May Scholls Heights Knights
Safe Routes To School Parent Survey
Dear Scholls Heights Parents and Guardians,
It’s data collection time again for Beaverton’s Safe Routes to School program. The purpose of program is to make walking and biking to school safe, convenient and fun if you are in the walk area.
Parent’s and guardian’s input into how students travel to and from schools and their impression of the safety of the route is valuable as the city and county prioritize needed improvements for our roads.
The following link was generated from the National Safe Routes to School Center and will be combined with classroom travel tallies to give us a good picture of how students are getting to and from schools throughout the district.
The school’s survey will be open for responses for three weeks starting May 1.
We appreciate your help in giving us information to make our program effective for all Beaverton School District students.
Beaverton School District
Safe Routes to School Program
Beaverton School District
Safe Routes to School Program
BSD Innovation Expo on May 16th
Volunteers are essential in helping teachers and students succeed.
Please mark your calendar for our Volunteer Appreciation Tea on May 10th, 8:45-9:45 AM. We sincerely thank you for all you do for Scholls Heights! You are wonderful and we greatly appreciate you! We hope to see you at our tea!
Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) - The Beaverton School District is dedicated to supporting the social-emotional needs of all students. There is a large body of research on the long-term positive impact on student achievement and life experience for children in schools where teachers explicitly teach social-emotional skills. We define SEL as "the process through which children and adults apply the skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions." Our staff is receiving ongoing professional development on SEL, Restorative Practices, Collaborative Problem Solving, Trauma Informed Care, Community Circles and other trainings related to the social and emotional welfare of children to help them learn how to be healthy, happy and productive lifelong learners.
Below is an overview of Social Emotional learning from Concordia University-Portland:
What is the definition of SEL?
According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), an organization that works toward integrated social-emotional learning for preschool through high school, “social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.” SEL can be seamlessly integrated into a school’s culture and norms or explicitly taught outside of academic learning time.
Social-emotional learning is generally broken down into five categories
Self-awareness is being able to recognize and comprehend one’s emotions and how they translate into our behaviors. This includes recognizing stress or negative emotions, being aware of one’s abilities and weaknesses as well as a “well-grounded sense of self-efficacy and optimism,” according to CASEL.
Self-management takes self-awareness one step further into the ability to regulate one’s feelings and behaviors. This can include controlling anger, handling stress, self-motivation, or persistence through setbacks.
Social awareness looks outward and is about empathizing with others and possessing a willingness to understand and respect the unique experiences, norms, and behaviors of others.
This section is about creating and maintaining healthy relationships through cooperation, active listening, conflict resolution, and communication.
This final section is about making safe, healthy choices that abide by one’s positive and healthy personal moral code and benefit their well-being — and the well-being of others.
Retrieved from https://casel.org/
Beaverton Library’s Summer Reading Program starts on Saturday, June 1st! We’re gearing up for “A Universe of Stories” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.
Here are just some of the great events happening at the library for kids in May:
Murray Scholls Branch:
Students had a great time this month planting in our school pollinator garden! Other classrooms have started seeds in class and will be planting their seedlings later this month.
Optional Parent Input Forms Now Available
Student Test Results in ParentVUE
The administration of our state assessments have begun (for exact dates, see your child's teacher). State test scores will be available in ParentVUE! You will be able to see your child’s test results sooner than in prior years with less impact on the environment. For the English Language Arts and Math tests, a student’s score is available in ParentVUE two weeks after both parts of the test are completed. Due to the implementation of the new state science test this year, science scores will not be available until next fall after passing scores are identified by the Oregon Department of Education. The Testing Information tab in ParentVUE has links to additional information about your child’s scores.
If you need assistance activating a ParentVUE account, please contact the office. Learn more about ParentVUE. Please note: these scores are not currently available in the ParentVue phone app. Students whose parents/guardians do not have an active ParentVUE account will receive a paper report of test scores. Paper score reports with English Language Arts and Math test results will be mailed home with report cards. Score reports will be mailed over the summer for students with English Language Arts and Math test results that arrive after the paper score reports are printed in June. Students with at least one parent/guardian with ParentVUE access may request a printed report by contacting Kay Jenkins by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 503.356.4594.
Mark Your Calendar
May 6- PTO 6:30 PM
May 8- No School
May 10- Volunteer Appreciation 8:45-9:45 AM
May 15- McTeacher Night at McDonald's 4:30-7:30 PM
May 16- BSD Innovation Expo 5-8 PM at Aloha HS
May 21- Field Trip (Montague) to Aurora Colony
May 21- Second Grade Music Performance 6-6:30 PM
May 24- Kindergarten Spring Sing 9-9:30 AM
May 24- SPED Track and Field
May 24- 2nd Grade Field Trip to Oregon Children's Theatre
May 27- Memorial Day, No School
May 28- Field Trip (Oosterhof and Fuller) to Aurora Colony
May 29- Scholls Library Night at Beaverton Library 5-7 PM
May 31- Crazy Hair/Hat Day
May 31- 4th Grade Oregon Trail Day
May 31- Art Walk 2-3 PM
June 3- PTO 6:30
June 4- 3rd Grade Engineering Day
June 7- Field Day and Global Play Day
June 11- 5th Grade Send-off Party
June 14- Last Day of School
June 17- Grading Day and Report Cards Sent Home
Walk + Roll to School Month
May is Walk + Roll to School Month. Be sure to check your students' backpacks for a flyer on our challenge. Students who walk, take the bus, or ride a bike or scooter to school 10 days this month will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a small prize!
Join us on May 15th, for Walk + Roll to School Day! Teachers and Green Team members will be out greeting students as they arrive to school! Parent chaperones will also be leading our walking school buses from the Sterling Park neighborhood. To join meet at 8:10 AM at one of two locations: the corner of Blackbird + Whitebird or the corner of Turnstone + Pelican Way.
With more students walking and rolling this month, it is great time to review transportation safety. Please review the safety tips attached to the back of the challenge form and ask your student how they are being safe on their way to school.
*The speed limit in the neighborhood is 20 mph.
*Right Turn Only: When exiting the parking lot during arrival/dismissal it is a Right Turn Only. This helps the parking lot clear quickly and ensures safety at our crosswalks.
*Crosswalks & Street Intersections: Stop and yield to pedestrians when they enter a crosswalk or street intersection and remain stopped until the pedestrian has crossed the street completely.
*No Parking: There are several no parking signs along the streets next to school. This is to ensure maximum visibility and safety on the narrow roads and hills.
*Idle-Free Zones – Children Breathing: Beaverton schools are Idle-Free zones. We ask that parents waiting before arrival/dismissal times in the car line or parking lot to please turn off their engines while they wait.
Bus Safety Tips:
See BSD’s Transportation page at www.beaverton.k12.or.us/depts/trans for bus safety tips including a video you can watch with your students and information about the My Stop Bus Location App.
Walking to School Safety: Parents can review pedestrian safety reminders with students on Beaverton’s Safe Routes to School Web site at www.beavertonsaferoutes.org.
Thank you for your help in ensuring the safety of our students as we travel to and from school!
Thank you to the following people who signed up and contributed to the Potluck during Parent Teacher Conferences. Thank you to anyone else who brought us delicious food who is not listed below. We appreciated it!
Amisha Shah Punj
Please check Lost and Found
Dining For Dollars
Mark your calendar to dine-out at McDonald's on Wednesday, May 14 (4:30-7:30 PM). The restaurant will donate 20% of your check back to Scholls Heights PTO! Help support the PTO so they can continue to support our kids!