Dragon News

Findley Elementary School

April 5, 2019


Anshul competed in the State Geography Bee on March 29th and finished 4th in State!

Great job and congratulations!!

Kindy Registration Now Open

It is time to register your incoming kindergartner for school.

Please go to the Findley website and click on register online. Be sure to choose school year 2019-2020 to get started.

Findley Website

3rd - 4th & 5th Grade Testing

State testing begins on Monday, not all classes will test each day so please be sure you ask your student or watch for the emails your teacher will be sending.

We recommend that students get a good nights sleep and eat a good breakfast and lunch. There will be make up days so please keep your student home if they are not feeling well.

Student Test Results in ParentVUE

The administration of our state assessments will take place between April 8 and June 4, 2019. State test scores will be available in ParentVUE! You will be able to see your child’s test results sooner than in prior years with less impact on the environment. For the English Language Arts and Math tests, a student’s score is available in ParentVUE two weeks after both parts of the test are completed.

Due to the implementation of the new state science test this year, science scores will not be available until next fall after passing scores are identified by the Oregon Department of Education.

The Testing Information tab in ParentVUE has links to additional information about your child’s scores. If you need assistance activating a ParentVUE account, please contact your child’s school. Learn more about ParentVUE.

Please note: these scores are not currently available in the ParentVue phone app. Students whose parents/guardians do not have an active ParentVUE account will receive a paper report of test scores. Paper score reports with English Language Arts and Math test results with will be sent home with students on the last day of school. Score reports will be mailed over the summer for students with English Language Arts and Math test results that arrive after the paper score reports are printed in June. Students with at least one parent/guardian with ParentVUE access may request a printed report by contacting Kay Jenkins by email at kay_jenkins@beaverton.k12.or.us or by phone at 503.356.4594.

Conferences April 17 & 18

Our conferences will be April 17 & 18th, teachers have been setting up conference times, please contact your child's teacher if you have questions about your time.

There is no school on April 18 & 19th.

Findley traffic enforcement underway

You may have noticed Washington County Sheriff’s Office presence at the Saltzman and Thompson intersection before spring break. They will continue to monitor this busy intersection for any traffic violations by drivers, before and after school. Thank you for driving safely through this intersection, for the safety of all of our students and to avoid a hefty fine. Here’s are 5 ways to be a considerate driver:

  • Leave the house earlier, so you’re not in a rush.

  • Consider walking, biking or sending your child on the school bus if available.

  • Obey crossing guard flags. When a crossing guard is in the intersection with flag out, it is illegal for cars to enter.

  • Obey school zone speeds and do not speed up to get through a yellow light. This puts our children, families and crossing guards in danger.

  • Follow the message we teach our kids: PALS (polite, alert, legal, safe). There’s no reason to honk.

Crossing Thompson Rd?

Please be sure to cross all students at Thompson and Saltzman with our crossing guards. We have been notified of some close calls recently where parents have not walked all the way to Saltzman before crossing to the school.

We want to make sure that all students and parents are safe when coming to the school. Please model safe behavior for our whole community.

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Parent Input forms 2019/2020

Below is the Parent Input form that may be completed for the 19/20 school year. Please note, you may not request a specific teacher and all forms must be into our office no later than 4:00 pm on 4/19. We will NOT accept any late forms.

Findley PTO: Supporting our students by connecting parents, staff, and the community!

Visit our website at www.findleypto.com or email president@findleypto.com.


The PTO Board is a decision-making body for the Parent Teacher Organization. Findley PTO is now setting its 2019-2020 Officer Slate! There’s room for you! Visit our website at www.findleypto.com or email president@findleypto.com. Interested in joining us for an executive board meeting to find out if this is right for you? All parents are welcome! We will meet Monday, April 8th, 9am (TVFR Evergreen Fire Station 68 community room).

Open Board Positions for 2019-2020:

  • Treasurer
  • Technology officer
  • Vice President
  • Volunteer Coordinator

2019 Carnival Dads looking for help!

Save the Date! Findley Carnival is June 7th!!!

The 2019 Findley Carnival is Friday, June 7th! The Carny Dads have started to meet and are looking for more Dads who want to join this exciting group of dedicated "Fathers of Dragons” in planning out the event and generally volunteering their time in the buildup to the date. Our next meeting is Wednesday, March 20th at 8:30pm at the Bethany Public House Banquet Room. If you have any questions, please send a note to Kevin Mullen at carnivaldads@gmail.com.

Findley Flyer Needs Volunteers!!!

  • FF Committee Leads for 2019/2020 School Year:
    • It's time to pass the baton! We do not have Committee Leads for FF next year. We are in need of some awesome parents that care about physical fitness, reaching goals & inspiring students!
    • If you are interested in continuing this fantastic program for our students, please come to one of the FF volunteer days and learn more about it or contact Rachelle Leffler directly at leffler6453@mac.com

Findley Community Making a Difference

Findley has been collecting unwanted school supplies at the end of the year and donated those supplies for 8 years. This year the parents involved were Jayashree and Anil Balwanti, Kristin Vande Zandschulp and Allison Greene. These are all 5th grade parents. We would love for this tradition to continue at Findley after this year. If you would like to get involved, please contact Kristin Vande Zandschulp at kpvande@gmail.com.

Thank you, Findley families for your generosity, and thank you to the parents who coordinated this effort!

Stoller Community 5K is April 28th!

Join family, friends, neighbors, and classmates for this fun footrace in our own community! Don’t wait - space is limited.

For event information and to register, visit www.stoller5k.com

Save the Date! Findley PTO General Meeting Dates

PTO General Meetings (Findley Library) – Presentations and staff updates. Open to all interested parents!

* Monday, May 20 - 7pm

Upcoming Events


4th Kindy Roundup 4:30 - 6pm

8th SBAC testing starts 3-4-5th Grades

18th & 19th No School Conferences

26th Movie Night 6:30 pm


27th Memorial Day

Other Happenings in the Findley Community:

Approved Flyers

Two Teachers Tutoring - Reading & Math Tutoring Academy
Chess Odyssey - Chess Club
Sunset Youth Lacrosse - 1st and 2nd Grade Registration