Dragon News

Findley Elementary School

September 28th, 2018

Movie Night is Tonight (6:30 pm)

Join us for Findley’s Family Movie Night

Friday, September 28th 2018

Doors will open at 6:00 pm and the movie starts at 6:30 pm sharp.

We’ll be screening Paddington 2, rated PG.

Come support your 5th graders as part of their fundraiser. Popcorn, candy and water will be available for purchase.

For the first time Pizza will be available for purchase too on a first come, first serve basis!!

Please bring your sleeping bag and your appetite, some cash and get ready to join Paddington as he embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit who stole the gift he wanted to give for Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday.

Dragon Dash 2018

Thank you, Findley families, friends and donors, for your generous support!

As of this morning, September 28th, 63% of Findley students have participated in fundraising, either by signing up for www.pledgestar.com/findley and sending emails to parents, friends and family or by writing a check and turning in their pledge envelopes. Suggested donation: $145 per student. We have several families that have signed up for PledgeStar, but haven’t received any donations yet. Remember, you can log into your PledgeStar account and RESEND emails to your friends and family that haven’t responded yet.

We are almost there Dragons! We are at 72% participation and 75% fundraising!

Great job, everyone! But again, we still have a way to go and only 14 days until Pledge Envelopes are due on October 12th!

Thanks to the donations made by our wonderful sponsors, the Dragon Dash has many cool prizes and awards for your child to win for participation and donation amounts.

Thank you again for your continued support!

Your 2018 Dragon Dash Committee



All 3rd through 5th graders have been introduced to this wonderful reading club! Students are welcome to form teams and pick up their reading contract in the library. They are also available on Mrs. Bauck's website:
http://shannonbauck.weebly.com/battle-of-the-books.html. There is a sign up poster in the library for
students to use as a tool to form a team. Students are responsible for checking back on this poster to find teammates. Registration Day is Thursday, October 18th during lunch. No late contracts will be accepted. Cedar Mill library is holding some information

OBOB 101 for Grown-ups (Held at Cedar
Mill Library 12505 Cornell Rd)

Monday, October 22 from 6:30-8:00 (Adults only)

Thursday, December 6 from 6:30-8:00 (Adults only)

Want to know what OBOB is all about? This workshop will provide an overview of the program, cover what to expect during a battle and give tips on preparing
kids to have fun and be successful. An optional screening of the OBOB state final battle will be shown at the end of the presentation.
OBOB titles as giveaways for attendees.


Every year students are considered for Talented and Gifted services in the Beaverton School District. If you think your child might qualify, you may wish to complete the Parent Information Form, which is available in the school office or on the BSD Website https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/depts/tchlrn/Pages/TalentedAndGifted.aspx. Completing this form gives Findley's TAG committee more information about your child, but is not required. All qualified students will be considered regardless of the form's completion. The Parent Information form should be submitted to the office by the end of the day (4:30pm) on Tuesday, October 12, 2018 for its consideration. Late forms will not be accepted. TAG testing will occur Nov. 5th-8th. Please look at Findley’s website for further information on TAG. Forms are in the office or attached. The date for the Cogat Screener at Findley is October 16th.

PTO News!

Findley PTO: Supporting our students by connecting parents, staff, and the community! Visit our website at www.findleypto.com or email president@findleypto.com.

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Findley Yearbook Committee

Volunteer at your convenience!

The Findley Yearbook is looking for volunteers to take photos of our kiddos - on your phone, on your schedule! Help create the yearbook your kids take home at the end of the year. We have an upcoming meeting on October 2nd for new committee members. Find out how fun it is to volunteer with us.

Email us at findleyyearbook@gmail.com for more details.

Important!!! Donating to Dragon Dash through your company’s giving website? Please include a receipt in the donation envelope. Thank you!

Parent volunteers like you power the amazing programs PTO offers throughout the year. Be on the lookout for opportunities to help out through email announcements from Findley PTO or by checking the “opportunities” tab in your mVP volunteer profile at www.myvolunteerpage.com.

Save the Date! Findley PTO General Meeting Dates

PTO General Meetings (Findley Library) – Presentations and staff updates. Open to all interested parents!

* Monday, Oct 29 - 7pm

* Monday, Feb 11 - 7pm

* Monday, May 20 - 7pm

Upcoming Events


  • 28th Movie Night


  • 3rd Art Lit Training (9 am -10 am)
  • 4th Picture Day!
  • 4th Walk and Roll to School
  • 5th Dragon Dash
  • 12th Author Visit (Suzanne Selfors)
  • 19th Fall Festival

Other Important News!

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Nutrition Services Information

Meal Benefits expire on Monday, October 8th, 2018 - TIME TO REAPPLY!

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.

We want to hear from you!

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.

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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Options Programs

Option School Application Process for 2019-2010

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

    10:00 a.m. PST

    Coding for Kids is coming to Findley! See flyer below.