Bonny Slope Elementary

April 8, 2021

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Dates To Remember

4/14 April Birthday Lunch K/1/2

4/16 NO SCHOOL - Grading Day

4/18-4/24 Volunteer Appreciation Week

4/21 April Birthday Lunch 3/4/5
4/21 Dorian Pictures - 3pm-6:30 pm

4/22 Earth Day

4/28 NO SCHOOL - Staff Work Day

4/28 NO Books for Bobcats/NO Curbside Library



Dear Parents,

We’ve been thinking a lot about thresholds these past few days. A Definition of that word is “the entrance to a house or a building”. We been thinking about that word because of the major thresholds we’ve crossed over this past year, as well as in recent days.

For the first time in a year, we had students cross our thresholds and finally return to school. We are writing this on Wednesday after having our Pre K – 2nd grade students in our building the past two days. We noted how absolutely calm and normal it was having our classrooms teeming with learning once again. In all honesty, we weren’t sure how it was going to go. Would it feel strange to have little ones traipsing through our hallways? Would our bathroom routine work? It all seemed to come together, and our morning felt like a regular morning.

This success is entirely in thanks to you, our community, who have rallied for the success for the students.

First, a big thank you goes to our families who are remaining in CDL instruction in the afternoons. Because of your choice, we were able to keep our classrooms intact with the same teacher. Much of the fanfare at the district level involved welcoming students back in our buildings, which is a huge step, and we’d like to specifically acknowledge all of our CDL families who have made that possible. Please know that we are so grateful to all of you for that decision you made, and that we celebrate all of you every day.

Secondly, another big thanks for our In-Person hybrid students. We had our families arriving on campus between 8:45 – 9:00 as we requested. Students were able to easily find their assigned doors, and entered calmly. We could see the looks of excitement, concern, and relief on adults’ faces as they let their child go into the building for the first time in a year.

During our school time, students are wearing their masks, following the arrows in the hallways, and maintaining their social distancing while in the classroom. Walking down the hallway, hearing the voices of our teachers engaging in instruction was pure music.

Another definition of threshold is “any place or point of entering or beginning.” It feels like we have started a new beginning, one of many for us as we move forward through the months. Whether your students are learning from home, or coming into our building, we will experience these new beginnings together, as one Bonny Slope.

Jim Hiller and Janet Maza



In Person/CDL Virtual Lunch Bunches with the Counselor

Monday - 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. 4th/5th Grade (Hybrid)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 839 6001 6533

Passcode: 037326

Tuesday - 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. 2nd Grade (Hybrid)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 834 0635 7261

Passcode: 617978

Wednesday - 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Kinder/1st Grade (CDL)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 811 9408 3860

Passcode: 324207

Wednesday - 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. 2nd/3rd Grade (CDL)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 860 8830 0872

Passcode: 369917

Wednesday - 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 4th/5th Grade (CDL)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 868 2024 4898

Passcode: 123739

Thursday - 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. 3rd Grade (Hybrid)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 841 5183 6043

Passcode: 905887

Friday - 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Kinder/1st Grade (Hybrid)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 827 6045 1008

Passcode: 665631

Tiffany Rodgers

School Counselor


Books for Bobcats - Time Change

Starting on Wednesday, April 14th our Books for Bobcats hours will change to 9am - 3pm.

Unsure what Books for Bobcats is? This opportunity is available for all kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders (CDL and in person students). Come on Wednesdays between 9am - 3pm to the front of the school and check out a book bag filled with books at your child's specific reading level! Simply walk up, tell the staff member your child's name and they will hand you a book bag. Enjoy the books for the week and return them the following Wednesday between 9am - 3pm for a new set of books. If your child is attending in person class, he/she can participate in this opportunity but will still need to follow this same check out/check in procedure.

If you have any questions, please email Lindsey Williamson at

Happy Reading!


Dorian School Photos - April 21st

Dorian is our official school photographer for Bonny Slope Elementary. They are scheduled to take school photos on April 21st. Click on the link below to schedule an appointment for your student(s).

They will be taking individual photos at our school on Wednesday, April 21st from 3-6:30 pm Do not delay, please schedule your appointment today! Check-in will be just next to the undercover area at the back of the school (please wear your mask). Please enter thru the gate next to the field for access. Students will enter the building and be shown to the gym for their photograph. Parents will then meet their student outside at the door just off the gym (parents are not allowed inside the building). Please see the map below.

Appointments are required and can be scheduled using the link above. If you are early please remain in your car until 3 minutes prior to your appointment time. When you arrive we ask that you and your student wear your face mask (students will remove their mask just before their photo). Our photographer will also be wearing a mask and will be sanitizing often.

Pre-Order Pictures Today!

You have the ability to pre-order pictures by visiting and searching for Bonny Slope Elementary. Your online order can be placed now and up to four (4) days after picture day. We will have photo envelopes at school if you need to order at the door and pay by check or exact cash. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Dorian's Customer Advocate Team by email at or by phone at (800) 826-3535. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Curbside Library is OPEN

Curbside Library Services

When: Wednesdays
Where: Bonny Slope Elementary School - Bus Lane Doors
Time: 1:00- 3:00

Browsing Books:

  • Click on the Bonny Slope Library Catalog to virtually browse and place holds on available books in our library.
  • Or click on Borrow Ebooks to instantly check out our electronic book selections.
  • Use BSD ChromeBook or iPad for instant login. Students can also access the catalog on any device with their student ID number and password. For more information on how to place holds, check out this video.

Book Bus Services have been canceled for the remainder of the year.


🏃🏼‍♀️🎖🏃🏼‍♂️ Jog-A-Thon

Save the Date for this years virtual Jog-A-Thon, May 3rd-9th! There are 4 mapped routes throughout the Bonny Slope neighborhoods for students to run or walk. Our goal this year is to bring the BSE community back together with something familiar and fun! Check out the kickoff video here...


Oregon Health Education Standards

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Here in the Beaverton School District, we teach children important skills for getting along with others and doing well in school. In order to help our school be a safe and supportive place where everyone can learn, we also provide age-appropriate health instruction. There will be two primary resources used for this instruction: The Great Body Shop to teach the adopted Oregon Health Standards and to teach sexual abuse prevention in accordance with Erin’s Law. Continue reading for more information on each resource.

Oregon Health Education Standards

The Great Body Shop, published by The Children’s Health Market, will be used to teach the Oregon Health Education Standards. It offers skills-based instruction that addresses physical, social, emotional, and mental health. Human Sexuality Education instruction is age appropriate, medically accurate, and relevant for all students.

Erin’s Law (Sexual Abuse Prevention)

An important component of our curriculum is to help children protect their bodies, get support when abuse has occurred, and report to a trusted adult. In accordance with Erin’s Law, we are educating children about sexual abuse and promoting awareness within our communities. The Oregon Department of Education has required all Oregon schools to comply with Erin’s Law. The Erin’s Law lessons address personal safety, touching safety, and assertiveness.

Previewing Materials/Opting Out

The process for previewing materials and opting out of instruction will be slightly different due to the pandemic. Your child’s teacher will be sending communication home prior to instruction in human sexuality and sexual abuse prevention to address this.

Thank you for helping us to make our school a safe and supportive place where everyone can learn.


Janet Maza and Jim Hiller



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  • 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 (Community Eligibility Provision) schools. Bonny Slope is NOT a CEP school.
    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
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  • Los Servicios de nutrición continúa ofreciendo comidas gratuitas a todos los niños de BSD de 1 a 18 años sin necesidad de solicitud de beneficios de comida. Esto continuará hasta el final del año escolar 2020-2021.
  • Nueva información: El programa Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT), a través del DHS, ofrecerá DINERO a las familias que califican para beneficios de comida. El dinero se ofrece para ayudar a las familias para comprar comestibles durante la pandemia.
  • Las familias que cumplan con los criterios de esta lista para el año escolar 2020-2021 recibirán fondos P-EBT. Ninguna solicitud o acción adicional es necesaria para las familias que:

Tener estudiantes solo en las escuelas CEP (familias que tienen estudiantes en las escuelas CEP y no CEP necesitan solicitar para los estudiantes que no son CEP para que reciban fondos)

Los niños que califican para beneficios SNAP o TANF

Tener a niños con condición de personas sin hogar, adoptivos, migrantes o niños desaparecidos

Han solicitado y sido aprobados para beneficios de comida en cualquier momento durante el año escolar 2020-2021.

  • Las familias que no cumplan ninguno de los criterios anteriores deben solicitar de inmediato beneficios de comida si desean ser consideradas para los fondos de P-EBT. Se recomienda que las solicitudes sean en línea, utilizando El sitio web de SchoolCafe apoya a los solicitantes de inglés y español.
  • Las solicitudes de beneficios de comidas de papel, tanto en inglés como en español, están disponibles en todos los sitios donde se levantan las comidas y en todas las oficinas escolares.
  • Para obtener más información, siga este enlace:
  • Si tiene preguntas, llame a la oficina de Beneficios de comida al 503-356-3957 o envíe un correo electrónico a


BSD Student Surveys

Student Survey

  • Each year the District surveys students, staff, and parents to gather information for planning, program evaluation, and assessment of progress on the District's Strategic Plan.

  • The student survey takes about 20 minutes during the regular school day. The data gathered from the survey are anonymous; your child will not put his/her name or other identifying information on the survey. Like other surveys, results will be presented only about groups. No individual data will be reported.

  • Your child may skip questions or stop filling out the survey at any time. Refusing to participate or withdrawing from the survey does not affect your child's grades or class standing in any way. If you or your child does not want to participate, your child can read or do some other activity while his or her classmates complete the survey.

  • A copy of the survey is available from your child's school and is posted at

Spanish version:

Encuesta Anual de Estudiantes

  • Cada año, el distrito lleva a cabo encuestas para los estudiantes y el personal con el fin de obtener información para la planificación y la evaluación del programa así como del progreso del Plan Estratégico del Distrito.

  • La encuesta de estudiantes toma aproximadamente 20 minutos durante el día escolar. La información que obtengamos de la encuesta es anónima; su hijo no incluirá su nombre o cualquier información de identificación en la encuesta. Al igual que otras encuestas, los resultados que se presentan son sólo acerca de los grupos. No se proporcionará información de su estudiante.

  • Su hijo puede no contestar las preguntas o dejar de contestar la encuesta en cualquier momento. El negarse a participar en la encuesta o no terminar de contestarla, no afecta las calificaciones o rango de su hijo. Si usted o su hijo no quieren participar, su hijo puede leer o hacer alguna otra actividad, mientras que sus compañeros de clase completan la encuesta.

  • Una copia en blanco de la encuesta, está disponible en la escuela de su hijo y se encuentra publicada en


Safe Routes To School

Kids are everywhere. Drive like it.

As students return to schools for in-person learning this month, arrival and departure times may be different than you are used to. While traffic and activities around Beaverton schools may look different, one thing is for sure – kids are out and about in our community. Some kids may be returning to school buildings while others will be continuing to learn remotely and taking breaks outside during the day. Safety is everyone’s responsibility! Kids are everywhere. #DriveLikeIt.

Driving Safety Tips

Our community needs everyone to drive safely, be alert, and follow traffic laws, especially when observing students walking, biking, skateboarding, and scootering. Let’s work together to keep our students safe!

· Stop for school busses when red lights flash. Both directions of traffic must stop.

· Watch your speed. 20 mph is the school zone speed limit.

· Be ready to stop at all times. Kids may dart into the street without checking for traffic.

· Stop for people at intersections and when asked by the crossing guard. Check your blind spots before turning and behind your vehicle before reversing.

· Drive for conditions – This time of year is often rainy and foggy limiting visibility for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians so keep those headlights on to help others see you.

Leah Biado-Luis
Safe Routes to School Coordinator

Follow us @BeavertonSafeRoutes


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Bonny Slope Elementary

Principal: Janet Maza

Assistant Principal: Jim HIller

11775 NW McDaniel Rd.

Portland, OR 97229

Phone: 503.356.2040

Attendance: 503.356.2041

Attendance email: