CSD's Canby Communicator staff news for you

Knight Elementary School recently started composting. Students separate their food waste from their recycling and trash. The custodial staff collects; then it's picked up and turned into compost each week. The compost is used in community gardens in communities surrounding Canby. The District is looking into whether this could be expanded to more schools and whether the compost could benefit community gardens right here in Canby.

Superintendent's Message

I'm tempted to mention something about the weather. But, I cannot even get myself to a place where I can comment on wind and rain. I'd rather spend time imagining what things may be like this summer.

This is a busy time of year. We have a few months to make sure that students master learning targets and are ready to move on to the next level - whether that's a new grade, or college or career after graduation.

As we look ahead, I want to make sure that you're aware of an initiative that I am exploring. It seems more and more that while we're considered a system that provides a free public education, we expect our families to provide supplies and money at times to meet our needs.

I am working with our administrative team and the community to see what we can do to lesson the burden, in a small way, by looking at our school supply lists. Ideally, I would like to be able to provide supplies for all students. Even if that isn't realistic, I do want to take some sort of action to collect and distribute supplies to ALL of Canby's students. This is not a socioeconomic issue. This is part of our work. We are responsible for providing a free education. I hope we can move toward that.

This is a great time of year to reflect on the decision that you made to be part of a school system focused on providing every student a quality education. Enjoy the spring and don't hesitate to contact me if I can provide any assistance or answer any questions.

Best, Trip

Juárez Earns National Award

CONGRATULATIONS to Evelia Juárez - just named NATIONAL MIGRANT RECRUITER OF THE YEAR! You may recall Evelia earned the Oregon Migrant Recruiter of the Year Award this winter. Now she's earned the national award. Evelia will travel to Florida later this month to accept the award. We're so proud to have Evelia on our team! Congratulations, Evelia! You make a difference every day!
https://www.edutopia.org/article/brain-based-strategies-reduce-test-stress-judy-willis

BPMS Students in Korea

Exchange students featured in BPMS' weekly newsletter.

FFA Earns Several State Honors

Canby High School's FFA students spent Spring Break competing at the State FFA Convention in Redmond, Oregon. Seventeen students competed in a variety of events and took home many awards. Congratulations!

Cougar Dancers Win State ... Again!

Congratulations to the Canby Dance Team for winning the state title for the third straight year!

Read the full story here.

Congratulations, Cougar Dancers!

Future Chefs Compete

Congratulations to fourth grader, Madi Bigej, who was just crowned the Sodexo Future Chef Champion for the Canby School District! Madi wowed the judges of this fourth annual culinary showdown with her Cauliflower Tots recipe. This year's theme was "healthy comfort food." Twelve fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students competed, cooking up dishes like fish tacos, mini zucchini pizza bites, and chunky chili. In the end, Madi's healthy spin on the perennial favorite tot came out on top. "The students were really excited to participate and during our initial recipe collection phase, we received nearly 70 entries," explained Galina Dobson, Canby School District's Director of Nutrition Services. A panel narrowed those 70 down to the twelve students who competed: Hanna Rue and Gracie Dodd from Carus Elementary School Connor Adams and Reagan Robinson from Eccles Elementary School Riley Stewart and Mollie Moore from Knight Elementary School Chris Tejefano and Maren Bowlsby from Lee Elementary School Adriana Mendoza and Sarah Tishendorf from Trost Elementary School Hallie Knutson and Madi Bigej from Ninety-One School Madi's receipe will now be considered for regional finalist. Five lucky regional finalists will go on to become national finalists who compete for the public's vote on Sodexo's website. Good luck, Madi!

My Favorite Teacher

Several of Ninety-One's middle schoolers participated in an essay contest for Barnes and Noble called “My Favorite Teacher.” Last week, at the Bridgeport Barnes and Noble, student essays from Meridian Lattig and Olivia Boit were named finalists. Their essays honored Mrs. Robert and Mrs. Kahut. Meridian’s essay won the store competition!

In addition, the Clackamas Barnes and Noble notified us that 3 students are finalists at their store. Elsie Rodolph and Haven Tamimi wrote essays for Mrs. Wilson and Olivia Boit’s essay also made the finals for Mrs. Kahut. Clackamas Barnes and Noble will announce their winner at a reception on April 28th.

Several other students earned honorable mention for their essays honoring staff at Ninety-One. It is so great to see students being recognized publicly for their writing and for our staff to be recognized for their outstanding work. Barnes and Noble Clackamas will host a celebration honoring all of our student nominations.

Ninety-One Essay Contest Participants and their "Favorite Teachers"

Canby Reads Rewards Students with Milkshakes

Congratulations to Mrs. Geiger's class at Knight Elementary School. All students in the class read nine books during their featured Canby Reads month, earning a special delivery from Superintendent Goodall. He brought students milkshakes from Burgerville to celebrate this great accomplishment!

CANBY CAN MOVE

Contact Patti Lang or Carolyn Yoder with any questions

CALLING ALL CHS ALUMNI

If you're a proud Canby High School graduate, we need your help. Please email the years you attended CHS to Autumn Foster for inclusion on a special project.

#WednesdayWisdom

Community Drive Benefits Homeless Students

Members of the Facebook Group "Canby Now" collected hygiene products to help the homeless youth in the District.

☀️ Spreading Sunshine ☀️

Canby High School's Sunshine Committee decided to spread some sunshine outside of the building.

Sunshine Committee members recently joined in on Bingo at Hope Village. The group usually focuses on staff at CHS, but decided to turn its focus for March toward spreading sunshine in the community.

CEF's Spring Fling

Don't forget to get your tickets to the Canby Educational Foundation's Spring Fling! Time is running out - the event is April 27. Tickets should be purchased by April 20. Contact Mary Walsh to get yours!

Upcoming Events

APRIL 12 TRL DISTRICT CHOIR COMPETITION

APRIL 13 NO SCHOOL K-6 & NINETY-ONE - CONFERENCES

APRIL 14 NO SCHOOL K-8 - CONFERENCES

APRIL 20 REGULAR BOARD SESSION

APRIL 20 BPMS OPEN HOUSE/INCOMING 7TH GRADE NIGHT

APRIL 27 CANBY ED FOUNDATION SPRING FLING

APRIL 27 CHS TALENT SHOW/ART SHOW

APRIL 27 NINETY-ONE LEADING A LEGACY SERVICE DAY

APRIL 28 CHS BLOOD DRIVE

APRIL 28 NO SCHOOL CHS - PROGRESS DAY

APRIL 29 CHS PROM

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