HITEON HIGHLIGHTS NEWSLETTER

November 2020

Principal's Message

Greetings Hiteon Families:


First of all, we want to express our appreciation for the support and care you are giving your child(ren) during on-line learning. One of the many aspects of our work that we enjoy is being in classrooms and watching children at work. The focus of our work with children is to engage them in thoughtful, rigorous work, hold them to high expectations, and provide just enough support so that they can complete tasks independently. There is a sweet spot between offering too much and not enough help or support. As teachers, we have learned that when we step in to support at the first sign of struggle for a child, rather than giving them time and space to work through the challenge independently, we tend to limit their learning. For students to truly become independent learners, they need to believe in themselves and their ability to persist through the challenges they encounter. Educators often call this "productive struggle" because, at the end of the struggle, the child has made learning gains.


We certainly do not want children to get the point where they feel frustrated and give up, but we do want them to experience success by working through tasks independently or with a peer. When students make meaning on their own, ask questions for understanding and see that their hard work resulted in success, they not only feel better about themselves, but their learning is far more durable. If the work is too easy or we support them too much, they may get the “right answer,” but their sense of self and the quality of the learning is not as strong.


This is part of our ongoing work, whether in person or on-line. As a school, we continue to explore how to do this depth of work well. We invite you to this learning with us. If you see your child struggling, here are somethings you can do to help,

  • Ask leading questions to guide their thinking.

  • Instead of asking what they don’t understanding, ask them what they do understand about the task.

  • Have them step away from the task and come back to it to give their subconscious time to wrestle with the work

  • Encourage your child to see mistakes as opportunities to learn.

  • Praise them for their persistence.


We are so proud of the teachers and students and all they have accomplished this fall. We have all been engaged in our own “productive struggle.” As always, do not hesitate to reach out with questions, concerns, or tips for how we can help you support your child at home.


Meghan Warren, Principal

Jenny Read-Emslie, Assistant Principal

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Tips for Remote Learning Success

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Tip #1 - Don't hover or do your child's work for them

Take on the role of "encourager" by being positive and interested in your child's online learning. Help them start a learning task but don't hover. By correcting their mistakes and doing their work for them, you do not give them the chance to learn from their own experience, which is vital to their success virtually and when they return to school.


Tip #2 - Connect with the teacher if you're worried about task completion

If you're worried that your child isn't completing all of the assigned tasks, contact your child's teacher to advise you on which tasks your child should focus on.


Tip #3 - Don't play the role of the "teacher"

Although this new learning environment will more than likely require a more hands-on approach from parents, try not to fall into the trap of becoming their teacher. Try not to correct their work or interfere with the learning process.


Tip #4 - Stay connected

Discuss any concerns, questions, or requests with your child's teacher, who is eager to support you. Reach out to other parents and consider setting up virtual play dates to establish peer connections.


Tip #5 - Help your child create and stick to a routine

Work together with your child to create a schedule that works for them. Focus on setting up a sustainable routine that can accommodate both your child's and your needs. Routines help get your child into a positive headspace for learning.

(from Dulwich College International)

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THERE'S STILL TIME TO ORDER BOOKS THROUGH SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8TH

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Hiteon's Library Book Distribution Continues with Bus Stop Locations

Hiteon has been offering curbside book bundles at school for all students. We are now including three bus stop locations in our community. Each student will get to pick from 5 categories of books. Then they will be given a random stack of books to take home from their choices. It will be a fun and safe way for kids to discover new books! Come get your books Rain or Shine!


Curbside Distribution:

When:

  • Tuesdays 3:30-5 pm
  • Wednesdays 11-12:30 pm

Where:

In front of Hiteon. You may drive and park, or walk up. There will be cones out to guide you where to stand in line.


Bus Stop Distribution:

When & Where: See Map below

  • Every Thursday starting October 15
  • 1:38 - 2:08 pm STOP SW Brittany Dr @ SW Sheffield Circle
  • 2:12 - 2:42 pm STOP 14300 SW Teal Blvd @ Sterling Point Office

  • 2:47 - 3:17 pm STOP SW Maverick Terrace Avenue @ Wildwood Park


What to bring to get books at either curbside or bus stop distributions:

  1. A face mask is required and staying 6ft apart.

  2. Any Hiteon books you have to return.

  3. Your 6 digit student number. Write it large on a scrap piece of paper. We can help; it will just take a little longer.

  4. A backpack to put the books in and keep them safe and dry.


Does the student need to be there?

No, any trusted adult/older sibling can come to get books. Just make sure to have their students 6 digit student number .


We look forward to seeing you,

Mrs. Sadlouskos and Mrs. Trout

Library Book Bus

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BSD Bus Stop Meals

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Child Care Subsidy



Washington County has secured a grant through the federal CARES Act to provide child care subsidies to parents/guardians. The Beaverton School District will be distributing approximately $2.4 million to families who are eligible and apply for these subsidies. In other words, if you pay for child care, you could be eligible to receive money to help cover some or all of your expenses. Employees who live in the Beaverton School District attendance boundary are eligible. This is a taxable benefit and will be processed through payroll. Read more: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/child-care-subsidy


If you live in another school district in Washington County, you’ll need to apply through that district. If you live outside of Washington County, check with your county office to see if a similar program is being offered.

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Safety Tips from Safe Routes to School

November 1st Brings Daylight Savings and Important Tips for Traveling Safely This Fall

On Sunday, Nov. 1st, we lose an hour and it will be darker earlier. With shorter days this time of year, all road users should be extra alert to see each other. Here are some suggestions to help everyone stay safe on the road:


Wear bright reflective clothing when walking or rolling.

Don’t assume people driving will see you. Make eye contact before crossing in front of vehicles.

Be alert! Keep eyes and ears open, especially while crossing the street.

Cyclists should make sure to have lights and wear helmets – it is the law, and it helps people see you and keep you safe.

Driving or biking? Use extra caution and slow down in the dark and rain. Always be alert for people on foot or bike at intersections, crosswalks (marked and unmarked), bike lanes and in school zones. Do not text and drive – it’s against the law, carries steep fines and is unsafe for all road users.


Leah Biado-Luis
Safe Routes to School Coordinator


Follow us @BeavertonSafeRoutes

Beaverton School District | Transportation
1270 NW 167th Place, Beaverton, OR 97006
Office: 503-356-4274 | Mobile: 503-915-2129

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Report Cards Are Paperless—Set up your ParentVUE Account Now!

Report cards will be viewable through ParentVue on February 5th.


The Beaverton School District is transitioning to electronic report cards for all students. The electronic report cards will be accessed through ParentVUE (mobile and desktop). If you have not set up your ParentVue account, you will need to do that by January 2021.


There are resources and guidance on how to set up a ParentVue account. Please view the FAQ for instructions on setting up your account. There are several benefits to paperless report cards. You will be able to view grades days after grading days, rather than wait up to two weeks for a report card to come by mail or in your child’s backpack. In addition, moving away from paper is environmentally friendly and cost-effective for the District.

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2021-22 Option School Application Process Now Open

Option school applications for the 2021-2022 school year open today.

  • Current BSD students may apply online using their student ID.

  • All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries.

  • Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school (i.e. homeschool or private school students) will need to complete a paper application available online or at any school office.

  • Applicants who don’t have internet access may complete a paper application.

  • Students may only select one option on their applications.

  • Please give careful consideration to your choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.

  • Raleigh Hills and Springville will only be accepting applications for 7th and 8th grades.

Applications must be received no later than December 11 at 4:00 p.m. Important dates, deadlines and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Learning Options webpage.

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Technology Updates

Need a Student Device?

As we begin CDL, iPads are available for students in grades K-2, and Chromebooks are available for students in grades 3-5. If your student does not have a previously-issued device or has one that is not working correctly, please go to the Student Help Desk or call 503-356-4656 to request assistance or a replacement device. Our building tech team will respond to help desk requests and provide a weekly time for device pick up or replacement.


Forgotten Passwords

If your student has forgotten his/her email password, it can be found in ParentVue. If ParentVue says that the password has been changed, ParentVue will provide a number for you to CALL for help.


Change to Student Chromebook login

Beginning September 8, the student login to Chromebooks changed. This change provides important security improvements. Students will log into their Chromebooks with their full student email addresses (i.e., 123455@bsd48.org).

Setup, login instructions, and answers to general support questions can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

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HITEON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Meghan Warren, Principal

Jenny Read-Emslie, Assistant Principal


Hiteon’s Mission Statement

Hiteon is a community dedicated to providing an educational experience in which everyone can reach their full potential and make positive societal contributions. We strive to enhance personal, community, and global identities while developing life-long learners.