Dragon News

Findley Elementary School

May 8, 2020

Message from the Principal

Happy Friday Findley Families!

Thank you so much for showering us with your appreciation this week. What a treat to see all the videos, pictures and emails of gratitude for the work we do with your kids. Also, we thoroughly enjoyed our teacher appreciation luncheon and the opportunity to socialize for just a bit, from a safe distance, of course.

I hope everyone enjoyed today’s virtual assembly check-in. We have some really talented, and funny, students and teachers at Findley! Keep watching our weekly installments to learn about ways your kiddos can participate. Each week we are trying to come up with new and exciting ways for our kids to be a part of our weekly school-wide connections.

There will be lots of information coming out in the next couple of weeks regarding the end -of-year and your opportunity to pick-up student belongings. Stay tuned to more information soon.

In the meantime, stay safe and healthy. Miss you all!

Have a great weekend~

Sherry Marsh, Ed.D

Due to the school closures, we will extend the Application Deadline for 6th Grade AVID to Friday, May 22nd.

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Appointments will be made for equipment swaps.

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Logging into Library & Technology

The websites for Mrs. Vennes, Mrs. Etter, and Mr. Temple-Morris are listed below. You can click on any of these links to bring up the websites but you must be logged in with your Beaverton School District ID to access them.

Mrs. Vennes


Mrs. Etter


Mr. Temple-Morris https://sites.google.com/beaverton.k12.or.us/findleytech/home?authuser=1

To make accessing the websites easier, you may want to bookmark them. Here is a quick reminder on how to Bookmark a website on your Chromebook. If you are using a device other than a Chromebook, check with your family about how they would like you to bookmark sites.

Aftering opening one of these sites in Chrome, click (or touch) that little star on the right side of the address line.

Once you click (or touch) the star you will get a window asking where you want to store the bookmark. I suggest you store it on the Bookmark Bar which should be the default location.

After clicking Done the star fills in and your bookmark will be on listed on the Bookmark Bar located below the Address Line

Next time you open Chrome you only need to click on the bookmark. You can do this for any site you visit often.

Safe Routes to School

Dear Findley Parents and Guardians,

It’s data collection time again for Beaverton’s Safe Routes to School program. The purpose of this program is to make walking and biking to school safe, convenient and fun.

Parent’s and guardian’s input into how students travel to and from schools and their impression of the safety of the route is valuable as the city and county prioritize needed improvements for our roads. The following link was generated from the National Safe Routes to School Center and will be used to give us a good picture of how students are getting to and from schools throughout the district.

The school’s survey will be open for responses until May 31.

We appreciate your help in giving us information to make our program effective for all Beaverton School District students.

Thank you,

Leah Biado-Luis

Beaverton Safe Routes to School Coordinator

1270 NW 167th Place

Beaverton, OR 97006 Email: bsdsaferoutes@gmail.com

Website: www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes
Follow us on Facebook! @BeavertonSafeRoutes

Survey Link http://www.saferoutesdata.org/surveyformparent.cfm?key=2806794

Changing Schools next year?

If your student will not be attending Findley or Stoller next year. Please let us know about your change. If you will click on the link below and complete the simple form, we will make sure we know that you are changing schools.


Moving Notification

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Every Friday night April 10 through June 12, at 8:20 p.m. (20:20 military time), all BSD stadiums will light up for 20 minutes in honor of our seniors. Please do not congregate on or near stadiums and observe all social distancing rules. #bethelightOR

Friday Check In

Findley Check In May 1
Friday Check In May 8

For families concerned that their children are missing out on academic content, remember that at a time like this, less is more. I encourage you to broaden your definition of learning and focus on playtime, downtime, and family time.”

Dr. Denise Pope, Co-Founder at Challenge Success

In her article A Message to Families during Covid-19 From a Stanford Educator Dr. Pope stresses the importance of building strong family relationships and connections within your community. In terms of remote learning honor, as best, you can, what the school is asking you to do but if the workload feels like too much be sure to advocate for your child and your home situation.

Supporting the social emotional skills of resilience, collaboration, flexibility and positive coping in partnership with engagement in learning is one way to support your child(ren). Some things to consider as you work on establishing and maintaining routines:

  • Reading for pleasure

  • Personal interest projects

  • Social time

  • Family time

  • Chores

  • Service

  • Exercise

  • Good sleep

  • Sensible screen time

In establishing these routines your child will be gaining the life skills necessary to thrive both in and out of the classroom. Take care of each other, practice gratitude, and remember we are in this together. If you need support in helping your child please reach out to us at Findley. We are here to help.

Emily Gotfried



Susan Hargrave

Student Success Coach


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Whats happening around us?

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Teacher Appreciation Day - Social Distance Style

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Looking to help your community during this time?

If you find that you or your children are interested in helping others in our community, here are just a few ways you can get started.

Call the Oregon Food Bank, they are taking donations of food and money to help provide food to the overwhelming number of new families that are in need during this time.

Contact our community involvement coordinator offering to volunteer to deliver food boxes.

Christina Mackin,

Community Resource Coordinator

Communications & Community Involvement Department

Beaverton School District



Findley PTO

Findley PTO: Supporting our students by connecting parents, staff, and the community!

Visit our website at www.findleypto.com or email president@findleypto.com.

Upcoming Activities

Up Coming Events


TBD - supply pickup

Online Learning

4th - 8th Staff Appreciation Week

25th Memorial Day