Bonny Slope Elementary

April 7, 2022

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Dates To Remember


4/4-4/7 5th grade Trackers Earth Field Trips

4/4 Bobcat Trail Club - 8:00 am

4/8 Bobcat Trail Club - 8:00 am

4/11 OHSU COVID sample collection

4/11 Bobcat Trail Club - 8:00 am

4/13 Kindergarten Orientation - 5:30 pm via zoom

4/14 NO SCHOOL - Staff Development/Work Day

4/15 NO SCHOOL - Grading Day

4/18 OHSU COVID sample collection

4/18 Bobcat Trail Club - 8:00 am

4/18-4/22 Volunteer Appreciation Week

4/22 Earth Day

4/22 Bobcat Trail Club - 8:00 am

4/25 OHSU COVID sample collection

4/25 Bobcat Trail Club - 8:00 am

4/27 Conferences 4pm-8pm

4/28 Conferences 8am-8pm -NO Students


BSE Calendar

You can also view up to date calendar information in Parent Square.

District After School Activities: After-school Activities



Bonny Slope Families,

Happy April! The warming temperatures and the occasional days of brilliant sunshine give a spring to relish in.

Here at Bonny Slope, we are rolling along with our recent changes to our COVID protocols. It has been great to see our students eating in the cafeteria once again. They have adjusted well to sitting at tables, and we’ve been able to maintain our distancing with the support of the students and you. It’s also been nice to welcome our volunteers back into the building once again. The work they do for our students is so appreciated. Slowly and surely, things are returning back to “more normal”.

With that, we are starting to see a small uptick in cases in our county once again. Decisions about Temporary Remote Learning come from the county health department. Please continue to keep your students at home if they have two or more primary COVID symptoms (cough, fever 100.4 or higher or chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell). Because of this, we strongly encourage you to test your students whenever possible, especially if they are showing any symptoms of being sick. Your continued watch for us will help us keep Bonny Slope open.

We thank all of you for everything you do, seen and unseen for our staff, our students, and our wonderful Bonny Slope Community.

Janet Maza and Jim Hiller



Thank you so much to all the kids and parents who have come out to run with during Bobcat Trail Club. We have had an amazing turnout! The kids are having a blast and are well on their way to hitting those marathon goals. As a reminder, we meet on Monday and Friday before school from 8-8:20am. Kids do not need to sign up ahead of time - simply show up, grab their cards and start running. More details and FAQ's can be found here

We have also had a great volunteer turnout. Thank you to the parents who have been counting laps and finding cards. We couldn't do this without you! We do still have some open slots, particularly on Mondays, and we'd love additional support. Please view the volunteer signup list here and look for times that work with your schedule. And make sure you're following BSCO on Instagram to see your kids in action. Reach out to Whitney Mattocks ( with any questions.


Yearbook Ordering

2021-2022 Yearbook Orders + We need photos!

Yearbooks for this school year are now available for pre-order, and we also need your photos from this school year! This year's book is $16, and can be paid online or by check. Details and purchase instructions are available here:

Key dates are as follows...

Photo submission deadline: April 22

Yearbook order deadline: April 27

Yearbook delivery to the school: ~June 16

The yearbook order deadline is just a few weeks away. Please reach out to if you have any questions.


Summer Musical Theater

Hello! I am the choir director at Sunset High School. One of my favorite parts of my job is running summer musical theater camps for incoming students from 2nd-12th grade. These camps help fund my program at Sunset as we prepare to tour (every other year). Coming up, we will be headed to Carnegie Hall in NYC spring of 2024.

Information about both camps and registration can all be found here:

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. Thank you!

Christopher Rust

Sunset Choir Director


Community Conversations Around Race

Registration is now open for the Third Annual Community Conversations Around Race. Hosted by Southridge High School and the BSD Office of Equity & Inclusion, it will be a virtual event on April 6, 2022 from 4:30-6:30. This year’s conversation will consist of two parts, a Student Roundtable Discussion from 4:30-5:30, followed by a Racial Affinity Space Conversation from 5:35-6:30.

Audience: Staff, Students, Families, Community. Please note that staff includes classified, admin, supervisors and certified from schools and all departments. For questions question contact Sho Shigeoka, David Nieslanik, Tatiana Cevallos & Pat McCreery

For additional information and to register please go to the CCAR Web Page

For registration assistance please contact


KIndergarten Registration is open!

Welcome to Kindergarten!

If you have a child that will be 5 by September 1st, we encourage you to enroll in Kindergarten now. Kindergarten is a year of wonder, joy, friendship, and learning. We are excited to take this journey with you and your child!

You can find information about registration here:

Kindergarten Orientation will be held virtually on April 13th at 5:30pm. Once you have registered for kindergarten, you will receive a zoom link via email next week.

Please let us know if you have any questions:

phone: 503.356.2040 or email:


PreK Interest Forms are Now Being Accepted!

Bonny Slope is an inquiry-based learning school that welcomes the opportunity to have a PreK in our school! We believe that children learn best through playful learning. It is this type of learning that supports our students with problem-solving and life-related skills, known as Habits of Mind. It is the focus on these skills such as persisting, listening, and understanding with empathy, thinking and communicating with clarity, taking responsible risks, creating, imagining, and innovating that is needed to be successful in kindergarten and ultimately throughout their educational experience.

Priority is given to students who qualify for free preschool based on a family's income level at or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines as well as other qualifying questions on our Interest Form.

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Any spots that are not filled by September 9th will be open to families who pay tuition based on our waitlist of submitted Interest Forms. Please fill out an Interest Form to start the process for PreK for 2022-2023.

If you have any questions, feel free to call our office:



OHSU COVID Testing Update

If your student is enrolled in the OHSU weekly COVID testing please watch for additional pre-printed labels coming home in Friday folders this week. This should be enough labels for testing for the remainder of the school year. We will continue with Monday testing days thru June 13th (Due to Memorial day pick up will be Tuesday, May 31st that week).

If you have any questions please call our office: 503.356.2040

or email:


Bonny Slope Elementary

Principal: Janet Maza

Assistant Principal: Jim HIller

11775 NW McDaniel Rd.

Portland, OR 97229

Phone: 503.356.2040

Fax: 503.356.2045

Attendance: 503.356.2041

Attendance email: