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.


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!

Jump for Joy Farm’s 2nd Annual Barn Dance

Just a quick note to personally invite you to our 2nd Annual Barn Dance and Open House on Saturday May 4th 2013, from 12pm through 4pm! [Read more...]

Sign up for Jump for Joy farm summer camps and benifit Springwater!

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Jump for Joy Farm (www.jump4joyfarm.com) is an educational and recreational facility located less than a mile from Springwater Environmental School! Our vision is to foster a 21st century connection to the natural world. [Read more...]

Lost & Found

All remaining lost and found items will be donated to charity on April 26th.  Please take a look.

26th Annual Ag Fest is April 27th and 28th

It is an exciting day for children to spend time with their families and learn about the diversity of Oregon’s leading industry, Agriculture.  For more information, please view the website at www.oragfest.com.  This event is free for children under 12.  Use the coupon below for discounts for agers 13+.

Thank you to our new office help

We are pleased to welcome Suzanne Hoselton and Alex VanPelt to our morning main office support.  We continue to appreciate Suzanne, Jayme Dunlap, Tonia Bautisa, Tanya Kathan, Julie Nielsen work in the afternoon.  Please continue to use office@springwaterschool.com to communicate attendance, transportation, general needs and questions.

“30 Days of Doing Good” Campaign

Umpqua Bank is awarding $12,500 in grants to five local schools.  From April 1st to the 14th, share a photo that celebrates how your favorite nonprofit or school gives back to the community. This can be anything from your whole group posing in front of a recently completed community-service project to a photo of members serving food at your local soup kitchen (or simply a photo that represents the great work they do). Give it a caption and encourage others to “Like” it to show their support. One photo per person per day, please.  [Read more...]

McMenamins Fundraiser to benefit Springwater tonight April 8th!

Please join us Monday April 8th at McMenamins in Oregon City for a benefit for Springwater Environmental Sciences School. The event will go from 5 p.m. to close. 50% of all food and beverage sales will be donated to Springwater. Please bring your friends and family!!! We can raise lots of money for our school. Please forward this flyer to your friends and family!