Hazeldale Hawk

School Newsletter — January 8th, 2020

Note from the Principal

Dear families of Hazeldale,

December’s Learner Profile Attribute focus was on being a Thinker.

Thinkers: We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

January's Learner Profile Attribute is Principled:

Principled: We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

Teaching teams are teaching either their second or third unit of inquiry within a transdisciplinary theme. Ask your child or child’s teacher about it! Below is information from www.ibo.org informing you of the themes.

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) is underpinned by six transdisciplinary themes around which learning is planned.

These are:

  • Who we are.
  • Where we are in place and time.
  • How we express ourselves.
  • How the world works.
  • How we organize ourselves.
  • Sharing the planet.

These themes are selected for their relevance to the real world. They are described as transdisciplinary because they focus on issues that go across subject areas.

The transdisciplinary themes help teachers to develop a programme of inquiry. Teachers work together to develop investigations into important ideas, which require a substantial and high level of involvement on the part of students.

Through the PYP curriculum framework, schools ensure that students examine each theme.

Angela Tran


PYP at Hazeldale Website

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Kids Heart Challenge at Hazeldale

Dear Parents,

Hazeldale is kicking off Kids Heart Challenge with the American Heart Association this week in PE class. Fundraiser packets will be coming home with your students during the week. These explain the program in more detail as well as show all the possible prizes your student can earn while helping save lives through the American Heart Association. This is our 6th year running the program here at Hazeldale. It is such a great opportunity for our students to learn about keeping their own hearts healthy through exercise (emphasis on jump rope this week) and proper nutrition. Below you will meet this year’s Heart Heroes that will help us fight heart disease and teach us how to keep our hearts happy while helping others! You can get a jump start by registering online today! Download the FREE App called Kids Heart Challenge for Apple or Android or visit www.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge and search for our school to get started. When you join our team, your child will be asked to take the challenge to BE KIND, MORE MOVE or BE READY. Just for taking the challenge, your child will earn the Kids Heart Challenge wristband! And, when you raise your first donation online, you’ll also earn Heart Heroes Perrie and Knox! More prizes are available and your students can keep turning in money all month (MONEY DUE JANUARY 31!). In addition to the prizes there are some extra incentives just for our school:


  • Top 10 Fundraisers- Get to slime Mr. Lynn at Dismissal
  • Top Participating Class- Earns a PE class
  • Heart Squishy at $150 online or offline halfway through

Thank you for helping our school and the American Heart Association save lives! Meet Alexa (1 Minute Video) our Kids Heart Challenge student survivor!

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Family Concert: The Beaverton Symphony Orchestra

Tickets and more information are available at www.beavertonsymphony.org. Discounted prices are available for children and seniors.

Family Concert: The Beaverton Symphony Orchestra with Guest Artists 3 Leg Torso The program starts with BSO performing Leroy Anderson’s Chicken Reel, Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals. Together we perform original works by 3 Leg Torso including the premiere of three new pieces.

Friday, January 17, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 19, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. at The Village Grand Auditorium, 330 SW Murray Boulevard, Beaverton, Oregon, 97005.

Pre-concert talk 30 minutes prior by Maestro Travis Hatton.

The Beaverton Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1984, is a community orchestra comprising 80 members. The Symphony is committed to enriching the performing arts culture of Washington County and making classical music accessible to the broadest possible audience. The Symphony presents five concerts each season. For more information, please visit www.beavertonsymphony.org

Upcoming Events

Key Dates and Events Coming Up:

  • Monday, January 13th—PTO Meeting 6:30 pm

Two of our PTO agenda items at the January 13th Meeting will be BizTown for the future as well as the Middle School Boundary process with guest, Steven Sparks, Exec. Administrator for Long Range Planning

  • Friday, January 17th—Principal's Coffee and Chat 8:35 am in Multipurpose Conference Room (our all school assembly is at 9:30 am and the section of bleachers closest to the gym entrance doors is reserved for guests).
  • Friday, January 17th—PTO Popcorn Friday (all students receive a bag of popcorn)
  • Monday, January 20th—No School—Martin Luther King Holiday
  • Monday, January 27th—No School—Grading Day

  • Friday, January 31st—Kids Heart Challenge Money Due
Download the FREE App called Kids Heart Challenge for Apple or Android or visit www.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge and search for our school to get started

  • Friday, January 31st—Report Cards Accessible in ParentVUE (see note above regarding report cards going paperless)
  • Friday, January 31st—LOST AND FOUND UNCLAIMED ITEMS DONATED (end of each month)—Please write your child's name on the tag of their clothing and we will be sure to get it back to them.
  • Monday, February 10th—Art Literacy Training @ 10 am
  • Monday, February 10th—PTO Meeting 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, February 13th—K/1 Music Program—Giraffes Can't Dance
  • Monday, February 17th—No School—Presidents' Day Holiday
  • Tuesday, February 18th—No School for Students—Staff Development Day
  • Thursday, February 20th—PTO Dining for Dollars @ Red Robin
  • Friday, February 21st—Principal's Coffee and Chat 8:35 am in Multipurpose Conference Room (our all school assembly is at 9:30 am and the section of bleachers closest to the gym entrance doors is reserved for guests).

District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

Hazeldale’s Mission and Vision

Hazeldale Elementary School works to support and inspire every child to think, to learn, to care, and to engage with power and agency in a changing world.

We provide a learning environment and instruction that promotes engagement, academic excellence, self-confidence, independence, risk and resilience. We foster respect, an appreciation of self and others, and collaboration through inquiry, exploration, goal setting, and service.

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