986 7th Street Lafayette OR 97127                  503.565.5400   FAX 503.565.5406

Principal | Kourtney Ferrua

Regular School Hours

Morning Kindergarten
8 AM-10:45 AM

Afternoon Kindergarten
11:45-2:30 PM

1st-5th grades
8 AM-2:30 PM

Office hours 7:30-4PM  

Interested in learning more about the Common Core State Standards?

Find more information click here for a short overview.

Winter Program Tuesday, December 9th

McMinnville Community Center – both programs
6:00 – “Snowmen At Night” | K-1st
Palacios AM and PM, Schweiger, Moorhead, Kintz, Smith

7:00 – “A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas”| 2nd-5th grades
Cochran, Whitaker, Weise, McNeal, Allard, Morton, Burns, Coad, Shilhanek, Ekstrom, Schaffner

Native Pride Dancer Assembly

Thank you to our PTA for supporting a Native Pride Assembly! We learned about Native American customs including the traditional clothing worn by a Dakota warrior. We also learned about the importance of the drum in communicating their culture and dancing to share their stories. Thank you PTA For helping us learn in such a fun and engaging way!

Our Word for Quarter 2 GRIT

“I hate the idea that when it comes to books and learning, hard is often seen as the opposite of fun. It’s strange to me that we should be so quick to give up on a book or a math problem when we are so willing to grapple, for centuries if necessary with a single level of Angry Birds.”
–John Green

Isn’t this a great quote?! Our word for Quarter 2 is GRIT. Grit is the winning combination of persistence, perseverance, resilience, optimism, confidence and creativity that help students continue to work through difficult learning. Students show grit in their classrooms when they believe in themselves and stick with learning –even when it gets hard- to achieve their goals in the classroom and beyond.

We will be recognizing students this quarter with GRIT tickets. We hope you will join in the conversation at home! Check this popular TED talk on grit and why it is important in school and life! | Click here.




Sign up for school closures/delays

School closures and delays are also posted at www.pdxinfo.net. This site is part of the FlashAlert messenger service, which distributes updates to news stations and subscribers. You can sign up for FlashAlert email messages at www.flashalert.net/id/mcmsd. If you had previously been signed up for Flash Alert, but haven’t logged in for a year or more, please sign up again.

When you come into Wascher's cafeteria you will notice we are decorated with college pennants! At Wascher we want every door to the future to be open for our students. As their first school experience, we have incredible power to plant the seed of future college and career preparation journeys! In our school district only 22% of our students’ parents have a college degree. We want to show students where their teachers and other staff members attended college to inspire them to follow in our footsteps and beyond! | Newsregister article


Sign up for eScrip

The PTA has a new way of bringing money to Wascher, through eScrip and all it requires is that you register your Safeway Club card with Wascher School. Here are the steps:

  1. Go to www.escrip.com
  2. Click on the “sign-up” link
  3. Follow the instructions to register your grocery card

Every time you shop at Safeway it puts a portion of what you spend in a Wascher account, with the potential of $150 per customer going back to the school. Spread the word with spouses, grandparents, neighbors and friends!

PTA Update
We now have school shirts available to purchase in our front office. The forms are on top of the display case. They are child sizes S-XL and are $9.00 for T-shirts and $22.00 for sweatshirts. This is a great way to show your Wildcat spirit and help raise money for our PTA events!

We have a new P.T.A. board this year, and they are getting started early. Katie Cox is our new president, Chad Riddle is our vice president, Becky Denham is our treasurer, and we are looking to fill our remaining positions. The board met this summer along to plan some exciting activities for the upcoming year. We strongly encourage you to checkout the new Wascher P.T.A. website Please contact Katie Cox or Mrs. Ferrua if you are interested in helping.

Joesphine Wascher Documentary Video by Andrew Murga


Study Island Link

Student Resource Links

Important dates

Nov. 27-28 | Thanksgiving holiday no school

Dec. 8 | PTA meeting 6 p.m.

Dec. 8 | Parent work night 7 p.m.

Dec. 9 | Winter programs

Dec. 22-Jan 5 | Winter Break



March 23-27 Spring Break

Report Card | Español | Detail Sheet

Enrollment Information  

2014-15 school supply list | Español

School Improvement Plan 2013

PTA website

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Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Immunization information

Nutrikids Online payment system