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Findley Elementary School

May 13, 2022

Message from the Principal

Greetings Findley Community~

The generosity and appreciation we received as a school staff the week of Staff Appreciation was BEYOND! We are so fortunate to have such a thoughtful and supportive community of families. Thank you!

Bingo Night and the Book Fair were such amazing events! Thank you so much to all our parents who made these events such a success. It has been so good to see so many of our families in person and to hold community together once again. My heart is full!

We have five weeks left with your kiddos and we are soaking up every minute of it. This week's newsletter is full of recent goings on, and upcoming events.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sherry Marsh, Ed.D.


Annual Parent Survey-Deadline Approaching!

Please take a few moments to complete the BSD Annual Parent Survey! Our goal is to ensure that every member of our school community feels welcomed, valued, and informed, so it is important for all parents/guardians to complete the survey.

A link to the 2022 Annual Parent Survey was sent to all valid parent email addresses via ParentSquare on Sunday, May 2. The deadline to participate is Sunday, May 22.

Encuesta Anual de Padres de Familia

¡Tómese unos minutos para completar la Encuesta Anual de Padres de Familia del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton! Nuestro objetivo es asegurar que todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad escolar se sientan bienvenidos, valorados e informados, por lo que es importante que todos los padres o tutores completen la encuesta.

Se enviará un enlace a la Encuesta a todas las direcciones de correo electrónico válidas para padres a través de ParentVue el domingo, 2 de mayo de 2022. La fecha límite para participar es el domingo, 22 de mayo de 2022.

Parent Partnership 3.0

Finding a Therapist

Our topic this week is presented by our Social Worker. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Victoria Sharan if you have any additional questions.

If you think of other topics you’d like our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Team to cover, please send us an email.

Your Findley SEL Team:

Emily Gotfried, School Counselor emily_gotfried@beaverton.k12.or.us

Victoria Sharan, School Social Worker victoria_sharan@beaverton.k12.or.us

Susan Hargrave, Student Success Coach susan_hargrave@beaverton.k12.or.us

Finding a Therapist
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May is Asian American/Pacific Islander Month

During our May virtual assembly, we’d love to celebrate our students and families of Asian American/Pacific Islander heritage. We’d love to learn about anything your child would like to share like languages, traditions, and celebrations, to name a few.

If your child(ren) would like to share something about themselves or your family in a brief video, please contact Mrs. Hargrave via email or ParentSquare by May 24th.

Thank You!


Rajanya in Mrs. Antich's class has acquired Rank 1 State level and Rank 4 National Level in Math Kangaroo Contest 2022

Community Resources

Community Resources

Bethany & Cedar Mill Library

Talking to Children about Scary Events

Coronavirus and Covid: A book for Children about the Pandemic

FREE E-Book "I Love you" A story about not being able to visit relatives during the pandemic

Extensive list of Children's Books related to the Pandemic

COVID-19 Free Washington County Counseling (+accepts undocumented folks)To request an appointment, email COVIDCounseling@co.washington.or.us or call Washington County Behavioral Health at 503-846-4528.

Student Health Center - Catherine Kately Williams is the new mental health provider. KateleyWilliamsC@nhcoregon.org It is easiest to reach her via email as she does not have a specific phone routed to her. Cat is available M-F 8-5 and will conduct sessions via zoom. She will serve a bridge gap, providing up to about 10 sessions before she moves students on to a long-term counselor if necessary. They are set up to take every major insurance plan including Kaiser for OHP kids. They will also have an intake person who can help families get the kids on OHP.

Approved Flyers


Before coming to school to volunteer, please make sure you have completed your background check with the District.

You must be cleared and have a valid COVID Vaccine card on file in order to be in the classroom with students.

Here is the link in order to complete the background check.


Last Chance!! Order Now

Don't forget to order your yearbook.

Findley Parents, we are still taking orders for the yearbook but quantities are limited. If you would like to ensure your student gets their copy of the yearbook at year end, please order as soon as possible.

We cannot guarantee that we will have extras at the end of the year but if you pre-order you will have one with your student's name on it for autographs on the last day of school.


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Findley PTO

Findley PTO: Supporting our students by connecting parents, staff, and the community!

Visit our website at www.findleypto.com or email president@findleypto.com.

5th Grade Parents:

The 5th Grade Celebration Committee needs photos of your children during their time at Findley to include in the 5th Grade Slideshow. Please watch for an email in the coming weeks with instructions for uploading your photos. Thank you!

Save the Date – Family Movie Night!

Don't miss out on the fun - Join us for Findley’s Family Movie Night!

Friday, May 20th, 2022

Doors will open at 6:30 pm and the movie starts at 6:45 pm sharp and will be in the Findley Cafeteria/Gym.

We will be screening Encanto, rated PG.

There will be mats & a few cafeteria tables out for seating but it's limited. Bring camping chairs or seating for the family just in case!

Bring your sleeping bag & pillow. We might have concessions - TBD


Findley Parents, don't forget to order your yearbook. Due to the many months we have extended the order period, we cannot guarantee any will be for sale at the end of the year.

Ensure your student gets a copy of the yearbook & follow the link to order yours before time runs out.



Thank you!

Thank you to our wonderful Findley community for supporting the Scholastic Book Fair! Because of you the Book Fair was an outstanding success!

If your child missed out on the in-person fair (or already finished every new book), there’s still time to shop! Our Book Fair will continue online through May 18. Your online purchases benefit our school. Click below to shop our Fair:


Please note that remaining eWallet funds are not returned to a credit card but instead, become a gift card balance and can be used online with Scholastic or used to fund an eWallet for a future Book Fair. (Be sure to sign in with the same email used to create the eWallet.)

We hope to see you and your child at our next Book Fair. Until then, happy reading!

The Findley Carnival is Coming!

Mark your calendar! The Findley Carnival is coming Friday, June 10th! This Hawaiian themed extravaganza will feature carnival games, bounce houses, obstacle courses, stilt walking clowns, prizes galore, food trucks, and an authentic Hawaiian dance performance with hula lessons for the children! There will also be a silent auction and a raffle with amazing prizes including a signed Timber's soccer ball, Trailblazer tickets, a Nintendo Switch, and so much more! Pre Order ticket forms will be coming in mid May. Come celebrate the end of another fantastic year at Findley!

PTO General Meeting 5/16

The PTO general meeting will be on Monday, May 16th at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to join! Zoom details will be sent on Monday.

Upcoming Events


16th- PTO Meeting on Zoom (link will be shared via ParentSquare)

18th- Walk & Roll Day


20th-Movie Night 6:45pm

26th- Early Release Day

30th- No School, Memorial Day


10th- Findley Carnival!

15th- Field Day

17th- 5th Grade Celebrations

20th - No School JuneTeenth

21st - Last Day of School Early Release Day

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