Sexton Mountain Elementary

June 2021

June's newsletter is early! Last chance to fill out the classroom input form. Also, don't forget June 2nd is a regular day of school due to the Holiday.

Dear Families,

Believe it or not we have 4 weeks of school left! This has been both the longest and shortest school year in my 24 years as an educator. This year has taught me a great deal about myself, my family, and my community. The lessons learned will stay with me as we return to a five day a week model for school in the Fall. The staff and I have been reflecting and starting to plan for next year. We will set our annual school learning plan in the Fall. There are three main areas of focus in the school learning plan; Equity, Collaboration, and Academic Excellence. As a staff we are reflecting, reviewing data and narrowing down the options for our Academic excellence and Collaboration goals for the next school year. We will have a finalized plan posted to our website in the Fall.

However, I want to address our school equity work as I have received some questions about what our work will look like next year. Working on Equity means eliminating barriers to education to make sure gender, race, religion, or ethnicity are not factors in a child's academic success. A large part of this work is celebrating students' identities and the strengths they bring with them to school. We are not all the same, this is what makes our community rich. This may seem like an easy task, and you may think we are already doing this work. We have started the journey, however we have a long way to go. Next year we are going to provide more opportunities for students and families to engage in conversations about their experiences and perspectives. Staff will continue Equity training. We will continue to bring representation of all our students into school through our curriculum, library books, and school events. We only move forward together. Please join us and participate in these opportunities next year. There is room for all of us to belong and thrive in the Sexton Mountain community. Thank you for all your patience and grace this school year. The staff and I are looking forward to a regular school year in the Fall.

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Oregon Battle of the Books 2020-2021

Team 4.1 (Ravenclaws Rise Again) narrowly edged out Team 4.2 (Bookworm Buddies) to win our 2021 SME OBOB Tournament! Both teams exemplified everything that is awesome about OBOB: excellent teamwork, good sportsmanship, and a love of all things book related.

Next Year's Plan survey- Due June 1st

It's time to start planning for next year! Please help us plan for the Fall. The District's plan for the Fall will be 5 days a week, full days. If you would like to have your child learn online you will need to enroll them in Flex. Sexton Mountain will not offer any online learning.

Please fill out this survey if your family is moving or not returning to Sexton in the Fall. (Please do not include Fifth graders in this form.)

Please fill out this survey if your child is returning to Sexton Mountain and you would like to give input on their classroom placement. One form per child.( Please do not include Fifth graders in this form.)

Sexton Mountain Elementary Wishing Tree
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Rental Assistance

The Oregon eviction protections are set to expire at the end of June. This means renters will need to pay back rent that's still due. The state started taking applications yesterday for additional rental assistance through the Oregon Emergency Rent Assistance Program. People are eligible if at least one person in the household had a financial impact from the pandemic (a lost job, decrease in income), and their household income is at or below 80% of the area's median income (about $77,000 for a family of 4 in the Portland metro area, or $51,000 in rural communities).

Tenants can be approved for up to 12 months of past-due rent, and three months' upcoming rent. The payments will go directly to landlords, property owners, and utility companies.

The money will be allocated based on need, so everyone who applies for the program will go through a review process.

Assistance is offered to all renters, regardless of citizenship or immigration status.

Here's a link to the application and information on how to apply:

Lisa Mentesana
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education/Foster Care Program Specialist

Washington County Homeless Education Network Chairperson

Beaverton School District | McKinney-Vento Homeless Program
16550 SW Merlo Road, Beaverton, OR 97003
Office: 503-356-5071 | Mobile: 503-819-7300


4925 SW Angel Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97005

Las protecciones de desalojo de Oregon expirarán a fines de junio. Esto significa que los inquilinos deberán pagar el alquiler atrasado que aún se adeuda. El estado comenzo a recibir solicitudes ayer para asistencia adicional para el alquiler a través del Programa de Asistencia para el Alquiler de Emergencia de Oregon. Las personas son elegibles si al menos una persona en el hogar tuvo un impacto financiero de la pandemia (un trabajo perdido, disminución en los ingresos) y el ingreso de su hogar es igual o inferior al 80% del ingreso medio del área (alrededor de $ 77,000 para una familia de 4 en el area metro de Portland, o $51,000 en comunidades rurales).

Los inquilinos pueden ser aprobados para hasta 12 meses de alquiler vencido y tres meses de alquiler venidero. Los pagos irán directamente a los dueños, propietarios, y empresas de servicios públicos.

El dinero se asignará según la necesidad, por lo que todos los que soliciten el programa pasarán por un proceso de revisión.

Se ofrece asistencia a todos los inquilinos, independientemente de su ciudadanía o estado migratorio.

Aquí hay un enlace a la solicitud e información sobre cómo presentar una solicitud:

Lisa Mentesana
McKinney-Vento Especialista en programas de cuidado de crianza/educación para personas sin hogar

Presidente de la Red de Educación para Personas sin Hogar del Condado de Washington

Distrito Escolar de Beaverton | Programa McKinney-Vento para personas sin hogar
16550 SW Merlo Road , Beaverton , OR 97003
Oficina: 503-356-5071 | Móvil: 503-819-7300

Centro de Ayuda BSD

4925 SW Angel Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97005

A Big Thank You to ALL Sexton Mountain Families for thinking of the staff! Staff felt very appreciated.

SME PTC thank you

Beaverton School District Parent Survey

Please take a few moments to complete the BSD Annual Parent Survey! Our goal is to ensure that every member of our school community feels welcomed, valued, and informed, so it is important for all parents/guardians to complete the survey.

A link to the 2021 Annual Parent Survey will be sent to all valid parent email addresses via School Messenger on Sunday, May 16. The deadline to participate is Wednesday, June 2.

Beaverton Library Incentive Reading Program


June 2- Regular day of school due to the holiday

June 16- Drive thru Parade at school

June 18- Last day of school

June 25- Report cards available in ParentVue

Sept 8- First day of School