Staff Appreciation

Want to help out a specific teacher, or find a meaningful way to say "Thank You?" Here are some "hints" for what you can do for us.
 
Staff Appreciation: Francesca Him - Kindergarten
  • Birth Date (mm/dd): February 27
  • Favorite Beverage (hot): Tiesta "Fruity Pebbles" (Winco)
  • Favorite Beverage (cold): Flavored sparkling water, coconut water
  • Favorite Candy: dried, no sugar added mango (any fruit really)
  • Favorite Color: Burgandy, red, mint, teal
  • Favorite Restaurant: Red Robin, Sushi Kata, O'Sushi, Rice Thai Cookery, Chinese: Hong Kong 97
  • Favorite Snack Food: Kettle corn, nuts, popcorn, dried/freeze-dried fruit, mangoes and pomelo
  • Favorite Author: Julia Cook, Dr. Seuss, Mo Willems, any young adult fantasy
  • Favorite Hobby: Baking & paper crafts
  • Favorite Movie Theater: Oak Grove 8
  • Favorite Music/Musician: Piano Tribute Players
  • Favorite Store: Target, Amazon, Trader Joes, Dollar Tree
 

Staff Appreciation: Zac Gosteli - 1st Grade

  • Birth Date (mm/dd): December 13
  • Favorite Beverage : Carbonated water
  • Favorite Candy Bar: Sour Patch Kids
  • Favorite Restaurant: Thai
  • Favorite Snack Food: nuts
  • Favorite Author: Augusten Burroughs
  • Favorite Hobby: guitar
  • Favorite Music/Musician: garage rock, psychedelic rock
  • Favorite Store: Strum
  • Favorite Theater: Hawthorne Theatre
 
Staff Appreciation: Melissa Connor - 2nd Grade
  • Birth Date (mm/dd): April 30
  • Favorite Snack Food: Popcorn, cheese and grapes, apples and peanut butter, baked goods, and dark chocolate 
  • Favorite Beverage (hot): Coffee, Chai, and Brew Dr. Kombucha
  • Favorite Color: Turquoise, yellow, and grey
  • Favorite Store: New Seasons, Natural Grocers, Macy's, REI, and small one of a kind shops
  • Favorite Hobby: Baking, painting, hiking, and camping
  • Favorite Book: Beautiful books with great pictures!
  • School Supplies: Cool pens and markers, envelopes, and fun duct tapes
  • Other gift suggestions: Collect warm socks, earrings, candles, and stickers
 
Staff Appreciation: Kaitlyn Devlin - 3rd grade
  • Birth Date (mm/dd): October 4
  • Favorite Beverage (hot): Tea (unsweatened)
  • Favorite Beverage (cold): Kombucha, La Croix
  • Favorite Candy Bar: Vegan Dark chocolate (ex: Theo, Chocolove), and Justin's Dark Chocolate PB cups
  • Favorite Color: Teal
  • Favorite Restaurant: Kati Thai, Supernova Vegan
  • Favorite Snack Food: fruit, popcorn
  • Favorite Hobby: Running & Hiking
  • Favorite Sports Team: Trail Blazers and Thorns
  • Favorite Store: Trader Joe’s, New Seasons, Fred Meyer
  • Other: Homemade cards and notes
 
Staff Appreciation: Denise Bristol - 4th grade
  • Birth Date (mm/dd): August 8
  • Favorite Beverage (hot): Vanilla Chia Latte
  • Favorite Beverage (cold): Vanilla Chia Latte & water
  • Favorite Candy Bar: Power Crunch Bars, Swedish Fish, Jelly Belly
  • Favorite Color: green
  • Favorite Flower/Plant: any
  • Favorite Restaurant: Panera Bread
  • Favorite Snack Food: Apples, Oranges & other fruits
  • Favorite Author: any
  • Favorite Hobby: reading, traveling
  • Favorite Movie Theater: Clackamas TC
  • Favorite Music/Musician: any
  • Favorite Store: Target, Nordstrom Rack, Trader Joes
 
Staff Appreciation: Sarah O’Malley - 5th grade
  • Birth Date (mm/dd): September 30
  • Favorite Beverage (hot): double shot nonfat latte or any coffee
  • Favorite Candy Bar: dark choc PB cups
  • Favorite Restaurant: Bamboo Sushi, Screen Door, Spaghetti Factory
  • Favorite Snack Food: cherry tomatoes, strawberries
  • Favorite Hobby: gardening, knitting reading
  • Favorite Music/Musician: musicals
  • Favorite Sports Team: Artist Repertory Theatre, Cinemark
  • Favorite Store: TJ Max, Trader Joe's
  • Other Gift Suggestions: plants
 
Staff Appreciation: Angela Gausman - 6th grade
  • Birth Date (mm/dd): March 19
  • Favorite Beverage (hot): Coffee (almond milk, no syrup)
  • Favorite Candy Bar: n/a
  • Favorite Color: blue
  • Favorite Restaurant: Beaches, Red Robin
  • Favorite Flower/Plant: Tulips
  • Favorite Snack Food: Avocado, Almonds, cheese
  • Favorite Author: too many to name!
  • Favorite Hobby: Camping, Hiking, Painting, Reading, ASL
  • Favorite Movie Theater: Oak Grove 8 & Clackamas TC
  • Favorite Music/Musician: n/a
  • Favorite Sports Team: Beavers
  • Favorite Store: Amazon
  • Other Gift Suggestions: classroom plants
 
Staff Appreciation: Melanie Adams - 8th grade
  • Birth Date (mm/dd): September 28
  • Favorite Beverage (hot): Hot chocolate
  • Favorite Beverage (cold): Diet Pepsi
  • Favorite Candy Bar: Anything with caramel (100 Grand/Twix/Milky Way)
  • Favorite Color: PURPLE
  • Favorite Restaurant: La Carreta Gresham
  • Favorite Flower/Plant: Anything with purple blooms
  • Favorite Snack Food: fresh fruit
  • Favorite Author: Robert Heinlin, Mercedes Lackey, JK Rowling
  • Favorite Hobby: Letterboxing, Ingress
  • Favorite Movie Theater: Live Theater
  • Favorite Music/Musician: 50's rock
  • Favorite Sports Team: Rose City Rollers
  • Favorite Store: Winco, Craft Warehouse, Catherine's
  • Other Gift Suggestions: anything purple, sparkly or unicorn related
 
Staff Appreciation: Jessie Le Grand - Art
  • Birth Date (mm/dd): April 29
  • Favorite Beverage: Iced coffee, sparkling water
  • Favorite Candy: Snickers or doughnuts
  • Favorite Restaurant: Paa Dee, New Seasons
  • Favorite Snack: Salt & vinegar chips
  • Favorite Hobby: Art
  • Favorite Authors: Margaret Atwood, Jeff Vandermeer
  • Favorite Theater: Hollywood Theater
  • Favorite Store: Zara, Target, New Seasons
  • Other: I love homemade cards, notes or pictures from students
 
Staff Appreciation: Johnny Ransom - Spanish
  • Birth Date (mm/dd): February 22
  • Favorite Beverage (cold): Iced Tea
  • Favorite Candy Bar: Toblerone
  • Favorite Restaurant: Best Baguette
  • Favorite Snack Food: King's Hawaiian Sweet Onion Chips
  • Favorite Music: Bluegrass
  • Favorite Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Favorite Hobby: Skateboarding
  • Favorite Store: Smart Skateboard Collective
  • Favorite Theater: Comedy
  • Other Suggestions: Surf Safari
 
Staff Appreciation: Chun-Chu Lin - Chinese
  • Favorite Candy Bar: Not a sweets fan
  • Favorite Snack Food:  Not in favor of snacks
  • Favorite Restaurant: Din Tai Feng
  • Favorite Beverage (hot): warm water
  • Favorite Music/Musician:  easygoing tunes
  • Favorite Store: Amazon
  • Favorite Hobby: Cooking
 
Staff Appreciation: Rosie Pridey - Music
  • Birth Date (mm/dd): March 24
  • Favorite Beverage (hot): chai tea
  • Favorite Beverage (cold): flavored H20, Flavored Redbulls
  • Favorite Candy Bar: Symphony, Toffee bar
  • Favorite Color: Pink
  • Favorite Restaurant: Olive Garden, Spaghetti Factory
  • Favorite Flower/Plant: Pink roses
  • Favorite Snack Food: fruit, greek yogurt
  • Favorite Author: JK Rowling, James Patterson
  • Favorite Hobby: Horses, reading, cats
  • Favorite Movie Theater: Sandy cinema
  • Favorite Music/Musician: Country, Christian
  • Favorite Sports Team: Timbers, Thorns
  • Favorite Store: Coastal, Wilco, Kohl's
 
Staff Appreciation: John Weaver - P.E.
  • Birth Date (mm/dd): February 1
  • Favorite Beverage (hot): Hot Chocolate
  • Favorite Candy Bar: Snickers
  • Favorite Restaurant: OutBack
  • Favorite Snack Food: Smartfood white cheddar popcorn
  • Favorite Hobby: Hiking, Snowboarding, movies, sports
  • Favorite Music/Muscian: Oldies
  • Favorite Sports Team: Trail Blazers, Buffalo Bills, OR Ducks
  • Favorite Store: REI, Dick's Sporting Goods
 
Staff Appreciation: Priscilla Nanni - ELD
  • Birth Date (mm/dd): July 22
  • Favorite Beverage (hot): Hot Chocolate
  • Favorite Beverage (cold): Kombucha- Gingerade
  • Favorite Candy Bar: Dark Chocolate PB Cups
  • Favorite Color: Slate Blue
  • Favorite Flower/Plant: Tulips/Lilacs
  • Favorite Snack Food: Almonds & Strawberries
  • Favorite Author: I love the library!
  • Favorite Hobby: Kayaking/Gardening
  • Favorite Music/Musician: Reggae & Jazz
  • Favorite Store: Trader Joe's/ Natural Grocer
  • Other Gift Suggestions: Cute Stationary, Stickers & Plants
 
Staff Appreciation: Lou Hakanson - Resource Room
  • Birth Date (mm/dd): March 26
  • Favorite Candy Bar: dark chocolate with almonds
  • Favorite Snack Food: chocolate
  • Favorite Restaurant: Chipotle
  • Favorite Beverage (hot): decaf latte 
  • Favorite Music/Musician: Tom Waits
  • Favorite Author: favorite book - historical fiction 
  • Favorite Store: Blick
  • Favorite Hobby: oil painting, weaving, gardening, ukulele 
  • Favorite Movie Theater: Clackamas town center
  • Other gift suggestions: tea is nice or flower plants for the garden
 
Staff Appreciation: Ann Kibec - Resource Room Assistant
  • Birth Date (mm/dd): November 3
  • Favorite Candy: Licorice (red and black), Mamba, Hot tamales, Bit o honey, Reese's - pieces or cups, peanut butter M&Ms
  • Favorite Snack Food: Nuts/trail mix, raspberries, blueberries, cheese sticks
  • Favorite Restaurant: Thai food, sushi
  • Favorite Beverage: Coffee, coconut sparkling water, zip fizz
  • Favorite Music: Rock - Sammy Hagar is my fav!, jazz/blues
  • Favorite Author: Love reading biographies!
  • Favorite Store: Hobby Lobby, Target, Michaels, Nordstrom
  • Favorite Hobby: Hiking and more hiking! Gardening, home improvement
  • Favorite Theater: Cinemark
  • Other gift suggestions: Bath and Body Works products, succulents, flowers, greeting cards, anything outdoors, all things pumpkin and fall
 
Staff Appreciation: Kristin Macy - Director
  • Birth Date (mm/dd): August 30
  • Favorite Beverage (hot): coffee
  • Favorite Beverage (cold): iced tea & Diet Coke
  • Favorite Candy: Black Jelly Belly, Good N Plenty, Twizzlers
  • Favorite Restaurant: any
  • Favorite Snack Food: Fruit & veggies
  • Favorite Author: Steinbeck
  • Favorite Hobby: Camping, Swimming, SUP, Family Time
  • Favorite Music/Musician: all pop, alternative, rock
  • Favorite Store: Target, Loft, Nordstrom Rack
 
Staff Appreciation: Hope Loose - Accounting/HR
  • Birth Date (mm/dd): May 8
  • Favorite Candy: Big Hunk, Gummy bears and worms, licorice of all flavors
  • Favorite Snack Food: Sesame sticks, popcorn, jerky
  • Favorite Restaurant: Thai restaurants, Olive Garden
  • Favorite Beverage (hot): Nonfat Mocha
  • Favorite Store: Fred Meyer or Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Favorite Hobby: Golf
  • Other gift suggestions: Handmade items, I collect piggy banks
 
Staff Appreciation: Farrah Tran - Office Manager
  • Birth Date (mm/dd): September 20
  • Favorite Candy: M&Ms, gummy bears
  • Favorite Snack Food: Chips, salsa, guac
  • Favorite Restaurant: Roxy's, Yoko's
  • Favorite Beverage: Iced espresso
  • Favorite Music: Reggae, Hawaiian
  • Favorite Author: Ann Patchett, Tomie de Paola
  • Favorite Store: Target, Trader Joes, Nordstrom Rack
  • Favorite Hobby: Reading, Socializing, Hiking
  • Favorite Theater: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
  • Other gift suggestions: All things pineapple
 
Staff Appreciation: Mandy Rypkema - SEL Coordinator
  • Birth Date (mm/dd): July 29
  • Favorite Candy: Dark chocolate with almonds or almond butter
  • Favorite Snack Food: All kinds!
  • Favorite Restaurant: XLB
  • Favorite Beverage: Coffee, water, kombucha, tea
  • Favorite Music: I enjoy most music!
  • Favorite Author: No particular favorite. I LOVE beautifully illustrated picture books and I read all kinds of books.
  • Favorite Hobby: Gardening, hiking, reading, puzzles, art/crafts
  • Other gift suggestions: Plants, seeds, art supplies