Hazeldale Hawk

School Newsletter - November 4, 2020

A Message from the Principal

Hello Hazeldale Hawks! This past week, I have been joining so many Zoom classrooms and am so happy to start to get to know you! I am so impressed with how responsible you all are - joining Zoom, leaving to do Seesaw work and coming back for your small group on Zoom. It's so exciting to see how much you love learning with your teacher and classmates!

Today I joined Wellness Wednesday and WOW, was I amazed! You were all so kind to one another, shared your thoughts and listened to your classmates! I can see that you all really understand the Zones! I'm a green today! :)

Have a wonderful rest of the week and keep doing your best!


Mrs. Vang

Parent Conferences and Communication

This year the calendar adjustments to accommodate remote learning have shifted how learning time is used. The District chose to keep student-contact days instead of setting aside two non-student learning days so that parent teacher conferences could occur at the elementary level. Weekly embedded Student Family Connection time in school schedules is intended to allow for regular opportunities for educators and families to communicate. Students do best when parents can support student learning through engaging in two-way communication with educators to support learning.

Family Support and Student Independence

This is from the BSD Weekly bulletin:

Throughout the year, classroom teachers administer academic assessments to students in many different forms. It​'s extremely important to get accurate information so that teachers can effectively differentiate their instruction to meet students' needs.

We need your​ help. Please allow your children to work on their assessments and assignments in Seesaw, Canvas and/or Zoom independently​, without the help of a parent ​or tutor. It​'s okay if your children answer incorrectly​; that's part of the learning process. We expect students to engage in “productive struggles” as they learn. Teachers review where students are in the learning process and assist them in ways that allow children to grow and learn.

Of course, if children need assistance with technical challenges, that​'s a perfect time to help. You also can help support your children by practicing skills that teachers have already introduced. We’d ask that you allow your students’ teachers to give feedback and support, especially during live instruction. Please do not speak for your children or supply them with answers to share during live sessions.

Please note, that without independent evidence of students’ proficiency towards learning targets, teachers may not be able to assess your students on their report cards. Report cards would instead include a X (not assessed this semester) with a comment that there was not enough independent evidence to support a progress mark.

Your students’ progress is extremely important to us. Thank you for partnering with us and supporting your children.

Wellness Wednesdays

There is NO Wellness Wednesday on Nov. 11 because there is no school that day.

Library Services at Hazeldale

Read our Hazeldale Library newsletter to learn all about how to get books during CDL.


Hazeldale Hawks, we are so excited to see you checking out books from the library during this remote learning time. Mrs. Turinsky has put together a raffle to encourage more students and families to start checking out books regularly. Each Friday through the end of November we’ll select 2 students from grades K-2 and 2 students from grades 3-5 who have checked out books that week and they’ll receive a free Scholastic book at their next check-out. Remember it’s really easy to get the books you want by using our Book Request Help Form (scan the QR code below) and Mrs. Turinsky will curate a special bundle just for you! Questions? Email Mrs. Turinsky in the Library!

Our Winners this Past Week:

* K-2: Logan and Pauline

* 3-5: Benjamin and Kierna

Reminder: You must wear a mask at all times when you get books.

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Upcoming Dates

Nov. 11 - No school - Building Closed (Veteran's Day)

Nov. 13 - No school - Building Closed (Grading day)

Nov. 25-27 - No School - Building Closed (Thanksgiving Holiday)

Free Meals for Kids!

REMINDER: You must wear a face mask. No pets allowed except for service animals.

Option 1: Pick up at Hazeldale on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Option 2: Go to a bus stop to get meals: (These are close to Hazeldale)
  • Pine Ridge Park, 11:00 - 11:20 a.m.
  • Hazeldale Park, SW 196th Ave + SW Sumac Court, 11:00 - 11:20 a.m.
  • SW Skiver Dr @ Skiver Park, 11:30 - 11:50 a.m.

Nutrition Services - Check here for more Grab and Go bus routes.

Childcare Subsidy

Washington County has secured a grant through the federal CARES Act to provide child care subsidies to parents/guardians. The Beaverton School District will be distributing approximately $2.4 million to families who are eligible and apply for these subsidies. In other words, if you pay for child care, you could be eligible to receive money to help cover some or all of your expenses. Employees who live in the Beaverton School District attendance boundary are eligible. This is a taxable benefit and will be processed through payroll. Read more: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/child-care-subsidy

If you live in another school district in Washington County, you’ll need to apply through that district. If you live outside of Washington County, check with your county office to see if a similar program is being offered.

PTO Fundraiser - Dining for Dollars at Papa Murphy's

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Read-a-Thon Winners!

Please look for an email from our PTO president with information about your prize. Congrats to our winners and congrats to all who participated!

Pick up your prize at Hazeldale on Monday, November 9 from 11-12 or 3-4.

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PTO Information

PTO Website

Meet the PTO!

Fundraisers - English

Fundraisers - español

Hazeldale Volunteering

The PTO has a lot of fundraising events throughout the year. If you prefer to donate directly instead of participating, you can donate through the PTO's secure website.

Link to Donate

Volunteer Information

All the information you need regarding how to volunteer in the Beaverton School District is found here.

Hazeldale's Mission and Vision

Hazeldale Elementary School works to support and inspire every child to think, to learn, to care, and to engage with power and agency in a changing world.

We provide a learning environment and instruction that promotes engagement, academic excellence, self-confidence, independence, risk and resilience. We foster respect, an appreciation of self and others, and collaboration through inquiry, exploration, goal setting and service.