Get ‘Footloose’ for middle school musical

Calling all actors and singers: This year’s middle school musical will be “Footloose,” and auditions are coming soon.

Audition packets will be available in mid-November from your middle school choir teacher. Auditions will be held at Athey Creek Dec. 2, at Wood Dec. 3, at Rosemont Dec. 4 and again at Athey Dec. 5. Callbacks are scheduled for Dec. 9.

Students who are interested in auditioning are encouraged to learn about the play.

The musical is based on the 1984 movie starring Kevin Bacon; the stage version varies in many ways but does include famous songs from the movie including “Footloose.”

Sign-up sheets will be posted near each school’s choir room around Nov. 10.

For more information, visit

Important health reminders

As the cold and flu season approaches, West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s health services staff asks families to take the following steps to keep students healthy:

Keep hands clean. Hand washing is the No. 1 way to stay healthy.

Cover coughs and sneezes. Use your elbow to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.

Take care of yourself. Eat nutritious foods, drink plenty of fluids and get a good night’s sleep.

Stay home when you are sick. Students should stay out of school for at least 24 hours following a fever and/or gastrointestinal distress.

Learn more online at

Update FlashAlert subscriptions

With winter weather around the corner, now is a good time to check your subscriptions to FlashAlert, the system the school district uses to give parents information about school closures.

As part of a routine cleanup, many addresses were removed from the FlashAlert system earlier this fall. Access the system at to check on the status of your subscriptions.

Use the “Subscribe” button or the “Manage My Existing Subscriptions” link. You can also access the FlashAlert system from the district website at using the “Inclement Weather” link. An app for Android and iPhones is availabe; it will prove a more stable notification than traditional text messages to your phone.

Super Science Saturday scheduled

The PTA at Cedaroak Park Primary School invites West Linn students in kindergarten through fifth grade to attend a day of science Nov. 9. Four sessions are available, at a cost of $10 per session. OMSI will bring the science and students bring their curiosity.

Visit the PTA website at Under the “Events and Meetings” tab, click on “Super Science Saturday” for more information or to register.

Run for Willamette Primary

A Nov. 16 Cause + Event run/walk in Portland offers a 5K walk and chip-timed 5K and 10K runs that can benefit Willamette Park Primary School. The registration fee is $20 per run/walker, and half of that goes back to the school.

Kids 10 and younger can choose to participate in a free 1-mile Red Cross kids fun run. All fun runners receive a red cowbell.

Details are available at Click the red button to register and then choose the option “Join existing team’ to join the Willamette Primary School PTA.

Purchase student lunches

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District uses a secure online system to accept payment for student lunches. You can deposit money directly into a student’s account by using the student’s name and district ID number.

Visit to pay online using Visa or MasterCard. There is a small fee for online transactions, and funds take at least one business day to show up in a student’s lunch account.

To avoid the online transaction fee, send payment directly to your child’s school by sending a check. Payment should include the student’s full name and district ID number.

Make checks out to the school.

Learn to dance with the Debs

The West Linn High School dance team invites students in kindergarten through eighth grade to learn a dance from the Debs and perform for their families Dec. 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. at West Linn High School.

Performances will be at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $35, which includes a T-shirt and a snack.

Registration forms are due by Nov. 23. For more information, contact Sherry Whiteley-Ross at 503-953-6482 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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