Social Media and Your Kids POSTPONED to March 21st

In order to provide a quality opportunity for families and a possible guest speaker,we need a bit more time for planning this session out.

**Session 2 POSTPONED to March 21st**

Our HMS counselors and IT specialist have heard it all and will use the lingo (prepare yourself) to teach us.

Join us in learning about different types of social media students are actively using, how they are using it and what you can do to manage their access.

Topics will include: Online bullying, sexual harassment, PPS policies and procedures, managing home access and plenty of time for Q and A!

Session 2 POSTPONED to March 21st- please join us!

Presented by: Touk Keo, HMS School Counselor,
Kim Anderson, HMS School Climate Specialist &
Margie Suydam, HMS IT Specialist (and Husky-parent!)
....and sponsored by the HMS PTSA


Upcoming 6th Graders Info Night 2/7/18

The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) welcomes you to Hosford Middle School,
Home of the Huskies!  
Our mission is to support teachers, staff, parents and our students.  
Your participation at Hosford helps us do that!

Plus, when you add the STUDENT to PTA, a PTSA becomes a whole lot more fun!
Why get involved with Hosford PTSA?
Here’s a small list of what we do:

o Staff Funding Requests: Up to $10,000 for supplies & classroom resources:

2017-18 we helped Hosford purchase: new computers & tech carts; educational
software, classroom supplies, DJ equipment for DJ club, books for the library, new
sound system for activities and performances; leadership flags, Aquarium supplies, language lab headphones, Lego Mindstorms Education Kits, etc.

o We also sponsor many Community Events:

Ice Cream Social
Teacher Appreciation Week
Community Care Days
6 th Grade Jump Start Day

Hosford Husky Hustle 5K

7 th Grade End of Year Party
8 th Grade End of Year Activities; Promotion

We also provide Community Support:

HEAT Scholarships
Portland PTA Clothing Closet
Portland PTA Student Aid Fund
Student & Family Needs Fund
Sports & Clubs


To find out more about getting involved with the many opportunities for next year, LIKE us on Facebook at Hosford Parents or check out our website.  

  Thank you and Welcome to HOSFORD!! 

9/27/17 DRAFT- -general meeting agenda

HMS PTSA General Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Hosford Library, 2303 SE 28th Place


  • 6:30 – 6:40 -- Introductions/Updates


  • 6:40 – 6:45 – Vote on FY 17-18 Budget – Vanessa, Lucretia

  • 6:45 – 6:50 – Vote on Standing Rules for Hosford PTSA Bylaws – Larissa (See draft attached)



  • 6:50 – 7:15 – Principal Westphal – what’s new this year at Hosford
    (new staff; goals for new year, etc.)


  • 7:15 – 7:25 – Q & A with Principal – Ask your questions


     - 7:25  Officer Shadron

7:40 -- Upcoming Events & Announcements; volunteer opportunities, etc.





NEXT PTSA General Meeting, Wed., Oct. 25 @ 6:30 p.m. in Hosford Library;

Dedicated to equity, inclusion, and school climate.  Hosford talk race, HAND and our HMS community will be coming together in solidarity against hate.



Next Board Meeting Oct. 12 @ 6:30 p.m. in Hosford Library
(Our board will review teacher funding requests)

All are welcome at any and all meetings.

Back to School Night 9/19

Back to School Night: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017

Be sure to bring a phone pic of your student’s schedule for easy reference as you travel! We are working to be environmentally responsible by not printing one-use copies. We will have school maps available for your reference. Translators will be available.

Optional Meetings Prior to Main Event:

Emerging Bilinguals Meeting: 5:30 PM (library)

Special Education Meeting: 5:45 PM (cafeteria)

Talented & Gifted Meeting: 6:00 PM (classroom - follow sign at entrance)


6:20: Welcome in Gymnasium

6:30: Passing Bell - travel to classrooms

Families will follow their student’s schedule as follows:

6:33 - 6:43: 2nd period

6:43: passing bell

6:46 - 6:56: 3rd period

6:56: passing bell

6:59 - 7:09: 4th/5th periods (your student only has one or the other, due to lunch)

7:09: passing bell

7:12 - 7:22: 6th period

7:22: passing bell

7:25 - 7:35: 7th period

7:35: passing bell

7:38 - 7:48: 8th period

7:48: Event Ends

Stay connected!


1. Hosford Hotsheet - weekly newsletter for updates
This weekly newsletter (emailed to the community) is our school’s primary resource for updates. It
includes information from both the school and parent community.
Be sure to READ THE HOTSHEE. It has important information and is your first tool for finding out
about events and activities at Hosford.
Past Hotsheets can be viewed online:
Submit an item for the Hotsheet: - deadline is noon Friday.

2. Hosford Email Listserve
Join the Hosford Yahoo Group:
Subscribe to emails: – send an email with “SUBSCRIBE” in subject.
This is a place for informal community updates - and for parents to share information, quick updates, etc.

3. Social Media
Official Hosford School Facebook page & Twitter accounts:
Hosford Parents Facebook page & Twitter accounts:

Find out how to get involved with your community school:

-learn more about HEAT classes

-find out more about the Hosford Foundation

-buy online or by check your Chinook book ($15) and/or app  (books and app, $25 - apps are $15)

-get all your questions answered by your HMS PTSA volunteers.

For information about how to contribute and pay online, click here. 

We look forward to seeing you at Hosford!!