Raleigh Hills Newsletter

June 4, 2020

Weekly Message

Dear Raleigh Hills Community,


As this remarkable year is winding down, I want to acknowledge the grief and pain that has been with our community in the past week. Grief for the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd and the pain of what has occurred in cities across our country since then. We know that we have work to do to grow into an even more inclusive community where all feel welcomed, valued and safe. I look forward to continuing the work that we have begun this school year. I was able to engage in some thoughtful conversations with staff and students this week about what it means to be an ally. In the weeks and months ahead, we will commit to keeping these conversations going so that we can emerge from the hardships of this year bonded even more strongly as a community.


Be safe and well this weekend. We look forward to seeing you to wave goodbye for the year on Thursday.


Warm regards,

Jennifer

A lot of really great information was shared at our parent meeting on Tuesday night! Please click the photo above to get links to all the great resources that were shared. Here is a list of topics we covered:


  • motivating students in distance learning and over the summer
  • anxiety and depression in student during this turbulent time - how to spot it and what to do
  • integrating fun and learning over the summer
  • reading resources
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End of Year Celebration

We will be holding a send off celebration on June 11th. It will start at 9:00 for 8th graders only. From 9-10am, 8th grade families will drive to the school and turn into the lower lot. There will be a photo opportunity with the middle school teachers there. Then come out of the lower lot and make a right on Scholls Ferry to enter the upper lot. At the end of the loop, students will receive a gift and then can continue out of the lot and home. Please have a sign in the window with your student's name on it so that we can organize the gifts and keep the line moving.


Immediately following the 8th grade send off. Staff will be positioned on Scholls Ferry Road from 10-11am. We'll cheer for you as you drive by and say goodbye to staff and the school. We won't pull into the parking lot at all during that time to avoid traffic jams on Scholls Ferry.


We are looking forward to seeing you to wave goodbye and respect the social distancing rules.

Middle School Summer Reading

Here are some great resources that were curated by our district librarians for summer reading for middle school. Also, check out Ms. Sheir's fantastic site for all things library and technology!


Middle School Summer Reading

Ms. Shier's Tech Site

Chromebooks and Wifi Hotspots

Please keep your chromebooks and wifi hotspots over the summer! We will not be collecting those. We hope you will use them to continue to access DreamBox and Bookshelf to keep your reading and math skills sharp over the summer. We will check them in when school resumes.

Kindergarten Registration

We are able to accept registrations for next year. You can fill out the online registration forms now. If your student is already enrolled, you do not need to complete a new registration for next year. It is especially important that we register kindergarteners at this time. Please spread the word that families can fill out the enrollment forms for new students for next year.


If you prefer a paper packet, those can be picked up at the school outside the main office door on Tuesdays from 10-12. There will also be a bin there to turn in completed packets.


Online Enrollment

Community Resources Page

Click here for food, internet, transportation and utilities resources

RECURSOS DE LA COMUNIDAD

Haga clic aquí para obtener alimentos, internet, transporte y recursos públicos.

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Beaverton City Library Resources

Summer Reading

Beaverton City Library Summer Reading Program starts June 1! It’s easier than ever to celebrate reading all summer long. I'll be in touch later in May with all the details and a video to share.

NEW services for kids and families:


Bilingual Facebook Storytime – On Fridays at 10:15 we will be offering this English/Spanish storytime on facebook.


Letter from a Librarian – Children ages 3 to 10 can receive a letter from a Youth Services staff member after their parent fills out a form.(Available in English or Spanish)

Real-Time Reading Recs – Library staff will respond in real time to readers looking for good books to read on facebook – Mondays 10 am-Noon, Wednesdays 1-3, and Fridays 2-4.


Aprende Zoom – A bilingual English/Spanish online meetup where kids and grownups can call in or join via Zoom videochat to practice and play with Zoom features (changing your background, muting & unmuting). Tuesdays starting May 5.

Parent Workshops – We're hosting 3 speakers in May and June live on Zoom for parents on topics like Growth Mindset, Simplicity Parenting, and tips for engaging with children musically. These sessions will also be recorded to watch when busy parents have a moment.

And we are continuing our other online programs including:

  • Weekly live storytimes,
  • Craft and Story videos every day
  • ebooks and downloadable audiobooks
  • Tumblebooks
  • Online homework help
  • and more!

Donate to BSD Community Resources Fund

The Beaverton School District is now accepting donations from the greater Beaverton community to support community-wide efforts to provide food boxes, toiletries and other essential items to our families during this emergency situation. Food Banks are working hard to remain stocked to feed communities. There are many Beaverton families who struggle economically even in the best of times, and this fund will enable the Beaverton School District to work with community partners to serve our families. We use this fund to triple the buying power and thus increase the amount of families we can serve, a number that increases daily. Pass this on to friends and neighbors (we can also honor matching dollars!)

To make a donation to the Beaverton Schools Community Resources Fund, visit

https://or-beaverton-lite.intouchreceipting.com/,

Select “Beaverton School District” under School

Select “Beaverton Schools Community Resources Fund” under Item

Add a donation amount

Click on Buy

Click on Checkout

We started by serving 200 families and are currently serving 650 families. WE would love to serve more ...and more often. Please consider donating to the Beaverton Schools Community Resources Fund today! Together WE are better!

Resources

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District Meal Sites/Sitios de almuerzos del distrito

You can go to any of these/ puedes visitar cualquiera de estos sitios