May Scholls Heights Knights

Parent/Guardian Newsletter

Literacy Night

Scholls Heights Families! We have an amazing event coming up at the end of May. In cooperation with 3 other schools and the Beaverton Library, we are offering a library night with author and illustrator Mark Fearing. His books include: Giant Pants, Great Now We Have Barbarians, The Superhero Instruction Manual, and many others. There will be many fun activities in addition to presentations with Mark Fearing. Mark your calendars now!
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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.

Thank you,

Lynne Mutrie

Beaverton School District

Safe Routes to School Program

Jen Anderson

Beaverton School District

Safe Routes to School Program

Survey Link

BSD Innovation Expo on May 16th

I’m excited to invite you to the BSD Innovation Expo on May 16th. The excitement and energy around what’s happening in our district’s classrooms will be palpable! iX19 will showcase and celebrate fantastic ideas that are happening today in our schools (including ours!). Come prepared to be amazed at what kids learn, do, and make on their path to becoming Future Ready.
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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!

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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

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.

Relationship skills

This section is about creating and maintaining healthy relationships through cooperation, active listening, conflict resolution, and communication.

Responsible decision-making

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.

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Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who made the PTO Galla Event such a success! The grade level projects were amazing and there were wonderful items to bid on during the silent and live auctions.

Beaverton Library

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:

Main Library:

· BJ the Clown

· Sunday Family Movie Matinee: Mary Poppins Returns

· Bug Exploration

Murray Scholls Branch:

· Cards for Mom

· Just Bead It

School Garden

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

When building classes, our goal is always to achieve balanced, heterogeneous classes where each child's opportunity for success is maximized. Your child's current teacher understands how your child performs in a school setting and therefore, is of great value when it comes to class placement. We also highly value input from parents and would like to provide the opportunity for parents to fill out an Optional Input Form. This form is a document that allows parents to write about their child's characteristics, strengths, and/or areas of concern. The forms will be available in the main office or you can request one to be sent home by your teacher. The Optional Parent Input Form is also available on our website.

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 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

After School Activities List.

Here is the link to approved flyers for After School Activities.

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 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

Thank you for your help in ensuring the safety of our students as we travel to and from school!

Thank you!

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!

Haley Atherton

Tisha Anderson

Susan Casey

Andrea Kessinger

Diana Hernandez

Lynsey Gamble

Andrea Bonard

Amisha Shah Punj

Amanda Rogers

Nathan Naruponjirakul

Sandie Vyhlidal

Grace Peel

Kelly Stivers

Karina Viezzer

Angie Steger

Krystle Gard

Patty Grunwald

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Please check Lost and Found

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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!