Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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"Two Great Programs, One Great School!"

5037 SW Iowa St. | Portland, OR 97221
Phone: (503) 916-6300 | Fax: (503) 916-2633

A Message from the Principal

Photo of Deanne Froehlich
Deanne Froehlich, Principal

November 2015

Dear Hayhurst/Odyssey Community,

First, I would like to say, I am thankful for all of you and the opportunity to work with your children. Hayhurst/Odyssey is a great school and I look forward to coming to work everyday! Happy Thanksgiving!

We have had lots of excitement around our school this past month. The opening of the first phase of the playground leading the way. Everyone loves the new playground!!! Thank you to Courtney Kruetz and the playground committee for all of their hard work in fundraising and organizing the how, what, and when. Then thank you to numerous parents who worked through the rain and sun to put the actual structure together. Great school team work! The students have been taught new playground rules for the equipment, practiced, and twirled, climbed and smiled for several days. If you come by on the weekend with your family, please ask your child to teach you the new equipment rules.  Click here to read more....

Connect to Kindergarten

Connect to Kindergarten for Neighborhood School Only

Wednesday, February 10th and May 4th
6:00 - 7:30pm

Welcome to Hayhurst!

Mrs. Anderson's 2nd grade class created
this book to help new families feel welcome
at our school.  We hope you enjoy it! 
Please click here to begin the video.

We have a new playground!

The playground is installed and being enjoyed by the kids! 
Thank you to everyone who helped make our dream come true!

For more information, visit our website at

Neighborhood Lego Robotics Teams

Both teams win trophies!!! 

The Trash Cops (5th grade) and the Trash Talkers (4th grade) were AMAZING! Both teams won the Rising Star Award, an award given to teams the judges expect great things from in the future. The Trash Talkers also won the ACE award which is an invitation to the Oregon State First Lego League tournament in January 2016.
Please see our website for more info.  

Community Care Day


Hayhurst's 15th annual Community Care Day was a huge success! With over 100 volunteers, we beautified the school grounds, cleaned up the courtyard and prepared the garden for fall planting. Thank you!

Kim's Culinary Corner

Enjoy new ideas for meals!
Read about the Super Star Vegetables:

Important Dates

Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook

The current Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook can be found at bottom of the following page:http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/student-services/364.htm.

The District is collaborating with the Portland Association of Teachers to update this document to align with recent changes in State Law (SB 553). 


All schools are concurrently engaged in a process of creating school specific School Climate Handbooks in collaboration with staff, students, families, and community partners to meet the unique needs of each school community. 

Direct Giving to Hayhurst Neighborhood School

Click here to do a direct donation to the Hayhurst Neighborhood School.

All School PTA Donation

 You can now donate directly to the Hayhurst PTA using PayPal. Proceeds benefit both the Neighborhood School and the Odyssey Program.

Hayhurst Elementary PTA

We Have Site Licenses


Hayhurst introduces IXL!  IXL is a comprehensive math practice site which is aligned to state standards. Your child can access it from home at:
Click here to connect to the Hayhurst log in window.

We have a school license for the web based version of Type to Learn 4.
Click here to download the full version client.

We're a Green School!

Hayhurst received the Oregon Green School merit award in April of 2013.  Read more....

STOP Cyber Bullying

Daily Schedule

7:50 a.m. Breakfast Begins
8:00 a.m. Breakfast Ends
7:55 a.m. First Bell
8:00 a.m. Tardy Bell
11:00-12:00 p.m. K-5 Lunch
2:15 p.m. Dismissal (K-5)

PPS News

Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

January 29, 2016

The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.


PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

January 28, 2016
Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.

Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

January 26, 2016
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.


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