Sexton Mountain Newsletter

April 2019

Principal's Note

In April, teachers have the opportunity to meet with you. They have been preparing and can't wait to share the amazing growth your student has made and review goals they are working on now. This is an important time for parents and teachers to connect and celebrate. The school year still has 2 and 1/2 months left and we want to make sure to squeeze in as much learning as possible. When school and home partner great things happen for kids. We appreciate partnering with you.

Incoming Kindergarten Students for Fall of 2019

Incoming Kindergarten Storytime- Come to the Sexton Mountain Library on Thursday April 11th from 2:30-3:00 pm. Parents will hear about how to support beginning readers. Kids will hear a story and take home home a free book.


Kindergarten Round-up will be happening April 16th @ 5:30. Students will be able to visit classrooms. Parents will have an opportunity to meet staff and ask questions.

Early Release Time

This month our focus was on getting ready for state testing. We want testing to reflect what incredible learners we have at Sexton Mountain. K-2 teachers worked together on ways to raise language development through read alouds. 3-5 teachers prepared and reflected on all the details needed to be ready for the best testing environment for students.
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State Testing for grades 3-5

Student Test Results in ParentVUE

The administration of our state assessments will take place between April 29 and May 24. 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 your child’s school. 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 with will be sent home with students on the last day of school. 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 kay_jenkins@beaverton.k12.or.us or by phone at 503.356.4594.

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PE student survey


  • The District is surveying 5th and 8th grade students to gather information for planning, program evaluation, and assessment of progress on the District’s Physical Education and nutrition plan.

  • The student survey takes about 20 minutes during the regular school day. Like other surveys, results will be presented only about groups. No individual data will be reported.

  • Your child may skip questions or stop filling out the survey at any time. Refusing to participate or withdrawing from the survey does not affect your child's grades or class standing in any way. If you or your child does not want to participate, your child can read or do some other activity while his or her classmates complete the survey.

  • A copy of the survey is available from your child's school and is posted at

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/district/research-reports

  • After reviewing the survey, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify your child’s teacher.

Student Survey


  • Each year the District surveys students, staff, and parents to gather information for planning, program evaluation, and assessment of progress on the District's Strategic Plan.

  • The student survey takes about 20 minutes during the regular school day. The data gathered from the survey are anonymous; your child will not put his/her name or other identifying information on the survey. Like other surveys, results will be presented only about groups. No individual data will be reported.

  • Your child may skip questions or stop filling out the survey at any time. Refusing to participate or withdrawing from the survey does not affect your child's grades or class standing in any way. If you or your child does not want to participate, your child can read or do some other activity while his or her classmates complete the survey.

  • A copy of the survey is available from your child's school and is posted at

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/district/research-reports

  • After reviewing the survey, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify your child's teacher.

April Calendar

April 10- Crazy Hair Day

April 11-12- No school student conferences

April 26-STEAM Fair

April 30-PTC meeting @ 6:30 in the Library