Hazeldale Hawk

School Newsletter — March 18th, 2020

Introducing Hazeldale's New Principal for 2020-2021 (Next School Year) — Bao Vang!

Bao Vang has been selected Hazeldale Elementary Principal, effective July 12, 2020. Currently the middle school principal at Community of Peace Charter School in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the majority of Bao’s teaching and principal experience has been at the elementary level in schools of high poverty. As an instructional coach for six years, Bao has a strong foundation for supporting teachers in their instructional practice. Welcome to Beaverton, Bao!

Note from the Principal

Dear families of Hazeldale,

This is an ever changing and challenging time for everyone. Like you, I'm finding hope in the positive such as folks offering to grocery shop for an elderly or immune compromised neighbor and in the music played from balconies in Italy. All of us staff members at Hazeldale wish we were with your children—learning together and continuing to build community. Below I've tried to link some key resources so that they are easily accessible for you. If you don't already follow Beaverton School District and Hazeldale Hawks pages on Facebook, both continue to link resources and information as well. I've tried to post some more "fun" ideas on the Hazeldale Facebook page as I come across them.

In the Tran household, we have a 5th grader and a junior in high school. I asked them to come up with a schedule for the school week in the hopes that they would feel more ownership of what we were asking of them. With only two days of this thus far, we've already had to adjust it—but they are doing the adjusting. I asked them to include wake up and meal times, reading for a minimum of an hour, writing for a minimum of half an hour, study for classes for the older kiddo and research project suggestion for the younger. I've shown them some samples that I've seen shared online, including Beaverton School District's Remote Learning resource, linked below.

You do not need to be a teacher to support your child's learning—if nothing else, please encourage reading as much as humanly possible. We know that the achievement gap happens in the long breaks from school largely due to who reads and who doesn't. Time spent engaged in text is the most essential use of time during this unexpected break. Please refer to our Read Across America Week newsletter for resources about books!

Let's come out of this a stronger community than ever!

Angela Tran


Remote Learning

Visit our Remote Learning Resources webpage to help keep students engaged in learning during the closure!

Free Grab & Go Meals M-F 11am-12 pm March 16-20 (not during Spring Break) and March 30th through April 28th

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211 Info — A Helpful Resource

211 Information

211info connects people with health and social service organizations. At our heart is our core Community Information Center, supported by Resource Database team. We’ve expanded to include enhanced information & referral and assistance programs that target specific services.

Community Resources

Did you know we have a list of community resources families can access during the closure, or any time, on our webpage?

Kinder Registration Has Begun—Register Now!

Kindergarten registration for Fall, 2020, is open! Students must be five years of age on or before September 1st, per State Statute, and live within the attendance boundary of our school. We invite you to register early as this assists us in confirming enrollment for staffing purposes.

New student registrations can be completed online. Go to the Beaverton School District Website/Enrolling Your Child (under quick links at the bottom of the main page). Be sure to register for the 2020-2021 School year.

Upon enrolling you will either need to upload or bring in to be copied the following in order to make your child’s registration complete:

  • completed student enrollment form (if not completed online)
  • certificate of immunization
  • birth certificate (we will make a copy of your original)
  • migrant questionnaire
  • proof of address

You will receive more information at Hazeldale’s Kindergarten Orientation, scheduled for * (Tentatively) Wednesday, April 29th from 5:00-6:30 pm. Please bring your kindergarten child with you to the orientation. Feel free to share this information with your neighbors who have their first child starting kindergarten next fall.

*Orientation date is to the best of our knowledge as of March 17, 2020

The office staff is happy to help you with registration and to answer any questions.

Phone: 503.356-2010 or email: kathy_cook@beaverton.k12.or.us

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Upcoming Events

Key Dates and Events Coming Up:

Due to the COVID-19 School Closure, we thank everyone for flexibility with changing dates and canceled events.

  • No School March 16 - April 28th as of March 17th. Please watch the communication from your email or the Beaverton School District website: COVID-19 Information

Hazeldale is a school meal site during the school closure: Meals available Monday through Friday 11-12 March 16th - 20th and March 30th - April 28th (grab and go)

No grab and go meals during Spring Break March 23-27

  • Tentatively: Wednesday, April 29th—Kinder Orientation 5 - 6:30 pm
  • Friday, May 1st—LOST AND FOUND UNCLAIMED ITEMS DONATED (end of each month)—Please write your child's name on the tag of their clothing and we will be sure to get it back to them.
  • May 4th - 8th—All Staff Appreciation Week
  • Friday, May 8th—Talent Show Applications Due Today (available April 1st)

District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

Hazeldale’s Mission and Vision

Hazeldale Elementary School works to support and inspire every child to think, to learn, to care, and to engage with power and agency in a changing world.

We provide a learning environment and instruction that promotes engagement, academic excellence, self-confidence, independence, risk and resilience. We foster respect, an appreciation of self and others, and collaboration through inquiry, exploration, goal setting, and service.

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