October Scholls Heights Knights

Parent/Guardian Newsletter

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Principal Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,


We are so proud of our staff and students. We are continuing to build welcoming and inclusive classroom and school communities. Students are working on their school stamina and settling into school routines.


We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.


We are looking forward to Parent-Teacher Conferences on October 27, 28, and possibly 29 (depending on teacher schedule). Teachers will be putting out sign-ups in the coming weeks. In addition to conferencing with your child's teacher, we will also have sign ups for our fantastic specialists (Music, PE, Student Success Coach, Counselor, and Academic Coach). Please note: There is no school for students on October 28 and 29.


These conferences will all be virtual using the Zoom platform.


Sincerely,


Tracy Bariao (Principal)

Erika Heslin (Assistant Principal)

Picture Day- October 5

COVID 19 Protocol Information

Many things are changing and evolving. For the most up to date information, please visit the District Website. If you click on Back to School Information, you will find COVID 19 Protocol Information. Here is the link: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/communications-community-involvement/back-to-school-information

Arrival

For safety, please do not drop your child off before 8:15 AM. We do not have any supervision before 8:15 AM.

TAG Parent Information

Every year students are considered for Talented and Gifted services in the Beaverton School District. These services are provided by your child's classroom teacher(s). Oregon law and District policy define gifted students as those who score at or above the 97th percentile on a standardized, nationally normed test of mental ability and/or academic achievement in reading and/or math. Behavioral, learning, and/or performance information is also considered before a student is identified for TAG services.


If you think your child might qualify for TAG services, you may wish to complete the Parent Information Form that is available in our school’s office or linked here. Completing this form gives our school TAG Committee more information about your child, but it is not required. All qualified students will be considered regardless of the form’s completion.


All TAG-related testing for the 2021-22 school year will be by nomination on an on-going basis at all grade levels. Achievement tests will be given to all 4th and 5th graders using the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS). Oregon Statewide Assessments (when available), will also be used. Students in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade will be given the CogAT Screener. Students who score at the 97th percentile will take the Post Screener that can be used for TAG identification.


Nomination forms are available on the TAG Website.


If you wish to complete the nomination form, please return the form to your child’s teacher.

About the CogAT Screener

In October, all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in Beaverton will be administered the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Screener. This 30-minute test measures students’ learned reasoning abilities through verbal/picture analogies, number analogies and figure matrices.


Currently the main purpose for administering the CogAT is to identify students for TAG in the area of intellectual ability. Students who score at the 97th percentile or above on the CogAT screener will be invited to test with the full version of the CogAT that is used for potential TAG identification. The full version of the CogAT will be given in late October. For more information about testing, please contact your school’s TAG facilitator.


The expected date for Grades 3 - 5 CogAt testing is Thursday, October 14th. Teachers will be communicating times.

School Social Worker

Hello Scholls Heights Community. My name is Karen Edwards, and I am your School Social Worker. I help students and families connect to resources (food, housing, clothing, medical providers, etc.), make mental health referrals to outside community services (and support students/families in navigating those systems), and provide brief, short-term mental health support (therapeutic check-ins, crisis counseling).



If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to connect, please email me at karen_edwards@beaverton.k12.or.us. I look forward to meeting you!

School Buses

All Bus Riders have assigned seats on the school buses. Unfortunately, students are not allowed to ride buses other than the one assigned to them in the system. Thank you for your understanding.


There have been some reports of unsafe driving around our school buses. Please make sure that you and any teenage drivers in your family are aware that it is not only dangerous, but illegal to pass a school bus when it's red lights are flashing and stop sign is out. We appreciate your help.

Student Directory

It’s not too late to add your information to our student directory. Great uses for this directory are for birthday party invites or to set up play dates. You will only get a copy of the directory if you submit your own information. Please submit by Thursday, October 7.
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International Walk + Roll to School Day


On October 6th, 2021 join people from around the world as we celebrate International Walk + Roll to School Day. Walk, bike, scooter, skate, roll, bus or carpool to school and be entered to win fun prizes. The grand prize winner will earn a new scooter with helmet! Walking and rolling to school is great for kids, our community and our planet. Here are the top five reasons:

1. Fewer vehicles driving to school reduces traffic congestion and carbon emissions near schools and in our parking lots.

2. More people walking and rolling builds school community and makes routes safer.

3. Physical activity boosts kids’ readiness to learn and improves their physical and mental health.

4. Kids have fun with friends and bond with families while walking and rolling together.

5. Being outside builds independence and lifelong transportation skills.

For more information visit www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes

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News from the Beaverton Library

Family Resource Fair

You are invited to Beaverton City Library’s Family Resource Fair!

Saturday, Oct. 16, 10 AM – 1 PM
Beaverton City Library- Main, 12375 SW 5th Street

Come to the library and connect with local non-profits to serve you and your family. Organizations include THPRD, YMCA, Beaverton Resource Center, Oregon Food Bank, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, and many more!

Visit BeavertonLibrary.org/FRF (or BeavertonLibrary.org/264 if posting to facebook) for a full list of organizations.


Your Student’s Public Library Card

Remember that public library card your student received last year or the year before? It still works! Get access to all the library’s online resources, homework help, and e-books and downloadable audiobooks, and check out up to 5 books or audiobooks at a time from your local library.

Here’s a video all about the WCCLS Student Library Card: https://youtu.be/1A0tI1g5qd0

Bottle Drop Fundraiser

Do you have cans and bottles at home that you are willing to donate to our PTO? We have blue collection bags in the office or you can reach out to PTO for one. You can bring these bags to school the first Friday of every month. Here are the Bottle Drop Fundraiser Dates: November 5, December 3, January 7, February 3 (Thursday), March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3
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Upcoming SHPTO Events

Oct 6 SHPTO Community Meeting, 6pm
Oct 6 Walk + Ride to School
Oct 11 Bottle Drop Home Pick-Ups
Oct 11 Meet and Greet for Volunteers via Zoom at 10am and 6pm
Oct 13 D4$ Chipotle from 5-9pm
Oct 25 Bottle Drop Home Pick-Ups
Oct 29 Bottle Drop School Drop Off Day

PTO in the Know

Join the PTO on Social Media
We are on Facebook and Instagram.

Join us to get the latest information and announcements!

Get our Newsletters
Go here to sign up to get the SHPTO monthly newsletters

Interest in Volunteering?
Please fill out this form and our Volunteer Coordinators will be in touch.
Volunteer Interest Form

If you are already a volunteer, mark your calendars for a Volunteer Orientation on October 11 via Zoom.

Get Answers on the Web
We update our website a few times a week. You can usually find answers to frequently asked questions there.
www.shpto.org

SHPTO Community Meeting

We would love to have you join us on Wednesday, October 6 at 6pm via Zoom.

Zoom ID: 433 324 2584 Passcode: SHPTO
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PTO- Mabels Labels Fundraiser

Introducing our newest year-long fundraiser. Looking for a way to label your students clothing, shoes, lunch box, sports equipment? Look no further. 20% of your purchase comes back to the school!


Mabels Labels


• Go to www.MabelsLabels.com


• Select Support a Fundraiser in the top right of the menu


• Search for Scholls Heights Parent Teacher Organization (Beaverton) and select.


• Shop! It's just that easy.
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Meal Program Info

Students can access free meals at school all year! Check out this link for information.

Too Sick For School- Health Information

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