Dec. 4 - Scholls Heights Knights

Parent/Guardian Newsletter

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Principal Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are very thankful to partner with you and your family. We love our school and our community. Thank you for your resilience in the face of extraordinary challenges this year. If there is anything we can do to help, please do not hesitate to reach out.

As a reminder, it is very important that students are watching the teaching videos that are embedded in the Seesaw activities first, before completing the activity. Teachers are unable to teach all subject area lessons live, therefore these videos become part of the essential teaching for students. There are often teaching videos in the reading, writing, math, phonics and theme (science/social studies/health) activities. Teachers are able to do some pre-teaching or review in our live sessions, but these teaching videos are a very important part of each activity.

Since we are not able to all be together in the building, it is important to talk with your child about “showing what they know.” Participation in live lessons, and the work we see in Seesaw is the only way teachers are able to see what your child knows, and where help is needed. It is also very important that your child works as independently as possible, and is working hard to show their best work. There may be times that work will be sent back to your child. Please let your teacher know if your child needs help to understand what is being taught.

If you were not able to watch last month's short (1-2 minutes) "productive stuggle" videos, we have included them again:

Exploring Productive Struggle

Productive Struggle

We hope everyone has a safe and happy winter vacation!


Tracy Bariao (Principal)

Erika Heslin (Assistant Principal)

Food Drive

Our Scholls Heights Food Drive began on December 1st and will run through the end of the day on Wednesday, December 16th. There will be a drop off box in front of the school building on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Families will also be able to donate via square with PTO at We will use food and money donations collected to put together food boxes for families in our Scholls Heights Community. Please contact the PTO if you have any questions.


If you have a student that is in K-2, did you know they can borrow a school iPad? This will help with the apps and connectivity. If you have a Chromebook from last year, but have a student in grades K-2, please contact the school to trade it for an iPad.

Do you have a student in 3-5? Please check out a school Chromebook. This allows the teachers to help problem solve when a student is having a technical problem. Teachers can also see what your child is doing when they are on the school device.

Have you paid your device coverage fee?

Many of our families elected to have the device coverage protection but haven’t yet paid the fee. Please go to the online payment system now to make your payment.

Steps for Online Payment:


2. Log In

3. Select child

4. “Attention: …unpaid fines/fees” click View

5. Pay Online

Thank you for taking the time to do this! If you have any questions, please call our office at: 503-356-2460.

UPDATE Books on the Go and Book Bus

“Books on the Go” is happening every Wednesday morning, under the covered area from 10:30-12:00. This is a grab and go event, as a bundle of books will already be preselected. We appreciate the willingness of students to try new authors and titles, hopefully new books will be found that are enjoyable! Books can be returned to the Book Bus, Wednesdays at Books on the Go between 10:30-12:00, or Tuesday through Thursday between 8:30-2:30 in a book bin in front of the school.

The Book Bus makes four stops within Scholls Heights boundaries every Wednesday afternoon. The four stops are:

1) SW Sabrina Ave @ SW Apple Grove Tr (Sabrina facing south front of the park) @ 1:34 P.M.

2) SW River Terrace Blvd @ Emilia Park @ 2:07 P.M.

3) SW Roshak Rd North of SW Snapdragon Ln @ 2:34 P.M.

4) SW Fern St between SW Catalina Dr and 148th @ 3:10 P.M.

Use the following links to watch how to use Sora, how to look for books in Destiny and how to place books on hold. Once you watch this video, you may start placing books on hold. Please remember that books can be checked out for 2 weeks and will then need to be quarantined for another week, so if you are not the first person in the queue waiting for a book, it will be at least 3 weeks, if not longer, until your book is ready for you. Books on hold can be picked up Wednesdays from 10:30-12:00 or on the Book Bus.

How to place a hold:

How to use Sora:

How to use your Youth Access Card (YAC) at the public library:

Happy Reading!

Snowflake Hunt

This month our Safe Routes to School activity is to go on a snowflake hunt. We are asking Scholls Heights families to display a snowflake in a window facing the street, here is a tutorial on making a paper snowflake (How to Make Paper Snowflakes the Easy Way). Hopefully this will provide a fun activity and a little encouragement to go outside and walk and roll. Be sure to track your miles and record them on your Marathon Kids account!

How to Make Paper Snowflakes the Easy Way

Learn how to make paper snowflakes the easy way. See a step-by-step guide to making snowflakes out of paper at h...

Coffee and Culture Chat- Dec. 7

Here is a video with more information:

Who: Multicultural Families at Scholls Heights Elementary

What: A chance to connect with other families, share culture and support one another!

When: First Monday of every month 8:00-8:30 AM

Where: Zoom (Link here.) Meeting ID: 864 6155 5156 Password: ELD

Why: Support one another through Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) and establish relationships.

This is a chance to celebrate the rich diversity of our community. All families are welcome to join us.

Dining For Dollars

Want to eat delicious food while helping a local business and our PTO? The Ridge is hosting our next dining for dollars on December 16. Please make sure to tell them you are with Scholls Heights when you check out. We do not have the specific time yet so please be looking for information from our PTO.

News from Beaverton Library

Winter Break and SnowFest

You are gearing up for a winter break like none other—Beaverton City Library is ready with free live and recorded online events starting with SnowFest, a weekend full of stories, songs, STEAM activities, and live performances in partnership with Beaverton Civic Theatre.

Book Gift Guide

Looking for a new book to give a young person? Our Beaverton City Librarians have put together a recommended list for babies through high schoolers with some of our favorite new books from 2020.

“Parenting during a Pandemic” brought to you by Cedar Mill Community Library

How can we, as parents, manage stress, provide structure and connection to our children’s days, and support academics and social development without burning out as parents?

Join Megan Barella, Positive Discipline Educator, on December 10 at 6:30 PM to learn how to make your life easier and more enjoyable during the pandemic, let go of parenting guilt and overwhelm, and also feel confident that your children are thriving during this time. Bring your questions and real-life challenges and let’s come together in a virtual parenting community to support your family during this time.

For more information and to register visit:

Cards and Messages- Spread Kindness

We would like to invite students to write a caring message by either writing a card, drawing a picture, or writing a letter for the elderly residents at Creekside Village Retirement Center. Many of the residents are missing their families and this would be a great way to lift their spirits. We will be safely collecting messages at Scholls Heights Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, December 7-15 between the hours of 8:00-3:30.

Mrs. Welch and Mrs. Krueger have talked about empathy and gratitude and have seen that students understand the importance of being KIND. Please take some time to do this act for others. Scholls Heights Knights can make some magic -write a card today!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Krueger and Mrs. Welch.

Scholls Heights Running Club in Partnership with Marathon Kids

Scholls Height Running Club in Partnership with Marathon Kids 2020/2021

Beaverton School District

Beaverton School District is excited to announce its partnership with Marathon Kids; a running club that will be available to your student! Scholls Heights has a Running Club and will partner with Marathon Kids this year.

What is Marathon Kids?

  • An all inclusive running club

  • Students track miles run to earn Marathons

  • Rewards are available for students when they hit different mile markers

Scholls Heights Running Club and Marathon Kids both have the mission to get kids moving at the pace they choose. They can walk, run, or jog until they have earned the goals they have set for themselves.

Why Running Club for Kids?

We all know how much exercise and movement is important for not only our physical health but also our mental health. Research shows that incorporating consistent running/walking routines into students' lives, helps them both physically and mentally. No matter the students' ability, they can run/walk/jog at their own pace and set their own mileage goals. This is the perfect activity for students and families to do safely and socially distanced from others, in the time frame that fits each family's schedule.

How will this work during CDL?

Students can run, walk, or jog and track their own miles at home with their families. Parents will then submit the miles completed on the Marathon Kids website. Miles will then be approved by the student’s PE teacher.

In order to have access, parents will receive an email to join the schools Marathon Kids Club. Be sure to click on the link in the email to get connected!

When does it start?

As soon as you receive your email and you are logged in, you can start running and tracking your students miles!

Please help us out by reporting the miles once a week! (Ex. every Friday we post the miles ran for the previous week)

Marathon Kids Parent Link

Our Kick Off Turkey Trot event information is attached below! If you missed it, you can still do the route and count your activity.

Happy Running!

Mr. Renfro, Mr. Fogarty, Sabrina Snoozy (PTO Running Club Chair)

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Cold Weather Doesn’t Mean You Need to Stay Inside!

With the change in weather it can be tempting to stay indoors. We know that our kids need to move every day and the extensive associated benefits of physical exercise. Here are some tips to help you build healthy (and fun!) habits into the remote school day:

  1. Start your day by taking a walk or a bike ride. Do you still travel to a different location for school? Then make that trip an active one! Too far to walk? Try parking halfway and walking the rest. Commit to walking or biking 2 days a week and start building those healthy habits.
  2. Take movement breaks in between classes or at lunch time. A brisk walk around the block will get your heart pumping and re-energize you for the rest of your day.
  3. Need to pick up your library holds or free lunch? Bike over to your pickup location and reap the benefits of an active trip while checking off your to-do list.
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Grab-and-Go School Meal Sites

Nutrition Services department has been hard at work developing a plan for providing meals during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). We have received waivers from the USDA which allow any child (age 1-18) to pick up free meals.

Here’s a look at how meals will be distributed this fall:

  • Parents or guardians may pick up meals for students who are not present.
  • Meal pickups will occur two days per week: Tuesday (2 days of food) and Thursday (3 days of food) from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Meals will be packaged with breakfast and lunch together.
  • Masks must be worn by anyone picking up meals.

Curbside Grab-and-Go School Sites:

Visit for bus stop locations.

Technical Difficulties?

Our Tech Department is working hard to keep everyone connected. If you have any problems, please reach out.

Here is the information on how to contact them:

Student Help Desk: 503-356-4656

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