April Scholls Heights Knights
We hope that everyone has been able to schedule a conference with their child's teacher. We had a problem with our system that has since been resolved. If you are still having trouble signing up, please contact your child's teacher.
Conferences are a great time to connect with your child's teacher about your child's growth academically and socially. Time is limited, so it is helpful if you come prepared with questions you would like to ask if they are not already covered within the conference. We look forward to meeting with you!
Here is a link with tips for a successful parent-teacher conference.
Volunteers are essential in helping teachers and students succeed. We are very fortunate to work with such fabulous volunteers. We have been asked to remind volunteers that they are not able to bring younger siblings with them when they are volunteering within the classroom, classroom party volunteers, or field trip volunteers. We appreciate your support in this school and district policy.
Please mark your calendar for our Volunteer Appreciation Tea on May 10th, 8:45-9:45AM. We sincerely thank you for all you do for Scholls Heights! You are wonderful and we greatly appreciate you! We hope to see you at our tea!
Parent Resources and State Testing Information (Grades 3-5)
In addition, 3-5 graders will begin taking the OSAS (Oregon State Assessment System) formally named SBAC. More information about the tests and links can be found on the Oregon Department of Education Website.
For more information about testing, please contact your child's teacher. Here is the link for information on opting out of the test.
Optional Parent Input Forms Now Available
School Spelling Champions
New Garden Boxes
Cole Babin and Troop 870 built two new garden boxes for our school in March. This was Cole's project to earn his Eagle Scout Rank. The scouts spent several hours building the boxes which meet ADA compliance. We thank them for improving the accessibility of our garden and look forward to planting with our students in the spring!
Fostering Honesty and Responsibility in Children
In response to several inquiries regarding fostering honesty in children, we have found the following resources that we hope parents find helpful. The first information comes from the book "But It's Not My Fault!" by Julia Cook.
Lying is a normal, expected behavior in children. In fact, it is actually a sign of healthy brain development. Most often, children lie to cover up their mistakes or avoid getting punished.
There are things that parents and educators can do to foster honesty in children:
1. Don’t invite the child to lie by asking a question. Instead, make a corrective statement and move on. (i.e. Instead of asking “Did you leave the door open?” say “I know you left the door open, try to remember to shut it next time.”)
2. Before questioning a child about an incident, ask them to promise to tell the truth. Making a promise to someone you care about makes telling a lie more difficult
3. Help children understand that mistakes are learning opportunities, and if they blame others for their mistakes, they give away their opportunity to learn. Making mistakes does not make you a bad person, so you don’t need to lie to cover them up.
4. Change your “buts” to “ands”. For example: “Today you had a rough day, and tomorrow is a brand new day! I can’t wait to see what you can do with your tomorrow.”
5. Focus on building trust and communication with children instead of focusing on the behavior problem. Teach children that it’s not about the mistake you made, but what you do to make it right that matters more.
Here's a link to an additional article by Parent Magazine:
Beaverton Safe Routes to School Poster Contest Winner
Congratulations to Roy Kim from Ms. Bates' class for winning the Beaverton Safe Routes to School Poster Contest! Look for Roy's poster and posters from other Scholls Heights contestants to be displayed during Walk + Roll to School Month in May.
Earth Day- Recycling it Right!
Earth Day is on April 22nd. To celebrate Earth Day our student green team, the Green Knights, have been hard at work creating messages to share with students on Recycling it Right! Our goal is to make sure students are recycling the right items and keeping our recycle bins free of trash. To support students in recycling at school and at home please review these resources:
City of Beaverton residents can find recycling and composting resources at: www.beavertonoregon.gov/397/Recycling-Composting-Garbage.
City of Tigard residents can review resources and download a Garbage and Recycling App at: www.co.washington.or.us/hhs/swr/.
The Trex Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Challenge ends on Monday, April 15th. This will be the last day to bring in your plastic bags and film at school. Please see the PTO's newsletter or Facebook page for updates or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for recycling with us!
Farmington Gardens Fundraiser
Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 14th from 9 am to 5 pm for our annual Farmington Gardens Fundraiser. Show the flyer and 10% of your garden purchases will be donated to the Scholls Heights PTO!
Cell Phone Reminder
Mark Your Calendar
Grading Day April 5 (No Students)
Book Fair April 8-11
Conferences April 10 4:00-8:00PM (Students have school)
Conferences April 11 8:00-8:00 (No school for students)
PTO Movie 2:00PM April 11
No School April 12
Kindergarten Orientation April 17 (For incoming kindergarten students and families)
4th Grade Informance (Montague) 8:45AM April 22
4th Grade Informance (Oosterhof) 8:45AM April 23
4th Grade Informance (Fuller) 8:45AM April 25
MisMatch Day April 26
1st Grade Field Trip 9:30-2:00 April 26
PTO Spring Gala 6-10PM April 27
Dining For Dollars
Mark your calendar to dine-out at McDonald's on Wednesday, May 14 (4:30-7:30PM). The restaurant will donate 20% of your check back to Scholls Heights PTO! Help support the PTO so they can continue to support our kids!
Walking School Bus
Students had a great time this past Wednesday walking to school together. If you live in the walk zone, join the walking school bus next month on Wednesday May 1st and on Walk + Roll day on Wednesday, May 8th. On both days students can meet parent chaperones at 8:05 am in the Sterling Park neighborhood at one of two locations: the corner of Blackbird + Whitebird or the corner of Turnstone + Pelican Way.
Message from Beaverton Library
Food for Fines is back! Do you know students who say they don’t use the public library because of overdue fees or lost books? Maybe have a fine from an overdue movie? Or a book that you found under the couch and now you’re too embarrassed to return? Food for Fines has you covered! Between April 6-14 you can bring in a can of food to waive $2 of library fines (up to $20), and you can return any long overdue item and the charges will be waived!
On Saturday, April 20 from 3-5 pm we’re thrilled to host our first ever Science Geek Out Fest! Kids and their families can visit the main library to meet with a whole host of STEM professionals and enthusiasts from astronomers, to beekeepers, to gardeners, and engineers. We’ll have science experiments, robots, engineering challenges and much more. I hope to see you and your students there!
At the Main Library
At the Murray Scholls Branch: