Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Upcoming Events
June 5th, Thursday
Tobias Field Day

June 5th, Thursday

Kindergarten’s annual Three Piggy Opera!

June 11th, Wednesday

Last day of school for Kindergarten

June 12th, Thursday
Last day of school for 1st - 6th grades
Early dismissal @ 11:20

June 12th, Thursday
Staff luncheon

June 18th & 19th

Report Card pickup in Office

June 19th
Office Closing for Summer

August 14th
Office re-opens

Greetings Tobias Families!


Tobias Field Day
This year, Field Day will be held on Thursday June 5th. Schedule

Mr. Phillips would love to have a few parents for each session, so if you would like to volunteer please sign-up online @

Attention Parents of 6th grade students!
The 6th grade teachers are hosting a "Moving on breakfast" on Wednesday June 11th at 8:30 (invites go home Week of May 26th). We need help to set up for the breakfast on Tuesday June 10th after school. Please contact Gina Hill or 503-720-7435 if you are interested! Thanks!

Coming soon- the annual Tobias Staff Luncheon!
This pot-luck style lunch is held on the last day of school, Thursday June 12th, after early dismissal.

*Food items are made by Parents /members of the Tobias Community.*

This is traditionally our way of saying thank you to the entire 50 Tobias staff. Because it is potluck style, your imagination and cooking skills are the limit!

Generally we ask for parents to donate: 4-5 entrees/main dishes, 2-3 appetizers, 2-3 fruit platters, 2-3 antipastos/cheese & crackers and 4-5 desserts.

On the day of, you are welcome to drop off cold items in the morning or anytime until dismissal. (Hot items are usually brought in closer to dismissal.)

Please remember- this will be on the last day of school so food items should to be in to-go style containers or dishes you do not want back. If you have any questions, want food ideas or to donate a dish, please contact PTO president Karen Norris/

Mt. St. Helens/STEM trip

For our St. Helens trip we are doing a practice hike up Saddle Mountain on June 14th. Anyone is welcome to come and it is open it to everyone at our school. We are meeting at Tobias at 8:45 and will caravan from there. This is a moderately difficult hike with a 5.2 mile round trip. This hike would be appropriate for second grade and above. Anyone who is interested should contact me. Terry Sayre /

Also, our Mt. St. Helens trip this summer has completely filled up and all spots are taken. If your son or daughter is already signed up for the trip, we are having an informational meeting on May 8th at 2:30 in Mr. Sayre’s class. Kids and parents are welcome. We will be going over the gear list in detail, filling out permission slips, going over the itinerary in more detail, and answering any questions. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Sayre at

Reminder for parents
When dropping off students, please use the vehicle drop off loop. Students should not be dropped off in front of the school, in between traffic, or where the buses pull in. The school does have signs indicating where/not to drop off. Let's all be courteous, respectful, safe and set a good example.

Want to know more about STEM at Tobias?
Be sure to check out the STEM tab on the school website -

If you would like to donate items for STEM, please mark as "STEM" and give to our office staff. Be sure to check the STEM wall and grade level posters in the hallway for more updates.

HSD Parent Help Link
Tobias Parents – Here’s a great resource for you! It’s available on the HSD website under the “Parent Tab.” An informational flyer is linked and the direct link for this resource for parents is on the district website, Parent tab. Or it can be accessed it directly at

HSD Background checks
Background checks are required to volunteer and expire every two years. Prior to volunteering, we ask that you complete the volunteer application process.

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Dates to remember

Thursday June 5th - Tobias Field Day

Thursday June 5th - Kindergarten’s annual Three Piggy Opera!

Wednesday June 11th - last day of school for Kindergarten

Thursday June 12th - last day of school for 1st-6th grades, early dismissal @ 11:20 and Staff luncheon

June 18th & 19th – Report Card pickup in Office

June 19th – Office Closing for Summer

August 14th – Office re-opens