Bonny Slope Elementary

January 6, 2022

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Dates To Remember


1/3 Staff and students back from Winter Break

1/10 OHSU COVID Screening testing drop off by 8:45 am

1/17 NO SCHOOL- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1/18 OHSU COVID Screening testing drop off by 8:45 am

1/24 OHSU COVID Screening testing drop off by 8:45 am

1/26 Principal Chat 6pm

1/26 *BSCO Winter Community Meeting 7:00pm

1/31 OHSU COVID Screening testing drop off by 8:45 am


2/4 NO SCHOOL - Grading Day - Report Cards Online by Feb 11th

2/7 OHSU COVID Screening testing drop off by 8:45 am

2/14 OHSU COVID Screening testing drop off by 8:45 am

2/14 *Valentine's Day Parties in Classrooms (1 hr)

2/16 Immunization Exclusion Day

2/17 Spring Pictures

2/21 NO SCHOOL - President's Day

2/21 International Mother Language Day

2/22 NO SCHOOL - Staff Development/Work Day

2/23 OHSU COVID Screening testing drop off by 8:45 am

2/25 Principal Chat 11:30am-12:30 pm via Zoom

BSE Calendar



Bonny Slope Families,

We all hope that you had a nice restful break! The surprise snow was a delight for us, and our puppies and grandchildren were enthralled by playing in the newly fallen white stuff. It was wonderful to welcome back our students to school.

As we start January, please know that our district is monitoring the current status of COVID in our community, and is in communication with all of the state authorities that provide us continued guidance. As a school, we are maintaining our safety protocols, masking and hand sanitizing, having our students continue to play at recess in their classroom groups, socially distanced lunches, assigned seating and assigned line spaces, among others.

You can continue to help us out by ensuring preventive measures are in place while the students are at home with you, especially if they are interacting socially with friends, families, and in the community. Working together, we will weather this uptick in cases.

Wishing you the best of the new year!

Janet Maza and Jim Hiller



It's been so wonderful to have our halls once again filled with the hustling and bustling of children and connecting again after winter break. I've enjoyed hearing about various traditions, adventures, and favorite things about the time off. Often the transition back to school after a long break can be tricky and can produce a mix of feelings. If you're still working to get your child back into the school groove, here are a few ways to help the transition as we head into our second week:

-Get plenty of sleep. Getting back into the routine of an earlier bedtime and tapering screen time can be helpful. The morning comes quickly so a good night of rest can help you feel your best.

-Remember to eat breakfast. Healthy, filling breakfasts are one of the most important factors in a child’s ability to focus in class. If your kiddo arrives at school hungry, they will likely be sluggish and distracted from the get-go. Start your child's day off right with a nutritious and filling breakfast.

-Talk about the first week back and help build excitement and ease anxiety. Have your child share something they enjoyed doing while back at school -- maybe it was playing with a friend at recess, doing a project, seeing friends they didn't see over the break, etc. Whatever it may be, find positives from the first week and build onto them as we head into the next week.

-Plan something special to look forward to at the end of the week. It could be a special treat after school, a family game, or time doing something they love. Reminding your child through the week of this special thing can help give them a boost to get through the week.

Transitions can be an adjustment for everyone, but with time and grace we'll get back into the swings of things. If your child is especially having a hard time, please reach out and together we can work on a plan to support your child and have them feeling their best.

Have a wonderful weekend-

Lindsey Williamson, Student Success Coach


OHSU COVID Test Collection Dates

We will continue OHSU Testing with the first pick up of the year on Monday, January 10, 2022.

  • 3 test kits and new labels are coming home this Friday for those students signed up for the program. Please discard any old labels and use the new ones.
  • If you would like to withdraw from the testing program for any reason, please email: with your student's name and your wish to withdraw.
  • If you are not getting email results (negative or positive) please let us know so we can look into it.
  • Test sample pick up dates are noted in our online calendar via parent square or our school website calendar: BSE Calendar
  • Our test sample pick up dates for January are: 1/10, 1/18 (Tuesday), 1/24 and 1/31


Resolve to Be More Active!

Welcome back to school! January is a perfect time to try walking or biking to school -- for your health, your community and the planet! 1 mile of walking each way to school equals 2/3 of the daily recommended 60 minutes of physical activity. Get your steps in while decreasing the traffic and air pollution around your school and neighborhood.

• Does your school have a walking or biking school bus? If so, join in the fun. If not, find your school's preferred walk/bike route on our interactive Safe Routes to School maps.

Elementary School Maps, Middle School Maps, High School Maps

• When you're out and about, keep your EYES and EARS OPEN, phones down and heads up. Know what’s going on around you. Have fun with your active commute!

• Need more tips and inspiration? Follow the Beaverton Safe Routes to School Facebook page.

¡Decídase a ser más activo!

¡Bienvenido de nuevo a la escuela! Enero es un momento perfecto para ir caminando o en bicicleta a la escuela, ¡por su salud, su comunidad y el planeta! Caminar 1 milla de ida y vuelta a la escuela equivale a 2/3 de los 60 minutos diarios recomendados de actividad física. Sea activo mientras disminuye el tráfico y la contaminación del aire alrededor de su escuela y vecindario.

• ¿Su escuela tiene un grupo de walking o biking school bus? Si es así, únase a la diversión. Si no es así, encuentre la ruta preferida para caminar/andar en bicicleta de su escuela en nuestros mapas interactivos de Rutas Seguras a la Escuela.

Mapas de escuelas primarias, Mapas de escuelas secundarias, Mapas de escuelas preparatorias

• Cuando esté fuera de casa, mantenga la cabeza hacia arriba, los OJOS y OÍDOS ATENTOS y guarde su teléfono celular. Esté alerta a lo que sucede a su alrededor.

¿Necesita más consejos e inspiración? Sigan la página de Facebook de Baverton Safe Routes to School.

Leah Biado-Luis
Safe Routes to School Coordinator

Follow us @BeavertonSafeRoutes


Bonny Slope Elementary

Principal: Janet Maza

Assistant Principal: Jim HIller

11775 NW McDaniel Rd.

Portland, OR 97229

Phone: 503.356.2040

Fax: 503.356.2045

Attendance: 503.356.2041

Attendance email: