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Chehalem Elementary Newsletter- April 9, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Chehalem Families,

We have had an exciting first week getting students back to class in Hybrid. Hopefully all of you have had the opportunity to adjust to the new CDL schedule. CDL students have live (synchronous) lessons with their classroom teachers via Zoom from 12:15pm to 2:30pm on M/T/Th/F. Please check your student's individual class schedule for all morning asynchronous or live (synchronous) lessons, for music, P.E., ELD, or Special Education, as well as for the schedule for the Wednesday whole-class launch and synchronous SEL lessons offered that day for all grades.

There is a grading day next Friday. That means no school for students.

If you have any difficulties, please reach out to your teacher first or call the office for additional assistance.


Angee Silliman


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Book Bus New Times and Curbside Check-out

Good news! We will be continuing our book bus every Wednesday once Hybrid starts next week, but we had to adjust the times. The new times are listed below on the map with the stops. Remember to watch on Seesaw for any announcements about special events and giveaways! As always, please e-mail Ms. Blanchard at if you have any questions!

Here is the link to the map if you want to look at it more closely and zoom in, etc.

Attention: New Curbside Checkout day and time! I will now be holding my Curbside Checkout on Wednesdays from 4:00pm-6:00pm. If this day/time does not work for you, you can also e-mail me ( or message me on Seesaw with your book requests and the day/time you'd like me to leave it in the office for you to pick-up (office pick-up is available M-F from 8am-4pm on school days). This is available for students who remained in CDL (Hybrid students will be checking out during the school day once a week).

Atención: ¡Nuevo día y hora de libros en la acera! Ahora realizaré mis libros en la acera los miércoles de 4:00 pm a 6:00 pm. Si este día/hora no funciona para usted, también puede enviarme un correo electrónico (nicole_blanchard @ o envíeme un mensaje en Seesaw con sus solicitudes de libros y el día/hora en que desea que lo deje en la oficina para que lo recoja (el servicio para recoger en la oficina está disponible de lunes a viernes de 8 am a 4:00 pm los días escolares). Esto está disponible para los estudiantes que permanecieron en CDL (los estudiantes híbridos retirarán durante el día escolar una vez a la semana)

Thank you!


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Upcoming Student Survey

Student Survey

Elementary school students will be surveyed this year through Canvas. The survey will be available in English and Spanish. The survey window is March 30-June 4.

Student Survey

  • Each year the District surveys students, staff, and parents to gather information for planning, program evaluation, and assessment of progress on the District's Strategic Plan.

  • The student survey takes about 20 minutes during the regular school day. The data gathered from the survey are anonymous; your child will not put his/her name or other identifying information on the survey. Like other surveys, results will be presented only about groups. No individual data will be reported.

  • Your child may skip questions or stop filling out the survey at any time. Refusing to participate or withdrawing from the survey does not affect your child's grades or class standing in any way. If you or your child does not want to participate, your child can read or do some other activity while his or her classmates complete the survey.

  • A copy of the survey is available from your child's school and is posted at

  • After reviewing the survey, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify me, Angee Silliman.

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Safety Tips

Dear All,

Beaverton Safe Routes to School, in partnership with Metro, want to share this safety message with your parents and students as we prepare to return to in-person learning. Unfortunately 2020 saw the region’s highest road fatality and serious crash rate in decades and this message is especially timely as we have warmer, sunnier days that are perfect for being outside. Please feel free to copy and paste the following newsletter article and attached graphics and thank you for spreading awareness that kids are everywhere and it’s up to all of us to keep them safe.

Kids are everywhere. Drive like it.

As students return to schools for in-person learning this month, arrival and departure times may be different than you are used to. While traffic and activities around Beaverton schools may look different, one thing is for sure – kids are out and about in our community. Some kids may be returning to school buildings while others will be continuing to learn remotely and taking breaks outside during the day. Safety is everyone’s responsibility! Kids are everywhere. #DriveLikeIt.

Driving Safety Tips

Our community needs everyone to drive safely, be alert, and follow traffic laws, especially when observing students walking, biking, skateboarding, and scootering. Let’s work together to keep our students safe!

· Stop for school busses when red lights flash. Both directions of traffic must stop.

· Watch your speed. 20 mph is the school zone speed limit.

· Be ready to stop at all times. Kids may dart into the street without checking for traffic.

· Stop for people at intersections and when asked by the crossing guard. Check your blind spots before turning and behind your vehicle before reversing.

· Drive for conditions – This time of year is often rainy and foggy limiting visibility for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians so keep those headlights on to help others see you.

Spring Food Resources

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Oregon Ballet Theater for Grades K-2 Free Classes

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Free Dental Sealants Being Offered at School

Virgina Garcia will once again be partnering with us to provide free dental sealants for our 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students. Sealants would be applied here at school and both Hybrid and CDL students are welcome to participate. Dates are Thursday, April 15th and Friday, April 30th.

We do need to have signed permission in order for students to participate. Paper copies of the forms below will be sent home with students attending in person and families remaining in CDL will need to drop off the signed paper at the school office prior to the dates noted above. Extra forms are available in the office. The school will then call CDL families to schedule the time for the sealant visit.

Sealants are very helpful in preventing cavities and can be very expensive to have done at your family dentist. You can participate whether you have insurance or not and it does not get billed to you (totally free).

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PTO Corner

Super Awesome Chehalem Mustang Raffle

When: April 5-19

Where: Online! Go to the PTO website to get the square store link.

What: Buy $1 raffle tickets to be entered to win 20 amazing prize baskets valued from $50-$440.

Students can also earn "Mighty Mustangs" from their teachers to be entered into a special student basket raffle.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 21 from 6-7 PM.

Chehalem Challenges!

The PTO is sponsoring three optional, fun challenges for students. There's a different challenge each month and winners will be sent a gift card. BONUS: The teacher who has the most students participate in the challenge will also receive a gift card. Help your teacher win! Submissions will be done through a Google Form. See the flier for more details.

Challenge #1: Spring Challenge: Go for a walk and notice the many signs of spring in your neighborhood or a park. Use all of your senses to observe. Write a poem or short song, paint or draw a picture, or create a nature collage to share your perspective of Spring. DEADLINE 4/7

BONUS ENTRY: plant some new seeds and tell us what you planted!

Google Form: Chehalem Challenge 3/31 - Google Forms

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Sincerely, Angee Silliman

Principal at Chehalem Elementary