March Scholls Heights Knights
Scholls Heights Families,
It is hard to believe we are already to March! It has been an interesting, yet wonderful school year. We are looking forward to ending strong with much growth and learning from our students.
February was focused on kindness. We continue to encourage and promote kindness to ourselves and each other. We have noticed there have been a few more issues around "crushes" at school. We would appreciate your help in discussing how this is not appropriate for elementary school and distracts us from learning.
In March we are focusing on courage. Courage can mean a lot of different things. It can be the courage to try hard things, the courage to make a new friend, the courage to stand up for something or someone, etc.
March 10 is an Early Release Day. Students will be released from school at 1:05.
Spring break occurs March 21-24. Later in the newsletter is information about things at the Beaverton Library. Whether your family stays local or travels, we hope that you have a fantastic and safe break.
Tracy Bariao (Principal)
Erika Heslin (Assistant Principal)
Special Education Parent Resource Fair
The Special Education Department is hosting its 4th Annual Parent Resource Fair on April 6th.
Please join us for the 4th Annual Special Education Parent Resource Fair!
Parents will have an opportunity to listen to presentations from different organizations and businesses that serve children with disabilities and their families! Parents will also have an opportunity to ask questions of the presenters after their formal presentations.
The fair will include presentations from:
Oregon ABLE Savings Plan
TriMet: Ride Connection
Disability Resource Center at PSU
To register please visit: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/special-education/parent-resource-fair
We hope to see you there!
Countries and Culture
Our Scholls Heights family loves to celebrate our diversity and grow in knowledge and understanding about our varied cultures. One way we do this is by our new C&C (Countries and Cultures) bulletin board! Our student and/or family generated boards help our community grow in our knowledge and appreciation of the rich and varied cultures represented at SH.
This month's highlight is the country of China! Take the time to talk to your child about the information on this board. If you have a country/culture you would like to create a board for, please contact Marci Reschke, ELD teacher.
News From Beaverton Library
The library would love to see your students visit the public library during spring break!
English Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtOOCemdJA0
Spanish Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoDqeh49wik
Video to share: Reading Recommendations
Looking for your next read? MacKenzie shares 20 books in under 9 minutes to give you some ideas of a few things to read during spring break!
· Books for grades K-2: 0:00-4:40
· Books for grades 3-5: starts at 4:40-8:23
Attention 5th Grade Parents: We need pictures!
The 5th Grade Send-Off Committee is collecting photos for our 5th grade yearbook and we need your help gathering photos of your kids from Kindergarten through 3rd grade.
For all 5th grade students please send an email to email@example.com by Friday, April 1st with the following information and photos:
- Name of your student
- Name of 5th grade teacher
- Headshot from Kindergarten (ideal), but we will take headshots from 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade as well
- Optional: 2-3 group or class photos from past activities at Scholls Heights, from Kindergarten up to and including 3rd grade
Please send photos in JPEG format. Image resolution of 300 DPI is preferred. You can also send us photos that were taken with a cell phone.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
5th Grade Send Off Committee
If you are dropping off your child in a vehicle, please adhere to the following:
- Pull forward
- You may not get out of your car in the drop-off line. If you need to do so, park your car and walk your child to the front of the school.
- Have kids ready to go in getting out of the car - make sure they know how to put on their backpacks themselves.
Dining For Dollars
Please mark your calendar for upcoming Dining For Dollars. This is a great way to enjoy delicious food while supporting Scholls Height.
March 16- Mod Pizza
The next D4$ is Wednesday, March 16th at Mod Pizza. They are located at 12196 SW Scholls Ferry Rd Tigard, OR 97223
Our fundraiser runs all day.
Important: In order for your purchase to count towards our fundraiser, you must verbally tell the cashier of your participation. Use the code GR205313S for online orders.
Upcoming Dining For Dollars:
April 13- McTeacher Night
May 18- Panera Washington Square
June 18- Menchies
Safe Routes to School March Message
Spring’s Steps to Bicycle Safety
With more people itching to get outside to walk
and bike, it’s a good time to review the rules to
ensure everyone’s safety. Be sure to review the
best routes to use and if biking, check the bike’s
condition before you head out.
Here are a few steps to remember:
● Always wear your helmet
● Ride in the same direction as traffic, not
● Be visible. Wear a bright jacket or add
reflective material or blinking lights to increase visibility.
● Stay alert and ride predictably, in a straight line.
● If riding on the sidewalk or in a crosswalk, ride at walking speed and be prepared to walk
your bike when it gets busy or at the request of crossing guards. Be always mindful of
pedestrians and aware of traffic.
● Don’t assume that drivers see you – always watch for cars making turns or backing out
of driveways. Learn bicycle safety skills in a class or ask Safe Routes to School to give a
lesson at your school!
OHSU Testing message (from OHSU)
With the omicron variant, we are seeing more students testing positive for COVID. Those students who test positive should not participate in our program for 90 days after receiving their results, as they will continue to test positive during this time period. These repeat positive tests consume testing supplies and staff time, and distract us from helping students who are healthy or are just being diagnosed with COVID for the first time. Students with a positive result do not need to opt-out of the program, but they do need to pause their participation until the 90-day period has ended.
If you are pausing the program, you can return your test kit to the school office.
Bottle Drop Fundraiser
The PTO is also willing to arrange a bottle bag pick up at your home. The next home pick up is March 14. Simply reach out to the PTO.
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PTO- Mabels Labels Fundraiser
• 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.
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.