Dragon News

Findley Elementary School

May 28, 2021


Greetings Findley Families,

I have just a few updates this fine Friday. For those of you who were unable to make it to the PTO meeting this month I shared some information about next school year.

As of right now, BSD’s plan in the fall is to return to in person learning for all, five full days a week. Should families not feel comfortable with sending their students to in person learning, the only online option that will be available through BSD is FLEX. At this time, it is not known what physical distancing or mask requirements will be in effect, as soon as information is available we will be sure to get it out to our school community.

As we are nearing the end of the year, families need to know that BSD will be collecting all student devices and school issued technology (iPads, Chormebooks, Hotspots) at the end of year. Here at Findley, we will have two drop off options for our families. Please use this Device Return Form to help you plan your device drop-off. If you have multiple devices to return please prepare one form per device.

Lastly, just a reminder, due to the holiday on Monday, Wednesday is a regular instructional day with hybrid in the morning and comprehensive distance learning in the afternoon. Also, whatever Specials class students have scheduled for Monday, will be on Wednesday.

Enjoy the sunny holiday weekend~

Sherry Marsh, Ed.D.



FIndley Elementary




BSD statement on Black Lives Matter

BSD Board Resolution on Indigenous Peoples' Recognition

Go Dragons!

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Kindergarten Registration

Do you know of someone or do you have a future Dragon that will turn 5 on or before September 1?

Register online now for 21/22! We look forward to welcoming our new Dragons!

Did you know?

Our office handles most of the day to day information flow through our school. Please include them in any emails regarding the following

  • Attendance - CALL - 503.356.2100 option - leave a reason for absence
  • Meal - opt-in / opt-out
  • Go Home Plan changes

When in doubt, include the office, they will make sure that all parties that need specific information are made aware of changes. If your students teacher is out of school, this will also guarantee that the substitute is updated with the information necessary for that day.

Findley’s Library To Go

Curbside Pickup Schedule:

*Monday: 11:45-1:45.
*Wednesday: 9:00-1:00.
*Friday: 11:45-1:45

Last day for Curbside is June 2

Returning library books:

*During Curbside Pickup hours.
*To a bin in the classroom.
*To a bin in the Findley front entrance foyer

All books need to be returned by June 7

Findley's May 21 Assembly SD 480p
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Signal2Noise Winners

Wow! We are excited to announce that we have the S2N winners for Elementary Animation at our school!

Keshav and Manu worked on this together: https://youtu.be/gmV-Phmre1E

And WON the S2N Elementary division - Animation Film Festival.

Way to Go Rishan

Last month, Rishan was the winner of Stone Soup's Flash Contest. Here's the link -


Rishan also won the "A Different Summer" - New York Times Kids writing contest - May 30th issue. This month, Rishan will have a publication in New York Times Kids. His article will come out in the May 30th issue!

Congratulations Reyansh

Reyansh C 1st Grade - Is a Top 3 State Winner and Top 10 National Winners of Math Kangaroo Contest 2021, a math competition in the USA. (https://www.mathkangaroo.org/)

Clothes for Kids

If your student needs clothing at no cost, Clothes for Kids is ready to serve you. Appointments are required. Clothes for Kids hours: Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

To schedule, please complete the Clothes for Kids Appointment form or call 503-356-4322. Visits are limited to one adult with four children or two adults with 8 children. All visitors must wear masks. If you don't have your own, we'll provide one.

We’re also looking for Clothes for Kids volunteers. Please contact Johanna Shrout

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Community Resources

Community Resources

Bethany & Cedar Mill Library. - https://library.cedarmill.org/summer-reading/

Talking to Children about Scary Events

Coronavirus and Covid: A book for Children about the Pandemic

FREE E-Book "I Love you" A story about not being able to visit relatives during the pandemic

Extensive list of Children's Books related to the Pandemic

COVID-19 Free Washington County Counseling (+accepts undocumented folks)To request an appointment, email COVIDCounseling@co.washington.or.us or call Washington County Behavioral Health at 503-846-4528.

Student Health Center - Catherine Kately Williams is the new mental health provider. KateleyWilliamsC@nhcoregon.org It is easiest to reach her via email as she does not have a specific phone routed to her. Cat is available M-F 8-5 and will conduct sessions via zoom. She will serve a bridge gap, providing up to about 10 sessions before she moves students on to a long-term counselor if necessary. They are set up to take every major insurance plan including Kaiser for OHP kids. They will also have an intake person who can help families get the kids on OHP.

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Rent Assistance

The Oregon eviction protections are set to expire at the end of June. This means renters will need to pay back rent that's still due.

The state will start taking applications on 5/18/21, for additional rental assistance through the Oregon Emergency Rent Assistance Program. People are eligible if at least one person in the household had a financial impact from the pandemic (a lost job, decrease in income), and their household income is at or below 80% of the area's median income (about $77,000 for a family of 4 in the Portland metro, or $51,000 in rural communities).

Tenants can be approved for up to 12 months of past-due rent, and three months' upcoming rent. The payments will go directly to landlords, property owners, and utility companies.

The money will be allocated based on need, so everyone who applies for the program will go through a review process.

Assistance is offered to all renters, regardless of citizenship or immigration status.

Here's a link to the application and information on how to apply:


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.

Yearbooks are on the way!!

We have one last shout out to reserve your book now. Supplies are limited!

5th Grade Families

Hello Finley 5th Grade Families!

Order your 5th Grade Custom Yard Sign Today!

$19.50 Free Delivery

10 day production timeline on orders placed http://www.jettbranding.com/findley

call or email with questions



Up Coming Events


Mondays & Fridays 11:45 - 1:45

Wednesdays 9:00 - 1:00

May 31st - NO SCHOOL Memorial Day

State Testing dates and times at Findley:

Wednesday, June 9

9:00-11:15 Grade 4 Math

5th Grade Celebrations

June 16 - Event - By Last Names

Clay 10-11 (A-M @ 10 N-Z @ 10:30)

Lockhart 11-12 (A-M @ 11 N-Z @ 11:30)

Potocki 12-1 (A-M @ 12 N-Z @12:30)

Skiba 1-2 (A-M @ 1 N-Z @1:30)


2nd - Normal school day with In-Person & CDL

2nd - Library Curbside 9am - 1pm - FINAL DATE

7th - Library books due to school

9th - All Students CDL Wednesday

16th - All Students CDL Wednesday

18th - Last Day of School for 2020/2021

18th - 5th Grade Clap / Drive out - CONGRATULATIONS 5th Grade

2:45 - 3:00 Clay

3:00 - 3:15 Lockhart

3:15 - 3:30 Potocki

3:30 - 3:45 Skiba

Approved Flyers

Club K - After School Zone
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