Mon., October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30  9:50-11:50    NextStep Recycling (2101 W.11th Ave)

Transportation: LTD Emx

Thu., October 5, 12, 19, and 26       12:40-2:15    Amazon Park, University Park, or Amazon Field Park

Wed., October 4                                 10:30-11:40   Downtown Mural Tour

Wed., October 18                               10:00-11:30   Downtown Library

Wed., October 25                               12:45-2:15     Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (UofO)



We will start our new school year as Room 9 upstairs at the 15th Avenue campus.

Our Open House will be on Tuesday, September 5th, between 10:00 and 12:00. Please come and meet our new team of teachers in Room 9.

Here is our team:

This is my 9th year at Bridgeway House. No wonder Room 9 students call me Ancient History! I feel very honored to have so many opportunities to witness how all of us grow in collaboration. Let us further grow and glow together. Akiko

I have worked in education for the past 8 years in Oregon and Japan. My interests include drumming, science, and being in the great outdoors. I look forward to joining the Room 9 team and continuing to work with the great community at Bridgeway House. Alex

I am currently a student at Northwest Christian University, and am majoring in mathematics. I have a long history of working with individuals with Autism, as well as with Bridgeway House. Sometime in the future I would like to pursue the field of aerospace engineering, and I love pretty much everything sci-fi! My hobbies include gaming, reading, piano, and sketching. Jonathan

I have 20+ years hands on experience teaching science to both regular ed and sped kids ages 4-20. I was a neonatal/pediatric nurse before teaching science. I am curious and love going with kids ideas to explore the question “what if” while being safe. I believe in unlimited potential of all kids and adults, the more I learn the more there is to learn. Sherri

I have worked in education for nine years, including three years as a special education teacher, four years as an assistant, and two years as substitute teacher in a variety of subjects. For the last three years I worked for the White Bird Clinic as a Crisis Counselor and Training Coordinator. My interests include music, hiking, reading, and meditation. I am very excited to be joining the team in Room 9!  Zack

September 6                        Classes begin.

September 6-8                     Half Days

September 11                      Full Days

October 13                           No School — State-In-Service Day

October 31                           No School — Teacher Work Day

November 1                         No School — Teacher Work Day

November 10                      No School — Veterans Day

November 20-24                 No School — Thanksgiving Break

December 1                         No School — Teacher Work Day

December 4                         No School — Professional Development Day

December 18-January 2    No School — Winter Break

January 3                             Classes resume.

January 3-5                          Half Days

January 15                           No School — Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 2                           No School — Conference Day

February 19                         No School — Presidents Day

March 12                              No School — Teacher Work Day

March 26-30                         No School — Spring Break

April 2                                   Classes resume.

May 28                                   No School — Memorial Day

June 14                                   Last Day of School — Half Day

*Schedule subject to change due to mandatory trainings.

*School Hours  Mon-Th: 8:45 – 2:30. Fri: 8:45-noon


Room 8 students walked 30 MILES in total during the summer school! One of the longest walk lasted about 50 minutes one way. You did a great job trying to maintain your body and mind healthy by keeping our routine.

School Year 2017-2018 will start on Wednesday, September 6th. The school hours will be 8:45-12:00 from September 6th to 8th. Please wait for the letter from Bridgeway House for the classroom assignment.

Have a relaxing rest of the summer!


Class of 2017 Room 8 Bridgeway House ended the year successfully. Some will stay, and others will leave. We wish us all a great summer and good luck!

Summer School starts on Thursday, July 6th and ends on August 3rd.

Days and Hours for Summer School: Monday – Thursday, 9:00-12:00





June 21st is the last day of school. There will be a potluck right after the students are dismissed at noon.

If you would like to help with the potluck at your child’s school site, contact Kelly Aarnes at 541-653-0276. We will need people to help set up at 11:30 at the site. Please join us !


If you have any questions, contact our office, 541-345-0805.


If your child usually rides the bus home, please remember to contact your district’s transportation to

1)cancel the ride home if you are attending the potluck, or

2) arrange the ride to pick up your child at noon, if you are NOT attending the potluck.


Thank you.