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October 4, 2020

Dear Parents and Community of Cooper Mountain,

I want to say thank you to the many of you who have reached out to me with words of gratitude, kindness and appreciation for all that the Cooper Mountain teachers and staff are doing to make the best of a less than ideal situation. We know that you are working hard at home too and we want to offer our thanks for your partnership. None of us could do this alone.

It was fun to see many students and families out last week and this weekend with their Cougar Run t-shirts on and getting some exercise! I know our Cougar mascot sure enjoyed getting to see so many of you at T-shirt pick up last week! Can't wait to hear what the name will be.

I hope to see many of you at school again this week for Library Curbside services.

Have a wonderful week!

With gratitude,


Ali Montelongo


Cooper Mountain Elementary

Cooper Mountain Library News

Your first opportunity to come and get a book bundle will be this Wednesday, October 7th from 3-4pm. Ms. Paul will be set up in the bus lane area outside of the C-Hall door.

This fall, we’re offering library book bundles to go! Instead of browsing the library shelves for what to read, book bundles bring browsing to you. Book bundles are an opportunity for families to take home a bundle of books designed to spark excitement about reading and to introduce kids to new topics, characters, or series. Families who checked out book bundles from the public library over the summer have shared their excitement about receiving these bundles and discovering new surprises and new favorites. We look forward to seeing you at our first book bundle check out! Click HERE for more information on book bundles and how to pick up.

PTO Corner

Cougar Run

Thank you to all of you who participated in our successful 31st Annual (virtual) Cougar Run! We hope you enjoyed getting out and running/walking with your family this past week. Please submit your student’s time spent running and walking and/or any pictures or short videos to be included in the Cougar Run Virtual Assembly and prize drawing to by noon on Monday, October 5th.

Thank you!

Thank you to all of you who participated in our Farmington Gardens Fundraiser last week. We were able to raise $300, which will go towards our Cougar Run fundraising goal.

Thank you once again to all of our sponsors, this would not be such a success without all of you too!

Spencer from Play.Fit.Fun

Tom Hing from Mortgage Express

Philips Orthodontics

Jamba Juice

Willamette HVAC

Tindell & Co Real Estate and Property Management

Stephanie Roitstein with Rodan + Fields

Cougar Companions

We know that we have new families to Cooper Mountain and there are also additional challenges to adapting to remote learning. We would love to help our CM families feel connected to our community during CDL by matching up families who can help each other as a resource. If you are willing to welcome or assist a family this year or if you need help with a particular topic please complete this short survey. We will connect families in the coming weeks!

Volunteers needed!

The library will be starting curbside book bundle check out every Wednesday and Mrs. Paul would love some parent help to make this process go more smoothly. If you are able to lend a hand between 3-4pm Wednesdays, please contact

More info can also be found on our website at

TAG Corner

Every year students are considered for Talented and Gifted services in the Beaverton School District. These services are provided by your child's classroom teacher(s). Oregon law and District policy define gifted students as those who score at or above the 97th percentile on a standardized, nationally normed test of mental ability and/or academic achievement in reading and/or math. Behavioral, learning, and/or performance information is also considered before a student is identified for TAG services.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our current reality of Comprehensive Distance Learning, our evaluation process will look different this year. We will administer in-person TAG testing after January 11, 2021. Until then, teachers will collect evidence on how your student responds to differentiation within their distance learning classroom. This evaluation may include: file reviews, teacher and student observations, a collection of work samples, and/or individual or group assessments. This process may take some time, but every effort will be made to complete the evaluation in a timely manner. Parents will be notified of their school’s in-person testing dates in January.

If you think your child might qualify for TAG services, you may wish to complete the Parent Information Form that is available in our school’s office or attached as a pdf at the bottom of this newsletter. Completing this form gives our school TAG Committee more information about your child, but it is not required. All qualified students will be considered regardless of the form’s completion.

If you have questions regarding TAG, please contact our TAG Coordinator, Mallorie Horton @


Youth Access Card Video to share

Getting books into the hands of kids is one of our top priorities. We’ve made this fun video for you to share with your students and their families to remind them of their Youth Access Card, and everything the library can do for them this year.

BCL to Go upgrade: no appointment needed AND Murray Scholls!

We’ve upgraded BCL to Go in two big ways:

  1. You can pick up your holds at Murray Scholls
  2. No appointment needed!

During service hours, drop-by either Beaverton City Library location (Hall Blvd. For Main, and the Walgreens entrance at Murray Schools) and we’ll bring your books out to you. For folks who prefer to make an appointment for faster service, that is still an option.

Virtual Family Resource Fair

Saturday, October 17, 2020, Noon

Are there ways local organizations could be helping your family? We will be talking to some of our local partner organizations about their services they are currently offering to families. our video conversations will be posted at noon on the Beaverton City Library's Facebook page.

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