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Second Graders Design & Build Giant Gingerbread House

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Our 2nd grade students used their STEAM skills to design a Giant Gingerbread House. In the classroom STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. It’s an educational method that helps students engage and collaborate.

Students first designed the Giant Gingerbread House by drawing plans and making blueprints. Then they worked together to frame the house with PVC pipe. Finally, they decorated the house with their own art. “My little engineers took on this challenge to create and build this Giant Gingerbread House. I’m so proud of how well they worked together!” said Mrs. Stinson. As a final reward, students used the house as a reading space. 

This is the second year Mrs. Stinson has had a Makerspace in her classroom for STEAM learning. She created it before our all-school Makerspace was planned and  developed it specifically for students in the 2nd grade.  She and her students prove that there’s no age too young to learn to work together.

Winter Ski/Board Program - Registration is OPEN!

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> Sign up now through December 21, 2018

 We partner with Mt. Hood Meadows to offer students an educational winter ski/snowboard experience. This program is great for new or experienced skiers/snowboarders as it includes lessons from Mt. Hood Meadows instructors.

Ski days are Wednesdays starting Wednesday, January 9, 2019 for five consecutive weeks (weather dependent). It’s available for students ages 7-14. Younger students can participate but they must have a parent/guardian with them. Families are also welcome – in fact, some schedule vacation days in order to ski/board with their children and take advantage of shorter mid-week lines! See Mrs. Rognsvoog, our Winter Program Coordinator, for special adult ticket pricing.


  1. Go to to sign up. You’ll need our go-code to get our school rate – it’s in your packet or available at the PAES office. The charges are paid directly to Mt. Hood Meadows. All students are required to participate in lessons.
  • Lesson Only (this option is for season pass holders): $204.00
  • Lesson & Lift ticket (equipment not included): $266.00
  • Lesson/Lift/Rental: $338.00
  1. Complete the Insurance and Busing Information sheet (under the Athletics tab or in the office)
  • Insurance is required and payable to PAES: $10.00
  • Busing is optional, however we need the sheet signed from you confirming who the student is riding to/from the mountain with, also payable to PAES: $65.00

See you on the mountain!



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