Hazeldale Hawk

School Newsletter - November 18, 2020

A Message from the Principal

Dear Hazeldale Hawks,

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and although this year has been full of its challenges and uncertainties, I have heard stories of strength and kindness. Being new to the area, I can attest that people are kind, friendly and genuinely care for others.

I am thankful that I am in a community who cares deeply for its children, for staff that give 110% each day for our children, and for families that provide support to their children regardless of their own struggles.

We do not know each other's personal struggles, and so let's be kind to one another today, tomorrow, each day and think of the things we are thankful for - no matter how small or big.

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -John F. Kennedy

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving next week and stay safe!

Message 11/18

La Noticias

Las noticias del 18 de noviembre, 2020

Wellness Wednesdays

Wellness Wednesday for December 2: K, 2nd, 3rd

Marathon Kids - Turkey Trot

Joins us for an opportunity to get out and move with your family over Thanksgiving break and earn Marathon Kids miles. Our Hazeldale map is linked here.

Information on Turkey Trot 2020

Immunization Reminder

If you received an immunization letter, do not wait until the last minute to make your appointments to get immunizations. The clinics may be bombarded this season with the pandemic.

Important Dates

Nov. 25-27 - School Closed, Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 25 - Dining for Dollars at Papa Murphy's

Library Update

After the Thanksgiving break, our Hazeldale Library Book Bus will be moved to run on Wednesdays in order to preserve instructional time and increase student access to reading materials. We will still see you Tuesday, Nov. 24 on the book bus and our new schedule will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Our stops and times will remain the same; only the day of the week will change.

Please note that our Library-to-Go/Curbside will now be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-12 and has moved to the back of the school. We will work out of the library exit door in the courtyard to help reduce the number of families gathered in the front of the school during meal distribution. You may park and walk from the front parking lot or park in the bus staging area near the playground. As a reminder, masks are required to be worn when you are on the school grounds collecting food or materials.

Books can be returned to the school weekdays before 4pm. We need families to continue to check their homes for books checked out last Spring. We are still missing quite a few books from last year. Questions? Email Mrs. Turinsky.

Free book raffle contest goes until the end of November! Last week's winners were Cora J-K, Kayden G-1, Anna C-5, and Alex D-5.

Thank you, Hawk families, for continuing to use our book help request form and placing books on hold through our Destiny catalog. I really enjoy personalizing book bundles and getting requested books into your student's hands! To ensure I have enough time to get your books ready for the week, please make sure your requests are sent to me before 12 each Monday.

Click on this link to view our full Library newsletter with all the information you'll need to know about how to check out books during remote learning.

Wendy Turinsky
Library Media Assistant

Dining for Dollars - Papa Murphy's

Every Wednesday in November, get pizza from Papa Murphy's and the proceeds go to Hazeldale.

Location: Beaverton Town Square off 217 next to Fred Meyer and Starbucks

***Reminders and Repeats***

Library Services at Hazeldale

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

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

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.

Parent Support Videos

Need some tips on engagement during CDL? Check out these videos!

Parent Support Videos

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.

Middle School Options

Parents of 5th graders, here is information on the different options for middle school. The deadline is December 11th.

Middle School Options Information

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.