Dragon News

Findley Elementary School

September 14th, 2018

Congratulations to Mrs. Potocki's Class!

Mrs. Potocki's class had a special guest this week, Sparky! Their class was the first to reach 90% participation for the Dragon Dash. They enjoyed a pizza party today at lunch! EVERYONE was excited to start their day giving Sparky a high five!
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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.

Parent volunteers like you power the amazing programs PTO offers throughout the year. Be on the lookout for opportunities to help out through email announcements from Findley PTO or by checking the “opportunities” tab in your mVP volunteer profile at www.myvolunteerpage.com.

Dragon Dash!

We're all gearing up for the October 5th Jog-a-Thon. Please remember to login to www.pledgestar.com/findley to start raising money. The suggested donation is $145/student. Let's beat our goal of $88,740! There are wonderful prizes to be earned and won! Come cheer your child on at the Dragon Dash. Thank you for making Findley fabulous! Go Dragons!"

Important!!! Donating to Dragon Dash through your company’s giving website? Please include a receipt in the donation envelope. Thank you!

Findley Flyers

Findley Flyers kicked off last week and we’re off to a great start!! We’ve had tremendous participation from both students & volunteers. We even spotted Mrs. Kennedy, Ms. Schulz & Dr. Marsh out on the track!

If your child came home with a fun eraser, that means they ran at least 1 mile. There will be more fun & prizes along the way to help keep the kids working towards their goals.

If your child is interested in participating, just tell them to come find us on the playground at recess on Tuesday or Thursday morning before school (starting at 8am). Every student has a running card ready to go and they can run or walk as much as they choose.

On Tuesdays, we will unfortunately have to cancel if it is raining hard enough to become a safety concern, but a little drizzle here & there won’t stop all of us Oregonians (good running/walking shoes are a must however!) We never cancel on Thursday mornings, we just run under the covered part of the playground.

* Sign up with below link so we know you are coming and can contact you in case of cancellation.

* When you arrive at school- sign in on the mVP computer timeclock in the front office, grab your Photo ID Badge and meet us at the Findley Playground.

Tuesday Volunteer Times:

K - 1st 10:15 am - 11:10 am

2nd - 3rd 11:10 am - 12:05 pm

4th - 5th 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm

Please sign up by clicking on the following link - FINDLEY FLYERS VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

Findley Yearbook Committee

Yearbook Committee is looking for volunteers!!!

* Flexible schedule!

* Take photos as you attend class functions

* Volunteer from home

* Attend committee meetings - 1st meeting coming up in September * Email julia.ann.nix@gmail.com to sign up today!

Save the Date! Findley PTO General Meeting Dates

PTO General Meetings (Findley Library) – Presentations and staff updates. Open to all interested parents!

* Monday, Oct 29 - 7pm

* Monday, Feb 11 - 7pm

* Monday, May 20 - 7pm

Upcoming Events


26th Passport Club

28th Movie Night


3rd Art Lit Training

4th Picture Day

5th Dragon Dash

Spirit Day Beach Party was a success!

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Other Important News!

Physical Education Program (PEP) Grant K-8

The Beaverton School District has been awarded a $669,484 Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education and is in year two of the three year grant. The Beaverton School District (BSD) has developed a comprehensive project to improve the quality of physical education in the District, increase physical activity before, during, and after school, and create a school culture of wellness and activity that improves student health, nutrition, social/emotional development, and learning outcomes. In addition to the grant funds, the District has developed several community partnerships to support the project including Nike and Tualatin Hills for a contribution of over $235,000. The BSD program will serve more than 28,000 K-8 students. As part of this grant there is required data that must be collected on physical activity, nutrition and physical fitness. Please read the attached form with more information about the data collection. If after reading you decide your student will not participate in the data collection, print, sign and send the form back to the main office of your student’s school.


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.

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.

Findley Welcomes our Sunset Buddy Readers!

Please see the attached flyer about Future Apollos Night!

Check out the flyer from Sunset Youth Lacrosse!