Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sumpter Parent Club September

Hi Parents,

Today was our Kick off assembly for Jog-a-thon, hopefully your kids have already told you about it. Mr. Cain was our MC and told the kids a little about what the PTC funds. As Mr. Cain listed off the technology, artist in residence and field trips, the students got so excited! They wanted to share their favorite things and memories with their friends sitting close by. As the students got louder and more excited (even though they were being quieted down) I couldn't help but be reminded that this is why we do this. We work hard to provide these wonderful opportunities for not only our own kids but the entire Sumpter Community! I sincerely want to thank all of you who have already signed up and have asked how you can help us throughout the year! It is so nice to know that we don't have to carry it on our own!

The assembly today also shared that we will be doing a spirit week this year leading up to the jog-a-thon. September 28-October 2 will be dress up days. There should be a flyer coming home with your student soon as a reminder. Here is the list of dress up days:
Monday the 28th: Stingray Pride Day
Tuesday the 29th: Crazy Hair Day
Wednesday the 30th: Twin Day
Thursday the 1st: Backwards Day
Friday the 2nd: Throwback Workout Wear Day

The minutes from our last meeting are also attached. Our next meeting will be October 13th at 5pm. We would love to see you there!


Have a great weekend!

Brittany Springer


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Landau Update

From: Julie Warncke [mailto:jwarncke@cityofsalem.net]
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2015 1:48 PM
To: TJ Sullivan
Cc: Glenn Davis; Kevin Hottmann; Tony Martin
Subject: Landau


This email is to follow up on a question about when Landau Street SE might be closed near the crest of the hill.  I confirmed this information with both Tony Martin and Kevin Hottmann.  Please share with the people who attended last week's SGNA meeting.  Thanks! - Julie    


Because of the operational safety concerns with the grade on Landau Street and the expense associated with meeting current design standards, the City anticipates this street will be closed once an adequate alternate route is available.  The alternate route as included in the Salem Transportation System Plan will be provided by the extension of Fabry to Battle Creek.  However, if another local street route is developed and deemed appropriate, the City would consider closing the Landau hill even if Fabry has not yet been extended. 


We do not have any reason to believe that a local street alternative will be in place prior to the extension of Fabry, but circumstances could change as annexations and development in the area continues.  If this does become a possibility, the City Traffic Engineer would review the street operations and safety to determine if the local street route could support the travel demand in a safe manner.  The neighborhood association would be involved in any future decisions relating to the timing of the possible closure of Landau Street SE. 



Julie Warncke
Transportation Planning Manager
City of Salem Public Works Department
555 Liberty St SE / Room 325
Salem, OR 97301-3513
Phone: 503-588-6211
Fax: 503-588-6025
Internet: jwarncke@cityofsalem.net



Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sumpter Parent Club Meeting Minutes June 2, 2015

Sumpter Parent Club Meeting Minutes June 2, 2015


In Attendance:  Michelle Muth, Jennifer Koenig, Karen Macedo, Jessica McAllister, Alicia Matson, Jenny Hannant, Krista Young, Michelle McAllister, Shannon Elkins, Sarah Harrison, Brittany Springer, Melissa Stinson, Johnny Deblock, Christine Deblock, Aleah Clark, Faith Branson, and Chris Cain.


Approval of May meeting minutes:  Alicia Matson made a first motion to approve, Faith Branson made a second motion and the meeting minutes were approved


School Report: Janet was unable to attend today’s meeting but Michelle went over the tentative teacher class assignments for next school year, please keep in mind these can change over the next few months due to student enrollment and staffing hires.


Kinder - Kelley Cary with Beth Kenagy A7

Kinder - Karen Ochoa with Karla Miller A5

Kinder - Stephanie Anderson with Kim Epling A6

1st grade -  Katelin Lomax A3

1st grade - Kelsie Skogstad A1

1st grade - Britini Oliver A2

1st & 2nd Blend - Lori Allemann A4

2nd grade - Peggy Mischke B6

2nd grade - Meghan Harrison B2

2nd grade - Amy Bandonis B1

3rd grade - Karen Stanerson B4

3rd grade - Connie Platz B3

3rd grade - Debbie Kennard B5

4th grade - Vacant C2

4th grade - Jessica Morgan C3

4th & 5th grade - Chris Cain C1

5th grade - Ro Ochoa C4

5th grade - Katy Naff & Erika Kerr (Katy to be .5 Sumpter Effective Teacher Coach & .5 classroom teacher) (Erika will be .5 teacher)

K1&2 EGC - Vacant

Music - Vacant


Treasurer’s Report:  Johnny Deblock reported that we currently have $38,734.75 in the parent club account with another $5,000 from Sock Hop being deposited.  We have some more expenses from the Sock Hop and Auction to be paid out as well as the yearbooks invoice and sales to record soon.  Jennifer Koenig presented a proposed budget for next year as follows:


Proposed Budget for 2015-2016

Classroom Accounts $7,500

Field Trips                 $7,000

Artist in Residence  $2,200

Staff Appreciation    $250

Music/PE                 $400 ($200 each)

Childcare                 $180

Total                        $17,350.00


Classroom accounts was discussed and Johnny Deblock made a first motion to give each classroom $500 each at a total of $10,000 for classroom accounts, Ginger Stover second this motion and it was approved.  This money will be available for teachers to purchase classroom supplies this summer so they have what they need when school starts in September.  The rest of the budget was not voted on at this time. The rest of the budget will be discussed at September’s meeting.  Jane Morris the chairperson for the Climate Committee had asked parent club to put in a budget line of $500 for next year’s budget a few months ago. That was discussed and it was decided to ask the committee to put a proposal together with exactly how much they will need to purchase the wrist bands, buttons, and card stock for the achievement awards.


Vote for Next Year’s Board:  The ballots were passed out and the following people were voted into office for the 2015-2016 school year:


President - Brittany Springer

Vice President - Jenny Hannant

Treasurer - Alicia Matson

Secretary - Rene Tyson


Committee Reports:  Campbell’s Soup/Box Tops - Jennifer Koenig announced that Mrs. Harrison’s 2nd grade class won the Labels for Education contest and will be having their prize of a pizza party on Thursday June 4th. $1,942.70 was earned for Sumpter this year from Box Tops. Great job everyone and keep collecting those box tops over the summer.


Sock Hop:  Michelle Muth and Jennifer Koenig reported about a $5,000 profit from the Sock Hop this year. It seemed that attendance was up this year, maybe due to the weather. The food truck seemed to be a big hit, we did get comments on their line being too long of a wait, the company we used this year did say they would bring another person next year if we used them again to help expedite. Several people suggested having two food trucks to help with long lines and give people a variety. Most companies that were contacted for this event wanted us to pay them a minimum of $200 to come, but G Gourmet who we did use, did not charge us a fee and even donated $100 of their profits to our parent club so we can look into trying to find another food truck who would come but that might not be possible to find.

Calendar - BBQ - June 3rd

Field Day - June 9th - Jane Morris has sign up sheets for volunteers for this event at the front desk of the office.

Family Movie Night - June 12th 6pm in the gym - We are needing a few parent volunteers to help run this event. Please contact sumpterparentclub@gmail.com if you are interested in helping out.


Volunteer Opportunities - Yearbook Sales - This appears to be all covered

                                         End of Year BBQ - www.signupgenius.com

      Field Day


Funds Request:  Parent Club had promised Mr. Lewis that we would try to purchase a new set of risers each year if possible. Since we have a surplus of money at this time Sarah Harrison made a first motion to approve to pay for another set of risers for the music department (approx. $850), Johnny Deblock second the motion and it was approved.


Other Business:Johnny Deblock made a motion to approve the name change to the parent club bylaws to read Sumpter Parent Teacher Club, Karen Macedo second this motion, and it was approved.


A date for next year’s Jog-a-thon was discussed and Oct. 2nd is tentatively set for this event.


The next parent club meeting will be on Tuesday September 15th time is TBA.



Wednesday, September 9, 2015



Join Us:
September 10, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Baxter Hill Community Hall
1780 Baxter Road SE

Click here for meeting agenda.
Click here for recent meeting minutes.

Meeting topics include:
[1] Introductions, Committee Reports, Approval of Minutes, Old Business;
[2] Police Report;
[3] Public Works Staff presenting on transportation plans for the area in & around Reed/Landau/Boone/Battle Creek;
[4] John Miller discussing Woodscape Green Phase 1 & 2;
[5] New Business and comments or concerns from attending general members 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sumpter Scoop

Sumpter Scoop

Home of the Stingrays: 

Crossing Guards Needed!

Sumpter Elementary School                                                    Janet Prats, Principal  

525 Rockwood St SE Salem, OR 97306       503-399-3337     www.http//sumpter.salemkeizer.net

September 2015:  Bell times are from 9:30-3:45.  Office is open from 8:00-4:30.































Inside This Issue:  “Salem keizer public schools is an affirmative action equal opportunity institution.”


Calendar of Events and Principal’s Pen.


Stingray News




Principal’s Pen Continued…

problems, please report it to a teacher, myself, or another adult at Sumpter, so we can handle the problem quickly. 

Let’s keep the Sumpter parking lot safe for all of our kids.  Sumpter’s parking lot is a bit small for its population, so the protocols for before and after school drop-off and pick-up of students are very precise.  You will notice that several staff have been strategically posted to support and supervise, so please be mindful of their direction, even if you aren’t entirely sure at the time as to why they may be asking you to do something.  Remember, we are always striving for safety first! 

Be sure to mark your calendars for Sumpter’s annual “Meet & Greet” scheduled for September 8TH  from 5-6pm!  This “open house” event gives families a chance to meet teachers, drop off school supplies, meet other students and their families, and even take a little tour around the school prior to class starting.  All classrooms, including P.E. & Music, participate in this event.

Sumpter also offers three Curriculum Nights in September to share more specific grade level information with families regarding the curriculum, instruction and much needed home support necessary for shifting our students into more rigorous content aligned with the Common Core National Standards. 

The dates and times for the specific grade level Curriculum Nights are:

The K-1 Curriculum Night is September 21st from 5:00 to 6:00pm

The 2-3 Curriculum Night is September 22nd from 5:00 to 6:00pm

The 4-5 Curriculum Night is September 24th from 5:00 to 6:00pm

I want all of our families to know that I believe in partnering with parents to provide educational excellence for every Sumpter student.  I welcome your thoughts and suggestions.  Many of the revisions to programs, communication and procedures each year are grass-rooted in the ideas and thoughts shared by our own Sumpter parents.  Please join me at one of my “Coffee Talks” the 1st Friday of the month at 9:40 am.  I’d also like to invite you to join other parents and I at our parent club meetings held every 2nd Tuesday at 5:00.  Together we can make a difference in the lives of our children.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!


Janet Prats

Sumpter Principal


Stingray News:

Crossing Guard Positions Open:

3:45-4:15 at Valleywood/Rockwood

3:45-4:15 at Rockwood/7th

9:00-9:30 and 3:45-4:15 at Valleywood/Springwood

9:00-9:30 at Rockwood at the path

We have several crossing guard positions open this year.  If you are interested please follow the steps below:

  • Go online to apply for the position at http://www.salkeiz.k12.or.us/
  • Click on “Employment” at the top of the page.
  • Click on “Search Job Openings” mid page.
  • Keep checking this site for the district to post 2015-2016  Crossing Guard positions.
  • After you have applied for the position. Email Trisha Arends (Office Manager for Sumpter) at arends_trisha@salkeiz.k12.or.us.
  • Thank you so much for your interest in this position.


Salem Keizer Public Schools has implemented a new computer program.

A new online service for elementary parents

Parents of Salem-Keizer elementary students will have access to an online information system called ParentVUE starting this fall.

Previously, parents of middle and high school students could find information about student attendance, classes, and grades online through a service called Intouch Online. This fall, ParentVUE is replacing Intouch Online.

ParentVUE will offer some information for parents of elementary students. Parents will be able to log in to find information about their student’s:

·         Attendance

·         Immunization records

·         District calendar

The district office will mail log-in information for ParentVUE to families prior to the start of school.

For more information about ParentVUE, please visit http://www.salemkeizer.org/parents/parentvue or call the school office.


Sumpter Website:   http://sumpter.salemkeizer.net/

This website is our information highway.  Please be sure to check the calendar for upcoming current events.  The 2015-16 Supply List is currently posted on this site.


Student First Day Packets: 

Within the first week of school, your student will arrive home with a packet full of information you will want to read.  There will be some forms you will need to fill out and return.  Please be on the look-out for this packet.


Background Checks for Volunteers: http://www.salemkeizer.org/content/human-resources/volunteer

Be prepared ahead of time to volunteer.  Click on this link to locate, fill out and submit your Criminal Background Check.  This does take time for the district to process before you will be cleared to volunteer in classrooms and on field trips so please submit at least two weeks prior to your volunteer date. 


Arrival Time: 

The earliest your child can be dropped off at the school is 9:15.  At 9:15, the doors open and there is supervision provided to ensure all student safety.


Departure Time:

All students must be picked up by 4:00 per district policy unless they are involved in an after-school program that has adult supervision.


Lunch Cards:

Kitchen lead is Lisa Jackson.  You may contact her with Food Service questions at 503-399-2622.  Food cards may be reloaded before school starts in the kitchen.


Student Attendance: 

Student Attendance is so important for student success.  Families can make a difference in student attendance.  Here are some suggestions:

  • Set a family expectation that tardiness and absences won’t be allowed unless the student is truly sick.
  • Make school attendance a family value.
  • Establish a habit of good attendance in early grades.

Thank you for your attention in this important matter.


Staffing Changes: 

All staffing changes will be loaded onto the website by Friday, September 4th by 4:45 PM.


Classroom Interruptions:

Parents, please help us in our commitment to provide quality instruction for your students by keeping the classroom interruptions and early check-outs to a minimum and reserving interruptions for emergencies only.  Remember, every time you ask us to call the classroom for your student, it does affect student learning.  We do understand emergencies do arise.


School Office Phone Use:

Students may only use the school office phones for emergencies.  Students will not be allowed to use the office phones to make arrangements for after-school activities with friends.  Those arrangements must be made before school starts with parents involved for approval.


Bus Riders: 

If your student will ride the school bus to and/or from school this year, please keep in mind the first couple weeks of school the buses may run late due to new route schedules and new drivers.  If you have any questions relating to student transport please call transportation at 503-399-3100.  Reminder:  All hand-held devices (i.e. IPods, Cell Phones, Nintendo DS etc…) are not allowed in use on the school bus.