Findley Elementary School
May 28, 2021
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
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.
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:
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
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!
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
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.
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:
Yearbooks are on the way!!
- In a Google Chrome browser, go to: https://commpe.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool
- Shop My School and order yours now!
Up Coming Events
NEW LIBRARY CURBSIDE HOURS - Final week June 2
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