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Errol Hassell Family News- January 22, 2021

Picture Day Feb. 1 (1pm-6pm)

Click on the link to schedule an appointment for your student(s).

Please wear a face mask. If you are early, please remain in your car until 3 minutes prior to your appointment time, then walk around the building to the back entrance of the gym. Our photographer will also be wearing a mask and we will be sanitizing often.

Pre-Order pictures by visiting and searching for Errol Hassell Elementary School. Your online order can be placed now and up to four (4) days after picture day. Hard copies of the order form are available in the main office. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Customer Advocate Team by email at or by phone at (800) 826-3535. We look forward to seeing you on Feb. 1!


Errol Hassell Families,

In the next few weeks, we will begin the next round of One School, One Book. This time, we will read Dragons in a Bag, by Zetta Elliott. We will read this book together over the course of four weeks. Each week, we will email out a link to a librarian reading a section of the book, and a link to questions. Students with correct answers will be eligible for prizes. If you would like to receive one hard copy of the book, please fill out this form. If you are OK enjoying the book online only, there is no need to fill out this form. We will email you everything you need.

Special thanks to our PTO, Mrs. Plew, and Mrs. Lloyd for making this happen!

Grading Day is February 5. Look for a progress report notice from district office at that time. Reports cards will look different this year due to CDL. On behalf of staff, I want to assure you that, while we value academics, our focus is on your child's wellbeing first, and academics second.

Curriculum Resources:

Reading and Writing: Teachers' College Units of Study

(New!) Reading and writing videos

Math: Math Workshop

Science: Twig

BSD Resources:

- Parenting video for helping your children during CDL

- Mental Health Resources (NEW!)

- Family Toolkit

EHSL Spotfiy Playlist by Mrs. Palmer

Hornet Happenings

Office open 8am-4pm Monday-Friday

Call (503) 356-2090 or come by!

School Hours: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m., noon- 2 p.m.

February 1 Picture Day 1pm-6pm

2020-2021 BSD Calendar


2:15-3:15 Homework Help Meeting ID: 987 708 6687 Passcode: sel

3-4pm Social Worker Office Hour Meeting ID: 880 8466 6458 PW: SSW


10:30- noon Outdoor Library in the back of the school

11- noon Curbside food pick up for all children up to age 18

11- noon Curbside food boxes



2:08-2:38pm SW OAK ST @ COOPER PARK

2:43-3:13pm CHAMPIONS PARK


11-noon Food pick up for all children up to age 18

2:15-3:15 Homework Help Meeting ID: 987 708 6687 Passcode: sel

Fridays Spirit Day

EHSL Library

If you’re done reading your books, please return them so we can replenish our shelves. During school days, place books in the bins outside the front door of the school between 8:00AM and 4:00 PM. You may also return books during undercover checkouts and the book bus. Books will remain on your library account for a week after you return them so they can be quarantined.

If you have questions, please email Mrs. Plew at

BSD News

2021-2022 Budget Feedback requested from BSD families. The survey is open until 2/4.

Video and Survey

Big picture


Vaccine info

Binax NOW testing will be available at the Merlo Station School Based Health Center for students on Tuesdays. Please note that these tests are meant for symptomatic students only. Students can make an appointment to get tested by calling the Merlo Station SBHC phone number at 503.941.3210.

BSD Meal Info

Meal benefits application

Clothes Closet

Errol Hassell Community Room. If you have connections for donations of (new and gently used) clothes, toiletries, books, and shelf stable food, please email Cynthia Moffett ( or bring in your donation Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 4 p.m..

Amazon Smile

Connect your Amazon app to Amazon Smile. Earn dollars for Errol Hassell PTO every time you shop. (Instructions here)

Volunteer info!