PTA is a way to engage families and communities in encouraging educational success and supporting special programs and activities. Volunteering at Hayhurst School is a way for parents, guardians, grandparents, friends and community members to show the children how much they value education. There are many different ways to get involved and you can choose a commitment that best suits your family and your
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Hayhurst Unity Garden Work Party – Sunday, May 5th, 9-Noon

Join us at the Hayhurst Unity Gardenon Sunday, May 5th, 9 AM -12 PM. Tasks include: weeding, mowing grass, digging out blackberry vines, and cleaning debris in the parking lot. Kids welcome and refreshments provided! To volunteer or get more info, please email Mike...

Hayhurst Chess Team Declared Co-Champions of the K5 Division at OSCF K12 Team Championship!

Hayhurst Chess Club showed up in force as organizers, volunteers, participants, and winners of the K5 Division at the 2019 OSCF K12 Team Championship. Our school sent 24 children to compete, joined by nearly as many parent volunteers who helped run the event. Thanks...

Registration for spring Ecology Club (aka Garden Club) Is Now Open!

Join us in the garden as we explore, play, and learn our way through the season.  Spring Ecology Club will meet Tuesdays April 2-May 28th.  Please visit ECO's After School pagefor more information and to register online. *Note registration is not...

Hayhurst Wins Second Consecutive Regional Championship, Upcoming Events, and More Awards

Hayhurst Wins Second Consecutive Chess for Success Regional Championship Entering the final round in a tie for first place, Hayhurst went on to win 7 of the last 10 points to finish well ahead of Winterhaven, Ainsworth, Duniway, and Abernathy, winning its second...

Family Stem Night At Hayhurst – Wednesday, March 13th, 6:00-7:30 PM

JOIN US FOR A GREAT EVENING FULL OF FUN! March 13, 2019 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Hayhurst School Free desserts for all! Dive deeper into the world of science, technology, engineering, and math by solving in-depth design challenges as a family! Hosted by the PTA, Parents, and...

Hayhurst Artisan Fair – Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Please join us for the Hayhurst Artisan Fair!Saturday, May 4, 2019 10am – 4pm Click here for Hayhurst Artisan Fair Participant Contract Please contact Kathy in the school office if you or someone you know is interested in renting a booth to sell handmade...

Balancing Life & Technology Speaker Presentation at Hayhurst on April 9th, 6-8:30

Doreen Dodgen-Magee speaks about navigating technology with your children and in your own life.  April 9, 2019 6:00-8:30 pm Hayhurst Elementary  Sponsered jointly by the Hayhurst and Odyssey PTAs. Light snacks will be provided. Middle and High...

Hayhurst Sweetheart Family Dance – February 22nd

Hayhurst Sweetheart Family Dance Music, Dancing, Pizza Dinner, Sweet Treat and Fun with Friends! Friday, February 22nd 5:30pm-8:00pm For more information and ticket price, see flier.

Hayhurst 4th/5th Grade Lego Robotics Competitive Team Update

The Galactic Narwhals and The Water Way both had strong performances at the regional tournament before the break.  Both teams scored high in all judging areas: Robot Design, Research Project and Core Values. The Galactic Narwhals placed 4th in the Robot Game on...

STEM Family Fun Night 2019 – January 23

Please join us at the school on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. for for an evening of family fun. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. Get your passport when you get to the school, and get it stamped as you go from room to room...

The next PTA meeting is on Tuesday, May 7th, 6:30-8:00 PM at the school library. All are welcome. Only PTA members can vote.


Thank you for supporting Hayhurst & the PTA!  

Volunteer/Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved including evening events, take-home projects, classroom activities and field trips.


By giving to the PTA you are making a difference in the lives of all Hayhurst kids and helping to build a strong community around our school.

Garden/Eco at Hayhurst

The Hayhurst Unity Garden is a school and community project that creates learning opportunities beyond the straight academics.

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Weekend Food Bags

Our Weekend Food Bags program support 42 community families in need. Join when you can on Fridays at 8 a.m. in the cafeteria for about 30 minutes. No need to sign up. Click to learn more and for more ways to support this effort.

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STEM at Hayhurst

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Read about advancing STEM education at Hayhurst.

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Recycle to Support Hayhurst

It’s easy and we accept many products, including: Vitamin or supplement packaging, Burt’s Bees products, febreeze or other air freshener products, Brita brand products, Dental products, and Foil lined energy bars

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Chess at Hayhurst

The Chess Club is open and free to Hayhurst kids in 1st-5th grades. Read about everything chess at Hayhurst.

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Incoming Parent FAQ

We’ve collected some frequently asked questions and answers to help parents of kids new to Hayhurst.

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News and Updates

Summer Chess Camp for Hayhurst Students June 24-28

Registration: Email Matt Zavortink (zavortink@gmail.com) or click hereUSCF National Master Matt Zavortink and Hayhurst Chess Coach Chad Lykins are offering a one-week chess camp at the Portland Chess Club from June 24-28.The camp is open to students from Grade...

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Hayhurst Unity Garden Work Party – Sunday, May 5th, 9-Noon

Join us at the Hayhurst Unity Gardenon Sunday, May 5th, 9 AM -12 PM. Tasks include: weeding, mowing grass, digging out blackberry vines, and cleaning debris in the parking lot. Kids welcome and refreshments provided! To volunteer or get more info, please email Mike...

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Hayhurst Connect to Kindergarten Is May 2nd, 2019

Hayhurst Connect to Kindergarten evening will be held on May 2nd, 6-7:30 PM at the school. Information and registration for incoming Kindergarteners for the 2019-2020 year for Hayhurst Elementary School. Please share with incoming Hayhurst Kindergarteners you...

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Run for the Arts Reminders

You can still return pledge sheets. We expect them to trickle in up until the day of the run. Please encourage students to wear athletic apparel and bring a water bottle. Grades 3, 4, 5 will gather in the gymnasium by 8:20. Students will run from 8:30-9:00 AM. Grades...

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Special Project for the Portland Art Museum

Last week in art class we started a special project for the Heart of Portland Show at the Portland Art Museum. Every year a show is put on to thank the voters for supporting the Art Tax. The reception and opening of the show is April 16th. It is a night filled with...

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