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.
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|
Meeting ID: 875 3885 6308
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.
Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent Stoller Middle School at this year's National Mathcounts Contest!
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!
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
Honor Roll -- For students who scored in the top 5% nationally
Achievement Roll -- For 6th grade students who earned a score of at least 15
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.
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 (email@example.com)
7th/8th Grade- Aleah Steinzeig (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
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 email@example.com
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:
Project Lit Book Club
Science Fair Support Club
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 fee is waived for families who qualify for the free or reduced meal benefits program and have completed the “Permission to Share” form.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com 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.
- Parent/Guardian: Complete the Parent/Guardian Volunteer Application
- Community Volunteer: Complete the Community Volunteer Application (This applies to Grandparents, Nannies, Neighbors, etc)
- Youth Volunteers: Complete the Youth Volunteer Application
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!
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.
Instructions on how to use your own device to log in to Canvas and Zoom with your BSD account.