October Scholls Heights Knights
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.
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.
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: Fightchildabuse.org
Fun Run is this Thursday and it is our biggest fundraiser of the year! The money raised pays for almost all of the support the PTO gives the school from classroom funds, grants, parties, field trips, etc. In order to promote and build excitement the PTO has planned some spirit days leading up to Thursday's event.
Monday- Crazy or Mismatched Socks Day
Tuesday- Sports Day (Favorite team's jersey, shirt or color)
Wednesday- Hat Day
Thursday- FUN RUN T-shirt Day (Every student will be given a t-shirt Thursday morning)
Class Running Schedule
4th Grade 8:45 – 9:30 am
3rd Grade 9:35 – 10:20 am
2nd Grade 10:25 – 11:10 am
5th Grade 11:15 – 12:00 pm
Kindergarten 12:40 – 1:25 pm
1st Grade 1:30 – 2:15 pm
ISC (Menengas) 8:45 – 9:30am
ISC (Reierson) 9:35 – 10:20 am
If you are able to volunteer, please sign up for a shift online.
Thanks for your support!
Every year students are considered for Talented and Gifted services in Beaverton School District. These services are provided by your child's classroom teacher(s). If you think your child might qualify, you may wish to complete the Parent Information Form that is available in our school’s office. 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 its completion.
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. Behavioral, learning, and/or performance information is also considered before a student is identified for TAG services.
The Parent Information Form must be completed and returned to our school’s TAG facilitators, Anna Turman or Nate Aaberg, or the school’s office by October 30.
5th Grade Choir
What is Socktober?
Socktober is an organization, introduced by Kid President, where people donate socks for homeless families. During the month of October, Scholls Heights Elementary School will be participating in the event of Socktober by having students bring in new, clean, socks that the school will donate to different shelters and even hospitals, mainly Doernbecher.
Why are we doing this?
Nearly 600,000 people are homeless every night in the U.S.A alone, without anything keeping them warm. Many of them are even kids, just like you and me! It's also a fact that if your feet are warm, your whole body will be warm. If we donate these socks, think about how many people will be warm... because of us.
The main thing we will be donating is socks! Anything that will keep a person warm. Our goal is to reach 1,000 pairs of socks donated. But 1,000 isn't where we'll stop. Keep persuading your class to bring in these socks, and we might just go above and beyond our goal! Last year, we got 1,200 pairs of socks! That's 200 pairs more than 1,000, last years goal. But what if we went beyond 1,200? Think about it. That would be amazing!
We hope you want to change the world, even if it's just a little bit. Help the world, one sock at a time.
Akshara, Sophia, Bridgett, Bhoumik, the fifth grade, and the Scholls Heights staff.
October 2nd National Walk and Roll to School Day
Our rollers were on buses, scooters, bikes, skateboards, and a hooverboard! Our walking school bus had record participation and was escorted by our Safety Resources Officer as they made their way to school.
Beaverton City Library Information
We’ve planned an October that should meet the needs of just about everyone in the Scholls Heights community!
Family Resource Fair
Saturday, October 19 the main Beaverton City Library is hosting our annual Family Resource Fair. Families can meet with over 20 local non-profit organizations serving families in the Beaverton area. We will have representation from your BSD Family Resource Coordinators, Virginia Garcia Health center and dental clinic, and the Girl Scouts, THPRD, and more! For a complete list of organizations visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org/FRF
Fall Used Book Sale
Does your school you have a Little Free Library or Borrowing Bookshelf that needs some sprucing up for the new year? Join the New Friends of the Beaverton City Library (NFBCL) for their annual fall sale at the main library, Oct. 9-13. The Friends will have a large offering of children’s books and some foreign language items for sale at unbeatable prices, as well as books, movies, and music for all ages. On the last day of the sale, everything is clearance-priced! Sale proceeds benefit Beaverton City Library. For more information, visit www.BookCornerBeaverton.org
Upcoming programs at Main:
Upcoming program at Murray Scholls:
Student Verification Form
Fall Back on Sunday, November 3rd
With fall comes fewer hours of daylight so all road users should use extra caution, be alert, and increase visibility with bright and reflective clothing.
Please be sure to check out our *NEW* Parking Lot Procedures in our online handbook. Got to our school website at www.schollsheights.beaverton.k12.or.us then click About Us > School Handbook > Parking Lot Procedures. There you will find a detailed map and instructions for navigating the car-line and locating safe pedestrian crossings.
Text Messaging Opt in Campaign
During emergency situations, the Beaverton School District and our schools will use text messaging via SchoolMessenger, our website and social media as our primary modes of communication with parents. We can push text messages out much more quickly than phone calls. SchoolMessenger is the only approved messaging service for emergency communications. The District and schools will not be using other messaging services during emergency communications.
Due to FCC regulations, parents, guardians, students and staff are required to opt-in for texts. We currently have 28,000 students who have at least one person in their household opted in for text messages. We need to increase that number.
Student Success Act
Please Label Clothing
Student or Family Photo-Reading For Fun
The more you read the better reader you become!
Mark Your Calendar
October 10- Fun Run
October 11- No School: Teacher Work Day
October 18- PTO Monster Mash Bash (6:00-7:30 PM)
October 21-24- Book Fair
October 22- Pastries with Parents (8:00 AM)
October 23rd-Crazy Sock Day
October 23- Staff Potluck
October 23- Dining for Dollars: Biscuits (6:30 AM- 2:30 PM)
October 23-24- Fall Conferences
October 25- No School
October 30- Passport
November 1- No School (Grading Day)
November 5- Dining for Dollars
November 6- Passport
November 7- Picture Retake Day
November 11- No School (Holiday)
November 12- Dining for Dollars