Mustang Messages

Digital Newsletter for Chehalem Elementary School

November 2018


Dear Chehalem Families,


I feel so lucky to be part of this amazing Chehalem community. This week we had an exciting day of dressing up and doing classroom activities related to the celebration of fall. Thank you to all of the parents who helped with the kindergarten on-site pumpkin patch activity that has become a tradition here. It truly takes a village to make it all happen and we are so thankful for everyone who helps out.


Kudos to everyone who helped to make our PTO fundraiser a huge success. The cookie dough sale brought in $12,000 in profit! The limo ride, for students who sold enough to earn it as a prize, will occur on December 3rd. Parents will not be allowed to join students in the limo, but may join in the fun by meeting the limo at Godfather’s Pizza. More information coming closer to the date. Thank you to everyone who bought or sold items to benefit the students and staff at Chehalem.


The State Report Card for all schools in Oregon has been released and Chehalem is performing really well! Our scores are up in all academic areas. In the category of Individual Student Progress, we are rated as “high” for year to year progress in English Language Arts and Math. Our overall English Language Arts scores are up by 4% and Math and Science are both up by 8%. I’m so proud of our students and staff for their hard work.


We are also proud to announce that we had 98% parent participation for parent/teacher conferences. It means so much to our children when they know you are engaged and supportive of their education. We love partnering with you for the success of our children.


Looking forward to more fun and learning in November and December!


Angee Silliman

Principal of Chehalem

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Noviembre de 2018


Queridas familias de Chehalem,


Me siento muy afortunada de ser parte de esta increíble comunidad de Chehalem. Esta semana tuvimos un emocionante día de disfrazarnos y hacer actividades en el aula relacionadas con la celebración del otoño. Gracias a todos los padres que ayudaron con la actividad de la parcela de calabazas en kínder que se ha convertido en una tradición aquí. Realmente hace falta un pueblo para que todo suceda, y estamos muy agradecidos por todos los que ayudaron.


Felicitaciones a todos los que ayudaron a hacer de nuestra recaudación de fondos de PTO un gran éxito. ¡La venta de masa de galletas produjo $ 12,000 en ganancias! El viaje en limusina, para estudiantes que vendieron lo suficiente como para ganar un premio, se realizará el 3 de diciembre. A los padres no se les permitirá unirse a los estudiantes en la limusina, pero pueden unirse a la diversión al reunirse con la limusina en Godfather's Pizza. Más información acercándose a la fecha. Gracias a todos los que compraron o vendieron artículos en beneficio de los estudiantes y el personal de Chehalem.


¡Se ha publicado el Informe de Calificaciones del Estado para todas las escuelas en Oregón y Chehalem se está desempeñando realmente bien! Nuestros puntajes han subido en todas las áreas académicas. En la categoría de Progreso del estudiante individual, somos calificados como "altos" por el progreso de un año a otro en lengua y literatura en inglés y matemáticas. Nuestros puntajes generales en artes lingüísticas en inglés aumentaron en un 4% y las matemáticas y las ciencias aumentaron en un 8%. Estoy muy orgullosa de nuestros estudiantes y personal por su arduo trabajo.


También nos enorgullece anunciar que tuvimos un 98% de participación de los padres en las conferencias de padres y maestros. Significa mucho para nuestros hijos cuando saben que usted está comprometido y apoya su educación. Nos encanta asociarnos con usted para el éxito de nuestros niños.


Esperamos más diversión y aprendizaje en noviembre y diciembre!


Angee Silliman

Directora de Chehalem

Chehalem Word of Month- Organization

or·gan·i·za·tion

1) the structure or arrangement of related or connected items.

2) an efficient and orderly approach to tasks

Upcoming Events & Reminders:

November 1 Hearing Screening Re-Checks

November 1 Starbase Field Trip at Oregon Air National Guard- 5th grade; Keezel/Seitz

November 2 Starbase Field Trip at Oregon Air National Guard- 5th grade; Wildfang/Gwyn

November 5 October Birthday Celebration

November 6 PTO Fall Fundraiser Orders Arrive/Pick Up 3-6pm

November 7 Walk & Bike to School

November 8 Starbase Field Trip at Oregon Air National Guard- 5th grade; Keezel/Seitz

November 8 Auditions for PTO Parent & Staff Variety Show 6pm

November 9 Grading Day- NO SCHOOL

November 12 Veterans Day- NO SCHOOL

November 14 Hip Hop Nutcracker- Grades 3, 4, & 5

November 15 PTO Meeting (6pm; Lobby)

November 15 Starbase Field Trip at Oregon Air National Guard- 5th grade; Keezel/Seitz

November 16 Starbase Field Trip at Oregon Air National Guard- 5th grade; Wildfang/Gwyn

November 16 Fall Photo Retakes (Chehalem Stage)

Novemeber 21, 22, 23 Thanksgiving Break

Novemeber 26, 27, 28 Talented & Gifted (TAG) Education Testing

November 29 Starbase Field Trip at Oregon Air National Guard- 5th grade; Keezel/Seitz

November 30 Starbase Field Trip at Oregon Air National Guard- 5th grade; Wildfang/Gwyn

November 30 Chehalem Spirit Day- College Day (Wear college shirts or colors)

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Early Release Wednesdays

What do teachers do with that 90 minutes?


The first Wednesday of every month, teachers focus on growing their capacity around Social Emotional Learning. During the month of October, Bob Sanborn and Paul Voas guided staff in learning around neuroplasticity. Their work reminds us of the need for continued reinforcement with students around growth mindset.


Growth Mindset for Families: How Can I Help My Child At Home?


  • Talk about the day- What did you learn? What did you do that was difficult today?
  • Praise the process- Celebrate effort, goal setting, persisting through challenges, being creative, and solution focused
  • The brain can grow-Remind your child that when things are difficult, their brain will grow if they persist through the challenge
  • Help them change their dialogue- Give them positive self-talk words to encourage persistence-- "I can't do this yet, but I will keep trying!"
  • Encourage failure as an opportunity- Teach your child that failure can (and often does) happen and it is okay!
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Stay Healthy this Cold & Flu Season

Cold and flu season has already begun, but there are things you can do to keep yourself and your children healthier. Prevention measures include washing your hands frequently, getting lots of rest, drinking plenty of fluids, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth.


Home is the best place for a child who is ill. The Too Sick for School informational flyer has guidelines to help you make the decision about when to keep your child home from school.

School Board Approves 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 School Calendars

At the October 22, 2018 Business Meeting, the School Board approved the Superintendent’s calendar recommendation for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years. Staff and community members overwhelmingly preferred Option 1 for both school years.


In the 2019-2020 school year, the first day for students will be Monday, August 26 and the last day for students will be Friday, June 12. In the 2020-2021 school year, the first day for students will be Monday, August 31 and the last day for students will be Friday, June 1. Option 1 provides 10 days for winter break in both school years.


Both calendars are below for your planning purposes. Please understand that budgetary and contractual obligations may impact the implementation of the final calendars.


Beaverton School District Calendars

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/dist/Pages/calendar.aspx

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El Consejo Escolar Aprueba los Calendarios Escolares del 2019-2020 y 2020-2021


En la reunión de negocios del 22 de octubre de 2018, el Consejo Escolar aprobó la recomendación del Superintendente para los calendarios de los ciclos escolares 2019-2020 y 2020-2021. El personal y los miembros de la comunidad prefirieron casi unánimemente la Opción 1 para los dos ciclos escolares.


En el ciclo escolar 2019-2020, el primer día de clases será el lunes 26 de agosto y el último día de clases será el viernes, 12 de junio. En el ciclo escolar 2020-2021, el primer día de clases será el lunes, 31 de agosto y el último día de clases será el viernes 18 de junio. La opción 1 ofrece 10 días de vacaciones de invierno en ambos ciclos escolares.


Los dos calendarios están en la parte de abajo con el propósito de que usted pueda organizarse. Por favor, comprenda que las obligaciones presupuestarias y contractuales pueden afectar la implementación de los calendarios finales.


Beaverton School District Calendars https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/dist/Pages/calendar.aspx

School and District At-A-Glance Reports

School and District report cards for the the 2017-18 school year are available at https://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx. (Select Beaverton in the school or district search bar). We welcome the opportunity to share this information with you on the progress we are making to improve academic achievement for each student in the Beaverton School District. We are making progress.


In 1999, the Oregon Legislature enacted ORS 329.105 requiring that the Oregon Department of Education produce and issue annual report cards for all schools and districts. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, encourages schools and educators to innovate and create systems that address local needs. As a part of this work, the Oregon Department of Education redesigned the School and District report cards to engage and inform families about their school’s approach to learning, academic and extracurricular offerings, and student performance.


The redesigned School At-A-Glance Reports: The school and district report cards have been redesigned to reflect changes to Oregon's educational system so that parents and community members are provided with the most current, relevant, and important information about their school and districts. The new report cards allow schools and districts to better tell their unique stories in a more visual and user-friendly way.

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Informes de las Escuelas y del Distrito Escolar


Las boletas de calificaciones de las escuelas y del distrito escolar para el año escolar 2017-18 están disponibles en https://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx. (Seleccione Beaverton en la barra de búsqueda de la escuela o el distrito). Agradecemos la oportunidad de compartir esta información con usted sobre el progreso que estamos logrando para mejorar el rendimiento académico de cada estudiante en el Distrito Escolar de Beaverton. Estamos progresando.


En 1999, la Legislatura de Oregón promulgó ORS 329.105 exigiendo que el Departamento de Educación de Oregón elabore y emita boletas de calificaciones anuales de todas las escuelas y distritos escolares. La Ley Cada Estudiante Triunfa (ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act), que firmó el presidente Obama el 10 de diciembre de 2015, pide a las escuelas y educadores innovar y crear sistemas que ayuden a las necesidades locales. Como parte de este trabajo, el Departamento de Educación de Oregon rediseñó las boletas de calificaciones de las escuelas y del distrito para unir e informar a las familias sobre el enfoque de la escuela en el aprendizaje, qué se ofrece académicamente y extracurricularmente así como el rendimiento estudiantil.


Informes rediseñados de las escuelas: Los informes de las escuelas y del distrito se han rediseñado para reflejar los cambios en el sistema educativo de Oregón para que los padres y los miembros de la comunidad reciban la información más actualizada, relevante e importante sobre sus escuelas y distritos. Las nuevas boletas de calificaciones permiten a las escuelas y distritos contar mejor sus historias de una manera más visual y fácil de entender.

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When the weather gets snowy or icy, school schedules may be affected. The District generally posts the announcement of delayed school opening or school closure by 5:15 a.m. All Portland Metro area media outlets announce the information on TV newscasts and online.


The District makes decisions based on the ability to operate school buses safely; the ability for students and parents to get to school safely, and the ability for employees to get to work safely and on time. The decision that is made will be for the entire District. As always, parents may choose to make different decisions based on their particular location.


The District will notify parents and staff via SchoolMessenger with a Non-School Hours Emergency message. Please manage your communication preferences in SchoolMessenger InfoCenter.


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