Stoller Weekly

January 15, 2021

Message From The Principal

Good Afternoon Stoller Families,


Monday is a national holiday in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and schools will be closed. Due to the holiday there is a schedule change next week. Please see the information below for more details.


Enjoy the holiday weekend.

Important Dates

Monday, January 18, 2021 - MLK Holiday - School Closed

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - RESCHEDULED Principal Chat (more info below)

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - SCHEDULE CHANGE (more info below)

Friday, January 22, 2021 - TAG Parent Information/Identification Form Deadline (more info below)

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - Deadline for Science Fair project submissions

Friday, February 5, 2021 - Grading Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Monday, February 15, 2021 - President's Day Holiday - School Closed

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - Immunization Exclusion Day

Monday, February 22, 2021 - Principal Chat (more info below)

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - Staff Work Development - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Principal Chat Meeting Dates

This informal monthly meeting will alternate mornings, 9am and evenings, 6pm to accommodate parents' schedules through Monday, May 24, 2020. Below are the scheduled chats and they will also be posted in the "Important Dates" section of the newsletter each week. Veronica will prioritize these sessions; however, they are subject to change.


January 19, 6pm - RESCHEDULED FROM JANUARY 11

February 22, 9am

March 15, 9am

April 12, 6pm

May 24, 9am



Please use the following Zoom link, meeting id and password each Monday (morning or evening) to join the chat.


Topic: Stoller Principal Chat|

https://beavertonk12.zoom.us/j/87538856308?pwd=b3VSbjJRUkNtVzFWU2ZNaFNFQmpYUT09


Meeting ID: 875 3885 6308

Passcode: chat

Important News

Schedule Change

Due to the MLK Holiday on Monday and no school, students' Monday classes will shift to Tuesday and Tuesday clases will shift to Wednesday.


The remainder of the week's schedule stays the same.

Math Counts

Hello students,

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent Stoller Middle School at this year's National Mathcounts Contest!


Arjun Agarwal
Anay Aggarwal
Sohan Govindaraju
Michael Fu
Adam Li
Xintong Li
Rosalie Liu
Anshul Mantri
Susan Mosley
Ananth Namboothiry
Shreemoyee Saha
Ethan Wang
Sophia Wang
Justin Xia
Ethan Zhang


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the contest has changed its format from in person to online. The first round-the-regional round will be held sometime during the time frame of February 5, 10:00 am through February 6, 10:00 am.

The top students will then be promoted to the Chapter Invitational (which is new this year) to compete on February 25 at 4:00 pm.


Follow the following link to learn more specific details about this year's contest: https://www.mathcounts.org/programs/competition-series


Congratulations again to these students!

AMC 8

Congratulations to the following students who earned the following awards from participating in AMC8!


Distinguished Honor Roll -- For students who scored in the top 1% nationally

Eisuke Hirota

Anshul Mantri


Honor Roll -- For students who scored in the top 5% nationally

Arjun Agarwal

Emily Aslan

Sean Ji

Zoey Tang

Justin Xia

Nathan Ye

Ethan Zhang


Achievement Roll -- For 6th grade students who earned a score of at least 15

Taafeef Khayer

Ishaan Kodarapu

Saarthak Malakar

Riley Thammakhoune

Yedong Yu


Congratulations to all!

Signal To Noise Film Festival Final Entries

The deadlines are published!


Signal to Noise Film Festival Final entries for Stoller students are due to Mr. Bush via the SMS Students Course on March 29th, 2021. That's the day we come back from Spring Break.


Watch the SMS Students course for more information and the way to submit your permission slip and project.


For more information check out the Signal to Noise website or contact Mr. Bush.

Update on Tag Testing

Due to CDL, TAG testing for the district has been delayed. We do not know when TAG testing will take place. Some testing might potentially occur in the Spring. We will pass on information once we know more.


Every year all students are considered for identification as Talented and Gifted in the Beaverton School District. 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. Behavioral, learning, and/or performance information is also considered before a student is identified for TAG services. These services are provided by your child's classroom teacher(s). An informative presentation can be found HERE.


If you think your child might qualify by exhibiting qualities that typically are used to describe giftedness, you may wish to complete a Parent Information/Identification Form. 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 form completion. Completing this form does not guarantee that you child will be tested.


The Parent Information/Identification Form must be completed and returned to the appropriate TAG facilitator. Please submit these by Friday, January 22nd, 2021.

6th Grade- Trish Kelley (patricia_kelley@beaverton.k12.or.us)

7th/8th Grade- Aleah Steinzeig (aleah_steinzeig@beaverton.k12.or.us)

Library Service

Book Return:

There are still many books out from last year. Please check your child’s library account and return any BSD books to Stoller or any BSD school.


A Book Return bin is located outside the Stoller main entrance on school days from 8:30am until 4:00pm. Books from any BSD Library can be returned to STMS, or Stoller books returned to any BSD School.

See this link for all book return options.


BOOK BUS:

Take a walk on Wednesday afternoons to your local book bus! Rain or shine, we have books for you! Stop by to check out a book from the selection on the bus or pick up a hold you already placed. You can also return books here!


NW Columbia Ave. & NW 192nd Ave. @ 1:43pm

NW 178th Ave.( just past St. Juan Diego) @ 2:09pm

7284 NW 170th Ave. at Abby Creek Park @ 2:35pm

NW Mitchell & 153rd Terrace, near South Parc Apts. @ 3:05pm

NW Milford St. in front of Green Space @ 3:33pm


Questions about the Library? Email kelly_anderson@beaverton.k12.or.us

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Stoller Clubs

Updated Club Information

Many online clubs have been formed for students during CDL.

Please use this link to review the descriptions of the available clubs listed below, dates and times, and to complete a universal parent permission form for participation.


Stoller has been awarded a grant for the 2020-21 Safe and Sound for Student Success Grant from the Beaverton Education Foundation (BEF). This grant will help us provide quality after school programming that will include Fit and Focused Club, Earth Advocates Club and Stoller Student Affinity Space. Thank you BEF!


The following clubs are still accepting students:

GSA Club

Project Lit Book Club

Science Fair Support Club

Stoller Stitches

Stoller Student Affinity Space for BIPOC Students

Student Device Damage & Protection Plan Payment Options

If you opted into the program there are 2 options to pay the $20 fee.
Students need to pay the assigned fee prior to any damage or loss claims to be eligible for the Protection Program coverage and no later than 30 days after they begin school.


This $20 fee may be paid via the Online Payment System or by submitting a check and a completed form to the office. Checks must be made payable to Stoller Middle School (NO CASH).


This fee is waived for families who qualify for the free or reduced meal benefits program and have completed the “Permission to Share” form.


If you do not need the coverage you can "opt out" of the program through your ParentVue account or by completing this form (Spanish Version) and returning to the main office.

Attendance during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL)

To report all day absences or absences during the day due to appointments, contact Attendance for excused absences.


The Attendance line: (503)356-2681 or email: sms-attendance-shared@beaverton.k12.or.us

This email can also be accessed on Stoller's website.


See the following link for an easy to follow flow chart for Attendance during CDL

Stoller PTO

Stoller Volunteers


Welcome Stoller Volunteers!

Volunteering in the 2020-21 school year will be unlike previous years. Although we are unsure what remote volunteer needs will be, we invite you to create a volunteer profile or update your existing profile. This will ensure you are able to help Stoller staff and students through volunteer work as opportunities arise. A volunteer profile is required for all volunteering within BSD schools. Please follow the steps below to update or create your volunteer profile. Additional information is available at www.stollerpto.com/volunteer.



Existing BSD Volunteers (new to Stoller)

Please send an email to update_volunteer_locations@beaverton.k12.or.us and request to add Stoller Middle School to the organizations listed in your mVP account. Provide your full first and last name as it appears in your profile. If you will no longer be volunteering at an elementary school, you may also request to remove that school from your profile.


New BSD Volunteers

If you are a new volunteer to the Beaverton School District, you must create a volunteer account. This process includes a background check.

If you are a…


Within the application, please include all of the BSD schools where you are a volunteer. You will have one profile for all your BSD volunteering.

  • This step also initiates a background check. It will come up for renewal every 2 years.
  • Once your background check is complete, you will receive an email from Stoller PTO stating your background check approval status, and your volunteer profile at myimpactpage.com will be active.


IMPORTANT: Remember your log in and password! This is important for both home and school access to your profile. Make it easy to remember and/or keep it accessible. For more information, visit Beaverton School District Volunteer Page.




Thank you for giving your time and talents to Stoller this school year!

Student Help Desk

The Student Help Desk is now open. If you have any issues with your device or logging in, you will need to contact the Student Help Desk.

How to Log In With Your Own Device

Instructions on how to use your own device to log in to Canvas and Zoom with your BSD account.

Community Resources

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Resources