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A Message from the Division Head

by David Lowell


Chaplains Phillip Craig and Jenny Cleveland and Lower School Service Learning Coordinator Kristen Haferbecker told the story of the OES Mount Hood Climb and Mount Hood Climb Service Day in Chapel on Tuesday, reminding us why we do service on this day. On Wednesday the whole school gathered together around the Belltower to remember those who lost their lives on the mountain and to remind us why we are heading out into the community to exercise our power for good. All Lower School students engaged in service within their classroom, around the campus and even all the way to the Oregon coast.  At the end of the day students took some time to reflect on their service and consider how they were good neighbors on this day.

By Thursday morning, the Lower School Dinning Commons had been transformed into a beautiful Breakfast at Aardy’s bistro in celebration of Lower School Teacher Appreciation Day. Thank you to Aishu Deenadayalu, Chair, and Elaina Spring, Co-chair, and their wonderful team of volunteers for starting our day off with such elegance. A special thanks to our friends at Zupans for providing an indescribably delicious feast.

Today Jane Kenney-Norberg and her Lego students put on a fabulous display. The students were on hand to explain and demonstrate the collection of mechanized and automated Lego models they had built while class after class came to visit. In recognition of Jane running her 100th Lego show she received a letter of appreciation from senior management at Lego. 

Moving into Coffees
Review the schedule below and plan to attend the coffee for the grade level that your child will be moving into next fall.  At the coffee, you will have the opportunity to hear from the teachers and students, as well as meet parents who will have children new to OES in 2018-19.

Wednesday, May 15: Moving into PK 8:00 – 9:00 LS Library

Monday, May 20: Moving into K 8:00 – 9:00 LS Library

Monday, May 6: Moving into Primary 8:00 – 9:00 LS Library

Friday, May 17: Moving into 1st 8:00 – 9:00 LS Library

Wednesday, May 29: Moving into 2nd 8:00 – 9:00 LS Library

Monday, June 3: Moving into 3rd 8:00 – 9:00 LS Library

Friday, May 24: Moving into 4th 8:00 – 9:00 LS Library

Monday, May 13: Moving into 5th 8:00 – 9:00 LS Library


As the weather warms and images of summer dance in our students’ minds please remember the following.

Lost and Found
With cool mornings and warm days, the piles of jackets and sweatshirts left behind are piling up.

LS Dress Code - (pg. 32 All-School Handbook)
Please review the Uniform and School Dress and support your child in making appropriate dress choices. The main intent of the uniform policy is to support children being known for who they are rather than what they wear. 
LS Policy About Jewelry
- (pg. 32 All-School Handbook)
For safety reasons, only watches and studs for pierced ears are permitted. Please refrain from sending the Lower School students to school with necklaces, drop earrings, bracelets, multiple items worn as bracelets, and rings.