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					          Petersen Parent Publication

Thank you to all the parents who were able to come to the January OPPO Meeting this Tuesday! We
continue to do great things for our school! If you were unable to attend, we hope you can join us next
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month! ☺ Meeting minutes will be available for pick up at the front office after February 5 .

UPCOMING STARS PREVIEW NIGHT
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Parents are invited to the Petersen Library on February 3 at 7pm for a preview of the program
STARS (Students Today Aren’t Ready for Sex). This program is sponsored by the DHS/Columbia
County Public Health. It is lead by trained high school students in five 45-60 minute lessons. The
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lessons will begin February 11 . This is the second year that the 6 grade has had this program. The
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6 grade is please that it is continuing this year and have found it to be a positive use of peer/roe
models from our high school. Please come and find out more about this program.

OPPO HAS WINTER MOVIE TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
OPPO and the Columbia Theatre in St. Helens is proud to present the annual winter Family Matinee
Movie Program. Season Movie Tickets will admit children to all 8 movies for a bargain price of $8.00.
This amounts to just $1.00 per movie. Otherwise, prices for tickets purchased separately will be $4.75
for each show. PARENTS accompanied with children holding season tickets will be admitted FREE.
 Please see the flier and order form that was sent home this week in your student's homework packet
for more information. OPPO will earn $2.50 for each season ticket sold. We hope that you will take
advantage of this exceptional value. The first movie will be shown on Saturday, January 31st. Please
return your order form, along with payment to OPPO, to the school office by Friday, January 30th.
Scrip tickets for all 8 movies will be sent home with your child. See you all at the movies!

OTTO PETERSEN HOOP-A-THON!
   • Otto Petersen Parent Organization (OPPO) is once again sponsoring our annual Hoop-A-
      Thon fund raiser. On Friday, January 23, 2009 (for 4th graders), and Friday, January 30,
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      2009 (for 5 and 6 graders), your student will be shooting as many hoops (or baskets) as
      possible in 5 five minutes during their P.E. time to benefit their school.
   • The pledge envelope provided will allow your student to collect pledges for the number of
      baskets made and/or a lump sum amount. A note card will be sent home with the number of
      completed baskets for your student.
   • OPPO will be awarding a personalized, Petersen School Hooded Sweatshirt for the top three
      students with the most pledges. A “Sundae” party will be awarded to the class in each grade
      level that raises the most pledges.
   • Please return the envelope with the collected pledges by Thursday, February 12, 2009 for
      your student to be included in the contest.
   • All donations made to the OPPO Hoop-A-Thon are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE and will directly
      benefit the students at Petersen Grade School.
   • If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Tammy Lukinbeal at (503) 543-
      7614. Thank you for your support of Petersen School!!

SPORTS PHYSICALS FOR STUDENTS ARE AVAILABLE!
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On February 11 , Dr. Domby and District Nurse Brenda Rafferty will be offering Sports Physicals to
students at Scappoose High School from 2pm to 5pm. The cost per physical will be $15.00. This will
be the only Sports Physical Clinic in the district prior to Spring Sports. High School sports will begin
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on February 23 . Parents interested in this service can contact Shelli at SHS Athletic for an
appointment time. It is never too early to be ready to hit the Spring Season!
UPCOMING OPPO EVENTS: (mark your calendars!)
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January 30 – 5 -6 Grade Hoop-A-Thon
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January 30 – OPPO Movie Sales Envelopes are due in to the OPPO at the front office
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February 3 – STARS Preview night in the OHHP Library 7pm
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February 11 – Spring Sports Student Physical Clinic at SHS 2p-5p
February 12th – Hoop-A-Thon Pledge envelopes are due in to the OPPO at the front office
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February 13 – No School
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February 13 – OPPO Family Fun Night

Scappoose School District is aware that many are experiencing difficulties during these trying
economic times. All children need healthy meals. Families may qualify for FREE or Reduced
breakfast and lunch. Reduced price is .30 for breakfast and .40 for lunch. Applications are
available at each of the schools, the district office and on our website at www.scappoose.k12.or.us.
If you have any questions you can contact Janet Wentz at 503-543-6374.

CONTACT YOUR OPPO OFFICERS ANYTIME!
President: Lisa Masog – 503-543-7015 – jlmnam5@comcast.net
Vice President: Tim Ohling - 503-543-7984- trohling@opusnet.com
Treasurer: Tammy/Geoff Lukinbeal – 503-543-7614 – lukinbeal@centurytel.net
Secretary – Debbie Wheeler – 971-222-5447 – ak4X4ing@aol.com


OPPO QUESTION OF THE MONTH:
I have a Great idea for an event at Petersen School. How do I let anyone know about my idea?
There are quite a few people who would jump at the chance to hear about a great new idea for
Petersen School! The school principal, Mr. Kelly Powell is available by appointment to discuss
parents’ suggestions and ideas. Student Manager Mr. Dana Larson is also available by appointment
to talk with both students and parents about what is happening at Petersen School. The OPPO (Otto
Petersen Parent Organization) has an officer team who is committed to encouraging parents to be a
part of this great school. Contact information for any of the OPPO officers is included in this
newsletter, by either telephone or email. There is an OPPO mailbox in the Petersen front office that
parents can leave any written information in. This mailbox is checked daily by the OPPO officers.
Please share with any of us your great ideas and suggestions – we would love to hear from you!

LET’S PLAY BALL
Sign Up Now for 2009 Scappoose Little League Baseball and Softball. Come join the fun and learn
why baseball is America’s Pastime. This is open to all boys and girls ages and up (as of April 30,
2009). Registration costs are $65.00 Majors/Juniors, $50.00 all others.
All forms are available online at www.scappooseyouthsports.com (including volunteer forms!!)
Last in-person sign up is Saturday, January 31, 2009, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Peterson School Gym
If you cannot attend the sign up session, please mail the completed Player Registration and Medical
Release forms, a copy of the player’s state-issued birth certificate, and check made payable to

Scappoose Little League to:
Scappoose Little League
PO Box 592
Scappoose, OR 97056

For more information, please visit our website at www.scappooseyouthsports.com, Shelly Bernal (503)
544-5152, or Albert Bernal (503) 793-9980

Please note that all newsletters from both OPPO and OHHP are available online on the Petersen
School website at http://www.scappoose.k12.or.us/?q=taxonomy/term/30

				
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