October Scholls Heights Knights

Parent/Guardian Newsletter

Parent/Teacher Conferences

We are looking forward to sharing your student(s) success and what they will be working on this year. If you requested an interpreter conference, it was scheduled for you. If you haven't had a chance to sign up for a conference, the link is below.


https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Scholls_Heights_Elementary


Reminder: Students have an Early Release day on Oct. 17th and conferences are that day from 4PM-8PM. Students do not have school on Thursday, October 18th but teachers will be conferencing from 8 AM-8PM. There is no school on Friday, October 19.


There is a Fun PTO Event on Thursday, October 18th! The PTO is hosting a family movie day during our Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday, October 18 at 2 PM. All students are welcome to enjoy the movie with their adult. If you have a conference scheduled during the movie, you may leave your school aged child while you attend your conference and return to the movie after. The movie chosen by the students is Hotel Transylvania 3.

Walk and Roll

The PTO's Green Team is organizing Walk and Roll to Scholls Heights. We would like to encourage students to walk or ride the school bus on October 10th. There are also several meeting spots where you can join a Walking School Bus. A walking school bus is a group of students and parents that walk to school together safely. Please check out our website under Students and Parents for more information.


All students will receive a sticker. Staff will be cheering students on as they enter the building. This is a great way to promote either exercise or less pollution through riding the bus.

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Dining for Dollars

Scholls Heights' PTO will earn money on October 10th when people enjoy a Meal at Baja Fresh from 12 PM to close.

Book Fair

We are very excited to announce that we will have a Book Fair in our library from October 15-18th. They will be open on Monday and Tuesday from 8:15 AM-4PM and Wednesday and Thursday from 8:15 AM-7 PM.

CogAT Screener

In October, all 3rd and 5th grade students in the Beaverton School District will be administered the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Screener. This 30-minute test measures students’ learned reasoning abilities through verbal/picture analogies, number analogies and figure matrices.

Currently the main purpose for administering the CogAT is to identify students for TAG in the area of intellectual ability. Students who score at the 97th percentile or above on the CogAT screener will be invited to test with the full version of the CogAT that is used for potential TAG identification. The full version of the CogAT will be given in November. For more information, please contact (our building TAG Facilitators) Nate Aaberg or Anna Turman.

Missing 10% (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read. #EveryDayMatters #Attendance

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Calendar Survey

The Beaverton School District staff and community are invited to assist with the selection of the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 District calendars by selecting their preferred calendar option for each of the two years. The survey will be open through October 14, 2018. The final calendars will be announced and posted on the District’s website following the October 22, 2018 School Board meeting.



The calendar committee, comprised of parents, association leadership, school administrators and central administrators, considered the following factors when developing the various calendar options:



  • Contractual requirements: District calendars must include 184 student days, 198 licensed employee days, 5 paid holidays (Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Presidents Day and Memorial Day), 3 August pre-service days, 2 August professional development days and 4 grading days.


  • Instructional and historical considerations: Calendar committees typically try to distribute semesters as evenly as possible, place grading days on Mondays or Fridays for parent convenience and provide as many full weeks of school as possible. Winter break has historically been ten days and spring break follows the Oregon University System (OUS) calendar.



  • Starting before/after Labor Day: Over the past three years, an additional nine instructional days have been added to the calendar. Adding these days to the beginning of the year are considered more instructionally consequential for students, prompting school to begin before Labor Day in 2018 rather than going later in June.


2019-2021 District Calendar Survey

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Parent Resources

If you haven't had a chance to check out the District's Parent Resources page I highly recommend that you take a look.

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/PS/Pages/Parent-Bookmarks.aspx