Bonny Slope Elementary

October 7, 2021

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Dates To Remember

10/8 NO SCHOOL - Staff Development/Work Day

10/20 Conferences 4pm-8pm

10/21 Conferences 8am-8pm -NO Students


10/29 Principal Chat 11:30am-12:30 pm via Zoom

10/29 *Monster Mash! *BSCO FAMILY EVENT


11/4 Steve Sparks & Friends Day - BSE Custodians are AMAZING!

11/10 Hearing Screening K/1/2 8:30-11:30

11/11 NO SCHOOL - Holiday/Veterans' Day

11/12 NO SCHOOL - Grading Day



Bonny Slope Community,

Dear Bonny Slope Community,

I was recently on the phone with a parent, explaining that their student needed to quarantine due to a possible COVID exposure. It’s a phone call that all of our years of experience has never prepared us for, calling to tell a family that their child needs to quarantine for 10 days, just to be safe. Our hearts go out to every family that we call.

What we are finding while making these calls are two things. The first thing is incredible grace. The families have been so supportive over the phone, and understanding to the context of our decision. While it’s not easy news to hear, our families react with an understanding that we so appreciate.

The other thing happened on the phone call referenced earlier. After telling the parent about the possible exposure, she thanked us for the phone call and then proceeded to share her thanks and appreciation for everything the staff and the school has done for her child and family. There was such empathy that I felt for a moment that I should have been the one empathizing with her!

We just wanted to share with you appreciation for taking this news in stride. We are happy to report that the amount of students in quarantine is declining because of the protocols we have put into place, such as numbered line up spots for students and playground zones at recess. This happens with the cooperation of families, helping ensure our students have masks, and adhere to our routines.

One bit of “business” to share: because of the nature of our dismissal procedures, we literally have “all hands on deck” to get kids out of the building safely and quickly. We are covering multiple crosswalks, the field, the bus lanes, and the car pick up area. Because of this, our school office is unable to answer phones or our front door from 3:00 – 3:20, during our dismissal times. Thanks for your understanding!

Closing our note with warm appreciations, and looking forward to a wonderful fall!

Jim HIller and Janet Maza



We are lucky to have a Behavioral Health and Wellness Team to offer support. This includes a school counselor (Tiffany Rodgers), student success coach (Lindsey Williamson), academic coach (Jennifer Oordt), psychologist (Jennifer Holloway) and school based social worker (Alicia Phelps). We work closely together to determine any needs or services that would help children be most successful in the classroom.

Please use this form to let our team know what your needs are for this fall and the upcoming months. This information will be kept confidential and only used to help match families with available resources. Some programs only serve a limited number of people so attempts are made to support those with the greatest needs. Requests made aren't guaranteed to be met, but we will work hard to address all family needs. Ms. Rodgers or Mrs. Phelps will follow up with you ASAP after receiving your form.



TAG Nomination

TAG Nomination

Our teachers are going through a six week observation period where they are looking for various TAG like behaviors and documenting them. At the end of the six week period, teachers will tally their observations and recommend students for testing. If you are interested in nominating your child for testing, please complete the Parent Nomination form and return to our TAG Facilitators, Tiffany Rodgers and Lindsey Williamson. These forms are due by October 29th. Testing dates are still being determined.

*Please note that this year all 4th and 5th graders will take the ITBS reading and math tests as well as the CogAT Screener. 3rd grade will be taking the CogAT Screener. There is no need to complete a nomination form for students in these grade levels.

The parent information form is attached.

You can find additional information on the Beaverton School District Website:

If you have further questions you can contact BSD TAG Specialist:

Heidi Hanson 503-356-4548​


Health Room Clothes Needed

We are in need of small boys and girls pants/shorts. If your child has outgrown things that you would be willing to donate, we would appreciate it! You can bring it by the office during school hours.

Thank you!


Walk+Bike to School News

We had a fantastic turnout for Walk+Bike to School day this week! Thank you to Dan Dorsett for coming to play the bagpipes during our arrival....what a treat!

Congrats to the lucky Walk+Roll To School prize winners.

Winners will be contacted by email this week.

Prizes will be available next week.


Monster Mash

Current Volunteer Opportunities: Please consider donating your time/resources to make this event a success.

  • Scavenger Hunt: Looking for homes with ANY amount of decoration. Do you have floating pumpkins, a blow up witch, or a comical tombstone? One interesting Halloween themed object will help add homes to our scavenger hunt. You do not need to be present at your home, and no need to hand out candy. General street locations will be listed on the scavenger map.

To be included on the map, or other questions for the Monster Mash, send an email to


School Report Card

2020-21 school profile

Our 2020-21 school profile is posted on our school webpage under About Us>School Profile>Oregon Report Card. There is also a link on this page to school profiles for other years and other schools. The 2020-21 district profile is posted on the district report card webpage.

State report cards began 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.

The 2020-21 school and district profiles do not include statewide assessments data, class size data, or attendance data as a result of the necessary statewide school closures and the implementation of Distance Learning for All. The profiles present all available data not impacted by the state’s response to COVID-19. As part of the federal response to COVID-19, all students in our school were eligible for free school meals last year. As a result, our Free/ Reduced Price Lunch percentage is reported as >95%.

At Bonny Slope 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. You’ll find our current school improvement plan here: BSE School Learning Plan. During the year I 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 me. You may also have suggestions for improvements. Please share them! Thank you!

perfil del año escolar 2020-21

Nuestro perfil del año escolar 2020-21 está publicado en la página web de nuestra escuela y lo puede encontrar al hacer clic en About Us>School Profile>Oregon Report Card (Sobre Nosotros, Perfiles Escolares, Boleta de Calificaciones de Oregón). También hay un enlace en esta página a los perfiles de las escuelas para otros años y otras escuelas. El perfil del distrito del año escolar 2020-21 está publicado en la página web de boleta de calificaciones del distrito.

El reporte de desempeño de las escuelas y distritos escolares de todo el estado empezaron 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.

Los perfiles de las escuelas y los distritos para el período 2019-20 no incluyen datos de evaluaciones a nivel estatal, datos sobre el tamaño de las clases o datos de asistencia como resultado de los necesarios cierres de escuelas a nivel estatal y la implementación de la Educación a Distancia para Todos. Los perfiles presentan todos los datos disponibles no afectados por la respuesta del estado a COVID-19. Como parte de la respuesta federal al COVID-19, todos los estudiantes de nuestra escuela fueron elegibles para recibir comidas escolares gratuitas el año pasado. Como resultado, nuestro porcentaje de almuerzo gratis / precio reducido se informa como> 95%.

TODOS NOSOTROS en Bonny Slope Elementary 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. Usted encontrará nuestro plan de mejoramiento escolar en curso: BSE School Learning Plan. Durante este año, yo me comunicaré 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 conmigo. Usted también puede darnos sus sugerencias para mejorar. ¡Por favor compártalas! ¡Muchas Gracias!


Bonny Slope Elementary

Principal: Janet Maza

Assistant Principal: Jim HIller

11775 NW McDaniel Rd.

Portland, OR 97229

Phone: 503.356.2040

Fax: 503.356.2045

Attendance: 503.356.2041

Attendance email: