Principal's Newsletter

The Bulldog Bark

Dates to remember


20 - WL Henry food pantry open to all in HSD 2:30-4:30pm

21 - Superintendent Coffee Chat (Virtual), 7:15-8:15am

23 - Superintendent Coffee Chat (Virtual), 1:30-2:30pm

29 - Superintendent Coffee Chat for Spanish-speaking Families (Virtual), 6pm (contact Dora

López 503-844-1475 for more information)

31 - Halloween/Dia de los muertos/Daylight Saving (Turn your clocks back)


6 - End of Quarter 1 - No School

11 - Veteran's Day - No School

12 - 13 - Parent Conferences - No School

26 - 27 - Thanksgiving - No School

Month of October

October will be a busy month for teachers and students. School wide assessments are taking place in the subject areas of reading and math, in addition to daily classroom work and assignments. Assessing students in our current CDL model is not only challenging, it is also time consuming. Since this is the first year of our Wonders reading adoption, it is important we get accurate baseline data in regards to your child’s reading and comprehension skills. Your child’s progress will be monitored throughout the year and that information will be passed on to next year’s teacher so students are not subjected to multiple baseline data assessments in the future. Due to time restraints, teachers are using a variety of different windows of time to assess students. These assessments provide the foundation for providing interventions, TAG services, and academic IEP goal support. This data will drive the teacher’s instruction at every grade level. As students continue to learn and grow, they will be placed in different groups or provided different learning opportunities appropriate for their rate and level of learning. Please allow your child’s teacher some grace as we complete assessments. The data gathered will be presented to you during conferences in November so you know where your child is academically, and how the teacher plans to support their academic needs.

Butternut Creek Elementary

At Butternut Creek Elementary, we believe that all students can successfully achieve when they are held to high expectations and properly supported. We strive to know each student by name, strength, and need to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.