Monthly Archives: May 2013

5th Grade Track Meet

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Our 5th graders shined in effort, athleticism, and sportsmanship today at the annual 5th grade Track Meet at Newberg High School. As usual, it was a very organized event. Thanks to Mr. Harris and the rest of the Newberg elementary PE teachers for putting together such aa great event for all 5th grades across the district. Even better today, the weather was perfect for running and field activities. Take a few moments to view photos from today.


Summer Birthday Class Celebration Date Added

summerbdayAfter looking over our busy end of year calendar, we will be setting aside Wed, June 5 for students wishing to celebrate their summer birthdays in class. The times are :

Reed 2:15-2:35

Evers 2:45 – 3:05

Please coordinate with other parents regarding treats to bring for the party.

Please refer on the Class Birthdays link above or click here to find other students from your child’s class with a summer birthday.


Primate Research Center Science Saturday

science_questioningHere’s some info from Mrs. Takahashi and Mrs. Gordon from the Oregon National Primate Research Center regarding a great opportunity for our EY 5th graders who would like an extension of our field trip earlier in the spring.

We still have a few openings on our Science Saturday guest list. If you know of a child who will be entering 6th grade in the fall who would like to spend a fun couple of hours solving a mystery through hands-on science activities, let me know.

What:                    Science Saturday

Where:                 Oregon National Primate Research Center
505 NW 185th Avenue, Beaverton, OR

When:                  Saturday, June 1
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

9:45 – 10:00            Arrival, check in, name tags

10:00 – 10:15           Welcome, introductions, and setting the stage

10:15 – 10:35           Activity #1

10:35 – 10:55           Activity #2

10:55 –11:15           Activity #3

11:15 – 11:35           Activity #4

11:35 –11:55           Activity #5

11:55 – 12:15           Activity #6

12:15 – 12:35           Dramatic Denouement and Wrap-Up

12:35 – 1:00             LUNCH BREAK (LUNCH PROVIDED)

1:00 – 2:30             OPTIONAL: Presentation & Tour for parents/families and participants who choose to stay

Diana Gordon

Education Outreach Coordinator

Oregon National Primate Research Center

505 NW 185th Ave.

Beaverton, OR 97006

PH:    (503) 690-5201

FAX:  (503) 690-5532

Student Landform Videos

landformIn April our students constructed music videos as a culminating project to demonstrate their learning about geographical landforms. Take a moment to view their work. It can be found by clicking the Student Projects link or by clicking here.

Hit and Run History TV visits EY 4-5 Students

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Today our 4/5 students were treated to a visit by some very special people.  Historical novelist, journalist, and producer, Andrew Buckley from Chatham, MA, visited our students today to share details about his Boston-based TV series, Hit and Run History: The Columbia Expedition.

The seeds of this visit dates back to 2008 when our 4/5 students that year produced videos using iMovie about Pacific Northwest Sea Explorers. Mr. Buckley had recently written a book about the ship Columbia and was conducting research the development of a TV series. In his search, he came up on the Ewing Young videos and this served as an inspiration for him to pursue his project.

Presently, Andrew, his 10 year old daughter, Sophie, and his production crew are filming and interviewing for a segment about the Columbia’s expedition along the Oregon coast. They drove over from Tillamook to visit our school before heading back over to Astoria to be part of the replica ship, Lady Washington’s entrance to the Columbia River this week.

In addition, his daughter, Sophie, is part of a web-based TV series of her own titled, China: Through My Eyes.  Sophie shared about her series, her visit to China, and about her other worldly travels.

Some video footage was taken and it is estimated that the segment will be shown on Boston’s WBGH- TV in the fall. Since we don’t get that station around here, we’ll be able to view the segments on the Hit and Run History website when it is posted later in the year.

Here is one of the student videos from 2008 that set the whole visit today in motion.

EY Yearbook Order

Friendly Reminder: Order Deadline is Wednesday, May 15

The 2013 Ewing Young Yearbook includes 40 full-color pages with more than 400 pictures of students, teachers, school activities and field trips from EVERY GRADE! Yearbooks provided at cost: $15 for the first Yearbook. $10 for additional siblings. (5th Graders receive free as a graducation gift). Yearbooks distributed the last week of school.
Ewing Young is the only elementary school to have a yearbook. Be sure to order by Wed, May 15. Don’t miss this opportunity to commemorate the year and capture memories that will be treasured for a lifetime. (see attached for Order Form or stop-in the school office).

GFU Summer Science Forensic Camp





Looking for a summer science camp? Here is one sponsored by George Fox University for grades 3-5.