Superintendent's Message​​

Paul Hauder

November, 2017

November has arrived! Also arriving this week: the first snowfall in Paisley. We are grateful to finally have access to the upstairs of the main building, but even more pleased that we now have heat! The seismic project is finally nearing completion. We expect the basement to be done in the next few weeks with final touch-ups to take a few days after that.

First quarter grades have been finalized for both the Charter and Distance programs. Conferences are scheduled for the week of November 6 in Paisley. You should have received notification of your conferences by the time you read this. If not, call our office to confirm your times. Elementary student conferences will be held November 6-8; middle school and high school conferences will be held on November 8 and 13. Conferences will be student-led, as they have been in past years.

Paisley will celebrate fall sports participants—students and coaches--at an awards banquet on Thursday, November 9. The festivities begin with dinner at 5:30, followed by presentation of individual and team awards. We have a lot to celebrate: another positive season for Cross Country and girls Volleyball, as well as an exciting first season for soccer. Basketball practices will begin next week. The game schedule is posted on our web page as are links with access to more information. Remember to check before traveling to a game; Winter weather cancellations are always a possibility, and often happen at the last minute.

Paisley Distance Learning Program is hosting a school board informational meeting in Albany on November 6. Staff, parents and students will update the board with current programs and the board and district staff will share information in return. PDLP activities for the month of November include a field trip to the Portland Zoo, a community service event at the Oregon Food Bank and a “Young at Art” experience focused on the work and genius of Vincent Van Gogh. Science work samples for grade 3-8 will be submitted at the end of the month.

Author Rosanne Parry will spend a day at Paisley Charter on November 7. The visit will include an all-school assembly as well as writing workshops in all 3-12 grade language arts classes. Ms. Parry writes middle and upper grade stories and conducts writing and literacy workshops for all ages.

Students recognized as “Student of the Month” for October represent the character trait “Humility”. Our honorees: grades K-3, Maggie Hatfield; grades 4-8, Mehkye Froehlich; grades 9-12, Isaiah Negus. Congratulations to our award recipients! November’s word is “Intuitiveness”.

November represents the change of seasons and time. It also represents the time many of us pause to give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy: family, community and a great school program are three things I am thankful for this year. I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Paul Hauder