Rural Dell Newsletter


 IMPORTANT DATES-October/November

The Molalla River School District is an equal opportunity educator and employer

Mon.-Fri. Oct 29th- Nov. 2                               Dental 3 Dental Sealants All School Program


Mon.-Fri. Nov. 5th- 9th                                      Scholastic Book Fair

Thurs. Nov. 8th                                                Grands Day

Mon. Nov. 12th                                                 No School-Veterans Day

Tues. Nov. 13th                                               No School-In Service Day

Wed.-Fri. Nov 21st-23rd                                   No School-Thanksgiving Break

Wed. Nov. 28th                                                Picture Retake Day

Fri. Nov. 30th                                                   No School-Grade Day




New Parking Lot: We have a wonderful new parking lot!! Please for the safety of our students, parents, and staff please SLOW DOWN when coming or going!!

Student Drop Off: To ensure students are learning at maximum potential each day, teachers and support staff are busy preparing until 8:50am (9:50am on Fri.) Please note that, for their safety, students cannot enter with or without parents before the times indicated.  If left unattended, parent/guardians will be called to return to pick up their students until those times. Parents are welcome if they have prior authorization/scheduled meeting with staff.

Student Pick Up:  Classes are released at 3:30 Monday through Friday. To ensure student safety, and to maintain our focus on learning, parents, guardians, etc. are invited to enter the building no earlier than 3:25pm for student pick up. While waiting for their students, families are invited to please wait quietly until their student is released to them by the classroom teachers.

Students are not allowed to walk out of the building at any time without a parent/staff escort.

Birthdays: Please observe individual classroom policies around birthday treats. Those were sent home the first week of school by your child's teacher. We are not able to accommodate parents that show up with treats unannounced.

Lost and Found: Our lost and found pile is already growing!! Please mark all belongings...lunch bag, coats, back packs with names so we can get them back to their rightful owner.

Visitors: For the safety of all our students at Rural Dell, it is required that all parents, grandparents or visitors to our school check in and out at the office. The only exception to this rule is if you are dropping off or picking up a student at regular arrival and dismissal times.  We have visitor buttons and badges for you to wear so we know you have checked in. Thank you for your cooperation.

We love Volunteers!!  We love parent helpers at Rural Dell!!! In order to volunteer or chaperone at our school, you have to complete a criminal background check and complete the Child Abuse Prevention Training. There is a link for this training on the district website. The background checks are good for 3 years, and the CAPT training has to be completed EVERY school year (regardless of when you took it, they all expire June 30th each year.) If you will be volunteering/chaperoning at any time this year and have not done your background check, please turn it in as soon as possible. Please call Karla in the office to make sure yours is still valid. Checks take 2 weeks to process and CANNOT BE DONE LAST MINUTE, NO EXCEPTIONS. Feel free to contact Karla in the office if you have any questions.

2018-2019 Reading Challenge: "Reading Takes You Out of This World!" Please remember to read to/with/by your child daily; look for space-themed reading logs coming home and initial a rocket ship for every 15 minutes read. Happy reading!

Library News:

Dear Rural Dell Parents,

Welcome back to school. We are very excited to have the students using our library again. To keep the library running smoothly we have the students review library expectations. We also learn how to correctly use the library. Kindergarten students check out one book and may have it for two weeks before it is overdue. First through fifth grade students are able to check out two books. They also have them for two weeks before they are overdue. We really want to avoid having overdue books. Many times these are popular books that other students have been waiting for. If a book is damaged, please send it back. We have special tools to fix them. If the book is lost, let the library know. You will need to reimburse the library so we can purchase a replacement. Please ask your student about their library books. Help them keep them safe and away from dogs, small children, and food.

**We have Scholastic Book Fair twice a year. It is a great place to purchase popular books. The book fair allows us to take books as profit. On average we take $3,000.00 worth of books to use in the library and classrooms per year.

**November 5th - 9th 2018 Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

April 8th - 12th 2019 Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

**Having your support is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please call me from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 503-651-2128.

Thank you.

Shellie Huntington, Library Assistant


Colorcycle Program

This year Mrs. Kusaka is spearheading a program to recycle “dead” markers. The program is sponsored by Crayola and is completely free to us.  Crayola will recycle ANY brand and ANY kind of marker that is no longer usable.   Mrs. Kusaka will be collecting markers from classrooms, but children are also welcome to bring “dead” markers from home and put them in the “Dead Marker Box” that is now in the music room.  When the box is full, Mrs. Kusaka will send it to Crayola (they pay for the shipping too!), and they will recycle the markers.  Let’s all pitch in and keep these out of our landfills!

Other Reminders:

*Keep bringing in your box tops

*Perfume and Cologne: Due to some students and staff with severe allergies we ask that your students refrain from wearing perfumes or colognes to school.

*Just a reminder that electronic devices (Ipods, Nintendos, Itouch, etc) are NOT ALLOWED at school.

*Does your son or daughter wear glasses?? Please make sure your students are bringing their glasses to school. If your students only wear their glasses for class they should be kept at school, so they have them when they need them.


Molalla River School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, disability, marital or parental status, or sex in providing education or access to benefits of education services, activities and programs in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and Title 11 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Special Education Director or the Superintendent at 503-829