May 1 - Scholls Heights Knights

Parent/Guardian Newsletter

Principal Message

Dear Families,

Thank you for your support as we continue to teach and learn through remote learning! I am surprised by how much I learn on any given day! Working and supporting our own child's/children's learning is a challenge, but is essential. We thank you!

Last month, we focused on perseverance. It is important that we all persevere through this together. It is essential that students participate in the lessons the district is providing to teachers. These lessons build upon each other, so you will want to do them in order. We are also using the lessons to identify which learning targets have been covered so we know what background knowledge students have for their next grade level. It also keeps them current on the vocabulary that our adopted curriculum uses. Teachers have been asked to monitor the participation of their students. This information will help us as we come back together.

Please let your child's teacher, Mrs. Welch (our counselor) or Mrs. Mazzotta (our student success coach) know if you are needing any assistance. Keeping our kids engaged in learning is vastly important.

We are very excited when we see our students on Zoom Meetings! The district has worked hard to address previous security concerns. Please try to have your child log in to the Zoom meeting before it starts. This will allow them to be ready when the teacher begins the lesson or meeting. It is difficult when they join late for the teacher to catch them up. I have many Zoom meetings and it has helped me to set reminders on my phone.

When we are in school, students are given processing time or "think time" when answering a teacher question or prompt. We want to make sure they have this time at home too. When you are working with your child, please give them time to think before helping them or even giving them clues. This is what we call "productive struggle." It is very important that they have this "thinking time" to avoid "learned helplessness" where they expect an adult to help them or answer for them.

We have received some positive notes about the work our staff are engaged in. Thank you! Your kindness means a lot to all of us. We are trying our very best to teach from a distance. It is easier in person, as we can adjust lessons and groups based on realtime feedback from kids. Teachers are trying to do this from their computers at home. It's hard, we aren't perfect, but each of us is trying our best. Thank you for giving us grace. Like you, we have never done this before and are learning new things constantly.

Please, stay engaged...make sure your kids are engaged.

Take care,

Tracy Bariao


May 8 Staff Parade

We miss you! We can't be together yet, but we want to show our love with a driving staff parade through some of our neighborhoods. We ask that everyone practice social distancing during our parade. If you live on our parade route, please stay in your yard. If you are not on our parade route, please feel free to walk or drive to our route but please keep social distancing. We are still finalizing the route and will send it in a separate email early next week.

We will begin at 3:00.

PTO Sponsored Virtual Staff Appreciation May 4-May 8

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Monday - Students: post a thank-you picture, video, or note to your teacher or specials teachers on Seesaw...or write something that you miss or love about your teacher!

**Feel free to send a letter to the school if there’s another staff member you’d like to thank!
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Tuesday - Post your favorite flower or spring bouquet to your teacher or specials teacher on Seesaw!
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Wednesday - Send a gift card to your teacher or specials teacher to help stock up their school supplies or treat them to a cup of coffee. OR write an acrostic poem using adjectives to describe each letter of your teacher’s last name. For example:




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Gift card suggestions & links:




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Thursday - Parents, it’s your turn! Post a thank you note, picture, or video to your child’s teacher or specials teacher on Seesaw... or write something you love or miss about your student’s teacher.
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Friday - Sing a song, dance, or perform to cheer on your teacher! Post a video or voice recording on Seesaw.

PTO News


The 2020 Spring Gala Auction will now be online! Please join us May 26-28th to bid on some awesome packages, tickets, items and more! All money raised will go towards supporting our students and staff! The bidding starts at 8am on the 26th, closing at 10pm on the 28th. Check out our auction website for more info and to create a profile now!

PTO Meeting

- WE have scheduled our PTO meeting for next week. We will be voting in board members and going over updates and changes to the calendar of events, etc. Here is the link for parents to join:

The Scholls Heights PTO is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: PTO General Meeting

Time: May 6, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 433 324 2584

Password: PTO

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Next Year Planning

In an effort to assist us with our planning for the 2020-2021 school year, we request that you notify us whether or not your child will NOT be returning to Scholls Heights Elementary School or MAY NOT be returning for the 2020-2021 school year. In order to predict accurate enrollment for the upcoming school year, we need this information as soon as possible. Please email Donna Romadka at if your child is not returning or may not be returning in the fall. Thank you.

Beaverton Library

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!

Here are all the details and links in English<> and Spanish<>.
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A message and Offer from Play Fit Fun

Below is some information about 2 things Play.Fit.Fun is doing for kids and families: Kids Action Classes "live" on Zoom 2x per week. Super fun!! Another thing is what we call our Family Game Night:

PLAY.FIT.FUN FAMILY GAME NIGHT: (This is a program where families pick 4 FUN games from our Family Game Night Play Book. We then deliver the sanitized game gear to them on their game night, along with pizza, pop, dessert and a whole lot of fun! We return the next day to pick it up. More often than not, we drop off and pick up from the door step, all while observing social distancing! Great way for families to laugh, play, get active, have fun, lower stress and anxiety and more!

PLAY.FIT.FUN KIDS ACTION CLASS ON LINE ON ZOOM: (This is like PE crashed into Field Day, Summer Camp & Minute to Win It). Tons of action, lots of Fun and a great way for kids to move their bodies! They get a break from the world, on line learning and parents 🙂 AND, parents get a bit of a break from them 🙂! They take place Tue/Thu twice per week at 2pm for 40 Minutes!!

Kids are at home...adapting to learning from home. Parents are both working from home and trying to help their kids learn. Tons of anxiety & stress!

Kids need more movement and engagement. Most families are doing a great job...but walks, bike riding, etc...(WHILE COOL & FUN) will become more and more routine as we have a month and a half to go. So, this would be a very healthy way to keep things fresh for families and add more wellness (mentally and physically) to their lives.

Club K

Do you know of families who are in need of childcare during this time? If you have any inquiring families, please share our contact information with them. Families can contact me and I can connect them with registration or they can contact our registration department directly.

We currently have space at the following locations:

  • North Beaverton - Terra Linda Elementary through 5/7, transitioning to McKinley Elementary starting 5/11
  • Tigard - Mary Woodward Elementary
  • Tualatin - Bridgeport Elementary
  • Wilsonville - Boones Ferry Primary

Our operating hours for May continue to be 7:30am-5:30pm. Starting in June, we will expand our hours to 7:00am-6:00pm. The daily cost to attend is $59. If they attend all 5 days a week throughout the entire month of May, there is a flat rate of $1200 for the month. Financial assistance may be available for those who need it. Families can request assistance when they inquire.

If families inquire about our programming during this time, I am happy to answer their questions. You can assure them that we are supporting the district's distance learning plans as best we can. We ask our families at the start of the week to share with us what school assignments they would like to have completed and what meetings (Zoom, Google classroom, etc.) they need to attend and when. Our teachers help the students complete their work and attend their meetings and report back at the end of day/week what was accomplished. We are also including additional engaging activities throughout the day while continuing to follow our social distancing and precautionary guidelines set forth by the state Office of Child Care.

If you have any further questions or would like any additional information about our current operations, please let me know.

Thank you for allowing us to continue to provide care for families in your community! We look forward to seeing you again as soon as we can!

Amanda Lybarger

Field Manager / Community Marketing Coordinator

Club K After School Zone

10220 SW Nimbus Ave. Suite K-7

Portland, OR 97223

Phone: 503-643-9059 ext. 206

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Message and Survey from Safe Routes to School

Dear Scholls Heights Parents and Guardians,

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 and guardian 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 used 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 until May 31.

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

Thank you,

Leah Biado-Luis

Beaverton Safe Routes to School Coordinator

1270 NW 167th Place

Beaverton, OR 97006 Email:

Website: Follow us on Facebook! @BeavertonSafeRoutes

Survey Link

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Thank you!

Scholls Heights would like to take the opportunity to recognize Chris Pine owner of The Yard Baseball Academy for his generous donation to our school. Chris donated profits from his President's Day Baseball Camp to our cafeteria where he paid student debts. Thank you!

Virtual Book Fair

You have a few more days left for our Virtual Book Fair. It ends on May 3rd.

Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started:

Happy reading!

*Free Standard Shipping is available on book-only orders of $25 or more, after all discounts are applied. Free Standard shipping (books) must be selected during Checkout. Orders containing products other than books are not eligible for
this shipping promotion.

Please direct any questions to Scholls Heights PTO at