Parent Blast - January 25, 2021
Short Weeks & Snow Plans
Heads up that we have two short weeks in a row. This week we have no school on Friday for students, so teachers can prepare report cards. These will be mailed to your home later next week. If you have moved sometime during CDL please email or call us with your new address so we can ensure you get your child's report card and other important mail. Rest assured your child will be able to stay and continue at Patterson this year, even if you've moved.
Next Monday students do not have school so teachers can prepare for the second semester. We will be archiving our semester 1 google classrooms and setting up a fresh new classroom for students to jump into next Tuesday. We will be having several pick-up events next week as well - see below for details.
It looks like snow is in the forecast! Just a heads up that school will continue on regardless of the weather and any updates to schedule due to potential access issues will be posted on google classrooms. If anything comes up please do not hesitate to email us.
Curbside Library Book Pick-Up is Coming Next Week!
In preparation, you can return your child's books to our cart just outside the main doors Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
1/25 - Principal Read Aloud, 7:15-7:45 pm (link below)
1/27 - Latino Parent Advisory Meeting, 6:30-8:00 pm (see below)
1/28 - Last Day of Semester 1
1/29 - No School, Teacher Grade Prep (report cards)
2/1 - No School, Teacher Prep Day
2/8 - Chipotle Restaurant Night
Round 1 of the Freckle Math Competition runs through Feb 5.
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Supply Pick-Up Drive-Through Events
- Tuesday Feb. 2 - 5th Grade (3:30-5:00 pm)
- Tuesday Feb. 2 - 2nd Grade (5:00-6:30 pm)
- Wednesday Feb. 3 - Kindergarten (4:00-5:30 pm)
- Wednesday Feb. 3 - 3rd Grade (4:00-5:30 pm)
- Thursday, Feb. 4 - 4th Grade (4:00-5:30 pm)
- Thursday, Feb. 4 - 6th Grade (4:00-5:30 pm) - BACK PARKING LOT (BUS LOOP)
- Friday, Feb. 5 - 1st Grade (3:30-5:00 pm)
Curbside Library Book Check Out
Curbside pick-up will take place next week during the following times in the front parking lot:
- Wednesday Feb. 3 - 4:00-5:30 pm
- Thursday, Feb. 4 - 4:00-5:30 pm
- Friday, Feb. 5 - 3:30-5:00 pm
February Focus: Active Engagement
Starting next week, we are going to be focused building-wide on active engagement. Active engagement includes:
- Listening - joining live meetings, watching recorded lessons
- Joining the conversation - turning on the camera to give visual feedback to peers/teachers, verbally sharing ideas and asking questions, typing ideas and questions into the chat feature, sharing ideas in breakout rooms with peers
- Completing work in Google Classroom - carefully reading directions and learning targets and turning in completed work, asking questions using the comment feature, emailing or asking the teacher for help, joining the teacher for small groups and/or office hours to continue learning
We would love your support at home in reviewing these active engagement actions and joining us in positively recognizing your child/children when you see them doing these.
We highlighted active engagement and had some fun with our students during our virtual assembly this morning - let's just say the kids were engaged and smiling when they saw their teachers singing and dancing. You can view our assembly here.
Parent Resources from Our Student Success Coach - Mrs. Cary
Lines for Life Oregon Helpers Initiative
In partnership with Oregon Health Authority, Lines for Life is offering free peer-facilitated virtual Wellness rooms and Wellness Affinity groups. Reasonably so, this initiative is considering parents front line workers, and have created an opportunity for parents to gather in a confidential space to support one another.
Benefits of participating:
Evidence based self-care strategies
Work-life balance strategies
Resource sharingCommunity with those who care for others professionally
Wellness for Parents is being offered Thursday afternoons at 3pm and registration for this group can be found here.
Booster Club News
LATINO PARENT ADVISORY MEETING
HSD’s Latino Virtual Parent Meeting takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. via Google Meet (dial +1470-655-0305 PIN: 462795800#). All families of students identifying as Latino and/or Mesoamerican Indigenous are welcome to attend these monthly meetings to learn more about what is happening in the District and to share thoughts and concerns for how to best support students in their education. Join us and learn about new ways to get involved in the school system. For more information, call 503-844-1475.The meeting will be held in Spanish. Interpretation available in other languages is available upon prior request.
La próxima reunión de Padres Latinos de HSD, se llevará a cabo el miércoles, 27 de enero de las 6:30 p.m. a las 8:00 p.m. en Google Meet (llamar al +1470-655-0305 PIN: 462795800#). Todas las familias de estudiantes que se identifiquen como Latinos y estudiantes indígenas mesoamericanos están invitados a asistir a estas reuniones mensuales para aprender más sobre lo que está sucediendo en el Distrito y compartir sus ideas, preocupaciones sobre la mejor manera de apoyar a los estudiantes en su educación. Unase a nosotros y aprenda de formas para involucrarse en la educación de sus hijos. Para más información llame al 503-844-1475. Las reuniones se llevaran a cabo en español. Servicios de interpretación disponible con previo aviso.
UNDERSTANDING YOURSELF AS A TAG LEARNER
Procrastination, perfectionism, and anxiety - do these sound familiar? Do they cross your mind and give you pause? You are not alone! Sometimes the best way to work through something is to know more about it. Knowledge is power!
High school students identified as Talented and Gifted (TAG) are invited to watch five 10-minute videos linked below (and posted in the high school TAG Google Classrooms) and use this handout to help them process the information:
- Session1: What it means to be TAG
- Session 2: Why it’s awesome being gifted
- Session 3: Anxiety
- Session 4: Perfectionism
- Session 5: Procrastination
Students are also invited to join Google Meet (or dial: +1 234-805-1095 PIN: 888 682 860#) sessions on these topics, which are hosted by Lydia Laurance, TAG Coordinator at Century High School, at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. Feel free to attend any or all of them; although the material is connected, attending one is not a prerequisite for the others. The sessions are open to HSD students at all of our high schools, including Hillsboro Online Academy.
For more information, please contact Lydia Laurance or District TAG TOSA Deb Luther.
2022 TEACHER OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS
Nominate an outstanding teacher today for 2022 Oregon Teacher of the Year! Regional winners will receive a $500 award in May 2021 and move a step closer to being named the 2022 Oregon Teacher of the Year!
The Teacher of the Year program was created to recognize exemplary public school educators who inspire students and make a positive impact in the communities where they live. The award celebrates knowledge, dedication, innovation and leadership. For 2022, exceptional teachers will be honored in up to 19 regions across the state, with Oregon’s Teacher of the Year selected from among the regional finalists.
Nominations are due by Sunday, Jan. 31. Learn more at oregonteacheroftheyear.org.
In-District Transfer Priority Window
School Board Appreciation Month
January is School Board Appreciation Month! And while COVID has certainly made things different, our Board is still working hard on behalf of students, staff, and families. If you would like to extend your thanks and/or appreciation, you can mail cards to our district office: 3083 NE 49th Place Hillsboro, OR 97124
Thank you to our HSD school board for their hard work and dedication to our students!