Friday 10/19

Friday 10/19

Jogathon!

  • This is Springwater’s second-largest fundraiser for the year. Don’t forget to collect pledges from family, friends, and neighbors and bring pledge folders in on Friday!
  • Volunteers needed for Jog a thon and Book Fair!  
  • Running schedule

9:30am-10:00am K,1,2 graders

10:15am-11:00am 5th-8th graders

11:15am-11:45am 3rd-4th graders

  • Jogathon Attire

Dos

Running clothes

Running shoes

 

Optional and fun

Colorful hair and wigs

Tutus and capes

Wacky socks and shoes

White or light-colored shirts for Color Run!

Don’ts

Halloween costumes

Masks

Friday Field Study

Classes will be going out in the field after Jogathon (with the exception of Kindergarten). Some will be going out directly after the fundraiser and will eat lunch in the field, others will eat at school before heading out. Schedules vary by class, so check with your child’s teacher if you’d like to volunteer. All students will need field gear.

Field Study Schedule

10:30-12:45  Sarah, Lisa

11:00 – 2:00 Kassandra, Troy, Amanda,

1:00 – 2:30 Christina, Kathy, Kat

FFS Reminder and Invite

 

FFS Background Checks

If you plan to go out in the field on Friday Field Study, you must first pass a background check. Stop by or call the office by Wednesday to give April a chance to complete this before Friday.

Coffee talks

Starting at 8:15am on Field Studies Fridays, you are invited to grab a cup of coffee and join in an informal Q and A session with members of the Leadership team and Board.  Comments from the Suggestion Box will also be addressed.

Covered Area Update

Covered Area Update

We have had a busy summer here at Springwater. Unfortunately, that means we had to temporarily put our covered area on the back burner while we addressed staffing and major building repairs. Rest assured that we haven’t forgotten about all of the money that was so generously given during the auction paddle raise. We are moving forward with the project, and currently we are working with an architect to have blueprints drawn up. Please remember to have patience, and show grace as we move through this process; and know that we, as a board, are working very hard to keep everything on track…. including our covered area! Stay tuned for more information, as we will do our best to keep the community informed as we make progress. Thank you to everyone for being part of our community! Please email Mali (malig@springwaterschool.com) with any questions or concerns regarding the covered area and/or paddle raise.

Amanda’s FIRST LEGO League Chromebooks

Help me give my students two Chromebooks for use in programming and research.

My Students

The students at my school are innovative, creative, and high-level thinkers. These students are excited to share their ideas and are looking for ways to make them tangible and applicable to real life.

This group of students are anxious to try new things and discover new talents in LEGO Robotics.

With the help of these Chromebooks, the students will make an impact in the community around them by being innovative and working collaboratively to build a robot, solve problems, and create great presentations.

My Project

Our school has an established FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics program for grades 7 and 8, BUT it isn’t available to the younger students.

These young people are incredibly eager to dive into the great opportunities that FIRST offers.

Starting two LEGO League teams has introduced these students to programming, engineering, and an experience they won’t forget. For the teams to be successful, they need these two Chromebooks for programing the robots they design and build, to do research on the project that the challenge has set out, and to develop the presentations they need in order to prepare for our first competitions in December.

When not in use by the LEGO robotics students, the computers will be available for 5th-6th grade students who need the technology to finish classroom tasks.

 

https://www.donorschoose.org/project/first-lego-league-chromebooks/3628650/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=ifproject&utm_term=teacher_3971094&rf=facebook-dc-2018-09-ifproject-teacher_3971094&challengeid=20857237

 

 

Donor’s Choose Request from Kassandra

Dear Springwater Community,

I want to make sure my students have what they need to succeed, so I just created a DonorsChoose.org classroom request. Please click the link below:
Help us Innovate with 3-D Pens 

Give to my classroom by September 23, 2018 and your donation will be doubled thanks to Ripple. Just enter the code RIPPLE during checkout and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $50).In return, you’ll get awesome photos of your gift in action and our heartfelt thanks.

Thank you so much,
Kassandra

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events:

Family Friday 9/21/2018

10 minute mini-conferences with teachers 4:00-5:30 -Each teacher will coordinate signups

Potluck 5:30-6:30-Please bring a dish to share

Curriculum night 6:30-7:30-Adults in classrooms/Kids entertained by Parent Council

Striders/Jog a Thon

Striders starting during lunch recess Monday-Thursday 9/17/2018

Jog a Thon scheduled for 10/19/2018

 

Transportation Information

Jackson Hub @ OCHS Jackson Campus – On Jackson Street, between 11th and 12th. East side of the road.

Church Hub @ Oregon City Evangelical Church – 1024 Linn Avenue. Sidewalk on the AV Davis Road.

Redland Hub @ Clear Creek Communication – morning Pickup 18238 S Fischers Mill Rd. An on-road stop

Redland Hub @ Redland Grange – afternoon drop off 18131 S. Fischers Mill Rd. – The gravel driveway in front of grange.

Holcolmb Hub @ Holcolmb Elementary (PM only) – 14625 Holcomb Blvd. in the main parking lot.

Bus pickup/drop off times:

Morning Schedule (3 hub pick-ups) Please remember these are strict bus departure times

Jackson Hub – leaves at 8:00 am
Church Hub – leaves at 8:00 am
Redland Hub – leaves at 8:10 am

Afternoon Schedule (4 hub drop-offs) Please remember afternoon hub arrivals are in a time range
Redland Hub, drop off around 3:55 – 4:05 pm
Holcomb Hub, drop off around 3:55 – 4:05 pm
Jackson Hub, drop off around 4:05 – 4:15 pm
Church Hub, drop off around 4:05 – 4:15 pm

FFS Parent Training

This Friday (9/7), Jen will lead a FFS Volunteer Orientation from 8:35 to 10:00. She will be sharing some new terms of our Special Use Permit with Metro and school-wide FFS expectations. If you ever plan to go our on FFS with students, your attendance is important. Jen will be sharing practices to help you build a sense of place with small groups of students that will carry through the year.

Transitional Leadership Team

Dear Springwater families,

We hope everyone is enjoying the final days of summer and the excitement that comes with the beginning of a new school year! 

We have wonderful news to share with you about our summer collaboration between the Board and Staff.   

This email is the first of a series of three announcements for you in the coming days.  Here, we are pleased to announce our Transitional Leadership Team for the 2018-2019 school year and their responsibilities during our leadership transition.  We also include here our Leadership points of contact on all school matters – contact information is below. 

Our next announcement will include the class lists and an exciting new teacher introduction. 

Our final announcement in this series will update you on our collaborative process of creating Springwater’s permanent leadership model for school year 2019-2020 and beyond.  We will also announce a schedule of Board Q & A Sessions and Community Outreach Events to discuss the school leadership models. 

TRANSITIONAL LEADERSHIP TEAM MEMBERS

We proudly announce our Transitional Leadership Team for school year 2018-2019:

* Katie Rasouli, Instructional & Community Coordinator (ICC)

* Jen Wozniak, ICC

* Heidi Blackwell, Transitional Support Specialist 

Dawn transitioned to an off-site advisor role supporting charter compliance and other operational duties, as needed.  She no longer handles on-site matters for our students, staff, or families.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF TRANSITIONAL LEADERSHIP TEAM & POINTS OF CONTACT

Katie, Jen, and Heidi share leadership responsibilities and serve complementary roles to each other.

Katie and Jen serve as the public face of the school.  They will be in the front office to handle all student and family matters including discipline, parent inquiries, family communication, staff support and facilitation (contract staff members), and emergencies.  Additionally, Katie and Jen are responsible for coordinating K-8 instruction, supporting teachers, and building community at Springwater.  Katie is on-site Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and Jen is on-site Mondays and Fridays.  On Wednesdays, Jen continues to teach art and coordinates with Katie to ensure smooth co-leadership.

Heidi shares leadership responsibilities with Katie and Jen but has an emphasis on administrative duties.  Heidi provides charter compliance and operational support, including budgeting, scheduling, enrollment, policies, staff support and facilitation (non-contract staff), and other school-wide needs.  She also serves as a resource for families in a supporting role to Katie and Jen.   Heidi has a 1-year contract for her Transitional Support Specialist role. 

Heidi remains our Special Education lead and will be supported by a new part-time Instructional Assistant in Special Ed.  Heidi dedicates Mondays and Fridays to her administrative duties while reserving Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for her Special Ed responsibilities.

Katie, Jen, and Heidi each report directly to the Board. 

Katie can be reached at: katie@springwaterschool.com.

Jen can be reached at: jen@springwaterschool.com.

Heidi can be reached at: heidi@springwaterschool.com.

CONCLUSION & QUESTIONS

Katie, Jen, and Heidi are working closely with each other and the Board during this transitional year to ensure that our Springwater community continues to thrive well into the future. 

Please contact any Board member, Katie, Jen, or Heidi with questions or feedback.  We welcome your input and look forward to many productive conversations with you this year. 

Warm regards,

The Springwater Board of Directors*, Katie, Jen, & Heidi

* Board President: Genevieve Scheesley & Board Members: Devon Sommer, Mali Geister, Tina Marquez, Tory Blackwell, Chelsea Hamilton, Cinda Scott, Justin Bearden, & Holly Johnston

September 4th, First Day of School

Schedule of Events

8:35 School-wide breakfast social in the cafetorium and schoolyard. Students with parents
9:00 All-School welcome & introduction in the amphitheater
9:15 Students dismissed to the classroom with teachers
Parents invited to cafetorium for Q&A
9:45 Parents Dismissed

Please stop by the office to turn in forms and student medications.
Make sure to update your PikMyKid account before you leave today.

August 30th Meet and Greet

Dear Springwater Community,

We hope to see you at school next Thursday! Supply drop-off and an open house meet-and-greet with teachers is from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. The supply drop-off helps teachers start with organized classrooms on the first day of school. If you pre-ordered supply packs (which will be at school on 9/4) you should still try to make the open house. It is a great opportunity for students to have a moment of friendly personal interaction with their teacher and gives parents and teachers a chance to chat informally. The open house makes for a smooth, easy landing back at school for all involved.
While you’re at school, please stop by the office and check with April to make sure all your paperwork is complete, and turn in medications are turned in. She reminds families that your PikMyKid account needs to be updated for the first day of school. If you need help, she can get you set up on Thursday.
Please consider coming in earlier on Thursday. You may have seen invitations on Facebook to help Katherine in the garden from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. We’re extending the invitation to “Care For Place”, including the school grounds (there will be a mountain of bark chips to spread), school communal spaces, and classrooms. Even if you only have a short time to help, we’d love to have you. Support teachers old and new, welcome new families, and show them how we work together as a school community.
Thanks,
Jen Wozniak
Instructional and Community Coordinator