We understand that the construction is causing some frustration with our drop off/pick up, but parents must follow city traffic rules – especially in front of busy schools. As a reminder, please observe these following mandatory traffic rules:
- Do not park directly in front of the school. Please observe the orange cones and no parking signs and do not stop or park in these areas as you will block the view of the safety guards.
- Please do not wave your children across the street to meet you. All children and adults MUST cross with the crossing guards.
- Please DO NOT perform a U -Turn in the front of the school at any time of the day. It is a big safety concern and it is illegal.
- Please do not pull up to the crosswalk and then stop to load or unload passengers.
To facilitate the traffic flow in front of Capitol Hill during arrival and dismissal of students, we request that drivers use the route shown below.
By maintaining mostly one-way traffic on 17th during these times, we hope to reduce congestion and provide a safer environment for pedestrians. The safest place to pick up or drop off students is at the curb on the school side of 17th.
Parents, teachers, students and staff all play pivotal roles in making Capitol Hill a school that not only promotes quality education, but encourages cultivation of a responsible, accepting and nurturing community as well. The partnerships fostered within our community provide boundless opportunities for you to feel “at home” and get involved–a little or a lot. It is this involvement that really makes Capitol Hill “a great place to grow!”
If you have questions, comments or suggestions for the PTA or would just like to brainstorm how you can contribute, please feel free to stop me in the hall, send me an email or text or just give me a call. It is an honor for me to help lead such a caring and passionate group!
Phil Richman, PTA President
Holiday greenery orders are in and waiting for you in the cafetorium. Don’t forget to pick it up the next time you are at the school (and bring a blanket to protect your car from the pine needles)!
Recently we were pleasantly surprised to receive some staffing for Educational Assistants at Capitol Hill School (a “first” in many, many years). Once the state legislature approved additional K-12 funding, our Superintendent made the decision to increase school and classroom-based FTE (full time equivalent) with particular attention to schools with large classes. As a result, the district designated two full time EA’s (Educational Assistants) for Kindergarten and one half-time EA for Grades 1-5 for Capitol Hill School.
Please welcome the following…
Mary Beth Browne: Ms. Browne has most recently worked as a substitute teacher in the Riverdale School District. She has a M.A.T. from Lewis & Clark College and a B.A. in Art History. Mary Beth will be working as one of two full-time Educational Assistants in our Kindergarten classrooms.
Cindy Dyer: Ms. Dyer student-taught with Marcia Wirsig, now retired, at Capitol Hill School last year. Cindy has an M.A. with a reading endorsement in Elementary Education from George Fox University and a B.S. in Psychology from the U of O. Cindy will be assisting our kindergarten team full-time.
Mike Eskew: Mr. Eskew has a marketing and financial background, and also worked with children and youth in elementary schools in Central Oregon. Mike attended college at Central Oregon Community College and Portland State University. He also is the parent of twin daughters who attend Capitol Hill School. He will be working half-time (mornings) as the Educational Assistant in our 1st – 5th grade classrooms Monday – Friday.
We are thrilled to have such highly-qualified and eager Educational Assistants to work with our staff and students. Please join us in giving them a warm welcome to Capitol Hill School!
(From the school counselor)
Dear Families ~ As this is my first year at Capitol Hill, I am still trying to get a feel for the amount of family interest in friendship/social skills groups. This is one service offered by the counseling program at Capitol Hill. Groups are developed based on need and are designed to promote self-understanding, relationship, and problem-solving skills in children. These groups can last from 8 weeks to a full school year, depending on the changing needs of our school community.
I am attaching an interest form here. If you are interested in having your child participate in a small group, please review, sign, and return the attached flier to the main office. Please bear in mind that this interest form is just one tool used to survey the needs of our school, and does not guarantee group admission. However, with your consent, every effort will be made to include your child in a small group.
Download the Family Interest Form here
Kylea Schmidt, M.Ed.