Raleigh Hills Newsletter

January 10, 2019

Weekly Message

Dear Raleigh Hills Families and Community,

Welcome back and Happy New Year! We hope that you and your family had a restful and relaxing break. We are back into the swing of things and reteaching all of our expectations so we can get into the full swing of school. January is always an exciting time because we get to see how much growth students have made. We also have many weeks and months of teaching uninterrupted so it's a great time to get a lot of concepts covered.

It's usually uninterrupted, but you may have heard that snow is in the forecast for next week. It may or may not happen, but we always want to be prepared. Please check your students' emergency going home plans in ParentVue to make sure the information is the most accurate and up to date. If not, please send your child's teacher an email with the correct information. Please see the directions further down in the newsletter for fixing up ParentVue with the current information if you prefer to do it that way.

This is also the time of year when many students get wet at recess. Even with the precautions we take, going down the slide can sometimes be messy. If you are able to put dry pants, underwear and socks in a ziploc bag in your child's backpack, that can really help when accidents happen.

We're looking forward to a 2020 full of learning and fun at Raleigh Hills.

Warm regards,


Celebrating Student Learning

Dream Box Contest

Our Dream Box Contest is underway! Students use Dream Box as a supplemental math program to practice skills at their just right level. The program actually learns your child's strengths and gives them problems to do that are nudging them up to the next level. We have found that students who complete 5-10 lessons per week build the skills they need to access the math problem solving they are doing in class. Each week, we are charting the progress of students in the program. If every student in the class completes at least 5 lessons, they earn points for their class. At the end of the month, the class who receives the highest point total will will a special bracelet. Students can also be entered into a drawing for a Beaverton High School T-shirt! Encourage your child to work on Dream Box at home! They know how to log in, but if they're having trouble, you can email your child's teacher.

Some cool things about the program:

  • It learns your student so they are getting problems at their just right level
  • It provides the students all the tools they need to solve the problem
  • It tracks the tools they access to help them solve it so it knows what to suggest next
  • It can even tell if you're helping - so don't help! It won't move them up through the levels
  • Do feel free to watch your student as they move through the levels to see what types of things they're learning in math!

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First Grade is Making New Year's Resolutions!

From reading more books, to learning about magnets, to vowing to see more sunsets, first grade is setting New Year's goals!
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New Staff

We are so pleased to welcome two new staff members.

Alaina Oreglia is joining us in the library. She will take over for Mrs. Moore while she's doing her student teaching in Amy Bartizal's class. Alaina has a wealth of library and teaching experience. She met her classes this week and has fit in well already.

Theodore Engel will be working with extra reading support and helping with our duties. He is filling in while Mr. Anderson is doing his student teaching in Hillsboro and then with Mary Towell. We are so fortunate to have Mr. Engel. He has been a paraeducator in Washington before joining us here.

Report Cards

Please remember that you will need a ParentVue account to access your student's report card in February. We will no longer print report cards. Please call the main office if you don't have a ParentVue account or if you need to reset your password.

Unscheduled Dismissal - What's Your Plan?

During an unscheduled early dismissal, schools will use the emergency closure plan you indicated for your student in enrollment and enrollment verification. During the online process, you were asked to indicate what the student should do in case of emergency or early school closure.

The three options were:

  • Pick up by Parent/Emergency Contact/Daycare

  • School Bus to Home/Neighbor/Daycare

  • Walk/Ride Bike/Drive to Home/Neighbor/Daycare

If you don’t remember what you selected, you can check by logging into ParentVUE and clicking on “Student Info” in the left hand navigation. Your selection will be displayed at the bottom of the page under “Other Data.”

If you wish to change this plan, contact your school or update through ParentVUE using the Family Updates and New Student Enrollment button. The fastest way to update your information is to call the school.

Please make a note of the option you selected and keep the information somewhere handy, in the event of a future early school closure.

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Library Happenings

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