May 16, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda

Join the Board on 5/16/18  for their monthly Board Meeting. Meetings are held at Clackamas Community College in the DeJardin Building. Please note the DeJardin building is the glass building on the south side of campus (closest to Highway 213) and directly across from the soccer fields.

You can find the agenda here.

Chicken Pox Notification

Dear Parents,
We have two confirmed cases of Chicken Pox at Springwater.
There is an effective vaccine available and if your children are not currently up to date now would be a great time to get current.
The contagious life cycle of chicken pox is 21 days.  If your child has a fever or even one spot/rash please do not send them to school. Please review the letter below from Cheryl Sharkey, our school nurse.  If you have any concerns please contact either Cheryl or myself.

We appreciate everyone’s efforts and understanding,
Dawn & Cheryl

Springwater Immunity Letter(1)

And the beat goes on – the Auction continues!

Didn’t make it to the auction?
Didn’t get your child signed up for PE pizza in the park?
Ready to learn archery?
Want to buy a few really awesome items?
Want to contribute to the amazing effort of the paddle-raiser for the dream of outdoor classrooms?

You are in luck!

Stop by the main hallway during conference days and make a difference with your purchases and donations.

April 18, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda

Join the Board on 4/18/18 at 6:00 pm for their monthly Board Meeting. Meetings are held at Clackamas Community College in the DeJardin Building, room 233. Please note the DeJardin building is the glass building on the south side of campus (closest to Highway 213) and directly across from the soccer fields.

You can find the agenda here.

CONFERENCE & MEAL SIGN-UPS!

Spring conference sign-ups are now LIVE!

Click here or use the big green button on your right –> 

Please also remember that our teachers and staff work very hard these long days, so our tradition is to lovingly feed them. Click here to sign up for meal support! 

 

Monthly Giving

Our monthly giving program has a new live link, ready to accept your donations.

Please consider donating to Springwater! Every penny counts.

March 21, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda

Join the Board on 3/21/18 at 6:00 pm for their monthly Board Meeting. Meetings are held at Clackamas Community College in the DeJardin Building, room 233. Please note the DeJardin building is the glass building on the south side of campus (closest to Highway 213) and directly across from the soccer fields.

You can find the agenda here.

Annual Springwater Auction – 4/21/18

Are you ready to Rock n’ Roll? Save the Date! This year’s Rock n’ Roll themed auction is in full planning mode and procured auction items are encouraged and always welcome.

The auction will be held at the Grey Gables Estates and will be Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Ticket information will be posted right after Spring Break.

Volunteer & Staff Requests

  1. Adult mentor search. Are you interested in being a mentor to a student?  We are searching for a few dedicated adults to work on a project, play games, or have lunch with a student.  The key is common interests and a commitment from you.  If interested please contact Heidi: heidi@springwaterschool.com.
  2. Katie is in search of old picture frames in sizes 8.5 x11 or larger.   If you have any in the house, garage, attic please consider donating them.  Students may bring the frames to Katie in the learning lab.

Letter from Dawn regarding a moment of silence tomorrow 3/14/18

Dear Families,

March 14 has been identified as a day for students across the nation to honor the lives lost in Parkland, Florida, on February 14.  Student-led “walkouts” are being planned nationwide at 10:00 am to last 17 minutes–one minute for each of the Florida shooting victims.

With the nation’s attention focused on issues of school violence, student safety, and civic engagement, this tragedy provides a teachable moment for our students and community.  While no student group has come forward to request a walkout, Springwater staff has decided they wish to recognize the moment and reflect on the importance of having safe and welcoming schools.  We will not focus on the recent events across the country, but rather the focus will be on how we take care of and befriend others.  The concept of “Walk Up” to others and be an “Up Stander” in the community will be our stance.

At 10am on our 100th day of school, (all cozy and safe in our PJ’s), each class, under the guidance and direction of the teacher, will take a moment of silence to reflect on the compassionate community at Springwater and the importance of kindness including being an “Up Stander” and talk about the “Walk Up”.  A tangible suggested action for the “Walk Up” will to empower students to connect with 14 other students and 3 adults during the day.

I encourage our adult community to also pause at 10am in honor of lives lost and join the nation, one school at a time, in building a safe, inclusive and civil world for our children to grow.

Peaceful Action,
Dawn

BINGO IS TOMORROW NIGHT, 3/16

  1. So you missed the dinner registration for BINGO but you still want to join the community at the EPIC bingo night tomorrow at Oregon City High School from 6-9pm?
  2. We want you there too! 
  3. So we are offering tickets at the door for bingo (no dinner) for $5 per adult and $2.50 per kid.
  4. We hope you can make it!
  5. Remember there will be additional bingo cards for $2, raffle tickets & desserts for purchase.  So bring your money. (It is a fundraiser after all.)
  6. We also could use a few more volunteers to serve dinner, please lend a hand & sign up on the website.

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This is a can’t miss Springwater favorite family event! Bingo is back on the calendar and thanks to OCHS for the event space, now we can fit you all… registration ends on March 12, so get the form into the office ASAP. Tim Christopher is calling the numbers again and the kids will have a ball running for cards and prizes! Thank you, Mali & Tyleen for making this happen!

Volunteers are needed to help make this a success, please sign up here!

2018-2019 New Enrollment & Open House Dates

2018-19 Important Dates for the Enrollment Process

  • Open House #1 – February 24th @ 9:00 a.m.
  • Open House #2 – February 27th @ 6:00 p.m.
  • For Inclusion in Lottery, applications must be received at school by March 15th
  • Lottery Held: week of March 21st
  • Lottery Notifications:  week of April 1st

ANOTHER SNOW DAY, 2/22, NO SCHOOL!

Enjoy another day off and be safe!

February 21, 2018 Board Agenda

The Board will meet tonight! You can read the agenda here.

Join the Board on 2/21/18 at 6:00 pm for their monthly Board Meeting. Meetings are held at Clackamas Community College in the DeJardin Building, room 233. Please note the DeJardin building is the glass building on the south side of campus (closest to Highway 213) and directly across from the soccer fie

SNOW DAY, 2/21, NO SCHOOL!

Enjoy the added day off and be safe out there!

It’s Snowing! Early Dismissal Today

It is snowing at Springwater and the forecast indicates it will be only increasing throughout the afternoon.

Springwater is releasing two hours early at 1:25pm.  Buses will serve all hubs.  The building will be closed at 2pm.  Students on pick-up at the school are to be picked-up by 1:45pm.  There will be no afterschool/evening activities.

If you will need to change your child’s transportation option please use our new pikmykid system or email the school at office@springwaterschool.com.

We understand this early closure may cause an interruption or hardship to parents,  for this we are sorry.  We do not make an early closure decision lightly but we must make the decision we believe is the safest for students.

Enjoy the wonders of nature.

Peace, Love & Pancakes + Metro Planting Day is February 9th!

Check it out and sign up to volunteer, this is one of the best days of the year!

January 17, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda

Join the Board on 1/17/18 at 6:00 pm for their monthly Board Meeting. Meetings are held at Clackamas Community College in the DeJardin Building, room 233. Please note the DeJardin building is the glass building on the south side of campus (closest to Highway 213) and directly across from the soccer fields.

January Board Agenda

Springwater Needs YOU! Please volunteer!

There’s no better contribution to the lives of our kids than partnering with our teachers and staff at Springwater School.  Whether you volunteer for an hour or make a commitment over many months, your volunteer time is appreciated.  We need your help at school.  Please consider filling one of the staff needs below.

  • Katherine in the Garden: Monday – Thursday anytime before noon to help weed Bermuda Grass and clear areas behind the garden shed –“for anyone who really likes to be a part of a transformation”
  • Hannah support in the classroom 2/2-  3/15 with dissection on Tuesday and Wednesday 8:55-11:10am and on Thursday 9-10:50am. 
  • Caitlin support making connections with people with local expertise in pollinators to be community experts/resources for her Dragonfly class.
  • Amanda needs some extra prep help for the new interact unit.  Flexible schedule!
  • Jen would like help on Mondays for read-aloud and monitoring chores 2:20-3:15pm.
  • Heidi would like help with her do and redo classes on Monday and Thursday from 2:30-3:15pm.
  • Kassandra needs at least 3 FFS volunteers on Fridays.  Please sign up!
  • Sarah would like literacy help from 9:15-10:15am Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Katie has some grant ideas and would like to connect with parents who can help.
  • Kathy needs 6 FFS volunteers every week for bird watching with 3rd graders in small groups.  Please sign up!
  • Dawn and the school need help cleaning up a few areas: red shed, storage areas, kitchen!  Flexible schedule.

PikMyKid is Coming to Springwater! Parent registration info is linked here!

We have a new dismissal system coming to increase safety, accountability, and efficiency!  It is a mobile app for parents to use to indicate any dismissal changes or student absence.  Staff is working with the system right now alongside the old paper/calling system.  Once we are well versed we will roll the system out for a soft start.

Our hope is by the end of January the system will be fully operational.

The system is called PikMyKid. Take a look! 

Parent registration materials are now available!