Hazeldale Hawk

School Newsletter — June 3rd, 2020

Note from the Principal

Dear families of Hazeldale,

Hazeldale's WAVE BY on May 20th was full of joy for many of us getting to briefly see each others' faces! There are pictures posted on the Hazeldale Hawks Facebook Page also.

We plan to do another Wave By, with a special emphasis on celebrating our 5th graders, on June 11th! Below is the information:

End of Year Wave-By/Clap Out

In celebration of our 5th graders and end-of-the-year, Hazeldale staff is excited to see you all one last time before Summer Break!

On Thursday, June 11th at 4:00 PM members of the Hazeldale staff will be standing (6 ft from each other) in the car pick-up/drop off line so the Hazeldale community can come by and give us all a wave or even a pool noodle high five!!

  • 5th graders and their families at 4 pm
  • All other grades 4:15 pm


-It will work like car pick-up/drop off, please keep the car line moving through.

-There will be traffic congestion, please be kind and patient.

-We are encouraging masks to be worn.

-If you think you might be sick, please stay home.

-We are encouraging a drive-by wave, but if you do walk or ride, please follow all social distancing measures and be careful of cars.

-Please note, this is not a time to drop off or pick up any school supplies.

How much should your child be reading—as much as humanly possible! Check out this link for summer reading information compiled by BSD staff!

Angela Tran


PTO Virtual Meeting June 8th at 8 pm

PTO is hosting our last meeting of the school year on Monday, June 8th, at 8 pm. To be sent the link for the Zoom meeting, and password, please email that request in advance to the Hazeldale PTO email address listed below:


Hazeldale PTO Website

What Do We Tell Our Children?

What does it mean to be a mother, father, neighbor, citizen, educator in today's reality? I'm sure I'm not alone as I grapple with this in light of the pandemic of COVID-19 compounded by that of race and the current events around the nation and world. I know I often struggle with what to tell my two daughters (age 11 and 16) and our staff at Hazeldale. We have conversations in our home about how racism exists. Often the venue into these conversations for us is through children's and young adult literature—books. I hope I am teaching them to recognize racism and hate, even when subtle, and to be an upstander in stronger ways than I was at their age. I also know that I have much to learn and that this work in my own home must continue.

Here is an interview from USA Today titled, "George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What do we tell our children?" that may be helpful as well as a linked graphic below.

Below is the message we received from Superintendent Grotting Friday evening:

Dear Beaverton Students and Families,

We are deeply troubled by recent national events triggered by racism and racist ideas. We are all impacted by the stings of such acts and beliefs, whether as victims or as perpetrators.

George Floyd was a human being, and his family and friends have been robbed forever of his presence in this world due to a needless act of violence. George Floyd was a father, son, and friend to many. He was a proud 46 year-old African American man who died needlessly on May 25, 2020. There is no greater pain a parent can endure than having their child die before them. Moreover, to watch your child tortured and begging for their life is unfathomable. George's daughter will grow up not knowing her father. He will not walk her down the aisle at her wedding. George's friends will never be able to work and enjoy life together.

Beaverton students and families, we stand alongside you in our collective affirmation of the immense racial, ethnic, economic, cultural, linguistic, religious, and intersectional diversity that makes us who we are. We stand alongside you in the rejection of racist violence and terror. We stand alongside you in our efforts to become the school district that every one of you deserves. We apologize for your hurt, anxiety, and the fear you live with on a daily basis. We are committed to working every single day with others to make our schools and community places for all to thrive and prosper.

We in the Beaverton School District are even more committed to rooting out racism in our schools, and to creating and ensuring welcoming, affirming and sustaining learning spaces for every one of our students. We are even more committed to our efforts to promote and enact anti-racism and social justice in our schools. We are even more committed to serving and supporting the distinct needs of our students of color, including our Black and African American students, as the too frequent victims of racism and racist acts. We are even more committed to ensuring that our system is reformed as a way of rooting out evidence of institutional racism. We are even more committed to our efforts to ensure that our students and families see themselves represented in our staff.

We will be reaching out to our school leaders to check in with our students and families most impacted by the recent national events. We will be hosting affinity-based spaces for students and staff to process and address their shared trauma. We will be working with our staff to ensure the learning and application of culturally responsive and sustaining strategies as we close this school year and transition to a new academic year. We will become better.

As a school district, community, and society, we must reach deep down inside ourselves and commit as a core value to destroying the racism, hatred, and acts of violence that are responsible for causing death, inciting fear, and not allowing all peoples, regardless of the color of their skin, to thrive. This is not a privilege, it is a right, a right people of color continue to be denied.

It is time to not only disrupt the vulnerability of being a person of color, but to eradicate it completely. It is time for a call to action. Our students, families, and staff of color need to know they will be supported, loved, and we will address acts of racism, acts of violence, and other hurtful actions that are designed to discriminate and deny them the opportunities that everyone should enjoy.

We share your grieving. We share your outrage. We share your hope and we look forward to acting on it with you.


Don Grotting


Beaverton School Board of Directors

Becky Tymchuk, Chair
Eric Simpson, Vice Chair
Anne Bryan
Susan Greenberg
Donna Tyner
LeeAnn Larsen
Tom Colett

Kinder Registration Has Begun—Register Now!

Kindergarten registration for Fall, 2020, is open! Students must be five years of age on or before September 1st, per State Statute, and live within the attendance boundary of our school. We invite you to register early as this assists us in confirming enrollment for staffing purposes.

New student registrations can be completed online. Go to the Beaverton School District Website/Enrolling Your Child (under quick links at the bottom of the main page). Be sure to register for the 2020-2021 School year.

*If you need a paper enrollment packet, there will be a box to pick up and a box to return enrollment forms on Wednesdays from 8 am to 12 pm beginning May 13th.

Upon enrolling you will either need to upload or bring in to be copied the following in order to make your child’s registration complete:

  • completed student enrollment form (if not completed online)
  • certificate of immunization
  • birth certificate (we will make a copy of your original)
  • migrant questionnaire
  • proof of address

The office staff is happy to help you with registration and to answer any questions.

Phone: 503.356-2010 or email: kathy_cook@beaverton.k12.or.us

Summer Reading!

Summer Reading is HERE!

Elementary Summer Reading Newsletter

Get ready for the summer reading season with information regarding:

  • Public library summer reading programs

  • How to access the district’s eBook library (Sora)

  • Recommended reading lists

  • OBOB 2021 title list with book trailers

  • ORCA 2021 title list with book trailers

PLUS a downloadable Summer Reading BINGO card!

Upcoming Events

Key Dates and Events Coming Up:

    Hazeldale is a school meal site during the school closure: Meals available Monday through *Thursdays 11-12 (grab and go). Click here for the locations and schedules.

    *Note: As of Thursday, May 14th, you can pick up Fridays meals on Thursdays as well.

    NEW—Kindergarten Enrollment: If you need a paper enrollment packet, there will be a box to pick up and a box to return enrollment forms on Wednesdays from 8 am to 12 pm.

    Monday, June 8th @ 8 pm—PTO Meeting: To be sent the link for the Zoom meeting, and password, please email that request in advance to the Hazeldale PTO email address: hazeldalehawksPTO@gmail.com

    Thursday, June 11th at 4:00 PM—Wave By

    • 5th graders and their families at 4 pm
    • All other grades 4:15 pm

    District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

    Hazeldale’s Mission and Vision

    Hazeldale Elementary School works to support and inspire every child to think, to learn, to care, and to engage with power and agency in a changing world.

    We provide a learning environment and instruction that promotes engagement, academic excellence, self-confidence, independence, risk and resilience. We foster respect, an appreciation of self and others, and collaboration through inquiry, exploration, goal setting, and service.

    Hazeldale Elementary School

    The District prohibits discrimination and harassment based on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to, an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veteran status, or because of a perceived or actual association with any other persons within these protected classes.