The Voice of Raleigh Park - May 21, 2021


¿Sabías que ahora puedes traducir Tiger Tales? Desde su computadora, puede usar la función "Accesibilidad" (a la derecha) para traducir Tiger Tales a una variedad de idiomas. Desde su teléfono, busque el ícono de silueta en la esquina inferior derecha. Para ojos viejos como el mío, ¡también puedes cambiar la configuración de contraste y aumentar el tamaño de fuente!


Did you know you can now translate Tiger Tales? From your computer, you may use the "Accessibility" function (on the right) to translate Tiger Tales into a variety of languages. From your phone, look for the silhouette icon in the lower right corner. For old eyes like mine, you can also change contrast settings and increase font size!


Hello Tigers,

There are signs emerging - slowly, but surely - of normalcy. To me, normalcy starts with an opportunity to physically come together and build community; to strengthen existing relationships and forge new ones. We've been able to do that, in part, with our return to hybrid instruction.

Last Wednesday, we had an additional opportunity to continue this journey, in which we welcomed 35 incoming kindergartners and new-to-Raleigh Park students with their families. Despite the rain, wind and hail (mixed with a little sunshine), there was a wonderful energy to the event, with many future Tigers more than ready to start their journey!

As we move forward, there is a team working to honor our 5th graders with an in-person celebration, as they bring their time at Raleigh Park to a close. Meanwhile, I am collaborating with PTO leadership on plans for a community gathering to celebrate the beginning of next school year. Tentatively, and contingent upon District health guidelines, PLEASE SAVE THE DATE for Friday, September 17 (Constitution Day). I am hopeful these steps provide signs of optimism in recognition of the special community to which we are apart.

My best,


When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other.

- Margaret Wheatley

Seen & Heard: Kindergarten & New Teacher Orientation

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In This Issue:

  • REMINDER: June 2 is an in-person instructional day
  • SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL: Parent survey
  • BSD NEWS & UPDATES: Administrative Transfers, Translation Assistance
  • COMMUNITY RESOURCES: Youth Vaccine Opportunity, Emergency Rental Assistance, Washington County Libraries, Spring Food Resources, P-EBT Funds for Food, THPRD Summer Camps
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Summer School is Coming to Raleigh Park!

Yes - Camp Achieve Summer School is returning to Raleigh Park, available to students currently in Kindergarten - Grade 4. It is expected a similar opportunity will be available to outgoing students in Grade 5 at their future middle school.

Details are coming together, but please SAVE THE DATES:

  • July 6 - 29 (Monday's - Thursday's)
  • 8:30a-12:30p


  • First round registration is based upon TEACHER REFERRAL
  • If you are interested in summer school for your child, CONTACT YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER and express why you believe they will benefit from this program
  • Teacher referrals are DUE WEDNESDAY, MAY 26 - DON'T DELAY!
  • Second round registration will be based on parent application and available spots
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Wednesday, June 2 is a SYNCHRONOUS instructional day

PLEASE NOTE: Meals will be served to both Hybrid and CDL students this day. To accommodate the CDL, the time will change, with pick-up window 11:30a-12:15p.
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Feedback for Student Placement

This is an OPTIONAL invitation for you to provide feedback and input specific to the student placement process. As you complete the requested information, please note: SPECIFIC TEACHER REQUESTS CANNOT BE HONORED. Our teaching and administrative staff will consider your feedback as we determine your child’s placement. All responses should be completed by Friday, June 4.

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Kindergarten Registration

  • Do you have a '21-22 kindergartener in your household?
  • Do you know of others who do?

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Please use the link below to learn more. Also, there will be upcoming kindergarten events that may be of interest, outlined in the "Save the Date" information below.

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD, FAR AND WIDE! We want to cast a large net to let our families know we are open for business and excited about the possibilities in the coming year.

Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration - Español

Any child who will be five (5) years of age on or before September 1 is eligible to enroll for Kindergarten at their designated home school.

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Parent Survey - Safe Routes to School

The Beaverton School District is the recipient of a Safe Routes to School grant. The purpose of the program is to make walking and rolling (bike, scooter, skate and bus) to school safe, convenient and fun. One of the requirements of this grant is to get some information about how our students travel to school and what you, as their parents/guardians, think about the routes to school.

Parent/guardian 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, and will be used to give us a good picture of how students are getting to and from schools throughout the district. Please use the link below to participate; the survey will be open for responses until May 31.

We appreciate your help in giving us information to make our program effective for all Beaverton School District students.

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Teachers College Support for Families

Teachers College Reading Writing Project Resources for Families - Teachers College Reading Writing Project Resources for Families. I will be sharing these resources with parents in our next newsletter. If you receive literacy questions from parents, you're welcome to use any of the videos linked here:

Free Parent "Office Hours" Offered by Lucy Calkins & Team for parents to check-in about child’s literacy development, ways to support child at home with particular issues, or in general, inquire about what to expect across developmental stages in reading, writing or language acquisition, early to later years.

  • K-2 Families: Wednesdays 5:00-6:00p
  • 3-8 Families: Thursdays 5:00-6:00p
  • When you register, you will receive an email with the Zoom information for all of the the K-2 and the 3-5 sessions. You only need to register one time. Then just attend the sessions that work for your schedule.
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District News, Information & Resources

BSD Family Toolkit

Resources, support & ideas for setting up a positive home learning environment

Administrative Transfers

Each year, all K-4 students on an Administrative Student Transfer are rolled back to their neighborhood school; administrative transfers are year-to-year agreements and must be renewed.

There have been no changes to the hardship rules. All students must qualify for hardship in order to be approved for an Administrative Student Transfer, regardless of grade level, sibling status on open enrollment, siblings of students in specialized programs, or parent employment with the district.

If your family desires to be considered for Administrative Student Transfer, please review THIS LINK from Beaverton School District's to learn more and apply.

Translation Assistance

We understand that it can be challenging to access current information regarding your child’s schooling in your own language. We do our best to send out messages about important updates, especially during these challenging times. However, you can access the BSD website — and specifically, our return-to-school page — at any time. Below, we’ve included a link that will take you to our website, where you’ll find it already translated into your language. Please know, the translation is generated by Google Translate. It’s not perfect, but we do hope it’s helpful.

View the BSD website in Arabic

قم بزيارة الموقع الإلكتروني للقطاع التعليمي لمدارس بيفرتون باللغة العربية

View the BSD website in Chinese


View the BSD website Japanese


View the BSD website in Korean

한국어로 BSD 웹사이트를 보십시오.

View the BSD website in Russian

Посмотрите веб-сайт школьного округа Бивертон на русском

View the BSD website in Somali

Ka fiiri bogga BSD ee ku qoran af-Soomaali

View the BSD website in Spanish

Vea la página web del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton en español

View the BSD website in Vietnamese

Xem trang mạng BSD bằng tiếng Việt

If you need additional assistance, please contact our Multilingual Department at 503-356-3755.

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Youth Vaccines

Beaverton High School is partnering with Virginia Garcia Medical Clinic to offer their first Pfizer vaccine clinic for anyone twelve years of age or older at the VGMC student health center at Beaverton High School next Tuesday, May 25 from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. The vaccine is free and available to any community member twelve years old or older regardless of citizenship status, language, or insurance status. Students under 15 years old need a guardian's permission, either via a signed permission slip or in person at the clinic.
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The Oregon eviction protections are set to expire at the end of June. This means renters will need to pay back rent that's still due. The state will start taking applications May 18, for additional rental assistance through the Oregon Emergency Rent Assistance Program. People are eligible if at least one person in the household had a financial impact from the pandemic (a lost job, decrease in income), and their household income is at or below 80% of the area's median income (about $77,000 for a family of 4 in the Portland metro, or $51,000 in rural communities).

Tenants can be approved for up to 12 months of past-due rent, and three months' upcoming rent. The payments will go directly to landlords, property owners, and utility companies.

The money will be allocated based on need, so everyone who applies for the program will go through a review process.

Assistance is offered to all renters, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. Please reference the following link for information on how to apply.

News from Washington County Libraries

Our friends at Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries have put together a fabulous line up of topics and expert speakers for their 2021 Parent Information Series including “Supporting Dual Language Learners “ and “Talking with Your Children About Race and Racism” as well as “Positive Parenting to Create a Happy Home.” All events are online and free. To see the full line up and to register visit: Parent and Care Giver Information Series with the Cedar Mill Library

Beaverton School District Food Resources

Our Nutrition Services Department has been hard at work developing a plan for how to continue to provide free meals for all children during Hybrid and online learning. The USDA has provided waivers for the rest of the school year that allow any child (ages 1-18) to access free meals.

For Elementary Hybrid Students:

  • Hybrid students can receive a free daily meal bag with breakfast, lunch and a supper snack to take home.
  • Two days of meals will be sent home on Tuesday.
  • No registration is required.

If you attend CDL, FLEX Online School or are a non-enrolled community child:

  • All Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) students, FLEX students and children not enrolled in the Beaverton School District can access a free 5-day meal bag every Wednesday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Meal bags include 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 supper snacks. Only children aged 4 and older are eligible for supper snacks.
  • Families can select a school to pick up these meals on the Meal Bag Registration Form.
  • Registration is strongly encouraged.
  • Children do not need to be present to pick up meal bags.
  • Anyone picking up meal bags must wear a mask.

To register for 5-day meal bags and for the most up-to-date information, please visit: www.beaverton.k12.or.us/meals

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P-EBT Meal Benefits

Nutrition Services continues to offer free MEALS to all BSD children aged 1-18 with no Meal Benefits application required. This will continue until the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT)program, through DHS, will offer MONEY to families who qualify for Meal Benefits. The money is being offered to help families purchase groceries during the pandemic. Families who meet the criteria in this list for the 2020-2021 school year will receive P-EBT funds. No application or further action is needed by families who:

  • Have students only at CEP schools (families who have students at CEP and non-CEP schools need to apply for the non-CEP students to receive funds)
    Have children who qualify for SNAP or TANF benefits
    Have children with Homeless, Foster, Migrant, or Runaway status
    Have applied and been approved for Meal Benefits at any time during the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Families who do not meet any of the above criteria need to apply right away for Meal Benefits if they wish to be considered for P-EBT funds. Online applications are strongly encouraged, using www.schoolcafe.com. The SchoolCafe website supports English and Spanish applicants.
  • Paper Meal Benefits applications, in both English and Spanish, are available at all meal pickup sites and all school offices.

For more information, follow this link: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/nutrition-services.

If you have questions, please call Meal Benefits at 503-356-3957 or email to NS-MealBenefits@beaverton.k12.or.us.

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  • 31 - Memorial Day Holiday, NO STUDENTS


  • June 2 - Synchronous Instructional Day

  • June 8 - FINAL PTO Meeting, 7:00p

  • June 18 - Last Day for Students