posted by Savanna Kraal

Due to teacher illness, there will be no choir this week. Honor Choir auditions will be postponed until next week.

Vision Screenings Coming to Sumpter:

posted Jan 15, 2018, 9:53 AM by Savanna Kraal

Oregon Lions Foundation will be coming to our school on Thursday, February 1st to complete vision screenings on all K-5th grade students. If you would like your child(ren) to opt out, please notify the school office in writing prior to that date. 
No official form is needed, just a parent note with student name, classroom teacher, date and parent signature on the note.
Thank you

Message from the Principal

posted Jan 10, 2018, 2:18 PM by Savanna Kraal

Today, January 10th, 2018, the staff and students at Sumpter Elementary School participated in a lockdown drill. Students were told by staff that we would be practicing being safe just as we do for other drills, prior to this drill beginning. The purpose of this drill was to prepare our students and staff for any emergency that may occur where it may be necessary for us to lock down classrooms and/or the entire building. We conduct drills because we want students and staff members to be safe as well as to develop an awareness of their roles in these various scenarios. Please contact the office if you have any questions regarding today’s lockdown drill.

Janet Prats

Sumpter Principal

December 2017/ January 2018 Newsletter

posted Dec 11, 2017, 8:32 AM by Savanna Kraal   [ updated Dec 11, 2017, 8:41 AM ]

Choir Performance Dates

posted Nov 21, 2017, 3:46 PM by Savanna Kraal   [ updated Nov 21, 2017, 4:32 PM ]

Dear Family and Friends:                                                                                


You are invited to help us celebrate the hard work and spirit your students have demonstrated these past few weeks. The Sumpter Singray Choir has been practicing, and their diligence is about to pay off. During the holidays, there will be three opportunities to see the choir perform:

Choir, Band, and Orchestra Winter Concert

Where: Judson Middle School gym
When: Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00pm
Transportation: Families will provide their own transportation.
Student Attire: Black from the waist down and your choir t-shirt.
Sumpter students will arrive in the Judson gym at 6:40pm and check in with  Ms. Gliebe. After the performance, students may leave after checking out with Ms. Gliebe.Attendance is required by all students. Contact Ms. Gliebe with questions or concerns.
Holidays at the Capitol
Where: Oregon State Capitol Rotunda
When: Thursday, December 7th at 12:00pm
Transportation: Via school bus. Departure @11:30am, return @ 12:45pm.
Student Attire: Black from the waist down and your choir t-shirt.
     NO JEANS or SHORTS. This is a formal event, so dress nicely.
Students and chaperones will meet in the C Kiva at 11:15am, and load the busses at 11:30am. Students will return to Sumpter around 1:00pm. Families are welcome to attend the concert in the Capitol Rotunda (free admission). Attendance is required by all students.
*Students are required to turn in a permission slip to attend this event.
Salem Community Nativity Festival (voluntary)
Where: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
              4550 Lone Oak Rd SE, Salem, OR 
When: Thursday, December 7th at 6:00pm
Transportation: Families provide own transportation
Student Attire: Black from the waist down and your choir t-shirt.
This is a voluntary concert, but highly encouraged! Students will meet at the venue at 5:40pm for warm-ups and instructions. Concert will finish around 6:20pm. Admission is free.
5th Grade Orchestra Concert
Where: Judson Middle School Main Gym
When: Monday, December 11th at 7:00pm
Transportation: Families provide own transportation
Student attire: Black from the waist down and a nice white shirt.
Students should arrive at Judson at 6:30pm for tuning. The Concert will last about one hour, and it is encouraged that all orchestra students stay to hear the other groups perform.


If you have any questions, please contact me at gliebe_bethea@salkeiz.k12.or.us.


Thank you,


Ms. Bethea Gliebe

Sumpter Choir Director

D.A.R.E Graduation

posted Nov 20, 2017, 1:07 PM by Savanna Kraal

D.A.R.E Graduation is scheduled for Wednesday, December 13th at 2:00 pm in the Sumpter Elementary School Gym.

Third Grade presents SNOW MUSIC

posted Nov 17, 2017, 10:42 AM by Savanna Kraal   [ updated Nov 17, 2017, 10:46 AM ]

Sumpter Elementary Third Grade presents SNOW MUSIC

When: Thursday, November 30, 2017 @6:30pm


Where: Sprague High School Auditorium


Who: All family and friends!


Concert Attire: All students performing should wear black from the waist down (black pants or skirt), and a solid-colored shirt (preferably blue, silver, or black). Shirt can be either button-up/fancy or t-shirt style. Girls are allowed to wear dresses or skirts.  If students do not own these colors, then nice clothing in any color is welcome.


Arrival Time: Students will arrive at 6:05. All students will meet their classroom teacher in the auditorium in designated seats.


Dear Family and Friends,                                           


You are invited to help us celebrate the hard work and spirit your students have demonstrated this year in music class!  The third grade classes are preparing to present a winter program based on the book “Snow Music” by Lynne Rae Perkins. Set in a snow-covered town, it tells the story of a dog who has escaped, of a boy who goes to find him, and of a discovery that snow makes music of its own.


This year, our performance will be held at Sprague High School in their main auditorium. Families can park in any available spot. Come in by the doors close to the gymnasium entrance. Signs will help direct you once you are there.


If you have any questions, please contact me at gliebe_bethea@salkeiz.k12.or.us or at

(503) 399-3337.  Do not forget to mark your calendars…it will be a wonderful evening!





Ms. Bethea Gliebe

General Music Specialist

November Newsletter 2017

posted Nov 1, 2017, 7:37 AM by Savanna Kraal

Halloween Costumes

posted Oct 31, 2017, 8:24 AM by Savanna Kraal   [ updated Oct 31, 2017, 8:26 AM ]

Just a reminder - No Halloween Costumes at school today. 

October Newsletter 2017

posted Oct 4, 2017, 6:34 AM by sumpter elementary

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