Eastwood Eagle News

January 7-11 2019

Happy New Year!

Dear Eastwood Families,

I hope you all had an amazing winter break and spent lots of great time together as a family. We all missed you and look forward to teaching your children this first week back! Happy New Year!

Important Dates for January/February 2019

1/8- PTA Meeting at 6:30 pm.

1/11- Coffee with the Principal at 8 am.

1/15- "Screenagers" (film about social media use for kids) at Liberty High School at 6 pm.

1/18-PAC Meeting at 6 pm.

1/21- NO SCHOOL- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

1/25- PBIS Assembly at 1:30 PM.

1/31- NO SCHOOL- Teacher Prep Day (End of Semester 1)

2/1- NO SCHOOL- Teacher Grade Prep

2/8- Coffee with the Principal at 8 am

2/12- PTA Meeting at 6:30 PM.

2/15- Family Dance Night at 6:30 PM.

2/18-NO SCHOOL- President's Day

2/22- PBIS Assembly at 1:30 PM

2/22- PAC Meeting at 6 PM.

NEW DOORS AND WALLS! Light posts too!

As you enter the school, you will see the finished walls and doors on most of the classrooms! We are so excited about how this will support student learning. We are looking forward to the benefits of less distractions with the doors and walls, so that students can concentrate on their learning! Facilities has been working during all of the breaks very hard and we are so grateful for their work!

Over the break, PGE also put in many new light posts outside which will help at night as we walk out of the building. We are looking forward to more improvements in the future, when the construction of the gym and new portables will start in the Spring thanks to the passing of the Bond!

Safe Routes to School Update


Consider making a New Year’s resolution to put your best foot forward for safety!

This year, let’s make it our goal to ensure students get to and from school safely. If you are driving:

· Drive 20 MPH in school speed zones. When travelling at this lower speeds, vehicles can stop faster and in shorter distances. Also if a crash were to happen, research has shown that pedestrians have an increased chance of surviving a low speed crash.

o Interesting fact: In a 20 MPH crash, a pedestrian has a 90% chance of surviving and not suffering a severe injury. This rate decreases to 60% if the crash occurs at 30 MPH.

· Driving slowly is especially important in school zones since young students may be unpredictable.

· Be aware and stop for pedestrians at marked and unmarked crosswalks. Remember that in Oregon, all intersections are legal crosswalks.

o Helpful tip: On roads where there are multiple lanes traveling in each direction or where there is a center turn lane, be alert for pedestrians when the driver in the adjacent lane stops. They may be stopping for a pedestrian who is not initially visible from your lane.

· Do not idle or park in the bike lane. This space needs to remain clear of cars to allow for bikes to travel safely and quickly through Hillsboro. Also, it is the law (ORS 811.550).

The Safe Routes to School Program looks forward to providing more safety tips to your community throughout 2019. Happy New Years!

From the City of Hillsboro Safe Routes to School Program

Hillsboro School District Special Education Parent Meeting

Our second Hillsboro Parent Partnership meeting of the 2018-2019 school year is Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Hillsboro School District Administration Center located at 3083 NE 49th Place, Hillsboro, Oregon.

You will have an opportunity to meet with the Student Services administrative team, as well as some of our staff supporting our schools. A Spanish interpreter will be available as well as the use of the head set system. Our staff will provide childcare, activities and snacks on site during this time. However, feel free to bring activities for your child to do.

Hillsboro School District continues to work toward maximizing inclusive education for our students. Please join us for a presentation on Trauma Informed Care by expert Dr. Rick Robinson. Dr. Robinson has worked extensively with local school districts on creating trauma sensitive school environments. He has also served as trainer and advisor to our six HSD elementary pilot schools working on developing a trauma sensitive culture. Additionally, Dr. Robinson also supports our social learning centers and provides professional development for staff.

The agenda will include:

1. 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.-Introductions and Dr. Robinson's Presentation Question and Answer Time

2. 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.- Family Networking Time

"Screenagers" Viewing at Liberty High School!

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can
empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Information regarding the Screenagers Movie can found at the Screenagers website:


Screenagers Movie | Growing up in the digital age


Screenagers Movie | Growing up in the digital age


Screenagers dives deep into how technology impacts kid’s development and the challenges of parenting in the digital world where parents must compete with video games, texting addiction, and social media.

The Liberty Feeder Elementary Schools will be showing Screenagers at Liberty High School on January 15 at 6:00 PM. This is open to all Liberty Feeder schools (Eastwood, Mooberry, Quatama, Lenox, West Union, Orenco, Poynter, Liberty). This is for parents for students 5th grade and higher. We recommend that parents and students of 5th grade and higher attend. Lindsay Garcia (Principal of Eastwood Elementary) and Jon Pede (Principal of Poynter Middle School) will facilitate the screening. If you have questions please feel free to call Dr. Pede at Poynter Middle School at 503-844-1580.