Harvest Celebration

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harvest-celebrationOur Harvest Celebration was a success!  Thank you to all who came and enjoyed our first Family Friday.  The kids enjoyed pumpkin ring toss, apple tasting, pumpkin seed spitting, caramel apples and wonderful garden fresh juices.  Thanks to Kaci Rae for the Vegetable Exchange and seed save, and students helped clean up and weed our beautiful and plentiful garden.  For those who enjoyed the tasty salsa and chips we have included the recipe, thanks Carolyn McGill!

Salsa Recipe

15 tomatillos
3-5 jalapenos
3 peeled garlic cloves
1/2 cup cilantro
1 onion

Remove husks from tomatillos.  Arrange tomatillos, garlic, quartered onion and stem less jalapenos in pan and broil 10-20 minutes until starts to blacken.  Stir a couple of times if needed.

Place all ingredients in food processor or blender and puree.  Add salt to taste.

Harvest celebration gardenHarvest celebration pumpkinsHarvest celebration bobbing for apples

 

Golf Tournament October 13

The Springwater Open Golf Tournament has moved to October 13, 2013 at noon.  Everything else is the same; at Stonecreek Golf Course, $120 per person, $480 a foursome, dinner only $25.  Please register today to join us at this first time event that’s sure to become a tradition!  Spread the word to families, friends, and businesses for great opportunities to sponsor and advertise in our local community, starting at just $50 for a tee or green sponsor.  See the attached flyers for all the information. [Read more...]

Family Friday — FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH

Come learn about how progress will be shared with parents as Springwater implements new comprehension assessment reporting elements.   Springwater’s Annual Movie Night will be held on Friday, September 27th following the State of the School presentation.   A favorite family event here at Springwater . . . We’ll enjoy live Andean Folk music by Chayag, dine alfresco with a slice of pizza and cozy up to watch a film under the starry night sky. Bellagios pizza will be serving pizza, soda, water, and shaved ice, all available for purchase. Bring your low-back camp chairs or a blanket. Don’t forget your flashlight or headlamp. Movie begins at dusk. Contact Lori Skiles for more [Read more...]

2013-2014 School Fees

We ask that each family pay or make arrangements to pay school fees by the end of the 1st week of school. For your convenience, we will accept payments with credit cards. Please contact Dawn with any questions.

 

2013-14 Student Fees Checklist

Please complete our required Background Check

We are requiring all adult volunteers who will be in an unsupervised capacity with children to have an Oregon criminal background check on file. Please complete the attached form.

 

Volunteer Background Check Form

Springwater School Introductory Video

Springwater School Video

The new Springwater School introductory video is a fantastic introduction to Springwater School. Enjoy, and please share with family, friends and – of course – your children!

Student Writing Publication

Dear Springwater Community:
This time, we are sending out our student writing publication via email in a pdf version. We are doing this to conserve paper and make sure that the edition gets out to all who want to read it. Please feel free to pass it on. This time we are featuring poems and personal narratives from a wide variety of students. As always, all submitted pieces of writing are included. If your student wants to be featured in the future, they only have to submit an electronic version of their writing. View flyer Here
Enjoy,

Troy

 

Springwater did it! We reached our VIP fundraising goal!

Springwater did it! Our goal for the jog-a-thon was $12,000; our estimation of funds raised was over  $13,000.00. In celebration of meeting our goal we are having “Spirit week” starting Monday June 3rd. [Read more...]

Be a part of our Springwater Robotics summer camp!

Learn more about Our Robotics summer camp Here

Springwater’s Annual End-of-the-Year Picnic

This is no ordinary picnic…this IS Springwater’s Annual End-of-the-Year Picnic. Let’s kick off the summer together with a festive celebration of good food, live music and lots of merriment. [Read more...]

Community Swim Party and Fundraiser

Please join us on June 8th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a Springwater Community Swim Party at the Oregon City Pool. We will swim from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and then have pizza and treats, games in the community room from 5 – 6 p.m. $10 per child includes one hour of swim time, a slice of pizza and a beverage as well as participation in fun activities. You MUST pre-register for the event by June 4. Invite your friends! The more the merrier! A registration flyer will be emailed out early next week.

VIP DAY!

Springwater students are encouraged to invite a special guest to school for “VIP Day” on Friday, May 31st.  Guests will enjoy welcome refreshments in the cafeteria at 9am. Visitors will have the opportunity [Read more...]

Get Dirty at Springwaters own summer camp!!

Dear Springwater Parents,

Several of your favorite Springwater teachers are putting together a week-long day camp at school July 22-26.
We promise this will not be like school…. the teachers are all excited to make use of the resources that we wish we had more time for during the school year. We’ll get dirty in the garden, have adventures on Metro land, fire ceramics in our kiln (did you know we have a kiln?) and get cookin’ in the kitchen.
Bus service will be provided and your child can invite friends from the neighborhood as this week is open to the public. Please print the attached flyer to register, or have your child pick one up in the office.
We hope to see you this summer!

Learn more about our summer camp, view flyer Here

Check out our video of Wendy’s salmon class with Habiba

Check out our video of our salmons learning from our current artist in residence Habiba.

Springwater news

Springwater School is all about the environment so Earth Day and Arbor Day is very important to them. To celebrate, Springwater’s very own Green Team created four super fun activities on Friday, April 26th. For Arbor Day, groups of mixed ages got together in the Cafeteria/ Gym and [Read more...]

May 10th Deadline for Notification for Returning Students

2013-14 School Year

 
We have held our lottery and are preparing for next year.  All current families at Springwater need to inform us NO LATER THAN MAY 10TH if their child(ren) will be returning next year.  A State law and our charter contract requires re-enrollment each year and allows us to give preference to current families (and siblings) when filling openings for the next school year, so we are offering enrollment first to current families before calling students off of the wait lists. [Read more...]

Staff Appreciation Week – next week!

Thanks for taking the time to write a thoughtful note or expressing your appreciation in some way next week. [Read more...]

Get involved with our Natural playscape project!

Check out our new page under our news tab to learn more about our Natural playscape project and how you can help!

Springwater Plant sale this week!

Springcreek Tree Farm LLC is selling plants this week at the school. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Springwater School.  The plants include 1 gallon lilacs for $10 each, 1 gallon blueberries for $8 each and 1 gallon raspberries for $8 each.   Money can be turned into a marked “Plant Sale” envelope in the office.

 

This is a perfect opportunity to pick up quality plants at a great price, and support your school at the same time!

 

Help Springwater design and build a natural playground

Springwater has been awarded the 2012-2013 Heal grant to design and build a natural playground.
Join us after community service day on May 3rd at 2:00 to learn more about Naturescapes and develop ideas for this community driven design. Details and further information about natural playscapes will be posted at school and will be available shortly on-line. Bring your sketch books, imagination and design ideas!