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Parent-teacher conferences are this month

Posted on: October 17, 2017

All GAPS schools will host parent-teacher conferences on Oct. 25 and 26. There is no school on Friday, Oct. 27.

Check with your school for the conference schedule and more information.


Parent Teacher Conferences October 25th-26th

Posted on: October 17, 2017

Periwinkle Elementary School will be having Parent Teacher Conferences on October 25th and 26th. Please call or e-mail the office and schedule your conference today.

Periwinkle’s phone number:541-967-4600
E-mail Karyn or Jill:

Color Blast was a huge success!

Posted on: October 16, 2017

Our “Color Blast” fundraiser was a huge success! Thank you to PTT, Crista Hankey (PE) and everyone who helped put on this fun event for the kids.

National School Lunch Week celebrates healthy school meals

Posted on: October 12, 2017

This week, schools are celebrating National School Lunch Week. GAPS joins schools around the country in recognizing the hard work and dedication of school food service staff members who work hard to prepare healthy and appealing meals for students.

Here are a few facts about nutrition services in our schools from Nutrition Services General Manager Kathy Pitzer:

We serve an average of 7,700 meals per day. That is broken down by 2,500 breakfasts, 4,500 lunches, 700 other (after school suppers, ala carte purchases, etc.).

There are around 90 food service employees in the 21 schools plus four support staff at the Nutrition Services Department.

We buy locally grown/produced food where/when we can. Currently there are about seven local vendors we work with, including Lochmead Dairy for milk, Truitt Family Farms for beans and Bob’s Red Mills for granola.

More than 120 students swam in iSwim to support foundation programs

Posted on: October 8, 2017

The annual iSwim fundraiser brought more than 120 students to the Albany Community Pool on Saturday morning. Students raised money through pledges for each lap they swam. The funds will support grants for Greater Albany teachers.

Oak Elementary had the highest level of participation with over 40 students and a large staff cheering section. The Albany Public Schools Foundation issued a special thank you to Oak staff, who showed up wearing their t-shirts.

Students who were unable to participate but would like to swim for the foundation can come to a make-up day on Monday, Oct. 9, or Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 7 – 8 p.m.

Special thanks from the Albany Public School Foundation to all volunteers at the event: “We want to thank all the Greater Albany Public School employees who volunteered their time to count laps, help with the registration table, and for also cheering on their students as they swam. You are the ones who make this event successful every year.”

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