Happy 2021!

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Spring 2021 Registrations for Hayhurst Chess Club Now Open


Chess Club lessons start next week. Each lesson is 60 minutes of instructor-facilitated lessons and games. Lessons take place via Zoom and Lichess.

Lesson consist of a mix of the following:

  1. Achievements: Celebrating development milestones for each player
  2. Game Analysis: Highlighting teachable moments in student games
  3. Strategy: Focused overview on key concepts
  4. Tactics: Developing calculation, visualization, and pattern recognition
  5. Open Play: Students play each other and the coach in Lichess Tournaments and Simuls

Our lessons are actively inclusive of children from underrepresented racial, economic, gender, and neurodiverse groups.


Chad Lykins is an USCF Tournament Director, Vice-President of the Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation, chess dad, and active club player. He teaches beginner and intermediate students.

Matt Zavortink is an USCF National Master and Two-Time Oregon State Champion. He coaches beginner through advanced students. In addition to being a chess coach, Matt is an accomplished musician and mountain rescue volunteer.


Please feel free to email Chad with any questions.


For more details and to register, please click here.

For More Details and to Register for Chess Club

PTA Meeting Next Week - Jan. 12 - Call for Officers for the Next School Year

Please join our upcoming PTA Meeting on Jan. 12th, 2021 @ 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held online via Zoom (details below). All are welcome to attend and participate in the conversation; only PTA members can vote. To learn more and join the PTA, please click here.

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).

Zoom Meeting Info
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Call for Volunteers - Hayhurst Fun Committee! 

Going into the winter months can be difficult and there has been a lot of interest in finding new ways to keep morale up throughout the rest of our time in distance learning.

If you are interested in helping, brainstorming, or planning events in some way and would like to be apart of this community building community please reach out to Britney Small.

There will be more information and details to come to those interested. 

Support Hayhurst While You Shop!

Support Hayhurst PTO while you shop!
Gift card fundraising is a great way to earn money for our school. Buy electronic gift cards from your favorite brands to earn a rebate for the Hayhurst PTO. No extra money spent. No extra time wasted.

Use gift cards at full value for your daily purchases
Earnings come from brands, not from your pocket, so electronic gift cards are worth every penny. Raise money simply by doing everyday things-like grabbing your morning coffee or ordering dinner for the family.

How it works
Buy electronic gift cards at face value
Hayhurst PTO earns a rebate on every gift card you buy
Use gift cards at full value for your everyday purchases

How to get started
Create an account on the RaiseRight app or using our organization’s enrollment code. Contact for the enrollment code. Seamlessly check out and receive electronic gift cards faster by securely paying online with a linked bank
account or credit card.

Have questions? Contact Julie Andrews at
Email the Scrip Coordinator, Julie Andrews

PTA Clothing Closet - Request Clothing Items

Please use this form to request clothing items needed for your family. Your response will remain anonymous unless you prefer items to be delivered to your home.

If you have donations or questions, please email Britney Small.
PTA Closet Form

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

JAN 12
JAN 18 
JAN 29
FEB 9 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
FEB 9 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FEB 15
MAR 9 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm  
APR 13 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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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). Upcoming PTA Meeting: Jan. 12th, 2021 @ 6:30 PM
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