May- Scholls Heights Knights

Parent/Guardian Newsletter

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Principal Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,

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 have seen both in person and online. 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 2021-2022 school year. 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.

Take Care,

Tracy Bariao (Principal)

Erika Heslin (Assistant Principal)

Kindergarten Orientation May 20

Do you have an incoming Kindergartener or know someone who does? Please join the Principal and Kindergarten Teachers on Zoom on May 20 at 4:00 to learn more about Kindergarten.

Meeting ID: 812 3168 9431

Passcode: Kinder

Morning Arrival

Thank you for helping make our arrival process go smoothly. Please make sure that your child is not at school before 8:45. If they are at school before 8:45, you will need to remain with them until our school staff come out to supervise.

Beaverton Safe Routes to School Parent Surveys

It’s data collection time again for Beaverton’s Safe Routes to School program. The purpose of the program is to make walking and rolling 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 combined with classroom tallies 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 for three weeks starting May 1st.

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

Parent Survey Link:

Books on the Go- Last Day May 26th

Our last day for Books on the Go will be Wednesday, May 26. You will still be able to return books to school after this date. Students can bring them to the building or there is a bin outside where books can be dropped off. Thank you Mrs. Wilson for all of your help connecting kids to books!

Fun Run

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Fun Run. The Fun Run raised approximately $11,400 to support our school.

Congratulations to the following students for winning the raffle:

ISC- Jack B. from Ms. Reierson's Class

Kinder- Emily V. from Ms. Ashford's Class

1st Grade- Violet S. from Ms. Wooldridge's Class

2nd Grade- Carter K. from Ms. Berning's Class

3rd Grade- Cheyenne B. from Mr. Pontius's Class

4th Grade- Adelyn K. from Mr. Montague Class

5th Grade- Madison Z. from Ms. Snyder's Class

Grand Prize- Sophia O. from Mr. Jeffcott's Class

Fun Run 2020-21

Annual Parent Survey

Please take a few moments to complete the BSD Annual Parent Survey! Our goal is to ensure that every member of our school community feels welcomed, valued, and informed, so it is important for all parents/guardians to complete the survey.

A link to the 2021 Annual Parent Survey will be sent to all valid parent email addresses via School Messenger on Sunday, May 16. The deadline to participate is Wednesday, June 2.

Encuesta Anual de Padres de Familia

¡Tómese unos minutos para completar la Encuesta Anual de Padres de Familia del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton! Nuestro objetivo es asegurar que todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad escolar se sientan bienvenidos, valorados e informados, por lo que es importante que todos los padres o tutores completen la encuesta.

Se enviará un enlace a la Encuesta a todas las direcciones de correo electrónico válidas para padres a través de SchoolMessenger el domingo, 16 de mayo de 2021. La fecha límite para participar es el domingo, 2 de junio de 2021.

Thank you Scouts for two garden projects completed in April!

Former Scholls Heights 5th grade Girl Scout Troop 12325 (now 6th graders) donated a wonderful new bench for the garden. The Troop used funds they had raised from selling cookies to purchase this legacy gift for our school. Andy Obermeier and Troop 870 built a new garden box, added new mulch and dirt, stained the tall boxes, and installed the garden bench donated by Girl Scouts. We are so thankful to all the Scouts for their service, hard work, and dedication.

May Walk + Roll Challenge!

We loved seeing so many students walking, riding bikes, and taking the bus this week! See the Beaverton Safe Routes to School Page at to log your trips and complete the activities for your chance to win some cool prizes!

School Lunch Hero Day!

We want to send a special thank you to our dedicated and compassionate Nutritional Services team Roberta Johnson and Cynthia Wood. They have been working hard this year to provide hundreds of meals for our students each day. We are so grateful to have them be part of our Scholls Heights Community!

Clothes for Kids

If your student needs clothing at no cost, Clothes for Kids is ready to serve you. Appointments are required. Clothes for Kids hours: Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

To schedule, please complete the Clothes for Kids Appointment form or call 503-356-4322. Visits are limited to one adult with four children or two adults with 8 children. All visitors must wear masks. If you don't have your own, we'll provide one.

We’re also looking for Clothes for Kids volunteers. Please contact Johanna Shrout at

Si su estudiante necesita ropa sin costo, Clothes for Kids está listo para servirle. Necesitará hacer una cita. Horario de Clothes for Kids: martes de 9:30 a.m. a 3 p.m., miércoles de 10 a.m. a 6 p.m. y jueves de 9:30 a.m. a 3 p.m.

Para hacer una cita, por favor complete el formulario de citas de Clothes for Kids o llame al 503-356-4322. Las visitas están limitadas a un adulto con cuatro niños o dos adultos con 8 niños. Todos los visitantes deben usar cubre bocas. Si no tiene uno, se lo proporcionaremos al llegar ahí.

También estamos buscando voluntarios para Clothes for Kids. Si está interesado comuníquese con Johanna Shrout a

Beaverton Library

Ready Set Kindergarten

Beaverton City Library invites all incoming kindergartners to a special storytime series “Ready, Set, Kindergarten!” that meets via Zoom starting Saturday, May 15. Each week we’ll read stories, sing songs, and get excited for Kindergarten together!

Kids will also get free books for attending.

Register here:

Please share with anyone who has a soon-to-be-kindergartner!

La Biblioteca de la Ciudad de Beaverton invita a todos los estudiantes que van a empezar kínder a una serie especial llamada “En sus marcas, listos, Kínder.” La serie será a través de Zoom a partir del sábado, 15 de mayo. ¡Cada semana leeremos cuentos, cantaremos canciones y nos emocionaremos con el aprender juntos!

También ganaran libros gratis por asistir.

Regístrese aquí:

Grab and Go Services now open at Murray Scholls!
Recently Beaverton City Library opened Grab and Go services at the Murry Scholls branch! Now a limited number of people can go inside the library for up to 30 minutes and pick out their own books, movies, and more! Grab and Go service at Murray Scholls is available Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10AM–7PM and Fridays and Saturdays 1-6 PM.

Manejando los Antojos de una Manera Sana (Managing Cravings in a Healthy Way)

Padres, únase a WIC y la biblioteca de la ciudad de Beaverton virtualmente el 16 de mayo a las 4 pm para aprender sobre consejos para equilibrar la necesidad de satisfacer los antojos con una dieta saludable. Se requiere registro:

Parents, Join WIC & Beaverton City Library virtually on May 16 at 4pm to learn about tips to balance the need to satisfy cravings against a wholesome diet. Registration is required for this Spanish Language event.

Heads up for Scholls Heights Teachers and Staff: Summer Reading Program begins June 1st

We are looking forward to another Summer of reading! Like last year, there is no registration-- babies, kids, and teens can start keeping track of the time they read starting June 1, culminating in a free book of their choice from the library! I’m working with Andrea to get print logs for all your students—kid logs for K-4, and Teen logs for the 5th graders. I will plan to deliver them to your school last part of May.

Dining For Dollars

Come join us at Mod Pizza on Wednesday, May 19 to raise money for Scholls Heights. Please mention that you are with Scholls Heights when ordering. This event is all day.

Nutrition Services

  • Nutrition Services continues to offer free MEALS to all BSD children aged 1-18 with no Meal Benefits application required. This will continue until the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
  • New Information: The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT)program, through DHS, will offer MONEY to families who qualify for Meal Benefits. The money is being offered to help families purchase groceries during the pandemic.
  • Families who meet the criteria in this list for the 2020-2021 school year will receive P-EBT funds. No application or further action is needed by families who:
    Have students only at CEP schools (families who have students at CEP and non-CEP schools need to apply for the non-CEP students to receive funds)
    Have children who qualify for SNAP or TANF benefits
    Have children with Homeless, Foster, Migrant, or Runaway status
    Have applied and been approved for Meal Benefits at any time during the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Families who do not meet any of the above criteria need to apply right away for Meal Benefits if they wish to be considered for P-EBT funds. Online applications are strongly encouraged, using The SchoolCafe website supports English and Spanish applicants.
  • Paper Meal Benefits applications, in both English and Spanish, are available at all meal pickup sites and all school offices.
  • For more information, follow this link:
  • If you have questions, please call Meal Benefits at 503-356-3957 or email to


We wanted to let everyone know that the district is closing playgrounds during work hours. Therefore, our playground will be closed from 8:00-6:00 M-F.

Club K will have access to our playground from 11:15-6:00 PM.

As a reminder, dogs are not allowed on district playgrounds or property.

Covid 19 Testing Consent Form

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) supports COVID-19 testing in public and private K-12 schools in Oregon for students and staff who display symptoms of COVID-19. The Beaverton School District has registered to have Abbott BinaxNOW rapid antigen testing available for students and staff who develop primary symptoms of Covid-19 at school. Primary symptoms of Covid-19 include:

  • New or different than usual shortness of breath

  • New or different than usual coughing

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher

  • New loss of taste or smell.

The Abbott BinaxNOW test will only be administered to students who have consent from their parent(s) or legal guardian on file. The student must be capable and willing to perform a nasal swab test independently. The parent(s) or guardian can decline testing and opt to test their child with a healthcare provider. If there is any doubt as to whether a specimen may be safely self-collected by an individual, they should be referred to their healthcare provider for COVID-19 testing. Positive test results will be shared with the Local Public Health Authority to assist in contact tracing.

If you would like your child to participate in this testing program, please complete and return the consent form to the school office. For further information on the the Abbot BinaxNOW rapid antigen test see the following link: FDA information on BinaxNOW test

Too Sick For School- Health Information

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