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East Sylvan Campus (Grade 6-8)
1849 SW 58th Ave. | Portland, OR 97221
Phone: (503) 916-5560 | Fax: (503) 916-5564
West Sylvan Campus (Grades 7-8)
8111 SW West Slope Drive | Portland, OR 97225
Phone: (503) 916-5690 | Fax: (503) 916-2681

Welcome to West Sylvan - For Additional Information Click on the "About Us" Tab

At West Sylvan, we strive to create and sustain a learning community where all members can thrive and learn at their highest level.

Middle school is an exciting time for most students. They are given more freedom which comes with more responsibility. It is a time for students to work on organization and time management as they move from class to class throughout the day. It is our hope that they will become independent, self-directed learners by the end of eighth grade. Our teachers hold high expectations for your children both academically and behaviorally. We want to partner with you to make this a great middle school experience for your child.  



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West Campus Weekly Update October 20th, 2014:

East Campus Weekly Update, October 20th, 2014:


School News & Announcements - Check Our School Calendar For Dates and Times


Crazy Dress Day

East Campus
Tuesday, Oct. 28
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Fall Grounds Clean-Up
Saturday, November 15th
9:00 a.m. - noon
East and West Campuses
Contact: Rob Garrison
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7th Grade Ashland Trip
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Money Matters
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6th-Grade Outdoor School
MESD Outdoor School
Parent/Guardian Letter
Payment Form
Schedule
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PTA Coffee Talks
9:30am-10:30am Library - West Campus
October 24: 6th grade parents
November 14: 6th grade parents
December 12: 6th grade parents
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Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, Oct. 29th and Thursday, Oct. 30th

8a.m.-12noon,  1-4pm,   5-8pm
Conference-online sign-up (block teachers only) 

             http://www.appointmentquest.com/scheduler/2200099634/login
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            Volunteer Math tutor - Denis Heidtmann

            8-8:45am, Tuesdays & Thursdays (before school starts)

           @ West Campus, Room 104 (cold lunch room)

             for 7th/8th Math students (not 6th grade)

           **does not do private tutoring**

 


 

School Community Announcements - For Additional Activities and Information Click on the "Students" Tab, "Extracurricular Activities"

Lincoln Cardinals Youth Girls Basketball
6th, 7th and 8th Grade Girls
Tryouts: Sun., Nov. 2nd & Mon. Nov. 3
Flyer
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After School Drama Class
at East Sylvan
October 27 - December 15
Flyer
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West Sylvan Chess Club
6th, 7th and 8th Grades
Wednesdays - beginning Oct. 22
3:30 - 5:00
After School in the West Campus Library.
East campus students will ride the
activities bus to West Campus.
$50-$75 per player - scholarships available
Email
registration form to aprillutz6@gmail.com
Questions? Contact April Lutz 503-804-9875
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"Entre Amigos"
Spanish Lunch Club
THURSDAYS starting Oct.9th! ! 
7th and 8th GRADE LUNCH HOURS! !
IN ROOM 106 at West Sylvan
To join, please bring a registration form,
along with your check, to the first lunch get together.
Q
uestions? Please contact Tammy Hernandez at tammyfh@comcast.net
or Anamaria Beard at fusion345@aol.com

BEFORE SCHOOL SPANISH
AT WEST SYLVAN
(For 6th-7th grades) 
Give your child a head start in SPANISH…that will give them the edge in High School and beyond…
Classes are taught by native speaker, Anamaria Beard. 
Classes start Oct 14th (in West Sylvan cafeteria)
7:55am-8:45am
Tuesdays – Beginners
Thursdays – Intermediate 
Tuition $40/month. Please make checks payable to: Anamaria Beard.
In memo, please write child’s name and tuition month. 
Questions? Please contact Anamaria Beard at fusion345@aol.com 
Flyer  
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Halloween Fiesta
7:00p.m. Saturday, October 25th
Don’t miss this party!
Food and Drinks
DJ and live band
Costumes encouraged
$10 + $100 Apoyemeos
tax deductible donation per person
Buy Tickets
www.apoyemosk12.com
Grand + Benedicts Fixture Warehouse
2300 SE Beta St, Milwaukie, OR 97222
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West Sylvan Robotics Club – 2014-15 - Looking for
Parent Facilitator(s)
If you are a parent who is interested, have done this before,
or have an idea to help move this club forward,
please email bkeller@pps.net, Asst. Principal East Campus.
We have 5 Lego Mindstorms Kits and space to meet.
Need to start soon - competitions are in December

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The Portland Youth Rock Orchestra will begin it’s 2014-2015 Season with rehearsals
at West Sylvan Middle School beginning October the 21st!

Registration is open to ALL East and West Sylvan Students Beginning through Advanced.

To Register or to simply learn more, please call 503-567-9950

or visit our website at www.PortlandYouthRock.org.
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The new session of Art Club begins Next Week!
6th Grade on Tuesdays  4:00 - 6:00 PM
October 7 - November 18 (Six Weeks - $75)
7th/8th on Wednesdays  4:00 - 6:00 PM
October 8 - November 19 (Six Weeks - $75)
All Classes Meet at West Sylvan in Room #14

 East Sylvan students ride the Activity Bus after school to West Campus.

For more information and to register your child for class
visit  
http://cannonballart.net/ 
Pre-registration is import for making sure there are
materials enough for everyone.
Payment may be made online or with a check
made payable to Cannonball Art.

For questions or concerns, please email Tracie Broughton
at
tracieb0523@comcast.net or call: 503-913-6406.

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Dance Clinic given by the
Lincoln High School Dance Team
November 10 & 11
9:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
West Sylvan Middle School
Grades K-8
$100 per dancer
Questions? Contact Vicki Crow
503-274-7013 crow184@comcast.net
www.lincolnathletics.com (click Dance)
Flyer
 
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Lincoln Youth Basketball Boys Program

Click here for information.
Questions? Contact Kevin Overbeck
www.lybpdx.president@gmail.com
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LONDON - FEBRUARY 25: Runners compete in the United Kingdom National Cross Country Championships on Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath February 25, 2012 in London, England. - stock photo  
Lincoln Youth Cross Country
(Formerly EWS Cross Country)

Open to all 6th-8th grade boys & girls in the Lincoln H. S. cluster.
We practice Mon. Wed. & Thurs. 4-5:30 at the West Sylvan Campus.
First practice Wednesday, September 3rd.
Registration packets are available @ East and West Campus. 
A
pre-participation examination form filled out by a physician is required. 
Information/about Couch Blount
Cross Country Summer Flyer
Cross Country Forms
PPS MS Sports Info/Parent Consent Form

September Calendar
October Calendar


    

School Office Hours

Office Hours at both campuses:

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

West Sylvan Calendar

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