment information. (If no live lice are found, the child will normally stay in class. However, if nits are excessive, a student may be sent home at the discretion of the Director.)

·         During treatment, manual removal of nits is strongly recommended. Lice are communicable until treated and nits are removed.

·         The parent/guardian shall accompany the student to school where the student will be screened for lice. If live lice are present, the student will return home with the parent/guardian.

·         If nits are present, the child will be re-checked daily until nit free.

·         It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to ensure an approved treatment has been initiated and the appropriate environment cleaning is being conducted in the home.

·         Once nit-free, the child will be rechecked for lice and nits in 8-10 days. After that the child will not be checked again unless another episode is reported.

 

For more information, see the attached documents.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping Cascade Heights stay lice free!

Please visit our website at www.cascadeheights.org.
Interested in volunteer opportunities? Click here! Or contact the volunteer coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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