January 8- Scholls Heights Knights

Parent/Guardian Newsletter

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Principal Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have a wide range of emotions regarding our country and our schools. There is a lot of uncertainty which is challenging. We understand how difficult this is for everyone. Our school is a place of community and we are all here to support each other.

As you may have already read from today's BSD communication, the district is continuing to make plans to safely return students and staff to school. These plans will likely evolve as guidance and requirements change. We all crave answers and certainty in order to plan moving forward. However, as a district, we have to rely on our partnerships and guidance from organizations such as the Oregon Department of Education, Oregon Health Authority, Washington County and the Governor to determine when and how we return.

Although CDL is not ideal, we have seen much progress with our students due to the incredible efforts of our staff and parents! Erika and I are thankful every day to work at Scholls Heights with such an amazing staff and community.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Erika, Anna Welch (Counselor), or myself if you find your family in need of any extra support. Our school and our district have resources that may be able to help.

We wish everyone the best in 2021!


Tracy Bariao (Principal)

Erika Heslin (Assistant Principal)

January 20 is a synchronous "regular" school day for students. Even though kids will have class that day, we will still offer Books on the Go.

Coffee and Culture Chat- Feb. 1


Scholls Heights is an incredibly rich and diverse community with established families ​as well as families joining us from all over the country and ​around the world. We know we are stronger together but being together right now is the challenge.


We would like to offer an opportunity for families to network, share experiences and get to know each other.

Over the past ten months we have learned how to come together virtually in meaningful ways to support each other until it is safe to come together in person.


Please join us on Zoom for our monthly Coffee and Culture Chat hosted by our English Language Development Teachers on the first Monday morning each month from 8:00-8:30. Don't miss our next meeting on Monday, February 1st!

Meeting Dates (8:00-8:30):

February 1

March 1

April 5

May 3

June 7

Zoom Information:

Zoom (Link here.)

Meeting ID: 864 6155 5156

Password: ELD

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Happy New Year! Safe Routes to School is excited to host their 2nd Annual Walk + Roll Art Contest during the month of January. Last year we had over 1000 entries and this year the Grand Prize is a new bike from WashCo Bikes!

BSD students in grades K-5 are encouraged to enter the 2nd Annual Walk + Roll Art Contest.

This year’s theme is “Places We Love to Walk + Roll.” The deadline to enter is January 29. The grand prize is a new bicycle from WashCo Bikes. Visit www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes for contest details.

Resolve to Be More Active!

January is the perfect time to build new healthy habits. Try to incorporate a walk or bike ride into your daily routine. The CDC recommends children get 60 minutes of daily physical activity.

Thank You Scholls Heights for Your Generosity with our Food Drive!

Thanks to the generosity of our community members, our December Food Drive was an enormous success. In partnership with our PTO, we were able to provide multiple boxes of non-perishable food items as well as grocery store gift cards for families to purchase meat and fresh produce to meet their family's needs. We are all very proud to be part of a community that is so responsive in supporting each other! Thank you for your generous donations. We'd also like to give a shout out to our Counselor, Anna Welch, our PTO President, Allison Ziarnik, and our Secretaries, Donna Romadka and Suzanne Sorenson, as well as many other Scholls Heights helping hands that made this possible.

News from Beaverton Library

Youth Access Cards

We are hard at work getting youth access cards ready to mail to all our new students. Be on the lookout for an email from me in the next few weeks about how distribution will work, and some tools to help your students get the most out of their library card.

Share with families: Atención Plena

Hey Parents! Monday, Jan. 25 at 7pm. In partnership with Lifeworks NW Promotoras, we will be offering a Mindfulness program completely in Spanish. This event will be on Zoom, please see this flyer for more information. https://www.beavertonlibrary.org/DocumentCenter/View/6095/PDF-of-Atencion-Plena-12521

Lunes, 25 de enero a las 7pm. Acompáñenos para un taller sobre la atención plena, la meta de este taller es aprender a valorar, disfrutar y atender de una manera plena los eventos cotidianos. Los grupos serán transmitidos por zoom y serán en español. Por favor, vea el volante para obtener más información sobre cómo nos puede acompañar. https://www.beavertonlibrary.org/DocumentCenter/View/6095/PDF-of-Atencion-Plena-12521

Current Library Services

Both library buildings remain closed to the public. At the main library, BCL To Go and Computer Lab are in service Monday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Friday - Sunday, 1-6 p.m. (closed Thursday). These are also the hours for Ask the Library phone service. At the Murray Scholls branch, BCL To Go is in service Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 1-6 p.m. (closed Monday, Thursday, and Sunday). If you would like to use BCL To Go curbside service at the main library, an appointment is required; make an appointment at www.BeavertonLibrary.org/BCLToGo. Drop-ins at both locations and appointments at Murray Scholls are walk-up only (no drive-up). The library continues to offer many services you can use from home - virtual events and recorded videos for all ages, eBooks and eAudiobooks, streaming video, and more. See a listing of our current services at www.BeavertonLibrary.org/BCLNow.

Books on the Go and Book Bus

“Books on the Go” is happening every Wednesday morning, under the covered area from 10:30-12:00. This is a grab and go event, as a bundle of books will already be preselected. We appreciate the willingness of students to try new authors and titles, hopefully new books will be found that are enjoyable! Books can be returned to the Book Bus, Wednesdays at Books on the Go between 10:30-12:00, or Tuesday through Thursday between 8:30-2:30 in a book bin in front of the school.

The Book Bus makes four stops within Scholls Heights boundaries every Wednesday afternoon. The four stops are:

1) SW Sabrina Ave @ SW Apple Grove Tr (Sabrina facing south front of the park) @ 1:34 P.M.

2) SW River Terrace Blvd @ Emilia Park @ 2:07 P.M.

3) SW Roshak Rd North of SW Snapdragon Ln @ 2:34 P.M.

4) SW Fern St between SW Catalina Dr and 148th @ 3:10 P.M.

Use the following links to watch how to use Sora, how to look for books in Destiny and how to place books on hold. Once you watch this video, you may start placing books on hold. Please remember that books can be checked out for 2 weeks and will then need to be quarantined for another week, so if you are not the first person in the queue waiting for a book, it will be at least 3 weeks, if not longer, until your book is ready for you. Books on hold can be picked up Wednesdays from 10:30-12:00 or on the Book Bus.

How to place a hold:


How to use Sora:


How to use your Youth Access Card (YAC) at the public library:


Happy Reading!

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