HITEON HIGHLIGHTS NEWSLETTER

September 6, 2019

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Everything is possible. Everything can be.”

- Shel Silverstein


Dear Hiteon Families,


It has been a wonderful beginning to the 2019 - 2020 school year! Thank you all so much for attending yesterday's Curriculum Night. The evening was full of positive energy and all the “possibilities” a new school year brings. We hope you enjoyed meeting your child’s new teacher and having time to learn about their classes and what they will be learning this year.


This school year we are focusing on the whole child and remembering what it means to be balanced. Academics are the cornerstone of Hiteon, our mission is providing an educational experience where everyone can meet their full potential and make positive societal contributions. We also will continue to target and teach social and emotional learning. The attached video is excellent at explaining what Social Emotional Learning is and how we all benefit from it. At Hiteon, we understand that “kids don't care what we know until they know that we care” (John C. Maxwell).


We are looking forward to a bright new year!


Warmly,

Meghan Warren, Principal

Jenny Read-Imslie, Assistant Principal

Social-Emotional Learning: What Is SEL and Why SEL Matters

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GENERAL SESSION SLIDE DECK

Attached is the slide deck from last night’s Curriculum Night. Hiteon is focused on educating the whole child which includes the physical, social, emotional and cognitive aspects of education. Also, to help with the development of the social and emotional pieces at Hiteon we strive to be our BEST.

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HEALTH CURRICULUM 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.


Erin’s Law

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.



References:

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: Fightchildab

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ONLINE STUDENT VERIFICATION

Please remember to complete your student's online verification. It is very important to confirm that the information we have in our system is current and up to date. If you have any questions or encounter technical difficulties, please contact the main office at 503-356-2140.
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VISION SCREENING

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Hiteon will be having their vision screening for all students K - 5 on

Thursday, 9/19/19 from 8:10 - 12:00.

If you do not want your student to participate in the screening,

please let your student’s teacher and the office staff know by 9/18/19.

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NUTRITIONA SERVICES

Nutrition Services information is easier to access this year, and we have lots of cool information to share!


Click on the link below to go to SchoolCafe, and see all the things that you can do:

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/nutrition-services/meals/schoolcafe

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:


  1. Create an account
  2. Apply for Meal Benefits
  3. View and print Meal Benefits letters
  4. See what items your student is getting in the cafeteria.
  5. Check your student’s account balance.
  6. View cafeteria menus
  7. Set up low balance alerts
  8. 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.

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WHAT'S HAPPENING AT HITEON

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HITEON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Meghan Warren, Principal

Jenny Read-Emslie, Assistant Principal


Hiteon’s Mission Statement

Hiteon is a community dedicated to providing an educational experience in which everyone can reach their full potential and make positive societal contributions. We strive to enhance personal, community, and global identities while developing life-long learners.