Oak Hills Newsletter

Week of November 14 and November 21, 2022

Message from the Principal

Dear Oak Hills Families,

We appreciate connecting with families during Parent Teacher Conferences. It was wonderful to see you in person or via zoom. Teachers were very intentional and thoughtful about what to share with you during a 20-minute conference. We hope you left feeling that your child is supported while at Oak Hills. Teachers prioritize building connection and relationships with students while doing their best to meet individual needs. What we know is students thrive more with your partnership throughout the school year. Please reach out to your child's teacher when you have questions, wonderings, or need suggestions on how you can support your child at home. We will do our best to connect so you know more about your student's emotional, behavior, and academic needs. We want your child to be seen, heard, and supported.

November is a month we focus on gratitude. I am grateful for being at Oak Hills every day and serving the students, families, and staff here. The children truly make my heart big. Their smilies, laughter, curiosity, and desire to learn and make friends every day is our daily purpose here. Your children remind all staff that we have the best job--serving as an educator. It is not always easy work but extremely meaningful and important. I am grateful for a talented, passionate, and caring staff. We all love your children and this school community. Thank you for being our partners. Thank you for trusting us every day with your children.


Ms. Do

Schoolwide Reminders this Week


*Jog-A-Thon prize winners announced in family newsletter (Monday evening)

*Jog-A-Thon prize winners posted on bulletin board outside of gym


*PTO meeting 7-8pm (in person and online option available)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 833 6434 3917
Passcode: otters


*Jog-A-Thon--Popsicle or pizza party for top earning classes


*Show school sprit--wear Otter Colors (red, blue, white)!!

*Schoolwide K-5 Assembly (PM)

*PTO Popcorn Friday--popcorn will be delivered to each classroom after lunch.

*Wrapping extravaganza to Ms. Do and Ms. Hansen during lunches. Congratulations to our school community for raising $50,000!

*PTO Family Movie Night 6-8pm

Schoolwide Reminders for Week of 11/21 (We will not be sending a newsletter next week. If there is a message that needs to be sent out, it will be shared via ParentSquare).


School in session


School in session


*No School--Fall Break


*No School--Fall Break


*No School--Fall Break

Library News from Ms. Larsen

Book Fair Coming! Dec 7th-Dec.13th More info next week! If you are interested in volunteering and have completed your district volunteer application and been approved, please email Ms. Larsen.

To keep in touch with all things Library, check out the LIBRARY WEBSITE for:

  • Helpful Library Links for students and parents

  • How to View Your Student’s Library Account (Slides 1-7), View the Library Catalog (slide 8), Put Books on Hold (Slides 9-10), Renew books (slides 11-12), Pay Library Fines (Slide 13)

  • OBOB Information

  • Ordering Books From Scholastic for your home collection

  • Donations

If you have questions please feel free to reach out to Ms. Larsen at leilani_larsen@beaverton.k12.or.us

PTO presents After-School Club Opportunities Update

Pokemon Trading Club is currently at capacity. You can still fill out the registration form to be added to the waitlist. Those on the waitlist will be prioritized for the next session in the winter/spring. Registration form is HERE. Questions may be directed to Leah Morris at mitsuko.morris@gmail.com

Chess Club

There is still space for the Chess Club (Grades 4 and 5). Applications are in the office.

PTO Jog-A-Thon Raffle Prize Winners and Top Lap Runners

Congratulations students! Please pick up your prize in the school office during lunch or before the end of school. Please place in your cubby or backpack.

Golden Ticket (10 Defy passes): Anaya Sotelo

Skyhook Ninja Fitness one month memberships: Brenna Nelson

Pokemon Prize Pack: Nikita Knox

King Pins $50 Arcade Fun Card: Jorie Keeling

Silly Scents Sweet Art Case: John Garl

1 hour of rock climbing at Sunset Athletic Club for you and a friend: Stella Perrigan

Perfection Game: Logan Leos

Polly Pocket: Liah Del Cid Velasquez

Sharper Image remote control cars: Ellie Blomberg

Playstreet Museum 4 play passes: Cora Hansen

2 Winterhawks tickets: Emily Welbourne

Connect 4 Shots Game: Molly Lyons

1 hour of rock climbing at Sunset Athletic Club for you and a friend: Liam Cheun

Bullwinkles $20 Arcade Cards PLUS One Large One Topping Pizza: Emma Henry

Make It Real, Bracelet Making Kit: Cam Vieira

Ombre Pink/Purple Fox Squishmallow: Chloe Zeuthen

Piccolo Mondo $20 gift card: Attaya Adams

Top Golf $50 gameplay certificate: Maverick Cherone

1 hour of rock climbing at Sunset Athletic Club for you and a friend: Kylie Haynes

Piccolo Mondo $20 gift card: Annabelle Brooks

4 ride bracelets to Oaks Park: Michael Menagh

Clever Contraptions Fidget Toy basket: Lindsey Hughes

Frozen Barbies - Elsa and Anna: Cecila Vincent

Lego Creator Dinosaur: Alden Zubko

Lego Minecraft Bakery: Mengdi Lei

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum Family pass: Aarav Rayan

Basketball hoop and ball for door: Alison Pedraza

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum Family pass: Harper Traa

Light up Scooter: Finn Charon

Mandalorian pillow and throw: Natalie White

Telestrations and Spot it family game package: Lucas Goldstein

Bach to Rock: 1 month of weekly private lessons: Ellie Hutchins

Harry Potter Hogwarts Lego Set: Marshall Harris

Piccolo Mondo $20 gift card: Zac Hay

Piccolo Mondo $20 gift card: Sylvia Harris

Skyhook Ninja Fitness one month memberships: Evelyn Sandor

Soccer ball and goals: Shreya Sengupta

1 hour of rock climbing at Sunset Athletic Club for you and a friend: Alexandra Gordon

OGA play park passes: Eddie Wright

Pokemon prize packs: Ridit Menon

ThinkBox Gemstone Dig: Ellie Hayton

Giant Teddy Squishmallow: Liv Cuff

Glow in the Dark Rock Painting: Brooklyn Wright

Lego Dots Bracelet: Jasmine Lopez Yuman

Lego Dots Popsicle: Liesl Mann

Unicorn Slumber bag: Ira Mohan

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum Family pass: William Vosburg

1 hour of rock climbing at Sunset Athletic Club for you and a friend:Ami Veliz

Chuck E Cheese's gift card for pizza, 4 drinks, and game credit: Aneesh Bapat

Paint your own ceramics paint set: Olivia Reed

2 DEFY jump passes: Brynna Robinson

Bach to Rock: 2 hour DJ Party with DJ Avelanche: Mia Perrigan

Bach to Rock: 30 minute private lesson: Lucia Sand

Piccolo Mondo $20 gift card: Grayson Richter

Pokemon prize packs: Alex Fei

Bach to Rock: 2 hour Birthday Party: Liberty Carpenter

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum Family pass: James Campbell

Pokemon VSTAR Collection: Cole Seitz

Piccolo Mondo $20 gift card: Kinsley Wright



Maverick Cherone(14 laps)

Isabel Lamadrid (10)

Bridget Buckles (10)

Joanie Mann(10)

1st Grade

Paige Mitchell (11 laps)

Sacha Bouchard (10)

Mikyle Kim (10)

Geoffry Dimitroff (10)

Owen Hutchins (10)

Paxton Lange (10)

2nd Grade

Graham Brooks(16)

Kylie Haynes (13)

Genevieve Williams (13)

3rd Grade

Travis Hsu (14 laps)

Lucia Sand (12)

Valerie McDonough (12)

4th Grade

Keelan Pigao(15 laps)

Jax Williams (15)

Ellie Hutchins(15)

Annabelle Brooks(15)

5th Grade

Abaan Fahim(15 laps)

Jet Schoolcraft (15)

Ryo Nishimoto (15)

Emily Pollard (15)


Emma Lepley Peterson

Aiden Yoo (7 laps)

Daniel Creggor (7)

Ellie Scoles (5)

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PTO News/Jog-A-Thon Updates

Attention: 5th Grade Families

It is time to start collecting photos for our 5th graders' memory book that they will get at the end of the school year.

Please add photos of this year's 5th graders to this Google Photos album (https://photos.app.goo.gl/jjeFh5NnBuVovo1EA) or email them to 5thgradeotters2023@gmail.com.

Please share photos in high resolution of school events, first day of school photos, field trips, distance learning, OBOB, DI, Girls on the Run, etc.

Pictures must be submitted by January 15, but we'd love to get them as soon as possible!


Next PTO meeting: Wednesday, November 16 (7-8pm)

Also, PTO meeting this Wednesday at 7pm in-person and zoom. Please come with ideas on how we can put Jogathon money back into the school!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 833 6434 3917
Passcode: otters


Jog-A-Thon Fundraising Update

*We continue to gather photos from the photographers. Thank you for your patience! We hope to send the photos from the actual day of the Jog-A-Thon and the celebrations and schoolwide rewards (e.g.Sundaes on Care Team, Wrapping Ms. Do and Ms. Hansen) by next Monday!

*Classroom parties for top earners will be on Thursday, November 17. Students will wrap up Ms. Do and Ms. Hansen on Friday, November 18 during lunches. Care Team will transform into a human sundae at the schoolwide assembly on Friday, November 18.

*We are in need of wrapping paper, lots of tape, ribbons, bows, accessories to wrap up Ms. Do and Ms. Hansen. Please deliver to the main office by Thursday after school. Thank you!

Family Movie Night-Friday, November 18th (6-8pm)

Mark your calendars for Family Movie Night on November 8th! This is a free family event and concessions will be available for purchase. All proceeds from concessions will go toward the 5th Grade Celebration fund. More details to follow!

Important Dates--Mark Your Calendars

Wednesday, November 16 PTO meeting 7-8pm

Friday, November 18: PTO Popcorn Friday

Friday, November 18: PTO Family Movie Night (6-8pm)

Friday, November 18: K-5 Assembly (PM)

Wednesday-Friday, November 23-25: NO SCHOOL-Fall Break

Monday, November 28: NO SCHOOL-Staff Development Day

Wednesday, December 7: Winter Music Showcase in Gym (4th Graders 4:00-4:30pm; 5th Graders-4:45-5:15pm)

Wednesday, December 7: Book Fair Family Night 3:30pm-6:00pm

Wednesday, December 7: Padres Unidos/Parents Unite--6:15-7:15pm. More info to follow.

December 7-December 13: Book Fair

Friday, December 16 Winter Classroom Parties

December 19-January 2 Winter Break

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Message from the Care Team (REPEAT)

Hello, Oak Hills Families,

This time of year, we know that many households are looking forward to meaningful traditions spent with loved ones. The Oak Hills Care Team wants to ensure as many families as possible feel supported and have what they need to enjoy the time with family and friends. If your family celebrates a holiday or meaningful tradition between now and January 31st, and you would like to know what resources are available, please contact Bri Correa directly at 503.850-8415 or email at Briana_Correa@beaverton.k12.or.us.

Attention 5th Grade Families--Option School Open Houses and Application Deadlines (Repeat)

Applications for the 2023-2024 school year will be available starting today, Monday, October 17.

Rachel Carson’s address was incorrect in the message sent out on 10/16, and they have added another Open House. Please do some early investigation of our option schools and programs online and plan to attend one or more of the upcoming open houses.

Please know that students may only apply to one option school or program. Please give careful consideration to your choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes are allowed.

All applicants must reside within BSD boundaries or currently attend a BSD school on an approved inter-district transfer. (Upon acceptance to an option school or program, you may be required to provide proof of address or inter-district transfer.)

Beginning October 17, current BSD students are able to apply online using their BSD student ID. There’s also an online application for resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school. If you do not have internet access, visit your school office for a paper application.

Applications must be received no later than Friday, December 9 at 4:00 p.m.

Options Lottery & Admissions Timeline (2023-2024 School Year)

● Monday, October 17: Lottery opens.

● Friday, December 9: Lottery applications due by 4:00 p.m.

● Wednesday, December 14: Lottery is conducted.

● Thursday, December 15: E-mail notifications sent offering enrollment or notice of wait-pool status with second consideration applications; results cannot be given over the phone.

● Monday, January 9: Second consideration applications due to schools.

● Wednesday, February 1: Deadline for parents to accept by 4:00 p.m.

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Changes to Going Home Plans (Repeat)

Absences and dismissal changes can be reported to us via the Oak Hills website. There are buttons where you can click and report an absence or changes to how your child will be going home. For dismissal, please report the changes before 1:30 PM since this is when we will be delivering the information to our teachers and students. Thank you in advance for utilizing this communication tool. It will free up our phone lines for families, staff, and community members who urgently need to get in touch with the office.

Oak Hills website:

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