Thank you for supporting the Hayhurst School Library and Annie Bloom’s Books! Remember, you can always support our school and its community with direct giving, available here.

Reminder: No school instruction next week (Nov. 23-27) - Happy Thanksgiving

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Now Is the Time to Collect Your Bottles and Cans for Our School's Food Bag Drive! 

We are doing extra big food bags for those in our community who are food insecure. These will be distributed around Thanksgiving break and the Winter holiday break.

Your bottles and cans are returned to the Oregon Bottle Drop to benefit the school's food bag drive. We use these funds to purchase fresh produce to go home for these folks.

Now through December 1, any bottles and cans we return using our nonprofit bags is matched at 20%!

WHAT: Empty OR Deposit Bottles and cans
WHERE: West side of house along fence line under canopy at 5252 SW Idaho St
WHEN: Always, but now more than ever to increase our impact.

If you need a blue bag (to put the bottles and cans in directly), there are some on the side porch on the west side of the house on the step.

Contact: Call (503-740-6693) or email Kirsten Carr with any questions. 

To learn more or for more ways to support our Food Bags Program, please click here. You can also sign up to receive food bags here.

Hayhurst Is a Free Food Program for PPS Students Ages 1-18 (Mon/Wed/Fri, 3-5 PM)

This is a friendly reminder that Hayhurst is a Free Food Program site for any PPS student/s ages 1-18. 

This program will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 3-5 PM, and will provide breakfasts and lunches for your child.  If you come all three days, you will receive enough breakfasts and lunches for the entire week. 

Please drive into the parking lot and pull up to the side of the building.  Cherise and her team will meet you and hand you your food. 

We welcome all PPS families to take advantage of this program; please spread the word.

Questions? Please email Kathy Lee.

Hayhurst PTA Closet Accepting Donations

The PTA closet has been on hold because of PPS closures, but we are trying to get it back up and running at a different location. 

If you have clothes and/or shoes to donate (K-5 sizes for now) and/or time to help sort donations please contact Britney Small.

Feel free to email any questions too. Thank you!

Hayhurst 2020 Virtual Auction Fundraiser - December 3-7 (Takeout Dinner Dec. 5)

A Circus Indeed: The 2020 Hayhurst Virtual Auction

What. a. year. Yet, still our Hayhurst parents and teachers have stepped up for our community, from providing supplemental food bags for local families to caring for our courtyard habitat.

To support all that our parents and teachers do for Hayhurst, it's time to raise the revenue we need to continue this great work - when we need it more than ever! 

For this mostly online event, a menu of choices to show your support:

1. Family Dinner on Saturday, December 5thorder by 12/3
Support Hayhurst and a Hayhurst local business by getting a take-out family dinner from Grand Cru Catering on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. Just for us, they have created a simple, family-friendly fajita dinner with all the add-ons. Visit the form here to order your own dinner, and you can add on beverages from juice boxes to winter sangria, dessert, or even delivery. For every dinner sold, Grand Cru will donate $10 to the Hayhurst PTO.

2. A Virtual Auction - Bid Online from Thursday, December 3rd - Monday, December 7th
Support your school community and get some goodies for holiday giving, or just something to look forward to in 2021! From a Yakima rooftop tent to gift certificates for travel and local treats, we will have something for everyone. We will let you know in ALL of the ways when this auction opens and closes - stay tuned. 

We are also accepting any donations for the online auction! Mountain cabins and beach houses, local products we can include in packages, or even a gift certificate to wrap gifts or for a holiday treat would be welcome.

3. Just Give - TODAY
Every dollar raised through PayPal on the Hayhurst PTO website, from today until December 7th, will count as part of the "A Circus Indeed" 2020 event. If bake sales and runs and sales and events are not for you, just give what feels right for your family here. 

Call for volunteers: we could definitely use some help! Interested in spreading the word, helping us get presents out the door, honoring our local businesses who have supported our auction? Get plugged in by emailing Christy Splitt.

Also, shout out to our two awesome auction sponsors: NW Public Affairs and Alpenrose!

Email Christy Splitt to Volunteer

New start date: Hayhurst Library Curbside Checkout Program will now start Wednesday December 2nd, 2-4 PM

The Library Ladies are getting more and more excited as the start date of the new Hayhurst Library curbside checkout program, Let’s Get Reading!, get closer every day!

Please help us get our program off to a great start by returning any Hayhurst Library books you still have as soon as possible during any of the Wednesday curbside checkout times from 2-4 pm. The Library Ladies appreciate that you have taken such good care of them while our library was under construction!

Curbside checkout is every Wednesday from 2-4 pm at the school’s front entrance starting December 2nd*. Book bags will be available in three color levels - Green, Orange, and Yellow. 5th grade students ONLY may customize their book selection by filling out this request form with a parent/guardian each time they want to pick up a bag. Full program details on the Hayhurst Library website.

Complete details of the program are in this PDF, plus on the newly redesigned Hayhurst Library website.

Let’s Get Reading!

Questions? Please contact Laura Jones at the Hayhurst Library

*Sorry, folks. The library checkout program's start date was slightly delayed due to Governor Brown's 2-week pause. 

Visit the Hayhurst Library website

Talented and Gifted (TAG) Nominations Are Open - Submit the Form by Dec. 4th

The form for parents/guardians of Hayhurst students is virtual this year and is available here.

Students in Kinder through 11th grade can be nominated. All forms need to be submitted by December 4th, 2020 in order to be nominated this school year.

If you would like more information about TAG at Hayhurst please check out the information on this flyer!

Please direct any questions to Jade Stoffan (Hayhurst TAG Facilitator) -
Find the TAG Nomination Form

Direct Giving to Hayhurst PTO Now Available

You can now donate to Hayhurst PTO by credit card either as a one-time payment or as a recurring, monthly donation. Simply click the donate button on the PTO website to get started.

You can also support the Hayhurst Elementary community while you shop on Amazon by shopping at or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app. Both Hayhurst Elementary PTA and Hayhurst Elementary PTO can be selected from the list of charities supported by AmazonSmile.
Support Hayhurst Elementary PTO

Wilson High School Renaming Project Seeking Community Input

The Wilson Renaming Committee (WRC) is currently seeking community input. This historic, student-led project is supported and guided by current Wilson HS teachers, administration, alumni, parents, and community members.

The WRC is committed to an INCLUSIVE process that centers the ideals of EQUAL JUSTICE and the ideas and experiences of individuals and cultures that are typically overlooked when high schools are named in the U.S.

To see the WRC's mission, a full set of guiding principles, and more information about project history, goals, process, and timeline, please use this link to the Wilson Renaming Project website.

The form to submit input is here.

Please contact the WRC with questions or comments. 

Thank you.
Visit the Wilson Renaming Project Website

Support the School - Shop with Scrip

Gift card fundraising is the best way to earn money for our school. Buy electronic gift cards from your favorite brands to earn a rebate back 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 back 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 Julie Andrews 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.

Email the Scrip Coordinator, Julie Andrews

Wilson High School Christmas Tree Sale - November 27th at A-Boy

Get ready for the holidays and support Wilson High School at the same time! The annual Wilson Christmas tree, wreath and garland sale starts Friday, November 27th at A-Boy. All funds raised support Wilson sports, clubs and activities.
See this flyer for more details. 

Coming Up Next

Upcoming Events

  1. No School: Day/Evening Conferences

    November 23 - November 24
  2. No School: Thanksgiving

    November 25 - November 27
  3. Let’s Get Reading Hayhurst Library Program Starts

    December 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Last Day to Order Grand Cru Catering Family Dinner to Support Hayhurst

    December 3
  5. Hayhurst’s 2020 Virtual Auction – Bid Online

    December 3 - December 7
  6. Principal Coffee Hour (Virtual)

    December 4 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
  7. PTA Meeting December 2020

    December 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  8. Principal Coffee Hour (Virtual)

    December 18 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
  9. No School: Winter Break

    December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021

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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: Dec. 8th @ 6:30 PM
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