September Astro Message

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Principal's Message

Welcome back!

It's so exciting to be back together as a community. Thank you to everyone who has been so warm and welcoming. I am really enjoying getting to know the students.

It is an exciting time of year, meeting a new teacher, making new friends and learning new routines. All of these new routines take time and patience. Thank you for everything you do to help your child make the transition to the new school year a smooth one. We want to make this year a great one for your child.

Please join us at Back to School Night on September 17th. The details for this event are below in the Upcoming School Events section. This event is a chance to learn more about what your child will be learning this year and what are the expectations for their grade level.

Parking Lot Safety

Our parking lot is a busy place, especially at dismissal time. Please make sure to use extreme caution so that everyone stays safe. Please use the picture below to understand how the parking lot flow works. It's important that if you are driving up to drop off or pick up that you remain in your vehicle. For dismissal time, please do not arrive prior to 1:50 pm (1:20 on Wednesday). This will help to relieve the back up of cars onto Cornelius Pass Road. If you are waiting in line and students haven't come out yet, please turn off your cars to minimize harmful car fumes children and staff are breathing. Thank you!
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SERVICES OFFERED FOR TALENTED AND GIFTED (TAG) STUDENTS

Parents are welcome to refer their child for services designed for students identified as talented and gifted. Students who score at or above the 97th percentile on a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test of overall reading or math or on a mental abilities test, and have other confirming evidence that they learn at a rapid rate and advanced level, are identified as TAG students. With parent input, individual plans are made to adjust the rate and level of the student’s instruction to meet his or her specific needs.


If you think your child may qualify for TAG services and want information about the referral and identification process, please contact Laura Nicholas.

Upcoming School Events

September 17th Back to School Night


  • 3-6 - 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • K-2 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Upcoming Community Events

International Festival – Learning Together. All HSD families are invited to attend our first International Festival - Learning Together event on Saturday, Sep. 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hilhi, 3285 SE Rood Bridge Rd. Featuring a keynote speaker, workshops, a resource fair, and cultural performances, this dynamic event will support our diverse parent community; encourage them to learn more about our district, school programs, and services; and promote engagement in their child’s education as they move through the system.


El Grito Community Festival. The third annual El Grito Community Festival will be hosted on September 14, 2019 from 3:00 PM-8:30 PM. The festival will include family activities, regional Latin food options, a concert, and a traditional "Grito" Ceremony. Thousands are expected to participate in the event, which kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month.


Reed’s Crossing Science + Tech Fest. Reed’s Crossing is one of the major developments in South Hillsboro. They are hosting a Science + Tech Fest on Saturday, Sep. 28, from 11am-3pm that will feature booths from Intel, PGE, and the Hillsboro School District, among others. Attendees can build their own robot, have a virtual reality experience, see a 3D printer in action, and much more. The event is free, but registration is required.

Meet Mr. Nguyen

Hi Families and Students!

I’m Mr. Nguyen and I am a graduate student at Portland State University. I will be helping Mrs. Anderson this upcoming school year as a counseling intern. Some of my hobbies include camping, hiking, and playing basketball. I am most looking forward to building relationships with students, teachers and parents of Ladd Acres Elementary! My goal is to learn and provide support in any way that I can. See you soon!

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