Hello from ACMA

September 2019

Message from Principal Paige

Hello from ACMA, September 2019

First, First Friday Coffee with the Principal - September 6th

Join Principal Bjorn in the library to hear what he has to say about the current happenings at ACMA. Coffee is provided by our local Starbucks.
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ACMA PTO Meeting - Sept 10 - 7pm

Meetings take place on the second Tuesday every month in the Library. Please join us on September the 10th @ 7:00pm for our first PTO meeting of the year! Learn of current happenings at the school and what is in store for this school year. We welcome anyone and everyone to attend and welcome all to find out how they can help support ACMA’s staff, teachers and students.

Be sure to visit the PTO website at www.acmapto.com and follow ACMAPTO on Facebook and Instagram to get timely reminders of upcoming events.

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How To Order An ACMA Hoodie

  1. Visit Linda in the bookkeeper’s office to pay $25 (cash or check) before September 13th.

  2. Save the receipt from Linda, in particular the receipt number.

  3. Fill out the ACMA Spirit Hoodie Pre-Order Form 2019 online. You could also try scanning this QR code The receipt number is required to fill out the form.

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Hoodies will arrive in mid-October and be delivered during Ohana or available for pick-up after school.

Product Info: Fruit of the Loom Adult SofSpun Hooded Sweatshirt

If you have any questions, please contact Isaac Kindblade at Isaac_Kindblade@beaverton.k12.or.us.

Senior College Information Nights

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See What School Cafe Can Do For You!

Nutrition Services information is easier to access this year, and we have lots of cool information to share!

Remember that the 30-day Rollover Period for 2018-2019 meal benefits will end in early October. Be sure to apply TODAY so your students don’t have a lapse in benefits. Any families whose students go into “Paid” status will be responsible to pay for all meals charged in school cafeterias. Don’t let this happen to you!!

Click on the link below to go to SchoolCafe, and see all the things that you can do:


All you need is your student’s ID number. If you don’t have that, you can call your school office

or the Meal Benefits line (503-356-3957). Here are some of your options in SchoolCafe:

  1. Create an account
  2. Apply for Meal Benefits
  3. View and print Meal Benefits letters
  4. See what items your student is getting in the cafeteria.
  5. Check your student’s account balance.
  6. View cafeteria menus
  7. Set up low balance alerts
  8. Set up auto-pay (when balance gets to an amount that YOU set, the account is replenished from your credit card)

SchoolCafe can provide amazing amounts of information!

If you do not have access to a computer, you can also apply for Meal Benefits on paper. Applications are available in every school office and cafeteria.

If you have questions or need help, please call Laurie Bishop at Meal Benefits, (503)356-3957 or email us at NS-MealBenefits@beaverton.k12.or.us.

Dropoff & Pickup - Safety First!

  • All parent drop off and pick up is on the north side of campus, near the main office. Please do NOT try to drop kids off on the south side of campus; that area is for buses, and we have so many buses that it is much, much safer to keep bus traffic separate from cars and kids.
  • Please pull up as far as you can when you drop off and pick up students. We should be able to fit more cars in the area we have if folks pull forward and fill the curbs. (See attached map) Please pull out as soon as your student has exited the car, keeping in mind the cars behind your sitting on 118th Ave.
  • Please be patient and use this opportunity to show kindness. We have lots of people in a small area, and during that window of time just before and just after school it can be a little crazy, so please breathe deeply, look both ways, and model for our students what it looks like when an adult shows the behavior we want to encourage in our students.

Save The Date - ACMA Groundbreaking on Center Street

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Not Receiving Our Emails or Messages??

SchoolMessenger Notification System

The Beaverton School District uses the SchoolMessenger notification system to send automated phone calls, emails and texts to parents, guardians, students and staff. These include attendance notifications, inclement weather messages, and important reminders.

Visit the SchoolMessenger webpage for more information.

SchoolMessenger InfoCenter:
Parents can update their notification preferences via SchoolMessenger InfoCenter. Visit the SchoolMessenger InfoCenter website https://infocenter.schoolmessenger.com/, or download the app.

Check out this quick video on how to manage your preferences.

Letter to Parents About Chromebooks

Dear parents and guardians of secondary students,

The Beaverton School District is fortunate to be able to provide Chromebooks to all secondary students. At the beginning of each school year, each student is automatically enrolled in the District's Chromebook Damage / Loss Program and charged a $20 fee. Students who are eligible for free and reduced meals will have the fee waived and removed from their account. In order to be covered by the Chromebook Damage / Loss Program, the $20 fee must have been paid or waived.

On October 18, 2019, any Chromebook Damage / Loss fees that haven't been paid will be removed from student accounts. Students who have checked out a Chromebook but have not paid the Damage / Loss fee or have had the fee waived will not be covered by the program. Students not covered by the program will be fully responsible for any damage or loss of their assigned Chromebook.

For more information about the BSD Chromebook program, please visit: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/future-ready/chromebook-resources

Do You Ride The Bus To School? Here Is What You Need To Know

Read more about BSD Transportation Services HERE.

Routing for the 2019-2020 school year is currently in progress. Parents and Guardians will be notified by email when routing information is available for viewing (late August).

Students eligible for Transportation Service will be assigned a bus route and a bus stop. The Beaverton School District allows parents to view student bus route information through the E-Link Application. Routing Data is updated every Saturday at 3:30 AM. Changes to routing data are effective the following Monday.

To Log in:

User Name: Enter your student's 6-digit ID number

Password: Enter your student's birthdate in the format mmddyyyy - For example, enter 05052003 for a birthdate of May 5th, 2003

Click HERE for the E-Link Application

If the Transportation Field is blank, it means your student either is not eligible for Transportation or Transportation has not been set up for the student. To learn more about Transportation eligibility, please review our Service Standards.

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ACMA's 2020 Spectacular Fundraising Event

This year's biggest ACMA fundraiser! The dates have been set so please mark your calendars. On Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8 we will have the 2nd Spectacular Event. Expect a new theme, new content, a new venue and a WHOLE LOTTA talent! As the details become clearer, we will post updates to the ACMAPTO website!

So many opportunities...

Throughout the school year there are numerous opportunities to volunteer at ACMA:

  • ACMA Day
  • Dance Recitals
  • Music Concerts
  • PTO's "The Spectacular"
  • School Dances
  • Theater Productions
  • Graduation
  • Field Trips

and many, many more. If you have not registered to be a volunteer at ACMA, click the link below to get started. Do not wait!


A/B Day Calendar

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Beaverton School District

The Beaverton School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of the Beaverton School District that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veteran status, genetic information or disability in any education programs, activities or employment.

WE Empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

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