November Scholls Heights Knights

Parent/Guardian Newsletter

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Principal Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,


We continue to be impressed with our staff and students. They are focusing on Social Emotional Learning, Academics, and School Stamina. Each week seems to be getting even better!


Thank you for joining us for Parent-Teacher Conferences. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.


There are a few days in November when students have no school:

November 11- Veteran's Day

November 12- Grading Day

November 22- Staff Professional Development Day/Work Day

November 23- Staff Wellness Day

November 24-26- Thanksgiving Break


November 29 is a regular school day (previously it was a Professional Development Day).


Please note: Report cards will go home on February 11 and June 22.


We hope that everyone has a fantastic November and will be able to spend quality time with family and friends.


Sincerely,


Tracy Bariao (Principal)

Erika Heslin (Assistant Principal)

Volunteering

We are excited to begin welcoming Volunteers back into the building. We anticipate Classroom Volunteers to begin in December or January. We are establishing office systems for checking in. Please know that all Volunteers need to have uploaded their Vaccination Card in Better Impact and have completed their Background Check.


Classroom Volunteering will be dependent on classroom space, Covid safety, and teacher need. Individual teachers will be reaching out when it is time to begin classroom volunteering.


There may be other opportunities to Volunteer with other things, such as production, prior to December/January. We will communicate these opportunities as they arise.


We anticipate Art Lit Volunteering to begin sometime in January.

Clocks Changing

Remember to change your clocks back one hour on November 7.

Lunchroom and Gym

With the weather changing, PE has now moved back into the gym. We've added additional tables and are using the cafeteria and cafeteria stage for kids to eat at tables. All kids were very excited to be able to sit at tables in the cafeteria and participate in PE in the gymnasium. This also allows us to utilize the undercover area for recess and we are no longer keeping kids in recess zones.


Here is a link to the district FAQ.

School Buses/Parking Lot

It is very difficult for the school bus and traffic to get through on Loon Drive. It is also difficult when cars are parked on both sides of the street. Please try to park on a side street, if possible.


Please make sure that you are not parking by the fire hydrant and when pulling into our parking lot you remain in your car and next to the sidewalk but NOT blocking the crosswalk. Thank you for your help.

Arrival

For safety, please do not drop your child off before 8:15 AM. We do not have any supervision before 8:15 AM.

Picture Day Retakes- November 18

For ordering information, please contact Dorian at www.dorianstudio.com/support or call (800) 826-3535

Winter Toy Drive

We are excited to announce that we will be sponsoring a Toy Drive Dec. 1-15. We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys to be given to Scholls Heights Families and the Beaverton Community. More information will be coming.

Scholastic Book Fair

Plan to shop for your holiday gifts!

Scholls Heights Scholastic Book Fair will be virtual this fall! Starting Nov 7th you will be able to order books online, with 25% of all sales coming back to Scholls Heights through books for both our library and our classrooms. Shipping is free on book-only purchases over $25.

Here is the link: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/schollselementary

Your orders should be delivered in time for the Holidays, so please order soon. This will be a great time to stock up on your kids' favorite reads.


Thank you for instilling a love of reading and supporting our Book Fair!

Scholls Heights Spirit Wear is on sale now!

November 1st - 14th


Lots of items to choose from including shirts, hoodies, masks, water bottles, hats, and more!


https://schollsheightsspiritwear.itemorder.com/shop/sale/

Food Drive

Starting November 8th, the Scholls Heights PTO will be hosting a food drive to collect nonperishable pantry items to deliver to a few of our own school families who are struggling right now. The last 18 months have been challenging for many, and we want to do all we can to support our community!

We will be running this food drive until November 19th, at which point the school staff will sort and distribute food boxes. We will have a labeled collection bin in front of the school near the front office.

Family friendly items like peanut butter, boxed mac and cheese, dried pasta, fruit snacks (gelatin free), kid friendly cereals, canned soups, fruit cups, crackers and snack foods, etc are requested. We have some families that need to stay pork-free, so items without pork, bacon, gelatin, unspecified shortening, lard, etc would be incredibly helpful as well.

We are also opening our Square account to those who might want to contribute monetarily. The Scholls Heights teachers and staff will use these funds to shop for perishable items immediately before delivery to ensure these families have access to fresh foods as well. The SHPTO square account can be accessed here: https://squareup.com/store/SHPTO/

Thank you for supporting our Scholls Heights Community!

Vaccination

As you’ve likely heard reported in the news, the FDA has given Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 vaccinations for children, ages 5-11. The FDA already has authorized use for children, ages 12 and up.


There is an upcoming free clinic at:


Aloha-Huber Park K-8

5000 SW 173rd Ave., Beaverton

First Event: Friday, November 12, 2-6 p.m.

Second Event: Friday, December 3, 4-7 p.m.


More information is coming soon from the district regarding this event.

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PTO News

Nov 1 - 12 - Spirit Wear & Swag Sale
Nov 3 - SHPTO Community Meeting, 6pm on Zoom
Nov 5 - Bottle Bag Drop Off Day at School
Nov 7 - 20 - Book fair
Nov 10 - Dining for Dollars at Panera
Nov 11 -12 - No School
Nov 8-19 - SH Family Food Drive


Would you like to see what is planned for the year? You can access the SHPTO events printable calendar here.

*Please note, this information is as of October 20. All published dates and events are subject to change, and we plan to be as flexible as possible, especially during these times. Please check the BSD calendar and our website for the latest information.

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Join the walking school bus every Wednesday in November. Parents and students meet at 8:05 AM at Thrush Lane and 158th Terrace and walk to school together. Join at the start or see the route map and join in along the way. Email greenteam@shpto.org to join the Walking School Bus email group and receive updates.

Bottle Drop Fundraiser

Do you have cans and bottles at home that you are willing to donate to our PTO? We have blue collection bags in the office or you can reach out to PTO for one. You can bring these bags to school the first Friday of every month. Here are the Bottle Drop Fundraiser Dates: November 5, December 3, January 7, February 3 (Thursday), March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3.

PTO in the Know

Join the PTO on Social Media
We are on Facebook and Instagram.

Join us to get the latest information and announcements!

Get our Newsletters
Go here to sign up to get the SHPTO monthly newsletters

Interest in Volunteering?
Please fill out this form and our Volunteer Coordinators will be in touch.
Volunteer Interest Form

Get Answers on the Web
We update our website a few times a week. You can usually find answers to frequently asked questions there.
www.shpto.org

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District Antiracist Vision Statement

Every student and employee has the right to learn and work in a safe and inclusive school environment that honors their race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability and national origin.


Beaverton School District owns that our student outcomes currently point to our part in perpetuating institutional racism, and we commit to actions that address the current culture that is leading to these outcomes. Schools are critical in providing safe and creative opportunities for people to learn about different cultural and racial identities, have conversations about pressing issues and correct injustice wherever it exists. We commit to eliminating the structures, policies and practices that perpetuate inequities in our schools and in our community.


Beaverton School District will authentically engage each student, family and staff member to build connection, uplift understanding and truly value the diversity of our school communities. We will work to dismantle policies and systems that perpetuate institutional racism and barriers to education and other school-related activities. Students and families of color will see themselves represented in curriculum, materials, instruction, classrooms and all school activities in our district. Our district will honor, respect, represent, engage with and be accessible to students and adults from all communities.

Eliminating racism and all forms of bias is fundamental to our work — not just a part of our work. We commit to removing racism, white supremacy, hate speech and all forms of bigotry from our schools and communities.


Our district will:

  • Seek and incorporate student, family, educator and administrator input in decision-making processes.
  • Provide ongoing anti-bias and antiracist education to every staff member.
  • Enforce Every Student Belongs procedures to prevent, interrupt and stop racist and biased incidents among students and between staff and students or community members.
  • Create an inclusive learning community that honors, respects, represents, engages and is accessible to learners from all communities.
  • Create permanent district funding and resources to promote equitable policies, structures and practices for BIPOC students and other marginalized groups.
  • Implement policies, procedures and professional development to confront and eliminate conscious and unconscious racism and review these policies and procedures regularly to ensure we are meeting our commitments.

News From the Beaverton Library

Brainfuse HelpNow video to share

One of our school partners asked for short videos featuring library resources that could be shared at school assemblies and with families. Here’s our first go featuring Brainfuse HelpNow—live, online homework help available 1-10 PM every day with your library card. Feel free to share these videos with your students and their families in whatever way works best for you and your school.


English Video: https://youtu.be/6KIlX7kJhAY

Get homework help with Brainfuse HelpNow and your WCCLS library card: https://www.wccls.org/research/brainfuse-helpnow


Spanish Video: https://youtu.be/m2C63YXBLu8

Obtenga ayuda con la tarea con Brainfuse HelpNow y su tarjeta de biblioteca WCCLS: https://www.wccls.org/research/brainfuse-helpnow Al final de esta página, seleccione “Español” para ver esta página en español


Next month look for our video featuring audiobook options from Beaverton City Library.


Virtual Visits

Would you like a librarian to virtually visit your classroom? I would be happy to zoom in to talk to your class about books, read a story, and/or share some fun library facts. Let me know what your interests are, and we can put together a great visit for you!


Free Training! Stories through Songs: Creating Musical Literacy Experiences with Children

I am excited to invite teachers, educators, and child care professionals to a free training with Beaverton City Library all about singing your favorite story books happening on Sunday, December 5 from 2-3:30 PM in-person at the main library:

Books and music can go hand-in-hand. Come learn how to put a new spin on old favorites and identify ways to integrate language and literacy skills into a musical experience with the children in your care and education programs. You will leave with new ways to use the books already in your home or classroom.

Set One; Core Knowledge Category: Learning Environments & Curriculum; 1.5 hours; Infant/Toddler, Preschool

Registration will open November 5, and we expect the limited spots to fill up. For more information and To register visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org/ChildCareTrainings


Library Holiday Closures

With holiday season around the corner I want to give you a quick update so you know when your families can visit the library on their long weekends and winter break:


Library Closed All Day:

· Thursday, Nov. 11

· Thursday Nov. 25

· Friday, Nov. 26

· Friday, Dec. 24

· Saturday, Dec. 25

· Saturday, Jan. 1 2022


Closing Early (5 PM):

· Wednesday, Nov. 24

· Friday, Dec. 31

PTO- Mabels Labels Fundraiser

Introducing our newest year-long fundraiser. Looking for a way to label your student's clothing, shoes, lunch box, sports equipment? Look no further. 20% of your purchase comes back to the school!


Mabels Labels


• Go to www.MabelsLabels.com


• Select Support a Fundraiser in the top right of the menu


• Search for Scholls Heights Parent Teacher Organization (Beaverton) and select.


• Shop! It's just that easy.

Meal Program Info

Students can access free meals at school all year! Check out this link for information.

Too Sick For School- Health Information

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