School Newsletter — January 29th, 2020
Note from the Principal
This year you are able to view your student's report card on PatentVUE on February 3rd. We will no longer be printing and sending the report cards home. If you have not set up Parent VUE yet, please view the FAQ for instructions on setting up your account. The report card is intended to give parents and students clear feedback on how a student is progressing towards the end of year standards for Reading, Writing and Math. For Music, PE and other subjects, it is based on student performance during that semester. The learning targets in Reading, Writing, Math and other content areas are aligned to the Common Core Standards. Behavior is reported separately from academics. Specific unit of study information for science and social studies, covered during the term, are listed in the comments section.
The standards based grading scale is based on a student’s mastery of skills and knowledge. The scale is from 1-4 at grades levels K-12.
4 = Highly proficient
Student independently demonstrates sophisticated application in new contexts.
Earning a 4 means the student has advanced knowledge and skills that are applied to other situations and new learning. A 4 is not easy to achieve. A score of 4 is earned when students produce truly exemplary work that demonstrates knowledge and skills that exceed grade level standards. Few students will earn a 4. It should not be confused with an "A" in a traditional grading system.
3 = Proficient
Student demonstrates and apply skills consistently.
Earning a 3 means the student has a proficient understanding of grade level content and has mastered the content standard for that grade level. Students at level 3 demonstrate their understanding consistently. A 3 means a student has proficiently met the end of year grade level expectations and indicates high quality work. It is our goal for each student to reach proficiency on the standards by the end of the school year. It is something to be celebrated. A “3" at the end of the school year mean the student is well prepared for content at the next grade level.
2 = Nearly proficient
Student demonstrates skills inconsistently.
Earning a 2 means the student has a basic understanding and has partially mastered the grade level standards. A student receiving a 2 inconsistently demonstrates understanding and requires assistance to master the skill. Students at level 2 have a basic understanding of concepts or skills, but have not yet reached consistent proficiency. At the beginning of the year, when a skill or concept is new, students may not demonstrate proficient mastery of the knowledge or skill because it is new and they have not had the instruction or time to master that standard yet.
1 = Developing
Students demonstrate limited skills and require significant teacher assistance.
Earning a 1 means the student has a minimal understanding of end of year concepts. Even with assistance, the student cannot use or demonstrate mastery of the standard at this time. It would not be unusual to see a “1” if a topic is new and students have not had time to master the content, such as at the beginning of the school year. A 1 at the end of the school year indicates cause for concern.
You will likely see 1's and 2's at mid-year, because your child is learning concepts that are new at their grade level. By the end of the year, “3's” tell you that your child is proficient, or has the skills and knowledge that we expect children to learn, by the end of the school year.
In addition to the grade, there is a progress indicator. The progress indicator (-, =, +) tells you if your student is learning at a significant rate (faster than expected), steady rate (right on track for expected growth), or minimal rate (this may indicate a need for concern).
The comment sections will give you additional information about the standards and your child's progress. However, please do understand that you may not see a comment in all areas.
This year, there are new Math support documents to help you understand the changes to the report card Math targets and how you can support your child at home.
Specific questions about your child’s progress should be directed to your child's teacher.
Kinder and First Grade Music Program
Common Middle School Experience: Family Listening & Learning Sessions
Please join us to learn more about the Beaverton School District’s efforts to create a common experience at all of our comprehensive middle schools. This effort includes middle school course offerings and schedules that are standardized across the District.
The Family Listening & Learning Sessions will be held at every middle school on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Sesiones informativas para familias de estudiantes en escuelas secundarias
Únase a nosotros para obtener más información sobre los esfuerzos del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton para crear la misma experiencia educativa en todas nuestras escuelas secundarias. Este esfuerzo incluye el poder ofrecer cursos y horarios estandarizados en todo el Distrito.
Las sesiones informativas se llevarán a cabo en cada escuela secundaria el jueves, 6 de febrero de 2020 de 6:30 a 7:30 p.m.
¡Esperamos verlos allí!
Girls On The Run—Registration Open (Choose Hazeldale as a Team)
Here at Girls on the Run of Portland Metro, we're excited for another great season building joyful, healthy, and confident girls!
With over 90 Girls on the Run teams (grades 3-5) and 11 Heart & Sole teams (grades 6-8) across the Portland metro area, this will be our biggest and best spring season ever. Register your girl now so she can experience a program that will inspire her to boldly pursue her dreams. All physical abilities welcome. Participants grow in confidence, make friends, challenge themselves and have fun!
First-come, first-serve registration will begin on January 21st for any teams with spots remaining. (Mr. Lynn sent home paper flyers in Wednesday Folders already).
Financial aid is available on a sliding scale via the online registration. For more information, you can see our FAQs at the bottom of our registration page or reach out to us at email@example.com or 503.318.5212.
Love & Sparkles,
The GOTR PDX Staff
- Friday, January 31st—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.
- Monday, February 3rd—Report Cards Accessible in ParentVUE
- Monday, February 10th—Art Literacy Training @ 10 am
- Monday, February 10th—PTO Meeting 6:30 pm
- Thursday, February 13th—K/1 Music Program—Giraffes Can't Dance 6:00-6:30 pm
- Friday, February 14th—PTO Popcorn Friday (all students receive a bag of popcorn)
- Monday, February 17th—No School—Presidents' Day Holiday
- Tuesday, February 18th—No School for Students—Staff Development Day
- Thursday, February 20th—PTO Dining for Dollars @ Red Robin (TV HWY/Sunset Esplanade)
- Friday, February 21st—Principal's Coffee and Chat 8:35 am in Multipurpose Conference Room (our all school assembly is at 9:30 am and the section of bleachers closest to the gym entrance doors is reserved for guests).
- Friday, February 28th—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.
- March 2nd-6th—Read Across America Week
- Monday, March 2nd—2nd/3rd Grade Music Program "Sing a Song, Share a Story" 6-6:30 pm
- Sunday, March 8th—Daylight Savings—Spring Forward
- Monday, March 9th—PTO Meeting 6:30 pm
- Friday, March 13th—PTO Popcorn Friday
- Thursday, March 19th—Hazeldale Trailblazer Night (vs. Dallas Mavericks)
- Friday, March 20th—Principal's Coffee and Chat 8:35 am in Multipurpose Conference Room (our all school assembly is at 9:30 am and the section of bleachers closest to the gym entrance doors is reserved for guests).
- March 20th—PTO Read-A-Thon Kickoff (Officially begins March 30th)
- March 23-27 Spring Break—No School
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.
Hazeldale Elementary School
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