School Newsletter — October 30th, 2019
Note from the Principal
Thank you so much for carving out time to come and meet with your child's teacher for conferences last week. We count on a strong partnership between school and home to help your child thrive and reach his/her potential. Thank you for all that you do at home to support your child's success. An additional thank you must go to so many of you who treated staff with food items, coffee pods, kind notes and encouraging words as well. These things really make a difference and make us all feel special. I can't tell you how often I hear praises and compliments from staff of our wonderful parent/volunteer community of Hazeldale. We feel appreciated by you in big and small ways!
This week Halloween falls on a school day, Thursday. A friendly reminder that there are no costumes allowed at school for Halloween. The time for that was the school harvest festival. We are all fortunate that the students don't have school the following day due to a teacher grading day. For those that celebrate Halloween, we wish you all a safe and fun evening!
Working with you for kids,
School and District Report Cards
School and district report cards for the 2018-19 school year are available at: http://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx. (Select Beaverton in the District Selection drop-down menu). I welcome the opportunity to share this information with you on the progress we are making to improve academic achievement for each student in the District. We are making progress.
State report cards began when the 1999 Oregon Legislature passed a law requiring every public school and district to receive a report from the Oregon Department of Education about how they are performing overall. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and affords states greater flexibility. ESSA encourages schools and educators to innovate and create systems that address local needs. As a part of this work, the Oregon Department of Education redesigned the School and District report cards to engage and inform families about their school’s approach to learning, academic and extracurricular offerings, and student performance. Reports cards also serve as an important tool for continuous improvement planning by local and state policymakers, in conjunction with the communities they serve.
At Hazeldale Elementary WE are committed to using this information to help tailor our school improvement plans and academic programs to meet the needs of every student. You’ll find our current school improvement plan attached below. During the year I will communicate with you frequently about student achievement and programs in place at our school to foster student learning and success.
If you have questions about our report card or would like a print copy, please contact me. You may also have suggestions for improvements. Please share them! Thank you!
Family Game Night—Mark Your Calendars for Thursday, November 21st 5:30-7 pm
Back by Popular Demand of Families & Staff
Family Game Night with All Your Teachers!
Thursday, November 21st
5:30-6 pm *Pizza Meet & Greet
*Think appetizers for the family vs. dinner
6:00-7:00 pm Game Options & Book Swap Opens
ALL the teachers will be here!
Give One Get One Book Swap
(Don’t worry if you forget to donate or bring a book to exchange!)
EVERY FAMILY THAT ATTENDS GETS TO
TAKE HOME A GAME!
- Game will be sent home with your child following the event!
- You have to come and turn in your wish list/feedback sheet in order to receive a game, however.
Playing board games, card games, and any other fun games are ways to connect with other people in a lighthearted way while also developing critical thinking skills such as memory, strategy, literacy, arithmetic, visual patterns, and more.
Besides, who doesn’t love playing games? I love games. I think all kids love games.
Games are just plain fun.
· The Best Kids Board Games and Card Games: http://artfulparent.com/2014/09/best-kids-board-games-card-games.html
· The Benefits of Board Games: http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/creativity-play/benefits-board-games
· 5 Board Games that Promote Speech-Language: http://nspt4kids.com/parenting/5-board-games-that-promote-speech-language-skills/
· Encouraging Language Skills During Family Board Games: http://nspt4kids.com/parenting/encouraging-language-skills-during-family-board-games/
- Friday, November 1st—No school for students (Grading Day)
- Sunday, November 3rd—Daylight Savings Ends (Fall Back)
- Monday, November 4th—Art Literacy Training 10-11 am
- Thursday, November 7th—PTO Dining for Dollars at Papa's Pizza (you'll need to bring a flyer - coming soon!)
- Friday, November 8th—Vision Screening
- Friday, November 8th—PTO Popcorn Friday—This year PTO is making sure all students receive a bag of popcorn!
- Monday, November 11th—No School—Veterans' Day
- Friday, November 15th—Picture Retake Day
- Friday, November 15th—Principal's Coffee and Chat 8:35 am in Multipurpose Conference Room (our all school assembly is at 9:30 am and the section of bleachers closest to the gym entrance doors is reserved for guests)
- Monday, November 18th—PTO Meeting 6:30 pm in Multipurpose Conference Room
- Thursday, November 21st—All Staff Facilitated FAMILY GAME NIGHT! 5:30-7 pm
- Wednesday through Friday, November 27th - 29th—No School (Thanksgiving Week)
- Monday, December 2nd—No School for Students—Staff Development Day
- Tuesday, December 3rd—Incoming 6th Graders Family Night at Mountain View Middle School 6:30-8 pm
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
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