May Scholls Heights Knights

Parent/Guardian Newsletter

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Principal Message

Scholls Heights Families,

It is hard to believe that it is already May. Thank you for the appreciation that you have shown to the staff.

Erika and I have been very impressed with the learning we are seeing. Students are showing wonderful growth and it is exciting to witness. We attribute this growth to our wonderful staff and wonderful parent community!

In June, we will begin the process of tentatively placing students in classes for the 2022-2023 school year. It will be important to know if your family has plans to move. Below is a short form to let us know.

Teachers know their students very well and try to make placements that suit individual students and groups of students. Parents are welcome to provide input as well. We have attached an Optional Parent Input Form below this message. You can also request a paper copy of this form from the office or send the information electronically to Donna Romadka at Optional Parent Input Forms are due to the office by Wednesday, May 26. Please note: We do not take specific teacher requests.

I know we do not want kids to miss school but it is really important to the health of all students and staff that you keep your child home if they are sick. The Too Sick for School Flyer is towards the bottom of this newsletter for your reference.

Take care,

Tracy Bariao (Principal)

Erika Heslin (Assistant Principal)

Spirit Days

May - Mismatch Day (socks, shoes, clothes, etc) - May 27th
June -Vacation Day (camp, beach, Hawaii, Disney shirt) - June 21st

Not Returning Next Year?

If you have a student(s) not returning next year, we will miss them. We are asking that you let the school know asap if you are moving or might be moving by filling out this Not Returning Next Year Form. This will help us plan for classes next year in the Fall. Thank you!

International Fair

PTO is organizing and sponsoring our 2022 International Fair that will be held Wednesday, May 25th, from 6pm-8pm in the Scholls Heights Gym/Cafeteria. We will have delicious snacks/desserts for purchase and some amazing performances including the White Lotus Lion Dance, Vietnamese singers, Irish Dance, and Donk the Puppet, as well as fun crafts and activities for the kids. We will also be featuring a children's book detailing a child's cultural journey from a local best-selling Vietnamese-American author.

We welcome anyone who has a culturally significant outfit to come dressed in it. One of the highlights for students is to see all of their friends in their traditional dress! It encourages conversation and fosters a deep appreciation of each other's cultures. We look forward to celebrating our community's amazing cultural diversity with you!

Kindergarten Orientation

Do you know an incoming Kindergarten Student? Please make sure they know to register and that we are having our Kindergarten Orientation on May 12.
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BSD Kindergarten Registration is Open

Please share this information with anyone who has an incoming kindergarten student.
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On April 29, 2022, President Biden proclaimed the month of May to be recognized as Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

During Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, our Nation recognizes the innumerable contributions, vibrant cultures, and rich heritage of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPIs). As some of the fastest-growing racial and ethnic groups in the Nation, AA and NHPI communities represent a multitude of ethnicities, languages, and experiences that enrich America and strengthen our Union.

This month, we celebrate our fellow Americans from AA and NHPI communities and pay tribute to all they have done to help fulfill the promise of America for all. Together, let us recommit ourselves to building a country in which every American — regardless of who they are, where they come from, or what they look like — has an equal opportunity to thrive

Mark your calendars...

May 18- Dining For Dollars- The Ridge

May 25- International Fair and Kona Ice

May 26- Early Release Day

May 27- Mismatched Day

May 30- Memorial Day- No School

June 8- Dining For Dollars- Menchies

June 10- Field Day

June 17- 5th Grade Send Off Party

June 20- No School

June 21- Last Day and Early Release and Spirit Day (Vacation)

Dining For Dollars

Please mark your calendar for upcoming Dining For Dollars. This is a great way to enjoy delicious food while supporting Scholls Height.

Please join us May 18th for a fundraiser at The Ridge Grill from 5-9pm. They have generously offered to donate back 20% of all participating sales (dine-in and takeout, not including delivery), just let them know you are a part of the Scholls Heights fundraiser. We look forward to seeing everyone there for some delicious food and drink! Thank you for supporting our school!

Upcoming Dining For Dollars:

May 18- The Ridge, just mention Scholls Heights

May 25- Kona Ice Truck will be at the International Fair as a D4$

June 8- Menchies

Beaverton Library

Free Comic Book Day
and Mini-Con
Saturday, May 7, 11 AM - 1 PM
Stop by the main Beaverton City Library for our free mini Comic Con. Meet local comic and graphic novel artists, learn about their work, pick up swag and buy books. Claim your free comic book - one per person while supplies last. All ages welcome!

Book Swap (at Murray Scholls)
Sunday, May 29, 4-5:30 PM
Get ready for Summer Reading by participating in an all-ages book swap! Donations of up to five clean, gently used books per person will be accepted at the Murray Scholls branch (11200 SW Murray Scholls Pl. Ste. 102) on May 27 and 28; the swap will be on May 29. All are welcome to take home books. All leftover books will be donated to The Book Corner. All ages welcome!

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!
May 15 – June 25
A special six-session series for families with kids ages 4-5.
We will help you get your child excited for Kindergarten with music, stories, art, and play.
Classes are free and available at the main library, Murray Scholls Branch, or on Zoom. Registration is required.

Beaverton Safe Routes to School Parent Surveys

It’s data collection time again for Beaverton’s Safe Routes to School program. The purpose of this program is to make walking and biking to school safe, convenient, and fun.

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 links will take you to a district survey and will be combined with classroom tallies to give us a good picture of how students are getting to and from schools throughout the district.

The district survey will be open for responses for four weeks from May 1st until May 31st.

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

Survey Links:









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2022 Proposed Bond Overview

Bottle Drop Fundraiser

Do you have cans and bottles at home that you are willing to donate to our PTO? We have blue collection bags in the office or you can reach out to PTO for one. You can bring these bags to school the first Friday of every month. Here are the Bottle Drop Fundraiser Dates: May 6, June 3.
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Walking School Bus – Every Wednesday

A walking school bus is group of students who walk to school together led by adult walking school bus leaders. The bus starts at the top of the hill 158th Terrace and Thrush Lane at 8:05 AM every Wednesday and “picks up” students on its way down the hill to school. Join us!

Estimated arrival times for “stops” along the route:

· Eider & Wren 8:10 AM

· Ibis Way & Blackbird 8:15 AM

· Arrive at school by 8:20 AM

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Scholls Heights May Walk + Roll Challenge

This month we are inviting students to participate in the Scholls Heights May Walk + Roll Challenge! To participate, simply record 10 days students walked or rolled to and from school on the challenge form, (forms went home with students on Monday).

Return completed forms to school on or before June 1st. Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered into our raffle prize drawing, we will have winners in each grade.

All students who participate will receive a certificate and a small prize. This challenge is in partnership with Beaverton Safe Routes to School.

Driving Safety Reminder

With nicer weather ahead and our Walk + Roll Challenge we are seeing lots of new students walking and biking to school. Thank you for being mindful of children throughout neighborhood streets, keeping speeds low, parking only in designated parking spots, keeping street crossings and crosswalks clear, and stopping for pedestrians at street intersections.

You can review our school's arrival/departure procedure at

Thanks for helping us keep our students and neighborhood safe!

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Volunteer Interest Form

Get Answers on the Web
We update our website a few times a week. You can usually find answers to frequently asked questions there.

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PTO- Mabels Labels Fundraiser

This year-long fundraiser has seasonal options. Looking for a way to label your student's clothing, shoes, lunch box, sports equipment? Look no further. 20% of your purchase comes back to the school!

Mabels Labels

• Go to

• Select Support a Fundraiser in the top right of the menu

• Search for Scholls Heights Parent Teacher Organization (Beaverton) and select.

• Shop! It's just that easy.

District Antiracist Vision Statement

Every student and employee has the right to learn and work in a safe and inclusive school environment that honors their race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability and national origin.

Beaverton School District owns that our student outcomes currently point to our part in perpetuating institutional racism, and we commit to actions that address the current culture that is leading to these outcomes. Schools are critical in providing safe and creative opportunities for people to learn about different cultural and racial identities, have conversations about pressing issues and correct injustice wherever it exists. We commit to eliminating the structures, policies and practices that perpetuate inequities in our schools and in our community.

Beaverton School District will authentically engage each student, family and staff member to build connection, uplift understanding and truly value the diversity of our school communities. We will work to dismantle policies and systems that perpetuate institutional racism and barriers to education and other school-related activities. Students and families of color will see themselves represented in curriculum, materials, instruction, classrooms and all school activities in our district. Our district will honor, respect, represent, engage with and be accessible to students and adults from all communities.

Eliminating racism and all forms of bias is fundamental to our work — not just a part of our work. We commit to removing racism, white supremacy, hate speech and all forms of bigotry from our schools and communities.

Our district will:

  • Seek and incorporate student, family, educator and administrator input in decision-making processes.
  • Provide ongoing anti-bias and antiracist education to every staff member.
  • Enforce Every Student Belongs procedures to prevent, interrupt and stop racist and biased incidents among students and between staff and students or community members.
  • Create an inclusive learning community that honors, respects, represents, engages and is accessible to learners from all communities.
  • Create permanent district funding and resources to promote equitable policies, structures and practices for BIPOC students and other marginalized groups.
  • Implement policies, procedures and professional development to confront and eliminate conscious and unconscious racism and review these policies and procedures regularly to ensure we are meeting our commitments.
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