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Chehalem Elementary Newsletter- December 11, 2020

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Principal's Message

Dear Chehalem Families,

We are winding down 2020 and hoping for a much better 2021. Our last day of school before winter break is Friday, December 18th. It's also a Pajama Day, so your children can enjoy their lessons from the comfort of their pajamas.

If there isn't any time sensitive information that needs to be sent next week, this will be the final newsletter of 2020. Let's hope 2021 is much better.

Stay healthy and well!

Sincerely, Angee Silliman


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Winter Book Giveaway

Winter Book Giveaway

Dear Parents,

As you know, reading is so important and what better way to ring in the New Year than celebrating with a new book? In lieu of the BookExchange this year, I will be giving away wrapped books to students. I will be giving these books away to any student who comes to check out library books from my curbside checkout or from the book bus the last week of school before winter break (12/14-12/18). For a reminder of the curbside checkout days/times and my book bus route/times, please see the link below. Let me know if you have any questions!

Thank you,

Nicole Blanchard


Chehalem Elementary

Nurse's Note

Immunizations and Flu

A reminder from your School Nurse, please start now to ensure your child is up to date on all immunizations. Typically, any child not up to date would be excluded from school on exclusion day in early February until immunizations are complete. This year exclusion will continue to apply if your student needs to be on school campus for any reason, or we go back to any type of in person learning. Please contact your health care provider and start any "catch-up" now as winter break is a good time to get this completed. If you don't have a primary care doctor, vaccines are also available through Virginia Garcia and Neighborhood Health School Based Health Centers, or you can find another location at

Be a Flu Fighter this year! Cold and flu season has arrived, and this is a great time to get your flu vaccines. There are many flu vaccine options to choose from, but the most important thing is that all people 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year. Talk with your provider about which flu vaccine is best for you and your children.

Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs. Wash your hands often with soap and water, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands often with soap and water. If you become sick, limit your contact with others to keep from infecting them.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I can also provide you with additional resources about vaccinations and other health topics. To learn more about adolescent vaccines, please visit the CDC’s website at

Danielle Gonzalez, RN BSN, CPN (District Nurse)


Signal To Noise

Exciting news! We will be holding our annual Signal to Noise Film Festival in May of 2021 (virtually, of course 😃). We have updated the guidelines on the website and important dates are as follows: Entries due - Monday, March 29, 2021, Online Awards Ceremony/Festival - Thursday, May 20, 2021. Please share out this information with teachers, students and parents and for the latest updates have them follow us on Facebook or Instagram (@s2nfestival).

Signal to Noise Website:

Spanish Videos for Families: Seesaw, Dreambox, Canvas

There are video webinars in Spanish for families to learn how to access and understand Seesaw, Dreambox and Canvas. Go to the Family Toolkit on the BSD website and scroll down to the videos .

December Word of the Month is Bravery

Beaverton Buddies Program for People in Need

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Food Menus- For Food Pick-up on Tuesday and Thursday 11-12:00

Children often have a hard time choosing their entrees if they don't know what the choices will be ahead of time. Follow this link to find meal choices for the month under the "Menus" dropdown.

Meals Over Winter Break

The Nutrition Services Department will be offering 5 days of meals for pick-up over winter break on the 22nd and 29th, 11am - 12pm, at the following locations:

Aloha HS

Beaverton HS

Southridge HS

Sunset HS

Vose ES

Westview HS

If you want to pick up meals for your children over winter break please make sure you register at the links below so the food will be ready for you.
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PTO Corner

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Scrip to Support the PTO

Please follow this link to get information on how you can support the PTO while buying gift cards for yourself or loved ones. You can use the app or order online.

Panda Express Fundraiser Happening TODAY!

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Sincerely, Angee Silliman

Principal at Chehalem Elementary