Parent Blast - January 18, 2021
We are so excited to share that our attendance during CDL has been just as awesome as our in-person instruction and that is because of the great partnership with all of you and your hard work - thank you parents!! This week our EAT (Engagement, Access and Attendance Team) is sending out post-cards to students to recognize their hard work and also improvements to attendance.
Next month we are going to be focused building-wide on active engagement. Active engagement includes:
- Listening - joining live meetings, watching recorded lessons
- Joining the conversation - turning on the camera to give visual feedback to peers/teachers, verbally sharing ideas and asking questions, typing ideas and questions into the chat feature, sharing ideas in breakout rooms with peers
- Completing work in Google Classroom - carefully reading directions and learning targets and turning in completed work, asking questions using the comment feature, emailing or asking the teacher for help, joining the teacher for small groups and/or office hours to continue learning
We would love your support at home in reviewing these active engagement actions and joining us in positively recognizing your child/children when you see them doing these.
Curbside Library Book Pick-Up is Coming Soon!
In preparation, you can return your child's books to our cart just outside the main doors Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
1/19 - Positive T-Shirt Tuesday
1/19 - Freckle Competition Begins
1/19 - Booster Club Meeting, 6:30 pm (see below)
1/19 - Black Village Family Engagement Meeting, 7:00-8:30 pm (see below)
1/21 - SPED Parent Partnership Meeting, 5:30-6:30 pm (see below)
1/25 - Virtual Assembly during Morning Meeting
1/25 - Principal Read Aloud, 7:15-7:45 pm (link below)
1/27 - Latino Parent Advisory Meeting, 6:30-8:00 pm (see below)
1/28 - Last Day of Semester 1
1/29 - No School, Teacher Grade Prep (report cards)
2/1 - No School, Teacher Prep Day
2/8 - Chipotle Restaurant Night
If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here to serve,
Principal, Patterson Elementary
Return to School Planning
Our next set of updates from HSD are expected on Wednesday, January 18th. We are expecting updates from the Governor and ODE on Tuesday. Please reach out directly if you have any concerns or questions: email@example.com.
Positive T-Shirt Tuesday
Freckle Math Class Competition Begins Tuesday
We encourage students to engage in this platform during extra asynchronous times, on Wednesdays and also as a part of some math assignments posted in Google Classroom.
Our competition is focused on the number of math problems solved, encouraging our students to engage in the platform and get needed practice in mathematics.
Booster Club News
Our Booster Club is planning several fun family events:
- 2/8 - Chipotle Restaurant Night
- 5/5 - MOD Pizza Restaurant Night
And so much more! Come to the meeting to hear what's in store!
BLACK VILLAGE FAMILY ENGAGEMENT MEETING
The Black Village Family Advisory Committee will host a family engagement meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom. Families of students identifying as Black/African American/African are invited to join the monthly meetings to learn more about what is happening in the District and to share thoughts, concerns, and ideas for how best to support students in their education. At this month’s meeting, we will be discussing mental and emotional health.
Please contact Jonathan Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to participate in the meeting.
SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT PARTNERSHIP MEETING
The next Special Education Parent Partnership meeting takes place on Thursday, Jan. 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Topics will include the Special Education entry and exit process, and the latest guidance from the Oregon Department of Education and Oregon Health Authority. Spanish interpretation is available.
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Meeting ID: 991 1974 4726
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LATINO PARENT ADVISORY MEETING
HSD’s Latino Virtual Parent Meeting takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. via Google Meet (dial +1470-655-0305 PIN: 462795800#). All families of students identifying as Latino and/or Mesoamerican Indigenous are welcome to attend these monthly meetings to learn more about what is happening in the District and to share thoughts and concerns for how to best support students in their education. Join us and learn about new ways to get involved in the school system. For more information, call 503-844-1475.The meeting will be held in Spanish. Interpretation available in other languages is available upon prior request.
La próxima reunión de Padres Latinos de HSD, se llevará a cabo el miércoles, 27 de enero de las 6:30 p.m. a las 8:00 p.m. en Google Meet (llamar al +1470-655-0305 PIN: 462795800#). Todas las familias de estudiantes que se identifiquen como Latinos y estudiantes indígenas mesoamericanos están invitados a asistir a estas reuniones mensuales para aprender más sobre lo que está sucediendo en el Distrito y compartir sus ideas, preocupaciones sobre la mejor manera de apoyar a los estudiantes en su educación. Unase a nosotros y aprenda de formas para involucrarse en la educación de sus hijos. Para más información llame al 503-844-1475. Las reuniones se llevaran a cabo en español. Servicios de interpretación disponible con previo aviso.
UNDERSTANDING YOURSELF AS A TAG LEARNER
Procrastination, perfectionism, and anxiety - do these sound familiar? Do they cross your mind and give you pause? You are not alone! Sometimes the best way to work through something is to know more about it. Knowledge is power!
High school students identified as Talented and Gifted (TAG) are invited to watch five 10-minute videos linked below (and posted in the high school TAG Google Classrooms) and use this handout to help them process the information:
- Session1: What it means to be TAG
- Session 2: Why it’s awesome being gifted
- Session 3: Anxiety
- Session 4: Perfectionism
- Session 5: Procrastination
Students are also invited to join Google Meet (or dial: +1 234-805-1095 PIN: 888 682 860#) sessions on these topics, which are hosted by Lydia Laurance, TAG Coordinator at Century High School, at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. Feel free to attend any or all of them; although the material is connected, attending one is not a prerequisite for the others. The sessions are open to HSD students at all of our high schools, including Hillsboro Online Academy.
For more information, please contact Lydia Laurance or District TAG TOSA Deb Luther.
Principal Read Alouds
Monday - January 25th from 7:15-7:45 pm
Or dial: +1 530-395-0638 PIN: 227 115 309#
2022 TEACHER OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS
Nominate an outstanding teacher today for 2022 Oregon Teacher of the Year! Regional winners will receive a $500 award in May 2021 and move a step closer to being named the 2022 Oregon Teacher of the Year!
The Teacher of the Year program was created to recognize exemplary public school educators who inspire students and make a positive impact in the communities where they live. The award celebrates knowledge, dedication, innovation and leadership. For 2022, exceptional teachers will be honored in up to 19 regions across the state, with Oregon’s Teacher of the Year selected from among the regional finalists.
Nominations are due by Sunday, Jan. 31. Learn more at oregonteacheroftheyear.org.
Free Parent Workshop
One of our community partners is holding a FREE family workshop series every Tuesday in January. The topics all relate to mental health and are titled "How to help your kids engage in virtual learning". Families must sign up for each session on EventBrite. Spanish sessions are 5-6 pm and English sessions are 6-7 pm. Zoom links to join and other information in the following links.
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School Board Appreciation Month
January is School Board Appreciation Month! And while COVID has certainly made things different, our Board is still working hard on behalf of students, staff, and families. If you would like to extend your thanks and/or appreciation, you can mail cards to our district office: 3083 NE 49th Place Hillsboro, OR 97124
Thank you to our HSD school board for their hard work and dedication to our students!