Bonny Slope Elementary

May 4, 2020

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Dear Parents,

It was SO good to see you and your children at the parade on Friday. This morning I met with some of the staff for our weekly Zoom meeting and it was clear that our staff were still feeling the emotional roller-coaster from being in the parade. It will most certainly be a highlight in many staff’s careers and we want to thank everyone who was able to participate. For those unable to participate, please know you were missed and we look forward to seeing you again as soon as possible!

As mentioned in my email on Friday, this Thursday, May 7th, from 11:00 AM – 3:00PM, we are asking parents to pick up their child(ren)’s belongings. We have bagged each student’s belongings and will have them in an organized manner for pick-up. We ask that adults be the only ones to pick up the bags of belongings but recognize that some will need to bring their children with them. Children are asked to stand against the fence and wait as adults pick up belongings. Thank you! If you are unable to pick up your child(ren)’s belongings, you might consider asking a neighbor to pick them up for you since we do not anticipate having another date this school year to pick up student belongings. We will also have student medications to give to parents, Dorian spring photos and packets to hand out for students unable to connect remotely. The distribution of packets, medications, pictures and student belongings will take place outside at the under-cover playground area. Both gates leading to the undercover area will be open. Our fifth graders are holding a drive on this day and will have collection bins at both entrances to the playground. For more information, please see the flyer below.

We are catching up with our birthday celebrations next week on Wednesday, May 13th. Look for an invite from your teacher for April breakfast with the principals at the end of this week. We will celebrate May birthdays the last week of May and June birthdays the second week in June. When we return to school next year, anyone unable to attend the breakfasts will be invited for a gathering during lunch times. If you have a birthday in April, we hope to see you bright and early next Wednesday!

Wishing you and your family a great week!

Janet and Jim


5th Grade Donation Drive

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Technology Support

Tech Issues? Contact:

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Need a chromebook or power cord replacement?

Make an appointment through Student Helpdesk.

Mandy Wood ~ Tech Support Specialist


BSE ONLINE AUCTION - May 14 - May 17, 2020

2020 Bonny Slope Online Auction: May 14 - May 17, 2020, Golden Ticket Raffle Draw May 12th

This year’s BSCO Auction will now be ONLINE so you can bid on your favorite items in the comfort of your home with your drink of choice and you will receive a notification on your phone if/when you are outbid during the weekend.

Previews of the Previously Live Auction Items, Student Art, and Adult and Family Parties are available here, here and here. Note that all parties have been moved to the fall to accommodate social distancing guidelines. In the event that gatherings are not advised during the fall party dates, refunds will be given, so you can sign up without fear.

During the auction there will also be a chance for $25 to enter in your favorite teachers/staff members in the contest to “Send One of our Best to Eagle Crest”. The teacher/staff member with the most entries will enjoy a weekend at a vacation home in Eagle Crest Resort compliments of the Guptas.

Here is the schedule:

Tuesday, May 12th 4PM- Golden Ticket Raffle Draw (60 Max Tickets Will be Sold and winner can choose any of the previously live auction items or student art before the auction starts).

Wednesday, May 13th- If you have registered for the auction, you will receive a text message to register with the online bidding app so you are all ready to bid when the auction starts.

Thursday, May 14th 5PM- Auction starts! Items have both Buy It Now prices and regular auction bids (like ebay ). Also, sign up for the ever-popular Adult and Family sign-up parties as these are first come, first served and many often sell out.

Sunday, May 17th 7PM- Previously Live Auction Items Section Closes

Sunday, May 17th 8PM- Silent Auction Items Section Closes

Everyone is invited to register for a complimentary ticket for online bidding at our auction. Please note you will need a complimentary ticket to get a text notification/link to participate in the auction.

Register here for your complimentary ticket to bid at the online auction as well as to purchase Golden Ticket raffle tickets or sponsorships.

Thank you very much to our generous sponsors!


Kindergarten Registration is OPEN

Any child who will be five (5) years of age on or before September 1 is eligible to enroll for Kindergarten.

2020-2021 Enrollment

Online Registration is available for new student enrollment. You can also upload your child’s certificate of immunization, birth certificate and proof of address. After the online application has been submitted you will be contacted by our registrar for any additional information that may be needed to make your child’s transition a smooth one.


Student Plans for 2020-2021 School Year

To help us plan for next year please complete this short form to let us know your student's current plan for the 2020-2021 school year.

Student Plans 2020-2021


UPDATES from Beaverton School District

Below is information for your reference that has been sent previously by BSD.

May Walk + Roll Challenge

Beaverton Safe Routes to School is launching our May 2020 Walk + Roll Challenge! Track your trips all month long and submit your tally card to earn prizes. Schools with the most student entries will be announced in June. Visit Beaverton SRTS to find all of the information you need to get started.

Make Healthy Choices! Help the Earth! Explore your Neighborhood! Earn Prizes!

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) #WEWalkChallenge

Thank you for participating in the SRTS WE Walk Challenge last week. We doubled our participation numbers and received so many beautiful photos of trees in our neighborhoods. Congratulations to Jack Reinebach, a Kindergarten student at Kinnaman Elementary School and our week #3 winner of the SRTS #WEwalkchallenge! This is the last week of our April challenge. Please submit your photos of birds on the Beaverton SRTS Facebook page or email them to We can't wait to see what you find!

Starting April 30, 2020, we will transition back to a weekly BSD Briefs e-newsletter, sent out on Mondays in English and Spanish. You will no longer receive a daily message from BSD and the next BSD Briefs will be released on Monday, May 4, 2020. Thank you for your patience and flexibility in receiving these messages as our priority was to ensure you had the latest information and as quickly as possible. If you do not receive the Monday BSD Briefs newsletter, we have links to current and past newsletters on our webpage. If your preferred language is not English or Spanish, please use the translation feature at the top of the newsletter and click “Translate Newsletter” to select a different language. Please note that if we have an urgent communication, we will send out immediately by school messenger and will not wait until the Monday newsletter to send to families.

Virtual Budget Committee Meeting - May 4

The Budget Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. You can watch the live stream on the District’s YouTube channel.

Public comments will be accepted by online form submission and closes at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Please submit comments electronically.

Teacher Appreciation Week - #ThankaBSDteacher

Whether they're teaching in person or remotely, BSD teachers are always working to help their students succeed! Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week and we need help from our students and families to thank our exceptional educators! Either post your photos, drawings or short, 10-second videos thanking the teachers who’ve made a difference in your life on social media using #ThankaBSDteacher, or email your appreciation messages to and we’ll share some of them on social media next week.

Community Resources

Meals for Students

Bonny Slope Elementary

Principal: Janet Maza

Assistant Principal: Jim HIller

11775 NW McDaniel Rd.

Portland, OR 97229

Phone: 503.356.2040

Attendance: 503.356.2041

Attendance email: