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All Estacada area elementary families invited to curriculum night

The Estacada School District will host a “Love To Learn” Family Curriculum night open to all Estacada and Eagle Creek area families of Elementary school-age children regardless of whether they attend traditional school, charter school or are home-schooled.

The event is from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Clackamas River Elementary, 301 N.E. Second Ave.

A variety of sessions will be offered, and children and their parents will have the opportunity to attend three.

Topics include:

  • iPads in the classroom.
  • Hands on science.
  • Nutrition cooking with kids taught in English and Spanish by Oregon State University representatives.
  • Reading strategies.
  • Math fun with cards.
  • Stellar spelling activity.
  • Understanding the Common Core with Clackamas River Elementary Principal Seth Johnson and Eagle Creek Elementary Principal Dan Draper.
  • Kindergarten readiness, geared toward families with children entering kindergarten in September.
  • Music.
  • Family fitness.
  • The evening is intended to inform families about curriculum, offer parents tools to support learning and to bring the community onto the same page.

    Superintendent Marla Stephenson said the event also will be a chance for parents to get an in-depth look at how curriculum progressively builds through the grade levels.

    “When (else) does a parent really get an opportunity to see where curriculum is going from kindergarten to sixth grade?” she said. “They get a better sense of what’s expected as their child advances through the years.”

    “This is also an opportunity to ask questions for the future of where the district is going as far as curriculum adoptions,” she added.


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