Bonny Slope Elementary
October 3, 2019
Dates To Remember
10/4 *Jog-A-Thon--BSCO Fundraising Event
10/8 *BSCO Parent Education Night, BSE Library
10/11 NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day
10/18 *Author Visit - Ella Morton - Assembly day K-5
10/18 Principal Chat 2pm
10/25 *Monster Mash! 6-8pm *BSCO FAMILY EVENT
10/28 October Birthday Lunch Celebration
10/31 *Geography Club Check Day
*BSCO Sponsored event
Please see our online calendar for more information and updates throughout the year.
Volunteer Background Check
PRINCIPAL AND VICE PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
Today your students participated in the “Big Crunch”. October is National Farm to School Month and we celebrated all the great work that Oregon farmers do to bring healthy food to our schools. The students shared a healthy snack together (apples) and made a “big crunch” as they bit into their Oregon apples together!
We also celebrated International Walk and Bike to School Day on Wednesday. A large number of parents, community members, staff and students participated in this event. Fresh produce was given to participants after they walked to school to the sound of bagpipes. THPRD was also at the celebration to highlight the many outdoor parks and paths throughout our city. Additionally, Wednesday afternoon also celebrated the opening of the paved path through the forest behind Bonny Slope.
Tomorrow is our annual Jog-A-Thon. This is a favorite day for many of us. Students will run around the track, even in the rain. Please make sure your students have dry clothes (including socks and underwear) to change into when they come in from the rain. Thank you!
The theme this week is being healthy. There is a new Health curriculum taught this year. Please make sure you read the letter in this newsletter for more information.
We have thoroughly enjoyed your students this year. They are kind, respectful and are being great learners!
Have a GREAT week!
Janet Maza and Jim Hiller
In October, all 3rd and 5th grade students in Beaverton will be administered the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Screener. This 30-minute test measures students’ learned reasoning abilities through verbal/picture analogies, number analogies and figure matrices. We'll be in touch with teachers to determine specific testing times and communicate those as soon as we figure it out.
Currently the main purpose for administering the CogAT is to identify students for TAG in the area of intellectual ability. Students who score at the 97th percentile or above on the CogAT screener will be invited to test with the full version of the CogAT that is used for potential TAG identification. The full version of the CogAT will be given in November. For more information about testing, please contact one of our TAG facilitators: Lindsey Williamson (email@example.com) or Tiffany Rodgers (firstname.lastname@example.org). When test results are returned, we will be sending parents a copy with additional information about our TAG program.
Lost and Found
Our Lost and Found is Overflowing. If your student is missing anything please have them search the lost and found. Parents are welcome to look for missing items after checking in at the office as well. Please label everything your student brings to school to make it easier to return lost items.
Books Books and More Books!
Shelves bending under the weight of all those books your kids have read? Not sure what to do with them?
Then we have the perfect solution. Donate them to our Book Drive.
We are supporting the Childrens' Book Bank in NE Portland with a book drive. The Book Bank offers a range of age-appropriate, culturally diverse books to children in lower income neighborhoods. Supporting early literacy, bringing children the joy of reading and igniting curiosity and learning.
Bring us all your gently used books (Grade K - 12). No ex-library, ex-school, torn or damaged books please.
Look out for the collection bin under the stairwell at school beginning October 7th.
As we enter the changing seasons and a new school year, please consider donating coats you no longer fit, use or wear. Northwest Children’s Outreach provides bare necessities to children and youth in our area. Please consider purging your closets and providing a person in need with a warm coat. All sizes from infant to adult are greatly appreciated and desperately in demand!
Collection barrels are located at the bottom of the stairs. If you have any questions please contact Currië Reese of the Outreach Committee, email@example.com. Thanks for your support and community awareness.
AVID Volunteer Tutors are needed in all the Middle Schools, Options schools and High schools.
And now, just added a new Paid College Student Tutor Position!
Information regarding this position can be viewed here: Detailed Handout
AVID=Advancement Via Individual Determination
The Beaverton AVID Program teaches students the skills and behaviors necessary for academic success in high school, college and beyond.
• AVID tutors work with small groups of middle school students under the supervision of a teacher.
• Tutors are trained to use specific strategies that help develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills.
• Tutoring is held mainly on Tuesday & Thursday, and times vary depending on the school and volunteer availability.
• Training and ongoing support provided.
The 21st Beaverton Education Foundation Phone-a-thon takes place October 9-17, 2019. This annual dialing tradition provides critical funds that support innovative educational programs for students in the Beaverton community. During the five-fun-filled nights, more than 350 student volunteers make over 30,000 phone calls, dedicating their time, energy and enthusiasm to supporting BEF programs.
Last year, BEF served over 27,000 Beaverton students in grades K-12, funding 124 academic programs or projects. Through this funding from our supporters and community engagement, $390,603 was invested back into our schools.
This year our goal is to fund 130 projects impacting 30,000 students. Together, we will make it happen.
The Phone campaign and the associated mailings are the Foundations largest fundraising activity of the year. Funds raised are reinvested in a wide variety of after and summer school programs for students at all of Beaverton public schools. Please Answer the Call for our students!
Health Curriculum Newsletter
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.
Janet H Maza
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
Options School Application Process for 2020-2021
The Beaverton School District is nationally recognized for high student achievement and innovative programs. Beaverton students in grades 6-12 have the opportunity to investigate learning options that best fit their academic needs. Students can choose their neighborhood school, or apply for one of a number of Learning Option Programs. Transportation is provided.
Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be available starting Monday, October 14, 2019. Please do some early investigation of the Learning Options Programs online and plan to attend one or more of the open houses that are available. Students may only select one option on their application.
All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries. Beginning October 14, current Beaverton School District students are able to apply online using their BSD student ID. Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school will need to complete a paper application available online, or at any school office beginning October 14, 2019. Applicants who do not have Internet access may also complete a paper application available at any school office. Please give careful consideration to your choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.
Applications must be received no later than Friday, December 6, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. (PST).
OFFICE OF LEARNING OPTIONS
Information Line: 503.356.4440 • FAX: 503.356.4415
Mon., October 14, 2019 ------- Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be available.
Fri., December 6, 2019 ------- Applications due no later than 4:00 p.m. PST.
Wed., December 11, 2019 ------- Electronic Lottery conducted for the 2020-21 School Year.
Acceptance or wait pool notifications will be sent via email.
Students who are not selected via the lottery will be emailed a Second Consideration application for the school for which they applied where applicable.
Thurs., January 9, 2020 ------- Second Consideration applications due to schools.
Wed., January 29, 2020 ------- Deadline to accept/decline enrollment – by 4:00 p.m. PST