*Next Week (Feb. 8-12) is Hayhurst Spirit Week!
Next Tuesday (Feb. 9): Working Towards Anti-Racism as a Family Parent Night

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Next Week is Hayhurst Spirit Week!

Let’s have some fun! Join your Hayhurst Husky community by participating in Spirit Week!

Monday: Silly Hair/Hat Day
Wake up with bed head? Leave it be, make it sillier, or top it off with your most outrageous hat!

Tuesday: Twin Day
Reach out to a friend or join forces with a family member and coordinate your outfits to dress alike. Can you trick your teacher to think you are your friend?

Wednesday: Sports Team Day
Go Blazers! Go Ducks! Go Beavers! Put on your favorite team’s gear and cheer on your team!

Thursday: Superhero Thank You Day
First, dress up as your favorite superhero or create your own.
Second, think about someone who is a superhero to you. Maybe a teacher has gone out of their way to help you? Maybe a parent does special things for you? Maybe a neighbor is a frontline healthcare worker?
Third, write a note, type an email, or make a phone call and thank those special people who support and care for you.
Be your own superhero and thank another superhero all on the same day!

Friday: Hayhurst Husky “Bark” Day
Wear your Hayhurst husky shirt, hat, or navy (school colors) apparel and get outside to show it off.
Specifically, take a walk, ride your bike, or scoot around your neighborhood between 2-4pm. If you see another person in Hayhurst gear, shout out your best “Bark Bark!”
Let’s see if we can make a scene of Hayhurst Huskies barking all over the place! Just be sure to wear your mask and stick to social distancing measures. Don’t be shy, get out there, show your Husky spirit and Bark!

Working Towards Anti-Racism as a Family Parent Night On Feb. 9, 7-8:30 PM

The Jackson and Gray Middle School PTAs welcome you to participate in a special parent night, hosted by the Anti Defamation League Education Director, Scotland Nash EdD, for a workshop series for families and communities to reflect on bias, engagement, and communication.

Learn about the manifestation of bias, reflect on life experiences, consider the lenses that we bring to difficult conversations, and how understanding bias supports building a connection. In this workshop, we will understand how it is possible to challenge bias, prejudicial thinking, and attitudes in ourselves. Through this “unlearning” of bias and the conscious effort it takes, that will support building allyship

Current issues provide a great opportunity to engage others in rich conversation, share important values, encourage a deeper understanding of the news, and disrupt bias and prejudice.

Meeting Details
Please join the meeting on February 9th, 7-8:30 PM.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 228 801 0958

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+12532158782, 2288010958#

To RSVP please visit this link.

Please email the RGMS PTA.

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Library Book Bag Day is changing to Fridays starting Feb 12th and other Library News

The library book bag program Let's Get Reading has handed out over 200 bags of library books! 
  • Please note that we will be switching from Wednesdays to Fridays (still 2pm-4pm) beginning Friday, February 12th.  We'll still hand out library book bags this Wednesday, but beginning next week we'll see you on Fridays at the front entrance of the school.
Some things to remember about the program:
When you return a bag please make sure that all the books are in the bag (refer to the picture stapled to the bag - and make sure the picture comes back too). If your child is returning books checked out last year please keep these separate from the book bags.
Thank you, The Library Ladies. Questions? Contact Laura Jones.

Scholastic has an opportunity for parents to learn about reading engagement for their kids with some amazing experts in the field. Click this link to register.

The Husky Scavenger Hunt has begun!

Do you want to get outside to enjoy the sunshine but not sure what to do? The Hayhurst Fun Committee has you covered with a fun mascot game!

TEN Hayhurst huskies like this one pictured above will be hid on February 1st around the Hayhurst Neighborhood green spaces (trails and parks). Find one and bring the husky to Driftwood Coffee to exchange it for a FREE 8oz hot chocolate or steamer.

All ages are welcome to participate! You don’t have to be a Hayhurst student to win.
HINT: ALL Huskies will be hid in plain sight but could be hanging.

Best of luck in your search and have fun!

Kids Heart Challenge Program

A message from Mr. Winkler:

Dear Hayhurst Families –The American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge program kicked off on Monday!

To get ready, help your child sign up by downloading the FREE Kids Heart Challenge App for Apple or Android or visit Your child will choose their heart healthy challenge to Move More, Be Kind or Choose Water and earn a FREE decoder wristband for registering online.

Start raising life-saving donations now to earn your heart heroes and get recognized at your assembly!!

Meet Agent KHC and learn your SECRET Mission to Save the Heart Heroes! (2min video)

Thank you so much for your support of the American Heart Association as we fight COVD-19 on a global scale. We’re investing a minimum of $2.5 million to investigate the implications of coronavirusThe Association has established a $2.5 million rapid research fund to fast-track scientific research to better understand COVID-19 and its interaction with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. For your COVID-19 questions, please click here for a comprehensive list of our resources, all made possible with your continued support.

Save the Date! Feb. 18th - Dairy Hill Ice Cream Fundraiser 

Save the date – Feb. 18 – for a fundraiser for Hayhurst at Dairy Hill Ice Cream in Hillsdale. The fundraiser will go from 1pm until 8pm. Yum!

Dairy Hill Ice Cream in Hillsdale
6352 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97239

Dairy Hill is committed to engaging with the local community and will donate 10% of all gross sales for the day to Hayhurst.

Upcoming (Virtual) Principal Coffee Hours

Principal Coffee Hours are informal Q & As and everyone is welcome to attend!

Coffee hours will be every two weeks on Fridays from 8:30-9:30 AM through Spring Break. 

Please join via Google Meet

Join with Google Meet:

Join by phone: ‪(US) +1 234-985-0112‬ PIN: ‪753 541 047‬#

Upcoming dates:
February 12th and 26th
March 12th

Details on how to access the meetings are available to parents/guardians via principal Bourland’s emails and via the PTA/PTO email newsletter.

Eviction Protection Forms Available at Multnomah County Libraries 

Eviction protection declaration forms are available at all Multnomah County libraries. No appointment is needed to pick up forms. Print copies of the forms are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, Korean, Burmese, Nepali, Somali, French, Amharic, Arabic, Thai, Farsi, Marshallese, Swahili and Japanese.  

Here are the library locations and hours.

Community Services Network is organizing Social Service Fairs 

The Community Services Network is organizing Social Service Fairs, which include access to PPE, clothing, food, employment opportunities, and educational resources.

Dates for upcoming fairs are below:

  • Saturday Feb 6th - Parkrose HS - 12noon - 3pm

  • Friday Feb 19th - The Rosewood Initiative - 2pm-5pm

  • Friday March 12th - The Salvation Army - 11am-2pm

  • Saturday March 13th - Breakside Brewery Milwaukie - 9am-12noon.

February PTA Meeting Rescheduled to February 16th 

New Meeting Date: February 16th
To allow the community to attend the Working Towards Anti-Racism as a Family Parent Night on the evening of February 9 (see below), we have rescheduled the PTA meeting to February 16th

Call for Officers
We are in need of a new PTA president for the next school year as well as a treasurer-elect. If you can help or would like to hear more, please email PTA President, Kirsten Carr

Thank you for supporting our school and community. Want to donate or support the Hayhurst PTA? Visit our website (direct giving by credit card available).
Petition: Reform PPS Foundation Fundraising
You might be interested in the information on Reform PPS Foundation Fundraising's website regarding local PPS school foundation fundraising and inequity.

The site is not sponsored by Hayhurst elementary, it's PTA or PTO.
Click Here to Learn More and Join the PTA

Food Bag Program - Paper bags needed!

The food bag program has an ongoing need for paper grocery bags.

Bags can be dropped off on the porch at 6453 SW Loop Drive

Thank you!

Coming Up Next

Upcoming Events

FEB 9 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm FEB 12 8:30 am - 9:30 am FEB 15  FEB 16 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm FEB 18  FEB 26 8:30 am - 9:30 am

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