Classrooms are opened at 8:10 a.m. and the school day begins at 8:20 a.m. If your child arrives at school after 8:20 a.m., please sign them in at the Lower School office.
If your child’s change of plans involves the After-School Program, please do the following:
971-865-2099 and leave a message. You can also email any changes to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get a message to your child.
At some point during the year your child’s after school pick-up plans will surely change. We have procedures in place to ensure your child will receive the message.
Please call Julie at 503-203-5102 and leave a message for your child. Please do this as early in the day as possible. Julie will deliver the message to the student.
On most Fridays from 2:20 to 3 p.m. all children and faculty attend the community meeting in the library. Singing, storytelling, skits and plays, curricular presentations, and more are shared with the entire Lower School community at this time.
Seniors are partnered with 1st graders in the fall and enjoy a trip to the Pumpkin Patch, attend the assembly before winter vacation together, and make a trip to the zoo in the spring. This is a highly anticipated and savored relationship across divisions.
When your child is going to be absent due to illness, please call the Lower School office at 971-865-2012 by 9 am. After 9 a.m. Julie will call all parents of absent students. Leaving a message for the office in the morning will help limit unnecessary phone calls and is very much appreciated. You can also leave a message at the main number, 503-297-1894, at any time in the morning, and the receptionist will forward it to the Lower School.
There are times when a student needs to leave school early. On these occasions please let the homeroom teacher know so arrangements can be made. The teachers will then inform the Lower School office. Please sign your child out on the clipboard in the Lower School office if your child leaves before the end of the school day.
Lunch Bunches take place during lunch recess and are run by a faculty member. Topics include Lego building (and discussions about power), dealing with changes (such as divorce), coin collecting, and crafts.
The Breeze is the Lower School newsletter, published on Fridays and available digitally. Each Friday The Breeze will be emailed to you. If you do not have access to a computer please call Julie at 503-203-5102, and other arrangements will be made.
You can view all issues of The Breeze here.