Dear Luckiamute Valley Families

We are very sorry to let you know that a member of our Luckiamute Valley Charter School family died Sunday night. Tara Kadell was a parent of 2 Luckiamute students. She was killed in a car accident which is being investigated. At this time there will be a cremation and a “celebration of life” ceremony in the future When we have information we will pass it on to our school community.

Monday at school we had trained support personnel from the Willamette ESD’s Flight Team. The Flight Team was available to work with students and staff in processing their feelings around this loss.

The Flight Team and their Support Room are a one-day resource. You may find that you or your child(ren) continue to experience significant feelings as you process this loss. Please let your child’s teacher know if you are concerned about ongoing issues. We’ve included, at the bottom, a list of local resources if you need additional assistance.

This is a difficult time for our students, staff, parents and community. We offer our deepest sympathy to the Kadell family and friends.

Community Resources

Marion County Psychiatric Crisis Center
Phone: 503-585-4949
Address: 1118 Oak St. SE
Salem, OR 97301
24/7 emergency walk-in or call support

Northwest Human Services Hotline
Phone: 503-581-5535

Polk County Mental Health Services


Luckiamute Valley Charter Schools KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP for 2016-2017 school year will be held on April 14th, from 5:30 – 7:00. We are a public school and can enroll from any district. We have very small class sizes, averaging 18 in a class and busing is available. Please bring a copy of birth certificate and immunization shot records. Open enrollment for all grades will be May 1, 2016. Please contact Amber Chase with any questions at 503-623-4837 or search for information at

PTO Costume Movie Night 10/22/15

PTO is sponsoring a movie night starting at 6:30.
In the kindergarten room: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (PG) – 1hr 29 mins
In the 1st Grade room: CINDERELLA (PG) – 1hr 53 mins
In the 5th Grade room: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (PG-13) – 2hr 30 mins

A Parent or guardian needs to remain on site for the duration of the movie.

Popcorn and water will be served.