June- Scholls Heights Knights

Parent/Guardian Newsletter

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Principal Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,

School has always been a partnership with parents, but this year was like no other. We thank everyone who has helped our students grow and achieve this year! It was not easy, but we appreciate all of the hard work of our families and staff!

As we move into summer, it is important that families continue to read together. Maybe your child and/or family can journal about their adventures whether it is a trip to the beach or playing in the sprinklers. Have you played the alphabet game in the car? How about calculating scores in Yahtzee? Comparing prices at the grocery store? It is our hope that learning continues over the summer in a very fun way!

Take Care,

Tracy Bariao (Principal)

Erika Heslin (Assistant Principal)

We are having an End of Year Parking Lot Parade!

We are having an End of Year Parking Lot Parade! Staff will be spread out along the sidewalk to wave our students off to summer. We will also be collecting student devices and power cords. At the exit of the parking lot we will be trading student devices and chargers for Otter Pops. (We will also have a device drop off on Monday, June 21 from 10:00-2:00).

We know that our parking lot can be tricky so we are suggesting times by last name.

Suggested times to try to avoid back ups:

Last Names A-H 2:30-3:00

Last Names I-P 3:00-3:30

Last Names Q-Z 3:30-4:00

Save the Dates

June 7 - Library Books Due

June 9 - Menchies Fundraiser

June 11 - Virtual Field Day

June 18 - Last Day of School and Parking Lot Parade

June 18 - Turn in your device and charging cord

Preventing Summer Slide

Something is waiting for many children every summer, and their parents don’t even know it’s out there. It’s called the “summer slide” and it describes what happens when young minds sit idle for three months. Children who do not read over the summer will lose up to three months of reading achievement. This translates to 2-3 reading levels that students will “slide” back. It takes until February of the following school year to reclaim those lost levels. Summer reading loss is cumulative. By the end of fifth grade children who lose reading skills over the summer will be three years behind their classmates.

As children’s first and most important teachers, families have a major role to play in motivating children to read during the summer months. There are many strategies families might employ to encourage summertime reading:

  • Combine activities with books.

Summer leaves lots of time for kids to enjoy fun activities, such as going to the park, seeing a movie, or going to the beach. Why not also encourage them to read a book about the activity? If you’re going to a baseball game, suggest that your child read a book about a favorite player beforehand. In the car or over a hot dog, you’ll have lots of time to talk about the book and the game.

  • Visit the library.

If your child doesn’t have a library card, summer is a great time to sign up for one. In addition to a wide selection of books to borrow, many libraries have fun, child-friendly summer reading programs.

  • Lead by example.

Read the newspaper at breakfast, pick up a magazine at the doctor’s office, and stuff a paperback in your beach bag. If kids see the adults around them reading often, they will understand that literature can be a fun and important part of their summer days.

  • Talk it up.

Talking with your kids about what you have read also lets them know that reading is an important part of your life. Tell them why you liked a book, what you learned from it, or how it helped you—soon they might start doing the same.

  • Help kids find time to read.

Summer camp, music lessons, baseball games, and videos are all fun things kids like to do during the summer. However, by the end of the day, children may be too tired to pick up a book. When planning summer activities with children, remember to leave some time in their schedules for reading. Some convenient times may be before bedtime or over breakfast.

  • Relax the rules for summer.

During the school year, children have busy schedules and often have required reading for classes. Summer is a time when children can read what, when, and how they please. Don’t set daily minute requirements or determine the number of pages they should read. Instead, make sure they pick up books for fun and help find ways for them to choose to read on their own. You may even want to make bedtime a little bit later if you find that your child can’t put down a book.

  • Have plenty of reading material around.

Storybooks aren’t the only thing that kids can read for fun. Be sure to have newspapers, magazines, and informational material on hand that might spark the interest of a young reader.

  • Use books to break the boredom.

Without the regular school regimen, adults and kids need more activities to fill the hours. Books that teach kids how to make or do something are a great way to get kids reading and keep them occupied. Don’t forget to take your kids’ favorite reading series along on long road trips.

  • Read aloud with kids.

Take your children to see a local storyteller or be one yourself. The summer months leave extra time for enthusiastic read-alouds with children, no matter what their age. Don’t forget to improvise different voices or wear a silly hat to make the story that much more interesting!

Author: Laura J. Colker, Ed.D.

Beaverton City Library

Quick Summary

Beaverton City Library’s Summer Reading Program starts June 1st! Babies, Kids, and Teens will get to choose a free book after they read, listen, and learn for 15 hours this summer. Encourage your students to read this summer, and share the attached Reading Log (English and Spanish). Visit the library or www.BeavertonLibrary.org/SRP for details.

Full Summer Reading Program information:

How SRP works this year

Beaverton City Library is encouraging babies, kids and teens to read, listen, and learn for 15 hours this summer. There is no need to register, just keep track of their time, and once they reach 15 hours, come to the library to pick out a free book.

What counts as “reading, listening, and learning”?

Reading is just what it sounds like—reading books, e-books, graphic novels and comic books, reading newspapers, magazines, fiction, non-fiction, poetry... The same types of reading you probably remember from past Summer Reading Programs.

Listening also counts! Have an adult or older child read aloud to a younger child, or listen to audiobooks or tumblebooks. This is a great way for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to complete Summer Reading program, too! (Not to mention busy teen/adults who listen to audiobooks in the car!)

Learning is another way of saying Family Activities: Kids taking time to do things with their families like building a blanket fort, or experimenting with rolling toy cars down ramps, and just taking time to talk to each other to reflect on the day are wonderful ways of learning, and we want to encourage families to take the time to do things together. Thus we’ve included family activities as a way to complete the summer reading program to get a new book.

How can my students get a Reading log?

Starting June 1 reading logs are available at the library, or our website, or here for English (here in Spanish). Folks can also create their own reading log to keep track of their 15 hours.

Free Book

When complete, kids and teens will get to pick a brand new free book from the library—there were be lots of choices at different levels with fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, activity books, and more!

What, no coupons? Not this year—In 2021 we are focusing our summer reading program on getting books into the community, and helping our local business partners to recover economically rather than asking for sponsorship.

Events and Activities

This summer we’ll host a mix of online events and in-person events, and continuing Activities to Go.

All our in-person events will be outdoors, masks required, and with stations set up for social distancing.

Visit our events calendar, or see our program flyer for all the events, and to find out how to register for online and in-person events.

Here is a quick (1:32) video with students and families: https://youtu.be/1Eo69NWzE0I


Jennifer Wolf

Children’s Librarian

Beaverton City Library | 12375 SW 5th St | Beaverton, OR 97005


Work days: Sunday – Thursday

Currently working remotely Mondays and Thursdays

Dining For $

When you dine at the supporting restaurant on the D4$ Day, they donate a portion of their proceeds back to the PTO.

The next D$4 is on Wednesday, June 9th from 3pm - 8pm at MENCHIES! Menchies is located at 1235 SW Horizon.

Please bring or mention this flyer to make sure 20% of your purchase will go back to our school!

Important: In order for your purchase to count towards our fundraiser, you must verbally tell the cashier of your participation.

Coffee and Culture Chat- Monday, June 7


Scholls Heights is an incredibly rich and diverse community with established families ​as well as families joining us from all over the country and ​around the world. We know we are stronger together but being together right now is the challenge.


We would like to offer an opportunity for families to network, share experiences and get to know each other. Over the past year we have learned how to come together virtually in meaningful ways to support each other until it is safe to come together in person.


Please join us on Zoom for our Coffee and Culture Chat hosted by our English Language Development Teachers from 8:00-8:30 on Monday, June 7.

Meeting Date (8:00-8:30)

June 7

Zoom Information:

Zoom (Link here.)

Meeting ID: 864 6155 5156

Password: ELD

Not Returning?

In an effort to assist us with our planning for the 2021-2022 school year, we request that you notify us if your child will NOT be returning to Scholls Heights Elementary School or MAY NOT be returning for the 2021-2022 school year. In order to predict accurate enrollment for the upcoming school year, we need this information as soon as possible. Please email Donna Romadka at donna_romadka@beaverton.k12.or.us if your child is not returning or may not be returning in the fall. Thank you.


School Supply Box sales are officially open! No need to spend hours trying to hunt down everything on the school supply list this coming fall. Educational Products Inc. has collaborated with our Scholls Heights teachers and staff to create perfectly curated school supply boxes, saving you both time and money. Supply Boxes are shipped directly to the school so there is no hassle for parents or students!

Follow the link below to access our store:



Progress Reports

Dear BSD Families,

We want to thank you for the work that you’re doing each and every day to support your child’s learning. We appreciate you taking on your role as an instructional guide. We couldn’t do this without your partnership.

This year’s elementary progress report looks a little different. Assessing a child’s knowledge, skills and understanding in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) is a challenge, and the assessment tools and assignments we normally use as evidence for progress may not accurately represent how your child is doing this year. Teachers provide feedback to daily work and assess along the way, but we acknowledge that children are still missing the multitude of opportunities to show what they know like they would with in-person instruction; therefore, it’s not equitable to provide a summary judgment.

This year, we’re suspending the practice of assigning proficiency to end-of-year learning targets. The progress report won’t show 1-4 proficiency marks. Instead, each section will indicate which targets have been taught during the semester, and another mark will reflect the student’s learning progress according to the evidence gathered during CDL. The Behavior, Language and Speaking & Listening sections won’t be assessed and will be grayed out.

The revised progress report is a reflection of how we continue to use our equity policy as a guide in our decision-making. And while we are pausing the traditional way in which we assess elementary students, we will return to proficiency-based grading at the elementary level when we move back into full in-person instruction.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership.

Beaverton School District

Green Team Update

BottleDrop Fundraiser: Stock up blue bags for the summer!

Over the past few years, we have earned over $1,200 for our school through BottleDrop!
To participate, just fill up a blue bag with your cans and bottles and drop off the bag at your nearest BottleDrop Drop Door, Express location, or Partner Retailer Drop location. There is no need to wait in line and go inside a redemption center!

We have 3 options for picking up blue bags:

- Grab one in the Front Office.

- Email greenteam@shpto.org to request bags be sent home from school with your student.

- Request a porch pick-up by using this Google Form

Have questions or want to learn more, check out www.shpto.org/bottledrop or email greenteam@shpto.org.

Box Tops: Keep scanning those receipts this summer!

The Box Tops app makes it so simple to keep raising funds for Scholls Heights this summer.

Here is how it works:

1. Download the Box Tops app, www.boxtops4education.com.

2. Purchase Box Tops products.

3. Scan your receipt.

4. Earn cash for Schools Heights! Funds are automatically updated online.

Keep clipping Box Tops too! Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out but still may be found on products. If you see one, clip it, and drop it off in our collection bin in the Front Office.

Want more information? Watch this quick video on how the app works or email greenteam@shpto.org.

Thank You 5th Grade Parents!

Thank you to all of the 5th grade parent volunteers that are moving on to middle school with our fantastic fifth graders! We have appreciated and benefited from your service throughout the years.

We would like to especially recognize Sabrina Snoozy who organized and managed our Running Club and Fun Run over the years. We are thankful for your dedication and endless hours you have devoted to these fantastic programs, while also volunteering in classrooms and other events.

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Incoming Kindergarten Information

Do you have an incoming Kindergartener or know someone who does? Here is an information, including a informational video from the Kindergarten Teachers. https://www.smore.com/fbx5t

Kindergarten orientation 2021

Books on the Go is Over

Our Books on the Go is officially over. We are very thankful for Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Pete for helping kids get books in their hands!

You will still be able to return books to school after this date. Students can bring them to the building or there is a bin outside where books can be dropped off.

Nutrition Services

  • Nutrition Services continues to offer free MEALS to all BSD children aged 1-18 with no Meal Benefits application required. This will continue until the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
  • New Information: The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program, through DHS, will offer MONEY to families who qualify for Meal Benefits. The money is being offered to help families purchase groceries during the pandemic.
  • Families who meet the criteria in this list for the 2020-2021 school year will receive P-EBT funds. No application or further action is needed by families who:
    Have students only at CEP schools (families who have students at CEP and non-CEP schools need to apply for the non-CEP students to receive funds)
    Have children who qualify for SNAP or TANF benefits
    Have children with Homeless, Foster, Migrant, or Runaway status
    Have applied and been approved for Meal Benefits at any time during the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Families who do not meet any of the above criteria need to apply right away for Meal Benefits if they wish to be considered for P-EBT funds. Online applications are strongly encouraged, using www.schoolcafe.com. The SchoolCafe website supports English and Spanish applicants.
  • Paper Meal Benefits applications, in both English and Spanish, are available at all meal pickup sites and all school offices.
  • For more information, follow this link: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/nutrition-services.
  • If you have questions, please call Meal Benefits at 503-356-3957 or email to NS-MealBenefits@beaverton.k12.or.us.


We wanted to let everyone know that the district is closing playgrounds during work hours. Therefore, our playground will be closed from 8:00-6:00 M-F.

Club K will have access to our playground from 11:15 AM-6:00 PM.

As a reminder, dogs are not allowed on district playgrounds or property.

Too Sick For School- Health Information

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