November Scholls Heights Knights

Parent/Guardian Newsletter

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For more information about Beaverton's Inclement Weather Information, please visit the district website at: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/public-safety/inclement-weather-information

Emergency Closure Information

Please make sure that your chid's Emergency Closure Information is correct. If you are unsure, please call Donna Romadka in the office. It can be checked and updated on ParentVue.


We will be printing the information for teachers in mid November to use in the event we need to close school early.

Text Messaging Opt in Campaign

During emergency situations, the Beaverton School District and our schools will use text messaging via SchoolMessenger, our website and social media as our primary modes of communication with parents. We can push text messages out much more quickly than phone calls. SchoolMessenger is the only approved messaging service for emergency communications. The District and schools will not be using other messaging services during emergency communications.

Due to FCC regulations, parents, guardians, students and staff are required to opt-in for texts. We currently have 28,000 students who have at least one person in their household opted in for text messages. We need to increase that number.


Fun Run

Fun Run met our goal of $27,000! The money raised will help support important programs, PTO events, field trips, class parties, etc.


This year it was decided that if the students met their goal, Mrs. Bariao would spend the day working in the front showcase. The showcase will become Mrs. Bariao's office on Tuesday, November 19.


Thanks for your support!

Toy Drive

Last year we were able to fill our front showcase with amazing toys for families in need. It is our hope that we can again fill the showcase with toys for deserving kids in our community! Our toy drive will begin December 3 and end December 19. Please help us make a difference in our community!

School and District At-A-Glance Profiles

School and District report cards for the 2018-19 school year are available at https://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx. (Select Beaverton in the school or district search bar). We welcome the opportunity to share this information with you on the progress we are making to improve academic achievement for each student in the Beaverton School District. We are making progress.


In 1999, the Oregon Legislature enacted ORS 329.105 requiring that the Oregon Department of Education produce and issue annual report cards for all schools and districts. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, encourages schools and educators to innovate and create systems that address local needs.

As a part of this work, the Oregon Department of Education redesigned the School and District report cards to engage and inform families about their school’s approach to learning, academic and extracurricular offerings, and student performance.


The School At-A-Glance Profiles include graphics showing how a school or district compares to the statewide average in categories like chronic absenteeism, graduation rates, average class size and more. The profiles were developed with extensive input from Oregon families, including families of historically underserved students.


The data points represent a more comprehensive approach to evaluating and measuring a school’s impact on students. In five minutes or less parents can get the comprehensive look at their school or district that they’ve been requesting. All of these changes are part of Oregon’s Plan which is the state of Oregon’s plan for meeting federal requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Katoh Exchange Program

Thank you Cristea Family for hosting a Katoh Exchange Student and Mr. Guiley's class for welcoming him. If you have a student who will be a fourth or fifth grader next year, your family could host an exchange student for a week at the end of October! If you are interested, please let Donna Romadka in the office know.

Movie Night

The PTO is hosting a family movie night Thursday, November 21. Doors will open at 5:45 PM and the movie starts at 6 PM. They will be showing Secret Life of Pets 2. Pizza, popcorn, snacks and drinks will be available to purchase. All children need to attend with an adult.

PTO Newsletters

The Scholls Heights PTO sends out a newsletter the third weekend of each month with reminders of what's coming up at school and opportunities for you to help out. If you'd like to stay in the know, click here and sign up for the SHPTO newsletter! Thanks!

Socktoberfest

UPDATE: Thank you for your generous donations! We collected 1050+ pairs of socks!


What is Socktober?


Socktober is an organization, introduced by Kid President, where people donate socks for homeless families. During the month of October, Scholls Heights Elementary School will be participating in the event of Socktober by having students bring in new, clean, socks that the school will donate to different shelters and even hospitals, mainly Doernbecher.

Why are we doing this?

Nearly 600,000 people are homeless every night in the U.S.A alone, without anything keeping them warm. Many of them are even kids, just like you and me! It's also a fact that if your feet are warm, your whole body will be warm. If we donate these socks, think about how many people will be warm... because of us.

Donate!!

The main thing we will be donating is socks! Anything that will keep a person warm. Our goal is to reach 1,000 pairs of socks donated. But 1,000 isn't where we'll stop. Keep persuading your class to bring in these socks, and we might just go above and beyond our goal! Last year, we got 1,200 pairs of socks! That's 200 pairs more than 1,000, last years goal. But what if we went beyond 1,200? Think about it. That would be amazing!

We hope you want to change the world, even if it's just a little bit. Help the world, one sock at a time.

Best wishes,

Akshara, Sophia, Bridgett, Bhoumik, the fifth grade, and the Scholls Heights staff.

Message From Beaverton City Library

Youth Access Card:

We are just starting to create cards to distribute to schools. We will be going school by school. We will be notified 3 to 4 weeks before your cards will be delivered. More information will be coming.


Teen Art Show

We are very excited to host the 17th annual Teen Art Show! I’d like to invite you and all the Scholls Heights families to see art from local students in grades 6-12—many of whom may be graduates from Scholls Heights! The show kicks off with an opening gala featuring light refreshments on Wednesday Nov. 6 from 4-5 p.m., and the art show remains open for public viewing during normal library hours through Sunday Nov. 10.


November-December Programs for K-5 at both locations in English and Spanish:


Just a few November programs at Main:

· Kindness Rocks

· Seussical Party

· Frozen Singalong


Just a few November Programs at Murray Scholls:

· Jazz Painting

· Princess in Black party

· Everything Narwhal

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Too Sick Too School

It's normal for children to get sick from time to time. But when should a parent keep a child home? Please visit the Washington County Health & Human Services Department School Exclusion webpage for guidance, rules and communicable disease facts.


Below are some guidelines to help you make the decision about when to keep your child home from school. The recommendations are based on the guidelines provided by the Communicable Disease Program of the Washington County Department of Health and Human Services. They were developed to help prevent the spread of potentially contagious disease.


  • Fever: With fever greater than 100.5° F; student may return when fever-free for 24 hours (WITHOUT use of fever-reducing medicine).
  • Vomiting/Diarrhea: Any unexplained vomiting episode. May return 24 hours after last episode. Diarrhea equals three or more unexplained episodes of watery or loose stools in 24 hours OR sudden onset of loose stools. May return 24 hours after last episode.
  • Cough: Serious, sustained coughing, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.
  • Rash: Any new rash accompanied by a fever. May return after rash goes away or clearance given by a health care provider.
  • Skin Lesions/Sores: Drainage from a sore that cannot be contained within a bandage OR sores are increasing in size OR new sores are developing day-to-day.
  • Other: Symptoms that prevent the student from active participation in usual school activities OR student is requiring more care than school can safely provide.


Home is the best place for a child who is ill. If your child is sick with a diagnosed communicable disease, please notify the school as soon as possible. This notification will greatly assist others who, due to medical reasons and/or treatments, have weakened immune systems and may require immediate and specialized care.

Lost and Found

Please take a moment to label your child's coats and sweatshirts. Please encourage your child to check Lost and Found. As the year progresses, it is amazing how many wonderful clothing items end up in our lost and found.
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Mark Your Calendar

November 5- Dining for Dollars

November 6- Passport

November 7- Picture Retake Day

November 11- No School (Holiday)

November 12- Dining for Dollars: Chipotle (4-8 PM)

November 20- Passport Testing

November 21- Family Movie Night (Can Food Admission Donation)

November 26- Classroom Harvest Parties (Volunteers Only)

November 27-29- No School: Thanksgiving

December 1- Teacher Professional Development Day, No Students

December 3- Winter Toy Drive Begins

December 4- PTO Meeting, 6PM

December 10- Dining for Dollars: Mod Pizza (All Day)

After School Activities List.

Dining for Dollars- Chipolte

Dinning for Dollars this month is at Chipolte. Enjoy lunch or dinner and support Scholls Heights between 4:00-8:00 PM.