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Chehalem Elementary Newsletter- November 24, 2020

Principal's Message

Dear Chehalem Families,

I am sending a short newsletter to ease you into Thanksgiving. Remember no school tomorrow through Friday off (November 25-27). May feelings of gratitude and thanks fill your homes over the coming days.

As COVID cases continue to rise in our community, we may discontinue our community outreach for a bit. If the Book Bus or materials distributions were to be put on hold, I would send a text message the day of to let people know.

Thank you as always for your flexibility and for helping us keep everyone safe.

Stay healthy and well!

Sincerely, Angee Silliman


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School Assembly

Please click THIS LINK to see the November Stars of the Month and the 5th Grade Teacher Obstacle Course they had to do for bringing in the most donations during the Move-a-Thon.

Free Books Coming Next Week!

Beaverton City Library is giving away new books for babies, kids, and teens (birth-18 years) at Chehalem on Thursday, Dec. 3 while lunch is served. Come get free books!

Marathon Kids and Turkey Trot

Information has come out from PE teachers about the option for our students to participate in Marathon Kids. There is a Turkey Trot individual family activity to kick it off. Please contact Mrs. Hoddevik if you want more information.

December Word of the Month is Bravery

Food Menus

Children often have a hard time choosing their entrees if they don't know what the choices will be ahead of time. Follow this link to find meal choices for the month under the "Menus" dropdown.

PTO Corner

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Scrip to Support the PTO

Please follow this link to get information on how you can support the PTO while buying gift cards for yourself or loved ones. You can use the app or order online.

BOTTLEDROP GIVES BACK- Additional money to the PTO going on now!

Blue bag BottleDrop update! From November 15 and December 1, drop your blue bags off to receive a 20% match from BottleDrop!

*We are only allowed 10 bags dropped off per day so if you have more than 10 full ones yourself, please consider splitting up the days you drop them off, or email me to pick them up and drop them off.

Things to remember:
-Fill your blue bag with Oregon 10 cent deposit containers.

-Plastic, aluminum, and glass can go in the same bag.

-Please keep bags under the 20 lb. weight limit. Please, ensure that no trash is inside Blue Bags. Once your bag is full, tie it up and drop if off at the nearest drop off location (listed below).

-Additionally, each bag is printed with easy to follow instructions for you! The tags affixed to fundraiser Blue Bags can be scanned to unlock the secure drop door at redemption locations for easy drop off.

-The 3 closest drop-off locations to Chehalem are:

Bottle Drop Redemption Center Fred Meyer (Walker Rd.)

15995 SW Walker Rd

Bottle Drop Center Beaverton
9307 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy

Tigard Bottle Drop Redemption Center
14411 SW Pacific Hwy
Tigard, OR 97224

Do have some full blue BottleDrop bags at your house, just waiting to be dropped off, but don’t have the time to drop them off? Email Crystal Jordan at to arrange for a contactless porch pick up!

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Bolso azul Botella¡Actualización de BottleDrop! ¡Desde el 15 de noviembre y el 1 de diciembre, deja tus bolsas azules para recibir un 20% de partido de BottleDrop!

*Solo se nos permiten 10 maletas dejadas por día, así que si tienes más de 10 llenas tú mismo, por favor considere dividir los días en que las dejas, o envíame un correo electrónico para recogerlas y dejarlas.

Cosas a recordar:

-Llene su bolsa azul con contenedores de depósito de 10 centavos de Oregón.

-Plástico, aluminio y vidrio pueden ir en la misma bolsa.

-Por favor, mantenga las bolsas por debajo del límite de peso de 20 lb. Por favor, asegúrese de que no haya basura dentro de Blue Bags. Una vez que su equipaje esté lleno, átele y la deje en el lugar de entrega más cercano (incluido a continuación). Si no puede dejar la bolsa usted mismo, por favor póngase en contacto conmigo en el correo electrónico que se indica a continuación y podemos organizar una hora de recogida.

-Además, cada bolsa está impresa con instrucciones fáciles de seguir para usted! Las etiquetas fijadas para recaudar fondos Blue Bags se pueden escanear para desbloquear la puerta de entrega segura en los lugares de canje para facilitar la entrega.

-Las 3 ubicaciones de entrega más cercanas a Chehalem son:

Centro de canje de entrega de botellas
9307 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy
Beaverton, O 97005

Fred Meyer (Walker Rd.)
15995 SW Walker Rd
Beaverton, O 97006

Centro de canje de caídas de botellas de Tigard
14411 SW Pacific Hwy
Tigard, OR 97224

¿Tienes algunas bolsas de BottleDrop azules en tu casa, a la espera de que te dejen, pero no tienes tiempo para dejarlas? Envíe un correo electrónico a Crystal Jordan en para organizar una recogida de porche sin contacto!

Walk for Water Event Through Mountainside High

My name is Allison Shi and I am a part of the class of 2022's IB Diploma Juniors at Mountainside High School. Each year, the IB Diploma Juniors host an event to help better our community, and this year, we have decided to host a Walk for Water event. The primary objective of our event is to raise money for the Thirst Project, which is a non-profit organization that provides hand pump freshwater wells for the 663 million people living in third world countries who do not have access to safe, clean drinking water. People in these third world countries can walk up to 8 hours a day to fetch water. In our Walk for Water event, we are encouraging participants to walk in their shoes for at least 30 minutes and raise funds through pledges to provide them with access to clean drinking water.

In compliance with all district COVID precautions, we will be holding this event remotely through the Strava app from 9 AM - 9 PM on Saturday, November 28th -- participants will walk on their own time anytime between 9 AM and 9 PM. Our event falls on a holiday weekend, sandwiched between Thanksgiving, which promotes a sense of gratitude, and Giving Tuesday the following Tuesday, which encourages selflessness. We currently have a goal to raise $500, which would provide 20 people with clean water for their entire lives. A donation of just $25 can provide one person with clean water for their entire lifetime.

This is a family event! Participants of all ages are encouraged to take part. More details will be sent out to those who fill out the sign up sheet:

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Sincerely, Angee Silliman

Principal at Chehalem Elementary