It’s hard to believe that it’s already the end of the 2017-18 school year. As we prepare for the end of the year, and start thinking about summer we have a lot to be thankful for at Earl Boyles.
I would like to thank you for being a partner in your child’s education this year. I have appreciated your time, input and support as we learned together. As your partner I hope we were able to provide outstanding teachers, a caring and supportive staff, and a safe and fun learning environment for your children. As a staff we will continue to be committed to working together to inspire the value, and love of learning in your children. Some of the best ways you can continue to support this partnership at home is to read to, and with your children, regardless of their age, as this is one of the best ways to foster their love of reading while building their skills. If you are fortunate to speak dual languages, please read to your child in your home language. If you have time this summer, please stop by our lending library, in partnership with Multnomah County Library, which is located at Earl Boyles, to access books if you need them over the summer.
Below are some reminders and our summer hours for activities:
Last day of school for the 2017-2018 school: Friday, June 15, 2018, dismissal will be at 11:55 AM. Please make sure to make arrangements to pick up your students on time. Transportation will be available for all students that ride the bus on a regular basis.
Summer Office Hours: The office will be open June 15, 2018 – June 25, 2018 for registrations and questions. The office will be closed from June 26-August 17, 2018. We will reopen on August 20, 2018 for registrations.
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Back to school night: August 30, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
All Staff Returns: August 27, 2018
First day of school for students: September 4, 2018
Please give our office a call if you have questions in regards to registering your child for the 2018-2019 school year. You can reach us via phone by dialing 503-256-6554 during the hours mention above.
Summer Activities: Building programs close from June 25th-July 13th to allow deep cleaning of the building. Food pantry will be open on June 20th from 1:00-2:30pm, then will re-open on July 18th at 1:00pm. (There will not be pantry on 6/27, 7/4, 7/11. If you need emergency food boxes and additional food resources during the closure, please contact the SUN office).
Fight summer boredom with our Parents United Group!
- Monday, July 9th from 10am-12pm: A Hike on Powell Butte! Meet at Holgate and 136th at 10am. Bring a picnic lunch for after the hike. The Trimet Holgate Bus (#17) can be picked up at 104th, 107th and 112th, and stops on Holgate at 134th.
- Fun in the Park! The Earl Boyles Summer festival and resource fair
July 21st 10:00am-1:00pm at Ron Russell Middle School track Free food, resources, and family activities
- Tuesday, August 14th 1:30-3:30pm: A Trip to the Holgate Library! Browse books and enjoy a summer concert together at the Holgate library. The library is also serviced by the #17 Holgate Trimet bus. You can get off right in front of the library on 79th Ave.
Earl Boyles SUN Program:
Summer SUN starts on July 16-August 9 and runs Monday-Thursday from 9:00-1:00
Early Kindergarten Transition (E.K.T.) will start on July 30-August 10, and runs Monday-Fridays from 9:00-1:00.
Please contact Mr. Rey with any questions you might have in regards to our SUN program. Mr. Rey can be reached at 503-528-4059 or 503-256-6500 Ext 8105.
Earl Boyles Preschool: Earl Boyles is very fortunate to have an Early Learning Wing, which includes 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 9/1/2018. Priority will be given to 4 year olds, but we expect that there will still be spots left for 3 year old students.
To register for the Earl Boyles pre-school program families must return the pre-school application to the school office by June 25, 2018 although applications will still be accepted after that date once the office reopens on August 20, 2018. At that point, the school secretary will verify whether or not you live within the school boundaries. This is important because only children who live within the Earl Boyles school catchment area can participate in the pre-school program. However, families who live outside of the boundaries but have children 0-5 years old will still be able to access other services through the Earl Boyles Neighborhood Center. These services will include parenting education, parent-child interaction groups, and professional development for parents, teachers, childcare providers, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions about the Earl Boyles pre-school. We thank you in advance for your partnership in your child’s education.
I hope you have a safe and relaxing summer break, and I look forward to seeing you at our Back to School Night on Thursday, August 30th at 5:30.
The fundamental nature of a school changes from year to year, depending on the children and families that choose to become a part of this community. You and your children will change who we are, just as Earl Boyles will change who you are. I look forward to undertaking this exciting partnership with you.