The Voice of Raleigh Park - September 27, 2019

Our knowledge and experiences inspire action that supports community needs.

A Big Week...

Hello Tigers!

It's been a BIG week at The Park! Wednesday was the first Passport Club of the school year, while Thursday was the official kickoff for Jog-a-Thon 2019, with our annual JAT assembly. Back to School Night topped off our Thursday, in which attendees were treated to story time and a glimpse of their child(ren)'s day. Perhaps it goes without saying, but all of this underscores the importance of YOUR involvement in the education of your children. My continued and heartfelt appreciation for all you do in service of our learning community!

Moreover, and related to THE MANY enrichment programs/opportunities Raleigh Park is able to offer, WE NEED YOUR HELP. Many of you have heard me speak of the "Three T's" of stewardship: time, talent and treasure. While the issue of money often overshadows the comprehensive needs of our school, your time and talent are no less important. If you've ever pondered about how you can contribute with your time and/or talent, please contact volunteer@raleighparkpto.org about the many opportunities to make a difference in our school community.

This morning (Friday), we conducted our first lockdown drill of the school year. I'm happy to say your children performed wonderfully! While the situations that precede an actual lockdown scenario are not always pleasant to ponder, it is in this practice and preparation that we can operate with confidence and situational awareness needed to keep your children as safe as possible. While our staff will have age-appropriate conversations with their students, I recommend you take a moment to do this as well. A resource you may find helpful is The Center for Parenting Education, specific to discussing traumatic events with children. We certainly do not want students to associate school and danger, but knowing how hard the school works to keep all students safe is important to know. Please refer to the i love u guys foundation for a summary of our Standard Response Protocol (SRP).

My best,


Twitter @brianmcurl

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Morning Goodbyes

It is important that students have a sense of comfort and independence as they navigate all that is expected of them as learners. One way you can support this gradual release of responsibility is by saying morning goodbyes in the front lobby and allowing your children to walk to class on their own. This small and often difficult step (we find more so for parents) can go a long way in encouraging your children to be confident, capable and resilient learners.

As we move forward in the school year, should you desire to continue to walk your child to class, please check into the office for a visitor badge prior to walking through the hallways. This is a safety/security related precaution that helps us to know who belongs in the building and who does not.

Student Success Act

The Oregon Legislature passed and the Governor signed the $2 billion Student Success Act (HB 3427) in Spring 2019. This is an historic and much needed investment in K-12 schools. Beaverton could be able to access an estimated $34 million per year through a state application process.

School districts will be required to apply for funds. Districts must demonstrate engagement of the community in a needs assessment process prior to the application for funds. The needs assessment includes the District’s existing Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) and an expanded public engagement process with multiple and diverse stakeholders.

Districts are allowed four broad uses for the grant proposals:

  1. Increasing instructional time
  2. Addressing student health and safety needs
  3. Increasing adults/decreasing class size
  4. Expanding well-rounded learning opportunities.

Programs must also meet students’ behavioral and mental health needs and increase academic achievement as well as reduce disparities among student groups.

Phase I community engagement will seek input on what is working and what improvements are needed. Your voice matters! We welcome your perspective and opinion. Take our BSD Needs Assessment Survey!

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Ley de ÉxitoI Del Estudiante

La Legislatura de Oregon aprobó y el Gobernador firmó la Ley de Éxito Estudiantil de $ 2 billones (HB 3427) en la primavera de 2019. Esta es una inversión histórica y muy necesaria en las escuelas K-12. El Distrito Escolar de Beaverton podría acceder a un estimado de $ 34 millones por año a través de un proceso de solicitud estatal.

Se requiere que los distritos escolares soliciten fondos y deben incluir a su comunidad en un proceso de evaluación de necesidades antes de la solicitud de fondos. Organizaremos una serie de conversaciones comunitarias para qué de su opinión sobre el Éxito Estudiantil, en varios lugares del BSD. Las escuelas también incluirán a sus comunidades en estas conversaciones durante septiembre y octubre.

Los distritos tienen cuatro usos generales para las propuestas de subvención:

  1. Incremento del tiempo de instrucción
  2. Abordar las necesidades de salud y la seguridad de los estudiantes.
  3. Aumento de adultos/disminución del tamaño de las clases
  4. Expandir las oportunidades de aprendizaje.

Los programas también deben de satisfacer las necesidades de salud mental y de conducta de los estudiantes y aumentar el rendimiento académico, así como reducir las disparidades entre los grupos de estudiantes.

La fase I de participación comunitaria buscará aportes sobre lo que está funcionando y las mejoras que se necesitan. ¡Su voz importa! Agradecemos su perspectiva y opinión. ¡Por favor complete nuestra encuesta de Evaluación de Necesidades del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton!

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The Jog-A-Thon is in full stride after yesterday’s kick-off assembly! Please be sure to review the contents of the Pledge Packets your children brought home on Thursday. The weekend is a great time to approach your neighbors and friends for pledges! Remember too, that the online donation page (linked below) allows students to reach out to family and friends who don’t live nearby.

Not only is the Jog-a-Thon Raleigh Park’s most important fundraiser of the year, this is a community building event for our school. We encourage all parents, family and friends who can spare an hour to come cheer your child(ren) on during his/her running time (running schedule is inside the pledge packet) and see the spirit this fabulous event creates!

There are lots of individual prizes. Some prizes include most laps run per grade, most pledges collected, PYP profile trait awards, and an all-school ice cream party if we collectively reach $45,000! Your children want to be part of the excitement at school; we hope that you help support them!

We are also still looking for volunteers to help out on Jog-a-Thon day, Thursday, October 10. Shifts are split into two time slots; 8:30-11:45a & 11:45a-2:30p that day. You may time your volunteer slot to match up with when your child/children will be running.

To sign up to volunteer, please use the link below, or contact jogathon@raleighparkpto.org with any questions.


This link will take qualified volunteers to the October 10 JAT calendar to sign up for specific shifts. PLEASE NOTE: only volunteers who have applied for a profile/background check are able to access with their login information.

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Meal Benefits expire Tuesday, October 15: TIME TO RE-APPLY!

Families who are currently receiving meal benefits, who have not yet applied for meal benefits for the 2019-2020 school year, must reapply before October 15 to continue to receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch for their children. Unless the Meal Benefits Office has received and approved an Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals by October 15, your students will go into “Paid” status and you will be responsible to pay for all meals they receive at school.

Avoid a gap in your student’s benefits – apply today! Applying is confidential and easy. If you need help, please call Meal Benefits Specialist, Laurie Bishop, at (503)356-3957.

La Solicitud para Beneficios de Alimentos se debe entregar antes del 15 de octubre: ¡TIENE QUE VOLVER A LLENAR UNA SOLICITUD!

Las familias que están recibiendo beneficios de alimentos y que no han llenado la solicitud para beneficios de alimentos para el año escolar 2019-2020, deben volver a llenar una solicitud antes del 15 de octubre para que sus hijos continúen recibiendo desayuno y almuerzo gratis o a precio reducido. Si la oficina de beneficios de alimentos no ha recibido y aprobado su solicitud para alimentos gratis o a precio reducido antes del 15 de octubre, sus estudiantes entrarán en el estado "Pagado" y usted será responsable de pagar todas las comidas que reciban en la escuela.

Evite una brecha en los beneficios de su estudiante: ¡solicite hoy! La solicitud es confidencial y fácil. Si necesita ayuda, llame a la especialista en beneficios de comidas, Laurie Bishop, al (503) 356-3957.

Walk + Roll Day is Coming!

THIS WEDNESDAY, October 2 is International Walk + Bike to School Day. We also call it Walk + Roll Day, to celebrate all types of active transportation — biking as well as riding scooters, skateboards and even your school bus. It’s great for us, our kids and it’s great for the community. Here are five top reasons:

  1. Fewer vehicles reduces traffic congestion and carbon emissions near schools and in school parking lots.
  2. More people on foot and bike builds school community and boosts awareness of all road users around schools.
  3. Physical activity boosts kids’ readiness to learn and brings long-lasting health benefits.
  4. Kids have fun with their friends and bond with their families while walking or rolling together.
  5. Being outside builds independence, resilience and lifelong transportation skills. If your child would like to walk to school with a volunteer-led group, join in a Walking School Bus or ask your administrator or Green Team to start one.

Join kids and adults all around the world to celebrate the benefits of walking and biking. Plus, get cool stickers and enter a raffle to win other prizes! If you ride the bus to school, you can run/walk with Mileage Club at lunch recess to participate.

Walk + Roll Day, Part Deux: Volunteers Needed!

We need Raleigh Park parent volunteers to help us celebrate National Walk + Roll to School Day, Wednesday, October 2.

  • Volunteers are needed from 7:30-8:00a. We will have have a table on the front lawn to greet all of our RP students that walk/roll to school Wednesday morning. There will be a poster for the students to sign that will be hung in our hallway, and small prizes to give out.

  • Volunteers are needed 10:45-11:45a and 11:45a-12:30p. We will have a table set up during Wednesday Lunch Recess for any kids who bus to school or couldn’t walk or roll in the morning. Kids can walk/run two laps so they can be included in our RP Tigers Walk and Roll to School Day!

Please click the shift links above or head to myimpactpage.com to sign up if you are able to volunteer for this fun activity. Thank you for helping the kids at Raleigh Park celebrate this day!

-Johanna & May, Volunteer Coordinators

Unscheduled Early Dismissal - What’s your plan?

During an unscheduled early dismissal, schools will use the emergency closure plan you indicated for your student in enrollment and enrollment verification. During the online process, you were asked to indicate what the student should do in case of emergency or early school closure. You were only allowed to choose one option. The three options were:

  • Pick up by Parent/Emergency Contact/Daycare

  • School Bus to Home/Neighbor/Daycare

  • Walk/Ride Bike/Drive to Home/Neighbor/Daycare

If you don’t remember what you selected, you can check by logging into ParentVUE and clicking on “Student Info” in the left hand navigation. Your selection will be displayed at the bottom of the page under “Other Data.”

If you wish to change this plan, contact Raleigh Park, or reference the Back to School Verification.

*Please note, if you choose to update your information online, the information is not updated in the student information system until the school has accepted your verification. This process may take up to two weeks to be completed. The fastest way to update your information is to call the school. Please make a note of the option you selected and keep the information somewhere handy, in the event of a future early school closure.

If you didn't know already, please leave your horses at home...

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When are students too sick for school?

As much as we want your child at school, there are times when it is appropriate to keep them at home due to illness. Throughout the year, we find that students with fever, vomiting/diarrhea, sustained cough, etc. are sent to school when they should be at home. Meanwhile, knowing the difference between a mild case of sniffles and something more significant can be difficult. Please refer to the flyers below to better help you differentiate. Keeping sick students home not only helps with rest and recovery, but it also keeps the ailments from spreading. Thank you!

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Time is Running Out: Katoh Japanese Visitation Program

For the seventh year, Raleigh Park will partner with Katoh Japanese Exchange Program. We are excited and honored by this opportunity for mutual understanding and appreciation of different cultures. However, it will not happen if we do not have families willing to host. If you will have a 4th or 5th grade student next school year and are interested in knowing more, please reference the following flyer.

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Seen & Heard...

Opportunity & Enrichment

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District News, Information & Resources

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Options School Application Process for 2020-2021

The Beaverton School District is nationally recognized for high student achievement and innovative programs. Beaverton students in grades 6-12 have the opportunity to investigate learning options that best fit their academic needs. Students can choose their neighborhood school, or apply for one of a number of Learning Option Programs. Transportation is provided.

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be available starting Monday, October 14, 2019. Please do some early investigation of the Learning Options Programs online and plan to attend one or more of the open houses that are available. Students may only select one option on their application.

All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries. Beginning October 14, current Beaverton School District students are able to apply online using their BSD student ID. Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school will need to complete a paper application available online, or at any school office beginning October 14, 2019. Applicants who do not have Internet access may also complete a paper application available at any school office. Please give careful consideration to your choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.

Applications must be received no later than Friday, December 6, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. (PST).


Information Line: 503.356.4440 • FAX: 503.356.4415

Mon., October 14, 2019 ------- Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be available.

Fri., December 6, 2019 ------- Applications due no later than 4:00 p.m. PST.

Wed., December 11, 2019 ------- Electronic Lottery conducted for the 2020-21 School Year.

  • Acceptance or wait pool notifications will be sent via email.

  • Students who are not selected via the lottery will be emailed a Second Consideration application for the school for which they applied where applicable.

Thurs., January 9, 2020 ------- Second Consideration applications due to schools.

Wed., January 29, 2020 ------- Deadline to accept/decline enrollment – by 4:00 p.m. PST

Proceso de Solicitud de Opciones Escolares para 2020-2021

El Distrito Escolar de Beaverton es reconocido a nivel nacional por su alto rendimiento estudiantil y sus programas innovadores. Los estudiantes de Beaverton en los grados 6-12 tienen la oportunidad de investigar las opciones de aprendizaje que mejor se adapten a sus necesidades académicas. Los estudiantes pueden elegir la escuela que les corresponde por su domicilio o solicitar uno de varios Programas de Opciones de Aprendizaje. Se proporciona transporte.

Las solicitudes para el año escolar 2020-2021 estarán disponibles a partir del lunes, 14 de octubre de 2019. Infórmese con anticipación, en línea, de los Programas de Opciones de Aprendizaje y planee asistir a una o más Open Houses que estarán disponibles. Los estudiantes solo pueden elegir una opción en su solicitud.

Todos los solicitantes deben residir dentro de los límites del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton. A partir del 14 de octubre, los estudiantes del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton pueden enviar su solicitud en línea usando su identificación de estudiante del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton (BSD). Los estudiantes residentes de Beaverton que actualmente no van a una escuela en Beaverton deberán llenar una solicitud en papel, disponible en línea o en cualquier oficina escolar a partir del 14 de octubre de 2019. Los solicitantes que no tengan acceso al internet también pueden llenar una solicitud en papel disponible en la oficina de las escuelas. Por favor considere cuidadosamente su elección de escuela. Una vez que se haya enviado su solicitud, no se permitirán cambios.

Las solicitudes deben recibirse a más tardar el viernes, 6 de diciembre de 2019 antes de las

4:00 p.m. Hora del Pacífico (PST, Pacific Standard Time)


Línea de información: 503.356.4440 • FAX: 503.356.4415

Lunes, 14 de octubre de 2019 ------- Las solicitudes para el año escolar 2019-2020 estarán disponibles.

Viernes, 6 de diciembre de 2019 ------- Las solicitudes deben entregarse antes de las 4:00 p.m. PST

Miércoles, 11 de diciembre de 2019 ------- Lotería electrónica realizada para el año escolar 2020-2021.

  • Las notificaciones de aceptación o en lista de espera se enviarán por correo electrónico.
  • Los estudiantes que no sean seleccionados por medio de la lotería recibirán, por correo electrónico, una solicitud de segunda consideración para la escuela a la cual solicitaron, cuando corresponda.

Jueves, 9 de enero de 2020 ------- Las solicitudes de segunda consideración deben entregarse a las escuelas.

Miércoles, 29 de enero de 2020 ------- Fecha límite para aceptar o no aceptar la inscripción - antes de las 4:00 p.m. PST

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Zone 7 (Raleigh Park) Budget Committee Vacancy

The Beaverton School District has a vacancy on the Budget Committee and seeks a diverse candidate pool for Zone 7 (School Board member Tom Colett). The District schools represented in these zones are: Barnes, Chehalem, Raleigh Hills K-8, Raleigh Park, and William Walker elementary schools, Meadow Park Middle School, Arts & Communication Magnet Academy, and Beaverton High School.

Individuals interested in serving on the Budget Committee need to live in the zone they wish to represent. Zone maps are available on the District website. The School Board Zones do not entirely match school attendance areas. Candidates must also meet the following qualifications: be a qualified voter of the District, have lived in the District for one year and cannot be a Beaverton School District employee.

The Budget Committee reviews the District’s budget and recommends needed changes. The Committee conducts business in evening public meetings held between November and June. The Budget Committee also approves the Budget Document and forwards it to the School Board for adoption by the end of June.

Budget Committee members will be appointed by the School Board. Those who wish to apply should complete the Budget Committee Application by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019. For more information, please contact the Communications & Community Involvement Department at 503-356-4360.

Llene una solicitud hoy para servir en el Comité de Presupuesto

El Distrito Escolar de Beaverton tiene dos vacantes en el Comité de Presupuesto y busca un grupo diverso de candidatos. Estos lugares disponibles están en la Zona 4 del Consejo Escolar (miembro del Consejo Escolar Donna Tyner) y en la Zona 7 (miembro del Consejo Escolar Tom Colett). Las escuelas del distrito representadas en estas zonas son:

El Comité de Presupuesto revisa el presupuesto del Distrito y recomienda los cambios necesarios. El Comité realiza negocios en reuniones públicas vespertinas celebradas entre noviembre y junio. El Comité de Presupuesto también aprueba el Documento de Presupuesto y lo envía al Consejo Escolar para su adopción a fines de junio. Los miembros del Comité de Presupuesto serán nombrados por el Consejo Escolar.

Aquellos que deseen presentar una solicitud deben llenar la Solicitud del Comité de Presupuesto Budget Committee Application antes de las 4:00 p.m. el viernes 27 de septiembre de 2019.

Compassion Beaverton

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Just Because...

Social-Emotional Learning: What Is SEL and Why SEL Matters



  • 2 - Walk + Roll to School Day
  • 3 - 3rd Grade Walking Tour, 9:15a - 2:00p
  • 7 - Picture Day
  • 8 - PTO Meeting, 8:00a
  • 10 - Jog-A-Thon
  • 11 - NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day
  • 15 - Raleigh Park "Dough for Dollars" @ Pizzacato
  • 24 - Jog-A-Thon Awards Assembly, 1:15p
  • 30 - Passport Club, 7:30a


  • 1 - NO SCHOOL - Grading Day
  • 5 - PTO Meeting, 7:00 -8:00p
  • 6 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4:00 - 8:00p
  • 7 - NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 8:00a - 8:00p
  • 8 - NO SCHOOL - School closed
  • 11 - NO SCHOOL - Veterans Day Holiday
  • 14 - 2nd Grade Family Movement Night, 6:30p
  • 15 - Picture Re-take Day
  • 20 - Passport Club, 7:30a
  • 27 - 29 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break


  • 2 - NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day
  • 12 - Holiday Day Choir "Festival of Lights", 6:30 - 7:15p
  • 17 - Hearing Screening, 8:15a
  • 18 - Passport Club, 7:30a
  • 20 - RPTV
  • 23 - Jan. 3rd - NO SCHOOL, Winter Break


  • 6 - Welcome Back