Sexton Mountain Elementary
January 6, 2023
The new year is off to a great start! I have been visiting classrooms to watch instruction and am excited to see all the learning and growth students have been making. Report cards are coming up. This year the district has a new format for reporting progress. More communication will be coming at the beginning of February to help you interpret your child's current levels in core academic areas.
Interested in getting more involved or learn more about what happening at Sexton? Join us for a PTC meeting on January 24 at 6:30 pm.
If you have any questions, please call or stop by. Office hours are 8:00-4:00, Monday-Friday.
Bond dollars are used for new construction but also for replacing aging "structures." Our swings are a high use item on our playground. They were in need of replacement and slated to be replaced over Winter Break. Unfortunately, due to weather conditions, the project is behind schedule. We expect the project to be completed in the next few weeks.
Makerspace will be learning about circuits soon. Students will be using conductive dough (Play Doh) during this exploration and we need lots of it. If you have time to make conductive dough at home, it is a fun activity to do with kids. The following link gives instructions on how to make it. Please send any color of conductive dough to school with your child in a resealable bag.
Thank you for all your support of Makerspace. If you have any questions, please email Geralyn_ingalls@beaverton.k12.or.us
Check out the fun programming we did with ozobots!
Safe Routes to School
Resolve to Be More Active! Welcome back to school! January is a perfect time to try walking or biking to school -- for your health, your community, and the planet! 1 mile of walking each way to school equals 2/3 of the daily recommended 60 minutes of physical activity. Get your steps in while decreasing the traffic and air pollution around your school and neighborhood.
Volunteering at Sexton Mountain
Volunteering information: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/communications-community-involvement/volunteer
To visit the building during student hours 8:15-3:05 you need to have a volunteer background check and be registered as a volunteer in Better Impact. I would encourage you to register now to prevent any delay before the special event. Once you register with Better Impact, if you log in once a year you will be set to volunteer for the duration of your child's school career. The teachers, students and I are thrilled to have special events back. Thank you for volunteering.
Home - Sexton Mountain PTC
All parents/guardians of current SME students are welcome to join, as are all SME teachers/staff. Members are invited to attend general membership meetings and vote on PTC business such as officer elections and annual budgets. Membership is free and open throughout the year.
Latest Sparky's Scoop
Be sure to see all the upcoming excitement in the latest edition of the PTC's Sparky Scoop.
School Calendar for 2022-2023
January 13: Staff Development Day - No school
January 16: MLK Day - School Closed
January 20: PTC Movie Night in the cafeteria @ 6:00pm
January 24: PTC Meeting @ 6:30 pm
February 3: Grading Day - No School
February 10: Report cards available on ParentVue
February 20: President's Day - School Closed
February 21: Staff Development - No School