Dragon News

Findley Elementary School

March 12, 2021

Message from the Principal

Greetings Findley Families,


What fun it was to see so many families at picture day. It almost felt “normal”. Thank you to all the parents who helped out too, we couldn’t have done it without you. Your support of what we do, is appreciated beyond measure.


A lot of information has been sent out by the district and for those of you with multiple students in the system, you are likely getting several emails a week.


Here is a recap of some of information specific to Findley:


Library/Book Bus and Book Bag Distribution

  • Last day for Book Bus is March 17. Once we start hybrid we won’t be able to continue with this option.

  • No Book Bag Distribution OR Library the weeks of March 22-26 and March 29-April 2.

  • Library will begin new hours the week of April 5, see our website for updates.

  • Book Bag Distribution will continue to be on Wednesdays from 9-11 for all students. Hybrid students will also be able to exchange their book bags Thursday while at school beginning the week of April 5 (K-2) and April 12 (3-5).


Meals

  • All students will continue to be eligible for free meals.

  • Students in Hybrid will be given meals M,T,Th and F. Meal bags will contain breakfast, lunch and supper. Families may OPT OUT of meal service. If you wish to OPT OUT, here is our school’s OPT OUT FORM. Otherwise, your child will be coming home from school with a meal bag.

  • Students in CDL will be able to pick up weekly meal boxes on Wednesdays from 11-12 in front of our school building beginning April 7. If you’d like to register for a meal box you may do so on our Findley CDL Meal Registration Form


Important Dates

  • March 19-All School Assembly students are encouraged to dress up as their favorite book character.

  • March 22-26 Spring Break NO SCHOOL

  • March 29-31 Staff Prepping for Hybrid Days NO SCHOOL

  • April 1&2 All students in CDL

  • April 5

    • K-2 In Person Hybrid students begin in person learning 9-11:15am and CDL students continue online 12:15-2:30pm

    • 3-5 In Person Hybrid students and CDL students continue with online learning


  • April 12

    • 3-5 In Person Hybrid students begin in person 9-11:15am and CDL continue online 12:15-2:30pm


On Monday, March 15, watch for a message from me confirming your selection of In Person Hybrid OR CDL.


If you selected In Person Hybrid for your students, please take a few moments to watch the videos linked in this newsletter prepared by BSD to help families understand what hybrid will look like. Additionally, we will be sending out some school specific information, including a video to watch with your students, in the coming weeks.


As always, if you have any questions regarding anything in this newsletter, do not hesitate to reach out to me.


Sherry Marsh, Ed.D.

Principal

FIndley Elementary

sherry_marsh@beaverton.k12.or.us


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Elementary Hybrid English
Elementary Hybrid - (Español)
Elementary Hybrid - Somali
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Nutrition Services

All Students will be eligible for a Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner sack each day. Students in Hybrid will be sent home a "Meal Bag" each day at the end of instruction. This meal bag will include Lunch for that day, dinner and breakfast the next morning. Students whose family wish to opt-out of this will be asked to complete an Opt-Out form, those meals will then NOT be sent home with students.


Students who are attending CDL only, will be able to pickup 5 days worth of meals on Wednesdays beginning the week of April 5. Once times are set, we will publish them.


This is free to ALL children ages 0-18 that live in the Beaverton School District. If you know of a family that would benefit from these meals, please have them come by the school on Wednesdays and we will make sure they get food.



CDL - Student Option In Request


Hybrid - Student meal Opt Out Request

2020-21 30-Day Notice for Statewide Tests

Under the Student Assessment Bill of Rights, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon’s school districts must provide families with a Notice of Statewide Tests and Opt-out Form 30 days before the start of statewide testing.

This year, school has been significantly disrupted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other factors. In response, ODE plans to ask the United States Department of Education for a temporary pause (also known as a “waiver”) in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math testing. A pause is also being requested for science testing, but science testing is not subject to this opt-out rule.

  • If this waiver request is approved, then statewide ELA and Math testing will not happen this year, and there will be no need for parents to submit opt-out forms to their child’s school.
  • If the waiver request is not approved, test windows will open on March 4, 2021.

ODE will update the district regularly with news about the waiver.

BSD Student Surveys

The student survey window for students in grades 4, 5, 7, and 9-12 is March 30 – June 4. Plan to notify parents of the student survey preview and opt out at least two weeks prior to making the survey available to students.

Previews of the survey in English and Spanish are posted on the District’s Research and Reports webpage. Here are the sample parent messages for school newsletters: elementary middle high.

5th Grade begins looking to next year!


Thank you so much for welcoming me into your classroom last week. Our 5th graders are so fortunate to have such dynamic, kind, and resourceful teachers facilitating learning in our CDL world. I hope that we can create as strong a sense of community at Tumwater that I have observed in each of your classes.


I have sent this 6th Grade Forecasting Newsletter to all students registered to attend Tumwater next year and their parents/guardians. For quick reference, here are some of the forms and resources linked in the newsletter:

I'm encouraging students to complete the forecasting form by Friday, March 12th, but it will be open until Friday, March 19th. I'll begin reaching out to families who haven't submitted a form yet the week of the 15th.

If you have families that didn't receive the letter, but intend to attend Tumwater, please have them email the school secretary at anne_arce-irwin@beaverton.k12.or.us . She is handling registration until we are fully staffed next fall.

Again, I am very grateful for your flexibility is scheduling the forecasting meetings and your support for students as they transition to middle school.

Warmly,|


Jill O'Neill

Principal

Beaverton School District | Tumwater Middle School

650 NW 118th Ave, Portland, OR 97229

Main Office: 503-356-3686 | Fax: 503-356-3675

OBOB UPDATE


Hello Findley Dragons…

WOW what a week!!! This week was our Preliminary Battle Round, it was so much fun to see all the teams participate in the battles. They all worked hard and played great games. We are now ready to narrow our teams and begin our Elimination Round. Our Elite Eight Teams who will be moving on to next week’s battles are:

Emperors of OBOB

Findley Ninjas

Hummingbirds

Knights of Literature

Silver Knights

The Book Wizards

The Dragon Book Keepers

The Four Knight Owls


Good luck to these remaining teams. Our games will continue and our final battle will be played on Thursday March 18th.

Congratulations to all our other teams, thank you for a well played and fun season!!!

After Spring break, I will be posting 15 out of the 16 official titles for next year's OBOB 2021-2022 season.


Practice questions to prepare for battles may be found on the Beaverton City Library website:https://www.beavertonlibrary.org/370/Oregon-Battle-of-the-Books


If you have any questions please contact me. Mrs. Vennes

Beaverton School District Marathon Kids Spring Run 2021

We are excited to announce our Marathon Kids Spring Run 2021! We will run the week of March 19-28. We can’t wait to see how many of you participate with us.


What is it?

  • A chance to run and track your miles for Marathon Kids!

  • Time to get outside this spring and exercise


Where can I find more information?

  • Here is the website with more information

  • Contact your child’s PE teacher if you have any questions!


Where do I run?

  • On the website there are 1 mile routes near your school to use

  • You could run a route near your home and track it on your own


Do I need to sign up?

  • No need to sign up! Just do your run, track your mileage and enter it into your students Marathon Kids account.


What if I don’t have a Marathon Kids account?


When is the Spring Run?

  • The Spring Run will be during the week of March 19-28th.



Happy Running!

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Findley PTO

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

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

Hello Findley Dragons!


The Science Fair target date has been extended to March 29th! You have plenty of time now to do your project and send your slide to Mr. Temple-Morries. Please check the message from Mr. Temple-Morris (Seesaw inbox) for instructions. Group projects are welcome too! Hope the Spring break allows you to stretch and wonder :)


Helpful link: Science Fair


There will be a little sciency gift for participation :)


Stay curious and have fun!

Science Fair Committee

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What Are You Reading?!

Submit your photo of your student holding their favorite book that they have read this school year to the yearbook!

We need your help getting your student in the yearbook. Submit a photo of you student from the waist up and holding their favorite book that they have read this year and submit it to the yearbook through the Pictavo Community. Log into the Pictavo Community and upload your full-resolution photos to the appropriate folder (“What Are You Reading?”). You’ll want to capture your student in this memorable year. And don’t forget to pre-order the upcoming yearbook while logged into Pictavo Community.

See directions below.


  1. In a Google Chrome browser, go to: https://commpe.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool

  2. Search for Findley Elementary or use the code: 94012

  3. Click ‘Create an Account’

  4. Use your email address to make your account (You only need to do this once!)

  5. Click on the blue ‘Upload Images’ bar

  6. Select the image(s) to upload

  7. Choose which album to upload the image to

  8. Don’t forget to “Tag” the people in the photo


Congratulations! You’ve completed the upload and supported the yearbook! There is no limit to how many photos you can upload, so keep them coming!

Passport Club

Dear Findley Passport Club members,


Virtual Passport Club at Findley is ready for another month of new countries!


We are now moving our way into the January countries, but it is still NOT too late to do December, November, September and/or October as well!


Here is a summary of the steps to get in on the fun with more detailed instructions below:


1. Download this month's maps (We are moving to December this month)

2. Visit this month's virtual classroom

3. Learn this month's maps

4. Take the quiz when you are ready


This is a whole new experience and we understand that there will be a lot of questions, learnings and changes as we navigate this new virtual Passport Club.


Please rest assured that we are dedicated to making this the best that we can under the circumstances and ask for your patience and understanding as we all go through this process together.


With that being said, let's have some fun and travel the world together!


In addition, here is a reminder in regards to Passport Club:


Passport Club is a volunteer-run geography enrichment program offered at Findley to 2nd – 5th grades. This is an optional program and is not mandatory.

· Please practice with your child for several minutes a day to help them get ready!

Grade Level Clarification:

· 2nd-4th grade students have the option of 5 levels of study to choose from. However, students are encouraged to learn all the items in each level up to grade level.

Grades Grade level

2nd Grade Level 1 and Level 2

3rd Grade Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3

4th Grade Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4

5th Grade Special Itineraries (SI) study maps


For example, a 2nd grade student would be asked to learn the following for the month of January:

· Level 1: Mozambique, New Zealand, China, Pakistan, Venezuela

· Level 2: Myanmar, United Kingdom, Israel, Uganda, Nicaragua

Sincerely,

Vothy Heang and Xiao Shi

Passport Club Leads



Step #1 Download this month's maps

Maps (password = findleypassport)




Step #2 Welcome to the virtual classroom

Virtual Classroom




Step #3 Learn the Map for this month


There are lots of fun ways to learn each month's maps!

· Use Quizlet - January Passport Club Flashcards | Quizlet

· Color the maps - On the virtual classroom there is a password protected map that has suggestions on how to color each level's countries (password = HelloWorldDL)

· As always, the best way is to study with your parents




Step #4 Take the quiz


When you are ready, decide what level you want to test for this month. Here are the links:

Level 1 Level 2 (Includes Level 1) Level 3 (Includes Level 1, Level 2) Level 4 (Includes Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3) Level 5 (Includes Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4)

Passport Club

Dear Findley Passport Club members,

Virtual Passport Club at Findley is ready for another month of new countries!

We are now moving our way into the January countries, but it is still NOT too late to do December, November, September and/or October as well!

Here is a summary of the steps to get in on the fun with more detailed instructions below:

1. Download this month's maps (We are moving to December this month)

2. Visit this month's virtual classroom

3. Learn this month's maps

4. Take the quiz when you are ready

This is a whole new experience and we understand that there will be a lot of questions, learnings and changes as we navigate this new virtual Passport Club.

Please rest assured that we are dedicated to making this the best that we can under the circumstances and ask for your patience and understanding as we all go through this process together.

With that being said, let's have some fun and travel the world together!

In addition, here is a reminder in regards to Passport Club:

Passport Club is a volunteer-run geography enrichment program offered at Findley to 2nd – 5th grades. This is an optional program and is not mandatory.

  • Please practice with your child for several minutes a day to help them get ready!

Grade Level Clarification:

  • 2nd-4th grade students have the option of 5 levels of study to choose from. However, students are encouraged to learn all the items in each level up to grade level.


2nd Grade - Level 1 and Level 2


3rd Grade - Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3


4th Grade - Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4


5th Grade - Special Itineraries (SI) study maps


For example, a 2nd grade student would be asked to learn the following for the month of January:

Level 1: Mozambique, New Zealand, China, Pakistan, Venezuela

Level 2: Myanmar, United Kingdom, Israel, Uganda, Nicaragua


Sincerely,

Vothy Heang and Xiao Shi

Passport Club Leads

Step #1 Download this month's maps

Maps (password = findleypassport)

Step #2 Welcome to the virtual classroom

Virtual Classroom

Step #3 Learn the Map for this month

There are lots of fun ways to learn each month's maps!

  • Use Quizlet - January Passport Club Flashcards | Quizlet
  • Color the maps - On the virtual classroom there is a password protected map that has suggestions on how to color each level's countries (password = HelloWorldDL)
  • As always, the best way is to study with your parents

Step #4 Take the quiz

When you are ready, decide what level you want to test for this month. Here are the links:

Level 1

Level 2 (Includes Level 1)

Level 3 (Includes Level 1, Level 2)

Level 4 (Includes Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3)

Level 5 (Includes Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4)


Special Itineraries Quiz

Special Itinarys

Dear Findley Passport Club members,


We are happy to present the next installment of the Virtual Passport Club Special Itineraries for Findley 5th graders!


We are continuing to create new virtual content from scratch and will release new material as it becomes available with time between releases.


Here is a summary of the steps to get in on the fun with more detailed instructions below:


1. Download this month's maps

2. Learn this month's maps

3. Take the quiz when you are ready


This is a whole new experience and we understand that there will be a lot of questions, learnings and changes as we navigate this new virtual Passport Club.


Please rest assured that we are dedicated to making this the best that we can under the circumstances and ask for your patience and understanding as we all go through this process together.


With that being said, let's have some fun and learn about the United States and their capitals!


In addition, here is a reminder in regards to Passport Club:


Passport Club is a volunteer-run geography enrichment program offered at Findley to 2nd – 5th grades. This is an optional program and is not mandatory.

· Please practice with your child for several minutes a day to help them get ready!

Grade Level Clarification:

· 5th grade students have the Special Itineraries program.

Grades Grade level

5th Grade Special Itineraries (SI) study maps



Sincerely,

Vothy Heang and Xiao Shi

Passport Club Leads


Step #1 Download this month's maps

Maps (password = findleypassport)


Step #2 Learn the Map for this month


There are lots of fun ways to learn each month's maps!


· As always, the best way is to study with your parents


Step #3 Take the quiz


When you are ready, take the quiz. Here is the link:

Special Itineraries Quiz

Up Coming Events

LIBRARY BOOK PICKUP DAYS AND TIME

Mondays 11am - 12 noon & 2pm - 4pm

Fridays 10:30am - 12:30pm

Bus Stop Wednesdays. - FINAL BOOK BUS DAY 3/17
1:32 - 2:02 Bannister & Hamel Dr.

2:07 - 2:37 Skycrest between Spuce ridge & Eagle ridge

2:42 - 3:13 - Blackcomb & Whistler

3:16 - 3:46 - Tunstin Ranch Dr. North of Yvonne Ln.


March

19th - Spirit Day - Dress up as your favorite Book Character

3/22 - 3/26 - NO SCHOOL Spring Break

3/29-31 NO SCHOOL - Prep for hybrid


April

1st & 2nd - ALL STUDENTS CDL

5th - Hybrid learning starts K-2 - AM / CDL Afternoon 3-5 Ramain CDL

12th - Hybrid learning starts 3-5 - AM / CDL Afternoon

Approved Flyers

Club K - After School Zone
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