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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Grow Mini Pumpkins For Hayhurst

Our Kindergarten classes plant pumpkin seeds in spring as part of a full circle pumpkin study. Help fulfill this project by taking some starts home to plant in your yard this summer, returning the fruits to the Garden Committee in the fall. To participate, contact...

Garden-to-kitchen Plan Complete

Harvest day for the peas! Garden-to-kitchen plan complete. The 4th graders who planted the peas were serving them, most of the k,1,2 passed them up, thumbs-up from the kids who tried them, and there were even a few motivated cold-lunchers who went into the kitchen to...

TAG Parent Group at Hayhurst

Has your child been identified as TAG (Talented and Gifted) or suspect that he/she may be? Are you interested in meeting up with other TAG families to share experiences, build community and work together to help Hayhurst meet our kids' needs and challenges?  ...

Parents for Preparedness Tip: Sign Up to Receive Public Alerts

Have you signed up for the Public Alert System in the case of an emergency? Sign up to receive Public Alerts, which are emergency notifications about hazards affecting the areas you spend a lot of time (home, school, aftercare, grandparents, etc). Public Alerts can...

Popsicles On the Playground – July 24th & August 8th

Free family fun! All Hayhurst families are invited! Join us for popsicles on the Hayhurst playground on Wednesday, July 24th & Thursday, August 8th, 4-5 PM. Families with incoming Kindergarteners at Hayhurst- take note! Both of these popsicle play dates are hosted...

Call for Volunteers: Hayhurst Spring Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fairs raise funds for our school library. We are fortunate to have a supportive community participating in every fair, buying books and fun items for the kids. We need lots of help to make the Spring Book Fair work! Lou, the Hayhurst parent alumni...

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...

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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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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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