School Newsletter — September 11
Note from the Principal
Dear Hazeldale Families,
What a great day today is. We are officially opening our additional kindergarten classroom today. Our district carefully monitors student enrollment at the beginning of the school year. We were allocated an additional teaching position at Kindergarten as the enrollment was 30 students per class. We will now have class sizes of 22-23 per kinder classroom. We are so thrilled to be able to provide this more ideal learning environment for our youngest learners at Hazeldale Elementary.
The teachers will be Ms. Kimberly Skinner and Mrs. Andrea Robertson. As a Teach for Beaverton classroom, they will have two teachers supporting the learning of students, one clinical teacher, Mrs. Andrea Robertson, and one resident teacher, Ms. Kimberly Skinner. Both teachers will work collaboratively to support the learning for all students. Mrs. Robertson, will also collaborate with Mr. Connor Mann, the resident teacher at 4th grade.
The goal of Teach for Beaverton is to support the growth of teachers who can meet the needs of all students. Unlike traditional teacher preparation programs, Teach for Beaverton includes an extended, two-year field experience, extensive mentoring, and a collaborative effort between Oregon State University faculty and Beaverton School District staff. The students will benefit from the additional adults in the room to support their learning. These teachers were selected after an extensive application process for both the clinical teacher, Andrea Robertson, and the resident teachers, Kimberly Skinner and Connor Mann.
Please know that the district continues to monitor enrollment across the entire school district. It is already noted that we also have large class size at grade 3 right now.
Working with you for kids,
PTO Family Fun Night on the Playground—Friday, Sept. 20th 6 - 8 pm
Food- Kona Ice & Retrolicious food trucks!
credit cards accepted- Kona Ice donates 20% back to Hazeldale!
*In lieu of movie nights this year we are offering a super fun night with games, food trucks, chalk art & music! Parents, please make sure you stay with your child at the event.
Thank you! ~The Hazeldale PTO
Nutrition Services and Meal Benefit Information
Nutrition Services information is easier to access this year, and we have lots of cool information to share!
Remember that the 30-day Rollover Period for 2018-2019 meal benefits will end in early October. Be sure to apply TODAY so your students don’t have a lapse in benefits. Any families whose students go into “Paid” status will be responsible to pay for all meals charged in school cafeterias. Don’t let this happen to you!!
Click on the link below to go to SchoolCafe, and see all the things that you can do:
All you need is your student’s ID number. If you don’t have that, you can call your school office
or the Meal Benefits line (503-356-3957). Here are some of your options in SchoolCafe:
- Create an account
- Apply for Meal Benefits
- View and print Meal Benefits letters
- See what items your student is getting in the cafeteria.
- Check your student’s account balance.
- View cafeteria menus
- Set up low balance alerts
- Set up auto-pay (when balance gets to an amount that YOU set, the account is replenished from your credit card)
SchoolCafe can provide amazing amounts of information!
If you do not have access to a computer, you can also apply for Meal Benefits on paper. Applications are available in every school office and cafeteria.
If you have questions or need help, please call Laurie Bishop at Meal Benefits, (503)356-3957 or email us at NS-MealBenefits@beaverton.k12.or.us.
Health—Parent and Guardian Information
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 fightchildabuse.org 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 new 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. If you would like to preview the materials, this document outlines the process for previewing the curriculum and for information on opting-out.
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.
Your child’s teacher will be sharing these sexual abuse prevention lesson outcomes with you prior to teaching them, but you can also find the full lessons and videos on fightchildabuse.org. Please contact me if you have any further questions or for opt-out information. Thank you for helping us to make our school a safe and supportive place where everyone can learn.
Oregon Health Education Standards: https://www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/standards/health/Documents/2016ORHEStandards.pdf
Materials Preview Process: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eV2_2zifeQshFC4uOP8v3Fkvs4zvYSuTEXInyTvag2Q/edit?usp=sharing
Erin’s Law Resource: Fightchildabuse.org
- Monday, September 9th—Volunteer Orientation 6 pm & PTO Meeting 6:30 pm in Multipurpose Conference Room
- Friday, September 20th—Principal's Coffee and Chat 8:35 am in Multipurpose Conference Room (our all school assembly is at 9:30 am and the section on the bleachers closest to the gym entrance doors is reserved for guests)
- Friday, September 20th—PTO Family Night on the Playground @ 6-8 pm (See information above including downloadable flyer)
- Friday, September 27th—PTO Fun Run (Hustle for Hazeldale)—main fundraiser of the school year
- Monday, September 30th—Art Literacy Training 10-11 am in Art Literacy Room
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.
Hazeldale’s Mission and Vision
Hazeldale Elementary School works to support and inspire every child to think, to learn, to care, and to engage with power and agency in a changing world.
We provide a learning environment and instruction that promotes engagement, academic excellence, self-confidence, independence, risk and resilience. We foster respect, an appreciation of self and others, and collaboration through inquiry, exploration, goal setting, and service.
Hazeldale Elementary School
The District prohibits discrimination and harassment based on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to, an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veteran status, or because of a perceived or actual association with any other persons within these protected classes.