Springville Saga

9/24/21

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Principal and Assistant Principal's Message

Dear Springville Families,


This year, our PTO is having a Write-A-Check campaign to raise funds for materials, supplies, and special events for our students and staff. This is our school's only fundraiser as our Wolf Run has been postponed until 2022. One goal of Write-A-Check is 100% participation from our student body, therefore, no donation is too small. Below you will see a flyer with details about the event including the process for submitting donations, incentives, and matching funds. Write-A-Check runs from September 20-October 11. Please contact president@springvillepto.org if you have any questions.


We are so grateful for the support of our community!


Robin Kobrowski and Ellen Arnold

Important Dates

October 8: Teacher Workday - No School

October 27: School Picture Day

November 11: Veteran's Day - No School

November 12: Grading Day - No School


Parent-Teacher Conferences for 21/22

October 21-22: Fall Conferences - No School

April 28-29: Spring Conferences - No School

PTO Fundraiser!

We completed the first week of the Write-a-Check fundraiser! (We're asking for "$50 to Help Our Scholars" instead of Wolf Run this year.)


So far, we've raised over $3200...we're on our way to $30,000. Keep the donations rolling in!


Some quick statistics:

  • 7% of Springville students have sent in donations
  • Mrs. Ross' 3rd grade class has the most students participating, followed by Ms. Ekegren's 2nd grade class, and Mr. Chamberlin's 5th grade class
  • Mrs. Bruskotter's 1st grade class has brought in the most money, followed by Mrs. Dowd's 2nd grade class, and Ms. Sander's 7th/8th grade class


As added incentives:

  • Any class that raises $1,000 or more gets to keep 10% of their total donations for books and supplies just for their class.
  • Any class with 100% participation will have an outdoor doughnut party! (A student is counted as participating if they bring in $5 or more.)


If you haven't contributed yet, please join us in bringing in much-needed funds! It is our ONLY fundraiser for the year and Write-a-Check ends in just 2 weeks!


http://www.springvillepto.org/write-a-check-fundraiser

*Please include your student's name and teacher to count towards participation.


Thank you for supporting Springville!

Rainy Day Recess

Our first rainy weather forecast of the year is on the horizon. In order to keep social distancing during recess, students will continue to play in zones on the playground that are separated by class, even in rainy weather. Be sure your student dresses appropriately for the weather. We encourage you to check the weather each morning and send students to school in layers when it’s chilly. Consider a raincoat for those rainy days.

Talented and Gifted (TAG)

Every year students are considered for Talented and Gifted services in the Beaverton School District. These services are provided by your child's classroom teacher(s). Oregon law and District policy define gifted students as those who score at or above the 97th percentile on a standardized, nationally normed test of mental ability and/or academic achievement in reading and/or math. Behavioral, learning, and/or performance information is also considered before a student is identified for TAG services.


If you think your child might qualify for TAG services, you may wish to complete the Parent Information Form that is available in our school’s office or linked here. Completing this form gives our school TAG Committee more information about your child, but it is not required. All qualified students will be considered regardless of the form’s completion.


Please complete and return the Parent Information Form to your child’s teacher or the office by OCT 29.

COGAT Testing - Grades 3, 4 and 5

In October, all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in Beaverton will be administered the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Screener. This 30-minute test measures students’ learned reasoning abilities through verbal/picture analogies, number analogies and figure matrices.


Currently the main purpose for administering the CogAT is to identify students for TAG in the area of intellectual ability. Students who score at the 97th percentile or above on the CogAT screener will be invited to test with the full version of the CogAT that is used for potential TAG identification. The full version of the CogAT will be given in late October. For more information about testing, please contact one of Springville's TAG facilitators, Jenn Tonges and Amanda Grock.

BSD Back-to-School Information & FAQ

Click here for BSD-specific information and answers to commonly asked questions

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Oregon COVID-19 Resiliency Framework for 2021-2022

Click here for Oregon's guidelines for operating schools for the 2021-22 school year

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Arrival and Dismissal Safety Around Springville

There is a growing concern about safety in our parking lot and around our school during arrival and dismissal. We ask drivers and pedestrians to remain vigilant and adhere to all traffic laws and school guidelines. At Springville, we teach students to be safe, kind and respectful. It is our hope that all members of our community can model these expectations, especially during pick up and drop off. Please pay particular attention to the following:


  • Drivers, please drive slowly on Joss Ave, and stop when you see students/parents in the crosswalk.
  • Walkers, stay on the sidewalk.
  • Drivers, please turn right when leaving our parking lot at arrival and dismissal to ease congestion on Joss.
  • Please only drop students off curbside. We do not want students walking around cars to get on the sidewalk.
  • Students are running across Joss Avenue and between cars. Please help ensure that students only cross Joss Ave. in the crosswalks.
  • Parents, be sure you are wearing a mask over your nose and mouth at drop off and pick up. Parents and students are required to wear a mask on the school campus.

Health Room Clothing Donations Needed

Our health room is in need of extra pairs of pants, shirts and underwear (both boys and girls) , in sizes 5-6 and 7-8. We can accept gently used shirts and pants, but the underwear must be brand new.

Important Information from BSD Transportation

Students may only ride buses assigned and routed by BSD Transportation Department. Other students are not allowed on the buses they are not assigned and routed, even with a note from home.

Too Ill for School?


We would like to remind you about our guidelines for determining whether or not your student should come to school if they are ill.

If your student shows primary symptoms of COVID 19, we ask you to keep your child home and contact your health care provider to get a COVID test. You may also find THIS website helpful for COVID testing locations. Primary symptoms of COVID are defined as fever, cough, chills, loss of taste or smell and/or shortness of breath.


  • If the COVID test is positive, please notify the school and quarantine your child at home for 10 days or as directed by Washington County Public Health.
  • If the test is negative, please follow the Keep Ill Children Out of School guidelines
  • If you do not want to test your student for COVID and they are showing primary symptoms, they should quarantine at home for 10 days.
  • If your child has any other communicable disease symptoms, please follow the Keep Ill Children Out of School guidelines.
If you have a child who has a diagnosed chronic health condition that may present as primary symptoms of covid, such as asthma or another lung condition and the school is unaware of this condition, please contact our school nurse, Sydney Garl at sydney_garl@beaverton.k12.or.us or via ParentSquare. She may need to implement a school health management plan to help prevent your child from being inappropriately sent home from school.

The guidelines for determining whether to send your student to school are attached. This flyer is available in many other languages on the BSD Student Health Webpage. We appreciate your help in keeping our school community safe.
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Mask Guidance

Please visit the Back to School Information page for the most recent mask guidance and answers to questions. The most recent update requires students to wear face masks both indoors and outdoors during recess and PE.
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Attendance and Late Entry

All students are expected to attend school daily. If your child must be absent, please call the attendance line to let us know (503-356-2481). Some excusable reasons for absence include illness, quarantine, bereavement, family illness, inclement weather, religious instruction or emergencies. Please note that vacations are recorded as unexcused absences per District policy. In the event that a student is absent for ten consecutive days, the student will be dropped from the roll and must be reactivated upon return to school. Please make every effort to schedule your child's appointments, family vacations, music lessons, etc. around the school day and calendar. Missed instructional time, even in small increments, quickly adds up and impacts your child's overall learning.


It is very important for your child to be on time to school so that they start the day with everyone else. The school day begins promptly at 8:30am. Children who arrive after 8:30am are recorded as tardy. In order to get your child off to a good start in the morning, and prevent disruption of classes, please help your child be at school on time. If you child arrives after 8:30am, you must park and escort him/her to the office to obtain an late slip.

Springville Office

Visitors will be allowed in our school's front office for 15 minutes or less during the school day. For example, family members or guardians can drop off paperwork or pick up a child. However, please note that we will only be able have two people in our office at a time. You may be asked to wait in the entry way or outside until there is room in our office to accommodate you.

Springville PTO

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