Bonny Slope Elementary
June 3, 2021
Dates To Remember
6/9 Principal Chat 6pm
6/9 BSCO Community Meeting 7pm
6/16 Jun/Jul Birthday Lunches
3rd/4th 12:40-1:00 pm
5 th 1:00-1:20pm
6/17 5th grade Hybrid Clap-out 11:20am
6/17 5th grade CDL Clap-in 3:50 pm
6/17 5th grade CDL Celebration 4-4:40pm
6/17 5th grade Hybrid Celebration 5-5:40pm
6/18 Students Last Day
6/18 2:30-4pm Device Return
6/21 8am-4pm Device Return
6/25 Report Cards Available online
PRINCIPAL AND VICE PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
Bonny Slope Community,
At Bonny Slope, the coming of June brings with it a moment of reflection. We are reflecting on the unusual journey we all took together this year and the different phases of our efforts to continue schooling our community.
We fondly remember the initial technology handout days, where we stood outside under tents passing out devices for our students to engage in online learning.
We remember the massive amount of desk cleaning we did, with the hundreds of bags filled with student belongings that were placed outside under the covered area for our community to pick up (and most did!).
We remember the months where our building was virtually empty as most teachers taught from home, and a one person office to answer the doorbell rings and phone calls.
And we remember fondly the day our in-person students came back to the building for the first time in a year; seeing their smiles and joy as they filled our classrooms, and the sounds of teachers teaching in their rooms once again.
We’ve been through so much together, and knowing that through this challenging time, we are stronger for it. With this reflection comes appreciating lessons that we learned from this year, and what we might want to carry forward into the oncoming year.
In the meantime, we celebrate the journey we have been on together, and as always, appreciative of your partnership and collaboration with us as we created our online school and the pivots we encountered as we transitioned to in-person learning.
Janet Maza and Jim Hiller
Books For Bobcats is a Wrap!
Our Books for Bobcats book distribution has officially come to a close. We loved seeing the excitement of students as they received a new bag of books each week. We will have a return tub outside the front of the school for you to drop off any book bags you still have at home.
Please have all book bags returned by Monday, June 14. We hope you enjoyed this fun, reading opportunity!
Camp Achieve - Deadline for Interest Survey is Friday 6/4
July, the 6th-29th
8:30am - 12:30am
Bonny Slope Elementary & Cedar Mill Students
CAMP ACHIEVE has had a major response by the staff and community! This grant funded summer school (like no other) opportunity is offered at other school sites all over the district. Bonny Slope has had the most teachers volunteer to work the camp and the most students interested! We will be rocking it at Bonny Slope this summer!!
We are thrilled to be able to extend learning and enrichment during the month of July, the 6th-29th (8:30-12:30 for 15 days) where transportation AND lunch is provided every day! This experience will be spent in enrichment opportunities, including THPRD, Play Fit Fun and other arts based, engaging and active programs! The other half of the day will be spent in small groups (no more than 15) with Bonny Slope teachers and support staff leading engaging, highly integrated learning experiences with a focus on literacy.
Openings are limited, please respond to this interest survey link. Camp Achieve
The deadline to respond is Friday, June 4th.
Due to the high interest and limited staffing, we anticipate having to use a lottery system to enroll.
Confirmation about camp enrollment will be sent Wednesday, June 9th.
If you anticipate vacationing during the dates Camp Achieve is offered, please consider forgoing an application at this time.
We look forward to a fun summer at Bonny Slope!
Jennifer Oordt and Aliyah Taylor
Camp Achieve Coordinators
SCHOOL SUPPLIES 2021-2022
Great news! Oregon has been approved to issue retroactive Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) funds for the 2020 -2021 school year. This will provide more than $550 million in food assistance for approximately 572,000 children in Oregon. Funds will begin going out in the US Mail in July 2021. Apply now for Meal Benefits at www.schoolcafe.com to be sure you are eligible for P-EBT funds!
Some households do not need to apply for P-EBT if they already qualify for free meals. Students in the following categories will automatically receive P-EBT funds. You DO NOT need to apply if ANY of the following are true:
- You receive SNAP or TANF benefits
- Your students qualify as Migrant, Foster, or Homeless
- You have already received a Meal Benefits approval letter for 2020-2021
Some households DO need to apply for Meal Benefits by June 30, 2021 to be considered for P-EBT. Go to www.schoolcafe.com to apply if:
- You have any students at a non-CEP (Community Eligibility Provision) school
- You have not applied or been approved for Meal Benefits for the 2020-2021 school year
If you're not sure if your students are eligible, go to www.schoolcafe.com. From there, you can:
- Check your existing account for student eligibility
- Create a new account
- Apply for Meal Benefits
Qualifying for free or reduced meals for the 2020 –2021 school year before June 30, 2021 will ensure you receive P-EBT when the benefits are issued. P-EBT benefit eligibility and amounts will vary. Visit pebt.oregon.gov for more information.
¡Buenas noticias! Oregón ha sido aprobado para enviar fondos retroactivos EBT por la pandemia (P-EBT) para el año escolar 2020-2021. Esto proporcionará más de $ 550 millones en asistencia alimentaria para aproximadamente 572,000 niños en Oregón. Los fondos comenzarán a enviarse al correo postal de los Estados Unidos en julio de 2021. ¡Solicite ahora los beneficios de comidas en www.schoolcafe.com para asegurarse de que es elegible para los fondos P-EBT!
Algunas familias no necesitan solicitar P-EBT si ya califican para recibir comidas gratis. Los estudiantes en las siguientes categorías recibirán automáticamente fondos
P-EBT. NO es necesario que complete una solicitud si lo siguiente aplica a usted:
- Recibe beneficios de SNAP o TANF
- Sus estudiantes califican como migrantes, niños de crianza temporal o personas sin hogar
- Ya recibió una carta de aprobación de beneficios de comidas para 2020-2021
Algunas familias DEBEN solicitar los beneficios de comidas antes del 30 de junio de 2021 para que sean considerados para P-EBT. Vaya a www.schoolcafe.com y complete su solicitud si:
- Tiene estudiantes en una escuela que no es CEP
- No ha solicitado ni ha sido aprobado para recibir beneficios de comidas para el año escolar 2020-2021
Si no está seguro si sus estudiantes califican, vaya a www.schoolcafe.com . Ahí usted puede:
- Verificar su cuenta existente para verificar la elegibilidad de los estudiantes
- Crear una nueva cuenta para la elegibilidad de los estudiantes
- Solicitar beneficios de comidas
Al calificar para comidas gratis o reducidas para el año escolar 2020-2021 antes del 30 de junio de 2021, le asegurará que reciba fondos de P-EBT cuando se envíen los beneficios. Los montos y la elegibilidad para los beneficios de P-EBT variarán. Para obtener más información visite pebt.oregon.gov
Cedar Mill Library News
Summer Reading 2021
Join us for Reading Colors Your World, our annual Summer Reading program. We offer reading challenges and events for all ages. Summer Reading 2021 launches on Monday, June 1 and goes through August 31.
Summer is a great time to read what you like, to learn new things, and have fun. Learn how to track your reading and discover this year's prizes here!
For more information on Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries Summer activities please check out their post:
Bonny Slope Elementary
Principal: Janet Maza
Assistant Principal: Jim HIller
11775 NW McDaniel Rd.
Portland, OR 97229