皇家华人

Capitol Hill School

A Great Place to Grow

8401 SW 17th Ave?皇家华人, OR 97219?Ph 503-916-6303?Fx 503-916-2616

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Capitol Hill
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  • School Drop-Off & Pick-Up

    • Traffic flow map 

       

      Hello, Capitol Hill Elementary families and friends! We would like to thank you for taking the time to look at our circulation map provided by PBOT’s Safe Routes to School team. After our observation, we came to the consensus that your current circulation plan is as efficient as it can be, and that you (parents/caregivers) are doing a great job of minimizing vehicular traffic on SW Carson St and 皇家华人ing traffic flowing counterclockwise to mitigate congestion! That being said, we do have some suggestions that may improve pedestrian safety:

       

      • Avoid turning left onto SW 17th Ave from SW Spring Garden during arrival.

      • Avoid parking on the east side of the street to drop off your students.

      • While crossing SW Spring Garden be extra cautious of cars turning from SW 17th Ave. If you see another group of people walking to school, we suggest crossing together as larger groups of people are generally more visible to drivers!

      • After dropping off your student(s), remember to yield for pedestrians if you are turning right onto SW Spring Garden.

       

       

      Parent Parking:

      • Visitor designated parking is available in the parking lot
      • Parents/students must use the front entryway
      • Designated ADA spaces - 17th

       

      Parent Pick-Up:

      • K-2 picked up outside their exterior classroom doors
      • 3rd & 4th grade pickup is in the parking lot by stairs
      • 5th grade is picked up at the corner of the building on the NE corner by the parking lot
  • April 2024 Newsletter

  • Kindergarten Connect

    Kinder Connect

  • March Newsletter

Principal's Message

  • Greetings Capitol Hill Community,

     

    My name is Mike Sauers, and I am honored and excited to be the principal at Capitol Hill Elementary School.

     

    I wanted to share a few things about myself. I am entering my 13th year in education and my 5th year in school administration. I am passionate about ensuring that the school creates an environment where ALL students feel safe, heard, and valued. I understand that students may need a variety of different supports in order to access their education. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to 皇家华人 with the Capitol Hill Staff to ensure that we provide the best educational environment for your child to be themselves and thrive. I have been married for 12 years to my wife, and we have 4 wonderful girls. I strive to be present and enjoy every bit of life I am offered. I love being outside, eating and cooking good food, and watching movies. My favorite parts of Oregon are the cool mornings and evenings and beautiful landscape.

     

    My Core Values. These values drive every decision that I make:

    Student-First Decision-Making

    Listen to Understand First

    Honesty & Transparency

    Realize We Are All Humans

    Mike

     

    Please review the attached drop off and dismissal procedures for the ‘23-'24 school year. Help us make safety a priority by following these guidelines. Here are a few very important things to remember about drop-off and pick-up: Our building opens at 7:53am, so please wait until that time to drop your child off at school; Please remember to return your After-School Plan on the first day of school, so we know how your child is getting home; I encourage you to visit our school website at for school supply lists, upcoming events, student/parent handbook, important reminders, and classroom updates.

      TRAFFIC INFORMATION 

             I also want to encourage you to follow our Capitol Hill Traffic Plan. Remember that you are welcome to park in any available space in the parking lot. The drop-off is not busy at 7:45. Here are general guidelines from our traffic plan:

    DO: 

    • Pedestrians and bikes only on Carson 7:30 - 8:15; 2:00 - 2:30
    • Cross only at crosswalks
    • Drop students off school curbside only
    • Keep 17th One Way heading south during drop-off times
    • Be mindful of students crossing at 16th and Carson

    Please don't: 

    • Make U-turns in front of the school (it's unsafe and illegal)
    • Load/unload students at the crosswalk/yellow curbs
    • Block the parking lot entrance/exit
    • Park in the wrong direction

     

     Pick up and drop off on 17th in the designated Drop Off Only Zone in front of school

    • Drop students school curbside
    • Do NOT drop at yellow curbs
      • Limit vehicle traffic on Carson 7:45 – 8:05; 2:05 – 2:30
    • Please no U-Turns
    • Please park in the correct direction

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

District News

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  • West Sylvan Eighth Grader Wields a Mighty Pen

    Even as a small child, Miranda Yesser possessed a keen understanding of the mercenary nature of the publishing industry. 

    According to her one-page, tongue-in-cheek author bio, which hangs on a clothesline in English teacher Dr. Holly Graham’s colorful classroom, “Yesser began writing books at a young age, then trying to sell them to her family for 5 dollars a copy.”

    It might be time to scoop those copies up. Miranda recently received honorable mention in the annual for her short story, “.”

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  • The Arts Tax in Action: The HeART of 皇家华人 is Still Beating

    Students who took their first steps into PPS kindergarten classrooms in 2014 – the year 皇家华人’s first-ever arts education tax went into effect – are now thriving sophomores.

    Evan Sampson is one of those sophomores, and he will have a chance to share his story at this year’s HeART of 皇家华人, a showcase spotlighting the artistic accomplishments of some PPS’s most talented students.

    The two-week celebration of creativity will take place from April 16-28 at the 皇家华人 Art Museum. All exhibits and performances are free and open to the public.

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  • Lincoln & Grant Constitution Teams to Compete Nationally

    This weekend, the Lincoln and Grant high school constitution teams will compete in the annual We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals in Washington, D.C. 

    Now in its fifth decade, the event brings together students from all 50 states for a series of mock congressional hearings on everything from the Constitutional Convention of 1787 to the separation of powers and the future of democracy. 

    The Lincoln and Grant constitution teams, under the instruction of Patrick Magee-Jenks and Angela DiPasquale respectively, have long histories of taking home trophies on both the state and national level. 

    Good luck to all!

  • First, the end of this school year will still be June 14 for K-11 students, and it will be May 31 for seniors.
    Second, next year’s bell schedules will change for many students.
    Beginning next school year, we added 15 instructional minutes for elementary and middle school students and provided all middle school students with a seven-period day. Accommodating these changes while supporting 410 minutes per week of teacher planning time and aligning our transportation systems requires us to adopt common start and stop times.
    Third, next year’s school calendars are available.

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