HPE Family Newsletter


Click here to view/download a complete PDF version of the June 2023 HPE Family Newsletter.

June 1, 2023


Dear Families, 


It’s hard to believe the end of the year has arrived! We will be mailing the fourth quarter report cards along with the end-year iReady reading and math assessment reports, the 2023-2024 calendar, and school supply lists for the next year to all families. Class placements for the 2023-2024 school year will be noted in the comments section of the final report card. In the fall, Oregon Statewide Assessment System (OSAS) reports will be sent home with fourth through sixth grade students. This assessment was given in the spring of 2023 to students in grades three through six.  


Library Books 

All library books are due Friday, June 2.  Library notices will be sent home with students indicating all items not yet returned.  Please return all library books no later than the last day of school, June 15.


Lost and Found

The lost and found at HPE is overflowing! Items will be outside the main entrance Wednesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 14, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Please stop by to peruse the lost and found rack and claim any missing items.  Items are added to the rack daily.  Items not claimed at the end of the school year will be donated.


Rainier Summer Cafe` (Summer Meals Program)

FREE summer meals are coming back for kids and teens, 1-18 years old!  Meals will be available beginning June 20 and ending August 24.


Location:  Rainier School District Commons/Cafeteria inside Building A  

Breakfast:  August 7-24 Monday - Thursday 7:45-8:15

Lunch: June 20 - August 24 Monday - Thursday 9:30-12:30


Meal sites will look different this year compared to the past couple of years. Some changes include: 

  • Parent(s) and guardians will no longer be able to pick up meals on behalf of their children

  • Meals are no longer available through home delivery or bus routes

  • Participants must be present to receive a meal and remain onsite when consuming their meal  


Click here to access the summer lunch menu. If the menu does not come up right away, on the left-hand side of the page, scroll down to “Check District Menus” and type in “Rainier School District #13.”  



Hudson Park Elementary is dedicated to providing support to children and families in order to ease the transition to kindergarten. We will be hosting a free, 8-session Kindercamp August 7-10 and 14-17 for students transitioning to kindergarten in the fall of 2023.  Only students enrolled in kindergarten at Hudson Park Elementary for the 2023-2024 school year will be eligible to register for Kindercamp.  Click here for more information and to register your student for Kindercamp.  Registration by June 30th is recommended to ensure a space in the Kindercamp program.  


To enroll in kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year, students must be 5 on or before September 1, 2023.  Any kindergarten age-eligible student currently enrolled in Rainier Preschool or Head Start has been automatically enrolled for kindergarten for next school year.  Some additional information may be needed for these students.  Any kindergarten age-eligible student new to Rainier School District will need to register online in order to enroll in kindergarten.   


Summer School

Plans are in process for summer school August 2023 for students in grades 1-12.  Information will be shared with all families soon.


Summer Slide

To avoid losing achievement gains made in the previous school year, also known as the “summer slide,” it is important for students to stay engaged in reading and learning over the summer.  Start with a Book is a website offering a one-stop shop for book ideas and other learning resources for a summer of reading and active learning.


Briarcliff Pool

The last week of HPE swim lessons will be next week, June 6-8.  There will not be swim lessons planned the last week of school (the week of June 12).


The yearly pool fee during the 2022-2023 school year is $10.00 for one student or $25.00 per family for those students participating in swim lessons.  If you haven’t already done so, please send your payment to the Hudson Park Elementary office before the last day of school, June 15.   


Nutrition Services

To access the current menus, click here.  If the menu does not come up right away, on the left-hand side of the page, scroll down to “Check District Menus” and type in “Rainier School District #13.”  Breakfast is provided at no charge for all students.  Lunch for K-5 is $3.25 and for grades 6-12 is $3.75.  To add money to your student's lunch account, click here to access Mealtime Online.  You may also send a check or cash with your student to school and the money will be added to your student's lunch account.  We will be sending out lunch balance statements in the next week.  Remember that lunch balances move forward with your child from one year to the next.  


Free and reduced lunch program applications can be completed online.  Hard copies are also available at the HPE office.  Please email Nutrition Services Director, Debby Webster, with any questions: debby_webster@rsd.k12.or.us


Kindles for Books

We will be celebrating students’ success with meeting their reading goals this year at our upcoming Kindles for Books drawing assembly, which is scheduled for Monday, June 12 @ 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium.  Rainier Masonic Lodge No. 24 is generously donating 28 Kindles as grand prizes and 50, $20 certificates to a local restaurant as additional prizes.  


English Language Learners

English Language Learners in all grades completed the annual English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA Summative) in March.  Score reports and program notification letters will be sent home prior to the last day of school.  If you have questions, please email louise_johnson@rsd.k12.or.us.



If you feel your student needs counseling support, please contact Sara Gray to arrange for services by emailing sara_gray@rsd.k12.or.us or calling the Hudson Park Elementary office. Please be aware that due to the high need of counseling support at this time, there may be some delay in getting counseling services in place.  That being said, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. 



Please call 503.556.9140 with any transportation-related questions or concerns.  Click here for bus route information, including the 2022-2023 Snow Routes.

Student Services

If you have questions about student services, please feel free to reach out to Heidi Schafer, Student Services Director, 503.556.9121, or email heidi_schafer@rsd.k12.or.us.