Vose News

February 28, 2019

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Friday, March 1st- Assembly & School Spirit: Hat Day

Monday, March 4th - Friday March 8th Teacher Appreciation Week! (feel free to send a note :)

Thursday, March 7th- PTO meeting @3:00pm

Sunday, March 10th- Daylight Saving – clocks forward 1 hr

Tuesday, March 19th- Coffee with the Principals @ 8:00

March 25-29 Spring Break SCHOOL CLOSED

As we move into the month of March COURAGE will be our character focus. Courage to stand up for something you know is right, courage for making the right choice even if it is hard, courage for being you. Help us recognize courageous acts outside of school too.
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Congratulations to Molly Carter, Signal2Noise Finalist

Great news! Our very own Molly Carter from 5th grade has been chosen as a finalist for the Beaverton School District's Signal2Noise festival, for her animation called, “Extraordinary”.

Use the link HERE to watch! Give it a thumbs up on YouTube if you like it.

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Science Adoption Instructional Resources

As part of the adoption process all stakeholders are invited to review and provide input on the instructional resources being considered for adoption. To view the timelines, materials review and to participate in the feedback process, please go to: Science Adoption Instructional Resources Information

To view the instructional resources being considered and the feedback form only, please go to: Science ​​Adoption Instructional Resources for Consideration

Additional Information may be found on the Science Project Team Web Page

The window to submit feedback is February 14 thru April 1, 2019

Teacher Appreciation Week

PTO has planned a week of events to spoil the staff at Vose this week, March 4th-8th. If you would like to help read-out to the PTO at voseelementarypto@gmail.com or do something on your own like have your student write a kind note to their teachers.

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Teachers Collaborating on Wednesday afternoons

This month teachers learned about Math Conferencing with Students, received training on how to use our Kiln in art and classroom projects and reviewed our school's student achievement data as we work collaboratively to provide the best learning opportunities for each of our students. In addition, our Dual Language teachers and staff reviewed and revised our Spanish language K-5th grade articulation commitments as we work hard to ensure our students consistently receive high quality Spanish instruction at all levels.

Attendance Matters

When it comes to attendance, every day matters. Vose's long term attendance goal is 95%. We will celebrate improved & great attendance at the end of the month. We want our students to be here and be ready to learn. Help us get your child here on-time so we can increase our attendance rate for March!

Recently, in the Oregonian, an article was written about the issue of chronic absenteeism and tardiness in Oregon schools. I have been tracking our attendance reports, and I’m sad to say that we at Vose Elementary could do better in this area as well.

Currently, we have approximately 8-10% of our student body tardy on a daily basis. That’s A LOT of missed instruction time!! We begin our school day at 8:00am every day, and it’s important that kids are in the classroom when school starts. Think of it this way, if your child comes in 15 minutes late each day, they are missing a total of 1 hour 15 minutes worth of class time a week. I say all of this because I am very concerned about all of our kids and want them to get the most out of their education. As a parent myself, I understand how difficult it can be some days to get up and get my child up and moving in the morning, but it is so, so important that it happens. If you for some reason are having a difficult time getting your children to school on time, please talk with us so that we can help you with this issue.

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The Beaverton School District is now enrolling for Kindergarten at all elementary schools for the 2019-2020 school year.

Any child who will be five (5) years of age on or before September 1, 2019 is now eligible to enroll for Kindergarten at their designated home school. Online Registration is available for new student enrollment. After the online application has been submitted families will want to schedule a visit to their child's school, prior to the first day of their attending. This visit is important as they may receive school-specific forms to complete. Parents/guardians will need to provide a birth certificate and immunization record at the time of enrollment.

Each elementary school will offer parents an opportunity to find out more about the kindergarten program at their spring Kindergarten information events. Vose's Kindergarten Orientation & Dual Language Program Information Night will be Thursday, April 18th at 6pm.

If you are uncertain about which elementary school is the home school, families can check any address to see what elementary, middle or high school attendance boundary it is located in using theDistrict Address Locator or call 503-356-4500.

For more information on registering for Kindergarten, including a list of

2019-2020 Kindergarten Orientation Dates, Immunization Requirements and much more, please visit the Kindergarten Information webpage.

McKinney-Vento Act: Homeless Education Program Update

The McKinney-Vento Act’s Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program, ensures that homeless children and youth are provided a free, appropriate public education, despite lack of a fixed place of residence or a supervising parent or guardian.

Every school district in Oregon has at least one designated Homeless Student Liaison to provide direct assistance to homeless families and unaccompanied youths to access and achieve in school. Homeless children and youth “lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.” A homeless family could live in an emergency shelter or transitional housing unit, share housing with others due to loss of housing or economic hardship, reside in motels, or live in tents or trailers for lack of alternative, adequate housing. Unaccompanied minors who have been abandoned by their parents or who have run away from home – whatever the reason - are also eligible for educational rights and services as homeless students.

In the Beaverton School District, there are 1,238 students who qualify for the McKinney-Vento Act, 201 more than the same time last year.

For more information on the McKinney-Vento Act including homeless student data, please visit the McKinney-Vento Act webpage.

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Here are minutes from the Feb PTO meeting and PTO newsletter- your voice and thoughts are always welcome! Email Vose PTO if you have any questions or inquiries at voseelementarypto@gmail.com.

February PTO meeting minutes http://bit.ly/FebPTOmtgMin

February PTO Newsletter https://us19.campaign-archive.com/?u=4646fdbdb718823f3ac373906&id=f45b0e6c6c

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