Hazeldale Hawk

School Newsletter - January 20 2021

Dear Families,


Thank you for your patience as we navigate TAG/Summa testing during the 2020-21 school year. The following updates have been made to our current Identification processes to reflect comprehensive distance learning and research on test score stability.


TAG/Summa Testing

  • TAG testing for students nominated by parents or teachers will occur in the spring

  • Current 5th graders will have the opportunity to qualify for Summa by testing in late spring/summer

  • Outdoor testing opportunities for TAG/Summa will also be available in early summer

  • Current 3rd and 4th graders will take reading and math achievement tests (ITBS) in the fall

  • Current 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders will take a cognitive ability (CogAT) screener test in fall

  • In addition to national norms, local norms will be explored for TAG/Summa identification

Summa Qualifying Tests and Criteria

  • No change in admission criteria, only tests used

  • Results from full version CogAT tests (composite score ) in grades K-5 can be used to qualify for Summa

  • Results of achievement tests in grades 3-5 can be used to qualify for Summa

    • Oregon Statewide Assessment System (OSAS) Language Arts and Math tests

    • ITBS/Logramos Reading and Math tests (total scores)

Communication


  • Testing opportunities will be posted on the BSD TAG page as they become available

  • Invitations to test will be sent via School Messenger prior to testing dates

  • Summa eligible students will be notified before January 15, 2021


Please direct questions to Heidi Hanson, heidi_hanson@beaverton.k12.or.us or 503-356-4548.

Wellness Wednesdays

Mr. Culbert and Ms. Clifford missed you this week. They can't wait to see you again next Wednesday!


Jan 27 - 1st, 4th and 5th

Walk and Roll Contest

BSD students in grades K-5 are encouraged to enter the 2nd Annual Walk + Roll Art Contest. This year’s theme is “Places We Love to Walk + Roll.” The deadline to enter is January 29. The grand prize is a new bicycle from WashCo Bikes. Visit www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes for contest details.
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Choir is Starting!

Students in grades 4 and 5 can sign up for choir here.


You will meet on Wednesdays from 12:00 - 12:45 with Mrs. Skondin in her Zoom Room!


This starts today, but it is not too late to sign up!

Important Dates

January 18 - no school, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 21 - Dining for Dollars @ Red Robin, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Kindergarten Orientation for 2021-2022 School Year

We will host two KINDERGARTEN EVENTS this year. Spread the word!


  • Thursday, February 25 at 5:00 p.m. (via Zoom). This event will be a general school overview, meet the principal, and provide information on registration.
  • Thursday, May 20 at 5:00 p.m. (TBD - in person, if possible, or via Zoom). This will be a traditional orientation event. You will meet the principal and kindergarten teachers, learn more specific information about a day in the life of a kindergarten student and obtain information on helping your child be ready for kindergarten.


Parents are encouraged to attend both events, if possible.


Online registration will begin at the end of January.

Dining for Dollars at Red Robin!

Support our PTO and school by enjoying the yummy food at Red Robin.


Date: January 21, 2021

Time: 5:00 - 9:00

Free Meals at Hazeldale

Free meals for kids are available at Hazeldale (and other schools) every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. For additional information, including curbside and bus route locations, click on the link: www.beaverton.k12.or.us/meals.
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Social Work Support

Em Rochford, our School Social Worker will have an open time weekly, Mondays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm to meet with families to express their concerns, gain tools, and connect with other parents. This is available to all families. Feel free to stop by.


Topic: Em Rochford Office Hours

Time: Every Monday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://beavertonk12.zoom.us/j/88084666458?pwd=ZE5ERWE5WURNZ0pKYk1yeHV6ZWhCZz09

Meeting ID: 880 8466 6458

Passcode: SSW

By Phone:

1-253-215-8782

88084666458#

Signal To Noise

Exciting news! We will be holding our annual Signal to Noise Film Festival in May of 2021 (virtually, of course 😃). We have updated the guidelines on the website and important dates are included.


https://www.smore.com/hacb3

Library Services at Hazeldale

Read our Hazeldale Library newsletter to learn all about how to get books during CDL.


Reminder: You must wear a mask at all times when you get books.

Parent Support Videos

Need some tips on engagement during CDL? Check out these videos!


Parent Support Videos

PTO Information

PTO Website

Meet the PTO!

Fundraisers - English

Fundraisers - español

Hazeldale Volunteering


The PTO has a lot of fundraising events throughout the year. If you prefer to donate directly instead of participating, you can donate through the PTO's secure website.


Link to Donate

Hazeldale's Mission and Vision

Hazeldale Elementary School works to support and inspire every child to think, to learn, to care, and to engage with power and agency in a changing world.


We provide a learning environment and instruction that promotes engagement, academic excellence, self-confidence, independence, risk and resilience. We foster respect, an appreciation of self and others, and collaboration through inquiry, exploration, goal setting and service.