2014 Sign-up Parties

For 2014, our fundraising will include sign-up parties! These parties are a great way to meet other Capitol Hill parents in a semi-intimate setting while giving to your children’s school! Sign up for one of the following parties here: https://capitolhill.schoolauction.net/2014/give

Parents’ Night Out! Friday, May 9 6:30-9:30pm ($20 per child)

Enjoy a night out without the kiddos! Drop the kids off at school the night of May 9, 2013. The children are entertained for the evening, and you are ready to hit the town. The kids have an absolute blast in a safe environment. This sign-up party sells out every year. Grab your spot! (hosted by Lori Lieberman and Girl Scouts)

Family Bowling Party-Sunday, May 18, 2pm to 4pm ($40 per family)

Join us for an afternoon of family fun with other Capitol Hill families! Your $40 includes lane and shoes. Hosted by Grand Central Bowl – 100% of the money raised from this goes to Capitol Hill.

Guys’ Poker Night- Saturday, June 7, 7pm ($50 per person plus a $50 buy-in the night of the event)

A guys-only night out (sorry poker moms. Hold your own!) Held at the home of Marty Steingrebe, enjoy a night of poker, beer and food plus an awful lot of good times. (hosted by Steingrebe, Smith, Ringo, and Polzin families)

Ribbon Ridge Vineyard Pizza and Wine Party! Sunday, June 22, 4 – 7pm ($30 per family)

A family-friendly event hosted at a vineyard! Bring the family, enjoy wood-fired pizzas & wine at Ribbon Ridge Vineyard. Located 8 miles NW of Newberg, this local vineyard has rolling hills and will have fun for the whole family! (hosted by Ribbon Ridge Vineyard)

Luau Mixology, August 9, 7pm to 10pm ($30 each)

Hosted by Barb Healey, Erica Johnson, Jodi Longueil – these girls know how to throw a party! Offering drinks like the Banana Banshee, Sake-tini and of course some Kona Brews. Light bites to be included. Coconut bras optional but encouraged- for the guys and the gals!

Mom’s Night Out!, Friday, September 5th, 7 – 10pm ($40 per person)

Mom’s Night Out is always a favorite. Escape with other Capitol Hill moms on the first Friday of the first week of school. Enjoy drinks and snacks and peeps… held at the Watson home. (hosted by Watson, Gibson, Benazzi, Smith, Pierce, and Weatherill)

Registration information

  • Online: https://capitolhill.schoolauction.net/2014/give . Once on the site, look for the sign up party (ies) you want to sign up for.
  • At school: Drop off a check with ATTN: Kristine Stanik, Sign Up Parties (write it out to Capitol Hill PTA). In the memo line, please write which party you’re paying for and how many spots.
Posted in Donations, Fundraising

Snow day make-up day and 2014-15 calendar proposed

The Portland School Board took a look March 17th at the proposed 2014-15 and 2015-16 school calendars and heard a recommendation to add two snow-day make-up days to the school year, letting out for summer break on Friday, June 13th. The board is expected to vote on the both items March 31st.

PPS staff indicated that the snow-day make-up days are essential to regain lost instruction time due to school closures during inclement weather this year.

PPS always builds in two days if needed for inclement weather. This year Thursday and Friday, June 12th and 13th were set aside for teacher planning days but would become full school days for students instead. Teacher planning days will move to Monday and Tuesday, June 16th and 17th.

The 2014-15 and 2015-16 calendar recommendations include:

  • Instructional days: The calendars add two instructional days for students, agreed on in the new teachers’ contract.
  • Professional development: Teacher training would still occur on eight 2-hour late openings across the district. Focus and Priority schools, rated as low-performing by the state, would have three full-day teacher training days where students would not attend school.
  • First day of school: For 2014-15, school is proposed to begin Tuesday Sept. 2nd after Labor Day. But for 2015-16, school is proposed to start Thursday, Aug. 27th. Labor Day is not until Sept. 7th that year. Kindergarten start times will be determined once the calendar is approved but are usually three days after the official start of school.
  • Parent/teacher conferences: Conferences would move up to October rather than waiting until Thanksgiving week in November in order to give parents feedback on their students’ achievement earlier in the Fall when they can work with the teacher more effectively to support any improvement needed.  The proposal puts parent/teacher conferences on Oct. 29-31 next year and Oct. 21-23 the year after.
  • Thanksgiving: During Thanksgiving week, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving both years would be a no-school day. The Monday and Tuesday, however, would be full school days.
  • Last day of school: The last day of school for 2014-15 is proposed to be Friday, June 12th and the last day for 2015-16 would be Wednesday, June 8th.
Posted in District News, News

Is your kid a musician?

Does your student play the piano or other instruments?  We need music performers to entertain in the cafeteria during the art show! Five-minute slots available, all ages and skill levels are welcome. Please contact Audrey Sherman (audreysherman@comcast.net) by 3/21/14 if interested.

Posted in Volunteering

Volunteer Opportunity

Love our school? Love to help? Love pizza? Love the Trailblazers? Have we got a volunteer opportunity for you! We are looking for folks to go to the Moda Center and sell 50/50 raffle tickets during Blazer home games in April – how fun is that?? Portland schools will receive 50% of the proceeds from the ticket sales, so this will directly benefit our students.

We need your help!   We need volunteers for the following dates:


·       Sunday, April 6th vs. New Orleans


·       Wednesday, April 9th vs. Sacramento


·       Sunday, April 13th vs. Golden State


·       Wednesday, April 16th vs. Clippers




Interested volunteers should email the date they can volunteer to Rosemary Schwimmer at rosemary@allhandsraised.org.




WHERE Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
WHEN  From  5:15 p.m. through the 3rd quarter. 
Parking is NOT provided. We recommend walking, biking or public transportation. Street parking meters require payment until 7 p.m. Cost to park in the Rose Quarter lot is $15

·       You are welcomed and encouraged to bring a student, but the student must be paired with an adult.

Posted in News, Volunteering