Raleigh Hills Newsletter

September 27, 2019

Weekly Message

Dear Raleigh Hills Families,


This week marked our first week of Autumn. Looking ahead to the month of October, we have so much learning and special events in the horizon. This Tuesday is picture day. Next week, our 6th graders will go to Outdoor School. Our first parent coffee is Monday, October 7th - please join us! Our Lap-a-thon is scheduled for all day on October 10th. The new track looks amazing and will be opened at the Carnival this evening.


This week we want to share with you about PRIDE, our school-wide positive behavior word. The messaging around Raleigh Hills students exhibiting PRIDE is used frequently to reinforce the behaviors and characteristics that we are all striving towards. Teachers spend time reinforcing what these behaviors look like, actions students show, and words used by all when showing PRIDE.


At the Middle School Back to School Night, teen self-sufficiency was a topic of conversation in the large group gathering as well as in all the classroom break out sessions. These four tips are important reminders for all of us when coaching our young adults.


1) Don't be afraid of failure

2) Encourage problem solving

3) Let go of perfection

4) Try to find balance


Below you will also find more information about math at Raleigh Hills and in the Beaverton School District.


Thank you for partnering with us!


Best regards,


Jennifer and Lindsay

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Learning Connection

We often hear from parents that math is not taught the way it was when they were students. Many of us were often assessed based on our abilities to follow algorithms, procedures, and factual recall. Current math instruction might include instruction around this knowledge, but our ultimate goal is to create math problem solvers who can apply math thinking to varieties of situations.


This document will help you understand about Dreambox, what you should expect for homework, and how you can support your child with math at home.


Please let us know if you have any questions.

Too Sick for School

Parents often ask when they should keep their children home. The poster below gives excellent guidance. Please remember that students must be fever free for 24 hours and must be 24 hours free after last episode of vomiting or diarrhea. Remember if your child is diagnosed with a communicable disease, please notify the school. Thank you and best wishes for a healthy 2019-2020 school year!
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Compassion Beaverton Health Clinic

Please see attached links for an annual health clinic on Saturday, October 5th.

Flyer in English

Flyer in Spanish

Oregon Battle of the Books

OBOB is a statewide reading program for students in 3rd-12 grades. The program's mission is "to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students. At RH, Mrs. Moore, our librarian, has already been preparing students and our library collection. Here's the update.


ELEMENTARY

Book titles and the OBOB program has been shared with 4th and 5th grades.Teams will be firmed up in October. Links for OBOB practice sessions that occur at the public libraries and links for practice questions created by OBOB enthusiasts and available online will be shared.


MIDDLE SCHOOL

Some of the titles are teachers' classrooms for book groups. RH can assemble a middle school team and send them to regionals in March without having a battle at the school.


RESOURCES


Oregon Battle of the Books


https://www.oregonbattleofthebooks.org/


Washington County Library--events, book groups and meet ups


https://www.wccls.org/obob

Spirit Wear

Raleigh Hills spirit wear for the whole family!
Order online now thru Sunday, September 29th

https://myshirtbin.com/collections/raleighhills

Questions? Email joshu@wearyshirt.com
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