Oak Hills Newsletter

March 19, 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Oak Hills Families,

We are so excited to welcome Thao Do Gwilliam to Oak Hills. Mrs. Do will be the new Oak Hills Principal starting July 1st. Below is a message from Mrs. Do to the Oak Hills Community:

Dear Oak Hills Families,

I am very excited and humbled by the opportunity to serve as your new principal starting in July!

I look forward to partnering with you, staff, and community members to welcome and support your children in every way possible. We are all doing our best to cope with the challenges and stressors of the pandemic and also thrive and adapt to so many changes in our day-to-day routines. Your children have been so resilient, and I cannot wait to meet their smiling faces on Zoom and in person.

To share a little bit about me, I am a fellow Beaverton community member. I reside in central Beaverton with my husband, who is also an educator, our 7-year-old daughter, and my soon to be two-year-old son. They keep me busy, and I love every moment of it.

I have been an educator for 18 years serving across four districts in Oregon as a teacher, coach, and administrator. This year marks my 10th year in administration. I am currently an Assistant Principal at Stoller Middle School.

During the spring and summer, I am eager to connect with Oak Hills staff and join all of you as a guest in your community events and meetings. I also hope to make guest appearances in your child’s classes in person and in CDL.

I promise to model joy, curiosity, and care to every individual child at Oak Hills. I will build trust with them, with you, with staff. Together, we will create a safe, inclusive, fun, and engaging school. I cannot wait to meet all of you!


Thao Do-Gwilliam

“Mrs. Do”

Mrs. Do will be joining us at school and at PTO meetings in the near future. She is so very eager to get to know our students, staff and our community. Please stay tuned for those dates and times.

On another note, we will have a Hybrid specific meeting for parents and guardians on April 1 from 6pm to 7pm. Here is the zoom link and meeting ID and password:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://beavertonk12.zoom.us/j/87413332896 pwd=TTRDQzBNQW1HL09nc2lWYU5FQnI3UT09

Meeting ID: 874 1333 2896

Passcode: 229827

Please know that all teachers will be preparing students for the Hybrid and the new CDL experience. Attached is the slide deck from the PTO meeting this week that also has information that will be helpful for the Hybrid transition.

Staff will be returning on March 29 to start preparing for Hybrid and school will resume on April 1st. I hope you enjoy your extended Spring break.

Warm regards,

Sheila Baumgardner

New School Map

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Oak Hills Specific Hybrid Video

getting ready for hybrid v2

District Hybrid Video

Elementary Hybrid English

How CDL and Hybrid Will Work

Elementary Hybrid Explainer (English - Updated)

Announcement from Mrs. Ray


Library News


on Wednesday during Curbside Pickup or at the School Office

Author Visit

We are delighted to have Patrice McLaurin, author of Have You Thanked an Inventor Today, Have You Thanked a Kidventor Today and I Am Because I Choose visit our classrooms this Friday, March 19th! Zoom information will be sent to the teachers to share with the students.

K-1 8:00-8:30

2-3 12:00-12:45

4-5 1:00-1:30

If you would like an autographed book, please follow the instructions below.

To order books:

  1. Go to: https://www.patricemclaurin.com/shop/

  2. Add this discount code “IAMBIC”

  3. In the NOTES section, comment if you would like your book autographed by Patrice McLaurin and let her know you are from Oak Hills Elementary School!

  4. Books are shipped directly to your home

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 858 6161 0074

Passcode: author

OBOB Hall of Fame

If you are reading all 16 OBOB books and would like to be entered into the OBOB Hall Of Fame and win a free book prize and be recognized in the Newscast,then completed OBOB Hall of Fame Questionnaires are due by April 28th.

Storytime with Ms. Larsen (Live)

~ Chapter Book Storytime Fridays from 11:15-11:30!

~ Storytime for All Fridays from 11:30-12:00!

Topic: Storytime with Ms. Larsen

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 846 9279 7621

Passcode: storytime

Library Webpage

Check out the new library webpage for

  • Helpful Library Links for students and parents

  • How to Request Books

  • Book Bus Information

  • OBOB Information

  • Ordering Books From Scholastic for your home collection

  • New Books

  • And more!

Club K After School Zone Update 2020-21

Club K After School Zone has been safely operating under Emergency Licensing throughout the entire pandemic. Our dedicated team of teachers have focused on providing a safe, reliable, and academically supportive environment for students during a time of great uncertainty. As our world begins to regain some aspects of normalcy, we look forward to continued education, engagement, and exploration with the BSD community.

Club K After School Zone is offering “After In-Person Learning Care” on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays - from school dismissal (10:15 am) to 5:30 pm - along with full day care on Wednesdays from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Club K After School Zone will return to programming at Oak Hills as soon as we meet a minimum of at least 12 students who are registered in order to cover operating costs. Club K shifted to a weekly price point during the pandemic. The weekly price for this programming model is $265/week.

For program information, please contact Club K After School Zone’s Regional Manager, Amanda Lybarger at fieldmanager02@clubkafterschool.com.

For questions regarding tuition rates and registration contact Jane Whitelock at regdept@clubkafterschool.com or feel free to register your child by following this link to our website: https://www.clubkafterschool.com/wlwv-quarter-3-registration-form/.

We are looking forward to continuing our programming and services for the Oak Hills Elementary Community!

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Tentative Calendar Dates for 2020-2021 School Year


3/22-26 Spring Break- No School

3/29, 3/30. 3/31 NO CDL instruction for K-5 students as teachers prepare classrooms for in-person hybrid instruction. No book pick up.


4/1 Hybrid Parent Night (6pm)

4/2 Assembly Day

4/5 First Day of Hybrid Instruction for K-2nd

4/7 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/2nd/4th (7:30am-1pm)

4/8 First Day of Hybrid Instruction for 3rd-5th Grade

4/14 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/3rd/5th (7:30am-1pm)

4/16 Grading Day- No School

4/21 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/2nd/4th (7:30am-1pm)

4/21 PTO Meeting (7pm)

4/28 Staff Development Day- No School


5/5 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/3rd/5th (7:30am-1pm)

5/7 Assembly Day

5/12 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/2nd/4th (7:30am-1pm)

5/19 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/3rd/5th (7:30am-1pm)

5/19 PTO Meeting (7pm)

5/20 K Orientation (6pm)

5/26 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/2nd/4th (7:30am-1pm)

5/31 Memorial Day- No School


6/2 Regular Wednesday

6/2 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/3rd/5th (7:30am-1pm)

6/9 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/2nd/4th (7:30am-1pm)

6/9 PTO Mtg (7pm)

6/18 Last Day of School

6/18 Assembly Day

Annual Special Education Parent Resource Fair

If building administrators could please share the information and flyer below in any building newsletters they send out, we'd greatly appreciate it!

The Special Education Department and Special Education Parent Advisory Council are hosting our Annual Special Education Parent Resource Fair on April 27th from 6:00-8:00pm via zoom.

Parents will have a chance to listen to presentations from different non-profit organizations, businesses and more that serve children with disabilities and their families! Parents will also have a chance to ask questions of presenters after their formal presentations.

The fair will include presentations from:

  • International Dyslexia Association- Oregon Branch
  • Camp Yakety Yak
  • Family to Family Resource Center through OHSU
  • Paladio Planning-Financial trusts and planning for students
  • Specialty Athletics
  • Swindell’s Resource Center, and more!

PTO Fundraiser Survey

Oak Hills Elementary Trivia Game-Night Fundraiser

Please help us assess interest in a school-wide online trivia game by taking this short (4 questions) survey. The 5th Grade Celebration team is fundraising to create Memory Books, t-shirts, and a fun end-of-year party for all our 5th graders.
Community Resource Page

Click here for food, internet, transportation and utilities resources

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Technical Issues?

You may reach out to Mrs. Vallee directly via email at Anna_Vallee@beaverton.k12.or.us If she is unable to resolve the issue, support will be requested from the Beaverton School District HelpDesk.
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Family Toolkit

Visit the BSD Family Toolkit at: https://oakhills.beaverton.k12.or.us/ **Connect--Family Toolkit

Kindergarten-specific Information: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/early-learning/kindergarten

How to Open and Translate Our Oak Hills Newsletter

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