Bonny Slope Elementary
February 9, 2023
Dates To Remember
2/10 2nd grade to Oregon Children's Theatre
2/10 Spirit Day: wear Flannel
2/11 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser 7:30-10:30 am (Cafeteria)
2/11-2/17 Kindness Week
2/14 Valentine's Day Parties in Classrooms (1 hr)
2/14 Spirit Day: Peace, Love and Kindness-Wear Peace signs/hearts/tie-dye/kindness shirts
2/15 Immunization Exclusion Day
2/16 OHSU COVID testing drop off - by 9 AM
2/16 Spring Pictures
2/17 February Birthday Lunch
2/17 Spirit Day: Team up for Kindness-Wear sports attire/workout clothes
2/20 NO SCHOOL - President's Day
2/21 International Mother Language Day
2/21 NO SCHOOL - Staff Development/Work Day
2/23 OHSU COVID testing drop off - by 9 AM
2/23 Geography Club Check Day
2/16 OHSU COVID testing drop off - by 9 AM
2/24 Principal Chat/Reading Parent meeting 11:30-12:30 - Zoom
3/1 Tumwater 5th Grade Parent Night - Time TBD
3/1 5th grade Flyup to Tumwater 9:30-11:30 -
3/2 Read Across America Day/Comfy & Cozy Day
3/8 SEL - Zoom parent meeting 6-7pm
3/9 OHSU COVID testing drop off - by 9 AM
3/10 Incoming K Q&A Zoom 10-11am
2/16 OHSU COVID testing drop off - by 9 AM
3/13-317 BSCO Pantry Food Drive
3/17 March Birthday Lunch
3/17 *Science Night 6:00-8:00pm (Cafeteria and Gym)
3/27-3/31 NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
You can also view up to date calendar information in Parent Square.
Dear Bonny Slope Families,
We are officially more than half way through this school year and semester one progress reports are now viewable in your ParentVue account. Please take time to log in and see the growth and goal areas your child’s teacher has identified. Below is more information about what is shared on the report card. If you are unable to access your child’s report card, please contact the office. Our next official check point with families will be spring conferences on May 3 and 4, but you can always connect with your teacher if you have questions about your child’s progress.
This month, our school is celebrating Black History Month, Kindness Week and International Mother Language Day. We have a variety of lessons and activities planned to highlight the contributions and genius of Black folk, show kindness and celebrate the 36 languages spoken by our families. These celebrations promote our school goals of inclusivity and identity.
Finally, this is the time of year we begin to plan for next year. Enrollment is now open for incoming Kindergarteners, so if you know a family with a child who will be five by September 1, 2023, please let them know they can enroll their child now through our website. Also, please note that next year’s calendar has been released, and includes the school year starting a week earlier on August 28th and a week-long Fall Break the week of Thanksgiving Day.
Thanks for taking time to read your child’s progress report and for partnering with us to promote their continued academic, social and emotional growth.
Semester 1 Progress Reports
We want to thank you for the work that you’re doing each and every day to support your child’s learning. We couldn’t do this without your partnership.
This year we have an updated Elementary Progress Report. Below you will find the key revisions/additions that were made:
Habits and Practices: This replaces the Behavior Learning Targets with a more student-centered approach that includes skills and practices that influence a child’s brain structure and the development of the brain’s executive function.
Language Arts/Math/Music/PE: These four sections both have Habits and Practices for their specific content area in addition to the Academic Learning Targets.
Science, Social Science, and Health: We are no longer using proficiency grading, but rather reporting on Habits and Practices for these specific content areas.
ELD: Reporting for students in English Language Development will now be included on this progress report instead of a separate document. If your student doesn’t receive ELD services, this section will remain blank.
Strengths and Goals: This replaces the Comment Box with a more asset-based approach to communicating student progress.
We are continuously striving to approach teaching and learning in a more inclusive and equitable way through an asset-based lens. All of our students have gifts and it is important to see them reflected in the communication with families. We hope that you find this document informative and that it provides a snapshot into your child’s progress as a student in the Beaverton School District.
Progress Reports will be available through ParentVUE after February 8th. For additional grading and reporting information, see the Standards-Based Learning Systems (SBLS) page on the district’s website. As always, we appreciate your continued support and partnership in your child’s learning.
STUDENT SUCCESS CORNER
BSE Kindness Week - February 13-17
Welcome to our first annual, BSE Kindness Week! Next week we will be celebrating kindness and friendship with various whole school and class activities. In addition, there is also a home component if your family would like to take on the challenge of completing kind acts.
Now “let’s snow kindness!”
International Mother Language Day - February 21st
International Mother Language Day is celebrated worldwide on the 21st of February of every year. It aims at promoting awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity, peace and multilingualism. Historically, International Mother Language Day has been a social movement built on the spirit to defend the rights to write in one’s mother language. Bonny Slope promotes this day as a way to honor and encourage students to inquire about multiple languages. We will be recognizing the day with a whole school effort to learn about each other’s language on 2/22/23. Our desire is that students will feel proud of their ability to converse in multiple ways! Each classroom will address multilingualism differently, as it will be woven into the units of study and daily conversation. Teachers would love to have students and parents share stories, traditional tales, and WORDS.
WE NEED YOUR FAMILY to help our community learn more about your unique home language. Classroom teachers will be reaching out to families in hopes that you will come to class and share. Additionally, fourth grade will be launching their unit on migration in the coming weeks. We love to hear different stories about cultures and how families came to live in the United States!
If you are willing to speak with more than one class or share a migration story with curious kids, please contact Academic Coach, Jennifer Oordt, email@example.com
Dorian Spring Pictures
Spring Picture Day information, online ordering and Dorian Customer service available at
mydorian.com. Search for Bonny Slope Elementary and click on the green order button. All orders for pictures must be placed before 9:00 am on Thursday, February 16th. Only students with an order will be photographed. Picture packets will be coming home in Friday folders if you prefer to
Please let your student's teacher know you have placed an order so your student will be sent for photos.
Walk + Bike to School
Walk and Bike: It’s Good for Your Heart! Whether you walk or bike a few blocks to school or close to a mile, your active commute is good for your heart, your whole body and it’s invigorating and fun! With colder winter weather, children spend less time playing outside, but a nice brisk walk or bike ride to school will help achieve their recommended 60 minutes of moderate exercise every day. This will help prevent childhood obesity and support healthy bones. Walking and biking to school is also a great way for kids to get the physical activity needed for healthy minds. Kids who are more physically active have better academic performance. Studies are beginning to show that exposure to nature and free outdoor play can reduce stress and relieve ADHD symptoms. If that isn’t enough to get you out of your car, think about the air quality around a school when dozens of parents sit in idling cars while their children jump out. Air pollution has contributed to childhood asthma rates doubling between 1980 and the mid-1990s. Asthma rates remain at historically high levels and cause 14 million missed school days every year. Walking and biking to school is healthy for kids, healthy for communities, and healthy for the planet.
Caminar y andar en bicicleta: ¡es bueno para su corazón! Ya sea que camine o ande en bicicleta unas pocas cuadras o más de una milla, la actividad física es buena para su corazón, para todo su cuerpo y también es divertida. Con el clima mas frio durante el invierno, los niños pasan menos tiempo jugando al aire libre, pero una caminata a paso ligero o en Bicicleta ayudarán a completar los 60 minutos que se recomiendan tomar diariamente, a prevenir la obesidad infantil y a mantener los huesos sanos. Caminar y andar en bicicleta a la escuela también es una excelente manera para que los niños realicen la actividad física necesaria para mantener una mente sana. Los niños que son más activos físicamente tienen un major rendimiento académico. Hay estudios que están comenzando a demostrar que la exposición a la naturaleza y jugar al aire libre pueden reducir el estrés y aliviar los síntomas de ADHD (trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad). Si esta información no es suficiente para que decida no usar su automóvil, piense en la calidad del aire alrededor de una escuela cuando docenas de padres se sientan en sus autos con el motor andando mientras esperan a que sus hijos se bajen. La contaminación del aire ha contribuido a que las cantidades de personas con asma infantil se hayan duplicado entre 1980 y mediados de la década de 1990. La cantidad de casos de asma se mantienen en niveles históricamente altos y causan 14 millones de días escolares perdidos cada año. Caminar y andar en bicicleta a la escuela es saludable para los niños, saludable para las comunidades y saludable para el planeta.
BSE's First Electronic Reycling Event
A group of 5th graders are taking on this event to support the environment. They will be collecting before school February 13-17th and from 12-2 pm on 2/21. Students may bring small items to school with them during the week. Larger items can be dropped at school on 2/21.
Items accepted (some will require a fee):
Household appliances (blenders, toasters, microwaves....)
FOR A FEE
- .25 per alkaline battery size AA, AAA, and 9 volt
- .50 per alkaline battery size C or higher
Lightbulbs/light stripes (fee):
- .50 per household lightbulb
- $2 per CFL lightbulb
$8 for data destruction on any device
5th Grade Transition Newsletter
Dear Future Tumwater Families,
We are excited to welcome you and your children, our future 6th grade students, to Tumwater Middle School! We have planned several events for families and students to gain an understanding of the middle school program and build confidence about their new school. Please read more below about upcoming events that are designed to support a smooth transition to middle school.
Parent/Guardian Information Night - Wednesday, March 1st 6:30 - 8:00 pm
We invite parents and guardians of current 5th graders, living in the Tumwater attendance area, to attend our Tumwater Information Night on Wednesday, March 1st from 6:30 – 8:00pm. To accommodate our available space and your family schedule, please select a session that works best for you:
Session 1: 6:30 presentation followed by self-guided tour
Session 2: Self-guided tour followed by 7:15 presentation
This event will include a presentation about what to expect in 6th grade at Tumwater Middle School, including core academic classes, electives, and co-curricular activities. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, take a self-guided tour, and meet some staff members. Please keep in mind; this evening is designed for parents, not children. Our parking is limited so please consider carpooling, walking, or biking to this event.
5th Grade Fly-Ups - March 1st - 3rd
Tumwater will host 5th grade fly-ups during the school day on Wednesday, March 1st (Oaks Hills and Bonny Slope), Thursday, March 2nd (Terra Linda and private/home schools) and Friday, March 3rd (Cedar Mill & Findley) for incoming students. Students will attend this event with teachers and students from their elementary school. Bus transportation to and from Tumwater is provided. Students will learn all about Tumwater and what it has to offer as they tour the school with our 8th grade Web Leaders! Following their visit, parents/guardians will receive a ParentSquare message from Tumwater Middle School with a link to a course request form. We ask that parents support their children in filling out these forms online by Monday, March 6th.
We invite families to visit the Tumwater Middle School Website for more information about events at Tumwater Middle School. In addition, please follow us on social media - Instagram and Facebook.
We also encourage our families to follow our Tumwater PTO on Instagram and Facebook. You can learn more about the Parent Teacher Organization by visiting their website.
AUCTION - Tickets are on Sale!
Will you go to prom with us? Here are the answers to all your questions!
How do I buy Tickets?
Visit our website by scanning the QR code on your invitation (in Friday folders 2/10) or go direct to https://bonnyslopebsco.ejoinme.org/auction2023. Tickets will be sold individually, as a couple, or as a table of 8. Dates for ticket sales are Feb 10- Mar 24.
How much are tickets?
Tickets are $100 per person.
What is included?
Your ticket includes appetizers, a delicious plated dinner, dessert, beer, wine and spirits, a silent auction, live auction program, photobooths, and dancing. Don’t forget you’ll have an incredible night of community building and connection, a chance to win amazing prizes, and an excuse to dress up, have an elegant parents night out, and party like it’s prom (minus the chaperones and non-alcoholic punch)!
Can I pick who I sit with?
Yes and no. Seating requests can be made when buying single or couples tickets and we will try our best to match you up with your requests but it is not a guarantee. The only way to ensure you sit with your group is to buy a table ticket. Round up your pals and purchase a table for 8 today!
If you would like to make a contribution toward sending all of our fabulous BSE staff to Prom, please consider making an additional donation on the tickets page.
Didn’t make it on the prom court when you were in high school? Now is your chance! We are selling only 100 Royalty Raffle Tickets for $100 each. Your ticket buys you a spot on the prom court and a chance to be crowned King or Queen. If you are crowned, your royal highness gets to pick ANY LIVE AUCTION package before the auction begins!
Treat a Teach Raffle
Send one of our best to Eagle Crest! For just $25 you can enter your favorite staff member for a chance to win a restful weekend away at Eagle Crest.
What is Science Night? Science Night is back! This annual BSCO event is returning to Bonny Slope Elementary on Friday, March 17 from 6-8 PM. It’s a fun filled evening of hands-on science exploration and science projects including: Maker Spaces Presentations and Demonstrations by science exhibitors Student Science Experiments and Engineering Designs Where can I access the 2023 Google Drive for Science Night and what is in there? You can find the site by clicking here: Science Night Google Site or scan the following QR to gain access to our registration forms, “how to files” and other pertinent information. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org Please see the attached document for more information!
What is Science Night?
Science Night is back! This annual BSCO event is returning to Bonny Slope Elementary on Friday, March 17 from 6-8 PM. It’s a fun filled evening of hands-on science exploration and science projects including:
Presentations and Demonstrations by science exhibitors
Student Science Experiments and Engineering Designs
Where can I access the 2023 Google Drive for Science Night and what is in there?
You can find the site by clicking here: Science Night Google Site or scan the following QR to gain access to our registration forms, “how to files” and other pertinent information. Questions? Email email@example.com
Please see the attached document for more information!
Love the Bus Week
Join us as we celebrate the big yellow school bus February 13-17th. During Love the Bus week we invite parents, students, and staff to take a moment to thank the 270 bus drivers that safely transport 28,000 students to our Beaverton schools daily.
Elementary students are invited to create a card and show appreciation for their bus driver during the week. On Wednesday, 2/15, all elementary students who ride their school bus will also receive a prize! For more information and to download a card template visit www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes
#lovethebus #BSDtogether #BSDsaferoutes
Acompáñenos para celebrar el gran autobús escolar amarillo del 13 al 17 de febrero. Durante la semana Love the Bus, invitamos a los padres, estudiantes y personal a tomarse un momento para agradecer a los 270 conductores de autobuses que transportan de manera segura a 28,000 estudiantes a nuestras escuelas de Beaverton todos los días.
Los estudiantes de primaria están invitados a hacer una tarjeta y mostrar aprecio por su conductor de autobús durante la semana. ¡El miércoles 15 de febrero, todos los estudiantes de primaria que viajen en su autobús escolar también recibirán un premio! Para obtener más información y descargar un modelo de una tarjeta, visite www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes
#lovethebus #BSDtogether #BSDsaferoutes
Bonny Slope Elementary
Principal: Cary Meier
Assistant Principal: Betty Skundrick
11775 NW McDaniel Rd.
Portland, OR 97229