Eighth-graders are presenting Fiddler on the Roof this week.
Note from Scott Hardister
Like many of you, I am in disbelief that we have roughly two weeks of school left. As you all know, there is A LOT going on here in Meyers Hall. This weekend is a wonderful opportunity to just “be.” Support your child in this endeavor, whatever form this might take—s/he deserves it. Have a wonderful long weekend!
|Wednesday, 05/22||8th Grade Musical
7:00 - 9:00 PM, MS Commons
|Thursday, 05/23||6th Grade Science Night
6:30 - 8:00 PM, Middle School
|Friday, 05/24||Volunteer Celebration
8:15 - 10:00 AM, OES Dining Hall
|Monday, 05/27||No School: Memorial Day|
|Tuesday, 05/28||MS Spring Music Concert
5:30 - 8:15 PM, Gym/OES Chapel
|Tuesday - Friday,
06/04 - 06/07
|7th Grade Ashland Trip
|Wednesday - Friday,
06/05 - 06/07
|8th Grade Spring Trip|
|Monday, 06/10||6th & 7th Grade Advisory Awards
9:00-11:00 AM, OES Chapel
Regular Dismissal at 3:05 PM
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR 6th GRADERS
|Tuesday, 06/11||8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
9:00 - 10:30 AM, OES Chapel
7th Graders dismissed after Ceremony
8th Grade Celebratory Reception
10:30 AM, MS Commons
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR 7th/8th GRADERS
Please note that new or updated information to the Messenger each week will be marked *New* or *Updated*. Scroll below for details.
Here's what's new this week:
Visit the AASK Summer Day Camp Open House on July 18th! *New*
** Snack Shack Closures *Updated*
Thursday, May 23rd! A reminder that this Thursday evening, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the Middle School is the Science Expo Open House. For the last two months, the students have been hard at work on their research or engineering projects. In the words of Benno Lyon, ‘Science Research is a marathon’ and we’re at the finish line! Posters for the presentation boards were printed over the weekend and they look great!
Students should be at their boards during the open house so they can answer questions and explain their projects to folks.
The link to RSVP is http://www.oes.edu/news/evite-volunteers2013.html
MS Instrumental & Choir Spring Concert
5:30 - 6:45pm - in the Gym
All MS Bands (including jazz band) Nancy Teskey, David Swigart
7:00 - 8:15pm - Chapel
All MS Choirs, MS Orchestra, 7th Strings - Jeri Haskins, Angelika Furtwangler
Students need to stay for their full concert (band kids stay for the band concert, choir and strings kids stay for the choir/strings concert). Please plan accordingly!
Visit the AASK Summer Day Camp Open House *New*
On July 18th, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, parents at OES and adults in the wider community have the opportunity to visit the AASK Summer Day Camp during our open house. The day camp is part of AASK, a 15 year-old educational partnership between Oregon Episcopal School and the Beaverton School District. A true multicultural learning community, the day camp's students are international in scope, with most students being Hispanic. Most students are English Language Learners, and the program is an English language immersion program for 5th – 8th graders enrolled at Whitford Middle School. Staffed by OES high school students and alumni as well as former AASK students now in high school and college, the program builds academic skills, inspires service learning, fosters intercultural friendships and strengthens community ties to develop the potential of each student. The Open House is for parents and adults at OES and in the community to experience this wonderful partnership in action.
AASK also sponsors a tutoring program and the annual holiday Giving Tree program, as well as other student-to-student initiatives during the school year between OES and Whitford Middle School.
Rising 7th and 9th Grade Students
OES requires all students who will be in 7th and 9th grades for the 2013-14 school year to complete and return a Sports Physical Form. Forms must be returned to OES by August 1. Students will not be allowed to participate in Fall sports practice without a physical on file.
Aardvark Recycled Tickets (ART): 2013-14
SUCCESS! Read all about it!
Congratulations to the OES community for amazing ART results in recent months! Ticket and event donations include: Blazer Games, Oregon Symphony, Portland Arts & Lectures, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Portland Timbers Games, Portland Jazz Festival, and Cinetopia Theatre.
The best news is there is always a chance to participate and be a part of this wonderful program.
Here’s the scoop: Join other OES community members who can't attend an event and want to make sure great tickets end up in the hands of someone who will appreciate them! ART is a great way to give back to the dedicated, hardworking faculty and staff in the OES community. Find out how.
MS Friendly Reminders
MS Doors Open at 7:30am. If you child arrives before that, please be aware that the Great Hall is open to students to wait.
Attendance: Please email or call the MS office at 503.768.3127 if your child will be late or absent from school.
Afternoon Transportation Plans: Please email with any changes to your child's afternoon transportation plans. We ask that you kindly inform us of these changes by 2 pm.
After 3:05pm, the best way to locate your child (if they are working with a teacher or in EC) is to call the Extended Care Staff at 503.416.9299.
Important Snack Reminder
Please remember: We are a nut free campus!! We have seen wrappers in the MS from candy and snacks which contain peanuts. These foods should not even be brought to campus. Please be cognizant of this as you pack snacks for your kids.
Snack Shack *Updated*
Hours of operation; Most days; 3:00pm-4:00pm
Closures for May and June:
Please note that on the following dates the snack shack will be CLOSED due to a large group of students off campus, prearranged meetings scheduled for the dining hall and/or large on-campus catered events and school holidays.
Thursday May 23rd
Wednesday, May 29
The snack shack will close for the year on Tuesday, June 4th, @ 4:00pm.
If you want any information added or updated in the MS Messenger, please contact in the Middle School office by Monday, for inclusion in that week's Messenger.