Bonny Slope Elementary

October 28, 2021

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Dates To Remember

10/29 OHSU COVID test kits sent home to students enrolled in the program by 10/15/21

10/29 Principal Chat 11:30am-12:30 pm via Zoom

10/29 *Monster Mash! *BSCO FAMILY EVENT


11/1-11/5 SPIRIT WEEK

11/1 OHSU COVID test samples returned to school

11/4 Steve Sparks & Friends Day - BSE Custodians are AMAZING!

11/8 OHSU COVID test samples returned to school

11/11 NO SCHOOL - Holiday/Veterans' Day

11/12 NO SCHOOL - Grading Day



Bonny Slope Community Members,

We find ourselves at the end of a very busy October! With our infamous Monster Mash happening all this week, and finishing our Parent-Teacher Conferences last week, our calendar has been eventful for everyone around. These two time-honored traditions lead us to feel like our school year is resembling more of what it was like before our pandemic, albeit with the necessary safety adjustments.

As former classroom teachers, we always found Parent-Teacher Conference time to be an incredibly energizing time for us. Connecting with our families, even for a short amount of time, allowed us to establish goals for the year, comment on progress made so far, and build bridges towards each other to ensure success. We know one factor that always ensures student success is when the family and the teacher work in concert together. Thanks to all of you for your participation last week.

Your follow through after the conference is also incredibly important. Students should know what was discussed, and any goals they should be working on. This supports the efforts of our hard-working staff to maintain the momentum gained after touching base. Again, this confirms our belief that we are partners together in your student’s education.

We are also happy that the famed “Monster Mash” is happening all this week. Our BSCO team worked hard planning writing contests to scavenger hunts to a walkable treat trail in our neighborhood. The popular staff pumpkin carving contest is on again, with several creative staff members submitting their entries. Thanks to the Monster Mash planning team for working with our guidelines to make an enjoyable week of Halloween fun for all. Please visit the BSCO website for specific details about the Monster Mash:

Please note: Because we are having the Monster Mash celebration after school, we are asking that students NOT wear their costumes to school on Friday. Thank you for your help in reminding your students about this.

Speaking of the Monster Mash, rumor has it that PIRATES have been spotted all around Bonny Slope. Look below for a link to a video that shows these rascally people doing their pirate things.

We are also nearing the start of our COVID testing for our students. Please find below important information about the testing procedures. We have nearly 400 of our students participating in this, which is amazing! One thing to remember is that our collection date for samples is on a Monday. If you forget to collect a sample on a Monday, we cannot take a sample on any other day, so you’ll just wait until the following Monday.

We hope that you are finding joy and comfort in our rainy fall days.

Janet Maza and Jim Hiller


Halloween Surprise for the BSE Community

When the Bonny Slope staff gathered together at the end of August, we realized that this was the first time we were all together in the same room in a year and a half. It was quite the moment for everyone. Just as we focused on care and connection with the students at the start of the school year, we also needed to focus on care and connection with our staff. But what to do? We needed a fun, engaging activity.

We then remembered that last year, Mrs. Maza found a video online that had some potential. In it a family, who was missing going to Disneyland, recreated the “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride in their home. This short video was fun to watch (and probably can still be found on You Tube). We realized immediately how much fun it would be to ask our wonderfully creative staff to do the same thing. It also fit in with our theme for school this year, “Bringing Back the Magic”.

So during our first meeting in August, we challenged the staff to recreate the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Each grade level took a section, and reenacted it. We felt Halloween was the most appropriate time to share it (although if you attended our first BSCO meeting in September, you saw it then!)

From all of us at Bonny Slope, to all of you, we hope you enjoy our ride!

BSE Pirates



Beaverton Resource Center


With a physical drop-in center and online resources, we offer a central hub for the Beaverton community struggling with hunger, housing insecurity, and poverty.


Our broad range of resources in one, easy-to-use center allows us to educate those in need and offer better care for lasting change.


We strive to connect our community to the right help so they're empowered to create long-term stability.


SPIRIT WEEK - 11/1-11/5

Join us for a fun filled School Spirit Week:

Monday 11/1 - Pajama Day

Tuesday 11/2 - Crazy Hat Day

Wednesday 11/3 - Favorite Book Character Day

Thursday 11/4 - Mismatch Day

Friday 11/5 - School Colors Day


No Halloween Costumes at School

Just a reminder that we do not allow Halloween Costumes during school hours. Monster Mash provides the perfect opportunity for students to wear their costumes around the neighborhood.



If you signed up for the K-12 COVID-19 screening program thru OHSU, your student will receive a test kit, labels for their sample and directions for the test soon. Test kits will be delivered on Fridays (or Thursday if Friday is not a school day) and returned the following Monday. We hope to start the test kit distribution on Friday, October 29th, however we are waiting on one additional piece from OHSU to have clearance to begin. If you do not receive a test kit 10/29 we will plan to send home kits on Friday, November 5th. Please refer to the calendar in ParentSquare or on our website for collection dates.

Students will deposit their COMPLETED test kits (samples need to be collected at home - there is not an option to collect samples at school) in the box provided at each entrance when they arrive at school on Monday.

OHSU will pick up all samples on Mondays for processing. Parents will receive an email 1-2 days later with the test results. Attached you will find the testing directions (same as what will be sent home on Friday)

A few links that may be helpful to start the testing program:

  • Here is a link to the OHSU COVID-19 Screening Website.
  • Here is a link to the English YouTube video on how to complete the screening test.
  • Here is a link to the Spanish YouTube video on how to complete the screening test.

Please remember that all samples must be completed at home, we will not have an option of collecting samples at school.



Keep in shape by eating grapes!

The BSD Nutrition Services has partnered with Vial Family Farms to provide fresh grapes to your students through our farm to school program. Farm to school encourages children and their families to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy and making a positive impact on communities. What did your students think of the grapes this year?

Telia Rusin

NS Kitchen Lead 1



The Beaverton School District is nationally recognized for high student achievement and innovative programs. Beaverton students in grades 6-12 have the opportunity to investigate the learning option that best fits their academic needs. Students can choose their neighborhood school, or one of Learning Option schools. Transportation is provided.​

For more information please visit our district website:

There will be several virtual open house events to learn more about each program:

ACMA: Recorded virtual open house only.

ACMA Recorded Open House

ACMA Website

BASE: Recorded and live stream open houses (offered 10/28 and 11/4).

BASE Recorded Open House (2020)

BASE Live Stream Sign up 2021

BASE Website

ISB: Live stream open houses (offered 11/2 and 11/16)

ISB Live stream open house link - November 2 at 6pm

ISB Live stream open house link - November 16 at 6pm

Intro to ISB Middle School

ISB Website

Rachel Carson: Info video and virtual Q&A Nights

Rachel Carson Informational Video (2021)

Rachel Carson website

Rachel Carson Q&A Nights (Virtual):

  • November 9 from 5:30-6:00pm (English only) - zoom link
  • November 15 from 6:00-7:00pm (Spanish and English) - zoom link
  • November 17 from 6:00-7:00pm (Spanish and English) - zoom link

A couple of helpful resources to check out for further reference:


Monster Mash

Please visit Bonny Slope Community Organization Website for all the up to date Monster Mash information including links to crossword puzzles, writing contest (4th/5th) and the Scavenger Hunt:

Thursday, 10/28

  • Photo Booth Opens: Located at the entrance to the school. Open 4-8 pm on Thursday and Friday.

Friday, 10/29

  • Walkable Take-home Tasty Treats & Activity Kit Stations: Neighborhood route near the school - 5 stations, each with a different surprise. Make sure to visit them all! Costumes encouraged but not required. Bring a bag to collect your treats! Stations will be open 5pm-7pm!

Questions? Email:

Monster Mash Committee

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Volunteer Opportunities

We are excited to have a couple opportunities for volunteers to support our school.

All volunteers must be signed up with the district to be a volunteer and have completed the background check as well as have a COVID vaccination status approved.

Production Help Wanted:

1 volunteer each school day from 8:30-10:30am in the office production room

BSE Production Help

Cafeteria Support:

1 volunteer on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11am-1pm

Cafeteria Helpers

Any Questions please contact Air or Meghan at


Before School Class Opportunity

PLAY.FIT.FUN has started a before school class on Thursday mornings outside undercover. If you are interested please see the attached flier or go to the link on the district webpage for more information:


Bonny Slope Elementary

Principal: Janet Maza

Assistant Principal: Jim HIller

11775 NW McDaniel Rd.

Portland, OR 97229

Phone: 503.356.2040

Fax: 503.356.2045

Attendance: 503.356.2041

Attendance email: