November 2019

We are Thankful for YOU!

As we are learning about practicing Gratitude in November, as our Character Trait of the month, we want to share our appreciation with you as parents and guardians for sharing your most precious children. We appreciate your trust and confidence in our teachers and staff as we work hard everyday to support each of them to grow., learn and thrive at Vose.

We loved meeting and getting to know so many of you during our Parent/Teacher Conferences a few weeks ago. Please remember we are here to help support your student and we always welcome emails or phone calls or messages through SeeSaw if you have any questions or concerns or celebrations to share!

We will continue to find ways for you to be involved and share your input, ideas and skills with our school community, to make it even better. Here are a few upcoming opportunities:

  • Friday, November 8th from 8am-9:30am: Padres Unidos- parents/guardians are invited to our new parent group, Padres Unidos for our Spanish-speaking parents and families to build connections with each other and to learn together about how they can best support their children at Vose and within our school district. Our first speaker will be Araceli Acosta, Outreach Specialist, Youth Services for the Beaverton City Library. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Our meetings will be facilitated in Spanish by Sara de la Paz Garza, Community Liaison, Elena Pineda- Early Learning Family Resource Coordinator and Karol Aragon- Social Support Liaison.

  • Tuesday, November 26th from 8am-9am- Coffee with the Principals: Come join principal Monique Singleton and assistant principal Melissa Holz as we share information about events, programs and services at Vose. This is an informal format, more like a conversation where we encourage parents/guardians to ask questions, share suggestions and connect with other parents.

In gratitude to Mandy Wood, our Technology Instructional Assistant (TIA) who was recently offered a position as a Technology Support Specialist for our school district. This is bittersweet for our school community, as I know you will all join us in wishing her well in this next opportunity but also because we will all deeply miss her as our technology instructor, friendly face at dismissal at the crosswalk and also just an all-around amazing person. We are in the process of interviewing and hope to have a new tech instructor in place soon. In the meantime, we'll have a very qualified sub in place.

Also, here is our newly updated Vose Student/Parent Handbook for 2019-20.


All good things,

Mrs. Singleton & Mrs. Holz

Upcoming Vose Events

Friday, November 8th- 8:30am: Assembly: Character Trait: Gratitude

Monday, November 11th- NO SCHOOL Veteran's Day Holiday

Friday, November 15th- Spirit Day

Tuesday, November 26th- 8:00am- Coffee with the Principals

Wednesday, November 27th - Friday, November 29th- NO SCHOOL/Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, December 2nd- NO SCHOOL- Professional Development/Teacher Work Day

Tuesday, December 3rd- Picture Retake Day

Thursday, December 5th- 6:00pm- PTO Meeting (Childcare provided and Potluck- bring something to share)

Friday, December 6th- 8:30am: Assembly: Character Trait: Empathy

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Every Day Matters

Students with regular school attendance are more likely to succeed. Every day matters for every child. Everyone can help make this happen – schools, families and community members.

Help us reach our school goal of 95% attendance for EVERY student

Reading at home makes everything at school easier!

How much should a child be reading at home? As much as humanly possible! Any book is a good book if a child wants to read it! Students gain skills and strategies for reading at school but the real growth happens when they use them at home. Help their vocabulary increase, inspire a passion for learning and help their understanding grow. Read to them, make time for them to read, ask them about what they are reading. FOCUS ON READING!
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Beaverton Library Card to all students!

The Beaverton School District and our Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) partners are expanding access to library materials and resources via the public library Youth Access Card (YAC) for BSD students who do not already have a public library card. This special library card allows students to check out up to five print books or audiobooks from any WCCLS library without any overdue fines. It also provides access to ebooks, digital audiobooks, and other online library resources that can be obtained directly from their BSD Chromebooks or other device.
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Talented & Gifted Program

Every year students are considered for Talented and Gifted services in Beaverton School District. These services are provided by your child's classroom teacher(s). If you think your child might qualify, you may wish to complete the Parent Information Form that is available in our school’s office. 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 its completion.

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. Behavioral, learning, and/or performance information is also considered before a student is identified for TAG services.

Donation from Great Clips

Great Clips generously gifted Vose a $1,000 check. Here is Mrs. Singleton accepting the donation. Vose plans to put it toward an alumni scholarship which is available to a graduating senior who went to Vose in elementary school. What a remarkable way to celebrate Vose and this kind donation.

Birthday Celebrations: Parents/Guardians should not bring treats, balloons, etc. to the classroom for a “party.”

At Vose for many years now we have chosen to not have treats or individual celebrations during the school day for birthdays. We have done this to be inclusive for our students and the community.

-Birthdays may be celebrated in the classroom by teachers, at the discretion of the teacher.

- If your child wants to invite children from the class to his/her birthday party, the invitations should not be delivered to children at school unless the whole class is being invited.

- Please note that student phone and addresses are confidential and therefore cannot be provided by the teacher.

PTO Info

The Vose community raised $15,220 in our annual fun run! Thank you to all the students, teachers, parents, family and friends that donated and participated to make our biggest fundraising event happen. Our next fundraiser is a collection of clothing and small household items that are no longer needed and can be donated to Value Village. These items will be collected at Vose on November 12-16 and donated to Value Village. This fundraiser has brought in nearly $1,000 in years past.

Parents, guardians and family members who are interested in volunteering Saturday Nov. 16th please contact voseptovolunteer@gmail.com.

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Beaverton Middle School Boundary Changes

Our school district is in need of parents who are interested in participating in the Middle School Boundary process. Please check out information below. There is a meeting coming up to learn more and share solutions about possibilities of how middle school boundaries will be adjusted.

Nov 21st 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Conestoga Middle School, 12250 SW Conestoga Drive, Beaverton, OR 97006

2018-19 School and District Report Cards

School and district report cards for the 2018-19 school year are available at: http://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx. (Select Beaverton in the District Selection drop-down menu). We welcome the opportunity to share this information with you on the progress we are making to improve academic achievement for each student in the District. We are making progress.

State report cards began fifteen years ago when the 1999 Oregon Legislature passed a law requiring every public school and district to receive a report from the Oregon Department of Education about how they are performing overall. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and affords states greater flexibility. ESSA encourages schools and educators to innovate and create systems that address local needs. As a part of this work, the Oregon Department of Education redesigned the School and District report cards to engage and inform families about their school’s approach to learning, academic and extracurricular offerings, and student performance. Reports cards also serve as an important tool for continuous improvement planning by local and state policymakers, in conjunction with the communities they serve.

At Vose Elementary WE are committed to using this information to help tailor our school improvement plans and academic programs to meet the needs of every student. During the year we will communicate with you frequently about student achievement and programs in place at our school to foster student learning and success.

If you have questions about our report card or would like a print copy, please contact us. You may also have suggestions for improvements. Please share them! Thank you!

Reporte de Desempeño de Escuelas y Distritos Escolares 2018-19

El reporte de desempeño de las escuelas y del distrito del año escolar 2018-19 están disponibles en: http://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx. (En el menú de opciones de la selección del Distrito, escoja Beaverton). Nos complace el tener la oportunidad de compartir esta información con usted sobre el progreso que estamos logrando para mejorar el aprovechamiento académico de cada estudiante en el Distrito. Nosotros estamos progresando.

El reporte de desempeño de las escuelas y distritos escolares de todo el estado empezaron hace quince años cuando la legislatura de Oregon en 1999 aprobó una ley que requiere que todas las escuelas públicas y del distrito reciban un reporte del Departamento de Educación de Oregon acerca de cómo les va en general. La Ley Cada Estudiante Triunfa (ESSA por sus siglas en inglés), firmada por el Presidente Obama el 10 de diciembre de 2015, reemplaza la Ley Que Ningún Niño Se Quede Atrás (NCLB por sus siglas en inglés) y otorga a los estados mayor flexibilidad. ESSA anima a las escuelas y educadores a innovar y crear sistemas que atiendan a las necesidades locales. Como parte de este trabajo, el Departamento de Educación de Oregón rediseñó las boletas de calificaciones de la escuela y el distrito para involucrar e informar a las familias sobre el enfoque de la escuela al aprendizaje, las ofertas académicas y extracurriculares, y el desempeño de los estudiantes. Las boletas de calificaciones también sirven como una herramienta importante para la planificación de mejoras continuas por parte de los políticos locales y estatales, en conjunto con las comunidades a las que sirven.

TODOS NOSOTROS en Vose nos comprometemos a usar esta información para acoplarnos a los planes de mejoramiento y a los programas académicos de la escuela para satisfacer, de esta manera, las necesidades de cada estudiante. Durante este año, nos comunicaremos frecuentemente con usted acerca de los programas y aprovechamiento estudiantil de nuestra escuela para fomentar el aprendizaje y el éxito.

Si usted tiene alguna pregunta acerca de nuestro reporte de desempeño o desea obtener una copia impresa, por favor póngase en contacto con nosotros. Usted también puede darnos sus sugerencias para mejorar. ¡Por favor compártalas! ¡Muchas gracias!

Beaverton School District Inclement Weather Information

When the weather outside gets inclement, school schedules could be affected. The District generally makes inclement weather decisions by 5:15 a.m., posting them by 5:30 a.m. on the District website and on social media. All Portland Metro area media outlets are also notified and announce the information on TV newscasts and online. Parents and guardians that have opted in for SchoolMessenger will receive timely notifications.

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. The decision that is made will be for the entire District. (As always, parents may choose to make different decisions based on their particular location.)

For the latest inclement weather information:

  • Log onto the District's website: http://www.beaverton.k12.or.us and a page pop will be posted on the main page if there is a change in school operations.

  • Follow media outlets. The Districts posts information via Flash Alert. Parents can also sign up to receive weather alerts: www.flashalert.net

Información del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton en caso de Inclemencias del Tiempo

Cuando el clima tiene nieve o hielo, los horarios de clases pueden ser afectados. El Distrito por lo general publica sus decisiones acerca del mal tiempo a las 5:15 a.m. y las publica a las 5:30 a.m. en la página web del Distrito y en las redes sociales. También se les informa a todos los medios de comunicación del Área Metropolitana y ellos anuncian la información en los noticieros y en el internet. Los padres y tutores que hayan optado por SchoolMessenger recibirán notificaciones oportunas.

El Distrito toma sus decisiones basándose en la habilidad de operar los autobuses escolares de manera segura; la habilidad que los padres y estudiantes puedan conducir sin ningún riesgo y la habilidad para que los estudiantes puedan caminar sin peligro. La decisión que se tome, será para todo el distrito. (Y como siempre, los padres pueden optar por tomar su propia decisión basada particularmente a su localidad.)

Para obtener la información mas reciente de las inclemencias del tiempo:

  • Visite la página web del distrito: http://www.beaverton.k12.or.us y encontrará un mensaje publicado en la parte superior de la página principal si es que hay un cambio en los horarios de las escuelas.

  • Manténgase informado usando los medios de comunicación. Los distritos escolares publican información por medio de Flash Alert. Los padres de familia pueden registrarse para recibir alertas de las inclemencias del tiempo en: www.flashalert.net