Summer Break

Dear Families,

It always amazes me how quickly time goes by when you are enjoying what you do! This year it has been a pleasure to meet so many wonderful students and their supportive families. On behalf of the entire EB Staff, and myself I would like to express my sincere thanks to each and every family member for your support and contribution throughout the school year. Family participation in our school events, Parents United Group (PUG), conferences and volunteer work is greatly appreciated. Family partnerships with Earl Boyles are the key to leading our children down the pathway to success. So with much gratitude I thank you for a successful year!

Just a reminder that our school, playground, covered area, and parking lot will be closed for the summer due to construction and remodeling for our new Early Learning Wing and Neighborhood Center. Our school will be reopened on August 25, 2014, and the first day of school for students is Thursday, September 4. If you need to contact us over the summer our office will be temporarily be relocated at Ron Russell Middle School.

I look forward to seeing all of you again in the fall of 2014. I hope you enjoy lots of fun family time, keep safe and healthy on special trips and remember to encourage everyone in your homes to keep reading.

Take care, have a terrific summer, and I will see you in September!

Mrs. Guynes

The Earl Boyles Pre-School Program:

Earl Boyles is in the process of building a beautiful new Early Learning Wing, which will include three pre-school classrooms with a capacity to serve 90 students in 3 hour and 15 min morning or afternoon sessions. We are currently accepting pre-school applications for children who live in the Earl Boyles school catchment area and who will be at least 3 years old by 9/1/2014. Priority will be given to 4 year olds, but we expect that there will still be spots left for 3 year old students.


Construction Update, April 21st, 2014:

"This new 15,000 square-foot addition will add 7 new classrooms and a 6,000 square-foot open air courtyard that will support the new early childhood development program (the first of its kind in Oregon). This project also includes minor renovations to the existing building, new parking and drop-off zones, and upgrades to existing site landscape."

Construction Continues at Earl Boyles:

Construction on the Early Learning Wing & Neighborhood Center at Earl Boyles Elementary continues to move along. Workers have begun to apply framing to the structure, and a rock climbing wall (viewable below) has been installed in the Earl Boyles gym. The Early Learning Wing & Neighborhood Center will help children arrive prepared for Kindergarten, and serve as a community-centered hub with a wealth of resources and information.

The Early Works Initiative at Earl Boyles:

"The fundamental goal of the Early Works initiative is to help children arrive at kindergarten ready for success, prepared to meet critical benchmarks by third grade, and able to go on to achieve success in school and life. The school is the anchor for this project, serving as a place for community partners to provide resources, information, services, and educational opportunities for children ages birth to eight. These early learning experiences then become part of a robust elementary education." (Learn more at

Read the story of how a publicly funded preschool began at Earl Boyles:

Support Our Community Project

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Construction is underway for an Early Learning Wing and Neighborhood Center at Earl Boyles Elementary School. Private and public donors have helped sponsor the new facility but a funding gap still remains. To raise funds, the David Douglas Educational Foundation is heading up the Earl Boyles Community Campaign. To support the Early Learning Wing, donors can give money directly to the Foundation. In addition, reflecting the project’s strong community ties, Hector Hernandez, a local artist, designed a large, colorful mosaic mural to be displayed in the entrance of the new wing. To support this project anyone is welcome to purchase a name to be displayed surrounding the mosaic design. Have a loved one, community member or family name be a permanent part of the art piece. Each individual name cost $25. The sale is for a limited time. Purchase now and show support for our school community. For more information or to support the campaign or the mosaic mural project, please visit

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