Raleigh Hills Newsletter

May 21, 2019

Weekly Message

Dear Raleigh Hills Community,


This year has brought so many changes for our community. I felt it was appropriate for me to take a minute to thank you for they way you have hung in there with us throughout all of it. We don't know what the next weeks and months will bring, but I am so grateful to be part of a community that is supportive and who extends us so much grace. I hope that your family will find some fulfilling activities for this long weekend. I heard that there are some trails that are going to be open. Perhaps you can get outside or do a family art lesson from YouTube. At this crazy time, I just want to say how grateful I am to have joined you this year. May this message find you healthy and safe.


Warm regards,

Jennifer

Club K Coming to Raleigh Hills Next Year

We have exciting news! Raleigh Hills will have before and after school care on campus next year. Club K will be on site to offer services for families beginning as soon as we return to in-person meetings. Registration for our program will open on Tuesday, May 26th. We will hold a Virtual Open House on Thursday, May 28th from 5:30-6:15. We hope that you can make it to learn about this wonderful program and get your questions answered. Click the letter below to learn more.

Pick Up of Student Belongings

There will be one final opportunity to pick up student belongings for the year. We will be available from 3-4 pm in the lower lot on Tuesday, May 26th. Please drive up and a staff member will direct you. If you are not able to make it, we will store your child's belongings for pick up when school reopens.

New Specialists Schedule

In case you are wondering when new specials lessons will be available for your students, here is the schedule:

M - PE

T - Music

W - Library

Th - Tech

Summer Learning Activities

The district will be providing guidance regarding access to summer materials prior to the end of the school year. Please stay tuned. You can always check our school website for more information.

How to Address Family Conflict & Your Child's Behavior During COVID-19 Pandemic

Please read this article to learn more about proactive strategies, deescalating conflict & responding to disruptive behavior, and managing adult behavior and stress.

"Validation does not mean expressing approval of inappropriate behavior, Dr. Gold says. It means acknowledging the emotions that drive the behavior. Making your child feel heard can diffuse conflict—like dropping the rope in a game of tug-of-war."

Article LINK

Kindergarten Registration

We are able to accept registrations for next year. You can fill out the online registration forms now. If your student is already enrolled, you do not need to complete a new registration for next year. It is especially important that we register kindergarteners at this time. Please spread the word that families can fill out the enrollment forms for new students for next year.


If you prefer a paper packet, those can be picked up at the school outside the main office door on Tuesdays from 10-12. There will also be a bin there to turn in completed packets.


Online Enrollment

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Year Books

MS Families!

The RHS Middle School yearbook is still happening! You can order yours online at www.jostens.com for just $15. Order by May 30. I am working with the school to schedule yearbook pick up in June. Yearbooks can still be purchased at pick up, but the price goes up to $20, so order online today!!!


Thanks,

Brittney Clark

Beaverton City Library Resources

Summer Reading

Beaverton City Library Summer Reading Program starts June 1! It’s easier than ever to celebrate reading all summer long. I'll be in touch later in May with all the details and a video to share.

NEW services for kids and families:


Bilingual Facebook Storytime – On Fridays at 10:15 we will be offering this English/Spanish storytime on facebook.


Letter from a Librarian – Children ages 3 to 10 can receive a letter from a Youth Services staff member after their parent fills out a form.(Available in English or Spanish)

Real-Time Reading Recs – Library staff will respond in real time to readers looking for good books to read on facebook – Mondays 10 am-Noon, Wednesdays 1-3, and Fridays 2-4.


Aprende Zoom – A bilingual English/Spanish online meetup where kids and grownups can call in or join via Zoom videochat to practice and play with Zoom features (changing your background, muting & unmuting). Tuesdays starting May 5.

Parent Workshops – We're hosting 3 speakers in May and June live on Zoom for parents on topics like Growth Mindset, Simplicity Parenting, and tips for engaging with children musically. These sessions will also be recorded to watch when busy parents have a moment.

And we are continuing our other online programs including:

  • Weekly live storytimes,
  • Craft and Story videos every day
  • ebooks and downloadable audiobooks
  • Tumblebooks
  • Online homework help
  • and more!

Donate to BSD Community Resources Fund

The Beaverton School District is now accepting donations from the greater Beaverton community to support community-wide efforts to provide food boxes, toiletries and other essential items to our families during this emergency situation. Food Banks are working hard to remain stocked to feed communities. There are many Beaverton families who struggle economically even in the best of times, and this fund will enable the Beaverton School District to work with community partners to serve our families. We use this fund to triple the buying power and thus increase the amount of families we can serve, a number that increases daily. Pass this on to friends and neighbors (we can also honor matching dollars!)

To make a donation to the Beaverton Schools Community Resources Fund, visit

https://or-beaverton-lite.intouchreceipting.com/,

Select “Beaverton School District” under School

Select “Beaverton Schools Community Resources Fund” under Item

Add a donation amount

Click on Buy

Click on Checkout

We started by serving 200 families and are currently serving 650 families. WE would love to serve more ...and more often. Please consider donating to the Beaverton Schools Community Resources Fund today! Together WE are better!

Resources

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District Meal Sites/Sitios de almuerzos del distrito

You can go to any of these/ puedes visitar cualquiera de estos sitios