Rainy Day Field Plans for last day of school:

posted Jun 16, 2017, 8:13 AM by sumpter elementary

9:30-10:00     A1 and A2

10:05-10:35   A4, A5 and A6

10:40-11:10   A3, B2 and B4

12:15-12:45   Portable and B7

1:15-1:45      B1, B3 and B5

1:50-2:20      B6 and C2

2:25-2:55      C6, C5 and C1

3:00-3:30      C3 and C4

Urgent 2017-2018 Crossing Guard Help Wanted:

posted Jun 7, 2017, 11:16 AM by sumpter elementary


9:00-9:30 (Filled) and 3:50-4:20 (Filled) at Valleywood/Rockwood

9:00-9:30 (Filled) and 3:50-4:20 (Unfilled) at Rockwood/7th

9:00-9:30 (Unfilled) and 3:50-4:20 (Filled) at Valleywood/Springwood

9:00-9:30 (Unfilled) and 3:50-4:20 (Filled) at Rockwood at the path

Our crossing guard positions open this year are listed above as “unfilled”.  Subs can be found as needed.

If you are interested, please follow the steps below:

  • Go online to apply for the position at http://www.salkeiz.k12.or.us/
  • Click on “Employment” at the top of the page.
  • Click on “Search Job Openings” mid page.
  • Keep checking this site for the district to post 2016-2017 Crossing Guard positions.
  • After you have applied for the position. Email Trisha Bowen (Office Manager for Sumpter) at bowen_trisha@salkeiz.k12.or.us.

Sumpter Annual BBQ Information for June 1st:

posted May 26, 2017, 9:45 AM by sumpter elementary   [ updated May 26, 2017, 9:54 AM ]

Sumpter Annual BBQ

Please join us during your students scheduled lunch times listed below:

Menu Main Items: Hamburger/Cheese Burger/Hot Dogs

Limited supply of Garden Burgers upon request.

Sides: Baked beans, potato salad, gold fish crackers,  apples, and cookies.

Drinks: Chocolate or White Milk.

Price: Adults 3.80 Children: 2.30 Price is the same with or without drink.

Students MUST use their lunch cards.

Guests will buy tickets from the Parent Club out infront of the school. Ticket questions please email sumpterparentclub@gmail.com

Check-In: Please be sure to check in at the front desk.

Thursday, June 1st


B7 11:30-12:00

Portable 11:30-12:00

KG 11:45-12:15

1st 11:45-12:15

2nd 12:15-12:45

3rd 12:15-12:45

B-5 12:15-12:45

4th 12:45-1:15

5th 12:45-1:15

BBQ Directions :

  • Parent club will sell BBQ tickets out front to incoming parents and families.
  • Scheduled during regular lunch times listed above.
  • Guests: Buy tickets at door and head to students classroom to go with student to BBQ lunch line with teacher.  Adult cost $3.50,      Child cost $2.00.
  • Students:  Go from recess to classroom to receive your lunch card from teacher, to then be escorted to the BBQ lunch line with teacher.


Band/Choir/Orchestra Update Attached:

posted May 15, 2017, 9:30 AM by sumpter elementary   [ updated May 15, 2017, 9:31 AM ]


Friday May 19 Event News:

posted May 15, 2017, 9:15 AM by sumpter elementary   [ updated May 15, 2017, 9:16 AM ]

Date:  Friday May 19th

Time:  5:30-8:30 PM

Location:  Sumpter

Below is a note from the Parent Club:

Join the Sumpter PTC for a fun family night of dancing to the oldies, raffle prizes, live and silent auction items.  Raffle tickets are $1 each, 12 for $10 or 25 for $20.  Entrance to the fundraiser is $5 per person or $20 for a family of four or more.  Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  All raffle items will be on display for the whole week prior and raffle tickets can be purchased before and after school by the parent club.

We will have a live auction in the gym for four Disneyland passes, a sleepover with the Principal, and a Laser Tag package at Pietro’s Pizza with Mr. Ochoa and Mr. Cain.

Plan on joining us for dinner at this event as we will have a food truck selling great food plus the PTC will be selling desserts and drinks.


Students are encouraged to dress up in the 50’s attire on Friday for school and for this event.  The whole family can dress up!

May Newsletter Edition Update:

posted May 11, 2017, 3:24 PM by sumpter elementary   [ updated May 11, 2017, 3:35 PM ]

Hi Sumpter Community,

In the May Newsletter, there is one correction.  Jumpstart Kindergarten will not be available at Sumpter.  Please disregard this information, as Jumpstart will only be offered at some elementary schools within the Salem Keizer District, but not at Sumpter.

Thank you for your understanding.


| Attachments: Newsletter May 2017.pdf

May 8th is National Nurse Day at Sumpter: Please send a single flower with your students and turn it into the office before school starts, if you are able.

posted May 4, 2017, 10:00 AM by sumpter elementary   [ updated May 4, 2017, 10:13 AM ]

 On Monday, May 8th, Sumpter students, community and staff are invited to help us celebrate Sumpter’s Nurse, Tatyana Hatzenbihler for National Nurse Day.  We invite all students and staff to bring one single flower to the office to help put together a bouquet of flowers for Nurse Tat upon arrival (before 9:40 AM).  We plan to give the flowers to her mid-morning.

Thank you for your help in celebrating our wonderful District Nurse.

Parent Club meeting notes for April have been posted.

posted Apr 20, 2017, 3:19 PM by sumpter elementary

Upcoming Highlight Days at Sumpter:

posted Apr 19, 2017, 10:27 AM by sumpter elementary   [ updated Apr 19, 2017, 10:27 AM ]

April 26th: National Administrative Assistants Day– Sumpter Celebrates the office staff on this day.  Students may celebrate their office staff in a special way today, if they would like to.

Office Staff: Ms. Bowen- Office Manager and Mrs. Lindemann- School Office Specialist.

May 1st: National Principals Day– Sumpter will be celebrating our principal today.  Students may celebrate their principal today in a special way today if they would like to.

Mrs. Prats: Sumpter Principal

May 5th: National Teacher Appreciation Day– Sumpter celebrates our licensed staff today.  Students may celebrate their teachers in a special way today if they would like to.

Our Classroom Teachers: Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Kresner, Mrs. Patterson, Mrs. Allemann, Ms. Skogstad, Ms. Oliver, Mrs. Ochoa, Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. Bandonis, Mrs. Mischke, Ms. Short, Mrs. Kennard, Mr. Eiter, Mrs. Winn, Mrs. Platz, Ms. Soll, Mr. Cain. Mr. Ochoa, Ms. Naff and Mrs. Kerr.

And our EGC, LRC and specialists teachers: Mrs. Bray, Mrs. Nord, Mrs. Kim (sub is Mrs. Fish through the end of the year), Mrs. Bartruff, Ms. Gliebe, Mrs. Morris, and Ms. Abby.


May 8th:  National Nurse Day: Sumpter is celebrating our school nurse Tatyana Hatzenbihler.

On this day, we do ask all students who are able to bring just one flower to the front office before school starts for us to put together a special bouquet of flowers from Sumpter staff, students and community.

Happy Volunteer Day!

posted Apr 19, 2017, 9:43 AM by sumpter elementary

Sumpter staff would like to take this moment to thank all of our amazing volunteers who serve our students and staff to make it a great place to learn and teach.  Thank you so much for all you do!

5th Grade Graduation Information:

posted Apr 14, 2017, 12:12 PM by sumpter elementary

Date: June 15, 2017

Time: 9:45 AM

We hope to see all parents/guardians of our wonderful 5th grade students here to help us celebrate.

2016-17 Yearbook Deadline: No orders will be considered after April 14:

posted Apr 10, 2017, 2:02 PM by sumpter elementary   [ updated Apr 10, 2017, 2:03 PM ]

April 14th is our year book preorder dead line date.  If you need an order form, you can find one on lower on this Sumpter website in a previous memo.  No orders will be considered after this due date.  Please contact the parent club for more information if needed.


“Calendar” to the left, under “Main Menu”, has been updated.

posted Apr 4, 2017, 11:18 AM by sumpter elementary   [ updated Apr 4, 2017, 11:19 AM ]

Year Book Information/Order Form:

posted Mar 23, 2017, 10:03 AM by sumpter elementary

Yearbook Pre-order:

We are selling ads in this years YEARBOOK. You can purchase a ¼ of a page ad for $10 or a ½ page ad for $20. It can be a cute baby picture of your 5th grader or a Congratulations! Whatever you like.  We also are taking PRE ORDERS for these one of a kind YEARBOOKS. All orders must be received by April 14th. If sending in a picture to add to the ad please put in envelope with form and money and we will return to you or you can email photo to michelle@shermlaw.com.

This is the only way to purchase yearbooks this year, we will not be ordering more to sell later. Cash or check only. Made payable to Sumpter Parent Club.

¼ Ad Message:______________________________________   $10

Photo included: Y or N  

Photo emailed: Y or N

½ Ad Message:____________________________________       $20

Photo included: Y or N  

Photo emailed: Y or N

Preorder Year book  Qty: ___    $15 each

Total:  ______

Child’s Name _______________________________

Teacher/Classroom __________________

You may print this form for an official order form or you may find a copy in the school office.


5th Grade Outdoor School Parent Meeting Night:

posted Mar 20, 2017, 1:42 PM by sumpter elementary

Sumpter 5th Grade Outdoor School

Parent Meeting


Date:  Monday April 17th


Time: 4:00 – 4:45pm during 100 Mile Club


Location: Media Center


*Please join us for this meeting to hear specifics about the upcoming opportunity. This will be a time to ask and get answers to your specific questions.


*All paperwork for students to be able to come on this exciting trip will be explained in detail at this meeting.



Chris Cain, Erika Kerr, Hannah Nord, Katy Naff, & Ro Ochoa

5th Grade Wax Museum Invitation:

posted Mar 8, 2017, 9:16 AM by sumpter elementary

Sumpter Community,


You are all invited to our annual 5th Grade Living Wax Museum. It is on Friday March 17th. Students will be showcasing their knowledge from 9:45am-11:15am & 2:15-3:15pm. They are very excited and looking forward to the event!

Upon arrival, be sure to check in and out through the office as our special guests.

We hope to see you at the museum!


Ro Ochoa

Sumpter Elementary

Choir Message:

posted Mar 8, 2017, 8:50 AM by sumpter elementary   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 8:51 AM ]

Where the Wild Things Are!


What: A and B Kiva Spring Concert: “Where the Wild Things Are!”


When: March 14, 2017 ~ A1, A2, and A4 @ 5:30pm;

~ A3, B2, and B4 @6:30pm


Where: Sumpter Elementary School Gym


What to Wear: Students – black from the waist down (pants or skirt), and preferably a black, brown, orange, white, or green shirt (button-up/fancy or t-shirt style). Other colors are welcome.




Bethea Gliebe

Sumpter Elementary School

General Music and Choir



A message from the parent club:

posted Mar 2, 2017, 8:40 AM by sumpter elementary

Hello Sumpter families! The deadline for purchasing Auction/Dinner Tickets is March 9th. Auction will be held at Creekside golf club, Friday, March 17th. Tickets are $35 each or $250 for a table of 8. Hope to see you there!

Friday, March 3rd is Dr. Suess Day at Sumpter:

posted Mar 1, 2017, 9:20 AM by sumpter elementary   [ updated Mar 1, 2017, 9:20 AM ]

We are celebrating by wearing pajamas at school today and some classrooms have special events planned.  Remember the dress code is still in place when choosing which pajamas to wear and no slippers please.

Attention all 5th grade parents currently on an In-District or Out-of-District Transfer:

posted Mar 1, 2017, 8:11 AM by sumpter elementary

Please read the following information from the District Offices:

Apply for secondary transfers MAR 1 – 31, 2017


Current fifth grade students (entering sixth grade in September) who want to attend a school other than their assigned school next fall (2017-18) must apply for in-district transfer (IDT) between March 1 and March 31, 2017.


IDT applications received after March 31, 2017, will not be considered.


ID request forms can be picked up at any middle school office, and must be completed and returned to the student’s assigned middle school during the application date window. There is no guarantee a transfer request will be approved. Students attending school on an IDT are not eligible for bus transportation.


More information on the in-district transfer process can be found on the Student Transfers page on the district website, http://www.salemkeizer.org/parents/student-transfers.

Newsletter March 2017

posted Feb 27, 2017, 1:23 PM by sumpter elementary

The newsletter for March has been uploaded.

Safety Reminder:

posted Feb 24, 2017, 12:57 PM by sumpter elementary

When picking up students from school, please remember not to double park and block traffic until 3:40 PM.  This is an important message.  Thank you for your help.


posted Feb 21, 2017, 1:57 PM by sumpter elementary   [ updated Feb 21, 2017, 1:57 PM ]

To all choir students and families:


Due to Ms. Gliebe being required to be at Honor Choir rehearsals, there will be NO WEDNESDAY CHOIR REHEARSALS for the following dates:

  • Wednesday, February 22nd
  • Wednesday, March 1st
  • Wednesday, March 8th


Regular rehearsal schedule will resume

Wednesday, March 15th.

*There will still be Tuesday rehearsals during school hours.

Tuesday Assembly 2/7/2016

posted Feb 6, 2017, 8:53 AM by sumpter elementary

Tuesday, February 7th will be a normal school day with no assembly.  Please have students report as usual to their classrooms upon arrival.


Attention 5th Graders:

posted Feb 3, 2017, 3:47 PM by sumpter elementary   [ updated Feb 3, 2017, 3:49 PM ]

Apply for Secondary Transfers March 1-31, 2017

5th grade students who want to attend a middle school other than their assigned school next fall (2017-18) must apply for an in-district transfer (IDT) between March 1 and March 31, 2017.

IDT applications received after March 31, 2017 will not be considered.

IDT request forms can be picked up at any middle school office, and must be completed and returned to the student’s assigned school during the application date window. There is no guarantee a transfer request will be approved. Students attending school on an IDT are not eligible for bus transportation.

All PM buses running as normal after school today.

posted Feb 3, 2017, 12:46 PM by sumpter elementary

February 2017 Newsletter- Is now posted.

posted Jan 31, 2017, 12:11 PM by sumpter elementary

January 27th NO SCHOOL-

posted Jan 26, 2017, 8:55 AM by sumpter elementary

This is a reminder, Friday January 27th is a staff development day and there is no school for students on this day.

Parent Club Meeting Date Change for February:

posted Jan 25, 2017, 2:58 PM by sumpter elementary

It was scheduled on Tuesday Feb 14 but has been moved to Tuesday Feb 7.

Vision Screenings Coming to Sumpter:

posted Jan 24, 2017, 1:17 PM by sumpter elementary

Oregon Lions Foundation will be coming to our school on Thursday, February 2nd to complete vision screenings on all K-5th grade students.  If you would like your child(ren) to opt out, please notify the school office in writing prior to that date.

No official form is needed, just a parent note with student name, classroom teacher, date and parent signature on the note.

Thank you.

Parent Club Meeting Notes for January were added today.

posted Jan 20, 2017, 2:25 PM by sumpter elementary

District News:

posted Jan 19, 2017, 9:30 AM by sumpter elementary

Make-up days for snow closures announced


Due to inclement weather, Salem-Keizer students have missed four full school days, had one early release and one late start this school year.


Time at school is essential to student success. To make up for some lost instructional time, the district has decided to make changes to the school calendar.


Three school days have been added to the calendar:

•          Thursday, March 23, 2017, will be a school day for all students. Parent-Teacher conferences will take place after school and in the evening.

•          Thursday and Friday, June 15 and 16, 2017, will be school days for all students except graduating seniors. High schools will develop a revised schedule for second semester finals.


Dates of high school graduation ceremonies will not change.


Please be aware that additional calendar changes could be made if there is more inclement weather.

Lockdown Drill Notice:

posted Jan 13, 2017, 2:42 PM by sumpter elementary   [ updated Jan 13, 2017, 2:42 PM ]

Today, January 13th, 2017, the staff and students at Sumpter Elementary School participated in a lockdown drill. Students were told by staff that we would be practicing being safe just as we do for other drills, prior to this drill beginning. The purpose of this drill was to prepare our students and staff for any emergency that may occur where it may be necessary for us to lock down classrooms and/or the entire building. We conduct drills because we want students and staff members to be safe as well as to develop an awareness of their roles in these various scenarios. Please contact the office if you have any questions regarding today’s lockdown drill.

100 Mile Club has been cancelled for today!

posted Jan 13, 2017, 12:01 PM by sumpter elementary

No Orchestra Today

posted Jan 12, 2017, 9:55 AM by sumpter elementary

Orchestra has been cancelled for today, Thursday, January 12th.

January Drill:

posted Jan 6, 2017, 3:47 PM by sumpter elementary

Sumpter will conduct a lockdown drill this month to comply with safety regulations and to ensure that all staff and students are prepared in-case of a real emergency.

100 Mile Club is cancelled for today January 4th, 2017

posted Jan 4, 2017, 1:08 PM by sumpter elementary


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