School Newsletter — December 11th, 2019
Note from the Principal
Dear families of Hazeldale,
The community of Hazeldale is truly special. We've recently had two wonderful events where we came together—Our Family Game Night and last Saturday the PTO sponsored Annual Winter Brunch. Want to see pictures and updates? Check out the Hazeldale PTO Webpage. Thank you to our many volunteers that make opportunities like the Winter Brunch possible. We can't thank you enough. I know as a full time working parent myself I am so thankful for the community members that volunteer at my children's schools. As a parent, and as a principal, thank you for investing in the lives of kids in our community.
As we approach winter break, we as the staff at Hazeldale can't emphasize enough the importance of reading as much as humanly possible over the break (and always!). Please be thinking about what schedule you want to establish for your child during the break to maintain as high of a volume of reading as possible over the break. Perhaps work with your child to make a winter break schedule that includes screen time (limited), outside play time, bed times, and reading time. This will help you and your child's transition back to school in January go more smoothly.
Thank you so much for partnering with us to help your child thrive at school!
Middle School Boundary Adjustment
The Beaverton School District has held four (4) community meetings with the Middle School Boundary Adjustment (MSBA) advisory committee. Attendance boundaries for all of the middle schools are being considered for adjustment and the advisory committee is seeking community input from residents in the central and southern part of the District.
The City of Beaverton is planning for almost 7,000 new residential dwelling units in the Cooper Mountain area near Mountainside High School over the next 10-15 years. Which middle school(s) should serve these new developments? Do you have reasons why your neighborhood should attend a different middle school? Do you understand that changes to attendance boundaries in the north part of the District will impact other attendance boundaries? Are you concerned about the potential for the size of student enrollment at middle school?
If you are concerned about any of these questions, or if you have other questions about the MSBA project, please visit the District's MSBA web page (link). Read the materials, visit the advisory committee calendar, and/or submit written comment to the committee. Please come to an advisory committee meeting or watch the meeting livestreamed in real time. The district wants and needs to hear from you.
Thank you for your support!
Steven A. Sparks, AICP | Executive Administrator for Long Range Planning
El Distrito Escolar de Beaverton ha tenido cuatro (4) reuniones comunitarias con el comité asesor de Ajuste de Límites Territoriales de Asistencia de las Escuelas Secundarias (MSBA por sus siglas en inglés). Los límites de asistencia para todas las escuelas secundarias se están considerando para que se les hagan ajustes y el comité asesor está buscando la opinión comunitaria de los residentes en la parte central y sur del Distrito.
La Ciudad de Beaverton está planeando casi 7,000 nuevas unidades de vivienda residencial en el área de Cooper Mountain cerca de la escuela preparatoria Mountainside en los próximos 10-15 años. ¿Qué escuela (s) secundaria (s) debería(n) corresponder a estos nuevos desarrollos? ¿Tiene razones por las cuales los niños de su vecindario deberían asistir a una escuela secundaria diferente? ¿Entiende que los cambios en los límites de asistencia en la parte norte del Distrito afectarán otros límites de asistencia? ¿Le preocupa el potencial para el tamaño de la inscripción de estudiantes a nivel de la escuela secundaria?
Si está preocupado por alguna de estas preguntas, o si tiene otras sobre el proyecto MSBA, por favor visite el sitio web del Distrito (enlace). Lea los materiales, visite el calendario del comité asesor y/o envíele sus comentarios por escrito. Por favor venga a una de las reuniones o vea la transmisión de estas en vivo. El distrito quiere y necesita saber de usted.
¡Gracias por su apoyo!
Inclement Weather Information
With the above link, you can access the procedures for 2019-2020 as well as Snow Route information.
The Transportation Department creates snow routes to facilitate student pickup/drop off on days when road conditions may be hazardous due to snow and/or ice. Some regular bus stops will not be available for students and in some cases, entire routes may have to be cancelled. We make every effort to provide transportation when possible and, in some instances, create new bus stops on main roads to pick up students residing in neighborhoods with difficult access for buses.
Transportation Service to Hazeldale will be limited when the District is operating on snow routes.
Routes will fall into one of three categories:
- Snow Route: Modifications are made to the regular route and specific stops are listed.
- No Snow Route, Driver Follows Regular Route: Stops & times remain as normal.
- Route Cancelled: This occurs because the regular stops are not accessible when snow or ice is present. In some cases, a stop may be moved from one route to another for efficiency. If your route is cancelled, please check other snow routes for the closest stop with service.
We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience when inclement weather conditions cancels or modifies transportation service. For specifics on limited service, please locate your school here.
Report Cards are Going Paperless
The Beaverton School District is transitioning to electronic report cards for all students. The electronic report cards will be accessed through ParentVUE (mobile and desktop). If you have not set up your ParentVUE account, you will need to do that by January 2020.
There are resources and guidance on how to set up a ParentVue account. Please view the FAQ for instructions on setting up your account. There are several benefits to moving to paperless report cards. You will be able to view grades days after grading days, rather than wait up to two weeks for a report card to come by mail or in your child’s backpack. In addition, moving away from paper is environmentally friendly and cost-effective for the District.
Please contact your school if you need help setting up or accessing your ParentVUE account or need assistance with a printed copy. We will be sharing more information about this transition in the coming weeks.
Las boletas de calificaciones se enviarán electrónicamente y no en papel
El Distrito Escolar de Beaverton está haciendo la transición a las boletas de calificaciones electrónicas para todos los estudiantes. De ahora en adelante usted podrá obtener las boletas de calificaciones electrónicas a través de la aplicación ParentVUE (por celular y computadora). Si todavía no ha configurado su cuenta de ParentVUE, deberá hacerlo antes de enero de 2020.
Tenemos recursos e instrucciones sobre cómo configurar una cuenta de ParentVue. Por favor consulte la sección de Preguntas Frecuentes donde podrá encontrar esta información.
Hay varios beneficios de solo recibir las boletas de calificaciones de manera electrónica. Usted las podrá ver de tres a cuatro días hábiles después de los días de calificación, en lugar de esperar hasta dos semanas para recibir una boleta de calificaciones por correo o en la mochila de su hijo. Además, deshacerse de la opción de papel ayuda al medio ambiente y es mas económico para el Distrito.
Por favor comuníquese con su escuela si necesita ayuda para configurar o entrar a su cuenta de ParentVUE o si necesita ayuda con una copia impresa. Estaremos compartiendo más información sobre esta transición en las próximas semanas.
- Thursday, December 12th—Hawk Singers Choir Concert 6 pm
- Wednesday, December 18th—PTO Sponsored Teacher Appreciation Lunch
- Friday, December 20th—LOST AND FOUND UNCLAIMED ITEMS DONATED (end of each month)—Please write your child's name on the tag of their clothing and we will be sure to get it back to them.
- Friday, December 20th—Principal's Coffee and Chat 8:35 am in Multipurpose Conference Room (our all school assembly is at 9:30 am and the section of bleachers closest to the gym entrance doors is reserved for guests). This assembly will be an all school sing along.
- Winter Break December 23rd - January 3rd—No School/Schools Closed
- Students return to School Monday, January 6th, 2020!
- Monday, January 6th—Art Literacy Training 10-11 am
- Monday, January 13th—PTO Meeting 6:30 pm
Two of our PTO agenda items at the January 13th Meeting will be BizTown for the future as well as the Middle School Boundary process with guest, Steven Sparks, Exec. Administrator for Long Range Planning
- Friday, January 17th—Principal's Coffee and Chat 8:35 am in Multipurpose Conference Room (our all school assembly is at 9:30 am and the section of bleachers closest to the gym entrance doors is reserved for guests).
- Friday, January 17th—PTO Popcorn Friday (all students receive a bag of popcorn)
- Monday, January 20th—No School—Martin Luther King Holiday
- Monday, January 27th—No School—Grading Day
- Friday, January 31st—Report Cards Accessible in ParentVUE (see note above regarding report cards going paperless)
- Friday, January 31st—LOST AND FOUND UNCLAIMED ITEMS DONATED (end of each month)—Please write your child's name on the tag of their clothing and we will be sure to get it back to them.
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.
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.
Hazeldale Elementary School
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