Findley Elementary School
November 24, 2020
Message from the Principal
Greetings Findley Families,
I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy holiday. As we take some time this week to connect with our families and loved ones, whether in small gatherings or virtually, I hope you are able to reflect and spend some time thinking about what’s important, each other.
I also want you to know how deeply grateful I am for the opportunity to serve as your child’s principal. It is truly my honor and privilege to be the leader of Findley. I am also deeply grateful for YOU! Comprehensive Distance Learning is working because of you. Thank you for all that you are doing to help set your child(ren) up for success. We could not do this work without you.
We have three solid weeks of teaching and learning before we break for the Winter Holiday. Let’s make these the best weeks yet!
Enjoy your holiday, Dragons!
Sherry Marsh, Ed.D.
Findley’s Winter Giving Program Formerly known as “The Giving Tree”
Please join us as Findley spreads joy to local families this winter season!
Due to COVID safety protocols, we will be accepting donations through ParentVue which will allow us to purchase gift cards for families so they can get what they need this winter season. With needs higher than ever, we want you to know we sincerely appreciate your generosity and kindness during this time.
When: November 30th through December 15th, 2020
Who: Anyone can participate!
How: Log on to ParentVue and follow the instructions below! We will purchase gift cards for families to stores that will allow them to purchase food and gifts such as Fred Meyer, Target, or Walmart. If you’d prefer to purchase a gift card yourself, we will also accept gift cards to variety stores such as Fred Meyer, Target, or Walmart and you can bring those to the Findley main office.
Together, we can help and support our community this winter season.
Thank you again for your generosity!
Log onto the District Website www.beaverton.k12.or.us
Choose Families > Apps for Parents/Guardians
Choose: Online payment System > Log in
Choose a student at Findley
Choose School Items
Choose Winter Family Support
You may determine what the dollar amount is that you want to give.
Choose Buy and pay online?
The 3 W’s for a Safe Holiday
WEAR your mask, WATCH your distance, WASH your hands
This year the Oregon Health Authority has encouraged everyone to participate in low-risk holiday activities to keep all Oregonians safe during the pandemic, because we know social gatherings have been the catalyst for a significant level of spread of the Coronavirus. If you are planning on gathering with family or friends this holiday season, it is important to remember the 3 W’s to keep you and your family safe - wear your mask, watch your distance, and wash your hands!
Low risk ideas for this holiday season:
● Make seasonal dishes with the people you live with
● Enjoy time outside and plan a family walk
● Meet virtually
● Shop locally or online
It is safest to stay home and celebrate. If you are planning on traveling or having someone who does not live with you attend your holiday activities, it is important to take precautions and celebrate safely.
Tips to help keep you and your family safe:
● Stay home and avoid others when you are sick or have been exposed to illness
● Get your flu vaccine
● Wear your face covering and only remove it to eat
● Wash your hands frequently
● Maintain 6 feet of distance
● Limit the gathering to 6 or less people
● Take your seasonal activities outdoors
● Prepare individual food plates to limit the sharing of utensils
● Drive instead of fly, if possible
● Get COVID-19 tested before going anywhere or reduce interaction with others outside of your home for 2 weeks before a social gathering
If you want more information, see additional CDC recommendations. Have a safe and joyous holiday season!
Parents/Caregivers should have received directions on how to do this last week. Contact the office if you need help.
MESSAGE FROM THE DISTRICT BUSINESS OFFICE
If you have been notified by the District regarding missing library books or have chosen Device Insurance for the iPad or Chromebook and your child is using that BSD device, please be sure to log into your online payment account and pay the fee listed under your child's name.
BSD Business Office.
**Good job Findley - So far about $600.00 in fees have been caught up. We are still along way from having everything paid however.**
We are able to purchase additional books with the lost book fee and the Insurance fee will cover repairs for those devices that are returned needing repairs. Please log into your ParentVue Online Payment account and make any payments that are listed as due now. Your prompt attention to this will help reduce the funds due to the district. Thank you so much!
Parents if you are not sure how to do this, please follow these steps.
a. Beaverton School District Website
b. Families > Apps for parents/Guardians > Online Payment System - Login
c. Chose Students name
d. Click on Red "View" button above Shop
This will give you a breakdown of the fees that are due. Please be sure to pay all fees as there could be lost books listed there as well.
Thank you and have a great day!
Notes from the PTO Board:
Dragon Dash T-Shirt & Prize Pickup!
If you missed the t-shirt and prize pickup day for Dragon Dash on 11/18, they’re now available inside the school lobby. EVERY STUDENT HAS A T-SHIRT! There’s a list with your student's name, t-shirt size, and whether or not they earned the bracelet/yo-yo combination.
Virtual Passport Club Message
Dear Findley Virtual Passport Club,
We just wanted to provide a quick update that we are exploring additional options specific for 5th graders.
In the meanwhile, the new virtual classroom is providing new features never before seen in previous Passport Club activities.
We highly recommend that all students explore these new areas, especially 5th graders.
You access these new features by opening the September .pdf file (September Virtual Classroom (3).pdf) and clicking on icons that will take you to specific links on the internet.
1. Special Itinerary Project Icon (This will open a .pdf file for a project you can do at home)
2. Mystery Places Icon (Highlight on a specific mystery area)
3. Passport Icon (This will take you to a Pinterest page with options like using Lego to learn geography)
4. Book Icon (Link to books that you can purchase that cover different parts of the world)
5. Globe Icon (Will take you to a 2 minute video from David Attenborough)
6. Africa Stamp (Will take you to National Geographic Kids Video)
7. Antartica Stamp (Will take you to National Geographic Kids Video)
8. Asia Stamp (Will take you to National Geographic Kids Video)
9. Australia Stamp (Will take you to National Geographic Kids Video)
10. Europe Stamp (Will take you to National Geographic Kids Video)
11. North America Stamp (Will take you to National Geographic Kids Video)
12. South America Stamp (Will take you to National Geographic Kids Video)
Please explore at your own pace and most importantly have fun learning about the world around you!
Vothy Heang and Xia Shi
Passport Club Leads
Findley Art Literacy is organizing fun and creative-thinking art lessons to do at home during this Comprehensive-Distance-Learning time, requiring basic materials you have and very little prep work. November lesson will be available in the Nov. 14 Assembly
Please check out our October lesson NATURE ART
on our Art Lit website. All Findley students are encouraged to participate!
We also have a virtual gallery page to see the artworks that our talented students are creating.
Thank you for your support,
Art Literacy Website
We need your help!
Submit your photos to the Yearbook!
Submit your best photos to the yearbook. This upcoming week we are requesting candids for Team Jersey Day on November 20th! Take photos of your kids wearing their favorite team jersey and upload to the Spirit Days folder - see directions below.
In a Google Chrome browser, go to: https://commpe.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool
Search for Findley Elementary or use the code: 94012
Click ‘Create an Account’
Use your email address to make your account
(You only need to do this once!)
Click on the blue ‘Upload Images’ bar
Select the image(s) to upload
Choose which album to upload the image to
Don’t forget to “Tag” the people in the photo
Congratulations! You’ve completed the upload and supported the yearbook! There is no limit to how many photos you can upload, so keep them coming!
Up Coming Events
25 - 26 - 27 No School - Thanksgiving
Library Book Pick up -- UPDATED TIMES AND DATES
15th - Parent Partnership #2
18th - Pajama Day - All School Virtual Assembly
12/21-1/1 - Winter Break NO SCHOOL
4th - Return to School
18th No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
22nd - Virtual Assembly - Hat Day