The Voice of Raleigh Park - October 1, 2018

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Hello October!

Hello Tigers!

A sincere thank you to all who came to our Back to School Night. It is only in partnership with you that we are able to make the most significant strides on behalf of your children.

We have a BIG week ahead, culminated on Friday with the 2018 Jog-a-Thon. We kicked off Jog-a-Thon season with an assembly on September 20, where we welcomed our special guests and world-class runners, Emily Pritt and Colleen Quigley, who provided our young runners with some great advice about how to best prepare for the big day. I also had the opportunity to reinforce expectations of safety and how we positively represent our school within the community as we solicit pledges; specifically, only going to homes of family, friends and neighbors we know.

Related to Jog-a-Thon, and the many enrichment programs/opportunities Raleigh Park is able to offer, WE NEED YOUR HELP. Many of you have heard me speak of the "Three T's" of stewardship: time, talent and treasure. While the issue of money often overshadows the comprehensive needs of our school, your time and talent are no less important. Over the next couple of years, Raleigh Park will lose some significant benefactors of time, making it essential that others fill the void. In more direct terms: if we don't have champions of these enrichment programs/opportunities, they simply do not happen.

If you've ever pondered about how you can contribute with your time and/or talent, please contact our PTO about the many opportunities to make a difference in our school community.

My best,


Twitter @brianmcurl

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La Solicitud para Beneficios de Alimentos se debe entregar antes del 8 de octubre de 2018: ¡TIENE QUE VOLVER A LLENAR UNA SOLICITUD!

Las familias que están recibiendo beneficios de alimentos y que no han llenado la solicitud para beneficios de alimentos para el año escolar 2018-2019, deben volver a llenar una solicitud antes del 8 de octubre para que sus hijos continúen recibiendo desayuno y almuerzo gratis o a precio reducido. Si la oficina de beneficios de alimentos no ha recibido y aprobado su solicitud para alimentos gratis o a precio reducido antes del 8 de octubre de 2018, los estudiantes deberán pagar el precio completo como se indica abajo:

Desayuno: Escuela primaria $1.45 – Escuela secundaria $1.50 - Preparatoria $1.60

Almuerzo: Escuela primaria $3.05 - Escuela secundaria $3.25 - Preparatoria $3.60

Si no ha llenado una solicitud para el año escolar 2018-2019, por favor llene una solicitud para alimentos gratis o a precio reducido lo más pronto posible. Las solicitudes están disponibles en las cafeterías y las oficinas de las escuelas. Si usted prefiere llenar la solicitud en línea, vaya a www.schoolcafe.com. Por favor llame a la oficina de beneficios de alimentos al (503) 356-3957 si tiene preguntas o necesita ayuda para llenar una nueva solicitud. ¡Aquí estoy para ayudarle!

Laurie Bishop



Meal Benefits expire on Monday, October 8th, 2018: TIME TO RE-APPLY!

Families who are currently receiving meal benefits, who have not yet applied for meal benefits for the 2018-2019 school year, must reapply before October 8th to continue to receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch for their children. Unless the Meal Benefits Office has received and approved an Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals by 10/08/18, meals will be charged at full price as shown below:

Breakfast: Elementary School $1.45 - Middle School $1.50 - High School $1.60

Lunch: Elementary School $3.05 - Middle School $3.25 - High School $3.60

Please complete an application for Free and Reduced Price Meals right away if you haven’t yet applied for the 2018-2019 school year. Applications are available in school cafeterias and school offices. If you’d rather complete an application online, go to www.schoolcafe.com. Please call the Meal Benefits Office at (503) 356-3957 if you have questions or need assistance in completing a new application. I’m here to help!

Laurie Bishop



Fall Garden Clean-up: October 6

Rain or shine, bring the entire family to the Raleigh Park garden clean-up! We will meet Saturday, October 6, 1:00 - 3:00. No experience or garden tools necessary; just show up and join in as we prepare the garden for winter. Whether you come for 30 minutes or stay the whole time, it’s a great opportunity to help our school and get to know other RP families.

The Raleigh Park Garden is an amazing addition to our school that contributes to our students' learning environment. The RP Garden provides our students an opportunity to connect with the natural world, to get their hands dirty and learn to appreciate the importance of eating fresh foods.

Chaperones & Volunteers

If you have not done so already, please reference the Beaverton School District's Volunteerism & Community Engagement resources. This is especially important if you plan to volunteer your time during the school day, during school events and/or chaperone field trips. Regardless if you've volunteered in the past, please do not assume you have completed and passed the background check process. Feel free to confirm with our volunteer coordinators, Amy Prewett and Kristine Morescalchi.

Some points of note:

  • The Beaverton School District does not honor background checks through/from other agencies
  • Please allow approximately (2) weeks prior to clearing the background check
  • Parents and community members who have not cleared the background check process will not be allowed to chaperone field trips or volunteer at school

While this principal never likes telling an enthusiastic volunteer/chaperone "no", these expectations are non-negotiable and in service of the safety of our students.

Our Younger Learners

As children develop strength and fine motor skills that come naturally with age, we (adults) sometimes take for granted the tasks and skills that are difficult for our younger children. Specific to parents of students in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades, two ways you can help us are by:

  1. practicing shoe-tying
  2. sending pre-packaged lunch items that are easy to open.

We would like to avoid the potentially dangerous trips and falls that result when energetic and enthusiastic learners are mixed with loose shoelaces. Meanwhile, there never seem to be enough adult hands for all of the wonderfully delicious, yet difficult to open packages that come from home. Your support is ALWAYS appreciated!


Cada año se ofrecen servicios para alumnos identificados como talentosos y dotados por medio del programa TAG (Talented and Gifted por sus siglas en inglés) en el Distrito Escolar de Beaverton. Estos servicios son proporcionados por los maestros de la clase. Si Ud. piensa que su hijo(a) sobresale en el ámbito de la capacidad académica e intelectual, favor de llenar el formulario de información de padres disponible en la oficina de la escuela o en la página web del distrito. Por medio del formulario Ud. tendrá la oportunidad de proporcionar información importante acerca de su hijo(a), misma que será analizada por el comité de TAG. Todos los alumnos que califiquen serán considerados, independientemente del llenado del formulario.

La ley de Oregon y la politica del Distrito definen como estudiantes talentosos y \dotados a todos aquellos alumnos cuyo puntaje esté arriba del 97 percentil en el examen de habilildad mental y logros academicos, mismo que es estandarizado y nacionalmente normado. El comportamiento académico, el aprendizaje y/o el desempeño son también considerados antes de identificar a un alumno para los servicios de TAG.

La escuela evaluará a los alumnos nominados por padres o maestros en el mes de Noviembre.


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 facilitator, Mrs. Laird, after which we will evaluate the students nominated by parents or teachers in the month of November.

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Encuesta del Calendario / BSD Calendar Survey

El personal del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton y los miembros de la comunidad están cordialmente invitados a ayudar en la selección de los calendarios del Distrito para los años 2019-2020 y 2020-2021, por medio de la elección del calendario de su preferencia, para cada uno de estos dos años escolares. La encuesta estará disponible hasta el 14 de octubre. Los calendarios definitivos se publicarán en el sitio web del Distrito después de la reunión del Consejo Escolar del 22 de octubre de 2018.

Al crear las diferentes opciones el comité del calendario, integrado por: padres, líderes del sindicato, administradores de las escuelas y de las oficinas centrales, tomó en cuenta los siguientes factores:

  • Requisitos contractuales: Los calendarios del Distrito deben incluir 184 días de clases, 198 días de contrato para los maestros, 5 feriados oficiales con goce de sueldo (Día del Trabajo, Día de los Veteranos, Día de Acción de Gracias, Día de los Presidentes y Día de Conmemoración), 3 días de capacitación y 2 días de desarrollo profesional en agosto, así como 4 días de calificaciones.

  • Consideraciones históricas y de enseñanza: Los comités del calendario generalmente intentan distribuir los semestres lo más equitativamente posible, programando días de calificaciones los lunes o viernes para la conveniencia de los padres y brindando la mayor cantidad de semanas completas de clases. Las vacaciones de invierno han sido históricamente de 10 días y las vacaciones de primavera van de acuerdo con el calendario del Sistema de Universidades de Oregon (OUS).

  • Iniciar clases antes/después del Día del Trabajo: En los últimos tres años se han agregado 9 días de clases al calendario. Agregar estos días al inicio del año escolar se considera más significativo para los estudiantes, lo cual hizo necesario iniciar clases antes del Día del Trabajo (Labor Day) en el 2018, en lugar de salir 9 días más tarde en junio.

Encuesta del calendario del Distrito 2019-2021


The Beaverton School District staff and community are invited to assist with the selection of the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 District calendars by selecting their preferred calendar option for each of the two years. The survey will be open through October 14, 2018. The final calendars will be announced and posted on the District’s website following the October 22, 2018 School Board meeting. Key differences are outlined below.

The calendar committee, comprised of parents, association leadership, school administrators and central administrators, considered the following factors when developing the various calendar options:

  • Contractual requirements: District calendars must include 184 student days, 198 licensed employee days, 5 paid holidays (Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Presidents Day and Memorial Day), 3 August pre-service days, 2 August professional development days and 4 grading days.

  • Instructional and historical considerations: Calendar committees typically try to distribute semesters as evenly as possible, place grading days on Mondays or Fridays for parent convenience and provide as many full weeks of school as possible. Winter break has historically been ten days and spring break follows the Oregon University System (OUS) calendar.

  • Starting before/after Labor Day: Over the past three years, an additional nine instructional days have been added to the calendar. Adding these days to the beginning of the year are considered more instructionally consequential for students, prompting school to begin before Labor Day in 2018 rather than going later in June.

2019-2021 District Calendar Survey

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Proceso de solicitud de ingreso para las escuelas opcionales del 2019-2020 / Option School Application Process for 2019-2010

El tiempo de la solicitud ha cambiado para el año escolar 2019-2020. Se ha reducido el tiempo del sorteo para que las solicitudes a una segunda consideración estén disponibles antes. Esto les permitirá a los estudiantes más tiempo para trabajar en sus solicitudes y las escuelas tendrán más tiempo para revisarlas.

El Distrito Escolar de Beaverton es reconocido a nivel nacional por el alto rendimiento estudiantil y sus programas innovadores. Los estudiantes de Beaverton en los grados 6-12 tienen la oportunidad de investigar las diferentes opciones de aprendizaje que mejor se adapten a sus necesidades académicas. Los estudiantes pueden elegir la escuela que les corresponde por su domicilio o solicitar ingreso a una de las varias opciones de aprendizaje. Se proporciona transporte.

Las solicitudes para el año escolar 2019-2020 estarán disponibles a partir del lunes, 15 de octubre de 2018. Asista a una o más de las reuniones informativas disponibles. Los estudiantes solo pueden seleccionar una de las opciones en su solicitud, por lo que le recomendamos informarse en línea sobre las diferentes opciones.

Todos los interesados deben residir dentro de los límites del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton. A partir del 15 de octubre, los estudiantes inscritos en el Distrito Escolar de Beaverton pueden inscribirse en línea usando su número de identificación de estudiante. Los estudiantes residentes que actualmente no están inscritos en una escuela de Beaverton, deberán llenar una solicitud en papel paper application disponible en línea o en cualquier oficina escolar a partir del 15 de octubre de 2018. Considere cuidadosamente su elección de escuela. Una vez que haya enviado su solicitud, no se permitirán cambios.

Las solicitudes se deben recibir en las Oficinas Administrativas del Distrito Escolar antes de las 4:00 p. m. del viernes, 7 de diciembre de 2018 (hora estándar del pacífico).


Línea de información: 503.356.4440 • FAX: 503.356.4415

Nuevas fechas importantes para la solicitud de ingreso a los programas opcionales:

Lunes, 15 de octubre de 2018 ------- Están disponibles las solicitudes de ingreso para el año escolar 2019-2020.

Viernes, 7 de diciembre de 2018 ------- Las solicitudes deben presentarse antes de las 4:00 p.m. PST (hora estándar del pacífico).

Miércoles, 12 de diciembre de 2018 ------- Se lleva a cabo el sorteo electrónico para el año escolar 2019-2020.

  • Las notificaciones que fueron aceptados o en lista de espera se enviarán por correo electrónico.
  • Los estudiantes que no fueron seleccionados en el sorteo recibirán por correo electrónico una solicitud para una segunda consideración a la escuela que presentaron su solicitud.

Jueves, 10 de enero de 2019 ------- Fecha límite para entregar a las escuelas la solicitud para una segunda consideración.

Miércoles, 30 de enero de 2019 ------- Fecha límite para aceptar o rechazar inscripción, antes de las 4:00 a.m. PST (hora estándar del pacífico).


The application timeline has changed for the 2019-2020 school year. The lottery application phase has been shortened to make Second Consideration applications available earlier. This will allow students more time to work on their applications and schools more time to review them.

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 options. Transportation is provided.

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be available starting Monday, October 15, 2018. Please plan to attend one or more of the open houses that are available. Students may only select one option on their application, so do some early investigation of the options online.

All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries. Beginning October 15, current Beaverton School District students are able to apply online using their student ID. Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school, or who do not have Internet access, will need to complete a paper application available online, or at any school office beginning October 15, 2018. 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 7, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (PST).


Information Line: 503.356.4440 • FAX: 503.356.4415

New Options Application Timeline:

Mon., October 15, 2018 ------- Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be available.

Fri., December 7, 2018 ------- Applications due no later than 4:00 p.m. PST.

Wed., December 12, 2018 ------- Electronic Lottery conducted for the 2019-20 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.

    Thurs., January 10, 2019 ------- Second Consideration applications due to schools.

    Wed., January 30, 2019 ------- Deadline to accept/decline enrollment – by 4:00 p.m. PST

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    • 3 - Early Release, 1:30p
    • 4 - Community Meeting, 8:40a
    • 5 - Jog-A-Thon
    • 6 - Raleigh Park Garden Clean-up, 1:00 - 3:00p
    • 8 - 4th Gr. to Pittock Mansion, 9:00a - 2:00p
    • 10 - Walk + Bike 2 School Day
    • 10 - Early Release, 1:30p
    • 12 - Picture Day
    • 17 - Early Release, 1:30p
    • 19 - Jog-A-Thon Awards Assembly
    • 22 - 25 - Book Fair
    • 24 - RPTV, 8:40a
    • 24 - Early Release, 1:30p
    • 24 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4:00 - 8:00p
    • 25 - NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences
    • 26 - SCHOOL CLOSED
    • 31 - Passport Club, 8:00a
    • 31 - Early Release, 1:30p

    • 1 - Community Meeting, 8:40a
    • 7 - Early Release, 1:30p
    • 9 - NO SCHOOL - Grading Day
    • 12 - NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Holiday
    • 13 - PTO Meeting, 7:00p
    • 14 - Early Release, 1:30p
    • 15 - 3rd Gr Music Program, 6:30p
    • 16 - Picture Re-Take Day