Springwater Picnic 2014

The last day of school is fast approaching. As many of you know, this event is no ordinary picnic…this IS Springwater’s Annual End-of-the-Year Picnic.  Let’s kick off the summer together, on June 13th from 11:00-12:30 with a festive celebration of good food, live music, an alumni reunion and lots of merriment.
We’ll enjoy a fantastic BBQ lunch including your choice of hamburger, cheeseburger, or veggie burger, chips and fruit. Please send in your order form to the office with payment -$5.00 per person no later than June 9th.  In our continued effort to reduce waste, we encourage you to bring your own beverages and be mindful of recycling. Water dispensers will be available for refills. Sincere thanks to BCT for sending out their mobile unit and their top notch employees to do all the grilling.
We’re thrilled to announce that Kaleo Titcomb will be joining us once again. A very talented Hawaiian musician and Station Manager of Hawaiian Airlines. We appreciate Kaleo sharing his time. These island tunes always help to create the vibe for a summer to savor. Ah, sweet summertime!
Well…..plenty!  Plenty of smiles, plenty of laughter and friendship….family….and so on!
It’s fair to say, our annual picnic is one event you wouldn’t dare to miss. Join us and experience Springwater’s true vivacious spirit of community. See you there!
Once again, please turn your picnic order form into the office by June 9th.  *Print attachment for order form*  For more details, please contact Carolyn McGill or Lori Skiles
-Parent Council

-Lori Skiles

The Springwater Times Vol. II

The second edition of The Springwater Times, produced by Laura Wolf’s enrichment class, is hot off the press!

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Springwater at the 1st Annual 7th grade FTC Robotics competition

Springwater’s 7th graders  accomplished so much at our 1st Annual 7th grade FTC Robotics competition.  It was a full day at the Evergreen Space Museum with our seventh graders and 28 other teams of middle school and high school robot aficionados! [Read more…]

2014-15 School Year

We will be holding our open houses in the next week and YES, we have already begun preparing for next year. All current families at Springwater need to inform us NO LATER THAN APRIL 10TH if their child(ren) will be returning next year. [Read more…]

Snow Days

After several days of snow, Springwater students returned to school Tuesday.  The student’s ingenuity is something to behold.  Snow-people, forts and snow baseball were favorites at outdoor explore on Tuesday.


Robotics 1st Tech Challenge cancelled

Due to inclement weather, the Robotics 1st Tech Challenge on Saturday is cancelled.

“All for LOVE” Event Postponed

It’s cold outside, and this Friday was our scheduled “All for LOVE” Planting Day and Pancake Brunch.

Due to the forecast of several days of below freezing temperatures, the newly planted bare root trees would not survive in the frozen ground.  We have postponed the extravaganza and will partner with Metro and eat pancakes on Feb 21st.  We still have school this Friday. 

“All for LOVE” is an amazing tradition at Springwater, see you all on Feb 21st.


9:00 – 11:00 4/5/6 grades
12:00 – 3:00 7/8 grades
12:30 – 1:30 K/1 grades
1 :30 – 3:00 2/3 grades


11 – 11:30 7/8 grades
11:30 – 12:00 K/1 grades
12:00 – 12:30 4/5/6 grades
12:30 – 1:00 2/3 grades

Planting and pancakes!

Hi Friends!

Drum roll please . . . . . our annual planting day with METRO is just days away– February 7th. Parent Council is busy coordinating details for this school wide event. Without a doubt, the “All for LOVE” Planting Day and Pancake Brunch is one single day, the kids anticipate all year long. [Read more…]

Springwater Students Featured in Metro Ad

Together, we're making a great place.

Annual Benefit Auction

Dear Springwater Friends and Family,

We would like to invite you to attend Springwater Environmental Sciences School Annual Auction:

Green Kids…Green World…

March 8th, 2014

at the Abernethy Center located in Oregon City.  Reserve your tickets or table now. The VIP tables will sell out fast, so reserve your tickets today!

Email the registration form to fundraising@springwaterschool.com and send a check to the school OR register online at Auction Registration and pay with a credit card.

If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation.  Receipts will be e-mailed.

More details on the Auction page.

Snow Day 2014

Another great Snow Day; it was sunny and warm and we had close to 300 attendees!

A big thanks to Lori Skiles and Carolyn McGill for coordinating the great day.  Also, Snow Day 2015 is already set, see you on the Mountain on January 16.

Photos by Shelley Gridley.


Christmas Wreaths and Holiday Bazaar

Halloween has past, Thanksgiving is getting close and before we know it December and the Holiday Rush will be upon us. Springwater will be selling pre-ordered wreaths again this year. [Read more…]

WWII Plane Captures Peace and Beauty at Springwater

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Golf Tournament a Success!

The Springwater Open was held at Stonecreek Golf Course on October 13th.  There were 55 participants and tons of sunshine for this first-time event.  Along the way were contests including “Spin the Wheel of Prizes” and the Tiger Woods Drop.  Thank you to all of those who sponsored, participated, procured raffle items, set up, and helped out.  It turned out to be a really fun day and over $5000.00 was raised for our school!
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Harvest Celebration

Our 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.


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…]


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

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!