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Help celebrate at the Dragon Bash (Saturday, May 18)!

posted May 2, 2019, 1:00 PM by Tabitha Weiseth   [ updated May 2, 2019, 1:02 PM ]

The end of the school year is coming and we have one more big event to go! We know all of you PTO parents love to volunteer so this is one last chance to do that before this school year is behind us. On May 18th from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, we will be throwing the Dragon Bash, where we will celebrate the end of another school year as well as the end of a piece of Hood River history as it will be our last hurrah before the historic May Street elementary school is replaced with our brand new school with a working heating and air conditioning system! There will be activities to do throughout the school as well as some Hood River history to take in, but to pull it all off, we will need some volunteers to help us out.  

Below is the link to our fancy spreadsheet, but if you have any questions, please text Jace or Cynthia at 206-992-2594.

Thank you again for your continued help and support for our school and our kids!

Volunteers needed for Teacher Appreciation Week

posted May 2, 2019, 12:58 PM by Tabitha Weiseth

May 6th-10th is National Teacher Appreciation Week.  Help show your support for our wonderful May Street Teachers!

You can help in several ways:
  • Bring a food donation for a Salad Bar Buffet on Wednesday, May 8th. Please see the sign up sheet for the specific items needed. Please drop off items to the front office by 10am on Wednesday.
  • Bring a food donation for the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, May 10. Please see the sign up sheet for the specific items needed.  Please bring items in a nice serving dish to the teacher's lounge (please label for luncheon) sometime in the morning prior to the luncheon which begins at 10:00 a.m.  You can pick up your clean dishes in the break room at the end of the school day. 
  • Volunteer to help out with the kids while their teachers enjoy the luncheon. Sign up to meet a specific teacher in their classroom, walk the kids to lunch and then meet the kids at the end of playground time to walk them back to their class.  You don't need to supervise them in the lunch room or on the playground unless you choose to do so.  Time slots vary by class, see sign-up sheet.
  • Volunteer to help at the Appreciation Station located at the main entrance of the school on Tuesday, May 7th from 7:15am-7:45am. You will assist students in writing a special note to their teacher on a pennant banner which will be hung in the hallways for all of the teachers to read.
You can sign up to help HERE.

Questions?  Please contact: Christa Giordano
Thank you for your support in making our teachers feel appreciated!

Dragon Dash - Wednesday, May 1

posted Apr 22, 2019, 10:06 AM by Tabitha Weiseth

Dragon Dash is an annual spring run for all students at May Street. It is held during the school day and each grade level runs together in half hour slots around the perimeter of the school and grounds.
Dragon Dash is a jog-a-thon type fundraiser.
The money raised this year will support continued PE enrichment programs, as well as other PTO directed projects — including future playground upgrades.
Prizes are awarded . . . . .

  • Class that raises the most money: Party of class choice! You name it--pizza, park, or movie!
  • Class in each grade with the highest number of laps: Extra recess
  • Top 3 students with the most laps, most number of pledges, and who raised the most money: Recognition Board
  • Boy and girl students who run the most laps (Run for Fitness and Dragon Dash laps combined): Be principal for half a day
Collecting Pledges/Donations . . . .

Please ask friends, neighbors and family members to support your student's personal challenge to be healthy by running. Each student should have received a pledge envelope and we want to remind everyone that you can also collect donations online again this year. . . .

In addition to cash/check, students can accept credit card donations.  This is a great way to collect donations from your far flung families and friends, and allow them to help support your child(ren) and May Street!
Just send your family/friends the following link and they can sponsor your child(ren) for the Dragon Dash via credit card!

***Please be sure to have them include the name/grade of the student(s) they are sponsoring.**  

You can track online donations that come in for your
child(ren) HERE.

Please do NOT record online donations on the paper pledge envelopes.

Volunteers Needed!

On the day of Dragon Dash, parents are invited to come cheer on the runners, work on safety patrol, help count laps, and keep the event running smoothly. Students will be running around the entire perimeter of the school and field for the Dragon Dash. We need volunteers to help keep students on their running path and for counting laps. This is extra important this year due to the changes caused by the construction. 

Please sign up HERE to volunteer and cheer the students on while your child’s grade is running! Parent involvement makes it more fun for everyone. 

Run for Fitness - Details, Permission Slips & Volunteer Request

posted Apr 18, 2019, 5:25 PM by Tabitha Weiseth

Dates: April 22, 24, 26 & 29
from 2:15-2:55 p.m.


  • We will be running or walking laps around the school building perimeter for 30 minutes after school, we will start and finish at the south playground in the back of the school
  • It’s ok if you can’t make it to each one; just come as often as you can
  • We will run rain or shine
  • Younger siblings are welcome with a parent or chaperone
  • Wear shoes with good soles that support the whole foot
  • Bring a water bottle
  • We will provide punch-cards to keep track of laps run. We'll keep a running total for all sessions and award prizes on the last day to the top lap-runners in K-1, 2-3 and 4-5.
It's spring, which means it’s time to get outside and run!
May Street Elementary School has been offering an after-school running program each spring for nearly 30 years.

Spanning three weeks leading up to the annual Dragon Dash jog-a-thon fundraiser (held on May 1), the Run for Fitness offers kids a fun way to get outside and run for fun and fitness.

We invite students in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade to join in this non-required, super-fun, after-school activity. Students in grades K-1 are also invited to participate as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

If your child would like to participate, please complete an online permission slip HERE. 


This year we will be running around the school building instead of on our field track! We need volunteers to help keep the students on their running path and to help count laps. 

***Please sign up to help HERE.**

Please join us in cheering and running with our students! The more parental involvement the better!

Parent Information Night-Managing Screen Time

posted Apr 4, 2019, 8:18 AM by Tabitha Weiseth

On Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the HRMS auditorium we are inviting parents of elementary and middle school students to a free parent education night: 
How to Confidently Manage Screen Time

There will be head-sets available for Spanish Speaking families.

Brent Emmons, HRMS principal, and Andrea Davis, a Hood River parent, will be sharing resources and ideas to help parents navigate the world of technology with their kids.
The discussion will include:
  • How screen time may affect your child's brain and mental health.
  • How to determine if your child or teen is ready for a cell phone.
  • Teaching your children to use technology as a tool.
  • How to create a family technology plan.

Brent Emmons has served the community and kids of Hood River County for 22 years as a high school teacher, vice-principal, and for the past 11 years as Principal of Hood River Middle School. He has seen a transformation in technology in our society at the ground level as both a parent and educator. He remembers when pagers were the hot topic among teachers.
Brent and his wife, Shawnie, have four children, Two are in college and graduates of Hood River Valley High School, one is in the 11th Grade at HRVHS, and their youngest is in 8th Grade at HRMS.
Andrea Davis is the creator of the website betterscreentime.com, where she helps parents worry less and connect more with their kids by sharing positive screen time strategies. Andrea's background is in secondary education. Her teaching experience ranges from preschool swimming lessons, to 7th grade state history, to college-level Spanish. However, the majority of her teaching moments have come from her daily work as a stay-at-home mom.
Andrea and her husband, Tyler, live in Hood River and are the parents of five children. This fall, they will have children at HRVHS, HRMS, and May Street Elementary.


posted Mar 19, 2019, 9:41 AM by Tabitha Weiseth

Lots of help needed for our upcoming fundraiser!  Please sign up HERE to be part of all the action!

Read Across America Week - February 25th - March 1st

posted Feb 19, 2019, 9:55 AM by Tabitha Weiseth

“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good!”

Join in the celebration of reading by participating in these fun dress-up days!
Monday 2/25: Dr. Seuss’ ABC Day-Wear shirts that can be read or 100 Book Club shirts.

Tuesday 2/26: Fox in Socks Day- Wear mismatched or crazy socks and roll up those pant legs!

Wednesday 2/27: Wacky Wednesday- Wear as many stripes as you can!

Thursday 2/28: Crazy Hat or Hair Day

Friday 3/1: Dr. Seuss’ Birthday - Wear Red & White AND it’s Movie Night: Lorax!
All Week:
  • Read 15 minutes and turn in a signed raffle slip for chances to win a prize!
  • Daily Dr. Seuss trivia questions and prizes awarded

Volunteers needed for Art Auction

posted Feb 12, 2019, 6:09 AM by Tabitha Weiseth   [ updated Feb 12, 2019, 6:10 AM ]

Dear May Street Parents,
PTO is requesting your help!
Teddy Webber Art Auction is scheduled for April 11, 2019. We need parents to help students create platters and art to sell. This simply means connecting  with your child's teacher and  together planning a project and a few times during the day to help the children. An art folder is located in the office filled with ideas. If you have the time but a little nervous about the art process, please know we will provide lots of hand holding!
Here's a list of teachers who still need a parent helper:
First Grade: Mrs. Santillian and Mr. Haynes-platter and art project
Third Grade: Mrs. DeHaven and Mr. Gillaspie-art project
Fifth Grade: Mr. Bunting-platter
The auction monies help fund additional student curriculum, teacher grants and college scholarships. If you are able to help, please contact the teacher directly or ptomaystreet@gmail.com.
Please join us, mark your calendars, and thank you!
PTO Board

Spread the News!

posted Feb 5, 2019, 8:11 AM by Tabitha Weiseth

Sign up to help bag and prep coffee!

posted Nov 6, 2018, 2:26 PM by Tabitha Weiseth   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 9:21 AM ]

The May Street Winter Fundraiser prep is underway! We are proudly offering freshly roasted coffee from May Street parent, Brian Graves of Pacific Rim Coffee!

Be on the lookout for sale information and envelopes that will be sent home with students by November 16th! We are in need of a handful of people to help with coffee sales before or after school. If you can help even one morning or afternoon a week, please email sibertfaaborg@gmail.com!

Bagging and prepping coffee at Pacific Rim is a parent volunteer favorite. It is a fun way to support May Street and meet other parents. We would love to have you join us.

Please sign up HERE to help with the Winter Fundraiser.

Bagging dates! Located at Pacific Rim Roasters in downtown Hood River!
Wed. Nov 14th - 9 - 11 am
Wed. Dec. 5th - 9 - 11 am
Thursday Dec. 6th - 6-8 pm
Wed. Dec. 12th - 9-11 am
Thursday Dec. 13th - 6-8 pm

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