The Buzz

Errol Hassell Family News- February 19, 2021


One School One Book is a movement designed to get an entire school community - including parents - involved in the joy of reading. Each week in the family newsletter there will be an audio link that families can use to enjoy the book titled “Dragons in a bag”. Dragons in a Bag dips into the fantasy realm yet remains tethered to the real world. And Jaxon is in the middle balancing the normalcy of his mom’s present-day Brooklyn with Ma’s mysterious land that exists outside of the typical constraints of time and space. Can he remain that bridge between the two? Author Zetta Elliott intentionally wrote this book to add some representation to show children that “magic can happen to anyone, anywhere. So now we have this modern fantasy adventure starring Jaxon, an African American boy from Brooklyn whose normal city life turns upside-down one day when his mother leaves him with a mysterious elderly lady known simply by “Ma.” Here is the book trailer Dragons in a bag.

There will be weekly trivia questions for students and families to answer. We look forward to everyone coming together and loving “ Dragons in A Bag” By Zetta Elliot! If you loved book one “Dragons in a Bag” You will love book two “ The Dragon Thief “

If you signed up to receive a hard copy of the book, you should have received an email to pick it up at the school. School office hours are 8am-4pm.

Part 1

Chapters 1-3 read by the author , Zetta Elliot

Trivia Questions! (answers will be posted next week)

  1. Who is the author of Dragons in a Bag?

  2. Why did Mama take Jax to his grandmother's?

  3. How many locks does his grandmother have on her door?

  4. What does Jax let in the kitchen?

Kindergarten registration!!!! (Meeting 2/25 @ 6pm Meeting ID: 878 4455 5147 PW: 947174)

Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open! Watch this helpful video to learn why it's important to register early and how to start the process.

¡Las inscripciones de Kindergarten para el año escolar 2021-2022 están abiertas ahora! Vea este video informativo de como iniciar el proceso y la importancia de matricularse temprano.

Curriculum Resources:

Reading and Writing: Teachers' College Units of Study

(New!) Reading and writing videos

Math: Math Workshop

Science: Twig

BSD Resources:

- Parenting video for helping your children during CDL

- Mental Health Resources (NEW!)

- Family Toolkit

EHSL Spotfiy Playlist by Mrs. Palmer

Milk Jugs

Do you have milk jugs to donate? We are looking to collect plastic gallon milk jugs with the lids to make an igloo in the library. If you have a donation, please bring them to the office. Thank you!

Office open 8am-4pm Monday-Friday

Call (503) 356-2090 or come by!

School Hours: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m., noon- 2 p.m.

2020-2021 BSD Calendar


11-11:30 Lunch Bunch for K-2 Meeting ID: 307 483 5324 Password: sel

11:30-12 Lunch Bunch for 3-5 Meeting ID: 307 483 5324 Password: sel

2-3pm After School Hangout Meeting ID: 307 483 5324 Password: sel

2:15-3:15 Homework Help Meeting ID: 987 708 6687 Passcode: sel

3-4pm Social Worker Office Hour Meeting ID: 880 8466 6458 PW: SSW


10:30- noon Outdoor Library in the back of the school

11- noon Curbside food pick up for all children up to age 18

11- noon Curbside food boxes

WEDNESDAY 2/24 No school! It is a teacher staff development day.

No Book Bus!


11-noon Food pick up for all children up to age 18

2:15-3:15 Homework Help Meeting ID: 987 708 6687 Passcode: sel

Fridays Spirit Day

11-11:30 Lunch Bunch for K-2 Meeting ID: 307 483 5324 Password: sel

11:30-12 Lunch Bunch for 3-5 Meeting ID: 307 483 5324 Password: sel

After School Hangout 2-3pm Meeting ID: 307 483 5324 Password: sel

EHSL Library

If you’re done reading your books, please return them so we can replenish our shelves.

If you have questions, please email Mrs. Plew at

It is Black History Month. To celebrate the diversity of our school, we have a display of books that depict some of the diversity we have at EHSL. Ask your teacher for a read aloud of any of these books. When we return, these books are nestled in a cozy reading area for students to read.

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Beaverton Resource Center

BSD Meal Info

Meal benefits application

Clothes Closet

Errol Hassell Community Room. If you have connections for donations of (new and gently used) clothes, toiletries, books, and shelf stable food, please email Cynthia Moffett ( or bring in your donation Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 4 p.m..

Amazon Smile

Connect your Amazon app to Amazon Smile. Earn dollars for Errol Hassell PTO every time you shop. (Instructions here)

Volunteer info!