CSD's Canby Communicator staff news for you

Ninety-One fourth grader Madi Bigej is interviewed by KATU News about being a national finalist in Sodexo's Future Chefs Competition. Madi will also be featured on KGW's Portland Today lifestyle show today. It airs at 11 A.M. Don't forget to vote for Madi every day through this Sunday. The National Winner will be announced Monday.

Superintendent's Message

If you haven't seen the video of Madi Bigej cooking up her cauliflower tots yet, you'll definitely want to check it out. Who knew cooking up something so healthy could be so fun? I hear they taste good too, even if you're not a cauliflower fan. Good luck, Madi!

We still don't have a good sense of how the State School Fund is shaping up. If you've been following the news out of Salem at all, you know there's a proposal for a $7.8 billion state school fund. But in order for districts across the state to continue serving students at current levels, the fund needs to reach $8.4 billion.

Despite a projected shortfall, I am committed to doing all we can to continue moving forward. We are committed to the investments we've made and hope to keep providing students and staff the resources needed to continue our momentum.

It's not too late for you to make your voice heard. If you're so inclined, take a moment and send an email to your elected representatives to let them know how you feel about the proposed budget. If you're not sure who represents you, you can look it up here. Legislators work for you - your emails make a difference.

I hope we reach a point in the future where our leaders are committed to fully-funding public education. In the meantime, we can continue our commitments to our students to ensure that each one of them has the opportunity to reach their potential.

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Welcome to the District!

Please welcome Bret Adkins to Canby School District! Bret is our new Technology Manager through a shared position with Clackamas ESD. Bret most recently served as the Lead Technical Support Specialist for Seattle Public Schools. His career in educational technology dates back to 2000. In 2009, Bret was named the Idaho Educational Technology Support Person of the Year. Welcome, Bret!

From the Business Office

It's time to schedule your spring American Fidelity one-on-one benefit review. Click the box below to schedule your appointment. Enrollment is open between May 8 and August 3. If you want a time in July or August, you will need to select the District Office location.

Looking for a Good Preschool?

Registration is now open for Canby High School's Preschool. Kiddos aged 3-5 are welcome!

Weekly activities are prepared by the preschool teacher and high school students. Activities are centered around a theme and all curriculum areas are covered throughout a week's set of activities.

Spots are filled on a first come, first served basis starting with currently enrolled children, with residents of the Canby School District following. Out-of-district children will be considered after May 15, if there are openings.

Talk About It

Canby High School’s Student Health Advisory Board wants to get you talking. The group is launching a “Talk About It” campaign to combat prescription drug abuse. Members will engage classmates, teachers, staff, parents, and the community to get everyone talking about the epidemic.

In partnership with Lines for Life and the Oregon Coalition for Responsible Use of Meds (OrCRM), the Student Health Advisory Board coordinated the installation of a new prescription drug disposal box at Dave’s Prescription Shop. The box’s ribbon cutting is May 11 at 2:00 P.M. U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader will be at the dedication.

To learn more about prescription drug abuse, how to get help, or how to work toward elimination, you can get involved with OrCRM. Better yet, stop a CHS a student and Talk About It!

PeachJar Flyers

Over the past year, Canby School District has saved 451,662 sheets of paper and 54 trees by using PeachJar's eFlyer service!

We are happy to send out flyers on your behalf. If you need a flyer sent via PeachJar, you must send it to Autumn Foster for distribution. Flyers that do not meet the following requirements CANNOT be sent:

  • The flyer MUST be sent as a PDF under 6 MB, do not send a Word Doc
  • If you have multiple pages in your flyer, please consolidate it all to ONE PDF - multiple PDFs cannot be sent
  • All flyers need to be in English and Spanish
  • You must clearly specify which audience you want to reach - categories include specific schools or district staff - please do not just say "middle school," be specific in your request and say "BPMS and Ninety-One"
  • Plan ahead - do not send the flyer the day before an event; allow at least a week's processing time to ensure your flyer reaches its intended audience

Pick a Plant for Mom

The Baker Prairie Art Explorers Annual Pre-Mothers Day Plant Sale is on!

Hanging baskets, planters, and urns are available for purchase, with prices starting at $22.


CARE Award

Canby Kiwanis and the Canby Business Community are pleased to announce the following Canby Area Recognition of Excellence (C.A.R.E.) Award recipient:

Leticia Angel, Campus Security Specialist and MEChA Advisor at CHS.

CHS Associate Principal Kimie Carroll nominated Leticia to receive the award.

"Leticia is amazing. She was hired two years ago as our Campus Security Specialist and immediately jumped in, making positive relationships with students and doing whatever was needed for our school," Carroll's submission read.

Not only did Leticia jump right in to her position at CHS, she also became the MEChA advisor. MEChA is a student organization that promotes higher education, culture, and history. It stands for Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztan.

"Her club recently organized the Unity Rally with Leadership students, which brought students, staff, and community together," explained Carroll. "Leticia has positively impacted not only her student leaders; she has impacted the entire school. We are better because of her."

The CARE Committee surprised Leticia with the Award during a MEChA meeting. The entire group was very proud!

Congratulations, Leticia.

If you know a teacher, counselor, coach or support staff that has made a difference in your life, the life of a child, or in our community, consider nominating him/her for a CARE Award. You can find the nomination form here.

Lee's "Coins for Kids" Fundraiser a Huge Success

The student council at Lee Elementary School worked to take action in support of two students who are currently battling leukemia. They organized a drive to raise money by urging families to donate any loose change they could. Along with the loose change they had special days such as "Straight Outta Bed" day where students could pay $1 to come to school "Straight Outta Bed," "Sucker Day" where students could buy 2 suckers for $0.25, and "Change From Your Car Day" where they asked families to donate the change from their car as they dropped off students at school. While busy planning these days, a parent, Kelsey Cordill, reached out with the idea to partner classrooms with businesses to match their donations. Student Council challenged each classroom to try to reach $250. With their hard work and some donations from others, every class reached their goal. The top two earning grade levels won their choice of a movie or extra recess. The amazing part was that none of the students really cared about winning, they were much more concerned that every class make their goal of $250. Between classroom collections, matching business donations and a few additional donations the total raised was $14,570.00. This will be equally split between the families of the two students. Student Council would like to extend special thanks to the following businesses: Allegro Dance Studio, New Life Four Square Church, Oliver Insurance, Cutsforth's Thriftway, Team Unger Real Estate, The Wild Hare Saloon & Cafe, Scott's Investments, Ronny & Sara Swor, Austen's Body Shop, DBK Transport Services Inc., Frank & Kathe Cutsforth, Body By Jess Fitness, Rotary Club of Canby, Canby Alliance Church, Vissers Chiropractic, Moana Nursery, Wilcox Arredondo & Co. and Mr. Anonymous. Also, they would like to thank the following additional donors: Baker Prairie Middle School Builder's Club, The Cordill Family, Mr. & Mrs. Cramer, Rotary Club of Canby, Canby Alliance Church for their donation and Lee Elementary PTO for helping to collect and distribute the money.

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