Bonny Slope Elementary
September 19, 2019
Dates To Remember
9/20 Vision Screening (K-5)
9/23 First Day for Preschool students Last Name A-L
9/24 First Day for Preschool students Last Name M-Z
9/23 Aug/Sep Birthday Lunch Celebration
9/24 Principal Chat 6pm
9/24 *Fall BSCO Community Meeting 7:00pm Library
9/26 *Geography Club Check Day
10/2 International Walk + Bike to School Day
10/4 *Jog-A-Thon--BSCO Fundraising Event
10/8 *BSCO Parent Education Night, BSE Library
10/11 NOSCHOOL - Staff Development Day
*BSCO Sponsored event
Please see our online calendar for more information and updates throughout the year.
PRINCIPAL AND VICE PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
Dear Bonny Slope Community,
We want everyone to know just how fortunate we are to be a part of a community as amazing as the Bonny Slope Community. With last week’s lockout, we learned that our parents, students and staff look out for each other in an emergency. Our students were safe and accounted for during this crisis and it was the quick thinking of staff and community that allowed for this to happen. Yesterday, Jim and I attended a debrief with the School District about the lockout on Thursday, September 12th. There were many things that went well during this event including making sure that buses that had not arrived to BSE were rerouted to a safe space until deemed safe to bring them to school by Public Safety. These students arrived soon after arrival times and were escorted into the building while Police Officers were at Bonny Slope. Additionally, parents took walking students into their homes and reported to the District who was with them so that the students could be accounted for. Staff kept students safe inside the building and told parents to leave the premises. We were commended for our actions in keeping the students safe. I do want each of you to know that we shared your concerns about communication to parents during the lockout. When a school is in lockout, all communication to parents and the community comes from Community Involvement and Public Safety. What this means is, Bonny Slope is not able to communicate information during the lockout. I am bringing this to your attention as many of you felt our school could have communicated information in a more timely manner to each of you. The School District has been informed of your concerns and is in the process of looking into ways in which families can be notified sooner about events such as these. While the District is working on improving communications, one way for parents to be informed of emergency alerts, school and District notifications is to text YES to 67587.
Another way to keep our students safe is to follow the advice of our Washington County Sheriff and Resource Officer Jacob McNeilly; “ Please use caution when driving through school zones and to stop and remain stopped for crossing guards and pedestrians at crosswalks.”. We have already had too many “close calls” while our crossing guards are stopping traffic at the crosswalks. Thank you!
The first week of October is going to be an eventful one! The International Walk and Bike to School Day is on Wednesday, October 2nd. Students, community members and their families enjoy this event as they walk to school with their friends and neighbors. Please see the information in this newsletter for more information. Additionally, on this day, THPRD will be on the scene to celebrate the opening of the new Bonny Slope Trail. They will welcome students & parents on the way from school, celebrating all the partners who made this project possible.
The following day, October 3rd, Bonny Slope was chosen to participate in the “Big Apple Crunch”. All school staff and students will receive a Locally Grown Oregon apple in order to participate in the big “crunch” at the same time. The kids will have fun crunching their apples at the same time, while hopefully making a memorable, learning experience. This event is to celebrate National Farm to School Month.
Friday, October 4th is our Jog-A-Thon!!!!! This is an exciting day for everyone as the students are cheered on as they run around our track to support Bonny Slope. If you are planning on attending this event, please make sure you have had your background check completed.
Wishing you a GREAT week!
Janet and Jim
School Wide Attendance Goal:
School wide attendance average is at or above 93%
Monitor every 6 weeks
If we meet our 6 week goal, there will be a special treat in the staff room.
Perfect Attendance Goal:
Classes with perfect attendance will be recognized on the television announcement screen near the front office.
The classes with perfect attendance will receive a certificate to be placed in the hallway by each classroom door.
These class names will be placed in a drawing for an end of the year reward (Pizza Party)
Best Attendance Goal:
Classes with the best attendance will be recognized on the television announcement screen near the front office.
Top three classes with the least attendance will receive a certificate to be placed in the hallway by each classroom door.
Monitor every three weeks
The top three classes will be recognized at the monthly assembly.
Most on Time/Punctuality Goal:
Classes with the least tardies will be recognized on the television announcement screen near the front office.
Top three classes with the least tardies will receive a certificate to be placed in the hallway by each classroom door.
Monitor every three weeks
Individual Recognition will happen throughout the school year.
After School Classes/Activity Fliers
New classes starting this October at Bonny Slope
Sign up now!
- Cub Scouts - Join Night for Scouting
- Engineering for Kids - Civil Engineering
- Hard Core Fitness - Basketball
- Play Fit Fun - Before School Program
- TGA - Tennis Class
- Yoga Playgrounds - Yoga Class
- Cedar Mill Library - Kids Fall Events
International Walk + Bike to School Day 10/2
WALK + ROLL TO SCHOOL DAY October 2, 2019
Promotes healthy transportation choices and being active before, during and after school. It’s great for our kids and it’s great for the community. Why?
- More walking, biking and taking the bus will reduce traffic congestion near schools.
- Less traffic congestion means increased community traffic safety.
- More walking and rolling means increased physical activity.
- It’s FUN!!
Mark your calendars and get ready to walk or roll to school on October 2. Plan now for a safe walk, bike, scoot skate or bus trip to school.
Want to volunteer? Sign up here:
See the attachment for route information.
Bonny Slope THPRD Trail
On behalf of THPRD, we are pleased to share the attached invitation with you. We hope you can join us as we celebrate this wonderful achievement in THPRD’s commitment to supporting our community with walking routes to schools.
We are so grateful to you and the many other partners who helped make this project happen.
If you can, please RSVP to this email (email@example.com) to let us know if you can make it.
- Bonny Slope Trail Grand Opening
- Wednesday, October 2 at 2:30 – National Walk to School Day
- Parking available along NW South Dr.
Liana Harden (she, her, hers)
Engagement & Partnerships Specialist
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District
6220 SW 112th Ave., Suite 100
Beaverton, Or. 97008
Office: 503-614-4007 Cell: 971-470-1693
Announcing: Our very first community meeting for 2019-20
The Fall Community Meeting of the Bonny Slope Community Organization (BSCO) is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7pm in the BSE Library, right after Janet Maza’s not-to-be-missed Principal Chat at 6pm. This is the first community meeting of the school year. EVERY SINGLE PARENT and guardian of a child at Bonny Slope Elementary is a voting member of BSCO. All are invited and encouraged to attend.
We will kick things off with an informative glimpse into the middle school boundary adjustment process by the other Steve Sparks, long range planning administrator for BSD. The advisory committee is currently being formed to examine the existing attendance boundaries in anticipation of the long-awaited opening of the new “Timberland” middle school near us. With these changes directly affecting our own 4th and 5th graders, this is a talk we are very excited to hear!
Meet your 2019-20 board members
President, Taylor Kash
Vice President, Carin Ruiz
Secretary, Aaron Muhs
Treasurer, Heather Vonk
Director of Committees, Katie Kammer
Directors of Volunteers, Michelle Mulholland and Stephanie Wilson
Director of Communications, Jeff Cook
Member at Large, Nima Patel
Catch up on all current BSCO business
Our 2019-20 budget plans including allocation revisions and a glimpse at new special projects
New parent resources: Calendar, Email Subscription & BSCO on Social Media-- Facebook & Instagram
Maximizing Matching Funds!
Upcoming events including Monster Mash, Author Visit, Geo Club, Walk to School, Jog-a-thon, others
Open volunteer opportunities
Enjoy some treats and meet new people
We look forward to seeing you! Questions regarding any of these items can be directed to Taylor Kash (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The latest BSCO news can always be found at www.bonnyslopebsco.org.
Books Books and More Books!
Shelves bending under the weight of all those books your kids have read? Not sure what to do with them?
Then we have the perfect solution. Donate them to our Book Drive.
We are supporting the Childrens' Book Bank in NE Portland with a book drive. The Book Bank offers a range of age-appropriate, culturally diverse books to children in lower income neighborhoods. Supporting early literacy, bringing children the joy of reading and igniting curiosity and learning.
Bring us all your gently used books (Grade K - 12). No ex-library, ex-school, torn or damaged books please.
Look out for the collection bin under the stairwell at school beginning October 7th.
As we enter the changing seasons and a new school year, please consider donating coats you no longer fit, use or wear. Northwest Children’s Outreach provides bare necessities to children and youth in our area. Please consider purging your closets and providing a person in need with a warm coat. All sizes from infant to adult are greatly appreciated and desperately in demand!
Collection barrels are located at the bottom of the stairs. If you have any questions please contact Currië Reese of the Outreach Committee, email@example.com. Thanks for your support and community awareness.
2019 Jog-A-Thon Kicks Off "Running Around the World"
Our 12th Annual Jog-A-Thon is quickly approaching! This school-wide event promotes fun and fitness while raising funds for BSCO’s annual budget. Students will solicit pledges/donations, then run, jog, or walk their way to the finish line on Friday, October 4th. The money raised supports programs that directly enrich our students' education and experience here at Bonny Slope.
Volunteers are crucial to the success of the Jog-A-Thon. Sign up to help at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094fafae23a46-2019
*Please note: A background check via the mIP system is required to volunteer/visit during school hours.
Dear Bonny Slope community,
We are excited that Jog-A-Thon is approaching. Just like last year, each classroom was assigned a country/region to represent. All countries represented have at least one Bonny Slope student that was born in that country.
The Cultural Committee has partnered with Jog-A-Thon to use this opportunity to expose students to information about the country/region and its culture. We think it will help to develop awareness and understanding about the many cultural backgrounds in our school. For the students born in those countries, we hope it would bring a positive experience of sharing their background and culture.
We are looking for 2 types of volunteers:
- to help with specific tasks, such as organizing flags, cultural material for each country, and more
- we are also looking for volunteer speakers to come to the classrooms to give a brief presentation about the country during the week of Jog-A-Thon. We are looking for someone born in those countries, or a person who lived there, or someone with a lot of knowledge about the country and its culture. We are planning on a 5 to 15-minute presentation, whichever is appropriate for the grade.
Our volunteering opportunities are listed on this SignUp Genius:
Below are the countries
- United Kingdom
- South Africa
- Costa Rica
- Republic of Korea
Contact us if you have questions (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mara da Silva, Cultural Richness at Jog-a-Thon
Student Directory - Get Your Changes in Today
It’s that time again!
Each year BSCO publishes a Student Directory to assist in organizing playdates, birthday celebrations, etc. It includes child and parent names, street address, email, and phone numbers. If you wish to have changes made to your entry, please follow instructions here. Please submit changes no later than Oct 4th.
The directory will be available online for free downloading as a PDF in late October. To order a spiral-bound printed copy for $5, please submit an online order here no later than Oct 4th.