Oak Hills Newsletter
Week of October 31 and November 7
Message from the Principal
Dear Oak Hills Families,
We are rolling into short weeks of school this month, but Parent Teacher Conferences are one of the most important weeks of the school year as staff form partnerships with you. The conference will be utilized to share information about your child's progress--all the positives and areas of growth. Please continue to share information that will be helpful with supporting your student throughout the year.
Many families have signed up for conferences. If you need support with setting up a conference or need to respond to a teacher's message or voicemail, please call the main office and Ms. Hosack or Ms. Powers can help with your questions.
A reminder that our PE (Mr. Herd and Mr. Van) and Music teachers (Ms. Boling and Teacher Sally) will be available to meet with you in the gym during conferences. If you have time, please stop by or you can arrange a meeting with them in person or via zoom. If you would like to connect with Resource teachers (Ms. Smith, Mr. Dignan), ELD teacher (Ms. Bermudez), School Psychologist (Mr. Sickler), Speech Pathologist (Ms. Purser), please email them to set up a time to connect.
If you need to connect with a member of the Care Team (Ms. Ray-counselor, Ms. McCarty--student success coach, Bri Correa--social worker, Ms. Do--principal, Ms. Hansen-assistant principal, Heather O'Leary -School nurse), please call/email/swing by the office and we will try to connect you with someone.
Look forward to seeing you this week!
Schoolwide Reminders this Week and Next Week
*Last day of school for the week
*PTO: Raffle ticket and prize list from Jog-A-Thon will come home with your students end of day.
*Parent Teacher Conferences-3:40-7:40pm
*No school for students
*Parent Teacher Conferences--AM and PM appointments (7:40am-7:40pm)
*No school for students
*Office open (7:30am-3:30pm)
Reminders for Week of 11/7 (We will not be sending a newsletter next week).
*Picture Retakes in morning. Please bring packets back or bring a new form. Forms are available in the office. You can also order photos online. Directions are on the form.
*PTO: Jog-A-Thon ticket raffle drop-off will be during lunches.
PTO: Jog-A-Thon ticket raffle drop-off will be during lunches.
*No School--Grading Day
*No School--In observance of Veteran's Day
Library News from Ms. Larsen
Our School Goal is to check out 20,000 books. As of Oct. 28th we have checked out a total of 4045!
Our Cedar Mill Library has many OBOB resources. One is audiobooks and downloadable e-audeobooks. I encourage the students to reread and listen to the books to pick up details from the stories for battles. I have also encouraged the students to keep a notebook where they can write down details and study these before the battle competitions. Another resource is practice battles in December. Registration is required.
In December, we are planning to open our library during lunch for teams to come practice for battles using the practice questions from the Cedar Mill Library. We need volunteers for these practice battles. Please email Ms. Larsen if you are interested.
Cedar Mill Library WiserKids K-5 Newsletter
Our local public library has many resources to share in a monthly newsletter! In this issue you will find these topics:
Fall and Winter Reading program info
Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) resources
Dyslexia resources and More!
Student Library Cards
To keep in touch with all things Library, check out the LIBRARY WEBSITE for:
Helpful Library Links for students and parents
How to View Your Student’s Library Account (Slides 1-7), View the Library Catalog (slide 8), Put Books on Hold (Slides 9-10), Renew books (slides 11-12), Pay Library Fines (Slide 13)
Ordering Books From Scholastic for your home collection
If you have questions please feel free to reach out to Ms. Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the slide deck from the presentation on 10/12. If you have questions, please contact our TAG coordinators, Taylor Thompson or Maggie Nice. District coordinator is Heidi Hanson.
Message from the Care Team
Hello, Oak Hills Families,
This time of year, we know that many households are looking forward to meaningful traditions spent with loved ones. The Oak Hills Care Team wants to ensure as many families as possible feel supported and have what they need to enjoy the time with family and friends. If your family celebrates a holiday or meaningful tradition between now and January 31st, and you would like to know what resources are available, please contact Bri Correa directly at 503.850-8415 or email at Briana_Correa@beaverton.k12.or.us.
PTO presents After-School Club Opportunities Update
We are excited to start having some after school clubs back in the school! Here is some information about the steps needed to get a club rolling (After school club info). Proposals for clubs for our first session need to be turned in before Nov 7th.
Right now, we have some interest for a Pokemon Trading Club and a Chess Club for 4th and 5th graders. Registration forms for our first session starting November 30 will be coming out soon. These clubs are entirely parent run so if you are interested in being involved, please reach out to email@example.com.
There will be class limits to each club. If the slots fill up quickly, we will communicate to the community about recruiting more advisors to supervise students. There will be new sessions offered every two months.
PTO News/Jog-A-Thon Updates
McTeacher's Night Update
Thanks to Tanasbourne McDonalds and all who attended McTeachers night! We were able to raise another $1,600 for our school!
Jog-A-Thon Fundraising Update
Total fundraising amount raised!!
*total may increase when we receive employer matching
*We are still working on gathering the photos. We will let you know when the folder is ready to access.
*Tickets and prize list will be distributed for take home tomorrow, November 2nd at the end of the school day.
*Ticket raffle will be on Nov 8th and 9th during school. Winners will be selected at the end of the day Nov 9th. Communication of the winners will be communicated during at the beginning of the week (November 14th).
*Classroom parties for top earners and wrap up assembly (where admin get to be wrapped up and care team gets to transform into a human sundae!) will be during the week of Nov. 14th. More details to follow.
*Top fundraising classes in each grade level will earn a popsicle party!
Final update on the leader board (Top Fundraising classes at each grade level):
Final leader board (Top overall fundraising class):
1st place: Perrigan---Ms. Perrigan's class will receive a pizza party!
2nd place: Yamada
3rd place: Willis
Family Movie Night-Friday, November 18th (6-8pm)
Mark your calendars for Family Movie Night on November 8th! This is a free family event and concessions will be available for purchase. All proceeds from concessions will go toward the 5th Grade Celebration fund. More details to follow!
What does a Classroom Coordinator do?
Grade levels are having more volunteer opportunities and will soon be getting ready for classroom celebrations (Winter parties in December, Friendship Day in February, etc).
If you are interested in being a classroom coordinator, please reach out to your child’s teacher.
Seeking Donations for Oak Hills
We appreciate your donations to the snack pantry. We always welcome more donations when you are able to contribute to this need.
Kleenex/tissue are also items that are needed in the classrooms and the office. Thank you for your generosity!
Important Dates--Mark Your Calendars
Wednesday, November 2: Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:40-7:40pm
Thursday, November 3: NO SCHOOL- Parent Teacher Conferences AM and PM options available
Friday, November 4: NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, November 8: Picture Retakes
Thursday, November 10: NO SCHOOL-Grading Day
Friday, November 11: NO SCHOOL-In observance of Veterans Day
Friday, November 18: PTO Popcorn Friday
Friday, November 18: PTO Family Movie Night (6-8pm)
Friday, November 18: Assembly
Wednesday-Friday, November 23-25: NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving Holiday Break
Monday, November 28: NO SCHOOL-Staff Development Day
Wednesday, December 7: Winter Music Showcase (Grades 4 & 5) 4-5pm
Wednesday, December 7: Kickoff to Scholastic Book Fair; Book Fair Family Night 5:15-6:15pm
Wednesday, December 7: Padres Unidos/Parents Unite--6:15-7:15pm. More info to follow.
December 7-December 13: Book Fair
Proposed Local Option Levy 2022 (REPEAT)
On November 8, 2022, voters will have the opportunity to decide whether to renew a 5-year local option levy. If passed, the proposed levy renewal would fund approximately 286 teaching positions, maintain class sizes and help prepare students for post-high school endeavors. The proposed levy renewal is projected to raise approximately $39-$43 million annually; over a 5-year period, the proposed levy renewal would raise about $205 million.
If passed, the proposed levy renewal would continue the existing tax rate of $1.25 per $1,000 of assessed property value.
If the proposed levy renewal does not pass, the levy rate would not be assessed. The District would not receive about $39 million to fund 286 teaching positions, maintain class sizes and help prepare students for post-high school endeavors, starting in the 2023-2024 school year.
The current local option levy expires on June 30, 2023.
Fall Parent Teacher Conferences Updates (REPEAT)
Please sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences via ParentSquare. If you need help with this platform, please call the front office or email your student's teacher with your questions.
Oak Hills Fall Conferences will be held on Wednesday, November 2nd and Thursday, November 3rd by appointment. Families will have the option to choose a meeting in person on site or via zoom when selecting a time slot.
Currently, our bilingual liaisons are securing interpreters for families at the middle school level and will be shortly secure interpreters for families at Oak Hills. Our goal is to open up the appointments two weeks before conferences. Please stay tuned.
Oak Hills Fall Conference Schedule:
- Wednesday, 11/2- School is in session; Evening Conferences (3:40-7:40pm)
- Thursday, 11/3- No School for Students; Conferences (7:40am-7:40pm; teacher time slots vary throughout the day. Please check ParentSquare for appointments).
- Friday, 11/4- No School for Students
Attention 5th Grade Families--Option School Open Houses and Application Deadlines (Repeat)
Applications for the 2023-2024 school year will be available starting today, Monday, October 17.
Rachel Carson’s address was incorrect in the message sent out on 10/16, and they have added another Open House. Please do some early investigation of our option schools and programs online and plan to attend one or more of the upcoming open houses.
Please know that students may only apply to one option school or program. Please give careful consideration to your choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes are allowed.
All applicants must reside within BSD boundaries or currently attend a BSD school on an approved inter-district transfer. (Upon acceptance to an option school or program, you may be required to provide proof of address or inter-district transfer.)
Beginning October 17, current BSD students are able to apply online using their BSD student ID. There’s also an online application for resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school. If you do not have internet access, visit your school office for a paper application.
Applications must be received no later than Friday, December 9 at 4:00 p.m.
Options Lottery & Admissions Timeline (2023-2024 School Year)
● Monday, October 17: Lottery opens.
● Friday, December 9: Lottery applications due by 4:00 p.m.
● Wednesday, December 14: Lottery is conducted.
● Thursday, December 15: E-mail notifications sent offering enrollment or notice of wait-pool status with second consideration applications; results cannot be given over the phone.
● Monday, January 9: Second consideration applications due to schools.
● Wednesday, February 1: Deadline for parents to accept by 4:00 p.m.
Talented and Gifted (TAG) Opportunities (Repeat)
Nominations for TAG
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). Academic, intellectual, behavioral, learning, and/or performance information is 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.
Please complete and return the Parent Information Form to your child’s teacher.
Nomination forms are available on the TAG Website.
Changes to Going Home Plans (Repeat)
Absences and dismissal changes can be reported to us via the Oak Hills website. There are buttons where you can click and report an absence or changes to how your child will be going home. For dismissal, please report the changes before 1:30 PM since this is when we will be delivering the information to our teachers and students. Thank you in advance for utilizing this communication tool. It will free up our phone lines for families, staff, and community members who urgently need to get in touch with the office.
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