Oak Hills Newsletter

Week of December 12, 2022

Message from the Principal

Dear Oak Hills Families,

It's the last school week of 2022! As we approach winter break, I want to share how proud we are of our students. It's been a delightful school year. Thank you for all your support and partnership with us.

This week, our classes and hallways will be filled with a lot of energy! We are ready to meet students where they are at.

Please connect with your student's teacher or Care Team if you anticipate any needs your child may have going into winter break or after. Please note that school will resume on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Look forward to a joy-filled week and welcoming students back in 2023!

Happy Holidays!


Ms. Do

Reminders Coming Up:


*PTO Chess Club (2:35-3:30pm SEL Portable)


*Last day of Book Fair


*PTO Pokemon Trading Club (2:35-3:30pm).


*Spirit Day--Cozy Day (see flyer below)

WINTER BREAK- December 19-January 2

School resumes on Tuesday, January 3rd

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Library News from Ms. Larsen

Book Fair LAST DAYS Closes Dec 13th at 1:00

  • ADDITIONAL after school shopping time, parents are welcome to shop Monday Dec 12th, 2:45-4:00

  • Students may also shop during their lunch recesses

Shop the Online Book Fair HERE. The Online Book Fair is open until Dec.14th. Books are shipped directly to you. Share the link with friends and family!

Teacher Gifts:

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 Thompson


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.

Team Captains have been forwarding some practice questions to their team members. Have your child log in to their school gmail through Chrome account at home and practice at home as well.

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.

We will begin lunchtime practices on January 4th. Email Lindsay Sandor, OBOB Volunteer Coordinator, at candlsandor@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer.

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 (REPEAT)

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

2:35 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.

PTO News

Thank you to all who contributed to the holiday food boxes. We were able to fill all the items!

Winter parties are happening this Friday. If you would like to volunteer, please make sure to sign up at [goog_1288894665] myimpact. Also listed there are several workroom opportunities in different classrooms - any help with that would be appreciated!

Shop at Amazon, Support Oak Hills Elementary!

We have set up an Amazon Smile account where a percentage of whatever you spend at Amazon is donated to the PTO. All you have to do link your Amazon account with Amazon Smile per the link below. It is a simple and automatic way for you to support Oak Hills every time you shop!


Note for Amazon App users:

- Make sure you enable Amazon Smile through the "Settings" section within the app. It does not automatically update the app when you use the link.

Thank you for helping to support Oak Hills Elementary School!

Enjoy the break! We'll have more information about new clubs and upcoming events in the new year!


No PTO meeting in December. See you in January!

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!

Important Dates--Mark Your Calendars

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. Welcome back!

Thursday, January 5 Science Ambassadors Club (5th Grade) starts today (2:35-4:15pm)

Wednesday, January 11 PTO Story Club starts today (2:35-3:30pm)

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

Tuesday, January 17 Vision Screening (all grades--more information to follow)

Wednesday, January 18 PTO 7pm

Friday, January 27 PTO Family Movie Night 6-8-pm

Friday, February 2 No School for Students--Grading Day

Wednesday, February 15 PTO 7pm

Monday, February 20 No School for Students and Staff--In observance of President's Day

Tuesday, February 21 No School for Students--Staff Development Work Day

Wednesday, March 15 PTO 7pm

March 27-March 31 Spring Break

Thursday, April 13 No School for Students--Staff Development Work Day

Friday, April 14 No School for Students--Grading Day

Wednesday, April 19 7pm

Wednesday, April 26 Music Showcase (Kindergarten and 2nd grade)

Wednesday, May 3 Evening Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, May 4 No School for Students-Parent Teacher Conferences (AM and PM)
Friday, May 5 No School for Students and Staff

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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:

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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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