Dragon News

Findley Elementary School

June 11, 2021


Greetings Findley Families,

We are almost there! One more week, Dragons. On behalf of all of us here at Findley, thank you. We could not have done it this year without you. The support you provided your learners at home, and the consistent encouragement and gratitude you provided us, helped get us through this long, harder than most, year. We appreciate you beyond measure.

We are very much looking forward to celebrating our successes this year as we close out this school year next week. Please be sure you are checking in with your child’s teacher(s) for any special events slated to occur as students and staff celebrate the end of the school year.

Beginning June 28, all communication you receive from us will be coming to you via ParentSquare. ParentSquare will be replacing SchoolMessenger. You will continue to login to ParentVue to view grades, pay fines and see test scores. To learn more about ParentSquare, visit the district webpage: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/parentsquare

Lastly, I’d like to close by wishing all of LGBTQ+ families, students and staff a very Happy Pride. We see you, we celebrate you and we stand with you!

Have a great weekend and a spectacular summer!

Sherry Marsh, Ed.D.



FIndley Elementary




BSD statement on Black Lives Matter

BSD Board Resolution on Indigenous Peoples' Recognition

Go Dragons!

Kindergarten Registration

Do you know of someone or do you have a future Dragon that will turn 5 on or before September 1?

Register online now for 21/22! We look forward to welcoming our new Dragons!

Device Return

BSD will be collecting all student devices and school issued technology (iPads, Chormebooks, Hotspots) at the end of year. Here at Findley, we will have two drop off options for our families. Please use this Device Return Form to help you plan your device drop-off. If you have multiple devices to return please prepare one form per device.

Findley Device Drop Off Days

  • Friday, June 18th (2:30pm-4:00pm) upper parking lot (Saltzman)

  • Monday, June 21st (8:00am-11:00am and noon-3:00pm) lower parking lot (Thompson)

ParentSquare Coming Soon

How would you like to receive messages from the district, your student’s school or teachers? Would you prefer a text, email or an app notification? With ParentSquare, you can select your preferred channel, and the message comes to you in your preferred language.

This new communication platform is launching on June 28 in the Beaverton School District and will replace SchoolMessenger. To learn more about ParentSquare, visit our webpage: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/parentsquare

Clothes for Kids

If your student needs clothing at no cost, Clothes for Kids is ready to serve you. Appointments are required. Clothes for Kids hours: Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

To schedule, please complete the Clothes for Kids Appointment form or call 503-356-4322. Visits are limited to one adult with four children or two adults with 8 children. All visitors must wear masks. If you don't have your own, we'll provide one.

We’re also looking for Clothes for Kids volunteers. Please contact Johanna Shrout

Help needed

Do you (or folks you know) have 2 hours to give in June or July? We need help packing lunches for kids during the summer: from milk cartons to apples, you simply add items to each bag. Six different sites to choose from, easy and rewarding, short shifts, and a great way to kick start volunteer hours for '21/22 school year!

Perhaps you remember packing or delivering spring food boxes or packing December meal bags with family and friends, well we now need some help this summer: Just two hours in the morning and four different days to choose from each week. So grab your middle/high school student, your neighbor, your friend and help serve our kids with bagged-lunches. Thank you, have fun, and feel free to share this opportunity with others!

Choose your date(s) and add you name and phone number here:


Volunteers are to wear comfortable clothes, shoes and their own mask (mask will be provided if someone forgets). Volunteers age 12+ welcome with adult, those 16+ can fly solo. The kitchen lead will ensure that all staff and volunteers have a safe place to work apart and maintain a 6 foot distance from others.

Christina Mackin
Community Resource Coordinator

Way to Go Andrew M. & Rishan C.

Andrew and Rishan from Mrs. Skiba's class (5th grade), were Gold (perfect score!) winners at the American Computer Science League (ACSL) elementary division.

Names: Rishan C. and Andrew M. - 5th Grade Mrs. Skiba's class

Event: American Computer Science League (ACSL) - Elementary Division

Tests were held (4 tests) December - April for qualification, and May 29th was the grand Final.

Only 3 kids from Oregon received perfect scores and two of the three were from Findley Elementary School! Go Dragons!!

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Community Resources

Community Resources

Bethany & Cedar Mill Library. - https://library.cedarmill.org/summer-reading/

Talking to Children about Scary Events

Coronavirus and Covid: A book for Children about the Pandemic

FREE E-Book "I Love you" A story about not being able to visit relatives during the pandemic

Extensive list of Children's Books related to the Pandemic

COVID-19 Free Washington County Counseling (+accepts undocumented folks)To request an appointment, email COVIDCounseling@co.washington.or.us or call Washington County Behavioral Health at 503-846-4528.

Student Health Center - Catherine Kately Williams is the new mental health provider. KateleyWilliamsC@nhcoregon.org It is easiest to reach her via email as she does not have a specific phone routed to her. Cat is available M-F 8-5 and will conduct sessions via zoom. She will serve a bridge gap, providing up to about 10 sessions before she moves students on to a long-term counselor if necessary. They are set up to take every major insurance plan including Kaiser for OHP kids. They will also have an intake person who can help families get the kids on OHP.

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Rent Assistance

The Oregon eviction protections are set to expire at the end of June. This means renters will need to pay back rent that's still due.

The state will start taking applications on 5/18/21, for additional rental assistance through the Oregon Emergency Rent Assistance Program. People are eligible if at least one person in the household had a financial impact from the pandemic (a lost job, decrease in income), and their household income is at or below 80% of the area's median income (about $77,000 for a family of 4 in the Portland metro, or $51,000 in rural communities).

Tenants can be approved for up to 12 months of past-due rent, and three months' upcoming rent. The payments will go directly to landlords, property owners, and utility companies.

The money will be allocated based on need, so everyone who applies for the program will go through a review process.

Assistance is offered to all renters, regardless of citizenship or immigration status.

Here's a link to the application and information on how to apply:


Findley PTO

Findley PTO: Supporting our students by connecting parents, staff, and the community!

Visit our website at www.findleypto.com or email president@findleypto.com.

Yearbooks are Here

Yearbooks Are Here!! There will be a limited supply for purchase on June 16th 10am-2pm. Get your copy before they are gone!

If you have pre-ordered your yearbook, please pick up on June 16th 10am-2pm at Findley.

If you would like to guarantee your copy will be waiting for you, reserve your copy at


Passport Club

Dear Findley Passport Club members,

Welcome to another month of new countries for the Virtual Passport Club at Findley!

We are now moving our way into the April countries, but it is still NOT too late to do March, February, January, December, November, September and/or October as well!

Here is a summary of the steps to get in on the fun with more detailed instructions below:

1. Download this month's maps (We are moving to April this month)

2. Visit this month's virtual classroom

3. Learn this month's maps

4. Take the quiz when you are ready

This is a whole new experience and we understand that there will be a lot of questions, learnings and changes as we navigate this new virtual Passport Club.

Please rest assured that we are dedicated to making this the best that we can under the circumstances and ask for your patience and understanding as we all go through this process together.

With that being said, let's have some fun and travel the world together!

In addition, here is a reminder in regards to Passport Club:

Passport Club is a volunteer-run geography enrichment program offered at Findley to 2nd – 5th grades. This is an optional program and is not mandatory.

· Please practice with your child for several minutes a day to help them get ready!

Grade Level Clarification:

· 2nd-4th grade students have the option of 5 levels of study to choose from. However, students are encouraged to learn all the items in each level up to grade level.

Grades. Grade level
2nd Grade. Level 1 and Level 2

3rd Grade. Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3

4th Grade. Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4

5th Grade

Special Itineraries (SI) study maps

For example, a 2nd grade student would be asked to learn the following for the month of April:

· Level 1: Egypt, Kenya, Germany, Mexico, Greece

· Level 2: Bolivia, Liberia, Madagascar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia


Vothy Heang and Xiao Shi

Passport Club Leads

Step #1 Download this month's maps

Maps (password = findleypassport)

Step #2 Welcome to the virtual classroom

Virtual Classroom

Step #3 Learn the Map for this month

There are lots of fun ways to learn each month's maps!

  • Color the maps - On the virtual classroom there is a password protected map that has suggestions on how to color each level's countries (password = HelloWorldDL)
  • As always, the best way is to study with your parents

Step #4 Take the quiz

When you are ready, decide what level you want to test for this month. Here are the links:

Level 1

Level 2 (Includes Level 1)

Level 3 (Includes Level 1, Level 2)

Level 4 (Includes Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3)

Level 5 (Includes Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4)

Up Coming Events

5th Grade Celebrations

June 16 - Event - By Last Name

Clay 10-11 (A-M @ 10 N-Z @ 10:30)

Lockhart 11-12 (A-M @ 11 N-Z @ 11:30)

Potocki 12-1 (A-M @ 12 N-Z @12:30)

Skiba 1-2 (A-M @ 1 N-Z @1:30)


16th - All Students CDL Wednesday

18th - Last Day of School for 2020/2021

18th - 5th Grade Clap / Drive out - CONGRATULATIONS 5th Grade

2:45 - 3:00 Clay

3:00 - 3:15 Lockhart

3:15 - 3:30 Potocki

3:30 - 3:45 Skiba

Approved Flyers

Club K - After School Zone
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