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Warm Springs, Oregon
September 18. 1992 PAGE 5
Warm Springs Elementary School news
Thanks loall for a great start to the
92-93 school year! Warm Springs
Elementary School is an exciting
place to be with a most caring staff
and community. We have many ideas
that we'll be working towards this
year to improve student learning. We
hope that you become involved in
our school through parent meetings,
conferences, open houses, and special
activities. You may also simply drop
by to lend your support or call with
suggestions, ideas, or way s to provide
better programs for the children of
Warm Springs. We are all in this
together and your support is critical
to the success of our students!
New Student Handbook
Recently, your child was given a
new handbookschool calendar to
take home and keep for the year. We
encourage you to read this with your
child and give us comments on what
is helpful to you or what we left out
that you need to know! Please call us
at 533-1 128 if you have any questions
On Time and Ready to Learn
with Safe Supervision
Teachers spend a lot of lime at the
beginning of the year teaching stu
dents to "BE SAFE". Please take
time with your child to go over the
information in this section. Students
enter our buildings at 8:23 a.m. and
the tardy bell rings at 8:33 a.m. Su
pervision for students is available
from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except
for students who come on early
morning busses and arrive before
8:00 a.m. Other exceptions may be
made if teachers and parents make
Morning Kindergarten 1 1 : 1 5 a.m.
FirstSecond Grades 2:38 p.m.
Afternoon Kindergarten, Third,
Fourth, Fifth Grades 3:38 p.m.
Please call 553-1128 or write a
note if your child should ride a dif
ferent bus or has other arrangements
after school. Our busses are very full
this year, so it's very helpful if your
child rides their assigned bus.
Is Your Child III?
If your child is sick or misses
school for any reason, please call
553-1128 or send a note with your
child when they return to school. If
your child needs to take medicine
(aspirin too) at school, make sure
that it is in the original prescription
bottle showing the dosage. Also, write
Hard WOrk Continued from page 4
I want to work here and raise my
For the interested people who are
reading this letter none of this that
I have shared with you happened
overnight!! I've been "working on
it" for a long year now, (seems like a
lifetime) and I'm just now getting the
feeling of "getting somewhere"!
We're each responsible for our
own feelings and how we are doing
in our lives. So, if you think you're
on the wrong path, start "talking" to
others you trust and who will help
you get back on to the path and you'd
feel is good and correct for you. Then,
take positive steps toward attaining
your goals. Make things happen by
"doing". If you're not used to doing
But let me be blunt: My recom
mended budget will require new tax
revenues. It will require more money
than we will have under Measure 5.
It will require tax restructuring.
I brought forward a tax plan, the
Oregon Tax Plan, earlier this summer
that would have provided a stable,
fair and adequate revenue system for
Oregon's future. Thousands of Or
egonians worked with me as I devel
oped that plan, which would have
broadened the base that pays for
government and brought a new fair
ness to our tax system. The Oregon
Tax Plan is the standard against which
I will judge any tax proposal.
Obviously, I was disappointed that
the Legislature failed to allow Or
egonians to vote on that plan. But
there is more than one route to tax
restructuring, more than one way to
build a fair and stable tax system for
Oregon. And if the Legislature de
velops a solution that is better than
The tile mosaic mural project,
being planned for the lobby wall in
the new Early Childhood Education
Center, has been given a tentative
The Head Start Parent Policy
Council Elections will be held Tues
day, September 29, 1992. Two rep
resentatives will be elected from each
Head Starrdassroom and one from
the Home Base program.
Parent Policy Council is one way
for parentsguardians to become in
volved in Head Start. Parent Policy
Council helps make decisions about
policies and procedures for the Warm
Springs Head Start Program.
Monday night parentguardian get together, Septem
ber 21 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Parentsguardians will
gather in their child's classroom so they can meet other
parentsguardians. Nomination of candidates for Parent
Policy Council M ill take place also.
a note to give school personnel per
mission to give the medicine to your
child. All medications must be kept
in the school office. Please make
sure that emergency information for
your child is updated.
Have you filled out a free and
reduced meal application this month?
Since we have a new computer sys
tem for lunch and breakfast, we ask
that you pay for all meals ahead of
lime. If possible, please pay for meals
for the entire week or month. Thank
Good Attendance Means Better
Your child will learn more when
he or she is at school every day. It is
especially important to help our stu
dents set good attendance habits early
even in kindergarten! We encour
age 100 attendance and reward
students regularly for their good at
tendance. Welcome New Stall to Our
Nita Camagy Title V Coun
selor Tcrri Comment 2nd Grade
Pam Brandt 3rd Grade Teacher
Elizabeth Mitchell 4th Grade
Mary Hawcs 5th Grade Teacher
Lavonnc Blakcly Educational
Pat Chiddcx Educational As
sistant Susan Mcssingcr Educational
Chcle Payc Secretary
Please Mark Your Calendar In
the New Student Handbook
Picture Day is Scptcmbcr29, 1992
Parent NightPot Luck is October
1 , 1 992. Please call if you can come.
Early Dismissal October 8,
1992 for Teacher Inservice; Check
Handbook for early dismissal times.
NO School October 9, 1992 for
Insights lor Parents
We want to be sure that our stu
dents are safe while they are at school
or on their way to and from school.
While we take a number of precau
tions to assure that safety, we need
your help, too.
Here's what you can do:
Stop for the school bus when
you see it has stopped to load or
unload students. Don't try to go
around the bus or pass it. Never pass
a bus from behind if it has stopped to
good things for yourself, I'd think
mat you'd have to start building your
self-esteem, but start somewhere.
You can do it give yourself your all
and do your best. I am. And I feel that
I'm doing okay!
from page 1
the Oregon Tax Plan, I will enthusi
astically support it.
In my first term in office, this is
my challenge: to fight the shortsight
edness, the defeatism, the anti-government
pandering and to rise above
the times and do what's right for
CORIL (Central Oregon Re
sources for Independent Living), a
United Way agency, is offering sign
language classes starting Wednesday,
September 1 6th. The beginner's class
runs from 7-8 p.m. The advanced
sign class runs from 8-9 p.m. For
more information please call Glenn
project to begin in October
start date of October 1992. Prior to
that time the Early Childhood Edu
cation Parent Club needs to raise the
$10,000needed to cover the material
and artist's time for the project.
Money is being raised using a
section of the mural wall for
fundraising tiles. That is, individuals
and businesses will be able to pur
chase a tile and have a name put on it.
These tiles will only be one or two
lines. The suggested donation for
community members is $75, $125
for businesses. Please consider do
nating a tile in memory of someone
special or in honor of an elder, your
children or someone significant in
Volunteers who signed up to help
load or unload students.
Select and teach your children
safe walking or riding routes to
If your children ride bicycles to
school, be sure they wear a certified
bike helmet. Head injuries account
for three-fourths of all bike related
Take time to teach your children
the rules of the road before allowing
them to ride their bikes to school.
Such things as yielding to traffic,
making false assumptions about other
vehicles at intersections, blindly
riding out into the street, failing to
signal, riding against the flow of
traffic or failing to watch for ap
proaching traffic can lead to serious
injury or death.
Don't allow your children to ride
home from school after dark.
If you drive your children to
school, make sure they get out of the
car on the sidewalk closest to the
school so they can avoid crossing the
street at the drop off area. Children
should always enter and leave your
car on the curb side.
Teach your children not to enter
the street from between parked cars
or from behind trees and bushes, to
always cross the street at a comer or
crosswalk and to always look both
ways before crossing the street.
Help our bus drivers provide
safe passage to your children by re
viewing bus safety procedures with
them. Remind your children how and
why it's important that they remain
seated, refrain from throwing objects
or talking loudly, keep their heads
and arms inside the bus at all limes
and wait until the bus comes to a halt
Remember that you are a role
model. Children imitate their parents'
and model their behavior. They need
Your child may
Contact Patty at
Chemawa Chapter I Program
As part of a School wide Chapter I
Project Native American students at
Chemawa Indian School in Salem,
Oregon have the opportunity to get
extra help with their school work
during and outside of the regular
school day. ,
Chemawa Indian School's
School wide Chapter I program is de
signed to provide both traditional
and non-traditional instructional
settings and methods to better meet
the various needs of all students that
attend the school; says Gerald Gray,
The Chapter I project also takes
advantage of the fact that Chemawa
is an off-reservation boarding high
school which presents additional
times after school, in the evenings
and on weekends when students have
free time and are often available for
Program changes that are using a
model that is designed on the moni
toring of individual behavior (s) and
or performance with intervention (s)
by staff to provide needed service (s)
related to predefined responses de
pending upon the program, the needs
demonstrated and resources available
are also supported by the Chapter I
Project design; according to Gray.
Use of the intervention model
along with consistent and fair treat
ment for all students is leading to
improved student performance and
behavior. The improvement of pro
cedures so that rule violations, at
tendance information and grades are
monitored on a more frequent basis
allows interventions and needed ac
tions to make adjustments and to
solve problems to occur sooner.
Additional computer hard and
software needed to provide a school
wide network will enhance the han
dling, analysis and availability of
student data this Coming school year.
Both Chapter I and the regular
school program are working together
on the continued development of a
curriculum better designed to meet
with the project will be notified when
a work schedule has been established.
If you are interested in helping to
create the mural, please contact the
ECE Center. The artists will super
vise an all volunteer effort in the
creation of this project.
You can stop by the ECE Center
lobby to see the proposed design and
pick up a tile donation order form.
For more information on the ECE
Center Tile Mosaic Mural Project,
contact Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Fun
Friday, September 25,
10:32 a.m. on the ECE
Center grounds. This
will be the first run of
you to demonstrate how they can get
to school and home again safely.
September 2 1 , Breakfast Apple
or berry turnover, milk.
Lunch Wcincr Wraps, French
fries, peas, pineapple chunks, milk.
September 22, Breakfast Apple
juice, power bar, chocolate milk.
Lunch Beef Enchiladas, green
beans, carrotcelery sticks, Septem
ber Birthday Cake, milk.
September 23, Breakfast Grape
juice, French toast, milk
Lunch Chicken & noodles,
tossed garden salad, raisinoatmeal
rolls, pears, chocolate milk.
September 24, Breakfast Or
ange juice, cinnamon stick, cheese
Lunch Turkey Hoagic (lettuce,
pickle), potato salad, picnic beans,
peach slices, milk.
September 25, Breakfast Fruit
leather, hard boiled egg, graham
Lunch Cheeseburgers, French
fries, corn, jcllo squares, milk.
September 28, Breakfast Apple
juice, jumbo donut, milk.
Lunch Picnic baskets, milk.
September 29, Breakfast Or
ange juicc.chccsc wedge, buttermilk
biscuit, honey, milk.
Lunch Comdogs, hashbrowns,
fresh vegetable medley, jcllotop
September 30, Breakfast Ba
nana, cereal, cinnamon stick, milk.
Lunch Cooks Choice, milk.
Madras Jr. High Sept. 17
Mctolius Elem Sept. 22
BuffElcm Sept. 24
Warm Springs Elem. ...Oct. 1
qualify for FREE
lunch at school.
- 553 - 3422
the individual needs of students. The
use of a multilevel teaching model
that will allow more focus on the
individual student's needs and his
her skill level. Further development
of a model for a vocational program
. that teaches special education stu-
dents the hasic work skills thev need
to be successful on the job; said Gray .
The Chapter I programs also make
use of a 24 station Writer's
WorkBench Computer Instruction
Lab that is being used by all English
teachers at all grade levels to help
students improve a wide range of
As many staff as possible are be
ing encouraged to use the Writer's
WorkBench Lab and programs to
foster the development and im
provement of student writing skills
and establish writing as a school wide
curriculum component. Use of
Writer's WorkBench within the GTC
program this next school year is also
Students have an eight period daily
schedule that includes a 35 minute
period at the start of each day that
includes daily announcements, a 12
minute Channel 1 news report and 15
minute period for a Silent Sustained
Reading Program. Students are en
rolled for seven classes a day.
Academic counseling services in
clude a Chapter I counselor who helps
provide students with information
on grades, classes, school graduation
requirements, testing, test results,
career and vocational information,
college and university programs and
courses of study.
For next year Chapter I has added
a Transition Room, designed to
provide temporary placement for
those students that are behaving in a
way that is disruptive in a regular
classroom setting says Mr. Gray.
The Transition Room provides a
highly controlledisolated environ
ment, including "time-out" rooms,
and a small group or one to one
setting. The program is designed to
resolve the student's behavior
Toys offer comfort
The Warm Springs Victim Assis
tance Program is still accepting your
"Toy Donations." It is important that
everyone can pull together to help
the children feel comfortable during
their important court appearances.
There are children in the program
who have to wait from two (2) to
eight (8) hours in the Victim Assis
tance office until they are called upon
Montee named employee of September
Eva Montee has been named the
Mountain View Hospital and Nurs
ing Home "Employee of the Month"
for September. A certified fitness
specialist, Montee is the Hospital
District's Wellness Coordinator.
"Eva has had a very positive effect
on our efforts to improve employee
and community health" stated Ad
ministrator Ron Barnes in announc
ing the award. "Over half of the
District employees voluntarily par
ticipate in wellness programs orga
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First grade student Maurica Cortez looks for her card at Warm Springs
Elementary cafeteria. Card is used in newaccountingsystemfor breakfast
and lunch programs. All students may purchase breakfast andor lunch.
provides traditional setting
"problem" and return the student to a
regular class as soon as possible.
The student continues to do his
regular class assignments in the tran
sition room in addition to resolving
anv behavior problems. Placement
jn the transition, room is made after
al oossib c efforts to resolve the
immediate problcmcontiict nave
been made and arc not successful.
The teacher provides a written
description of the problem; assign
ments for the student while he is in
the transition room; indicates the
expectations necessary for the student
to return to class; and is involved in
the "mediation" or "intervention"
processes to resolve problems or
conflicts that exist. To develop a
contract that indicates what a student
has to do to return to class.
Transition room staff provide a
quiet, highly structured environment,
where students can do assignments
and get help when they have ques
tions. Make sure that completed as
signments are returned to teachers
The transition room is a neutral
zone for both teacher and student. It
provides a chance for problem reso
lution, positive directions, a chance
to get back on task with class work
and a way to repair teacher-student
Chapter I also provides a Whole
Language Classes (readinglanguage
arts) that stressing reading vocabulary
and comprehensions skills along wi th
language mechanics and expressing
Content vocabulary from typical
secondary core subject matter areas
(i.e. English, Social Studies, Science,
Health and etc.) is included. Stu
dents with low reading or language
scores are targeted for the class.
Exercisesactivities to improve
comprehension skills, especially: fact
and opinion, inference, classification,
drawing conclusions, sequencing,
prediction, summarizing, and ana
lytical thinking are taught. Analysis
for children appearing in court
Victim Assistance is requesting
any type of books, toys, blocks,
stuffed animals, anything that would
beof interest tochildrcn from two (2)
through fifteen (15) years of age.
Items requested will make it easier"
forchildrcn and their families to cope
witn wnat victims may dc expcri
Please bring the toys by the Vic
nized by Eva" said Barnes.
An employee of the District since
May 1991, Montee is a certified fit
ness specialist and aerobics instruc
tor. Donna Laughlin.CNA was named
the Mountain View Nursing Home
Caregiver of the Month. Laughlin
was selected by the nursing home
residents and her fellow employees
because of her exceptional job per
formance and willingness to give of
herself on her free lime.
of literature including the concepts
of plot, character, setting, author's
purpose, and etc. are included.
Writing skills including outlin
ing, simplecomplex sentences,
paragraph structures, letters and short
. .written reports will be covered. Stu
dents make Use ot the writer s
WorkBench Lab when possible.
Another Chapter I program, says
Gray is the PEP (Personal Education
Program) Lab (extended day pro
gram), services includes tutoring in
basic and advanced skills in reading,
math and language arts; help with
home work or class assignments; help
to make-up homework, assignments
or classes missed because of school
approved activities or substance
abuse treatment programs; and the
instruction for credit for students in
classes assigned and approved by the
Services are provided Monday
through Friday during the day, after
school and evenings. The PEP Lab is
also open on weekends for student
Transitional services are arranged
for students that are entering or
leaving off-campus residential
treatment programs for substance
abuse. PEP Lab allows students to
work on making up classes that they
A variety of instructional methods
that stress each student's individual
basic and advanced skill(s) needs in
reading, math and language arts will
be used to provide services in both
traditional and non-traditional set
tings. Methods used will include one
to one, small group and cooperative
instruction, individual tutoring,
computer instruction, drill and prac
tice, applied reading, vocabulary and
If you are an Indian student that
needs extra help with your school
work you might want to find out
about attending Chemawa. To get
more information about Chemawa
call 503-399-5721 extension 138.
tim Assistance office in the Tribal
Courthouse on the right side of the
building up the stairs. Your partici
pation during this Toy Donation pe
riod will be appreciated by the pro
gram and the children. Thank you.
Construction drawings for the
proposed Mountain View Hospital
DistrictFamily Care Clinic have been
completed and are available for public
review and comment.
"The Board would like to welcome
and encourages District patrons to
review the plans and make com
ments," said Administrator Ron
The construction drawings which
were prepared by PlazaFootc Archi
tects of Portland will be available in
the office of the Administrator the
week of September 14.
The Board of Directors of Moun
tain View Hospital District will take
action on the plans at the regular
Board meeting, September 17.