Hello and welcome to school after that wonderful weekend, April 16nd! Today is

-National Orchid Day

-National Eggs Benedict Day

-National Healthcare Decisions Day

-National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day

Also, today

the US post office issues its first books of stamps in 1900

Make sure to smell the flowers, eat a eggs benedict, talk about healthcare, while wearing your pajamas.

Thank you for spending your time reading this, and I hope you have a marvelous Monday!


Meet Mrs. DeWolfe – Our Principal! 

DeWolfeI live in Portland with my husband, our two boys and dog Walter. I was born in Prineville, OR and have two sisters. Growing up we always had a lot of family around – Grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. My grandfather was super amazing. He taught me about rocks, fossils, constellations and the outdoors. I loved learning about the world around me which is why I always wanted to be a scientist. I studied Biology and Visual Arts in college. My first job out of college was working at a cookie factory. It was fun and smelled really good… except in the lab where I worked doing microbe testing on the cookie dough. After a few years there I decided to get my teaching degree. I started out teaching middle school science in Gresham. Five years ago I started teaching online and made the change to being a principal this year. I really like my new job and I love working at ORVA.

Other random facts: I love baseball (Go Giants!! Seriously… it can’t get much worse than last season). I worked at a coffee shop in college which started my coffee mania. I traveled Europe with a choir in high school (I worked at a movie theater and saved everything I could to go on that trip). I have boxes and boxes of fossils and rocks. I am looking forward to painting over Winter Break.

   -Mrs. DeWolfe

Letter from the Editor

Hello readers! Welcome back to the returning students and welcome to ORVA for any new readers! As you may notice, there have been a few very slight changes to the columns and formatting over the summer.

Underneath the Archives tab, you will see a drop-down menu of “2016-17.” This is where all of our articles, art, and all that fun stuff from last year are kept. If you want the latest and most recent of our posts, you can click on Latest Posts and that will direct you to our newest articles.

Some columns were removed over the summer since they had little to no articles in them or were just not popular. There still might be some columns that will be removed, but that might happen over the school year.

If you are interested in writing, art, photography, sports, video games, baking, cooking, or pretty much anything that you would like to share about, please email us at orvablog@gmail.com and we can arrange for you to guest write an article or two. If you’d like to join the Monarch Writers as a regular contributor, send an email to us and we will work something out. We would love to have you write for us, especially teachers!

If you have an idea of a column, article, or anything, let us know by taking the ORVA Blog Survey, located under its own tab, or just click on this link: https://themonarchwriters.com/orva-blog-survey-page/

Thank you for reading!

~Editor in Chief