Bonny Slope Elementary
May 20, 2021
Dates To Remember
5/26 Preschool Orientation 4pm
5/26 Kindergarten Orientation 6pm on zoom
5/31 NO SCHOOL Memorial Day
6/2 Synchronous Learning Day - Students Attend Hybrid and CDL classes
6/9 Principal Chat 6pm
6/9 BSCO Community Meeting 7pm
Books for Bobcats K/1/2 9 am - 3:00 pm at the front of the school
Curbside Library 1pm-3pm at the Bus Lane doors
PRINCIPAL AND VICE PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
Bonny Slope Families,
As we move through May, it is a busy time of year for all of us. Perhaps you are starting to plan some exciting summer adventures for your family and friends. Here at Bonny Slope, May asks us to do two things: close out the school year successfully while at the same time starting to plan for the fall.
We have some great events coming up soon. We’ll be having a Kindergarten Orientation on Wednesday, May 26th in the evening. It’s a chance to talk with our kindergarten team, the administrative staff, and pick up some suggestions on getting your student “Kindergarten Ready” for the fall. We have more information about this event below in our newsletter. If you are planning to attend, please make sure that register beforehand.
Oh, and did you know that one of our own was prominently featured in a Beaverton School District video? Our counselor Mrs. Rodgers read a book to one of our first-grade classes called “Calm Down, Paulie Bear”. It teaches the important skill of self-regulation by zeroing in on breathing by using a small rock. Take a moment to watch her (and a couple of our students) talk about this strategy!
So as we start to wrap up our school year, take a big, deep breath of your own, and enjoy the rest of our time together. Summer will be here before we know it!
Jim Hiller and Janet Maza
Talented and Gifted (TAG) Identification Update
Identification of TAG students typically includes a test score from a normed national or state standardized test. In response to the challenges and impacts of COVID-19, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) adopted a temporary rule allowing districts to pause TAG identification for the 2020-21 school year.
The rationale provided to ODE for this pause included the following:
“Historically underrepresented populations (students of color, economically disadvantaged, students with disabilities and linguistically diverse) are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. . . The 2020-21 school year has been anything but typical. Adhering to traditional processes and administering assessments that were developed and normed in a time and space that does not reflect our current reality is concerning to many district and state leaders.”
We agree. It is not in the best interest of students in this atypical year, particularly our youngest learners, to take assessments in the last eight weeks of school solely for the purpose of TAG identification. We believe that testing students for TAG identification in the fall after school routines are established is a better plan.
This pause will not affect nominated students in grades 5-8, whose testing has already been scheduled.
Bonny Slope Elementary Kindergarten Orientation
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:00 PM
Do you have an incoming kindergartener (or know a family in our boundary that does?)...Please join us for our Kindergarten Orientation parent night, Wednesday, May 26th at 6pm. We will share ideas for preparing your student for kindergarten in the fall and our current kindergarten teachers will be available for questions.
Register in advance for this meeting: Kindergarten Orientation 5/26/21
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
If you have not already enrolled your kindergartener, you may do so now online: Online Enrollment
Please let us know if you have any questions! We look forward to meeting you.
Student Plans for Next Year
Please fill out this short form to let us know your student's plans for next school year. This will help us maintain accurate enrollment information.
Cedar Mill Library News
We are excited to begin our Summer Reading Program, with fun, reading focused activities and events for kids of all ages starting June 1st. Learn more on our Summer Reading page.
Our final Rockstar Readers book club for grades 3-5 will meet online on May 18 to discuss I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day. Our Parent Information Series continues with our next monthly Positive Parenting support group meeting on June 3. Browse our New & Notable booklists to find what's available now for kids, teens and more!
Beaverton Safe Routes to School Parent Survey
It’s data collection time again for Beaverton’s Safe Routes to School program. The purpose of the program is to make walking and rolling to school safe, convenient, and fun.
Parent’s and guardian’s input into howstudents travel to and from school and their impression of the safety of the route is valuable as the city and county prioritize needed improvements for our roads.
The following link was generated from the National Safe Routes to School Center and will be combined with classroom tallies to give us a good picture of how students are getting to and from schools throughout the district.
The school’s survey will be open for responses for three weeks starting May 1st.
We appreciate your help in giving us information to make our program effective for all Beaverton School District students.
Beaverton Safe Routes to School Coordinator
Parent Survey Link: http://www.saferoutesdata.org/surveyformparent.cfm?key=268595
Estimados padres y tutores de Bonny Slope,
Es hora de recopilar información nuevamente para el programa de Beaverton de Rutas Seguras a la escuela. El propósito de este programa es ir caminando y en bicicleta a la escuela de manera segura, conveniente y divertida.
El aporte de los padres y tutores acerca de cómo los estudiantes viajan de ida a la escuela y de regreso a la casa y su impresión de la seguridad de la ruta, es valioso, ya que la ciudad y el condado priorizan las mejoras necesarias para nuestras carreteras.
El siguiente enlace link fue generado por el Centro Nacional de Rutas Seguras a la Escuela y se utilizará para darnos una buena idea de cómo los estudiantes viajan de ida a la escuela y de regreso a casa, en todo el Distrito.
La encuesta de la escuela estará abierta hasta el 31 de mayo para recibir sus respuestas.
Agradecemos su ayuda al brindarnos información para que nuestro programa sea efectivo para todos los estudiantes del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton.
Coordinador de Rutas Seguras a la Escuela de Beaverton
Enlace de la encuesta: http://www.saferoutesdata.org/surveyformparent.cfm?key=268595
Bonny Slope Elementary
Principal: Janet Maza
Assistant Principal: Jim HIller
11775 NW McDaniel Rd.
Portland, OR 97229