Sauvie Island School News

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September 13th, 2023

On the Horizon

  • PTC Meeting: September 21st, 7-8pm @ Fultanos in Scappoose

  • Outdoor School: October 3rd-6th

  • Jog-a-Thon: October 11th

From the Director's Desk

In the Classroom

Middle School Updates with Mrs. Horn

6th Grade Science: I have really enjoyed beginning to get to know this group of students! We have started to talk about Outdoor School and also started some lab stations with equipment and discussions. 6th Grade Outdoor School is coming up from October 3rd-6th at Camp Merriweather at the coast. Cannot wait to go with this wonderful group!

7th Grade Math: We started this week with Week of Inspirational Maths activities, which involves a lot of group work and discussion of how we see and solve problems. It’s been great! We had our first homework assignment, and as I stated earlier in the week, you can expect math homework on green paper on Mondays and Wednesdays and students will have two days to complete it.  

7th Grade Science: This has been a busy week. We have talked about native plants and our upcoming Survivor unit. Today we went out and began to measure trees with forestry equipment to come up with volume for building, and next week we should be able to dive into research of our native plants. 

Kindergarten Updates with Mrs. V

During the first week of school, each student had the chance to enjoy a "Meet and Greet" visit to the classroom, find their seat, practice routines, and meet the teachers. This opportunity helped the beginning of school go very smoothly. We have a new dog puppet named Wiggles and the students are enjoying a story called "Wiggles Learns the Rules at School". Our class has been using songs and games to learn each other's names. We also read the book "Have You Filled A Bucket Today?" and learned about the importance of being kind to others. We also had time to start our Math, Literacy, and Science lessons! I am looking forward to a great year of growing and learning together. 

3rd Grade Updates with Ms. Francis

Third Grade has been busying!

We are currently starting off the year by diving deep into Thank You Mr. Falker with Wit and Wisdom. Next week we will start our first Storyline Unit. We will also head to Sauvie Island Farms on Thursday 9/21. It should be super fun!

Volunteer Corner

Here you go, have a great day!

The annual SIS Harvest Festival is on Nov. 3rd.  We are looking for 3-5 folks who may want to help us plan and implement the event itself.  An initial planning meeting will be held at Topaz Farm on Friday, September 29th at 3:15 right after school, kids are welcome.  Please email and let us know if you are interested.  We will also be looking for in person volunteers for the actual day of the event, please watch for a sign up as we get closer.

The all school Jog-A-Thon will be Wednesday, October 11th. More details to come within the next week along with a sign up for needed volunteers.  

If you are interested in volunteering, please make sure that you have updated forms and a cleared/current background check on file with the school.  Background checks need to be renewed every two years.  Keep an eye out for all our upcoming volunteer opportunities and reach out with any questions. 

Thank You,
Kim Lucey and Kelli Magnia
SIS Volunteer Coordinators

PTC Updates

The next PTC meeting date will be September 21st @ 7pm at the Scappoose Fultano's Pizza. If you are unable to meet in person, you can participate via Zoom at the following link: You can follow the SIS PTC on Instagram or Facebook for more details. 

There are a few new ways to give back to the school while you do your regular shopping. The first is by registering with Fred Meyer to earn community rewards! Please see the flyer below for a full description.

Fred Meyer rewards

The second way to direct donations to the school is via the Box Top fundraiser. It’s easy and it’s free! Download the box tops app or go to the box tops website for more information on how to support our school without having to spend any extra money. Please reach out to if you have any questions.

Box Tops for Education

Third, we are continuing with the Blue Bag Recycle effort this year. Please see the flyer below with the latest drop-off information.

Blue Bag recycling program


Grange Hall Rentals

The Sauvie Island Grange is available to all as a rental space for private parties, meetings and gatherings. You can rent the building by the hour or half-day. The hall space can be rented separately from the kitchen or together based on need. Grange members thoroughly sanitize the hall and kitchen before scheduled use. Please visit this link for more specifics on rentals or contact Katherine Topaz at 503-708-0008. 

Odds and Ends

  • Lost and Found is already filling up! Be sure to ask your student to put any extra layers in their backpacks during this fickle fall weather.

  • The Let's Craft! middle school elective is looking for donations! Currently we are using yarn of all shades and will move into paper crafts later in the month. Any odd balls of yarn are welcome as the students try their hand at various projects. We'd also love any old magazines!

Be in the Know!

  • Download the new Sauvie Island app today! Visit the iOS App Store or Android Play and enable notifications.

  • Visit Facebook and Instagram for important updates and photos of activities! Visit our new website to see what's going on!