Oak Hills Newsletter

Week of December 5, 2022

Message from the Principal

Dear Oak Hills Families,

There will be several family events at school this week. Our book fair kicks off on Wednesday, December 7th. Students will have opportunities to visit the book fair through December 13th. If you are interested in browsing books too, families are welcome to shop in the library on Wednesday, 12/7 from 3:30-6:00pm.

On Wednesday evening, we also invite 4th grade families to enjoy a winter concert at 4:00-4:30pm in the gym. 5th grade families are invited to a concert at 4:45-5:15pm.

On the same evening, we host our first Padres Unidos/Parents Unite event at 6-7pm. Event is geared to families who speak Spanish.The presentation will be in Spanish and facilitated by Bri Correa, social worker, and Miriam Ortiz, OH parent and PTO vice president.

We look forward to seeing you!


Ms. Do

Reminders Coming Up:


*Chess Club for 4th and 5th Graders starts today--Meet in SEL portable 2:35-3:30pm


*PTO Pokemon Trading Club (2:35-3:30pm). NOTE to students: Meeting will be in SEL portable today. NOTE to families: Students will meet you in the front of the school after the meeting.

*Winter Music Showcase in Gym (4th Graders 4:00-4:30pm; 5th Graders-4:45-5:15pm)

*Book Fair Family Night 3:30pm-6:00pm

*Book Fair --1st day

*Padres Unidos/Parents Unite--6:00-7:00pm


*PTO Fundraiser--The Meating Place (see details below in PTO message)

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Library News from Ms. Larsen

Book Fair Coming! Dec 7th-Dec.13th

We are excited to have a Scholastic Book Fair this fall! If you would like to set up an e-wallet for your child, click this link and find the button to create an e-wallet. You may print the e-wallet and send it to school with your child to shop.

Shopping Hours:

  • Grade Level Lunch Recess - please bring cash in envelope with child’s name on the envelope

  • After school Dec. 7th 3:30-6:00 Parents and students welcome! Please enter the school through the front door.

  • Online Book Fair: Great way to order books for gifts, share the link with friends and family too! Opens Dec 7th and closes Dec.14th

If you would like to donate money to your child’s teacher e-wallet for classroom books, click the name below and donate! Thank you for your support!


Leslie Burnett

Ruann Donnelly

Adrienne Sakamoto


Rachel Brock

Ann Marie Caplan

Polly Selby

Krisi Guerra


Brieanne Perrigan

Brie Rennie

Keeley Rios

Wendy Evans


Kirsten Yamada

Ben Porter

Taylor Standridge


Maggie Nice

Michael Gelling

Margaret Williis


Jim Clarkson

Laura Manning

Rylan Lester


Colleen Seitz

Lori Therrien

Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)

Over the winter break is a great time to read the OBOB books! Families can enjoy reading these books aloud with their child, listen to audiobooks while on road trips and have fun quizzing each other on trivia from the stories.

After winter break, teams will have a chance to practice during their lunch recess time. If teams wish to meet outside of school and quiz each other, that is permitted. School Battles will begin the week of January 17th.

To keep in touch with all things Library, check out the LIBRARY WEBSITE for:

  • Helpful Library Links for students and parents

  • How to View Your Student’s Library Account (Slides 1-7), View the Library Catalog (slide 8), Put Books on Hold (Slides 9-10), Renew books (slides 11-12), Pay Library Fines (Slide 13)

  • OBOB Information

  • Ordering Books From Scholastic for your home collection

  • Donations

If you have questions please feel free to reach out to Ms. Larsen at leilani_larsen@beaverton.k12.or.us

PTO After-School Club Updates

New Club Announcement:

Story Club

Everyone loves a good story.

This story begins in January. On cold and rainy Wednesdays. Third and fourth grade Oak Hills Elementary students who meet after school in Class TBD. Some wanted to be there, some went because their friend did, and some maybe had their adults force them to be there. Sometimes Story Club Members debate serious topics: like the best way to eat Oreo cookies. Sometimes a story club member decides to share a poem, or a joke. But every week they hear a very good story. And every week they have some kind of activity inspired by the book. The activity is fun, it’s entertaining. And talking with friends? It is not allowed, it is REQUIRED.

For families wondering what is this really all about? It is a club that starts with a question, followed by a good story and a brief chat. Then students will break into small groups to do something different every week that will be hands-on, and allow their amazing humans to talk and share and be silly, and make friends.

Welcome to 3rd and 4th Graders

Wednesday, January 11 - March 1, 2023

2:45 to 3:30 pm

Location Oak Hills Room TBD

Space is limited; early registration is encouraged. If we receive more applications than spots, applicants will be chosen by lottery. Contact information is on the application.

Registration is Available online at: https://forms.gle/pMVCDhXnE1K3yQLU6

Paper Applications are also available in the office.

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PTO News

No PTO meeting in December. See you in January!

Fundraiser for 5th Grade End-of-Year Celebration: Meating Place

Mark your calendars and share with your friends, family and neighbors!

There will be a fundraising event on Friday, December 9th, 9am-6pm, at The Meating Place and 50% of the profits will benefit the 5th Grade Celebration!! Time to grab the best gift ever... a gift certificate to the The Meating Place!!

**Don't forget to share the flyer or tell them it's for the Oak Hills Fundraiser at your time of purchase!

Volunteer Opportunity: Supervising the Afternoon of the Music Showcase

The music showcase will be Wed December 7th, at 4pm for fourth grade and 4:45 pm for fifth grade in the gym.

The school would like to give students the option of staying after school until the event. We are looking for three to four volunteers to help supervise students in the 1.5-2 hours between school dismissal and concert times. Some videos and other activities will be set up in the gym to make it easy. Please sign up to volunteer via MyImpact or follow the link HERE.

Winter Break Food Requests

The PTO and Oak Hills Care Team need your help to provide non-perishable food for families during our Winter Break. Please see the list below of items needed, sign up next to the item(s) you would like to donate using your first and last name or "Anonymous", and bring your chosen items to the School Office by Monday, December 12th.

Click HERE to sign up.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed THIS WEEK

Please use this document link to sign up for a slot. We really need help with helping the K-2 shoppers from 10:15-11:45. Thank you for supporting this fun event!

Attention: 5th Grade Families

It is time to start collecting photos for our 5th graders' memory book that they will get at the end of the school year.

Please add photos of this year's 5th graders to this Google Photos album (https://photos.app.goo.gl/jjeFh5NnBuVovo1EA) or email them to 5thgradeotters2023@gmail.com.

Please share photos in high resolution of school events, first day of school photos, field trips, distance learning, OBOB, DI, Girls on the Run, etc.

Pictures must be submitted by January 15, but we'd love to get them as soon as possible!

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Important Dates--Mark Your Calendars

Wednesday, December 7: Winter Music Showcase in Gym (4th Graders 4:00-4:30pm; 5th Graders-4:45-5:15pm)

Wednesday, December 7: Book Fair Family Night 3:30pm-6:00pm

Wednesday, December 7: Padres Unidos/Parents Unite--6:00-7:00pm

Friday, December 9: PTO Fundraiser for 5th grade End of Year Celebration--Meating Place

December 7-December 13: Book Fair

Friday, December 16 Sprit Day--Cozy Day

Friday, December 16 Winter Classroom Celebrations

December 19-January 2 Winter Break

Tuesday, January 3 School Resumes

Friday, January 13 No School for students-Staff Development Work Day

Monday, January 16 No School for students--In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day

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Preparing for Inclement Weather

Beaverton School District Inclement Weather Information

When we have inclement weather, school schedules could be affected. School closure or delayed start decisions will typically be communicated to media outlets and posted on the district website, ParentSquare and social media by 5:30 a.m. The District makes decisions based on the ability to operate school buses safely, the ability of parents and students to drive safely, and the ability of students to walk safely. Decisions are made for the entire District. However, we encourage families to make transportation and attendance decisions for their children based on their own assessment of travel conditions at their locations.

For the latest inclement weather information:

Message from the Care Team (REPEAT)

Hello, Oak Hills Families,

This time of year, we know that many households are looking forward to meaningful traditions spent with loved ones. The Oak Hills Care Team wants to ensure as many families as possible feel supported and have what they need to enjoy the time with family and friends. If your family celebrates a holiday or meaningful tradition between now and January 31st, and you would like to know what resources are available, please contact Bri Correa directly at 503.850-8415 or email at Briana_Correa@beaverton.k12.or.us.

Job Opportunities in the Beaverton School District --Job Fair (12/6 and 12/7)

Looking to join a dynamic and collaborative team leading the education of our students?

Please join us at the Beaverton School District Job Fair, December 6, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and December 7, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This event will be held in the White Oak Room at Beaverton School District Office, 1260 NW Waterhouse Ave. Beaverton, Oregon 97006.

We look forward to meeting you.

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Changes to Going Home Plans (Repeat)

Absences and dismissal changes can be reported to us via the Oak Hills website. There are buttons where you can click and report an absence or changes to how your child will be going home. For dismissal, please report the changes before 1:30 PM since this is when we will be delivering the information to our teachers and students. Thank you in advance for utilizing this communication tool. It will free up our phone lines for families, staff, and community members who urgently need to get in touch with the office.

Oak Hills website:

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