Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Summer 2012 Construction-Related School Closures in South Gateway

Sumpter Elementary School will be closed for the summer because of renovations and repairs occurring at the school, and we need your help in getting the word out. Please share this information with community members. The school building will be a construction zone and all public access will be blocked to ensure a safe environment.

This summer work is exciting news for the district, students, teachers, and community members. When the school reopens this fall, there will be new flooring and HVAC system.

All this repair work is thanks to the support of our local voters who approved a $242.1 million construction bond measure in November 2008 to help repair and renovate more than half the schools in Salem-Keizer, as well as build four new schools in key areas in our community.

How can community members contact Sumpter Elementary office staff during the summer?
Sumpter Elementary office staff will be located at Lee Elementary School at 5650 Venice Street SE from June 19-27. The phone number will be the same as Sumpter’s main phone and fax numbers: (503) 399–3337 and fax: (503) 391-4080. Summer hours are 8:00–4:00 pm.

The office will re-open on August 13 at the temporary summer location at Lee Elementary.


Lee Elementary is less than 10 minutes from here:

1.        Head west on Rockwood St SE toward Valleywood Dr SE

2.       Turn right onto Valleywood Dr SE

3.       Turn right onto Lone Oak Rd SE

4.      Take the 2nd right onto Kuebler Blvd

5.       Turn right onto Battle Creek Rd S

6.      Turn left onto Avalon Ave S

If community members would like to more information about the construction occurring during the summer or want to track progress as our district implements the construction bond, they can view the district’s construction website at:

In addition, because Sumpter Elementary will be closed, we will not be renting space to individuals or community groups at this location. We appreciate anything you can do to help us spread the word so that our community members have adequate time to relocate their activities.


We appreciate everyone’s patience and support as we work with one another to deal with the inconveniences that construction brings to our community. But we hope you join us in welcoming the improvements to Sumpter Elementary in the fall of 2012.



Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sumpter Info

Hang on, we're almost to the end of the school year!!!!  I wanted to pass on some information and volunteer opportunities to help us finish strong. So here we go...


Community FUNdraiser.  This was a huge success.  Thank all of you for contributing to the classroom baskets, buying raffle tickets and attending the event.  It looks like we will net close to $8000.  Thank you for your support.


Parent Club.  Our last meeting will by June 5th at 6:45pm (This is the first Tuesday of the month due to school being out the following week).  At this meeting we plan on reviewing the past year and setting priorities for the next year.  We will be discussing a contribution to the Battle Creek Parent Club and funding requests for classroom technology in addition to other items we have traditionally funded such as classroom funds, fieldtrips, and artists in residence. 


Yearbooks.  We are currently planning on selling Yearbooks before and after school from June 4th through June 8th.  We also plan to sell them at the school BBQ on June 6th.  Yearbooks will only be $5.00 this year.  Our Yearbook Committee did a great job this year so make sure you buy your copy before they are all gone.


June 6th is the school-sponsored BBQ.  I still need two more volunteers who might be able to help serve food from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  If you've always wanted to wear a hair net and gloves, this is your chance!  Please reply to me at


Important BBQ info:  We will begin selling BBQ tickets at 9:00 am.  Students will be able to use their lunch cards if they have them.  Sumpter Student price is $1.85.  Adults will NOT be able to use their students' lunch card to pay for the meal.  The adult price is $3.00.  Please try to bring exact change.


June 11th is Field Day (And the last day of school).  Mrs Morris needs lots and lots and lots of help for this fun event for our children.  There is a signup and more information at the front desk.  As with all volunteering at Sumpter, you will need to have a background check completed prior to volunteering.  Background check forms are available on the Parent Club board by the front desk. 





Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sumpter Parent Club Minutes

Thank you to all our volunteers over Teacher Appreciation Week.  Lots going on from now to the end of the year.  We're selling raffle tickets before/after school as well as the choir concert on Thursday.  Hope to see everyone at the FUNdraiser on Friday.  Several volunteer opportunities coming up.  Please check out the meeting minutes.