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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

Thursday, Friday no school

Nov. 26-27: No school in recognition of holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks to the more than 3,000 people who attended meetings on enrollment balancing. Slideshow.  Growing Great Schools.

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.

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.

The district is still in discussion and decision making on the Boundary/school relocation scenarios. The Superintendent will make her recommendation in December and then it will move forward to the School Board in January. Thank you to the hard work of many for writing a unified letter from the Odyssey community and for those that spoke at the DBRAC public meetings. Our voice has been heard in a professional manner. Once a decision has been made, we will move forward to make a smooth transition for our school community and continue the great learning environment we have created. I will keep you posted as I hear about the next steps from the district.

Believe it or not we only have three weeks until winter break. Boy the year is flying by quickly! The Giving Snowman is up in the office, feel free to stop by and pick up a gift tag for students in our community who could use a little cheer for the holidays. Taking care of our own community has been one of the many ways we have brought this school community together. Thank you in advance for your fabulous support!

Save the date for Family Math night on December 16 at 6:00pm. This is a great night to play lots of fun math games with your family in classrooms throughout the building.

I wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends!

Deanne Froehlich
Hayhurst/Odyssey School

Scholastic Book Fair

 Fun at the Book Fair!


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!


This is not necessarily the playground we will install.

The Dream Big Project is a collaborative effort of Hayhurst children, parents, teachers and the surrounding community, working together to design, fund, and build an innovative, imaginative and durable playground that will replace the existing (decades-old) structure and be enjoyed by all in the community. For more information, visit our website at hayhurstdreambigproject.weebly.com

Kim's Culinary Corner

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

Important Dates

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

Language immersion students excel in reading

November 24, 2015
Fourth grade students in Chinese immersion at Woodstock School.

Students enrolled in PPS dual-language immersion programs – whether English speakers or English learners - significantly outpace their peers in reading, a big, new study released this fall found. 


Bond progress update, Fall 2015

November 24, 2015
A group of Roosevelt students receive an up close view of the construction process in early November.

The first new high school buildings in nearly 50 years are starting to rise out of the ground at both Roosevelt and Franklin high schools and master planning is progressing for Grant and about to launch for Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools.


Get urgent news: Weather. Emergencies. Disasters.

November 24, 2015

Do you know how PPS responds to emergencies and winter weather - and how and when we communicate with you? Check out the PPS Get Urgent News page.

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