Bonny Slope Elementary

November 1, 2019

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Dates To Remember

11/1 NO SCHOOL - Grading Day

11/4 Steve Sparks Day --Our fabulous Custodian!

11/4-7 Scholastic Book Fair

Monday 8am-3pm

Tuesday 8am-3pm

Wednesday 8am-8pm

Thursday 10am-2pm

11/6 Conferences 4:00-8:00pm Stock the Pantry (Food Drive)

11/7 NO SCHOOL – Conferences 8:00am-8:00pm. Stock the Pantry (Food Drive)


11/11 NO SCHOOL - Holiday/Veterans' Day

11/14 Picture Re-Take Day

11/20 5th grade Information Night at Cedar Park Middle School (see attached flier)

11/21 Geography Club Check Day

11/22 Principal Chat 2pm

11/26 BSCO Author Visit - Matthewy Holm

11/27-11/29 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving

12/2 NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day

*BSCO Sponsored event

See our online calendar for more information and updates throughout the year.

***Spring Conferences have been moved to April 1st & April 2

***BSCO Community Listening Session has moved from 4/1/20 to 4/21/20

Bonny Slope Calendar

Beaverton School District Calendar

Volunteer Background Check

Fall Before/After School Classes


Many of you are familiar Beaverton School District’s focus on Social/Emotional Learning, abbreviated as SEL. SEL work is promoted as a way teach students self-regulation skills. According to CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) there are five areas of Social and Emotional Learning that are important to healthy emotional development. They include:

1. Self-Awareness: Identifying your own emotions

2. Self- Management: Regulating your own emotions

3. Social Awareness: Empathy for others, particularly students different than themselves

4. Relationship Skills: Ability to build and maintain healthy relationships

5. Responsible Decision Making: Ability to make great choices

Each plays an important role in the healthy development of our students, and are interconnected. Take for example if a student has an issue with a friend. Skills such as managing deep feelings, conflict resolution, and appropriate ways to communicate are required. SEL supports schools by teaching these skills proactively, to support more students successfully during the day.

Since parents are their child’s first teacher, these skills can be emphasized at home, especially when learning about a conflict or problems that arise both at home and at school. Asking students to process the incident through the lens of SEL may provide an interesting conversation, and support their development in these areas:

Self-Awareness: “How did that make you feel?”

Self-Management: “What did you do when you got mad?”

Social Awareness: “When you got mad, how did that make the other person feel?”

Relationship Skills: “What can you do to be a better friend?”

Responsible Decision Making: “What are two things you could have done?”

Students who struggle to answer a question in a certain area are indicating need to develop skills in that area. In future Paw Prints, we’ll be focusing more on each area to provide more context to these skills, with a special focus on how they look like at our school.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jim Hiller and Janet Maza


Media and technology are at the center of kids' lives every day. From a very young age, kids use technology at home and at school to connect with friends and family and to document their lives and create digital content of their own. With more and more of life happening online, what catches kids' attention isn't always what's best for them, and what companies do with their personal information isn't always clear.

Here are two websites for families to discover for safe online entertainment.

Common Sense Media - rates movies, tv shows and books

Smart Social - rates social media apps

Tiffany Rodgers


Fall Food Drive- Conference and a Can

Our backpack food program is continuing to flourish and the need for food donations continues to grow. To give our food pantry an additional boost as we head into the holiday season, we are asking families to donate one or more of the following non-perishable items when coming to conferences. We often have our generous community asking what to bring in. In order to make this easier for families, we would love to encourage different grade levels to bring in different items. These are the most needed items that we have decided to ask for. *Please know that you can bring in *ANYTHING* and we will be so happy.

Conference donation requests:

K- Canned fruits

1- Breakfast items (individual oatmeals, cereals)

2- Pastas/Rices/Grains

3- Pasta Sauces (marinara, pesto, alfredo)

4- Canned meats (tuna, chicken)

5- Canned veggies

We really appreciate our giving community and feel so fortunate call BSE our home.

Health Room Request

We are in need of girls and boys pants (size 4/5/6/7) for students that visit the health room. We would appreciate any donation your student has outgrown.


Our Lost and Found is overflowing!

All items are currently displayed on tables in the main hallway. Please stop by during conferences to claim anything that might belong to your family. Anything remaining after conferences are over will be donated.

Student Success Act

The Oregon Legislature passed and the Governor signed the $2 billion Student Success Act (HB 3427) in Spring 2019. This is an historic and much needed investment in K-12 schools. Beaverton could be able to access an estimated $34 million per year through a state application process.

School districts will be required to apply for funds. Districts must demonstrate engagement of the community in a needs assessment process prior to the application for funds. The needs assessment includes the District’s existing Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) and an expanded public engagement process with multiple and diverse stakeholders.

Districts are allowed four broad uses for the grant proposals:

  1. Increasing instructional time
  2. Addressing student health and safety needs
  3. Increasing adults/decreasing class size
  4. Expanding well-rounded learning opportunities.

    Programs must also meet students’ behavioral and mental health needs and increase academic achievement as well as reduce disparities among student groups.

    Phase I community engagement will seek input on what is working and what improvements are needed.

    Your voice matters! We welcome your perspective and opinion. Take our BSD Needs Assessment Survey!

Box Tops

Box Tops has gone digital! Earn money for the school by downloading the new app and scanning in your receipts--money will instantly be added to Bonny Slope's online account from all participating products! Head to your App Store or Google Play and search "Box Tops". For more details click here.

ITBS & CogAT Testing

ITBS (Iowa Test of Basic Skills) testing for math and reading and the full CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) testing for those who made a 97 or above on the CogAT screener will be during the week of Nov. 18-22. Students who qualify for testing will receive a permission form in the next couple of weeks.

Parent Nomination forms for testing can be found on our school website and are due by November 1st.

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Options School Application Process for 2020-2021

The Beaverton School District is nationally recognized for high student achievement and innovative programs. Beaverton students in grades 6-12 have the opportunity to investigate learning options that best fit their academic needs. Students can choose their neighborhood school, or apply for one of a number of Learning Option Programs. Transportation is provided.

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be available starting Monday, October 14, 2019. Please do some early investigation of the Learning Options Programs online and plan to attend one or more of the open houses that are available. Students may only select one option on their application.

All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries. Beginning October 14, current Beaverton School District students are able to apply online using their BSD student ID. Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school will need to complete a paper application available online, or at any school office beginning October 14, 2019. Applicants who do not have Internet access may also complete a paper application available at any school office. Please give careful consideration to your choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.

Applications must be received no later than Friday, December 6, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. (PST).


Information Line: 503.356.4440 • FAX: 503.356.4415

Mon., October 14, 2019 ------- Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be available.

Fri., December 6, 2019 ------- Applications due no later than 4:00 p.m. PST.

Wed., December 11, 2019 ------- Electronic Lottery conducted for the 2020-21 School Year.

  • Acceptance or wait pool notifications will be sent via email.

  • Students who are not selected via the lottery will be emailed a Second Consideration application for the school for which they applied where applicable.

Thurs., January 9, 2020 ------- Second Consideration applications due to schools.

Wed., January 29, 2020 ------- Deadline to accept/decline enrollment – by 4:00 p.m. PST

AVID Volunteeer Tutors Needed

AVID Volunteer Tutors Needed and Paid College Student Tutor Position!

AVID Volunteer Tutor Flyer Website Link

Paid College Student Tutor Position Flyer

AVID Volunteer Tutors are needed in all the Middle Schools, Options schools and High schools

And now, just added a new Paid College Student Tutor Position! Information regarding this position can be viewed here: Detailed Handout

AVID=Advancement Via Individual Determination

The Beaverton AVID Program teaches students the skills and behaviors necessary for academic success in high school, college and beyond.

• AVID tutors work with small groups of middle school students under the supervision of a teacher.

• Tutors are trained to use specific strategies that help develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills.

• Tutoring is held mainly on Tuesday & Thursday, and times vary depending on the school and volunteer availability.

• Training and ongoing support provided.

Bonny Slope Elementary

Principal: Janet Maza

Assistant Principal: Jim HIller

11775 NW McDaniel Rd.

Portland, OR 97229

Phone: 503.356.2040

Attendance: 503.356.2041