Raleigh Hills Newsletter

December 20, 2019

Weekly Message

Dear Raleigh Hills Families and Community,

Thank you for trusting us with your most valuable possessions every day. It is an honor to be able to serve this community and to teach your children. We hope you have a safe and relaxing winter break. We're wishing you the very best at this season!

After the break, there will be some changes at our school that are very positive! Mr. Anderson and Ms. Moore will be continuing their education by doing student teaching. We are very excited for both of these outstanding educators to take this next step in their careers. Ms. Moore will be student teaching in Amy Bartizal's classroom and Mr. Anderson will be away teaching PE in middle school for a while and then will return to teach with Mary Towell. This also means that we will have guest teachers in the building to work with our readers and in library. They will continue with us through the end of the year. Once we have their names, we will announce them in the newsletter. It will be good to talk with your children about the change. They will still see Ms. Moore and Mr. Anderson around the building!

Again, we hope you have have a fantastic start to 2020! See you on January 6th!

Warm regards,


Celebrating Student Learning

Mr. Libonati Reveals the Musical Title


Gingerbread Houses

In a time honored tradition, 5th grade buddies helped 1st graders build gingerbread houses. As you can see, a fun time was had by all.


Unscheduled Dismissal - What's Your Plan?

During an unscheduled early dismissal, schools will use the emergency closure plan you indicated for your student in enrollment and enrollment verification. During the online process, you were asked to indicate what the student should do in case of emergency or early school closure.

The three options were:

  • Pick up by Parent/Emergency Contact/Daycare

  • School Bus to Home/Neighbor/Daycare

  • Walk/Ride Bike/Drive to Home/Neighbor/Daycare

If you don’t remember what you selected, you can check by logging into ParentVUE and clicking on “Student Info” in the left hand navigation. Your selection will be displayed at the bottom of the page under “Other Data.”

If you wish to change this plan, contact your school or update through ParentVUE using the Family Updates and New Student Enrollment button. The fastest way to update your information is to call the school.

Please make a note of the option you selected and keep the information somewhere handy, in the event of a future early school closure.

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Library Happenings over Winter Break

December is just around the corner! Just wanted to let you know about some of the neat things happening at the library over winter break. We know that students need to read, read, read to succeed! Let the library help you over winter break!

Winter Break Programs: Every day of winter break there will be something new to do at the library from 2-3 PM for kids in grades K-5 and their families. With balloon rockets, fantastic forts, pop-up cards, and a penguin party there is something for everyone! We hope to see a lot of Raleigh Hills kids drop by to see what’s happening!
Note: Beaverton City Library will be open all of winter break except on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, and we’re closing early (5 p.m.) on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.

We are hosting our unofficial Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) Practice Battles on Thursday, Jan. 2! OBOB teams can test their knowledge against teams from other schools in a situation much like they may face in the regional/state tournaments. If students from your school want to participate in the library’s practice battles, but their teammates can’t make it, they can still register as individuals, and we’ll place them with a team the morning of the practice battle. Team and individual registration required at www.BeavertonLibrary.org/Register (registration opens Dec. 2)

Other December Events at Beaverton City Library (English and Spanish PDFs of the school flyer)

Main Library:

Jumanji Scavenger Hunt
Mitton Ornaments/Adornos de mitóns
Noon Year’s Eve

Murray Scholls Branch Library

BeyBlades Tournament
Time Travelers Club: Dinosaurs
Time Capsules