Sexton Mountain Newsletter

May 2019

Principal's Note

May is a bustling time of year. Keep an eye out for the student profile sheet/parent input form. They will be coming home with your student. Your student will fill out the front, and you will fill out the back. Turn them into your classroom teacher. We will use the information to help us create balanced class lists for next year.

We had an amazing turn out for STEAM Fair. Many families were able to enjoy the science and art exhibits. Many thanks to all the parent volunteers, these events require a great deal of work. Our volunteers are one of the things that make Sexton Mountain such a special place. We will be appreciating all our volunteers on May 31st. We want you to know how much we appreciate you.

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Early Release Time

This month the staff focused on Social Emotional Learning for early release time. Staff spent time discussing how to help all students recognize and identify their feelings. We investigated different strategies to help students move themselves back to the green zone.
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Run with the Eagle-5K

Registration for the 6th Annual Run With the Eagle 5k and Kid's Fun Run is open. Sign up at and come on out on Saturday, June 1st to take part in this community tradition!

Day of Action- May 8th

Due to inadequate and unstable state school funding, the District will be reducing an estimated $35 million for the 2019-2020 school year. Based on information available at this time, this may lead to a reduction of 200 licensed positions, resulting in layoffs and involuntary staff transfers. To that end, the Beaverton Education Association (BEA) notified the District of their intent to participate in a May 8, 2019 walkout “Day of Action” event sanctioned by the Oregon Education Association (OEA). The purpose of the walkout is to draw statewide attention to the need for adequate funding for K-12 education after three decades of instability. The May 8 walkout impacts our ability to safely operate schools. Therefore, we have determined May 8 will be a non-student day.

The Beaverton School District supports the goal and urgency of convincing the Legislature to make a significant new investment in Oregon schools, however, we regret a walkout prohibits us from safely operating schools and the impact this decision will have on students and families. The Beaverton School District will continue to tirelessly advocate for adequate and stable school funding for our students. Many of you have asked about ways to show your support for schools, students and teachers. Below are opportunities to show support for Oregon Schools on May 8th. In the next few months there will be other opportunities to show support and contact our elected officials. We will continue to keep you posted.

Sign Waving, May 8th from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at strategic locations in Beaverton.

Join teachers at one of 4 Beaverton locations from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. to hold signs and wave at morning commuters.

Due to limited parking, we STRONGLY encourage carpooling and/or taking public transit.

NORTH: Cornell Road and 173rd – limited parking available at Five Oaks MS

WEST: 185th and TV Hwy – limited parking available at International School of Beaverton

EAST: Walker Road and Cedar Hills Blvd – limited parking available at Cedar Park MS

SOUTH: Scholls Ferry Road and 125th – limited parking available at Conestoga MS

Rally and March at Tom McCall Waterfront Park: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Join educators, students, families and supporters from around the Portland metro area for this family-friendly event. Find more information at

Dear Sexton Mountain Parents and Guardians,

It’s data collection time again for Beaverton’s Safe Routes to School program. The purpose of program is to make walking and biking to school safe, convenient and fun if you are in the walk area.

Parent’s and guardian’s input into how students travel to and from schools and their impression of the safety of the route is valuable as the city and county prioritize needed improvements for our roads. The following link was generated from the National Safe Routes to School Center and will be combined with classroom travel tallies to give us a good picture of how students are getting to and from schools throughout the district.

The school’s survey will be open for responses for three weeks starting May 1.

We appreciate your help in giving us information to make our program effective for all Beaverton School District students.

Thank you,

Lynne Mutrie& Jen Anderson

Beaverton School District Safe Routes to School Program

May & June Calendar

May 6-10- Staff Appreciation Week

May 8- Day of Action-No School

May 17- Spring Carnival @5:30pm

May 27- Memorial Day- No school

May 28- Family Literacy Night @ the Beaverton Library-5pm-7pm

May 30- We the People- (5th grade)

May 31- Volunteer Appreciation @2:00pm

June 1- Run with the Eagles 5K run

June 5- 4&5 grade Music Program

June 7- Field Day

June 14- Last Day of School