October 2021

Monthly Theme: Integrity

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Principal's Message

Hello Fir Grove Families,

Wow, September has flown by! So much learning has been happening. There is joy and laughter in the classrooms and playground.

Families we are excited to dive into more learning this month. Even though October 8th is not a school day for students, teachers will spend October 8th in Professional Development doing many things. Part of the morning will be spent in progress monitoring meetings to share student successes and needs. Teams of teachers work to support each classroom teacher and help create support plans for students. We will also continue our learning on the Oregon State Bill 13 Tribal History/Shared History, new social studies standards and lessons. WE are committed to providing an environment in all our classrooms — including those outside of social studies content areas — for students to learn from diverse perspectives and take action to promote equity inside and outside our schools.

Conferences are coming up on October 27-28th. Families will Zoom with classroom teachers to share learning progress, create some learning goals, and ask questions. Our work at school cannot be accomplished without your partnership at home. You are a vital part of learning! Stay tuned for more information on that.


Erin Miles, Principal

Main Office Team Contact Information

Fir Grove Main Office: 503-356-2110

Karla Portillo, Principal’s Secretary: Karla_portillo@beaverton.k12.or.us

Kris Bridges, Registrar: Kristina_bridges@beaverton.k12.or.us

Erin Miles, Principal: erin_miles@beaverton.k12.or.us

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6 Walk+Bike to School

7 Middle School Options Meeting on Zoom

8 NO SCHOOL/Staff Development, 8:00-11:30am

14 Principal Chat on Zoom, 6:30pm

10/22-11/4 Online Book Fair

19 Picture Day

22 School Assembly

27 Fall Party

27 Vision Screening

27-28 Fall Conferences, 27th-3:30-7:30 and 28th-7:30-7:30ish

28-29 NO SCHOOL/Conferences

Fir Grove Principal Chat

Please join us October 14th @ 6:30pm for conversation and questions on Zoom with Principal Erin Miles.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 879 5620 1147

Passcode: 855186

Music Concert

We always look forward to our Music Concerts each year at Fir Grove. Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions and budget constraints, we cannot have Music Concerts this year. We look forward to a time when we can all gather together to watch our young performers, sing, dance, and play instruments.



Currently we are utilizing outdoor space to eat, but this is weather dependent. When it is not possible to eat outside, we have two indoor spaces set up for eating. Classes will eat in the cafeteria and the Multi-Purpose Room. Students are six feet apart. We have seating charts.

Students have done a fantastic job of remembering their assigned spots, even our Kinders and 1st graders!

Recess Outside

Students will have recess outside even if it is raining. I see students coming to school without jackets or in sweatshirts. If it is a rainy downpour, then we move recess to the undercover area. Please make sure your child has a jacket with a hood. If you need a jacket, please contact Ms. Caryl, Counselor, maureen_caryl@beaverton.k12.or.us.

Too Sick for School

It is the start of the cold and flu season. We are starting to see and hear sniffles and coughs. What should parents/families do? See the flyers below.
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Talented and Gifted

Every year students are considered for Talented and Gifted services in the Beaverton School District. These services are provided by your child's classroom teacher(s). Oregon law and District policy define gifted students as those who score at or above the 97th percentile on a standardized, nationally normed test of mental ability and/or academic achievement in reading and/or math. Behavioral, learning, and/or performance information is also considered before a student is identified for TAG services.

If you think your child might qualify for TAG services, you may wish to complete the Parent Information Form that is available in our school’s office or linked here. Completing this form gives our school TAG Committee more information about your child, but it is not required. All qualified students will be considered regardless of the form’s completion.

Nomination Forms on the Talented and Gifted website here.

Please complete and return the Parent Information Form to your child’s teacher.

Parent Square


ParentSquare is a simple-to-use platform that provides a safe way for everyone at a school to connect. With ParentSquare, you'll be able to:

  • Receive messages from the district and school via email, text or app notification
  • Choose to receive information as it comes or all at once at 6 p.m. daily
  • Communicate in your preferred language
  • Comment on school postings to engage in your school community
  • Direct message teachers, staff and other parents
  • Participate in group messages
  • Sign up for parent-teacher conferences
  • Sign forms & permission slips
  • And more all from your phone or web portal!

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Mission Statement

Our Fir Grove community believes that by working together to create meaningful relationships, honor differences, and encourage excellence, students will develop a lifelong curiosity and joy of learning.

Fir Grove Elementary

Office Hours: 7:30-4:00

The district prohibits discrimination and harassment based on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to, an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veteran status, or because of a perceived or actual association with any other persons within these protected classes.