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Chehalem Elementary Newsletter- October 30, 2020

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Principal's Message

Dear Chehalem Families,

I can't believe it's November next week! Hope all the children have fun with Character day today. I know the kindergarten students enjoyed our socially-distanced pumpkin patch at school this week as well.

Stay healthy and well.

As always, reach out if you need anything.

Sincerely, Angee Silliman


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Safe Trick-or-Treat Event at Mountainside High Tomorrow

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Childcare Subsidy Reminder

As we communicated to you last week, Washington County has secured a grant through the federal CARES Act to provide child care subsidies to parents/guardians. The Beaverton School District will be distributing approximately $2.4 million to families who are eligible and apply for these funds.

The application window is now open to apply online for money to help cover some or all of your out-of-pocket child care expenses:

If you don’t have internet access, you can pick up a paper application at your school or the District Office (16550 SW Merlo Drive, Beaverton).

If you have questions, call 503-793-0480 or email If you need translation assistance, call our Multilingual Department at 503-356-3755.

The funds will be distributed until they are gone. It’s in your best interest to apply early.

Supply Pick Up

In addition to picking up classroom materials or supplies from the office, Ms. Blanchard has offered to bring materials out to her curbside library book check-out times. We thought the evening hours might help parents who can not get to school between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00. This would include Chromebook pick-up as long as we know ahead of time so that the device could be checked out and ready to go. Call the office to arrange pick-up at 503-356-2060.

Tuesday and Thursday: 11-12 and 4:30-6:00

PTO Corner

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Safety Tips

November 1st Brings Daylight Savings and Important Tips for Traveling Safely This Fall

On Sunday, Nov. 1st, we lose an hour and it will be darker earlier. With shorter days this time of year, all road users should be extra alert to see each other. Here are some suggestions to help everyone stay safe on the road:

Wear bright reflective clothing when walking or rolling.

Don’t assume people driving will see you. Make eye contact before crossing in front of vehicles.

Be alert! Keep eyes and ears open, especially while crossing the street.

Cyclists should make sure to have lights and wear helmets – it is the law, and it helps people see you and keep you safe.

Driving or biking? Use extra caution and slow down in the dark and rain. Always be alert for people on foot or bike at intersections, crosswalks (marked and unmarked), bike lanes and in school zones. Do not text and drive – it’s against the law, carries steep fines and is unsafe for all road users.

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Sincerely, Angee Silliman

Principal at Chehalem Elementary