Bonny Slope Elementary

November 10, 2022

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Dates To Remember


11/11 NO SCHOOL - Holiday/Veterans' Day

11/16 Geography Club Check Day

11/17 Picture Re-Take Day

11/18 Principal Chat 11:30am-12:30pm - Zoom

11/20 OHSU COVID test collection

11/22 November Birthday Lunch

11/23-11/25 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving/Holiday

11/28 NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day


12/9 December Birthday Lunch

12/15 Geography Club Check Day

12/15 Principal Chat 11:30-12:30 - Zoom

12/16 *Winter Parties in Classrooms (1 hr)

12/17- 12/31 NO SCHOOL - Winter Break


1/3 Staff and students back from Winter Break

1/13 NO SCHOOL- Staff Development/Workday

1/16 NO SCHOOL- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1/20 January Birthday Lunch

BSE Calendar

You can also view up to date calendar information in Parent Square.



Dear Bonny Slope Families,

Thank you so much for your time and engagement with teachers during conferences. We know that partnering with you will ensure growth for our students. The next formal report for families will be the mid-year written progress report after our February 3rd grading day. However, you can message your child’s teacher anytime if you have questions.

We work each day to make arrival and dismissal safe for all students. If you drive near our school, please slow down on McDaniel Road and watch for people in the crosswalk. In the morning, please be sure students are exiting out the passenger side of the vehicle at the curb, or you are parking and walking them to the door.

Last week we had “No Dogs” signs added to our gates. This helps us remind our community that dogs are not permitted on BSD property. If you are here after hours and see a person with a dog, you can reference the signs and remind them that for the health and safety of our students, dogs are not permitted on school grounds.

Our next Principal Chat is on Friday, November 18 at 11:30 on Zoom. I’ll be sharing our School Report Card and School Learning Plan, along with updates on activities and events. I’ll record my report and share the link out for those who can’t make the live chat.

Enjoy the long weekend!

With Gratitude,

Cary Meier




Our second unit concept in our Kindness in the Classroom curriculum is Caring. Over the next few weeks our students will be learning more about what caring is and ways to demonstrate it. Our kindergarten classes will focus on caring and its four helpers – helpfulness, gratitude, compassion and empathy. In first grade our classes will focus on exploring how to be caring in a variety of contexts. Caring allows us to show respect for ourselves and others through kind actions and words. Our second grade classes will focus primarily on helping students care for themselves, for others, and for their learning environment. They will do this through lessons on compassion, empathy, sympathy, and helpfulness. In third grade our classes will focus on exploring caring and how it incorporates helpfulness, gratitude, compassion, empathy, and kindness. Empathy and gratitude are explored in depth as tools for expressing caring. Our fourth grade classes will learn a number of valuable skills in this unit that will help them to care for themselves and others. They will learn to identify what causes them stress and how to manage it so they are less stressed. In fifth grade students will learn how to care for themselves and for others by learning how to stop the spread of rumors and gossip. They will also learn - or relearn - the power of making a sincere apology and offering forgiveness. These topics can feel a little tricky, but it is critical they have the skills to give and receive forgiveness. This is the ultimate show of caring and compassion - both for yourself and for others.


Picture Re-Take Day - November 17th

Did you miss picture day or want to take a new picture?

Retake day is quickly approaching. If we did not see you on picture day or you would like a new image, Dorian Studio will be taking pictures at Bonny Slope on Thursday, November 17th. Do not miss out on ordering pictures of your student.

Orders may be placed online by searching for your school name at and selecting the green Order button next to your school retake day event. Online orders are available up to 4 days after retake day.

If you already ordered and want a new picture taken please be sure to return your original picture packet to the photographer on retake day.

Please see the attached flier for more information.



Cold and flu season is upon us! Now is a great time to remind your child about proper hand hygiene and the best ways to cover a cough/sneeze. Mask-wearing is another excellent tool in mitigating the spread of illness. The following information from the CDC is extremely helpful:

Finally, if your child is ill, the best place for them is at home. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with Beaverton School District's "Too Sick for School" guidelines.

Thank you, Bonny Slope Community, for taking care of yourselves and others!

Amelia Carnahan, RN, BSN

District Nurse




Lost and Found

We have many lost and found items still remaining after conferences----thank you for those that found things while you were here!

We will have those items that were lost prior to this week available in the office until November 22nd. Please come by if you know your student is missing a jacket/sweatshirt/water bottle. Everything left here after 11/22 will be donated to the Clothes for Kids at BSD.

Please label everything that your student brings to school so we can return lost items.



Beaverton School District Inclement Weather Information

When we have inclement weather, school schedules could be affected. School closure or delayed

start decisions will typically be communicated to media outlets and posted on the district website,

ParentSquare and social media by 5:30 a.m. The District makes decisions based on the ability to

operate school buses safely, the ability of parents and students to drive safely, and the ability of

students to walk safely. Decisions are made for the entire District. However, we encourage families to make transportation and attendance decisions for their children based on their own assessment of travel conditions at their locations.

For the latest inclement weather information:



Thanks for participating in our 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Meal Food Drive.


Please pay special attention to the specific quantities needed. Please make sure to provide items that are shelf-stable (see individual items for more details).

Food can be dropped off at school between now and November 18th in the Front Office between 8am - 4pm.

If you have any questions, please contact

Thanks for your generosity Bonny Slope. We're so grateful for you, our community!


Bonny Slope Spirit Wear

Guess what Bobcats?! Bonny Slope spirit wear is now available to purchase FOR A LIMITED TIME. Snag your swag now until November 21st. Visit the Bonny Slope Store, and shop away! The store will close on November 21st to allow for printing and delivery prior to Winter Break, save for any significant supply chain issues.

You can ship to your home for a fee or to the school for free. The "Bobcats" design will likely only be available during this sale. We'll have another sale later in the school year with more fun designs. Grab your favorites now, and wear them with pride to assemblies and around town to sport your Bobcat pride!


Auction & Gala

Mark your calendars...April 22, 2023, the BSCO Auction & Gala is back, get ready to celebrate like it's PROM! The Auction and Gala is this year's biggest adult social and fundraising event for BSE. Check out the website for more details and to visit the FAQ.


Fall Safety Tips


Language Arts and English Language Proficiency Project Team

Beaverton School District seeks applicants for Language Arts and English Language Proficiency Project Team

Students, parents/guardians, staff and community members are encouraged to apply to serve on the Language Arts and English Language Proficiency (LA/ELP) Project Team. This will be a combined adoption of LA/ELP; participants do not need to be familiar with both components. The Project Team will review existing LA/ELP curriculum and practices to make curriculum adoption recommendations to the School Board. The Project Team is an important part of the BSD Quality Curriculum Cycle (QCC), which provides a systematic means for making decisions about the curriculum review, revision, development and adoption of practices and instructional resources.

The Project Team’s work will begin on November 29 and will conclude by June 2024. The team will meet for Phase I on the following weekdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom (unless otherwise communicated): November 29, January 24, February 28, March 21, April 11 and May 16. Participants are asked to make a two-year commitment. Phase II dates will be scheduled at the end of Phase I.

The Project Team and supporting BSD Teacher Cadre will do the following:

  • Review current best practices and position statements for continuation or revision, in addition to review instructional resources to be considered for adoption in LA/ELP.

  • Articulate and support long-term academic learning targets and assessments in LA/ELP.

  • Recommend professional development and structures for ongoing professional learning.

  • Consider budget and adoption implementation plans.

  • Participate in learning opportunities in the form of readings, discussion and trainings.

These goals are aligned with the Oregon Department of Education’s (ODE) Language Arts Standards and English Language Proficiency Standards. The District reviews and updates its curriculum, instructional practices and classroom materials according to board policy and Oregon statute and administrative regulations.

Membership for the LA/ELP Project Team will include:

  • Students

  • Parent/guardians

  • Community members

  • Elementary classroom teachers

  • Middle school classroom teachers

  • High school classroom teachers

  • School administrators

  • LA/ELP specialists

  • Teaching specialists, including but not limited to special education, multilingual, dual-language, advanced program and additional content area specialists

  • School Board representative

Applications are due by November 11 at 4 p.m.

LA/ELP Project Team Application - English

LA/ELP Project Team Application - Arabic

LA/ELP Project Team Application - Chinese

LA/ELP Project Team Application - Japanese

LA/ELP Project Team Application - Korean

LA/ELP Project Team Application - Russian

LA/ELP Project Team Application- Somali

LA/ELP Project Team Application - Spanish

LA/ELP Project Team Application- Vietnamese



Bonny Slope Elementary

Principal: Cary Meier

Assistant Principal: Betty Skundrick

11775 NW McDaniel Rd.

Portland, OR 97229

Phone: 503.356.2040

Fax: 503.356.2045

Attendance: 503.356.2041

Attendance email: