October Scholls Heights Knights

Parent/Guardian Newsletter

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Dear Parent/Guardian,


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.



Sincerely,


Tracy Bariao-Arce



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: Fightchildabuse.org


Fun Run

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!

TAG

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

5th Grade Choir will begin on Monday, October 7th. Rehearsals are Mondays from 3:15 – 4:15 through December 16th. (We will have another session of Choir February through May.) The Choir is open to any and all interested 5th graders with no auditions required. Check the purple information packets that went home with 5th graders on September 20th for more information and permission slip. Extras are available in either Music room. Parents should have also received another copy through email. Please email Miss Lynch with any questions! elizabeth_lynch@beaverton.k12.or.us
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Socktoberfest

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.

Donate!!

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.

Best wishes,

Akshara, Sophia, Bridgett, Bhoumik, the fifth grade, and the Scholls Heights staff.

October 2nd National Walk and Roll to School Day

October 2nd was National Walk and Roll to School Day. We enjoyed celebrating our students who walked, carpooled or rolled to school.


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.

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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

Here are the October events for K-5 at both Main and Murray Scholls to share in English and Spanish.

Upcoming programs at Main:

· Family Movie Matinee: Secret Life of Pets 2

· Día de los muertos crafts

Upcoming program at Murray Scholls:

· Addams family (MS)

Student Verification Form

If you receive a copy of your child's Student Verification Form in the mail, please update the information and it return to the office as soon as possible. The information is needed to keep our records updated in case there is an emergency with your child. Thanks.

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

We are seeking information as a school and a district as to what is working and what needs improvement. Please take a moment to make your voice heard.

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/get-involved/student-success-act

Please Label Clothing

Please take a moment to label your child's coats and sweatshirts. As the year progresses, it is amazing how many wonderful clothing items end up in our lost and found.

Student or Family Photo-Reading For Fun

It is not too late to bring a summer reading photo to school or a beginning of school reading photo. We will create a display in the library to celebrate reading.


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

After School Activities List.

Dining for Dollars- Biscuits Cafe

Dinning for Dollars this month is at Biscuits Cafe. Enjoy breakfast or lunch and support Scholls Heights PTO between 6:30 AM-2:30 PM.