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Springville K-8 Parent Newsletter (11/20/20)

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“Never get tired of doing little things for others sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.” – Unknown

Springville Families,

November 13th marked World Kindness Day. In our ASG this Tuesday, we will be inviting students to create a "kindness boomerang" to spread and inspire kindness in our homes and in our community. Last week our staff was on the receiving end of a grand gesture of kindness. Springville families generously provided a wide assortment of snacks, treats, coffees and teas for our staff to enjoy, along with beautiful photos of our students holding signs of appreciation. On behalf of the staff, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your acts of kindness have truly been a bright spot!

Remember that this is a short school week. There is no school for students on Wednesday-Friday of this week for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We look forward to connecting with students again on Monday November 30th. We are grateful for the opportunity to be the leaders of our school community. We love serving your children.

Stay safe, stay well, stay positive!

Robin Kobrowski, Principal

Ellen Arnold, Assistant Principal

Jeremy Birch, Student Supervisor

Thank you, Springville Families!

Upcoming Dates

November 23: Springville Bookmobile 1:30pm-3:00pm

November 24: Library Check Out 11:00pm-12:30:pm

November 25-27: No School - Thanksgiving Holiday

December 1: Library Check Out 11:00am-12:30pm

December 2:

  • Library Check Out 8:30am-10:00am
  • Classroom Book Pick Up 7:30am-12:30pm
  • Springville Bookmobile 1:30pm-3:00pm

December 3:

  • Library Check Out: 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • PTO meeting, 6:00pm

December 21-January 1: No School - Winter Break

Springville Cares!

Springville is working with some community partners and our Parent Teacher Organization to provide support to families who may be experiencing a need for food, clothing, or other household items. If your family needs extra support, please complete this form to identify the item(s) that would help your family most. Your information will be kept confidential to Springville Administration and counselors only.

Springville 5th Grader Taneesh Garg Elected Oregon Kid Governor for 2021!

We are excited to share that Springville 5th Grader Taneesh Garg has been elected Oregon Kid Governor for 2021!!! Secretary of State Beverly Clarno, MaryBeth Herkert, and previous kid governors came to Taneesh's class on Wednesday to announce him as the state winner. Taneesh's community issue is addressing racism. Below is a video of Taneesh receiving the news. Congratulations Taneesh!!
BSD 5th Grader Named 2021 Oregon Kid Governor

Intel Volunteer Matching Opportunity

Intel has an amazing program which matches volunteer hours for employees and donates that money directly to schools. Currently they have enacted temporary exceptions due to Coronavirus. For volunteer hours served from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, employees may track up to 5 hours per day for time spent on education. Hours should be tracked to the school the child attends. This amendment may be applied to the employee’s child/children as well as other children he/she may be instructing. This is an easy way to support Springville!

Device Insurance Fee

If your family has been notified by the District that you have an outstanding Device Insurance fee for the BSD iPad or Chromebook your child is using, please be sure to log into your online payment account and pay the fee listed under your child's name.

Thank you

BSD Business Office

**The BSD Business Office has notified Springville that we have a combined total of over $3,000 due for Device Coverage. With the District budget shortfall, it would be very beneficial to have all fees paid as quickly as possible. The Insurance fee will cover repairs for those devices that are returned needing repairs. Please log into your ParentVue Online Payment account and make any payments that are listed as due now. Your prompt attention to this will help reduce the funds due to the district. Thank you so much!

Parents if you are not sure how to do this, please follow these steps.

a. Beaverton School District Website

b. Families > Apps for Parents/Guardians > Online Payment System - Login

c. Chose Students name

d. Click on Red "View" button above Shop

Thank you!

OBOB Update!

About 50 families joined us at our 2 optional OBOB informational sessions on Wednesday. Thanks to those who attended. What we went over is posted online under the FAQ page on our new OBOB website, which will serve as our bulletin board for the latest news. For info about OBOB at Springville and registration forms, please visit us at: wolvesread.org!

Springville Library Corner

OBOB books are here for grades 3-5!! (middle school OBOB books will be available soon). Ask about them at checkout.

Book Check Out

Tuesday: 11:00-12:30

Wednesday: 8:30-10:00

Thursday: 3:00-4:00

Beginning December 2nd, the Bookmobile will shift its routes to Wednesdays! We will be making 3 stops:

  1. 7284 NW 170th Ave @ Abbey Creek Park from 1:33 - 2:00 pm
  2. NW 167TH Ave @ Mid-block between Catalpa St & Trillium St from 2:05 - 2:35pm
  3. NW 183RD AVE@ at the walk path by the gazebo (past Chemeketa) from 2:40 - 3:10 pm

Don't forget these links:

Ms. B's Book Talk

City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

I really enjoyed reading City of Ember. Imagine a world where the sky is always dark, you’ve never seen a pineapple, a colored pencil costs $5.00, and children start working at the age of twelve. That’s what life is like in the City of Ember. Lina and Doon, who have just turned twelve, have begun working at their jobs. Lina works as a messenger, and Doon works on the “Pipeworks”, which helps power the city.

When Ember was built, the city structures were solid, there was an abundance of supplies and the city was powered by a massive hydroelectric generator. Now, more than 200 years later, the city is falling apart, the generator is decaying, supplies are low, and there are terrible blackouts. Lina finds a clue left by the builders of Ember, that may help solve the city’s problems. Lina and Doon have little time to figure out what to do to save their city. This is a science fiction novel, the first in this exciting series.

Bethany Library News

Check out the latest Cedar Mill and Bethany library news!

November Wiser Kids Newsletter

November's issue features:

District News

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BSD Turkey Trot Website

Students will be receiving info about Marathon Kids from our PE Teachers soon!

TAG/Summa Testing

TAG Testing

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our current reality of Comprehensive Distance Learning, the BSD TAG testing process will look different this year. Teachers will spend this Fall/Winter collecting evidence on how students respond to differentiation within their distance learning classroom. School TAG facilitators will collect nominations from teachers and parents this Fall/Winter and along with collected evidence, decisions will be made on which students will be selected to test in person after March, 2021.

  • CogAT

    • The CogAT Screener will not be administered to all 3rd & 5th grade students this year.

    • Grade 5 students will be invited to take the CogAT Full Version at designated test sites - dates TBD. Scores can be used for both TAG/Summa. Invitations for testing will be emailed from the District.

    • A school TAG committee will determine which K-3 students take the CogAT, based on nominations and collected evidence. Testing will occur after March, 2021.

  • Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS: Reading and/or Math) - TBD

    • A committee will convene to look at achievement testing during CDL and recommendations will be made for the testing process.


  • Summa Testing and Eligibility

    • Scores from the 3rd grade CogAT Full Version will be used for Summa eligibility. This is a change from last year.

    • Scores from 4th grade ITBS Reading and Math tests will be used for Summa eligibility.

    • Students will be notified in early November of their eligibility. Students who are eligible do not require further testing.

    • All Grade 5 students will be invited to take the CogAT Full Version at a designated test site. Invitations to all 5th graders will be emailed from the District, timing TBD.

    • The process for reading and math achievement is currently under review. Updates will be posted once decisions have been made.

  • Summa and Learning Options

    • There will be no Summa applications this year. Eligible students will be notified and asked to electronically confirm or decline a Summa position during January 27-February 3, 2021.

    • Students may apply for one Learning Option in addition to being eligible for Summa.

    • Students who are selected through the Options Lottery or from Second Consideration AND are eligible for Summa will need to make a choice by February 3, 2021.

District Option School Process for 2021-2022

Option school applications for the 2021-2022 school year opened this week. Note: If you are a current Springville 6th or 7th grader, you do not have to re-apply to Springville for next year.

  • Current BSD students may apply online using their student ID.
  • All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries.
  • Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school (i.e. homeschool or private school students) will need to complete a paper application available online or at any school office.
  • Applicants who don’t have internet access may complete a paper application.
  • Students may only select one option on their applications.
  • Please give careful consideration to your choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.
  • Raleigh Hills and Springville will only be accepting applications for 7th and 8th grades.

Applications must be received no later than December 11 at 4:00 p.m. Important dates, deadlines and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Learning Options webpage.

Child Care Subsidy Available

Washington County has secured a grant through the federal CARES Act to provide child care subsidies to parents/guardians. The Beaverton School District will be distributing approximately $2.4 million to families who are eligible and apply for these subsidies. In other words, if you pay for child care, you could be eligible to receive money to help cover some or all of your out-of-pocket expenses.

The District opened the application window on October 28, 2020. If you don't have internet access, you can pick up a paper application at your school or the District Office (16550 SW Merlo Drive, Beaverton). If you have questions, email child-care-subsidy@beaverton.k12.or.us.

As you prepare to apply, we suggest that you gather the required information to include with your application. The funds will be distributed until they are gone. It is in your best interest to apply earlier.

The webpage with requirements for applying and required documentation are linked below.

Child Care Subsidy Information

Click here to access information about the Child Care Subsidy offered through BSD

Student Help Desk

If your child needs assistance with technology, please contact the BSD Student Help Desk:

Monday - Friday (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Phone: 503-356-4656

Email: shd@beaverton.k12.or.us

Please provide the following and they will get back to you as soon as possible:

  • Name
  • Contact information (phone number)
  • School
  • Student ID
  • Description of the issue
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2020-2021 District Calendar

The 2020-21 District Calendar has been updated.

The calendar is subject to change based on contract negotiations and resource availability. In the event inclement weather or other emergency closures prevent the District from meeting required instructional hours set by ODE, the days will be made up in June.